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Picture Shop and Ghost VFX Collaborate to Bring Epic World of Shadow and Bone to the Screen

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Picture Shop, an award-winning post production house offering comprehensive picture services, and Ghost VFX, a renowned full-service visual effects company, collaborated on the recently released series Shadow and Bone, based on Leigh Bardugo’s bestselling fantasy novels. A Netflix production from 21 Laps Entertainment, Shadow and Bone follows mapmaker and orphan Alina Starkov (Jessie Mei Li), who discovers she has extraordinary powers that could greatly impact her war-torn country. As she struggles to perfect her power, she finds that nothing is what it seems and dangerous forces are in play, including a group of charismatic criminals. Showrunner Eric Heisserer tapped director Lee Toland Krieger and ...

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Active Archive Alliance Unveils State of the Industry 2021 Report; Announces Free Virtual Conference on the Benefits of Active Archive in a Mid-Pandemic World

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Virtual Conference Will Highlight Key Findings from the Report, Best Practices and Evolving Uses of Active Archives Boulder, Colo., May 5, 2021 – The Active Archive Alliance today announced the availability of a new report: “Saved by the Data: Active Archive Leads the Way in a Mid-Pandemic World,” which highlights the ways active archiving facilitates data management and helps organizations save money, efficiently access data wherever it resides, and build stronger security. The Alliance also announced its free virtual conference, which will be held on Thursday, May 13, 2021, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. MT. Any IT professional, data storage ...

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HPA Engineering Excellence Call for Entries Now Open

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HPA Awards has announced that the call for submissions for the HPA Engineering Excellence Award is open. Entries will be accepted until June 18, 2021. Celebrating the creative brilliance and ingenuity of the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) community since 2006, the HPA Awards are sought after recognition by artists, companies, and technologists. In 2021, the HPA Awards gala will take place as an in person and online event in mid-November. The date, as well as further details, will be announced shortly. A coveted recognition among companies operating in entertainment technology, the Engineering Excellence Award honors products and processes that have ...

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iSIZE raises $6.3m in funding led by Octopus Ventures to tackle environmental impact of video streaming

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Investment will enable iSIZE to accelerate its traction and to continue strengthening its technical team and patent portfolio iSIZE has already secured licensing agreements with leading technology and streaming companies iSIZE, a deep-tech company that applies deep learning to optimize video streaming and delivery, today announces that it has raised a further $6.3 million in funding as it seeks to make streaming more environmentally friendly without reducing quality. The round was led by Octopus Ventures, with participation from existing investors including TD Veen and Patrick Pichette, Chairman of Twitter and ex-CFO of Google. This brings the total funding raised by ...

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KOTV Enhances Weather Segments with FOR-A FVW-700 Telestrator

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Cypress, CA, May 6, 2021 – FOR-A Corporation of America today announced KOTV, the CBS affiliate serving Tulsa, Okla. (DMA #58), is enhancing its newscast weather segments with a new FVW-700 telestrator. No matter the forecast, the intuitive FVW-700 live annotation tool has proven to be useful since it was installed in late March. “When a meteorologist does a ‘First Forecast,’ ‘Final Forecast,’ or ‘Severe WX’ presentation from our WX Pod position, he or she will use the telestrator to help reinforce or further illustrate what they are communicating,” explained John Quesnel, director of production for KOTV/KQCW. “The meteorologists can ...

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Horse Racing Channel Gives Access To All With Blackmagic Design

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Fremont, CA – May 6, 2021 – Blackmagic Design today announced that Equidia, the first television channel in Europe dedicated to Horse Racing, has developed a Blackmagic Design live production workflow to produce and broadcast its live events. Central to the project was a need to modernize the video production and live broadcast capabilities at racecourses throughout France, including an upgrade from analog SD to HD. Equidia enlisted Anjou-Image to design and build a mobile control room solution, which featured the ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K switcher, HyperDeck Studio Mini and URSA Broadcast. “Migrating from analog to HD is ...

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du Partners with ATEME on OTT and DTH Projects to Improve Offering Across the UAE

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ATEME, the leader in video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable TV, DTH, IPTV and OTT, has announced that du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company (EITC) and a leading telecom operator in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has selected its solutions for major OTT and DTH/IPTV projects. Across the two projects, du is adopting several of ATEME’s innovative solutions and services. For its OTT platform, du will offer an excellent streaming experience with unmatched video quality for its home service customers, so they can enjoy their favorite movies and shows wherever they are. To ensure this, du has chosen to implement ...

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JW Player Acquires VUALTO to Strengthen Its Comprehensive Video Platform for Success in the Digital Video Economy

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JW Player, the leading video software and data insights platform, today announced it is acquiring VUALTO, a leading provider of live and on-demand video streaming and Digital Rights Management (DRM) solutions. The acquisition deepens JW Player’s already robust offering to global broadcasters and further accelerates its vision to empower customers with independence and control in today’s Digital Video Economy by offering easy-to-use, scalable video technology. This acquisition arrives as the consumption of digital video continues its push to the mainstream. Video now comprises over 80% of all traffic on the internet, and according to JW Player data, people are consuming ...

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