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Riedel Appoints Kristof Vanden Eynde as Sales Manager for Belgium and Luxembourg

WUPPERTAL, Germany — Nov. 13, 2018 — Riedel Communications today announced the appointment of Kristof Vanden Eynde as Sales Manager for Belgium and Luxembourg. Reporting to Wilbert Kooij, Riedel’s General Manager for Benelux, Vanden Eynde will work to expand Riedel sales and rental opportunities in both countries. “It’s a pleasure to welcome Kristof to our team,” Kooij said. “His deep experience in systems integration and channel marketing, coupled with his extensive knowledge of the regional broadcast market, will be a huge asset as we continue to build our sales operation in Belgium and Luxembourg.” Vanden Eynde joins Riedel from Belgian ...

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Calrec’s Concord Upgrade Delivers Heavenly Results for Christian Broadcast Network

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, NOVEMBER 13, 2018 – Director of Audio Services Phil Peters, of the Christian Broadcast Network (CBN), is singing the praises of Calrec Audio‘s Concord processor upgrade, enhancing the capabilities of the Network’s two Calrec Artemis Beam consoles used to produce approximately 25 shows a week. “The Concord upgrade took already great Calrec Audio consoles and operating systems, and made them even better,” says Peters. “While the core application didn’t change, every operator has commented that since the upgrade, day-to-day functions, usability and rhythm of the work has increased. The accelerated daily workflow and extra user-friendly presets were ...

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Homebrew Films Diversifies with Blackmagic Design Ultra HD Studio Install

Fremont, CA – November 13, 2018 – Blackmagic Design today announced that South Africa based Homebrew Films has completed an Ultra HD 4K facilities upgrade that relies on broadcast infrastructure products from Blackmagic Design, including the URSA Broadcast and ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K. Based at Atlantic Studios in Cape Town, Homebrew Films delivers a huge variety of programming, from wildlife documentaries to soap operas and lifestyle magazine shows, including ‘Tussen Ons’, an Afrikaans version of ‘The View’ talk show, and local current affairs show ‘Kwela’. Homebrew’s technical studio director, Chris Gardner, needed a studio system that could be assembled ...

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FIRST STEADICAM GOLD WORKSHOP HELD IN JAPAN

Tiffen International press announcement: For immediate release FIRST STEADICAM GOLD WORKSHOP HELD IN JAPAN London, 13th November 2018: This October saw an important first time event in Japan, the very first Steadicam Gold Workshop. The location was a sports resort some two and a half hours North of the centre of Tokyo. The excellent facilities included a huge main training room and a considerable number of attractive areas around the site for creating interesting shots, including a pool area complete with dinosaurs. There was a full complement of sixteen students from not only Japan but also other parts of Asia ...

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Insight TV Selects Technicolor HDR Technologies for HDR Content Conversion and Distribution

  Insight TV, the world’s leading 4K UHD HDR broadcaster and producer of native UHD content, has announced that it is using Advanced HDR by Technicolor. This solution is composed of Technicolor HDR and Technicolor HDR Intelligent Tone Management (ITM) technologies to up, down and cross-convert its existing UHD content library providing the highest quality to all end users. Kirk Barker, SVP Head of HDR Program, Technicolor says, “After several comparison tests, Insight TV has, like many other customers, selected our dynamic conversion and distribution technologies, Technicolor HDR ITM and Technicolor HDR to produce and deliver the best possible SDR ...

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Insight TV Announces Indonesian Launch on Cutting-Edge New Mobile TV VOD Platform – OONA

Insight TV, the world’s leading 4K UHD HDR broadcaster and producer of native UHD content, is launching its HD channel in Indonesia via OONA’s new live and VOD mobile video app. This is the first time that viewers in Indonesia will be able to watch Insight TV’s unique content, 24/7/365. The channel will be available later in November. OONA, which has just recently launched, and is expected to ultimately reach 185 million Indonesians, is a subsidiary of NFCX in synergy with Metranet, a subsidiary of Telkom Indonesia. The platform has been generated to build balanced, strong media ecosystems where viewers ...

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Insight TV Reveals 4K UHD Distribution Deal with Swiss Telco Salt

  Insight TV, the world’s leading 4K UHD broadcaster and producer of native UHD HDR content covering action sports, lifestyle and entertainment has announced a major distribution deal with Swiss telco, Salt Mobile SA (Salt). Insight TV’s unique 4K UHD content will be available on a 24/7 basis to all eligible fibre-optic households across Switzerland, as part of the recently launched Salt IPTV platform. Salt unveiled its ultra-fast fiber technology TV platform and original Swiss-designed Fiber Box earlier this year. The 10 Gbit/s symmetric technology of Salt Fiber, as the overall product offer has been coined, is perfectly adapted for ...

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Insight TV Expands Coverage in Russia with Launch on Dom.ru network

  Insight TV, the world’s leading 4K UHD broadcaster and producer of native UHD content, announces a new distribution deal with federal information and communication services operator JSC ER-Telecom Holding (Dom.ru brand). Through this deal, Insight TV’s 4K UHD channel is now available to users of Dom.ru digital TV viewers with UHD-capable equipment. Insight TV highlights the unique and interesting stories behind action sports, entertainment and lifestyle through trending communities and the global influencers within these communities. Highlights include innovative documentaries, reality shows and extreme action sports shows. This deal expands Insights TV’s presence in Russia and emphasizes its readiness ...

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World’s First 1U Rack High-Resolution IPS Touch Display

Densitron, a creator of ARM and x86 based Human Machine Controllers, with over 45 years of display application experiences in LCD and OLED, today announced the UReady-16600 series for the satellite market. Designed to work in extreme temperatures and high ambient light conditions, the UReady display delivers the exacting performance required for satellite environments. “Whether you are splitting, amplifying, combining, converting or receiving RF signals, you need to display clear detail to the end user,” explains Chris Goodhall, Global Business Director, Densitron. “The Densitron UReady display provides reliable, high definition optical performance, and stunning user interface that is expected in ...

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DPA Microphones Deliver Clear and Consistent Sound on Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Speeding cars, motorbike chases, skydives and jumps out of helicopters are all in a day’s work for Ethan Hunt, the main character played by Tom Cruise in the hugely popular Mission: Impossible films. Recording the sound for them, however, is the job of Oscar and BAFTA Award-winning Production Sound Mixer Chris Munro who recently completed Mission: Impossible – Fallout his second MI film and the sixth in the series. DPA microphones played a key part in the success of the film’s audio as the company’s d:screet 4060 Slim Lavalier and d:screet 4061 Miniature Omnidirectional Microphones were used to record dialogue ...

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JDS Japan Digital Serve Chooses Media Links for its IP-Based Video Distribution Platform

Media Links, manufacturer and pioneer in media over IP transport technology, announces that JDS Japan Digital Serve has selected its MD8000 transport solution and ProMD EMS Enhanced Management Software for its IP-based video distribution platform. JDS provides digital broadcasting services to cable TV stations throughout Japan using a terrestrial fiber optic network. JDS is currently using Media Links’ MD8000 media over IP solutions for the transport backbone of its 100-Gbps transmission system. The new 100G infrastructure is capable of transmitting multiple uncompressed HD-SDI video signals with full redundancy, which strengthens the video transport between broadcast sites, as well as handling ...

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DVB and HbbTV Release New DASH Validation Tool to Simplify Content Conformance

GENEVA, Switzerland — Nov. 12, 2018 —  DVB, an industry consortium that develops open interoperable technical specifications for the delivery of digital media and broadcast services, today announced that it has collaborated with the HbbTV Association to create a DASH validation tool for application developers and content providers. The newly released tool conducts checks of ISO/IEC 23009-1 MPEG-DASH media presentation descriptions (MPDs) and segments to ensure conformance with DASH-related specifications from DVB and HbbTV. “DVB and HbbTV have a close relationship and common membership, making this the perfect partnership,” said Peter MacAvock, chair of DVB. “Content delivery is becoming increasingly ...

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SENTECH and Broadpeak to Demonstrate OTT Multiscreen Video Delivery Via DVB-T2 at AfricaCom 2018

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Nov. 12, 2018 — At AfricaCom 2018, Broadpeak®, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, will showcase its solution for OTT multiscreen video delivery via DVB-T2 networks with SENTECH, a leading Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) service provider in sub-Saharan Africa. During the demo, SENTECH will rely on Broadpeak‘s nanoCDN™ multicast ABR solution and third-party technologies from Teamcast and Noovo to cost-efficiently deliver high-quality video to all screens. “We are excited to expand our footprint into OTT and CDN environments in the near future ...

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Harmonic Enables SKY Perfect JSAT to Deliver a World-Class Video Experience

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Nov. 12, 2018 — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SJC), a leading multi-channel pay TV platform operator in Japan, is upgrading its DTH headend to support HD and UHD delivery using an IP-based video and stream processing solution from Harmonic. SJC has also deployed an integrated playout solution from Harmonic to simplify the delivery of HD channels. Harmonic‘s solutions rely on software-based and intelligent function integration to enable seamless channel expansion, increase cost savings and deliver exceptional video quality to SKY PerfecTV! subscribers at low bitrates. “As the only multi-channel pay ...

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OOYALA POWERS STARHUB’S NEW STREAMING BOX

 The Ooyala Online Video Solution Delivers High Quality and Personalized Entertainment Experiences for the StarHub Go Streaming Box StarHub, a leading broadcaster and telco operator in Singapore, launched a brand new all-in-one entertainment destination – the StarHub Go Streaming Box, powered by the Ooyala Online Video Solution. This box is the first in the world to run on the Operator Tier version of Android TV Oreo and comes pre-loaded with the best of StarHub’s content catalog. With the Ooyala Online Video Solution simplifying and streamlining the OTT content preparation and publishing process, StarHub can deliver a great viewing experience for ...

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CRAS Students Train On-Site in Real Time During Live NASCAR Can-Am 500 Race at ISM Raceway in Phoenix

Three CRAS 11-Student Broadcast Engineering Teams Trained During the Three Days NBC SPORTS & FOX SPORTS Broadcasted Three NASCAR Races (Monster Energy Can-Am 500; NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 500; Xfinity Series Whelen Trusted To Perform 200)   Avondale, Ariz., Nov. 12, 2018 – Fast cars, fast trucks, and even faster audio and video feeds. Students from The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS; www.cras.edu), the premier institution for audio engineering education, recently had the opportunity to practice mixing live audio and video feeds from host broadcaster NBC SPORTS in the school’s 42-ft. remote-production mobile broadcast trailer ...

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FOR-A America Touts Popular Line-Up at WFX Expo

Cypress, CA, November 12, 2018 – At the upcoming WFX Expo, worldwide industry-leading manufacturer FOR-A® will demonstrate video production solutions ideal for house of worship and live production scenarios. FOR-A will exhibit in booth #619 during the WFX Conference and Expo, which runs from November 13-15 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. FOR-A’s WFX booth lineup includes the HVS-490 HANABI switchers, ClassX content creation and graphics playout solution, Variant Systems Group’s Envivo Replay sports and live event replay solution, and ODYSSEY Insight multi-channel video server. “WFX Expo has always been an important show to FOR-A America,” said Ken ...

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“The Oath” Shot with URSA Mini Pro and Edited with DaVinci Resolve Studio

Fremont, CA – November 12, 2018 – Blackmagic Design today announced that the new film “The Oath” was shot with several URSA Mini Pro digital film cameras and edited and graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio, its professional editing, grading, audio post and visual effects software. Written, directed by and starring Ike Barinholtz, “The Oath” also stars Tiffany Haddish, Billy Magnussen, John Cho, Carrie Brownstein and more. Recently premiered at the LA Film Festival and currently in theaters, the independent film explores how in a politically divided America, a man struggles to survive Thanksgiving without destroying his family. After the government mandates ...

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