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Trilithic offers next gen EAS solution

Trilithic has announced the availability of a next gen Emergency Alert System (EAS) solution that gives cable, IPTV and broadcast systems all they need to comply with the new Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) guidelines and deliver emergency alerts from the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS). A next-generation, CAP-compliant EAS platform, the new EASyCAP […]

October 21, 2011

Digital Agenda: Commission proposes €9bn investment

The European Commission has proposed to spend almost €9.2 billion from 2014 to 2020 on pan-European projects to give EU citizens and businesses access to high-speed broadband networks and the services that run on them. The funding, part of the proposed Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), would take the form of both equity and debt instruments […]

October 19, 2011

Cable Europe: Beware public money for broadband

Cable Europe, the association for Europe’s MSOs was swift to react to Commissioner Neelie Kroes’ recommendation to the European Parliament that €9 billion be spent on broadband infrastructure between 2014 and 2020 through the Connecting Europe Facility. Caroline Van Weede, Managing Director, Cable Europe says: “There is a case for state aid funding to make […]

October 19, 2011

India: Current pay-TV growth is ‘tip of iceberg’

Technology company NDS is now serving more than 20 million homes in India, representing more than 100 million viewers, with its encryption and middleware expertise. Dr Abe Peled, executive chairman of NDS, speaking exclusively to Advanced-Television.com from New Delhi where he was attending an event to celebrate the milestone, said the best part of the […]

October 19, 2011

Carlyle scoops Telecable

Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has reached an agreement to acquire an 85 per cent share of Spanish triple-play cable operator Telecable de Asturias. Liberbank will retain a minority stake after the transaction, which is expected to close by year-end. The transaction values the company at €400 million; equity for this investment will […]

October 19, 2011By Colin Mann

Mariner monitoring for Telus

Mariner has announced that Telus has selected Mariner xVu IPTV service monitoring solution to assist with customer assurance of its IPTV-based Optik TV. SupportVu, an application within Mariner’s award winning xVu suite of IPTV Quality of Experience (QoE) monitoring tools, will deliver real time performance insight to both Optik TV’s customer support and field repair […]

October 19, 2011

Telus selects Mariner for IPTV service monitoring

Mariner today announced that Telus has selected Mariner xVu IPTV service monitoring solution to assist with customer assurance of its IPTV-based Optik TV. SupportVu, an application within Mariner’s award winning xVu suite of IPTV Quality of Experience (QoE) monitoring tools, will deliver real time performance insight to both Optik TV’s customer support and field repair […]

October 19, 2011

Video traffic will be 60% of mobile data by 2016

Global mobile video traffic will account for more than 60 per cent of global mobile data traffic by 2016 according to a Visiongain report. The market will increase at a CAGR of 28 per cent with revenues reaching $22.5 billion by 2016. The mobile video and TV market needs to overcome several challenges during the […]

October 18, 2011

More Ka-band satellites likely

Hughes Network Services, now part of Echostar  and California-based ViaSat, are both expected to order extra ‘super-giant’ Ka-band satellites over the next year.  These Ka-band satellites will target broadband satellite users in parts of the world where conventional broadband doesn’t reach. Hughes, ViaSat and Europe’s Eutelsat, are each operating or about to operate huge Ka-band […]

October 18, 2011By Chris Forrester

Darsh Digital selects NDS

NDS has confirmed that Darsh Digital, an independent cable operator in India, has selected an end-to-end suite of technologies from NDS to enable the launch of their digital pay-TV service. Headquartered in Patna, Bihar with an existing base of analogue subscribers, the new service from Darsh Digital will provide enhanced functionality and value-added content for […]

October 18, 2011