Advanced Television


Dish Network sees drops

Dish Network has seen its third-quarter profits shrink 54% and its subscriber numbers decline for the second quarter in a row. Dish, the second largest satellite operator in the US, generated $92 million profit on $2.9 billion in third-quarter sales. That compares to $199.7 million profit on $2.7 billion revenue in the third quarter of […]

November 12, 2008

Zon profits dip

Portugal’s cable TV and Internet company Zon has posted a 2 per cent drop in net profit for the January-to-September period as higher financial costs offset a rise in revenue. The country’s leading cable operator said net profit slipped to E50.9 million – slightly below market consensus. Zon said nine-month net revenue rose 8 per […]

November 12, 2008

Blockbuster VOD STB

Video rental giant Blockbuster plans to rollout a consumer set-top box in time for the Christmas shopping season in the US that will deliver movies over the Internet to via its Movielink service. Blockbuster acquired Movielink, a video-on-demand service initially launched with backing from the Hollywood studios, in 2007. …

November 12, 2008

Mediaroom-powered services surpasses 2m subs

Subscribers to TV services powered by the Microsoft Mediaroom IPTV and multimedia software platform have more than doubled, reaching over 2 million subscriber homes and powering services on nearly 4 million set-top boxes worldwide. In the past quarter Mediaroom customers have connected 500,000 new subscribers across the globe. AT&T is one of Microsoft's fastest-growing Mediaroom […]

November 12, 2008

SIDSA and Aljazeera Sport pay-TV deal

SIDSA, the International DVB technology provider, has signed a 10-year contract with Aljazeera Sport to protect the broadcaster's pay-TV content against piracy using its new-generation Conditional Access System, KeyFly 2.0 Xtreme. Aljazeera Sport has renewed its confidence in the technology of this Spanish company which, over the last three years, has been successfully protecting its […]

November 12, 2008

ADB STB certifies with Minerva

Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB) has announced its ADB-2500W advanced standard definition (SD) IPTV set-top box’ certification with Minerva Networks’ iTVManager 3.2 middleware platform. Consequently, the ADB-2500W is now fully supporting the entire Minerva ecosystem, which includes iTVManager versions 2.1, 3.1 and 3.2. The ADB-2500W offers operators an MPEG-2/MPEG-4 Standard Definition product and will also support […]

November 12, 2008

Tandberg IP HD

TANDBERG Television continues to deliver the HD advantage to service providers seeking to satisfy subscriber demand for HD content. The company says its enhanced iPlex high-density, multifunctional, high-performance Video Processing Platform provides even greater compression quality for the delivery of HD programming. Part of a complete end-to-end IPTV solution, the multi award-winning iPlex platform will […]

November 12, 2008

Latens strengthens IPTV offering with Amino

Latens has announced that Amino Communications has successfully integrated the company’s software conditional access with the AmiNET530 Digital Video Recorder (DVR) set-top box. Amino Communications is a leading IPTV platform supplier, and this integration adds to the range of Amino IPTV STBs fully protected and enabled by Latens software conditional access.

November 12, 2008

Highfield jumps from Kangaroo to Microsoft

Project Kangaroo's set back continue as CEO Ashley Highfield leaves the online venture before launch to become managing director for Microsoft UK’s online operation. He will be replaced on an interim basis by Rod Henwood, the former Channel 4 business director responsible for launching 4oD, the channel’s on-demand service, while a search for a replacement […]

November 12, 2008

C4 shuts red button and mobile ad depts

Channel 4 is to shut down its red button and mobile ad departments as part of its plans to save £100m (E127m) over the next two years. Channel 4 will stop serving interactive TV and mobile ads from 31 December 2008. Channel 4 has already closed 4DS, its online ad sales house, as part of […]

November 11, 2008