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Plug-in: Integrated technology now offers graphics choice

Pebble Beach partners with Vizrt

2019-09-24T13:02:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

The company has announced that it has partnered with graphics specialist Vizrt to integrate the Viz Engine into its Dolphin and Orca integrated playout solutions.

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GatesAir unveils extended low-power TV range

2019-09-21T17:13:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

At IBC, GatesAir unveiled a wider family of TV transmitters resulting from the company’s recent acquisition of ONEtastic, known henceforward as GatesAir S.r.l.

Balkheyour: “Arabsat has successfully launched its two new state-of-the-art satellites”

New agreements hit the hot spot for Arabsat

2019-09-21T16:53:00+01:00By

Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) used IBC to discuss with visitors the latest developments in its business.

Aldrey: Building lasting connections with technical partners

MediaKind launches Universal Alliance

2019-09-19T09:23:00+01:00By

In support of the company’s goal to ignite the industrialisation of broadcast-quality streaming, MediaKind launched the MediaKind Universe Alliance at IBC.

The X20 is said to be ideal for VAR

AppearTV updates X-Series

2019-09-17T15:50:00+01:00By

At IBC, updates to AppearTV’s X-Series Platform were demonstrated.

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The IBC Daily 2019: Day 5

2019-09-17T08:19:00+01:00

The final edition of the IBC Daily 2019 is available to read now.

The ManPakT series of lightweight, flyaway products includes 13 tripod terminals

Antennas, terminals and more courtesy of General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies

2019-09-16T13:14:00+01:00By

Product areas on show on the General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies stand range from its new EcoForce compact amplifiers, flyaway and small deployable antennas, to antenna control systems and GaN-based electronic products.

Walker: Globecast supplies an end-to-end solution

Globcast MCN new for IBC2019

2019-09-16T13:14:00+01:00By

New at IBC this year is Globecast Managed Cloud Network (Globecast MCN).

Al Haj: Gulfsat is in the satellite business - but we are also in the media business

Gulfsat establishes new business unit

2019-09-16T13:14:00+01:00By

Having begun life as a pure VSAT operator, working only with data and voice, Gulfsat’s business has continuously evolved.

Beaudouin: All-in-one approach directly translates into lower opex and capex

New features for ATEME’s Titan

2019-09-16T11:17:00+01:00By

Dedicating its IBC booth to the company’s offering for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT is ATEME with its TITAN platform.

Le Mancq: showcasing innovative use cases and new business opportunities for mABR for satellite

Broadpeak optimises video quality over 5G

2019-09-16T11:17:00+01:00By

According to exhibitor Broadpeak, the company has taken an active role in providing solutions to optimise video delivery over 5G for use cases that include local caching, cell congestion management, and service routing.

Wohnoutka: “We continue to make significant investments to scale our Vyvx network”

CenturyLink/Grass Valley bandwidth test up for discussion

2019-09-16T11:07:00+01:00By

At IBC, CenturyLink is talking to visitors to its stand about the demonstration it carried out with Grass Valley in June

The new Taurus line was designed for reliability, efficiency, high performance

Compact SSPAs and BUCs from Advantech

2019-09-16T10:27:00+01:00By

A new line of solid state power amplifiers and block up converters that are said to offer the highest power density and smallest form factor in the industry is on show on the Advantech stand.

Görsjö: AI and machine learning can be applied to video service assurance

Agama: Identifying patterns in service delivery

2019-09-16T10:26:00+01:00By

To deliver video services that meet or exceed customer expectations, service providers must act quickly when quality and usage KPIs deviate from their normal range, IBC2019 exhibitor Agama Technologies believes.

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The IBC Daily 2019: Day 4

2019-09-16T08:12:00+01:00

Read the latest issue of the IBC Daily online now.

Viable: The technology allows new business models

Transmission site in one device with Telsat

2019-09-15T15:41:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

The manufacturer – thanks to a partnership with TRX Innovate and Plisch – said that all the hardware of a complete transmission site can now be integrated into one device.

The 0.75 metre antenna can be erected in three minutes

Probecom antenna will travel in the hold

2019-09-15T15:33:00+01:00By

With a product range that includes satellite communication antennae, receive only antennae on C, Ku, Ka, S, X, L bands from 2.4 metre to 16 metre; manual or motorised carbon fibre/fibre glass flyaway antennae from 0.55 metre to 2.4 metre, exhibitor Probecom’s range could be described as extensive.

Massart: The key to both OTT and all-IP newsgathering is successful transmission

Newtec supports mobile journalism

2019-09-15T14:37:00+01:00By

Showcasing how the company says it is addressing the future of broadcasting, Newtec is demonstrating its solutions for the growing OTT market and all-IP newsgathering applications.

Four becomes eight

SAPEC Laguna Media Processor now supports eight SD/HD channels

2019-09-15T14:36:00+01:00By

The 4-channel encoder presented by SAPEC at IBC last year has been upgraded, and is centre stage on the company’s stand. It now features eight SD/HD channels supporting H.264 and MPEG-2, while up to four SD/HD channels provide support for HEVC.

The Inca ABR Transcoder 3840 is a carrier-grade adaptive bitrate transcoder

WISI transcoder now features redundancy

2019-09-15T14:36:00+01:00By

The Inca ABR Transcoder 3840 being showcased on the WISI stand is described as a carrier-grade adaptive bitrate transcoder built for rapid deployment and reliable OTT video delivery.

Connect and Discover are both cloud-based

“Leadership in IMF workflows” from Ownzones

2019-09-15T14:00:00+01:00By

It looks as if IMF – the Interoperable Master Format – will rapidly establish itself as the industry standard, allowing a single collection of content to be transformed into multiple versions, while sharing the same material.

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The IBC Daily 2019: Day 3

2019-09-15T05:12:00+01:00

Today’s issue of the IBC Daily is available to read online now.

The Switch’s Burbank, California facility has been expanded

The Switch launches at-home/remote production facility

2019-09-14T15:12:00+01:00By

At IBC, The Switch is discussing with visitors its August announcement that it has expanded its The Switch At-Home service with the launch of an additional at-home/remote production facility in Burbank, California.

Prugnaud: “All the components have already been integrated and tested to work together”

Transition made easier with Anevia’s Flamingo

2019-09-14T15:12:00+01:00By

Designed to provide high quality, live and on-demand multiscreen TV services over any network, Anevia’s Flamingo IPTV head-end was on show at IBC.

Six models are available with a choice of three sizes

Latest auto-acquire manpacks demonstrated by C-COM

2019-09-14T15:11:00+01:00By

Fully motorised and described by the company as robust and lightweight, C-COM is demonstrating its latest auto-acquire manpacks.

The DEV 6871 DOCSIS 3.1 Remote-MACPHY system found to be interoperable

DEV passes DOCSIS 3.1 test

2019-09-14T15:11:00+01:00By

On the company’s stand at IBC, DEV Systemtechnik is talking to visitors about how it has successfully tested its DEV 6871 DOCSIS 3.1 Remote-MACPHY system with a wide range of DOCSIS 3.1 modems in an interoperability test session hosted by Excentis in Ghent, Belgium.

The playout engine load is reduced without compromising quality, says Stuart Wood of Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach offers simpler, cheaper graphics

2019-09-14T15:00:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

The company is demonstrating a new Adobe After Effects integration, incorporating a plug-in and pre-render workflow designed to simplify graphics and promo production.

The headend devices now available for organisations with DVB-C/T/T2 modulation

Axing demonstrates IP/DVB modulators

2019-09-14T12:57:00+01:00By

According to Axing, its new MIE 8-/16-/32-00 units are cost-effective, compact and modular IP to DVB-C/T modulators, on show with the new MIE 4-/8-02 IP-to-DVB-T2 modulators.

Polatis optical switches monitor and control the signals

High fibre connectivity from Huber + Suhner

2019-09-14T12:56:00+01:00By

For the broadcast market, Huber + Suhner believes it is able to provide support with a wide range of connectivity solutions – notably, its RF-over-fibre distribution system, which it is demonstrating at IBC.

UHD multichannel encoding on the cards: Vitec’s new MGW Diamond OG

Diamond polished for openGear encoding

2019-09-14T12:55:00+01:00By

The new MGW Diamond OG is a 4K/multichannel HEVC encoder in an openGear (OG) card format.

Frostad: “The VB440 represents an entirely future-proof solution”

8KoIP demonstrated by Bridge Technologies

2019-09-14T10:37:00+01:00By

IBC this year sees Bridge Technologies in pole position on the corner of Hall 1, where the company is demonstrating its VB440 IP network probe operating in an 8K environment.

The product is based on the ContentServer technology of Fraunhofer IIS

IZT focuses on DAB+ at IBC2019

2019-09-14T07:43:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

The DAB ContentServer from IZT is a professional encoder and multiplexer system for the infrastructure of digital broadcast transmitter networks.

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The IBC Daily 2019: Day 2

2019-09-14T07:08:00+01:00

Read Saturday’s edition of the IBC Daily online now.

Protect and serve: A new, more resilient Lightspeed Live in use

Lightspeed up to speed for live capture and streaming

2019-09-13T15:00:00+01:00By

Telestream’s Lightspeed Live Capture and Lightspeed Live Stream platforms now have added resilience, plus dual encoding and publishing, as part of a new live platform containing eight 3G-SDI I/O ports.

Future: Signum is set for today and tomorrow’s radio distribution

Compact, reliable IRD from Elber

2019-09-13T14:11:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

Signum is a compact IRD designed for the high-end radio distribution market that Elber is showcasing at IBC2019.

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Ownzones appoints former Google Cloud COO

2019-09-13T13:30:00+01:00

Cloud computing pioneer and tech visionary Diane M Bryant has been appointed to the advisory board at Ownzones Entertainment Technologies.

Thinking ahead: The upgrade brings additional future-proof functionality to the frame

Barnfind updates long-distance fibre transport

2019-09-13T09:53:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

Launched at IBC2018, the BTF1-41 frame for long-distance fibre transport, routing, distribution and conversion is returning to IBC this year with an optional BNC-32 mid-board to provide electrical interface.

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CenturyLink talks South American expansion

2019-09-10T15:42:00+01:00

With the recent expansion of its CDN service capabilities in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, CenturyLink is set to talk to IBC visitors about the opportunities that represents.

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Gates Air addresses broadcast/IT convergence

2019-09-10T15:36:00+01:00

The fully-productised Intraplex Ascent platform is set to be a highlight for Gates Air at IBC2019.

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Simplified access to OU Flex

2019-09-06T11:27:00+01:00

The OU Flex Ka- or Ku-Band service from SES combines the traditional DVB links with full-service IP connectivity.

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Connect to demo Kybio Media platform

2019-09-06T11:25:00+01:00

The Kybio Media unified end-to-end monitoring and control platform will be demonstrated by Connect at IBC2019.

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VIPA 25 ST 2110 network interface card new from Macnica

2019-09-06T11:22:00+01:00

Macnica will showcase its expanding VIPA product line and offer live demos of its ST 2110 and NMOS network media switching solutions at IBC2019.

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Versatility revamp

2019-08-30T11:17:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

The FM/RDS and MPX over IP product line is undergoing a big change: all established products like the C02 RDS encoder, S02 stereo generator or FMC01 MPX over IP codec will be replaced by the 4audio MPX series.

Görsjö: More crucial than ever to get the right insights at the right time

Providing a complete view

2019-08-30T11:15:00+01:00By

Claimed to make it easier than ever before to find the root cause of a problem in complex delivery chains, Agama 360 Analytics is on show at IBC.

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Es’hailSat-2 covers Middle East and North Africa

2019-08-22T14:49:00+01:00

According to Es’hailSat, it is the youngest and fastest-growing satellite operator in the MENA region.

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Orbital Research showcases LNBs with unique data sheets

2019-08-22T14:48:00+01:00

According to Orbital Research, consumers now expect seamless and secure connectivity while in-flight.

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New customer for AMOS-17

2019-08-22T14:48:00+01:00

Last month, the AMOS-17 satellite was launched to its 17°E orbital position by Spacecom and the newest broadcaster to use it has been announced as Nigeria-based IDS Africa.

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’Destination media’ takes a stand

2019-08-22T14:44:00+01:00

This year MediaKind moves to Hall 4 at IBC, with a theme of ‘Destination Media’.

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G&D links IT and broadcast structures

2019-08-16T08:14:00+01:00

KVM systems form the link between IT and broadcast structures and can offer cross-system, platform-independent operation and extensive usability.

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Riedel Networks finalises Miami Triangle Project

2019-08-16T08:12:00+01:00

Riedel Networks has announced the completion of its Miami Triangle Project, entailing the opening of a new point of presence (PoP) in Miami and the signing of a bandwidth update contract with Neutrona Networks for the Miami – New York – Sao Paulo circuit.

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BCAST and Radio Maryja in AI first

2019-08-16T08:08:00+01:00

WorldCast Systems has announced a supply agreement of Ecreso FM transmitters to Radio Maryja, a religious Polish radio station.

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Lawo contributes to Concert de Paris

2019-08-08T15:30:00+01:00

On 14 July 1789, troops stormed the Bastille in Paris during the French Revolution. Just one year later, the first Fête de la Fédération was held to celebrate the establishment of a constitutional monarchy in France.

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Bethel Media delivers church’s message with help from Facilis

2019-08-01T21:01:00+01:00

Bethel Media has chosen Facilis shared storage to support the demanding content creation workflows supporting the church’s outreach through video, web, retail and production of its on-demand streaming service.

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MainConcept releases 2GO to solve production workflow challenges

2019-08-01T20:44:00+01:00

Codec and streaming technology provider MainConcept has announced that its 2GO solution is now available.

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European debut for Black Box MCX system

2019-08-01T20:35:00+01:00

At IBC2019, Black Box will showcase products across its Emerald Unified KVM (keyboard, mouse, video) portfolio and introduce the MCX AV-over-IP system in Europe.

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Al Maghribia now available on Arabsat-5C for direct-to-home over Africa

2019-08-01T20:31:00+01:00

Arabsat has announced that Al Maghribia is now available on Arabsat-5C, an Arabic satellite platform, for direct-to-home services over Africa.

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Ross Video powers stadium screens for Major League Baseball in London

2019-07-25T09:13:00+01:00

Major League Baseball set foot in the UK for the first time in history last month, as two of the league’s titans, the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, came head-to-head for a two-game series on 29 and 30 June at the London Stadium.

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Worldcast selected for RF control and monitoring for Sutro Tower

2019-07-09T13:46:00+01:00

As part of the TV repack operation in the US, two Worldcast Group companies, Worldcast Systems and Connect, have been selected to develop and supply an Antenna Switch Controller System along with a unified monitoring platform for the RF operations (DTV and FM) of Sutro Tower.

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Dejero supports world’s first human hologram over 5G

2019-07-09T12:06:00+01:00

Musion 3D, Dejero and Hawthorn have joined forces to deliver a spectacular 5G live experience for Vodafone Romania.

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Edge Cloud new from Akamai

2019-07-09T11:14:00+01:00

Akamai has unveiled Edge Cloud, a solution line that leverages the power of the Akamai edge platform to streamline and secure the delivery of data to connected devices and in-application messaging at scale.

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Combining satellite and OTT to deliver the next generation of services

2019-06-10T15:34:00+01:00By

An ever-escalating number of services and the high bandwidth requirements of UHD are among the developments driving the use of satellite to deliver OTT content, discovers David Davies.

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Realising the potential of SAT>IP

2019-04-15T15:35:00+01:00By

SAT>IP technology – whereby antenna signals can be converted into IP for distribution around a house or commercial facility – is beginning to achieve global traction.

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The object of audio’s big adventure

2019-03-12T17:07:00+00:00By

As interest in object-based audio (OBA) continues to grow, new production tools are being developed by research institutions, broadcasters and vendors to make it happen

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Inside the Berlin Philharmonic’s Digital Concert Hall

2019-03-11T16:42:00+00:00By

The Berlin Philharmonic’s decision to stream its concerts in high-quality audio and video has seen it push both technical as well as creative boundaries, writes David Davies.