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Kosovan broadcaster RTK hit by severe flooding at its studios Geneva, July 2016:  The EBU has been alarmed to hear about the perilous position of Kosovan broadcaster RTK following serious flooding at their studios this week. Radio Television Kosovo is now working in a state of emergency...
Inmarsat Global Xpress gives Type Approval to DataPath man-pack satellite terminal London,  July 2016: Inmarsat has announced that the DataPath QCT90 man-pack antenna has achieved full Inmarsat Type Approval for use on commercial Ka-band frequencies over Global Xpress (GX), Inmarsat’s globally available high-throughput wideband service....
NEP Switzerland goes 4K with first full 4K OB van  Switzerland, July 2016:   For the starting football season and production of the Swiss Super League, NEP Switzerland trusts in their new and first full 4K OB Van. The new production vehicle is a Streamline S 12 4K developed and delivered by Broadcast Solutions GmbH and is the first 4K...
Arqiva secures capacity on two Eutelsat satellites for content contribution and distribution across Europe London, Paris, July 2016 :  Arqiva has renewed multi-year contracts with Eutelsat Communications covering capacity on two satellites. Ku-band resources on EUTELSAT 10A and EUTELSAT 7B are the backbone of Arqiva’s...
Media services company, MX1, to make its debut at IBC Israel, July 2016:  MX1, the new global media services company created by the merger of SES Platform Services and RR Media, will be making its worldwide debut, presenting its full suite of innovative digital video and media services....
ACTAMEDYA produces live TV coverage of the Samsung Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim Istanbul, July 2016: Two thousand swimmers from 70 countries took part in this year's 28th Samsung Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim - and the live television coverage was handled by ACTAMEDYA. The race on July 24th involved the...
Arqiva helps extend Rio 2016 Olympics coverage for BBC   Gerrards Cross, UK, July 2016:  Arqiva has announced that it will be supporting the BBC in extending coverage of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. The agreement will see Arqiva carrying an additional eight DTT services...
SIS LIVE to announce further expansion of its “AnyliveTM” fibre network at IBC Milton Keynes, UK, July 2016:  SIS LIVE will announce the further expansion of its “AnyliveTM” fibre network at IBC. This rapidly expanding network has strengthened SIS LIVE’s mission to become the connectivity provider for critical media content....
Relaunched ERT selects Globecast for pan-European TV distribution   Paris, July 2016: Globecast has announced that state-owned Greek national broadcaster ERT – The Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation – has selected the global media solution provider to deliver ERT World and five radio channels to the Greek diaspora across Europe....
Brazil Production Services offers filming assistance to foreign broadcasters Rio de Janeiro, July 2016:  For broadcasting companies planning to shoot in Brazil for Rio2016 and other events, assistance with camera crews, permits and equipment is offered by Brazil Production Services (BPS). New to...
LiveU enhances UEFA Euro 2016 coverage for multiple broadcasters including ITV Sport and beIN Sport  Hackensack, N.J., July 2016: Major broadcasters around the world have once again taken advantage of the power and flexibility of LiveU’s technology to provide a 360 degree viewer experience of the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament. This includes both ITV Sport and beIN Sport, the latter via...
Globecast provided SNG and multiple contribution services for UEFA Euro 2016  Paris, July 2016:  Globecast provided a range of contribution services for multiple broadcasters covering the UEFA Euro 2016 competition. Contested every four years, this year’s event – held in France - was the first time the tournament featured 24 teams from across...
Al Jazeera to broadcast live UN leaders' debate in New York   New York, July 2016:  Ten candidates for the position of the next UN Secretary-General will be taking part in the first-ever internationally televised live UN leaders’ debate titled: “Leading the United Nations: A Global Town Hall with UN Secretary-General...
EBU appeals to prime minister to 'rescue' BHRT in Bosnia and Herzegovina Geneva, July 2016: EBU Director General Ingrid Deltenre has sent a letter to the Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina Denis Zvizdić to ask for decisive action in resolving the financial crisis of BHRT. EBU Member BHRT is under...
SES announces successful completion of merger of RR Media with SES Platform Services  Luxembourg, July 2016 : SES has announced the successful completion of the merger of RR Media, a leading provider of global digital media services, with its wholly-owned subsidiary, SES Platform Services. SES has acquired...
Preview of LiveU's video newsgathering solutions at this year's IBC  Hackensack, NJ, July 2016:  Celebrating 10 years of innovation, LiveU continues to set the standard for high-quality and reliable live video acquisition, management and distribution over IP. Since disrupting the broadcast market with cellular bonding, LiveU remains at the forefront of...
Hitachi to showcase its live production solutions at IBC Istanbul, July 2016:  Hitachi Kokusai Electric is to demonstrate its broadcast system solutions at this year's IBC to include its professional video camera systems; its OB-BOX concept, as well as its mobile transmission vehicles and the latest developments in broadcast antenna systems....
Soccer from space: Eutelsat and RAI broadcast first of seven EURO2016 matches in live Ultra HD  Paris, Rome, July 2016 : The first quarter-final of the Euro2016 marked the kick-off of seven matches that Rai, Italy’s national public broadcaster, and Eutelsat are offering Italian TV homes. The initiative with Eutelsat marks Rai’s most ambitious foray into Ultra HD that...
France Télévisions and Globecast sign new five-year deal to bring iconic cycling including “Le Tour" to screens   Paris, June 2016:  Leading French broadcasting group France Télévisions and the global media solutions provider Globecast have signed a five-year deal to renew their partnership to bring iconic cycling events, including the Tour de France, to screens. This year’s...
New Albanian director-general embarks on reforms at broadcaster   Geneva, June 2016:  The new Director General of RTSH Thoma Gellçi has met with representatives of the EBU Director General's office. Gellçi became Director General of RTSH in May having worked in the media...
JVC introduces robotic PTZ video-over-IP production camera  Japan, June 2016:   JVC introduced at this year's NAB Show its first robotic PTZ IP video production camera, ideal for studio or field applications – the KY-PZ100. In addition to its 3G-SDI and HDMI outputs, the KY-PZ100 features JVC’s unique IP-based communications...
ABC News facilities in Australia to receive a major technology upgrade Montreal, June 2016: Grass Valley has entered into a contract with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation to provide one of the largest single system technology upgrades ever undertaken in Australia. The long-term project represents a major technology refresh and replacement in its studios...
Opening of the world’s longest railway tunnel brought to the web via Blick webTV and LiveU  Hackensack, NJ, June, 2016: LiveU has announced that the opening of the world’s longest railway tunnel – 57.09 km (35.5 mi) - was brought live to online viewers by Blick web TV using LiveU technology. The Gotthard Tunnel was officially opened on June 1st after decades of...
Al Jazeera Media Network establishes a new digital division  Doha, June 2016: Al Jazeera Media Network has announced the establishment of a new Digital Division in alignment with the network’s objectives to innovate and lead in the development of digital products, services and platforms....
Reuters TV launches new version of its online video news service New York, June 2016:  Reuters, the world’s largest international multimedia news provider, has released version 2.0 of Reuters TV. This new version of the revolutionary connected TV service introduces Featured Programs – thematic programs curated and hosted by Reuters journalists...
Sat-Comm to offer TVU live streaming solutions in SNG trucks California, June 2016: TVU Networks has announced that it has entered into a partnership with leading UK-based satellite and broadcast systems integrator, Sat-Comm. Specialising in SNG vehicles, Flyaways and OB Systems, Sat-Comm will offer the entire range of TVU Networks IP-based live video...
Reuters-TIMA on the ground at Euro 2016 soccer tournament  Paris, June 2016:  As tens of thousands of football fans gathered in Paris for the opening game of the Euro 2016, Reuters-TIMA set up live positions near the Eiffel Tower fan zone and the...
Newstag to distribute CNN content on its video news service   Stockholm, June 2016:  CNN International will be syndicating its news, business, feature and entertainment content to Newstag, an award-winning 'mobile-first' video news service. The agreement grants Stockholm-based Newstag the right to share and distribute two hours of CNN video...
Anatel issues guidelines for satellite earth stations operating within Rio2016 venues Brazil, June 2016 : (Source: Anatel, the telecom regulator in Brazil) If you are a Rio2016 Rights-Holding Broadcaster (RHB), or will operate any earth station transmitting to a GSO satellite (C, Ku or Ka bands) during the event, it is mandatory that your station be previously authorized, holding...
VRT Sandbox LiveIP Studio wins first EBU Award for Technology & Innovation  Geneva, June 2016: The recipient of the 2016 EBU Award for Technology & Innovation, the VRT Sandbox LiveIP Studio, has launched a new age of convenience and flexibility in professional television programme production. In the future, the award will be given annually, based on an...
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