Irdeto to protect Polsat’s mobile TV service

Irdeto will provide conditional access security to Cyfrowy Polsat when the DTH operator launches its mobile DTT service. The operator acquired mobile TV infrastructure provider Info-TV-FM in October. It said it was in talks with device manufacturers and has signed a deal with Irdeto to secure its pay TV service on mobile devices capable of […]

Smartclip and Accedo offer gaming ads

Video advertising specialist Smartclip and smart TV app developer Accedo have signed an agreement that will see pre-roll video ads inserted into gaming app Funspot. Smartclip will start monetising the Funspot games with in-gaming pre-rolls in European markets including the Nordics, UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Funspot offers various casual games including board, arcade, […]

Amos-5 makes successful launch

Spacecom, operator of the Amos satellite fleet, has announced the successful launch of its Amos-5 satellite from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Amos-5 launched aboard a Proton Breeze-M launcher yesterday at 11:17 GMT to its 17° East orbital position.
In the coming weeks, Amos-5 will undergo a sequence of in-orbit tests, after which its manufacturer, ISS Reshetnev, will officially […]

Ono adds remote record to TiVo

Spanish cable operator Ono has added remote record to its TiVo platform. Users can schedule a recording using any compute with internet access. TiVo by Ono lets users record two channels simultaneously and store more than 200 hours of content. The platform is currently available in Madrid and Barcelona and will roll out to the […]

SeaChange’s software business contributes to revenue increase

VOD technology company SeaChange has reported third quarter revenues of US$53.4 million (€40 million), a 9% year-on-year increase. The company’s software segment contributed the majority of revenues at US$37.6 million, up US$4.4 million, which it attributed to a significant home gateway licensing transaction with a large domestic service provider, higher VOD software revenues from eventIS […]

Motorola Barometer highlights changing TV habits

Research from Motorola shows that consumers’ appetite for mobile TV, social TV and connected services is increasing. Motorola Mobility’s 2011 Media Engagement Barometer, an independent study of video consumption habits among 9,000 consumers in 16 markets, shows that people spend an average of 12 hours online a week. Over half of respondents (61%) said they […]

GlobeCast expands capacity over Russia

Media services provider GlobeCast has expanded its capacity over Russia by taking Ku-band capacity on the Yamal-201 satellite. Uplinked from Moscow, and located at 90° East, GlobeCast’s platform on Yamal-201 will offer free-to-air or encrypted channels coverage from eastern Europe to the Pacific, and from northern China to Siberia. According to GlobeCast, the platform offers […]

Accedo opens app store for Boxer

Connected TV app developer Accedo has announced that its Application Sphere app store has been integrated with Swedish digital-terrestrial pay TV provider Boxer’s new on-demand set-top box.
 The store will be populated with pre-packaged apps from Accedo’s portfolio of games and media apps, including a weather service and social media applications such as Twitter, Facebook […]

Amino ships four million set-tops

IP set-top vendor Amino has sold and shipped its four-millionth device. Amino said the milestone device, an M540 PVR IPTV set-top box, will be deployed by Netherlands-based fibre network operator Glashart Media. Amino CEO Andrew Burke said: “This is a great achievement and one which everyone associated with Amino is very proud. While our products […]

FetchTV app goes live on Panasonic Viera

IP Vision has launched a connected TV app for its FetchTV OTT platform on Panasonic Smart Viera TVs. The UK company has also confirmed the app will launch on Samsung’s Smart TV platform early next year. The FetchTV app offers on-demand access to movies from major studios and various specialist TV channels. Content can be […]