#IBCShow 2016: Broadcast Solutions GmbH’s Remarkable Ultra HD-41 Design!

NEP Switzerland is underway with producing superior 4K resolution of Swiss Football Raiffeisen Super League  seasonal coverage which started July 2016! The Streamline S 12 4K OB Van called Ultra HD-41, is the first 4K OB Van in Switzerland produced by the high end broadcast engineering and integration company, Broadcast Solutions GmbH. The Ultra HD-41 offers an incredible new room production concept which can accommodate up to twenty operators and the system is designed to offer tweleve 4K camera systems. The short delivery time for the creation of Ultra HD-41 was the key part of the deliverable. “Time was an ...

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Allstar Sound Selects HelixNet, FreeSpeak II for Corporate Event Productions and Rentals

Allstar Sound of Burbank, CA – a rental house with 40-plus years in the business – has selected Clear-Com’s HelixNet digital network partyline intercom and FreeSpeak II wireless digital intercom for its corporate event productions and equipment rentals. Allstar Sound has integrated the two systems into a mobile unit that was recently deployed at the Palm Springs Film Festival, the 2016 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards Gala, and the Evening Under the Stars Gala. “As an AV company with deep roots in corporate event production, we are always looking for equipment that is reliable, flexible, and easy to deploy and tear-down,” ...

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CTV Takes Axon’s Cerebrum Back To The Open Golf Championship

For the second year running, Axon Digital Design’s Cerebrum control and monitoring system played a key part in helping CTV Outside Broadcast deliver the prestigious 145th Open Golf Championship. Held at Royal Troon Golf Club in Scotland, this year’s tournament involved a change of broadcasters with the R&A appointing European Tour Productions (ETP) as host broadcaster, plus Sky Sports and NBC Sports. The changes, which were announced late in the day, meant that CTV had pull out all the stops to meet very tight deadlines. “We effectively had one week to build a small broadcast village,” says Richard Morton, CTV’s ...

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Pixar Animation Studios Open Sources Universal Scene Description

Tool Greatly Enhances Efficiency Across Complex Workflows  Emeryville, CA based Pixar Animation Studios announced today the official open source release of Universal Scene Description (USD), technology used for the interchange of 3D graphics data through various digital content creation (DCC) tools. USD provides an effective and scalable solution for the complex workflows of CG film and game industry studios. “We believe that being open with our technology and sharing it with our peers in the industry is how we can best continue to drive innovation,” said Ed Catmull, President, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. “It’s in that spirit that we’re happy to be ...

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SIGGRAPH 2016 Concludes with Strong Showing of Attendees and Exhibitors from Around the World

SIGGRAPH 2016 Experience Hall_ Image by Jim Hagarty   SIGGRAPH 2016, the world’s leading interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, has concluded its 43rd annual event with strong attendance from around the world. With the tagline “Render the Possibilities,” SIGGRAPH 2016 was held at the Anaheim Convention Center, 24 – 28 July 2016.   Taking over the Anaheim Convention Center, SIGGRAPH 2016 played host to over 14,000 attendees – over 10,600 from the United States, with the balance from 73 other countries worldwide, including Canada, Japan, the UK, S. Korea, France, China and Germany. ...

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Testronic Opens Groundbreaking Virtual Reality Test Center in U.S.

      BURBANK, Calif. (July 28, 2016) – Testronic (, the leader in quality assurance (QA), localization services and compliance, has unveiled a dedicated virtual reality (VR) test center in its U.S. headquarters in Burbank, California. The VR test center opened in the company’s 1st Street office this week, making it the second VR testing location launched by Testronic this year with a successful operation already up and running in Warsaw, Poland. The VR centers further bolster the full-service QA testing services that Testronic has offered to studios, content holders, and game developers for nearly 20 years. “A great ...

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OffAbbot And No Slate Productions Take Viewers On 360 VR Road Trip With Hall Of Famer/Classic Car Collector Reggie Jackson

VENICE, CA – OffAbbot, the immersive storytelling studio and their partner company NoSlate Productions teamed up with SAP Anywhere and virtual reality filmmaker Matt Celia, to ride along with baseball Hall of Famer, classic car collector and founder of Reggie’s Garage, Reggie Jackson. The new, immersive short gives viewers a one-of-a-kind 360 VR look at his jaw-dropping classic car collection and learn about his vision for his growing business. The VR piece not only provides viewers with the opportunity to explore his collection, but lets you ride shotgun with Reggie as he details the history of his classic 1955 Chevy, ...

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Wohler’s Low-Cost Audio Monitors Now Available

SAN FRANCISCO, JULY 28, 2016 – Wohler Technologies, leading manufacturer of video, audio and data monitoring solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of the affordable AMP1-8-M dual input SDI 8-channel audio monitor and AMP1-2SDA 2-channel audio monitor. With the AMP1-8-M and AMP1-2SDA, Wohler is providing unprecedented access to its advanced audio monitoring technology at an aggressive price point. Stop by the HHB Communications Ltd. stand (8.D56) during IBC 2016, to see a range of Wohler’s latest monitoring technologies. “For a long time customers have been asking for a world-class Wohler monitoring solution that is easy to use while being ...

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QLS Archive Plug-In for Square Box Systems’ CatDV Now Integrated With Quantum Lattus Object Storage

WARWICK, U.K. — July 27, 2016 — Square Box Systems, the company behind the industry-leading CatDV media asset management system, today announced that the QLS Archive plug-in for CatDV is now integrated with the Lattus object storage system from Quantum. CatDV users can now benefit from Lattus’ object storage capabilities in a policy-driven, tiered environment powered by Quantum’s StorNext workflow storage platform. The result is a robust disaster recovery solution that can support high-resolution media workflows and transcontinental collaboration during normal operation as well as production continuity during disaster situations. “QLS Archive for CatDV has long supported StorNext. It’s a ...

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ADB and ContentWise partner for personalised recommendations

·       graphyne2 integrates personalized recommendations from ContentWise to reduce churn and increase ARPU ·       Partnership with ContentWise will equip ADB pay-TV customers with the tools required to compete against OTT rivals 28th July 2016– Geneva, Switzerland – ADB, a leading provider of solutions and services for media convergence, has today announced that it has partnered with ContentWise, the personalization, discovery, analytics and metadata expert, to integrate personalized recommendation capabilities into its recently launched next-generation personal TV software platform, graphyne2. The newly launched graphyne2 platform, which is due to be debuted at IBC 2016, is a feature-rich client device and backend ...

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Platinum Blondes now available for rentals in L.A.

Chico, CA – Photon Beard announced today that they have concluded an agreement with FM Grip & Lighting Inc. in San Fernando to rent out Photon Beard’s Platinum Blondes – a 1,200 Watt HMI in the familiar and well-loved package of a traditional Blonde. FM Grip will be providing full kits, including the highly rated Power Gems high-speed ballasts. The Platinum Blonde fills a niche for a high output Daylight source without the size, weight and cost normally associated with HMI fixtures. Usable in a wide variety of applications, it is particularly effective as a bounce light. Pete Challinger, VP ...

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Bannister Lake Software Introduces Super Ticker Community for Public Submission of Broadcast Data

New offering complements and extends renowned Super Ticker data aggregation solution, providing a publicly-accessible information submission portal CAMBRIDGE, ON, Canada, July 28, 2016 – Bannister Lake Software today announced Super Ticker Community, a public-use variant of the company’s highly-regarded Super Ticker data aggregation solution for broadcasting and information display. Complementing Super Ticker’s proven ease and efficiency in managing automated data feeds from premium third-party sources, the cloud-based Super Ticker Community provides a publicly-accessible portal for the submission of information such as school closings, special events, local sports scores, public interest announcements and more. Bannister Lake’s Super Ticker software is used ...

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Massive HALO partner solution extends availability of industry’s first Video App Server technology

IBC 2016 launch will build on successful 2015 debut of industry leading Massive AXIS UI solution to make Video Apps easier to roll out, dynamically update and manage across any device Massive HALO Video UI solution leverages core Massive technologies in a new product conceived specifically to allow OVPs, System Integrators and others to bring greater user experiences to their solutions and enable their own vertically integrated, multi-device video platforms Combined power of Massive HALO and qualified partners’ preferred technologies will create previously unheard-of opportunities for mid-tier content owner and operator customers to address the growing global consumer demand for subscription and ...

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Yospace Consumer Research 2016

New research highlights the power of personalised ad insertion.

London 28th July 2016: Research commissioned by Dynamic Ad Insertion specialist Yospace has revealed that 78% of live online TV viewers are more likely to take notice if ads are targeted and relevant to them personally and that those ads will prompt positive action from audiences. The research conducted by Censuswide gauges the current appetite and attitudes towards advertising in the online world, and showed that 55% would be very likely or likely to look online for a product from targeted ads and 78% would look in store for a product. One of the strongest themes from the research, carried ...

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