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MultiDyne Strengthens West Coast U.S. Presence, Eyes Global Expansion with Two Strategic Appointments

Fiber-optic market leader welcomes industry veterans Jesse Foster and Bob McAlpine, opens west coast sales and service location   Hauppauge, NY, September 7, 2018 — In alignment with continued company growth and increased demand worldwide, MultiDyne Fiber Optic Solutionshas appointed industry veterans Jesse Foster and Bob McAlpine to key roles that will help to shape the long-term future of the company. Effective immediately, Jesse joins MultiDyne as Director of Product Development and Western Region Sales, with Bob McAlpine serving in a key global advisory role. Jesse and Bob will join MultiDyne at IBC2018 (September 14-18, RAI Amsterdam), where they will ...

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Viaccess-Orca Releases Detailed Analysis of Illegal Streaming During the 2018 Football Tournament in Russia

PARIS — Sept. 7, 2018 — Viaccess-Orca (VO), a global leader providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, has released a series of reports that detail facts on global illegal streaming during the recent football tournament in Russia and how effective the company’s anti-piracy services were in detecting and stopping those streams. Three in-depth reports gathered into one global analysis are available on the VO website, providing detailed facts and figures about the number of illegal streams, host domains, links and more. The analysis, assembled by VO, is based on an extensive anti-piracy campaign led by ...

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Ooyala Automates Video Workflows to Increase Speed and Decrease Cost to Produce and Deliver Content

Best in Class Ooyala Flex Media Platform— Shortlisted for an IABM BaM™ Award at IBC —  Becomes the Preferred Global Solution The Ooyala Flex Media Platform, the world’s fastest growing media-asset-management solution, has been shortlisted for a BaM™ Award from IABM – the International Association for Broadcast & Media Technology Suppliers, at IBC 2018 in Amsterdam. Ooyala will demonstrate the solutions which underpin its dramatic business growth since last year’s conference. “From script to screen — no matter where in the world it’s happening, from the first day of production to the final broadcast — our customers rely on Ooyala ...

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GatesAir Ships 100th Repack Transmitter

Hearst Television station WMOR-DT prepares for its new UHF channel assignment with a high-power, high-efficiency Maxiva™ ULXTE liquid-cooled transmitter CINCINNATI, September 7, 2018 — GatesAir today reaches a milestone in its market-leading transmitter sales and deliveries for the U.S.spectrum repack with the shipment of its 100th repack transmitter. Hearst Television, one of many U.S. broadcasters exclusively relying on GatesAir for repack sales and services, will take delivery of the high-power Maxiva™ ULXTE liquid-cooled transmitter for WMOR-DT in Tampa. GatesAir announced an agreement in December as the exclusive supplier of Maxiva transmitters and related services for 13 Hearst Television stations selected ...

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Quantum Brings StorNext Archive Solutions to Avid MediaCentral Environments

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sept. 6, 2018 — Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced Avid® MediaCentral® | Asset Management now supports Quantum StorNext® archive solutions. The combination of MediaCentral and StorNext is designed for production environments facing exponentially accelerating content growth, increasing resolution and expanding avenues of content distribution. Avid MediaCentral customers can now utilize StorNext archive capabilities to store and protect content cost-effectively and keep it readily available for monetization. [Click to tweet: .@Avid MediaCentral customers can now leverage @QuantumCorp StorNext-powered archive solutions to support their asset management initiatives #IBC2018 qntm.co/2wJHm6U] A Solution for Active Access, Low-Cost Archive, and ...

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Grøn Festival Series IMAG Powered by Blackmagic Design Live Workflow

Fremont, Ca – September 7, 2018 – Blackmagic Design today announced that all video production for Denmark’s Grøn Festival, including IMAG projection, is handled by an end to end Blackmagic Design live solution, comprising URSA Broadcast, ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K and Smart Videohub 12G. Grøn Festival takes place across consecutive dates at eight different locations around Denmark, with the same crew and artists delivering the entire festival schedule. Live events specialist, Deadlight Lydiksen, takes responsibility for live production, handling all aspects of video from a purpose built 12G-SDI outside broadcast (OB) van. “Grøn is an amazing festival with a concept that really shouldn’t ...

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Real World Productions Explores Agriculture with JVC 4K Camera for Alabama Public Television Documentary Series

WAYNE, NJ (Sept. 7, 2018) – JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Gary Brown, owner of Real World Productions in Birmingham, Ala., is using his JVC GY-LS300 4KCAM Super 35 camcorder to shoot Spotlight on Agriculture, a documentary series for Alabama Public Television. The quarterly series, which began airing in February, is focused on Alabama agriculture and how research from Auburn University’s College of Agriculture and School of Forestry and Wildlife Services is helping the industry. Eight hour-long episodes will be produced over two years for APT. The most recently episode, which focused on specialty crops, ...

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Universal Electronics brings Smarter Living to IBC2018

Enschede, The Netherlands – 7th September 2018 – Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) (NASDAQ:UEIC), a worldwide leader in universal control and sensing  technologies for the smart home, will be showing its latest products and demonstrating its range of innovative, intelligent solutions designed to bridge the home entertainment and connected home ecosystems at IBC2018 (1.C41).   UEI will demonstrate new products and services for the connected home that maintain and evolve our legacy of innovation in entertainment control.  As has become customary, UEI will showcase its latest Designovation product concepts that demonstrate UEI’s unique ability to blend user experience, consumer trends and ...

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Baselight innovation streamlines collaborative creativity at IBC2018

New tools designed to meet the real needs of creative colourists   [London, UK — 07 September, 2018]: FilmLight is to demonstrate remarkably powerful new functionality for its colour grading and management platform Baselight at IBC2018 (Amsterdam, 14–18 September, stand 7.B26). The latest software will be shown on Baselight grading stations, and also implemented across FilmLight’s product range, which includes Prelight for on-set visualisation, the Daylight dailies system and the expanding Baselight Editions range for editing and VFX.   Baselight’s compelling new features help to streamline the most complex and time-consuming workflows both within the colour grading suite and in ...

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ACCESS and Castoola speed up HbbTV adoption

ACCESS and Castoola speed up HbbTV adoption New partnership to make its public debut at IBC on stands #1.D11 and #14.H09   Oberhausen, Germany, 7 September 2018 − ACCESS CO., LTD (stand #1.D11) and Castoola today announced a collaboration to provide broadcasters and operators with a future-proofed HbbTV solution. Demonstrations of the new partnership will be held at IBC on the EKT stand #1.D11, and at Beenius stand #14.H06.   The solution has been developed to address the interoperability challenges between client and server products for multiscreen from both companies and aims to reduce the time and costs spent developing and testing solutions for multi-platform delivery. Based on ...

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HPA Tech Retreat 2019 Issues Call for Proposals

The Hollywood Professional Association has issued the call for proposals for the 2019 HPA Tech Retreat®, the consistently sold-out annual gathering of professionals from around the world who work at the intersection of technology and creative media. The main conference, the most extensive portion of the HPA Tech Retreat, is determined by the proposals submitted during this process. The HPA Tech Retreat is comprised of Tech Retreat Extra (TR-X), the Supersession, breakfast roundtables, an Innovation Zone, and the main conference.  Also open now are submissions for the breakfast roundtables. Now in its 24th. year, the event in Palm Springs attracts a ...

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IP Showcase Organizers Announce Full Slate of Presentations on IP Technology and Installations in IP Showcase Theatre

Sept. 6, 2018 — Major technical and standards organizations within the broadcast industry — Audio Engineering Society (AES), Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), and Video Services Forum (VSF) — hosts of the IP Showcase at IBC2018 in Amsterdam, today announced a broad lineup of educational presentations in the IP Showcase Theatre. The IP Showcase Theatre will be IBC visitors’ education destination as the industry progresses through the next phases of IP adoption. As major vendors conduct an array of IP-based product interoperability ...

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SMPTE 2018 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition to Highlight Technologies Fueling the Future of Motion Imaging

LOS ANGELES and WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Sept. 6, 2018 — SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported more than a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced the full conference program for the SMPTE 2018 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2018). SMPTE 2018 will be held Oct. 23-25 at an all-new location: the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in downtown Los Angeles. The SMPTE 2018 Symposium on Oct. 22 will precede the Society’s annual conference, which is recognized as the world’s premier forum for the exploration of media and entertainment ...

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PBT EU Sponsors Berlin’s Languages and The Media Conference

SubtitleNEXT holds Silver-Sponsorship status at Berlin’s  Languages & The Media Conference attracting commercial opportunities 3 – 5 October 2018 –  Hotel Radisson Blu, Berlin-Mitte, Germany       PBT EU is delighted to support the Languages & The Media 2018 Conference in Berlin with its flagship product line SubtitleNEXT logo proudly displayed as official Silver Sponsor product of the show. This year marks the 12th international conference on language transfer in AV media and takes place from 3 – 5 October. Major themes at the conference, sponsored by PBT EU along with big brand names such as Netflix, VSI and ...

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Piksel Offers Strategies for Broadcasters Struggling to Compete with Netflix, Amazon, Hulu

York, United Kingdom — September 6th, 2018 — At IBC 2018, on stand 5.C80, Piksel Group, a global provider of advanced video technology solutions and services, will be discussing various strategies for broadcasters and content owners struggling to compete with Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Hulu and other born-online SVOD platforms. A particularly hot topic at this year’s IBC, the continuing battle for viewers between traditional broadcasters and the streaming giants rages on. Given the undeniable shift in viewing habits, broadcasters realise that time is not on their side as they struggle to keep viewers from drifting away. Organizations may have a ...

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Grass Valley teams with eSports leader FACEIT to bring live gaming to IBC

IBC 2018 attendees will see Grass Valley’s live production expertise in-action through a live eSports competition on the company’s booth MONTREAL – September 6, 2018 – Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has announced a collaboration with FACEIT, the leading competitive gaming platform and event producer, to bring a live eSports competition to IBC 2018. Hosted on the Grass Valley booth (9.A01), an exclusive gaming area will be set up for professional players to compete, and for IBC attendees to take in the action of a live eSports viewing experience. eSports has taken the world by storm. With market revenue forecast to reach $1.65 ...

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IBC 2018: TSL Products Highlights Interconnectivity Through Advanced Control

Marlow, UK – September 6, 2018 – TSL Products announces various updates to its Advanced Broadcast Control Systems that demonstrate the ability to provide interconnected solutions for traditional, IP and hybrid networks. New functionality includes edge device routing in remote production environments as well as playout and automation functionalities, which will be on display at IBC 2018 (Stand 10.B41, Hall 10). With these new developments and the addition of new protocols and peripheral devices, TSL brings more power to its control offering and opens it up to new areas of the broadcast chain. “At IBC 2018, we’ll be showcasing the connective ...

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M6 Group Transitions to an All-IP Workflow With Harmonic

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sept. 6, 2018 — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that M6 Group, leading operator of multiple TV channels in France, will upgrade its ingest, playout and storage infrastructure to a media-over-IP solution from Harmonic. Offering support for the SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards for professional media delivery over IP networks and SMPTE 2022-7 for seamless protection switching, Harmonic‘s playout and storage solutions will streamline the broadcaster’s transition to all-IP video delivery. “Having relied upon Harmonic‘s video production and playout solutions for over a decade, we know firsthand the reliability and innovation they provide,” said Mathias ...

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