Technology


Irdeto opens new NOC

Content security specialist Irdeto has opened a new networks operations centre that it says provides 24/7 monitoring and rapid response for customers deploying Irdeto’s hosted/cloud-based solutions and managed services. “In an always-on world where content delivery and personalization are enabled via the cloud, our customers must deliver exceptional levels of quality that match, and in […]

CoralTree announces Sky Deutschland upgrade completion

TV software provider CoralTree has announced the successful upgrade to the Titan TV gateway, part of the daVinci portfolio, for Sky Deutschland. CoralTree has teamed up with Cisco to provide a TV gateway platform for the German pay TV operator to enable secure activation of new video services. The upgrade of the gateway, part of an overall Cisco upgrade to the […]

Ericsson CEO in the running for Microsoft top job

Microsoft is reportedly considering Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg as a possible replacement for chief executive Steve Ballmer, who announced in August he will retire this year. According to a Bloomberg report, which cites people briefed on the search, Vestberg is in the running for the top job alongside other candidates – including Microsoft cloud-computing chief […]

Cisco commits to set-top business

Technology giant Cisco has outlined its commitment to its set-top box business, though said it would separate it out from its service provider operations to give a clearer indication of its performance. In a conference with investors and financial analysts yesterday, Cisco president of development and sales, Robert Lloyd, said “we’re not getting out of […]

Virgin Media taps Digital Element for content geo-location

UK cable operator Virgin Media is using geo-location technology from Digital Element to manage the geographic rights to content available on its Virgin TV Anywhere service. Virgin Media is using Digital Element’s NetAcuity Edge IP geo-location technology to manage the geographic rights to content on the service. Under the terms of its TV Anywhere contracts, […]

Mixed results for SeaChange

Video technology provider SeaChange International has posted non-GAAP operating income of US$2.9 million (€2.1 million) for its fiscal third quarter, flat year-on-year, and revenues of US$37.8 million for the quarter, compared with US$39.2 million for the prior year. SeaChange’s nine months revenues stood at US$110.7 million, with non-GAAP operating income of US$7.5 million, compared to […]

Harris names former cable exec as new CTO

Video technology giant Harris Broadcast has named Steve Reynolds as chief technology officer and Skip Sorenson as its chief financial officer. Both Reynolds, who will be responsible for leading product development and research and development, and Sorenson will report to new CEO Charlie Vogt. The latest appointments complete the new management line-up created by Vogt. […]

Ericsson technology for English Premier League production

IMG Premier League Productions has upgraded its content distribution platform with technology supplied by Ericsson. IMG Premier League Productions is upgrading its existing system based on the Ericsson Content Distribution Solution. The upgrade will deliver the ability to distribute content in its origination color format (4:2:2 chroma) to ensure the highest quality source for all […]

Turkish OTT service TVYO taps Harmonic for technology

Turkey’s Doğuş Media Group has chosen video technology provider Harmonic to deliver the multiscreen technology for its new TVYO over-the-top TV service. Harmonic is providing its ProMedia multiscreen production and preparation applications, WFS file-based workflow engine, and MediaGrid shared storage systems to support TVYO, which delivers 12 on-air broadcast streams as well as video-on-demand and […]

Silicon Labs introduces dual-channel DVB modulators

Silicon specialist Silicon Labs has launched a new set of DVB demodulators, including what it says are the first dual-channel DVB demodulators targeting multi-receiver iDTV and set-top applications. The new Si216x/6×2 family supports all first and second-generation DVB broadcast standards for cable (DVB-C2/C, ITU J.83 Annex A/B/C), terrestrial (DVB-T2/T) and satellite (DVB-S2/S, DSS). Multiple demodulators […]