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Harmonic Showcases Groundbreaking OTT Technology and Service Innovations at CABSAT 2018 Posted: 11/12/2017
At CABSAT 2018, Jan. 14-16 in Dubai, Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery technology and services, will demonstrate its groundbreaking approach to OTT video delivery, which enables operators in the Middle East and Africa to deliver pristine video services, up to UHD-HDR, with unprecedented agility and efficiency. The Middle East and North Africa is one of the fastest growing regions for pay TV. According to recent research from IHS Markit, pay-TV homes in the region will reach 7 million in 2021, with revenues almost doubling to $4.03 billion. Enabling the region's pay-TV providers to capitalize on this opportunity, Harmonic's video delivery solutions set the benchmark for quality of experience (QoE) and ease of deployment.
Tags: Harmonic | OTT Technology | OTT Service | CABSAT 2018 | Bart Spriester | CABSAT 2018
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Testronic Increases 4K Services Posted: 29/11/2017

QC and Testing Service Adds Infrastructure, Hardware and Personnel

Testronic, the leader in quality control (QC), localization services and compliance, has expanded mastering operations in its Burbank headquarters. The facility upgrade offering greater resolution, higher standards and accurate review capabilities for high frame rate and native 4K content. Along with the upgraded infrastructure and new hardware, are a number of new personnel hires.

Tags: Testronic Labs | 4K Services | Quality Control | Testing
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Scott Rose Joins Babcocks Media Services as Multi-Platform Technical Director Posted: 22/11/2017

Babcocks Media Services business has appointed Scott Rose as its new Director of Multi-Platform and Technology.

Scott has held numerous leadership roles in the broadcast communications industry for companies such as Kingston Communications and Arqiva. Most recently, Scott was the senior director of product management for Grass Valley with responsibility for the content delivery product line, including VOD, playout and master control.

Tags: Babcock International | Multi-Platform | Media Services
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Square Box Systems Names Lee Phillips as Professional Services and Support Consultant Posted: 09/11/2017
 Square Box Systems has appointed Lee Phillips as professional services and support consultant. Returning to Square Box, Phillips will lead the charge to bolster global services and support for the company's industry-leading CatDV media asset management system. Phillips will report directly to Square Box Systems CEO Dave Clack.
Tags: Square Box Systems | Lee Phillips | Professional Services and Support Consultant | CatDV MAM System
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Wazee Digital Extends Agreement With Amazon Web Services and Transfers Operations to the AWS Cloud Posted: 02/11/2017
Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced it has extended its technology contract with Amazon Web Services (AWS) well beyond hosted storage to include AWS ingest, content discovery, and computing. With this extension, all Wazee Digital products and operations will run on AWS. By ensuring its solutions support AWS, Wazee Digital can provide customers with more flexibility in terms of workflow, scale, and performance.
Tags: Wazee Digital | Amazon Web Services | AWS Cloud | petabytes
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LMT Launches Multiscreen TV Services With Broadpeak Solutions Posted: 26/10/2017
Broadpeak®, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for pay TV operators and content providers worldwide, today announced that Latvian telco operator Latvijas Mobilais Telefons (LMT) has deployed a comprehensive Broadpeak solution to support its new live, on-demand, and catch-up TV services. Hannu Pro provided expertise in systems integration to streamline the launch of the new services. Broadpeak's multiscreen solution includes CDN and video systems that ensure a superior quality of experience (QoE) on any screen for LMT subscribers.
Tags: LMT | Multiscreen TV Services | Broadpeak Solutions | Broadpeak
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Blue Lucy wins a BAFTA (project) Posted: 24/10/2017
Blue Lucy, announced today that the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is using the Blue Lucy Asset Manager (BLAM) to manage their content archive and streamline content production workflows. The software is hosted entirely in Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Tags: Blue Lucy | BLAM | Blue Lucy Asset Manager | BAFTA | British Academy of Film and Television Arts | media asset management | operations management | Amazon Web Services
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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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Optic Communications Launches Pay-TV Services With Espial Elevate in Under 90 Days Posted: 18/10/2017
 Transforming the viewing experience worldwide, Espial today announced that Optic Communications has launched a next-generation pay-TV service called Optic Hub powered by the Espial Elevate cloud Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution. Optic Communications is a leading fiber-optic network provider serving residential and business customers in Kansas and Missouri. The Elevate cloud TV platform dramatically sped up the time to market for Optic Communications' new service, enabling the operator to provide an exceptional customer experience that includes wireless STB TV viewing and multiscreen TV.
Tags: Optic Communications | Pay-TV Services | Espial Elevate | Espial | Nick Saporito
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Middle Atlantic Redesigns Website as Part of Its Ongoing Commitment to Customer Service Excellence Posted: 17/10/2017
Middle Atlantic Products today announced that it has deployed a new design to the company's website, middleatlantic.com. The latest evolution of the website adds visually rich functionality and navigation options that make it more responsive and allow customers to quickly find information on their buying journey to build great systems. The new digital experience is part of Middle Atlantic's ongoing commitment to provide its customers with excellent service and solutions.
Tags: Middle Atlantic | Redesigns Website | Customer Service Excellence | Intuitive Navigation
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MCTV Launches IPTV Services With Espial Elevate Posted: 17/10/2017
Espial announced today that MCTV (formerly Massillon Cable TV, Inc.), a service provider delivering TV services to five counties in northeast Ohio, has launched a next-generation IPTV service with the Espial Elevate software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform. With Elevate, MCTV expands its market reach and benefits from a single platform to manage services across cable RF and fiber IP customers.
Tags: MCTV | IPTV Services | Espial Elevate | Espial | cloud-based
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RiksTV Chooses AdScribe Audience for Multiscreen Service Posted: 10/10/2017
AdScribe, a subsidiary of Zenterio, today announced that Norwegian pay-TV operator RiksTV has deployed its audience measurement and analytics tool AdScribe Audience to accurately measure live TV; time-shift TV; catch-up TV; and VOD content viewed on connected set-top boxes; Android apps; and iOS devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, and Apple TVs. Running in the cloud, Audience collects data about what is being watched, processes it, and presents the information to RiksTV, according to standard industry metrics such as share, reach, and rating, via an intuitive browser-based UI. By providing RiksTV with access to detailed, first-party data and analytics, Audience enables the operator to proactively tackle pressing business issues, increase ARPU, and maximize cost savings.
Tags: RiksTV | AdScribe Audience | Multiscreen Service | Audience Measurement | Analytics Tool | pay-tv | zenterio
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Espial SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2017 Posted: 02/10/2017

Delivering IP video services with a regular cadence of new features and predictable costs is a daunting challenge. This issue has been amplified by the accelerating pace with which consumer technologies evolve and increasing competition from massive OTT competitors. To keep pace with technology changes and ensure predictable costs, match the speed of the competition, and maintain an unprecedented velocity of innovation, service providers must re-examine their current approach to building and delivering IP video. Their ultimate goal? To help consumers quickly discover and enjoy the content and apps most suited to their preferences from the device and location of their choice.

Tags: Espial | SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2017 | ip video services | multitenant | cloud saas video platform
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sonoVTS teams up with CyanView to distribute camera control range Posted: 26/09/2017
sonoVTS, the Munich-based provider of system design and integration; equipment rental and operations; service and consulting and distribution of professional products, announced at IBC 2017 that it reached an agreement with CyanView to distribute CyanViews IP-based Cy-Stem product range.
Tags: sonoVTS | CyanView | system design | integration | equipment rental | service and consulting | Cy-Stem | Cy-RCP | remote control
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SIS LIVE and ABS launch a dedicated platform for OU services across the European region Posted: 25/09/2017
Broadcast connectivity expert SIS LIVE and leading satellite operator ABS have launched a new SIS LIVE Gateway Service solution for ABS Occasional Use services.
Tags: SIS LIVE | SIS LIVE Gateway Service | ABS Occasional Use platform
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