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Determining the Right OTT Business Model

The fragmentation of the broadcasting landscape shows no sign of slowing. Conversations range from SD, HD, Ultra HD, 3-D TV, video on smartphones, video on tablets etc. It can be bewildering at times given the influx of new technology. Players like NetFlix, Hulu and even Google are looking to shake-up the video market. I had […]

By | September 10, 2012

EBU Head Says Fragmentation of Broadcasting Systems Creating Standards Issues

There has been much talk at IBC about new content formats, particularly surrounding Ultra HD which has been a key buzz term at this year’s event. For an organization like the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), this constant move to new broadcasting standards and hybrid broadcasting systems creates a number of issues. Ingrid Deltenre, Director General of the […]

By | September 10, 2012

Intelsat Expands Broadcasting Capacity Lease in Eastern Europe

Intelsat has signed an agreement with Eastern Space Systems Romania (ESS) to provide satellite capacity for a new video multiplex platform designed to serve Central and Eastern Europe and inked a deal with Astrium Services to expand capacity on Intelsat’s Ku-band mobility infrastructure, the FSS operator announced.    Intelsat’s contract with ESS is a multi-year […]

By | September 10, 2012

Eutelsat Unveils New Tooway Hardware, Ultra HD Push

Eutelsat has unveiled new hardware to support its Tooway service, including a 77-centimeter dish and a Ku-band LNB, the European FSS operator announced.    Eutelsat said that when its new Tooway products are trained towards one of up to six of its TV satellites over Europe, consumers in white and grey areas would have access to […]

By | September 10, 2012

SES Leases NSS-7 Capacity to Dutch Teleport

Dutch teleport, VSAT and broadcasting services provider Castor Networks has signed a capacity expansion agreement on SES’ NSS-7 satellite to meet growing demands for connectivity throughout Southern Africa, the operator announced.    SES said Castor Networks would utilize the new capacity to enable delivery of voice and data services across corporate networks of oil and […]

By | September 10, 2012

YahLive Enters Partnership with FTA Arabic TV Channel

UAE satellite broadcaster YahLive has signed a long-term partnership agreement with free-to-air (FTA) Arabic TV channel Tawazon TV to broadcast the network in HD through its satellite service.    The agreement not only allows for YahLive viewers in the Middle East and North Africa to access Tawazon TV programs from the 52.5 degrees East orbital […]

By | September 10, 2012

Thaicom Secures Orbital Slot for Interim Satellite

Thaicom has informed Thailand’s Information and Communications Technology Ministry (ICT) that it had made plans for an interim satellite to be positioned at the 50.5 degrees East orbital slot to maintain the location rights that had been due to expire in November, ICT Minister Anudith Nakornthap announced.    Nakornthap said Thaicom briefed ICT on its […]

By | September 10, 2012

Singapore Airlines Launches Full In-Flight Service

Singapore Airlines has formally rolled out its in-flight connectivity offering after investing $50 million to bring Inmarsat-powered Internet and mobile data services to its passengers.    The full launch of the service, simply titled “In-Flight Connectivity,” follows a soft launch earlier this year on a limited number of aircraft. The In-Flight Connectivity service is now […]

By | September 9, 2012

Access Demonstrates New NetFront Solution for OTT Set-Top Boxes

Access Co. will demonstrate its NetFront Living Connect solution that was recently selected to provide media sharing capabilities for Abox42’s OTT and IPTV set-top box (STB) line. Access is marketing the NetFront Living Connect offering as a DLNA Technology solution for multi-screen media sharing on consumer electronics and home networks.    Access Vice President of […]

By | September 9, 2012

Televes Selects Free-to-Air Hybrid Turnkey Solution from Sigma Designs

System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions designer for home entertainment connectivity and control Sigma Designs announced that European STB manufacturer Televes selected a turn-key solution based on its SMP8670 SoC design for its free-to-air hybrid STB.    Sigma will debut the device at the 2012 IBC show as the first Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) deployment based on […]

By | September 9, 2012

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