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Globecast opens Media Centre in LA

Globecast has announced the launch of its new Los Angeles Media Centre, offering broadcasters and content providers a converged workflow to prepare, deliver and playout content to any kind of distribution platform.  The new Media Centre compliments established Globecast facilities in London and Singapore, enabling Globecast to offer a truly one-stop-shop for Media Management, Playout, Satellite and OTT distribution globally. […]

Mediapro puts Barcelona v Real Madrid on planes

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The March 22nd football match between Barcelona and Real Madrid will be broadcast on planes for the first time in the history of the Spain’s Football League. Spanish broadcaster Mediapro has signed an agreement with Turkish Airlines to air in-flight the game between Spain’s biggest two football teams, often dubbed ‘El Clasico’. A total of 17 intercontinental flights will offer […]

Media Broadcast DTT platform licence

Media Broadcast of Germany, a European full-service provider in the broadcasting and media industry, has been awarded the broadcasting capacities to operate a digital terrestrial television platform tendered by the State Media Authorities. The licence is an important step towards making the digital terrestrial television of the future a reality. The DVB-T2 platform that Media Broadcast will build and operate […]

AMOS-5, SatLink distributing African football tournament

Spacecom, the operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, and SatLink Communications have been selected to provide Pan-African distribution services on AMOS-5 at 17°E for the Orange African Under-20 Football Championship competition. This is a direct result of the successful broadcast of the 2015 African Cup of Nations in January-February by AMOS-5. The current competition is being hosted by Senegal and […]

Al-Baghdadia HD with Harmonic

Harmonic, an expert in video delivery infrastructure, has announced that Al-Baghdadia, an independent Iraqi-owned Arabic-language satellite channel based in Cairo, has selected Harmonic equipment for its Egyptian Media Production City facilities to enable a smooth transition to HD. Supplied by Cairo systems integrator AV Solutions, Harmonic’s market-leading Spectrum media servers, together with the WFS file-based workflow engine and ProMedia Carbon […]

Nilesat launches Digital Broadcast platform

Nilesat is using the upcoming CabSat satellite show in Dubai to launch its new Smart Digital Broadcasting platform, which sees improved compression and multiplexing covering 360 TV channels and 120 radio stations. The technology, supplied by Cisco, Bridge Technologies, Newtec and Meratech, has the ability to be expanded to cover 480 TV channels. Nilesat currently transmits more than 730 TV […]

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 […]

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