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GatesAir Innovators Win Accolades in First-Time Industry Awards

CINCINNATI, December 7, 2017 — GatesAir, a global leader in wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for radio and TV broadcasters, is proud to announce that two longtime company innovators, Keyur Parikh and Joe Seccia, were named winners of the first annual NewBay Media Industry Innovator Awards. Keyur and Joe have been honored with awards by NewBay Media publications Radio World and TV Technology, respectively. NewBay’s Industry Innovator Award winners are selected by a panel of experts and evaluated on their professional achievements, technical and business innovations and continuing influence within their industries. All winners will be featured in a special ...

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GatesAir to Exclusively Provide Hearst Television with Repack Transmitters and Services

Deal includes site audits, turnkey solutions and installation services for up to 13 stations affected by the TV spectrum repack   CINCINNATI, December 7, 2017 — Hearst Television, which owns and operates TV and radio stations in 26 media markets across 39 states, has signed an agreement with GatesAir to support multiple Hearst Television stations affected by the TV spectrum repack. The agreement includes broadband transmitters and installation services from GatesAir, as well as complete site audits in advance of purchasing and installation. Based on each site’s specific requirements, Hearst Television will acquire Maxiva™ ULXTE liquid-cooled and/or Maxiva UAXTE air-cooled high-efficiency ...

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Content Production, Delivery, Viewing Can Be Targeted, Beautiful Or…

There are two things SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers) conference attendees like: How to stay ahead of tech that’s breathing down their necks Standards   O.K., execs don’t like it when that technology seems to be disrupting almost every phase of their business; but the win is that if it allows them to produce stuff faster and more economically while capturing more eyeballs, well, they will embrace it.   Since consumers found OTT (over the top) viewing (what I want, when I want it, on the device I have right now); everyone is,rushing to meet the seemingly ...

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At ISE 2018, Telestream Brings Professional-grade Solutions to Deploy Digital Video

Nevada City, Calif., December 7, 2017 – “We are seeing a revolution in business communication around the globe, where digital video – on public websites, private sites, or social media – is now the de-facto business tool for reaching customers, staff, and stakeholders. The ability to easily produce, distribute and socialize video is a key differentiator between companies and organizations which are successfully engaging their audiences and those that aren’t,” says Scott Puopolo, CEO of Telestream. Puopolo spoke at the announcement that Telestream (stand 15-G200), a global leader in digital video orchestration, streaming and delivery will make its first appearance ...

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Calling All Cinematographers! Sigma Trade Up Program Gives $350.00 USD Back on Used EF, E, or PL System Mount Lenses Towards Sigma Cine Lens Purchase

Ronkonkoma, NY – December 7, 2017 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, is inviting cinematographers to take advantage of the new Cine ‘Trade Up Program’ for the holidays. Sigma is offering camera operators, DPs, and cinematographers $350.00 USD off a Cine lens or lens bundle purchase when trading their used EF, E, and PL lenses. The Sigma Cine “Trade Up Program” is valid through December 31, 2017 through US Sigma Authorized Cine Dealers with a limit of one trade in lens per Sigma lens or lens bundle purchase and ...

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PHABRIX Names Prin Boon as Product Manager

BERKSHIRE, U.K. — Dec. 7, 2017 — PHABRIX has appointed Prin Boon as the company’s product manager, responsible for the full portfolio of test and measurement systems. In his new role, he will oversee market analysis and assessment of customer requirements; product positioning and roadmap development; and strengthening of technology partnerships. “I’ve known Prin for many years, and he brings a deep understanding of broadcast technology and applications to PHABRIX,” said Phillip Adams, managing director at PHABRIX. “He also has a track record of strong project management and engineering leadership.” Boon joins PHABRIX having most recently served as director and ...

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Alkemy X Produces Branded Makeover Series “Reframe This Space” for Samsung’s The Frame

— New Web Series Partners Stylist, Author and TV Host Emily Henderson with Art & Design Influencers to Redesign Old and Unusual Structures into Fresh New Interiors — Creative content company Alkemy X recently partnered with ad agency Barbarian to produce “Reframe This Space,” a new branded series on YouTube that showcases The Frame by Samsung. Combining design with technology, Samsung’s latest TV transforms into a canvas for art when idle. In the four-part series, host Emily Henderson and her special guest influencers transform a greenhouse, barge, barn, and boathouse into freshly styled living spaces with The Frame as the ...

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Sam Rubin, Barbara Lange and Matthew Goldman #SMPTE2017 @smpteconnect

Sam Rubin, Barbara Lange and Matthew Goldman at the Annual SMPTE Awards Gala.

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Alchemy Post Provides Foley Sound for Sundance Films

Westchester, New York— Continuing its longstanding support for independent film, Alchemy Post Sound provided Foley services for eight feature films debuting at next year’s Sundance Film Festival. They include five World Premieres screening in competition, two Premieres and a Documentary Premiere. The 2018 Sundance Film Festival runs January 18-28 in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort. Alchemy Post Sound contributed to the following Sundance films: I Think We’re Alone Now (In Competition/World Premiere). Director Reed Morano’s apocalyptic story of a lucky recluse and a second survivor who arrives with the threat of companionship. (Cast: Peter Dinklage, Elle Fanning.) ...

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Storytape Puts Power Behind Stock Videos with Core SWX

PLAINVIEW, NEW YORK, DECEMBER 6, 2017 – Storytape, an online subscription service for downloading cinematic 4K stock footage, travels the globe to capture diverse, stunning clips for its video database. The company’s use of Core SWX’s Hypercore SLIM 7 V-MT and XP-L90S batteries has become vital, providing a power source ideal for capturing footage across various and distant landscapes. Storytape was started when company founders Brady Shearer, Brandon Canning, Tristan Persaud, Alex Mills and Ryland Frank, saw a need for quality stock footage at an affordable price. Finding only limited and expensive stock video options, the group set out to ...

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LiveU Highlights Massive Growth in Live IP Video Traffic

LiveU today offered new insights into the massive growth in live IP video traffic in the broadcast market, reflecting the transition away from traditional satellite transmission towards cellular. Based on data from LiveU’s global customer base (over 2,000 customers in over 100 countries), the findings reveal the full extent of the surge in demand for live content, geographical differences in video acquisition behavior, the move to HD and more. According to LiveU’s internal report, data traffic for live video over IP has doubled over the last two years, with around 1.5 million live broadcasting hours delivered by LiveU in 2017. ...

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Local Vienna broadcaster W24 and the regional association R9 use Avatega from Arvato Systems for their linear and non-linear program scheduling

TV broadcaster digitization reaches new level • Arvato Systems provides Austrian TV stations with the Avatega broadcast management solution • With this project, Arvato Systems covers the entire project spectrum: from consulting to integration to maintenance (Arvato Systems) Gütersloh – Arvato Systems supplies W24 and national television and content marketers R9 (both members of WH Medien GmbH) with the Arvato Systems Avatega broadcast management solution. Both entities will continue to use this powerful software solution in the future to manage their linear and non-linear program scheduling with the aim of promoting the digitization of companies with BMS Avatega. Working closely ...

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Popularity of FUJIFILM MK Lenses Draws Support from Third Party Manufacturers

Thanks to the growing popularity of the recently introduced FUJINON MK Series, camera and lens support providers have taken note and now offer a range of solutions to benefit MK lens owners and broaden their compatibility with additional camera mounts. Among those with new support gear for the FUJINON MK Series are lens control, accessory manufacturers and service providers: Heden, Chrosziel, Duclos Lenses, MTF, Bright Tangerine and Zacuto. With the first in the series introduced last February, MK lenses are currently designed for E-mount cameras with the Super 35mm/APS-C sensor and boast advanced optical performance, ultra-compact and lightweight design. With ...

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OWC President, Jen Soulé, Recognized at 14th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women In Business

Stevie Award Winners Announced in New York WOODSTOCK, IL – Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced today that company President Jen Soulé has received a Silver Stevie Award for the category Female Executive of the Year – Consumer Products – 11 to 2,500 Employees at the 14th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business. Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners were announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, November 17. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the USA and several other countries were ...

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Animated Passion…60 years of Bringing Ideas to Life

Ed and his absolutely brilliant, sterling career. Harvey Minz. Movielab. Always creating ‘against the grain’ Barry Rappaport. Film-TV Distributor. The Passion – Ed Darino shares his early visions and passions for animated filmmaking at Disney’s Red Cat Theater during the 2017 LA Film Forum.  He synthesized 60 years of animation experimentation and experience for the audience. Ed is not only an exceptionally talented producer, editor and animator, but also an incredible friend, always in good humor and helping the crew get through the toughest moments.  Bart. Discovery-Disney. Ed Darino is ‘dynamite.’ I thought his classes were excellent! Ed knows his ...

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Marshall’s Pov Cameras Provide a New View into Harvard Sports

TORRANCE, CA, DECEMBER 5, 2017 – While Harvard University sports fans may not have noticed Marshall Electronics’ POV cameras during its teams’ last home game, they’ve certainly seen exciting footage that the subtly positioned cameras have captured of crucial layups and game-winning goals. Harvard Athletics has leveraged Marshall’s POV cameras to ensure its broadcasts capture the exhilaration and intricacies of Ivy League Network events, ranging from ice hockey, to basketball to an array of water sports such as water polo, swimming and diving. The university recognizes that Marshall’s cameras guarantee hassle-free video clarity and broadcast efficiency, whether they’re setup on ...

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MTI Film Continues Its Support for “Major Crimes”

HOLLYWOOD— Post-production finishing for season six of TNT’s police drama Major Crimes is currently underway at MTI Film, continuing a relationship that began with the show’s debut in 2012. The facility faces tight deadlines and significant technical and creative hurdles in delivering each of 13 episodes included in the current season. Created by James Duff, and executive produced by Duff and Michael M. Robin, Major Crimes follows a special LAPD squad involved in high profile and sensitive crimes. Tanner Buschman is in his third season as final colorist on Major Crimes. He works with series associate producer Lauren Carraway, and ...

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AIMS and NABA Announce Formal Agreement to Collaborate on IP Interoperability

BOTHELL, Wash. — Dec. 5, 2017 — The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) today announced that it has entered into a formal liaison agreement with the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA). The agreement is a statement that these two key industry organizations have common objectives and perspectives about the technology roadmap for IP. The agreement comes on the heels of the successful Media Over IP (MoIP) workshop held in New York in October, which was a collaborative effort hosted by AIMS, NABA, SMPTE, and VSF. The agreement allows AIMS and NABA to work together and share insight about how ...

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