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Going the extra mile: The Switch’s extensive network reach in China delivers Hengshui Lake International Marathon to global audience

Going the extra mile: The Switch’s extensive network reach in China delivers Hengshui Lake International Marathon to global audience The Switch taps into soaring popularity of long distance running in China to enable broadcast of second marathon in recent months Delivers live content to platforms worldwide, demonstrating how its growing global reach and three decades of experience is powering international ...

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MediaKind appoints Allen Broome as Chief Technology Officer

MediaKind appoints Allen Broome as Chief Technology Officer Former Comcast executive joins MediaKind’s Leadership Team to evolve innovative portfolio of solutions and services, while steering technical strategy for R&D Brings extensive knowledge and experience of cloud video transformation that will help drive MediaKind to virtualized, SaaS solutions model Aims to drive critical industry collaboration and bring MediaKind closer to customer ...

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Vionlabs lands in the Americas with appointment of Kevin Odden

Stockholm, Sweden, 08:00 CET October 7th, 2019 – Vionlabs announces that it is continuing its rapid growth with the appointment of Kevin Odden to lead its commercial operations in the Americas.  The company is also expanding its advisory board with the appointments of Anette Schaefer and Hanno Basse. Vionlabs’ platform provides a step-change in content discovery.  Its AI-powered Content Discovery Platform creates a ...

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Grass Valley Makes Record-Breaking Sale of LDX 86N 4K UHD Cameras to ES Broadcast at IBC 2019

MONTREAL – 8:00 BST September 25, 2019 – Grass Valley today announces that UK broadcast equipment supplier, rental house and systems integrator, ES Broadcast, has made the single biggest purchase of its LDX 86N 4K UHD cameras to date. The Watford-based company has invested in 151 cameras and 15 Kahuna production switchers to prepare for major sporting events in 2020 and to meet increasing demand for UHD. The ...

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Grass Valley Cements Position as Industry Pioneer with Award Win at IBC 2019

MONTREAL – 8:00 BST September 23, 2019 – At IBC 2019, Grass Valley, once again underscored how its award-winning solutions help content creators, broadcasters and media organizations produce captivating content. GV STRATUS One, which made its European debut at the show, secured a Future Best of Show award, highlighting Grass Valley’s commitment to continued technology excellence. The Future Best of Show awards honor ...

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Vionlabs’ newly launched Content Discovery Platform wins Best of Show at IBC2019

Stockholm, Sweden, 19 September, 2019 – Vionlabs, announces that its game-changing AI-powered Content Discovery Platform has won a TVB Europe Best of Show award at IBC2019. The IBC Best of Show awards are organized by Future Publishing and celebrate innovation and excellence in media and entertainment technologies launched over the past year from the 1,700 exhibiting companies at this annual broadcast and ...

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Síminn selects MediaKind to deliver UHD coverage of the English Premier League to viewers in Iceland

MediaKind’s Contribution and Distribution technologies maintain the integrity and secure onward distribution of Síminn’s live coverage of the English Premier League Deployment includes MK RX1 solution, a low latency, multi-codec, multi service professional decoder and MK Director, a powerful control and conditional access management software product Close collaboration with Premier League Productions ensures a pre-tested and configured solution that delivers ...

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Hulu in Japan selects Bitmovin to deliver next-generation online experiences

Bitmovin, a world leader in online video technology, announces that Hulu in Japan, a leader of online video streaming service operated by HJ Holdings, Inc. Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Hiroyuki Oho, hereinafter referred to as HJ, in collaboration with PLAY Inc., a leading company of Online Video Platform in Japan (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, President: Kazumichi Kuroda, hereinafter referred to as PLAY) have selected ...

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RecordTV selects MediaKind IRD to enable extensive coverage of 2019 Pan American Games

RecordTV selects MediaKind IRD to enable extensive coverage of 2019 Pan American Games Deployment of MediaKind’s RX8200 Advanced Modular Receiver enables RecordTV to upgrade its infrastructure to receive HEVC 4:2:2 encoded satellite signals RX8200 enables broadcasters to achieve optimal bandwidth efficiency gains, as well as feature-set of MPEG-4 AVC HD, 4:2:2, 10-bit 1080p50/60 for highest possible video quality Avicom Engenharia, ...

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Verizon Media simplifies streaming for partners with full Microsoft Azure integration

Streaming platform available to customers in beta on Azure for early access to premium features and capabilities  LOS ANGELES (September 13, 2019) – Verizon Media has announced that its streaming platform is now available on Microsoft Azure, ready for customers to use in beta. The integration means simplified workflows, global support and scale, and access to a range of Azure ...

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India’s Network18 Standardizes on Grass Valley’s iTX Playout to Leverage Agile, Future-ready Operations

MONTREAL – 8:00 CET September 13 2019 – Network18, one of India’s largest media groups, has deployed Grass Valley‘s highly flexible and scalable iTX integrated playout platform to underpin the transition to a standardized playout model across all its facilities. The solution was chosen for its proven future-proof features, and enables the Mumbai-based company to manage and operate multiple playout channels – across multiple ...

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ACCESS and EKT partner to simplify next-generation TV and video services

Amsterdam, 13 September 2019 − ACCESS CO., LTD and EKT today announced that they are extending their partnership to integrate the NetRange Application Store, a widely deployed Smart TV store with a worldwide catalogue of thousands of apps, to deliver next generation TV and OTT consumer experiences. The solution will make its debut on the EKT stand #1.D11 at IBC ...

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Grass Valley Delivers New Levels of Flexibility, Power and Control to IP Operations with GV Orbit

MONTREAL – 15:40 CET September 12, 2019 – Grass Valley is cementing its position as the industry frontrunner in open IP with the launch of GV Orbit, a powerful new unified configuration, control and monitoring system.The new solution will make its debut at IBC 2019 (booth #9.A01) and complements Grass Valley’s robust, industry-leading IP infrastructure suite, deliveringa consolidated software solution ...

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Grass Valley Brings Greater Efficiency and Creativity with Latest Version of Editing Software, EDIUS 9.5

MONTREAL – 16:00 CET September 12, 2019 – Grass Valley is launching a series of new features for its versatile and fast nonlinear editing software EDIUS. Broadcasters and content owners today need to create rich captivating stories that they can bring to market as fast as possible as they address a rapidly shifting mediascape. The latest EDIUS enhancements bring tighter integration for the user, ...

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Grass Valley Technology Alliance Establishes Ecosystem of Collaboration and Expertise for Broadcast Media Industry

MONTREAL – 15:50 CET September 12, 2019 – The Grass Valley Technology Alliance (GVTA) is seeing significant growth, the company announces today, with new members joining to bolster collaborative relationships across the industry and deliver key benefits for customers. The GVTA, launched in April 2019, gives broadcasters and media companies’ access to a wide range of systems and solutions that ...

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Euro Media Group Standardizes on Grass Valley Switchers Ahead of Major Sporting Events

MONTREAL – 15:30 CET September 12, 2019 – Grass Valley (booth 9.A01) today announced that Euro Media Group (EMG), Europe’s leading provider of broadcast facilities and services, has standardized on its GV K-Frame X video production engines as it optimizes production capability ahead of major sporting events – from European football to the largest sports tournament in the world – ...

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