Author: Rob Koenen

Already preparing for CES 2018

It feels early, but we’re already picking hotels and flights for Las Vegas in January 2018. While we spent our time in a hotel suite during CES 2017 this year, we’re now going to have our own presence at the show floor. Tiledmedia has been selected to have a CES 2018 show floor presence at the Holland Startup Pavilion, an…

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IBC 2017: Paper and Presence

Gearing up for IBC in two months! Our joint paper with Akamai on optimization of VR delivery will be presented by Tiledmedia’s CTO Ray van Brandenburg in the session called “Solving OTT’s Achilles’ Heel – Scale“, on Friday 15 September at 15:30 in the Emerald Room. This session will focus on delivering immersive media over the top. Rob Koenen will…

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BT looking at tiled VR streaming

Speaking at The Future of Broadcasting conference on 28 June, Andrew Gower, head of the interactive media research group at BT, spoke about providing significantly higher quality for BT’s experimental VR broadcasts. Digital TV Europe reported: “[…] another solution is to stream only the part of the field of vision that viewers are focusing on at any one time. Gower…

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A recent LinkedIn post

Just a quick link – The strongest impact of a Tiled VR demo is on those that have actually tried to stream VR themselves, and know how hard it is to do well. Here’s a response to our demo at BT Innovation 2017: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6281384906060767232. (The other system referenced in the post is an edge transcoding system from Huawei)

Demos at 2017 French Open Tennis…

The French Open is a major tennis event, but also an opportunity for new technologies to shine. Many new Ultra HD technologies were demonstrated there before introduction to the market, and this year, France Télévisions is showing a number of VR demonstrations. Bernard Fontaine, Directeur Innovation Technologiques, Direction du Numérique de France Télévisions, wrote a blog entitled “Roland-Garros, terrain de…

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Streaming 8k VR From a Commercial CDN at NAB: It Worked Flawlessly!

Together with partners Viaccess-Orca, Harmonic and Digital Immersion, we showed our low latency tiled VR streaming technology with ambisonic audio and great Blue Man Group content at NAB2017. We used a simulated CDN at first, but later switched over to streaming straight off Akamai’s CDN. Streaming of 8k VR content over a commercial CDN to a consumer device (the Samsung Gear…

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Blue Man Group Visits Tiledmedia Demo

At a very successful NAB Show, we showed 8k VR content streaming off Akamai’s CDN at 14 Mbit/s. Everyone liked the demo, but especially those that are in the business of distributing VR content were highly impressed. “This is awesome” and “I’m blown away with your quality – I need a demo in my lab!” were just two quotes from…

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Meet us NAB

Tiledmedia will showcase its technology at NAB2017 in Las Vegas, from 24 through 27 April. We’ll show our technology at the Harmonic booth, South Hall, Upper Level, Booth 1210. Send an email to hi at tiledmedia dot com if you are interested in a demonstration! We’ll also have a joint paper “Streaming UHD-Quality VR at Realistic Bitrates: Mission Impossible?” with…

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