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Live sport helps drive new web traffic high for Akamai

Intelligent edge platform Akamai has set a new company record for peak traffic on its global content delivery network. On Tuesday 11 December 11 the volume of data being delivered across the Akamai network exceeded 72 Tbps, surpassing the 70 Tbps threshold for the first time in the company’s 20-year history. “In a year during […]  More

Manchester City and SAP team up to bring technology to the touchline

Premier League champions Manchester City and cloud provider SAP have collaborate to bring innovative technology to the dugout during matches. Following new rules to allow small technology devices at pitch side this season, City and SAP have extended their existing technology coverage to ensure they could bring players the latest tactics and insights as they […]  More

European first as PRO TV opts for new Sony live production camera

Romanian broadcaster PRO TV, part of CME media and entertainment network, is the first European buyer for Sony’s new HDC-3500 live production camera. PRO TV has invested in eight HDC-3500 camera chains that will be used for live entertainment and sports productions, working with HDCU-3100, the IP enabled CCU. It also have chosen the PXW-Z280 […]  More

EBU extends rights partnership with Austrian Skiing

The EBU and Austrian Ski Association (ÖSV) have extended their media rights partnership for three more seasons, 2018/19/20/21 — with the option for three more. This represents a major advance in extending the scope and potential of media rights beyond traditional areas to now include more digital and immersive exploitation. The deal covers the exclusive broadcasting […]  More

Fox Innovation Lab releases study on 5G trial at US Open Golf

The Fox Innovation Lab has released a study completed with Fox Sports, Intel, AT&T and Ericsson highlighting their successful 5G tests project at this year’s US Open Golf Championship. From the Lab to on-location, Fox Innovation Lab worked with AT&T, Ericsson and Intel in June to put 5G to the test, streaming 4K video to Fox Sports […]  More

Kevin Scott joins Signiant as it moves beyond file transfer

Signiant has created a new C-level executive role to support the company’s strategy of extending its cloud-native SaaS platform to meet emerging market needs. The company has appointed industry veteran Kevin Scott as chief business development officer to lead strategic relationships with key partners and customers. Scott’s long, successful career in media has included leadership […]  More

Andy Giles joins sales team at Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach Systems has appointed Andy Giles as the company’s new sales manager for Europe, Israel and South Africa. An experienced industry professional with a strong technical background, Giles previously held senior positions at Snell Advanced Media, Snell & Wilcox and Amberfin (now part of Dalet). Tamas Vass, senior VP of global sales at Pebble […]  More

Olympic Channel and FIVB announce cooperation agreement

The Olympic Channel and FIVB (Federation International de Volleyball) have reached an agreement to collaborate on content for the Olympic Channel global digital platform. The Olympic Channel is an over-the-top (OTT) global media destination where fans can experience the power of sport and the excitement of the Olympic Games all year round. Offering original programming, […]  More

Alpha TV migrates to multichannel HD playout in Athens

Imagine Communications has implemented a new multichannel playout centre for Alpha TV in Athens. This new installation gives Alpha TV the ability to meet its viewers’ demand for HD on all channels, and builds a platform for future growth plans. It also ensures business continuity by providing full redundancy, eliminating the risk of any channel […]  More

Enhancements help deliver more than 150% growth for GV sQ servers

Third quarter sales of Grass Valley’s sQ 1000 series media servers have seen a 155% year on year increase. Product development will see integration of the sQ server with the GV Stratus production system in early 2019. The sQ server lies at the heart of the company’s LiveTouch replay and highlights system for live sports […]  More