Cable & IPTV

Ocilion names ex-Discovery exec as head of content

Austria-based IPTV platform technology specialist Ocilion has named former Discovery Germany executive Thomas Bichlmeir in the new position of head of content. Bichlmeir will be responsible with his team for expanding the company’s content partner strategy and the content offering for networks operators and the hospitality sector, including hotels, schools and hospitals. He will be […]

T-Mobile discontinues IPTV service TVision Home

US telco T-Mobile has announced the shutdown of its TVision Home IPTV cable service as it looks to grow its just-launched TVision streaming service. The IPTV platform was based on tech acquired as a part of the 2017 Layer3 acquisition, and largely built the foundations of what has now become TVision. The legacy service will […]

The DTVE interview: Eamonn O’Hare, Zegona Communications

Eamonn O’Hare, CEO of UK-based Zegona Communications – the biggest investor in Spanish telco Euskaltel – talks to DTVE’s Stuart Thomson about the attractions of the domestic market and opportunities further afield It is now four years since Zegona Communications, the investment outfit set up by former Virgin Media executives Eamonn O’Hare and Robert Samuelson, […]

Arris launches its first US Android TV STB with TDS Telecom

US equipment vendor Arris and US regional telco and cable operator TDS Telecom have announced plans to deploy an Android TV set-top box (STB) solution for the TDS Cloud TV platform called TDS TV+.  The STB marks Arris’s first foray into developing an Android TV device for the region. TDS TV+ features more than 260 […]

Children’s content is most popular on YouTube

Children’s content and content featuring children receives the most amount of views on YouTube, new research has revealed.  According to a Pew Research Center study that analysed nearly 50,000 YouTube channels, videos aimed at children were highly popular, as were those that featured children under the age of 13 – regardless of their intended audience.  […]

Orange sees solid growth in TV, but loses ground in Spain

Orange has seen a 5% growth in TV customers over Q2, but has lost a significant amount in Spain. Announcing its quarterly results, the telco confirmed it had attracted 400,000 subscribers between April and June, taking it to a total of 9.7 million TV subscribers globally.  The company said that the success of shows Game […]

Telecom Egypt and CNE partner for IPTV launch

Egyptian telco Telecom Egypt has signed an agreement with Cable Network Egypt (CNE) to provide the former’s customers with IPTV. The deal will see Telecom Egypt provide its customers with unique content and TV channels through an IPTV platform. Numerous packages will be offered to cater to different segments, including content such as entertainment, sports, […]

Smart STB market to reach $2 billion by 2024

The smart set-top box (STB) market is expected to reach US$2 billion (€1.77 billion) by 2024.  According to a new report from market research firm Arizton, the market will grow at a CAGR of 8% during 2018-24.  This rapid growth is, the report claims, down to multiple prominent factors such as the increased consumption of […]

EKT and Nordija team for Air Link DVB/IP solution

Set-top box vendor EKT and software platform developer Nordija have announced a new contract with Air Link Communications to deploy a pre-integrated DVB/IP Hybrid solution in Trinidad and Tobago. The new solution will be based on EKT’s LinuxTV platform with a user experience developed by Nordja and serve as a flexible and scalable solution to […]

EE adds Apple TV 4K, BT Sport to Home Broadband offering

EE has replaced its aging bespoke IPTV product with a new offering that includes Apple TV 4K and access to BT Sport.  The BT-owned EE initially developed and launched its EE TV product prior to the merger. For an additional £8 (€9) per month customers could receive the box which provided access to Freeview TV […]

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