VITEC Streaming Solutions Deliver Live and On-Demand Content for Air Force Academy

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Dec. 1, 2016 — VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, announced today that the Air Force Academy’s Center for Character and Leadership Development (CCLD) in Colorado Springs, Colo., deployed VITEC‘s EZ TV IPTV streaming platform and MGW 1100 carrier-grade blade encoders. Providing high-quality delivery, recording, and management of live and on-demand video streams over its existing IP network, the EZ TV IPTV and encoding solutions allow the organization to create, store, view, stream, and share HD and SD video from any source, anytime, anywhere, and to any screen within the organization securely ...

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VITEC to Showcase EZ TV 8.0 Platform at SVG Summit

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Nov. 30, 2016 — VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding, decoding, and streaming solutions, will be exhibiting EZ TV 8.0 IPTV, the latest generation of its EZ TV platform at the Sports Video Group (SVG) Summit at the New York Hilton Hotel on Dec. 12-13 at Booth 76 in the Rendezvous Room. Now in its 11th year, the SVG Summits brings together sports production professionals from around the world to discuss the latest in creation, distribution, products, and technical solutions. A truly integrated IPTV and digital signage platform, VITEC‘s EZ TV 8.0 is ideal for ...

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Artel Video Systems Announces Strategic Partnership With Aerdos to Expand Its Multimedia Offering to Government Organizations

WESTFORD, Mass. — Dec. 1, 2016 — Artel Video Systems, a world-class provider of innovative IP- and fiber-based media transport solutions supporting global telecommunications, broadcast, government, and related markets, today announced a strategic partnership with Aerdos, a leading provider of privacy technologies and mission-critical multimedia products and services, establishing Aerdos as the primary U.S. government sales channel for Artel’s media transport solutions. Through the partnership, Aerdos will extend its integrated solutions portfolio for government and military applications to include Artel’s InfinityLink and DigiLink broadcast-quality media transport platforms and FiberLink fiber-optic transmission product line. Also, as the primary government sales channel, ...

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AIMS Votes in Scott Barella and Andy Warman as New Board Members

BOTHELL, Wash. — Dec. 1, 2016 — The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) today announced that AIMS members have elected Scott Barella and Andy Warman to the organization’s board of directors. As board members, Barella and Warman will help lead the AIMS effort to foster adoption of one set of common, ubiquitous, standards-based protocols for interoperability over IP in the media and entertainment industry. Barella, the chief technology officer of Utah Scientific, has served as deputy chairman of the AIMS Technical Working Group since January 2016 and was instrumental in organizing the IP interop at the Arista booth at ...

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Sony Pictures Post Production Services Extends Relationship With Wazee Digital

DENVER — Nov. 30, 2016 — Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-based video management and licensing services, today announced that Sony Pictures Post Production Services has extended its long-standing relationship with Wazee Digital through December 2017. Under the extended contract, Sony Pictures will continue using Wazee Digital Core and its automated metadata-processing technology to store, view, and manage assets from Sony Pictures’ inventory of feature films, including stock footage, full-length features, and clip selects, with granular specificity. Wazee Digital Core is a cloud-native media asset management solution that powers all other Wazee Digital products and services, including Commerce, the ...

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New Broadcast Pix Commander Systems Simplify Live Production with Intuitive Touchscreen Control

Enables Non-Technical Operators to Create Great Live Video Chelmsford, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today announced Broadcast Pix Commander™, a new series of live production systems featuring a streamlined touchscreen interface that allows non-technical personnel to easily execute sophisticated productions. Designed for government, corporate, education, house of worship, and live events, Commander’s intuitive control dramatically simplifies switching, robotic camera control, and the inclusion of graphics, clips and effects. Instead of a complex traditional switcher control panel, Commander is controlled through an uncomplicated touchscreen interface. As a result, operators with no experience can quickly learn to produce broadcast-quality productions. Commander systems are ...

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Square Box Systems Appoints Ryan Servant to Head Business Development in North America

WARWICK, U.K. — Nov. 30, 2016 — Square Box Systems, the company behind the industry-leading CatDV media asset management (MAM) system, today announced the appointment of Ryan Servant as V.P. of business development in North America. Reporting to Dave Clack, CEO of Square Box Systems, Servant will work with JB&A, Square Box Systems’ North American distributor, to identify new opportunities and expand customer deployments in the region. “We are pleased to welcome a business development professional of Ryan’s caliber to our team,” said Clack. “He has a rich background in sales account management and deep knowledge of the video production ...

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Indian Broadcaster Migrates to File-based Workflows with Facilis TerraBlock at its Heart

HUDSON, MA (December 1, 2016) – Facilis Technology, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, has announced the completion of a project that sees it’s TerraBlock shared storage system establish non-linear workflows at Indian international broadcaster, Powervision TV. Throughout this project, Facilis worked closely with its primary Indian channel partner, Wecom Global. Established in 2010, Powervision is a satellite TV Channel with its own studio complex and play-out station based in Tiruvalla in Southern India’s Kerala State. The Powervision Channel is known for its Christian Devotional programs, which are broadcast 24/7 ...

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NEP Streamline S8 for German Ice Hockey League

NEP Germany is launching four new Streamline S8 OB Vans

Broadcast Solutions delivers a set of four Streamline S8 OB Vans to NEP for the production of the German ice hockey league Broadcast Solutions GmbH hands over four new Streamline S8 OB vehicles to NEP Germany. The set consists of three identical HD OB Vans and one 4K OB Van, all based on the Streamline S8 model. All production vehicles are realized with a self-propelled truck and are suitable for up to 8 camera productions. The main goal for NEP is the production of the German ice hockey league. With the handover of the last OB Van, Broadcast Solutions GmbH ...

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Renowned Sound Designer Scott Gershin Adopts NUGEN Audio Loudness Toolkit 2 and Halo Upmix

LEEDS, U.K. — Nov. 29, 2016 — Acclaimed sound designer and feature film supervising sound editor Scott Gershin has chosen NUGEN Audio’s Loudness Toolkit 2 and Halo Upmix plug-ins. Gershin is using the Loudness Toolkit 2 in concert with an Avid Pro Tools | S6 control surface to produce loudness-compliant mixes on a wide range of projects. Halo Upmix gives him an efficient, reliable, and powerful means of creating a high-quality 5.1/7.1 surround upmix from stereo source materials. Gershin has worked on over 100 films and received 26 industry nominations, including a BAFTA Award nomination for his work on “American Beauty,” Guillermo ...

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Source Digital Announces™ For Connecting Smart Content with Viewers on Any Platform and Device

PHILADELPHIA, DECEMBER 1, 2016 – Source Digital, a leading technology product and service provider specializing in digital platform monetization strategies, today announced its™ platform that connects personalization, smart content with omni-screen use. The platform allows viewers to intuitively and instantly access and discover related experiences while viewing programming on any device – smart phone, tablet, computer and traditional TV. The new omni-screen world is no longer limited to TV’s, but now nearly everywhere – mobile phones, tablets, computers, wearable tech and even retail locations – bringing consumer engagement to new heights. With the cloud-centric platform, content owners can stage ...

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Zylight To Host Open House, Announces Holiday Rebates

LOS ANGELES –  Zylight, a leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative LED lighting solutions, will host an open house on Dec. 7 from 6-9 p.m. at the company’s offices at 10718 McCune Ave. in Los Angeles. The company also announced its 2016 Holiday Rebate Program, which offers up to $200 to U.S. and Canadian customers on select products purchased online or through authorized dealers through Dec. 31. During its open house, Zylight will have its entire product line on display, including its LED Fresnels and Newz on-camera light, as well as select products from distribution partner USHIO America. Plus, Zylight will showcase ...

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Ikan Unveils New Kit with VL35 4K Monitor and EVF

HOUSTON, Texas, (December 1, 2016) — Ikan is combining the popular VL35 on-camera monitor with an all-new viewfinder attachment. Based on customer feedback and high demand for an EVF, Ikan is proud to announce the EVF35-KIT. This kit incorporates the VL35 4K on-camera monitor with a viewfinder attachment to help you get the sharpest and clearest image from the VL35. With the EVF35-KIT, customers will get the VL35 monitor, the EVF35 viewfinder designed specifically for this monitor, a Canon E6 battery plate, a drawstring carrying pouch, and more. The VL35 monitor has a resolution of 800×480, 4K and Ultra HD ...

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EditShare Lands at Beach House Pictures in Singapore

Basingstoke, UK — December 1, 2016 — EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, announced today that Singapore-based Beach House Pictures has upgraded its legacy media infrastructure with EditShare media management solutions: EditShare Flow media asset management (MAM), 235 TB EditShare EFS XStream shared storage and EditShare Ark tape-based archiving. Known for producing highly rated series such as the David Attenborough-narrated Wild City (CNA), China from Above (Nat Geo), Asia’s Next Top Model Season 3 (Starworld), Nomad Chef (Discovery) and Hiccup & Sneeze (Okto), Beach House is a global production and post production media power house with locations in Australia, China, Taiwan and the United ...

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Post Production – The Drudgery Part of VR Filmmaking

   “I want you to follow, because no matter what you think you might know, we will always be one step, three steps- seven steps ahead of you, and just when you think you’re catching up, that’s when we’ll be right behind you.” – J. Daniel Atlas, “Now You See Me,” Summit Entertainment, 2013 If you were lucky enough to live in the Americas, you were able to watch most of the Summer Olympics in near real time – streamed to your computer at the office, to your smartphone when you were out and about and to your huge 4K ...

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Dante Streamlines United States Presidential Election Coverage for BBC World Service

Leading broadcaster uses Dante networking to distribute live radio programming to 250 million listeners while reducing integration costs PORTLAND, OR, November 30, 2016 – As the world’s largest international broadcaster, BBC World Service broadcasts radio and TV services worldwide in more than 30 languages. For the United States Presidential election on November 8, the BBC World Service established a temporary production and distribution facility within its Washington DC bureau. The BBC World Service production staff utilized Dante networking from Audinate to manage and deliver live coverage to radio audiences worldwide over the BBC World Service, NPR partner stations, BBC Radio ...

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