Ultra HD Sky Q unveiled, BBC may phase out broadcast Red Button, and BARB tests data fusion systems: DTG daily news November 18th 2015

Sky Q unveiled: connected Ultra HD-ready product family

Sky has unveiled its biggest product relaunch since Sky+HD: Sky Q—a connected home hub ready for Ultra HD with a networked multi-room mini-box and apps for offline viewing on tablets.

The Sky Q hub box has 12 satellite tuners and 2TB of storage, it can stream to five devices at once over WiFi and Powerline home network connections, and is ready for an UHD service set to launch in 2016.

BBC 'exploring phased exit' for broadcast Red Button

The BBC is hoping to save up to £16m by changing its distribution strategy and phasing out the broadcast version of the Red Button interactive TV service.

The older Red Button technology—delivered via satellite, cable and terrestrial TV at the BBC's expense—would be replaced by the connected Red Button and iPlayer, delivered via broadband at the viewer's expense.

BARB trials data fusion for hybrid viewing measurement

UK audience measurement body BARB will test systems from Kantar Media and Nielsen to combine data from online viewing and traditional TV as part of Project Dovetail.

The project launched its first public step in September, with the TV Player report on online viewing, and the next stage is to combine this with traditional data from BARB's viewing panels.

DTG Staff  |  18.11.2015

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