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TSL Products Announces New MPA1 Mix SDI Audio Monitor

MARLOW, UK – December 13, 2017 – TSL Products, a leading broadcast equipment manufacturer, today announced the release of the new MPA1 Mix SDI audio monitor. Part of the MPA (Monitor Plus Audio) range, the MPA1 Mix SDI provides users with an intuitive yet flexible audio monitoring tool that enables quick and easy creation of audio monitor mixes comprised of embedded SDI audio, AES and analogue audio sources. At only 1RU high and 100mm deep, the MPA1 Mix SDI is ideal for use in the most confined environments, such as outside broadcast vehicles and lightweight flight-packs. Equipped with two 3G/HD/SD-SDI ...

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Japan’s Yomiuri TV Selects TVU One with HEVC for Live Video-Over-IP Remote News Coverage

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA –  TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, is announcing that its Tokyo-based reseller Star Communications has procured multiple TVU One with HEVC mobile IP newsgathering transmitters for its client, Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation. Based in Osaka, Yomiuri Telecasting serves the Kansai region of Japan and was the first station to be affiliated with Nippon Television Network. “We conducted multiple road and motion tests to simulate remote news coverage with transmitters from several major manufacturers, and the TVU One with HEVC was, by far, the most reliable among them,” said Mr. Sugimoto, ...

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US MILITARY LAUNCH NEW MPEG-4 HD SET-TOP BOXES WITH INVIEW MIDDLEWARE

Northwich, United Kingdom and Laguna Niguel, California: Inview Technology, the broadcast/OTT software and service specialist, and DigitalGlue, a systems integrator, equipment provider and software developer for the production and distribution of digital video, have today announced the launch of DigitalGlue’s new MPEG-4 HD set-top boxes used by the American Forces Network (AFN). Inview’s middleware, integrated on all of the new DVB-S2 set-top boxes, provides a compelling user interface, twin tuner PVR – to enable viewers to record multiple television programmes and enhanced EPG information. In addition, there is an extensive roadmap of features planned for this product such as Video Advertising, Messaging and ...

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LightHouse Films Rebrands and Pushes Ahead as REVERSE

Coinciding with their evolution and expansion plans for 2018, New York City-based commercial production company LightHouse Films has decided to rebrand, renaming the company REVERSE. REVERSE creates sharp, customized commercial, digital, and broadcast content for agencies and direct clients both in the U.S. and abroad. The company currently represents a roster of multi-skilled directors including Anthony Pellino, Antoine Pai, Camille de Galbert, Johan Stahl, Julien Rocher, Pepe Lansky, and Romain Quirot. Their work ranges from live-action to doc-style, and visual storytelling to food tabletop. Recent campaigns include work for Kohler, Garmin, Stainmaster, Spalding, Airbnb, IKEA, and Carrier. Thibaut Estellon, Founder, ...

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Grand Lille TV Migrates to HD and Launches New Channel With Harmonic

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Dec. 13, 2017 — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery technology and services, today announced that Grand Lille TV, a French regional TV news channel that is part of the Secom Group, has successfully transitioned to HD and launched an additional channel using the market-leading Spectrum™ media server platform from Harmonic. With powerful channel-in-box (CiaB) capabilities, Harmonic‘s solution speeds up video distribution and enables new channels to be launched faster at a lower total cost of ownership than the broadcaster’s previous playout system. “At Grand Lille TV, we recently launched a secondary news ...

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Utah Scientific President Tom Harmon to Retire

SALT LAKE CITY — Dec. 13, 2017 — Utah Scientific today announced that Tom Harmon, president of Utah Scientific, has announced his retirement after 15 highly successful years at the helm of the company. Dave Burland, current chief operating officer and executive vice president of finance, will assume the role of president, and Harmon will remain active with Utah Scientific as chairman of the board. The changeover will be effective Jan. 1, 2018. Under Harmon’s leadership, Utah Scientific has expanded its global leadership in video routers, master control switchers, and related control software and built on its reputation as the ...

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Bluefish444 New Windows Installer for Epoch range I/O cards

Bluefish444 Releases New Windows Installer for Epoch Range

Windows Installer v5.13.4 adds new Nuke, CasparCG & Unity support, and enhancements to supported software North Melbourne, Australia, December 7, 2017 – Bluefish444, manufacturer of the professional video industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K SDI, ASI, Video Over IP & HDMI I/O cards, and mini converters, has released Windows installer v5.13.4, which includes additional features for Bluefish444 Symmetry™, Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC and Avid® Media Composer®,  and now adds support for Foundry Nuke®/Nuke Studio®, CasparCG and Unity. Bluefish444 Windows Installer v5.13.4 adds: Fill/Key mode playback and capture in Bluefish444 Symmetry Reduced latency in Avid Media Composer GPUDirect transmit acceleration, 2 sample interleave ...

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INSIGHT TV Kicks Off Christmas and New Year with F2 Freestylers Marathon and Tackling Europe Launch

INSIGHT TV, one of the world’s largest UHD HDR broadcasters and producer of native UHD content covering action sports, entertainment and lifestyle, has announced that its new F2 Freestylers show will launch in HD and 4K UHD on 2nd January 2018, at 9pm CET. Tackling Europe follows global social media influencers Billy Wingrove and Jeremy Lynch as they take on the ultimate European road trip. The show will be a huge hit for fans of F2, who have around 6.5 million YouTube subscribers and 4.6 million Instagram followers. The hotly anticipated five-part series will broadcast on INSIGHT TV Channels, Amazon ...

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Cinegy Air Cloud Pack now available on Microsoft Azure

Cinegy today announced that it is making its Cinegy Air Cloud Pack available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. The Cinegy Air Cloud Pack includes Cinegy Air PRO Bundle with Cinegy Multiviewer. Cinegy Air PRO consists of a control panel and playout engine. The control panel is a state-of-the-art interface for control of one or more playout channels connected via TCP/IP. The Cinegy Air PRO playout engine executes the playlist provided to it and renders video and audio to air. Cinegy Multiviewer enables broadcasters and production houses to receive RTP/UDP streams via Ethernet and locally or remotely monitor those streams. It ...

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Hicken Joins National TeleConsultants in CFO Role

National TeleConsultants (NTC), a leading media technology consulting, design and software and systems integration company, announced today that Michael Hicken has been named the company’s Chief Financial Officer. “We’re thrilled to have Mike join our growing team,” said NTC Managing Partner Eliot Graham. “He brings with him extensive experience in the technology, entertainment, and consumer industries. Mike’s unique perspective adds considerable value to NTC that extends to our customers.” Prior to joining NTC, Hicken served as CFO of Smartlabs, the parent company of Insteon, designer and manufacturer of connected-home products, and Smarthome, an e-commerce store for home automation products. Hicken ...

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ATSC Approves Advanced Emergency Information Specification Proposed by Monroe Electronics / Digital Alert Systems

LYNDONVILLE, N.Y. — Dec. 12, 2017 — Monroe Electronics announced that the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) has approved the Advanced Emergency Alerting (AEA) specification as part of the A/331 standard, which is based primarily on designs submitted by Monroe Electronics and supported by broadcasters and equipment manufacturers across the industry. With the approval of the A/311 Signaling, Delivery, Synchronization, and Error Protection standard on Dec. 6, 2017, AEA has become an official function within the ATSC 3.0 suite of next-generation broadcast transmission standards, and the core element of next-generation emergency communications capabilities has been set. “This is a significant ...

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Quantum Unveils Scale-out NAS for Most-Demanding IP-Based Media Workflows

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Dec. 12, 2017 — Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced a new Xcellis® Scale-out NAS solution that delivers the highest levels of storage performance and scalability in a cost-effective, Ethernet-based appliance. Powered by Quantum‘s StorNext® shared storage and data management platform, the multiprotocol, multiclient Xcellis Scale-out NAS system unites robust media and metadata management with industry-leading performance — three times better than that of competing NAS systems — and unmatched scalability to support content creators’ most demanding collaborative workflows and ease their transition to an IP-based infrastructure. [Click to tweet: New @QuantumCorp Xcellis Scale-out #NAS delivers ...

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SMPTE Launches Virtual Course on SMPTE ST 2110, Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Dec. 12, 2017 — SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that in March 2018, the Society will offer “Understanding SMPTE ST 2110: Live Production of Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks,” an educational program focused on SMPTE ST 2110. Led by SMPTE Fellow Thomas Bause Mason, this SMPTE Virtual Classroom course will provide attendees with the knowledge they need to help their companies make the most of SMPTE ST 2110, a critical enabler of fully internet protocol (IP)-based operations. ...

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Calrec Artemis on a roll with High Rock Mobile Television

HEBDEN BRIDGE, U.K. — 12 December 2017 — A Calrec Audio Artemis Light is the audio mixing engine aboard High Rock Mobile Television’s first-ever production truck, High Rock 1. The 40-foot, dual-expando vehicle is designed to offer big-truck production capabilities in a smaller footprint, with Artemis providing superior sound quality, reliability, and seamless networking via Hydra2. Bennett Engineering sourced the Artemis and provided installation and integration for all systems in High Rock 1, which was manufactured by Gerling and Associates. “Although we’d never worked with Calrec before, their reputation in the industry precedes them. We spoke to a range of ...

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Broadcast Pix Announces End-of-Year Cyber-Switcher Sale

Chelmsford, Mass. – Broadcast Pix™ today announced its Cyber-Switcher Sale, a year-end sales event featuring special pricing and on the company’s Flint™, Granite™, and Mica™ integrated production switchers. All systems ordered by Dec. 31 will include free options and technical support worth more than $3,000. Each new system will include a license for robotic camera control, which is available for Sony, Panasonic, JVC, and a number of other different camera manufacturers. Broadcast Pix is also adding PixPlay, the optional slow-motion sports replay option that works with select AJA and Blackmagic Design recorders, for no additional charge. Plus, every system includes ...

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Presteigne Broadcast Expands Facilities

Presteigne Broadcast Hire, a leading dry hire and total multi-location production equipment provider, today announced that it has taken on an additional 21,000 square feet of warehouse, service, and operations space to meet demand. Following a recent multimillion pound investment in new cameras, lenses, tripods – as well as newly developed flyaway and de-rig technology – Presteigne needed the space to facilitate more efficient stock-keeping, technology maintenance and service, and turnaround. Presteigne CEO Mike Ransome said, “We recently added more than £2 million in new broadcast technology on top of the £2.4 million we’ve already invested this year to meet ...

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D2 Selects ATEME’s Complete Video Headend for UK Local TV Network

ATEME announced today that D2, a UK-based media, broadcast and telecommunications services company, has selected ATEME’s TITAN solution for one of its clients.  ATEME’s TITAN solution is being used for the UK-wide DTT services to encode more than 150 channels and deliver premium video quality to viewers, while also allowing for the best possible use of the available bandwidth. ATEME provided D2 with a complete video headend, which included the software-based TITAN Live, Mux and ATEME Management System (AMS), as well as all necessary resources required for a high-quality service. As part of the selection process, the TITAN Live encoder ...

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Wohler Supplies CSS Group with iAM-AUDIO for Hybrid Monitoring Solutions Within CCTV

BEIJING, DECEMBER 12, 2017 – When CCTV, China’s major public broadcaster, launched an initiative to update its OB trucks to 4K, it turned to CSS Group to supply the most suitable equipment for the station’s upgrade. For audio monitoring, CSS Group relied on its 15-year-relationship with Wohler Technologies, a leading manufacturer of video, audio and data monitoring solutions, to provide its high-quality audio signal monitoring and metering solutions. Wohler’s iAM-AUDIO, which monitors a mix of analog, digital and IP signals easily and transparently, was implemented into the truck to monitor CCTV’s various audio signals in the field. CCTV provides top ...

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