Telstra / Bigpond : NETGEM signe avec le n°1 Australien pour le lancement d’une offre IPTV avant noël 2009

27/08/2009 Source – Smart House – Australia

EXCLUSIVE: Telstra is set to enter the fast growing set top box market with a brand new HD content service delivered via a French made NetGem, Netbox PVR box that is currently under development for the Australian market.

The Telstra branded service is expected to be launched early in 2010.

According to David Thodey the CEO of Telstra the Company is also building out their own content delivery system after rejecting a content delivery system from Cisco.

Also rejected was the Scientific Atlanta set top box which is popular in the USA.

  • The new Telstra branded PVR will be used to spearhead the launch of several new home services including movie, music and gaming content as well as free to air TV. Telstra will also offer a home security service as well as the sale of products and services.

The communications Company will also sell media advertising over their content network.

A key feature of the new box is that users will be able to fast forward through TV commercials at more than double the 30 frames per second set down by Freeview.

  • The new Telstra PVR which is built around the new NetBox 7600 PVR has features that enable the set-top box to become a HD home media Centre allowing any TV to display content stored on the home network, including videos, music and photos.

Telstra will also have access to a complete portfolio of audience and usage analysis tools, which will allow them to measure audience usage in real time.

SmartHouse has also been told that Telstra has also held discussions with both the AFL and the NRL about the forming a joint venture media Company that could in the future deliver AFL and NRL sporting events to the new Telstra set top box service.

  • The Telstra branded box will compete head on with Foxtel and free to air TV networks with some observers claiming that if Telstra is forced to divest their 50% shareholding in Foxtel they will simply roll out programs to their own 100% owned PVR network.

According to research group iSuppli the PVR market grew 50% during the past 12 months and is set to grow even further during the next 12 months.

They have also forecast that the market for « Premium boxes — like DVR-enabled set-top boxes and HD products similar to what Telstra are planning to launch — will grow at a substantially higher rate than the 4.2% level for the overall set-top market in 2009, said Jordan Selburn, principal analyst for semiconductor design and STBs at iSuppli.

In Australia several Companies are looking at entering the PVR market with a new generation of IP enabled boxes. In Australia demand for IP enabled set top boxes are growing with iSuppli claiming that shipments of premium boxes in 2008 almost doubled to 22.4 million systems. A 28% rise is anticipated in 2009.

À propos de Telstra Corporation Ltd

Telstra Corporation Ltd est le premier prestataire australien de services de télécommunications et d’informations et commercialise l’une des marques les plus réputées du pays. Telstra est la seule véritable société de communication média en Australie qui propose un éventail de services télécoms entièrement intégrés : boucle radio fixe, accès mobile, haut débit (BigPond(R)), informations, transactions et recherche (Sensis(R)), et télévision payante (FOXTEL). En utilisant une suite complète d’actifs réseau et médias , Telstra crée un univers intégré de solutions tout écran minimalistes (monoclic, monotouche et monocommande) qui fonctionnent en temps réel et sont simples, conviviales et plébiscitées par la clientèle.

  • + de 9.4 millions de lignes fixes en Australie
  • 9.7 millions de clients au service mobile, incluant 5.2 millions de client au service 3G
  • 2.7 million BigPond customers

Rappel du 5 mai 2009

Australian telco Telstra is planning to launch a nationwide IPTV service before this Christmas, according to reports in local news portal Digital Media, quoting an « official Bigpond RFI » document which it has obtained.

BigPond is an ISP subsidiary of Telstra delivering broadband services across the country, as well as ‘BigPond Movies’, which enables customers to purchase movies for downloading, and the free online games service ‘GameArena‘.

According to the reports in Digital Media, the Request for Information (RFI) document indicates that the service will provide a combination of free-to-air channels, PVR features, a range of BigPond content services via IP, customised websites like YouTube and Flickr, and open access to high-speed Web services. The tender documents are also reported to reveal that the service will have a « sophisticated e-commerce facility » covering the full range of Telstra’s content from movies, music and gaming, as well a form of cloud computing that allows Telstra customers to access media files on connected computers and storage devices.

Vendors involved in the RFI process have reportedly been pitching to BigPond executives over the past few weeks, although no set-top box vendor is thought to have been selected yet. Teltra is believed to be looking for one vendor to construct, integrate and manage the solution and its evolution, including management and reporting systems, and a « simple wireless/wired plug and play solution ».

« It is expected the vendor will be able to demonstrate compelling and polished visual transitions and sound effects as users of the set-top box operate it e.g. moving from watching FTA TV to the Web and back, » the document is said to state. « The installation should be relatively simple, quick and intuitive. The box should be remotely updatable and have a remote control that simply and elegantly controls the box’s functions.« 

Telstra CEO Sol Trujillo has previously gone on record as saying regarding an IPTV launch: « The question now… is how can we make it complementary with other services that we can deliver as we continue to add value for customers. We have lots of thoughts and ideas. » The company is believed to be reluctant to outline a potential service until the government’s plans for Australia’s next-generation network are elucidated. Telstra abandoned IPTV trials, using Microsoft Internet Protocol TV software, in 2005.

A spokesperson from Telstra was unavailable for comment at the time of publishing.

> Teac met à jour le HDRM 7250 (Netgem)

http://www.teac.com.au/newsitems/TechnicalNews

Dear TEAC value customer,

We at TEAC Australia take pride in our research and development as we continue to test and improve our products, the TEAC HDRM7250, an innovation in set-top boxes.

Our testing standards have allowed us to identify and correct an issue regarding recordings on the HDRM7250. In some instances, the recording may fail with the « Disk Full » message, primarily during HD programmes.

This issue now has been rectified through TEAC’s remote upgrade/update checking server on all TEAC HDRM7250 set-top boxes that are connected to the internet. If you experienced this issue, we encourage you to simply restart your HDRM7250 by leaving it in standby mode for 30 seconds. When it restarts, the update will be silently applied.

Alternatively please download this file from our website at :
http://www.teac.com.au/support centre/downloads/HDRM7250

In the meantime, we encourage you, as a valued owner of our HDRM7250, to report any issues you may encounter when using this new TEAC innovation.

We at TEAC Australia place great importance on our customer service while we continually endeavour to develop and improve our products for your entertainment and enjoyment.

TEAC Australia
Relax Enjoy

> Communiké Officiel – HDRM 7250 Netgem TEAC

23 11 2006

Sets a New Era in High Definition Broadband-Media Digital Recording

Link : http://www.teac.com.au/newsitems/TheNewTEACHDRM7250Series

TEAC’s new HDRM7250 set-top box welcomes a new era in home entertainment; a device that clearly distinguishes the brand as a firm leader in the emergence technology market. This exceptional broadband-enabled product capitalises on the growing trend for digital television and home media systems.

A multimedia player, the TEAC HDRM7250 recorder provides access to high definition and standard definition viewing as well as the ability to record dual formats. The twin tuner configuration provides viewers with the flexibility to record a channel in HDTV and simultaneously view, pause, rewind and then record another.

The TEAC HDRM7250 features many audio, picture and high definition video formats, including Windows Media HDTV Video (WMV-VC1) and MPEG-4.10 (H.264), all of which can be accessed directly on the television screen via the home network or by connection of an external USB2.0 hard-drive. This is a truly easy and effective way to directly access digital photos, music and videos now.

The high definition signal output uses HDMI to transmit the highest quality digital signal directly to the LCD or plasma television display. TEAC customers with existing analogue televisions can use this product via component or composite video signals. The 256MB of RAM ensures the HDRM series can process HDTV 1080p video of the highest quality.

Exclusive to the TEAC HDRM series, Synchro-Channels are a unique channel management system that operate via home broadband connections and add additional features to the set-top box such as Internet radio and information services.

This TEAC technology clearly puts the viewer in control. With the press of a button, the TEAC HDRM7250 can pause or rewind live high definition television – so just imagine being able to pause live television, leave the room for a time and come back to watch exactly where you left off!

Most significantly however, Internet service providers have the potential to deliver exciting new incentives to their broadband Internet users. It is possible to deliver new multicast television services or peer-to-peer video download services; a bittorrent technology.
With its extra channels, multi-media centre, multi-format playback and 250GB hard-drive, the TEAC HDRM series is set to revolutionize HDTV set-top box production in Australia.

Available from leading TEAC retailers, TEAC Australia is confident that the HDRM7250 at the RRP of $1,299 will be one of the most sought after HDTV set-top boxes in Australia.

For sales enquiries telephone 1300 769 824 or visit http://hdrm.teac.com.au for more details.

> TEAC PVR HDRM série 7200 – Jeu Prolongé

HIGH DEFINITION DIGITAL RECEIVER / RECORDER

Personal Video Playback/Recording HDTV/SDTV
Timeshift Function
200GB Harddisk Drive
Rewind Television Function
High Definition Multimedia Video Player
HDMI for true digital AV connection
Ability to transfer files to your PC
Supports many Multimedia Formats

Retrouvez la symbiose ici :
http://www.teac.com.au/cmsutil/file.php?file=teac_media_file_36.pdf

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Teac prolonge son jeu précédement prévu de Décembre 2005 à Mars 2006 jusqu’au 30 juin 2006 en Australie

Les gagnants seront avertis de leurs gains le 2 juillet 06

A gagner : Le nouveau PVR TEAC HDRM 7200
(Netgem, j’en suis sûr !)
La Rolls Royce Made in France !

Lisez le bulletin de jeu & la règle ici : http://www.teac.com.au/cmsutil/file.php?file=teac_media_file_32.pdf

Le rebond du n°1 Australien – TEAC dans le PacifiK est désormais @ssuré !

> Teac dévoile en Mars 06 son PVR HD nouvelle génér@tion !

TEAC lancera en Mars 2006 son produit Phare nommé : TEAC’s new HD PVR (HDRM7200) !

Serait-ce La Netbox HD série 7000 Netgem ?

Je pense réellement que OUI au vu du développement renforcé autour de l’ITV D500 réalisé depuis le début de l’été 2005 avec la création d’un nouveau site web appelé Numéric dédié & de la publicité faite au travers de l’ensemble des revendeurs en Australie & de l’encouragement soutenu de l’état pour le développement désormais obligatoire de la Télévision NumériK Terrestre à l’échelon national !!!

Les forums australiens parlent beaucoup de l’ITV D500 & de ces performances avec le haut débit qui est déployer au fur & à mesure sur le Territoire …