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Connected demand in Europe

According to research from Cisco, broadband users in Western Europe may be even more interested in living 'The Connected Life' than US consumers, and many are willing to pay for the value a service like this can provide. Ninety-per cent of European broadband users expressed an interest in a connected life service – anytime, anywhere […]

December 14, 2007

Weak Q3 STB sales

According to researcher Dell'Oro Group, the worldwide set-top box market contracted 2 per cent on a sequential basis in the third quarter of this year. Despite strong growth in the IPTV and satellite set-top box market that was not enough to offset the decline in the cable market. “Cable operators slowed their acquisition of set-top […]

December 13, 2007

ADB and Osmosys achieve DLNA certification

Advanced Digital Broadcast has revealed that its latest home-networking enabled digital video recorder (DVR), the ADB-5000 series, powered by Osmosys HomeNet software, has gained certification from the Digital Living Network Alliance. The combined home networking solution will ensure, simple, fast and effective networking of compatible devices. The DLNA comprises a number of leading, world-wide consumer […]

December 13, 2007

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