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NEWS MOVE & DELIVER CABLE FIBRE TRANSPORT WGBH in Boston is using a purpose-built fibre-transporter caddie from Joseph Electronics (JE) to deliver TV and radio signals between its new remote studio at the Boston Public Library and the main WGBH facility seven miles away. The custom JE transporter caddie makes it possible for WGBH to broadcast from the new studio by carrying all A/V, ancillary, and data signals in both directions through one self-contained product. Emeric Feldmar, director of engineering at WGBH, said: “We were looking for a cost- effective way to transmit from our new downtown Boston studio located on the street level of the Boston Public Library. Traditional microwave was not a practical option and did not have the necessary bandwidth, so we needed an economical yet totally custom solution.” Harmonic has debuted the CableOS system, a software-based CCAP application that enables the migration to gigabit capacity and resolves operators’ space and power constraints in the headend and hub. The end-to-end offering features a software-based CMTS Core server and full-spectrum DOCSIS 3.1 Remote PHY systems and runs on 1-RU COTS Intel processor-based servers in a headend, hub or data centre. “Today’s cable operators have a remarkable opportunity when it comes to rolling out next-generation gigabit broadband services,” said Patrick Harshman, chief executive at Harmonic. “The software-based CableOS solution provides the tools to take advantage of that opportunity, as well as gain the benefits associated with distributed access architecture.” PLAYOUT Imagine Communications has deployed its Versio integrated playout technology for the launch of a new entertainment channel for Burma’s Myanmar Radio and Television (MRTV). Versio is providing automation, branding, graphics, file server, storage and master control capabilities. Myo Min, managing director of MRTV Entertainment Channel, said: “Versio answered all our needs for lower maintenance, investment and reduced power consumption. This space-saving solution ensures all our broadcast requirements are met without the need for extensive rack space associated with traditional playout solutions.” The MRTV Entertainment Channel is broadcast on Digital Terrestrial on DVBT2 across Burma, airing movies and educational programmes. DYNAMIC ADVERTISING BT is making use of dynamic advertising on its BT Sport channel via the Yospace platform, it has been revealed. Launched ahead of the 2016 Premier League football season, the Yospace platform enables ad breaks in BT Sports live streams to be replaced when viewed online. Replacement advertisements can be chosen based on their relevance to an individual viewer and the content is said to be “frame- accurate and seamless.” BT Sport shows live football from the English Premier League, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League and rugby from the Aviva Premiership. Tony Singh, business affairs and development director at BT said: “Yospace will be a strong partner as we look to open up advertising opportunities and maximise their potential while putting the needs of the viewer first. “ 30 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 119 NOVEMBER 2016