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Astra boosts presence in Ukraine

Satellite operator SES Astra has revealed it now broadcasts to over 7.6 million of the 17.8 million households in Ukraine. Last year the operator delivered digital satellite services to an additional 1.8 million households, meaning it now broadcasts to 2.2 million of the country’s 2.3 million digital satellite homes. Astra operates in Ukraine through its […]

Telekom Austria selects Agama for IPTV

Quality assurance company Agama Technologies has announced that Austrian telco Telekom Austria has deployed its digital-TV monitoring solution to ensure the quality of its IPTV headend platform. Agama said the solution, which is powered by video/audio stream analysers, enables Telekom Austria to take control of head-end IPTV streams from the transport to the content layers […]

SES Astra signs Spanish broadband deal

Satellite operator SES Astra has signed a new contract to market its high-speed internet access product ASTRA2Connect to Spanish consumers. Distribution partner Net2 will market ASTRA2Connect in the Iberian Peninsula, including the Balearic Islands of Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza. It will offer four different speed packages with download rates of up to 2Mbps. ASTRA2Connect enables […]

Pilat launches advertising management solution

Broadcast management system specialist Pilat Media has unveiled an advanced advertising management solution to integrate targeted and traditional advertising campaigns. IBMS:OnTarget is an add-on product for its IBMS sales system. Pilat said the new solution enables content and service providers to integrate targeted and traditional advertising using the same campaign and inventory management software.  

NHK launches on Freesat

Japanese public broadcaster NHK’s English-language international news channel has launched on UK free-to-air DTH platform Freesat. NHK World TV is available via Freesat’s news and sports programme guide.

RGB Networks reaches US$100m shipments

Network video processing company RGB Networks has revealed shipments of more than US£100m (€77m), claiming that 2008 was the company’s most successful year to-date. RGB Networks said that in just over three years it has shipped 6,000 ad insertion, HD and VOD delivery products to 140 customers in 24 countries.

Nokia sells mobile TV unit

Mobile phone manufacturer Nokia has sold its enterprise mobile TV unit to India’s Wipro. The Mobile Broadcast Solutions unit creates software and hardware to enable mobile TV technology on a mobile handset to find and access the broadcasting network.

HD arrives on iPlayer

UK broadcaster the BBC has added HD content to its online catch-up service iPlayer for the first time. The BBC HD channel is now available on iPlayer, meaning users are able to stream HD content for seven days after its initial broadcast, or download programmes to be viewed within 30 days. Series including Doctor Who, […]

Adobe extends Flash platform

Adobe has signed a deal to put its Flash software into set-top boxes, internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players. The Adobe Flash Platform will enable the delivery of high-definition web videos to digital devices via the Flash Video (FLV) file format. Adobe said consumers will be able to enjoy rich, interactive viewing experiences, including the ability […]

iTX for IPTV now shipping

Broadcast technology supplier OmniBus Systems has begun shipping iTX for IPTV. Based on the iTX automation, master control and playout system, iTX for IPTV offers a range of features, including ad insertion and IT integration, the ability to provide data exchange with sales and traffic systems, tools for handling regional opt-outs and ad insertion along […]