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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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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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Harmonic reports its Electra 8000 series models encode over 22,000 channels worldwide.

Harmonic’s Statmux Encoding Reclaims Satellite Bandwidth March 11th 2015 - 11:59 AM

Greece’s pay TV DTH platform chooses Harmonic Electra encoding with statmux.

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Ingest and playout port density has increased over the last year in the FORK Production Suite.

Primestream to introduce 4K MXF workflows at NAB March 5th 2015 - 09:03 AM

At NAB2015, Primestream will show the latest updates to both FORK Production Suite and Playout, with advancements in 4K MXF workflows. FORK version 5.0 also includes new two-way integrations with nonlinear editors like Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, and Apple Final Cut Pro X.

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The F1 platform is claimed to boost existing compression technologies by up to 50% without reducing quality.

Faroudja claims large compression gains ahead of NAB March 4th 2015 - 12:17 PM

The demand for bandwidth is doubling every three years. Video is the biggest contributor to this growth. However, compression scheme efficiency doubles approximately every 10 years. Heading into NAB, US compression specialist Faroudja Enterprises claims to have made progress addressing this problem.

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