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 […]

Samsung launches DTH TVs for Africa

Samsung is launching a TV set integrated with a free-to-air satellite receiver in sub-Saharan Africa. The company is collaborating with SES to help drive satellite-delivered digital TV services in the region. Samsung’s TV Free Satellite models will enable consumers to receive free-to-air television channels without the need for an additional set top box as the […]

SeaChange sells off broadcast and server business

SeaChange is selling its broadcast server and storage business so it can focus on its software and services operations. The business will be sold to a group of financial investors, led by a US-based venture firm, and renamed XOR Media. SeaChange CEO Raghu Rau said, “This divestiture is an important part of our strategy to […]

Rostelecom selects Mototola Mobility for digital rollout

Russian telco Rostelecom is deploying new Motorola Mobility’s IPTV set-top boxes as it expands its digital network across the country. Motorola said its VIP1003 and VIP1963 set-tops will be deployed in early 2012. The VIP1003 is a low-cost HD receiver, while the VIP1963 a higher-end IP media centre with built-in hard-disk drive for DVR functionality. […]

Amino debuts media gateway

IP set-top specialist Amino Communications is giving a European debut to its Freedom Live media gateway at the IP&TV World Forum 2012. Freedom Live is the first hybrid/OTT media gateway to be powered by the new Intel Atom Processor CE 5300 system-on-a-chip. The new device combines dual core processing power with various transcoding and encoding […]

Anevia OTT solution

Anevia and OTT multiscreen company Elemental Technologies have announced today that Can’L has deployed its over-the-top TV solution for New Caledonia. Anevia and Elemental built a new 30-channel French-language OTT TV service for its Can’L, the New Caledonian ISP and IP telephony operator. The OTT system captures and formats live satellite TV feeds for distribution […]

Operators must improve overall experience on second screens, says Ericsson’s Wilson

TV consumers are more concerned about the overall experience, rather than the devices they use, according to new research from Ericsson. Speaking this morning at IP&TV World Forum, Wilson Wilson, head of technology solution area TV at Ericsson, said consumers were generally happy with services delivered via tablets, but less so for mobile phones and […]

Kaonmedia and Verimatrix deliver OTT box for Etisalat

Digital set-top vendor Kaonmedia and conditional access company Verimatrix have partnered to help UAE telco Etisalat deliver its OTT service OnWeb. The companies have developed an Android pay TV solution that features Kaonmedia’s Android-based SmartCube/TV+ consumer devices with digital TV revenue security from Verimatrix and its Video Content Authority System for internet TV. The platform […]

SMIT integrates CryptoGuard

Conditional access module supplier SMIT has integrated CryptoGuard conditional access to its range of CI Plus CAMs. SMIT’s CI Plus 1.2-compatible CAMs allow service providers to deliver pay TV direct to integrated digital TVs without the need for a set-top box. Sweden-based CryptoGuard is used to protect pay TV services to over 1.5 million subscribers […]

aioTV available on Amino boxes

Over-the-top TV specialist aioTV has integrated its video platform with the Amino Aminet A140 hybrid IPTV/OTT set-top box. AioTV enables operators worldwide to curate multiple sources of OTT video content into a TV-like experience for customers on multiple devices, including the iPad, Android tablets, PC, Mac, GoogleTV, iPhone and Android phones. “We have operating partners […]