ANGA Cable 2012

ANGA Cable sees growth in international visitors

The ANGA Cable show saw strong growth in international visitors this year, with the proportion of visitors from outside Germany growing from 43% to 50%. German cable association ANGA counted 16,000 trade visitors and 1,600 congress attendees to the show, and announced that the 2013 event will take place from June 4-6 next year. “The […]

Zon Multimedia aims to introduce individual user profiles

Portuguese pay TV company Zon Multimedia plans to introduce individual profiles for different family members and users within a household as a future iteration of its next-generation Iris advanced TV service, according to José Alberto Pascoal, head of operations and infrastructure management at Zon. Taking part in the international technology summit at the ANGA Cable […]

HbbTV faces hurdles to wide-scale adoption, ANGA attendees told

HbbTV still faces a number of issues that are stalling widespread adoption of the hybrid broadcast-broadband TV standard, according to participants on a Smart TV strategy panel at the ANGA Cable Congress yesterday afternoon. Marcus Dimpfel, strategy and business development chief at commercial broadcaster RTL Group said that his company was supporting HbbTV. He said […]

NDS demos services with Tele Columbus, but sees low demand for HbbTV

NDS (Stand B16) will support HbbTV services but has seen relatively little in the way of requests, according to Yves Padrines, vice-president and general manager, EMEA at the interactive TV and content security technology provider. Padrines told DTVE that NDS embraced open standards and would support HbbTV. However, he said that relatively few platform operator […]

Arris developing three flavours of gateway product

Broadband and TV technology company Arris (Stand E21) is moving ahead with the development of three varieties of the Whole Home Solution, its combined gateway and set-top product, originally developed using the Moxi software platform it acquired. Bruce McClelland, arris group president of products and services, told DTVE at the ANGA Cable show that Arris […]

Irdeto ships half a million Cloaked CAS

More than half a million set-tops containing Irdeto’s (Stand J18) Cloaked conditional access system were shipped in the first six months since the company launched it last September. Irdeto Cloaked is a software-based CA solution that makes use of Irdeto’s Cloakware technology to provide protection against hacking, reverse engineering and tampering. Irdeto claims Cloaked CA […]

Media Broadcast launches cable headend service

Media Broadcast (Stand D34) has launched a new cable headened service, featuring over 250 TV and radio channels. The core of the project is a central headend in Media Broadcast’s earth station in Usingen. This is where the central signal contribution and processing of the programmes delivered by satellite or digital cable takes place. The […]

LG could look to the cloud and simple devices beyond Horizon

Following the launch of its next-generation Horizon set-top box, Liberty Global will look to the cloud to deliver services alongside the deployment of relatively simple consumer premises equipment as part of its future technology strategy, according to Aamir Hussain, chief technology officer, Europe at the international cable operator. Speaking at the international technology summit at […]

4.7Gbps test showed cable is future proof, no need for fibre, says KDG’s Glatz

Kabel Deutschland (KDG) conducted its recent record-breaking 4.7Gbps broadband speed test to show cable’s capabilities to those considering building fibre on a large scale and also to demonstrate the future proof nature of the cable network to housing groups, according to KDG chief technology officer Lorenz Glatz. He was speaking at the international technology summit […]

Conax launches Xtend Multiscreen including P2P for live content

Content security specialist Conax (Stand K21) has used ANGA Cable to launch Xtend Multiscreen, a pre-integrated ecosystem to add multiscreen and OTT services to existing pay TV operations, in partnership with middleware provider Cubiware and MPS Broadband. At a press conference to mark the launch, Conax’s director of product management Tor Helge Kristiansen said that […]

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