Sky and Cisco launch international OTT offering

Sky has teamed up with Cisco to develop an app-based international OTT project called OnPrime TV. The service, which does not carry Sky or Cisco branding, offers what it describes as “some of the best foreign language entertainment, movies and news channels, live and over the internet” OnPrime TV is available on Apple TV, iPads, […]

Tele Columbus unveils advanced TV service

Germany’s number three cable operator Tele Columbus has unveiled its new advanced TV service ahead of a commercial launch of the service in January. The service, called simply advanceTV, is based on the Comcast-driven RDK platform. Espial provided the user experience and acted as lead integrator. Cisco provides conditional access technology, with Verimatrix providing DRM […]

Technicolor boosted by connected home, entertainment gains

Technicolor reported a 30% year-on-year increase in Q3 profits as its Connected Home and Entertainment Services divisions continued to drive growth. Announcing its third quarter revenues, Technicolor said they were up 29.8% at constant and 29.3% at current currency, coming in at €1.135 billion – reflecting “solid organic performance” and “further benefits from last year […]

Cisco teams up with LeCloud for multi-DRM cloud platform

Cisco has teamed up with China’s LeCloud Computing to build a DRM cloud platform that is compatible with multiple DRM protocols and has the power to “promote the disruptive transformation of DRM business models” and innovation, in the company’s words. LeCloud tapped Cisco’s VideoGuard Everywhere system to comply with content protection requirements from English Premier […]

Videocon d2H taps Cisco for virtualised video processing

Indian DTH platform Videocon d2h has selected Cisco to supply it with its Cisco Virtual Digital Content Manager. The Virtual DCM provides Videocon d2h the bandwidth efficiencies to deploy new services and meet consumer demands for 4K, multiscreen, OTT and Cloud DVR. Videocon d2h will also get flexible infrastructure and advanced video processing functionality by […]

Cisco to eliminate 7% of workforce, video business takes Q4 hit

Cisco is to eliminate 5,500 jobs, or 7% of its global workforce, as it seeks to “optimise [its] cost base in lower growth areas” and “further invest in key priority areas” including security, the Internet of Things and cloud. The company said it expected to reinvest all of the cost savings realised from the restructuring […]

Cisco unveils Full Duplex DOCSIS reference design

Cisco has unveiled a reference design for Full Duplex DOCSIS, the latest iteration of the cable broadband technology that is designed to deliver fibre-type speeds over hybrid fibre-coax networks. Cisco says that the technology will enable cable operators to deliver multi-gigabit speeds over their HFC networks, enabling the deployment of new services such as 4K […]

Cisco: video to account for 79% of web traffic by 2020

Internet video will account for 79% of global internet traffic by 2020, up from 63% in 2015, according to new research from Cisco. The Cisco Visual Networking Index claims that internet video will increase four-fold between 2015 and 2020 and that HD and Ultra HD internet video will make up 82% of this internet video traffic […]

Cisco highlights CCAP successes ahead of ANGA COM

Cisco has announced French and Belgian successes for its cBR-8 converged cable access platform (CCAP) and a new deal with Nordic media services group Teracom ahead of ANGA COM opening tomorrow. Media and telecom group Altice has begun a field trial for its DOCSIS 3.1 Gigabit broadband service with SFR in France, using the Cisco cBR-8 converged […]

Cisco to highlight IP networks, Gigabit services and cloud TV

Cisco will use ANGA COM to highlight IP network transformation, Gigabit services, cloud-powered video, service agility and security. Cisco will use the show to highlight the cBR-8, described by the company as the industry’s first DOCSIS 3.1/CCAP platform, already deployed with 90 operators on three continents. The platform delivers throughput of 10 Gigabits per second […]