first_imgUkrainian cable operator Volia has received permission from the country’s competition regulator to acquire pay TV operator Odek.When Volia purchases Odek, it will be able to offer its services to 3.5 million homes in 29 cities in total. The operator plans to modernise Odek’s network so it can offer high-speed broadband and digital TV services. The deal is expected to complete by mid-October.last_img

first_imgDigital access and media distribution solutions provider ATX Networks has introduced an enhancement to its MD16 bulk media distribution gateway. This upgrade, the company says, will enable service providers to offer hotels, hospitals, universities, apartments and other commercial customers streaming media capabilities. The new MD16 OTT streaming blade enables an over-the-top (OTT) video experience anywhere within the commercial enterprise facility on any device, including smartphones, tablets and PCs.The ATX streaming media blade is designed to overcome the challenges of operating within a private network by allowing guests and residents to view live, linear television programming on personal devices, such as smartphones, tablets and PCs, without the requirement to install multi-rack solutions with standalone encoders and web servers. ATX’s integrated OTT streaming solution reduces power consumption, space and operational complexity.Andrew Isherwood, chief technology and strategy officer, Media Distribution at ATX said: “ATX continues to empower PayTV operators with the capabilities they require to reinvigorate their commercial and enterprise business strategies. Our market-leading MD16s equipped with the new streaming blade will allow hotels, universities, hospitals and MDUs to offer their clientele a broadcast TV experience on their mobile devices.”ATX says that the MD16 offers PayTV operators a ‘path to greater profitability in commercial accounts’ by delivering a single-box, fully integrated solution that reduces power consumption, space and other operational expenses. The integrated streaming blade also reduces on-premises bandwidth requirements, as fewer residents and guests will need to connect to Internet-based streaming services using external servers.   The MD16 streaming blade is set for release in Q3 2019.last_img read more

first_img POLICE are reminding owners of licensed premises are reminded to renew liquor licenses before deadline.The PSNI’s District Licensing Officer in Derry City and Strabane Policing District said they must be renewed by September 30, 2017.Constable Paul Larkin said: “It is important that all owners of licensed premise ensure their businesses comply with legislation. Contact Derry City and Strabane District council office.Constable Larkin added: “If you are the owner of a pub or bar, the renewal of a liquor licence is your responsibility.“You need to ensure your business complies with the current legislation as outlined in the Licensing (Northern Ireland) Order 1996.“Previously a number of businesses have failed to renew their licence within the required time frame. CONSTABLE PAUL LARKINDEPARTMENT FOR COMMUNITIESLICENSING (NI) ORDER 1996POLICE REMIND DERRY LICENSEES TO RENEW THEIR LIQUOR LICENSES AS DEADLINE LOOMSPSNI “It is important to note that failure to renew your licences before the deadline will mean that your business will not be allowed to sell alcohol until the licence has been renewed.”For guidance: Although the Department for Communities is responsible for the policy and maintenance of the Licensing (Northern Ireland) Order 1996, the PSNI is responsible for enforcing this legislation.POLICE REMIND DERRY LICENSEES TO RENEW THEIR LIQUOR LICENSES AS DEADLINE LOOMS was last modified: July 19th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags:center_img ShareTweet “Therefore we are encouraging everyone to renew their liquor licenses no less than 3 weeks before the deadline.”To do this you need to:Contact your local court office and notify them of your renewal.Contact the District Commander in Strand Road Police Station. If you live in a different policing district to your licensed premises, you must also notify the District Commander there.last_img read more