Canal Digital, the Leading Nordic Direct-to-Home (DTH) Service Provider, Deploys Wistron NeWeb Corporation's Entropic-Based Single-Wire Cable Solution

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AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Sept. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (IBC Exhibition; Entropic Meeting Suite – Hall 13; G106/G107) -- Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, and Wistron NeWeb Corporation (WNC), an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of advanced wireless communication products, announced today Canal Digital, a direct-to-home (DTH) service provider operating the leading multi-platform television service in the Nordics, is deploying WNC's 4x4 Low Noise Block (LNB) solution, powered by Entropic's latest Channel Stacking Switch (CSS) chipset, the EN5288.

By using an Entropic-based single-wire cable solution, Canal Digital joins a number of Tier-1 service providers around the globe that are supporting multiple tuners off a single cable run; which means simpler satellite installations, reductions in subscriber acquisition costs (SAC) and lower subscriber churn.

"The world of consumer TV viewing is evolving as more entertainment is delivered to more devices within the home," said Terje Storhaug, CTO, Canal Digital. "In working with WNC and Entropic, we are able to leverage the unparalleled bandwidth of the satellite platforms and deliver content to multi-tuner gateways and multiple decoders in a simple way."

Entropic's industry-leading CSS solution is a highly integrated chipset that enables up to four individual transponders to be selected, filtered, and stacked while maintaining operator-class performance. This configuration allows Canal Digital to distribute HD content to multiple set-top boxes in the home simultaneously off a single cable run, providing end-customers with the most robust, highest quality video connection in an aesthetically pleasing package.

"WNC and Entropic have a long history working together to meet Tier 1 operator hardware needs," said Jeffrey Gau, president and COO, WNC. "Our deployment at Canal Digital is an expansion of the Channel Stacking Switch products in the Nordic market and marks a win-win opportunity for service providers and consumers alike. As more content goes IP-based, service providers that offer single-wire cabling can save on truck rolls for upgrades and new deployments and consumers can gain more entertainment at each TV viewing location in the home."

"Canal Digital is on the cutting edge when it comes to single-wire cabling solutions," said Al Servati, vice president, Marketing, Entropic. "They are clearly thinking ahead, recognizing that with our CSS technology they can deliver more entertainment to multiple tuners off a single coaxial cable from the LNB to more set-top boxes and gateways in the home."

The EN5288 is Entropic's third-generation analog CSS silicon solution. It offers the lowest bill of material component count, smallest package size and is Entropic's most power-efficient analog CSS product to date. The EN5288 is a 2 input, 2 user channel output CSS solution for DBS television applications and works in an input frequency range of 950-2150 MHz.


WNC's LNB with Entropic's EN5288 system is in production and is currently being deployed by Canal Digital among other Tier-1 DTH operators.

About Canal Digital

Canal Digital today offers over 130 TV channels to end customers. Close to 1 million DTH households across the Nordics choose Canal Digital as their entertainment platform. Canal Digital also has a strong footprint in the B2B-segment. Canal Digital AS is led by CEO Patrik Hofbauer, who runs the Canal Digital companies in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark. Canal Digital AS is 100 % owned by Telenor Broadcast Holding. For more information, please visit: www.canaldigital.com

About Wistron NeWeb

Wistron NeWeb Corporation (WNC) is an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of advanced wireless communication products. With strong R&D and high-volume production capabilities, WNC consistently introduces innovative technologies covering a range of products including: DBS outdoor units, satellite/digital radio, networking devices (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, PLC), 3G/4G mobile devices, set-top boxes, digital home devices, automotive electronics, RFID and NFC solutions, and various types of TV/GPS/mobile phone/LDS antennas. WNC's mission is to provide its worldwide customers and partners with superior products through premium ODM/JDM/OEM design and manufacturing, logistics, and after-sales services. For more information, please visit: www.wnc.com.tw.

About Entropic

Entropic™ (Nasdaq:ENTR) is a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home. The Company transforms how traditional HDTV broadcast and IP-based streaming video content is seamlessly, reliably, and securely delivered, processed, and distributed into and throughout the home. Entropic's next-generation Set-top Box (STB) System-on-a-Chip (SoC) and Connectivity solutions enable Pay-TV operators to offer consumers more captivating whole-home entertainment experiences by transforming the way digital entertainment is delivered, connected and consumed – in the home and on the go. For more information, visit Entropic at: www.entropic.com.

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