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Orange Chooses Harmonic for Combined IPTV and OTT Service Delivery Posted: 24/10/2017
 Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery technology and services, today announced that Orange, one of the world's leading telecommunications operators, has upgraded its IPTV and OTT video delivery architecture with a Harmonic live encoding and transcoding platform. At the heart of the workflow is Harmonic's Electra¢ software-based system, which offers Orange a unified solution for both IPTV and OTT delivery to approximately 6.6 million subscribers in France, streamlining operations and providing the operator with the flexibility to reuse system capacity as its needs evolve over time. Using Harmonic's video delivery solution, Orange is able to provide its subscribers a wide channel offering, including 160 SD and 30 HD channels for OTT and 126 SD and 40 HD channels for IPTV.
Tags: Orange Chooses Harmonic | Harmonic | IPTV and OTT Service Delivery | Pay-TV operators
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Forthnet Deploys Zenterio OS on Legacy and Next-Generation Set-Top Boxes Posted: 12/09/2017
Zenterio, a leading television and multiscreen solutions provider, announced today that Forthnet, the largest entertainment and communications provider in Greece, has deployed Zenterio OS on set-top boxes (STBs) for its satellite pay-TV offering. Thanks to the flexible, modular design of Zenterio OS, Forthnet successfully added OTT services, VOD content, and a USB DVB-T dongle to its legacy STBs, while retaining the look and feel of the existing user interface. More than 650,000 already deployed STBs have now been upgraded to Zenterio OS, and the software has also been added to next-generation STBs delivered to new subscribers.
Tags: Forthnet | Zenterio OS | Zenterio | Next-Generation Set-Top Boxes | Harmonizes the User Experience | Saving Pay-TV Operators | CAPEX | OPEX | IBC2017 | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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Espial Introduces 5th Generation of RDK-Based G4 STB Client to Power Operator DevOps Posted: 07/09/2017
Transforming the viewing experience worldwide, Espial announced the introduction of its fifth-generation RDK-based set-top box (STB) client solution. Maintaining its leadership position, Espial has introduced the latest Espial G4 STB Client to fully enable DevOps and harness ongoing RDK innovations. Espial is streamlining and automating development to dramatically improve time to market, accelerate feature velocity, and support the richest video service capabilities on the market, including OTT apps. This approach allows operators to seamlessly incorporate the Espial G4 STB Client into their DevOps model to accelerate service velocity with continuous integration.
Tags: Espial | 5th Generation | RDK-Based G4 STB Client | Power Operator DevOps | Set-Top Box Client | Harnesses RDK Advances | Enable Continuous Innovation | IBC2017 | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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SACHTLER AND VINTEN INTRODUCE FLOWTECH Posted: 05/09/2017
Sachtler(R) and Vinten(R), both Vitec Group brands and global industry leaders in camera supports for more than 100 years, today introduce flowtech(TM) -- an all-new camera tripod technology with unique quick release brakes and easy adjust levers that enable camera operators to set up and begin using the tripod in an instant. Sachtler and Vinten will showcase flowtech technology with the flowtech 75 tripod, at IBC2017.
Tags: SACHTLER | VINTEN | INTRODUCE FLOWTECH | FLOWTECH | Tripod Technology | Camera Operators | Torsional Stiffness | IBC2017 | tripod | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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Espial Launches Elevate Cloud SaaS Platform for European Operators at IBC2017 Posted: 29/08/2017
Transforming the viewing experience worldwide, Espial will introduce its Elevate cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) video platform to the European market at IBC2017. With Elevate, IPTV, cable, and OTT operators can leverage a proven, multitenant cloud platform that has been successfully deployed by 40 North American customers. In the face of OTT competition, operators require a cloud platform that provides predictable costs and a roadmap to achieve web scale and speed. Espial's Elevate ensures that operators can deliver a richer and more immersive video experience to subscribers across all devices, including set-top boxes and consumer-owned screens. Combined with the benefits of the cloud approach -- including flexibility, scalability, and cost efficiency -- Elevate allows operators to attract and retain subscribers as well as drive new revenue streams.
Tags: Espial | Video Services | Web Scale | web Speed | Elevate | Operators of Any Size | IBC2017 | Cloud SaaS | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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Indias Leading Digital Cable Operator Boosts Channel Count and OTT Services With Harmonic Posted: 19/07/2017
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that GTPL, India's leading digital cable TV distribution company, which reaches an estimate of more than 8 million households in more than 189 cities, has deployed a next-generation software-based unified video headend system from Harmonic. At the heart of the solution is Harmonic's Electra(TM) X2 advanced media processor that supports MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC and HEVC encoding for both traditional cable television and live OTT multiscreen services, saving GTPL significant space and power consumption.
Tags: Harmonic | India | Digital Cable Operator | OTT | CATV | GTPL | MPEG-2 | MPEG-4 | Electra X2 | Tony Berthaud
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Almatel Kazakhstan Launches New HEVC DTH Service with Harmonic Posted: 13/06/2017
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that the largest cable operator in Kazakhstan, Almatel Kazakhstan, operating under the brand name Alma TV, has augmented its cable television service with the launch of a direct-to-home (DTH) satellite television platform using the latest generation HEVC video compression solution from Harmonic. Harmonic's Electra(TM) X advanced media processing platform allows Alma TV to deliver high-quality SD, HD and UHD channels across Kazakhstan with increased bandwidth efficiency by leveraging the HEVC video codec. Using the software-based Electra X system, Alma TV will be able to easily adopt new formats and codecs in the future, including 4K/UHD.
Tags: Harmonic | Almatel Kazakhstan | Pay-TV Operator | channel | HEVC | service | Electra X | Alma TV
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Nilesat Speeds Up Broadcast Playout Operations With Harmonic Posted: 20/03/2017
Harmonic, the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that Nilesat, a leading satellite operator and broadcast service center in the Middle East and North Africa, with hundreds of television channels throughout the region, has deployed a multichannel automated playout system from Harmonic. Harmonic's integrated media server, storage, transcoding and playout automation solution speeds up the operator's extensive workflow, providing increased reliability, storage capacity and scalability at a low total cost of ownership.
Tags: Nilesat | Harmonic | robust | workflow | multichannel | Playout system | broadcast | cable | satellite | partnership | operator | CABSAT 2017 | CABSAT 2017
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Broadpeak Reduces Latency for OTT Live Video Streaming by 90 Percent Posted: 23/02/2017
Broadpeak(R), a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) technologies and live and video-on-demand (VOD) servers for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, announced today a new low-latency solution that dramatically reduces the latency common when video is streamed live to connected devices. Leveraging multicast technology and managed network capabilities, Broadpeak's solution decreases latency by 90 percent, allowing end-users to enjoy the same consistent video experience they are used to with IPTV on any screen, without massive buffering. Given the increased consumption of live video on multiscreen, this is a game-changing solution for content operators, especially for live sports applications. Broadpeak will demonstrate its nanoCDN(TM) solution with low-latency capabilities at Mobile World Congress and the 2017 NAB Show.
Tags: Broadpeak | Latency | OTT | Live Video | streaming | applications | revenue | content operators | consumption | nanoCDN | solution
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Broadpeak CABSAT 2017 Exhibitor Preview Posted: 22/02/2017
At CABSAT 2017, Broadpeak(R), a leading provider of CDN, video streaming, and video analytics solutions will demonstrate how content providers, Pay-TV, and satellite operators can deliver high-quality video on every screen by leveraging its unique technologies.
Tags: Broadpeak | CABSAT 2017 | preview | CDN | video streaming | video analytics | solutions | content providers | satellite operators | umbrellaCDN | CABSAT 2017 | CABSAT 2017
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SyncBac PRO Delivers Significant Cost Savings For The Island With Bear Grylls Posted: 15/02/2017
Timecode Systems has revealed postproduction time on the current series of "The Island With Bear Grylls" was reduced massively by using the SyncBac PRO to timecode-sync all GoPro HERO4 cameras. This is expected to result in significant cost savings in media management and postproduction.
Tags: SyncBac PRO | Timecode Systems | The Island with Bear Grylls | series | survivor | GoPro | HERO4 | camera | cost savings | media management | postproduction | camera operators
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WORK Microwave CABSAT 2017 Exhibitor Preview Posted: 08/02/2017
At CABSAT 2017, WORK Microwave will demonstrate its comprehensive analog and digital satcom solutions approach for operators to increase flexibility, bandwidth, and margins while reducing their operational costs. Among other latest innovations, WORK Microwave will showcase its new compact IF converter design and A-Series all-IP platform for the first time to the Middle East market.
Tags: WORK Microwave | CABSAT 2017 | preview | analog | digital satcom | solutions | operator | flexibility | bandwidth | A-Series | IP platform | CABSAT 2017 | CABSAT 2017
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Broadpeak and Wyplay Redefine Delivery of Live TV Everywhere Services Posted: 04/01/2017
Broadpeak, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) technologies and live and video-on-demand (VOD) servers for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, and Wyplay, creator of software solutions for leading pay-TV operators, today announced that they will unveil a joint solution at CES 2017, Jan. 5-8 in Las Vegas, designed to revolutionize the distribution of live TV Everywhere services over managed networks. Broadpeak's industry-leading nanoCDN(TM) technology has been integrated with Frog By Wyplay middleware on set-top boxes (STBs) to make multiscreen delivery scalable and affordable for telecom, cable, and satellite direct-to-home (DTH) operators.
Tags: Broadpeak | Wyplay | delivery | live TV | everywhere | services | nanoCDN Technology | set top boxes | pay tv operators | video | video on demand
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Spectral Edge launches Nighteq to help consumers sleep better after watching TV Posted: 07/11/2016

Multiple studies have shown that blue light can reduce melatonin production, resetting body clocks and making it difficult to sleep after watching TV or using tablets/laptops. To combat this issue, Spectral Edge (www.spectraledge.co.uk) today announced Nighteq, its new image enhancement technology that helps viewers get a good nights sleep by reducing the amount of blue light coming from TVs, tablets and computer screens, whilst maintaining contrast and picture quality.

Tags: IPTV | OTT | sleep | image enhancement | OTTtv | colour blind | operator
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TIFFEN INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES UK STEADICAM GOLD WORKSHOP BOOKING NOW FOR BEGINNERS TO ADVANCED OPERATORS Posted: 06/10/2016

Tiffen International has announced a residential Steadicam Gold Workshop to take place in the beautiful interior and rural landscaped grounds of the luxurious Beaumont conference hotel in Windsor, Berkshire, situated near to the Royal residence of medieval Windsor castle. The course will run from the afternoon of Sunday, November 20th 2016.

Tags: Tiffen | Tiffen International | Steadicam | GOLD Workshop | Archer 2 | M-1 | Steadicam operators | Steadicam tuition | Windsor
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