DTG daily news round-up: Netflix bans VPNs, BBC finds smartwatch inspiration, 4K at under 10Mbps, and CrowdEmotion in the FT

NETFLIX BANS VPN VIEWERS

Netflix has updated its terms and conditions to stop users watching from territories where it doesn't have copyright cleared to stream content.

Virtual Private Networks have become a popular way for users in non-Netflix territories to watch the service, or for European and Australian viewers who want to enjoy the larger US Netflix catalogue. Advanced Television has more (link on right).

HOW THE BBC COULD LOOK ON YOUR SMARTWATCH

BBC R&D has created design concepts for how people might interact with content through smartwatches in different situations.

The research blogged today covers interactive poster ads, location-sensitive information such as places where BBC dramas like Dr Who have been filmed, bookmarking live TV and radio content, and fitness challenges. Read more at the BBC R&D Blog (link on right).

COGO CLAIMS 4K UHD AT UNDER 10MBPS IN H.264

Video compression vendor COGO claims that it can compress 4K Ultra HD to under 10Mbps using current H.264 AVC compression kit, without the need for an HEVC upgrade.

The company trialled its h.264 upgrade with live music events at the 2015 South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Conference and Festival in March, also achieving 720p HD at less than 3Mbps. Full story at Videonet (link on the right).

CROWDEMOTION MEETS THE FT

DTG IBC Innovation Award 2014 winner CrowdEmotion has been profiled in the FT, talking about the potential for live facial emotion-tracking to reveal the true intentions of politicians and voters during the election campaign. Follow the link to read more (FT subscribers only).

DTG Staff  |  09.04.2015

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