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Dropkick Murphys’ St. Patrick’s Day Concert Live Streamed with Events United and Blackmagic Design

Fremont, CA – April 3, 2020 – Blackmagic Design today announced that New Hampshire based live streaming and AV production company Events United used a Blackmagic Design live production workflow to produce Dropkick Murphys’ St. Patrick’s Day live stream “Streaming Up From Boston,” reaching a total of more than 10 million viewers. For the first time in 24 years, Boston based Celtic punk band Dropkick Murphys did not perform a concert with a live audience for St. Patrick’s Day. The band took to the internet instead and performed a full concert set that was live streamed via the band’s Facebook, YouTube, ...

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OWNZONES Presents Latest Content Workflow Technologies to Online Audience

Webinar includes demonstration of Connect™ SaaS platform that re-imagines the video supply chain in the cloud  OWNZONES Entertainment Technologies will present its latest products and technologies in a global webinar, taking place on April 7th, 2020 at 9:15am PST. The cloud pioneer will highlight the latest developments within OWNZONES Connect™, the next-gen content servicing and supply chain platform; FrameDNA™, the AI-driven content library consolidation tool within Connect; and OWNZONES Discover, a customizable B2B content sales platform. “With the understandable cancellation of NAB 2020, we want to give our customers, partners and industry professionals around the world the opportunity to find ...

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Ruptly Partners with TVU Networks for Video Delivery

Berlin, March 31, 2020: Ruptly, the award-winning video news agency, has today announced a strategic partnership with TVU Networks, the global online broadcast distributor. The long-term collaboration will allow media partners to receive Ruptly’s live transmissions over the internet at full broadcast quality using the TVU Grid platform – a faster, more intuitive and more cost-effective delivery system. The new partnership will enhance the propositions of both Ruptly and TVU by enabling them to serve new and prospective clients of all sizes. Using TVU Grid’s powerful delivery system, Ruptly will be able to switch, route and seamlessly distribute live content ...

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TAG Video Systems Introduces Next Generation Approach for Media & Entertainment Industry to Deploy, Operate and Acquire Broadcast Technology – Zer0 Friction

TAG Video Systems Introduces Next Generation Approach for Media & Entertainment Industry to Deploy, Operate and Acquire Broadcast Technology – Zer0 Friction Industry’s first multi-functional broadcast application which can be deployed remotely across all four major broadcast applications within minutes, providing broadcasters the greatest return on investment for maximum asset utilization Tel Aviv – April 1, 2020 — TAG Video Systems, the world leader in 100% SW, 100% IP, 100% COTS/Cloud, Probing, Monitoring and Multiviewing solutions, is reassuring broadcasters, during this time of heightened news and media consumption, that global operations are uninterrupted, and in fact strengthened by the Company’s ...

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VDX.tv Launches a Global Digital Video PSA Initiative to Inform the Public About COVID-19

Initiative is in collaboration with corporations, brands, agencies, publishers, and spokespeople VDX.tv, a global advertising technology company transforming the way brands connect with relevant audiences, today launched a digital video Public Service Announcement (PSA) initiative to help drive awareness around COVID-19 and to better help communities around the world cope with the spread of the virus. The campaign will enable corporations, brands, publishers, marketers, and celebrities to work together to help combat this spread. The initiative recognizes that this virus has and continues to impact communities globally.  VDX.tv’s video ads will be translated into several languages in order to reach ...

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Media Links Appoints Tsukasa Sugawara as new CEO

Media Links, manufacturer and pioneer in Media over IP transport technology, has appointed Tsukasa Sugawara as its new CEO, effective April 1, 2020. Tsukasa was previously Chief Technology Officer for the Company and succeeds John Dale III, who will remain actively involved in the role of Chief Marketing Officer. John also remains a board member of Media Links. Tsukasa has been the CTO for Media Links since June 2014 and is a key architect of Media Links’ ongoing IP product development strategy. As Media Links‘ new CEO, his leadership expertise will help steer the company and its dedicated and talented ...

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Cloud-based Media Systems – From good idea to necessity?

Chris Lennon Open Services Alliance / MediAnswers We have been dipping our collective toes into the cloud-based world for media for some time now. To continue the analogy, some media companies have dived right in, and fully embraced a shift to the cloud in many facets of their operation. However, others have taken more of a “wait and see” approach, preferring to let the pioneers suffer the inevitable arrows in their backs, and make a later entry into this area. As an industry, we have always been quite cautious when it comes to big shifts, but once the momentum is ...

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NativeWaves Appoints Eva Wimmers As Its New CEO

Broadcast technology solutions provider NativeWaves GmBH is pleased to announce that telecommunications executive Eva Wimmers has joined the company as CEO. Ms. Wimmers has over 24 years of experience as an executive in the technology and telecommunications industries, most recently as President of Huawei/HONOR Europe and Vice President of HONOR Global. Prior to joining Huawei in 2016, she held senior positions at companies including T-Mobile and Deutsche Telekom (DT). During her five years at DT, she was the company’s Chief Procurement Officer, managing a €30 billion annual budget and leading a team of 2,500 people in 50 countries. A founding ...

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GB Labs Appoints Howard Twine as Chief Product Officer and Announces Duncan Beattie’s Move to Chief Solutions Officer

Aldermaston, UK, 02 April 2020: GB Labs, the global leader in intelligent storage solutions, has today announced the appointment of Howard Twine as Chief Product Officer. Twine joins GB Labs from EditShare where he held the post of Director of Software Strategy for the QScan Brand. Twine’s experience spans many different sectors of the industry. Prior to EditShare, Twine was the Chief Operating Officer at Vidcheck. With a strong background in workflow and technology he has been instrumental in bringing MAM solutions to market as well as the first productisation of LTFS for the industry. At GB Labs, Twine will ...

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Rascular Expands its Tools for NDI® with RouteMaster Lite Virtual NDI Routing Applications Suite

Rascular, designers of software-based powerful, customisable control and monitoring applications for third-party, professional video technologies, has today announced the launch of three new versions of its RouteMaster Lite virtual routing for Newtek NDI® application: RouteMaster Lite Solo; RouteMaster Lite One; and RouteMaster Lite Four. RouteMaster Lite – a Windows PC application – brings familiar video routing capabilities to Newtek’s NDI video. Based on Rascular’s proven RouteMaster system, it gives operators a range of familiar control interfaces for controlling video switching. With typical switching times of just one or two frames, RouteMaster Lite is perfect for live and on-air use. This ...

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MEDIA ALERT: Introducing Red Giant Complete Monthly

Last week, Red Giant announced it is now making it possible to get a monthly subscription to Red Giant Complete, a subscription service that gives editors, motion designers and VFX artists all Red Giant tools at one low price. Now for just $79/ month, subscribers will have access to Trapcode Suite, Magic Bullet Suite, Universe, VFX Suite and Shooter Suite. With Red Giant Complete, annual and monthly subscribers will have the most up-to-date versions of all tools, saving thousands of dollars over traditional perpetual licenses.  Watch now: Red Giant Complete In addition to now offering Red Giant Complete Monthly, the ...

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Blackmagic Design Announces Live Production and Camera Update Live Stream

  Fremont, CA, USA – Wednesday, April 1, 2020 – Blackmagic Design today announced it will hold a live stream on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 10:00 AM PDT to provide new developments in its live production and cameras. Held by CEO and cofounder Grant Petty, the stream will be available from Blackmagic Design’s website, as well as on the company’s YouTube and Facebook pages. Event Dates and Times Los Angeles: 10:00 AM PDT – Friday, April 3, 2020 New York: 1:00 PM EDT – Friday, April 3, 2020 London: 6:00 PM BST – Friday, April 3, 2020 Singapore: 1:00 ...

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JORDAN MEDIA CITY UPGRADES MISSION-CRITICAL PLAYOUT FUNCTIONALITY WITH PEBBLE BEACH SYSTEMS

March 31, 2020 — Leading playout automation and channel in a box specialist Pebble Beach Systems today announced that Jordan Media City (JMC) has ordered a significant expansion for the Marina automation solution at its Amman headquarters, expanding on its current Pebble solution already in place. JMC was an early adopter of Pebble’s automation solutions, deploying a first-generation Neptune automation system around 16 years ago. Having partially upgraded the playout of some of its channels to Marina in 2016, the broadcaster has now taken the decision to upgrade all 18 channels to Marina, due to go live this summer. The ...

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Imagen Extends its Relationship with PA Media to Enhance the News Agency’s Video Offering

Imagen, the intuitive video management platform, has extended their long-term relationship with PA Media (PA), the national news agency for the UK & Ireland and a leading multimedia content and services provider, to upgrade and enhance its video portal. An Imagen customer since 2014, PA recently called on Imagen to update the look of its customer-facing portal to reflect the company’s new branding and improve its functionality. The upgraded portal now features a new partner area, allowing PA to host and label third party content alongside the news agency’s own editorial output. Enhanced search functionality and metadata display enable PA’s ...

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IPV’s CuratorNow powers remote video production for Trailer Park Group

New media asset management software enables Hollywood’s leading movie trailer producers to securely collaborate and create without constraint from home CAMBRIDGE, UK, 1 April 2020: Trailer Park Group, the award-winning global entertainment marketing company, which counts many of the world’s most prestigious and successful companies, brands, media properties and film franchises among its clients, is the newest customer of IPV and will be using its latest release—CuratorNow—to allow their editors and producers to continue to produce video from home. IPV is delighted to welcome them aboard. As global events force a change in the way people have to work, CuratorNow ...

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Sennheiser SoundAcademy Goes Online with Free Online Trainings for AV Professionals

The Sennheiser SoundAcademy has started to provide free pro audio training webinars and product demonstrations globally. The webinars will cover a wide range of topics from wireless microphones, to audio for video, to conference beamforming microphones. They have been created for customers from the music industry, AV industry, film and video production teams as well as the education and corporate sectors. The free training sessions will be offered at 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. (all times GST), allowing people from the Middle East to conveniently tune in. “These webinars are part of our three-pillar plan to support our ...

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Globecast attains security assessment for its digital cinema business from Trusted Partner Network

Paris, 31st March 2020 — Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, has announced that it has successfully received security assessment from Trusted Partner Network (TPN) for its Digital Cinema business to address video piracy and content redistribution. Formed in 2018 by the Motion Picture Association (MPA) and the Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA), the TPN program is a high-level, industry-wide film and television content protection initiative that helps companies safeguardtheir content. “The TPN program helps companies prevent leaks, breaches, and hacks of their customers’ movies and television shows prior to their intended release and seeks to raise security awareness, ...

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Business as Usual Support, When Business isn’t Usual

MONTREAL – March, 31 2020 – Grass Valley is deploying a robust Business Continuity Initiative to help protect broadcasters, content owners and production companies, and give them enhanced operational support options and free access to selected services during this trying time. In the current climate, where media is crucial to inform and connect people, Grass Valley is stepping up its commitment to supporting the media industry through a series of free offers, discounted repairs and 24/7 access to its global technical support team at no cost. To support production operations, now faced with keeping teams of remotely located personnel well connected to ...

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