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Harmonic appoints video product management head

Video delivery infrastructure specialist Harmonic has appointed Bart Spriester as senior vice president of video products. Spriester previously worked for Encompass Digital Media and Cisco Systems and joins Harmonic to lead its video product management and solutions organisation. He will manage Harmonic’s broadcast and multiscreen video processing, production, playout and delivery product portfolio. “Bart joins […]

Conditional Access market to decline as pay TV reaches saturation

The global market for conditional access (CA) technology used in set-top boxes is set to peak in 2015 then decline as pay TV services reach saturation, according to IHS Technology.  The research firm predicts that the CA market will expand in 2014 and 2015, driven by Chinese and Indian cable TV digitisation and “further pay TV […]

Internet video users to reach two billion by 2017

Global IP traffic will grow three-fold between 2012 and 2017 with the number of internet video users to reach two billion by 2017, according to new figures by networking equipment firm Cisco. The Cisco Visual Networking Index Forecast predicts that globally, there will be nearly two billion internet video users, excluding mobile-only, by 2017, up from one […]

Set-tops will remain core part of Cisco’s business, says Andersen

The set-top will remain key to Cisco Systems’ video portfolio following the acqusition of NDS, according to Jesper Andersen, senior vice-president and general manager, service provider video technology group, Cisco Systems.  “We are very committed to the set-top business. We are the number one set-top vendor in the world and it continues to be very […]