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European cities make progress in Akamai broadband league

Cities in Asia continue to dominate CDN provider Akamai’s list of the 100 fastest broadband cities worldwide, according to its latest State of the Internet report. Based on analysis of the second quarter of this year, Brno in the Czech Republic was the fastest European city, ranked 55 out of 100 globally with an average […]

Irdeto acquires BayTSP

Content security specialist Irdeto has acquired Santa Clara, California-based anti-piracy technology provider BayTSP. BayTSP specialises in search, discovery and anti-piracy solutions, which Irdeto will use to expand its security portfolio and complement its Irdeto ActiveCloak system. BayTSP provides customer, including Hollywood studios, with the ability to identify and track unauthorised digital content, independent of language, […]

Bridge updates microVB for OTT support

Bridge Technologies has updated its microVB miniaturised digital media probe for subscriber premises. The microVB 2.0 can report second-by-second data on all traffic passing through set-top boxes and can now also analyse OTT service quality. Operators can use the device to monitor various factor influencing QoS and the viewer experience, including interactions between triple-play services, […]

Signiant names new CEO

Media technology company Signiant has named Margaret Craig as its new CEO. Craig was previously the CEO of networked services for media management provider Ascent Media Group. Signiant provides workflow automation and management of media as it moves between media and entertainment organisations.

Volicon launches loudness monitoring for cable

Technology company Volicon has launched the integrated real-time loudness monitoring capabilities of its Observer version 6.0 video monitoring and logging system to the cable market. The Observer Remote Program Monitor and MPEG Transport Stream systems offer loudness monitoring tools that help cable operators to maintain compliance with the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act (CALM Act) […]

Pace troubled by Thailand floods

Flooding in Thailand could negatively impact set-top vendor Pace’s operating profit by up to US$9 million (€6.5 million) this year, the company has announced. Western Digital Corporation, a major supplier of hard disk drives to Pace, has suspending production at its manufacturing facilities in Thailand due to the severe flooding taking place in the country. […]

Fashion One expands European coverage


Fashion and entertainment channel Fashion One TV has inked a satellite deal that will see it being transmitted to millions of homes across Europe and North Africa. It has inked an agreement with GlobeCast that gives it access to a potential 42 million DTH, 55 million cable and 2.3 million DTT homes in the region.

Eurosport using Elemental to deliver multiscreen services

Sports broadcaster Eurosport is using multiscreen technology specialist Elemental Technologies’ platform to deliver its services. In conjunction with local reseller B-Stream, Elemental is providing technology for both live and on-demand video transcoding. Elemental Server is providing Eurosport with file-based transcoding while Elemental Live encoders are delivering linear adaptive bitrate channels to devices such as the […]

P&TLuxembourg updates IPTV platform with Netgem

Luxembourg IPTV operator P&TLuxembourg will roll out an enhanced IPTV service this month using Netgem set-top boxes and associated software. Subscribers to P&T’s premium package will receive a Netbox N8000 MediaCentre DVR, giving them access to over 200 IPTV channels, over-the-top VOD, catch-up TV and social media content from web applications. Customers will be able […]

Intel winds down smart TV business

Intel has ditched its move into internet connected TVs after closing its Digital Home Group. The company will continue to supply chips to gateway devices and set-top boxes but will wind down its Digital Home business. Digital Home Group staff will be relocated to focus on netbooks, smartphones and tablet devices. Erik Huggers, a high […]