Advanced Television


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

Playout247 opens live TV studio facility

UK broadcast playout company, Playout247, has announced the completion of two flagship connected TV studios. These provide state of the art equipment and live playout facilities to satellite and Internet television – from one single managed service. Tanya Vidmar, sales director at Playout247, commented, “These facilities provide everything needed to future proof a TV channel […]

February 23, 2011

News Corp buys Shine

News Corp has agreed to acquire Elisabeth Murdoch’s Shine Group for $673 million. Shine is a UK-based production company that owns Reveille in the US “In a rapidly consolidating global TV industry, this alliance uniquely provides the conditions in which Shine Group can continue to lead and prosper,” Elisabeth Murdoch, chairman and CEO of Shine, […]

February 22, 2011

Broadcast incentive could net US treasury over $33bn

CTIA – The Wireless Association and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) have submitted a white paper to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) demonstrating that the auction of 120 MHz of under-utilised broadcast television spectrum will produce more than $33 billion in net proceeds for the US Treasury. In addition to providing the US government with […]

February 16, 2011

Eutelsat secures Mediaset ASO transponder deal

Elettronica Industriale, the network operator of Italy’s Mediaset Group, and satellite operator Eutelsat Communications have agreed a 12-year contract for capacity at the HOT BIRD video neighbourhood. The new contract for one transponder further consolidates a 20-year relationship between the two companies, increasing Mediaset’s HOT BIRD resources to five transponders. It will support Italy’s nationwide […]

February 16, 2011

Wipro launches Comet monetisation solution

Wipro Technologies has confirmed the launch of Wipro Comet, a digital content monetisation solution, which will enable media and telco service providers to roll out new content services, cost effectively and drive increased revenue streams by targeting offers to the specific wants of individual consumers. Wipro says the solution will be an enabler for publishers, […]

February 15, 2011

S&T connected content for Freeview and Freesat

Strategy & Technology (S&T) is helping to deliver on demand video content over broadband to Freeview HD and Freesat set-top boxes and IDTVs as part of the new MHEG Interaction Channel (MHEG-IC). MHEG-IC is part of D-Book 6.2.1 the specification for Freeview HD and published by the UK’s Digital TV Group (DTG). It is anticipated […]

February 11, 2011