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Teenage Professional Car Racer Devin O’Connell to Live Stream from Cockpit Directly to Facebook Live with TVU Networks

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – Throughout his career nineteen-year-old race car driver Devin O’Connell has broken through barriers. Diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome as a young child, Devin has championed the cause of Autism awareness while winning several titles, including:  U.S. Legend Cars Semi-Pro Road Course World Champion, U.S. Legend Cars Semi Pro Asphalt National Champion, Stafford Motor Speedway U.S. Legend Cars Track Champion and the Allison Legacy Touring Series Champion. At the upcoming Granite State Pro Stock Series at Claremont Speedway in New Hampshire, both Devin’s skill as a driver and the boundary-breaking technology involved in video-over-IP transmission will be showcased live online. At ...

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Laundry Creates Opening & Main-on-End Title Sequences, In-Film VFX for “Snatched”

Animation & design studio Laundry recently collaborated with “Snatched” director Jonathan Levine (“50/50,” “The Wackness”) on the opening and main-on-end credits for the mother-daughter caper comedy starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn. The 20th Century Fox film, which is now playing in theaters nationwide, ranked #2 at the box office during its opening weekend. Laundry, led by Partner/Creative Director Anthony Liu and Executive Producer Dan Masciarelli, worked closely with Levine to create title cards to coincide with the opening scenes of the film. Here, they chose bright tropical colors and classy gold type to establish the feeling of an epic ...

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Aaton Digital adds Rec & Play facility to Cantar X3 and Cantar Mini location sound recorders as a free upgrade 

Aaton Digital press announcement For immediate release 300 dpi photo attached:  Aaton Digital’s award winning CantarMini and CantarX3 location sound mixer-recorders  Paris, France, 26th May 2017:  Aaton Digital has announced a free Record & Play facility upgrade to owners of its Cantar X and Cantar Mini location sound recorders. The new Cantar Mini was the recipient of NewBay’s Best of Show Award, at the recent 2017 NAB Show by Pro Sound News. The CantarMini is based on the renowned CantarX3, winner of many awards and now widely recognised by the sound community as the ultimate digital 24 track location sound ...

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Latest IP Video Solutions from TVU Networks on Display at BroadcastAsia

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – At the BroadcastAsia Exhibition & Conference this week, TVU Networks will highlight the latest developments in the company’s IP-based ecosystem of hardware and software products, workflows and services for live video acquisition, production, management and distribution. TVU’s new cloud-based solutions are designed to help broadcasters manage video content from anywhere from one interface. TVU will show new solutions for the first time in Asia during the show.  The company will demonstrate within its reseller’s booth, Singapore-based Magna Systems & Engineering, (Booth 4S3-05). BroadcastAsia is held at Suntec Singapore and runs from May 23-25. TVU One mobile cellular transmitter, now featuring HEVC compression: The ...

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Environmental/Social Activist DP and Still Photog Wins MK18-55mm FUJINON Zoom

Wayne, N.J. – Sometimes it really does pay to smell the roses, even somewhere as loud and chaotic as the NAB convention in Las Vegas. Last month, award-winning photojournalist and cinematographer Lance Murphey, stopped in front of FUJIFILM’s NAB booth, first impeded by the large crowd listening to noted DP Philip Bloom, then intrigued by the lightweight form factor of the FUJINON MK18-55mm zoom Bloom was holding, and finally rooted to his spot when he saw the imagery the lens produced. Two days later, after entering a random drawing during Bloom’s presentation, the three-time Emmy-award winning DP and two-time Scripps Howard photographer of the year, ...

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Chelmsford TeleMedia Produces Local Election Coverage Efficiently with Broadcast Pix Granite Switcher with Rapid CG

Chelmsford, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today announced Chelmsford TeleMedia (CTM), a local access station serving Chelmsford, Mass., used its Granite™ 5000 integrated production switcher with optional Rapid CG software to produce live coverage of the town’s April 4 election returns. According to Dan Silvia, technical producer for CTM, the show was over in half its scheduled time because the process for sharing results using Rapid CG was so efficient. “We planned for an hour, but we only went for 30 minutes because things worked so smoothly,” explained Silvia. “Election coverage for us is important because it’s really useful for people in the town. It’s ...

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INVIEW TO SUPPLY MIDDLEWARE TO AMERICAN FORCES NETWORK

Northwich, UK, & Laguna Nigel, CA: Inview Technology, the broadcast/OTT software and service specialist, has been chosen by DigitalGlue, the California-based consultancy and systems integrator, to supply the middleware for the American Forces Network’s new MPEG-4 HD set-top boxes. Inview will be providing the American Forces Network, operated by the Defense Media Activity, with a compelling user interface and range of broadcast services for the DVB-S2 twin tuner set-top boxes, and DigitalGlue will deliver the new headend solution. Inview’s partnership with DigitalGlue will allow the American Forces Network to meet consumer needs with a significantly enhanced viewing experience. Some of Inview’s ...

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Tedial wins third IABM Game Changer Award for Augmented STorage (AST) at NAB 2017

Winners announced at an IABM reception in Las Vegas Tedial, the leading independent MAM technology solutions specialist, has announced that its Augmented STorage (AST), debuted at NAB 2017, has won the IABM Game Changer Award 2017 in the Storage category. Winners in each category were announced and the award was presented at an IABM Awards Reception on Tuesday, 25th April at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This is the third IABM Game Changer Award that Tedial has won. At last year’s NAB the company collected the Award in the System Automation & Control category and in 2015 it picked up the ...

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AccuWeather Expands Global Reach with Android TV App Launch

AccuWeather’s critical weather updates and information with Superior Accuracy now available through hyper-local, customizable new TV app. AccuWeather Global Weather Center – May 25, 2017 – AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced the launch of the new AccuWeather app for Android TV.  The highly customizable app delivers a unique, interactive weather experience to Android TV viewers and further expands AccuWeather’s cross-platform reach, as users rely on AccuWeather’s well-documented Superior AccuracyTM across devices and locations worldwide. The AccuWeather app for Android TV provides users with exclusive patented AccuWeather MinuteCast® minute-by-minute forecasts with precipitation type and ...

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Vinten’s Vantage and Hexagon Track in Action at NAB’s ‘Teradek Live ShowW’ and ‘NAB Show Live’

LAS VEGAS — May 24, 2017 — Vinten, a Vitec Group brand and a world leader in manual and robotic camera support systems, has wrapped up another successful NAB Show. Front and center was the company’s Vinten Vantage robotic camera head paired with the new µVRC (microVRC) controller, which saw action on the set of the popular “Teradek Live Show.” In addition, the company’s Hexagon track system provided versatile camera tracking for Broadcast Beat’s “NAB Show Live.” “Once again, Vinten solutions helped to ensure the unique camera angles, smooth movement, and reliable operation required by NAB’s most widely viewed and ...

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SMPTE Experts Engage in Key Media Technology Events Across Europe

LONDON and WHITE PLAINS, NY — 24 May 2017 — SMPTE(R), the organisation whose standards work has supported a century of advances in media and entertainment technology, today announced that Society members will speak at or lead key industry events across Europe and the UK: the MediaTech 360 Summit, European Digital Forum of Lucca, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) Technical Assembly, the HPA Tech Retreat UK and TVBEurope’s MediaTech 360 Summit. ‘SMPTE‘s members will be bringing their passion and deep technical expertise to significant industry events in Europe this year, demonstrating the Society’s dedication to both education and the advancement ...

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Qvest Media, PHABRIX, and ProSiebenSat.1 Produktion Join AIMS

BOTHELL, Wash. — May 24, 2017 — The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) has welcomed Qvest Media as a full member and two more associate members — PHABRIX Limited and ProSiebenSat.1 Produktion. Qvest Media is leading systems architect in the broadcasting and media technology markets, specializing in the television, media, and telecommunications industries. With a powerful spectrum of services consisting of consulting and development, systems integration, and service and support, Qvest Media offers a wealth of expertise in the design, development, implementation, and operational support of media technology infrastructures. PHABRIX designs and manufactures test and measurement instruments for broadcast ...

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IHSE Sets Global Innovation and Growth Strategy With Addition of New Sales and Product Managers

CRANBURY, N.J. — May 25, 2017 –– As part of its growth strategy and desire to meet high demand for its KVM products around the world, IHSE has hired four new product and sales professionals. Mark Hempel has joined IHSE as head of product management, Óscar Mezquita was hired as senior sales manager with IHSE GmbH in Europe, Robin Sim was hired as the new regional presales manager for IHSE APAC, and Markus Emmert has joined IHSE as senior sales engineer and product manager. Working closely with the customer sales and support team, Hempel will oversee ongoing development of the ...

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Pliant Technologies Announces Pilote Films as France Distributor

AUBURN, AL, MAY 25, 2017 – Pliant Technologies, the professional intercom division of CoachComm, has named Pilote Films as its new distributor in France. Pilote Films will help Pliant increase regional support for its existing customers as well as further develop new opportunities. Pilote Films, a privately held company with more than 30 years of experience in the audio industry, distributes audiovisual systems to the broadcast, institutional and residential markets and offers intuitive, future-orientated solutions. Dedicated to quality in all facets of its business from the strategic choice of the brands it distributes, to the product lines it offers and ...

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Viaccess-Orca Acquires Squadeo for Best-in-Class Mobile Video Experience

PARIS — May 24, 2017 — Viaccess-Orca, a global leader in the protection and enhancement of content services, announced today that it has acquired Squadeo, a global provider of secure cross-platform OTT premium video solutions for the TV industry. The integration of Squadeo’s multimedia QuickPlayer further strengthens Viaccess-Orca’s Connected Sentinel Player (CSP) offering, enabling an end-to-end solution for delivering live and VOD content to PC, Mac(R) and connected mobile devices, including Android(TM) and iOS(R). “As multiscreen video consumption continues to grow, content providers are challenged to deliver consistent, secure, and premium video experiences across all screens,” said Paul Molinier, CEO ...

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WhereverTV selects QYOU for new OTT streaming service in Latin America

QYOU Media (TSVX: QYOU), the world’s leading curator of premium ‘best-of-the-web’ video for multiscreen distribution has partnered with subscription service provider, WhereverTV Broadcasting Corporation. The QYOU’s linear channel of curated video content will be featured in the line-up for WhereverTV Latino, a new service launching in Mexico this summer that caters to the growing appetite for digital TV in Mexico. ComScore research shows that one third of digital users across Latin America are aged between 15 and 24. As an audience consuming short form video content regularly through social media channels, WhereverTV has chosen to feature The QYOU’s programming line-up to introduce ...

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Drones Raise Filmmaking Opportunities

“Time was you could take real pride, in just getting there, flying used to be fun Lou, it really was.”  – Lew Moran, “The Flight of the Phoenix,” Associates & Aldrich Company, 1965     Walking around the drone pavilion at NAB this year, it was surprising to see the advances equipment and software organizations have made for filmmakers in just a few short years.  New flying platforms, camera controls and stabilizing systems as well as affordable, lightweight, high-performance cameras have really given a lift to film production and especially news coverage.       Aerial View – When NAB ...

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Cadent Accelerates Media Processing of National Spots for Cross-Platform Distribution with Telestream Vantage

Nevada City, California, May 24th, 2017 –Telestream, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that Cadent, a leading provider of media, advertising technology and data solutions for the pay TV industry is using the Vantage Media Processing Platform to automate processes and boost productivity across its media planning and buying operations. From the moment a spot arrives at Cadent’s network operations center (NOC) in Mount Laurel, NJ, technicians know the clock is ticking. A massive influx of media files must be transcoded, timed, checked, slated, and captioned, among other things, in time to meet hard ...

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