Casablanca Online covers “The World’s Largest Party” with ATEME

Carnival Parties from Salvador and Rio were backhauled with superior quality by Brazil’s leading SNG Operator using ATEME Encoders and Decoders

The carnival coverage from the North of Brazil to Rio and Sao Paulo mobilized a fleet of more than twenty DSNG trucks, manned by more than forty operators. Over the seven day event, more than six hundred hours of live content were delivered to broadcasters such as TV Globo, SBT, TV Bandeirantes and RedeTV, as well as to web portals such as Terra and Youtube, providing live coverage of what is considered the world’s largest party. Headquartered in Sao Paulo, Casablanca Online is the leading independent integrator and operator of DSNG vehicles in Brazil, trusted by all leading broadcasters to cover headline news and events nationwide. ATEME, a leading provider of video compression systems for the broadcast industry, announced today that its Kyrion line of MPEG-4 4:2:2 encoders and decoders was deployed broadly this month by Casablanca Online to cover the Brazilian carnival events in Salvador da Bahia and Rio de Janeiro.

“Our clients love the ATEME picture quality, it preserves a high level of detail and color integrity, even on very complex crowd scenes like the carnival,” commented Alex Pimentel, Casablanca Online’s General Manager. “Another advantage of using ATEME encoders is that they are fully interoperable with all receiver brands; this is crucial for a multi-client operator like Casablanca Online,” added Pimentel.

ATEME is broadly deployed in Brazil for ISDB-T digital terrestrial television, Video on Demand and live streaming to multiple screens. Since the beginning of 2013, the company appointed a senior application engineer locally to support its integration and distribution partners in the country. Raul Rivera, ATEME’s VP of Sales for Central America and Latin America, confirms: “ Brazil is the centerpiece of our development plans in the region; throughout this year we will be increasing our investment in a support infrastructure that allows us to deliver best in class service to Brazilian clients. Winning the trust of such a prestigious client as Casablanca Online was a milestone for ATEME.”

About Casablanca Online

CASABLANCA ONLINE is one of the most complete services provider of satellite LIVE transmissions and a pioneer in High Definition and 3D with thousands of successful Brazilian, South American and International events over 15 years. Casablanca Online has its own industrial division for truck’s integration and satellite antenna manufacturing with the largest fleet of DSNG mobile units in Brazil.

About ATEME

ATEME is a world leading provider of H.265 / HEVC; MPEG-4 / H.264 and MPEG-2 bandwidth efficient compression technology. ATEME encoding solutions are deployed widely for broadcast contribution links, distribution, multi-screen live streaming, OTT and VOD applications.


 

STARHUB SELECTS ACTUS

Actus digital infrastructure makes monitoring and sharing broadcast content more effective for Singapore’s leading pay TV operator

Tel-Aviv, Israel — March 19, 2013 — Actus Digital, a developer of web-based media monitoring, compliance recording, content repurposing and verification solutions for broadcasters, announced that Singapore-based pay TV operator, StarHub, is now using the enterprise Actus platform for recording and monitoring of channels. Prior to Actus, StarHub had been using DVDs to capture and analyze broadcast content, a system that proved resource intensive. "With the implementation of the Actus system, StarHub monitoring is fully digitized and users are able to view broadcast content Live or Archived, for any channel, at anytime,” says Sima Levy, CEO, Actus Digital. “Actus is easy-to-use and reliable. It is also fast. With the click of a mouse, users can create clips and export to any format and distribute to any destination such as FTP servers, YouTube, and more. With access to recording, logging and media directly from a laptop, Actus has enhanced the effectiveness of StarHub’s content monitoring and sharing. "

The visually intuitive Actus user interface enables users of all technical skill levels to step in and begin working quickly. With a few simple clicks, an operator can easily choose the channel and the time frame, then export it to just about any location. Actus transparently manages media conversions and migrations rapidly, removing the complexity of dealing with formats. Built-in status alerts users of finished exports and projects.

For more information or to book a private Actus product demonstration at the upcoming NAB 2013 event (booth SU9524)

About Actus Digital

Actus Digital (subsidiary of Taya Media Group, an international premier media content technologies company) provides solutions for video content logging, monitoring, repurposing, ads detection and video/audio quality check. Actus’ impressive customer list includes 100+ global media players such as BSkyB, Sky, Fox channels, Star, Chello Media, McCann, Sony, RTL, StarHub, Levira, MTG, Encopmass, AirTel, and Zee Networks.

In a nutshell, Actus provides high-end solutions at the most affordable prices. Actus solutions support the latest industry requirements including Teletext, Multiple Audio tracks and subtitles, EPG, Transport Stream, and more. Actus' customer-driven products are web-based, user friendly and support an unlimited number of channel inputs, thereby facilitating greater functionality and cost savings.


Kabel Deutschland stays Compliant With Actus Digital

Multi-site installation will provide Germany’s leading cable operator with state-of-the-art monitoring capabilities

Tel-Aviv, Israel — January 15, 2013 — Actus Digital, a developer of web-based media monitoring, content repurposing and verification solutions for broadcasters, today announced that Kabel Deutschland will be rolling out the Actus View enterprise solution. To meet compliance monitoring regulations, Kabel is deploying the multi-site Actus installation in Munich and Frankfurt, recording video/audio for Kabel channels 24/7. Broadcasted media is centralized and available in low-resolution proxies for quick and easy review from any computer on the network. Integrated health monitoring and reporting modules proactively alert staff to current and pending problems. “Kabel Deutschland’s compliance needs are significant and Actus View provides the enterprise approach they are looking for,” comments Asaf Salant, Sales Manager, Actus Digital. “We expand the multi-site installation to monitor even more channels in the near future.”

More About Actus View

Actus View is an enhanced video recording solution which offers capturing of any number of audio and video channels at any bitrate or frame-size; content archiving and extraction; bookmarks, annotation, transcoding and delivery management all in a single solution. Actus View is a networked client that is accessible from any computer in the organization. Feature highlights include:

  • High-quality digital recording system 
  • Ingest any type of feed: analog/digital SDI/DVB/IP (Transport Stream Capture Included)  
  • Full HD broadcasts support  
  • Multiple audio tracks support  
  • Support for multiple-language subtitle recording 
  • Quick access and retrieval of recorded content  
  • Assign metadata to your content using bookmarks  
  • Quickly export clips to multiple destinations using a built-in transcoding engine with support for all industry standard file formats and frame sizes  
  • Powerful feed quality monitoring with logs  
  • Web application – no client software required!  
  • Intuitive playback controls include slow-motion progress, frame-by-frame, fast forward/rewind up to x64

About Kabel Deutschland
Kabel Deutschland (KD), Germany’s largest cable operator, offers its customers digital, high definition (HD) and analog TV, Pay TV and DVR offerings, Video on Demand, broadband Internet (up to 100 Mbit/s) and fixed-line Phone services via cable as well as mobile services in cooperation with an industry partner. The publicly listed company (MDAX, MSCI Europe, Stoxx 600 Europe) operates cable networks in 13 German federal states and supplies its services to approximately 8.5 million connected households. As per November 1, 2012, Kabel Deutschland had approximately 3,500 employees. In fiscal year 2011/2012 (12 months ended March 31, 2012), the Company reported revenues of €1,700 million and an Adjusted EBITDA of €795 million.

About Actus Digital
Actus Digital, a subsidiary of Taya Media Group, Israel's premier video media and visual communication content and technologies company, is a developer of web-based media monitoring, content repurposing and verification for broadcasters, cable and satellite providers, IPTV, media and monitoring agencies, governments and content producers. Leveraging emerging web technologies and IT standard hardware, Actus’ solutions are highly scalable systems ideal for cross-organizational content analysis and content repurposing. Actus’ next-generation solutions complement any broadcast workflow, empowering operators with purpose-built tools for acquiring, viewing, analyzing and repurposing transmissions from channels around the world. Their impressive customer list includes global media conglomerates such as BSkyB, Sky, Fox channels, Star, Chello Media, StarHub, Singtel, Levira, MTG, Encopmass, AirTel, and Zee Networks.


Danmon Group to Distribute Full Sencore Product Line Throughout Scandinavia

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Oct. 23, 2012 — Sencore today announced that Danmon Group will serve as the new Scandinavian distributor of the company's complete line of video delivery and test and measurement products throughout Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. Under the new agreement, Danmon Norge, Danmon Danmark, and Danmon Svenska will sell and support Sencore's advanced line of modular receiver decoders, multiscreen adaptive bit rate and file-based transcoders, satellite modulators, as well as IP and MPEG analysis equipment.

"With its significant expertise in video delivery systems, great customer relationships, and a customer-centric business philosophy that matches our own, Danmon Group is the ideal partner to help us expand our reach to cable, satellite, IPTV, and broadcast customers throughout Scandinavia," said Tony Oehlerking, general manager of international business development at Sencore. "With Danmon, our customers in the region will have the local support and service that customers around the globe have come to expect from Sencore."

"Our partnership with Sencore is an important step towards strengthening our position as a leading supplier of video delivery solutions — particularly in the areas of multichannel distribution, video transport, receiving, decoding, transcoding, and modulation," said Robert Rosenberg, director, Danmon Group. "As a rapidly growing, technology-driven company with a wide range of innovative products in these areas, Sencore fits very well into our group's overall solution portfolio."

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About Danmon Group 
Danmon Danmark (based in Copenhagen with additional offices in Odense and Aarhus), Danmon Svenska (located in Stockholm), and Danmon Norge (Oslo) have evolved to become leading Scandinavian suppliers to professional users of equipment for broadcast, television, film, and commercial productions.

About Sencore
Sencore is an engineering leader in the development of reliable, cost-effective signal transmission and content monitoring solutions for the broadcast, cable, satellite, and IPTV markets. Backed by world-class customer service and support, Sencore's portfolio includes signal processing products, system monitoring and analysis solutions, and test and measurement equipment. Designed to meet the needs of an ever-changing industry — including IP-based video delivery and OTT applications — Sencore solutions ensure the efficient delivery of high-quality video from the source to the home. More information about Sencore can be found at www.sencore.com.

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