Advanced Television


SatLink purchases new HD playout centre

SatLink Communications, a teleport delivering content to every corner of the world, has announced that it is enhancing its service and product offering with the opening of a new HD Playout Centre in the heart of the broadcast district in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Playout centre strengthens SatLink’s provision of global satellite transmission services by […]

May 15, 2012

Masstech to archive and manage content for City TV in Colombia

Masstech, ta provider of streamlined media asset management (MAM) solutions, will implement its TOPAZ version 7.5 streamlined MAM and digital archiving at each of City TV’s two facilities located at Calle 26 and Av Jimenez  in Bogota, Colombia to digitise, manage and preserve all its content. City TV has two channels that broadcast 7×24. One […]

May 14, 2012

SES “continues on growth track”

Luxembourg-based SES reported that it was continuing on its growth track in reporting its first quarter-year results early on May 11. Its y-o-y revenues grew 5.1 per cent (to €450 million), generating EBITDA of €337.3 million (up 4.9 per cent) and a margin of 74.9 per cent. Its contract backlog rose some €260 million from […]

May 11, 2012By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat revenues increase

Eutelsat’s quarterly and 9-month financials show that its revenue growth remains firmly upward, although there are signs that its important ‘multi-usage’ segment is slowing in growth terms. Overall revenues are up 4.6 per cent for the quarter-year (to March 31st) and a matching 4.6 per cent for the 9 months to the same date. Video-based […]

May 11, 2012By Chris Forrester

Harris to divest Broadcast Communications unit

Communications and information technology company Harris Corporation is to divest its Broadcast Communications business. Confirmation of the decision came as the company announced its third quarter results. William M Brown, president and chief executive officer, said the decision to divest Broadcast Communications resulted from a thorough review of the company’s business portfolio, which determined that […]

May 2, 2012By Colin Mann

ASBU upgrades MENOS to HDTV

Belgium-based Newtec is to upgrade the Middle East and North African programming and exchange service (MENOS) to HDTV in order to make this year’s London Olympic Games the ‘first’ HDTV major sports event to be carried by the MENOS infrastructure. The news, announced at NAB  in Las Vegas, allows ASBU members to receive the live […]

April 16, 2012By Chris Forrester

Mindspeed enables Ultra-HD TV Infrastructure

Mindspeed Technologies, a supplier of semiconductor solutions for broadcast and network infrastructure applications, has extended its line of high-performance, asynchronous fully non-blocking crosspoint switches to include a 12.8 gigabits per second (Gbps), 160×160 device with two terabits per second (Tbps) switching capacity. The M20605 incorporates features that simplify system design, speed time to market, and […]

April 16, 2012

VDS to introduce Streamliner for synchronised streaming media at NAB 2012

VDS, a developer of broadcast automation software, content design and plug-in products, has announced Streamliner, a new system for controlling streaming media in sync with linear broadcasts. VDS will present Streamliner for the first time at NAB 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada, in booth N3734. Powered by VDS Promotor, Streamliner solves one of the biggest […]

April 16, 2012

Billionaire Musk to build new rocket site?

Elon Musk, the wealthy owner of rocket launch company SpaceX, is considering building a new satellite launch site in southern Texas, south of Corpus Christi, and almost on the Mexican Border. The plans call for a launch site to be built near Brownsville in Cameron County (and specifically south of Port Isabel). Musk’s company has […]

April 10, 2012

Miranda launches new channel for STN in just three days

Miranda Technologies, a worldwide provider of infrastructure, playout and monitoring systems for the television broadcast, cable, satellite and IPTV industry successfully added a new channel to a leading broadcaster’s service only three days after the station placed an order. Satellite Telecommunications Network (STN), the leading satellite service in Slovenia, already had nine channels on air […]

March 27, 2012