Advanced Television


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

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