Get chooses Pace for media gateway

UK set-top manufacturer Pace has begun delivering its media gateway and HD client device platform to Norwegian cable operator Get. Pace is supplying a media gateway and a companion HD client device to deliver content to a variety of devices in the home. the gateway supports real-time HD transcoding, enabling it to convert broadcast and […]

Pace confirms Google Motorola Home bid

Pace has confirmed that it has made a bid to acquire Motorola’s set-top box business from Google. Last week, press reports linked the UK-based technology company with a bid for the set-top unit of Motorola. Pace released a statement saying that it has “submitted an indicative, non-binding, proposal to Google in respect of a potential […]

BT cancels Pace YouView deal

UK telco BT has confirmed that it will not be using YouView boxes from manufacturer Pace. According to the Financial Times, BT has terminated a deal with Pace to supply it with set-top boxes, although the UK based technology company will continue to deliver BT Vision hybrid boxes. BT launched its YouView offering, which offers […]

Pace expects revenue growth from America

Driven by strong demand for next generation media server products in North America, set-top vendor Pace said revenues are in line with management expectations. In a trading update, Pace said it expected revenues for the second half of 2012 to be around US$180 million (€142 million), up 16% year-on-year. The UK company said hard disk […]

BT selects Humax over Pace for YouView launch

When BT launches its YouView offering in the next few weeks it will use boxes made by Humax rather than its planned supplier Pace. According to an FT report, BT are concerned that boxes made by Pace have not met its requirements for the launch of connected TV service You View. The telco will instead […]

Pace integrates ThinkAnalytics recommendation engine

Set-top vendor Pace has integrated ThinkAnalytics’ recommendation engine into its Cobalt media headend and software. ThinkAnalytics’ recommendations engine has been deployed by more than 25 service providers, including BSkyB, Virgin Media, ITV and Telenet. The Cobalt media headend is part of Pace’s Elements software suite that delivers interactive services across various devices. “We work hard […]

Pace strikes trio of Indian deals

Set-top vendor Pace has struck deals with three Indian operators. Delhi Distribution Company (DDC), Faction Digital and New Delhi and Kozhikode Cablecommunicators (KCL), Calicut have selected the company, to support their moves to digital services. Pace is deploying its pre-integrated solution that incorporates the Tungsten device software and Titanium Conditional Access System (CAS) as standard […]

Pace upbeat for 2012

Pace’s revenues for the year to-date are in line with expectations, according to chairman Allan Leighton. Speaking at the set-top vendor’s AGM yesterday, Leighton said Pace had seen “an encouraging start” to the year. “The business is benefitting from a stronger operational focus and this is delivering tangible benefits in procurement, operating efficiency and costs,” […]

Pace names International president

Set-top vendor Pace has appointed Shane McCarthy as president of its Pace International business unit. He replaces Mark Loughran with immediate effect and will assume responsibility for Pace international’s business in EMEA, APAC and Brazil.   McCarthy has been promoted from senior vice-president and general manager of EMEA and Asia Pacific. Pace CEO, Mike Pulli, […]

Thai floods continue to impact Pace

The effect of flooding in Thailand on hard drive availability cost Pace US$9 million (€6.8 million) last year. Presenting its full year 2011 results, the UK set-top vendor said the effect of the flooding would continue to impact the business to the tune of US$25 million – US$35 million, predominantly during the first six months […]