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 […]

Akamai adds new video features to CDN infrastructure

Content delivery network provider Akamai has added a number of new features to its platform, designed to meet the needs of over-the-top video service providers targeting connected devices. Akamai’s TV Everywhere solution is comprised of delivery, content security, analytics and identity services. “We have seen over the last 18 months to two years that over-the-top […]

Arris agrees US$172 million BigBand acquisition

Cable technology group Arris is set to acquire video networking specialist BigBand Networks. Arris has agreed to acquire BigBand for US$2.24 (€1.64) per share in cash. This equates to a diluted equity value of approximately $172 million. The acquisition will extend Arris’s capabilities in the processing, management and distribution of digital video content. The company […]

Digital TV Labs teams up with Opera for HbbTV

Standards conformance specialist Digital TV Labs has partnered with browser provider Opera to provide consumer electronics manufacturers with an easy way to integrate the latter’s HbbTV-ready browser technology, the company has said. CE manufacturers who have licensed Opera can now purchase Digital TV Labs’ Ligada iSuite HbbTV Test Tool to ensure a swift route to […]

Convergys strikes reseller deal with Sigma Systems

Billing systems provider Convergys has struck a global reseller agreement with OSS provider Sigma Systems that will see it integrate the latter’s OSS software solutions into the Convergys Smart Revenue Solutions Suite. Convergys will target cable, broadband and satellite TV providers with the joint solutions. “This partnership brings together two global companies with proven expertise […]

Samsung strikes first Arabic connected TV deal

Middle Eastern channel operator Dubai Media (DMI) has struck a deal with Samsung that will see its bouquet of channels launch directly on Samsung connected TVs. The deal will see channels including Dubai TV, Dubai Sports, Dubai One, Noor Dubai Radio & TV and Emirates 24/7 launch via the connected television sets across the Middle […]