Ono fleshes out TiVo plans

Spanish cable operator Ono has revealed that its TiVo platform will be available from October. Ono’s fibre subscribers will be charged €10 per month for the TiVo service, which will be available initially in Madrid, then Barcelona, before rolling out across the rest of its fibre network. TiVo by Ono will offer 12 HD channels, […]

France sees high-speed growth

France had 555,000 very high-speed internet subscribers out of a total of 22 million fixed broadband subs at the end of the second quarter, according to telecom regulator ARCEP. The regulator’s latest survey showed that FTTH subscribers grew from 138,000 in March to 155,000 in June, while other very high-speed subscribers (overwhelmingly cable subs) grew […]

Jackson reportedly quits as SeeSaw chairman

Former Channel 4 CEO Michael Jackson has reportedly quit his role as chairman of struggling online video-on-demand service SeeSaw. Criterion Capital Partners, the owner of social networking site Bebo, acquired a 75% stake in SeeSaw from transmission services provider Arqiva in July. The private equity group’s agreement with Arqiva included a clause that it had […]

Rovi selected for Panasonic connected TV EPGs

Digital TV technology company Rovi Corporation has announced that its TotalGuide will power Panasonic’s next generation electronic programme guide (EPG) for its connected TV and DVD and Blu-ray recorder products in Europe.
 Rovi TotalGuide is a media guide that provides a single destination for finding and discovering various types of content. It includes descriptive information […]

IBC 2011 Q&A: Tore Gimse, chief technology officer, Conax

Tore Gimse, chief technology officer at Conax spoke to DTVE to discuss the company’s plans for the show. What has been the most significant development in pay TV technology since last year’s IBC? It seems that OTT support in pay-TV operators’ RFQs has moved from ‘optional’ to ‘mandatory’, indicating that OTT will see a significant […]

Verimatrix licenses CryptoFirewall

Content security specialist Verimatrix has licensed Cryptography Research’s CryptoFirewall security core technology to help build solutions to protect video revenue streams.       The CryptoFirewall is a self-contained ASIC security core that provides a secure hardware foundation for signal security applications. The core is designed to protect cryptographic keys and computations within a chip even if […]

India’s Sea TV chooses Thomson Video Networks

Video compression specialist Thomson Video Networks has been chosen by Sea TV Network to deliver headend equipment for its cable operations in north India. The Agra-based MSO will roll out its new infrastructure, which will broadcast over 200 SD and HD channels, during the summer of 2011. In addition to providing services to multiple cable […]

MTG launches pay TV on connected TVs

Modern Times Group (MTG) has launched a pay TV service on Samsung connected TVs. The Nordic-based broadcaster’s Viaplay on-demand platform is now available to Samsung Smart TV and [email protected] owners across the Nordic region. Viaplay offers premium live sports coverage, thousands of blockbuster movies, TV series and catch-up services on various connected devices including computers, […]

African Movie Channel launches on connected TVs

The African Movie Channel (AMC) is to launch via Samsung Connected televisions and through Roku streaming media players after striking a deal with TV technology company SyncTV. The arrangement will mean that the UK-based video-on-demand service AMC, which airs Nollywood movies including The Narrow Path, Silence Of The Gods, Arugba, Clinic Matters and Mary Slessor, […]

NDS launches multi-platform DRM

NDS has launched a new DRM system for multi-platform pay TV. VideoGuard Connect is designed to protect premium content on a variety of platforms and to be interoperable with existing broadcast systems. It is designed to be tailored to the security capabilities of individual platforms and to secure the ingestion, delivery and consumption of premium […]