Videonet reports that Elemental has conducted a study with over 200 customers that shows a strong appetite for UHD and for the HEVC codec. 88% are likely to adopt HEVC by 2016 and 74% are likely to adopt 4K/UHD delivery by 2016.
Tom Butts of TV Technology reports that Russian satellite pay-TV provider NTV-Plus delivered a live satellite broadcast of the 2014 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony in ultra high-definition, a first for the country.
Chris Forrester of Advanced Television writes that the Sochi Winter Games are being transmitted live in 4K/Ultra-HD to selected public viewing sites by Russian pay-TV broadcaster NTV Plus, and using a system-on-a-chip video solution supplied by chipset manufacturer Broadcom and video processing from Elemental.
Steve Donohue of Fierce Cable reports that NTV Plus teamed with technology vendors Broadcom Corp. and Elemental on the 4K broadcast of the Olympics opening ceremony. The solution used Elemental Live HEVC (high efficiency video coding) encoders and Broadcom's real-time decoders.
Brian Santo of CED Magazine reports that Russian service provider NTV-Plus is delivering live satellite coverage of the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics using technology supplied by Broadcom and Elemental.
Rapid TV News reports that leading Thai cableco and pay-TV provider TrueVisions has engaged Elemental to drive an expansion of its premium high definition (HD) and multiscreen services.
Advanced Television reports that TrueVisions, which has approximately two million subscribers, is employing Elemental Live for video processing and delivery of more than 60 channels for multiscreen, including an increased number available in high-quality HD.
Ananya Sundar of NexTV Asia Pacific writes that Elemental has announced that Thai cable TV operator TrueVisions is enlarging its existing Elemental installation to power the rapid expansion of its premium high-definition (HD) and multiscreen services.
Thomas Campbell of IPTV News reports that Elemental is powering the TrueVisions Anywhere multiscreen service, which enables customers to view content on any mobile device and to personalize their experience with functions including two-hour time-shift, two-day catch-up and on-demand access.
Chris Dziadul of Broadband TV News writes that Russian DTH platform NTV-Plus has delivered a live satellite Ultra HD broadcast of the Sochi Winter Olympics. According to the company, it was undertaken with Broadcom and Elemental and featured the opening ceremony.
Videonet reports that Elemental has been leading the charge towards HEVC-compressed UHD with various transmission firsts. Elemental conducted a study with over 200 customers that shows a strong appetite for UHD and for the HEVC codec. 88% are likely to adopt HEVC by 2016 and 74% are likely to adopt 4K/UHD delivery by 2016.
Screen Plays reports that amid all the hype and demos at last month’s Consumer Electronics Show touting 4K there was no better place to get a feel for what key players really think about the potential and time line for Ultra HD than at a conference session featuring senior executives from across the ecosystem.
Adam Vaccaro reports that Elemental has leveraged its role in the 2012 Olympics into a greater opportunity at the Sochi Games. Russia's Channel One, which has exclusive rights to the Sochi games in its home country and boasts a viewership of 250 million, selected Elemental Live to stream the Olympics.
Keith Wymbs of Elemental writes in a guest blog post for IP&TV News that 4K and Ultra HD stole the show at CES 2014 as consumer electronics manufacturers, chip makers and content providers exerted a full-court press for the latest high-resolution format.
Michael Grotticelli writes that the standards body MPEG LA said a group of 25 companies have agreed to terms for an HEVC Patent Portfolio License that puts the cap at $25 million. MPEG LA said the full licensing terms document would be released in the next two months.
Adrian Pennington writes that Elemental is involved in a number of 4K ultra HD HEVC streaming trials for broadcasters during the Sochi 2014 Winter Games.
Adrian Pennington reports that a number of broadcasters and technology vendors are using the Winter Games in Sochi as the launch pad for further 4K Ultra HD tests.
Mike Rogoway of the Oregonian writes that a pair of Oregon technology companies will play behind-the-scenes roles at this month’s Winter Olympics in Russia, enabling broadcasts and testing new technologies.
KGW interviews Elemental VP Marketing Keith Wymbs about the company's role in powering live video streaming for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.
Michelle Abraham, Senior Analyst at MRG, moderates a panel discussion that includes executives from Elemental, Rovi and Broadcom. The group looks at the the evolution of HEVC to date and discusses its future adoption.