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DISH, EchoStar, deploy NAGRA DRM

Global satellite technology provider, EchoStar, and US satellite TV provider, DISH have deployed the NAGRA MediaLive Player (NMP) with NAGRA’s DECE-approved MediaAccess Persistent Rights Management (PRM) technology, NAGRA’s studio-approved DRM solution, to enable and secure the DISH Anywhere multiscreen video-on-demand service, which provides premium content to computers, smartphones and tablets. “More and more consumers are demanding greater flexibility in the [...]

SkyPerfect-JSAT orders 2 new satellites

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Japan’s SkyPerfect-JSAT is ordering two giant new satellites to add to its existing fleet of 16 craft. The two satellites, JSAT-15 and 16 will be used to meet “growing demand for telecommunications infrastructure in the AsiaPac region”. The orders have gone to Space Systems/Loral. JCSAT-15 is a 10-kW satellite which will be located at 110 degrees East where it replaces [...]

Univision launches Flama OTT network

Univision Communications, a media company serving Hispanic America, and Bedrocket, a specialist in digital programming and innovation, have official launched Flama – its fully dedicated over-the-top network providing premium English-language video programming for 15 – 30 year olds who are inspired and entertained by the Latin culture that is influencing today’s younger generation. Flama features established and emerging stars across [...]

New TV channel for Gaza

Gaza’s government has approved the launch of a new satellite TV channel, ‘Al-Raay’, which means ‘The Opinion’ in English. A meeting of the Cabinet confirmed that the local government would finance the station. Hamas has had a channel on air (Al Aqsa) since 2006. BBC Monitoring is now reporting that this new station will be the first satellite channel to [...]

British Superbike series extends ITV deal

MotorSport Vision (MSV), the commercial and media rights holder of the MCE British Superbike Championship, and UK broadcasting network ITV have extended their long term partnership to broadcast free-to-air highlights coverage of the UK’s premier two-wheeled motorsport series to the end of the 2018 season. The new five-year agreement maintains MCE BSB coverage on ITV4 on a Wednesday evening following [...]

beIN Sports 1 launches on SkyCable

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beIN Sports has launched its third channel on SkyCable, strengthening its offering of top football content in HD on the Philippines’ biggest cable television provider. beIN Sports 1 will broadcast an extensive bouquet of live football all year round, featuring the Barclays Premier League, the Italian Serie A, Bundesliga, French Ligue 1, Scottish Professional Football League, Major League Soccer (MLS), [...]

Concurrent boosts video patent awards

Concurrent, an expert in multi-screen video delivery and media data intelligence solutions, has been awarded US Patent No. 8,695,031 entitled ‘System, Device, and Method for Delivering Multimedia’. The patent defines a process for coordinating the retrieval of multimedia content such as video files, advertisements, and metadata over a public or private network in support of live, video-on-demand, and time-shifted streaming [...]

Dailymotion teams up with London Wasps RFC

Dailymotion has signed an exclusive deal with London Wasps Rugby Football Club to bring new sports content to its global audience of 120 million. The move comes as part of a complete overhaul of Wasps’ website and content production. Wasps will use the Dailymotion player for the content that they upload on Wasps TV, a dedicated video section on the [...]

My-HD adds One America News and AWE

My-HD and Herring Networks have confirmed the launch of three channels, namely One America News Network, AWE, and AWE 3D on My-HD’s video direct-to-home platform. The Herring Networks’ channels launched on My HD across the Middle East and North Africa. Cliff Nelson, CEO of My-HD stated, “We’re pleased to further enhance the programming offering on My-HD with the addition of [...]

Netflix pulling ahead in VoD battle

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Figures from MediaBug – Decipher’s bi-annual media consumption tracker – have shown strong growth in Netflix membership over the past six months, with an increase from 10 per cent to 14 per cent of UK online users now with a subscription. This is in contrast to the newly rebranded Amazon Prime Instant Video, previously LOVEFiLM Instant, which has dropped from [...]

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