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CLEAR-COM APPOINTS DWR DISTRIBUTION AS AUTHORIZED PARTNER IN SOUTH AFRICA Posted: 14/11/2019
CLEAR-COM APPOINTS DWR DISTRIBUTION AS AUTHORIZED PARTNER IN SOUTH AFRICA

Clear-Com® has appointed DWR Distribution as a new Authorized Partner in South Africa, as its reach in the local live events and house of worship sectors continues to grow.

DWR Distribution supplies, installs and services audio, lighting and AV equipment for the entertainment sector in South Africa. Established in 2006 in Johannesburg, the company works with leading theaters, auditoriums, shopping malls, museums and houses of worship to provide reliable and trusted solutions for live events. Installations include Johannesburg Civic Theatre, The Freedom Park Museum, The Mandela Museum and Durban Art Gallery.

Richard Palmer, Regional Sales Manager Southern Europe and Africa, Clear-Com, said, “The DWR Distribution team has a well-earned reputation for excellent technical knowledge, honest advice and outstanding customer service. We are pleased to work with them as we continue to extend Clear-Com’s footprint in the region.”

Duncan Riley, founder, DWR, said, “DWR Distribution has grown as a company as well as the product range we offer. Our clients would like a one-stop-shop and there was a need for a communications system to fill the gap. We did a lot of research considering price point versus versatility and quality, and Clear-Com was the clear choice. We are really looking forward to this new opportunity - there’s already excitement in the air to present a robust and flexible communications system to the people working on live performances.”

Tags: Clear-com | house of worship | DWR distribution | South Africa | Richard Palmer
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Thomson Broadcast, Supported by Viaccess-Orca, to Secure Malian Public Broadcaster DTT Deployment Posted: 12/11/2019
Thomson Broadcast, Supported by Viaccess-Orca, to Secure Malian Public Broadcaster DTT Deployment

Viaccess-Orca (VO), an Orange Group company and a global leader providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, announced today that the Malian Transmission and Broadcasting Corporation (SMTD) in West Africa has chosen VO's cardless Conditional Access System (CAS) to secure its free-to-view and pay-TV platforms as part of a nationwide government initiative to roll out digital terrestrial television (DTT). Thomson Broadcast has been tasked with handling the deployment for SMTD's new infrastructure, while also supplying the video headend, contribution and distribution network, and TV transmitters.

"We are excited about offering digital terrestrial television in Mali, as it will significantly improve our viewers' quality of experience while offering a broader range of content choices," said Ismaila Togola, CEO of SMTD. "Working with Thomson Broadcast and Viaccess-Orca, both leaders in their respective industries, will help us get this new DTT service securely deployed to market."

Tags: Viaccess-Orca | AfricaCom 2019 | Thomson Broadcast | DTT | CAS | Orange Group | SMTD | Conditional Access System
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AfricaCom sees Simplestream demonstrate most efficient route to next-generation video services Posted: 06/11/2019
AfricaCom sees Simplestream demonstrate most efficient route to next-generation video services

 

Simplestream, the leader in live, live-2-VOD and on-demand OTT services, announces that AfricaCom (Cape Town, 12 – 14 November, 2019) will see the unveiling of its upgraded App Platform, a fully customisable, end-to-end service proposition optimised for Africa’s Telcos, Broadcasters and Content Owners.

“Our approach has always been to enable broadcasters, content owners and telcos to launch innovative services with the minimum CAPEX and OPEX, making services viable from launch,” said Dan Finch, Chief Commercial Officer of Simplestream.

“In the last 2 or 3 years we’ve seen operators in Africa understand the benefits of this approach. At this year’s AfricaCom, we are once again looking forward to showing the industry how our award winning App Platform and video workflow solutions enable the regions operators and content owners to provide fast to market next-generation mobile-centric video services,” concluded Finch.

The App Platform is configured within the award winning Simplestream Media Manager CMS, offering a white-label OTT solution that encompasses multi-channel live simulcasting, live-event streaming, catch-up, VOD, EPG display, cloud DVR, security, CDN switching and configuration and secured downloads. The solution includes a multi-platform application framework, OTT workflow, account management, billing, analytics and 24/7 technical support provided by Simplestream.

Tags: AfricaCom | Simplestream | OTT | Live Video | VOD | Live-event | Cloud DVR | CDN switching | TVOD | SVOD
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Broadpeak at AfricaCom 2019 Posted: 04/11/2019
Broadpeak at AfricaCom 2019

The video streaming market in Africa is accelerating, with OTT movie and TV revenues expected to reach over $1 billion in 2024, according to Digital TV Research. As content providers and pay-TV operators look to take advantage of new business and monetization opportunities, they need scalable, cost-effective content delivery solutions that ensure a flawless quality of experience across all screens, whether delivered over managed or unmanaged networks.

At AfricaCom 2019, Broadpeak® will demonstrate how it's leading the charge for better quality of experience (QoE) and efficient content delivery through its CDN, multicast ABR (mABR), and local video-caching solutions.

A Powerful CDN for Multiscreen Video Delivery
Broadpeak will demonstrate its CDN solution for TV Everywhere at AfricaCom 2019. Broadpeak CDN is a scalable multiscreen solution that is designed to ensure the best video QoE for subscribers on every device, with increased bandwidth and storage efficiency. By supporting a variety of advanced applications, including nonlinear TV, multiscreen, Cloud PVR, and ad insertion, Broadpeak's CDN increases monetization for operators. The comprehensive solution includes a centralized management and monitoring system, origin packager, caching servers, and analytics.

Tags: Broadpeak | AfricaCom 2019 | OTT | CDN | nanoCDN | multicast ABR | Video Caching
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Black News Channel Debuts Culturally Specific News Network in Partnership With PESA to Deliver 24 7 News Across the Globe Posted: 07/10/2019
Black News Channel Debuts Culturally Specific News Network in Partnership With PESA to Deliver 24 7 News Across the Globe

Black News Channel (BNC), the nation's only 24/7 African American news channel, has partnered with PESA, a leading U.S. designer and manufacturer of professional video and audio distribution systems, to ensure reliable news programming as BNC rolls out its news service on Nov. 15 to an estimated 33 million cable TV and satellite households in the top African American TV markets.

Tags: Black News Channel | PESA | Cheetah router | BNC | AV distribution | African American TV
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V-Nova Partners with Simplestream for New Pan-African Streaming Service MVMO Posted: 11/09/2019
V-Nova Partners with Simplestream for New Pan-African Streaming Service MVMO

V-Nova, a leading provider of video compression technologies, is delighted to announce that it is the key enabler for a groundbreaking new streaming service, MVMO, due to launch in Africa in late 2019. Partnering with next-generation OTT TV pioneer Simplestream, the service will combine the high-efficiency V-Nova P+ codec-agnostic enhancement and easy-to-deploy Simplestream streaming platform to deliver a wide range of high-quality content to audiences throughout the continent.

Tags: V-Nova | Simplestream | MVMO | Times Multimedia TMM | Video Compression | P+ | MPEG-5 Part 2 LCEVC | OTT | Streaming | Creative Africa Exchange | 5G | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Producer and Musician Paul Gala Extols the Quality of PMC result6 Monitors Posted: 12/08/2019
Producer and Musician Paul Gala Extols the Quality of PMC result6 Monitors
Music producer and label owner Paul Gala has installed PMC result6 Compact nearfield reference monitors in his studio in South Africa and is delighted with the sound they are delivering to his recording and mixing projects.
Tags: PMC Speakers | result6 | Paul Gala | Bad Future | South African Producer
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Africa Post Office Powers its Creative Success with EditShare Posted: 09/07/2019
Africa Post Office Powers its Creative Success with EditShare
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent scale-out storage, AQC and media management solutions, announced today that Nairobi-based creative facility, Africa Post Office (APO) has selected the EditShare suite of products to facilitate collaboration and media management for its critically acclaimed film, documentary, and editorial projects. APO will leverage EditShare EFS high-performance, scale-out shared storage, Flow media asset management (MAM), and Ark archiving backup solution for its projects. The first independent post facility of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa, APO is lead by multi-award-winning editor Franki Ashiruka whose world-class body of work includes “Poacher” and “Tales from The Bush Larder.”
Tags: EditShare | Africa Post Office | EditShare Workflow | post-production
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ENMA TAPS ATEME FOR THE AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS 2019 SOCCER TOURNAMENT Posted: 11/06/2019
ENMA TAPS ATEME FOR THE AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS 2019 SOCCER TOURNAMENT
ATEME, the emerging leader in video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT, announced today that Egyptian National Media Authority (ENMA) has selected ATEME’s converged video headend to cover the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, scheduled to take place from 21st June to 19th July.
Tags: ATEME | OTT | Broadcast | ENMA | Africa Cup of Nations
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Canal Algerie is now available on Arabsat-5C with Globecast-developed solutions for DTH over Africa Posted: 20/05/2019
Canal Algerie is now available on Arabsat-5C with Globecast-developed solutions for DTH over Africa
Arabsat is pleased to announce that Canal Algerie is now available on Arabsat-5C, the leading Arabic satellite platform for Direct-To-Home services over Africa.
Tags: Distribution | channel distribution | satellite | fibre | Africa
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MultiChoice Moves to Exceed Consumer Expectations with IP Platform from Imagine Communications Posted: 26/04/2019
MultiChoice Moves to Exceed Consumer Expectations with IP Platform from Imagine Communications

MultiChoice, the largest satellite broadcaster in Africa, is responding to rapidly growing customer demand for superior content by building a new playout centre. The new facility is the first stage of the broadcaster’s transformation from traditional video playout to leading-edge IP transport and modular playout technology, providing for greater business agility, technical and operational flexibility and a reduction in the total cost of ownership (TCO). This allows for an improved consumer experience and ensures faster speed to market with new broadcast offerings.

Tags: Imagine Communications | MultiChoice | satellite broadcaster | Africa | South Africa | leading-edge | IP transport | modular playout technology | business agility | Concilium Technologies | Julian Ankiah | Mathias Eckert | MKM Marketing Communications
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SENTECH and Broadpeak to Demonstrate OTT Multiscreen Video Delivery Via DVB-T2 at AfricaCom 2018 Posted: 12/11/2018
SENTECH and Broadpeak to Demonstrate OTT Multiscreen Video Delivery Via DVB-T2 at AfricaCom 2018
At AfricaCom 2018, Broadpeak®, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, will showcase its solution for OTT multiscreen video delivery via DVB-T2 networks with SENTECH, a leading Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) service provider in sub-Saharan Africa. During the demo, SENTECH will rely on Broadpeak's nanoCDN™ multicast ABR solution and third-party technologies from Teamcast and Noovo to cost-efficiently deliver high-quality video to all screens.
Tags: SENTECH | Broadpeak | Demonstrate | OTT Multiscreen Video Delivery | DVB-T2 | AfricaCom 2018 | nanoCDN | Multicast ABR Solution
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Broadpeak Products at AfricaCom 2018 Posted: 29/10/2018
Broadpeak Products at AfricaCom 2018
In a recent report about OTT TV and video, ResearchAndMarkets predicted that there will be 9.99 million SVOD subscribers across 35 sub-Saharan Africa countries by 2023, up from 1.56 million at the end of 2017. With OTT video consumption growing, content providers and pay-TV operators in the region need scalable, cost-effective solutions for delivering content to any screen over any network, whether managed or unmanaged. At AfricaCom 2018, Broadpeak® will demonstrate how its CDN and video streaming solutions ensure an exceptional quality of experience (QoE) across all screens and increase the efficiency of multiscreen content delivery.
Tags: Broadpeak | AfricaCom 2018 | CDN | Video Streaming Solutions | nanoCDN™ multicast
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Verizon Digital Media Services expands network into South Africa, Mexico and France Posted: 21/01/2018
Verizon Digital Media Services expands network into South Africa, Mexico and France

Verizon Digital Media Services is pleased to announce international expansion plans for its award-winning Edgecast Content Delivery Network (CDN). The company has launched network points of presence (PoPs) in Mexico and in South Africa, with plans to open an additional Super PoP in France in Q1 2018. With these latest updates, the CDN now comprises more than 125 PoPs spanning 56 countries across six continents and has increased its network capacity by over 200 percent.

Tags: Verizon Digital Media Services | VDMS | Edgecast | CDN | content delivery networks | South Africa | Mexico | France
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Robe Gets a Hot Date Posted: 20/11/2017
Robe Gets a Hot Date

The latest series of Take Me Out Mzanzi aired on M-Nets Mzanzi Magic network in South Africa market was recorded over 6 weeks at Sasani Studios in Johannesburg, featuring a lighting scheme designed by Rob Grobler, with equipment supplied by rental specialist Gearhouse South Africa.

Tags: Robe | Take Me Out Mzanzi | M-NET | South Africa | LED | lighting | DL Series | grandMA 2
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