Hansen signs billing deal with Hinduja for NXT DIGITAL

Hansen Technologies announced its billing solution deal with Hinduja Group for NXT DIGITAL, its Headend-In-The-Sky (HITS) platform in India. More than 110 million TV homes will make the transition from analogue to digital over the next seventeen ...

Airtel launches made-in India STB for DTH users

Airtel Digital TV, the DTH arm of Bharti Airtel, has launched its made-in-India set-top-boxes (STBs) for HD users. The made in India STBs will be available in HD to begin with, said Airtel in a statement. All STBs – both HD and non-HD will be ...

Ericsson to power Collector Swedish Open

Ericsson said tennis fans around the world can watch the TV broadcast of Collector Swedish Open in Bastad, Sweden, from July 13 to 19 – on their iOS and Android devices. The Ericsson Networked Event platform, which supports the TV ...

Saavn closes $100 million funding led by Tiger Global

Indian music streaming company Saavn has closed $100 million in a new funding round led by Tiger Global Management. Saavn will use the funds for product development and customer acquisition. The company is also investing in its proprietary ad ...

Ooyala acquires cloud-based media software firm Nativ

Ooyala, a video, analytics and advertising technology provider, has acquired Nativ, a provider of cloud-based media logistics and workflow software and services. The Telstra subsidiary said Ooyala will benefit from Nativ’s media software called ...

Comcast founder Ralph Roberts dies at 95

Comcast today announced the death of Ralph J. Roberts, its founder and chairman emeritus, in Philadelphia, PA. He was 95. Ralph Roberts, who died due to natural causes last night, was a born entrepreneur, great American businessman and ...

Canal+ taps Cisco to broadcast Champions League final

Canal+ Group has utilized the Cisco Videoscape AnyRes Live ultra high definition (UHD) encoders for broadcasting the UEFA Champions League final on June 6 in 4K ultra high definition over satellite and OTT. 4K resolution offers 8.3 million ...

Airtel achieves 10 million users for DTH business

Airtel Digital TV, the DTH arm of telecom service provider Bharti Airtel, has achieved 10 million customers after launching the business 6 years ago. Shashi Arora, CEO of Airtel Digital TV said: “Innovation and customer satisfaction is core to ...

Comcast announces three promotions

Comcast, a media and technology company with two businesses — Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal – today announced three promotions. These three resources include Arthur R Block, Lawrence Salva and D’Arcy F Rudnay (in pix). The U.S.-based ...