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T-VIPS DVB-T2 gateways and seamless SFN switching solution deployed for robust distribution of Freeview HD

T-VIPS, a global specialist in professional video contribution and distribution solutions, hasannounced that the T-VIPS TNS541 Seamless TS Monitoring Switch and the CP560 DVB-T2 Gateway have been installed to provide seamless switching within the Arqiva DVB-T2/SFN digital terrestrial network. The phased roll-out began in April 2011 and is scheduled to be completed in time for […]

August 8, 2011

It’s a YES for SES

SES World Skies has struck a new capacity deal with the YES Network in the US, the nation’s premier regional sports network and the television home of the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees and the New Jersey Nets. As part of the multi-year agreement, YES Network is now using a full transponder of C-band […]

August 5, 2011

Astra 1N, helped by BILD, ready for launch

German popular newspaper BILD, published by Axel Springer, is taking a key position on the surface of the giant Arianespace rocket that will carry Luxembourg’s Astra 1N and Japan’s BSAT-3c into orbit on the night of August 5-6. BILD has been running reader competitions and the reward, other than a visit to the launch site […]

August 4, 2011By Chris Forrester

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