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BBC’s Hall: ‘We must reinvent for Internet age’

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In a wide-ranging speech to staff on ‘The BBC in the Internet era’, Tony Hall, BBC Director-General, has said the Corporation will need to do even more to support creativity in the Internet age and warned against the consequences of a UK dominated by “global gatekeepers, partial news and American taste-makers”. Hall’s comments followed the recent Select Committee report on […]

Humax claims Freeview Play first

Digital set-top box specialist Humax says it will be the first manufacturer to launch set-top boxes to deliver the new Freeview Play connected TV service later this year. Freeview Play, which will be free from subscription and compatible with existing broadband services, combines catch-up TV, on-demand services and live television. The new Humax Freeview Play boxes will support HD content […]

Spain’s TV ad market, up 11%

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The Spanish TV ad market grew by 11 per cent to €1,890.4 million in 2014 against €1,703.4 million the previous year, with FTA nationwide TV channels taking most of the ad pie with €1,701.1 million, according to Infoadex. Mediaset, operator of Tele 5 and Cuatro among others, and Atresmedia, operator of Antena 3 and La Sexta among others, took the […]

Measat demos 4K channels

Visitors to Malaysia’s Asia Broadcasting Union’s ‘DBS’ show (Digital Broadcasting Symposium) in Kuala Lumpur (March 3-6) will see a pair of Ultra-HD channels transmitted from a Measat satellite using DVB-2SX. The signals will also be converted and transmitted terrestrially via DVB-T2 signals throughout the exhibition. Visitors will also be able to see 8K transmissions from a test by Japan’s NHK […]

Ericsson enables Tata Sky 4K

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Communications technology specialist Ericsson has enabled Tata Sky, India’s leading DTH operator, to launch the first commercial 4K video service in the subcontinent. With the launch of the Tata Sky 4K service, customers subscribing to this service can watch video up to four times the resolution of the standard HD video currently available. Ericsson will provide compression technology for 4K […]

Green light for Seven’s Presto deal

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced that it will not oppose the proposed acquisition of shares in the Presto Entertainment  SVoD service by Seven Network Operations, a subsidiary of Seven West Media, suggesting that competition and consumer choice in paid television services is increasing. Presto Entertainment provides subscribers with access to general entertainment content including premium and library […]

OSN, du partner for OTT TV

Dubai-based pay-TV operator OSN is teaming up with UAE regional telco du to offer online TV platform OSN Play for free as part of OSN subscriptions on du. Emad Marcos, senior vice president, business development, strategy and digital, OSN, said the partnership would further expand the already-strong reach of OSN Play among UAE residents. “OSN Play places our subscribers in […]

Double success for SpaceX

Late Sunday evening saw two satellites launched by Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket company, the first time that SpaceX has launched a pair of large communication satellites. The mission was flawless. However, the two craft, for Eutelsat and Permira-backed Asia Broadcast Satellites, are rather special. The two are entirely dependent on electric propulsion and have no traditional chemical propulsion on board. […]

Nippon TV DVB with Newtec

The world’s first DVB-S2X 256APSK satellite transmission has been successfully completed by Japan-based Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV) with Newtec technology. The trial campaign saw Nippon TV transmit 5MHz bandwidth with a 256APSK carrier from a Satellite News Gathering (SNG) truck to the Superbird-B2 satellite. The transmission was successfully received at the headquarters of Nippon TV in Minato, Tokyo.  […]

ABS-3A successfully launched

ABS announced that ABS-3A was successfully launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 10:50 p.m. EST.  The satellite lifted off as a conjoined stack with EUTELSAT 115 West B. ABS-3A is the revolutionary 702SP satellite, with an innovative design that will have a significant impact on the industry. ABS-3A is lighter and smaller than a […]

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