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Gearhouse Flyaway Pods for Sky Sports F1

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For the third year running, broadcast solutions supplier Gearhouse Broadcast is providing Sky Sports with a complete flyaway production solution for its comprehensive Formula 1 coverage. The interconnecting pods designed, built and integrated by Gearhouse’s special projects team, will travel by road or air to all of the 19 races scheduled during the 2014 season which kicked off in Melbourne, [...]

Media managed service market hit $24bn in 2013

The global market for media managed services reached $24 billion in 2013, up nearly threefold from just $9 billion in 2006, driven by the need for online and digital video, according to new information from the IHS Technology Professional Video research practice. While media services cover activities such as storing, processing and preparing video content, the transport of video represents [...]

Broadcast pros opting for price over quality

Seventy-nine per cent of broadcast professionals neglect quality and shelf life when buying new equipment, saying price is their main concern, a poll from Azule Finance has shown. The poll, conducted at BVE 2014, shows the economic climate is clearly having an effect on the industry – cutting-edge equipment only ranks fourth in the list of priorities for broadcast professionals [...]

Tata delivers F1 for Chello DMC

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Tata Communications is providing Official F1 licensee/broadcaster Chello DMC live Formula 1 video feeds via its wholly-owned fibre network for the first time this season. The high quality video feeds, broadcast on Dutch sports channel, Sport1 will be used for the channel’s full 2014 race season coverage. The partnership builds on Tata Communications’ proven capability as the Official Connectivity Provider [...]

Ericsson next-gen playout solution

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Ericsson is launching its Next Generation Playout solution at NAB. With Next Generation Playout, Ericsson is leveraging its global scale and services leadership to offer broadcasters managed or hosted playout services that can be delivered from a number of locations worldwide. Next Generation Playout gives Ericsson broadcast services customers access to major data centres across the world, with signal distribution [...]

Public debut of the New Grass Valley at NAB 2014

NAB 2014 sees the launch of a new player in the broadcast technology industry, created by the merger of two of the market’s most respected and dynamic firms – Grass Valley and Miranda. The new Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is the latest addition to the Belden Inc. portfolio of best-in-class communications technology brands, and the result of Belden’s investment [...]

O2 takes Grabyo Stateside

O2 Media has formed a partnership with UK-based Grabyo to bring its real-time video platform to the US  for the first time. Broadcasters and Production companies can use Grabyo’s cloud-based studio to distribute live TV clips to millions of viewers in real time, through multiple social media platforms and as a seamless experience on any device. Thanks to its integration [...]

DTT drives LatAm digital TV

Digital TV is finally taking off in Latin America – from only 18.1 per cent penetration of TV households at end-2010 to just over the halfway mark by end-2014 and onto 94.5 per cent by 2020, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. To put it another way, 132 million digital TV households (in the 19 countries covered [...]

Motive installing Content Express in South Africa

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Motive Television Services has begun the installation of its Content Express platform in South Africa in accordance with the contract signed in December 2013 with Siyaya Free To Air TV of Johannesburg, South Africa The project will begin with the installation and integration of Motive’s head-end software, enabling Siyaya services on FreeVision, the new DTH satellite broadcasting platform operated by [...]

NDTV India migrates to MPEG-4 with Thomson

New Delhi Television (NDTV), one of India’s most-watched TV news networks, has migrated its satellite uplink infrastructure from MPEG-2 to a complete MPEG-4 multiple-channel-per-carrier (MCPC) chain based on Thomson Video Networks’ advanced encoding, MPEG processing, and transport stream (TS) monitoring equipment. Driven by the ViBE EM4000 HD/SD encoder, NetProcessor 9030 MPEG processor, XMS network management system, and Granite Sentinel DTV [...]

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