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Technetix and Arris together

Technetix Group has entered into an engineering and co-marketing agreement with the Arris TeleWire Supply division of Arris Group. Arris entered the exclusive agreement with Technetix to expand its Regal brand portfolio of drop materials. The newly branded Regal by Technetix series of splitters, taps, in-home active and in-home networking products will include the patent […]

December 11, 2007

Network Electronics acquires Video Products Group

Network Electronics has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Video Products Group, a provider of professional video/audio transport systems for local and wide area networks. Major carriers around the world rely on VPG for video transport and broadcast services. The new combined product offering will be unique in its functionality, features and breadth, enabling telcos […]

December 10, 2007

Motorola in Denmark

Telia Stofa has selected the Motorola hybrid cable/IP set-top box for the launch of its Danish cable/IP video service – a first for the cable industry. With Motorola's hybrid STB, Telia Stofa can deliver new services in Denmark that enhance the capabilities of its existing cable network with the additional flexibility and interactivity of IPTV. […]

December 7, 2007

Latens for Cameron

Latens Systems announced that its FCAS solution has been chosen by Cameron Communications, a parent company to local area providers of phone, internet and cable services, to secure the programming on its IPTV platform. The Latens FCAS solution is to be integrated with middleware from Minerva and deployed across Amino and ADB 3800 series set-top […]

December 6, 2007

IABM: suppliers storm ahead

Sales are increasing at more than 14 per cent per annum in broadcast and media technology companies worldwide, according to the latest Industry Index published today by the IABM – the trade association which represents broadcast and media technology suppliers Sales for European companies are storming ahead at over 17 per cent per annum, while […]

December 5, 2007

8m STBs in Germany

According to figures released by the consumer electronics association Zentralverbandes Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie (ZVEI), there are currently approximately 18 million digital set-top boxes in German homes. There are estimated to 11 million satellite receivers, 5.5 million DTT receivers and 1.5 million cable tuners.

December 4, 2007

Oz TV pressures PVR makers

Australian free-to-air television network have reached an impasse on ad-skipping personal video recorders as they prepare to release a free electronic programme guide for the first time. Despite releasing the guide, the industry is pressuring PVR makers to limit the advertisement-skipping functions of their products before they are authorised to access it. The networks have […]

November 20, 2007

Pace selects PartnerTech

Pace Micro Technology, independent developer of digital TV technologies for the global pay TV industry, has selected PartnerTech, one of Europe's leading contract manufacturing companies, to provide a fast-turnaround new product introduction (NPI) and prototyping service covering its range of digital set-top boxes. The business will be fulfilled from PartnerTech's UK facilities in Poole and […]

November 9, 2007

57% of DTR owners regularly time-shift their viewing

Top Up TV has revealed the results of a customer survey that revealed 57 per cent of its customers regularly use their Digital Television Recorder (DTR) to time-shift more than 50 per cent of the programmes they watch. “Our customers are time-shifting more than ever before… People want their TV viewing to fit in with […]

November 7, 2007

NDS launches Metro HD DVR

NDS has introduced its HD DVR, an Amino AmiNET530 set-top box powered by Metro middleware, for the IPTV market. NDS Metro is an integrated IPTV middleware and conditional access solution that provides a complete end-to-end offering for telecommunications companies and broadband operators. SES Americom, the only company delivering MPEG4 IPTV service to telcos in the […]

October 26, 2007