News Roundup

Sony flagship cameras join Netflix’s Post Technology Alliance

November 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Sony flagship cameras join Netflix’s Post Technology Alliance

Seven of Sony’s flagship cameras have joined Netflix’s Post Technology Alliance, a programme designed to give filmmakers confidence that equipment meets Netflix’s technical and workflow requirements, while also offering the highest level of innovation, support and customer service. Four digital motion picture cameras from Sony’s CineAlta range join the programme, including the next generation full […]

Grass Valley launches new version of Rio online editing and post suite

November 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Grass Valley launches new version of Rio online editing and post suite

Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has launched the newest version of Rio, the online editing and post-production suite. This provides users with  more functionality including Dolby Vision support and best-in-class file compression for increased media availability on existing storage. The solution will be showcased at Inter BEE 2018 (November 14-16, Tokyo, Grass Valley Hall 3.3506). The latest updates […]

Romania’s PRO TV selects Pebble Beach Systems for playout upgrade

November 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Romania’s PRO TV selects Pebble Beach Systems for playout upgrade

Pebble Beach Systems has announced that the largest commercial broadcaster in Romania, PRO TV, has chosen Pebble Beach Systems’ solutions to upgrade its entire playout operations. The scope of the project includes Marina playout automation, Dolphin integrated channel devices, and Lighthouse browser-based, remote management, control and monitoring. The system is to be commissioned in December 2018, […]

JDS Japan Digital Serve selects Media Links for its IP-based video distribution platform

November 14, 2018 | Comments Off on JDS Japan Digital Serve selects Media Links for its IP-based video distribution platform

Media Links has announced that JDS Japan Digital Serve has selected its MD8000 transport solution and ProMD EMS Enhanced Management Software for its IP-based video distribution platform. JDS provides digital broadcasting services to cable TV stations throughout Japan using a terrestrial fiber optic network. JDS is currently using Media Links’ MD8000 media over IP solutions […]

Riedel appoints Kristof Vanden Eynde as sales manager for Belgium and Luxembourg

November 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Riedel appoints Kristof Vanden Eynde as sales manager for Belgium and Luxembourg

Riedel Communications has announced the appointment of Kristof Vanden Eynde as sales manager for Belgium and Luxembourg. Reporting to Wilbert Kooij, Riedel’s general manager for Benelux, Vanden Eynde will work to expand Riedel sales and rental opportunities in both countries. “It’s a pleasure to welcome Kristof to our team,” said Kooij. “His deep experience in […]

Harmonic enables SKY Perfect JSAT to deliver enhanced video experience

November 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Harmonic enables SKY Perfect JSAT to deliver enhanced video experience

Harmonic has announced that SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SJC), a leading multi-channel pay TV platform operator in Japan, is upgrading its DTH headend to support HD and UHD delivery using an IP-based video and stream processing solution from Harmonic. SJC has also deployed an integrated playout solution from Harmonic to simplify the delivery of HD […]

DVB and HbbTV cooperate on new DASH validation tool

November 12, 2018 | Comments Off on DVB and HbbTV cooperate on new DASH validation tool

DVB has revealed details of a collaboration with the HbbTV Association to create a DASH validation tool for application developers and content providers. The newly released tool conducts checks of ISO/IEC 23009-1 MPEG-DASH media presentation descriptions (MPDs) and segments to ensure conformance with DASH-related specifications from DVB and HbbTV. “DVB and HbbTV have a close […]

AfricaCom 2018: SENTECH and Broadpeak to demonstrate multiscreen video delivery

November 12, 2018 | Comments Off on AfricaCom 2018: SENTECH and Broadpeak to demonstrate multiscreen video delivery

At AfricaCom 2018 leading CDN provider Broadpeak will showcase its solution for OTT multiscreen video delivery via DVB-T2 networks with SENTECH, a leading DTT service provider in sub-Saharan Africa. During the demo, SENTECH will rely on Broadpeak’s nanoCDN multicast ABR solution and third-party technologies from Teamcast and Noovo to cost-efficiently deliver high-quality video to all screens. […]

Roger Lewis appointed chairman of Racecourse Media Group

November 9, 2018 | Comments Off on Roger Lewis appointed chairman of Racecourse Media Group

Roger Lewis has been appointed chairman of Racecourse Media Group (RMG), the umbrella organisation for 37 racecourse shareholders and parent company of Racing UK. Lewis, who is currently the senior independent non-executive director on the RMG Board, joined the company in May 2012. He will take up the position of non-executive chairman in January 2019. He […]

Edgeware solution selected for Televisa’s expanded CDN

November 9, 2018 | Comments Off on Edgeware solution selected for Televisa’s expanded CDN

Edgeware has announced that Televisa, Mexico’s largest cable TV operator, will expand its existing TV CDN by adding more capacity and new time-shift features to its service. The new time-shift capabilities will be deployed for more than 500,000 subscribers across 100 channels, enabling its viewers to pause and rewind up to three hours of TV. […]