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GatesAir Wins in Mexico

Media Update Alert August 29, 2018 — GatesAir, a global leader in wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for radio and TV broadcasters, announces a strategic TV and radio win in Mexico. Grupo Imagen is continuing the rollout of its FM radio and TV networks with channel partner Escape. The project comprises 11 Flexiva FAX air-cooled FM radio transmitters ranging from 2.5kW and 40kW; and a mix of Maxiva ULXTE liquid-cooled and UAXTE air-cooled UHF TV transmitters. The specific TV transmitter breakdown includes three ULXTE models ranging from 6kW and 10kW; and four UAXTE air-cooled models ranging from 2 to 4kW. ...

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StreamGuys to Highlight New Cloud-Based Encoding and Uncompressed IP Audio Delivery Solutions at IBC2018

Demonstrations to feature European debut of audio processing and distribution workflows powered by Uncompressed Reflector Service, jointly offered by StreamGuys and Barix BAYSIDE, CALIFORNIA, August 29, 2018 – Next month’s IBC2018 exhibition in Amsterdam will mark the European debut of two new workflows for radio broadcasters powered by the partnership between SaaS-based streaming solutions pioneer StreamGuys and IP audio innovator Barix. Leveraging new support for uncompressed audio streams with metadata in the companies’ joint Reflector stream delivery and management service, the first workflow enables cloud-based encoding architectures that reduce customers’ costs and expand their output capabilities, while the second improves ...

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Insight TV Debuts ‘Surfing September’ Month With Six Original Content Shows

Insight TV, the world’s leading UHD 4K broadcaster and producer of native UHD content, is launching its hotly anticipated “Surfing September” month, focusing on the fashion, lifestyle and language of surf culture. “Surfing September”, will see the launch of six major new original surfing shows highlighting the adventures of these loyal communities across the world. What is the mindset of a big wave surfer? Why do they risk their lives everyday and what does it take to be one of the greatest surfers on the planet? The shows, which will answer these questions and more, will air throughout September on ...

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HITACHI HDTV Cameras Enable Superior Stadium, Mobile and Classroom Productions at University of Toledo

Exceptional image quality, long-term reliability and cost-effectiveness stand out as cameras support athletic video productions and experiential learning Woodbury, NY, August 29, 2018 — At the University of Toledo in Ohio, the Department of Communicationprovides students with practical, hands-on video production learning experiences while creating live in-venue programming and ESPN3 streaming broadcasts for the school’s Athletics department. The department relies on HDTV cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to provide high-quality image acquisition for its productions, most recently adding four Z-HD6000 studio and field cameras for the university’sfootball stadium. The University of Toledo is a student-centered, public metropolitan ...

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Renewed Vision Amplifies Live Production Efficiency and Redundancy in Latest PVP Release

PVP 3.2 enhances I/O density, SDI synchronization and playout stability from a single workstation, while improving management of effects and transitions for dynamic productions Alpharetta, GA, August 29, 2018 — Renewed Vision has released a powerful new version of its ProVideoPlayer3 (PVP3) multi-screen media server, video processor and screen control solution for live production environments. Now available for download at the company’s website, the PVP 3.2 release centralizes playback functions to a single workstation, simplifying live production operations for today’s largest broadcast and commercial AV events. The software also adds powerful new synchronization, control and management functions that further elevate ...

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Future Vision Entertainment and Windy City Broadcasting Strike $3.5 Million Deal for Two FM Radio Translators

Co-channel translators have been redeployed as a MaxxCasting system to maximize coverage across Chicago’s African-American neighborhoods for Future Vision Entertainment’s “Clubsteppin’” format CHICAGO, August 29, 2018 — Windy City Broadcasting today announced that it has sold two translators to Future Vision Entertainment, an urban format broadcaster based in Chicago, in a $3.5 million deal. The co-channel translators, W236CG and W236CF, are located atop Willis Tower and in the Elmwood Park neighborhood to support the Future Vision Entertainment’s new FM station, heard locally on 95.1. The translators have been redeployed as a MaxxCasting solution from GeoBroadcast Solutions (GBS). Using GBS’ patented ...

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ENCO Boosts Global Captioning Game with Broader Multi-Lingual Support for enCaption

Expanded to 29 languages in time for IBC2018, enCaption4’s intrinsic Artificial Intelligence capabilities enables new languages to be addedon short notice Southfield, MI, August 29, 2018 – ENCO continues to make technical and operational strides forward with its market-leading enCaption4 solution for automated closed-captioning, deployable on-premises or in the cloud. IBC2018 marks the European debut of a new speech-to-text engine for enCaption4 that takes real-time accuracy to unprecedented new levels, along with workflow efficiencies that range from NDI compatibility to captioning for live and on-demand streams. The latest improvements in accuracy include a dictionary database that has, for the first ...

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GatesAir Addresses Broadcast and IT Convergence with New Intraplex Audio over IP Transport Platform at IBC2018

New software-defined, AES67- and Dante-compatible platform is the broadcast industry’s first to support multiple Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) streams for Audio over IP contribution and distribution CINCINNATI, August 29, 2018 — GatesAir, a global leader in wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for radio and TV broadcasters, will unveil a new Intraplex Audio over IP transport technology demonstration at IBC2018 that directly addresses the convergence of broadcast operations with IT infrastructure. The software-defined innovation will be GatesAir’s first Intraplex system to live on a COTS x86 server, providing broadcasters with a highly scalable, redundant and cloud-based transport platform for multichannel contribution ...

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KSAT selects Mediaproxy for next generation compliance

Mediaproxy, the leading provider of software-based IP broadcast solutions, has announced that San Antonio broadcaster KSAT has deployed Mediaproxy’s LogServer compliance logging and monitoring platform for quality monitoring compliance logging of five IP-based channels. KSAT is part of the Graham Media Group, which owns seven local television stations, each in a top-70 market and all recognized as news leaders: KPRC–Houston, WDIV–Detroit and WSLS–Roanoke (NBC); KSAT–San Antonio (ABC); WKMG–Orlando (CBS); WJXT–Jacksonville (fully local), and WCWJ–Jacksonville (CW), as well as Social News Desk, a leading provider of social media management tools designed to connect newsrooms with their users. The stations also broadcast ...

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Eli Green’s New Campaign for RaceTrac is “Wintastic”

Comedy spots out of R/GA Austin introduce a tough coach as pitchman for new rewards program. LOS ANGELES— Eli Green of A Common Thread has directed a new campaign for RaceTrac with Austin agency R/GA that rewrites the playbook for convenience store advertising in a very funny way. The series of :30, :15 and :06 second spots star actor Leland L. Jones as a tough-as-nails coach who teaches consumers how to win in RaceTrac’s new Wintastic Rewards program. In one spot Coach Jones exhorts a wimpy man named Ned “The Bubba Keg” Willis to attack a sandwich case as if ...

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RTI and Pulse-Eight Announce Strategic Partnership

Companies Bringing Exclusive Line of AV Solutions Built With the Latest Video Distribution Technology to the Americas SHAKOPEE, Minn. and POOLE, England — Aug. 28, 2018 — RTI, a leading control and automation manufacturer for residential and commercial settings, and Pulse-Eight, an award-winning developer of AV control and distribution systems based in the U.K., today announced they have entered a strategic relationship. This new partnership brings the power of Pulse-Eight’s class leading video distribution technology solutions to the Americas under the RTI brand. Included in the lineup of video distribution products are the VHD-Ux 8×10 Matrix Switch and VHT-Ux Extender ...

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At IBC Telestream to Showcase World’s First Fully Virtualized End-to-End Video Monitoring Solution

Nevada City, California, August 28, 2018 –Telestream, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that at on its IBC booth (7.C16), the company will showcase what it claims to be the world’s first fully-virtualized end-to-end adaptive bit rate (ABR) video monitoring & analytics solution. “Against a background of turbulent change that is generating new video service and network distribution methods, broadcasters and service providers need to migrate from established business models built on hardware devices with manual configuration to virtualized software applications with automated and orchestrated configuration,” commented Joel Daly, VP Product Management – Video Quality ...

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World’s First Portable Recording Studio: Infineon’s digital MEMS technology enables Zylia ZM-1 microphone array

MUNICH, Germany and POZNAN, Poland — 28 Aug. 2018 — Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) and Zylia, a Poland-based developer of recording technologies, have enabled the world’s first portable recording studio. The integration of Infineon’s class-leading 69dB SNR digital MEMS microphone into the Zylia ZM-1 microphone array provides a new approach to music recording. The 19-capsule microphone array with high-end 24-bit recording resolution allows users to record entire sound scenes with just one microphone. Equipped with XENSIV™ silicon microphones, the microphone array delivers high-fidelity and far-field audio recording. In addition, it provides multiple-microphone noise- and distortion-free audio ...

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Dejero Enhances Intelligent Encoding and Network Blending Software at IBC2018

Dejero IBC Stand: 11.C15 New Core 5.1 features include roaming management, higher bitrate encoding, and automated and customizable metadata   [Waterloo, Ontario, August 28, 2018] Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that provide video transport and Internet connectivity while mobile or in remote locations, is demonstrating new features of its Core 5.1 intelligent encoding and network blending software for the very first time at IBC 2018 (RAI Amsterdam, 14-18 September 2018, Stand 11.C15). Roaming Management Giving broadcasters more control over the roaming capabilities of their individual cellular connections, a new roaming management feature allows customers to turn the roaming capability ...

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Media Ad Sales Summit

Third Annual Media Ad Sales Summit Announced for January 23-25, 2019 in Miami Beach, Florida

Bringing together sell-side and buy-side industry leaders and decision-makers to evolve new and proven media ad sales strategies and workflows PITTSBURGH, PA – August 28, 2018 – Matrix Solutions, the leading global media ad platform, announces the third annual Media Ad Sales Summit, January 23-25, 2019 at the Nobu Hotel in Miami Beach, FL. The Summit serves as a forward-thinking venue for industry leaders and decision-makers to discover and advance new and proven media ad sales strategies and workflows. The Summit event will take place over 2+ days featuring rich content sessions and thought-provoking speakers covering media ad sales technologies’ ...

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The Colonie Teams with Burrell for Toyota Highlander’s New Multi-Platform Campaign

Burrell’s new multi-platform social media and broadcast campaign for Toyota centers around the fun-loving fictional Powell Family, and ‘slice of life’ moments that inspire spontaneous family adventures enjoyed in the comfort of their 2018 Toyota Highlander. The team at The Colonie was tasked with creating an array of engaging deliverables for a variety of platforms that included cinemagraphs, GIFs, and square video optimized for Facebook, as well as traditional 16:9. The Chicago-based editorial and postproduction company’s editors Bob Ackerman and Graham Chapman along with Director of Social Media, Jimmy Helm, worked as a team on the large integrated package. Helm ...

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Marshall Electronics Introduces New CV506-H12 Miniature High-Speed Camera at IBC 2018

TORRANCE, CA, AUGUST 28, 2018 – Marshall Electronics is expanding on its robust assortment of miniature HD cameras with the new ultra-high-speed Marshall CV506-H12, which will be on display at IBC 2018 (Booth #12.D20). The CV506-H12 is built for capturing high-speed action for detailed, high-definition, slow-motion video. “Releasing a miniature 120fps camera to 1080p and other resolutions was a natural add-on to our camera line,”  says Tod Musgrave, Director of Cameras at Marshall. “Many of our customers are using our mini HD cameras for slow-motion replay and analysis.” The CV506-H12 offers the following resolution and frame rates settings: Progressive HD ...

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Densitron and IPE Technologies Demonstrate Expertise in Studio Solutions

Densitron (Hall 8, Stand C07), a global leader in display, monitor and embedded computing solutions, will be highlighting its technical alliance with IPE Technologies, designer and provider of software solutions to major UK and global broadcasters at IBC2018. Specifically, Densitron will be showcasing IPE’s Intelligent Display System (IDS), a scalable, network-based display and control system, integrated into Densitron’s popular bar/cut monitors. To mark the first year of this relationship, IPE software will drive many of the monitors on the Densitron stand, and IPE will use the Densitron family of bar/cut monitors and displays to demonstrate its products on stand 11.D30. ...

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