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NAB Show Will Offer Special Session Taking A Look The Development Of “Games Of Thrones”

The 2017 NAB Show will provide an exclusive look at the development of one of TV’s most popular shows during the session, “’Game of Thrones’: Behind the Scenes With Filmmakers” on Monday, April 24 in Las Vegas. Part of the Creative Master Series and produced in partnership with the Motion Picture Sound Editors, the panel will include producers and creative ...

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GLOOKAST Innovation Continues To Solve The Challenges Of Today’s Broadcast And Media Productions

GLOOKAST continues to lead and innovate with regard to solving the complex challenges of today’s broadcast and media production workflows. GLOOKAST products remove the complexity of ingesting, parking, retrieving, transforming and outgesting content through seamless integration across multiple platforms. Founded in 2009, with headquarters in both Florida and Portugal, GLOOKAST’s core competency is the development of products to simplify and automate ...

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Samsung Displays Screen Technology At CinemaCon That Could Make Film Projectors Obsolete

Samsung, the South Korean electronics giant, has introduced its innovative Cinema Screen technology at CinemaCon 2017 and it looks to pose a serious threat to the motion picture projector as a means of delivering a film in theaters. There has been some technology demonstrated at CinemaCon this year that may re-order the way of things and the new way is ...

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Leading Digital Execs To Lead Innovative Online Video Sessions At 2017 NAB Show

Leading digital executives from such renowned companies as CBS and Bamtech will spearhead innovative online video sessions at this April’s NAB Show. Chief Digital Officer of CBS Corporation/Chief Executive Officer of CBS Interactive Jim Lanzone and BAMTech CEO Michael Paull will keynote the Online Video Conference at the 2017 NAB Show, held April 22-27 in Las Vegas. The Online Video Conference ...

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Venice Film Festival Will Hold First Ever Competition Specifically For Virtual Reality Films

The Venice Film Festival, running from August 31 thru September 5, is the oldest film festival in the world and will, once again, be on the leading edge of innovation. This year, the Festival will hold a separate competition and viewing for films that have been specifically made with virtual reality technology. The new competitive section will be known as ...

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Bexel To Unveil World’s First Miniature High Frame Rate Live Broadcast Camera At 2017 NAB Show

Bexel has announced that it will be introducing its Clarity 800 camera at April’s 2017 NAB Show and will demonstrate the capabilities of the world’s first miniature high frame rate camera specifically designed for live broadcasts. The Clarity 800 camera was developed in direct response to customer demand for a high-speed, POV camera with HFR and the real-time processing needed ...

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Writers Guild Negotiations Failing As Leaders Seek To Authorize Another Strike

The last time the Writers Guild of America went on strike was a decade ago in 2007. Recent negotiations between the Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have begun to stall and sputter and the Guild’s leadership has asked the rank and file to consider authorizing another strike. The Guild contends that the film and television ...

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Hartman And Lunden, Original Hosts Of “Good Morning America”, To Be Honored At 2017 NAB Show

Broadcasting pioneers David Hartman and Joan Lunden will be honored by the National Association of Broadcasters and  will receive the NAB Distinguished Service Award during the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas. The duo will accept their awards at the NAB Show Opening, sponsored by Blackmagic Design, on Monday, April 24. The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association ...

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Is This Really The Beginning Of The End For Hollywood?

Is this really the beginning of the end for Hollywood? Unless the studios begin to do some dramatic things to stop its current slide, many analysts and experts agree that Hollywood, as it is currently constructed, just may be doomed. Regardless of the fact that most of what the Hollywood studios produce every year is mindless drivel, there are competition ...

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Magewell To Bring Industry Innovation In Video/IO To 2017 NAB Show

Magewell is poised to reveal industry innovation in video/IO technology at this April’s 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas.  Magewell is bringing its extensive array of feature-rich video interface devices to the 2017 NAB Show, including numerous recently-launched products and exciting new unveilings. Visitors to booth SU12813 will experience first-hand how the quality, performance and reliability of Magewell’s solutions have ...

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NextGen TV Hub Will Feature ATSC 3.0 Broadcasts During 2017 NAB Show

The NextGen TV Hub at the 2017 NAB Show is poised to be the center attraction for everything related to ATSC 3.0.With completion of a next-generation broadcast TV standard now in sight, broadcasters and equipment suppliers will be highlighting the diverse capabilities of the ATSC 3.0 standard in the “NextGen TV Hub” at the 2017 NAB Show at the end ...

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NFL Looks To Streamline Its Broadcasts In An Effort To Boost Its Tumbling Ratings

The commissioner of the National Football League, Roger Goodell, recently announced that broadcasts of NFL games for the 2017 season will streamlined and will run fewer commercials in an effort to speed up the games and keep fan interest in the broadcasts. The NFL’s television ratings have been dropping severely over the past several seasons and it looks as if ...

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Dielectric Celebrates 75 Years And Plans To Bring The Celebration To The 2017 NAB Show

Dielectric, a pioneer in purpose-engineered antennas and RF systems for TV and radio broadcasters, this year celebrates its 75th anniversary as the company prepares for brisk business associated with the US TV spectrum repack; and continued global investment in FM radio infrastructure. Based in Raymond, Maine in the Sebago Lake region just north of the City of Portland, Dielectric helped ...

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Hollywood Studios Ponder Releasing Films On Demand Just Weeks After Theatrical Openings

Six of the largest movie studios in Hollywood have begun making plans to distribute their films by way of on demand services just a few weeks after the films have been playing in theaters worldwide. While first run movies rarely make it to an on demand or pay per view situation sooner than three months after playing, the studios are ...

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New Deloitte Research Points To An Ever Shifting Broadcasting Landscape

Recent research from Deloitte has found that the only true constant in today’s broadcasting industry, regardless of genre, is change. Deloitte has recently released its 2017 Digital Democracy Survey and it reveals, for the most part, the power of emerging and evolving technologies that have put the viewer in charge of programming like never before. Major shifts are seen on ...

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Hulu Set To Launch An All New Live TV Service

Hulu, the live streaming company owned by Disney, is poised to launch an all new live TV service. It is currently being beta tested and looks to launch later this year. While Hulu has added many channels to its future line up, NBC has yet to sign on. While the other major networks, CBS, Fox and ABC have all encouraged ...

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