Sky Italy’s IPTV platform, which is powered by V-Nova’s Perseus codec (Sky Takes V-Nova in Italy), won Newbay Media’s Best of Show award at NAB 2016. V-Nova also used the show to announce the deployment of a Perseus-powered OTT mobile video services in India, by Fastfilmz, and Eutselsat’s use to drive UltraHD contribution of the Euro 2016 football tournament to Rai’s UltraHD channel.
In his article (V-Nova Impresses at NAB), Chris mentioned that Ericsson had been ‘frosty’ when asked about the V-Nova’s Perseus technology. We talked to Guido Meardi, CEO of V-Nova who attended the IHS event in London last week about this. He suggested that “it depends on who in Ericsson you talk to”. Several key staff at V-Nova came from the company and that may have made relationships difficult with some part of the organisation. (BR)