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AVIWEST Enables Viewers to Experience Compelling Live Content From PETRONAS Le Tour de Langkawi 2020 Race on Social Media Posted: 20/05/2020
AVIWEST Enables Viewers to Experience Compelling Live Content From PETRONAS Le Tour de Langkawi 2020 Race on Social Media

AVIWEST, a global provider of video contribution systems, today announced that Asia's most prestigious multistage cycling event, PETRONAS Tour de Langkawi 2020, was broadcast live on social networks using AVIWEST's flagship PRO3 Series bonded cellular transmitters, QUAD CellLink antennas, and StreamHub transceiver. Race event organizer Human Voyage offered sports fans and viewers captivating live footage of every stage of the competition.

"Our viewers didn't want to miss a second of the competition, and we needed to ensure there was zero delay during our live streaming sessions," said Shahaizereen A. Hamid, event director at Human Voyage. "We chose AVIWEST for the exceptional capabilities of its field units. AVIWEST's equipment enabled our motorbikes and helicopter to follow riders along the entire road so that they could live-broadcast the excitement of the race over cellular networks, no matter what the environment was like. AVIWEST's team provided us with highly professional support and technical expertise, staying by our side at every stage of the project."

 

Tags: AVIWEST | PETRONAS Tour de Langkawi | live broadcast | Race | Cycling
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Harmonic Enables Acceleration of Cable Broadband Upgrades and Capacity Expansion Posted: 15/05/2020
Harmonic Enables Acceleration of Cable Broadband Upgrades and Capacity Expansion

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced CableOS® Reef, a new dense Remote PHY Shelf (RPS) that fundamentally changes the dynamics of cable network capacity expansion. By fully converging IP-based data, video and legacy services in centralized or remote facilities, this compact new indoor platform enables operators to more swiftly and economically address capacity issues while still leveraging their existing HFC outdoor access networks.

 

 

 

Tags: Harmonic | CableOS Reef | Ripple Node | Cable Network | OTT Video
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BBC WORLD NEWS AND SES EXTEND HD DEAL Posted: 14/05/2020
BBC WORLD NEWS AND SES EXTEND HD DEAL

TV viewers across Western Europe will continue to be able to watch BBC World News thanks to an extended deal with SES. BBC Global News delivers its HD news channel, BBC World News, free-to-air across Europe on SES's Astra satellite at 19.2 degrees East.

The total HD reach at Astra 19.2 degrees East has increased every year, rising from 65 million homes at year end 2015 to 88 million by year end 2019, a 34% growth in five years. The BBC World News channel, which has been available in HD through SES since 2015, is distributed via a multiplex operated and uplinked by SES from its Luxembourg headquarters.

 

Tags: BBC World News | SES | ASTRA 19.2 | BBC Global News | Chris Davies
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Interra Systems and Skyline Communications Team Up to Improve the Quality of OTT Services Posted: 05/05/2020
Interra Systems and Skyline Communications Team Up to Improve the Quality of OTT Services

Interra Systems and Skyline Communications today announced a new partnership to improve quality of service (QoS) and quality of experience (QoE) for linear and nonlinear OTT channels. The integration between Interra Systems' ORION-OTT system and Skyline Communications' DataMiner® network management and orchestration (NMS/OSS) platform gives broadcasters and OTT service providers a single, automated, end-to-end solution to efficiently manage OTT content workflow orchestration and quality alerts.

 

 

 

Tags: Interra Systems | Skyline Communications | OTT Services | ORION-OTT | DataMiner
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Philippe Leonetti Appointed as New CEO of Viaccess-Orca Posted: 05/05/2020
Philippe Leonetti Appointed as New CEO of Viaccess-Orca

Viaccess-Orca (VO), a global leader providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, today announced that Philippe Leonetti has been appointed as CEO of the company, replacing Paul Molinier. Philippe Leonetti has established expertise in the field of security with over 12 years of experience in senior management roles at Orange, one of the world's leading telecommunications operators.

Tags: Viaccess-Orca | OTT | CEO | Philippe Leonetti | Orange Group
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SES Delivers Over 8,300 TV Channels to 367 Million Homes Worldwide Posted: 24/04/2020
SES Delivers Over 8,300 TV Channels to 367 Million Homes Worldwide

SES announced today that the number of global TV households it reaches directly or indirectly via satellite increased by 12 million to 367 million in 2019. Findings from the company's annual Satellite Monitor market research validate, once again, SES's position as the world's leading video content distributor via satellite and shows the important role that satellite continues to play in reaching the largest possible audience globally.

Much of the increase in the 12 million TV households is attributed to the leading infrastructure of TV reception — satellite and cable — which grew by 9 million in 2019 to 153 million and 149 million homes, respectively. Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) and terrestrial TV grew by a combined 3 million to 43 million and 21 million homes.

The Satellite Monitor study also showed that SES's technical reach has increased across several continents, including Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific (APAC), and Latin America (LATAM). Europe continues to be the strongest market for SES, with 168 million total households served by the SES fleet, up by 1 million from 2018, followed by North America at 69 million.

 

Tags: SES | Satellite Monitor | TV | Video Content | TV Channels
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DVB Releases Free Reference Client for DVB-I Services Posted: 24/04/2020
DVB Releases Free Reference Client for DVB-I Services

DVB, an industry consortium that develops open, interoperable technical specifications for the delivery of digital media and broadcast services, today announced that an open source reference client for DVB-I is now available. The source code is provided via DVB's GitHub account. Developed in collaboration with Sofia Digital, the reference client and related materials are released under the open source MIT license and will help to accelerate deployments of the DVB-I specification.

"The events of recent weeks have clearly shown that television remains a popular and vital medium for information and entertainment," said Emily Dubs, head of technology at DVB. "With broadband-enabled devices typically orchestrating users' digital lives, this new reference client demonstrates the potential for DVB-I to play a vital role in uniting the wide range of linear services available to viewers, whether over broadband or broadcast networks."

"This is part of a shift by DVB to deliver more value to its members and to the industry, looking beyond the specifications themselves," said Peter MacAvock, chairman of DVB. "By providing this reference client, DVB hopes to encourage the adoption of DVB-I specifications in industry solutions for delivering linear television over the internet."

 

Tags: DVB | DVB-I | Android | GitHub | Sofia Digital | MIT License
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AVIWEST Offers Free Live Webinars Posted: 17/04/2020
AVIWEST Offers Free Live Webinars

Following the cancellation of the 2020 NAB Show, AVIWEST, a global provider of video contribution systems, today announced that it is hosting several free live webinars to share crucial information about the company's innovative products, solutions, and technologies. The webinars are designed to help broadcasters and video professionals leverage the full power of AVIWEST's solutions, turning their live video transmission missions into success stories.

The first webinar series is as follows and cover the following topics:
• "AVIWEST NAB Updates" on Thursday, April 23 at 2:30 p.m. GMT+1
• "Turn Your Event Into a Success Story With AVIWEST Transmitters and Encoders" on Thursday, April 30 at 2:30 p.m. GMT +1
• "Live Contribution and Content Sharing With AVIWEST" on Thursday, May 7 at 2:30 p.m. GMT+1

Each webinar will last approximately 30 minutes. For more information about the webinar topics and to view the available times and register online, attendees may visit: https://www.aviwest.com/services/webinars/.

More information on AVIWEST and its products is available at www.aviwest.com.

Tags: AVIWEST | Webinar | NAB Show | live-video | streaming | NAB 2020 | NAB 2020
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Harmonic Providing Free Access to Video Streaming Innovation During Global Lockdown Posted: 16/04/2020
Harmonic Providing Free Access to Video Streaming Innovation During Global Lockdown

The current global health crisis has given rise to rapid growth in network traffic, resulting in strain across global broadband networks. In order to address the recent surge and to support its many customers during these unprecedented times, Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced it will provide its EyeQ™ content-aware encoding (CAE) technology free for the next 90 days to help alleviate the current network constraints.

Harmonic's EyeQ technology leverages artificial intelligence to reduce streaming congestion on broadband networks by up to 50% without impacting quality. It serves as a highly effective tool to combat the recent surge and a step above recently utilized methods, such as resolution and bit rate reductions. EyeQ CAE is available on all Harmonic media processors, through a software license, and the VOS®360 Live Streaming Platform.

"Due to the nearly global lockdown, the demand for high-quality streaming services has exploded and as such has led to excessive constraints on broadband networks. Adding our EyeQ technology to the mix can greatly decrease bandwidth consumption for high-quality video and alleviate strain on local and national broadband networks," said Shahar Bar, senior vice president, video products and corporate development at Harmonic. "By offering free licenses for the expected lockdown timeframes, Harmonic is providing an effective tool to help both media companies and broadband networks alike."

Tags: Harmonic | Video Streaming | EyeQ | COVID-19 | artificial intelligence
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Triveni Digital Hosts Virtual Event to Maintain Service Stability for Broadcasters Posted: 14/04/2020
Triveni Digital Hosts Virtual Event to Maintain Service Stability for Broadcasters

Triveni Digital today announced the launch of a web-based event, in place of the company's participation at PBS TechCon and the 2020 NAB Show, to help broadcasters maintain service stability and business continuity. The virtual event will take place on business days between April 15 and April 24, providing broadcasters with in-depth information on the company's latest innovations in digital TV data, metadata management, and service quality assurance solutions and offering personalized one-on-one sessions with Triveni Digital team members.

"Keeping with our strong commitment to business continuity, Triveni Digital is dedicated to maintaining the same level of service stability and product satisfaction that our customers are accustomed to," said Ralph Bachofen, vice president of sales and marketing at Triveni Digital. "With canceled industry events and travel restrictions in place, broadcasters need access to vital information on how to uphold service continuity. We are excited to present the industry with this virtual event, which can be enjoyed from the safety of your own home."

Tags: Triveni Digital | Virtual Event | Service Stability | SaaS
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Interra Systems Simplifies Content QC With New Interra Cloud Services Posted: 14/04/2020
Interra Systems Simplifies Content QC With New Interra Cloud Services

Interra Systems, a leading global provider of software products and solutions to the digital media industry, today announced Interra Cloud Services (ICS), a new subscription-based service that will allow media companies to perform the critical function of content QC in the cloud. The ICS — BATON service will be available immediately for automated QC of file-based content. The subscription-based service, running in the cloud will help simplify and expedite content verification for quality and compliance purposes. Interra Systems will initially offer this cloud-based service for its BATON product running on Amazon Web Services infrastructure, with plans to add more advanced QC capabilities in the future, including its machine learning-based captions and lip sync solutions.

 

 

 

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Broadpeak Hosts Virtual Events for Content Providers and Pay-TV Operators Posted: 14/04/2020
Broadpeak Hosts Virtual Events for Content Providers and Pay-TV Operators

Following the cancellation of the 2020 NAB Show, 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 will be hosting a series of virtual events, April 27-30. The Broadpeak vNAB will include one-on-one digital meetings with Broadpeak sales and technology experts, live technology demos, and conference presentations centered on how to increase content delivery efficiency, provide a superior quality of experience across all screens, and monetize video services.

 

 

 

Tags: Broadpeak | Virtual Event | vNAB | Streaming | S4Streaming | NAB 2020 | NAB 2020
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Harmonic Announces Virtual Showcase to Bring Smarter Video Streaming to Life Posted: 13/04/2020
Harmonic Announces Virtual Showcase to Bring Smarter Video Streaming to Life

Harmonic today announced the launch of Live Connection, a 30-day virtual showcase highlighting Harmonic's latest video streaming innovations. The online interactive series will shine light on the powerful benefits of Harmonic's software solutions and cloud-based platforms providing increased agility, flexibility, efficiency and continuity to meet the growing consumer demand for streaming and broadcast services.

The virtual showcase, commencing on April 16, will kick off with a webinar on how to cut streaming congestion without sacrificing quality of service and will comprise a mix of additional live webinars, a unique virtual showroom experience and engaging one-on-one meetings with Harmonic team members.

"We're rolling out Harmonic Live Connection to meaningfully engage with our globally dispersed customers and assure the continuity of their mission-critical services," said Shahar Bar, senior vice president, video products and corporate development, at Harmonic. "Our virtual showcase will highlight Harmonic's innovations in low-latency live streaming, channel origination, UHD HDR, personalized advertising, video workflow portability to cloud, geo-redundancy and ATSC 3.0, that make next-gen video streaming and broadcast services smarter."

Tags: Harmonic | Virtual | Showcase | Live Connection | Streaming
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nanocosmos Improves Ultra-Low-Latency Live Streaming Experience With New nanoStream Cloud Service Features Posted: 02/04/2020
nanocosmos Improves Ultra-Low-Latency Live Streaming Experience With New nanoStream Cloud Service Features

nanocosmos, the Berlin-based interactive live streaming technology provider, has introduced new enhancements to its nanoStream Cloud service, which delivers an end-to-end latency of around one second for interactive video streaming applications. Through new adaptive bit rate (ABR) playback, automatic live transcoding, and analytics capabilities, nanoStream Cloud enables service providers and platform operators across different vertical markets such as webcasting, live auctions, gaming, sports betting, polling, e-commerce, e-learning, and entertainment to deliver a superior live video streaming experience.

"Ultra-low-latency live streaming opens up a variety of exciting opportunities for multiple markets, especially those focused on driving audience engagement," said Oliver Lietz, CEO and founder at nanocosmos. "As nanoStream Cloud deployments grow across the globe, we're excited to introduce several new enhancements that answer our customers' live streaming challenges. Through ABR playback, transcoding, and action-based analytics on the nanoStream Cloud service, we're helping to ensure that service providers can deliver an interactive and lean-forward type of video experience with ultra-low latency that is critical for live streaming."

 

 

Tags: nanocosmos | nanoStream Cloud | Ultra Low Latency | Streaming | Live Streaming
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Interra Systems to Host Webinar Series Following 2020 NAB Show Cancellation Posted: 02/04/2020
Interra Systems to Host Webinar Series Following 2020 NAB Show Cancellation

Interra Systems, a leading global provider of software products and solutions to the digital media industry, today announced that it will offer a series of free educational webinars in April. Webinar topics focus on the company's new and full range of content quality control (QC), monitoring, analysis, and classification solutions. This includes two new solutions that were set to be showcased at the 2020 NAB Show: BATON LipSync, a new automated tool for lip sync detection and verification, and BATON Captions, which brings simplicity and cost savings to the creation, management, and delivery of captions.

Despite the cancellation of the 2020 NAB Show, Interra Systems wants to ensure that its customers and partners don't miss out on vital information regarding the company's recent technology innovations. The webinar series offers a way to stay connected, providing attendees with a digital connection to news about solutions that streamline content management, improve efficiencies, and help to provide exceptional audio-video quality on every device.

The full list of webinar topics and dates includes:
• "BATON LipSync — Solving Critical Lip Sync Issues in Media Content" on Thursday, April 9
• "BATON Captions — Efficient Video Captions Creation and Distribution" on Monday, April 13
• "Media QC" on Wednesday, April 15
• "Media Monitoring and Delivery" regarding ORION-OTT on Friday, April 17, and regarding ORION on Monday, April 20
• "Content Classification" on Wednesday, April 22
• "Media Analysis" on Friday, April 24

Each webinar will last for approximately 60 minutes. For more information about the webinar topics, to view the available times and register online, visit: http://www.interrasystems.com/mailer/OnlineNAB2020/.

More information about Interra Systems solutions can be found at www.interrasystems.com.

Tags: Interra Systems | Webinar | NAB Show | BATON | Media QC | NAB 2020 | NAB 2020
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