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With its new subtitle module HMS is extending its product portfolio while at the same time integrating the module into its Channel-in-a-Box Automation DiSA. The new module supports both operation modes, live and file based. It also supports EBU-STL, SubRip and WebVTT protocols for offline operation as well as the FAB Public Teletext Subtitling Protocol and Newfor in live mode. The subtitle module is a technical extension of HMS’s teletext solution and can be operated according to SMPTE2031 or OP47. An Update scheduled for Q4 2017 will add support for DVB subtitles and the ability to create a PES, which can then be directly distributed to DVB multiplexers.

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health tv GmbH based in Hamburg, Germany, has appointed HMS to roll out the digital strategy of its channel health tv. health tv is available as a free to air program via satellite, cable, IPTV and OTT stream.

More than 20 editors work in four different locations (Cologne, Hamburg, Sylt, Wiesbaden) to create content. In close cooperation with Hamburg based system integrator MCI an entire new production studio has been built. health tv also decided to use the HMS Channel-in-a-Box solution DiSA in order to manage the program schedule and playout.

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The UK-based TV channel OSC is broadcasting from the Berlin playout center of HMS since early 2013. OSC uses the DISA Broadcast Suite to distribute its program content via IP stream to network operators worldwide.

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On behalf of the Vogtland Regional Fernsehen GmbH HMS recently operated a DiSA Broadcast Suite-based broadcast automation for the Saxon local TV channel VRF.

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Salve TV, Sachsen Fernsehen and Kabeljournal are three additional German local content providers that use the DiSA dispatcher module (DiSA Broadcast Suite) for automatic uploads of their program contents into the external content management system (CMS) telvi® of Berlin-based Smart TV service provider M.E.N. GmbH. Once editorially described and scheduled in the DiSA Broadcast Suite the contents are automatically distributed to the Smart TV channels supplied by telvi®.

Friday, 06 December 2013 09:13

Bibel TV HD launched

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On 1 December 2013 German TV broadcaster Bibel TV launched an HD version of its channel that is available in most parts of Europe via satellite (DVB-S) and free-to-air. The technical implementation was realized by HMS.

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TVC+Latino is another American TV station that uses HMS broadcast automation technology. The solution was developed by HMS and is based on the DiSA Broadcast Suite. Currently it provides the program to 9 affiliates across the U.S.. From its headquarters in Los Angeles TVC+Latino uses a BroadView® Content Management System to plan and schedule its program rundown. This data is then uploaded to the HMS playout center and imported into DiSA via its XML interface.

With TV Zwickau, another German regional TV station has opted for a broadcast automation by HMS. On behalf of TeleVision GmbH Zwickau HMS will shortly start operations of a solution based on the DiSA Broadcast Suite.

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In march 2013, on behalf of TV Link new media GmbH & CO. KG, HMS provided German TV station Sylt 1 with a new Broadcast Automation. Sylt 1 broadcasts from the HMS playout center, where the signal is directly fed into the network of cable TV provider Kabel Deutschland. The developed solution also serves as basis for broadcasting a livestream, that is available in multiple versions via the Sylt 1 website, optimized for desktop and mobile devices.

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On behalf of TVM/WWTV Lizenz- und Produktions GmbH, HMS already took over the broadcast automation of German regional TV station Westerwald TV (wwtv) in 2009. Shortly the conversion will take place at TV Mittelrhein. Both stations are using the DISA broadcast suite and will soon broadcast from the HMS playout center. From there, the signal is directly sent to the network of cable TV provider Kabel Deutschland.

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