Dubai Channels Network (DCN), official media organization of Dubai, has partnered with Lawo. DCN, which comprises a number of print, radio and TV channels under its umbrella, already equipped their Outside Broadcast Division with Lawo’s V__pro8 video processing units for embedding/de-embedding, frame-syncing, color correction and other tasks, thus reducing valuable weight, rack-space and power requirements.
Telestream, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, has created a solution to the growing challenge of delivering a continuous supply of compelling, high-quality video content to social media platforms. Designated Vantage Social, this extension to the company’s market leading media processing and workflow automation platform targets a range of audiences from broadcasters to sports teams, large corporations and SMEs.
Tata Communications, a leading global provider of network, cloud, mobility, security and collaboration services received top honors at the 2017 Frost & Sullivan India Digital Transformation Awards, with four awards in the Enterprise Telecom Services category and one award in the Enterprise Infrastructure category. Tata Communications took centerstage at the awards ceremony and received four Service Provider of the Year awards for: (1) Enterprise Data (2) Hosted Contact Center (3) Enterprise Telecom – Large Enterprise Segment, and (4) Third Party Datacenter. It also won New Product/Service Innovation Award for IoT – a new award category this year.
Harmonic, the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, has added advanced media management and scheduling capabilities to its VOS™ Cloud platform, further accelerating the time to market for new broadcast and OTT services. Broadcasters and service providers now have the power to seamlessly create schedules and manage assets in real time via Harmonic's VOS Cloud solution thanks to the acquisition of software technology from Chyro, the experts in cloud-based traffic systems. The VOS Cloud solution with these next-generation scheduling capabilities has already been successfully deployed by a major U.S. broadcaster for increased OTT delivery efficiency.
Inmarsat, the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, and Cobham SATCOM, the leading manufacturer of satellite communications solutions, announced that United Airlines will participate in a technology evaluation of SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S), Inmarsat’s next generation flight deck communications platform.
TiVo Corporation, a global leader in entertainment technology and audience insights and, Funai Electric, a major global consumer electronics manufacturer, announced that Funai has renewed its multi-year product and intellectual property (IP) license for entertainment products across Japan, North America and Europe.
Speaking at the 5G World in London (13-15 June), Paul Ward, International Sales Director for ETELM, a leading manufacturer of advanced Mission Critical communications infrastructures, said that LTE high speed mobile broadband will have a major impact on the mission critical communications market, bringing new advanced functionality and applications to users.
Harmonic, the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, announced that the largest cable operator in Kazakhstan, Almatel Kazakhstan, operating under the brand name Alma TV, has augmented its cable television service with the launch of a direct-to-home (DTH) satellite television platform using the latest generation HEVC video compression solution from Harmonic. Harmonic's Electra™ X advanced media processing platform allows Alma TV to deliver high-quality SD, HD and UHD channels across Kazakhstan with increased bandwidth efficiency by leveraging the HEVC video codec. Using the software-based Electra X system, Alma TV will be able to easily adopt new formats and codecs in the future, including 4K/UHD.
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, launched version 2.0 of Lightspeed Live Capture, its multichannel video capture and processing system. For content creators and owners with large tape archives, Lightspeed Live Capture 2.0 simplifies the process of converting existing tape libraries to file-based formats for better long-term storage and further monetization.
NAGRA, a Kudelski Group company and the world's leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, in partnership with MTM, a leading international research and strategy consultancy, revealed the first wave of findings from the Pay-TV Innovation Forum 2017, which looks first at the state of the North American market. The global research program examines the state of pay-TV innovations and strategies that will drive the next phase of growth for the industry.
Averna, a leading global Test and Quality Solutions provider has reached a strategic partnership with MaxEye Technologies to distribute their digital video and audio signal generation toolkits. This partnership will allow Averna to add full digital video and audio testing capability to its Averna Signal Tester (AST-1000) RF Signal Source platform, in addition to its existing RF toolkits such as AM/FM, HD Radio and Sirius XM as well as full GNSS simulation.
Corpus Media Labs has developed a robust B2B OTT platform, called VideoCorpus, which can deliver Live TV, Video on Demand (VOD), Music on Demand (MOD), 4K content, Catch-up TV across multiple screens. Corpus Smart Analytics collects over fifty data points on user’s behavior and their consumption patterns and bring meaningful statistics for driving marketing and promotion strategy of the contents on the OTT platform. After their success in wireline and wireless platforms, Corpus has now entered “Streaming on Wheels” which is focused on providing Content on Demand (CoD) on public transports like buses and railways.
Harmonic, the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, and EVS, the leading provider of live video systems, has reached a partnership. EVS has adopted the Harmonic MediaGrid system as its new high-performance nearline storage solution, marketing it under the XStore brand. The new XStore storage solution increases flexibility and scalability for studios, broadcast centers and major broadcasting facilities via its "Grow-as-you-Go" architecture.
The Orchard is widening its global reach with music, video and film distribution through a strategic expansion of its presence around the world that will enable it to deliver enhanced levels of service to the independent community.
Zetta Cloud, specialists in artificial intelligence solutions for digital news, and ANNOVA Systems, provider of leading planning and newsroom computer system OpenMedia, have collaborated with the goal of providing journalists with origin and trustworthiness metrics for online information in the news gathering process.
Recently, BIGO LIVE, a Singapore-based mobile broadcasting app, organised its first meeting with broadcasters in India to announce the introduction of VLOG, a video recording feature on its app. BIGO LIVE enables broadcasters to engage in real-time Interaction via mobile streaming with your audience and chat with their favourite broadcasters while they are watching live broadcasting anytime and anywhere.
INSIGHT TV, the world’s largest producer and broadcaster of adventure travel and extreme sports genres in true, unscripted 4K UHD, has signed a significant distribution contract with SK broadband through its partnership with TV. The deal will see the Seoul-based telco, one of the largest broadband operators in Korea, distribute INSIGHT TV’s popular 4K UHD channel.
Irdeto, the world leader in digital platform security, has announced that its Irdeto TraceMark forensic watermarking solution has passed ChinaDRM Lab’s security evaluation test. ChinaDRM Lab is the official testing organization of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) of the People’s Republic of China. The certification recognizes the robustness of Irdeto TraceMark and will enable operators in China to monetize over-the-top (OTT) offerings and build a 360-degree anti-piracy strategy around their ecosystem of content offerings.
Harmonic's software-based solutions will be highlighted at ANGA COM 2017 (30 May- June1); these solutions enable operators to migrate to high-speed gigabit networks to accommodate the launch of competitive triple-play offerings, and deliver pristine video quality on every screen, up to UHD-HDR, at the lowest possible bitrates.
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