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.

SCTE expands engineering committee to 15 members, gets ANSI reaccreditation – FierceCable

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers announced Thursday that his has expanded its engineering committee to 15 members. The org also announced the reaccreditation of its standards program by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). via SCTE expands engineering committee … Continue reading

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UPC DTH adds Scripps Networks channels » Digital TV Europe

Liberty Global-owned central and eastern European satellite TV provider UPC DTH is adding Scripps Networks International’s Fine Living and Food Network channels to its line-up. via UPC DTH adds Scripps Networks channels » Digital TV Europe.

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HbbTV reaches breakthrough in Germany

HbbTV has established itself in Germany: 92% of the connected TV sets sold in 2014 were compliant with the interactive multimedia standard, corresponding with 4.2 million devices, according to the latest figures released by industry association Deutsche TV-Plattform based on … Continue reading

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VOD Professional | Piksel Guard Now Offers DRM Protection Across All Major Technologies

Piksel, a global provider of video monetization software and solutions, today announces the latest release of its multi-DRM software product, Piksel Guard, which now supports all major DRM technologies that online video providers use for their valuable video assets. With … Continue reading

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Swiss cable TV subscribers down 1.8% in 2014

According to figures from Swisscable, the sectoral association for cable TV companies in Switzerland, the number of cable TV subscribers in the country at the end of December 2014 was 2.6428 million, down 49.6 thousand, or 1.8%, versus the 2.6924 … Continue reading

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Arqiva building Freeview Play on SeaChange metadata system

SeaChange has said Arqiva is using its software and professional services to help create the metadata foundation for Freeview Play. via Arqiva building Freeview Play on SeaChange metadata system.

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Portugal: 3.35m pay-TV subs | Advanced Television

Portugal ended 2014 with around 3.35 million pay-TV subscribers, an increase of 179,000 on the end of 2013 (+5.7 per cent) and 56.000 more (+1.7 per cent) than in Q3 2014, accounting for a 56.5 per cent penetration rate Market … Continue reading

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