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Embracing the cloud

Advanced Television talks to Yvette Kanouff, SVP Cisco Service Provider Video Software and Solutions, about Cisco’s increasing commitment to the cloud, V2P and the benefit of comprehensive virtualization, RDK and bringing Internet speed innovation to cable, data security in the age of the IoE and encouraging more women into technology careers.  

Altech selects DivX for 4K STBs

DivX, a provider of next-generation digital video solutions, and Altech Multimedia, a provider of products, professional services and solutions to the broadband industries, have announced a new agreement to license and integrate DivX Plus HD and DivX HEVC technology into its upcoming set-top boxes. The devices will be made available to consumers globally through retail and operator channels, thereby enabling […]

Pace “performs very well” in 2014

Pace has published an unaudited update for the financial year ended December 31st ahead of preliminary results to be announced on March 3rd. Highlights include: – Record Q4 revenue has resulted in a strong finish to the year. Full year revenue expected to be up 6 per cent to $2,610 million  (2013: $2,469.2m) – Adjusted EBITA of at least $240 […]

Tata Sky claims 4K first

Indian direct-to-home satellite operator Tata Sky has launched the country’s first 4K set-top box. The STB will be available for existing and new subscribers to enjoy upcoming One-day International and World Cup cricket matches in Ultra HD 4k picture clarity. Prospective subscribers can now reserve their Tata Sky 4K STB at just Rs 6,400 (€87) while existing subscribers can acquire […]

Videocon d2h selects H.265 STB

India’s Videocon d2h pay-TV broadcast says it has selected MStar Semiconductor’s H.265 System-on-a-Chip (SoC) for its next range of HEVC-equipped set-top boxes for what the broadcaster promises will be a “world class” viewing experience. Saurabh Dhoot, Director Videocon d2h says “The HEVC technology ensures that our consumers get the most advanced and evolved TV viewing experience. Videocon d2h has taken […]

PeerTV lands $500k HEVC STB order to Polsky.TV

PeerTV, the OTT technology solutions provider, has announced that following the successful delivery of the first batch of its eTV set top box order to Polsky.TV, the company has now added an additional order totalling $490,000. PeerTV will supply Polsky.TV with its next generation Android STB which uses H265 HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) technology to deliver TV over the […]

Cisco cloud for KD and Charter


Cisco’s cloud-based offerings are gaining traction. Following its confirmation of a partnership with Kabel Deutschland, Cisco and Charter Communications, the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States have entered into a strategic agreement through which Cisco will supply key products in support of Charter’s breakthrough next-generation video solution. Cisco is to provide a new advanced TV platform for Vodafone-owned German […]

ActiveVideo transforms Charter STBs

Tom Rutledge, President and CEO of Charter Communications, has confirmed that cloud TV specialist ActiveVideo is supporting the operator’s network and device upgrades. Speaking at an International CES briefing announcing a technology partnership with Cisco, Rutledge said that Charter expected to launch its new fully-featured cloud based user interface, Spectrum Guide on its new Worldboxes, as well as on legacy […]

4K STB from DISH

US satellite pay-TV operator DISH Network is claiming it is the first to launch a 4K ‘Ultra HD’ set-top box. Named the 4K Joey, the unit is designed to integrate easily with DISH’s Hopper Whole Home HD DVR system. DISH says that unlike other 4K pay-TV options which are confined to an app on select TVs, the DISH 4K Joey […]

Quickplay supports Android TV

Quickplay, a specialist in powering premium video to any device, has announced support for Android TV, in a showcase at International CES 2015 of Quickplay’s Next Generation Experience Solution. It also confirmed integration of Quickplay Managed Video Service to three major industry partners. The solution provides extensive third-party developer tools as well as an Android TV reference user experience for […]

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