TV-BAY August 13 issue 80

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WORLD NEWS Project Parking now available for Sohonet users My-HD secures premium channels I rdeto, a world leader in Media Protection, Multiscreen and Revenue Assurance solutions for pay media and content owners, have announced that My-HD, a leading satellite pay TV platform in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA), has selected its Media Protection to secure the launch of over 30 premium HD channels via Arabsat to the region. My-HD partnered with Arabsat in March 2013 to launch its High Definition (HD) services. With Digital TV Research reporting that the number of pay TV homes in MENA will double between 2011 and 2018 to 16 million, the new HD platform is a strategic step to meet consumer demand for premium entertainment. Although there is vast opportunity, the region is also facing a tough battle against pay TV piracy. In a proactive move to stay ahead of this challenge, My-HD began shipping its HD set-top boxes (STBs) this month integrated with Irdeto Cloaked CA, a cardless conditional access (CA) solution, which provides dynamic content protection without the cost and complexity of managing physical smart cards.   www.irdeto.com MAM and publishing solutions accessible for all At IBC2013 Cambridge Imaging Systems will announce revolutionary new pricing plans that bring its world class cloud-based and software-based media management and publishing solutions within reach of everyone, from small businesses to global corporations. The company will present demonstrations of Imagen and ImagenCloud at IBC2013. www.cambridgeimaging.com 30 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 81 SEPTEMBER 2013 7.G16 Marquis Broadcast, specialist in content workflows and media integration software, has announced support within Marquis Project Parking of Sohonet Media Storage.  Sohonet Media Storage is a new service provided by Sohonet that enables Sohonet Media Network customers to expand and extend their current storage infrastructure. Marquis Project Parking helps editors to manage their edit storage more effectively, The solution has now been enhanced to support the direct interface with the recently launched Sohonet Media Storage service, described as the first private Cloud infrastructure as a service optimised for the media sector. With the native support for Sohonet Media Storage, Project Parking further enhances this offering by enabling clients to use Sohonets shared storage for parking and short-term archive.  Disaster recovery and security backups can also be scheduled overnight to allow transfer of critical data at off-peak times. www.marquisbroadcast.com