ANGA COM sees growth in visitors and congress attendees

This year’s ANGA COM exhibition in Cologne recorded 17,000 participants by the end of the show, with visitor numbers up 1.5% year-on –year and congress attendees up 15% to over 2,000. This year saw ANGA COM team with state-supported regional media conference the Medienforum NRW to create a joint offering. Other partners include industry associations […]

ANGA and DTG demo silicon decoding of 4K using HEVC

ANGA COM in Cologne and the DTG UK UHD Forum in London each held corresponding demos of live decoding of 4K content compressed with HEVC yesterday. In London visitors to the DTG conference were able to see live decoding and display of 10-bit 50Hz 2160p content compressed with HEVC in what was touted as the […]

M7 may follow up KabelKiosk acquisition with German pay TV launch

Pay TV provider M7 Group may launch a new consumer pay TV business in Germany following its acquisition of KabelKiosk from Eutelsat, according to Kees Farber, managing director of M7 Deutschland. While KabelKiosk is a business-to-business platform, delivering a bundle of channels to third-party operators across Germany via satellite, Farber said that M7 could also […]

Liberty Global’s Fries: vertical integration with content makes sense

Vertical integration between cable operators and content providers “makes sense” in order to help ensure that infrastructure providers like Liberty Global have access to content, according to Mike Fries, president and CEO of Liberty Global. Speaking on the opening panel session at ANGA COM this morning, Fries said cable had to “consider vertical integration”, responding […]

Cable operators express mixed views on fixed mobile convergence

Cable operators expressed mixed views of the importance of mobile in their offerings and on the role of fixed-mobile convergence to meet the future needs of consumers at the ANGA COM congress this morning. Speaking on the opening panel session at the event, Tele Columbus CEO and chairman Ronny Verhelst said he is a big […]

Pace to showcase RDK products

Pace is to use ANGA COM to showcase its RDK products and solutions. The company will highlight its range of media servers, IP clients and dongles along with the Elements RDK-ready software platform. Pace says it has now shipped over three million RDK-compliant devices in the US alone, and is now planning to expand its […]

Thomson to present a range of compression solutions

Compression specialist Thomson Video Networks will demo a number of fixed and mobile contribution, video compression and ad insertion solutions at ANGA COM. Thomson will feature a new DVB-S/S2/DSNG hot-swappable satellite modulator board for the ViBE CP6000 – its dedicated multi-format, high-performance platform for contribution of live video. It will also display the RD6000 contribution […]

ANGA COM set for “multifaceted” congress programme

ANGA COM is set to return to Cologne this year with 450 exhibitors and what it claims will be its “most multifaceted congress programme ever.” Now in its 15th year, its second under its new moniker following the 2013 rebrand from ANGA Cable, the international expo will play host to companies from 34 countries and […]

ANGA COM 80% sold, unveils ‘Speakers’ Corner’

Leading German broadband trade fair ANGA COM has announced that 80% of its exhibition space is now booked and has unveiled a new presentation platform for exhibitors. ANGA COM, which last year attracted 450 exhibitors and 17,000 visitors, 50% of whom were from outside Germany, will this year focus on next-generation networks, content delivery, smart […]

ANGA COM passes 50% sold milestone

Broadband cable and satellite trade show ANGA COM has now sold 50% of its exhibition space for 2014, six months ahead of the show. ANGA COM said the 2014 show, which will take place in Cologne from May 20-22 will include partnerships with Germany’s Bitkom for its connected home special feature, as well as joint […]