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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 (“Roland Garros”) 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,…

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Tiledmedia at the FOKUS Media Web Symposium in Berlin

The 6th FOKUS Media Web Symposium (Berlin, May 16-17, 2017) offers the latest insights in internet delivered media such as 360°/VR Streaming, multiscreen interaction, media sync, SmartTV/HbbTV, protected adaptive streaming, related standardization and market developments. It is a platform for international technology experts where the latest developments of web technologies and trends in the creative industry will be presented and discussed. Ray…

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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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Tiledmedia at EBU Broadthinking 2017

Getting quality content onto an ever growing number of screens via the internet is a constant challenge for broadcasters. The BroadThinking event organised by the EBU in Geneva on May 3 and 4 discussed topics as 5G, CDNs, streaming technology, interactivity and more. Tiledmedia’s CTO Ray van Brandenburg explained the different challenges of VR360 video streaming and the current solutions. You can…

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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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Moved to a new office

On March 24, we moved into our new office in the historic “Industriegebouw” in Rotterdam. Our move signals the start of a new phase for tiledmedia. Our focus for April is going to be on preparing for NAB, and on getting the many parties that want to evaluate our technology up and running. .

Rob Koenen named President of VR Industry Forum

Following the departure of Ericsson’s David Price from the Board of the VR Industry Forum, Tiledmedia’s CBDO Rob Koenen was appointed as President of VRIF. Representing TNO on VRIF’s Board of Directors, Rob will be serving as “Initial President” until the first Board Elections take place in July of this year.

VR Industry Forum Established

Yesterday, the first and inaugural meeting of the VR Industry Forum took place at CES in Las Vegas. The newly established Forum collects industry leaders in VR360, including Sky, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Movielabs, TNO, and tiledmedia’s VR streaming partners Harmonic and Viaccess-Orca. The purpose of the Forum is to make VR an attractive, high quality experience for consumers. Acting on…

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