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RUSHWORKS Releases RESIDENTIAL PROMPTER KIT

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RUSHWORKS Releases RESIDENTIAL PROMPTER KIT Kit boosts professionalism factor for home-based presentations Flower Mound, Texas – July 1, 2020 – RUSHWORKS, provider of cool technology for production, playback and streaming since 2001, today announced the release of the RESIDENTIAL PROMPTER KIT, a small desktop teleprompting kit that uses your webcam to capture home-based presentations. It’s an inexpensive complement for the company’s RUSHPROMPTER software for Windows applications that’s available for download, trial and purchase from the RUSHWORKS website for $99. Rush Beesley, RUSHWORKS founder and president, provided details about the kit from company headquarters in Flower Mound, Texas. “The recent health ...

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MediaKind appoints Matt McConnell as Chief Executive Officer

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Former SVP & General Manager of Comcast Technology Solutions will drive product-led growth in MediaKind’s cloud-based SaaS offering and a focus on the power of streaming media McConnell will accelerate MediaKind’s strategy execution and the delivery of the innovative solutions its customers need to successfully create competitive media businesses Angel Ruiz becomes Chairman of the Board and will continue to provide leadership, direction and guidance around strategy and business growth FRISCO, TEXAS – July 9, 2020 – MediaKind, a global media technology leader, today announces the appointment of Matt McConnell as CEO. McConnell brings over 30 years’ experience in the ...

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SonyLIV and NetRange partner to expand Indian viewer base

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Hamburg, Germany and Mumbai, India, 9th July 2020: NetRange MMH GmbH (‘NetRange’), the global provider of white-labelled, turnkey Smart TV and OTT ecosystems and SonyLIV, India’s first premium video on demand (VOD) service, today, announced a collaboration. Through this alliance, the Indian users of the NetRange Smart TV App Store will now be able to gain the SonyLIV app on their Smart TVs. This collaboration will enable NetRange customers in India to directly subscribe to SonyLIV and enjoy an exhaustive content catalogue spanning movies, music, sports, animation, web-originals, short films and much more on a wide range of Smart TVs, including Changhong, Hisense, ...

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HPA Awards Announce Call for Entries in Creative Categories

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The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®) has opened the call for entries in creative categories for the 2020 HPA Awards. Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, the HPA Awards shine a light on the creative brilliance of the HPA community, honoring artistry in color grading, editing, sound, and visual effects in feature film, episodic, and commercials. The event draws attention to the talent and innovation that fuels the professional media content industry and celebrates the behind the scenes collaborators who help bring the vision of filmmakers to life. The 2020 HPA Awards will take place online in a virtual gala on ...

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Dejero and First Mile ease creative collaboration process for film, TV and commercial production during COVID-19 and beyond

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Dejero’s high quality real-time video transmission key to the making of Desjardins’ “Send a Virtual Solo” campaign during pandemic   Waterloo, Ontario, June 08, 2020 — Dejero has made it possible for business to business integrated connectivity expert First Mile Technologies to address the urgent connectivity, security and team synchronization challenges that emerged on-set and in post-production during the recent COVID-19 pandemic, when teams couldn’t meet to collaborate due to social distancing and travel limitations. Engaging Dejero EnGo mobile transmitters, GateWay network aggregation devices, CuePoint return video servers and CellSat blended cellular and satellite solutions, First Mile started re-inventing the ...

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Pro audio and lighting specialist Group One creates nationwide US Calrec distribution network

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Farmingdale, NJ, July 8th 2020— Group One Ltd., professional audio and lighting distributor, has today announced that it has incorporated SCI’s – Studio Consultants Inc. – operations of Calrec business to create a nationwide distribution network for Calrec’s complete range of market-leading professional audio solutions. The deal was completed on July 1st. SCI, which is based in Manhattan, has been handling the distribution of Calrec’s products since 1995, with this being its 50th year of operation. SCI has been working across the Northeast and Midwest region of the US for Calrec for the last 25 years and since 2016 Group One ...

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Lokshahi News Invests in Future-ready Playout and News Production Solutions with Grass Valley

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MONTREAL – July 8, 2020 – Indian regional news channel, Lokshahi News, has deployed a range of Grass Valley solutions for its new playout operation. The Marathi language broadcaster has built its system around Grass Valley’s iTX integrated playout platform, leveraging its flexibility and scalability to create a future-proof set-up that supports content delivery to linear and social media outlets. The Grass Valley workflow will also ensure greater efficiency across Lokshahi News’ 24/7 production process. Owned by Lokshahi Media Group and launched in January 2020, Lokshahi News selected Grass Valley solutions for their proven future-ready capability, allowing the broadcaster to seamlessly manage multiple playout ...

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Post New York Alliance Extends Video Conference Series “Post Break”

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Upcoming Thursday afternoon sessions to center on VFX for the post-COVID world, women in post, music editing and other timely subjects. NEW YORK CITY—Post New York Alliance (PNYA) is expanding its popular weekly video conference series Post Break, which has been providing New York’s post-production industry with critical information and a sense of community during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Launched in April, the series hosts industry experts, union and trade organization leaders, government officials and others for in-depth discussions on topics including remote collaboration, tax policies, new technologies, landmark projects and more. Free and open to all, the series is ...

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