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Thomson Broadcast is introducing software-defined television as a key ingredient of next-generation ATSC 3.0 broadcasting, using energy-efficient transmission and cloud-based technologies.

atsc 27 feb 20182To this end the company is opening a New York office and distribution centre to meet the growing demand from private and public broadcasters for low-power to high-power transmission solutions during the ATSC 3.0 repack.

Last summer, Thomson Broadcast was purchased by the international business firm Groupe Sipromad of Madagascar – a conglomerate that operates in industrial, technology, finance, real estate, tourism, aviation and broadcasting markets.

“We want to reassure our current and future clients that Thomson Broadcast is back and that we are here to stay,” said Aby Alexander, the newly-named president of Thomson Broadcast USA. “Our US operational headquarters in New York City will allow us to reach new clients and provide strong support and services. And that’s just the first of several announcements that we are planning.”

The company is working with partners Triveni Digital, Media Translation, exstream Security, mediathand and Pace Media Development to offer an end-to-end solution for broadcasters interested in the new TV broadcast standard.

Triveni Digital  will provide metadata management and content distribution systems for broadcasters, cable operators, content providers and telco and IPTV providers; Media Translation offers non-disruptive media migration to the cloud, media asset management in the cloud, and federated search and discovery; exstream Security has cybersecurity products and services; mediathand provides a real-time cloud-based encoder, multiplexers and packagers for OTA and OTT content, media players and ATSC 3.0 receivers with convergence and personaliation; Pace Media Development specialises in playout automation with integrated playout.

“The acquisition of Thomson Broadcast is just one part of a larger developmental plan that goes beyond TV transmitters and into the areas of cloud-based solutions, cybersecurity and digital solutions to support private and public TV broadcasters,” said Ylias Akbaraly, CEO of Groupe Sipromad and chairman of the board of Thomson Broadcast.. We want to create greater value for Thomson Broadcast and offer cutting-edge solutions for the evolving television and global digital market from Africa to the United States.