Univision Deportes Integrates RCS LaunchPad into Miami Studio

Expands storytelling capabilities for Copa America Centenario broadcasts with intuitive touchscreen graphics solution for advanced soccer analysis Burbank, CA (July 1, 2016) — Univision Deportes — the multimedia sports division of Univision Communications, Inc. (UCI) that includes UDN, the No. 1 Spanish-Language sports network — is reimagining soccer broadcasts for fans with Reality Check Systems’ production-proven LaunchPad touchscreen analytics solution. LaunchPad made its network debut Friday, June 3 as the U.S. faced Colombia in the first match broadcast of Copa America Centenario 2016, and continued to power dynamic touchscreen graphics and analysis for the network’s ongoing coverage of the event ...

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Broadcast Pix Relocates Headquarters to Chelmsford

Chelmsford, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today announced its main offices have been relocated to Chelmsford, MA. The new facility is a reflection of growing interest in the company’s high profile expanded product line, which includes its new BPNet™ cloud-based media management service and BPCommand™, the easiest live production control interface. The newChelmsford office address is: 27 Industrial Ave., Unit 5, Chelmsford, MA 01824. Broadcast Pix’s phone and fax numbers remain the same. “The industry is embracing Broadcast Pix’s solutions-based approach to video production and business is strong,” said Kevin Prince, CEO of Broadcast Pix. “As we continue to roll out ...

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ChyronHego Appoints A.J. Steffenberg as Vice President, Worldwide Customer Support

MELVILLE, N.Y. — July 1, 2016 — Reflecting ChyronHego’s continued growth and expansion into global markets, the company today announced the appointment of A.J. Steffenberg as vice president, worldwide customer support. Reporting directly to Johan Apel, ChyronHego’s president and CEO, Steffenberg is charged with bringing best practices and procedures for customer support to the company’s growing network of technical teams around the world. Steffenberg brings 30 years of broadcast and corporate services experience to his new role at ChyronHego, including leadership positions in support, training, and professional services teams. He joins the company from Avid Technology, where he led a ...

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LMG adds the new SAM Kula production switcher and more Kahuna switchers to its operation

SAM announces that LMG, a U.S. provider of video, audio, lighting and LED solutions for corporate meetings, live broadcasts and specialty events, recently purchased two enterprise-level Kahuna 9600 production switchers in 4 M/E configurations and SAM’s new Kula switcher in a 2 M/E configuration. This sale builds upon the company’s existing relationship with LMG, a long-time SAM customer, and now an early adopter of SAM’s new Kula compact switcher. The new Kula range of multi-format production switchers combines SD, HD and 4K capabilities and delivers a powerful feature set with a market-leading price point. Built on the heritage of SAM’s ...

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Etere ETX expands product support with Bluefish444

Etere ETX offers compatibility with Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Supernova S+, Epoch | Supernova CG and Epoch | Neutron cards with new release Etere 26.3. Melbourne, Australia, June 29, 2016 — Etere announced that its 4K, IT-based video management solution, Etere ETX, is now compatible with Bluefish444 Epoch video cards. Etere is pleased to collaborate with Melbourne’s innovative developer, manufacturer and marketer for the professional video industry, Bluefish444, for this latest interoperability advancement. Key Features of Epoch 4k Supernova S+ card Bi-directional BNC’s providing both 4K capture and 4K playback Bi-directional video connector is capable of 3G/2K/HD/SD video I/O Four ...

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Indiana University’s Massive Digitization Initiative with Sony’s Memnon Service

With project now ahead of schedule, IU opens Memnon’s Bloomington facility to take on additional clients     Just one year into its massive digitization initiative, Indiana University has already rescued from ruin more than 100,000 precious audio and video recordings, thanks to a successful collaboration with Memnon Inc., a Sony company.   Today, IU announced that it has extended the use of the facilities, created for its Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative (MDPI) project with Memnon, to enable Memnon to accept digitization work from new clients including other universities, museums and commercial broadcasters. This move strengthens Bloomington’s position as ...

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Blackmagic URSA and DaVinci Resolve Studio Used for End to End Workflow on ‘Deranged Marriage’

Blackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic URSA digital film camera, Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Camera were used to shoot the pilot episode for the upcoming television show “Deranged Marriage.” DaVinci Resolve Studio was also used for the end-to-end post production workflow, including color grading, editing, compositing and finishing. Written, directed, DPed and produced by Ari Golan of Atomic Imaging, Inc. and Golan Studios, “Deranged Marriage” follows an aspiring Bollywood starlet whose dreams of furthering her career in America are thwarted when her now ex-agent bungles her US visa application. She enlists the aid of a shady lawyer to ...

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TVU Networks Guarantees Live Video over IP from Anywhere with New QOS Service

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live IP video solutions, is introducing a service that guarantees live video transmission at a minimum speed of 2Mbps over cellular networks, from any environment, as long as a cell connection exists. TVU CAN (Cellular Assurance Network) is a complementary technology, integrated with TVU’s proprietary Inverse StatMux Plus (IS+) algorithm for enhanced transmission, and requires no additional hardware. Available for the Republican and Democratic National Conventions later this month in Cleveland and Philadelphia respectively, TVU CAN provides an additional layer of flexibility and dependability when shooting live video inside ...

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Capitol Broadcasting Company and Triveni Digital Drive Television Innovation With First ATSC 3.0 Live Commercial Simulcast

PRINCETON, N.J. — June 29, 2016 — Triveni Digital today announced that it has teamed up with Capitol Broadcasting Company, owner and operator of WRAL-TV, WRAZ-TV, and WILM-TV in North Carolina, to broadcast the first live commercial ATSC 3.0 simulcast in the United States. Triveni Digital is providing the station group with several essential components including its award-winning GuideBuilder(R) XM signaling and announcement system, ROUTE encoder, and market-leading StreamScope(R) XM ATSC 3.0 analysis system, as part of a unified PSIP and ATSC 3.0 broadcast station workflow. Being the very first to demonstrate new services and media types enabled by the ...

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Aperi and D&MS sign distribution agreement

  Aperi and D&MS sign distribution agreement Camarillo, CA, USA and Oud Gastel, the Netherlands June 30, 2016 – Aperi Corporation, the pioneer in bringing software-based real-time IP media processing to live production and networking, and Digital & Media Solutions (D&MS), an internationally operating and approved system integrator, have joined forces to bring Aperi’s unique software platform to the Netherlands and Belgium market. Aperi CEO Joop Janssen said: “D&MS is a recognized and trusted partner for many of the media broadcast and production companies and facility houses in the territory. D&MS’ proven track record in delivering innovative, future-proof but robust ...

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Harmonic Powers WRAL-TV’s ATSC 3.0 Experimental TV Station

SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 29, 2016 — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that WRAL-TV, Capitol Broadcasting Company’s NBC affiliate in Raleigh-Durham, is testing the next-generation ATSC 3.0 broadcast television standard in 4K/UHD and HD with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) using Harmonic broadcast encoders powered by the Harmonic PURE Compression Engine(TM). WRAL-TV kicked off its new ATSC 3.0 TV station by airing the live noon newscast while broadcasting a 4K UHD documentary, “Take Me Out to the Bulls Game,” leveraging the ATSC 3.0 standard in its current form. ...

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GatesAir Supplies High-Efficiency Maxiva Transmitter System for Historic WRAL-TV ATSC 3.0 Channel Launch

Initiative marks the latest groundbreaking WRAL project featuring GatesAir over-the-air technology for wireless content delivery CINCINNATI, June 30, 2016 — GatesAir, a global leader in wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for radio and TV broadcasters, is powering delivery of the first ATSC 3.0 full simulcast television station courtesy of WRAL-TV, the Capitol Broadcasting-owned Raleigh-Durham NBC affiliate that has a history of groundbreaking innovations in TV content delivery. This includes the industry’s first HD channel launch in 1996; the first HD newscast in 2000; and early launches of Mobile DTV and Mobile Emergency Alert System (M-EAS) systems, all supported with GatesAir ...

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Bannister Lake Software Brings Cloud Agility and Cost Savings to Super Ticker Content Management Solution

New SaaS offering combines the rich broadcast data aggregation advantages of Super Ticker with the dynamic benefits of the cloud  CAMBRIDGE, ON, Canada, June 30, 2016 – Bannister Lake Software is excited to announce Super Ticker Cloud, a new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) implementation of the company’s widely-deployed Super Ticker content management solution for data-rich television broadcasts and information display. Running on Amazon Web Services, the new cloud-based offering empowers Super Ticker users with outstanding new levels of scalability, accessibility and cost-efficiency. Super Ticker Cloud includes all of the powerful features of on-premises Super Ticker installations, enabling users to aggregate, manage and ...

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New Zealand Broadcaster MediaWorks Deploys NETIA Media Assist Software to Bring A/V Assets Into Single Ecosystem

CLARET, France — June 30, 2016 — NETIA today announced that MediaWorks, New Zealand’s largest independent broadcaster and operator of five nationwide free-to-air channels plus an extensive portfolio of radio brands, is working alongside Avid, NETIA, and long-time NETIA distributor Syncrotech Systems to provide consolidated news assets on both radio and television platforms. MediaWorks is deploying the NETIA Media Assist software package throughout its radio departments. The solution will help MediaWorks streamline workflow, optimize management of its media assets across multiple sites, and improve productivity in bringing compelling content to air and to digital platforms. Though MediaWorks has spent the ...

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