Swisscom takes stake in SoftAtHome

Swisscom has taken an equity stake in smart home technology specialist SoftAtHome, along with existing backer Orange and minority shareholder Etisalat. SoftAtHome is attempting to build a ‘club of operators’ to accelerate the development of digital home solutions for the future by sharing best practices with other market players and collaborating to ensure the deployment […]

Thomson adds interlaced, statmux support to HEVC encoder

Video technology specialist Thomson Video Networks has launched an updated version of its ViBE VS7000 multiscreen encoding system with expanded capabilities for the new HEVC compression format. The platform now includes a new interlaced mode, an additional 10% improvement in compression performance, and support for statistical multiplexing, according to Thomson. The company said that the […]

Inview appoints former Thomson set-top chief to board

UK hybrid TV technology provider Inview Technology has appointed former Thomson set-top division CEO Koen Van Driel to its board.  “This is an exciting new challenge for me,” said Van Driel. “Inview Technology has over 15 years of TV industry expertise and offers a wide range of interactive broadcast and IP services, with its lightweight […]

Lattelecom to expand multiscreen services with Thomson

Latvian telco Lattelecom has installed Thomson’s ViBE VS7000 multiscreen video platform for its IPTV service. The 10RU system provides encoding for Lattelecom’s new range of web and mobile TV services, as well as standard definition, HD, and 3D IPTV offerings. Local distributor Hannu Pro provided installation and systems integration services for the project. Installed at […]

BBC and Thomson complete Freeview fifth HD channel trial

UK public broadcaster the BBC is set to broadcast a fifth HD Freeview channel on the country’s DTT Multiplex B using Thomson Video Networks’ ViBE EM3000 encoders. Thomson said technical trials conducted by the BBC and communications regulator Ofcom found that Thomson’s encoders would enable the delivery of a fifth HD channel from a single […]