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Black Dragon Spotted in Grass Valley :)

By now, everyone has heard the big news of Black Dragon Capital’s announced acquisition of leading broadcast and post-production hardware & software manufacturer Grass Valley. Belden Inc., a leading global supplier of specialty networking solutions, engaged in the signing of a definitive agreement to sell the Company’s Live Media business (“Grass Valley”) to Black Dragon Capital, a private equity firm ...

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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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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce Presenters for the 67th MPSE Golden Reel Awards

Los Angeles—Presenters for the 67th MPSE Golden Reel Awards will include Grammy Award-winning recording artist Melissa Manchester, All Rise star Nadia Gray, The Climb director Michael Angelo Covino, Dark/Web star Michael Nardelli, Gabby Duran & the Unsittables star Valery Ortiz and Stucco director Janina Gavankar. The awards ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, January 19th at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in ...

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The 12 Days of Creative Christmas 2019

This Christmas Season has everyone celebrating in holiday-spirit mode! Even high caliber tech nerds much like us from the broadcast and post-production industry are ready for the holly jolly Christmas up ahead! In staying true with the holiday tradition, I asked Christmas lovers on many of our social media channels: “If you could get a cool production toy this Christmas, ...

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What Broadcast Can Learn from Hollywood

By Jason Coari, Director of Product Marketing, Quantum For most of modern history, technology evolution has arrived in such a manner that innovation is driven by the application of technology to more and more specific use cases. In the automotive world, there was once just one type of rubber compound used for tires across all seasons and vehicles. As recently ...

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KCRW Builds New State-of-The-Art Radio Broadcast and Media Headquarters

KCRW recently relocated from the basement of a building on the Santa Monica College main campus, to a new state-of-the-art $38-million headquarters at Santa Monica College’s new Center for Media and Design. This new facility is a culmination of 11 years of fundraising, designing, installing, integrating, and training by KCRW staff and the partners involved in the project. At the ...

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Reflections of IBC2019

By Jon Finegold, CMO, Signiant The media and entertainment industry is in an exciting period of transformation and innovation, and Signiant is thrilled to be in the midst of it. Nowhere was this energy more apparent than at this year’s IBC conference, where we had the opportunity to speak with a wide range of organizations, vendors, and thought leaders to ...

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The StreamGeek Summit is Headed to New York City

By Paul Richards, Chief Streaming Officer, StreamGeeks Five-time Olympic gold gymnast Nadia Comăneci once said: “Enjoy the journey and try to get better every day, and don’t lose the passion and the love for what you do.” Those words have resonated with me on my journey since founding the StreamGeeks in 2017. This November, the StreamGeeks will be hosting a ...

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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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ENCORE’S BOB FESTA RETURNS TO ‘YELLOWSTONE’ FOR SEASON TWO

  Season one of Paramount Network’s “Yellowstone” was one of the most watched television series that aired on ad-supported cable in 2018, averaging well over 5 million viewers per episode. The highly anticipated second season continues to follow the Dutton family as they fight for survival against ruthless enemies from all sides, with Kevin Costner reprising his role as family ...

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ATSC 3.0: Revolutionary Potential In The Making

Greg Jarvis, Executive Vice President and General Manager at Fincons US The advent of the ATSC 3.0 standard in the US rings in a new era for broadcasters that are about to find they have a whole new array of tools to leverage to explore the potential of Hybrid TV and to help them become increasingly competitive in an ever ...

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NASCAR Selects AWS as its Preferred Cloud Computing, Cloud Machine Learning, and Cloud Artificial Intelligence Provider

NASCAR enhances the fan experience, accelerates artificial intelligence efforts, and improves operational efficiencies by leveraging the cloud SEATTLE—June 4, 2019—Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) has chosen AWS as its standard for cloud-based machine learning and artificial intelligence workloads. NASCAR will use the breadth and ...

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Delivering DCPs across Malaysia with Signiant Jet

By Avinash Suresh, Director at Yusari Filem The rate of adoption of new media technologies varies across the globe, and Malaysia has traditionally been on the slower end of the spectrum. For example, it wasn’t until 6 years ago that the move from 35mm to Digital Cinema fully took hold. While slow at first, once the benefits and improvements in ...

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Top Three Hot Topics of NAB 2019

By Jon Finegold, Signiant CMO Before we completely settle after the whirlwind of NAB, I wanted to share a few reflections on this year’s show. It’s always interesting to hear the topics that bubble to the surface in different conversations. This year, there were three themes that really stood out. 1.    We are in a hybrid-cloud / multi-cloud world One ...

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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 Live Stream Schedule

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