TEL selects IPTV wholesale solution

The agreement allows the company to provide television services to its more than 100 partners and about 100,000 of its customers through its own fiber-optic network.

German utility stadtwerkeStrom Plauen was TEL’s first partner, launching an IPTV service using Ocilion’s white label solution. The region’s power suppliers have more than 33,000 customers.

“With Ocilion’s IPTV service, we can offer our partners an attractive, complete package that makes IPTV entry easier than ever before,” said Stephen Drescher, managing director of ENVIa TEL. “They don’t need their own investment slot to get a large number of video-on-demand services for their existing network infrastructure.”

“Feedback from our new TV service confirms that we have taken the right steps, ” Drescher added.


IPTV boost Orange Polska

As of June 30, IPTV’s membership had almost doubled, with 900,000 subscribers watching its TV service.

The latest results from Poland’s current president show that FTTH had 286,000 users at the end of H1, compared with 145,000 in the same period last year. In the second quarter alone, it received a record $38,000.

At the same time, its total IPTV subscription were 900,000, up from 792,000 in the same period last year. Of these, 386,000 (277,000 in January 2017), of which 514,000 (515,000) were IPTVs.

More than two-thirds of TV customers (641,000) are B2C converged customers.

OrangePolska’s second-quarter revenue was 2,766 million Polish dinars (EUR 640.8 million), down 2.6% from the same period in 2017.


Swisscom Launches New IPTV Media Streaming Box

The new Swisscom TV Entertainment OS 4 STB framework builds on Synaptics’ Far Field Voice (FFV) best IPTV reference design, which includes a high-performance quad-core video intelligence ? multimedia processor, integrated FFV processing and custom wake words to support Credit Suisse’s proprietary assistant. The comprehensive reference design is a high dynamic range stereo microphone analog-to-digital converter (ADC), a digital-to-analog converter (DAC), and an audio amplifier that supplies power to internal speakers.

Swisscom customers can connect to the Swiss Communications Cloud by simply providing STB with “Hey Swiss Communications” and enjoying advanced voice-enabled services. Users will also enjoy highly immersive 4K HDR TV shows, including content from services such as Sky, DAZN, Netflix and OCS.

“We are excited to launch our customers with the new Credit Suisse TV Entertainment OS 4 platform, a powerful solution that delivers comprehensive and unique content, new Swisscom services, and a fully immersive Ultra HD TV experience,” said Peter Fregelius, Head of TV and Entertainment at Swisscom. It’s great to work with Synaptics to help our customers develop this truly exceptional user experience.


MediaStar IPTV solution sits for Galway competitions

With the installation of the MediaStar IPTV solution, the recently refurbished racecourse’s main and extensive gaming area, as well as the autumn racing competition, have benefited from the world-famous seven-day Galway Summer Festival and racing.

The MediaStar system was designated and installed last year to coincide with the opening of the track’s new Wilson Lynch building, a replacement for the old Todt Gaming Hall. Nearly 90 displays serve Ladbrokes betting shops, the new Champagne Bar and other hotel areas overlooking the popular stadium, which receives up to 1,400 visitors per day.

External broadcast trucks provide real-time signals from multiple sources, including Sky Sports Racing, terrestrial TV broadcasts and key betting channels through the MediaStar 778 and 785 encoders, making it a powerful and extremely reliable solution for all racecourse needs and input flexibility, making it ideal for live racing. These features enable content to be distributed throughout the building.