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Anacom postpones start of ASO for May

Portugal’s telecommunications sector regulator Anacom has postponed the start of the analogue switch-off (ASO) in the three pilot areas, scheduled to commence in February. Alenquer will be the first transmitter to switch off the analogue TV signal on May 12th (instead of February 3rd), followed by Cacém on June 16th (previously April 7th), while the […]

January 5, 2011From Branislav Pekic in Rome

DivX TV reveals partnerships

DivX, a division of Sonic Solutions, has revealed new partners across content brands and integrated circuit manufacturers for DivX TV, the company’s comprehensive Internet TV service that enables consumer electronics manufacturers to bring a broad range of web-based content to home and mobile devices New DivX TV content sources revealed at CES include: AOL; Amos […]

January 5, 2011

Francisco Partners completes on Grass Valley buy

Broadcast and professional solutions supplier Grass Valley has confirmed that Francisco Partners, a leading technology-focused investment company, has completed the closing process with Technicolor and finalised the acquisition of the Grass Valley Broadcast and Professional business. As of January 1, 2011 Grass Valley began doing business as an independent company, under the trade name ‘Grass […]

January 3, 2011by Colin Mann

Technicolor in Grass Valley transmission disposal

French technology and media services company Technicolor has received a binding offer from Parter Capital Group, a private equity investment consultancy firm based in Germany, to acquire its transmission business, operating under the Thomson Broadcast brand. The offer values the Transmission business for a non-material amount. As announced early 2010, a range of former Grass […]

December 26, 2010

Technicolor in Grass Valley transmission disposal

French technology and media services company Technicolor has received a binding offer from Parter Capital Group, a private equity investment consultancy firm based in Germany, to acquire its transmission business, operating under the Thomson Broadcast brand. The offer values the Transmission business for a non-material amount. As announced early 2010, a range of former Grass […]

December 24, 2010

Pace powers Comcast’s Xfinity Spectrum

UK’s Pace has developed a four-tuner HD digital video recorder that Comcast is using to test Xfinity Spectrum, a service that blends TV programming with Internet content including e-mail and YouTube video clips, according to documents filed with the Federal Communications Commission. “Comcast’s Xfinity Spectrum brings you the best of TV and the Internet,” according […]

December 22, 2010

Nagra’s cross-device user experience wins “Advanced User Interface” Award at TV 3.0 conference

Nagra-Kudelski, a Kudelski Group company and independent provider of value-added content protection and multi-screen television solutions, has announced that its Nagra OpenTV nX cross-device user experience won the 2010 TV Innovation Award in the category of “Advanced User Interface.” The annual award ceremony was held in Los Angeles on December 7th, 2010, during the TV […]

December 21, 2010

Intelsat selects SatLink for iDirect VNO solution

SatLink Communications, a teleport providing global satellite services, has announced that Intelsat,  the world’s leading provider of fixed satellite services, has entered into a long term agreement with SatLink for VNO (Virtual Network Operator) services.  SatLink’s end-to-end, turnkey solution, based on the iDirect Evolution Hub, enables Intelsat to provide its clients with managed Hub services […]

December 20, 2010

Intelsat selects SatLink solution

SatLink Communications, a teleport providing global satellite services, has announced that Intelsat, the world’s leading provider of fixed satellite services, has entered into a long term agreement with SatLink for VNO (Virtual Network Operator) services. SatLink’s end-to-end, turnkey solution, based on the iDirect Evolution Hub, enables Intelsat to provide its clients with managed Hub services […]

December 20, 2010

GlobeCast 2010 banner year

According to GlobeCast CEO Olivier Barberot, the broadcast services specialist had a banner year in 2010, most notably in playout services, event coverage, and international content delivery. The year also saw GlobeCast land its first major deals for Media Asset Management (MAM), in conjunction with its subsidiary NETIA. Key Figures: – Over 85 per cent […]

December 15, 2010