IBC 2007 – AMSTERDAM. MultiChoice Africa plans to launch both HD and PVRs during 2008. In Amsterdam, Pace Micro Technology announced an agreement with the pay-TV operator in Africa to supply its high definition (HD) personal video recorders (PVRs).
MultiChoice has chosen Pace’s TDS850 HD PVR platform, which combines H.264 compression with DVB-S2 demodulation and comes with four tuners for a full HD experience, together with push-VOD capabilities. The MultiChoice TDS850 incorporates OpenTV’s Core 2.0 middleware and PVR 2.0 software, together with content security from Irdeto.
Neil Gaydon, CEO Pace Micro Technology plc, commented in a prepared statement: “We are delighted to be chosen by MultiChoice to be a key supplier in its move to HD. It was back in 1995 that Pace and MultiChoice first launched digital TV in South Africa and it is terrific news that we are once again working together on the very latest digital TV technology.”