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  • CBT836 Aged Care Sector Sets the Pace for Advanced Tech ITAC

    Advanced technology is being implemented in the aged care sector in ways that are re-designing health and assisted living. The annual ITAC conference, being held in Adelaide on the 21st and 22nd of November will be exploring the theme Co-Designing our Digital Future which emphasises the importance of assistive technology supporting service quality and independence.

  • CBT833 Voice activation the game changer for Screen

    AI and emerging voice - control digital applications could be the secret for broadcasters to holding on to audiences and enhancing the screen experience, according to leading technology and media executives at IBC2018.

  • CBT832 IPTV turns the tides on broadcast power

    Global IPTV subscribers have sped past 208.4 million, growing by 11% in the fourth quarter of 2017 according to new research. China is driving the growth and according to analysts ResearchandMarkets.com and has been the fastest growing IPTV market with over 58.6% of new subscribers coming from the territory.

  • CBT827 Prison breach puts tech suppliers on the most wanted list

    Technology security in prisons is naturally paramount, but new platforms may leave institutions vulnerable to fresh attacks.

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    he tracking of IP via blockchain is set to shift the fortunes of content makers and platforms. In a keynote address at IBC 2018 in Amsterdam, Singular DTV co-founder Kim Jackson revealed that her company will next year launch an ecosystem-based around blockchain that enables its users to generate smart contracts and tokens that can be embedded with IP, rights information and value.

  • imageThe telecommunications and OTT sector’s most inclusive technology and media show IBC2018 is set for record attendance this month in Amsterdam with 57,000 attendees from 170 countries.

  • CBT829 Samsung unveils 8K

    As Australia flicked the switch on its first 4k channel via Foxtel, the rest of the world is now bracing for 8k. But is there any content that people want to watch available?

  • CBT828 The future of AV lights up Integrate in Sydney

    As Australia heralds its first 4K consumer channel, the audio- visual sector’s annual Australian exhibition, Integrate, is poised to showcase emerging interactive technologies that are transforming the business and consumer sectors.

  • CBT819 Australia leads in connected TV

    Australia , the UK, US, Norway and Germany are the leading countries in the surge of connected TV viewing, according to a groundbreaking three-year behavioural study.

  • CBT826 Convergence rocks New Zealand at MediaTech Pacific 2018

    The convergence of the broadcasting and digital media sectors across the Pacific was scrutinised at the Media Technology Pacific (MTP)conference in Auckland.

  • CBT825 Smart tech for hospitality books in for NoVacancy Expo

    Technology innovation has secured its long-term residency in the accommodation sector with leading disrupters in hospitality IPTV and technology featured at NoVacancy, Australia’s new accommodation business conference.

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    Australian technology companies were a prime showcase at ConnecTechAsia, the new technology event which includes CommunicAsia, BroadcastAsia, and the inaugural NXTAsia, under the one umbrella held at Marina Bay Sands and Suntec Singapore between 26-28 June 2018.

  • CBT823 AV sector booms at InfoComm Las Vegas

    North America’s annual specialist audiovisual exhibition InfoComm 2018, ended its week in Las Vegas with a 10% increase in global attendees. Over 43,000 delegates hit the trade show floors with 964 exhibitors. Representatives hailed from 108 countries, with 20% of participants attending from overseas.

  • CBT812 Cars drive digital radio surge

    The automotive industry’s adoption of digital radio is driving demand and usage of the emerging platform according to the latest figures from Commercial Radio Australia.

  • CBT817 SVODS feel the power of the EU

    The EU has finalized a preliminary deal that will allow European markets to force online streaming services including Netflix and Amazon’s video service to help fund European films and TV shows.

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    China’s biggest media content producers, TVBO Productions and Television Broadcasts (TVB), are batting the Australian Federal Court over multiple piracy infringements via Australian IPTV networks.

  • CBT815 Content is driving platform growth

    Consumer expenditure on entertainment content is poised to reach US$439 billion globally by 2021 according to research from Futuresource Consulting. The latest Global Entertainment Content Outlook report calculates that this would represent a 17% increase from 2017. TV and video accounts for the lion's share of this consumer spend, and subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu are rapidly dominating the overall home video entertainment sector including DVD, Blu-ray, EST, VOD and SVOD.

  • NAB Goes Futurist: creating quality content

    The NAB ritual in Las Vegas is certainly moving with the futurist trends and this year the theme of technology being used to create better storytellers and productions is key.

  • CBT813 IPTV drives multiple devices in homes

    American streaming device consumption is at all time high with US broadband households having on average more than seven video access devices.

  • CBT811 VOD alters Australian media appetite and starves pirates

    Australian content piracy has radically contracted as IPTV services have shifted the media consumption patterns of Australian viewers, according to the latest research from Nielsen and Screen Australia.

  • CBT810 Mobile World Congress mobile video the future of connectivity

    Connected homes, streaming devices and workplaces are poised to be radically transformed by the faster wireless networks and internet of things (IoT) connections which are set to triple between 2017 and 2025.

  • CBT807 Digital radio drives audience growth

    Radio remains a growing media outlet of choice for Australian listeners with a cumulative audience of nearly 10.5 million people listening each week in metropolitan areas, according to research from Commercial Radio Australia.

  • CBT739 Net Neutrality Deal Breaker

    The US Government’s plans to repeal net neutrality laws on December 14, has shaken up the communications sector.

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    The quality of service provided by aged care facilities has a direct correlation to the level of investment made in technology, according to research from Professor Greg Alexander delivered at the Information Technology in Aged Care Conference (ITAC).

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    Video piracy is continuing to burn through service provider revenue with operators losing US $6 to $8 billion annually, according to ABI Research.

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    IBC 2017 pushed the boundaries of AI and robotic technologies with the showcase of Hanson Robotics’ Sophia, which emerged as the star of the technology conference. Sophia is a robot equipped with AI software that facilitates eye contact, facial recognition, understands speech and is capable of holding natural conversations and simulating human personality.

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    Google’s Artificial Intelligence home entertainment hub – Google Home- has launched in the Australian market and its poised to try and shake up the competitive streaming space.

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    The Australian maritime defence industry will showcase a diverse cross-section of innovation in the sector during bi-annual exhibition PACIFIC 2017. The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull will officially open Pacific 2017 tomorrow (October 3, 2017).

  • CBT734 Pirates blocked in Aus

    Australia's largest telecommunications providers will be blocking access to 57 international websites which allow users to download pirated TV shows and movies.

  • cbt732 1 new bendigo hospital gets healthy iptv services

    An innovative movie-on-demand service is part of the $630 million New Bendigo Hospital development project. New Bendigo Hospital is the single largest regional development hospital project Victoria has ever undertaken and is a fusion of technology, progressive healthcare and new approaches to patient-centered wellness.