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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

Canoe ‘CEE MEE’ Participants

Canoe Ventures, a joint venture founded by the America’s leading cable operators, and the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) has announced the initial participants in their “CEE MEE” project. The ANA members who joined the project are Fidelity Investments, GlaxoSmithKline, Honda, Kimberly Clark and State Farm. The CEE MEE study initiative is designed to capture […]

February 10, 2011

RRSAT provides playout and distribution services for localised MTV Israel to Ananey Communications

RRsat Global Communications Network, provider of comprehensive content management and global distribution services to the television and radio broadcasting industries, has announced that it has begun working with Ananey Communications to provide playout and distribution services for the localized MTV Israel channel. This service is in addition to the already existing playout and distribution services […]

February 10, 2011

Farncombe CA/DRM validation

Farncombe Consulting Group has launched a security validation programme designed to facilitate new conditional access (CA) and DRM products reaching the market. At the same time the process makes it easier for an operator or content provider to select or confirm the use of a new system. The two-step programme involves first filling in a […]

February 10, 2011

Studio 7 Productions doesn’t gamble with Studio Robotics solution

Trade distributor to the AV and broadcast industry, Bright Space Technologies, has been selected by the Maltese Audio Visual company, Studio 7, to supply a three camera Telemetrics Robotics system for a daily Lottery transmission. “When Studio 7, the premier solutions provider for the Maltese regions, was commissioned by a client to provide a secure […]

February 7, 2011

Sky and Desmond resume news talks

Negotiations between Richard Desmond’s Northern & Shell and BSkyB over the Channel 5 news service have recommenced after rival news organisations apparently bid to take over the news supply contract and undercut Sky News. Desmond has indicated he wants to end Sky’s five-year contract to supply the broadcaster’s news bulletins before it expires in 2012 […]

February 4, 2011