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Lawo’s Audio Consoles Record And Broadcast Historic Hamburg Concert

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This past week, an all new, and historic, concert hall was recently completed in Hamburg, Germany and the new building was christened with a concert by the Norddeutsche Rundfunk (NDR) Elbphilharmonie Symphony Orchestra which was recorded and broadcast by the Lawo company using their state of the art audio consoles. Lawo designs and manufactures pioneering network, control, audio and video technology ...

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Elemental Technologies To Provide OTT Expansion to MegaFonTV

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Elemental Technologies has been chosen by Russian streaming giant, MegaFonTV, to handle a substantial expansion of its OTT services and capabilities. MegaFonTV is one of Russia’s premier telco and mobile operators has seen a huge rise in viewer subscriptions to over 1.4 million in just the last year. Elemental Technologies LLC, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) company, empowers media companies ...

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Lionsgate Seals International Deal For Their Upcoming Reality Show On Fox

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Lionsgate International has signed international format deals for its latest reality series, entitled Kicking & Screaming, which will premier on Fox in March. The international deal came in two months ahead of what Lionsgate was projecting. The rights have been licensed to the international production group, Banijay, and the rights will cover Sweden, France, Denmark, Italy and Norway. Lionsgate is ...

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Recent Research by SCRI Declares Online Video Dominant Video Application Among Professionals

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Recent research performed by SCRI International has discovered that online video has now become leading video application among video professionals. The research was performed in conjunction with Broadcast Beat magazine through an annual survey. Since 1984, SCRI International, Inc., based in Florida, has been publishing annual syndicated and customized market research reports covering broadcast and professional video for equipment manufacturers, ...

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Sony Camera Technology Critical To Filming High Speed Military Drones On Recent “60 Minutes” Show

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In a recent episode of the CBS television show, 60 Minutes, Sony camera technology was put to the test as and experiment was launched to see if the latest high speed military drones could be captured on film. The new Perdix military drones, created by the Department of Defense, are autonomous and can fly at speeds upwards of 50 MPH. ...

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Firefly Cinema Releases New Versions OF Its Color Grading Workflow Suite and Digital Dailies

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Firefly Cinema has recently announced a new Version 6 upgrade to both its premier color grading and digital dailies software. The new versions include updates to FirePlay (for playback), FireDay (for digital dailies) and FirePost (for color finishing). Used on hundreds of feature films (Planetarium, The History of Love, Belle and Sebastien), FireFly Cinema solutions provide an integrated and production-wide ...

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Televisa And Univision Combine Forces To Expand Content Production And Distribution

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Univision and Televisa announced this week that they are inking a new agreement to strengthen their alliance with regard to content production and Distribution. The two Spanish language broadcast giants are looking to expand their offerings as well as develop all new content. The two industry leaders are, in effect, combining their production and distribution forces. While all corporate operations, ...

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@ShareRocket Gets Another $5 Million In Funding From Tribune, Capitol And Fox

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Another round of Series A funding was recently received by Share Rocket. The funding, in the amount of $5 million came mostly from the Tribune Corporation along with funding provided by Capitol Broadcast and Fox. This recent round of funding will enable the company to continue to bring social media insight to the broadcasting industry as the battle to attract ...

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@ZeeVeeInc Announces The Forming Of The SDVoE Alliance To Standardize Protocols

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ZeeVee, along with five other major companies, recently announced that they are forming and alliance designed to set the protocols standards for a standardized software define video over Ethernet (SDVoE) for interoperable AV-over_IP applications. Joining ZeeVee in this new industry alliance are Sony, NETGEAR, Christie Digital, Apto Vision and Aquantia. It is universally acknowledged that the transition of the AV ...

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SPROCKIT Now Taking Applications For 2017 Startup Program at #NABShow – @SPROCKIT4Glory

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The National Association of Broadcasters Show and SPROCKIT are now accepting applications from start up companies in the film,media, entertainment and broadcast industries to participate in the SPROCKIT Sync Program. All startups accepted will participate in the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas at the end of April. All startups applying for the program must have proper market validation and ...

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Lumens Unveils Two New Ladibug Document Cameras

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Lumens Intergration has recently announced the release of two new Ladibug document cameras. Both the new DC193 and the PC193 cameras come fully equipped with Full HD, 1080p, 30fps resolution and the capacity for a 20x zoom. Lumens Digital Optics is based I Taiwan and has been a world wide leader in optical products for many years. Lumens’ product offerings ...

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How Hannah Storm Helped To Shatter The Glass Ceiling For Women Sportscasters

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She is now one of the most recognizable female faces in sports broadcasting. Hannah Lynn Storen was engulfed in sports since childhood and couldn’t imagine any other career for herself. But, despite with being constantly faced with discrimination and doors being slammed in her face, she never gave up; she never quit. Eventually, she became Hannah Storm and shattered the ...

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