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.