Advanced Television


Canal+, Nagra HD for Switzerland

In the framework of the upcoming April launch of a new HD package, Canal+/CanalSat Switzerland has announced a new partnership with Nagravision. Canal+/CanalSat Switzerland selected Nagravision’s latest Nagra Media Access conditional access system to provide their subscribers with access to high definition content delivered via satellite. Nagravision’s system allows Canal+/CanalSat Switzerland to not only secure […]

March 16, 2011

miniCASTER to stream live for a Swiss TV Network

As part of the “Live Revolution Roadmap” miniCASTER, the world´s first hardware-based H.264 live streaming encoder in pocket-size was shown at IBC 2010 in Amsterdam for the first time. Now it is time to hand out the first devices in order to be tested under real conditions as part of a beta test program. Therefore […]

March 16, 2011

Encompass buys Ascent’s content distribution

Encompass Digital Media, a digital media services provider, has announced the completion of the purchase of Ascent Media’s global content distribution business. This transaction includes broadcast facilities in the US (including the New York metro area, Minnesota and Burbank), London and Singapore. Encompass enhances its presence in the global marketplace serving major television networks, cable […]

March 15, 2011

Sony acquires Hawk-Eye

Sony has confirmed the acquisition of Hawk-Eye, a UK based company that specialises in providing tracking technology to sports events and broadcasters. Hawk-Eye’s capabilities, based on vision processing and triangulation, coupled with Sony’s AV production and B2B solutions will enable the delivery of managed services and innovative solutions for Sports Stadia and Broadcasters.

March 7, 2011

TripleSEE – the innovative ‘next generation’ bid for local TV services

TripleSee is delighted to express its passionate interest in providing a new network channel to support local TV services in the UK. Led by a former BBC executive turned digital media entrepreneur, Simon Walker, TripleSEE is already establishing itself as the most innovative ‘one-stop-shop’ for content providers seeking to join the connected TV revolution, and […]

March 4, 2011

Grass Valley Technology sends home the Oscars at the 83rd Academy Awards

High-definition technology from Grass Valley once again played a starring role in the live broadcast and the numerous complementary activities surrounding the 83rd Academy Awards telecast on February 27th on the ABC Television Network in the US. In fact, Grass Valley has supported the Oscar ceremonies every year for the past several years. Veteran production […]

March 3, 2011

Technicolor strong second half

Technicolor achieved Q4 revenues of €1.155 billion, up 21.4 per cent vs. Q4 2009, second half revenues over all were €2.075 billion up 17 per cent. Nonetheless annual turnover was down 1.2 per cent on 2009 though EBITDA was 1.2 per cent up at €505 million, a margin of 14 per cent. A net loss […]

March 1, 2011

VSN to unveil important new features in its broadcast architecture at NAB 2011

Among the new features that VSN will be presenting at NAB 2011 the following stand out: integration of all Archive, News and MAM modules with current domains (Active Directory, LDAP, etc.) and Avid editing software, the UMP transfer accelerator integrated with VSNIPTRANSFER, a new version of its Traffic system and new workflows for graphics. VSN […]

March 1, 2011

Ericsson unveils its Voyager II

Broadcasting is changing, especially in the Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) and Outside Broadcast arena. TV technology specialists Ericsson has also taken a fresh look at its DSNG kit, and “thrown everything out and started again,” in the words of Fabio Murra (Product Manager/Solution Area TV). The dilemma facing any DSNG crew is serving the […]

February 28, 2011By Chris Forrester

Sunplus selects ANT Galio platform

ANT, provider of software and services for the delivery of digital TV, has announced that Sunplus Technology has licensed the ANT Galio Platform and core TV applications. The ANT Galio Platform will be integrated with Sunplus SoC solutions for a range of Connected TV, STB and DVD SoC solutions, to support the delivery of OTT […]

February 28, 2011