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Pearl TV taps Synamedia for Phoenix Next-Gen TV project

US broadcast group Pearl TV has signed up Synamedia as a technology partner for the Phoenix Model Market Initiative, one of the testbeds for ATSC 3.0-based advanced TV services in the country. Synamedia is providing encoding expertise and services, both developed internally with its video processing experts and through strategic partnerships with Triveni Digital and […]

NAB Show attendees get Phoenix ATSC 3.0 trial update

Work towards implementing the new US advanced TV standard, ATSC 3.0, has made some progress over the last year, with NAB Show attendees yesterday hearing about trials in Phoenix, Arizona, Cleveland, Ohio and Chicago, Illinois. Peter Van Peenen, a consultant to channel group Pearl TV, provided an update on a key trial in Phoenix, Arizona […]

US broadcasters commit to ATSC 3.0 launch in 2020

A powerful group of US broadcasters, representing stations owned by the likes of Fox, NBC and Telemundo, have come together to support the introduction of ATSC 3.0 from 2020. The US next-generation broadcast TV standard, which is similar to HbbTV developments in Europe, is designed to enhance over-the-air services for viewers while bringing together broadcast […]

FCC approves ATSC 3.0 but splits on partisan lines

The US Federal Communications Authority has approved the new ATSC 3.0 standard for use by broadcasters, enabling them to offer advanced interactive services to complement over-the-air signals, including targeted advertising. The FCC voted three to two to approve the standard, with Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel voting against and expressing concern that the measure […]

SES lines up three more UHD channels

Satellite operator SES has signed client agreements for three new Ultra High Definition (UHD) channels in Europe, it has revealed. In its half year earnings announcement, SES said that the new channels will be launched by the end of the year and formally announced in the coming months. The news follows SES’s recent UHD deals […]

UHD shopping channel Pearl.tv to launch via SES

Shopping channel Pearl.tv will start broadcasting in Ultra High Definition (UHD) via satellite and the web this September, in what it claims will be a first for a European free-to-air channel. The launch will coincide with the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin, which runs from September 4-9, with SES Platform Services to provide HEVC […]

German shopping channel set for UHD first

A German shopping channel is set to become Europe’s first free-to-air Ultra HD service, launching in September on the Astra satellite platform at 19.2° East. Existing teleshopping service Pearl.tv’s owner Enstyle will lease additional capacity to launch the new channel and will also contract SES Platform Services, a subsidiary of SES, to manage the technical […]