The Hybrid Location Technology Solution (HLTS) from Spirent Communications combines Wi-Fi, Assisted Global Navigation Satellite System (A-GNSS), Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) sensor and cellular positioning technologies in a testing unit, providing repeatable lab-based characterization of mobile devices supporting the hybrid location technologies now being developed for the mobile industry and critical for such enhanced emergency services as E911. The solution is configured and controlled via a single SimHybrid user interface that, without additional coding or scripting, allows a user to create realistic hybrid test scenarios reduce development time…At IBC next week, broadband video/data developer Teleste will unveil Teleste Ubique, calling it “a complete multi-screen solution for managing and distributing TV channels, on- and interactive services on DVB, IPTV and OTT networks.” The system includes headends, transcoders, a management system and a content-protection system that can handle delivery to set-top boxes, iPads and Web browsers…Pilat Media’s flagship Integrated Broadcast Management System (IBMS) now can be deployed in a cloud infrastructure. Content management, scheduling, airtimes sales, media trafficking and more are integrated in one GUI environment across multiple platforms and services…The next generation Aspera’s core transport platform fasp3TM will be shown at IBC, extending the performance and flexibility of the Aspera software environment to support all data, infrastructure and storage types, regardless of location…According to Zenerge, its ZN2000 is the world’s first commercially available, networked, quad-stream HD-transcoder IC. The chip reportedly can transcode as many as four HD or 16 SD video streams simultaneously. It also can transcode two full HD streams to eight ABR profile streams…Comcast subsidiary thePlatform says its next-gen video commerce system can power digital video storefronts across computers, tablets and mobile phones…AFL Noyes has a new family of Contractor Series handheld OTDRs for cost-effective troubleshooting of FTTx PONs and point-to-point metro/access networks. There are two models: the CS260-10 FTTx PON Activation and Troubleshooting OTDR and the CS260-20 Metro/Access Troubleshooting OTDR.

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Turner Strikes MLB Deal Extension

Turner Sports re-upped its rights deal with Major League Baseball , signing a seven-year deal valued at nearly $3.75bln. Turner will pay approximately $535mln/year through 2028 to carry America’s

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