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The Benefits of Using a Global Media Network for High-Value Live Sports

With the market for high-profile live sports events becoming more global, the importance of collaborating with a partner with a commensurate reach is becoming ever more important. While major sporting events in the calendar have always been global properties, increasingly rights holders are finding a global demand at all levels of the sporting portfolio. Leagues and organizations are able to ...

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Zixi: Securely Delivering Live, Broadcast-quality Video Over IP

From Tim Baldwin, Head of Product, Zixi Today’s consumers want content at their fingertips. They want to consume content at any time, on any device, packaged in ways that satisfies their interests and delivered at compelling price points. Media companies recognize that they need to create more programming going to more places, and IP distribution is the best way to ...

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Technology Trends: Storage/MAM

Namdev Lisman, Executive Vice President, Primestream   Storage is the task of holding on to stuff until you need it again, and while that may seem like an un-changing and static environment, in truth it is the opposite. The industry keeps innovating and content creators keep advancing their workflows. The result is that storage and what you want from it ...

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Shaking Off The Shackles Of AR

By Phil Ventre, VP Sports and Broadcast, Ncam While augmented reality for broadcast is still in a relatively nascent stage, its usage is finally moving away from the gimmicky ‘new toy’ stage; AR graphics are becoming an integral part of programme content, and sophisticated audiences are demanding hyper-real, believable graphics that are fully immersed in the real-world environment. The sports ...

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Paul Rodriguez 1952-2017

Motion picture and television sound executive Paul Rodriguez passed away September 26th in Los Angeles of cardiac arrest after a brief hospitalization. He was 65. Rodriguez was president of South Lake Audio Services and Vice President of Audio Services and Development at Roundabout Entertainment in Burbank where he oversaw post-production sound for projects including HBO’s Westworld. He was also a ...

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Brainstorm enhances its Augmented Reality, Graphics and Template-based Solutions

InfinitySet 3 receives new advanced Augmented Reality and Graphics features. Brainstorm will launch SmartSet, a template-based Virtual Set and Augmented Reality solution Brainstorm, a specialist company dedicated to providing industry-leading real-time 3D graphics and virtual set solutions, introduced at NAB 2017 significant improvements throughout its product range, designed to enhance its Augmented Reality and Graphics solutions. With partner company never.no, ...

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VideoCAVE, a Mixed Reality application

Brainstorm and never.no team up at NAB to deliver VisualMedia, an integrated solution for real-time 3D visualization of social content Brainstorm, a specialist company dedicated to providing industry-leading real-time 3D graphics and virtual set solutions and never.no, pioneers in the Social TV space, are proud to announce VisualMedia, a jointly developed, integrated solution to create visually engaging Social TV content ...

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SmartSet, template-based Augmented Reality and Virtual Sets for small broadcasters

Brainstorm introduces a cost-effective, high-quality template-based solution range designed for small and local TV stations. Brainstorm, a specialist company dedicated to providing industry-leading real-time 3D graphics and virtual set solutions, introduced at NAB a new range of template-based solutions to complement its existing and highly advanced range of Virtual Set, Augmented Reality and Motion Graphics solutions. Brainstorm template-based products play ...

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InfinitySet 3 – designed to create amazing Augmented Reality content

Brainstorm empowers its award-winning Virtual Set and Augmented Reality solution with even more graphics power and specialized AR/VR toolset Brainstorm, a specialist company dedicated to providing industry-leading real-time 3D graphics and virtual set solutions, announced at NAB the new version of InfinitySet, the award-winning Augmented Reality and Virtual Set solution. Already considered the most advanced solution for Virtual Set production ...

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Roger Ailes, President of Fox News, Dies

Roger Ailes, President of Fox News, has passed. Ailes was a pioneer in broadcasting, using Rupert Murdoch’s money to create a news network which would “balance-out” what he believed to be waves of liberal news reporting with a place where conservatives could turn for media fairness. He thought the key to creating a venue that would be “heard” was by ...

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2017 #NABShow – Day 4 Wrap-up

TODAY is the Fourth (and FINAL) day of The 2017 NAB Show – and WOW! WHAT a day it WAS!!! 🙂 Another GLORIOUS day!  You know, they say that Hollywood is “La La Land,” but when you’re at NAB Show, surrounded by all the equipment and many of the people who make La La Land possible, THIS feels even MORESO ...

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2017 #NABShow – Day 3 Wrap-up

TODAY is the THIRD day of The 2017 NAB Show – and WOW!  WHAT a day it WAS!!! 🙂 Broadcast Beat had a STELLAR coverage day of the Show yesterday, and the third day is definitely the charm!  The show is going FABULOUSLY, and our crew is doing OUTSTANDING work – they are extremely instrumental in allowing us to get ...

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2017 #NABShow Party List

If we don’t mention the 2017 NAB Show After-Parties, we would be leaving out a huge chunk of the fun associated with the NAB Show! Look below and click on the NAB Show party details for more information, as some are either private, by invitation only or have an admission charge. This is a running list and the most comprehensive you will find! We ...

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170 groups ask FCC chairman to safeguard net neutrality

By Andrew V. Pestano   |   March 8, 2017 at 1:00 PM March 8 (UPI) — More than 170 organizations signed an open letter urging FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to safeguard net neutrality the day before he testified before Congress. The letter is signed by organizations of different purposes including the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, MoveOn.org, Greenpeace USA, Iraq ...

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The Truth about True Peak Limiting for Audio with Dr. Paul Tapper of @NugenAudio

The True Peak measurement is now part of the delivery specification of legislation such as the CALM Act, which has brought audio front and center in the spotlight of the video world, but what does this actually mean? We’re all familiar with the idea of digital samples, digital audio, and digital peak level. But what is True-Peak? The smooth blue ...

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NewTek’s New Tech – A Groundbreaking Media Ecosystem (IP Series)

THIS is a Broadcast Beat EXCLUSIVE RELEASE! Anyone who is in the industry knows that NewTek products integrate multiple functions into single hardware units for live multi-camera video production, providing many full and sometimes unobtainable features that are unavailable elsewhere.  What people may not be ready for is the ground-breaking technology that NewTek is about to unleash. Not all of the ...

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