Pace profits up despite revenue drop

Set-top box maker and gateway technology specialist Pace reported a 13.6% drop in revenue in the first half the year, but higher profits thanks in part to its purchase of Aurora Networks. Announcing its results for the six months ended 30 June 2014, Pace said that improved revenue mix, supply chain efficiency and increased operational […]

Telefunken partners with Aurora on fibre internet

Telefunken Communications has partnered with Pace-owned Aurora Networks to launch fibre-based fast internet services in Germany. Telefunken said that residential and commercial customers in select communities in Rhineland-Palatinate will be able to take advantage of the new services. Telefunken started construction work earlier this year and activated its first residential customers early last month – […]

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 […]

Pace to target European markets with RDK products

UK set-top provider Pace has said it plans to expand into DVB markets with RDK product deployments in partnership with major MSOs such as Liberty Global. Pace used the US Cable Show in Los Angeles to announce the availability of its Elements middleware platform fully integrated with the RDK platform. Elements is based on open […]

Pace appoints new international president to oversee EMEA

Set-top provider Pace has appointed former Comcast, Charter and Bell Atlantic executive Jim Henderson as president of its Pace International business unit. Henderson replaces Shane McCarthy with immediate effect and takes responsibility for Pace’s business in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC) regions. The firm said that as regional president, […]

STB market declines 10% despite gateway gains

The global set-top box (STB) market declined 10% year-on-year in 2013, despite an increase in shipments of cable and satellite video gateways, according to Infonetics Research. The firm’s fourth quarter and full-year 2013 set-top boxes and pay TV subscribers report found that the worldwide STB market – including IP, cable, satellite, DTT set-tops and OTT […]

beIN Sport to roll out across MENA with Pace

Al Jazeera-owned beIN Sport has chosen Pace to deliver home media servers and HD set-top boxes to enable it to roll out its service across the Middle East and North Africa. BeIN Sport is offering a range of sports to subscribers in the region, recently adding Formula 1 motorsports to its list of rights in […]

Pace outperforms expectations with strong 2013

Set-top provider Pace performed above expectations in 2013, delivering increased operating profits through top-line growth and operational efficiency, according to its full-year 2013 results. Pace CEO Mike Pulli said the firm had a “sustainable high level of cash generation,” made good strategic progress and said there is “significant opportunity for further improvement.” He added that […]

Exset promotes Pons

Emerging markets pay TV systems specialist Exset has named Andrew Pons as global director of sales and marketing. Pons, who has worked at Exset for two years, will be charged with helping push the company to its next growth phase. Exset deploys its flagship digital monetisation system (DMS) and conditional access technology to markets including […]

Pace predicts strong 2013 after European gains

Set-top provider Pace said it expects its full-year results for 2013 to be ahead of the board’s previous guidance, after making good progress in “previously under-penetrated markets such as cable in Europe and IPTV.” In an unaudited trading update, Pace said that it expects revenues to be up 2.4% at US$2.46 billion (€1.81 billion) and […]