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NEWS MOVE & DELIVER Imagine Communications have announced that it has been recognized with a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award at the 66th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards for breakthroughs in “Standardization and Productization of JPEG2000 (J2K) Interoperability.” This is Imagine Communications’ ninth Emmy recognition and was presented on Jan. 8, 2015 by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) in a joint ceremony with the Television Academy during the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.  “We are thrilled that our deep commitment and involvement in creating open standards and facilitating interoperability between industry innovators has been recognized by NATAS,” said Charlie Vogt, CEO of Imagine Communications. “These core tenets of our technology vision empower customers to maximize their investments in existing infrastructure and workflows while migrating to an IP future based on open standards and industry interoperable solutions. Imagine Communications’ early involvement in the Video Services Forum makes this acknowledgment of our work creating a multivendor, open standard for JPEG2000 especially meaningful.” www.imaginecommunications.com Distribution Box TV, the UK’s leading music television network, has reported a new international expansion following robust international growth throughout 2014. New distribution deals with Continental Satellite and African Cable Television in Nigeria, and Siyaya Free To Air TV and Mobile TV in South Africa will see Box TV increase its reach in Africa and is another significant step in the music TV network’s international expansion. The new partnership will provide the Box TV Network with an immediate footprint across two of the largest markets in Africa, building on its existing presence in Africa and attracting hundreds of thousands of new viewers across the continent. Box TV will provide music lovers with access to Box Africa, Kiss, Kerrang!, Smash Hits and Magic, with potentially more channels to come next year. www.boxtv.com 36 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 97 JANUARY 2015 Europasat and Eutelsat now able to offer 5 MBps Dedicated Uplink for their NewsSpotter Satellite Service. Until now the NewsSpotter Service has delivered speeds of 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 & 10 MBps. For some time there has been a demand for 5 MBps . Speeds above 5 MBps operate within another frequency carrier And can be subject to speed restrictions in bad weather conditions. The 5 MBps speed allows for a wide range of broadcast weather conditions and delivers a reliability of service matching that of KU. www.eutelsat.com