Rogers grabs ActiveVideo exec; Sigma Designs expands SoC product line

More IPTV news from across the web:    

> Rogers Communications has hired ActiveVideo Networks CTO John Callahan to run its IP video transition team. Callahan joined the Rogers team in mid-May. Article

> Sigma Designs has added a new media processor--the roll-of-the-tongue-named SMNP8674--to its System-on-a-Chip (SoC) product line for home entertainment connectivity and control. The processor can "be configured to address multiple markets including hybrid IPTV set-top boxes (STBs), OTT streaming players and WiDi and Wi-Fi display receivers." Release

> IPTV subscriptions are expected to surpass 100 million by the end of 2014. That, though, is only one-tenth of the projected worldwide subscribership predicted in Pyramid Research's biannual media forecast, which sees cable dropping from 66 to 58 percent of market control and "IPTV over fiber networks expected to contr5ibute a larger share of the total IPTV subs in 2017." Article

> Empresa de Telecommunicaciones de Bogota will launch an IPTV service in the Colombian capital in the first quarter of 2013, at a cost that could reach $50 million for platform development and equipment deployment. Article

> The Advanced Television Systems Committee--or ATSC as it's known--has approved the backwards-compatible NRT Content Delivery standard framework for delivering a broad range of digital TV broadcasting. Article

> In the ever-vague world of announcements without service-provider blessings, TransGaming said it has signed an agreement to develop a series of GameTree TV-based video games for distribution starting with a "major North American IPTV service operator" that, while being unnamed, is still "on the leading edge of creating these next-generation experiences," according to TransGaming President-CEO Vikas Gupta. Release

And finally … word is that Foxtel could be dumping a major partnership as it renegotiates its supply deals with Hollywood studios. Article

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