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Facebook backs new Hong Kong-US undersea cable network

The Hong Kong-Americas (HKA) consortium – which includes Facebook as a member – has signed a deal with Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) to lay a new underwater cable network. The new open cable system will span more than 13,000 kilometers and will increase connectivity between Hong Kong and the west coast of the US, reinforcing […]

Freeview: death of linear TV ‘overstated’

The death of linear TV is not something that Freeview is experiencing, with the vast majority of people in the UK still tuning in live, according to Freeview managing director Guy North. Speaking on a panel debate at TV Connect yesterday, North said that there is a “danger of overstating” the change in viewing habits. […]

Irish TV goes over-the-top in North America

An Ireland-based international TV channel is due to go direct to North American viewers after signing an over-the-top deal with Tata Communications. Irish TV will be accessible to some 40 million Irish residents in the US, with international expansion plans in other regions to follow “in the near future”, according to the firm. “We needed […]

Tata Communications delivers Formula 1 live OTT proof of concept

Indian service provider Tata Communications has completed a proof of concept of live OTT streaming enabled by Net Insight’s platform with Formula One Management. Tata’s live OTT platform delivered a live feed from the Singapore Grand Prix to Formula One Management’s Technical HQ in Biggin Hill, UK, with no time lag between the live broadcast […]

Net Insight signs up first customer for Live OTT

Net Insight has signed up India’s Tata Communications as the first public customer for a new live OTT platform that it says will revolutionise the way OTT services are perceived. The two companies have signed a framework agreement covering the use of Net Insight’s platform, which enables Tata Communications to integrate it in its media […]

Tata Communications chooses PlayBox CloudAir

PlayBox Technology’s new CloudAir virtual application has been selected by Tata Communications to support its new cloud broadcast playout service. The playout service, originally announced at NAB 2015 as part of Tata Communications’ cloud-based media ecosystem platform, will be available in September 2015 and accessible under full IP-based connectivity control to customers globally. CloudAir from […]

Formula One taps Tata for motorsports events

Formula One Management has chosen media services provider Tata Communications to deliver broadcast services for its GP2, GP3 and Porsche Supercup racing series events. Tata Communications will provide a fibre and satellite solution to broadcasters from across the globe at the 12 race locations in 2015. The agreement will also enable broadcasters covering GP2, GP3 […]

Tata Communications delivers 4K Formula 1 live feed

Tata Communications claims it has become the first company to deliver a live 4K feed from a Formula 1 event, after broadcasting live footage from a practice session at the Singapore Grand Prix over the weekend.  The footage was delivered end-to-end over Tata Communications’ Global Video Connect Network to Formula One Management’s technical headquarters in […]

Tata Communications strikes partnership with Kaltura

Tata Communications has partnered with Kaltura to combine Tata’s content delivery network (CDN) with Kaltura’s open source online video platform. The pair said that the integrated offering will enable media companies, enterprises and educational institutions to manage the entire video process, from acquisition to delivery, through a single interface. “The single application interface allows content […]

Tata Communications and Harmonic deliver cloud-based transcoding

Media services provider Tata Communications has teamed up with video technology provider Harmonic to create a cloud-based broadcast-quality video transcoding and delivery service.  According to Tata Communications, the service is being used by Viacom and Network18 Group joint venture Viacom18 to provide HD content transcoding and delivery. Viacom18 is using the service to transcode and […]