Virgin and IPKO among SCTE and ANGA’s bursary recipients

Virgin Media and IPKO were among the 20 international cable operators to receive bursaries and from the Society for Broadband Professionals (SCTE) and the Association of German Cable Operators (ANGA).  Granting the bursaries at this year’s ANGA COM conference and exhibition, each bursary winner received a package including pre-paid flights and hotel accommodation for three […]

ANGA and DTG demo silicon decoding of 4K using HEVC

ANGA COM in Cologne and the DTG UK UHD Forum in London each held corresponding demos of live decoding of 4K content compressed with HEVC yesterday. In London visitors to the DTG conference were able to see live decoding and display of 10-bit 50Hz 2160p content compressed with HEVC in what was touted as the […]

Cloud-based DVR remains challenging in Europe, say operators

Cloud-based DVR services remain problematic for operators due to restrictions on the use of content rights, according to a panel of cable executives and technologists at content security provider Verimatrix’s ‘Multi-Network Solutions in the Real World’ event, which took place ahead of the main conference sessions at ANGA COM today in Cologne. Erik Meijer, senior […]

M7 may follow up KabelKiosk acquisition with German pay TV launch

Pay TV provider M7 Group may launch a new consumer pay TV business in Germany following its acquisition of KabelKiosk from Eutelsat, according to Kees Farber, managing director of M7 Deutschland. While KabelKiosk is a business-to-business platform, delivering a bundle of channels to third-party operators across Germany via satellite, Farber said that M7 could also […]

Sky Deutschland will invest in local content, says Sullivan

Pay TV operator Sky Deutschland will invest in local content when the operator begins to make money, according to CEO Brian Sullivan. Speaking on a panel session at ANGA COM this morning, Sullivan said that pay TV delivered predictable revenue streams “once you get going”. The company, which recently turned EBITDA positive, will be cash-positive […]

Conax to provide solution for live OTT

Conax is planning to target pay TV operators that want to launch live OTT services with a new product later this summer. The content security provider will in August launch a ‘live TV app’, enabling operators to launch a live service for multple devices, along with OTT Access, a new, basic security solution that is […]

TeliaSonera selects Cisco for bandwidth expansion

TeliaSonera has selected Cisco’s Remote-PHY solution to increase bandwidth and expand its service across its cable footprint in Finland. Using the solution, which is part of Cisco’s advanced access architecture, TeliaSonera aims to increase access network capacity, drive more productivity and increase operational efficiency. TeliaSonera already has an installed base of Cisco Cable Modem Termination […]

Wananchi extends Verimatrix security deal

The Wananchi Group is extending its partnership with content security specialist Verimatrix, ahead of the launch of OTT video services from its East African pay TV operator Zuku TV. Since 2010, Wananchi-owned Zuku has used Verimatrix’s cardless Video Content Authority System (VCAS) for DVB solution to secure its DTH satellite TV services, and subsequently extended […]

RGB Networks partners with Pi Telecom

Multiscreen video delivery specialist RGB Networks has partnered with interactive IP video solutions firm Pi Telecom to deliver an end-to-end software-based OTT solution.  The firms said that their joint offering will allow them to address mounting operator demand for video-on-demand and nDVR, as well as potential cost savings of moving applications to the cloud. Pi […]

Pace to showcase RDK products

Pace is to use ANGA COM to showcase its RDK products and solutions. The company will highlight its range of media servers, IP clients and dongles along with the Elements RDK-ready software platform. Pace says it has now shipped over three million RDK-compliant devices in the US alone, and is now planning to expand its […]