Google names Pace, Sagemcom, Technicolor and Telecom Italia as Android TV partners

Google has announced a wide range of new device and telco partners to provide Android TV-based devices and services. Google has announced that Hisense, TCL and a number of other smart TV manufacturers will produce Android TV devices, along with pay TV set-top manufacturers Pace, Sagemcom and Technicolor. Google has also confirmed that operators KDDI […]

Arris-Pace acquisition gets Portuguese clearance

Arris’ planned acquisition of set-top box rival Pace has received “unconditional merger clearance” from the Portuguese Competition Authority, Arris has confirmed. In a statement, Arris said that it has now obtained clearance in response to three of its six antitrust-related filings in connection with the combination. The Portuguese approval follows pre-conditional clearance in Germany and South Africa. Arris […]

Pace turns in strong performance

TV technology and set-top provider Pace has turned in an improved operating profit on lower revenue in its first half results, reporting adjusted EBITA of US$118 million (€108 million), up 11% on revenue of US$1.078 billion, down 5.3%. Profit after tax was up 54.2% to US$85.4 million. Pace, which is in the process of being […]

Arris takeover of Pace probed by US Justice Department

Arris and Pace have each received a second request for information from the US Department of Justice (DOJ) about Arris’ US$2.1 billion (€1.9 billion) takeover of its set-top box rival. The additional information request is part of the regulatory process under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act – which requires any investor seeking to acquire a […]

Arris buys Pace for US$2.1 billion

Arris has agreed to buy rival set-top box maker Pace for US$2.1 billion (€1.95 billion), in a major deal that will see Arris expand globally and make a push into the satellite market.  The cash and stock agreement, which comes almost two years to the day after Arris completed its US$2.2 billion buyout of Motorola […]

Networks business boosts Pace performance

Strong growth from its networks business and a rebound in its consumer premises equipment business in the second half has boosted UK TV technology provider Pace’s full-year 2014 performance. The company posted revenue up 6.1% to US$2.62 billion (€2.34 billion) and adjusted EBITA up 24.5% to US$241 million. Pace reported a 231.1% increase in non-CPE […]

Pace names strategy chief

UK-based TV technology provider Pace has named Bruce Gureck to the role of chief strategy officer. Gureck will be charged with ensuring that Pace remain at the forefront of technological innovation, while assisting in developing and driving its strategic vision with the executive team. This will include a focus on research and development, merger and […]

Cisco leads growing video infrastructure business, Arris catching up

Cisco remains the global leader in both video infrastructure software and hardware, with a global market share of 20% in both markets, but rival Arris is gaining ground, according to data from Synergy Research Group. According to Synergy, Arris comes the closest to competing with Cisco across the board, being ranked second in hardware revenues […]

Pace certified for Minerva

UK technology provider Pace has secured certification from middleware provider Minerva for its whole-home DVR system. The Pace IPH8000M IPTV STB, IPH8005M HD-DVR, and combined whole home DVR solution have now been certified with the Minerva iTVFusion client. Pace’s IPH8000M IPTV set-top is a non-DVR box, which supports multiple wired connectivity options including Ethernet and […]

Pace introduces new gateway devices

Pace is introducing new ADSL and VDSL gateways at the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam this week. The UK technology company is introducing three devices targeted at entry-level, mid-level and high-end markets respectively. The GA2305 is an entry-level ADSL2+ gateway targeted for high-speed Internet and IPTV services with wireless ‘n’ and four Ethernet interfaces, while […]