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DVB-C2 spec out

The DVB Board has approved the commercial requirements for the DVB-C2 specification. The demand for more advanced services has pushed the existing cable specification to its limits and DVB has…

Scopus wins in E.Europe

Scopus has revealed that FN Cable Holdings, a pan-European Multi Service Operator management group, will deploy Scopus headend solutions for the digital upgrade of its FiberNet Hungary and Eurocom Bulgaria…

Irdeto China deal for 2m smart cards

Irdeto has signed an agreement for two million smart cards from China’s Jilin Provincial Network. The agreement to provide two million smart cards, which will support the cable TV operator’s…

FCC confirms 30% cable bar

The US FCC has issued the formal notice confirming MSOs will be barred from a market a national market share higher than 30 per cent of multichannel subscribers. The FCC…

ONO up for Q4

Spanish cable operator ONO improved margins and costs in the last part of 2007, with fourth-quarter core earnings up 7.3 per cent to E162 million. Operating cash flow turned positive…

Belgacom complaint on cable TV deal

Belgian telco Belgacom has filed a complaint with an Antwerp court against the four Flemish cable television companies which have signed a preliminary agreement with cable operator Telenet for the…

Al Jazeera English for Hong Kong Cable

Al Jazeera English has announced a deal with one of Asia's leading cable operators, Hong Kong Cable Limited, for the channel to broadcast in Hong Kong. The agreement is yet…

Fox Business short on viewers

Only about 6,300 viewer on average, on any given weekday, according to early estimates compiled by Nielsen Media Research are watching Fox Business. By contrast, chief competitor, CNBC, attracted about…

US cable operators continue investing

The increasing competitiveness of the US pay-TV market continues to drive cable TV operators in the US to invest in their networks and roll out new services, reports In-Stat. For…

Carlyle buys stake in Numericable

US investment fund Carlyle is set to acquire a 35 per cent stake in French cable operator Numericable, formerly known as Noos, and which has almost total dominance in the…