Miss something at the NAB Show? Read the post show reports and analysis by the editors of The Broadcast Bridge, with additional coverage of all of the products released at the show - filtered by category.

STN uplinks 500 channels from their teleport

STN Trials HEVC for DTH services April 29th 2015 - 12:28 PM

At NAB The Broadcast Bridge met up with senior executives from satellite service provider STN. Mitja Lovsin, STN’s sales and marketing director, talked about the market, and an exciting new project that will use HEVC encoding and is to air late summer, 2015. STN, the Satellite Telecommunications Network, is based in Slovenia and uplinks 500 channels from their teleport. The company also provides playout facilities for 50 of those channels.

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Ned on NAB April 19th 2015 - 05:36 PM

Disruptive technology aims to end linear television.

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Harmonic Provides End-To-End Solution at TV Centro América April 10th 2015 - 02:01 PM

Harmonic powers new HD and ISDB-T 1seq services for TV Globo affiliate TV Centro América

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Episode reaches version 6.5 at NAB

Telestream launches Episode 6.5 at NAB April 7th 2015 - 10:16 PM

Telestream will unveil the latest version of its multiformat video encoding software Episode 6.5 at NAB. This version will feature support for closed captions, new formats, multi-bitrate encoding, and multi-track audio.

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Schematic of Elemental

Comcast selects Elemental to support cloud DVR April 7th 2015 - 05:40 PM

Comcast has selected Elemental video processing software to power encoding for its X1 DVR. Last year, Comcast began offering customers the X1 DVR with cloud technology, which lets customers record TV shows and movies in the cloud to enjoy at home or on-the-go across devices. While in the home, X1 DVR provides access to the program guide on any device and nearly the entire channel lineup, as well as the Xfinity On Demand library.

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Thomson Video Networks

A2Zlogix chooses the right ViBE April 7th 2015 - 03:22 PM

A2Zlogix, a US provider of preprocessing solutions for uncompressed video, has selected Thomson Video Networks’ ViBE VS7000 HEVC encoder to provide adaptive-bit-rate encoding for delivery of multi-screen applications.

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Riot Games has kitted out its Westside Media Center located in Los Angeles, California with fiber optic transport from Barnfind Technologies

Riot Games goes to Barnfind Technologies for Fiber Optic Transport April 6th 2015 - 01:00 PM

Riot Games, creator of the worldwide online game League of Legends, has deployed a fiber optic transport platform from Barnfind Technologies of Norway for its new 250,000 square foot Westside Media Center in Los Angeles, California. Over 67 million international players log on each month to League of Legends, with over 27 million playing each day and 7.5 million simultaneously at peak play time. League of Legends professional team tournaments are held at various locations throughout the world, culminating in the World Championship Tournament viewed live online by more than 27 million fans around the globe. The professional team tournaments are streamed live from the Westside Media Center.

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Zixi claims its proprietary Forward Error Correction enables high quality IP transport with minimal packet loss.

iStreamPlanet takes Zixi for IP Contribution April 6th 2015 - 12:14 PM

US encoding vendor Zixi has been selected by iStreamPlanet for IP contribution to the latter’s Aventus live video encoding and multiscreen packaging service. iStreamPlanet is using Zixi’s live video transport software to provide ingest over unmanaged Internet connections, offering an IP-based alternative to traditional backhaul methods like satellite and fiber. iStreamPlanet will be enabling Zixi contribution over IP to Aventus from Q2 of 2015.

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Software solutions from Elemental support MPEG-2, H.264 and HEVC and include statistical multiplexing with the ability to mix resolutions an

Mix and Match Codec with Elemental Statmux March 28th 2015 - 09:18 AM

Elemental Technologies has claimed the industry’s first software-based multi-codec, multi-resolution statistical multiplexer. Elemental Statmux,launching at NAB, is part of a broader Elemental initiative to enable broadcasters, content owners and pay TV operators to implement flexible and scalable infrastructure that supports both traditional broadcast and multiscreen linear video delivery.

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