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International Motor Sports Association in Talks to Use TVU RPS After Demonstration from Al Kamel Posted: 22/11/2019
International Motor Sports Association in Talks to Use TVU RPS After Demonstration from Al Kamel

Al Kamel Systems, recently demonstrated their Sports Timing and TV Graphics service, to the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) using TVU Networks TVU Remote Production System (RPS) for cost efficiency and sustainability in reducing CO2 emissions. The IMSA, North America’s premier sports car organization, is a subsidiary of NASCAR that organizes the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Michelin Pilot Challenge and more.
 
Al Kamel Systems worked with TVU Networks earlier in the year for its production of the Credit Andorrà G-Series electric car Snow Rally Championships. The company deployed TVU RPS, an at-home/REMI production solution that synchronizes multiple feeds for cost-effective production from a remote studio location. Following its success using TVU RPS for the coverage of the event, Al Kamel gave a demonstration of the same solution to IMSA.
 
IMSA had interest in using Al Kamel’s Sports Timing and TV Graphics of which TVU RPS is an integral part. The ability to set the video delay was a key advantage. Al Kamel had the opportunity to test TVU RPS at the Sebring International Raceway in Florida and with the help of TVU RPS, Al Kamel was able to deliver its Remote Time Keeping and TV Graphics to its headquarters in La Garriga, Spain. TVU RPS performed perfectly, with 2 second delay in real time.
 
“TVU RPS completely passed the test and made our demonstration a success,” said Sergi Galbany, Operations Director at Al Kamel. “We are hoping that its proven strength and reliability will continue to aid IMSA in its operations next year.”
 
“TVU is thrilled about the prospect of contributing to the production of some of the most anticipated events in the motor sports world,” said David Jorba, Managing Director, Europe at TVU Networks. “Our continued collaboration with Al Kamel is making cost-effective, powerful solutions for video production available to more and more people.”
 
TVU Networks has over 3,000 customers globally. The TVU Networks family of IP transmission and live production solutions gives broadcasters and organizations a powerful and reliable workflow to distribute live video content to broadcast, online and mobile platforms. TVU has become a critical part of the operations of many major media companies. The TVU Networks suite of solutions has been used to acquire, transmit, produce, manage and distribute professional-quality live IP HD footage as an integral part of news, sports and major global events. For more information about TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvunetworks.com.

Tags: TVU Networks | Remote Production | TVU RPS | Al Kamel | Sports Production | IMSA | International Motor Sports Association
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Broadpeak Joins ETSI, Strengthens the Companys Involvement in 3GPP Standards Development Posted: 21/11/2019
Broadpeak Joins ETSI, Strengthens the Companys Involvement in 3GPP Standards Development

Broadpeak®, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, today announced that it is now a member of ETSI, a leading standardization organization for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) standards fulfilling European and global market needs. By joining ETSI, Broadpeak will play an important role in helping to create mobile standards, including 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) for the next generations of mobile telecommunications, starting with the evolutions of 5G.

"ETSI and 3GPP are shaping the 5G mobile network future, and we're excited to be a part of the tremendous work that they do," said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak. "Technology is evolving, and the team at Broadpeak looks forward to sharing its experience and vision about how technologies such as Multi-Access Edge Computing and Network Function Virtualization, along with other 3GPP contributions, can enhance video streaming over mobile networks."

Tags: Broadpeak | ETSI | 3GPP Standards | content delivery network | CDN | pay-TV operators | ICT
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Network 10 Selects AWS Media Services For Richer Content Posted: 19/11/2019
Network 10 Selects AWS Media Services For Richer Content

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, today announced that Network 10, one of Australia’s largest television networks, has selected AWS Media Services to support its video transport structure for remote production in South Africa for its upcoming season of the reality TV series I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here, and to enhance the streaming delivery for live-streamed sports and Network 10 shows, including The BachelorAustralian Survivor, and MasterChef Australia.

Network 10 is one of the first companies in Australia to use AWS Elemental MediaConnect, a cloud video transfer service, which provides secure and reliable delivery of live video content. The technology enabled Network 10 to transport video from Kruger National Park in South Africa to its Sydney-based production studio for I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here during the 2019 season, and will be used again in the upcoming seventh season.

Using a combination of AWS Elemental MediaConnect and AWS Advanced APN Technology Partner, Aspera’s High Speed Transfer Service, Network 10 reduced its production turn around window from overnight to less than two hours, and in some cases, only a few minutes.

Tags: AWS | Amazon Web Services | Network 10 | Amazon Elemental | AWS Media Services
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A+E Networks EMEA engages Arqiva to deliver on-demand Content to Amazon Prime Posted: 15/11/2019
A+E Networks and reg; EMEA engages Arqiva to deliver on-demand Content to Amazon Prime

Arqiva, the international satellite and media services provider, has been selected by the international television company A+E Networks EMEA to provide on-demand content for the channel’s Amazon Prime on demand service in Germany and UK.

A+E Networks® EMEA, has been an Arqiva customer for over a decade, with the existing partnership spanning playout and connectivity across Africa and the Middle East, UK DTH satellite capacity and on-premise VoD processing services across EMEA (including the UK). As part of the new contract, Arqiva will manage the content processing, packaging and delivery of A+E Networks EMEA existing archive content in both UK and Germany, from where it is currently stored on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon Simple Storage Service Glacier, to Amazon Prime.

One of A+E Networks EMEA’s key requirements was for the solution to be able to process all VoD requests as close to the cloud-based archive as possible in order to minimise content movement and therefore avoid costly cloud egress into on-premise data centres. Based on its latest hybrid on-premise/cloud offering, the solution implemented by Arqiva is the first to feature a completely cloud-contained journey, where content is taken from the online archive, processed packaged and delivered to Amazon Prime. This not only ensures significant cost-savings but transcoding in the cloud using AWS Elemental MediaConvert also enables Arqiva to process more simultaneous jobs at a far quicker pace.

 

Tags: AWS | Amazon Web Services | AWS Elemental | Amazon | Arqiva | A+E Networks | A+E | EMEA
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Partner Communications Selects Broadpeaks Server-Side Ad Insertion Solution Posted: 13/11/2019
Partner Communications Selects Broadpeaks Server-Side Ad Insertion Solution

Broadpeak®, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, today announced that Partner Communications Company (NASDAQ and TASE: PTNR), a leading provider of telecommunications services in Israel, will deploy its server-side ad insertion (SSAI) solution. Integrating Broadpeak's SSAI solution with other Broadpeak technologies already deployed, including origin server, CDN, and cloud PVR, will enable Partner Communications to deliver personalized ads within VOD content, helping it to better monetize its cutting-edge OTT television service.

"We chose Broadpeak's server-side ad insertion solution because it is flexible and simple to integrate with other ecosystem equipment, eliminating the need to perform complex ad insertion at the video level," said Ronen Gutmanovitz, head of TV technologies at Partner Communications.

The operator will use Google Ad Manager, iFeelSmart for the client application, and Broadpeak's solutions for manifest manipulation. Broadpeak's ad insertion solution allows Partner Communications to personalize ads. Broadpeak's SSAI solution avoids rebuffering during ads and defeats ad blockers, ensuring a superior television experience for end users. In addition, iFeelSmart has integrated Broadpeak SmartLib, which enables avoiding ad skipping and provides client-side analytics information. Broadpeak's BkA100 video delivery analytics system then displays this information, combining it with server feedback, in order to provide decision makers with a comprehensive view of the entire system.

Tags: Partner Communications | Broadpeak | Server-Side Ad Insertion | SSAI | OTT Ads | content delivery network | CDN
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Times Network adopt Quicklink TX for daily news contributions Posted: 04/11/2019
Times Network adopt Quicklink TX for daily news contributions

Times Network, a subsidiary of The Times Group, have adopted the Quicklink TX Quad to introduce guest contributions into their live daily news bulletins.

Times Network, headquartered in Mumbai, India, has a global presence across 100 countries and includes prestigious brands such as Times Now, ET Now, Mirror Now, Movies Now, MN+, Romedy Now and MNX.

Times Now News, the digital arm of Times Network, has adapted itself to serve the diverse nature, interests and delivery of its content-savvy audience.

“We use the Quicklink TX in our daily news bulletins and our recorded shows. The quality of our Quicklink TX is excellent, and the configuration was simple and straight forward” said Vignan Kumar, AVP Technical & Broadcast Operations at Times Network.

The Quicklink TX, designed in partnership with Microsoft, is a video call management system. It is a transceiver that enables professional reception and transmission of multiple Skype video calls through SDI inputs/outputs and HDMI interface. As the Quicklink Skype TX can receive from and send to any Skype user it provides unrivalled global access to millions of Skype users in order to broadcast the calls in HD quality.

Tags: Quicklink | Quicklink TX | Skype TX | Times Network | Times Now | ET Now | Mirror Now | Movies Now | MN+ | Romedy Now and MNX
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Broadpeak Drives Higher-Quality Television Experiences in the Android TV Environment Posted: 01/11/2019
Broadpeak Drives Higher-Quality Television Experiences in the Android TV Environment

Broadpeak®, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, today announced that its nanoCDN™ multicast ABR and umbrellaCDN™ CDN selection solutions are gaining significant momentum in the Android TV environment. As the popularity of Android TV dramatically grows, with 99.2 million devices expected to be shipped by 2022 and more than 140 pay-TV operators using Android TV, Broadpeak's video delivery solutions are empowering content providers and pay-TV operators around the world to offer better-quality television experiences on Android TV screens.

"Android TV is the fastest-growing platform in the digital TV market, used by tens of millions of consumers and hundreds of operators," said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak. "By integrating several of Broadpeak's video delivery solutions into the Android TV framework, we're enabling content providers and operators to take full advantage of the environment, offering support for ultra-low-latency live streaming, server-side ad insertion and replacement, advanced video analytics, cloud PVR, and the ability to deliver an exceptional UHD and HDR broadcast-quality experience."

Broadpeak will demonstrate its solutions for Android TV during the APAC Android TV Summit, Nov. 12-14, in Bangkok, Thailand at The Berkeley Hotel Pratunam in Suite 13304. Key highlights will include:

nanoCDN™ multicast ABR for Android TV operator tier: Deployed on more than 100 devices, Broadpeak's nanoCDN multicast ABR solution enables pay-TV operators to deliver content on an Android TV operator-tier set-top box (STB), using multicast to carry ABR formats (e.g., CMAF) and solving the issues of scalability and latency raised by ABR distribution.

Tags: Broadpeak | Android TV | nanoCDN multicast ABR | umbrellaCDN | APAC Android TV Summit | content delivery network
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Appear TV Launches Zixi Video Transport Over IP on X Platform Posted: 28/10/2019
Appear TV Launches Zixi Video Transport Over IP on X Platform

Appear TV, a leading provider of next-generation high-quality video processing platforms for broadcast and streaming, has launched Zixi input and output support on the X platform.

The Appear TV X platform is a dedicated solution for high speed video networking, enhanced IP security, video distribution and contribution. Designed for near limitless capacity, extensive video awareness, enhanced security, operational simplicity and exceptionally high reliability, the platform redefines video delivery.

“We see an increased demand for modular video transport solutions over IP, providing the flexibility broadcasters and operators require, whilst maintaining ease of use, power efficiency and density,” says Thomas Lind, product management director, Appear TV. “Our partnership with Zixi allows our customers to tap into the Zixi cloud service for broadcast-quality video delivery over public IP networks, presenting a natural extension to our X platform.”

The X platform consists of a compact 1RU - X10 as well as a capacious 2RU - X20 option. The products can both be fitted with a range of input, processing and output modules that enable bridging between commonly used legacy video platforms and an all-IP infrastructure. With support for MPEG TS multiplexing, DVB scrambling/descrambling and high-density/low-latency AVC/HEVC encoding/decoding, the X platform is ideal for video processing in legacy DVB network such as cable, satellite, terrestrial and IPTV, as well as OTT. The dual IP IO modules provide native 10G uni- and bi-directional port connectivity, and the software-defined hardware allows for a variety of software features to run on identical hardware modules. All modules, power supplies and fans are of course hot-swappable.

Tags: Broadcast | Streaming | Video networking | Appear TV | IP solutions | Zixi
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Explore the Trail with Broadcast Solutions at Broadcast Innovation Day Bingen 2019 Posted: 24/10/2019
Explore the Trail with Broadcast Solutions at Broadcast Innovation Day Bingen 2019

The one-day event is free of charge and will be packed with information on new products, future technologies, hands-on demos, lectures and exhibits and will show current projects under production based in the halls of one of Europe’s biggest system integrators. The company established the Broadcast Innovation Days as a series to inform visitors about the latest innovations and trends in broadcasting. Already 15 Innovation Days took place all over the world with more than 1.500 visitors attending.

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VuWall Launches CTS-Accredited Certification Training Program Posted: 23/10/2019
VuWall Launches CTS-Accredited Certification Training Program

VuWall, a leader in video wall control and AV network management, today announced its AVIXA accreditation of the VuWall Certified Specialist training program. Designed for system designers, technical sales, consultants, and field and service technicians, the training is free to qualified resellers and is offered several times each year at VuWall's Montreal and Stuttgart locations. Resellers who complete the training can earn up to 17 renewal units (RUs) toward AVIXA's Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) credential after successfully completing written and practical exams.

"With the increasing demand for video wall and visualization solutions globally, we're invested in providing AV professionals with training resources that will allow them to take advantage of these opportunities,” said Paul Vander Plaetse, CEO. "This program will give them the assurance that they need to expand their expertise confidently. They will tackle several facets that must be considered when designing, configuring, and maintaining VuWall's video wall systems."

Tags: VuWall | AVIXA CTS Certification | video wall control | AV network management | Certified Technology Specialist
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Hiltron Integrates Large-Scale High-Throughput Satellite Monitoring System Posted: 23/10/2019
Hiltron Integrates Large-Scale High-Throughput Satellite Monitoring System

Hiltron Communications announces the conclusion of a major systems integration project for a leading European satellite network operator. The new systems have been delivered to 50 sites around the world where they are being used for continuous quality of service monitoring of high-throughput satellites.

 
Hiltron has supplied each of the 50 sites with a compact 12U rack populated with the monitoring equipment. The systems delivered are located at monitoring sites across North America, South and Central America, Asia, Europe, and Africa.
 
Each system includes a Hiltron HCS-4 satellite communication controller which is designed to form the central control element for a wide range of satcom applications. These include switchover between devices such as downconverters, high power amplifiers, waveguides, MPEG digital video broadcast encoders and integrated receiver/decoders.
 
The HCS-4 can also be used to control and monitor optical-fibre transceivers and antenna heaters. Other features include an N-1 redundancy switch and BUC/HPA controller, an LNB supply, a 2-1 LNB redundancy switch controller, plus a GPS-synchronised fully redundant low-noise 10 MHz reference generator.
 
Hiltron's HCS-4 satellite communication controller is available as a 2U high 19 inch rack mount unit with main and backup power supplies plus 13 slots for active modules. Also available are two chassis mountable frames accommodating up to 6 or up to 14 active modules.
Tags: Hiltron GmbH | Hiltron Communications | turnkey satellite systems integrator | DVB MPEG DSNG systems | L Band and IF Band fibre-optic systems | DVB-T encoding and multiplexing headends | ATM/SDH/PDH/IP transport networks | DVB-S/S2 satellite uplinks | VSAT system
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VuWall Increases Control Room Productivity With New VuWall2 Features Posted: 16/10/2019
VuWall Increases Control Room Productivity With New VuWall2 Features

VuWall, a leader in video wall control and AV network management, today announced an update to its flagship video wall control and collaboration platform, VuWall2. New enhancements to the powerful software solution include colored borders and color detection, support for the Milestone XProtect unified security platform, further integration with the IHSE Draco tera matrix, and extended KVM support of IP sources.

"A control room must be a highly flexible environment where end users can monitor multiple streams of information efficiently and effectively in order to make critical decisions quickly and accurately," said Paul Vander Plaetse, CEO. "This update to VuWall2 is part of our commitment to ensure our customers work as optimally as possible. Each of these enhancements serves to make the integration and operation process seamless, which is key when there's an ever-increasing number of equipment, data streams, and sources needed to support real-time decision-making."

Colored Borders and Color Detection
VuWall2 boosts operational awareness and productivity with new colored borders around windows that are automatically triggered by events such as intrusion detection or fire alarms. The borders' width and colors are configurable and can even be enhanced with a flashing effect, increasing operator responsiveness. Furthering the platform's automation and awareness capabilities, the software also includes a color-detection feature that triggers a new layout on the video wall after a color change has occurred in a specific pixel location on a source computer running process-control applications. This enables unattended operator stations to remain under 24/7 surveillance.

Tags: VuWall | Control Room | VuWall2 | video wall control | AV network | Milestone XProtect | IHSE Switcher | KVM IP
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The Canadian Space Agency Selects VuWall for Control Room Operations Posted: 11/10/2019
The Canadian Space Agency Selects VuWall for Control Room Operations

VuWall, leader in video wall control and AV network management, today announced that the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) successfully deployed VuWall's VuScape processor to monitor the launch of the satellites and their trajectory for the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM). Installed by Applied Electronics, VuScape video wall controller shares and manages incoming content to the control rooms' video walls.

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Magewell Bringing New Eco Capture Models and North American Debuts to 2019 NAB Show New York Posted: 10/10/2019
Magewell Bringing New Eco Capture Models and North American Debuts to 2019 NAB Show New York

Continuing its whirlwind world tour after highly-successful exhibits in China, Australia and Europe the past three months, Magewell is heading to the Big Apple next week with a full slate of new and recently-introduced solutions. Demonstrations in booth N354 at NAB Show New York (October 16 and 17) will include two products making their North American debuts, along with previously-unannounced new model variants in the company's Eco Capture family of ultra-compact, power-efficient, M.2 video capture cards.

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COLSECOR Renews its Trust in Anevia to Expand its Sensa OTT Service Posted: 09/10/2019
COLSECOR Renews its Trust in Anevia to Expand its Sensa OTT Service
Anevia (www.anevia.com), a leading provider of OTT and IPTV software solutions, announces the completion of an OTT platform expansion for Argentine television and telecommunications service provider COLSECOR. The expanded system will increase the capacity of COLSECOR’s Sensa platform which currently offers its subscribers more than 80 live OTT channels.
Tags: Anevia | OTT software | IPTV software | video compression | multiscreen IPTV head-ends | Cloud DVR | CDN solutions | VOD | cloud-native content delivery network solutions | NEA-CDN | NEA-DVR | multiscreen solutions for the delivery of live TV | streaming video | time-
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