Recent Posts by Heather McLean, Editor

Medialaan and Yospace launch Dynamic Ad Insertion project for live streaming

Belgian commercial broadcaster, Medialaan, has chosen Yospace’s Dynamic Ad Insertion (DAI) system to monetise live channels on the new TV everywhere service, Stievie Premium. The renewed, paying version of Stievie’s online television service was made available on Monday 21 August 2017.   This new Stievie Premium edition offers 18 live TV channels and catch up services, […]  More

BT Sport score to be streamed live via Twitter

BT Sport Score, the football results show, will be available to anyone using Twitter in the UK, following an agreement between the sports broadcaster and Twitter for it to be live streamed on the platform. The agreement allows Twitter’s millions of UK users to sample a key highlight of BT Sport’s weekend line up at […]  More

For-A announces new advanced research JV with InSync Technology

For-A Japan has announced the formation of a new advanced research joint venture with InSync Technology, UK. The new company, named InSync Technology Products, has been formed to enable collaboration between UK and Japan on the design and development of mainly 8K UHDTV signal processing equipment, to support current and future international programme distribution. “With […]  More

MTG extends exclusive DKB Handball-Bundesliga rights until 2023

MTG has secured the exclusive Nordic media rights to the DKB Handball-Bundesliga for the next six seasons, bringing world class handball action to fans in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden on TV, online and mobile. Officially ranked Europe’s number one handball league by the European Handball Federation, the DKB Handball-Bundesliga is contested by Germany’s top […]  More

Rohde & Schwarz subsidiary GMIT launches enhanced RelayCaster at IBC 2017

At IBC 2017 GMIT will showcase its newly acquired RelayCaster and CodecCaster products for the first time since acquiring the technology of Motama earlier this year. The company will introduce the latest version of RelayCaster for content contribution over public IP networks and CodecCaster for high density live transcoding, on stand 7.E25. The new version […]  More

Octopus Newsroom partners with Traco Systems

Octopus Newsroom, producer of computer newsroom systems, has announced a partnership with software developer and system integrator Traco Systems. The agreement centres on the introduction of a Traco Media Bridge plug-in enabling Octopus Newsroom users to browse and deploy content from Avid Interplay within an easy to use drag and drop graphic display. Media Bridge […]  More

Ross Video and The Future Group rewrite Playbook for virtual studios

Ross Video and The Future Group have announced the availability of Frontier, an innovative Virtual Studio Graphics Rendering platform.  “Frontier raises the broadcasting bar for virtual and augmented reality productions with incredible levels of creative design freedom that are combined with hyper-realistic rendering quality for virtual sets that are much more natural and convincing,” said […]  More

Stefan Weidner joins Grass Valley as sales director of Central and Southern Europe

Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has announced the appointment of Stefan Weidner as sales director of central and southern Europe, effective immediately. Weidner has held numerous senior roles in the broadcast communications industry for companies such as Imagine Communications and Harris Broadcast. Most recently, Weidner was the global sales director of media at Rohde & […]  More

Bexel Robotic Camera Systems and explore.org partner to bring nature footage to millions

Bexel, an NEP Broadcast Services Company and a provider of robotic technology, has joined forces with philanthropic media organisation explore.org to stream never-before-seen live video and audio from some of the world’s most remote and exotic locations. Founded by Charles Annenberg Weingarten, director and vice president of the Annenberg Foundation, explore.org has created the largest […]  More