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CHANNEL DISTRIBUTION The state-owned Greek national broadcaster ERT, The Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation, has selected Globecast to deliver its ERT World channel and five radio channels to the Greek diaspora across Europe. To make this happen, fibre connectivity will be provided for sending the content to Paris where the signals can be uplinked to HotBird capacity. At the same time Globecast has revealed that it provided various contribution services during UEFA Euro 2016. Among them, SNG and contribution satellite services were supplied to an unnamed Italian broadcaster while a flyaway antenna was operated on the rooftop of a Russian broadcaster’s outdoor studio. Globecast has also outlined its plans for IBC. These include an emphasis on new remote production services, its multi-tenant video headend and its VOD Logistics offering. The latter creates and delivers packages to different VOD platforms. VIDEO CONTRIBUTION TV Channel Ukraine has bought additional digital mobile newsgathering (DMNG) equipment from Aviwest to use on its live sports and news coverage. The broadcaster is using the StreamHub receiver, decoder, and distribution platform, the DMNG PRO video uplink system and DMNG Manager. The technology is being used to transmit live SD and HD video over unmanaged networks, including bonded 4G/3G cellular, WiFi and Ethernet. At the same time, Aviwest has announced its plans for IBC where a new version of its DMNG app and a contribution and distribution video encoder that supports HEVC compression will be among the product highlights (Stand 2.A29). The new version of the DMNG app includes an improved interface and the addition of advanced camera settings such as focus, exposure and white balance. The contribution and distribution video encoder, the HE4000, supports HEVC compression for the distribution of SD, HD, and 4k content over unmanaged networks including the public Internet. MEDIA MONITORING Qligent has added new tools to its Vision cloud monitoring system so that customers can customise their quality of service (QoS) definitions for multichannel TV delivery. The latest visualisation upgrade, new for IBC (stand 8.E47), provides users with an extended set of widgets, key performance indicators (KPIs) and user-definable parameters that allow users to characterise when signal quality and other performance thresholds have been breached. “Too many monitoring systems force broadcasters and MVPDs into a tight definition of poor quality of service with canned performance parameters leaving gaps and false alarms,” said Ted Korte, chief operating officer Qligent. “Our solutions come pre- set with industry best practices, but through new intelligent back-end business logic, we are enabling Vision customers to further define these parameters themselves to create their own definition of black, silence, and even Off-Air.” MEDIA MONITORING Nevion has supplied probes to France Televisions to help with its monitoring capabilities. The TNS 4200s are for monitoring video-centric networks at various locations and have been deployed at every main France Televisions location across the country. Nevion’s French partner Euplink supplied the monitoring probes to France Televisions. The deal followed a competitive RFQ process and forms part of a project to migrate to MPEG4 in France. In addition to being used to monitor the DTT feeds of France Televisions, the probes will also monitor the regionalisation of its third national channel at every main regional station. KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 116 AUGUST 2016 | 31