If you’ve been following us lately, you’ve probably already guessed that our big focus for this year’s NAB show is ‘Multiscreen 2.0’ and the array of solutions that we offer under this umbrella to help video service providers streamline and monetize their TV Everywhere and OTT offerings.
If you’re going to be in Las Vegas this week, stop by booth #SU5924 for demos of all of our latest and greatest solutions. Here’s a quick list of what you’ll see and you can read more details in this press release.
- High-Density Transcoding without Compromise: RGB’s new, carrier-class VMG Gen 2 performs the industry’s highest capacity real-time transcoding. Tightly integrated with RGB’s TransAct Packager for delivering live video services to any device, this unique pair can scale easily to meet growing demand for multiscreen services. Come see the pristine video quality achieved by the new platform, without compromise.
- nDVR and VOD for Multiscreen: Complementing our powerful live delivery solution, RGB offers a flexible set of options to meet a wide range of on-demand and time-shifting delivery needs. A demonstration will illustrate how RGB’s TransAct Packager and TransAct Encoder/Transcoder support a variety of VOD and nDVR applications.
- Multiscreen Monetization: RGB’s Ad Insertion for Multiscreen (AIM) solution enables VSPs to migrate to a proven model for monetizing video services to the multiscreen environment. RGB will demonstrate the VMG and TransAct Packager delivering three different targeted ads to three separate iPads inserted within the same linear feed.
- Adobe Primetime: As a key Adobe Primetime ecosystem partner, RGB will highlight its TransAct Packager performing Adobe HDS encapsulation. It also supports Adobe Primetime DRM encryption (formerly known as Adobe Access) for secure content delivery.
- Surround Sound for Multiscreen Ad Insertion: This audio demonstration will show the integration of Dolby® Digital Plus with RGB’s AIM ad insertion solution, performing seamless audio bitrate switching across network and ad content, allowing VSPs to deliver surround sound via various adaptive streaming protocols to any device.
- Audio Loudness Correction with DTS Technology: This demonstration will highlight how the DTS/RGB solution takes loudness correction to the next level, ensuring a premium audio experience across all IP devices—both large and small screen. Download this white paper for more information now >>
- OTT Swipe from Siemens: RGB will highlight an exciting new technology – OTT Swipe – developed by Siemens Convergence Creators. This web-based “swipe” technology allows users to quickly and easily move video content from a mobile device to a TV and back again with the swipe of a hand. Together with RGB’s multiscreen transcoding, packaging and ad insertion, VSPs can deliver an exceptional user experience to their subscribers. Come use the swipe technology yourself and learn about end-to-end multiscreen solutions, brought to you by Siemens.
We hope to see you in Las Vegas!
Tags: Adaptive Streaming
, Multiscreen 2.0
, TV Everywhere
, Video Multiprocessing Gateway (VMG)
At this year’s TV Connect (which you might remember as IP&TV World Forum), we’ll be showcasing RGB’s ‘Multiscreen 2.0’ solutions for delivery of advanced IP video services.
What is Multiscreen 2.0? Multiscreen 2.0 solutions enable video service providers to expand initial TV Everywhere capabilities with improved tools for efficient and effective delivery of live and on-demand video, and monetization of all multiscreen services.
The powerful combination of RGB’s VMG, TransAct Packager and TransAct Encoder/Transcoder (with critical SDI capabilities) enables key applications, including nDVR, targeted ad insertion and automatic loudness correction. Download these white papers now for more information:
And don’t miss this new report from Videonet – read how some of the most advanced operators in Europe are deploying hybrid networks for delivering multiscreen/OTT alongside traditional pay-TV services.
To learn more about Multiscreen 2.0, click here to schedule a meeting at the show or just drop by stand #236 for demos and discussion. We look forward to seeing you in London!
And stay connected with us throughout the year – find us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and/or Google+!
At this year’s CSTB show in Moscow, a hot topic will be the preparations being made for the distribution of next year’s Winter Olympics being held in Sochi, Russia. Last year’s London Olympics set a new standard for multiscreen distribution of The Games, so the local operators have a high standard to surpass.
One video service provider already well on their way is MegaFon – Russia’s second largest mobile operator. As outlined in yesterday’s press release, MegFon has deployed RGB’s Video Multiprocessing Gateway (VMG) and TransAct Packager to perform the transcoding and packaging for delivery of IP video services to iPhones®, iPads® and IP set-top boxes. They’re taking advantage of the high capacity of RGB’s solution, with an initial rollout of 130 channels, and soon they’ll capitalize of its flexibility by adding support for Android devices.
Further highlighting the activity in the region, MUX4, operated by Digital Broadcasting in the Czech Republic, is deploying both the VMG and RGB’s Broadcast Network Processor to grow their DVB-T MPEG-4 service. Take a look at the press release to learn more.
If you’re attending CSTB this week, come visit one of our reseller partners for more information on the next generation of multiscreen solutions: BCC booth #4.463, CTI booth #4.438, ISPA booth #4.460, Kontur-M booth #4.433 and Netris booth #4.468
This year marks RGB Networks’ fourth year at IBC, and what a great year it was! The show was a fantastic success for RGB – not only did we walk away with two highly prestigious accolades – a CSI Award and a ConnectedWorld.TV Award for our Just-In-Time Packager – but with record attendance at the show of over 50,000 video professionals, our stand was absolutely overflowing throughout all five days of the show.
Stand 4.C78 was so busy that people were overflowing into the aisles!
We showcased some of our award-winning multiscreen solutions, including RGB’s eVIA ecosystem with a new encoder and a complete on-demand offering.
Media coverage galore of our IBC announcements, and press were lining up round the block to speak to Ramin Farassat, our VP of Marketing and BD.
To wrap up this year’s event, we thought we’d take a look at the show through the eyes of the RGB team. Here are some of our reflections on IBC 2012:
Sales Director, EMEA
“IBC 2012 has been a really great show for us. The word is out in Europe about RGB Networks – we’ve been bombarded with incoming meeting inquiries – the comment we heard throughout the show was ‘people keep telling us to meet with you guys!’”
Director, Product Marketing
“I found it very interesting how many video service providers we spoke to at the show that still didn’t really understand the challenges and opportunities associated with multiscreen deployments. We’ve been providing multiscreen video delivery solutions, including our VMG, to forward-thinking companies for over two years now, and IBC 2012 has provided us with a great opportunity to further educate providers as they make the necessary transition to multiscreen.”
Chief Technology Officer
“The buzz surrounding RGB’s stand throughout IBC is a clear reflection of the market need for multiscreen solutions. RGB is at the very forefront of pioneering multiscreen technology, and we’re catalyzing a shift in the market – multiscreen is no longer just an experiment for video service providers, and it is quickly becoming ingrained in their business strategies. At IBC, providers were looking to us to help them expand the applications of the service, monetize their content, provide a better service for their customers and ultimately, sustain a profitable business model.”
Vice President, Product Marketing & Business Development
“We received outstanding feedback at this year’s IBC. Prospects were telling us that other companies in our marketplace just aren’t developing products as exciting as ours, and RGB’s leadership in the industry could clearly be felt at the show. The conversations we had at IBC prove that providers know we’re perfectly positioned to facilitate their move beyond multiscreen deployments and to help them get to the next stage of TV Everywhere.”
Now that we’re hitting mid-August, IBC activities are coming fast and furious. We just received word that our TransAct Packager is a finalist for a second award for its Just-in-Time Packaging capabilities. Take a look at this year’s shortlist for ConnectedWorld.TV awards – we’re competing with some worthy contenders in the category of Connected Content Technology – Best Streaming Technology.
Another exciting addition to our IBC calendar is our co-sponsorship of the forum Multi-network Solutions in the Real World with our partners Verimatrix and Divitel. Take a look, and if you’re going to be in Amsterdam, we encourage you to register. This informative event will give you hands-on information for dealing with the technical and business challenges that operators face with multiscreen, multi-network services. You’ll hear from our CTO – IP video expert Yuval Fisher – who will speak on the topic of Solving DVB + OTT Network Challenges.
As IBC approaches, we will also be revealing on this blog our plans for the show. So make sure you watch this space to stay up to date on all the latest developments. We also will be discussing and debating the upcoming themes of IBC – providing you with insight into our thoughts on the major topics affecting the industry, as well as the key solutions to address them.
Starting off with the topic ‘content creation and innovation,’ we’ll be discussing how operators can continuously expand the reach of video libraries without re-packaging all of their content, using innovations such as dynamically packaging video on the fly.
In the second blog of our series we will look at the ‘business of broadcast’ – detailing how video service providers are struggling to develop business models that enable them to monetize content while also lowering infrastructure costs. We will also provide insight into how standards are affecting the industry today.
Finally, we will discuss how ‘advances in technology’ such as IP video and OTT have given rise to the hybrid delivery model. We will also discuss how the need for speed and video quality will continue to drive video delivery technology development.
For more on our IBC activities, please take a look at our special IBC page, which offers many helpful white papers and case studies, as well as a link to a free exhibition pass.
Come back often as we add new information – make it easy to stay in the loop by subscribing to our blog and following us on LinkedIn, Twitter and/or our special IBC Facebook page.
We have our first sign that IBC is nearly upon us—the list of products and companies shortlisted for a CSI award has been released! And we are once again very happy to be included with a finalist spot for our Just-in-Time Packaging solution in the Best Mobile TV Technology category. Delivered as a new capability for our TransAct Packager, this will be the second CSI nomination for this versatile adaptive streaming product, which also won a Vision Award at last fall’s TelcoTV as a key element of RGB’s eVIA multiscreen IP video solution.
Now that the IBC countdown is underway, please keep an eye out for our upcoming blog series on topics that will help IBC attendees navigate developments as multiscreen deployment enters the next phase.
We look forward to seeing you back here over the next few weeks and in Amsterdam in September!
We’re very excited about next week’s Independent Show in Orlando. Hosted by the NCTC for its 900+ independent cable operator members, this annual event gives us the opportunity to meet face-on-face with so many of our most valued customers.
Since RGB’s inception, NCTC members have been a critical element of our customer base. Over the last several years, we have helped independent operators of all sizes to implement digital simulcast solutions as they transitioned to all-digital, optimize their bandwidth in order to add more HD and other services, deploy local ad insertion solutions to generate new revenue, and now, we’re partnering with them to tackle the challenge of multiscreen IP video delivery.
Wherever you are in the evolution of the video delivery network, RGB Networks has a video processing solution and the expertise to help make your deployments easier and more cost-efficient.
Our reputation and track record are strong with this membership and we invite you to read about just a few of our deployments with NCTC member operators over the last several years:
Stop by booth #95 at The Independent Show and let us show you why over 400 video service providers around the world trust digital and IP video solutions from RGB Networks.
Tags: Digital video
, IP Video
Last week RGB Networks returned to Cologne, Germany for our sixth year exhibiting at ANGA Cable. With an attendance of 16,000 trade visitors and the percentage of international visitors rising from 43% last year to 50% this year, the attention on RGB’s solutions soared with video service providers and the media focused intently on multiscreen deployment issues.
With discussions centered on the challenges cable operators currently face when developing successful, competitive strategies, our unique multiscreen delivery solutions ideally positioned us to address these concerns. There was particular interest in our eVIA solution, which enables multiscreen IP video delivery and monetization, our latest innovation just-in-time packaging, which reduces the need for storage and network bandwidth, as well as our support for MPEG DASH, the new adaptive streaming standard.
For those of you who were unable to meet with us at the exhibition, take a look through some snapshots below of RGB at the show (and on our Facebook page) – and check back often as we start our preparations for out next big European adventure at IBC in only a few short months!
As we welcome in June, RGB is preparing to head off to yet another European event. This time it’s ANGA Cable 2012, Europe’s leading trade fair for cable, broadband and satellite. With over 16,000 visitors from around the world it’s sure to be another great event for all participants.
We believe that 2012 will be the year that mass roll-outs of multiscreen IP video will really take off. As we now see the smaller operators entering the market, the larger operators with active deployments are taking things to the next level—looking to monetize services with targeted ad insertion and to optimize their architectures with new technologies.
Regardless of which category you fall into, the team at RGB can help you assess your requirements and design a multiscreen solution that will meet your needs today and provide future-proof options for your next phase of TV Everywhere services.
To get you thinking as you prepare for the show, here are a few of the hot technologies that you can see highlighted next week at RGB’s stand:
Just-in-Time Packaging: This newest innovation from RGB has been the hottest topic with operators at recent events and we look forward to its European debut. Download our white paper now to learn how this “on the fly” packaging technology can save you significant storage costs as you deploy adaptive bitrate VOD and NDVR services to multiple screens and reduce your headaches as you move to new adaptive streaming formats, such as MPEG DASH.
MPEG DASH: Are you up-to-speed on this new adaptive streaming standard? Take a deep technical dive with our new white paper.
Adaptive Bitrate Ad Insertion: RGB and BlackArrow just announced the first complete solution for multiscreen ad insertion and addressability. Read the press release and download the solution overview to learn how you can target specific ads to any device, increasing subscriber engagement and generating new revenues.
File-to-File Transcoding: Learn how you can capitalize on multiscreen VOD service with this adaptive bitrate technology. Read more and download our solution overview.
We will be available throughout the show at stand V18 in hall 10.1 for demos and discussion. Just stop by or click here to schedule a meeting.
And don’t forget to follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and/or Google+ for updates throughout the year.
We hope to see you in Cologne!
As The Cable Show kicks off today, we’re excited to announce our partnership with BlackArrow to deliver hyper-targeted advertising across all video-enabled devices. The integration of BlackArrow’s Advanced Advertising System and RGB’s AIM multiscreen ad insertion solution provides video service providers (VSPs) with a first-of-its-kind, end-to-end ecosystem for monetizing TV Everywhere services.
Targeted advertising has long been the holy grail of ad insertion for VSPs, but it has been difficult to attain. Now, with the proliferation of unicast adaptive bitrate (ABR) technology and the introduction of the BlackArrow/RGB solution, VSPs finally have the tools to address specific ads to an individual, improving the user experience and offering a new source of revenue. Check out this solution overview for more information.
Advanced advertising isn’t the only hot topic we’ll be highlighting in Boston this week. Stop by booth #2141 for more on a variety of multiscreen technologies, including:
• Just-in-time packaging
• File-to-file transcoding
• MPEG DASH
And if you’re registered for the conference, don’t miss the following presentations by RGB experts:
Andy Salo, Director, Product Marketing:
“MPEG DASH: Technical Deep Dive and What’s Next?”
Tuesday, May 22 at 2:00 p.m.
Yuval Fisher, CTO:
“Just-in-Time Packaging vs. CDN Storage”
Tuesday, May 22 at 3:30 p.m.
We look forward to seeing you in Boston!