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The Journey Towards High Quality Online Experiences

AUTHOR: Stefan Lederer, CEO and co-founder at Bitmovin The multi-screen, multi-platform world we live in has significantly increased the convenience of content consumers’ viewing experiences. Audiences can now watch everything from live sports to feature length films on a smartphone, allowing consumers to view any content, any place and at any time. As testament to how popular streaming really is, ...

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NAB Show LIVE – 2019 Show Schedule. #NABShow @NABShow

Broadcast Beat is the producer of NAB Show LIVE, at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas. Held April 6-11, 2019, NAB Show is the world’s largest convention encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology.  NAB Show LIVE will feature live streams of select conference sessions and in-depth interviews with exhibitors, vendors and industry leaders. Content will be available ...

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30,000 Feet up – I’m on my way to #NABShow! @NABShow

…And away we go! Right now I’m thirty-thousand feet up in the air, on my way to “Sin City” – Las Vegas, Nevada, for the 2019 NAB Show!  As usual, my level of excitement won’t let me settle-down, so I’ve started blogging while on the plane! (This DEFINITELY is a habit, now!!!) Since “Every Story Starts HERE” (NAB Show’s Theme ...

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ALL-STAR NAB SHOW KEYNOTE SESSION: TAKES LIVE SPORTS TO NEW HEIGHTS IN THE CLOUD

ALL-STAR NAB SHOW KEYNOTE SESSION TAKES LIVE SPORTS TO NEW HEIGHTS IN THE CLOUD — Executives from CBSi, Hulu, LA Clippers, NASCAR, and Pac-12 Networks reveal how cloud, media services, and AI capture audience attention, give fans more control, break viewing records, and reinvent future sports experiences — WASHINGTON, D.C.– NAB Show will feature an exclusive keynote discussion focused on how cloud ...

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All-Star NAB Show Keynote Session Takes LIVE Sports To New Heights In The Cloud. @NABShow #NABShow

— Executives from CBSi, Hulu, LA Clippers, NASCAR, and Pac-12 Networks reveal how cloud, media services, and AI capture audience attention, give fans more control, break viewing records, and reinvent future sports experiences — NAB Show will feature an exclusive keynote discussion focused on how cloud technology is redefining sports broadcasting and driving audience engagement. The session, produced by Amazon Web ...

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Magewell: Making the Transition to IP Practical and Affordable. @NABShow #NABShow

Last year was a tipping point for the use of IP-based media transport in live production, with the ecosystems surrounding technologies such as NewTek’s royalty-free NDI® reaching critical mass. IP’s promised benefits of increased flexibility and reduced deployment costs have become realities for users who jumped aboard the IP train early, and mainstream adoption continues to grow. The ability to ...

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10 Things Every Drone Pilot Must Know About the Part 107 Exam

So you’ve decided to join the growing ranks of professional drone pilots. Many pilots underestimate what it takes to pass the exam. They believe they know everything about flying these incredible machines. However, the exam contains a host of specialized knowledge that isn’t usually talked about when it comes to piloting a drone. This article will give you a great ...

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FROM PRINT TO 100 PERCENT DIGITAL: HOW COMPLEX NETWORKS DID IT

Jermaine Harrell, Manager of Video IT Operations, Complex Networks Founded in 2002 as a print magazine dedicated to presenting news and trends about popular street culture for young adults, Complex Networks has undergone quite the transformation since those early days. In 2007, we started investing heavily in our online presence, and by 2011, the digital side of the business had ...

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Can You See the Light? Only with the Right Lens!

The oldest artificial lens discovered, so far, is the Layard Lens (aka: “The Nimrud Lens”); it was found by A. H. Layard in 1853 and is around 3000 years old (about 750BC-710BC in the Neo-Assyrian Empire). It was found in Kalhu, the Tiglath-pileser’s royal residence city (in modern day, that’s Nimrud in Iraq) in the North West Palace. Its discoverer ...

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NAB: How It All Got Started…

Well, here we are, approaching NAB Show!  Once again, I will be present, representing Broadcast Beat Magazine, as I glide through the Show Floor, seeing what I can see of all the newest products and innovations in the studio (broadcast and post-production) industry. Even with all the excitement that the Show brings, ever wonder what “NAB” is or who the ...

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Bitcentral’s FUEL Revolutionizes On-Line News Production and Delivery Paradigm

Linear on DemandTM personalized digital streaming brings viewers and revenue back to content owners This month’s company highlight features Bitcentral, a well-recognized award winning manufacturer of news content production, distribution, aggregation and publishing provisions to broadcasters and content creation companies. The pioneering company, founded in 1980 as Miralite Communications, a provider of satellite networks worldwide, changed its name to Bitcentral ...

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Multi-Cloud Data Management with SwiftStack

Earlier this month, I wrote an article on Object Cloud Storage and featured Caringo, a pioneer in the marketplace. There are a great many players vying for the M&E market due to its forecasted data growth in the coming decade. The competitive landscape is fierce, and I can see consolidation coming in the years to come, but for the moment, ...

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Caringo SWARM – A Storage Platform for Production, Distribution and Collaboration at Massive Scale

  The Challenges for Immediacy The overwhelming access to on-demand media, anytime and anywhere via Internet broadband, handheld devices, streaming services, smart television and evolving IoT (Internet of things) devices has forever changed the time-to-market and monetization model for content providers, cloud OTT (over-the-top) service providers, cable companies, broadcasters, streaming media providers, carriers and the like. All companies that are ...

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Efficient Storage as a Competitive Advantage in M&E

I just read a blog from Adrian Herrera, VP of Marketing for Caringo.  He’s spot on about two of the major pain points facing the production/post production industry – the need to store content at little or no charge and the increasing pressure to deliver digital assets in the shortest amount of time, due to viewers’ growing expectation of ‘immediate ...

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axle Video Raises Performance and Affordability Bar for MAM Solutions

This month’s company highlight focuses on one of the industry’s fastest growing companies, axle Video. Founded by industry veterans Sam Bogoch (CEO), Patrice Gouttebel (Product Manager) and Steve Ryan (Lead Engineer), formerly of SeeFile, in mid-2012, the company’s vision was to develop a MAM (Media Asset Management) solution geared to the needs of the many thousands of smaller video teams ...

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Westlake Pro Builds World-Class Sound Stages with JMR Mac Pro RAID Rackmount Workstations

Los Angeles based Westlake Pro, an iconic award winning pro audio reseller and studio designer, has chosen and integrated JMR Electronics LightningTM ThunderboltTM certified rackmount workstations into the studio’s high-speed SAN implementations. The JMR Lightning Thunderbolt (LTNG-XQ-8-RMMP) product combines the Apple Mac Pro®, three Avid Pro Tools® | HDX cards, RAID storage, a custom I/O panel, and a fiber channel HBA that networks the ...

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