Conax launches Conax Contego Unite

Conditional access provider Conax  has used IBC to unveil Conax Contego Unite to allow broadcasters to support OTT content. Conax Contego Unite provides multi-DRM support enabling the best suited security solution for any type of client device, according to Conax. “Distributing content securely over the combined scenario of broadcast, broadband and connected devices introduces a […]

Ono and TiVo provide more details

Spanish pay TV operator Ono and TiVo have provided more details about their new platform at the IBC conference in Amsterdam. Ono customers will be able to set Season Pass Recordings to automatically record their favourite programmes and schedule recordings when not at home. The platform will also record programmes based on users’ interests via […]

VimpelCom chooses Motorola for set-tops

Russian telco VimpelCom has selected Motorlola Mobility to supply new set-top boxes for its Beeline IPTV customers. Motorola said the VIP2202 and VIP2262 set-tops allow operators to expand their subscriber base and grow ARPU by offering consumers rich home entertainment experiences such as personal video recording (with the VIP2262 model), time shifting, electronic programming guides and […]

GlobeCast expands African reach with SES

Broadcast services provider GlobeCast has contracted a transponder on SES’s SES-4 satellite as well as an additional transponder on ASTRA-4A to launch two new satellite broadcast platforms serving the sub-Saharan African region.  Including this new capacity, GlobeCast is now using three SES transponders for direct to home services in the African market. ASTRA-4A provides extensive […]

Verimatrix and RCBd partner to deliver premium content to LG Smart TVs

Content security specialist Verimatrix has partnered with TV software and data services company Related Content Database (RCDb) to develop a solution for pay TV operators and broadcasters to securely deliver premium content over IP to LG’s Smart TV connected TV platform and Blu-ray players. The partnership was announced at the IBC conference in Amsterdam. The […]

Delays impact SeaChange revenues

SeaChange has reported second quarter revenues of US$50.1 million (€35.5 million), US$1.5 million down on the same period last year. The company blamed delays involving two large customers for lower revenues. The company’s software segment saw revenues up 10% to US$34.6 million due to increased shipments of advertising insertion software to North American service providers […]

Intelsat renews deals in Russia and Romania

Satellite operator Intelsat has signed a multi-year, multi-transponder agreement with Russian DTH operator Orion Express. Under the deal, Intelsat will move a Ku-band satellite to 85° East by the first quarter of 2012 to offer extended capacity to Orion for standard- and high-definition content. The satellite will ensures signal reception from Russia’s western borders to […]

Freesat chooses Sagemcom for next-generation boxes

Freesat has confirmed that Sagemcom will be the lead manufacturer for the development of its next generation set-top boxes, due to launch in early 2012. The UK free-to-air satellite service also confirmed that Humax will be producing new boxes later in 2012. Emma Scott, managing director of Freesat, said, “Freesat has worked closely with both […]

James Cameron to headline IBC

Hollywood film director James Cameron is to deliver a headline presentation at the end of this year’s IBC conference, presenting the new company he created earlier this year with long-term 3D collaborator Vince Pace. (Cameron: 3D broadcasters will be winners, DTVE Daily, April 12) The Cameron Pace Group, which launched at NAB targeting the 3DTV […]

IBC Q&A: Christophe Delahousse, president, Thomson Video Networks

Christophe Delahousse, president of Thomson Video Networks, spoke to DTVE ahead of IBC. What has been the most significant development in pay TV technology since IBC 1010? Over-the-top solutions – more and more pay TV operators, including satellite DTH operators, are trialing or even deploying their bouquet on all those new mobile devices. On the […]