Spectra Logic has announced availability of the ninth generation of LTO technology for its family of tape library solutions, including the Spectra TFinity ExaScale, T950, T950v, T680, T380, T200, T120, T50e and Spectra.
Ontario, Canada-based International Datacasting Corporation (IDC), a global provider of products, systems and services for the distribution of multimedia broadband content, has selected Verimatrix VCAS video encryption technology to protect the airing of valuable sporting events for its broadcasting customers serving the LATAM market.
Appear has successfully upgraded Zeop’s broadcasting infrastructure with its reseller partner Lucas Telecom to bring French digital television services to viewers on Réunion Island.
Encompass Digital Media has announced a five-year renewal with Baltic-based broadcaster TV3 Group. Encompass will provide TV3 Group with end-to-end cloud-based playout and media management services for 17 channels, together with disaster recovery and archive storage.
Rohde & Schwarz and Pixel Power have appointed two new sales executives to cover their complete media technology portfolio for broadcasters and post production.
Pebble has appointed Andrew Hutchings to the role of engineering manager for the company’s research and development department. He will work alongside the development technical leads and product owners to leverage his technical experience and expertise to drive innovation.
Fox Television Stations has chosen Synamedia technology solutions to support the rollout of its ATSC 3.0 deployment in Orlando, Florida. Together with partner Triveni Digital, Synamedia is helping enable Fox Stations to launch new and better services, and generate new sources of revenue as business models evolve.
Asian American television network Crossings TV has selected Etere to support the expansion of its playout network and transition to the cloud. The deployment will be based on the software-defined Etere Ecosystem platform.
Jackson Energy Authority (JEA) and Harmonic have teamed up to launch JEA’s fully hosted headend management and video streaming solution for cable, broadband and telecommunications providers.
Amagi has provided the platform for Gannett’s relaunch of its OTT properties USA Today News and USA Today SportsWire.
Spain’s Banco Mediolanum, part of the Mediolanum Group, now counts on an on-cloud central content repository that allows remote publication in its customised streaming platform thanks to VSNExplorer technology.
The official television channel of the National Assembly of the State of Kuwait, Al-Majlis, has refreshed its system and upgraded to Etere 31.3 and Etere ETX.
The Eutelsat Quantum satellite was successfully launched into Geostationary Transfer Orbit by Arianespace using an Ariane 5 rocket that lifted off from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, at 21:00 UTC on 30 July.
Telestream has announced significant new functionality in its Lightspeed Live Capture video server system. The latest version sees the introduction of Live Schedule and Live Play functions to support the system’s existing Live Edit functionality.
Bangkok-based CS Innovation Technology (CSIT) has deployed Cinegy technology to support production and playout for Plan B Media at the Summer Games in Tokyo. A long-time Cinegy partner, CS Innovation Technology relied on Cinegy Air Pro, an IP-based software suite for automated SD, HD and/or Ultra HD (4K) playout, to ...
Telecom Armenia, an IPTV/OTT operator running under the Beeline brand, has selected an integrated OTT video-delivery solution for Ateme to enable a relaunch of its TV offering to the Armenian market.
Renmore Partners, which was granted a licence to offer an alternative, scalable set-top box technology solution for the Nigerian digital switchover project, has selected Verimatrix’s conditional access technology to offer Nigerians cost-effective at-home entertainment.
Imagine Communications is introducing a new approach to content access, management and multiplatform delivery, with the launch of Nexio NewsCraft. Described as a high-value, remote-friendly, all-in-one news production solution, it is designed to enable organisations to work smarter and more efficiently ― ensuring every news story gets to air quickly ...
SportsGrid, the first 24-hour streaming video network in the US, has selected Wildmoka’s Digital Media Factory to optimise its STS video content production and distribution network.
Amagi is working with Anime Digital Network (ADN) on the playout and distribution of AND’s new French anime channel to Samsung TV Plus. By tapping into its vast network of Free Ad Supported Television (FAST) platform partnerships, Amagi will also create a delivery strategy for ADN to further increase the ...
Pebble has announced the appointment of new staff members to join its growing worldwide team. Vinicius Val de Casas and Clément Rouot join as solutions architects in Brazil and France respectively, while in the UK David Young becomes a product owner, Anisa Khan is a junior technical author and Tariq ...
Telestream’s Vantage Media Processing Platform now integrates within BroadView’s OnDemand software to provide advanced transcoding and automated media workflows.
Imagine Communications has upgraded PPTV Thailand’s existing playout facility in Bangkok with a turnkey system built on its Versio modular playout platform.
GatesAir is heading outdoors with the broadcast industry’s first self-contained, fully weatherproof transmitter series built for challenging coverage areas and install points. The Maxiva PMTX-1 integrates a low-power UHF TV transmitter or transposer/translator to support a diverse array of use cases, from filling coverage gaps to delivering focused broadcast content ...
As a subsidiary of the state broadcaster of Italy, Rai Way needed a future-proof solution to support its mission-critical playout operations. To achieve this, it implemented the Etere ETX video management system for resilient and software-centric playout automation.
Corrado Di Giovanni has been appointed chief financial officer at Deltatre. He will succeed Gianluca Cirio, who is stepping down from the position after more than 18 years with the company. Cirio will remain at Deltatre until 31 July 2021, to ensure a smooth transition.
Red Bee Media will deliver the next generation MediaHub, the contribution and distribution platform owned by the Dutch Local Public Broadcasting Foundation (NLPO). The NLPO MediaHub makes it possible to distribute radio and television channels from local broadcasters in a standardised way to major distributors and directly to the consumer ...
Mola TV, one of the fastest growing entertainment networks in Indonesia, used Harmonic’s VOS360 cloud streaming SaaS for the first-ever live UHD HDR streaming of UEFA Euro 2020 football matches in Indonesia.
Haivision Systems has announced a definitive agreement to acquire CineMassive Displays. With the addition of CineMassive technology, Haivision will combine low-latency live video with real-time secure data sources and communication elements to provide customers with a single-vendor solution for situational awareness.
Rohde & Schwarz has redesigned its R&S RTO6 oscilloscope with an updated user interface on a larger Full HD touchscreen and straightforward workflows designed to speed up daily measurement tasks.
Spin Digital has unveiled an 8K real-time software decoder and media player with support for the Versatile Video Coding (VVC) standard.
Flemish broadcaster VRT is set to start using OmniPlayer at its radio stations in Flanders. The OmniPlayer 3 radio automation software system will replace the existing production and broadcast system for Radio 1, Radio 2, Klara, MNM, Studio Brussel, streaming, DAB+ channels, VRT Nieuwsdienst and Sporza.
RF solutions provider Qorvo has unveiled a family of high efficiency power amplifiers (PAs) designed for 5G small cell infrastructure applications.
Globecast and Infront have partnered on global distribution services for the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships, held recently in Riga, Latvia.
EVS has introduced MediaInfra Strada, a turnkey solution which combines SDI and IP routing capabilities in a single system based on EVS’ Cerebrum and Neuron product lines. Together with Arista Ethernet switches, MediaInfra Strada has been designed to offer broadcasters a direct, drop-in replacement for their outdated or end-of-life SDI ...
The largest private Swiss TV provider CH Media has selected Octopus X to be the heart of its newly built centralised, multichannel newsroom. CH Media reaches around 2 million people through regional newspapers and online portals, radio and TV stations and magazines. With over 2000 employees, it’s one of the ...
PlayBox Neo has revealed new additions to the operational capabilities and connectivity of its TV Channel-in-a-Box, AirBox Neo-20 and Capture Suite.
Paneda and Agile Broadcast have completed the supply and commissioning of Paneda DAB+ headend software and hardware to Telstra Broadcast Services (TBS), facilitating a reliable and redundant DAB+ broadcast system.
Mobile Viewpoint has announced the integration of Starlink as part of its offerings for network connection.
Experienced industry leader Arjun Ramamurthy is joining Ownzones as global chief technology officer.
Sinclair Broadcast Group has unveiled a new 25,000sqft SMPTE ST-2110 media operations centre for its regional sports networks (RSNs) with cloud-hosted disaster recovery channels, and a large-scale ST-2110 production facility for its Tennis Channel featuring a cloud-based environment for pop-up live special events – all built around Imagine Communications infrastructure ...
To guide the Turkey Jockey Club (Türkiye Jokey Klubü/TJK) through a recent upgrade of the organisation’s broadcast and archival system, Libero Systems has installed its multiformat recording system Libero Ingest, built on AJA’s Corvid 44 PCIe card, to support flexible and low-latency video I/O.
Grass Valley has introduced Playout Xpress, which enables broadcasters and rights holders to quickly originate more content, across more pop-up feeds and social media, without the overhead of complex and lengthy installation projects. GV Playout Xpress was built to be deployable, by the customer, within a day.
Telestream has unveiled a series of enhancements to its IQ family of monitoring products and systems, designed to provide users with increased visibility, reporting and analytics within their VOD networks.
As CRRT, the national DTTV operator in Uzbekistan for DVB-T/T2, looks to launch new DVB-T2 services in several regions it has opted to re-use its old analogue transmitters and has selected Enensys Technologies’ TeamCast Twister II to upgrade them with DVB-T2 standards.
VTVCab, one of Vietnam’s largest pay-TV players, has boosted its OTT capabilities by doubling the number of channels it offers, driven by Etere technology.
Red Bee Media and FabriQ Media Group have delivered three livestreamed concerts with Dutch band The Streamers to a global audience of 5.6 million people across 88 countries. The third and final instalment of the concert series reached over 1.9 million viewers on 29 May.
Quickchannel, a provider of online streaming and recording services, has agreed a new partnership with Akamai Technologies following increased customer demand for broadcasting large-scale live events to global audiences.
Danish cable operator Kabelplus has implemented a remote PHY and video solution from Teleste. The deployment was carried out in co-operation with local system integrator Conscia and provides Kabelplus with an opportunity to expand access throughout the whole of Denmark.
Telstra Broadcast Services has acquired the business and assets of MediaCloud.
Varnish Software has released a new version of Varnish Enterprise, its flagship caching software. The release adds features and optimisations designed to enhance Varnish Enterprise and make it easier to build complex edge logic and succeed in multi-tenant environments.
Verimatrix has integrated the NexPlayer multi-screen player SDK from NexStreaming into its recently launched Multi-DRM Core solution. Additionally, Verimatrix’s client-side Watermarking technology has been integrated with the NexPlayer SDK.
Swedish telecoms operator Sappa has deployed Appear’s X and XC platforms to support the delivery of live video for its television and OTT services to subscribers across Sweden.
Rohde & Schwarz has added to the functionality of its R&S Prismon multiviewers with Multiviewer Control Centre (MCC). MCC enables a single point of control for a network of multiviewers, which can be automated, giving instant reconfiguration of multiple displays.
Ateme’s NEA-Live Just-in-Time (JIT) packager now offers production-grade low latency in pull mode for both HLS and DASH. These updates make Ateme the first company to bring to market a low-latency JIT packager.
Media Links, in partnership with Seiko Solutions and Mainichi Broadcasting System, has successfully conducted a unique demonstration of IP transmission of the Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting –Terrestrial (ISDB-T) standard using Precision Time Protocol (PTP) over a single frequency network (SFN).
Xytech has appointed Rob Evans to the role of product manager for broadcast and transmission products and Linda Staudenmaier to the role of director of professional services for ScheduALL users.
Nepali data centre and cloud service provider Datahub has chosen to build its new content delivery network (CDN) service with Varnish Enterprise technology.
Judy Bruner has been elected to the board of directors of Qorvo, effective immediately. She will also join the board’s Audit and Governance and Nominating Committees.
Enensys has delivered a complete distribution solution for TV5’s new ISDB-T digital terrestrial TV network.
Elenos Group company Broadcast Electronics is expanding its sales efforts by hiring Ben Marth, who has spent 18 years in radio and TV, most recently as regional sales manager for a digital media hardware company.
Denis Genevois has been promoted to marketing and communications VP while Valéry Bonneau is now internal and external communications director at Globecast.
Eutelsat Communications and Global Eagle, a provider of high-speed connectivity and entertainment solutions for worldwide mobility markets, have signed a multi-year contract for additional Ku transponders adding large amounts of capacity for Global Eagle’s aviation customers.
Technical Services Group (TSG) has been awarded the bid to upgrade the state-wide microwave distribution system for Alabama Public Television (APT) to support ATSC 3.0 transmission.
Akamai has announced new goals for its global sustainability programme. The company’s five new goals, expected to be reached by 2030, are focused on three areas: the Akamai intelligent edge platform, the communities in which it lives, works and operates, and its global supply chain.
Knowledge Network, the public educational broadcaster in British Columbia, Canada, has upgraded its playout facility near Vancouver with a future-proof, software-based channel creation solution based on Imagine Communications’ Versio integrated playout platform and ADC automation.
LatAm-based on-demand streaming platform Mowies is optimising its workflow with Harmonic’s VOS 360 cloud streaming offering.
Liberty Global is set to trial Teleste’s Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) to support its GIGAbit network, meaning customers will benefit from increased reliability and capacity thanks to the new DOCSIS technology.
Stefan Nied has been named vice president and managing director of ScheduALL, following Xytech’s recent acquisition of the company from Net Insight. The appointment is effective immediately.
Pebble has unveiled Pebble Control, a self-contained, scalable and easy-to-configure IP connection management system built specifically to enable broadcasters to make the leap to an all-IP facility without the need to deploy a bespoke enterprise solution.
Nautel technology has played a key role in recent digital broadcast tests conducted in India.
Benelux broadcaster Mediahuis is set to start using OmniPlayer 3 radio automation software at its stations in Flanders.
Imagine Communications has gone live with the first phase of a new playout infrastructure for MBC Group, the largest media company in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
IP video streaming solutions provider Vitec has announced the strategic acquisition of Exterity, a provider of integrated IPTV, digital signage and user engagement technologies.
Scandinavian IPTV and OTT platform provider Nordija has extended a long-term collaboration with Apogee, higher education´s largest managed technology services provider in the United States, to deliver an IPTV solution for colleges and universities.
International sports content company Inverleigh has employed Amagi’s unified cloud-based platform to help reach newer audiences.
As part of a move to expand its range of services beyond technology consulting, Qvest Group has acquired a majority stake in macc, which specialises in business and organisational consulting as well as in training and coaching teams and individuals in organisational change management topics.
MediaKind is working with New Digital Technology to enable the delivery of high-quality recorded 4K content for Beijing Radio & Television’s (BTV) winter sporting events channel, which launched towards the end of 2020.
Hibox, a provider of advanced TV solutions for telecom, media, hospitality and healthcare, has been acquired by video services provider Accedo. Together, the two companies power the video experience for hundreds of customers worldwide.
Ateme has integrated the second-generation Audio Video Standard (AVS2) into its Titan range of products. AVS2 is the digital audio and video compression standard formulated by the Audio and Video Coding Standard Workgroup of China which aims to meet the needs of China’s audio and video industry.
Deltatre has signed a multi-year agreement to be the web technology provider of Major League Soccer. Deltatre will work on a series of digital products for the League and MLS Clubs.
Adrian Twyning has joined communications infrastructure and media services company Arqiva as chief of operations. He is also appointed to Arqiva’s Executive Committee, reporting to CEO Paul Donovan.
Rohde & Schwarz has appointed Jörg Fries as vice president broadcast, amplifier & media solutions.
MediaKind has integrated Dolby Vision technology within its encoding portfolio. Dolby Vision will be supported within MediaKind Packaging and MediaKind Encoding Live products as well as its Aquila Streaming and Aquila Broadcast solutions, providing any resolution from standard definition (SD) to Ultra High Definition (UHD).
Amagi is working with Little Dot Studios, a digital content studio and broadcaster, to help deliver its expansion into OTT and CTV platforms.
Xytech has announced an agreement to acquire ScheduALL, a subsidiary of Net Insight. It will continue to support the ScheduALL application and all ScheduALL clients.
Radio Programas del Perú Televisión (RPP TV), a subscription television news channel and subsidiary of RPP Group, one of Peru’s leading media organisations, has renewed its eight-year-old playout system with a VSN solution.
Rise has launched a mentoring programme for young women who are about to embark on a career in the broadcast media industry.
Fresh Media, the largest radio group in Bulgaria operating some of the best-known radio brands throughout the country, has chosen Paneda as its partner for DAB+ systems.
In the first weeks of 2021, another three regional broadcasters in the Netherlands have chosen to use OmniPlayer, produced by M&I Broadcast Services.
Nautel has acquired ownership of France-based technology company Digidia. The addition expands Nautel’s existing digital radio offerings to broadcast customers and expands its core product lines, enhancing the company’s expertise in high-power electronics design and digital signal processing.
Icareus has delivered a renewed Helsinki Channel service to the City of Helsinki in Finland. The Helsinki Channel is the city’s video communication channel and offers important and current content to residents.
MediaHub Australia has selected EVS’ media infrastructure solutions as the cornerstone of its upgraded in-house master control room.
Ateme’s multi-platform video delivery solution has gone live on ATN International’s Viya, the largest telecommunications and entertainment service provider in the US Virgin Islands.
Vislink will supply six manual Mantis MSAT satellite antennas to Asharq News, a Pan Arab 24/7 television network and dedicated digital platform that provides Arabic-language news and information.
Launched in 1967, Bangkok Broadcasting Television (BBTV), or Channel 7 HD as it is also known, is the leading television station in the Thai market with millions of viewers daily.
Capanet Communications and G&S SatCom have formed a strategic technology partnership to bring new network management, operations and performance tuning tools to the satellite service provider industry.
GB News, an upcoming British television news service due to launch early in 2021, has selected Arqiva to deliver its new channel.
Globecast is now providing Classic Arts Showcase with playout, linear satellite distribution, VoD and streaming services.
The UK’s ITV has chosen to implement Vualto’s dynamic event orchestration technology to deliver live streamed events via its ITV Hub video-on-demand service, integrated with Vualto’s scalable DRM solution to protect the broadcaster’s valuable video content.
Chinese national broadcaster CCTV and regional broadcaster Guizhou TV deployed Aviwest’s PRO380 bonded cellular transmitters to produce Travel China With High-Speed Railway, a TV programme shot and streamed live during the October 2020 Double Ninth Festival.
Amagi has chosen GTT’s network to deliver its cloud managed broadcast services to clients in Europe and the US.
Southern Cross Cables is set to utilise SES Networks’ satellite-enabled connectivity services to vastly improve communications between Nukunonu of Tokelau, Kiritimati Island of Kiribati and the rest of the world as it upgrades the undersea Southern Cross cable network.
A new Akamai Partner Program that significantly expands and supports channel partners’ ability to deliver high-value services to their customers, has been announced. Partners will migrate into the new programme over a six-month transition period.
Building on the solid foundations of the u7 antenna, the u8 has been re-engineered for increased performance and adaptability, ensuring it can meet customers’ diverse and evolving needs.
Scandinavian IPTV and OTT platform provider Nordija and Pontis Technologies, an OTT video technology provider based in Argentina, have joined forces to offer a complete end-to-end IPTV/OTT platform, aiming to meet the current needs and requirements of the LATAM market.
The European Commission has selected a consortium of European satellite manufacturers, operators and service providers, telco operators and launch service providers to study the design, development and launch of a European-owned space-based communication system.
KT Corporation, South Korea’s largest telecommunications service provider, has selected Synamedia’s Converged Headend to deliver a virtualized full stack solution for the delivery of end-to-end IPTV workflows for its Olleh TV IPTV service.
New Arabic 24/7 multiplatform news service Asharq News, headquartered in Riyadh with central offices in the Dubai International Financial Centre, designed and built by systems architect Qvest Media, is now on air.
Nextera Video and Adeas’ SMPTE ST 2110 video over IP FPGA cores now support NMOS IS-09 System Parameters, as well as SMPTE ST 2022-8, SDI Core and Frame Synchronizer companion cores.
Taiwanese cable operator TWT Digital Communication has deployed Harmonic’s CableOS Platform and CableOS Central analytics service to enable the delivery of high-speed DOCSIS 3.1 services, as well as a seamless path to transition to advanced applications such as 5G backhauling, fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) XGS and 10G EPON, and low-latency online gaming ...
Etere has secured the playout project for Bokeo TV in Laos, with the Etere Ecosystem providing flexible management and enhancing business continuity in the face of current and future challenges in the industry.
Inetsat has invested in the new Colorado line of ASI/SDI combo cards from DekTec.
GatesAir has announced a strategic DVB-T2 TV transmission win in Vietnam in co-operation with channel partner Emico.
Nautel Limited is supplying 30 5kW NVLT FM transmitters to Turkish Radio-Television Corporation (TRT) over the coming months, with the option to purchase 12 additional transmitters if needed. The transmitters will be deployed at key locations throughout Turkey in 2021.
Edge Networks has launched its Evoca television service with an end-to-end solution from Harmonic.
3SS (3 Screen Solutions) has announced the appointment of Adam Nightingale as chief commercial officer.
EVS’ video assistant referee (VAR) solution Xeebra has been chosen by NEP Denmark to provide exclusive VAR capabilities to the Danish League for its top football tier the 3F Superliga.
Accedo has worked with Hong Kong Rugby Union (HKRU) to launch HKRU TV for the 2020 Men’s and Women’s Premiership season. The OTT service features both live matches and VoD content and has been developed using Accedo’s end-to-end solution.
Cloud video editing specialist Wildmoka and media technology company Tyrell have joined forces to address the UK and Ireland market needs.
New York-based Little Cinema has deployed Verimatrix Watermarking and Multi-DRM technologies for its virtual premieres and previews.
MediaHub Australia has migrated its Master Control environment from a traditional SDI platform to a COTS and SMPTE 2022-6/7 and 2110 IP platform based on EVS infrastructure.
Appear TV has been chosen by Telefonica Servicios Audiovisuales (TSA) for the latest upgrades of its direct to home (DTH) and satellite contribution services.
BroaMan has appointed Contact Distribution as its exclusive Canadian distributor. Contact Distribution specialises in sales and support for brands in the professional audio/visual industry, working with the country’s top consultants, designers and integrators to achieve world-class experiences.
Medianet, the largest independent pay-TV and cable television provider in the Maldives, is using Harmonic’s EyeQ content-aware encoding (CAE) to optimise video streaming and television service delivery.
DPG Media Belgium has added QMusic to the list of channels utilising OmniPlayer. The production and playout system is already in use at several online themed and DAB+ channels within the media company.
Amagi has enabled Fremantle’s BUZZR, the only vintage game show network in the US, to transition into cloud-managed broadcast operations for efficiency, scalability, and cost-effectiveness.
NIA Broadcasting’s WMGG will be the first station in the Tampa, Florida area to convert to all-digital AM operations.
LTN Global has agreed a multi-year deal with SportsGrid to provide advanced cloud-based automation products to optimise operational efficiency and dependability.
Globecast has expanded its relationship with South Korean English-language TV network Arirang TV to broadcast in HD across Western Europe on satellite Astra 1L at 19.2°E.
Romanian media enterprise Aleph Media has chosen Etere to upgrade its end-to-end newsroom workflow.
Travelxp, a leading travel channel brand based in Mumbai, India has implemented Cinegy’s Air PRO playout automation solution.
ENENSYS Technologies has revealed its new offer, DTTConnect, to build and operate next-generation digital terrestrial TV networks.
Indian free-to-air news channel Republic TV has upgraded its playout and production with Grass Valley’s iTX integrated playout platform.
Video codec developer Spin Digital has announced the launch of its HEVC/H.265 software real-time encoder designed for 8K live video applications.
In order to meet the needs of today’s customers, Aruban telecoms provider SETAR recently set out to create a high-speed internet infrastructure, enabling next generation services with the focus on interactive TV/video.
CommScope and Kaltura have announced that they are partnering to deliver cloud TV offerings to communications service providers and media companies worldwide.
Dejero and private wireless network specialist Rajant teamed up to provide a robust wireless network blended with cellular connectivity to support coverage of the 2020 US presidential election for broadcasters in Washington, D.C.
Agile Content has expanded its protected video service to include Verimatrix Multi-DRM serviced by the Verimatrix Secure Cloud for its AgileTV OTT service.
China Media Group (CMG) recently chose the Media Links MD8000 Media over IP Transport platform for its live CCTV coverage to mark the anniversary of the establishment of China’s first economic zone in the Southern city of Shenzhen 40 years ago.
After receiving requests from several high-density customers, Deltacast has worked on a new I/O card hardware layout raising the number of video channels to 12 without impacting size, complexity, power consumption or heat dissipation.
Technicolor Connected Home has partnered with EBOX, a leading Canadian Internet service provider, to deploy the SAPPHIRE Android TV set-top box to its over-the-top subscribers in Quebec.
Imagine Communications has upgraded its playout facilities at Jordan Media City (JMC), a leading production and transmission centre in the Middle East, providing services to multiple broadcasters and service providers.
As part of a rebrand that demonstrates its renewed focus on people, process and technology, Pebble Beach Systems is now trading as ‘Pebble’. The company has also launched a new responsive website ahead of its 21st year in business.
TiVo, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Xperi Holding Corporation, has announced new channel launches from Pluto TV, a ViacomCBS company. This expanded partnership brings an additional 72 featured Pluto TV channels to the TiVo+ content network.
When iconic Argentinian rock band La Beriso wanted to produce a unique 360° live video concert experience to engage with fans who have been unable to attend live concerts due to the current Covid restrictions, they turned to +VIVO, an OTT platform that aims to revolutionise concert live streaming in ...
Globecast has been selected to provide comprehensive playout and distribution services for AMC Networks International – UK’s (AMCNI UK) EMEA roster of 21 channels.
The HOTBIRD video neighbourhood from Eutelsat has been selected by Switzerland’s Kabelio for the launch of a new Swiss direct to home HD platform. This multi-year contract will enable Kabelio to leverage the unparalleled reach of Eutelsat’s premier hotspot to launch a service targeting Swiss audiences both at home and ...
Media technology and services company MediaKind has announced the CE1, a next-generation media contribution encoder based on cloud-ready software, coupled with hardware acceleration. It is said to enable exceptional time-to-market for new video offerings while facilitating highly immersive and compelling experiences.
Allente, the new entity resulting from the recent merger between Viasat Consumer and Canal Digital, is to deploy KAON STBs and middleware alongside new 3SS-enabled viewing experience advances across its aggregated 1.2 million subscriber base in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.
Digital platform security specialist Irdeto has announced it will provide Cyta, the leading brand in the Cyprus telecommunications sector, with an advanced digital rights management (DRM) solution.
LTN Global has announced the acquisition of remote production and 4K pioneer DTAGS. The acquisition is designed to strengthen the LTN Ecosystem with a portfolio of scalable 4K remote production, post-production and transmission workflows for major shows and events.
Rohde & Schwarz has added to its portfolio of low-power VHF transmitters with the introduction of the R&S TLV9. The new model is designed to operate in VHF band III with an output power of 50, 150 or 300 Watts from a single 2U box.
The company has marked the 21st anniversary of its AirBox broadcast playout system with enhancements to its 1U and 3U Neo servers, along with improvements to its IP-based Cloud2TV.
David Kicks has been appointed VP of sales for North America and LATAM for Pebble Beach Systems.
The Kiloview P series 4G-LTE bonding video encoder is designed for outdoor live streaming.
WorldCast Systems used IBC SHOWCASE to announce that the company’s Ecreso FM 3kW transmitter has been approved by ARD for use within the network of German public broadcasters.
Rohde & Schwarz has released an all-in-one system that it claims cost-effectively extends ATSC network coverage, particularly in areas with challenging geography.
Pixel Power has extended its range of graphics and playout products with StreamMaster Prime.
Belgium’s largest telco Proximus has gone live with its next-gen IPTV+OTT Android TV service, with an advanced user experience engineered by 3SS – 3 Screen Solutions.
The Intraplex IP Link 100c from GatesAir is a new compact hardware codec built for remote contribution and standard STL IP connections that adopts a cost-reducing strategy within a standard hardware codec.
Oceans is Pebble Beach System’s new service-oriented technology platform, and in keeping with the theme, the company is claiming it is the “next wave” of media orchestration.
PlayBox Neo has announced its Capture Suite network-based multichannel ingest system, which employs a client-server architecture that can be scaled to accommodate an unlimited number of channels.
IPTV and OTT middleware provider Nordija has partnered with set-top box maker EKT and security specialist Verimatrix on a new cloud-based service called Stratos.
Argosy has now become an official channel reseller for British technology specialist Boston Limited, and has added the Boston Stream+ encoder to its active hardware range for large-scale ultra-density video encoding.
GatesAir has announced its new Intraplex IP Link 100e, the company’s first modular plug-in card built for integration within radio transmitters.
Arena Sport in Serbia has selected Net Insight to provide a new contribution network based on the Nimbra platform throughout the Balkans.
Telenor Satellite, in partnership with Intelsat, says it has launched a new era for satellite communications by becoming the first commercial satellite operator to perform in-orbit servicing of an active satellite in geosynchronous orbit.
The new PLALH2150 series from Peak Communications builds upon the existing range of Peak indoor and outdoor line amplifiers to provide solutions for overcoming the losses associated with cross-site installations.
The Express-80 and Express-103 spacecraft have been launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome by the Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC).
LTN Global was the official interactive production partner of the Democratic National Convention (DNC), held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
ViaLite’s RF over fibre distributor in the UAE, Symbolise, has expanded its global reach.
Altice France has launched a vertical, live video format for mobile on French rolling news channel BFMTV. ‘Live Vertical’ is a new smartphone user experience that is claimed to be a world first that revolutionises the TV viewing experience on a smartphone.
TAG Video Systems has announced support for an additional streaming format that it believes will provide technical, financial and operational benefits to customers.
Intelsat has launched Galaxy 30, a geosynchronous communications satellite that will primarily provide high-performance television distribution service to Intelsat’s North American customers.
The new 4audio DAB-4c is a high-density, hybrid product designed for some of the special challenges that a broadcaster might face when considering DAB+.
Intelsat has been selected to continue distributing content for ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) in Central Europe, Eastern Europe and across the Asia Pacific region. The company says it was chosen for its unique ability to deliver managed media services, global coverage and integrated satellite distribution and terrestrial network.
MediaKind has launched Aquila On-Demand, a video on demand solution for the processing and delivery of video files over any network (cable, IPTV and OTT) to any device.
ViaLite’s Embedded Site Controller is now available for the company’s ODE-A4 outdoor enclosures, as well as the ODE-MINI, ViaLite’s smallest outdoor enclosure. The hardware and software combination allows monitoring and control (M&C) of the RF over fibre links within the enclosures.
Ateme is to acquire Anevia, creating a company with revenues of more than €80m.
Invidi Technologies and Tata Elxsi have announced an extension of their relationship, to bring addressable television capabilities to pay-TV operators in India, Asia-Pacific and MEA.
ATEME has announced that QNET Telecom, an internet, telephone, and television company in the state of Paraná, Brazil, has chosen to implement its Titan Live solution to transcode its line-up of channels.
SES and Harmonic are to work together to fast-track the freeing up of spectrum for 5G while simultaneously enabling SES’s C-band customers to maintain the quality and resilience of their critical video services.
Viaccess-Orca has announced that its secure video player, validated by studios for multi-device content protection, supports the delivery of VR and 8K video over 5G networks.
Movistar+, the audiovisual entertainment arm of the Telefónica Group, has chosen to implement ATEME’s Titan software headend solution for distribution of its live DTH/OTT services.
A new version of the Audemat DAB Probe with a host of new functions has been released by WorldCast Systems.
Globecast has partnered with long-term customer and education content provider Mindset to create an additional pop-up education channel for children across Sub-Saharan Africa.
Net Insight and Mobilelinks will provide media network solutions and services for the delivery of premium live sports content in the Nordics.
WIND Hellas, one of the largest telecommunications companies in Greece, has chosen Broadpeak’s streaming and recording solutions to power its new ABR service.
Imagine Communications says it has taken a leading role in Al Wousta, a new television channel owned by Sharjah Broadcasting Authority (SBA) and broadcast from Al Dhaid, the capital of the Emirate of Sharjah.
Italy’s distance-learning university, Consorzio Nettuno, has recently completed an upgrade to its long-established Etere infrastructure that includes a move from its traditional tape delivery to a file-based system.
Virgin Media has chosen Globecast to provide a playout solution for its ‘pop-up’ HD exercise channel ‘Get Moving’.
Millions of households across Africa, Europe, and Asia-Pacific will be able to access a free-to-air TV channel via SES satellites dedicated to delivering reliable, informative content about COVID-19.
WISI Communications has announced general availability of 10G SFP+ transceivers for 10G EPON and XGS-PON applications, developed by TiBit Communications.
BBC Studios (BBCS) and its subsidiary UKTV have selected SES to manage the playout and distribution of over 50 linear channels and their associated VOD services, SES has announced.
Ross has chosen Matrox DSX LE4 SDI I/O cards for its softGear Broadcast Audio Processor.
ViaLite Communications is seeking to appoint new distributors as part of the latest expansion in the company’s reseller network.
Appear TV has added JPEG XS compression to its X Platform. Users of the Appear X Platform can, the company says, now take advantage of high resolution and real-time capabilities with the lowest possible latency.
LTN Global has announced that its transport service is being used for what it says is the first commercial deployment of ATSC 3.0 in the United States, in Las Vegas.
Globecast has appointed Chris Pulis as its new Chief Technology Officer for the Americas, effective immediately.
WorldCast Systems has created a new home broadcast package to help radio talent broadcast professional quality content from their home studios.
The EBU’s TR 054 technical report is a deep look at how 5G might facilitate multiple PSM services to portable/mobile devices, and do a better job than QoS with its unpopular coverage and cost issues. Mobile unicast networks are the key fault line, it says.
Orange Slovensko has adopted the Appear TV X Platform to increase network capacity and functionality.
Net Insight has appointed Mårten Blixt in a newly established Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) role, with responsibility for global sales and marketing.
Skyline Communications’ DataMiner platform has been selected by du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company, to manage the new Al Qudra teleport in Dubai.
Ateme is taking part in a trial of the first end-to-end UHD satellite broadcast transmission using the new Versatile Video Coding (VVC) standard.
ViaLite Communications has appointed John Meyers as APAC sales manager, supporting its growth in the area with a new dedicated role for the region.
Skyline Communications has announced that Yahsat Government Solutions (YGS), has deployed its DataMiner platform to manage and control some of the company’s networks.
Etere has launched its Shopping Cart business intelligence software, which allows a broadcaster to plan task distribution across its team.
Saudi Broadcasting Authority (SBA) is replacing the playout technology for its main channels with an integrated solution from Imagine Communications.
Skyline Communications has announced that MEASAT Satellite Systems, a Malaysian-based satellite operator, has deployed the DataMiner system.
To better manage its output in the current era of remote working, ARTE, the public service European culture channel, relied on some quick adaptations to its Pebble Beach Marina software.
Broadpeak has announced its 5G video collaboration with MobiledgeX, which saw it deploy its virtual BroadCache Box local caching technology for mobile networks via the Deutsche Telekom-founded company’s Edge-Cloud platform.
LTN Global has announced the launch of LTN Wave, a terrestrial IP-based distribution solution designed as an alternative to satellite distribution.
Appear TV has announced new publishing features and qualification for its software-based AVC and HEVC video compression.
SatADSL has partnered with YahClick to enhance its connectivity offering across Sub-Saharan Africa.
ReQuTech has announced that its engineering team has reached a milestone by finalising the design of wideband K/Ka band phased array antennas.
The DPP has released initial findings from a research project that tracks media people’s experiences of a working through the coronavirus pandemic.
Swedish antenna company ReQuTech has unveiled a family of ultra-lightweight, quick-deploy manpack flyaway terminals.
Norway’s Appear TV has announced new HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) features and appliance availability for its AVC and HEVC software-based video compression.
Skyline Communications has added another satellite operator to its client list.
Mobile Viewpoint says its new Agile AirLink Ultra 5G mobile encoder is its most powerful portable video transmitter to date.
MediaKind is to work with Microsoft, Evergent, Slalom and VisualOn to develop an interactive, direct-to-consumer (DTC) platform which will enable the Chattanooga Film Festival to take place in front of a digital audience, while maintaining the event’s intimacy, culture, and intent.
Net Insight has won two major orders from media network customers.
Swiss station Radio Stadtfilter has announced that it will start using OmniPlayer radio automation software for its radio production and playout system, with a planned on-air date of August 1.
Carrier-grade video delivery solutions company WISI has announced that it has redefined and expanded the Inca IP video platform with a new single SKU chassis, updated modules and upgraded software features.
BBC World News has extended its relationship with SES in a deal that will allow TV viewers across Western Europe to continue to watch the HD free-to-air channel via SES’s Astra satellite at 19.2° East.
North Carolina State University has transformed its live course production capabilities with a networked video infrastructure, based on the SMPTE ST 2110 standard, from Imagine Communications.
Norwegian video processing platforms company Appear TV has added new video networking features to its X Platform.
WISI has launched a new HDMI encoder module for headend operators managing video services in hotels, hospitals, leisure facilities and residences.
Interra Systems and Skyline Communications have announced a partnership to improve quality of service (QoS) and quality of experience (QoE) for linear and nonlinear OTT channels.
The DPP used a wide range of input from industry for its new document ‘Supplying the VOD Revolution’, with the findings painting a chaotic picture.
Beenius has announced the launch of its Interactive TV platform offering on Amazon Web Services.
Net Insight has witnessed the impact of Covid-19 first-hand, as it reports its financial results for the quarter, yet the news was not all negative for the Swedish solutions provider.
Global satellite connectivity provider Comsat has ratified an agreement with global satellite operator ABS to enhance and strengthen the Comsat global network.
When the EBU’s dynamic switching CDN toolbox Eurovision Flow first appeared as a pilot at IBC 2017, it was likened to both Google Maps and Trivago for its functional simplicity.
3 Screen Solutions (3SS) has deployed the 3Ready Entertainment Ecosystem to networks worldwide, an all-in portfolio of complementary capabilities, technical deployment options, key vendor partnership network and pre-integrations.
DVB-I, the exciting development that shifted the DVB Project’s culture away from being strictly broadcast first, has been pushed towards multiple deployments by a new open source reference client for Android and Hbb.TV.
Magewell has announced a new upgrade of its free Capture Express recording application that expands the software’s streaming capabilities.
WorldCast Systems has announced that it is offering one free year of its SmartFM AI algorithm to all owners of Ecreso FM transmitters.
Minacord Media, founded and owned by composer, songwriter, singer and instrumentalist Zeljko Joksimovic, has chosen Version 19 of the PlayBox Neo channel-in-a-box system to help launch three new channels.
Appear TV has announced critical new features for its streaming portfolio, enabling just-in-time packaging with features for start-over, catch-up, nPVR and VOD.
3 Screen Solutions (3SS) has detailed its support in the launch of the advertising-based video on demand (AVOD) service Toggo, by German children’s broadcaster Super RTL.
Amdocs has launched doxi HomeOS, a cloud-native home operating system (OS) based on artificial intelligence (AI) that is designed to enable service providers to move beyond basic connectivity services.
Magewell has announced that the new version 3.2 of its free Capture Express recording application adds support for multiple streaming technologies, including the Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) protocol developed and open-sourced by Haivision.
Video software provider Synamedia has secured a multi-year contract with Vodafone Group that includes the supplier’s Infinite video platform, security products and integration services.
Telikom PNG, the incumbent telecoms operator from Papua New Guinea, has selected an IPTV/OTT product from UniqCast to enable it to offer IPTV services to its fixed-line subscribers.
Hiltron Communications announces completion of custom-designed turnkey TVRO satellite platform for Nilesat.
Automation is certain to play an ever-greater role as broadcasters work to service more platforms with more content than ever before, writes David Davies.
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.
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.
Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) used IBC to discuss with visitors the latest developments in its business.
In support of the company’s goal to ignite the industrialisation of broadcast-quality streaming, MediaKind launched the MediaKind Universe Alliance at IBC.
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.
New at IBC this year is Globecast Managed Cloud Network (Globecast MCN).
Having begun life as a pure VSAT operator, working only with data and voice, Gulfsat’s business has continuously evolved.
Dedicating its IBC booth to the company’s offering for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT is ATEME with its TITAN platform.
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.
At IBC, CenturyLink is talking to visitors to its stand about the demonstration it carried out with Grass Valley in June
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 being showcased on the WISI stand is described as a carrier-grade adaptive bitrate transcoder built for rapid deployment and reliable OTT video delivery.
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.
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.
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.
Fully motorised and described by the company as robust and lightweight, C-COM is demonstrating its latest auto-acquire manpacks.
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 company is demonstrating a new Adobe After Effects integration, incorporating a plug-in and pre-render workflow designed to simplify graphics and promo production.
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.
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.
The new MGW Diamond OG is a 4K/multichannel HEVC encoder in an openGear (OG) card format.
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 DAB ContentServer from IZT is a professional encoder and multiplexer system for the infrastructure of digital broadcast transmitter networks.
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.
Signum is a compact IRD designed for the high-end radio distribution market that Elber is showcasing at IBC2019.
Cloud computing pioneer and tech visionary Diane M Bryant has been appointed to the advisory board at Ownzones Entertainment Technologies.
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.
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.
The fully-productised Intraplex Ascent platform is set to be a highlight for Gates Air at IBC2019.
The OU Flex Ka- or Ku-Band service from SES combines the traditional DVB links with full-service IP connectivity.
The Kybio Media unified end-to-end monitoring and control platform will be demonstrated by Connect at IBC2019.
Macnica will showcase its expanding VIPA product line and offer live demos of its ST 2110 and NMOS network media switching solutions at IBC2019.
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.
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.
According to Es’hailSat, it is the youngest and fastest-growing satellite operator in the MENA region.
According to Orbital Research, consumers now expect seamless and secure connectivity while in-flight.
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.
This year MediaKind moves to Hall 4 at IBC, with a theme of ‘Destination Media’.
KVM systems form the link between IT and broadcast structures and can offer cross-system, platform-independent operation and extensive usability.
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.
WorldCast Systems has announced a supply agreement of Ecreso FM transmitters to Radio Maryja, a religious Polish radio station.
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.
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.
Codec and streaming technology provider MainConcept has announced that its 2GO solution is now available.
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.
Arabsat has announced that Al Maghribia is now available on Arabsat-5C, an Arabic satellite platform, for direct-to-home services over Africa.
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.
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.
Musion 3D, Dejero and Hawthorn have joined forces to deliver a spectacular 5G live experience for Vodafone Romania.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.