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Cartoni Hits a Home Run in the NCAA Baseball Regionals

Veteran camera operator Tigger Gray gives a Cartoni Magnum head a test run during live broadcasts for FSU’s Seminole Productions.   North Hollywood, Calif.— Tallahassee, Florida-based freelance camera operator Tigger Gray is one of the busiest camera operators in the Southeast. A specialist in live sports, Tigger has worked with the Golf Channel, NBC Sports, ESPN, Fox Spots and many others, covering pro and college events including football, baseball, basketball and soccer. Recently, Tigger was part of a crew hired by Florida State University’s Seminole Productions for live broadcasts of the NCAA Baseball Tournament’s Tallahassee Regional where the school’s team ...

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The Forest Road Company and Technicolor PostWorks Launch Partnership

  Los Angeles – Independent film financing company, The Forest Road Company, and leading equipment and post-production facility, Technicolor PostWorks, are announcing the official launch of their strategic partnership. The purpose of the partnership is to provide independent filmmakers with state-of-the-art production equipment and post production services. As a leading production and post-production provider committed to turning filmmakers’ footage into effective, moving narratives, Technicolor PostWorks will be able to ensure Forest Road projects are completed in a cost-effective and efficient way. Forest Road offers low-cost financing options for tax-related collateral, and this partnership will help filmmakers through another crucial step of ...

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SMPTE Introduces Strategic Plan Focused on Better Supporting Evolving Media and Entertainment Industry

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Oct. 23, 2018 — SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, held its Annual General Membership meeting today at the SMPTE 2018 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2018). In addition to introducing new officers and members of the SMPTE Board of Governors for 2019-2020, the Society’s leadership announced the completion of a strategic business plan that will guide the Society in becoming an even more valuable resource for individuals and organizations within the media and entertainment industry. “The strategic business plan ...

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IMSTA FESTA Berlin to Feature Keynote by Native Instruments CEO Daniel Haver

TORONTO — Oct. 23, 2018 — The International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA) today announced that Native Instruments CEO Daniel Haver will present the keynote at IMSTA FESTA Berlin, a celebration of music technology that is free and open to registered attendees from across the music-making community. In addition to Haver’s keynote, the Oct. 27 event will offer panels, workshops and master classes, song critiques, demonstrations, and networking opportunities — all in an environment in which music makers can network, interact, and learn with one another. Haver has been the driving force behind Native Instruments for more than 20 years. ...

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Wisycom USA Welcomes Paddy Steading to Sales Team

WASHINGTON, D.C., OCTOBER 23, 2018 – Wisycom USA, which was established this year to grow the Italy-based Wisycom brand throughout the Americas, is excited to announce the appointment of Patrick “Paddy” Steading as the company’s newest sales liaison. In his role, Steading will help expand the company’s presence throughout the Americas.   Steading, whose previous experience includes sales positions at DPA Microphones, Sennheiser and Sweetwater, has had continued success in the house of worship, corporate, government, education and broadcast markets. In his role as an independent sales consultant, Steading also had great success growing brands such as InFocus, Shure, Middle ...

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VMP’s Popular DVR-LB1 DVR Lockbox Ideal for Studio & Remote Broadcast Situations

STEVENSVILLE, Md., Oct. 23, 2018 – Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the security, commercial, residential, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce it will showcase its popular DVR-LB1 DVR Lockbox during ISC East 2018, held in New York from Nov. 14-15 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, booth # 545. “High-end electronics have become a staple in today’s studio and remote broadcast, security, CI, residential, and commercial marketplaces,” explained Keith Fulmer, president of Video Mount Products. “As these expensive technologies and equipment, including DVRs, find homes in more and more commercial and professional ...

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HITACHI Z-HD5500 Cameras Improve Studio Production Quality for WTLW and WOSN

High-performance cameras provide rich features, cost-effectiveness and impeccable quality as final pieces of religious and sports broadcaster’s HD studio upgrade Woodbury, NY, October 23, 2018 — Broadcasting from Lima, Ohio, viewer-supported television station WTLW (Witness the Living Word) delivers high-quality Christian and family-centered programming to its viewers. When the station upgraded the video acquisition capabilities in its production studio to HD this summer, they chose Z-HD5500 HDTV cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to provide the rich features, outstanding quality and long-lasting durability they wanted. Owned by American Christian Television Services, WTLW operates two channels:  WTLW-TV44, which has ...

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Sigma Celebrates New Facility Opening in Burbank, California

Places Sigma lenses plus unparalleled service and technical support in the heart of the TV & film production community Burbank, CA – October 23, 2018 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, is pleased to announce the opening of its brand new west coast showcase in Burbank, California. A modern space for its world-class products, services and support, visitors can experience first-hand the popular Sigma Cine and Global Vision lenses through product demonstrations, seminars and special events. “Having a physical presence in the greater Los Angeles area has long been ...

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TNDV Amplifies Value of Social Media Broadcast Distribution for Harley-Davidson’s 115th Anniversary Celebration

Working with key partners, TNDV produced live HD coverage of three motorcycle races in separate Milwaukee venues over 18 hours, with delivery to more than 700 Facebook destinations NASHVILLE, October 23, 2018 — To capture the excitement of its 115th anniversary celebration during the 2018 Labor Day Weekend, iconic motorcycle brand Harley-Davidson asked Nashville-based TNDV to provide facilities for live HD coverage of three motorcycle racesaround Milwaukee within an intensive, fast-paced 18-hour window. Throughout the weekend, thousands of motorcycles filled the streets, and spectators gathered at three venues to watch the Flat Out Friday, Hill Climb, and Beach Brawl race ...

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ANEVIA WELCOMES FRANÇOIS LE CROM AS VP OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Anevia, a leading provider of OTT and IPTV software solutions, is proud to announce and welcome François Le Crom as Vice President of Research and Development. In this role, he will be responsible for leading and growing Anevia’s R&D teams and providing the technical vision for the company’s mid- and long-term strategic roadmap. He will drive the transition to a new generation of products based on a microservices architecture through a cutting-edge quality and delivery process. With almost 20 years of experience in the digital TV industry, François Le Crom brings with him strong leadership and project management skills, with expertise ...

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KTEN Readies for Election Season with Upgrade to Broadcast Pix BPswitch Integrated Production Switcher

Chelmsford, Mass. – Oct. 23, 2018 – Broadcast Pix™ today announced KTEN, a dual NBC/ABC affiliate with a CW substation serving the Sherman-Ada market (DMA #160), upgraded its control room in August with a Broadcast Pix BPswitch™ integrated production switcher. Mark Farrell, news director for KTEN Media, said the new BPswitch was part of an effort to ready the station for next month’s election coverage. Owned by Lockwood Broadcast Group, KTEN’s studio is based in Denison, Texas, and produces more than seven hours of local news each weekday across its three channels. News broadcasts begin with morning news starting at ...

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Harmonic’s CableOS™ Solution Powers Buckeye Broadband’s Launch of Gigabit Internet Service Over DOCSIS 3.1

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Oct. 23, 2018 — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that Buckeye Broadband, the leading cable and telecommunications provider in Northwest Ohio, is using Harmonic‘s CableOS™ virtualized cable access solution to launch a DOCSIS 3.1 broadband platform offering speeds up to 1 Gbps. As the industry’s first software-based Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS), Harmonic‘s CableOS solution enables Buckeye Broadband to transition to a more flexible, cost-effective architecture and deliver gigabit speeds and services while better controlling capital and operating expenses. “As we look to deliver next-generation data, voice and video services to customers, we need a future-proof ...

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GatesAir Channel Partner FS24 Opens Technical Support Center in Argentina

Local service initiatives will dramatically reduce costs and turnaround times for GatesAir customers in South America CINCINNATI, October 23, 2018 — GatesAir customers in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay now have local access to repairs and technical support with the opening of a new service center in Buenos Aires. FS24, which became GatesAir’s regional partner in May, opened the center in September to reduce costs and turnaround times for customers that, until now, shipped products out-of-country for service. The initiative represents GatesAir’s commitment to strengthening customer service throughout the Caribbean and Latin America region. Esteban Camihort, Commercial Manager for FS24, confirms ...

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Calrec’s Latest Technology Added to Full Sail University’s World-Class Performance Venue

WINTER PARK, FL, OCTOBER 23, 2018 — Full Sail University has expanded its world-class performance venue, Full Sail Live, with Calrec Audio’s Artemis and Brio36 consoles. Already utilizing a Summa console for its Show Production degree program and Brio console for its Film degree program, Full Sail knows Calrec’s advanced audio solutions. “The existing broadcast audio console in our performance venue was being maxed out, so an upgrade was in order,” says Scott Dansby, Director, Industry Relations, Full Sail University. “We had an existing relationship with Calrec and knew its consoles had the right tools, functionality and features. Also, continuity ...

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Friend MTS showcases its ultra-robust, third generation subscriber watermarking at the Asia Video Summit

  Birmingham, UK – October 23 2018 – Friend MTS, the content and revenue protection specialist, will be highlighting its third generation, ultra-robust ASiD watermarking and global monitoring service at the Asia Video Summit 2018 (Hong Kong, October 29 – Nov 1 2018, stand B03). “In the last year, we’ve seen an increase in the number of pirates using more sophisticated video manipulation techniques for illegal redistribution, as they try to defeat subscriber watermarking,” said Neil Sharpe, Product Marketing Director at Friend MTS, who is participating in the Video Distribution panel at the Asia Video Summit. “This development reinforces the ...

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Grass Valley 4K HDR Cameras Help Euro Media Group Deliver Flawless Images from Premier Sports Events

MONTREAL – October 23, 2018 – 4K UHD RF cameras from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, have been selected by Euro Media Group (EMG) to capture premier sports and live event coverage around the globe. The cameras will form part of EMG’s upgraded, RF high-speed wireless solution, helping it to continue meeting consumer demand for higher quality and more in-depth content. As broadcasters and media organizations take on the challenge of meeting shifting consumer demands, the ability to deliver richer, more engaging content across all platforms is critical. EMG chose Grass Valley to deploy lightweight LDX 86N 4K HDR RF ...

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ACCESS’ NetFront Browser BE DTV Profile Selected for Panasonic’s CATV Digital Set-Top Boxes to Support New 4K Broadcasts

High-Performance HTML5 Browser to Promote Fast Spread of Advanced 4K Broadcasts in Japan Tokyo, Japan, 22 October 2018 − ACCESS CO., LTD announced that its NetFront™ Browser BE v2 DTV Profile, the latest version of the high-performance browser for televisions, has been selected by Panasonic System Solutions Japan Co., Ltd. (“Panasonic”) for its CATV digital set-top box models that support the new 4K satellite broadcasting services set to start in December 2018. The browser will be used in TZ-LT1000BW, a new basic model to be launched in November 2018, and TZ-HT3000BW, a new model with a built-in 2 TB HDD to ...

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Harmonic Announces its CableOS™ Virtualized Cable Access Solution Supports Cloud-Native Deployments

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Oct. 22, 2018 — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that its groundbreaking CableOS™ virtualized cable access software is available as a cloud-native containerized and Kubernetes-orchestrated solution, enabling new levels of scalability, reliability and efficiency for operators. Building on the CableOS solution’s original microservices software architecture, the new cloud-native offering will be a key enabler of the broader SDN and NFV transformation beginning to take hold in the cable industry. Featuring a rich and extensible API-based software architecture that is integrated with third-party provisioning, cloud networking and orchestration applications, the CableOS cloud-native solution has been successfully deployed ...

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