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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.

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 13:45

HMS extends Managed Service portfolio

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At the Playout Center Berlin the HMS Managed Service portfolio now also covers the insertion of metadata, such as HbbTV URLs or EPG information, into incoming transport streams without re-encoding the original signal. Clients are able to upload metadata via file or web service. Our service then automatically starts re-multiplexing the transport stream and adding additional PSI and DVB-SI data.

The new Managed Service offer also contains monitoring the transport stream via ETSI TR 290 101 and sending error alerts via SNMP or email.

One of the first clients having our technology in active operation is Germany based Media Broadcast GmbH.