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Levira opens new play-out facility in Bratislava

Levira, a leading independent TV-play-out service provider in Northern Europe, has commenced installation of a new state-of-the-art play-out facility in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. The brand new multichannel play-out facility starts operating in late fall 2014.   Located geographically in the heart of Central Europe, Bratislava has excellent connections to the whole region. Thus the new facility will be very well placed […]

“First European 4K channels in 2016”


Ferdinand Kayser, CCO at Luxembourg-based satellite operator, says he firmly expects some key European broadcasters to have 4K channels on air during 2016. “The catalyst will undoubtedly be the UEFA soccer and that year’s Olympics from Brazil.” He said he expected some important pay-TV broadcasters, such as Canal+, to start closing their Standard Definition services soon. Kayser also announced that […]

MEASAT-3b successfully launched

Following earlier delays to complete technical check on another craft on the same payload, the MEASAT-3b satellite has been successfully launched. The satellite lifted off on an Ariane 5 ECA launch vehicle from European Space Port in Kourou, French Guiana at 6:05am MYT (7:05pm GFT). The Malaysian Deputy Minister of Communication and Multimedia, YB Dato’ Jailani Johari described MEASAT’s successful […]

Ericsson takes media management to the cloud

Ericsson has unveiled new end-to-end cloud-enabled media management services, the latest addition to its Broadcast and Media Services portfolio. The services, which make their debut at IBC 2014, are designed to manage secure contribution, archiving and media processing in the public and private cloud. These services will deliver new benefits to broadcasters by providing unparalleled security, choice, agility and efficiency […]

Net Insight enables 4K/8K transport

Net Insight, a developer of efficient and scalable transport solutions for media, IP and broadcast networks, has unveiled the Nimbra OT 100, that enables broadcasters and media operators to efficiently and cost-effectively distribute live 4K and 8K ultra high-definition television (UHDTV) productions. The increased demand for media transport capacity has been driven by the need for higher bandwidth for today’s […]

MEASAT-3b launch timings confirmed

Satellite operator MEASAT has confirmed that the MEASAT-3b craft will launch at 5:21am 12 September MYT (6:21pm 11 September GFT) from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. “MEASAT-3b was initiated in June 2011. This spacecraft, Malaysia’s largest and most advanced to date, is the result of more than three years’ co-operation between MEASAT, Airbus Defence and Space, the satellite […]

PayWizard for Curzon Home Cinema

PayWizard, specialist in next generation subscriber management for multiscreen pay-TV, is powering payments for Curzon’s Video on Demand (VOD) service Curzon Home Cinema. As the chosen payment provider for the Curzon Home Cinema service, PayWizard makes it easy for Curzon viewers to pay for the films they want, when they want, across a number of internet connected devices including PC, […]

BBC picks Globecast for Global Playout

BBC Worldwide is to use Globecast to handle and manage playout for up to 30 of its international channels globally. The agreement covers disaster recovery and redundancy for playout. The “long-term partnership” agreement sees Globecast being the primary technical partner for these services, handling channels that were previously supported by multiple service providers across multiple regions. “Moving the whole operation […]

Another success for SpaceX

SpaceX, the new rocket launch business owned by billionaire PayPal founder Elon Musk, successfully launched the joint AsiaSat-6/Thaicom-7 satellite. The J-V satellite was built by Space Systems/Loral. SpaceX’s giant Falcon-9 rocket successfully lifted off at 1am local time (05.00 UTC) on early Sunday morning, September 7, from the Cape Canaveral spaceport in Florida. The AsiaSat-6 launch follows on from AsiaSat-8 […]

ViaSat and SS/L settle bitter dispute

The legal wrangling over alleged misuse by Loral Space and its subsidiary Space Systems/Loral of patented intellectual property owned by ViaSat of California has been settled. ViaSat gets $100 million in compensation and all the litigation ceases. The initial award to ViaSat of £283 million has been set aside. The writs, claims and counter claims between the protagonists have been […]

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