Danish groups to merge to create TV and broadband powerhouse

The boards of Danish energy company SE, the owner of cable operator Stofa and digital-terrestrial TV operator Boxer Denmark, and another regional energy provider Eniig have approved the proposed merger of the pair to create a new group, Norlys, which will become the country’s largest combined energy and telecom group passing about one million TV […]

WiFi key to delivering 1Gbps services, say cable technologists

Ensuring that in-home WiFi networks are optimally configured will be key to delivering meaningful 1Gpbs services, but providing 1Gbps will likely remain essentially a marketing tool rather than something consumers actually need for the foreseeable future, according to a panel of technologists at a cable technology event in London this morning. Speaking at the Cable […]

TV2 launches TV Play on Stofa and Boxer 

Danish commercial broadcaster TV2 has entered into a strategic partnership with cable operator Stofa and its digital-terrestrial pay TV subsidiary Boxer to extend access to TV2 Play, the broadcaster’s on-demand service, to 150,000 homes.  Over the next few months, some 150,000 Boxer and Stofa households, representing an audience of about 300,000 people, will be able […]

Denmark’s Stofa and Arris launch first R-PHY service in Europe

Danish cable operator Stofa has initiated Europe’s first Gigabit internet service based on the new Remote-PHY (R-PHY) networking specification in partnership with technology provider Arris. Stofa is using Arris’s E6000 CCAP Core and NC2000 R-PHY optical nodes to deliver the services. Arris’s R-PHY technology enables Stofa to virtualise and decentralise headend functions and elements of […]

Danish antenna association chooses Stofa for Gigabit upgrade, an association of six local antenna associations in the city of Kolding in southern Denmark, has signed a deal with cable operator Stofa that will see the latter upgrade their networks and provide Gigabit services to about 25,000 people. The – formerly ASIK – networks will be upgraded in 2019 to provide Gigabit […]

Stofa taps Arris for Remote PHY implementation

Danish cable operator Stofa has selected Arris to provide equipment for the upgrade of its network to delivery Gigabit speeds. Speaking at a press event at ANGA COM, Stofa CEO Ole Fruekilde said his company faced strong competition in a market where consumers are increasingly turning to OTT products that require high-speed broadband connections. Fruekilde […]

Denmark’s Stofa taps Irdeto for Android box security

Danish cable operator Stofa, owned by energy company SE, has tapped Irdeto to provide its Cloaked CA content security  system to deliver content through the operator’s new Android set-top boxes. Stofa’s introduction of a Kaon Media-produced Android TV box will give subscribers access to its own range of services as well as access to the […]

TV Connect 2017: Stofa to launch Android TV-based service with iWedia

Danish cable operator Stofa has tapped TV technology provider iWedia to provide its Teatro-3.5 software for Android TV to operate its next-generation set-top box. Stofa, owned by energy group SE, will deploy Teatro-3.5 with Android TV 7.0 Nougat, integrated with conditional access, in a 4K box provided by Korean manufacturer Kaon Media. Teatro-3.5 is a  […]

Aalborg’s AN-TV signs up for eSports TV

Danish cable operator Stofa’s partner community antenna network in the city of Aalborg, AN-TV, is to make the Modern Times Group-owned ESL’s eSports TV channel available to its subscribers. AN-TV will make eSports TV for DKK20 (€2.70), available through any of the network operator’s packages. Stofa has a long-term deal to supply TV services and […]

Stofa embraces Google with Android box plan

Danish cable operator Stofa has teamed up with Google to develop an Android-based set-top box, to be supplied by Korea’s Kaon Media with software from France-based iWedia. The UHD TV-capable box will provide access to Google apps, games, streamed content and TV services, according to Stofa, which says that the move is the first step […]