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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 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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Driving Content into our Cars

Driving content into our cars The  global automotive infotainment market is expected to reach $40.17 billion by 2024 as a result of rising consumer demand for in-vehicle entertainment. Improved connectivity and the implementation of 5G are paving the way for futuristic in-car services, including the widespread availability of multimedia and entertainment services – leading to the development of more sophisticated infotainment ...

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Breaking News Through The Cloud

Consumers today are turning more and more to social media as their go-to channel for breaking news. More often than not, when news finally airs on TV, consumers have already made up their minds about what constitutes the story through the lense of social channels such as Facebook Live, Twitter and IGTV. Traditional production teams, used to only reporting on ...

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Satellites: Those Heavenly Orbital Spheres

Not too many left who could vouch for 1945 being an eventful year – it saw the end of the most massive global conflict the world has ever known; the longest-running U.S. President ever Franklin Delano Roosevelt (our 32nd president) passed into eternity and was succeeded by his Vice President Harry S. Truman; the United Nations was proposed and established ...

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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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