In Broadcast - January 2017 - 14
www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 7 - Issue 1 | January 2017
Broadpeak & Wyplay
Partner On Live TV
FRA: Broadpeak and Wyplay
unveiled a joint solution at CES
2017 designed to revolutionise the
distribution of live TV Everywhere
services over managed networks.
Broadpeak's nanoCDN technology
has been integrated with Frog By
Wyplay middleware on STBs to
make multiscreen delivery scalable
and affordable for telecom, cable,
and satellite DTH operators.
The joint solution addresses
challenges such as the unicast
nature of trafﬁc streamed to
secondary screens causing latency
and unstable video quality.
GBR / USA: Global Campus
Network (GCN), a collaborative and
interactive international student
media network, recently held a
live show giving an international
student perspective on the U.S.
election. A Quicklink TX Quad
University to co-host the discussion
alongside Ryerson University via
Skype, while allowing students
in eight countries to join the
collaborative video discussion.
The one-hour live show From
Where We Stand examined the
potential global impact of the U.S.
CAN: Matrox Video has announced
a major ﬁrmware update for the
H.264-based Matrox Monarch LCS
appliance. The Monarch LCS can
now be scheduled to start automatically before an event. It supports
the iCalendar (.ics) standard used
by a variety of scheduling applications. Allowing identiﬁcation of
multiple devices on a single master
calendar, when the schedule is imported to a Monarch LCS appliance,
it will automatically start and stop
streaming and recording events on
that individual device.
GatesAir And Pinnacle
Support Nigerian DTV
atesAir, along with Nigerian
Communications, has announced
the buildout and launch of a turnkey
DVB-T2 transmission system serving
the Federal Capital Territory (FCT),
Abuja, Nigeria's capital city.
The DVB-T2 system supports the
switch-on of a new over-the-air DTV
service now delivering 30 channels of
news, information and entertainment
to Abuja residents.
"As Nigeria's DVB-T2 digital TV
rollout progresses, we intend to work
closely with Pinnacle Communications
and all stakeholders in Nigeria to
deliver the systems they require to
their exacting speciﬁcations," said Phil
Argyris, GatesAir CEO.
Communications designed, delivered,
integrated and commissioned the
complete solution on behalf of
GatesAir CEO Phil Argyris
at the Abuja transmission site
Commission (NBC) over a three-month
period. This included main and backup
GatesAir Maxiva ULXT liquid-cooled
transmitters. GatesAir also supplied
the DVB-T2 headend.
As the licensed signal distributor
for Nigeria, Pinnacle Communications
is working closely with the Nigerian
regulator, NBC, to plan future
expansions of the service.
It is anticipated that a total of 70
additional RF sites are envisaged for
The next phase is scheduled for
completion in June 2017.
Atos Extends Forscene Experience
orbidden Technologies has been
commissioned by Atos Origin
South Africa (Pty) Ltd. to provide a
media work experience project aimed
at addressing the demand for video
editing staff from the South African
public broadcast sector.
The project is an extension of an
existing contract where the cloud
video platform, Forscene, is being used
to train students in video editing.
Atos ﬁrst contracted Forbidden
for a paid pilot in March
2016 - where 150 South
African students used the
Atos implementation of the
Forscene platform to be
trained in video editing. Atos
- a local authority in South
Africa - will now expand this
training initiative to include
500 students by the end of
Forbidden's Forscene workﬂow enables training
In addition, at the end of the
training programme, Atos will select
50 students who will be awarded sixweek, paid work experience contracts
with Forbidden Technologies.
The work experience with Forbidden
will capitalise on Forscene's strength
as a cloud video platform that enables
"Cloud technologies like Forscene
have had an enormous impact on the
way that video content is produced,
workﬂows a reality, and it's only
natural that this should extend to
industry training," said Aziz Musa, CEO