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At IBC2018, New Zenterio TV Platform Makes It Easy to Launch Next-Generation Television Services

STOCKHOLM — Sept. 14, 2018 — At IBC2018, Sept. 14-18 in Amsterdam, Zenterio, a global leader in TV software solutions, will launch Zenterio TV, an entertainment client platform powered by Zenterio Cloud. Comprised of client software, UI, and cloud components, Zenterio TV helps operators boost viewer satisfaction by distributing relevant content, increase profitability, secure their role in the pay-TV future, and begin supporting home automation offerings. “The television market is evolving rapidly, and to stay competitive operators need to address changes in video consumption with agile solutions,” said Jörgen Nilsson, CEO of Zenterio. “Our Zenterio TV client platform is incredibly flexible, enabling operators to keep pace with the groundbreaking changes that ...

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Hot Uses Interra Systems’ ORION and ORION-OTT Monitoring Solutions to Deliver High QoS and QoE for Linear and Streaming Services

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Sept. 14, 2018 — Interra Systems, a leading global provider of software products and solutions to the digital media industry, today announced that Hot, an Israeli cable operator, is using Interra Systems’ monitoring solutions — ORION and ORION-OTT — for its existing linear and new OTT services respectively. Nisko Technologies, Interra Systems’ channel partner in Israel, provided its expertise for a flawless deployment. “Delivering content both for linear broadcasting and OTT is a new paradigm that is more akin to file-based workflows and comes with its own set of unique challenges. The client needs a partner with ...

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Make.TV enables newsroom in the cloud for Al Jazeera Media Network

Make.TV enables newsroom in the cloud for Al Jazeera Media Network   Seattle, WA – 14 September 2018 – Make.TV announces that Al Jazeera Media Network is using Live Video Cloud to build a newsroom in the cloud for its United Nations bureau. Make.TV’s solution improves collaboration between contributors, producers and editors and speeds up reporting of breaking news from the field to the public.   Make.TV’s Live Video Cloud enables Al Jazeera to ingest live interviews and events recorded and stored on-site alongside content from various mediums. Used for both live and recorded content, Live Video Cloud simplifies content acquisition and curation, enables ...

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Paywizard builds next generation subscriber intelligence platform on Microsoft Azure AI platform

Paywizard builds next generation subscriber intelligence platform on Microsoft Azure AI platform Cloud-based AI platform positions pay-TV customer specialist to offer cutting-edge analytics that help clients stem churn, boost revenues and grow customer base   London, 14, September, 2018 – Paywizard, the pay-TV subscription, billing, customer relationship management (CRM) and insight specialist, today announced that it is building the next-generation version of its subscriber intelligence platform, Paywizard Singula™ on the cutting-edgeMicrosoft Azure AI platform. Harnessing Azure’s analytics environment ‘Databricks’, the move enables Paywizard to more quickly, easily and comprehensively extend its machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) capability. The result ...

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Make.TV enables newsroom in the cloud for Al Jazeera Media Network

Make.TV enables newsroom in the cloud for Al Jazeera Media Network   Seattle, WA – 14 September 2018 – Make.TV announces that Al Jazeera Media Network is using Live Video Cloud to build a newsroom in the cloud for its United Nations bureau. Make.TV’s solution improves collaboration between contributors, producers and editors and speeds up reporting of breaking news from the field to the public.   Make.TV’s Live Video Cloud enables Al Jazeera to ingest live interviews and events recorded and stored on-site alongside content from various mediums. Used for both live and recorded content, Live Video Cloud simplifies content acquisition and curation, enables ...

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Dejero and Industry Partners Showcase Live Production in the Cloud at IBC2018

    Microsoft Azure, Avid, Haivision, Hiscale, Make.TV, Signiant and Dejero join forces to demonstrate live ingest and editing in the cloud at IBC2018   [Amsterdam, RAI, IBC2018, September 14, 2018] — Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that provide video transport and Internet connectivity while mobile or in remote locations, is collaborating with partners Microsoft Azure, Avid, Haivision, Hiscale, Make.TV and Signiant at IBC2018 to showcase how live production workflows in the cloud can deliver greater flexibility, scalability and budget efficiencies to broadcasters.   Visitors to Dejero’s stand (11.C15) and Microsoft’s stand (1.C27) can witness a low latency live ...

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ATEME Partners with NexGuard

PARIS, DENVER, SINGAPORE, SAO PAULO, 14 September 2018 – ATEME, the emerging leader in video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT, has partnered with NexGuard for integrating Network ID watermarking with BISS-CA (EBU Tech 3292-1) within ATEME’s product portfolio.   NexGuard’s Network ID solution inserts a unique invisible and robust forensic watermark in primary distribution feeds for linear TV, be it satellite or fiber. The watermark provides clear evidence of the distribution path to determine the source of illegally distributed signals (e.g. for live sports broadcasts). This allows the content owner to focus its anti-piracy efforts on ...

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Adder Accelerates Digital Connectivity for Analogue KVM Users

Cambridge, UK – (14 September 2018), Adder Technology, a market leader in high performance, IPKVM connectivity, today announced a new VGA addition to its popular ADDERLink Infinity 100T (ALIF100T) range. Responding to increasing customer demand the latest version enables connectivity between legacy analogue and digital systems without the complexity and expense of additional convertors and adaptors.   Ideal for customers with analogue servers looking to maximise their investment, the ALIF100T VGA connects and transmits those video sources enabling them to be controlled from a single source. As a result, users can gradually migrate to digital without a major ‘rip and ...

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Megahertz build first ever fully electric newsgathering vehicle

Megahertz unveils the green future of city newsgathering at IBC 2018   [Amsterdam, Netherlands, IBC Stand 12.F20, 14 September 2018]: Megahertz Ltd, the trusted partner for systems integration with years of experience in delivering cost effective, imaginative designs and solutions for fixed and mobile applications, is showing the world’s first all-electric newsgathering vehicle at IBC2018 (Amsterdam, 14 – 18 September, stand 12.F20).   The ev-SAT concept vehicle is built on a Nissan e-NV200 electric van, and immediately after IBC it will enter trial service with BBC News in London.   “We recognised that running diesel-powered broadcast trucks into city centres ...

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Imagine Communications Extends Playout Facilities for France Télévisions

    Software-centric installations in Tahiti and Mayotte benefit from tight integration between Versio playout and Lora Solutions traffic systems   [AMSTERDAM, 13 September 2018] — Imagine Communications has extended its playout installations for France Télévisions Outre-Mer (France Ô), the service of France Télévisions which broadcasts to overseas territories. France Ô already uses Imagine Communications Versio™ playout for 12 channels broadcast from Paris; the new contract adds installations in Tahiti, serving the Polynesian Islands in the Pacific, as well as Mayotte in the Indian Ocean.   At each site there are two Versio networks — main and backup — providing playout, ...

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Janata TV in Nepal Automates Playout with Imagine Communications

  Deployment represents first installation of award-winning Versio playout solution in Nepal   [AMSTERDAM, 13 September 2018] – Imagine Communications has supplied a virtualized playout and asset management system to Janata Television, based in Kathmandu, Nepal. Janata (which translates from Hindi as “the people’s”) TV is part of the Nepalese Janata media company, which is also active in radio and publishing.   The channel, which first went on air in 2017, delivers a 24/7 service of news, entertainment and other content. To improve productivity and reliability, the channel needed to deploy an automated playout and media handling system that would ...

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DPA Delivers Exquisite Sound With Its Tiniest Ever Microphone Capsules

ALLEROED, DENMARK, SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 – In direct response to feedback from the theater, film and television industries, DPA Microphones is adding to its d:screet™ and d:fine™ ranges by introducing its smallest ever high end pro audio microphone capsule. Launching in September 2018 at IBC (Stand 8.D70), the d:screet CORE 6060 and 6061 Subminiature Microphones and the d:fine CORE 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone are just three millimeters in diameter – two millimeters smaller than DPA’s existing 4000 series of miniature microphone products. While they may be small, they pack a powerful punch in terms of performance, as all three incorporate ...

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Italy’s Global Production Commissions Unique Approach to Live Ultra HD Production

  Imagine Communications software systems and Chromaline design give shape to full production system for 30 true 4K cameras in a single OB truck   [AMSTERDAM, 13 September 2018] – Imagine Communications has worked with Italian systems integrator Chromaline S.r.l. to build a state-of-the-art truck for leading Italian outside broadcast company Global Production. The new truck is a first in terms of the number of true 4K Ultra HD cameras it supports and its comprehensive production capability.   While there are a number of Ultra HD trucks on the road today, most rely on up-conversion of some cameras to provide ...

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Imagine Communications Introduces New, Business-Driving Capabilities in Versio Platform at IBC2018

  [AMSTERDAM, 13 September 2018] – At IBC2018 (14-18 September 2018, Amsterdam), Imagine Communications is unveiling a range of business-driving enhancements to Versio™ Platform, the latest evolution of the company’s groundbreaking and industry-proven playout software solutions, on their stand at the Amtrium, #4.A01.   Versio Platform offers a complete playout and media workflow solution from ingest, prep and playout to automation, graphics, master control and branding. The market’s first cloud-native, microservices-based playout solution, Versio Platform supports baseband, IP, and hybrid IP/SDI scenarios and can be deployed on-premises or in a private or public cloud environment.   “The evolution of Versio ...

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Grass Valley and Populous enable Esports Stadium Arlington Texas to deliver amazing experiences from camera to console

  MONTREAL – 15:45 CET September 13, 2018– Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced its live video production solutions will power the innovative Esports Stadium Arlington, North America’s largest premier eSports stadium. Grass Valley’s solutions will provide professional grade broadcast production, delivering live gameplay and competition action to audiences around the globe via online channels, such as Twitch and YouTube. Investing in the rapidly growing eSports market, which is expected to generate global revenues of $1.65 billion by 2020[1], the state-of-the-art Esports Stadium in Arlington opens at the end of the year in the city’s redeveloped Convention Center. Created ...

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Sohonet Announces ClearView Flex Go for Affordable Real-Time Collaboration

Sohonet, the media and entertainment industry’s leading provider of networking and connected cloud services, announced the latest release of the company’s real-time remote collaboration tool ClearView Flex Go will launch in October 2018. This new update to ClearView Flex is being offered with a pay-as-you-go pricing model. The service makes the remote collaboration product easily accessible to projects of any size or budget by offering short-term commitments with flexible pricing, whilst offering the same quality options that are found in the subscription product. “The ClearView product suite has been changing the way movies, TV and commercials are made,” says Sohonet’s ...

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Middle Atlantic SR Series Wall-Mounted Pivoting Rack Grants Space-Saving Flexibility to Oregon-Based Theatre

Compact and Accessible, SR Series Rack Optimizes AV Space for Bag&Baggage Productions’ Small Control Booth for Seamless Show Design and Production    FAIRFIELD, N.J. — Sept. 13, 2018 — Middle Atlantic Products today announced that Bag&Baggage Productions (B&B) has installed the SR Series Pivoting Wall Rack in the company’s new theater and multipurpose venue, The Vault, in Hillsboro, Oregon. Installed by integrator Delta AV, the SR Series Pivoting Rack’s compact footprint is perfectly suited to B&B’s small control booth and the lack of space for an equipment closet or rack room. Originally developed to combine the advantages of a floor-standing ...

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MediaKind to Participate in IP Showcase at IBC2018

13th September 2018 MediaKind to Join Industry-Leading Vendors and Broadcasters in Educating IBC Visitors About Standards-Based IP Signal Transport PLANO, TEXAS — September 13, 2018 — MediaKind (formerly known as Ericsson Media Solutions) today announced that it will be participating in the IP Showcase at IBC2018. The MediaKind AVP Contribution Encoder and Content Processing Integrated Receiver-Decoder will be part of the multi-vendor “Live Production” use case and “Traffic Shaping” demonstrations, showcasing the All-IP protocols of SMPTE ST 2110, AES67, and AMWA NMOS IS-04. In addition, Matthew Goldman, SVP Technology for MediaKind, will be leading a 1-hour panel in the IP ...

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