Confia comes back to buy TVI operator with significantly reduced offer

Portuguese publishing group Cofina has come back to the table with a new offer to buy 100% of TVI operator Media Capital. Confirmed by competition watchdog CMVM, the deal would make Cofina the largest media group in Portugal, with the company already owning tabloid Correio da Manha and business newspaper Jornal de Negocios. Media Capital […]

Teleste addresses DOCSIS 3.1 upgrade challenges

Cable operators face a long and challenging road to upgrade their networks to deliver the full promise of DOCSIS 3.1, according to network infrastructure equipment supplier Teleste. Providing an update on network upgrades and migration to DOCSIS 3.1 at ANGA COM, Teleste’s SVP, video and broadband solutions, Hanno Narjus, said that DOCSIS 3.1, which is […]

New UHD content for Eutelsat’s 4K channel

International channel operator SPI International and German broadcaster Anixe are both demoing 4K content through Eutelsat Communications’ Hot Bird 4K1 channel. SPI International is previewing its first native Ultra HD content on the channel, which will appear on its own 4K FunBox UHD commercial network, which is scheduled to launch this autumn via Eutelsat’s Hot […]

Alcatel-Lucent and Telecom Italia partner on web, TV services

Alcatel-Lucent is to provide 100 gigabit-per-second optical networking technology to Telecom Italia so the operator can deliver “ultra-broadband” internet and TV services.  Italian national service provider will deploy Alcatel-Lucent’s technology in a bid to transform its infrastructure by increasing network capacity and improving service delivery times. The 100 Gbps technology will transform Telecom Italia’s core […]

Abox42 to debut latest generation smart STB platform

Set-top box maker Abox42 will show for the first time its latest generation M40 smart set-top box platform for IPTV, OTT and hybrid at ANGA COM.  Abox42 said the new model in the M-series range supports HEVC / H.265 and that its product portfolio can now cope with third generation DVB-C, T/T2, S2 hybrid smart […]

Strong to showcase range of set-top boxes

Strong will showcase its latest range of Strong and Thomson set-top boxes (STBs) as well as its new product category of streaming devices.  The company will present a variety of digital DVB-T2, DVB-T and DVB-S2 receivers that have been developed for and are distributed in different countries. Visitors will see new DVB-C HD receivers for […]

Verimatrix agrees cardless security deal with Digicel

Security specialist Verimatrix has struck a deal with communications provider Digicel to protect the latter’s high definition digital entertainment service. The agreement, agreed with Digicel New Media Ventures, sees Verimatrix deploy its Video Content Authority System (VCAS) for DVB to protect the to protect the Digicel Play offering. The cardless solution is designed to be […]

DTVKit partners with Ekioh for HbbTV browser solution

Not-for-profit organisation DTVKit has launched its HbbTV 1.5 solution for the Ekioh TV Browser, which will be demoed by Broadcom at ANGA COM.  The joint solution offers enhanced performance over the Qt based browser, which is typically used with the DTVKit HbbTV solution, according to DTVKit. “By combining the DTVKit HbbTV solution and the Ekioh […]

Unitymedia to add Chromecast support for Horizon Go

Liberty Global-owned German cable operator Unitymedia is due to add more features to its Horizon Go mobile TV service, including Chromecast support. Unitymedia said that during 2015 it will add Chromecast support, Airplay support and remote recording to the mobile entertainment service, and will premiere these new features at ANGA COM. At the show, the […]

Zappware to demo Apple Watch add-on for TV platform

TV paltform provider Zappware has announced an Apple Watch add-on to its multiscreen digital TV platform, which it will demonstrate at ANGA COM.  The add-on lets wearers of the Apple Watch receive TV-related notifications or control the TV screen. “This innovative add-on to the Zappware platform is another prime example of Zappware’s commitment and pioneering […]

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