Roku 4K TVs to launch this spring

The first 4K UHD Roku TVs will be available to buy this spring, with the company’s TV manufacturing partners expected to introduce nearly 60 Roku TV models in total this year. The streaming device maker said that in the US Roku-powered TVs now account for 8% of smart TV market share, and that 1 million […]

Eutelsat wins contract for Mexico’s StarTV

Eutelsat has secured a contract to provide the satellite capacity for new Mexican DTH pay TV service StarTV. The new service will launch this month in the Mexican state of Zacatecas and other parts of the country, replacing the TVZac platform that has been available regionally through microwave distribution. To support its new phase of expansion into DTH, […]

Telekom Austria names new COO

Telekom Austria has named Alejandro Plater as its new chief operating officer.  Plater, who will report to CEO Hannes Ametsreiter and will be responsible for the daily operation in technology as well as market areas and purchasing, replaces Günther Ottendorfer. Plater was previously vice-president and key account manager for major customers at Ericsson, having served […]

WWE Network gets global OTT launch

Over-the-top wrestling channel WWE Network has launched outside the US for the first time. The network, which sports entertainment giant WWE launched earlier this year in the States, is rolling out in 170 territories including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico, Spain, and the Nordics. The WWE expects the network to be available in […]

Netgem takes loss as it invests in expansion

French TV technology and services provider Netgem posted a small net loss on increased revenues for the first half as it continued to invest in its expansion plans in Europe, Asia Pacific and Mexico. The group posted revenues of €37.7 million, up 12%, with a net loss of €0.6 million, compared with a profit of […]

Cablemás chooses Conax to support VOD extension

Conditional access provider Conax has secured a deal with Mexican cable operator Cablemás to support the expansion of its video-on-demand platform. Cablemás will use Conax Xtend Multiscreen to roll out additional VOD content to multiscreen users in the residential and hospitality market via hybrid set-top boxes provided by Evolution Digital. Conax’s Xtend Multiscreen solution supports […]