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Globecast for Ride TV

Globecast has been selected to provide content management and playout for new equestrian lifestyle channel Ride TV. This is the first new channel to be launched since Globecast’s Media Factory investment in Culver City, benefitting from a more flexible and efficient content management and delivery. Globecast’s satellite and fibre capacity in North America and the LatAm region, along with its […]

ABS-2 satellite loss?

Reports are emerging that ABS-2, the new satellite operated by Asia Broadcast Satellite, is subject to a $200 million insurance claim, and that the claim will be based on an ‘in orbit” failure having occurred within one year of launch. ABS-2 operates from 75 degrees East. ABS-2 was launched back in February. Built by Space Systems/Loral (SS/L), it was launched […]

Kuwait to launch ‘global TV’ station

Oil-rich Gulf state Kuwait says it wants to launch an independent television and radio organisation to “compete globally”, and would be free from Kuwaiti government control or influence. This is important in that Kuwait has a record of shutting down locally-based TV stations which criticised the government. The new TV station will be free from government interference according to Kuwait’s […]

RR Media to deliver Arsenal programming

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RR Media, a provider of global digital media services to the broadcast industry, has been chosen as a delivery partner for Premier League football club Arsenal’s International Programming Block. The distribution of the weekly Arsenal Media programming block from the London based football club, will consist of two magazine shows plus the matches Arsenal plays during that week. The three-year […]

Clearleap shares vision for content without borders

Clearleap, a provider of multiscreen video logistics for the broadcasting and pay-TV industry, has released a vision paper aimed at helping European pay-TV operators and content providers launch innovative new services. Across Europe, viewers are eager for quality content and are prepared to pay for the privilege. With 750 million people, 53 countries, 28 currencies and billions of IP devices, […]

Levira to broadcast Alexela Basketball Premier League matches in Estonia

Levira and the Estonian Basketball Association have concluded a cooperation agreement for Levira to start broadcasting all the Alexela Basketball Premier League matches in Estonia in the next three seasons. The matches will be shown on TV6. At the opening press conference yesterday at the Tallinn TV Tower, Alexela Basketball Premier League announced signing a cooperation agreement with AS Levira, […]

WRN Broadcast links Voxafrica to broadcast chain

Content delivery specialist WRN Broadcast is providing essential fibre connectivity to support Voxafrica, a TV broadcaster of Pan African news and general entertainment. WRN Broadcast’s fully redundant fibre connectivity enables Voxafrica’s feed to reach its distribution point for onward transmission to DSTV and Canal Sat in Africa, as well as a number of IPTV platforms in France. “Reliability of service […]

Scripps selects Globecast for AP distribution

Globecast has been selected by Scripps Networks Interactive to provide distribution, playout, content preparation and select post production services for the company’s portfolio of networks across Asia-Pacific. Scripps Networks owns and operates four channels across the region including Asian Food Channel, Food Network, Travel Channel and HGTV, which will launch at the end of the year. The channels will be […]

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”

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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 […]

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