BBWF – BERLIN. French manufacturer Sagem has said it has now delivered two million MPEG-4 set-top boxes, available for all four distribution technologies: DSL, satellite, cable and DTT. The company has also said 16 telecom operators have now chosen Sagem STBs for their IPTV deployment. Sagem plans to introduce four new MPEG-4 HD set-tops with […]
On Demand Group (ODG) has unveiled a range of branded VOD services for cable and IPTV operators. The content brands cover genres including movies, mainstream TV, kids, music videos, leisure and the performing arts. The package also provides operators with pay-per-view and subscription VOD pricing models. The package was launched at the Mipcom programming market […]
Sistema-backed Comstar-UTS has launched an infrastructure modernisation programme. It is designed to reduce investment and operational costs associated with the infrastructure and at the same time increase its capacity. Comstar-UTS is the leading provider of fixed-line services in Moscow and recently upgraded its backbone network, increasing capacity from 20Gps to 40Gbps.
Arqiva has signed a contract with Eurosport to support live broadcasts of English Premier League matches to viewers in Hungary and Romania. It will provide Eurosport, which has Premier League rights for three seasons starting 2007/8, with use of a permanent fibre link from London to the Arqiva teleport in Paris-Boulogne, and then relay to […]
The Bulgarian alternative telco Max Telecom is reported to have opted for a VoIP solution provided by Belgium’s Attractel. It will allow the telco, which has been rolling out a WiMAX network that should eventually cover 90% of Bulgaria’s population, to offer Internet telephony as part of its portfolio. Max Telecom already operates an IPTV […]
BSkyB has announced details of its new service that will bring together TV, broadband and telephony services for DTT viewers. It builds on the success of its broadband offer to DTH satellite subscribers that is capable of reaching 70% of the UK through Sky’s unbundled telecoms network. Despite the announcement, the actual launch of the […]
Switched digital video and data head-end equipment vendor Bigband Networks has warned that its Q3 revenues will be in the $35-39 million range,as opposed to the expected $54-58 million. The lowered revenue guidance follows a profit warning issued at the beginning of August when the vendor announced its Q2 and H1 results. As a result of […]
CTAM CABLE MARKETING EUROSUMMIT – BARCELONA. Even though this is “the most unsettling time in the history of television,” according to NDS Group President and CEO Dr Abe Peled in his keynote address to the CTAM Eurosummit 2007, cable does have opportunities ahead, “as pay-TV operators have to become total entertainment partners of the consumer […]
The Dutch incumbent telco KPN has launched its new mobile add-on service MobielTV. It will allow the operator’s ‘Surf&Mail Totaal’ UMTS subscribers to watch television on their mobile phones round-the-clock. Up until the end of the year, KPN will not levy any additional charges for the service, which offers the public broadcasters Nederland 1, Nederland […]
Today UPC Netherlands announced it will introduce the new Slingbox Solo on the Dutch market in mid-October. The device will be on sale at UPC centres and webshop for €149, with the first customers profiting from a special introductory price of €99. The Slingbox solo is the new Slingbox model that was also introduced today.