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Italy approves national broadband specs

Italian telecoms companies have agreed on technical aspects for infrastructure needed for a high-speed broadband network in Italy, the government said, in a boost to long-running efforts to build a…

Pace hires Nokia man to drive convergence

Pace plc has today announced the appointment of Dr Mark Loughran, currently Managing Director of Nokia UK & Ireland, as the President of a new business division, Pace Enterprise. Loughran…

Canvas becomes YouView

Canvas becomes YouView

Following its incorporation as YouView TV Ltd at the end of last week, Project Canvas, the proposed joint venture between the BBC, ITV, BT, Channel 4, Channel 5, Talk Talk…

UK: Content providers will pay 75% of ‘3 strikes’ cost

UK: Content providers will pay 75% of ‘3 strikes’ cost

Copyright holders would be paying 75 per cent of any infringement challenge costs according to the Minister of Communications, Ed Vaizey.  ISP’s would be paying the remaining 25 per cent…

MoCA joins CEDIA

    MoCA, the worldwide standard for home entertainment networking, has confirmed its membership in CEDIA, the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association. Membership is part of the Alliance’s strategy…

ZON TVCabo chooses Concurrent for VOD expansion

  ZON TVCabo has selected Concurrent’s video delivery platform to expand its service offerings to its more than 1.6 million customers in Portugal. Concurrent will provide ZON with a unified…

UPC remote record

UPC Nederland has demonstrated  its new ‘Remote Recording’ application. This will allow UPC Digital TV customers, when they are traveling or online at work to set up recording on their…

Multi-screen solution from Netgem

Connected entertainment specialist Netgem has unveiled a significant development of its NetgemTV middleware to support new adaptive TV technologies. Extending the reach of pay-TV Operators, these new features are geared…

Arris supports KD DVBC-2 roll out

ARRIS  announced that Kabel Deutschland (KD) has selected ARRIS to supply its ongoing M-CMTS, Digital TV and VOD deployments going forward, using the D5 Universal Edge QAM.  Additionally, ARRIS and…

Dynamic workflow from Harmonic

Harmonic  announces the new Rhozet Workflow System (WFS) Appliance, a fully-integrated, enterprise-class transcoding server solution. For your reference, the full press release is enclosed below. Highlights of the announcement include:…

Swisscom offers Fastweb buyout

  Swissom has offered to buy out its remaining fellow shareholders in Fastweb, giving the Swiss telecommunications group full control of its troubled Italian subsidiary. The Swiss group will offer…

Harmonic for TopTV Africa

Harmonic’s digital video headend solutions have been deployed by On Digital Media (ODM) to power its new TopTV pay TV service in South Africa. The headend system includes Harmonic’s Electra…

Arris TG852G awarded DOCSIS 3.0 certification

  Arris has revealed that its Touchstone Telephony Gateway TG852G has been awarded DOCSIS 3.0 certification in CableLabs’ Wave #76. The TG852G hardware is the newest generation Arris DOCSIS 3.0-certified…

Satellite and fibre markets are different, says Eutelsat

Paris-based satellite operator Eutelsat says it does not fear competition from fibre-based ultra high-speed broadband services, because it targets different consumers, Eutelsat CEO Michel de Rosen told La Tribune. In…

Vodafone on IPTV charge

Vodafone on IPTV charge

Vodafone is entering the Spanish IPTV market with the launch in the last quarter of this year of an offer in direct competition with Telefonica-controlled Movistar TV (formerly Imagenio), the…