News and Events
2 December 2010
|Altech Multimedia Partners With Wyplay|
WYPLAY, the world’s leader in innovative TV-centric Operator software solutions, and Altech Multimedia, the internationally acclaimed developer of interactive software solutions and digital Set-top Boxes (STBs), unveil their formal collaboration to integrate Wyplay’s STB Client software.
25 November 2010
|Is your retail store ready for the digital TV roll out? By Keri Algar|
SYDNEY, NSW: Current.com.au has taken an exclusive look into Australia’s biggest set top box provider, its warehouse and research and development facility to see what the future of digital TV in Australia will look like. Representatives from the Federal Government Digital Switchover Taskforce, Channel Ten, Channel Nine and the ABC were presented with a technology and product demonstration by Altech Uec yesterday.
14 September 2010
|IRDETO Brings Multichoice Customers “UP TO SPEED” with DVB over IP Technology|
THE CHALLENGE - Effectively offer pay-TV services to consumers in high density dwellings or gated communities that prohibit satellite dish installation. - Deliver a comparable or improved customer experience to that of traditional direct-to-home (DTH) Satellite TV by extending the DTH offering through the provision of an HD IP set-top box (STB), powerful STB middleware and low-cost DVB to IP conversion equipment – all integrated into a solution that can be rapidly deployed. - Roll-out the solution in five months.
8 July 2010
|Altech UEC rolling out Viewer Access Satellite Television (VAST) Certified STBs in Australia|
Altech UEC, the Durban based developer of digital set-top boxes (STBs) and interactive software solutions announced today through its Australian office that they have been appointed to supply High Definition (HD) satellite STBs for the initial phase of the Australian Viewer Access Satellite Television, or VAST service. VAST is a $200 million government-funded service that launched in July 2010 and is aimed at providing HD satellite television coverage for consumers that fall outside the digital terrestrial broadcast footprint.
8 June 2010
|M-Net & e.tv Commercial Broadcasters ready for Digital TV|
The success of South Africa’s migration to digital terrestrial television (DTT) hangs in the balance. The Department of Communications this year announced a review of the technology standards used for DTT and a plan to change the technology standard which the country adopted in 2008. Today, M-Net and e.tv, who have been successfully trialling the DVB standard since 2008, questioned the need for this review as they demonstrated the effectiveness of the DVB standard.
8 June 2010
|Altech UEC Advanced Set-top Box Underpins Successful TopTV Launch in South Africa|
Altech UEC (UEC), the internationally acclaimed Durban (South Africa) based developer of digital Set-top Boxes (STBs) and interactive software solutions today confirmed that the Johannesburg based commercial satellite subscription service provider, TopTV, had successfully launched UEC’s purpose built STB in what has become one of the most successful PayTV launches in recent times. The UEC TopTV STB is designed to TopTV’s specific requirements and draws on the latest DVB-S2 and MPEG4 technology in order to deliver optimum levels of performance and reliability.
16 May 2010
|Altech UEC Announces the Appointment of Peter Balchin as CEO|
Altech UEC, the internationally acclaimed Durban (South Africa) based developer of digital Set-top Boxes (STBs) and interactive software solutions is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Balchin as Chief Executive Officer. Peter brings a wealth of international industry and market experience to the role having previously worked with organisations such as Pace Networks, Novatel Wireless and Nortel Networks in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
16 April 2010
|DStv first to launch Digital Video Broadcast over Internet Protocol (DVB over IP) in South Africa|
MultiChoice’s innovative spirit has opened up a whole new world of digital broadcasting, to accommodate the evolving needs of its customers. Digital Video Broadcast over Internet Protocol (DVB over IP) was recently launched to commercial establishments. The service will be provided to hotels, shopping malls and office complexes. Later in the year the service will be extended to gated residential communities and residential apartments.
12 January 2010
|Cut price pay-TV is coming|
Johannesburg - Pay television operator On Digital Media (ODM) has provided details of the service it plans to launch in South Africa in May. In an exclusive interview with Fin24.com, it was disclosed that pay television channel bouquets will be priced from R99 to R249 a month. ODM will provide a range of both local and international television channels, including Fox Entertainment and MGM.
24 July 2009
|IT firms expect TV switch boost |
Johannesburg - Digital migration should open up a huge opportunity for growth in the local information and communication technology (ICT) sector, said a manufacturer. By November 2011, South Africa will have completed the switch from analogue to digital terrestrial television broadcasting. Government has budgeted R2.45bn for the change-over. This includes subsidies for the supply of set-top-boxes (STBs) to qualifying analogue television set owners.