Ranks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Friday conducted a drug eradication operation at Rockstone, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Upper Berbice) where they destroyed a farm of marijuana plants.The ganja farm which was destroyed by PoliceThe exercise was carried out somewhere around four to five miles from the Rockstone Trail, and commenced at about 07:30h and ended at 15:00h.One farm that was divided into two, measuring about an acre, was found with about three to four thousand cannabis plants with heights varying from one foot to four feet.The plants were photographed, samples were obtained, and then the farm was destroyed by fire.The land was marked by its location.According to the Police, no one was arrested, but investigations are in progress.
Canal+ is using Telestream’s Vantage workflow automation platform running on Lightspeed Servers with Pipeline encoding appliances for deployment of a new VOD catch-up service.The opportunity to expand services at Canal+ arose in 2012 when Canal+’s two new free-to-air channels became available on the French DTT platform, with regulatory approval in September, a contract signed in October, and an on-air date before the end of the year.“We needed to generate four different H.264 outputs, plus four HLS files for Apple devices and others, and an MPEG-2 transport stream,” said Charles Lesoil, project manager at Canal+. “We needed to strip out commercial breaks for the online version, do some content replacement where needed for rights management, and we wanted to insert logos and PG ratings where required.”“This is an excellent example of the power and speed that Vantage offers,” said Paul Turner, VP of enterprise product management at Telestream. “Vantage provides a wide range of content production functionality for Canal+ such as logo insertion, trimming, and resizing as an inherent part of the transcoding processes. In addition, Canal+ utilized Vantage system intelligence to develop workflows using advanced logic based on the metadata to reduce the number of different workflows for simplicity and reliability.”Telestream is exhibiting at IBC on stand 7.C12
Dutch telco KPN has launched a 4K Ultra HD TV service to a selected group of 1,000 customers.Content on the service could include the semi-finals and final of the European football championships in France via broadcaster VRT’s Sporza channel.In addition to football, the service will include SPI International’s FunBox 4K channel, with content including sports, documentaries and TV series. KPN said it was also in talks with other potential suppliers to expand the range of content available on the service.