Viewster expands on Samsung devices

Switzerland-based video-on-demand operator Viewster is launching its platform across all Samsung connected devices in all markets, including connected TVs, smartphones and tablets. The Viewster application, which gives access to Viewster’s on demand catalogue of movies and TV shows will be available through Samsung Apps for 2010 and 2011 Smart TVs, as well as on Blu-ray […]

ADB delivers hybrid boxes to Canal Digital

Set-top vendor ADB is delivering hybrid DVRs to Nordic pay TV operator Canal Digital. Canal Digital is launching an “enhanced consumer TV experience” using ADB-5720SX DVRs, pre-integrated with ADB’s Carbo user interface. “Canal Digital is a leading operator in the Nordic countries, renowned for high quality services,” said Krzysztof Bilinski, ADB’s executive vice-president. “It has […]

Magyar Telekom takes more capacity on Amos

Israel-based satellite operator Spacecom has signed a deal with Hungarian telco Magyar Telekom to provide additional capacity for its DTH service, T-Home SatTV, on the Amos platform at 4 degrees West. The US$7 million (EUR5 million) agreement comes on top of a previous deal, also valued at US$7 million. Magyar Telekom currently has over 260,000 […]

Broadcom to integrate Nagra security

Broadcom is to be the first silicon provider to embed the latest generation of Nagra-On-Chip Security (NOCS 3) onto its set-top box chipsets. Broadcom’s NOCS-certified chipsets are expected to be available in the first quarter of 2012. “The integration of NAGRA’s latest security technology onto our range of chipsets will allow service providers to deploy […]

Towercom chooses eventIS

Slovakian DVB-T/DVB-S operator Towercom has deployed SeaChange’s eventIS linear broadcast system for EPG creation and management. Towercom is deploying SeaChange’s eventIS linear broadcast platform for EP) creation and management for two of its TV services.  The SeaChange software will support Towercom’s  hybrid DVB-S and DVB-T services. Towercom’s primary operations center in Bratislava will host the SeaChange […]

Cameron Pace teams up with Grass Valley for 3D

Cameron Pace Group, the 3D production technology company set up by Hollywood film director James Cameron and long-term collaborator Vince Pace at the NAB show earlier this year, has formed a strategic alliance  with production technology provider Grass Valley to develop 3D workflow for the broadcast arena, develop new products for the market, and advance and promote […]

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 […]