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SES exceeds target numbers

Satellite operator SES turned in better than expected numbers for its 2014 trading year, with revenues up 4 per cent (at constant foreign exchange rates) at €1.91 billion, and profits up 6 per cent at €600 million. Transponder utilisation during Q4 was up 1.3 per cent at 81.1 per cent. Net profit for the year rose €35 million to €603.4 […]

RTÉ adopts Telestream Vantage and Lightspeed for FAST service

Telestream, a provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, has announced the completion of a project with Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTÉ. Working with its channel partner, Eurotek, Telestream has supplied its Lightspeed server system running Vantage Transcode Pro for integration within the broadcaster’s new FAST file-based media management system. FAST is RTÉ’s file-based content media management system, based around Harmonic […]

$1bn triple busy day for SES

Satellite operator SES is buying three satellites in a series of orders that will cost around $1 billion in total to build and launch. One new craft, the hybrid SES-14, will replace and expand the role undertaken by NSS-806 at 47.5/48 degrees West, and add capacity to the location including backing up and providing extra connectivity for the SES-backed O3b […]

Globecast reorganises

Globecast it has completed a company-wide reorganisation. Olivier Barberot, CEO, said: “Globecast has expanded tremendously since its inception, and seen enormous success with its satellite and fibre services. We have listened to our customers and closely examined the next phase of our development using their responses and our market expertise.” This is an important milestone in the move from the […]

Reuters, TIMA partner for location services

Responding to the increased demand for live content in a shifting media landscape, international multimedia news agency Reuters and TIMA, a global content service provider are teaming up to offer location services including studio facilities and logistical support to broadcasters and online media outlets. Reuters-TIMA Location Services combines Reuters global editorial content, seen by over a billion people every day, […]

Ericsson, twofour54 boost Middle East playout

Communication technology specialist Ericsson has strengthened its partnership with twofour54, the commercial arm of the Media Zone Authority – Abu Dhabi, through the acquisition of its current playout business, initially providing playout services for nine different channels. The agreement, which comes as part of a long-term partnership, recognises the important role of the private sector in supporting twofour54 in building […]

Sky News first on Inmarsat Global Xpress

Reaching the latest milestone, Britain’s Sky News has successfully broadcast the first live, on-air transmission via Inmarsat’s new Ka-band satellite network, Global Xpress (GX). Partnering with Network Innovations (NI) and Inmarsat, Sky News was able to live stream HD video over the GX satellite (Inmarsat-5 F1) broadband network from Athens for the 25th January Greek election news coverage. This recent […]

Level 3 video services for NBC Super Bowl

Level 3 Communications will provide television broadcast video services to the NFL and NBC Sports for the presentation of Super Bowl XLIX on February 1st, as well as additional Super Bowl-related programming, using Level 3’s Vyvx VenueNet+ technology. This is the 26th consecutive year that Level 3 Communications has provided such services for the Super Bowl. This year, the Super […]

Spacecom broadcasts AFCON football

Spacecom, the operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, has been selected for the third consecutive time to provide broadcast services on AMOS-5 at 17°E for the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) Orange Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Africa’s bi-annual football championship competition. The competition is being hosted by Equatorial Guinea and is taking place from January 17th through February 8th. […]

BNE: UHF strategy should have DTT at its core

Following the release of draft opinions by the Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) on the future of the UHF band in the EU and on the Common Policy Objectives for WRC (World Radio Conference), Broadcast Network Europe (BNE) – trade organisation for Terrestrial Broadcast Network Operators for Radio and TV in Europe – is continuing its active involvement in the […]

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