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Take 1 acquires Verb8tm

Take 1 to acquire Maryland-based transcription & captioning company, Verb8tm.

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Transcription, access and localization services provider to the media and entertainment sector, Take 1, has entered into an agreement to acquire Maryland-based transcription and captioning company, Verb8tm. The transaction is scheduled to close on the 31st of December 2021 and will strengthen Take 1’s position in the US with the addition of Verb8tm’s staff and technology. Verb8tm was originally established in 2007 as the International Center for Accessible Radio Technology (ICART.) Founded by Ellyn Sheffield, Ph.D., the center’s mission was to serve the public radio market to comply with federal accessibility standards. After several years of research and development, ICART ...

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Crown Media selects Globecast for cloud migration of primary US linear and OTT playout services for its Hallmark channels

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Los Angeles, CA, December 7th, 2021 — Building on its relationship with Los Angeles-based Crown Media Family Networks, Globecast has announced that it’s now providing the media company with evolutionary primary cloud playout services for its three channels: Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama — which reach more than 150 million homes in the US. The five-year deal solidifies Globecast’s management of the primary playout of both the linear and OTT feeds of the channels, alongside all terrestrial and satellite distribution to MVPDs and VMVPDs. Globecast is also handling the streaming of Hallmark’s TV Everywhere offering to ...

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Ateme Provides TVRI with Next-generation Contribution Solution

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Ateme, the leader in video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable TV, DTH, IPTV and OTT, today announced that TVRI, a state-owned national broadcaster and the country’s largest television network, has chosen to implement its TITAN Edge contribution solution, further strengthening Ateme’s presence in Indonesia. Ateme’s TITAN Edge encoders and decoders provide two-way contribution between TVRI’s Jakarta headquarters and 28 provinces across Indonesia. This has allowed TVRI to upgrade its system and transport video between locations, such as remote studios, thereby enabling remote production. TITAN Edge is a futureproof, software-based contribution encoder and decoder solution. This offers TVRI a number of ...

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“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” Veteran Sound Team Recreate and Reinvent the Sounds of a Classic

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Sound editorial and mixing teams for the hit action comedy hosted by Sony Pictures Post Production Services. Currently screening exclusively in movie theaters, Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters: Afterlife invites audiences to experience a thrilling new chapter in the Ghostbusters universe. Directed by Jason Reitman and produced by Ivan Reitman, the film centers on a single mom and her two kids who arrive in a small town and discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind. The film is written by Gil Kenan and Jason Reitman. Sound editorial and mixing was based at Sony Pictures ...

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Netflix’s “Tick, Tick…Boom!”: PNYA Members Phosphene and Company 3 Help Recreate the New York of Broadway Composer Jonathan Larson

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NEW YORK CITY—Tick, Tick…Boom! is Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda’s magical adaptation of the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, who revolutionized theater as the creator of Rent. In theaters November 12 from Netflix, the film finds Larson (played by Andrew Garfield), a promising theater composer on the cusp of his 30th birthday, navigating love, friendship and the pressures of life as an artist in New York City. Fittingly for a film rooted in Broadway, post-production was largely completed in New York City by members of the Post New York Alliance (PNYA). Visual effects house Phosphene used its ...

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Editor Erik Tobeler Joins 11 Dollar Bill

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CHICAGO and BOULDER—11 Dollar Bill has added editor Erik Tobeler to its growing creative team. Tobeler, who brings experience in advertising, branded content, documentaries and other media, will be based out of the company’s Boulder office and assume the post of Creative Lead. Among his first projects is a moving public service announcement for The Climate Reality Project which launched during the organization’s annual 24 Hours of Reality event. 11 Dollar Bill Managing Partner Lisa Effress notes that Tobeler has collaborated with the studio on several projects and they were impressed with his storytelling skills and enthusiasm. “We’re thrilled to ...

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Pandax 4K Broadcasts and Live Streams Tecnópolis Anniversary Celebration with URSA Broadcast

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Fremont, CA – December 6, 2021 – Blackmagic Design today announced that Pandax 4K relied on URSA Broadcast cameras, along with an ATEM 2 M/E Advanced Panel, to broadcast and live stream the 10th anniversary celebration and reopening of Tecnópolis, the largest art, science and technology exhibition in Argentina. The event featured musical performances across several stages, as well as technology and cultural presentations, gastronomy experiences and more for thousands of in person attendees and reached a virtual audience of more than 4,000 viewers. Buenos Aires based audiovisual production company Pandax 4K was brought on board for the major event, which was live ...

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Greenland’s KNR chooses nxtedition as its primary production system for another five years

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Broadcast microservices specialists nxtedition has inked a five-year deal with KNR (Kalaallit Nunaata Radioa), the Greenlandic Broadcasting Corporation, which has chosen to maintain nxtedition’s end-to-end system as their primary broadcast solution. KNR first installed nxtedition as part of its new production infrastructure in 2017 and relies on it to deliver a futureproof workflow for streamlining all their broadcast, web, and social media production needs. Using nxtedition’s story-centric workflow, KNR journalists can run their programs themselves, without having to rely on a lot of technical support. The system encompasses pre-production, ingest, media management, script writing, graphics, prompting, live studio automation and ...

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