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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 […]

Verimatrix acquires Akamai identity Services assets

Content security specialist Verimatrix has acquired the assets that comprise the Akamai Identity Services (AIS) product from CDN giant Akamai. The acquisition will help Verimatrix provide a common authentication system to reduce friction within the content distribution workflow for TV everywhere services and ultimately support new ways to increase the value of the content chain on […]

Arris signs new customer deals in Asia Pacific

Arris has announced two new customer deals in Asia Pacific, partnering with Australian pay TV operator Foxtel and South Korean internet service provider SK Broadband. Foxtel’s new iQ4 set-top box is made by Arris. The device supports 4K and HDR video, combines broadcast satellite, terrestrial and IP capabilities, and features a 1,000GB hard-drive and Bluetooth remote […]

Harmonic unveils cloud-native containerised CableOS

Technology company Harmonic’s CableOS virtualised cable access software is now available as a cloud-native containerised and Kubernetes-orchestrated solution, a move designed to enable new levels of scalability, reliability and efficiency for operators, according to the company. Containerisation is a way of virtualising services without launching a dedicated virtual machine for each application. Kubernetes is an […]

Access tapped for cable set-tops ahead of Japanese 4K launch

Panasonic System Solutions Japan has tapped TV technology outfit Access to provide its NetFront Browser BE v2 DTV Profile for digital cable set-tops that will support new 4K satellite broadcasting services to begin in December. The browser will be used in TZ-LT1000BW, a new basic model to be launched in November 2018, and TZ-HT3000BW, a […]

Limelight and Ericsson partner on content delivery

Limelight Networks and Ericsson have signed an agreement to collaborate on content delivery and edge cloud services. Ericsson is partnering with service providers globally to build the Ericsson Unified Delivery Network (UDN) Edge Cloud Platform – a web-scale edge delivery network. Under the agreement, Limelight’s content delivery technology will be deployed on the Ericsson UDN […]

Nordija appoints new CTO

IPTV and OTT software company Nordija has appointed YouSee’s former head of software product development, Lars Vange Jørgensen, as its new chief technology officer. Jørgensen, who worked at Nordija earlier in his career as systems architect and head of its consultancy business unit, was most recently at the Danish government administration heading a section tasked […]

Ericsson’s MediaKind divestment delayed to year-end

Ericsson has pushed back the divestment of its majority stake in MediaKind to the end of the year. having originally planned to close the transaction in the third quarter. Ericsson has partnered with One Equity Partners, which will become the majority owner of MediaKind – formerly Ericsson’s Media Solutions business. “The carve-out of MediaKind from […]

CDNvideo launches P2P solution 

Wangsu Group-owned CDN provider CDNvideo has launched own P2P solution for live streaming at IBC 2018.   CDNvideo’s P2P solution was used by Russia Television and Radio (VGTRK) during the Moscow Victory Day Parade 2018 on May 9 and then used during the sport events that took place in Russia this summer. The P2P solution was eventually utilized by hundreds of thousands of viewers, according to CDNvideo. […]

Irdeto-led consortium unveils CI+ 2.0 USB CAM

A partnership of conditional access module ecosystem players led by Irdeto have unveiled a productised CI Plus 2.0 USB CAM that is ready for certification. Initially formed in 2017 to support the CI Plus 2.0 Standard, the partnership includes MStar Semiconductor, SMIT Holdings and TP Vision. The partner companies have reached the latest milestone in allowing […]