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  • 4k TV takes hold as HD penetration reaches 95% in US

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    Over eight million 4K Ultra HD television sets have been sold representing an impressive 114% growth sport from Q2, 2015.

  • Amazon streaming invading Aus

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    Amazon’ streaming service Prime has soft launched in Australia with an official launch anticipated over summer.

  • Amazon takes on Google, Netflix in IPTV shake-up

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    The world’s biggest digital department store is taking on video streaming with the launch of Amazon Video Direct.

  • AR and VR immerse InfoComm 2017

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    Virtual and augmented reality will be core focuses of InfoComm 2017, held in mid-June, which is poised to be the largest show to date with forecasts of 40,000 attendees from 100 different countries and 1,000-plus exhibitors.

  • Aus and NZ unite on DOCSIS for fast IPTV

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    Carriers on both sides of the Tasman are deploying the DOCSIS 3 technology which globally is poised to reach 9 million households by 2017.

  • Aussie technology removes aged care barriers

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    Australia’s aging population need technology solutions that empower them with connectivity and independence, claims Mike Seymour, an associate lecturer in Sydney University Business School.

  • Australian tech industry embraces ehealth

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    Australian technology centrepiece CeBITis showcasing the emerging power of digital health innovation to transform medical services and health outcomes.

  • Brave new screenless display world

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    In what may seem like a prophecy from Bladerunner 2, display manufacturers are seeing new growth opportunities due to advancements in screenless display across a wide range of solutions for multiple applications. Screenless display which includes holograms and projections straight onto the human retina are no longer a sci-fi fantasy.

  • Brits ramp on streaming while Aussie teens ditch TV

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    Streaming TV services in the U.K. are gaining viewing traction, doubling in video consumption in the last 12 months.

  • China drives global 4K screens while Netflix and Amazon invest in content

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    China is set to dominate the 4K market this year with forecasts that it will ship 42% of all TVs during 2017. According to IHS research during 2016, over 25 million 4KTVs shipped in China and the analysts expect that by 2020 that number will almost double to 44 million. This represents the same as Western Europe and North America combined. “China is on a different trajectory to the rest of the world when it comes to 4KTVs. It is getting hard to buy a large screen TV in China without 4K,” said IHS Markit principal analyst Paul Gray.

  • CommunicAsia takes VR to new health and education levels

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    Singapore’s reputation for being at the forefront of technology implementation was solidified at this year’s at CommunicAsia 2017.

  • Connecting the home the IoT way

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    The Internet of Things (IoT) has been stealing technology tradeshow headlines this year from CES to Mobile World Congress. The top line take-away is that IoT is now permeating every aspect of the digital spectrum and every player from device maker to bandwidth provider needs to be armed.

  • Digital radio zooms ahead with new audiences

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    Digital radio is establishing a stronghold with Australian audiences reaching 3.52 million users across the five metropolitan capital cities. According to the latest statistics from GfK, DAB+ digital radio gained 168,000 listeners in the first quarter of 2016.

  • Enterprise IPTV and digital signage ISE 2017

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    Digital signage took centre stage at Amsterdam’s Integrated Systems Europe(ISE) tradeshow which attracted over 65,000 visitors across February 7-10.

  • Europe demands local content from Netflix and VOD players

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    VOD providers including Netflix, YouTube and Amazon will be forced to include more European content on their platforms under new rules being proposed by the European Commission (EC). Global video platforms may also have to contribute financially to other Europeans’ works under new audio-visual rules which are also being mooted by the EC.

  • Gaming storms Melbourne for International Games Week

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    Interactive gaming has been tipped to be the fastest growing segment in media and entertainment according to PWC, growing 8.1% annually to 2020 and reaching $3.3bn.

  • Google supercharges IPTV services

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    Google has accelerated its IPTV services range aiming to tailor over- the-top services to media companies, with the acquisition of Anvato.

  • Hotel VOD gets a re-boot

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    Travellers in the digital age know exactly what they want when staying in hotels and top of the list is a solid internet connection. Hotel owners realise connectivity is mandatory and wise hoteliers ensure that wi-fi at the very least is freely available, not just for the business travellers but all guests armed with their own devices. However the demand for personal connectivity for hotel guests has disrupted a long held staple revenue stream for hotel owners, in-house on demand videos.

  • IBC 2016 wraps up with tech stars

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    Broadcasters were urged to start leveraging the emerging technology available to start explaining stories rather than simply ‘following the money’, by Lord David Puttnam in his IBC Masterclass address. Citing George Clooney’s Oscar-winning Good Night, and Good Luck (2005) quote “unless TV started again to teach, and to illuminate, and to inspire then it was no more than merely wires and lights in a box”, he wrapped up the sentiment of innovation that set the tone for IBC 2016.

  • Internet guru names health tech as critical

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    The rise of applications and technology platforms enabling digital health have been nominated as one of the biggest trends transforming the technology and financial markets according to Internet analyst guru, Mary Meeker.

  • IPTV adds US$25 billion to the global video industry

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    The massive shift that streaming services and IPTV have created in the world of technology and entertainment is now moving from audience disruption to the business of content creation.

  • IPTV data analytics demand drives Verimatrix acquisition

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    Verimatrix, the globalIPTV and multi- screen security specialist has made an acquisition in the audience analytics market.

  • IPTV growth set to boom in next three years across Asia Pacific, thanks to Netflix

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    Australia’s premium OTT market is poised for massive growth in the next three years, with Netflix emerging as the dominant player, according to a new report by MTM.

  • IPTV growth spurs launch of Australian encoder solution

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    The growing use of IPTV systems in the corporate, government hospitality and education sectors is increasing demand for robust solutions that allow for the integration of multiple audio visual feeds.

  • LCD Displays set for Market Shake-up

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    The competitive LCD display market continues to take a few twists with dominant player Samsung securing a deal with LG Display Co. to supply television screen units.

  • MIPTV forecasts the new disrupters in the broadcasting business

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    Live streaming is poised to the broadcasting industry’s next big revenue maker and significant disrupter according to key executives at this year’s MIPTV in Cannes.

  • NAB 2017: Change is coming on all fronts

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    In late April in Las Vegas, the entire digital ecosystem attends the NAB Show. This includes executives from broadcasting, digital media, film, entertainment, sports, telecom, post-production, educational facilities, advertising, military, government, retail, VR and AR and many other expanding sectors.

  • NAB puts the future focus on OTT in Vegas

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    The NAB conference in Las Vegas has ramped up its focus on OTT, digital content, and futurist broadcast technology with the launch of the Digital Futures Exchange (DFX) and a dedicated Online Video Conference.

  • Netflix joins net neutrality fight

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    Netflix has joined the fight for net neutrality and has put its weight behind the US based ‘Battle for the Net’ campaign.

  • Netflix pumps up content budget to US$5 billion

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    Netflix is radically revising its investment strategy in content and is planning to spend $5 billion on content during 2016. This represents an increase of over 50% in budget from 2015.