Turner selects Digital Rapids for multiscreen transcoding

Turner Broadcasting System, the broadcaster behind Cartoon Network and CNN amongst others, is using video technology company Digital Rapids’ StreamZHD multi-format encoding systems and the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager automated transcoding software for multiscreen delivery. The solutions transform live feeds and on-demand content for delivery to multiple viewing platforms. 
StreamZHD encoders are used by Turner’s network […]

Netia launches hybrid TV platform with Netgem

Polish telco Netia has launched a TV service using technologies from France-based set-top and home gateway company Netgem. Netgem is providing Netia with middleware and hybrid DTT/IP set-top boxes. The connected TV service offers HBO’s OTT on-demand platform HBO GO, which subscribers can watch on various devices including smartphones and tablets. The addition of TV […]

Intelsat strikes trio of African deals

Satellite operator Intelsat has struck deals with three broadcasters for additional capacity over Africa in 2012. Multichoice Africa has expanded its capacity on Intelsat 904 for contribution services, complementing its agreement for DTH capacity on Intelsat 7 at 68.5° East. India-based Zee Entertainment is also to begin distributing programming via the Intelsat 10 and follow-on […]

ONO hoping for strong TiVo uptake as economy hits results

Spanish cable operator ONO has pre-registered 32,000 customers for its TiVo service, which was soft-launched last month. ONO will roll out the TiVo service across its networks in the coming quarters. The company will be hoping that TiVo will provide a strong marketing tool for its TV services after a difficult third quarter. The company […]

Motive launches Video2Go

TV technology company Motive Television has launched Video2Go, a new software offering that it says provides broadcasters and pay TV operators with a low-cost way of delivering services to iPads and other devices. Video2Go delivers pre-prepared content to set-top boxes or other devices in the home, which can then be transferred, initially to iPads, via […]

Panasonic adds social TV app

Panasonic last week unveiled a new social TV app that will be available on its Viera Connect TVs in North America. The app will provide viewers with access to one or more social media sites including Twitter and Facebook while watching programmes at the same time. In addition to the social TV app, Panasonic also […]

Amos-5 ready for launch

Satellite operator Spacecom has announced that the Amos-5 satellite has completed its test phase and has been transported to the launch-site in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Amos-5 is scheduled to be launched on December 11 to the 17° East orbital position and begin commercial operations in early 2012 with pan-African C-band and Ku-band capacity. In Baikonur, the […]

TF1 using Elemental for multiscreen delivery

Multiscreen content delivery specialist Elemental Technologies has announced that French broadcast group TF1 Group is using Elemental Live to support delivery of live and catch-up content for the multiplatform MYTF1 service. MYTF1 is accessible through mobile applications, IPTV services and various websites. TF1 is using Elemental Live to create the content delivered through MYTF1 portals. […]

Kudelski restructure aims to reduce costs

Kudelski Group is restructuring to focus on the convergence of digital TV and online TV, and in response the economic crisis impacting several markets in which the company operates. The goal is to reduce annual costs by CHF90 million (€73 million). The changes will see Kudelski’s OpenTV teams and solutions, as well as those in […]

Du teams up with Intelsat for distribution platform

UAE service provider du has teamed up with satellite operator Intelsat to jointly offer turnkey multichannel per carrier (MCPC) television programme distribution solutions on the Intelsat 10 satellite at 68.5° East. The new MCPC platform, part of the IntelsatONE network, will enable programmers in the Middle East to reach viewers in the Middle East and […]