Faroese Telecom chooses Agama

Faroese telecom provider Faroese Telecom has chosen Agama Technologies to provide quality assurance technology for its linear IPTV service. Faroese Telecom already provides a TV service on a terrestrial DVB-T network, and has recently launched an IPTV service. It will deploy the Agama Analyzer and embedded monitoring probes, integrated with its base of Amino 140 […]

MoCA certification passes 100 products

The Multimedia-over-Coax Alliance (MoCA), which provides specifications for home networking over in-home coax, has announced that over 100 MoCa products have been certified. More than 45% of all certifications have occurred since the start of 2010. The majority, about 85%, of the MoCA-certified products, which are all video-specific, are used by pay TV operators. The […]

Espial powers OTE’s on-demand platform

Espial has announced that Greek telco and pay TV operator OTE is using its MediaBase solution to deliver its Conn-X on-demand platform. OTE is using MediaBase to deliver multi-tier video streaming, content delivery networking and automated asset transfer based on popularity. The telco has deployed one central site and several edge sites and Espial said […]

SeaChange focusing on multi-screen experience

SeaChange International will use IBC to demo various software, applications and services that tap into the industry’s continued shift to multi-screen video. Multi-screen video technologies on display at IBC will include Nitro, SeaChange’s software that enables video operators to provide consumers with control over linear and on-demand content across mobile, PC, tablet and TV screens. […]

China Unicom JV chooses Envivio for multiscreen rollout

Video compression specialist Envivio has been chosen by mobile operator China Unicom and broadcaster Liaoning Radio and Television’s joint venture Broadcasting and Unicom New Media Co (BUC) to provide its 4Caster C4 encoders to deliver content to mobile TV, IPTV and internet TV service across China. BUC is currently building a facility in Shenyang City […]

Harris to showcase workflow enhancements

Broadcast equipment supplier Harris will use IBC to showcase new workflow enhancements for production and news. IBC marks the European debut of the latest NEXIO AMP media platform, NEXIO Farad online storage system, and Velocity 2.5 non-linear editing. New NEXIO AMP enhancements for IBC include automatic input detection, which recognises changing video resolutions of signals […]

Eutelsat signs triple-play deal with Greek pay TV operator

Forthnet Group has signed a deal with Eutelsat that will see it bundle the satellite operator’s broadband service with its Greek pay TV platform Nova. Eutelsat said its broadband affiliate Skylogic had signed a five year distribution agreement enabling Forthnet to market the Tooway broadband service across Greece and Cyrpus. The deal also ensures future […]

TiVo reports reduced losses

US-based DVR and interactive TV technology provider TiVo has reported reduced second-quarter losses on better-than-expected revenues. Service and technology revenues were up 18% to US$49.6 million (€34.4 million), exceeding guidance. TiVo reported a net loss of US$19.6 million, compared with guidance that predicted a net loss of between US$25 million and US$27 million. Virgin Media, […]

AmberFin launches unified Quality Control solution

File-based media ingest and transcoding solutions provider AmberFin has launched a unified Quality Control (UQC) solution for content ingest and transcoding operations. Called iCR Unified QC, the solution combines multiple tools for baseband checks during tape ingest, file-based QC after ingest, and overall operator-controlled QC, including annotation and mark-up. AmberFin said the development of UQC […]

On Demand Group signs deal with 20th Century Fox

SeaChange International-owned video-on-demand provider On Demand Group (ODG) has signed a deal with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment to expand video-on-demand services in south-eastern Europe and the Middle East. The deal will see Fox movies made available on services supplied by ODG in Greece, Cyprus, UAE, Qatar, Egypt, and Morocco. Recent blockbusters including Gulliver’s Travels, […]