IBC 2007 – AMSTERDAM. We had the scoop earlier last week (see last Friday’s issue), but now it’s official: today UPC and SlingMedia officially announced a trial to introduce the Slingbox for UPC Digital TV customers in the Netherlands. The Slingbox allows UPC Digital TV customers to remotely control their digital Mediabox and watch or […]
IBC 2007 – AMSTERDAM. Cisco and UPC Broadband have set a new record in broadband speed over cable, achieving over 120Mbps in consumer homes on the latter’s network in Amsterdam. Utilising Europe’s first deployment of EuroDocis 3.0 (ED 3.0) and M-CMTS technology, it brings speeds of up to 200Mbps within reach.
The Russian telco Synterra Group has chosen BitBand’s IPTV video delivery solution for its new triple play offer. The solution will allow Synterra Group, which is licensed for voice services in 22 Russian regions, to offer subscribers a range of additional services including catch-up TV, NPVR, start-over and VOD.
IBC 2007 – AMSTERDAM. Under the name Aprico.tv, Philips and system integrator eventIS are showing a new way of personalized access to audiovisual media: Personal TV Channels, which brings together broadcast TV, VOD services and TV from the Internet. The application automatically learns the viewer’s preferences and favorite TV programmes, makes recommendations and uses the […]
IBC 2007 – AMSTERDAM. Motorola is celebrating the shipment of its two millionth IP set-top box. The VIP1510 was shipped as part of a consignment of 150,000 units to the Swedish telco TeliaSonera. The milestone was reached only five months after Motorola shipped IPTV box number one million. TeliaSonera’s aggressive rollout of its service in […]
IBC 2007 – AMSTERDAM. Cabot Communications has announced that it has become the first DVB middleware provider to achieve Playback Group 1 & 2 compliance. Its Aurora XT, Cabot’s DVB middleware suite has helped the Bristol-based company to become achieve the accreditation. The middleware has already been validated on multiple platforms and chipsets. The Playback […]
In this week’s Reuters Technology Video report, the new iPods unveiled by Apple earlier this week; Lulu.com sues NBC for its new Hulu website because the names are too similar; and there’s a flight simulator in the latest edition of Google Earth. Fred Katayama reports from New York.
IBC 2007 – AMSTERDAM. UPC is testing the DOCSIS 3 cable modem technology in the Amsterdam district of IJburg in the Netherlands. IJburg is the core of CityNet the FTTH deplyment fiercely fought by UPC, that is scheduled to complete its first phase of 40K homes in May 2008. It is believed to be the […]
IBC 2007 – AMSTERDAM. During a press briefing at IBC, Canal Digitaal’s COO Kees Färber said the company plans to introduce push-VOD services sometime next year. The move is part of the plan to develop the Astra 3 position at 23.5 degrees East into a second DTH slot for the Dutch and Flemish markets. (See […]
IBC 2007 – AMSTERDAM MPEG encoder specialist Envivio and UK network provider National Grid Wireless have set-up a WiMAX network that covers all 12 halls of the Rai conference and exhibition centre, delivering streamed TV, alongside VoIP and data, for the duration of the show. Envivio and National Grid hope to show operators how WiMAX […]