Belden acquires Snell Advanced Media

Belden has acquired Snell Advanced Media (SAM) and will incorporate the company into its TV production and broadcast services business, Grass Valley. Grass Valley president Tim Shoulders will lead the combined business and said Belden’s investment in SAM demonstrates its commitment to the broadcast industry. He added that adding SAM’s employees and products to Grass […]

Belden agrees US$220 million Grass Valley acquisition

End-to-end signal transmission firm Belden has agreed to buy video technology company Grass Valley for US$220 million (€162 million). The binding offer, which Belden revealed in its fourth quarter results yesterday, will see Belden combine Grass Valley with another of its assets – Miranda, a provider of hardware and software solutions for the TV broadcast, […]

Miranda debuts iTX IP simulcast output

Belden-owned Miranda Technologies will use IBC to debut new IP simulcast output functionality for its iTX playout platform. The simulcast output is a mezzanine-encoded IP signal output that resides alongside the standard SDI channel output on the iTX hardware. The production of the encoded stream within iTX improves playout efficiency because this step traditionally has […]

Miranda acquires Softel

Belden-owned broadcasting technology provider Miranda Technologies has acquired UK-based captioning and subtitling specialist Softel. In addition to its Swift line of subtitling and captioning products, Softel supports interactive television and second screen applications via the MediaSphere suite of products, and MPEG ad insertion capabilities with its Oliver product. Softel also provides solutions for ancillary data […]