Pace gains momentum with strong cash flow

Set-top provider Pace said that it has made continued momentum across the business in the last five and a half months and that improvements to its supply chain is producing “meaningful benefits.” In an interim management statement, Pace said that it expects to retain a net cash position to the end of 2013 and, excluding […]

Pace to acquire Aurora Networks for US$310 million

UK set-top provider Pace is to acquire optical networking for access networks leader Aurora Networks for US$310 million (€226 million). According to Pace, the acquisition positions it to support operators’ demand for increasing bandwidth as well as combining a highly profitable and growing business serving over 200 customers in 50 countries and further widening Pace’s […]

Pace signs deals with Astro, Foxtel

UK-headquartered broadcast technologies firm Pace has signed deals with pay TV providers Astro in Malaysia and Foxtel in Australia, it announced at IBC. Pace will supply its next generation wireless HD PVR to Astro, which is due to start installing the the device next month. The PVR will include a dual-band Wi-Fi solution, enabling video […]

Pace to preview Whole Home Solution

Digital TV and broadband technologies company Pace will preview its multiscreen Whole Home solution at IBC. The platform lets service providers distribute linear pay TV services and on-demand content to connected set-top boxes, tablets, smartphones, games consoles and connected TVs in the home. Pace said the pre-integrated Whole Home hardware and software solution lets pay […]

Pace to showcase Ultra-HD HEVC platform

Broadcast technologies firm Pace will showcase its new Ultra HD, High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) platform at IBC. The platform is designed to deliver sharp detail and smooth movement at resolutions up to four times higher than normal HD, said Pace. HEVC’s H.265 compression technology gives operators bandwidth savings for Ultra HD broadcast and existing […]

Pace launches first TiVo deployment

North American cable operator General Communication Inc (GCI) is rolling out a TiVo-powered Pace video gateway – the first Pace-TiVo deployment to result from a global partnership deal between the two firms. GCI is rolling out the Pace XG1 Multi-tuner Video Gateway with TiVo Advanced User Interface platform, offering its cable customers linear TV, VoD […]

Pace strikes deal to make MultiChoice DVRs in South Africa

Set-top manufacturer Pace has struck a deal with South African pay TV broadcaster MultiChoice to work with local supplier Vektronix, based in East London in Eastern Cape provice, to assemble and build a new HD DVR for the broadcaster. The new box, the DStv Explora, will be built in South Africa. Pace is already a […]

Pace buoyed by North America demand

UK-based set-top box provider Pace raised its full year profit expectations after reporting strong half-year results, driven by demand for its media server products in North America.  The firm reported 31% year-on-year revenue growth to US$1.318 billion with adjusted earnings before interest, tax and amortisation up 57% to US$96.7m. Listed among Pace’s operating highlights was demand […]

DTV CEE13 Video Interview – Pace

Pace’s Peter Simpson talks to DTVE about the infrastructure operators need to put in place to deliver OTT and multiscreen services efficiently.

Pace chooses Myriad for RDK Java Virtual Machine

UK-based set-top box provider Pace has chosen Myriad Group’s Java technology for use in its range of RDK-compliant set-top boxes. US cable giant Comcast’s RDK specification, a pre-integrated software bundle for set-top boxes, multi-tuner video gateways and client devices, includes the Java Virtual Machine as a key component. “Pace is a leading global developer of […]