AIB protests Turkish arrests

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 in AIB news archive

AIB is concerned about what appears to be a politically-motivated campaign of intimidation against journalists and media workers in Turkey. The detention of editors and journalists over the past few days is worrying as it goes against norms of freedom of speech. It is essential that the press and media have the ability to do their work without fear of arrest. Their work- and the overall concept of, and adherence to, freedom of speech – is...

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Social news startup Newstag opens Cairo bureau

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 in AIB News, AIB news archive, Slider

Newstag – the Stockholm-based crowd-curated news service – is opening a subsidiary in Cairo, Egypt to handle all its incoming video news content. Newstag’s approach to sharing news through social media will bring together video news stories from professional content producers around the world, including AP, AFP and Reuters. The six-strong Cairo-based team will be responsible for handling, verifying and tagging stories as they arrive in one...

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AIB publishes C-band spectrum Position Paper

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 in AIB news archive, Slider

AIB has released its Position Paper on C-band frequency spectrum in advance of the World Radiocommunication Conference in November 2015. On the agenda of WRC-15 is the potential reallocation of frequency spectrum currently used by satellite services on an exclusive basis, spectrum that broadcasters around the world rely on for a multitude of services. “AIB is concerned about the impact that changes to C-band allocations will have on our...

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State monopoly threatens closure of independent Russian TV station

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 in AIB News

Tomsk: The pioneer Russian broadcast company TV-2, one of the country’s first independent commercial stations, may have to put its plans to celebrate its 25th anniversary next year on hold if the local state monopoly goes through with plans to turn off its transmitters for what TV-2 believes are political reasons. On November 30, the Tomsk-based company was notified by the Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Network (RTRS), a local...

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Czech Republic and Slovakia public broadcasters begin test broadcast of Ultra HD content via SES’s ASTRA 3B satellite

Posted on Dec 15, 2014 in AIB News

SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), Ceska Televize (CT), RTVS and Ceske Radiokomunikace announced today that they will begin test broadcasts of Ultra HD content via SES’s ASTRA 3B satellite.   The Czech Republic public TV provider CT and Slovakian public broadcaster RTVS, in cooperation with leading Czech provider of digital infrastructure Ceske Radiokomunikace, are spearheading the first Ultra HD broadcast trial...

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Poland’s nc+ extends long-term Eutelsat relationship with HOT BIRD satellite capacity renewal

Posted on Dec 15, 2014 in AIB News

Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) and nc+, a driving force in pay-TV services in Poland, today announced the signature of a major contract for the renewal of nine transponders at Eutelsat’s HOT BIRD video neighbourhood. The agreement equips nc+ to pursue the expansion of its platform of digital services that broadcasts to 2.2 million subscriber homes equipped for Direct-to-Home reception in Poland. nc+ entered the market in...

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