Liberty Global chief technology officer Balan Nair

first_imgLiberty Global chief technology officer Balan Nair has been named as programme committee chairman for the next US SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, due to take place from October 13-16 next year in New Orleans. Nair will be responsible for driving the creation of the Cable-Tec Expo 2015 programme, including the development of educational content that will accelerate global deployment of next-generation products and services, as well as the subject matter for an October 13 pre-conference symposium. He succeeds Tony Werner, executive vice-president and CTO of Comcast Cable, as programme committee chair.“Balan Nair and Liberty Global have been unparalleled in spearheading the internationalization of cable technology,” said Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of SCTE.  “His experiences in the global marketplace will bring a unique perspective that will help us to grow the value of SCTE Cable-Tec Expo for the cable industry in the United States and abroad.”last_img read more

Rikard Sjöberg Swedish broadcaster TV4 Group has n

first_imgRikard SjöbergSwedish broadcaster TV4 Group has named Rikard Sjöberg as deputy sales director.Sjöberg, who will take up his new post on September 1, has worked for TV4 in a variety of roles over the last seven years, initially working for local TV is Stockholm and, most recently, as sales manager for one of the group’s Stockholm-based customer teams.In his new role he will head the customer organization within TV4’s sales department, with six sales managers reporting to him.Sjöberg replaces Fredrik Lamotte, who is leaving the company in the autumn.Malin Häger, TV4 Group sales director, said that Sjöbeg had played a key role in the implantation of major changes in TV4’s sales organisation over the past few years and had a unique understanding of and insight into the needs of the market.last_img read more

Moroccan mobile operator Orange Maroc is to launch

first_imgMoroccan mobile operator Orange Maroc is to launch an Orange Films et Séries video-on-demand service after securing approval from the country’s regulator, the Haute Autorité de la Communication Audiovisuelle (HACA).Régis DeliereOrange Maroc will make the VOD service available to pre- and post-paid mobile subscribers, according to local reports. The service will make films and series available in Arabic, French and English. According to Régis Deliere, head of consumer at Orange Maroc, the company could commission its own content in the future.Orange has not yet revealed its content line-up or the price of subscriptions.Deliere was quoted as saying that Orange Films et Séries would be available on multiple screens via the operator’s Orange et Moi app and that the aim was to make it a prominent part of the gateway to all Orange services.The HACA authorised Orange Maroc’s holding company Medi Telecom to commercialise Orange Films et Séries in December for an initial period of three years.Rival operator Maroc Telecom offers VOD services from Starz Play and Icflix, while the country’s number three player Inwi offers MBC’s Shahid Plus streaming service. Icflix has meanwhile taken the plunge into local production with Moroccan film Burn Out, directed by Noureddine Lakhmari, which was released theatrically last October.Orange Maroc has about 13 million mobile subscribers in Morocco, making it the number two operators after Maroc Telecom. The company is 49% owned by Orange, with government investment group Caisse de Dépôt et de Gestion and industrial group Finance Com holding 25.5% each.last_img read more

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first_imgShareTweet Police at the scene of the attempt to murder a serving PSNI couple with an undercar booby trap bomb in Eglinton in June 2015DETECTIVES from the PSNI’s Terrorist Investigation Unit probing an under vehicle improvised explosive device that was placed under the car of a serving police officer in Eglinton, Derry, on 18 June 2015 have arrested a 30 year old man.Detective Chief John Caldwell said: “The man has been taken to Musgrave PSNI where he is assisting police with their enquiries.”There are no further details of where the arrest took place. BREAKING NEWS….MAN ARRESTED OVER UNDER CAR BOOBY TRAP BOMB MURDER BID IN DERRYeglintonPSNIcenter_img Dissident republican bombers were disturbed by the officers police woman wife who noticed someone crouched at the their car which was parked in the driveway.Up to four men were later arrested by Gardai in Co Donegal.One man from Lurgan, Co Armagh was later charged with the attempted murder of the officer following an alleged forensic link.BREAKING NEWS….MAN ARRESTED OVER UNDER CAR BOOBY TRAP BOMB MURDER BID IN DERRY was last modified: July 26th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags:last_img read more