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OmniGlobe Networks EMEA first to receive MENOS FNG certification from Newtec

OmniGlobe Networks EMEA, a provider of communications equipment and systems for satellite and terrestrial transmissions, has announced that it is the first company to receive full MENOS certification for a Fast News Gathering (FNG) terminal. The company, which also delivered the MENOS-compliant DSNG (Digital Satellite News Gathering) vehicles, has been working closely with Newtec and […]

December 14, 2010

SingTel and Portugal Telecom collaborate

Portugal Telecom and Singapore Telecommunications SingTel have signed a collaboration agreement to share operational and commercial best practices in fibre optic and IPTV based pay TV services and to develop innovative applications for ultra high speed fixed and wireless networks. The pair suggest that as leaders in their respective local and international markets, the telco […]

December 14, 2010

RGB Networks’ gateway receives Microsoft certification

RGB Networks has confirmed that its award-winning Video Multiprocessing Gateway (VMG) has been certified by Microsoft as meeting the stringent requirements of its Mediaroom IPTV software platform. Microsoft Mediaroom is the world’s most widely deployed IPTV platform and is in use by more than 25 service providers worldwide to deliver advanced IP-based video services to […]

December 14, 2010

mirada appoints Alden

The Board of mirada, the audiovisual content interaction specialist, has announced that Richard Alden, previously a Non Executive Director of the Company, has been appointed as Non Executive Chairman of the Board with immediate effect. Alden is an internationally experienced Executive Officer, spending 11 years at ONO in Madrid, the largest alternative telecoms (broadband/telephone/TV) operator […]

December 14, 2010

ProSiebenSat.1 mulls selling broadcasters

German media group ProSiebenSat.1 is considering selling a number of foreign broadcasters, including Dutch Net 5, SBS6 and Veronica according to various reports citing CEO Thomas Ebeling. According to Ebeling, a sale of units is possible depending on an attractive offer or a strategic premium. ProSiebenSat.1 acquired the broadcasters three years ago after its merger […]

December 13, 2010

Groups contest FCC net neutrality proposal

A wide selection of public interest groups is arguing that the open Internet principles suggested by the FCC last week fall short of “real” net neutrality More than 80 public interest groups, businesses and civil rights groups signed the letter to the Federal Communications Commission, saying net neutrality rules should ban paid prioritisation of online […]

December 13, 2010

Ofcom green lights product placement

Many of Britain’s top TV programmes could feature product placement within months. The move allowing programme-makers to take payment to promote products within their show – a British television first – is set to be given final approval by media regulator Ofcom this week and come into force from February. Many industry experts suggest there […]

December 13, 2010

New laws may be required to support local TV

Ofcom has set out a range of ways in which the current system of Public Service Broadcasting (PSB) might be changed to help deliver local TV services. A report has been prepared for the Culture and Media Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, who asked Ofcom to produce the report in his speech at the RTS International Conference […]

December 13, 2010

SFR, Bouygues joint fibre roll-out plan

French telcos, SFR and Bouygues Telecom, have confirmed a joint initiative to cut costs by sharing the roll-out of high speed fibre-optic networks in some cities. The joint agreement will allow Bouygues, which is a newer and smaller player in the country’s fixed line services segment, to avoid having to construct a costly fibre network […]

December 13, 2010

Zodiak Media Group launches Zodiak Active

Zodiak Media Group is launching Zodiak Active, a global division dedicated to the creation, development and production of digital and branded content across all platforms. The new division will partner with brands, media owners, mobile carriers and broadcasters to deliver content and multimedia services based on original concepts, as well as draw upon existing hit […]

December 13, 2010