In Broadcast - July 2017 - 14
www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 7 - Issue 6
Net Insight And
SWE: Net Insight has announced a
strategic partnership with Ericsson
to offer broadcasters a range
of end-to-end video processing
solutions based on Net Insight
and Ericsson media contribution
products and services. A key
aspect of the partnership will see
Net Insight offer H.264 and HEVC
capabilities to its Nimbra portfolio.
Ericsson's H.264 and HEVC
managed under the Nimbra
Vision management system and
through ScheduALL for end-toend
Alma TV Launches
HEVC DTH Service
KAZ / USA: The largest cable
operator in Kazakhstan, Almatel
Kazakhstan, operating under
the brand name Alma TV, has
augmented its cable television
service with the launch of a
Direct-To-Home (DTH) satellite
television platform using the
latest generation HEVC video
Harmonic. Harmonic's softwarebased Electra X media processing
platform allows Alma TV to deliver
high-quality SD, HD and UHD
channels across Kazakhstan with
the increased bandwidth efficiency
of the HEVC video codec.
Lands In Brighton
IOM / GBR: The Satellite
Interference Reduction Group
(IRG) will be holding its Annual
Workshop on October 25 to 26 in
This year's annual workshop
shall discuss the technological
advancements that are helping to
reduce satellite interference.
Discussions will include key
topics such as Carrier ID and how
the FCC regulations will affect
broadcasters, VSAT interference,
and assessing the scale of C band
interference across satellite and
GatesAir & Quincy Media
Strike Repack Deal
uincy Media will exclusively rely
on GatesAir for transmitters, and
related installation and commissioning
services, for spectrum repack needs
across its TV station group.
The deal will include several new
Maxiva ULXTE liquid-cooled UHF and
VAXTE air-cooled VHF transmitters,
while existing GatesAir transmitters at
select stations will be modified to meet
new channel assignments.
Quincy Media expects to be busy
with repack installations across the
entire 39-month window for channel
relocation that begins later this year.
Brady Dreasler, Corporate Director of
Engineering, notes that the company's
transitions coming out of
the repack period."
According to Dreasler,
the repack presents an
ideal time to transition
In addition to simplifying
channel relocation, this
will help to reduce the
burden of utility costs and
maintenance that come
with older RF technology.
stations fall "within all ten
phases" of the repack.
"I'm mostly concerned
with my Phase 1 stations
around installation timelines,
and we are conducting
tower studies at all sites
to confirm what level of
reinforcement work will be
required," said Dreasler.
"But we feel prepared with
our transmitter choices, and
the new TPO levels for each
of these channels. The direct
integration of GatesAir's XTE
exciter in these transmitters
also sets us up for ATSC 3.0
Bluefish444 Powers Alston Elliot
Broadcast Sports Graphics
t the heart of Alston Elliot's
broadcast sports graphics
ecosystem in Australia are
products from Bluefish444,
Vizrt and ChyronHego.
Viz Arena is used for virtual
ads, analysis and image
insertion, Viz Trio for character
generation, ChyronHego Paint
for telestration and analysis,
and ChyronHego Virtual Placement
for virtual graphics - all used
interoperably with Bluefish444 Epoch
SDI video cards.
Alston Elliot use high-quality, low
latency, multi-channel fill and key
Bluefish444 SDI I/O Epoch video cards
within their in-truck and in-studio onair facilities.
video cards into their systems.
Epoch | Neutron, Epoch | 4K
Supernova and Epoch | 4K
Supernova S+ are installed in their
mobile setups, and used during
high-profile event coverage, such
as the Rugby World Cup, Olympics,
NRL, and Formula One.
relied upon to deliver live television
broadcast and up-to-date scoring,
statistics and graphics.
The Epoch range of video cards allow
for a high amount of flexibility.
This functionality helps to streamline
Alston Elliot's process, as the
same card can be used in multiple
Alston Elliot broadcast sports graphics
Ed Lopes, Operations Manager
at Alston Elliot Australia, said:
"Bluefish444 video cards integrate
requirements, and have allowed us
to reduce the size of our in-truck
numerous models of Bluefish444 SDI