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Launching MediaSphere DTA Capture and playback for Avid Media Composer 6 B lackmagic Design has announced Desktop Video 9.0, a major new software update with advanced capture and playback for the Avid® Media Composer® 6 family of software including Avid Symphony® and Avid NewsCutter, for both Windows 7 and Mac OS X. Desktop Video 9.0 is available for download now and free of charge for all Blackmagic Design customers. This update includes support for all current DeckLink, Multibridge, Intensity and UltraStudio models. Softel have announced the launch of MediaSphere DTA, a transport stream generator capable of distributing data to digital transport adapters (DTA). MediaSphere DTA allows cable operators -- using full or partial analog infrastructure -- to deliver advanced digital services and additional channel packages in order to attract a larger audience and increase revenue. Cable operators are under constant pressure to deliver an ever-growing list of digital services. Softel’s MediaSphere DTA allows cable operators to maximize their bandwidth capacity of their current infrastructure for quick, economical delivery of digital services, such as service information (SI), electronic program guide (EPG) and video- on-demand (VOD). This increased bandwidth helps operators deliver additional channels and packages, which can generate additional revenue by offering viewers a broader range of options. C2S Systems builds dual-truck OB C 2S Systems, the systems integration arm of WTS based in Leeds, has completed the second of two HD Outside Broadcast units for South African broadcaster SuperSport. The two-part project was commissioned in October 2010 following completion of a three-studio complex by C2S Systems for SuperSport and their sister company, M-Net, in Nigeria. The first half of the project, OB1, was delivered in April this year. The two OBs were ordered as part of SuperSports expansion and upgrade plan, to provide enhanced coverage of the Nigerian football and basket ball leagues in HD, freeing the current fleet for coverage of other sports and events. Both of the new OBs will also be used as general production units for M-Net. Because of difficult African road conditions, the OB requirement of the broadcaster was fairly unusual. Instead of a single-truck solution using articulated trailer-lorries, common for OB in Europe and the US, C2S Systems provided SuperSport with two smaller and more mobile rigid chassis trucks, designed to join together once on location to make a single OB. 24 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE