Advanced Television


SES backlog at €7.1bn

SES reported a healthy set of numbers on November 11 for its nine-months trading to September 30. Perhaps most notable was the all-important contract backlog figure, up nine per cent since the end of 2010. The figure represents the forward orders contracted for transponder space on SES satellites. Its other numbers were also in positive […]

November 11, 2011By Chris Forrester

Chello DMC to deliver Dorcel TV to Europe

Chello DMC, the European digital media facilitiy, has been appointed by French broadcaster Marc Dorcel to provide content management and playout services for Dorcel TV and Dorcel TV HD. Dorcel TV and Dorcel TV HD are subscription based, specialist adult entertainment channels. Under the agreement, Chello DMC will playout the channel’s content and manage the […]

November 9, 2011

Satellite operators buck global economic malaise

Satellite operators continue to buck the global economic malaise, according to international market research and consulting firm NSR’s Global Assessment of Satellite Supply & Demand, 8th Edition . Findings indicate that in 2010, global satellite operators saw a strong revenue increase of over $550 million, derived from the lease of commercial satellite capacity. NSR projects […]

November 2, 2011

Russians to prosecute over satellite loss

Russia’s Prosecutors General’s Office is to pursue a case alleging criminal negligence against those it argues are responsible for the loss of Russia’s Express AM-4 satellite on August 18.   The facts are that a Russian Proton-M rocket failed to deliver the Express-AM4 satellite that was designed to provide digital television and secure government communications […]

October 24, 2011By Chris Forrester

Trilithic offers next gen EAS solution for IPAWS CAP compliance

Trilithic has announced the availability of a next gen Emergency Alert System (EAS) solution that gives cable, IPTV and broadcast systems everything they need to comply with the new Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) guidelines and deliver emergency alerts from the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS). A next-generation, CAP-compliant EAS platform, the new EASyCAP […]

October 21, 2011

ITV to streamline distribution with Miranda

Miranda Technologies, a worldwide provider of production, playout and delivery systems has revealed that ITV, the UK’s largest commercial television network, will streamline its distribution chain using highly integrated IT-based content delivery, based on Miranda’s iTX solution. ITV’s move to an IT-based system will begin with its new Red Button interactive video services, which are […]

October 13, 2011

Encompass Digital Media selects ScheduALL to support worldwide growth

ScheduALL has announced a partnership with Encompass Digital Media, the rapidly expanding global digital media services expert.  Encompass has selected ScheduALL’s technologies to manage its comprehensive transmission distribution services in the US and abroad. Encompass will utilise ScheduLINK, the advanced transmission management solution, and a suite of operational modules to manage its global feeds, uplinks, […]

October 13, 2011

Ericsson solutions for EBU Olympics coverage

Ericsson is bringing the 2012 London Olympic Games to a global audience of almost five billion after supplying the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) with solutions for the delivery of coverage of the event, and other future sporting occasions, to broadcasters around the world. This premium global sports content will be distributed to EBU members and […]

October 11, 2011

Red Bee broadcast services for PBS

Red Bee Media, the media management company, has confirmed a multi-year deal to provide broadcast services for the new PBS channel which launches in the UK on November 1st. Under the terms of the agreement, Red Bee Media will provide media management, playout and continuity services for the channel, which will be available initially in […]

October 6, 2011

Total success for SES and ILS

International Launch Services (ILS), using a Proton rocket with its Briz-M booster stage, successfully launched SES’s QuetzSat-1 satellite late on Sept 30 from the Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Some nine hours into the flight, the satellite was flawlessly separated from the rocket into its geostationary transfer orbit. ILS has now launched 19 SES satellites using the Proton […]

September 30, 2011By Chris Forrester