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V-Nova Plucks Faroudja’s Patent Portfolio reports that the news earlier this week that London-based V-Nova has acquired Faroudja Enterprises’ complete patent portfolio – lock, stock and barrel – speaks volumes about the rapid changes affecting the market in video technologies. V-Nova, a London-headquartered software company that specializes in advanced signal compression technology, sought Faroudja’s pre- and post-processing video technologies […]  More

Cameras in Olympic Ski Racers’ Goggles Are Coming to Your TV reports that Discovery Communications Inc.’s Eurosport channel plans to put tiny cameras on Olympic athletes, placing viewers behind ski racers’ goggles as it seeks to make the most of its $1.5 billion investment in the next four Winter and Summer Games. The digital innovations, including virtual-reality footage and attaching sensor patches that count athletes’ heart rates […]  More

V-Nova buys video processing patents from Faroudja reports that V-Nova is buying the full global patent portfolio of video imaging firm Faroudja Enterprises. The companies did not disclose the cost of the deal. V-Nova said the addition of the Faroudja technology will further improve the efficiency of V-Nova’s compression technology Perseus, according to a news release. “New, disruptive technologies such as […]  More

CenturyLink looks for boost from newer technologies, new products reports that CenturyLink Inc. is preparing for an era without the product it and its predecessor companies provided through most of their history: the home landline. The Louisiana-based company, which provides telephone service to Colorado Springs and much of the Front Range, will soon have to make its living as one of many providers […]  More

Most Sony 4K TVs Are Getting a Hybrid Log Gamma HDR Update reports that Sony has formally confirmed that its 2016 and 2017 4K HDR TVs will be getting a firmware update that’s going to bring them HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) HDR support as a future-proofing measure for new, mainly broadcast, HLG HDR content that’s expected to emerge in 2017 or 2018. Up until the new […]  More

FCC Drops Plan For Alternative Cable Set-Top Boxes reports that the Federal Communications Commission has removed a proposal to allow third-party set top boxes and services for cable and pay TV providers from its agenda, according to Variety. The proposal has been put on hold and will not be up for a vote, but an FCC representative told Variety it could come […]  More

BBC Studioworks gears up TV Centre for September opening reports that BBC Studioworks has announced the line-up of technology partners who will be helping to deliver its  studios and post production facilities at Television Centre ahead of its September opening. Studioworks has appointed Dega Ltd to manage the complex systems integration works across the new facility. Dega is working with Sony, Riedel, Studer and […]  More

Samsung partners with Imint for new video stabilization technology reports that Samsung has reportedly signed a deal with a Swedish technology company called Imint. The word Imint is derived from “Imaging Intelligence” and the software company is known more in the defense, industrial and aeronautical circles, than for mobile. Which is what begs the question as to what is Samsung going to do […]  More