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Broadcast Tech News – Torstar inks agreement to rep Madwire’s Marketing 360 software in Canada

Torstar Corporation has struck an agreement with Madwire, LLC, the Colorado-based software company behind the Marketing 360 platform, to be the exclusive Canadian partner for its sales and marketing software. Under the agreement, Torstar will have exclusive access to Madwire’s proprietary Marketing 360 software and Madwire’s marketing capabilities across Canada. The partnership will allow Torstar to expand the suite of products that it offers to its approximately 30,000 small- and medium-size business clients. The agreement is the latest in a series of transformation initiatives at Torstar targeted at improving and launching digital products for consumers and clients, supported by investments in new digital platforms and partnerships.

Norsat has announced the launch of a new satellite antenna in its Wayfarer series of portable and easy-to-deploy commercial terminals. The new 1.2-meter auto-pointing, fly-away antenna (WFA120KA) is a fast-deploying, compact SATCOM VSAT that is airline checkable. It’s the first Ka-band satellite terminal in the Wayfarer series with applications for remote enterprise, energy, emergency and media.

DVB, an industry consortium that develops open, interoperable technical specifications for the delivery of digital media and broadcast services, has made a new open source reference client for DVB-I available. The source code is provided via DVB’s GitHub account. Developed in collaboration with Sofia Digital, anyone interested in DVB-I can look at the source code and potentially reuse parts of it in their own experiments, trials, and developments. The second phase of development for the DVB-I reference client is now underway which will add consumer TV features like parental access control.

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