Advanced Television


RingNett expands IPTV reach with Envivio

Envivio, technology provider of IP video convergence encoding solutions, is providing a Convergence Generation video headend to Norwegian ISP RingNett AS to enable the roll out of its Digital-TV IPTV service across its ADSL2+ infrastructure. RingNett's Digital-TV service is already available to test customers subscribing to its optical fibre-based GPON high speed Internet delivery service. […]

December 21, 2007

Telco TV boom benefits headend vendors

The telco TV market is quickly adding new deployments and subscribers, which is boosting headend equipment sales as each deployment requires at least one headend, reports research firm In-Stat. Growth in the ranks of subscribers means more revenue from licence, service, and support fees for vendors of middleware, content protection, and on-demand platforms, the high-tech […]

December 20, 2007

TUS Telekom selects Envivio

Envivio, technology provider of IP video convergence encoding solutions, is providing a Convergence Generation video headend for TUS Telekom's live standard definition and high definition IPTV services in Slovenia. TUS Telekom will expand its existing SD IPTV service to 108 channels, add 6 channels of HD content, and migrate from MPEG-2 to a more efficient […]

December 19, 2007

Hanaro Telecom selects Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent has been selected by Hanaro Telecom to supply its Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) solution. Alcatel-Lucent's GPON solution will enable Hanaro Telecom to deliver advanced broadband services, such as IPTV, high-definition television, video-on-demand over “hanaTV”, high-speed Internet access and interactive multimedia services to its 110,000 residential subscribers in Korea.

December 17, 2007

Turner uses Mistral

Turner Broadcasting has signed to use Chello Interactive's Mistral solution for enhanced TV (eTV) services in Europe. Turner Broadcasting will use the solution to design, publish and manage eTV services for its kids' channels Cartoon Network, Cartoon Network Too and Boomerang on BSkyB in the UK, and Cartoon Network and Boomerang on UPC in Holland. […]

December 13, 2007

Irdeto China deal for 2m smart cards

Irdeto has signed an agreement for two million smart cards from China’s Jilin Provincial Network. The agreement, which will support the cable TV operator’s digital migration project, is the largest for Irdeto to date.

December 13, 2007

Narrowstep and TSS Cross Media partnership

Narrowstep and TSS Cross Media Group of Benelux have announced a strategic partnership to offer advanced Internet TV solutions for telecoms, broadcasters and advertisers to effectively monetise video content over the Internet. Narrowstep provides solution for managing, distributing and commercialising video on the Internet securely in TV-like quality. Narrowstep's platform supports over 180 channels, with […]

December 12, 2007

Amino for Panama

Amino announced that Panama’s CTV Telecom has selected the AmiNET125 multi-codec Set-Top-Box for Central America’s first IPTV service. The AmiNET125 platform is specifically designed to help operators in emerging markets to introduce IPTV services with a flexible and cost effective approach. The AmiNET125 can also be used in European and North American markets for standard […]

December 7, 2007

TI HD chip

Texas Instruments is offering a new DaVinciT technology digital media processor for video transcoding in media gateways, multi-point control units, digital media adaptors, video security DVRsv and IP set-top boxes. Wrapped with a complete offering of development tools and digital media software, the new TMS320DM6467 DaVinci processor is a DSP-based system-on-chip (SoC) specifically tuned for […]

December 7, 2007

NDS extends DirecTV deal

NDS has signed an agreement with DIRECTV, the largest satellite Pay TV operator in the world, to extend the term of their relationship. NDS has been contracted to continue to provide conditional access technology and services to DIRECTV U.S. and DIRECTV Latin America until June 2013. Raffi Kesten, NDS Chief Operating Officer, said: "DIRECTV has […]

December 7, 2007