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BBC explains iPlayer outage

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Richard Cooper, the BBC’s Controller of Digital Distribution for BBC Future Media, has posted a blog explaining the background to the serious incident over the weekend which impacted BBC iPlayer, BBC iPlayer Radio, and audio and video playback on other parts of bbc.co.uk, which also forced the Corporation to use its emergency homepage for prolonged periods of time. “We have […]

Australia: Imagine routers for ABC

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Imagine Communications, a provider of media software and video infrastructure solutions, has won a major contract to replace all video routers in the television service of the Australian Broadcast Corporation (ABC).  The national broadcaster will replace existing routers with a flexible, scalable, HD-capable infrastructure centred on Platinum large-scale router solutions and their extensive range of facility signal distribution functionality including […]

NCTA disputes STB power claims

US cable industry trade body the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA) has reacted to a report in the LA Times which suggested that cable TV boxes have become second-biggest energy users in many homes, describing them as hogs that feed in the sleep. In a blog post, the NCTA notes that in March 2014, it reported that the new […]

Oregan Reports Record Revenue for 2013

Oregan Networks, a leading supplier of next-generation Pay TV solutions for Multiple Service Operators (MSOs), has delivered a record 2013 revenue, as it continued to invest into future growth through the evolution of its product, methodology and market presence. By the end of 2013, subscriptions to British Telecom’s internet television service powered by Oregan’s software, surpassed 0.5 Million subscribers, marking […]

du plans multimedia services

The Middle East’s fastest growing telecom service provider, du, has signed a contract with Nokia to deploy its IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). With the deployment of Nokia’s IMS, du’s customers will soon enjoy multimedia services such as HD (high definition) voice, HD video, file sharing and instant messaging with an enhanced service experience. Nokia’s IMS will also allow for fixed […]

Viettel adds cable to IPTV offering

Responding to the need to expand its service offerings to build market share and reduce churn. Viettel, Vietnam’s largest telecom operator, is deploying the Ericsson Multi-platform Video Processing solution with the Ericsson AVP 4000 system encoder to enable the delivery of cable TV alongside its existing IPTV services. Ericsson has provided Viettel with a solution optimised for scale and reliability, […]

Pay-TV operators head STB food chain

Pay-TV operators are at the top of the set-top box food chain, with hardware OEMs and semiconductor vendors both functioning in a supporting role, according to ABI Research’s Set-top Box Opportunities and Leaders. The largest operators are responsible for the functional definition and direction, and have significant ownership over at least the logical layers of the implementation. Multi-source supply agreements, […]

Bandwidth reduction product from Verizon

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Verizon Digital Media Services has formed a partnership with broadband technology specialist A2Zlogix to launch a new bandwidth reduction product designed to make the delivery of video content even more efficient and to improve the viewing experience of end users. The technology – ImageIQ Video Bandwidth Reduction, provided by A2Zlogix – significantly reduces the size of video files without the […]

LIWEST selects ARRIS E6000 Converged Edge Router

LIWEST Kabelmedien GmbH deployed the E6000 Converged Edge Router (CER) from ARRIS Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRS), ensuring the service provider to deliver a 250 Mbps capacity high speed internet service to its customers and to ensure 1Gbps for future. Today’s consumers demand better access to more content on more devices than ever. The ARRIS E6000 CER is a solution based […]

CCAP sales up 177% in Q1

Market research firm Infonetics Research has released excerpts from its Q1 2014 CCAP, and Edge QAM Hardware and Subscribers report, which tracks cable broadband equipment and subscribers. “In a dramatic shift, the vast majority of

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