"It is an uphill battle for Africa to complete the migration from analogue broadcasting to digital terrestrial television (DTT) by 2015, the deadline set by the international Telecommunications Union (ITU) and I can’t see that any country will meet this deadline.'
Egyptian Radio and TV Union (ERTU) recently placed an order for 20 Jampro flat panel FM antennas, according to an announcement made by Alex M Perchevitch, president of the manufacturing company.
Together with leading industry partners SES has announced the introduction of SAT-IP, a new IP-based satellite reception technology that demodulates and converts satellite signals to IP for further in-home distribution to any IP-enabled device.
Integrated Microwave Technologies showcased its Nucomm Newscoder 4 low-power, HD/SD, video/audio encoder with AES encryption at last week’s NAB show in Las Vegas. The compact Newscoder 4 is designed to work with any transmitter and delivers superior MPEG-4 H.264 SD and HD encoding, enabling broadcasters to transmit HD content efficiently over the same infrastructure used to transmit SD content.
After competing in a fully competitive tendering process, Gearhouse Broadcast’s Projects Solutions division was awarded the contract to build a series of interconnecting Flyaway Pods for satellite broadcaster British Sky Broadcasting for their coverage of Formula 1 motor racing.
BSkyB will broadcast 48 new BBC channels dedicated to London 2012 Olympic coverage. Over 40 of the new channels will broadcast in the UK through the ASTRA Satellite System. The 24 HD and 24 SD channels will cover each of the Olympic locations and show the full range of different events during the Games.
Thomson Video Networks has launched a new version of the widely-deployed Amethyst III Redundancy Switcher, with new IP input and output features. With four gigabit Ethernet interfaces, the Amethyst III can perform seamless automatic transport stream switching over IP networks, with built in bypass for continued secure operation in the event of power failure.
Telecast Fiber Systems today announced the launch of the Terrapin FTR-D6, a 3Gb/s fiber optic video transceiver that also incorporates a six-output distribution amplifier. With four modes of operation, the Terrapin is a compact, bidirectional throw-down device that is ideal for distributing an HD video signal to several locations within a large venue.
NSR today released its newest market survey and forecast report: Hosted Payloads on Commercial Satellites, 2nd Edition. The report provides an in-depth overview of demand trends for military and civil government requirements for creative solutions that address Communications and Earth Observation/Science missions, as well as the emergence of private enterprise risk-taking.
Australian systems integrator Quinto Communications recently supplied Australia’s SBS Television with an Evertz MVP3000 Multiview display processor system for transmission monitoring at its Sydney Broadcast Centre.