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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, […]

DNA breaks Virgin Media’s cable broadband record

Finnish cable operator DNA has delivered broadband speeds of 1.58Gbp on its network, which it claims is a world record for cable broadband speeds. DNA tested the speed of its network in collaboration with Cisco and Santa Monica Networks. The test was carried out over a distance of 20km. “Currently we are offering our customers […]

Kudelski hit by foreign exchange turbulence

Kudeslki blamed falling exchange rates for a 22% decline in revenues to CHF404.5 million (€357 million) for the first half of the year from CHF517 million a year earlier. It said declining exchange rates against the Swiss Franc had a negative impact of CHF67.0 million on its revenues and CHF27.4 million on operating income. Digital […]

ONO ups internet speed

Spanish cable operator ONO will increase the speed of its 12Mbps internet offering to 15Mbps in September. Subscribers to any bundle that includes the 12Mbps package will see their speed increase to 15Mbps, with upload speed of 1Mbps, at no extra charge. ONO currently offers its very high-speed 50Mbps service to about seven million homes, […]

Carlyle Group completes acquisition of Sagemcom

Private-equity investor Carlyle Group has completed the acquisition of French set-top provider Sagemcom from Gores Group. Carlyle Group has acquired 70% of the capital of Sagemcom for an undisclosed sum, with the remainder being held by the company’s existing management and employees. Sagemcom reported revenues of €1.4 billion last year. The company has 6,000 employees […]

Motorola and Telenet in successful IPv6 trial

Motorola Mobility and Belgian cable operator Telenet have jointly tested and evaluated the first phase of the IPv6 features of Motorola’s BSR 64000 Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS). The tests demonstrated the IPv6 capabilities of the Motorola BSR 64000, currently deployed across Belgium by Telenet to deliver its residential broadband and video services. The lab […]

T-VIPS expands nSure with TSoIP Switch

Video transport technology specialist T-VIPS has expanded its nSure product line with the launch of the TNS544 TSoIP switch. The TNS544 provides redundancy switch-over between MPEG transport streams delivered over IP networks. It ensures the transmission of transport streams by continuously monitoring all inputs, switching to the back-up stream if errors are detected or a […]

WISI launches new headend systems

German technology company WISI has introduced two new headend systems, Chameleon and Tangram. Chameleon will is designed to accommodate the transition to digital and from HFC to IP distribution. Modules can operate as receiver-decoder-analogue-modulator and be programmed to add IP streaming modules that can operate as Edge QAM or Edge PAL as well as IP […]

Industry and analysts give mixed reaction to Google-Motorola merger

Industry technologists and analysts have expressed mixed views of the impact of Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility on the TV business, with analysts diverging on whether there are synergies between Google TV and Motorola’s video arm and the needs of Motorola’s cable operator customer base. Giles Cottle, principal analyst at Informa Telecoms & Media, said […]