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 […]

RGB Networks, Verimatrix and itaas develop TV Everywhere solution

Three technology companies, RGB Networks, Verimatrix and itaas, have joined forces to develop a solution for streaming video to mobile devices. itaas serves as the prime contractor contributing its team of network architects and product testing capabilities as well as a client side solution for viewing content on a mobile device. itaas’ network architects will […]

European cities make progress in Akamai broadband league

Cities in Asia continue to dominate CDN provider Akamai’s list of the 100 fastest broadband cities worldwide, according to its latest State of the Internet report. Based on analysis of the second quarter of this year, Brno in the Czech Republic was the fastest European city, ranked 55 out of 100 globally with an average […]

Irdeto acquires BayTSP

Content security specialist Irdeto has acquired Santa Clara, California-based anti-piracy technology provider BayTSP. BayTSP specialises in search, discovery and anti-piracy solutions, which Irdeto will use to expand its security portfolio and complement its Irdeto ActiveCloak system. BayTSP provides customer, including Hollywood studios, with the ability to identify and track unauthorised digital content, independent of language, […]

Bridge updates microVB for OTT support

Bridge Technologies has updated its microVB miniaturised digital media probe for subscriber premises. The microVB 2.0 can report second-by-second data on all traffic passing through set-top boxes and can now also analyse OTT service quality. Operators can use the device to monitor various factor influencing QoS and the viewer experience, including interactions between triple-play services, […]

Signiant names new CEO

Media technology company Signiant has named Margaret Craig as its new CEO. Craig was previously the CEO of networked services for media management provider Ascent Media Group. Signiant provides workflow automation and management of media as it moves between media and entertainment organisations.

Volicon launches loudness monitoring for cable

Technology company Volicon has launched the integrated real-time loudness monitoring capabilities of its Observer version 6.0 video monitoring and logging system to the cable market. The Observer Remote Program Monitor and MPEG Transport Stream systems offer loudness monitoring tools that help cable operators to maintain compliance with the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act (CALM Act) […]