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Tata Communications readies Sky for UHD ahead of 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship season London, September, 2016:  Tata Communications - which is the  Official Connectivity Provider of Formula 1® - Formula One Management and Sky have tested in action live Ultra High Definition (UHD) broadcasting at the 2016 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix. Following...
Orders grow for C-COM's new generation of Ka-band antennas Ottawa, September 2016 : C-COM Satellite Systems Inc., a leading global provider of mobile auto-deploying satellite antenna systems, has announced that it has received $1.2 million (US) in orders in the last 30 days from its resellers in Europe, South America and Asia. Some of the orders have...
AP expanding environmental coverage with global teamwork New York, September 2016:  The Associated Press is significantly expanding its environmental coverage with the formation of a digital-first global team to report on issues that affect the earth's climate, air, water, land and wildlife, the news cooperative has announced....
French broadcast services company opens new bureau in Nice Paris, September 2016: Satellite Prod, which provides SNG and live IP services, is expanding in France by basing a DSNG truck in Nice. The company already has offices in Paris, Nantes and Caen. In addition to extending its...
EBU declaration supports campaign to appoint a UN special representative to protect journalists  Geneva, September 2016: Ahead of the United Nations General Assembly, the EBU has published a declaration urging the UN to appoint a Special Representative dedicated to protecting the safety of journalists. The declaration has been signed by the entire EBU Executive Board and reaffirms...
Vislink offers solution to assist TV journalists reporting from remote regions Hemel Hempstead, September 2016:  With broadcasters facing an increased demand for worldwide content, but with inefficient infrastructure hampering their ability to deliver high quality video from different corners of the globe, Vislink has launched a new addition to its SATCOM portfolio....
SIS LIVE expands into Asian Market via partnership with Telstra  Milton Keynes, September 2016:  SIS LIVE has announced a partnership with Telstra, a leading telecommunications and technology company, to expand their connectivity network throughout the Asia Pacific region. This gives SIS LIVE the ability to distribute critical media content across...
Reuters partners with Wibbitz to create videos using automation technology New York, September 2016:   Reuters, the world’s largest international multimedia news provider, has announced a partnership with Wibbitz to create news videos for Reuters News Agency customers using automation technology. For the first time ever, Reuters News Agency will offer...
VRT EBU Live-IP project wins award at IBC in Amsterdam   Amsterdam, September 2016: The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has announced that the well-regarded VRT EBU Live-IP Project has won the IBC Award 2016. This Project was showcased for the first time last year at the EBU stand and again this year as...
Sky Group reinforces partnership with Eutelsat for European newsgathering operations  Amsterdam, London, Paris September 2016: Eutelsat Communications is reinforcing its collaboration with Sky Group with the signature of a direct, multi-year contract for satellite bandwidth that will serve newsgathering requirements for Sky’s UK, German and Italian operations....
Dawson to provide live connectivity for JVC's online VIDEOCLOUD platform   London, September 2016 : Dawson, which manufactures Ka-band satellite antennas and provides integrated broadcast transmission solutions, are working with JVC to provide live connectivity for its VIDEOCLOUD online video and live streaming platform....
LiveU launches its LU600 portable video transmission unit  IBC2016, RAI Amsterdam, September 2016: With a global installed base of over 2,000 Tier 1 media customers in more than 80 countries, LiveU has announced the release of the LU600, its powerful new portable transmission unit for global newsgathering and live sports and events coverage....
SES to demonstrate Virtual Reality via satellite at IBC   Luxembourg, September 2016: SES, together with Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI Berlin, will demonstrate a groundbreaking R&D project at IBC this year showcasing the transmission of a 10K x 2K panoramic video signal via satellite to multiple devices....
JVC introduces two new camcorders that support graphics overlay London, September 2016:  Introduced at this year's IBC show are two new camcorder models, based on the GY-HM200 4K live streaming camcorder. These are the GY-HM200SP sports camera and the GY-HM200BC broadcast and events camera. What’s unique about these cameras is their ability...
Globecast announces pioneering new remote production service at IBC Amsterdam, September 2016: Globecast is announcing its pioneering new Remote Production service at IBC 2016. This innovative solution enables Globecast customers to think differently about what events they cover and how, bringing together a variety of premium technologies to create a brand new...
AVIWEST broadens reach in Latin America with new office in Santiago, Chile  Saint-Grégoire, France, September 2016: AVIWEST, a global provider of video contribution systems, has announced that it has opened a new sales and support office in Santiago, Chile, expanding the company’s presence in Latin America. To ensure that the needs of customers in...
MX1 - part of SES - teams up with the Premier League Israel, September 2016: [Source:MX1]   MX1 (the global media services company newly formed from the merger of SES Platform Services and RR Media) has signed up Premier League Productions (PLP) after agreeing a deal with IMG, PLP’s production partner. This new contract covers...
LiveU and Masstech partner to integrate live video content into newsroom workflows Toronto, Ontario and Hackensack, NJ, August 2016: Masstech and LiveU have forged a partnership to streamline the path between remote contribution and subsequent television newsroom non-linear workflows. Tightly integrating both companies’ award-winning solutions, the combination...
EBU hosts its first digital news workshop in Geneva Geneva, August 2016: If digital is the new normal, what is the impact for news production and consumption trends? 35 news professionals from 19 EBU Members recently gathered in Geneva to share experiences and explore their challenges in delivering digital news services and serving all audiences...
Reuters partners with ONEm to bring Reuters news to an audience of millions without mobile internet access London, August 2016: Reuters has announced that it is partnering with mobile technology company ONEm to bring Reuters news content on mobile to millions of people around the world who do not have access to mobile data or smartphones....
Sony upgrades its NXCAM line with full HD pro camcorder  New York, August 2016 : Sony is expanding its NXCAM line of professional HD camcorders with the new HXR-NX5R professional compact camcorder, delivering a range of enhancements over its predecessor models. The new camcorder offers upgraded network functions and a choice of advanced XAVC-S...
Arqiva signs exclusive occasional use partnership to distribute live sports content Chalfont St. Peter, UK August 2016: Arqiva is pleased to announce its new partnership with multi-platform media company Red Bull Media House to distribute live video sports content to international broadcasters. As part of an...
LiveU to showcase in Beijing its next-generation 1U encoder to be used in hybrid 4K DSNG trucks  Hackensack, NJ, August  2016: [Source: LiveU] LiveU will showcase its next-generation LU710 4K/p60 HEVC rack-mountable 1U encoder for superior video performance at the Beijing International Radio, TV and Film Exhibition 2016 (Stand 8A36). The LU710 meets market demands for higher...
C-COM to showcase its new Ka-band inMotion terminal at IBC  Ottawa, August 2016 : [Source: C-COM Satellite Systems] Production units for C-COM’s next generation Ka-band SOTM (Satcom-On-The-Move) antenna is expected in Q1 2017. A Ku-band offering is also likely to be completed and in production at the same time. Price points should be...
Record demand for SES satellite capacity for Olympics  Luxembourg, August 2016: SES has announced a record uptake of its satellite capacity for the Olympics as compared to previous Games. A total of 23,000 hours of capacity has been booked on four SES satellites -- NSS-806,...
LiveU solutions likely to make 15,000 live transmissions at Rio 2016 Rio de Janeiro, August 2016: [Source: LiveU] LiveU is bringing home entertainment gold to its customers and their audiences by providing over 80 international broadcasters with LiveU equipment to cover the Summer Olympics in Rio. The company is expecting approximately 15,000+ live video sessions...
NBC is recruiting for its international news desk in London London, August 2016: NBC News is seeking a freelance desk editor to join its international news desk in London. The role involves coordinating and supporting teams in the field and in the newsroom as they produce news pieces for NBC's key platforms including TODAY, Nightly News,...
EBU urges Croatian government to protect the independence of HRT Geneva, August 2016:  [Source: EBU]  The EBU has reiterated the importance of independence for its Croatian Member HRT in the run up to the parliamentary elections in September. An international media freedom...
Megahertz to deliver BT a hybrid fibre and satellite UHD links truck  Ely, UK, August 2016:  Megahertz has announced that it is to deliver a new hybrid fibre and satellite UHD links truck to BT TVOB, the outside broadcast arm of BT Media and Broadcast. The new truck - known as TES52 - will be showcased on the BT Media and Broadcast stand in the outside...
SIS LIVE instals 1GB fibre network for sports production company Milton Keynes, August 2016:  SIS LIVE has installed a 1GB fibre network for leading sports production company Input Media, supporting their broadcast requirements with access to its expanding ‘Anylive™’ fibre infrastructure and comprehensive satellite services....
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