Content trading platform EurovisionShowcase.com launches at Mipcom

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 in AIB news archive

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU)* will demonstrate its new online content trading platform EurovisionShowcase.com on the Eurovision TV stand (G3.01) and at the Internet Zone (Level 0) at MIPCOM in Cannes, 3–6 October. EurovisionShowcase.com captures programming and formats from around the globe enabling creators to showcase their work and buyers to source compelling content for their channels. Andy Wood, CEO, Eurovision London Limited (EBU subsidiary) comments, “Our strategy is to create an online marketplace and community for media professionals. This media platform for audio and visual content represents a significant step by the EBU towards serving the broader media...

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VOA Reporter Helps ‘Put South Sudan on the Map’

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 in AIB news archive

Voice of America reporter John Tanza Mabusu is getting credit for successfully pushing the world’s largest online map sites to recognize the new Republic of South Sudan, which gained independence more than two months ago, but is still not shown on most maps. “When South Sudan was declared an independent nation, we were all excited,” says Tanza. So, he was surprised when online sites didn’t quickly update their maps to reflect the emergence of the new nation on July 9th. Tanza, a native of South Sudan who works for the VOA program, “South Sudan in Focus,” decided to launch...

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AIBs 2011 – our sponsors

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 in AIB news archive

Eurosport are the sponsors of the AIBs category “Best cross-media production”. Eurosport is the leading sports entertainment group in Europe and boasts six TV channels worldwide. The flagship channel Eurosport is the no 1 pan-European TV channel, broadcast in 20 languages and reaching 125 million homes across 59 countries. OASYS are the sponsors of the AIBs category “Most innovative technology”. OASYS has been leading the transition to software-based playout solutions for 20 years. The company’s flagship product, OASYS Player, is complemented by straightforward optional OASYS software to provide efficient, high quality, end-to-end playout solutions that are easy-to-use, scalable, flexible...

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Yahoo! Maktoob partners with the Association for International Broadcasting to host the People’s Choice Award

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 in AIB news archive

11 SEPTEMBER 2011 – Yahoo! Maktoob and the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) have announced that the 2011 People’s Choice Award will be hosted on Yahoo! Maktoob, harnessing the site’s enormous reach, which includes over 55 million users in the Middle East and North Africa. The People’s Choice is the category in the AIB’s international media excellence awards which is open to online viewers everywhere who vote for their favourite entry, and each year attracts entries from broadcasters across the globe. This year’s topic for the People’s Choice award is “Best Coverage of Democracy Uprisings” reflecting the momentous changes...

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AP announces deal to provide video news in HD from North Korea

Posted on Sep 29, 2011 in AIB news archive

The Associated Press (AP) today announced an exclusive deal between its video newsgathering arm, Associated Press Television News (APTN), and North Korea to provide video news coverage in high definition to international broadcasters from the country. The three-year agreement represents a unique partnership with North Korean state broadcaster, KRT, and the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications. Under the deal, Associated Press Television News will be the only agency to transmit broadcast-quality HD pictures of key news events in North Korea. Additionally, the agency will have exclusive rights to deliver unilateral HD video feeds for all news broadcasters wishing to...

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Eurosport Asia-Pacific launches new HD Channel

Posted on Sep 28, 2011 in AIB news archive

Eurosport Group today unveiled a new high definition channel available to operators and viewers across its Asia-Pacific territories. The Eurosport Asia-Pacific HD channel serves to further enrich the existing Eurosport offering that includes the popular channels, Eurosport Asia-Pacific and Eurosportnews, which are currently distributed in 19 countries and territories across the region. From the outset, TFN Media and Kbro in Taiwan and SkyLife in South Korea are the first distribution platforms to take up the exciting new HD channel, with more platforms set to follow before the end of the year. The launch of Eurosport Asia-Pacific HD continues Eurosport’s...

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Alhurra TV Nearly Doubles its Audience in Egypt

Posted on Sep 23, 2011 in AIB news archive

Alhurra’s weekly audience in Egypt jumped to nearly 8 million viewers according to the international research firm ACNielsen. The network’s viewership in Egypt rose from 3.9 million (7.5 percent) in 2010 to 7.7 million (14.7 percent) in the 2011. Ninety-three percent of network’s audience said they found the news to be credible. “Alhurra’s viewers responded when we gave them what they wanted: increased local on the scene reporting and human interest stories that resonate with the Egyptian viewer,” stated MBN President Brian Conniff. “The increase in Alhurra’s audience is even more impressive when you consider the competitive media environment...

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RRsat expands its backup and disaster recovery services

Posted on Sep 23, 2011 in AIB news archive

RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd., a leading provider of comprehensive content management and global distribution services to the television and radio broadcasting industries, announced that it signed an agreement with Spacecom, the operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, for monitoring, backup and disaster recovery services. As part of the agreement, RRsat will act as Spacecom’s remote and mirror earth station for telemetry monitoring, tracking, and commanding (TT&C) and In-Orbit Testing (IOT) operations for Spacecom’s AMOS-5 satellite to be launched later this year. The earth station will also act as a disaster recovery (DR) site for the operations. In addition...

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