SeaChange supplying Cablenet Cyprus with back office

Video technology provider SeaChange International is supplying its Adrenalin back-office infrastructure to Cyprus service provider Cablenet. The solution supports video-on-demand services, time-shift TV (start over TV, catch-up TV and network DVR) and price promotions.  SeaChange installed the back office and integrated with Cablenet’s existing SeaChange STAGIS and CASIS solutions. Cablenet provides cable TV, internet and […]

Canal Digital to launch ‘follow me TV’ service

Canal Digital is to launch a ‘follow me’ service on its platform later this year.  The Nordic pay TV operator plans to launch a new set-top from ADB later this year, which subscribers will be able to connect to existing HD DVR boxes from ADB and resume watching their content from where the left off […]

Conax teams up with partners, develops new products

TV technology company Conax is to launch a new partner programme at IBC in September as part of the company’s new strategic focus on developing overall solutions for customers including middleware, search and recommendation tools and video-on-demand services. As part of its new strategic focus on integrated solutions, Conax has also split its Contego conditional […]

Virgin Media sees strong TiVo growth

UK cable operator Virgin Media added 242,000 customer to its TiVo advanced TV service in the first quarter, taking its total to 677,100. The figures contributed to a boost in Virgin Media’s overall pay TV base of 50,600. Virgin Media now has 840,000 customers taking broadband speeds of 30Mbps or more, up 146,000 in the […]

Antik launches new transcoder

Slovakia-based technology provider Antik has launched a new ASIC-based transcoder platform. According to Antik, the Juice Ember Hi-Density Multi Transcoder can transcode up to 15 SD or HD channels, meaning that with eight transcoding modules, customers can manage up to 120 channels from MPEG-2 into H.264 or transrate video to a lower bit-rate. The 2RU […]

EBU and DVB sign up to Future of TV initiative

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the DVB and 11 other international broadcasting bodies have lined up behind a new initiative focusing on terrestrial TV. The Future of Broadcast Television (FOBTV) initiative is focused on ensuring the long-term viability and relevance of terrestrial TV. EBU technology and development director Lieven Vermaele signed a memorandum of understanding […]

Netgem hit by hard disk shortage

French TV technology company Netgem posted sharp drop in revenue for the first quarter, with sales of €18.4 million compared with €25.7 million for the same period last year. French revenues were down 31%, while international revenues fell by 25%. The company said that international sales bore the impact of the global shortage of hard […]

OTT media server revenue up 68%

Global over-the-top media server revenue increased by 38% and unit shipments were up 68% in 2011, according to a new set-top box market report from Infonetics Research. Worldwide total set-top box shipments grew 13.7% in 2011 compared to the previous year, while revenue was nearly flat, up less than 1%, to US$13.3 billion (€10 billion). […]

EBU joins Future of Broadcast Television initiative

The European Broadcasting Union has become one of 13 founding members of the Future of Broadcasting Television (FOBTV) initiative. FOBTV stresses the unique attributes of terrestrial broadcasting as a flexible and efficient means of wireless media delivery, the EBU said. Its participants want to facilitate the evolution of broadcasting technology to ensure its long-term viability […]

Primestream’s Fork in Harmonic integration

Media asset management and automation software specialist Primestream has announced that its Fork Production Suite now supports Harmonic’s Spectrum ChannelPort integrated channel playout platform. According to Primestream, the combination gives media organisations control over all of ChannelPort’s branding, master control switching and clip playout functions directly from the FORK environment, making it possible for broadcasters […]