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Kudelski Group and VEVO LLC sign patent license agreement

02.12.2014

Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland, December 2, 2014 – The Kudelski Group (SIX: KUD.S), a leading independent provider of media protection and value-added service technology, today announced a multi-year patent license agreement with VEVO, LLC, a leading premium music, video and entertainment platform provider headquartered in New York City. While the specific terms remain confidential, this agreement provides VEVO with a license to the Kudelski Group’s patent portfolio, subject to certain limitations.

“The Kudelski Group continues to invest heavily in developing technology and intellectual property that helps enable innovative companies like VEVO to deliver a robust video and entertainment platform to the market,” said Joe Chernesky, Senior Vice President of Intellectual Property and Innovation at the Kudelski Group. “We’re pleased to enter into this agreement with VEVO so that both companies can focus on further innovation in a collaborative manner.”

With over 60 years of experience in pioneering innovative technologies, the Kudelski Group offers a comprehensive intellectual property licensing program that provides its customers and partners with access to many fundamental technologies, enabling them to build compelling devices, applications and services that work seamlessly together.

About the Kudelski Group

The Kudelski Group is listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX: KUD.S). It is a world leader in digital security; its technologies are used in a wide range of services and applications requiring access control and rights management to secure the revenues of content owners and service providers for digital television. The Group also offers cyber security solutions and services focused on helping companies assess risks and vulnerabilities and protect their data and systems. The Kudelski Group is also a technology leader in the area of access control and management of people or vehicles at sites and events. The Kudelski Group holds over 4,500 issued and pending patents worldwide and is headquartered in Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland. For more information, please visit www.nagra.com.

Contacts:

Phil Mundwiller
Kudelski Group
Head of Corporate Communications
+41 21 732 01 81
phil.mundwiller@nagra.com

Carol Pohlod
Kudelski Group
Intellectual Property & Innovation
+41 79 394 72 30
carol.pohlod@nagra.com

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Netflix CEO predicts broadcast TV will die by 2030

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings predicts the death date of TV
The head of video-streaming service Netflix has foreshadowed the death of broadcast TV, claiming it will be fully obsolete by 2030.

Reed Hastings, the chief executive of Netflix made the comments earlier this week in Mexico City where he was discussing the service’s growth in the Lat Am region.

He was quoted by the Hollywood reporter claiming that conventional TV services are “kind of like the horse, you know, the horse was good until we had the car.”

He added: “The age of broadcast TV will probably last until 2030.”

Hastings also admitted there are big plans in the works for Lat Am: “It is one of the fastest growth areas in the world in terms of broadband households and Internet connectivity.”

The firm, which accounts for a third of all US traffic, has 53 million subscribers worldwide and is largely responsible for the rise of on-demand content – it could possibly be the service which deals the killer-blow to satellite TV.

Hastings has his eye on an international expansion too with New Zealand and Australia set to see Netflix launched in the coming months, he said: “We are trying to get to a place where it’s fully global and you can get anything, anywhere.”

However, despite impressive growth, in October Netflix issued a profit warning after vastly overestimating how many people had subscribed to the service.

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De #Hoeksteen Video-On-Request 2013.02.08/09

De Hoeksteen Live! 2013.02.08/09 on SALTO 1 TV & the web from Arti et Amicitiae Amsterdam.

Rudolf Buurma at De Hoeksteen Live! Feb 2013

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 . . . .    PART ONE 22:00-00:00 http://salto.nl/streamplayer/salto1_ondemand.asp?y=13&m=02&d=08&t=2200 mms://195.169.148.57/LogDepotStream/6/1302082200.asf PART TWO 23:00-00:00 http://salto.nl/streamplayer/salto1_ondemand.asp?y=13&m=02&d=08&t=2300 mms://195.169.148.57/LogDepotStream/6/1302082300.asf PART THREE 00:00-01:00 http://salto.nl/streamplayer/salto1_ondemand.asp?y=13&m=02&d=09&t=0000 mms://195.169.148.57/LogDepotStream/6/1302090000.asf Gangman Style

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Qube Cinema XP-I Server and Xi 4K Integrated Media Block (IMB) Achieve DCI Compliance

Dual Projector, 4K 3D and HFR Technology Leader Now DCI Compliant

Burbank, CA: Dec. 11, 2012… Qube Cinema announced that its XP-I digital cinema server and Xi 4K Integrated Media Block (IMB) have passed the DCI Compliance Test Plan (CTP). The high performance, security and reliability of the XP-I and Xi IMB have been confirmed by these tests. This server-IMB combination accommodates 4K resolution and is the ultimate setup for high frame rate (HFR) exhibition, making it essential for today’s digital cinema.

The DCI compliance testing was conducted by CineCert. To pass the CTP, the Qube XP-I streamed 2K and 4K DCP content to the Xi IMB embedded in a Barco DP4K-32B DCI-compliant projector. The Qube XP-I server now joins the Qube XP-D server, which achieved DCI certification earlier this year.

“The performance and dependability of Qube servers and the Xi 4K IMB that exhibitors have come to expect has been validated,” said Rajesh Ramachandran, president and CTO of Qube Cinema. “Achieving DCI compliance reinforces our commitment to provide postproduction facilities and exhibitors with the means of creating and showing the best 4K and HFR content.”

The XP-I server is capable of streaming up to 1 Gbps of data from a single DCP to two synchronized Xi 4K IMBs imbedded in two projectors for pristine 4K 3D cinema at up to 60 fps (30 fps per eye) and in 2K 3D at up to 240 fps (120 fps per eye). The XP-I streams data through a dual Gigabit Ethernet interface to the Ethernet-based Xi 4K IMB, ensuring that there is no limitation on the distance between the server and projector. The Xi 4K IMB is installed in numerous commercial locations worldwide with DLP Cinema projectors from all of the TI OEMs and supports HD, 2K, 4K and 3D content in DCI-compliant formats.

The modularized third-generation Qube XP software gives a common user experience for setup, operation and maintenance of both the XP-I and XP-D servers. This allows XP-D users to upgrade easily to the XP-I and Xi IMB to accommodate 4K resolution and higher frame rates. With their high bit rate throughput and unique ability to work transparently with dual projectors, the XP-I server and Xi 4K IMB are also ideal for giant screen exhibition.

The Qube XP-I digital cinema server and Xi 4K IMB are available from Qube Cinema and its worldwide network of resellers. For more information, visit qubecinema.com.
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Het Carré-debat nadert. Dit zijn de politieke gevoeligheden en valkuilen CampaignWatch Verkiezingen 2012

                                               Carré wordt vanavond omgetoverd in politieke arena. Foto Hollandse Hoogte / Wim Ruigrok

Door Marije Willems

Vanavond staat het Carré-debat op het programma. Het debat waar Job Cohen zich in 2010 al hakkelend en stotterend liet overrompelen door zijn politieke tegenstanders en waar Jan Peter Balkenende onderuit ging met zijn opmerking ‘U kijkt zo lief’ in antwoord op een lastige vraag van presentator Mariëlle Tweebeke (video). Wat zal na het debat van vanavond beklijven en wie richt zijn pijlen op wie?

De leiders van de acht grootste partijen (VVD, CDA, PVV, PvdA, D66, GroenLinks, SP en ChristenUnie) gaan met elkaar in debat over de economie. Daarbij ligt het voor de hand dat de zorg, de sociale zekerheid en de overheidsfinanciën in crisistijd aan bod gaan komen.

DIT ZIJN MOGELIJK DE ONDERWERPEN VANAVOND

Roelf Jan Duin, politiek verslaggever van Novum Nieuws, twitterde alvast de mogelijke debatonderwerpen van vanavond door:

EN ZO KAN HET UITPAKKEN: DE GEVOELIGHEDEN PER DEBAT

Ervan uitgaande dat dit best weleens de onderwerpen van vanavond kunnen zijn, bespreekt NRC’s politiek-financieel redacteur Erik van der Walle de politiek-inhoudelijke gevoeligheden per debat.

Debat 1: Europa. Nederland moet zijn uiterste best doen om de eurozone bijeen te houden.

Van der Walle:

“Bij dit item komt zonder twijfel de uitspraak van demissionair premier Mark Rutte aan de orde dat er geen cent extra meer naar Griekenland mag. Samsom en ook Pechtold hebben direct afstand van dit standpunt genomen: de kans bestaat dat Griekenland het tempo van bezuinigen wil verlagen, waardoor het land extra krediet nodig heeft. De consequentie om Griekenland nieuw krediet te weigeren, waar PVV-lijsttrekker Geert Wilders ongetwijfeld voor zal zijn, kan groot zijn.

“De afgelopen tijd werd Rutte met name door het CDA aangevallen op zijn behoudende pro-Europese koers. Ten opzichte van Sybrand Buma kon hij dat steeds gemakkelijk counteren door te wijzen op de belangrijke rol van minister De Jager van Financiën en staatssecretaris Knapen voor Europese Zaken, beiden CDA-bewindslieden. Ook Pechtold en Samsom brengen dit mogelijk naar voren, maar hun pro-Europese koers is in de ogen van Wilders juist onverdedigbaar.”

Debat 2: Zorg. Alle patiënten moeten meer zelf gaan betalen aan hun eigen zorg.

“Dit kan voor de SP een belangrijk onderwerp worden om zich op te profileren ten opzichte van de PvdA. De SP wil nauwelijks op zorg bezuinigen; zonder ingrijpen zijn er in 2017 in de zorg 140.000 mensen extra aan het werk. De SP wil dat aantal met 25.000 personen terugbrengen, de PvdA en ChristenUnie minimaal het dubbele. In geld uitgedrukt: de PvdA wil 4,5 miljard euro op de zorg bezuinigen, de SP 750 miljoen.”

Debat 3: AOW/Pensioen. Het is eerlijk om de AOW-leeftijd nu al te verhogen.

“Deze discussie heeft sinds de doorrekening van het Centraal Planbureau een nieuwe dimensie gekregen. Ook de SP blijkt nu bereid te zijn om de AOW-leeftijd te verhogen – te beginnen met de rijkere AOW’ers – waardoor de PVV alleen is komen te staan in het debat. Deze partij wil 65 jaar als AOW-leeftijd handhaven. Probleem voor Wilders hierbij is wel dat hij deze keiharde voorwaarde aan het begin van de formatie in 2010 inleverde. De leeftijd zou toen naar 66 jaar gaan in 2020. Inmiddels is door de Kunduz-alliantie afgesproken de leeftijd eerder te verhogen, te beginnen in 2013. De drie partijen waarin de PVV zich bij dit debat geconfronteerd ziet, hebben alle het zogeheten Lenteakkoord ondertekend.”

Debat 4: Crisis. Het is nu beter om de economie te stimuleren dan fors te bezuinigen.

“Deze discussie is ook al grotendeels binnen het Lenteakkoord gevoerd. CDA, GroenLinks en VVD hebben ervoor getekend dat het tekort komend jaar op maximaal 3 procent zal uitkomen. Door wat meevallers komt het tekort volgens de laatste prognose uit op 2,7 procent. Dat biedt volgens bijvoorbeeld GroenLinks de mogelijkheid om korte metten te maken met de langstudeerboete. Ook kan de voorgenomen forenzentaks worden beperkt, bijvoorbeeld door die belasting voor gebruikers van openbaar vervoer niet in te voeren. VVD en CDA zullen er minder snel mee instemmen het tekort direct weer tot 3 procent ‘aan te vullen’.

“Niet alleen door het Lenteakkoord heeft dit debat zijn scherpste kantjes verloren: uit de doorrekening van het CPB bleek ook de SP de stimulering van de economie beperkt te houden. In 2013 komt de partij van Emile Roemer uit op een tekort van 3,1 procent. Door enkele meevallers is de kans groot dat dit tekort zelfs onder de 3 procent uitkomt. De PvdA heeft in dit opzicht de SP links ingehaald: de plannen van de PvdA zouden in 2013 leiden tot een tekort van 2013.

“Wellicht komt ook het begrotingstekort in de doorrekening bij de VVD in dit item nog aan de orde. Een beetje onderbelicht, maar uit de CPB-berekeningen blijkt het tekort als gevolg van de plannen van de VVD later weer te stijgen, waardoor het in 2015 zelfs op 3 procent komt. De SP wil dan op 2,1 procent zitten, de PvdA 2,3 procent.” – Erik van der Walle

EN DAN POLITIEK-STRATEGISCH: DE UITDAGINGEN EN VALKUILEN

NRC-redacteuren Herman Staal en Freek Staps schrijven vandaag in NRC Handelsblad dat de opmars van de PvdA de andere partijen dwingt hun campagnes aan te passen. Wat zijn de uitdagingen voor de VVD, PvdA en de SP en wat zijn hun valkuilen:

VVD:

  • De opdracht voor de VVD in het laatste deel van de campagne is duidelijk: de grootste partij blijven.
  • De uitdaging is Mark Rutte als redelijke rechtse leider neer te zetten, maar ook als premier. Het studentikoze moet er af; zijn debattrucjes werken minder dan in 2010.
  • De grootste valkuil is een felle machtsstrijd tussen Rutte en Samsom.

PVDA:

  • Samsom kan zich – vrij van afspraken met electorale concurrenten – positioneren als redelijk in het midden. En de kiezer staat dat blijkbaar wel aan.
  • De uitdaging voor de PvdA is dit vol te houden. Op de achtergrond speelt dat Samsoms succesformule niet oneindig houdbaar is. Hoe groter zijn populariteit, hoe meer hij betrokken raakt bij het spel, hoe moeilijker het is om de verstandige buitenstaander te blijven.
  • De valkuil is in eerste instantie Samsom zelf. Voordat de campagne begon stond hij bekend als ruziemaker en niet altijd even diplomatiek. Kiezers houden er niet van als passie omslaat in agressie.

SP:

  • Roemer kreeg in 2010 nog de lachers op zijn hand met: ‘U kunt mij niet verwijten dat ik te vroeg piek.’ Nu is precies dat gebeurd.
  • De grote uitdaging voor Roemer is die spiraal te doorbreken. Dat is een week voor de verkiezingen eigenlijk nog nooit gelukt.
  • De valkuil voor Roemer is dat hij blijft praten over zijn eigen falen en fouten. Dat bevestigt het beeld dat het nu tussen Samsom en Rutte gaat, en dat hij niet is opgewassen tegen de hitte van de verkiezingsstrijd.

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Exhibiting at IBC September 6 – 11 2012 Rai Amsterdam

IBC provides an unprecedented chance to communicate your company’s vision and showcase innovations to a global audience. Interact with 50,000+ attendees from 160 countries attracted by the wealth of technological advances and strategic thinking that IBC uniquely offers. Join 1,300+ exhibitors in one of fourteen carefully themed and easy to navigate halls and take advantage of IBC’s host of activities to generate leads, raise your profile, develop distribution channels, move into new markets or network with peers. Achieve your business goals at IBC2012. ibc.org

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Cedia Expo 2012 Indianapolis

 

CEDIA EXPO is the show to attend if you are working with technology in the home. Re-energize your revenue at this year’s CEDIA EXPO 2012 where every overlapping technology within the integrated home connects.

The leading tradeshow in the residential electronic systems industry, CEDIA EXPO is the only show that serves every home technology professional, no matter their service focus.

Attending CEDIA EXPO gives you an advantage over the competition by providing:

  • Exposure to up and coming technologies
  • Exclusive FREE training on the latest product lines
  • The industry’s most comprehensive education with CEDIA University courses

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IFA Newsticker 3 September 2012

IFA International Keynote: Noel Lee on the fusion of entertainment, sport and fashion

LG with OLED and the largest 4K televisions
NewTV app offers sightseeing flights around 6,000 coastal hotels

Cuckoo wristwatch provides wireless contact to smartphone
Sennheiser gets sporty

United Navigation puts emphasis on innovations

Intenso with new tablets and a turbo hard drive

Developed for Nokia and which have active noise suppression and Bluetooth to provide the best possible enjoyment of music from a mobile phone.

Television sets are becoming intelligent, along with refrigerators and washing machines. Yesterday’s branchenforum@IFA at IFA t also the Smart Home , all the components of which are now available
Homes that are networked and can therefore be described as ‘smart’ now start with the television sets, which are acquiring growing internet capabilities and are capable of providing and distributing more programmes than ever before from a variety of sources. technology.

World debut for the Philips Homecooker from Jamie Oliver

Video robots and musical light bulbs from Hong Kong

Last year Germany was the largest European importer of electronic goods from Hong Kong, with a value of 4.44 billion US dollars, and is the sixth largest market in the world for these products. A total of 41 companies are represented this year at IFA 2012, 24 of them under the auspices of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council . A variety of products are on display, including the prototype of a miniature robot from iReach Technology , whose built-in video camera with zoom and night viewing capability can transmit images to the screen of the cordless remote control unit and store them on an SD card. Introduced two years ago, the “Singing Bulb” is now in regular production. It is being exhibited by Sensor Industries and consists of an LED lamp with a conventional E-27 screw fitting and built-in loudspeaker, which is supplied with a signal by a mini-transmitter connected to a smartphone or music player.
LG with OLED and the largest 4K televisions

The display by LG at this year’s IFA offers some fascinating technology. One of the main exhibits is the 55 inch OLED television, which is due to be launched onto the market this year at a cost of less than 10,000 euros. The technology is based on WOLED s, i.e. white OLEDs, generating brightness by using four identical, white, organic light diodes. The colour is produced by a filter known as the Colour Refiner.t passive 3D. It is also possible to screen two programmes simultan-eously.
NewTV app offers sightseeing flights around 6,000 coastal hotels
Sennheiser is exhibiting its new range of sports headphones at IFA 2012. These five models have been developed in collaboration with the sports goods manufacturer adidas and have been tested by professional athletes. The new sports models can be worn in the ear canal, in-ear, with an ear hook, with a neckband or with a headband. All of them have been designed to be highly resistant to water, perspiration and cold. Three of the five new models are also provided with a control unit and microphone built into the cable. After completing one’s training session the headphones can be simply rinsed under a tap.

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IBC2012, the premier annual conference and exhibition for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of electronic media and entertainment content worldwide

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Hoeksteen CorssMedia Live Real Time Coverage of ibc 2012

Between 6 – 11 September you can mix with over 50,000 of the industry’s finest minds and wisest investors from across the international electronic media spectrum to do business, debate, share insight, network and lead.

World-leading speakers and analysis provides essential context to understanding the industry.

IBC2012 is the place to do business, cultivate relationships and communicate with the world.

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US analyst sees IFA as the world’s leading electronics trade show

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Berlin (dapd). According to US blogger and analyst Michael Gartenberg, when IFA opens on Friday the big-name manufacturers and retailers from the US and Asia will also be in Berlin. “IFA gives the US market a good indication of what will soon be on the market here”, said Gartenberg in an interview with dapd. IFA already sets the pace worldwide and lays down the topics for other shows such as CES in January in Las Vegas.

“Nowadays a press release from Berlin is picked up and discussed immediately in the US”, said Gartenberg, commenting on the growing attention that IFA commands. Gartenberg is an IT industry observer for market analysts Gartner. IFA’s importance will continue to grow: “We have not yet reached the point where trade shows such as IFA are becoming less important or irrelevant”, said Gartenberg.

CES, its competitor, is still more important in North America. However, globally speaking “IFA’s influence is big, in the US as well as in South America and Asia”. According to Gartenberg IFA’s success has less to do with its timing, shortly before Christmas trading begins, but more to do with Berlin: the show benefits from the city and its location at the heart of Europe. What is more the exhibition grounds are bigger than in Las Vegas, allowing IFA to display an even wider range of products.

Gartenberg sees no signs of the industry’s major players shunning electronics trade shows. The decision whether to exhibit or not depends on each individual company’s situation. Apple is a special case anyway: “They know that everybody will be talking about them even if they are not exhibiting at IFA “, said Gartenberg.

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