Viaplay extends EPL Norwegian reach with Allente and Altibox deals

Nordic streamer Viaplay Group and pay TV and broadband provider Allente have added Premier League football to their long-term distribution partnership in Norway. From August, Allente’s customers will be able to watch 380 live games from the league every season through Viaplay Group’s streaming and TV packages, including the debut of Norwegian player Erling Braut […]

Altibox taps Agama for OTT monitoring

Lyse Group-owned Norwegian service provider Altibox has tapped quality assurance specialist Agama Technologies to extend its Agama monitoring solution to include support for OTT companion devices. Agama’s solutions are now responsible for all monitoring, analytics and assurance across all types of devices. Altibox, which provides TV and internet services in Norway and Denmark, chose Agama’s set-top […]

Altibox to move to cloud SaaS security with Verimatrix

Nordic service provider Altibox, which operates in Norway and Denmark, is to migrate its content security framework into content security specialist Verimatrix’s software-as-a-service-based Secure Cloud infrastructure. Altibox is using the SaaS model to host Verimatrix Multi-DRM as well as its existing Verimatrix-supplied VCAS for IPTV content security technology. Scheduled to be rolled out this year, […]

NENT Group expands Altibox deal

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has expanded its Norweigan distribution deal with Altibox. The deal will see over one million Altibox subscribers able to view NENT’s Viaplay streaming service as a part of their Altibox subscription for the first time. This expanded deal also will see Altibox continue to offer NENT’s premium Viasat film and […]

Altibox taps Technicolor and 3SS for Android TV deployment

Norwegian service provider Altibox, which also operates in Denmark, is to deploy Technicolor’s Android TV-based  JADE set-to box, with a customized launcher from technology provider 3SS. Technicolor has teamed up with 3SS for the implementation. The latter is providing its 3READY Android TV framework, enabling Altibox to offer subscribers a branded custom launcher and UI […]

Ownit overtakes Com Hem as fastest Swedish ISP, says Netflix

Swedish internet service provider Ownit overtook Com Hem in March to become the country’s fastest ISP for the first time since June 2014, according to Netflix.  The Netflix ISP Speed Index for March found Ownit to have an average speed of 3.95 Mbps, while ComHem dropped down to second place with speeds of  3.93 Mbps. […]

Cable operators top Netflix Euro-rankings

Netflix has published its second assessment of internet service providers’ performance in Europe since it launched in a batch of countries in September. In France, the rankings showed strong progress by cable provider Numericable and a slight decline in performance by ADSL providers. Numericable’s rollout of high-speed services meant that its October average stood at […]

Altibox extends Agama monitoring to OTT

Altibox, the IPTV service set up by Norwegian utility firm Lyse Tele, has extended its relationship with service quality and assurance specialist Agama Technologies to include OTT services.   The Altibox Chill service delivers content in several different profiles to PCs, Macs and iOS devices using adaptive bitrate streaming in HTTP Live Streaming and Smooth Streaming […]

Altibox selects Motorola for wireless HD video streaming

Altibox, the IPTV service set up by Norwegian utility firm Lyse Tele, is using technology from Motorola to enable its customers to wirelessly share various video services including interactive TV and video-on-demand to TVs and other IP-enabled devices in the home. Altibox customers using Motorola’s VAP2400 wireless video bridge will be able to stream high […]