Now that Telesat’s Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite is successfully in orbit, it has begun testing third-party vendor products that could benefit form the satellite technology. The initiative is part of Canada-based Telesat’s plans to deploy a global LEO constellation of 117 satellites for broadband connectivity that it said would revolutionize broadband communications around the world.
Broadcasters must ally over platform development and in some cases over content creation if they are to survive the ever-strengthening assault from the OTT giants under the acronym of FAANG (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google).
The EBU (European Broadcasting Union) has strengthened its cybersecurity programme by appointing two prominent CISOs (Chief Information Security Officers) as chair and co-chair.
Marquis Broadcast is showcasing its new Fotonflite point-to-point transfer system for Avid at the SMPTE fall exhibition. Fotonflite allows files to be moved between source Avid NEXIS/ISIS systems and a range of target storage types allowing remote servers to be configured as if they were local.
Adobe Ad Cloud has announced a new partnership with Flashtalking. The collaboration will make identity-based ad management and insights for advertisers possible. The partnership was created in response to the ever-growing issue of large media owners and technology platforms limiting data access for companies, while reducing the scope of their independent measurements.
Ooyala is deploying Flex Media Platform, its content supply chain package, with Arsenal Football Club, one of the leading teams in the English Premier League (EPL).
Broadcasters struggling to meet the challenge of OTT might be reassured by the latest research from Intel suggesting next generation wireless networks including cellular and Wi-Fi will generate $3 trillion revenue over the next decade 2019-2028.
Teradek announced a partnership with Singular to bring professional graphic overlays to live streaming. The new feature-set will be integrated into Core, Teradek’s cloud-based management and production platform.
The new, next-gen TV standard is expected to be launched by individual TV stations beginning in 2020, concurrent with the anticipated introduction of consumer TVs equipped to receive the new standard.