Author Archives: Ian D. Nock

About Ian D. Nock

Looks a little like a bank robber but actually is a consultant working in the field of Consumer Electronics, Digital TV and Interactive Solutions/delivery. Twenty years experience working throughout Europe on delivering IT Systems and Digital TV Solutions. Experienced in working on all aspects of service delivery including solution integration, platforms and customer premises equipment.

UPC Cablecom makes triple play standard

Switzerland’s largest cable operator UPC Cablecom will offer all of its customers a triple play package consisting of TV, internet and telephony as the standard basic subscription from January 1, 2015. via UPC Cablecom makes triple play standard.

Posted in TV Business

RTL takes €88 million hit from Hungarian ad tax plan » Digital TV Europe

RTL Group has posted a €88 million impairment in its first-half results as a consequence of the new advertising tax rules implemented by the Hungarian government. via RTL takes €88 million hit from Hungarian ad tax plan » Digital TV … Continue reading

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Conax makes first Nagra contribution

The Kudelski Group’s acquisition of Conax has boosted the security to technology company in the first half of the year. via Conax makes first Nagra contribution.

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ContentWise appoints TiVo exec as CTO » Digital TV Europe

TV personalisation, discovery and recommendations firm ContentWise has appointed TiVo director of product management, Pancrazio Auteri, as its new chief technology officer. via ContentWise appoints TiVo exec as CTO » Digital TV Europe.

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Kudelski raises revenue and profit outlook » Digital TV Europe

TV technology provider Kudelski has raised its full year revenue and profit guidance following the consolidation of its Conax acquisition and its patent cross-licence agreement with Cisco. via Kudelski raises revenue and profit outlook » Digital TV Europe.

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Sunrise grows TV base by 54% » Digital TV Europe

Swiss service provider Sunrise increased its TV customer base by 53.5% year-on-year in the second quarter, with 89,200 people subscribing to its IPTV service as of June 30. via Sunrise grows TV base by 54% » Digital TV Europe.

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IBC TV goes Everywhere

IBC TV is launching a new-look online TV service with a round-the-clock linear schedule, which will be available everywhere. via IBC TV goes Everywhere.

EY says broadcasters need to change

EY says broadcasters need to drive fundamental operational changes in order to be prepared for the future. via EY says broadcasters need to change.

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Sky enhances EPG | Advanced Television

UK digital satellite platform Sky is updating its TV Guide with a new recommendations feature and launching a ‘Smart Series Link’. Sky customers will start to see a raft of new features from Sky+ which will be rolled out to … Continue reading

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Arris gains, Cisco loses in STB market

ABI Research said that the second quarter pf 2014 showed about a 5% growth in set-top box revenues from a key set of major OEMs. via Arris gains, Cisco loses in STB market.