Congratulations to Vodafone New Zealand on their IPTV launch

Vodafone is launching consumer UFB plans in parts of Whangarei, Auckland, Palmerston North, Wellington and Dunedin (all bar Whangarei are covered by Chorus). Christchurch and other areas will follow over the next few months.

The carrier has matched the $75 price-point set by other ISPs for their cheapest plans. Unlike Telecom, a voice-over-fibre service is included (meaning there’s no need to hold onto a copper line). Vodafone also offering a naked fibre service – that is, without a voice line (see all the plans here). Read more

Digisoft Turns Heads With Next Generation Virtual STB

Company opens new office in New York On The Back Of Successful IBC launch

September 26th, 2013—, a global provider of HTML5 set-top box (STB) software introduced its new Virtual STB today. A pure software product which brings all the services of a hybrid set-top box to connected TVs, the Virtual STB is set to revolutionise the smart TV market by instantly removing all the CAPEX costs traditionally associated with the technology. Read more helps Irdeto Deliver Multiscreen Faster And Easier So Operators Can Offer Great Entertainment Experiences

Newly launched Irdeto Multiscreen empowers pay TV, OTT and free-to-air operators to quickly deliver highly-personalized experiences and generate new revenue

AMSTERDAM – 12 September 2013 – Irdeto today announced the evolution of Irdeto Multiscreen, a pre-configured solution ready for operator branding. Irdeto Multiscreen reduces the risk, cost and time to market for operators wanting to launch multi-screen services and a world-class experience in as few as four weeks. The new Irdeto Multiscreen experience is on display at this week’s IBC 2013 in Irdeto’s booth, Hall 1, Stand 1.D51. Read more as part of HbbTV Power-Trio Partnership Launches Integrated Toolbox for Broadcasters at BCA

Three market-dominant HbbTV technology vendors have combined their knowledge and products to present a powerful new HbbTV toolbox for broadcasters at Broadcast Asia.

The partnership between Screen, Icareus and has, claims Screen’s Head of Interactive Sales, Daimon Hall produced one of the most comprehensive solutions available to broadcasters to monetise content via HbbTV platforms. Read more