In Broadcast - February 2014 - 4
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WWW.INBROADCAST.COM | ISSUE 28 - FEBRUARY 2014
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Russia's Channel One Looks
To Elemental For Live Games
lemental Live systems will be
used by Channel One in Russia
to stream the Sochi 2014 Olympics.
In a system delivered by Open
Technologies, one of the country's
leading IT suppliers, Elemental
systems will process nine
channels of Channel One Olympics
programming for delivery of highquality video over IP networks to
Channel One is Russia's largest
broadcaster and the primary content
distributor for the host country
of the Games.
Broadcasting across Russia and
the Commonwealth of Independent
States (CIS), Channel One offers
programming free of charge to
an estimated 250 million viewers
around the clock, 365 days a year.
Elemental systems will process nine channels of Channel One's
Channel One offers news,
documentary and entertainment
programming in standard-deﬁnition
and high-deﬁnition to its viewers.
During the Games, solutions from
Elemental will stream Channel One
live and time-shifted TV content in
12 Adobe HDS H.264 proﬁles to
set-top box, PC, iPhone, Android,
tablet and smart TV devices.
Last year, Channel One used
Elemental Live during the 'Direct
Line with President Putin' broadcast
over the Internet.
Elemental systems performed live
video processing during the severalhour long interactive programme
featuring Vladimir Putin answering
questions from Russian citizens.
AP And Streamworks Expand Live News Deal
he Associated Press and
Streamworks International have
renewed their contract to provide
live streaming of AP's awardwinning content to AP Video Hub.
The announcement comes after a
highly successful year for the highquality live video platform which
launched in September 2012.
AP Video Hub enables online
publishers with limited editorial
resources to quickly access and
create rich online content, which
increasingly includes live streams.
"Demand for live content from
digital platforms has increased
rapidly since AP launched the ﬁrst
live coverage service a decade
ago in 2003," said Sue Brooks,
Director Video Transformation at
AP. "Online audiences increasingly
expect broadcast-quality footage,
so it's essential to guarantee a high
Brooks added: "Streamworks
technology and commitment to
broadcasting excellence delivers
consistently across platforms
and devices, so we are delighted
to continue to build on our
relationship with them."
Available through customisable
desktop, online and mobile
interfaces, the streaming solution
allows uninterrupted feeds to be
delivered in multiple bitrates -
including HD - and distributed to
multiple content providers to ensure
efﬁcient global reach and guarantee
With easy integration into existing
workﬂows and partnerships, the
feed provided is fully embeddable,
platform-neutral and supported by
extensive data traffic analytics.
AP Video customers have
beneﬁted from AP's live coverage of
major stories, including the election
of Pope Benedict XV1 and the birth
of Prince George.
France 24 Signs
FRA: Ericsson and France
24 have signed a five-year
broadcast services contract.
France 24 has renewed
Ericsson's playout management
mandate and scheduled the
deployment of moder nised
control rooms and studios.
The broadcaster plans to switch to
HD during the second half of the year,
which will require an overhaul of its
ﬁve studios and production systems.
France 24 broadcasts news 24/7 to
250 million homes around the world
in French, English and Arabic.
Ibrarn TV Airs
LBA / GBR: Tripoli-based
Ibrarn Television has chosen
Te c h n o l o g y ' s
The satellite broadcaster, which
operates a 24/7 service, installed
two complete systems in main
and redundant configuration.
Each includes a CaptureBox HD
ingest module, TitleBox interactive
graphics generator, ListBox
offline programme scheduler
and AirBox automated playout.
A SafeBox content replication
module manages content
sharing across multiple devices.
The project was managed by
RUS: Tvigle has launched its app for
Sony PlayStation 3, bringing a library
of free-to-view licenced video content
to more than 1.2 million PS3 consoles.
PS3 owners can watch a
Tvigle library of more than
20,000 films and TV shows.
Previously YouTube was the only
video service available on Sony's
PS3 in Russia.
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