02.28.2006 03:24 PM
The latest happenings from around the world of IPTV

Philips to transfer its CryptoWorks activities to Irdeto
Royal Philips Electronics and Irdeto have reached a preliminary agreement on the terms of the transfer of Philips’ conditional access CryptoTec business unit to Irdeto. Customers using CryptoWorks will continue to be fully supported, according to Irdeto. No financial details of the transaction were disclosed.

For more information, visit www.irdeto.com.

Tut Systems partners with CETC-IPTV
Tut Systems has expanded its distribution channels in the Chinese telecommunications market through a relationship with the CETC-IPTV.

CETC-IPTV will use its sales network and systems integration capabilities throughout China to deliver IPTV solutions powered by Tut Systems Astria content processor.

For more information, visit www.tutsys.com.

AccuWeather transforms content with Anystream Agility software
AccuWeather.com has deployed Anystream Agility software for automatic creation of up to 10,000 hours of video daily for distribution to online and mobile outlets worldwide.

Anystream Agility is an enterprise-class production suite that enables media companies to maximize the value of their content by capturing and transforming it into on-demand, actionable content that can be distributed in nearly any format.

For more information, visit www.anystream.com.

Entone names Hackforth EMEA sales vice president
Entone Technologies has appointed Sarah Hackforth as vice president sales and pperations EMEA. In her new position, Hackforth will build on Entone’s success in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

For more information, visit www.entone.com.

Controlware to distribute T-VIPS products in North America
Controlware has entered into a partnership with T-VIPS to distribute T-VIPS products in North America. The new relationship will combine Controlware's expertise in video networking and management with T-VIPS's solutions for using IP networks to transport professional broadcast video.

For more information, visit www.cware.com and www.t-vips.com.

Packet Vision receives second round financing
Addressable IPTV advertising pioneer Packet Vision has received a second round of seed financing totalling $1.75 million. Founded in May 2004, the company is developing a single, ‘pizza box’ style enclosure for IPTV with all of the functions for highly targeted advertising, including media server, splicer, playout router and management system.

For more information, visit www.packetvision.com.

Conax to provide Tele2Vision with CA solution
Conditional access technology supplier Conax has signed an agreement with Swedish Tele2Vision for content protection of its digital platform through systems integrator Teleste. Tele2Vision will implement its digital TV services during 2006. The backbone transport of the services is an IP network.

For more information, visit www.conax.com.

Capitol Sales to offer Coaxsys TVnet/C Pro
Capitol Sales Company has begun offering Coaxsys TVnet/C Pro products, which let integrators leverage a home's existing RG6 or RG59 coaxial cable for both cable television and high-speed Ethernet. Coaxsys launched this new 100Mb/s Ethernet-over-coax networking solution last October.


Satlan, Latens collaborate on IPTV security in Eastern European

Software-based IPTV security provider Latens and systems integrator Satlan, are working together to secure Satlan’s cable and IPTV projects with Latens’ content and revenue protection software.

For more information, visit www.latens.com and www.satlan.pl.

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