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IHSE Products at 2018 NAB Show New York

Draco ultra — 495 Series Built on IHSE’s proven Draco ultra series extender platform and utilizing the company’s Lici® technology, the new Draco 495 series extenders for HDMI 2.0 provides full 4K video distribution for UHD 2160p, 30-bit 4:4:4 signals. The Draco ultra 495 transmitter/receiver set extends 4K (4096×2160 or 3840×2160) video and USB HID peripherals from the host system up to 10 kilometers over single-mode fiber. Additionally, they can be integrated as part of the Draco ultra series KVM switch fabric to share connections between HDMI 2.0 or DisplayPort devices. The Draco ultra 495 series extenders’ visually lossless technology ...

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TSL Products’ Audio Expert Takes to the Stage at AES NY

Marlow, UK – October 9, 2018 – Stephen Brownsill, audio product manager of TSL Products will present, “Considering the Implications of ST-2110 on Audio over IP” at AES NY. The session will take place on Wednesday, October 17 from 4pm to 4:45pm at the Live Production Stage (LS05), which is located on the show floor next to the exhibits. With SMPTE’s ratification of ST-2110, Brownsill will discuss the differences between proprietary and industry standards, and the consideration of a COTS infrastructure. He will provide a recap on the advantages of IP infrastructures and breakdown what is already known about Audio ...

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Mediaproxy showcases exception-based monitoring and content matching workflows at NABShow New York

Mediaproxy, a leading provider of software-based IP broadcast solutions, announced today that its new source comparison feature for real-time identification of mismatched content, will be showcased on booth N245 at NABShow New York, 17 – 18 October 2018 at the Jacob K. Javits Center, New York City. This new feature compares video content from one or more live sources and provides real-time alerts when there is not a match, ideal for network operators, managing multiple stations and playout facilities. Mediaproxy will also demonstrate LogServer with its new integrated AI engine that works to detect advertisers’ logos, parental guidance and viewer ...

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Tech Entrepreneur, Philanthropist Rachel Payne to Keynote Women in Technology Luncheon

Rachel Payne has launched and sold tech companies, run for a congressional seat, managed foundations, and built global strategies for an impressive list of companies. On Oct. 22, Payne will share her experiences and insights with women working in tech and entertainment at the annual Women in Technology Luncheon, presented by HPA Women in Post and SMPTE. The popular gathering takes place during the SMPTE 2018 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition at its new location at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. “Rachel’s depth of experience is extremely relevant to those of us who navigate the many facets ...

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aQ Broadcast Launches QScript.app for On-Air Mobility

aQ Broadcast Limited, which provides an integrated range of newsroom, scripting, automation and media management software alongside video server and production hardware, today announces the launch of QScript.app, a mobile version of the award-winning QScript which provides script and rundown information to on-air presenters. Currently, on-air presenters rely on printed sheets, which have to be reprinted after every change and which are difficult to use if a presenter is standing rather than sitting at a desk. QScript.app enables them to quickly and easily view the current version of any script on a tablet – e.g. an iPad – instead of ...

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Insight TV Launches Global Show Street Art Challenge

Insight TV, the world’s leading 4K UHD HDR broadcaster and producer of native UHD content, is launching its new show, Street Art Challenge. The eight-episode series will highlight the incredible talents of global visual artists who create captivating and often provocative images on metropolitan backdrops in towns and cities, in countries around the world. The show, which was produced by Strix Television, will premiere on 16th October on Insight TV and Insight.TV. As well as showcasing immense talent, each episode of Street Art Challenge provides a platform for artists from different cities to partner for a unique task: they must ...

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Globecast announces Kevin Tan as Head of Sales in Asia

Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, announces Kevin Tan as Head of Sales in Asia, effective immediately. In his new role, Tan will lead the sales efforts in Asia, nurture an inventive approach to client relationships, and promote Globecast’s new initiatives including the Digital Media Hub suite of services for sports and live events and its Cloud Playout services — both of which were announced this year. Tan has extensive experience in marketing and sales management, planning, forecasting, and problem solving. For 12 years, he served as General Manager, Professional Solutions Singapore Division for Sony S. E. Asia, where ...

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BEXEL REACHES NEW HEIGHTS WITH WILL SMITH’S HELICOPTER BUNGEE JUMP LIVE ON YOUTUBE

Bexel, an NEP Broadcast Services Company, was instrumental in bringing Will Smith’s “The Jump” live to viewers for a YouTube Originals production. On his 50th birthday on September 25, 2018, Smith fulfilled a challenge from Yes Theory by bungee jumping out of a helicopter over the Grand Canyon. Yes Theory was founded on the premise that life is best lived outside of your comfort zone. The founders ‘seek discomfort’ by setting challenges for themselves and others, then make videos about that experience. To support this Heli-Bungee challenge, Fly On The Wall Entertainment hired Bexel to handle the Technical Broadcast portion of ...

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NEP Group Acquires Fletcher Group, LLC

NEP Group, a worldwide outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers of live sports and entertainment, announced today its acquisition of Fletcher Group, LLC (“Fletcher”), a Chicago-area company that provides the highest-end specialty ultra-slow motion and robotic camera systems. Fletcher has been in business for nearly 30 years and has delivered innovative angles for thousands of high-profile events. The addition of Fletcher is consistent with NEP’s stated strategy to become the worldwide leader in Broadcast Services, and “camera capture,” both traditional and robotic, is an important part of the broadcast value chain. Founded in 1987 and based in Burr ...

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Viaccess-Orca Partners With RedSo to Simplify OTT Delivery on Android Set-Top Boxes

PARIS — Oct. 4, 2018 — Viaccess-Orca (VO), a global leader providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, announced today that it has partnered with RedSo, a leading Asian mobile app development company, on an end-to-end OTT solution for pay-TV operators and service providers. Integration between RedSo’s Android-based user interface (UI) and VO’s TV Platform provides operators with a readymade solution for managing and delivering OTT services. “The demand for OTT content on Android STBs is booming in Asia and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future,” said Rem Suen, Director at RedSo. “To ...

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Interra Systems at 2018 NAB Show New York

Driven by file-based workflows, OTT service delivery has become ubiquitous. By the end of 2018, OTT video services will reach a global subscriber base of 400 million, according to ABI Research. As service providers look to capitalize on the opportunities up for play, one thing is clear: quality is critical in the video streaming environment. Service providers need a solid strategy for attaining comprehensive video insights and delivering high-quality OTT offerings. At NAB Show New York 2018, Interra Systems will demonstrate its industry-proven expertise in file-based workflows, showing how OTT service providers can deliver exceptional audio-video quality on every device. ...

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Broadpeak Products at the 2018 NAB Show New York

U.S. operators of OTT services will generate nearly $28.8 billion in subscription and advertising revenues in 2018, up 26 percent from last year, according to Digital TV Research. As content providers and pay-TV operators look to take advantage of new revenue opportunities related to OTT services, they need scalable and secure content delivery solutions that ensure a flawless quality of experience across all screens. At NAB Show New York 2018, Broadpeak® will demonstrate its solutions for content providers and operators in the cable, telecom, and satellite markets. Key highlights will include local video caching, CDN selection, and low-latency video delivery ...

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Killer Tracks Delivers the Music for a NASA Moon Video

Music from the library’s ICON collection featured in new video presenting stunning 4K views of the lunar surface. SANTA MONICA, Calif.—  Killer Tracks, a Universal Publishing Production Music Company, supplied the otherworldly soundscape for a new video from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission that reveals Earth’s nearest neighbor as it’s never been seen before. Titled Tour of the Moon in 4K, the video features breathtaking flybys of more than a half dozen sites on the Moon’s surface produced from data gathered by LRO and set to the ethereal rhythm of Never Looking Back, a track from the Killer Tracks library ...

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Tiffen’s Steadicam Beijing Workshop

Tiffen International press announcement For immediate release Tiffen’s Steadicam Beijing Workshop  Pinewood Studios, UK, 4th October 2018:  Tiffen International has completed a three day Steadicam Silver Workshop in Beijing, China. Robin Thwaites, International Director of Sales at Tiffen International, Pinewood Studios, UK said “The Workshop was hosted and brilliantly organised by our Steadicam partner Gension Engineering. The venue was the huge ballroom of the Ji Hotel in the South West of Beijing.” Instructors were Robin Thwaites, helped by Wan Zhong Wei from Singapore with his excellent translation and Steadicam abilities, together with local operator Jiang Li. There were 13 students ...

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Lexhag Visual Effects Builds On Set 3D Camera Tracking System with Blackmagic Design

Manchester, United Kingdom – October 4, 2018 – Blackmagic Design today announced that London’s Lexhag Visual Effects has used the Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K, ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K and DaVinci Resolve Studio to develop a four head witness camera solution that has revolutionized its 3D tracking capabilities. The system, which allows the team to easily estimate spatial information on set by filming the action from multiple points of view, has already been used on several projects, including the Netflix supernatural television series, “The Innocents.” “As a visual effects specialist, it is imperative to obtain as much information from ...

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Jonathan Young, DP for the BBC’s ‘Mediterranean With Simon Reeve,’ Endorses Anton/Bauer Dionic XT

SHELTON, Conn. — Oct. 4, 2018 — Anton/Bauer’s Dionic XT 14V Li-ion batteries played a starring role in the production of “Mediterranean With Simon Reeve,” the latest installment of the BBC’s popular travel program featuring the well-known British author, adventurer, and TV presenter. Renowned cinematographer Jonathan Young, the series’ director of photography, tested the new batteries in extreme conditions and in challenging locations throughout Libya. “Mediterranean With Simon Reeve” is a four-part series in which Reeve embarks on an epic journey around the Mediterranean, the birthplace of Western civilization and currently a hotbed of global conflict. The first episode, “Malta ...

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Pliant® Technologies CrewCom® Provides Reliable Performance, Extended Range, and Increased User Counts for ATK Versacom Shows

VALENCIA, CA, OCTOBER 4, 2018 — ATK Versacom specializes in providing intercom systems for live shows, specials, and corporate events, and has relied on Pliant® Technologies CrewCom® wireless intercom system for shows like the iHeartRadio Music Awards, Kids Choice Sports Awards, The Voice, Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis and various BET red carpet specials. When Matt Campisi, managing engineer at ATK Versacom was looking to add to his inventory, he knew that the addition of Pliant’s innovative intercom system would be a great fit in providing the support, user counts, and range needed for some of the industry’s most ...

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STAGE, the First Streaming Network Devoted to the Entire World of Theatre, Celebrates its Opening Night

NEW YORK – STAGE, the first streaming network for premium content devoted to the entire world of theatre, is celebrating “Opening Night,” officially launching its premium subscription-based based offering premium content.  The network can be viewed online (www.watchstage.com), or by downloading the app to view on AppleTV, iOS, Android and ROKU. “We are ecstatic to be celebrating our opening night, adding more titles to our catalog for subscription-based users,” said Rich Affannato, chairman, CEO and co-founder of STAGE.  “This premium content includes the pilot episodes of three STAGE original programs – ‘Studio Sessions,’ ‘Thursday in the Park’ and ‘We Can Cook ...

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