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MEO expands Connected TV, Cloud DVR services with Velocix

Carrier-grade video streaming and ad tech supplier Velocix has announced that its content delivery network (CDN) and recording management (VRM) software has been deployed by MEO, a consumer brand of Altice Portugal, to expand its Apple TV and Android TV based video services. MEO, Portugal’s largest pay TV provider by market share, provides internet, video, […]

June 29, 2022

South Africa STB scheme again delayed

The numerous delays and excuses affecting the distribution of South Africa’s digital terrestrial TV set-top boxes have been affected by a new excuse: flooding. The recent floods, which severely affected the KwaZulu-Natal region and other parts of the country’s Eastern Cape, have been cited as being responsible for the slow distribution of converter boxes. The […]

June 27, 2022By Chris Forrester

Now TV Android TV box powered by Amino

Amino, the global media and entertainment technology solutions provider, has collaborated with Now TV, the pay-TV service in Hong Kong and the media entertainment arm of HKT, to integrate its IPTV service with popular OTT services such as HBO GO and Netflix. Derek Choi, Managing Director, HKT Home, said: “We are thrilled to introduce Now […]

June 21, 2022

Convicted streamer flees UK

Michael Hornung, who was convicted of selling set-top boxes giving illegal access to Sky TV, BT Sport and Virgin Media, has fled to Cyprus. Hornung is estimated to have made around £350,000 (€409,000) by selling some 2,700 devices over a three-year period across Greater Manchester in the northwest of England. UK intellectual property protection organisation […]

June 17, 2022By Colin Mann

ISD fraudster hit with £1m bill

A criminal found guilty of supplying illegal streaming devices (ISDs) providing unauthorised access to Premier League content has been ordered to pay back almost £1 million (€1.17m) to the public purse. Steven King masterminded the pirate streaming operation Dreambox and was jailed for seven years and four months in March 2019. At Warwick Crown Court […]

June 7, 2022By Colin Mann

Telestream acquires Encoding.com

In a strategic move that further extends its reach in the cloud-media processing sector, video content production, processing, storage and distribution specialist Telestream is acquiring cloud media processing platform Encoding.com. Telestream says the acquisition solidifies its position in file-based video media workflows and orchestration from on-prem to cloud. Terms of the transaction will not be […]

May 17, 2022

UK MPs to probe connected tech

The UK House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee is to examine the impacts of the increasing prevalence of smart and connected technology and what needs to be done to ensure it is safe and secure for its users. The ‘Connected tech: smart or sinister?’ inquiry will explore how devices including smart speakers, […]

May 12, 2022By Colin Mann

Plume, Sagemcom support Deutsche Glasfaser router launch

German fibre service provider Deutsche Glasfaser is collaborating with personalised smart services specialist Plume to introduce what is claimed to be the country’s first fully cloud-optimised WiFi 6E fibre router. The product solution combines Plume’s Consumer Experience Management Platform and HomePass Smart Home Services suite, which is already available to Deutsche Glasfaser’s subscribers, leverages the […]

May 5, 2022By Colin Mann

Subtonomy adds broadband network support

Customer and network experience platform provider Subtonomy has added broadband network support to its Network Experience Platform. This means CSPs can now benefit from a fully-convergent view of the network experience they are providing to individual customers in real-time – enabling them to monitor experience efficiently, fix faults proactively, meet customer service expectations, control costs […]

May 4, 2022By Colin Mann

CommScope, Orange Moldova STB partnership

CommScope, a global player in home network solutions, has partnered with Orange Moldova to provide their subscribers with the latest generation of set tops powered by Android TV designed to provide both live television and premium streaming services. With the launch of the Orange TV Box 4K, Orange Moldova will offer their subscribers the next […]

April 28, 2022