Wiztivi and Sagemcom enabling voice-controlled TV

TV technology specialist Wiztivi has teamed up with set-top specialist Sagemcom to enable Vodafone and SFR to create a voice-controlled TV experience with high-end smart speakers. According to Wiztivi, the collaboration provides a wraparound sound experience. Wiztivi has integrated Amazon Alexa and Google Home and can also support proprietary voice control systems, according to the […]

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 […]

Vodafone reportedly to launch TV service in November

Vodafone is aiming to launch its UK pay TV service in November, according to UK reports. The telco is expected to launch a new settop and cloud-based TV service later this year, allowing it to offer a quad-play of fixed and mobile telephony, broadband and TV. UK newspaper The Telegraph reports that Vodafone is setting […]

Akado orders EuroDOCSIS gear from Sagemcom

Russian cable operator Akado has placed an order for EuroDOCSIS 3.0 customer premises equipment with France’s Sagemcom.  Akado said it had ordered over 30,000 EuroDOCSIS 3.0-enabled WiFi routers from the French manufacturer, to be delivered by June this year, with the first batch of 4,000 units already having been delivered. The operator said the equipment […]

Sagemcom joins MoCA as associate member

France-based technology group Sagemcom has joined the Mulitimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) as an associate member. Sagemcom, which provides a range of digital set-top boxes, DVRs and gateway devices, will incorporate MoCA into its products. “Integrating MoCA into our products will enable service providers to deliver a highly reliable in-home backbone for extending and enhancing […]

Rostelecom signs strategic partnership with Sagemcom

Russian service provider Rostelecom has signed an agreement with France-based decoder provider Sagemcom to cooperate in the development and production of multimedia equipment. The pair will jointly develop, poroduce and distribute consumer devices in Russia under the Rostelecom brand, providing access to broadband internet and digital TV services. Separately, Rostelecom’s Urals division has launched the […]

Freesat chooses Sagemcom for next-generation boxes

Freesat has confirmed that Sagemcom will be the lead manufacturer for the development of its next generation set-top boxes, due to launch in early 2012. The UK free-to-air satellite service also confirmed that Humax will be producing new boxes later in 2012. Emma Scott, managing director of Freesat, said, “Freesat has worked closely with both […]

Carlyle Group completes acquisition of Sagemcom

Private-equity investor Carlyle Group has completed the acquisition of French set-top provider Sagemcom from Gores Group. Carlyle Group has acquired 70% of the capital of Sagemcom for an undisclosed sum, with the remainder being held by the company’s existing management and employees. Sagemcom reported revenues of €1.4 billion last year. The company has 6,000 employees […]