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WISI takes over high-tech company 2wCom

The strategic acquisition of the leading provider of innovative FM/RDS and DVB-S/S2 solutions strengthens the Wilhelm Sihn Jr. GmbH & Co. KG (WISI) has announced the take-over of 2wCom. Since more than two decades 2wCom has been a worldwide established manufacturer and supplier of professional broadcasting products in the field of DVB-S/S2, DVB-T, FM, RDS-TMC […]

August 4, 2011

SES: 220 HDTV channels over Europe

SES unveiled its half-year results on July 29, stating that recurring revenues were up 3 per cent to €853 million, EBITDA up 4.2 per cent to €644.4 million and a margin of 75.5 per cent, culminating in operating profit up 4.1 per cent to €402m. SES’s overall backlog stands at €7 billion. SES says the […]

July 29, 2011By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat blasts through €1bn

Everyone expected Paris-based satellite operator Eutelsat to improve on last year’s revenues of €1.04 billion. Few would have expected growth of 11.5 per cent, well above guidance, and taking revenues to an impressive €1.168 billion. Indeed, Eutelsat is now saying that this current trading year (to June 30 2012) will see revenues above €1.235 billion, […]

July 29, 2011By Chris Forrester

ITV ups Astra capacity

Following comments made July 27 by UK commercial broadcaster ITV as it reported its Interim Results that it was seeking to drive new revenue streams by exploiting its content across multiple platforms, free and pay, satellite operator SES Astra has revealed that ITV has signed a long-term agreement for satellite capacity. The agreement provides for […]

July 28, 2011By Colin Mann

SES readies QuetzSat for Mexico, and Ergen

Satellite operator SES unveils its half-year results on Friday (July 28), and is expected to confirm that its upcoming QuetzSat-1 satellite will be launched in September, probably around the 14th by International Launch Services from Kazakhstan. The satellite left Space Systems/Loral’s facilities on July 23, headed for the launch site. QuetzSat-1 has an unusual mission […]

July 28, 2011By Chris Forrester

Astra 1N ready for August 3

The delayed Astra 1N satellite is now slated for launch on the evening of August 3 from the Kourou space centre in French Guiana. Originally the satellite was planned to launch on July 1, but a last minute technical hitch brought the countdown to a halt. The anomaly was detected on a valve of the […]

July 27, 2011By Chris Forrester

LYNX Technik to debut yellobrik HDMI to SDI converters at IBC 2011

LYNX Technik AG, provider of modular interfaces is expanding its yellobrik series with the launch of HDMI to SDI converters at IBC 2011 stand 8.E24.  The two new yellobriks are: ·    CHD 1812 – HDMI to SDI Converter with an integrated Frame Synchronizer ·    CHD 1802 – HDMI to SDI Converter The new yellobriks convert […]

July 21, 2011

KIT digital brings HD broadcasting to Philippines

KIT digital, a cloud-based software solutions and technology services provider for multi-screen video delivery, has been selected by one of the Philippines’ major broadcast networks, TV5, to help it become the first fully automated, IP-based digital and HD-enabled facility in the region. The upgrade to TV5’s Technical Operations Centre includes significant enhancements to their production […]

July 20, 2011

LYNX Technik to debut Shufflemax Audio and Metadata Embedder / De-Embedder at IBC 2011

LYNX Technik, a provider of modular interfaces, is launching its Shufflemax Audio and Metadata Embedder / De-Embedder at IBC 2011. This 3G/HD/SD-SDI multi-functional module (model PDM 5289) expands the Series 5000 card and rack-based signal processing solutions. It will be showcased at IBC 2011 stand 8.E24. To address the ever increasing technical demands of modern […]

July 19, 2011

SES-3 launch success

Satellite operator SES has confirmed that its SES-3 craft was successfully launched into space on board an ILS Proton launch vehicle. The ILS Proton Breeze M was launched from Pad 39 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 5:16 a.m. local time Saturday July 16 (1:16 a.m. CET). After an eight-hour, one-minute mission, the Breeze M successfully […]

July 18, 2011