Recent Posts by Heather McLean, Editor

Eurosport and Omroep Zeeland coverage of Tacx Pro Classic cycling race success with Avelo and Mobile Viewpoint

Avelo, a Dutch production company led by cycling enthusiast and former TV producer, Flavio Pasquino, was tasked with producing the live coverage of the Tacx Pro Classic cycling race for Eurosport and Omroep Zeeland. The broadcasters requested a full HD production, with the same look and feel and production value as the Tour de France […]  More

Aperi opens EMEA office as transition to software-based IP infrastructures gathers pace

IP media processing company, Aperi, is continuing its global expansion with the opening of an office in London that will serve the EMEA region. This is the second office that Aperi has outside of the US, having recently set up in Melbourne, Australia. The company has also appointed Cesare Camparada as senior market development and technology […]  More

Bexel supplies complete broadcast infrastructure for Katy Perry’s ‘Witness World Wide’

As part of its ongoing partnership with Fly on the Wall Entertainment (FOTW), Bexel delivered a complete technical broadcast infrastructure for pop star Katy Perry’s recent “Witness World Wide” event. Bexel, an NEP Broadcast Services Company, provided an HD control room, a comprehensive fibre infrastructure, and on-site engineering support for the live streaming event, staged […]  More

BT Sport celebrates women’s sport with the BT Sport Action Women of the Year Award

BT Sport has announced the nominees for its annual Action Woman of the Year 2017 Award in association with The Telegraph. The awards, now in their fifth year, celebrate the ten most exceptional sporting performances by British female athletes throughout 2017. It has been an outstanding year for women’s sport with inspirational individual and team […]  More

CenturyLink completes acquisition of Level 3

CenturyLink, the second largest US communications provider to global enterprise customers, has completed its acquisition of Level 3 Communications. The combination of CenturyLink and Level 3 creates a global network services company capable of providing customers a wide range of high quality technology solutions over a secure and reliable fibre-rich network. The combined company, with […]  More

Live TV piracy a multi-billion dollar problem for comms service providers

Sandvine, a global provider of network intelligence, has released a Global Internet Phenomena Spotlight report focusing on paid subscription television piracy services. The report reveals that 6.5% of households in North America are accessing pirated live television services each month, an adoption rate that may cost communication service providers (CSPs) over $4 billion in revenue […]  More

Discovery Communications completes move of US network playout to public cloud

Evertz Microsystems and Discovery Communications, home of global brands including Discovery Channel, TLC and ID, have completed the transition of Discovery’s US networks to public cloud-based origination utilising an Evertz solution running within the Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) Public Cloud. In partnership with Evertz, Discovery Communications has built a highly resilient, reliable, fully virtualised and […]  More

SES Networks and CETel provide end to end connectivity for telco in Africa

A major European telecom operator will bring connectivity to new areas across North and West Africa and enable contingency services during fibre outages using a satellite-based solution. The network is implemented by CETel, a German provider of global end-to-end communications solutions, in partnership with SES Networks, who will deliver C-band capacity on SES’s NSS-7 satellite.  […]  More

David Antoine joins Lawo’s Radio Technical Support team

Lawo has announced the hiring of David Antoine, CBRE, CBNT as the latest member of the company’s Radio Technical Support team.  A distinguished radio chief who’s spent nearly 40 years in broadcasting, Antoine has held positions with some of  New York’s most prestigious radio outlets, beginning with WNCN-FM and subsequently at WOR, WBLS-FM, and WQXR-FM, […]  More

MX1 teams up with live streaming OTT service fuboTV

MX1, a solution provider of media services, has announced that its services will be used by sports-centric live streaming TV company, fuboTV. MX1 aggregates and delivers sports and entertainment channels before providing them on the fuboTV platform for distribution to multiple devices in multiple formats, enabling the company to expand its content offering and reach […]  More