The World Teleport Association has announced that Axesat has achieved provisional certification of its Bogota, Colombia Teleport under WTA’s Teleport Certification Program.
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.
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.
A custom-designed broadband auxiliary UHF Channel 16 antenna order for Shreveport’s KSHV-DT new channel assignment sets a manufacturing milestone for Dielectric.
Lifesaving capabilities of the Next-Gen TV advanced warning functions are among many new benefits the technology makes available to viewers.
Netflix has launched its Post Technology Alliance program. The program identifies products that meet Netflix technical and delivery specifications today and will continue to do so in the future.
Broadcasters and playout facilities are already coming to grips with distributing programming to a multitude of outlets and platforms, in addition to conventional broadcast channels. This is only set to grow as more operators enter the market to exploit the potential of emerging technologies such as 5G. As this burden increases, facility and service operators are looking for ways to reduce costs and complexity by having centralised distribution rather than separate means of playing out programmes to terrestrial TV, OTT, streamed services and social media.
Technology and business are intertwined but many companies prefer to treat them as separate entities. Consequently, major equipment exhibitions such as the NAB Show are used to focus purely on technological issues, while corporate affairs are dealt with at other times. During this year’s Las Vegas expo, however, Imagine Communications made clear the two strands were interdependent by revealing that it has re-organised its operations into two defined divisions: one for playout and networking and another covering advertising distribution and management.
The new line of high-performance storage has been designed and produced by Studio Network Solutions, exclusively for Ross Video.
At both SMPTE and NAB fall shows, Harmonic will demonstrate its software-defined and SaaS solutions targeted at OTT and next-gen TV applications.
At IBC 2018, Pebble Beach Systems will showcase its Orca virtualised playout solution in a full cloud-based business continuity application. One channel will run locally on the Pebble Beach stand, and the backup channel will run in the AWS public cloud.
Intelsat announced that Mexican multimedia company, Grupo Televisa, has extended their contract for Intelsat’s satellite solutions; leveraging the powerful high-throughput (HTS) Ku-band beams on Intelsat 35e for their content distribution in Europe.