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Private continues aggressive IPTV/VOD rollout

Private Media Group is set to launch its content with additional European IPTV operators in Poland, the Netherlands, Italy, Greece and Portugal before the end of the year. The platform operators in these countries include leading telecoms which all offer Triple-Play featuring IPTV based Video-On-Demand. Berth Milton, CEO of Private Media Group commented: “With launches […]

November 15, 2007

Telefónica’s FTTH pilot

From David Del Valle in Madrid Telefónica is launching a trial on its FTTH (fibre to the home) network in Madrid and Barcelona to test Internet broadband access at 30 Megabytes in a combined triple play offer that also includes its IPTV service, Imagenio. The triple play service, at a price of E9 until next […]

November 15, 2007

MRG IPTV Global Forecast: Stronger Market

Growth for IPTV Subs is projected from 13.5 million in 2007 to 72.6 million in 2011, roughly a 40 per cent compounded annual growth rate. With an emphasis on profitability, improved operations and sustained growth, large European carriers are planning for future converged services still over 18 months away. According to Len Feldman, Director of […]

November 14, 2007

ANT for SA

User interface software provider ANT has announced it's been selected by Scientific Atlanta to be the provider of its core television service applications. ANT is now the reference supplier of a comprehensive range of highly customisable television applications Scientific Atlanta will supply to their IPTV customers worldwide. It joins ANT's list of customers including some […]

November 14, 2007

Optibase, Leadcom alliance

Optibase, provider of advanced digital video solutions and Leadcom Integrated Solutions, an international provider of innovative telecommunication solutions, announce a strategic alliance to roll out integrated TV over IP services. The first project will be delivered to a leading Telco operator in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Leadcom selected Optibase’s pre-integrated, advanced IPTV platform in order […]

November 14, 2007

Alcatel-Lucent lands du

Alcatel-Lucent announced that it has signed a frame agreement with du, the UAE's second telecom operator, for its upcoming Internet protocol television (IPTV) deployment based on the Microsoft Mediaroom IPTV and multimedia platform. In addition, Alcatel-Lucent will act as the end-to-end network integrator of a complete IPTV solution comprised of network infrastructure, Microsoft Mediaroom, services […]

November 14, 2007

Disney on Fastweb

Disney announced they have signed a deal to launch Disney Channel On Demand, a Video On Demand offer on Fastweb IPTV. The agreement represents a further step in its strategy of seeking to leverage on new digital platforms to extend its reach and availability to viewers. Fastweb IPTV subscribers are given the opportunity to enjoy […]

November 13, 2007

IPTV growth strong, but ARPU challenges

Although growth of IPTV subscriptions in Europe are expected to grow five-fold by 2011 – to more than 25 million – a new study from Parks Associates finds that operators are ARPU-challenged and facing strong competition. “IPTV in Europe: Digital TV in a Hyper-competitive Market” – A study finds that telcos are facing growing competition […]

November 12, 2007

OpenTV deal with Sun Direct TV

Indian broadcaster Sun Direct TV has selected OpenTV to provide the end-to-end solution and deployment management enabling its digital television services. In addition, OpenTV will provide Sun Direct TV with a collection of applications that includes a new electronic program guide (EPG), interactive cricket, and multi-angle interactive news. Sun Direct TV will introduce a new […]

November 8, 2007

AT&T: U-verse more capex for less homes

US telco AT&T has declared it will need to spend more money deploying its IPTV service U-verse to reach less than the estimated number of households it predicted by the end of next year. The company said it is increasing the total capital-expenditure estimate for the period including 2007 and 2008 to $4.5 billion-$5 billion. […]

November 8, 2007