Fox to use Civolution’s Teletrax to monitor content

Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution is to use TV technology provider Civolution’s media monitoring service Teletrax to monitor the broadcast of its video content in the international marketplace. According to Civolution, Teletrax will allow Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution to accelerate rights windows for the overseas broadcast of its content, monitor on-air promotions of series, […]

Tattelekom chooses ADB to manage broadband access gateways

Tatarstan telecom operator Tattelekom has chosen TV and broadband technology provider ADB’s Epicentro-PMP TR-069 ACS system to remotely manage its multivendor base of broadband access gateways. Tattelekom provides fixed line services including data networks, internet access and interactive digital TV service Fly TV in the Republic of Tatarstan in European Russia. “Epicentro-PMP allows us to […]

Pace names International president

Set-top vendor Pace has appointed Shane McCarthy as president of its Pace International business unit. He replaces Mark Loughran with immediate effect and will assume responsibility for Pace international’s business in EMEA, APAC and Brazil.   McCarthy has been promoted from senior vice-president and general manager of EMEA and Asia Pacific. Pace CEO, Mike Pulli, […]

SeaChange preparing On Demand Group sale

Just over a week after video-on-demand technology company SeaChange announced that it would be selling its broadcast server and storage business, CEO Raghu Rau said the company will attempt to sell its media services business, including On Demand Group. Speaking on a conference call announcing SeaChange’s full year results, Rau said, “We are…actively engaged in […]

Netgem sees profits halve

France-based set-top and home gateway company Netgem saw profits halve last year as it felt the impact of a shortage of hard disk drives as a result of last year’s flooding in Thailand. The company posted net profit of €10.7 million, down from €23.4 million in 2010. Revenue was down 37% at €84.7 million. Netgem […]

EBU selects NovelSat for satellite modulation

The European Broadcasting Union has selected satellite technology company NovelSat’s NS3 satellite modulation technology to distribute news and sports content within its global network. The EBU is using NovelSat’s NS3-powered NS1000 and NS2000 satellite modulators and demodulators. NovelSat said the deployment of its satellite modulation technology enables the EBU to reduce costs while increasing bandwidth […]

Zeonbud selects Harris Selenio for Ukraine’s DVB-T2 network

Ukrainian digital terrestrial network provider Zeonbud has selected Harris’s Selenio media convergence platform as part of the national video headend for its DVB-T2 broadcast network. The video headend system will facilitate broadcast content distribution via satellite from the city of Kiev to 167 transmitters across the country. Selenio provides Zeonbud with a centralised video headend […]

Thomson launches ViBE CP6000

Thomson Video Networks has launched the ViBE CP6000, a multiformat platform for contribution of live video. The solution features a modular implementation of the MPEG contribution codecs and eight HD channels per 1RU chassis. Developed as a multiformat system for broadcasters, video carriers, network operators and telecos, the ViBE CP6000 provides transport of live HD […]

Samsung and Telekom SA bundle smart TVs and broadband

Samsung and Telekom South Africa have a signed an agreement to jointly drive the take up of connected TVs in the country. The companies plan to market Samsung Smart TVs bundled with fixed-line broadband in South Africa. “Samsung and Telkom will collaborate in areas that will drive easy access to affordable and bundled data and […]

Intelsat successfully launches 22

Intelsat has successfully launched the Intelsat 22 satellite. The satellite took off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan this morning. It will provide C- and Ku-band capacity for media, government and network services customers in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Once operational in May, it will replace Intelsat 709 at 72° East and […]