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Simplestream launches Sports Video Platform to simplify the launch of Next Generation Sports OTT Services

FRIDAY 19th OCTOBER 2018 – LONDON – Simplestream, the leader in live, live-2-VOD and on-demand OTT services, has announced the launch of its Sport Video Platform. This end-to-end, cloud-based, white label solution seamlessly enables broadcasters, rights holders and distributors to rapidly launch and maintain next generation OTT services on multiple screens and across territories where the rights permit.   Key features include low latency streaming, live event management, automated generation of video highlights and data integrations for real-time match, league and player stats, plus immersive HTML5 based applications that can sit across any device, so that fans of any sport ...

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CDM Technologies and Solutions demonstrate Bluefish444 IngeSTream and IngeSTore software solutions at Broadcast India 2018

Live SDI Edit-While-Record and Live SDI to NDI streaming North Melbourne, Australia, October 19, 2018 – Bluefish444, manufacturer of the professional video industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K SDI, ASI, Video Over IP & HDMI I/O cards and mini converters, announces CDM Technologies and Solutions will be demonstrating live SDI Edit-While-Record with Bluefish444’s IngeSTore software, and live SDI to NDI® conversion with IngeSTream at Broadcast India 2018. IngeSTore is Bluefish444’s complimentary multi-channel 3G/HD/SD capture software, allowing ingest into a range of formats, including uncompressed and DVCPRO complimentary codecs, and DNxHD, ProRes, AVC-Intra, Sony XDCAM, and JPEG 2000 codecs via licences available on ...

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Nine Mile Circle, Les Umberger Deliver VFX for Jay Rock’s “Win”

ATLANTA— Nine Mile Circle provided the visual effects firepower for Win, the new music video from Jay Rock. Nine Mile’s Creative director Les Umberger served as visual effects supervisor on the project, which was directed by Dave Meyers and Dave Free, and features the superstar rapper with a marching band, playing pool, hunting ducks and dodging projectiles on a battlefield. Win is the first single from Redemption, Jay Rock’s acclaimed new album on Top Dawg Entertainment. The video presents him, and guest Kendrick Lamar, in a series of surreal scenarios, with all the action cast in muted tones and woven ...

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MPSE and CAS Charity Golf and Poker Tournament Raises Funds for Scholarship Fund

More than 100 sound pros take part in 10th annual event. Studio City, California –  Dozens of entertainment sound professionals put their golf and poker skills to the test in the MPSE & CAS Annual Charity Golf and Poker Tournament October 14th at Angeles National Golf Club in Sunland, California. The event raised funds for in the MPSE’s Ethel Crutcher Scholarship Fund, which provides mentoring and support for student sound artists, and afforded an opportunity for the two organizations’ members to relax and have fun. The event’s scramble-style golf tournament was won by Team Dub Stage with each of its ...

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Broadpeak, Inca Networks, and Espial Enable Scalable IP Video Delivery for Hiawatha Broadband Communications

RENNES, France — Oct. 18, 2018 — Broadpeak®, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, and Inca Networks, the leader of intelligent video delivery providing carrier-grade video delivery solutions with a world-class user experience, today announced that they have partnered to provide Minnesota-based internet service provider Hiawatha Broadband Communications (HBC) with a reliable and scalable IP video delivery solution. The subscriber management and user experiences are powered by Espial’s Elevate Cloud IPTV platform, which is a TV-as-a-service solution that enables HBC to offer IPTV and app-based TV services ...

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Harmonic Appoints Deborah Clifford to Its Board of Directors

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Oct. 18, 2018 — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced it has expanded the company’s board of directors with the appointment of Deborah Clifford. “I’m delighted to welcome Debbie to our board,” said Patrick Harshman, president and CEO of Harmonic. “Her strong finance and operational leadership experience will be an asset to Harmonic as we continue to shape the future of video and broadband service delivery through innovations in video SaaS and virtualized cable access solutions.” Ms. Clifford currently serves as the vice president of financial planning and analysis at Autodesk, a leading 3D design, engineering and ...

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Custom-Engineered Bolero S Ensures Reliable Referee Communications for German Bundesliga

WUPPERTAL/FRANKFURT Germany — Oct. 18, 2018 — Today’s large-scale sporting events, as well as their technical broadcast requirements, are growing at an astounding pace. To meet and surpass these requirements, Riedel Communications has initiated their Managed Sports Services division, comprised of custom-engineered technologies paired with extensive supervision and support by Riedel-qualified engineers. Among the first to profit from these services is DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga, who has partnered with Riedel to design a reliable infrastructure for German Bundesliga referee communications. With the Bolero wireless intercom system, introduced in 2017, Riedel has a reliable intercom platform with outstanding audio quality that ...

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Laundry Creates Electrifying Show Package for NFL Network’s “The Kyle Brandt Football Experience”

Design & animation studio Laundry recently created a new show package for “The Kyle Brandt Football Experience” on NFL Network. According to Laundry, Kyle Brandt was a fan of the old “The George Michael Sports Machine” CGI open and wanted something like it for his own show. In close collaboration with the NFL Network team, Laundry explored epic sports graphics and bold neon color palettes of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s to develop the piece. The team landed on a retro-inspired, tongue-in-cheek show package with a modern twist somewhere between “Miami Vice,” Art Deco, and “Tron.” To view the ...

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Imagine Communications to Showcase Practical Innovation and Migration Strategies at CAPER2018

  [BUENOS AIRES, October 17, 2018] – At CAPER2018 (October 24-26, Centro Costa Salguero), Imagine Communications experts will join local channel partner Viditec (Stand #I-20) to demonstrate a practical approach to innovation that enables media companies to personalize the path and pace of their transition to next-generation architectures.   “Few media organizations have the luxury of a greenfield site and a limitless budget, or the risk-tolerance to bank on unproven technology,” said Imagine Communications’ Sergio Yáñez, Vice President, CALA Sales. “They’re looking for practical, proven innovation that helps them run their businesses today and provides an easily navigable path for ...

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Zegami’s Visual Data Exploration Platform Launches into Broadcast Market

Oxford University spinout leverages the power of AI and human intuition through a unique visual data platform that promises smarter decisions on quality and content, and stronger audience engagement   [Oxford, United Kingdom, October 16, 2018] — Zegami, a visual data exploration company that combines digital media, data and artificial intelligence (AI) into a single cloud-based platform to quickly extract valuable information and identify patterns within, is launching into the broadcast industry.   Already making an impact in sectors such as sports, retail and medical research, Zegami’s powerful visual exploration technology, which started in the world of molecular medicine, is ...

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Captionmax transitions to Starfish audio description software

Reading, UK, 18th October 2018: Starfish Technologies, a pioneer in Audio Description (Video Description) technology, today announced that Captionmax, one of North America’s largest full-service media accessibility companies, has purchased and implemented multiple licenses for Starfish’s Advantage Audio Description workstation and linear audio processing software. The sale is a significant advance into the North American market for Starfish, based in part on product developments that enable Advantage to precisely match framerates and other technical parameters that are specific to the US market. Moreover, the companies will collaborate on developing future, commercially viable features that will benefit current and prospective customers of ...

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V-Nova secures significant investment from Novator Partners

• Novator Chairman Thor Björgólfsson joins V-Nova board of directors. • Novator’s portfolio includes several major mobile operators including Play (Poland), WOM (Chile) and Nova (Iceland). • Investment strengthens and expands market presence for PERSEUS compression solutions. Privately held V-Nova Limited, a leading provider of video compression solutions, today announced that it has secured a multi-million pound investment to drive further growth across the business. The innovation-lead firm will expand its research and development teams to further strengthen its PERSEUS video codec for applicability across multiple industry sectors and expand its commercial functions internationally to further accelerate its market penetration. ...

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M&E Evolution Helps All of the Visual Story Industry

“Do not eat me when I save your life!” – D’Leh, “10,000 BC,” Warner Bros., 2008   Recently, I read in BBC News about this little fossilized thing (deuterostome) about the size of a grain of sand that was discovered in Central China, and is a 540-million-year-old ancestor of you and me – tinyurl.com/gpo6sxk.    Ugly little sucka’ by most standards; but to whatever was around at the time, it probably seemed like the norm.  And there are variants of him (or her) still around.   It made me think that evolution is all around us, especially in the M&E ...

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Harmonic Leads the Charge for Virtualized Cable Access and Video Streaming at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Oct. 17, 2018 — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that it will demonstrate groundbreaking new innovations in virtualized cable access and video streaming at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, Oct. 22-25, in Atlanta. Harmonic‘s software-centric solutions are enabling the next generation of IP-based cable services, including scalable gigabit internet and superior-quality multiscreen video. “Increased competition from OTT service providers and shifting consumer behaviors have created a challenge and opportunity for global cable operators,” said Nimrod Ben-Natan, senior vice president and general manager of Harmonic‘s Cable Access Business. “Operators today need to be nimble, reducing costs while delivering ...

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NEP Group Acquires SIS LIVE

NEP Group, a worldwide outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers of live sports and entertainment, announced today its acquisition of SIS LIVE Limited, a leading provider of connectivity services and a subsidiary of UK-based Sports Information Services (“SIS”). The acquisition complements NEP’s Broadcast Services and Media Solutions businesses, strengthening the company’s support of live sports, broadcast and entertainment clients across the UK, Europe and worldwide. The addition is also consistent with NEP’s stated strategy to grow its Media Solutions segment, and connectivity capabilities are critical to NEP delivering a full suite of managed services that enable NEP’s clients ...

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Pitt Athletics, NEP Group Partner; Launches Pitt Studios

Pitt Athletics and the University of Pittsburgh, in conjunction with NEP Group, will unveil Pitt Studios Thursday, Oct. 4 with a ribbon cutting ceremony, tour and media roundtable at the Petersen Events Center.   “We are thrilled to unveil Pitt Studios,” said Director of Athletics Heather Lyke. “This has been a terrific collaboration between the athletic department, the university and NEP Group. With the expertise and help from NEP, Pitt is well prepared for the launch of the ACC Network with a state-of-the-art broadcast facility that is among the best in the country.”   Pitt Athletics has forged a unique ...

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Dielectric Reaches Market-Leading 500th Spectrum Repack Antenna Milestone

KSHV-DT in Shreveport orders a custom-designed broadband auxiliary UHF antenna for new UHF Channel 16 assignment RAYMOND, Maine, October 17, 2018 — Dielectric has aggressively seized the market-leading position as a TV repack supplier with the order of its 500th antenna for the multi-phase repack process. Nexstar Media Group Station KSHV-DT, serving the Shreveport, LA market, will install the antenna in the first quarter of 2019 in alignment with phase 2 of the FCC repack transition schedule. Dielectric’s 500th repack antenna is a TUA-P4-4/10H-1 SM broadband, side-mount, auxiliary antenna that the stationcan use on both its current and future UHF channel assignments. Dielectric custom-designed the antenna to radiate in a unique, directional, peanut-shaped pattern to optimize coverage over the Shreveport and Texarkana regions. KSHV will seamlessly transition from UHF Channel 44 to its ...

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CP Communications Powers Triathlon Coverage with IP Streaming and Bonded Cellular Networking

Live event production expert’s Mobile Viewpoint solutions optimize bandwidth usage and quality for six events at a cost-efficient price point New York, NY, October 17, 2018 — CP Communications, a leader in innovative solutions and services for complex live event productions,exhibited the full power of IP streaming and bonded cellular networking for live sports production at the 2018 Subaru IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant, a professional triathlon event streamed on Facebook Live. The fully IP and mobile architecture brought together Mobile Viewpoint contribution and transmission systems from CP Communications’ recently-launched Red House Streaming division to process and deliver live camera signals from six ...

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