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Georg (Juri) Freibergers Boosts Axon Presence in the Russian Commonwealth

Axon Digital Design, a global leader in broadcast infrastructure products and solutions, has boosted its presence in the Russian Commonwealth with the appointment of Georg (Juri) Freibergers to the position of Business Support Manager for the region. As a native Russian speaker, Juri is ideally placed to liaise with Axon’s wide-ranging Russian Commonwealth customer base, which includes broadcasters such as VGTRK, the Central Olympic Stadium, TTC Ostankino, NTV and Match-TV. Juri joined Axon from Rohde & Schwarz where he was Sales Manager for Europe. He has extensive business and technical experience, having previously also worked for Hasso-Plattner, Condor Digital Media, ...

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Minnesota Vikings Launch “Vikings Now” App to Connected TV Using the dotstudioPRO Platform

BURBANK, CA, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 – dotstudioPRO, a leading online video platform that directly delivers streaming video to OTT, announces that the Vikings Now apps launched on the dotstudioPRO platform for streaming to connected devices. Just in time for the start of the NFL season, dotstudioPRO enables the Minnesota Vikings to manage and distribute premium content directly to their fans from a single dashboard across connected devices to create its own AVOD channel on Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV in a matter of weeks. “By expanding to connected TV, fans are now able to watch their favorite Vikings ...

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Hybrik and Signiant Announce Partnership on Cloud Media Workflows

Mountain View, CA – Hybrik, Inc. today announced it has entered into a development partnership with Signiant, Inc. With thousands of users in the media and entertainment space, Signiant is the market leader in intelligent file movement software. Hybrik is the leader in large-scale cloud media processing, including transcoding and quality control. The integration of the two technology platforms brings outstanding benefits to the customers of both companies. Most media and entertainment users today employ a hybrid approach to storage and processing, creating complex workflows with some on-premises processes and others happening in the cloud. Hybrik’s cloud processing system will now allow customers ...

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BoxCast Embarks on Aggressive Growth Strategy to Capitalize on Multiple Opportunities in Live Streaming Market

  CLEVELAND, OH (September 19, 2017) – BoxCast (www.boxcast.com) today announced it now serves more than 1,000 customers, and is growing rapidly in several vertical markets. The Cleveland-based streaming company has embarked on an aggressive growth strategy for Q3/Q4 2017 with defined objectives for solidifying its position and defining new growth opportunities in the live streaming technology market. To date, BoxCast has executed a series of steps to accelerate its growth strategy, including:   Expanding the sales team and the addition of new channel partners to identify and unlock new market opportunities for live streaming. Securing multiple large enterprise customers ...

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Espial Delivers Valuable CAS Contributions to RDK Community

OTTAWA, Canada — Sept. 19, 2017 — Transforming the viewing experience worldwide, Espial announced today it has recently contributed important Conditional Access System (CAS) integration and certification software to the RDK community. Espial has leveraged its expertise and insights as the first company to certify and commercially deploy RDK-V version 2 with leading CAS technologies including Nagra, Cisco, Verimatrix, and Widevine, to deliver valuable benefits for future RDK implementations. Ensuring timely and seamless CAS integrations is a critical element to deliver RDK-V services for operators. Supported by over 300 companies, RDK-V is a standardized software stack created to accelerate deployment ...

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Monroe Electronics and Digital Alert Systems Issue Guidance Ahead of September Nationwide EAS Test

LYNDONVILLE, N.Y. — Sept. 19, 2017 — Monroe Electronics and its Digital Alert Systems subsidiary, the global leaders in emergency communications solutions for video services providers, today announced guidance for Monroe One-Net(TM) and Digital Alert Systems’ DASDEC(TM) users on the upcoming national periodic test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The Federal Emergency Management Agency has scheduled a national EAS test for Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 2:20 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. “Broadcasters and cable TV providers throughout the country count on our One-Net and DASDEC emergency alert systems to keep their viewers informed and keep their organizations in compliance with ...

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A Sound Effect Creates Industry’s Largest Online Ambisonic SFX Collection

Copenhagen, Denmark, September 19th, 2017 – A Sound Effect, the community-based, sound effects (SFX) online marketplace, today announced the addition of several new Ambisonic sound libraries, making it the largest and most diverse Ambisonic sound repository in the world. Ambisonic sounds are captured by highly-specialized microphones that record audio from every direction surrounding the microphone. The listener can experience enhanced realism not only with surround sound speakers, but also over headphones, making it a natural fit for VR 360 and gaming content creators. Ambisonic recordings are most effective for sounds that naturally surround the listener such as any external and ...

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National TeleConsultants Adds Laurie Morse in Corporate Strategy Role

Several Promotions Highlight Growing Expertise of Company in Response to Demands of Industry GLENDALE, Calif. (Sept. 18, 2017) — National TeleConsultants (NTC), one of the most respected media technology consulting, design and systems integration companies in the world, has announced that industry veteran Laurie Morse has joined its executive management team. As head of corporate strategy, Morse will lead the company’s business and marketing efforts. “We are really delighted to have Laurie join the NTC team,” said Managing Partner Eliot Graham. “Laurie’s technical knowledge and sales and marketing experience will serve NTC well as the industry faces rapid, dramatic changes ...

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Mediacorp adopts IBM Hybrid Cloud Solutions for broadcast operations at its new office in one-north

Mediacorp adopts IBM Hybrid Cloud Solutions for broadcast operations at its new office in one-north  IBM Aspera provides comprehensive solution to help simplify and speed collection, processing and delivery of video and audio across more than 35 brands ARMONK, N.Y– 14 September 2017: IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today that Mediacorp, Singapore’s largest media company, has completed a digital transformation of its broadcast operations using IBM Hybrid Cloud solutions as part of the move to a new office building in Singapore’s one-north district. The Mediacorp broadcast operations team can now more quickly, seamlessly and efficiently deliver video and audio content to ...

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Telestream and IBM Aspera Enable Near Real-time Remote Live Video Capture and Production

Telestream and IBM Aspera Enable Near Real-time Remote Live Video Capture and Production Vantage with Lightspeed Live Capture powered by Aspera enables high-quality streaming to remote production teams for near real-time editing and production over standard IP networks  AMSTERDAM – 14 September 2017: IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Telestream announced today at IBC 2017 a game-changing solution for high-speed capture and production of live, broadcast quality video from remote locations for faster production turnaround. Telestream Vantage powered by Aspera combines Aspera’s FASPStream high-speed streaming technology and Telestream Lightspeed Live Capture media processing platform to enable production teams to work on live ...

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Avid Unveils Host of Platform Innovations and New Products at IBC2017

Avid Unveils Host of Platform Innovations and New Products at IBC2017  In its largest-ever set of launches at an IBC Show, Avid continues to drive major innovations and introduces the MediaCentral production suite, next-generation 4K/IP video servers, expanded graphics line-up, and new solutions and services created for the cloud, and more IBC (Hall 7, Booth #J20), AMSTERDAM, Sept. 15, 2017 – Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID), a leading global media technology provider for the creation, distribution and monetization of media assets for global media organizations, enterprise users and individual creative professionals today launched an unprecedented rollout of major new products at its largest-ever ...

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Avid Celebrates Its Customers’ Emmy Wins and Nominations for Their Creative Achievements

Avid Celebrates Its Customers’ Emmy Wins and Nominations for Their Creative Achievements Avid customers at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards trusted industry-leading audio and video tools to create some of the world’s most popular and award-winning programming, including the creative talented professionals behind Stranger Things, The Night Of and Westworld Burlington, Mass., Sept. 18, 2017 – Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID), a leading global media technology provider for the creation, distribution and monetization of media assets for global media organizations, enterprise users and individual creative professionals, congratulates its customers recognized for their outstanding achievements at the 69th Annual Primetime Creative Arts ...

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We Are Royale Welcomes Heidi Netzley As Director of Business Development

Creative agency We Are Royale (Royale) has added Heidi Netzley as Director of Business Development. Netzley will be responsible for driving the agency’s growth; in particular, helping to evolve its business development process, nurturing existing client relationships, and cultivating its direct-to-brand vertical. “Heidi’s enthusiasm for our industry, combined with her entertainment and network experience, makes her perfect for this company, especially as brand and entertainment clients increasingly look to us for more than creative solutions; they want a 360 strategic partner to engage consumers,” says Jayson Whitmore, We Are Royale Partner/Executive Creative Director. “Ultimately, we’re not out to sell, we’re ...

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AJA Partners with Avid to Develop Avid Artist | DNxIV Hardware Interface

New Device Based on AJA Io 4K Plus Extends Audio and Video I/O Options for Avid Media Composer Amsterdam, Netherlands, IBC Conference Stand 7.F11 — AJA Video Systems today announced a technology partnership with Avid® to design and manufacture Avid Artist | DNxIV, a new hardware interface option for Avid Media Composer®. The Thunderbolt™ 3 capture and output device offers the latest 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 I/O connectivity, advanced audio features and 4K/UltraHD support up to 50p/60p frame rates. DNxIV is similar to AJA’s newly announced Io 4K Plus, but built to Avid’s specifications adding a built-in audio input for an ...

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AJA openGear® 3G-SDI Multi-Mode Fiber Cards Debut at IBC 2017

Amsterdam, Netherlands, IBC Conference Stand 7.F11 — AJA Video Systems announced today that it has added new 3G-SDI Multi-Mode fiber extender cards to its line of openGear® compatible video and audio rack cards for use in openGear frames and AJA’s OG-3 2RU frame. openGear is Ross Video’s open-architecture, modular frame system supported by a diverse range of equipment manufacturers. The new openGear Multi-Mode cards facilitate affordable and flexible optical transmission and reception, and include: OG-FIBER-TR-MM transceiver OG-FIBER-T-MM transmitter OG-FIBER-R-MM receiver OG-FIBER-2T-MM dual-channel transmitter OG-FIBER-2R-MM dual-channel receiver “We’ve seen a growing demand for our line of openGear compatible cards since their initial ...

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AMSTERDAM — Sept. 18, 2017 — Ekstraklasa Live Park, the broadcast arm of top Polish football league Ekstraklasa, has signed an agreement with ChyronHego to equip all 16 of the league’s arenas with the award-winning TRACAB(TM) image-based tracking system by the end of this year. TRACAB will enable live tracking of all movement of players and the ball on the field, and Ekstraklasa Park Live will use the resulting player performance data to enhance its live coverage of close to 300 LOTTO Ekstraklasa matches. “Implementing tracking technology within our stadia will help to further improve LOTTO Ekstraklasa TV broadcasts and ...

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SMPTE Approves ST 2110 Standards for Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Sept. 18, 2017 — SMPTE(R), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, today announced the approval of the first standards within SMPTE ST 2110, Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks, a new standards suite that specifies the carriage, synchronization, and description of separate elementary essence streams over professional internet protocol (IP) networks in real-time for the purposes of live production, playout, and other professional media applications. “Radically altering the way professional media streams can be handled, processed, and transmitted, SMPTE ST 2110 standards go beyond the replacement of SDI ...

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Honeycomb Builds Automated Workflows with Telestream Building Blocks to Create New Generation Digital Delivery Service

  Nevada City, California, September 17, 2017 – Publicly launched in August 2016, London-based digital delivery service provider, Honeycomb, has put Telestream (stand 7.B26) transcoding, workflow orchestration and automated quality control (QC) solutions at the heart of its state-of-the-art facility. Describing itself as a ‘second generation digital delivery service’, Honeycomb has been successful in disrupting the established content delivery business models within its first year of commercial operations. Most recently, it was the first digital delivery service to deliver UHD commercials to Europe’s premier satellite broadcaster. The system at Honeycomb was supplied and commissioned by Telestream’s local channel partner, Boxer Systems. ...

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