Germany's ish taps S-A for digital
German MSO ish will use equipment from Scientific-Atlanta (http://www.scientific-atlanta.com) to fuel a digital upgrade in the North Rhine-Westphalia region.
Ish will deploy S-A's DVB-compliant EyeQ digital headend systems, PowerKEY conditional access and Explorer 100DVB set-tops (10,000 units, initially) to offer as many as 50 additional channels and near-video-on-demand services. Ish expects to launch its new digital slate of services sometime this fall.
The operator, S-A added, plans to collaborate with other MSOs in Germany "to provide a national solution for digital TV from next year onwards."