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Shop LC and The Jewelry Channel Elevate Online Shopping Experience with Harmonic Posted: 16/10/2019
Shop LC and The Jewelry Channel Elevate Online Shopping Experience with Harmonic

Harmonic have announced that Austin, Texas-based online auction shopping network Shop LC and its U.K.-based sister company, The Jewelry Channel (TJC), leaders in internet retailing of jewelry and lifestyle products, will use Harmonic solutions to power their OTT services. Using Harmonic's VOS®360 SaaS, Shop LC and TJC will be able to distribute live OTT content to any screen with exceptional quality of experience and low latency, as well as deliver on-demand content for web shoppers.

"Low latency is critical for live OTT. Having Harmonic as a video delivery partner gives us the confidence to provide an outstanding online shopping experience to our customers," said Vineet Vashisht, chief technology officer at VGL Group, Shop LC's and TJC's parent company. "Harmonic's VOS360 SaaS sets the benchmark for delivering high-quality, low-latency live video streams, and that is why we're also looking at replacing our on-prem playout system and creating pop-up channels with Harmonic in the near future."

Harmonic's VOS360 SaaS will give Shop LC and TJC the unique capability to stream CMAF DASH and low-latency HLS video. Using its time-shift feature, Shop LC and TJC can easily create high-quality VOD assets for use on their website, including videos and images related to retail products, thereby offering an enhanced shopping experience to customers.

Tags: Shop LC | The Jewelry Channel | Harmonic | VOS360 SaaS | 2019 NAB Show New York | OTT
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Starfish provides compliance recording to The National Library of Sweden Posted: 16/10/2019
Starfish provides compliance recording to The National Library of Sweden

Starfish Technologies, a pioneer in transport stream processing and advertising insertion, has supplied a multi-channel compliance recording system to Kungliga biblioteket, The National Library of Sweden in Stockholm, Sweden, in cooperation with Starfish’s Swedish partner Lanlink Digital Broadcast.

The system utilises Starfish’s ‘Verify’ compliance recording technology which can record multiple channels of live TV broadcast and features a fully managed system with auto failover. Built using generic IT hardware from HP, it includes the Starfish web-based monitoring application to view and manage the operation of the N+N configuration. Input signals are presented as encoded transport streams from both the satellite and terrestrial feeds for each channel automatically switching between the two feeds when detecting a missing input.

Starfish Marketing Director Peter Blatchford said, “We have been building systems in Sweden for many years with companies such as TV4 and Red Bee Media and are delighted to have been chosen to now supply The National Library of Sweden. The Starfish Verify Compliance Recording System is highly configurable and utilises our expertise with transport stream processing and web based system monitoring’.

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Tags: Starfish Technologies | transport stream processing | ad insertion | multi-channel compliance | Lanlink Digital Broadcast | Verify | auto failover | IP | N+Nconfiguration | transport streams | encoders
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Globecast selected by Orby TV to provide media operations for new US pay-as-you-go DTH satellite service Posted: 16/10/2019
Globecast selected by Orby TV to provide media operations for new US pay-as-you-go DTH satellite service
Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, announced that the company has been selected by Orby TV to provide a wide range of turnkey broadcast media operational services for the nascent pay TV startup. Launched throughout the lower 48 United States in spring 2019, Orby TV offers a high-quality and affordable prepaid, pay-as-you-go satellite pay TV service directly to consumers at a low cost with no contract and no Internet service required.
 
Globecast is handling Orby TV’s full broadcast operations on a 24/7 basis at its Globecast Media Center in Culver City, CA. Using its extensive fiber and satellite network, Globecast is managing for Orby TV channel aggregation, providing Orby TV’s co-location services, handling technical operations and the uplinking of the channels to the high-powered Ku-band capacity on Eutelsat’s EUTELSAT 117 West A satellite at 117° West.
 
This deal with Globecast allows Orby TV to benefit from advanced DTH delivery services, along with the satellite space segment and disaster recovery services from a geographically diverse third-party uplink site. This collaboration provides a complete and fully integrated satellite transmission infrastructure, giving Orby TV a fully managed and resilient transmission solution.
Tags: satellite | DTH | channel distribution | uplinking | pay-TV
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NEP UK Powers Up The Circle Posted: 15/10/2019
NEP UK Powers Up and lsquo;The Circle and rsquo;

NEP UK, the leading provider of outside broadcasting, fixed rig, remote production and media workflow solutions, reveals that is has played a critical role as key technical partner for a second year for the largescale production of Studio Lambert’s social media reality TV series, The Circle, for Channel 4.

The Circle returned to Channel 4 for its second series this autumn, with NEP UK remaining its’ trusted partner since the show’s inception in 2018, refining its talented team and adapting the equipment used to ensure it can meet the evolving requirements of the huge reality production.

Over 135 cameras cover a total of 18 apartments and breakout rooms, the largest number of cameras NEP has deployed on a single production to date, allowing up to 36 video streams to be recorded simultaneously, and editing is undertaken on an EVS backbone with a 25-minute turnaround. One of NEP’s key workflow innovations, and one that distinguishes it from previous reality show successes for the company, such as its long running support of Big Brother, is the use of 10 mini galleries in the production each using a bespoke NEP camera control platform and router setup Each of these galleries in turn feeds into a Master Gallery which stitches all the elements together.

Tags: NEP UK | Channel 4 | Reality TV | The Circle | Studio Lambert | EVS Backbone | Bubble
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BBC Studios renews distribution deal with MEASAT in partnership with Globecast Posted: 15/10/2019
BBC Studios renews distribution deal with MEASAT in partnership with Globecast
MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd., (MEASAT), in partnership with Globecast, has announced today that BBC Studios, the commercial arm of the BBC, has renewed its agreement to distribute its BBC channels across Asia via the MEASAT-3 satellite.
 
“We are delighted to continue the partnership with Globecast, supporting BBC Studio’s channel distribution across Asia,” said Yau Chyong Lim, Chief Operating Officer, MEASAT. “This service extension with MEASAT and Globecast shows the strength of our 91.5°E video neighbourhood for broadcasters.”
 
The channels include BBC Earth HD, which inspires audiences by sharing the incredible wonders of the universe; CBeebies HD, which provides pre-school age programming to encourage learning through play; and BBC Lifestyle Asia, which provides a wealth of inspiration for home, family and life.
 
Globecast provides MEASAT satellite capacity, ground and uplink services to BBC Studios, carrying these channels to viewers across the Asian market.
Tags: Distribution | channel distribution | BBC | Asia | satellite
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Bannister Lakes Elector Software Will Keep Canadians Informed for Upcoming Election Day Coverage Posted: 14/10/2019
Bannister Lakes Elector Software Will Keep Canadians Informed for Upcoming Election Day Coverage

Canadians go to the polls on Oct. 21 and once again Bannister Lake is providing two national broadcasters with complete election management solutions. Bannister Lake clients Global Television and CPAC, the Cable Public Affairs Channel (Canada's version of C-Span), will use the company's Elector software to produce election night coverage. Elector allows producers to instantly see and track real-time results, take advantage of advanced filtering to zero in on specific races, make race calls, and quickly and accurately create graphic playlists for broadcast.

Elector features a multi-user, web-based user interface, making the product accessible to production teams anywhere. Producers and analysts can spot voting trends and translate those trends into powerful graphic presentations. Graphics can then be dragged, dropped, and organized into playlists in preparation for broadcast. Elector's Restful API can be used to strategically distribute real-time data content to online destinations, widgets, mobile devices, and augmented reality and virtual reality systems.

Elector is an election results solution engineered and designed exclusively for Canadian elections; however, Bannister Lake's popular Chameleon data management product includes an election module that supports U.S. and any other election process. Like Elector, Chameleon election data can feed multiple broadcast graphic engines, online, mobile, and other broadcast visualization systems. Bannister Lake is expanding its election offerings with data-driven web widgets that allow online users to customize data to specific electoral districts to access local information and analysis.

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Tags: Bannister Lake | Elector Software | Global Television | CPAC | Cable Public Affairs Channel
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PlayBox Neo Demonstrates Ultra-Flexible Channel-in-a-Box and SaaS-based Cloud2TV at MTE and NAB Show NY Posted: 09/10/2019
PlayBox Neo Demonstrates Ultra-Flexible Channel-in-a-Box and SaaS-based Cloud2TV at MTE and NAB Show NY
Following a highly successful IBC 2019 in Amsterdam, PlayBox Neo headed to Seattle (September 24th) and Portland (September 26th) for Media Technology Expo, followed by NAB Show New York (October 16th-17th). On demonstration were a complete PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box television branding and playout system with the latest software modules.
Tags: PlayBox Neo | Channel in a Box | Cloud2TV | Channel-in-a-Box | CIAB | broadcast asset management | integrated media asset management | broadcast systems infrastructure | IT-based broadcast systems | disaster recovery centres | disaster recovery systems | digital med
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Black News Channel Debuts Culturally Specific News Network in Partnership With PESA to Deliver 24 7 News Across the Globe Posted: 07/10/2019
Black News Channel Debuts Culturally Specific News Network in Partnership With PESA to Deliver 24 7 News Across the Globe

Black News Channel (BNC), the nation's only 24/7 African American news channel, has partnered with PESA, a leading U.S. designer and manufacturer of professional video and audio distribution systems, to ensure reliable news programming as BNC rolls out its news service on Nov. 15 to an estimated 33 million cable TV and satellite households in the top African American TV markets.

Tags: Black News Channel | PESA | Cheetah router | BNC | AV distribution | African American TV
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Harmonic and Aveco Streamline Hybrid Playout Workflows Posted: 13/09/2019
Harmonic and Aveco Streamline Hybrid Playout Workflows

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that it has partnered with Aveco to simplify the deployment of hybrid on-premises and cloud workflows for playout applications. Thanks to the partnership, operators can now use a single interface to control hybrid on-premises and cloud playout workflows for more efficient delivery of broadcast and OTT channels, including live streaming.

Tags: Harmonic | Aveco | Hybrid Playout Workflows | IBC2019 | OTT | Cloud Channel Origination | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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VITEC Announces 4K Multichannel HD HEVC Contribution Encoder in an openGear Card Format Posted: 10/09/2019
VITEC Announces 4K Multichannel HD HEVC Contribution Encoder in an openGear Card Format

VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced the MGW Diamond OG, a 4K/Multichannel HEVC encoder in an openGear® (OG) card format. The modular and open-architecture platform from Ross Video makes for easy integration within production studios and broadcast facilities requiring robust streaming output. The scalable and flexible solution can deliver up to 10 UHD channels or 40 HD channels in a 2RU, as well as the flexibility to mix and match with compatible OG cards such as the MGW Ace Decoder OG. On stand 7.C34 at IBC2019, VITEC will provide a 4K encoding demonstration of the new solution.

Tags: VITEC | IBC2019 | MGW Diamond OG | openGear Card Format | Ross Video | MGW Ace Decoder | 4K/Multichannel HEVC | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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GB Labs rockets FastNAS storage connectivity to 25 GbE Posted: 09/09/2019
GB Labs rockets FastNAS storage connectivity to 25 GbE

IBC 2019, 13-17 September, Stand 7.B26: Leaders in intelligent storage solutions, GB Labs will showcase further acceleration of its FastNAS storage systems with the introduction of new 25 GbE connectivity at IBC 2019.

Tags: GB Labs | Storage Solutions | FastNAS | 25 GbE connectivuity | IBC | LC Fibre Link | channel cabling | CORE.4 OS | 4K | FastNAS F8 Nitro GO | FastNAS 8 Nitro Studio | FastNAs F8 Nitro | NastNAS F16 | FASTNAS F16 Nitro | dual-25 GbE port | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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PlayBox Neo to Demonstrate Ultra-Flexible Cloud2TV and Channel-in-a-Box Media Playout at IBC 2019 Posted: 05/09/2019
PlayBox Neo to Demonstrate Ultra-Flexible Cloud2TV and Channel-in-a-Box Media Playout at IBC 2019

PlayBox Neo has chosen IBC 2019 show in Amsterdam as the European launch venue for its Cloud2TV channel branding and playout software.

Tags: PlayBox Neo | Channel in a Box | Cloud2TV | Channel-in-a-Box | CIAB | broadcast asset management | integrated media asset management | broadcast systems infrastructure | IT-based broadcast systems | disaster recovery centres | disaster recovery systems | digital med
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Simplestream builds OTT Video Platform for the Channel 4 Parasport and 2020 Paralympics Online Service Posted: 02/09/2019
Simplestream builds OTT Video Platform for the Channel 4 Parasport and 2020 Paralympics Online Service

Simplestream, the leader in live, live-2-VOD and on-demand OTT services, announced today that it has built an accessible video platform and responsive website for Channel 4’s online coverage of Para Sport and Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. The service is provisioned to handle multiple live concurrent streams, on-demand video and includes adaptive bitrate encoding (ABR) for up to 10 profiles.

Tags: Simplestream | Channel4 | OTT | Live | Live to VOD | Parasport | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Canadas Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC) Builds IP-Based Video Transport on Embrionix Solutions Posted: 29/08/2019
Canadas Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC) Builds IP-Based Video Transport on Embrionix Solutions

Embrionix today announced that Canada's Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC) is using Embrionix emMODULAR, emFUSION, and miniaturized emSFP IP-processing modules to realize the benefits of real-time media over IP in delivering content to Canadian viewers. The Embrionix solutions have been installed as part of CPAC's shift from an aging CWDM system to a modern and more efficient IP-based video transport system.

Tags: Cable Public Affairs Channel | CPAC | Embrionix | emMODULAR | emFUSION | emSFP | IP-processing modules
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Boxer Systems joins the DPP Posted: 29/08/2019
Boxer Systems joins the DPP

Boxer Systems, a leading UK solution provider for the media and creative industries, has formally joined the DPP. The DPP is the media industry’s business network with members from more than 400 companies spanning every aspect of broadcast production, from major, established companies to fledgling start-ups.

Tags: Boxer Systems | DPP | Broadcast Production | BBC | ITV | Channel 4 | digital production
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