IBC passes 50,000 visitors 

This year’s IBC show in Amsterdam is expected to pass 50,000 visitors for the first time. By this morning, the show’s organisers had counted 49,911 visitors, already 2.2% up on the final number last year. IBC CEO Mike Crimp said that the IBC has taken an option on building an additional 6,000 square meters of […]

Liberty Global’s Fries unveils plans on Horizon

Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries used the opening day of the IBC conference in Amsterdam to unveil the new Horizon set-top box, which will be rolled out first on UPC Netherlands’ network in the first quarter of next year before being launched on UPC Cablecom in Switzerland and Unitymedia in Germany soon after. The operator […]

SES unveils new identity, focus on emerging markets

Satellite operator SES has unveiled its new corporate identity and logo, and reorganised its management structure to better focus on targeting opportunities in emerging markets around the world. The new brand is centered on the consistent use of the SES name and logo throughout the markets in which SES operates worldwide. The introduction of the […]

Ono and TiVo provide more details

Spanish pay TV operator Ono and TiVo have provided more details about their new platform at the IBC conference in Amsterdam. Ono customers will be able to set Season Pass Recordings to automatically record their favourite programmes and schedule recordings when not at home. The platform will also record programmes based on users’ interests via […]

VimpelCom chooses Motorola for set-tops

Russian telco VimpelCom has selected Motorlola Mobility to supply new set-top boxes for its Beeline IPTV customers. Motorola said the VIP2202 and VIP2262 set-tops allow operators to expand their subscriber base and grow ARPU by offering consumers rich home entertainment experiences such as personal video recording (with the VIP2262 model), time shifting, electronic programming guides and […]

Verimatrix and RCBd partner to deliver premium content to LG Smart TVs

Content security specialist Verimatrix has partnered with TV software and data services company Related Content Database (RCDb) to develop a solution for pay TV operators and broadcasters to securely deliver premium content over IP to LG’s Smart TV connected TV platform and Blu-ray players. The partnership was announced at the IBC conference in Amsterdam. The […]

Liberty Global launches online catch-up with thePlatform

European cable operator Liberty Global is launching an online catch-up service using thePlatform’s TV Everywhere solution Liberty Global, which operates cable networks in 14 countries, will offer the online service to its paid subscribers. White label video publishing company thePlatform will provide the back end video management system. thePlatform’s, cloud-based, mpx system will serve as […]

James Cameron to headline IBC

Hollywood film director James Cameron is to deliver a headline presentation at the end of this year’s IBC conference, presenting the new company he created earlier this year with long-term 3D collaborator Vince Pace. (Cameron: 3D broadcasters will be winners, DTVE Daily, April 12) The Cameron Pace Group, which launched at NAB targeting the 3DTV […]

IBC Q&A: Christophe Delahousse, president, Thomson Video Networks

Christophe Delahousse, president of Thomson Video Networks, spoke to DTVE ahead of IBC. What has been the most significant development in pay TV technology since IBC 1010? Over-the-top solutions – more and more pay TV operators, including satellite DTH operators, are trialing or even deploying their bouquet on all those new mobile devices. On the […]

TV Genius partners with Netgem

Content discovery specialist TV Genius has announced partnerships with technology and software companies Netgem and Marmalade in a move it said would enhance consumers’ content discovery experience across different devices and into the connected home. Red Bee Media-owned TV Genius has teamed up with connected home specialist Netgem to combine its Content Discovery Platform with […]

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