Pace wins HD deal with MultiChoice Africa

Set-top box maker Pace Micro Technology has won a contract to supply high-definition digital TV recorders to African pay-TV operator MultiChoice Africa.

Announcing the deal at the IBC trade fair in Amsterdam, Pace said MultiChoice Africa had chosen Pace's TDS850 platform, which combines H.264 compression with DVB-S2 demodulation, and has four tuners together with push-VOD capabilities.

Pace CEO Neil Gaydon said: "We are delighted to be chosen by MultiChoice to be a key supplier in its move to high definition. It was back in 1995 that Pace and MultiChoice first launched digital TV in South Africa and it is terrific news that we are once again working together on the very latest digital TV technology."

Nolo Letele, CEO of MultiChoice Africa, commented: "Pace is a leader in the field of both high definition and personal video recorder technology, which made them the natural choice for us as a key partner to work with on the launch of our HD service."

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