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Mediahuis opts for OmniPlayer in Flanders

2021-04-16T09:04:00+01:00By Jo Ruddock

Benelux broadcaster Mediahuis is set to start using OmniPlayer 3 radio automation software at its stations in Flanders.


MBC Group streamlines playout with integrated software solution from Imagine

2021-04-14T08:55:00+01:00By Jo Ruddock

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.


Vitec acquires Exterity

2021-04-08T08:37:00+01:00By Jo Ruddock

IP video streaming solutions provider Vitec has announced the strategic acquisition of Exterity, a provider of integrated IPTV, digital signage and user engagement technologies.


Nordija extends collaboration with Apogee

2021-04-07T10:40:00+01:00By Jo Ruddock

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.


Inverleigh charts growth journey with Amagi


International sports content company Inverleigh has employed Amagi’s unified cloud-based platform to help reach newer audiences.


Qvest Group acquires majority of organisation and management consultancy macc

2021-03-26T10:35:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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 and New Digital Technology deliver 4K UHD content for BTV’s winter sports channel

2021-03-22T10:43:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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.


Accedo acquires Hibox

2021-03-18T10:18:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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 to support video industry in China with AVS2 integration

2021-03-16T15:30:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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.


Major League Soccer selects Deltatre as web technology provider

2021-03-15T09:09:00+00:00By Joanne Ruddock

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.


Arqiva appoints Adrian Twyning as chief of operations

2021-03-15T09:06:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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.


Jörg Fries to head Broadcast & Media Division at Rohde & Schwarz

2021-03-12T09:16:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

Rohde & Schwarz has appointed Jörg Fries as vice president broadcast, amplifier & media solutions.

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MediaKind integrates Dolby Vision into encoding portfolio

2021-03-05T11:25:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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).


Little Dot Studios selects Amagi to boost its linear streaming TV business

2021-03-05T11:22:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

Amagi is working with Little Dot Studios, a digital content studio and broadcaster, to help deliver its expansion into OTT and CTV platforms.


Xytech acquires Net Insight’s ScheduALL


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.


The VSNOne TV channel in a box solution was chosen by RPP

2021-03-05T09:47:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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.

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Rise launches first-of-a-kind college mentoring programme


Rise has launched a mentoring programme for young women who are about to embark on a career in the broadcast media industry.


Fresh Media selects Paneda as DAB+ partner in Bulgaria

2021-02-26T10:56:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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.


Trio of Dutch broadcasters make the switch to OmniPlayer

2021-02-26T10:45:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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 strengthens digital radio portfolio with Digidia acquisition

2021-02-24T11:32:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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 delivers end-to end streaming service for Finnish capital

2021-02-23T10:59:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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 upgrades to IP with EVS

2021-02-23T09:30:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

MediaHub Australia has selected EVS’ media infrastructure solutions as the cornerstone of its upgraded in-house master control room.


Viya TV+ goes live with Ateme in the US Virgin Islands

2021-02-17T13:37:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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 expands Middle East footprint with Asharq News deal

2021-02-16T12:20:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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.


Octopus improves collaboration efficiency for BBTV Thailand

2021-02-10T12:06:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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 partnership to reshape the satellite software industry

2021-02-08T15:15:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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.


Arqiva to deliver GB News in the UK

2021-02-01T15:27:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

GB News, an upcoming British television news service due to launch early in 2021, has selected Arqiva to deliver its new channel.


Classic Arts Showcase selects Globecast for playout and distribution services

2021-01-29T09:28:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

Globecast is now providing Classic Arts Showcase with playout, linear satellite distribution, VoD and streaming services.


ITV brings niche content to viewers with Vualto

2021-01-29T09:26:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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.


CCTV and Guizhou TV stream live video from a high-speed train

2021-01-26T09:28:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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 selects GTT to support its cloud managed broadcast services

2021-01-21T11:58:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

Amagi has chosen GTT’s network to deliver its cloud managed broadcast services to clients in Europe and the US.


SES’ O3b bolsters connectivity resilience in Pacific Region

2021-01-21T11:54:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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.


Akamai announces new Partner Program

2021-01-19T14:05:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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.

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Kymeta unveils next-generation u8 antenna

2021-01-19T10:14:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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.


Nordija and Pontis Technologies agree LATAM partnership

2021-01-18T14:27:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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.


European space and digital players to study build of EU’s satellite-based connectivity system

2021-01-18T09:08:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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 implements Asia-Pacific’s first virtualised headend

2021-01-13T13:00:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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.


Asharq News sets benchmark for news workflow with Qvest

2021-01-13T12:52:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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.

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Nextera and Adeas add to SMPTE ST 2110 video over IP FPGA core set

2021-01-13T12:44:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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.


TWT Taiwan selects Harmonic as its next-gen broadband access platform

2021-01-11T11:35:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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 ...


Bokeo TV selects Etere to improve playout

2021-01-07T12:21:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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 upgrades with DekTec ASI/SDI cards

2021-01-05T09:41:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

Inetsat has invested in the new Colorado line of ASI/SDI combo cards from DekTec.


GatesAir Maxiva transmitters chosen for VTV Vietnam

2021-01-05T09:36:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

GatesAir has announced a strategic DVB-T2 TV transmission win in Vietnam in co-operation with channel partner Emico.


Nautel to provide 30 FM transmitters to TRT-Turkey

2020-12-16T11:51:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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 launches next-gen TV service with Harmonic

2020-12-15T14:25:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

Edge Networks has launched its Evoca television service with an end-to-end solution from Harmonic.


Adam Nightingale joins 3SS as chief commercial officer

2020-12-14T10:49:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

3SS (3 Screen Solutions) has announced the appointment of Adam Nightingale as chief commercial officer.


Danish football union selects NEP and EVS for Superliga VAR rollout

2020-12-14T09:26:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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 and HKRU deliver live rugby direct to fans

2020-12-09T11:47:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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.


Wildmoka and Tyrell join forces

2020-12-08T09:22:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

Cloud video editing specialist Wildmoka and media technology company Tyrell have joined forces to address the UK and Ireland market needs.


Verimatrix secures Little Cinema’s virtual premieres

2020-12-07T09:28:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

New York-based Little Cinema has deployed Verimatrix Watermarking and Multi-DRM technologies for its virtual premieres and previews.


MediaHub Australia upgrades with TAG and EVS

2020-12-04T10:02:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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.

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TSA turns to Appear for DTH and contribution upgrades

2020-12-04T09:56:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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 names Contact Distribution as Canadian distributor

2020-12-02T10:53:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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 optimises video streaming service delivery with Harmonic

2020-11-30T10:40:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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 expands use of OmniPlayer

2020-11-30T10:00:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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 helps Fremantle’s BUZZR to unify operations

2020-11-27T10:43:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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.


WMGG converts to all-digital AM with Nautel

2020-11-25T12:23:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

NIA Broadcasting’s WMGG will be the first station in the Tampa, Florida area to convert to all-digital AM operations.

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LTN Global delivers cloud-based automation to SportsGrid

2020-11-23T10:55:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

LTN Global has agreed a multi-year deal with SportsGrid to provide advanced cloud-based automation products to optimise operational efficiency and dependability.


Arirang TV launches HD channel with Globecast

2020-11-19T09:36:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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.


Aleph Media selects Etere Nunzio newsroom for over 150 journalists

2020-11-16T15:41:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

Romanian media enterprise Aleph Media has chosen Etere to upgrade its end-to-end newsroom workflow.


Travelxp launches with Cinegy Air PRO

2020-11-16T15:34:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

Travelxp, a leading travel channel brand based in Mumbai, India has implemented Cinegy’s Air PRO playout automation solution.


ENENSYS launches DTTConnect for digital terrestrial TV

2020-11-16T10:50:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

ENENSYS Technologies has revealed its new offer, DTTConnect, to build and operate next-generation digital terrestrial TV networks.


Eutelsat appoints new CTO

2020-11-16T09:30:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

Pascal Homsy has been named chief technical officer at Eutelsat.

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Republic TV turns to Grass Valley for production and playout workflow

2020-11-16T09:15:00+00:00By Joanne Ruddock

Indian free-to-air news channel Republic TV has upgraded its playout and production with Grass Valley’s iTX integrated playout platform.

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Spin Digital releases HEVC software encoder for 8K live video

2020-11-16T08:16:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

Video codec developer Spin Digital has announced the launch of its HEVC/H.265 software real-time encoder designed for 8K live video applications.


Divitel partners with SETAR on new IPTV/OTT platform

2020-11-11T13:43:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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 partner to deliver cloud TV technology, hosted on AWS

2020-11-11T11:51:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

CommScope and Kaltura have announced that they are partnering to deliver cloud TV offerings to communications service providers and media companies worldwide.


Dejero and Rajant support US Election Coverage with wireless mesh network

2020-11-11T11:46:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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.


AgileTV migrates to Verimatrix Secure Cloud

2020-11-10T09:50:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

Agile Content has expanded its protected video service to include Verimatrix Multi-DRM serviced by the Verimatrix Secure Cloud for its AgileTV OTT service.

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Media Links powers CCTV coverage of Shenzhen SEZ celebrations

2020-11-10T09:30:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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.


Deltacast announces new high-density I/O card

2020-11-09T10:04:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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 and EBOX partner on OTT STB deployment

2020-11-04T11:52:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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.

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Imagine upgrades playout facilities at JMC

2020-11-04T11:46:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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.


Pebble Beach unveils rebrand ahead of 21st anniversary

2020-10-27T11:44:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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+ expands Pluto TV partnership to launch 72 channels

2020-10-26T10:28:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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.


NexPlayer, Wowza and Nano360 used to live stream VR and 360° concert

2020-10-26T09:55:00+00:00By Jo Ruddock

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 ...


AMCNI UK chooses Globecast for EMEA playout and distribution solution

2020-10-23T09:27:00+01:00By Jo Ruddock

Globecast has been selected to provide comprehensive playout and distribution services for AMC Networks International – UK’s (AMCNI UK) EMEA roster of 21 channels.


Eutelsat’s HOTBIRD selected by Kabelio for new Swiss HD platform

2020-10-21T08:13:00+01:00By Joanne Ruddock

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 ...


MediaKind launches CE1 media contribution encoder

2020-10-20T14:19:00+01:00By Joanne Ruddock

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 opts for KAON and 3SS entertainment ecosystem

2020-10-15T10:21:00+01:00By Jo Ruddock

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.


Irdeto signs deal with Cyta to expand OTT offering

2020-10-15T10:08:00+01:00By Jo Ruddock

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.

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LTN Global acquires DTAGS

2020-10-15T10:05:00+01:00By Joanne Ruddock

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.

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Rohde & Schwarz upgrades efficiency of low-power VHF transmitters with new TLV9


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.


PlayBox Neo celebrates AirBox birthday with more flexible playout

2020-10-05T14:48:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

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Industry veteran joins Pebble Beach Systems

2020-10-02T09:30:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

David Kicks has been appointed VP of sales for North America and LATAM for Pebble Beach Systems.

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Kiloview gets bonding encoder set for outdoor live streaming

2020-09-25T08:38:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

The Kiloview P series 4G-LTE bonding video encoder is designed for outdoor live streaming.

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WorldCast Ecreso FM unit gets ARD approval

2020-09-23T08:52:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

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Rohde & Schwarz transmitter translators simplify extension of ATSC network


Rohde & Schwarz has released an all-in-one system that it claims cost-effectively extends ATSC network coverage, particularly in areas with challenging geography.

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Pixel Power playout Primed for StreamMaster software switch


Pixel Power has extended its range of graphics and playout products with StreamMaster Prime.


Proximus opts for 3SS for next-gen Android TV service

2020-09-16T09:13:00+01:00By Staff writer

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.


Compact hardware codec from GatesAir

2020-09-14T11:30:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

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Pebble Beach offers next wave of media orchestration

2020-09-14T11:28:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

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PlayBox Neo aims for more efficient ingest


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.

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Nordija, EKT and Verimatrix partner on Stratos


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.

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Argosy adds large-scale encoding option

2020-08-28T11:46:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.


AoIP purpose-built for GatesAir transmitters

2020-08-28T09:37:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

GatesAir has announced its new Intraplex IP Link 100e, the company’s first modular plug-in card built for integration within radio transmitters.

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Serbia’s Arena Sport chooses Net Insight’s Nimbra


Arena Sport in Serbia has selected Net Insight to provide a new contribution network based on the Nimbra platform throughout the Balkans.


Telenor takes satellite servicing into orbit


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.


Peak intros line amp for cross-site losses


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.


RSSC launches satellites for range of services


The Express-80 and Express-103 spacecraft have been launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome by the Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC).

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Democratic National Convention turns to LTN Global


LTN Global was the official interactive production partner of the Democratic National Convention (DNC), held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


ViaLite distributor extends RF over fibre


ViaLite’s RF over fibre distributor in the UAE, Symbolise, has expanded its global reach.


Wildmoka helps transform watching TV on mobile


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 adds CMAF support


TAG Video Systems has announced support for an additional streaming format that it believes will provide technical, financial and operational benefits to customers.


Intelsat launches Galaxy 30 for North American media 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.

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2wcom deals with DAB+ for complex networks

2020-08-19T07:58:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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+.


ViacomCBS Networks International chooses Intelsat


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.

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MediaKind launches VOD processing solution


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 Site Controller set for outdoor enclosures


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 announces Anevia merger


Ateme is to acquire Anevia, creating a company with revenues of more than €80m.


Tata Elxsi and Invidi expand pay-TV relationship


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.


QNET Telecom chooses ATEME Titan Live


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 partner on 5G transformation


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.


Video player supports VR and 8K over 5G


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+ rolls out ATEME Titan software headend


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.

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Probing new DAB features with WorldCast

2020-07-22T09:36:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

A new version of the Audemat DAB Probe with a host of new functions has been released by WorldCast Systems.


Globecast helps Mindset Pop serve African education in lockdown


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.

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Net Insight teams up with Mobilelinks to deliver premium sports content


Net Insight and Mobilelinks will provide media network solutions and services for the delivery of premium live sports content in the Nordics.


WIND Hellas chooses Broadpeak for new ABR service


WIND Hellas, one of the largest telecommunications companies in Greece, has chosen Broadpeak’s streaming and recording solutions to power its new ABR service.


Al Wousta chooses Imagine for ST 2110-based solution


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.

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Distance learning managed with Etere components

2020-07-16T14:21:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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 chooses Globecast for new channel playout


Virgin Media has chosen Globecast to provide a playout solution for its ‘pop-up’ HD exercise channel ‘Get Moving’.


SES provides wider access to coronavirus information


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 announces 10G SFP+ transceiver availability


WISI Communications has announced general availability of 10G SFP+ transceivers for 10G EPON and XGS-PON applications, developed by TiBit Communications.


BBC Studios chooses SES for playout and distribution


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 Video chooses Matrox to power softGear audio processors


Ross has chosen Matrox DSX LE4 SDI I/O cards for its softGear Broadcast Audio Processor.


ViaLite looking to expand channel


ViaLite Communications is seeking to appoint new distributors as part of the latest expansion in the company’s reseller network.

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Appear TV brings JPEG XS support to X Platform


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.

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LTN Global first with ATSC 3.0 deployment


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 hires new CTO for the Americas


Globecast has appointed Chris Pulis as its new Chief Technology Officer for the Americas, effective immediately.

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Going live from the home studio with WorldCast

2020-06-24T08:29:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

WorldCast Systems has created a new home broadcast package to help radio talent broadcast professional quality content from their home studios.

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EBU ambitions for 5G distribution face a wait for chip sets


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.

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Orange Slovensko chooses Appear TV X Platform


Orange Slovensko has adopted the Appear TV X Platform to increase network capacity and functionality.

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New CCO strengthens Net Insight management team


Net Insight has appointed Mårten Blixt in a newly established Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) role, with responsibility for global sales and marketing.


Skyline’s DataMiner chosen by du for new teleport


Skyline Communications’ DataMiner platform has been selected by du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company, to manage the new Al Qudra teleport in Dubai.


Ateme partners on first demo of VVC standard


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 recognises APAC growth with management move


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’s DataMiner deployed by Yahsat


Skyline Communications has announced that Yahsat Government Solutions (YGS), has deployed its DataMiner platform to manage and control some of the company’s networks.

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Etere offers workflow planning with Shopping Cart

2020-06-08T15:44:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

Etere has launched its Shopping Cart business intelligence software, which allows a broadcaster to plan task distribution across its team.


Saudi Broadcasting Company turns to Imagine for playout solution


Saudi Broadcasting Authority (SBA) is replacing the playout technology for its main channels with an integrated solution from Imagine Communications.


MEASAT deploys Skyline’s DataMiner


Skyline Communications has announced that MEASAT Satellite Systems, a Malaysian-based satellite operator, has deployed the DataMiner system.

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Marina helps ARTE dodge remote roadblocks

2020-06-01T10:49:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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 successfully trials 5G video technology


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.

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LTN Global launches IP alternative to satellite distribution


LTN Global has announced the launch of LTN Wave, a terrestrial IP-based distribution solution designed as an alternative to satellite distribution.

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Appear TV compression gets qualified boost


Appear TV has announced new publishing features and qualification for its software-based AVC and HEVC video compression.


SatADSL expands reach of satellite services


SatADSL has partnered with YahClick to enhance its connectivity offering across Sub-Saharan Africa.


ReQuTech hits wideband antenna design target


ReQuTech has announced that its engineering team has reached a milestone by finalising the design of wideband K/Ka band phased array antennas.

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The DPP offers real-time views from a crisis


The DPP has released initial findings from a research project that tracks media people’s experiences of a working through the coronavirus pandemic.


ReQuTech lines up quick-deploy satellite terminals for launch


Swedish antenna company ReQuTech has unveiled a family of ultra-lightweight, quick-deploy manpack flyaway terminals.

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Appear TV compression to offer HLS features


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 adds Hellas Sat to client base


Skyline Communications has added another satellite operator to its client list.

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Mobile Viewpoint launches portable Ultra 5G encoder


Mobile Viewpoint says its new Agile AirLink Ultra 5G mobile encoder is its most powerful portable video transmitter to date.


MediaKind partners to digitally deliver Chattanooga Film Festival


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.

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Net Insight stacks up media network sales


Net Insight has won two major orders from media network customers.

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Second Swiss role in radio for OmniPlayer

2020-05-15T14:31:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

WISI builds on Inca IP platform


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.


SES inks deal with BBC World News over Western Europe


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.


Imagine ST 2110 capability delivers ‘quantum leap’ for NC State video network


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.

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Appear TV announces new X Platform features


Norwegian video processing platforms company Appear TV has added new video networking features to its X Platform.


WISI announces HDMI encoder module for headend operators


WISI has launched a new HDMI encoder module for headend operators managing video services in hotels, hospitals, leisure facilities and residences.


Skyline and Interra partner on OTT QoS


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.

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VOD chaos nudges DPP towards new technical efforts


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 launches AWS-based interactive TV platform


Beenius has announced the launch of its Interactive TV platform offering on Amazon Web Services.

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Net Insight sees sales decline, earnings increase


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.


ABS inks deal with Comsat to boost satellite network connectivity


Global satellite connectivity provider Comsat has ratified an agreement with global satellite operator ABS to enhance and strengthen the Comsat global network.

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Leaseweb distro deal for Eurovision Flow expands EBU algorithm options


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.

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3SS rolls out multiplatform entertainment ecosystem for network operators


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 carries broadcasters to a new world beyond transponders


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.


Upgraded Capture Express adds SRT support


Magewell has announced a new upgrade of its free Capture Express recording application that expands the software’s streaming capabilities.

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WorldCast offers FM broadcasters a year of reduced energy costs

2020-04-24T11:49:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

WorldCast Systems has announced that it is offering one free year of its SmartFM AI algorithm to all owners of Ecreso FM transmitters.

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Minacord taps PlayBox Neo for channel trio

2020-04-24T11:46:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

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Appear offers global streaming security


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.

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3SS supports Super RTL in AVOD kids’ service launch


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 launches AI home operating system


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.

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Open source streaming added to free Magewell capture tool

2020-04-16T14:00:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.


Vodafone picks Synamedia for global TV platform


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 picks UniqCast for IPTV


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 completes fully integrated TVRO platform control system for Nilesat


Hiltron Communications announces completion of custom-designed turnkey TVRO satellite platform for Nilesat.

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Right content, right place, right time


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.

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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.

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New agreements hit the hot spot for Arabsat


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


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


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


The IBC Daily 2019: Day 5


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

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Antennas, terminals and more courtesy of General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies


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.

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Globcast MCN new for IBC2019


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

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Gulfsat establishes new business unit


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


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


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


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

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Compact SSPAs and BUCs from Advantech


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


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


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


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


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


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.

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WISI transcoder now features redundancy


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


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.


The IBC Daily 2019: Day 3


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

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The Switch launches at-home/remote production facility


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


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


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

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DEV passes DOCSIS 3.1 test


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.

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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


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.

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High fibre connectivity from Huber + Suhner


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


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


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.

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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


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


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.


Ownzones appoints former Google Cloud COO


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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New customer for AMOS-17


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


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


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


Riedel Networks finalises Miami Triangle Project


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.


BCAST and Radio Maryja in AI first


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


Lawo contributes to Concert de Paris


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Inside the Berlin Philharmonic’s Digital Concert Hall


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.