Eurofins launches cybersecurity division

Quality assurance and testing services specialist Eurofins Digital Testing has launched a cybersecurity division to serve the media and entertainment industry, as well as Internet of Things providers, and other key markets. Eurofins has also announced the appointments of Marcel Mangel, Erik Rutkens, and Sean Walls as managing directors of cybersecurity, overseeing a team of […]

CommScope agrees to buy Arris for US$7.4bn

Communications infrastructure firm, CommScope, has agreed to buy Arris for a total purchase price of US$7.4 billion (€6.5 billion). The US$31.75 per-share all-cash transaction includes the repayment of debt and asset management firm The Carlyle Group is contributing US$1 billion towards the financing of the deal, giving it a minority stake in CommScope. Combined, CommScope […]

Netgem TV strikes deal with Channels Islands telco

TV technology and service provider Netgem TV has struck a customer loyalty partnership deal for its Amazon Prime-including offering with Channels Island telco JT, formerly Jersey Telecom. JT and Netgem TV will offer JT customers a Netgem SoundBox packaged with Amazon Prime for new and existing customers. By signing up to a JT Pay Monthly […]

Foxtel renews licensing deal with TiVo

Australian pay TV outfit Foxtel has renewed its licence with TV technology provider TiVo Corporation for TiVo’s search and recommendation services. Foxtel will have access to TiVo’s personalised content discovery platform as part of the licensing agreement. TiVo said that as a long-term search and recommendation customer, Foxtel would be able to provide its subscribers […]

Arris highlights new cable broadband technologies

Cable technology provider Arris has used the recent US SCTE Cable-Tec Expo to highlight two technologies that it believes could significantly enhance the capability of HFC cable operators to compete with fibre providers over the coming years. While Full Duplex DOCSIS, a version of the DOCSIS cable standard that provides symmetrical bandwidth over HFC infrastructure, […]

UK’s DTG publishes new version of D-Book

The UK’s Digital Television Group (DTG) has published the latest version of the D-Book – the accepted technical standards for digital-terrestrial TV in the UK – including new requirements for HEVC, HDR and HFR. D-Book 11 provides requirements for implementation of HEVC, HDR and HFR where receivers support the technologies for broadcast. This is backed […]

Skyworth unveils ‘always-on AI TV’

Chinese TV manufacturer Skyworth has unveiled an ‘always-on AI TV’ at its new product strategy event. At the event, Yu Jianwei, China marketing headquarters executive vice-general manager and marketing director at Skyworth showcased the new TV and controlled it solely by voice. He switched the TV on and adjusted a nearby table lamp via voice […]

Synamedia opens for business, appoints Americas VP

Investment firm Permira has completed its acquisition of Cisco’s Service Provider Video Software Solutions (SPVSS) group, meaning Synamedia, the company created from the deal, is now open for business.    Synamedia was unveiled as the name for the ex-Cisco video business in September and the company set out its vision and investment focus as a newly independent company […]

SES sees revenues edge up but video distribution falls

SES saw its year-to-date revenues edge upwards at constant exchange rates as of the end of September, with sales of €1489 billion up 0.4% on the previous year at constant currency. Underlying revenue from SES’s core businesses was up 2.1%, with revenue from SES Networks offsetting a dip from SES Video. SES turned in an […]

CommScope reportedly in talks to buy Arris

US telecom technology company CommScope is in talks to acquire TV technology outfit Arris, according to a Reuters report, citing unnamed sources. According to the report, interest in a combination is being driven by challenges faced by both parties, which are threatened by the commoditisation of a number of product lines. CommScope, which was floated […]