Sky streamlines STBs, Nokia enters VR world and MPEG simplifies DASH patents: DTG daily news, July 29th, 2015

Sky plans pan-European sat and OTT boxes

Sky will launch a common family of satellite and OTT set-top boxes across the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy as it seeks to integrate its European businesses.

The group, which now has more than 21 million customers across Europe, is also set to launch a faster set-top box for its Now TV OTT service in the UK.

Nokia launches VR camera

Nokia has launched a virtual reality camera with the world's first real-time professional editing kit in a rebirth for the former mobile phone giant.

The Ozo is a spherical multi-camera unit which will be used by VR production company Jaunt, with future kit to be aimed at the growing 'pro-sumer' market for creating VR content.

MPEG LA calls for single DASH patent pool

Patent licensing group MPEG LA has called for a single patent pool to drive uptake of the MPEG-DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) standard for streaming media.

The group has asked any party with patents essential to DASH to submit them for evaluation by September 9th 2015, for inclusion in a non-discriminatory, non-exclusive worldwide one-stop patent pool licence.

DTG Staff  |  29.07.2015

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