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Arqiva wins EIB infrastructure funding

Europe’s long-term lending institution, the European Investment Bank, has agreed to provide £190 million (€240m) to support investment by Arqiva in a range of new critical national infrastructure projects. This includes the roll out of smart metering across the north of England and Scotland, as well as the expansion of digital radio, the rollout of the new T2 muxes and […]

Media transport services reached $16.5bn in 2013

The global market for media transport services has almost doubled in under ten years to $16.5 billion, according to Przemek Bozek, Senior Analyst, at IHS Technology. “The global market for media transport services reached $16.5 billion in 2013 from $8.3 billion in 2006. During this period, traditional providers from satellite, teleport and terrestrial verticals recorded a doubling of revenues while […]

Satellites ‘key’ to future networks

European satellite operators have underlined the crucial role that satellite plays in the roll-out of future digital infrastructures. The European Satellite Operators Association (ESOA), represented by its Secretary General, Aarti Holla, and by the CEO of SES, Karim Michel Sabbagh, participated in a high-level meeting between leading EU political and business representatives in Venice. Sabbagh, President and CEO of SES […]

Octoshape services for Volvo Ocean Race

Octoshape, an expert in cloud-based streaming technology, has been selected as the exclusive provider of live video streaming services for the Volvo Ocean Race, offshore sailing’s top professional event. Recognised as one of the most tested professional sports competitions, the Volvo Ocean Race has provided the ultimate challenge in sailing for more than 40 years, providing human drama and sporting […]

SpaceX wins Inmarsat launch deal

Global mobile satellite services provider Inmarsat has selected SpaceX to provide launch services for its S-band satellite and up to two further Inmarsat missions. Under the terms of its agreement with SpaceX, Inmarsat expects to use the Falcon Heavy launch vehicle, but will retain the possibility of using a Falcon 9 as an alternative, providing further launch flexibility. Rupert Pearce, […]

Along the route of the Tour de France with Orange

A proud partner of this great sporting event for the past 15 years, Orange provides both the organisers and the media with high-performance, tailor-made telecommunications solutions for the entire duration of the Tour de France to ensure that the event runs smoothly and that it can be broadcast worldwide. Orange also offers a comprehensive system to allow fans to follow […]

TV is a tech innovation driver

According to organisers of the ‘TV Meets Tech’ – part of London Technology week – held recently at iBurbia Studios in Chiswick, West London, the event, intended to be a sampler of the kind of innovation that the TV industry is inspiring, demonstrated that the TV industry is putting a stake in the ground around tech innovation. “It is claiming […]

EBU delivers 4K World Cup with RRsat


EBU, the provider of the live sports delivery platform to broadcasters worldwide, is carrying over its satellite capacities worldwide of all World Cup matches in HD format and also all of the 4K television production of the 2014 tournament in Brazil. The 4K live coverage includes the matches on June 28th (Round of 16), July 4th (Quarter-Final) and July 13th […]

SpaceX delays again

SpaceX twice abandoned its planned launch of six Orbcomm satellites. The first came late on June 20th citing weather problems. The six satellites were originally planned to launch on May 10th. An urgently re-scheduled launch on Sunday evening was also scrubbed without reason, although local reports say both the rocket and payload are in good condition. This was the third […]

SMPTE and HPA to merge

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) says it has agreed a new partnership with the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA). The partnership will begin with SMPTE providing administrative support to HPA, and it is expected to culminate in the merger of the two organizations by May 2015. “HPA is known not only for its unique brand identity, but […]

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