Advanced Television


Cobalt Digital gear helps NEP deliver national telecast from Hollywood’s Motion Picture Awards

Four of NEP Broadcasting’s fleet of production trucks, all equipped with a significant complement of Cobalt Digital gear, worked the red carpet and the main event at the national telecast of the motion picture awards from Hollywood.   NEP utilised over 100 Cobalt downconverters, as well as embedders, de-embedders, frame syncs and color correctors to support […]

March 23, 2011

Telenor explains Thor 7 plan

Telenor Satellite Broadcasting’s (TSBc) CEO Cato Halsaa joked that about the only time he formally met with his main board CEO was when he wanted “a few hundred million dollars” in funding for yet another satellite! To date, the answer has always been positive, and clearly helped by the extremely positive results Halsaa’s division has […]

March 22, 2011By Chris Forrester

Agama launches 4.0 DTV monitoring solution

Agama Technologies, the quality assurance expert, has announced the launch of version 4.0 of the Agama DTV Monitoring Solution for cable, DTH and IPTV operators – which includes a system-wide remake of the GUI, and a foundation restructure to strongly increase the solution’s openness and scalability. The Agama DTV Monitoring Solution is a complete and […]

March 21, 2011

Intelsat 17 expands programming reach for India’s Sun TV Network

Intelsat, the world’s leading provider of fixed satellite services, has announced that Sun TV Network has signed a multi-year, multi-transponder contract for C-band capacity on the recently launched  Intelsat 17 satellite (IS-17) at the 66º E orbital location. The agreement marks the second major programmer to join the line-up at Intelsat’s newly expanded video neighborhood […]

March 21, 2011

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