The Korea Herald – 2 September
4g-wirelessevolution.tmcnet.com – 2 September
DVB-S2 (Digital Video Broadcasting – Satellite, 2nd Generation) is a second generation DVB system for broadband satellite communications, covering digital TV and HDTV broadcasting, interactive services, and professional links by satellite.
Broadcast Engineering – 2 September
Elber uses Adtec Digital’s edje5110-RM encoders for SD and mediaHUB-HD Pro for HD, along with Adtec’s DTA3050-ASI multiplexer, to create a multiprogram transport stream for transmission at the remote antennas for distribution to major regional, national and international carriers, particularly in South America and Africa.
Marketwire.com – 2 September
PRNewswire – 3 September
Reuters.com – 3 September
Pay TV revenues in developing markets like the Eastern Europe/CIS region are particularly vulnerable to content piracy. Without the implementation of effective Conditional Access systems in this region, piracy-related losses could spike nearly 37 percent yearly, according to Datamonitor. As a regional pioneer in the pay TV market, Ala TV selected Irdeto’s CAS to provide a high level of protection against the theft of content that will ultimately yield a wide range of revenue- and royalty-generating services to help enhance and grow its business model.
Korea Times – 1 September
The Korea Communications Commission (KCC) said analog TV services in Danyang, North Chungcheong Province, Uljin, North Gyeongsang Province, and Gangjin, South Jeolla Province, will be stopped from the latter half of 2010.
The digital TV transition will mark the end of analog television broadcasting that had been in use for more than 50 years. After 2013, all TV stations in South Korea will broadcast digital signals.
Interactive TV – 2 September
Reuters.com – 3 September
TANDBERG Television, part of the Ericsson group announced that On.net, a subsidiary of Telekom Slovenije, has deployed a 60 channel digital terrestrial TV (DTT) service in the Republic of Macedonia using its MPEG-4 AVC headend solutions. It will also include two channels of HDTV.
The nationwide digital TV service will increase the number of channels available for Macedonians, who are limited to five national channels when receiving analog transmissions. On.net is using MPEG-4 AVC video compression to maximise bandwidth efficiency and enable high definition channels. The number of channels represents one of the largest DVB-T deployments, fulfilling a pay-tv business model.
prnewswire.com – 3 September
Marketwatch.com – 11 September
DMN Newswire – 11 September
KONA 3 is AJA’s top-of-the-line uncompressed capture card for SD, HD, and Dual Link 4:4:4 HD for Apple Mac Pro systems, and the FS1 is a universal HD and SD, video and audio frame synchronizer and converter supporting virtually any input or output format.
France24.com – 11 September
Officials from Brazil met with their Venezuelan homologues in Caracas as part of a prolonged campaign to enlist Venezuela to the Japanese-Brazilian “ISDB-Tb” digital television model.
An agreement with Venezuela will likely trigger the adoption of the Japanese-Brazilian standard across the continent, in a decision worth millions of dollars in the sale of compatible television sets and broadcasting technology.
But according to John S. Eggerton, Broadcast and Cable magazine’s Washington bureau chief, the political decision is huge, as the implementation of digital standards can take many years and will spill over into other industries.
“Digital broadcasting is just part of it,” Eggerton told FRANCE 24. “Digital is where any country has to be; it is the currency of the new world.”
Rian.ru – 12 September
Tradingmarkets.com – 11 September
Rapid TV News – 13 September
Reuters.com – 15 September
SES ASTRA, an SES company announced that the public Polish television Telewizja Polska SA (TVP) will launch a free-to-air platform on ASTRA. TVP has therefore extended its satellite capacity contracts for the use of two transponders at ASTRA`s main orbital position 19.2 degrees East. TVP has been using this capacity since 2005. TVP is the largest public TV broadcaster in Central and Eastern Europe.
Based on the new contract, TVP will use a spot beam which is available on ASTRA
1KR. This will allow TVP to broadcast all its Polish free-to-air channels in an
unencrypted form to the Polish market. The TVP offer on ASTRA will comprise the
entire TVP package including TVP 1, TVP 2, TVP INFO, TVP POLONIA, TVP KULTURA,
TVP SPORT, TVP HISTORIA and TVP HD. TVP also considers an option for additional
Thomasnet.com – 17 September
Openpr.com – 19 September
Following the success of its DVB-T2 modulator with the Ofcom pilot, ENENSYS unveils at IBC its complete end-to-end solution for DVB-T2 broadcasting with the release of the world’s first DVB-T2 Gateway, NN6-T2Gateway and the first DVB-T2 analyzer and professional receiver. The ENENSYS DVB-T2 end-to-end solution relies on broadcast grade equipment that is ready for commercial deployment. The new DVB-T2 offering completes the ENENSYS Digital TV offer that ranges from SFN Adaption, with innovative 1+1 seamless switch-over redundancy solution, to IP distribution that secure SFN delivery over IP networks, up to transmission sites with various products including broadcast grade modulators and SFN synchronization equipment.
ipsnews.net – 23 September
The first official digital transmissions are scheduled for 2010, and the transition deadline is set for 2018, when the country will have to abandon the analogue system completely.
Argentina and Peru have also opted for the ISDB-Tb standard, while Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica and El Salvador have chosen the ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee) standard developed by the United States.
Uruguay, Colombia and Panama, meanwhile, have decided to adopt the European DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting Terrestrial) standard, while no country in Latin America plans to use China’s DTMB (Digital Terrestrial Multimedia Broadcasting).
The digital revolution brings enhanced image and sound quality, a greater number of channels and possibilities for transmission through mobile devices – aspects that are touted as the democratisation of communications.
Brazil decided to adopt the ISDB-T standard developed by Japan in response to the interests of its television networks, in particular the dominant Red Globo, Brant said. The choice was justified by the high picture quality it promises and its mobility features (reception in cell phones and mobile television devices).
infoworld.com – 23 September
The slow progress of digital television migration and a lack of clear telecommunications policies are hampering the development and use of mobile TV in South Africa.
The conversion process started on Nov. 1 last year and is now scheduled to end on April 30, 2012. South Africa’s digital migration process encountered a major setback after E-TV lodged an urgent suit with the Gauteng High Court seeking to stop the implementation of the regulations that govern the conversion of the country’s analog broadcasting signal to digital.
In other parts of Africa, mobile TV has taken off, with Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana leading. The service is currently free and offered in collaboration with mobile phone companies. DStv mobile is hoping to attract a huge number of the 51 million mobile phone users in Nigeria as well as Ghana’s 7 million and Kenya’s 15 million.
Techwatch.co.uk – 23 September
DVB-H would solve T-Mobile’s problems with its UMTS network, which has been overloaded because of strong demand for its soccer Bundesliga offer LIGA total!
indiaprwire.com – 23 September
The application will enable consumers to interact with one another on relevant discussion topics and also express on the content shown on TV. Subscribers can blog and comment on TV through SMS or on the Digitelly website. All comments will be broadcasted on TV.
Blog.telly offers various discussion forums revolving around current affairs, socio-economic issues, movies, sports and TV gossip. The initial categories segmented are News View, Movie Masala, GupShup and Sports Mania. Best comments from bloggers would also be selected under the category “Blogs of the Day”.
CASBAA – 25 September
As part of the multi-year contract, GTSS will significantly expand its existing capacity on ABS-1 by leasing multiple Ku-band transponders on the powerful ABS-2 Russia/CIS Beam for further expansion of its TV distribution services from the most popular CATV channels location in Russia, and its newly launched “Raduga TV” DTH platform.
Digital Production Middle East – 27 September
The State Journal – 28 September
Tradingmarkets.com – 29 September
Theage.com.au – 30 September
Section B: Digital Rights Management
Homemediamagazine. Com – 3 September
Dubbed “Mobile Set-Top Box,” the software offers digital rights management (DRM) functionality and digital video recording (DVR) capabilities that enable users to set the device of their choice to automatically download, pause and rewind their favorite programs.
Additional features ensure that content can be accessed only by approved customers, that content is delivered to a device during periods of intermittent network availability and provides options for users to access and download content over Wi-Fi, high-speed cellular networks and through side-loading.
Worthplaying.com – 5 September
Itwirre.com – 17 September
Microsoft has been awarded a patent for a distributed DRM system that works over peer-to-peer (P2P) networks.
Section C: Other News
Wired.com – 1 September
Reuters.com – 1 September
All software available in the Xtensiv(TM) suite has been developed by ViXS, proven in customer’s applications, certified and deployed in customer’s end products. Manufacturers can enjoy the benefits of a reliable and robust application development environment without the burden of any associated license fees common with other 3rd party software vendors hence contributing substantially to the customer’s bottom line profit.
35. Digital TV software provides talking menus for the visually impaired, deaf and elderly
Examiner.com – 2 September
Labs.adobe.com – 10 September
National Association of Broadcasters – 23 September
National Association of Broadcasters – 23 September
TRAI – 23 September
Iprnews.com – 29 September
Digital Utilities Ventures, Inc. (DUTV), an innovator in over the IP video transport systems with its breakthrough New Last Mile Platform, announced today that it had signed an agreement to acquire Jamaica Network Access Point, LTD (JNAP).
Rttnews.com – 28 September
McAfee has also made a free diagnostic tool, McAfee Security Scan, available as an optional download to customers when installing Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash Player software from Adobe.com. The McAfee tool enables consumers to easily check for anti-virus software and firewall protection on their computers.