Telus, a major telecommunications company in Canada, has selected the Ericsson MediaFirst TV Platform to deliver seamless and personalized TV experiences across devices via Telus’ Optik TV service. The software-defined, cloud-based platform will handle the creation, management, and delivery of its next-generation Pay TV services.
La Télé, a regional broadcaster in Switzerland, has installed two Astra studio automation systems from Aveco in the cities of Lausanne and Fribourg that lets news teams at the two locations focus on the task of reporting and delivering the news, not on the technology being used.
The Gores Group, a Los Angeles based, global private equity firm that has owned Imagine Communications (the former Harris Broadcast) for four years, wants its asset to grow. With a customer base concerned about the next transition—IP, 4K, 1080p HDR—Gores thinks the right strategy going forward is to develop size through M&A as well as global expansion and be “empathetic” to customers’ migration pains
PlayBox Technology EU (PBT EU) showed its revolutionary multilingual captioning SubtitleNEXT suite of products that support real time capabilities for the first time in Spain at BITAM. BITAM is an annual industry event that brings broadcast, IT, audio and media sectors together in one space.
ENCO Systems has developed a cloud-based addition to its enCaption family of automated closed captioning solutions, called enCaption4, that offers improved accuracy and speed, as well as the flexibility to operate on-premises or via remote services running on Amazon Web Services.
Dan Castles, CEO of Telestream for the past 20 years, has decided to retire, handing over reigns of the company to ex-Cisco executive Scott Puopolo. Under Castles’ 20-year leadership, Telestream has enjoyed consistent year-on-year revenue growth in an era when many broadcast equipment manufacturers have struggled to maintain profitability.