Advanced Television


GlobeCast adds Rome teleport

GlobeCast has added the Tecnopolo Tiburtino technical facility and Earth Station to its list of uplink assets. Tecnopolo replaces GlobeCast’s previous facility in the region. Commercial terms were not revealed. GlobeCast’s new teleport will offer content management and distribution services via satellite and fiber — notably addressing the growing DTH and DTT markets in the […]

September 5, 2011By Chris Forrester

GlobeCast opens new teleport and technical facility in Rome

GlobeCast has announced the launch of a new teleport and technical operations center in Rome to replace its previous facility. A major new addition to the media infrastructure for Italy, the teleport will offer content management and distribution services via satellite and fiber — notably addressing the growing DTH and DTT markets in the region […]

September 5, 2011

Proton launch investigation underway

Russia’s important Express-AM4 satellite has seemingly been found. There’s also a full investigation into what went wrong with the launch. International Launch Services (ILS), which markets the Proton rocket-launch system to international customers, says that the Proton-M rocket “operated nominally” which is a coded phrase for everything going according to plan. It was the Briz-M […]

August 22, 2011By Chris Forrester

Major problems for Russian TV

A giant Proton-M rocket had what seemed to be a successful lift-off late on Wednesday night in order to place into orbit a massive Russian satellite, Ekspress-AM4, and needed to help roll out the nation’s digital terrestrial TV system. But the launch went catastrophically wrong, and the satellite has seemingly been lost. Moreover, there will […]

August 19, 2011By Chris Forrester

EchoStar shutting down IPTV service

Satellite operations provider EchoStar is to start shutting down its satellite-based IPTV delivery service, ViP-TV, at the beginning of September, ending completely at the end of the month. The company will work with customers on a case-by-case basis to help them migrate to either a different service or to a competitor. EchoStar entered the MPEG-4 […]

August 12, 2011By Colin Mann

ScheduALL revenue up 34%

ScheduALL, the provider of Enterprise Resource Management and collaboration software for the media and broadcast industry, has announced record financial results for the second quarter of 2011.  Despite challenging economic conditions, the company’s revenues grew 34 per cent over the same period last year, following on the heels of its overall 19 per cent growth […]

August 10, 2011

65 in running for local TV

Sixty five UK towns and cities are in the running to pioneer the UK’s first local television services says Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt. With the first wave of licences due to be awarded next year, the eligible areas including Aberdeen, Birmingham, Cambridge, Guildford, Leeds and Southampton are being asked to make the case for their […]

August 9, 2011

Brazilian MSO SimTV chooses security partner Conax for digitisation of its cable TV operations

Global security provider Conax announced it has entered a contract with Brazilian cable TV operator, SimTV. In the contract Conax will deliver a high-end content protection solution for SIMTV’s cable TV service and guidance for the digitisation of the operator’s 16 remote sites throughout the country. SimTV, a leading player within the Brazilian market, offers […]

August 9, 2011

Arianespace 203 is go!

Following the unfavourable weather conditions which led to the postponement of the scheduled August 5 launch of Arianespace Flight 203, the craft was successfully launched on August 6th at 19.52 pm local time (00:52 pm Central European Summer Time August 7th) from Kourou, French Guiana. The mission placed into geostationary transfer orbit the Astra 1N […]

August 8, 2011

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