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Globecast welcomes Berto Guzman as VP, Head of Content Acquisition Aggregation and Distribution for the Americas

Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, and one of the largest content distributors in the world with a portfolio of over 250 networks in 19 languages, has announced Berto Guzman as Vice President, Head of Content Acquisition Aggregation and Distribution (CAAD) for the Americas, effective immediately. Guzman is responsible for programmer partnerships and platform distribution to build upon the continued success of the company’s Content business throughout the Americas. Guzman brings to his new position over 20 years of experience in content distribution and contract negotiation for numerous international and multi-cultural channels. His background includes content distribution for major ...

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AJA FS-HDR Powers First-Ever Simultaneous UltraHD HDR / HD SDR Broadcast for South Korean Audiences

Exploration into the endangered habitats of bears and the global crises that threaten the species recently aired in a landmark broadcast event for South Korean audiences. In January 2019, leading domestic television network MBC broadcast “Bear,” an episodic nature documentary series exploring the impact of climate change and urbanization on pandas, grizzlies, polar bears and beyond. This marked the first simultaneous broadcast of HDR and SDR programming in South Korea, providing audiences with UltraHD HDR displays the opportunity to view the engaging wildlife documentary in more vibrant and vivid hues in a wider dynamic range.   The Seoul-based broadcaster’s first ...

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Emerson College Adopts Broadcast Pix BPswitch Integrated Production Switcher for Student Sports Production

Chelmsford, Mass. – July 16, 2019 – Broadcast Pix™ today announced Emerson College, a private college in Boston devoted to communication and the arts, is using a new BPswitch™ GX integrated production switcher to produce live coverage of four team sports on campus. Installed in late 2018 during winter break, the new BPswitch was used throughout last season when the men’s basketball team won its first NEWMAC championship title. The BPswitch anchors the control room in the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym, which hosts all home games for men’s and women’s basketball as well as men’s and women’s volleyball. ...

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Globecast brings The Total Africa Cup of Nations to the world in 4K alongside VOD content creation

Globecast is extending its relationship with the organisers and rights holders of the Total Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, bringing the 2019 event to the world. The tournament began on June 21st with the final taking place on July 19th. Globecast is working in partnership with the Egyptian Local Organising Committee (LOC), Lagardère Sports, managers and marketers of sports rights across Europe and Africa, and the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF). For additional on-the-ground logistics support, Globecast has partnered with local specialists KAR Technology, who have provided logistical expertise and liaison with the LOC. Globecast has also collaborated closely ...

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LiveU Matrix Gives Broadcasters Free Access to NASA TV’s Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Live Feed

On Friday, July 19th, NASA TV will broadcast “NASA’s Giant Leaps: Past and Future – Celebrating Apollo 50th as we Go Forward to the Moon,” a live special highlighting the most-celebrated mission to the moon. Broadcasters will have the ability to pick up the official NASA live feed over IP for free via the LiveU Matrix content management and distribution service. “We’re honored to help promote NASA’s amazing Apollo 11 Anniversary event,” said Mike Savello, LiveU’s VP of Sales, Americas. “With LiveU Matrix, broadcasters can access high-quality live video and immediately distribute the content without sending a crew to cover ...

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Picture Block’s COLORSPACE 4K HDR Vehicle Uses DaVinci Resolve and Blackmagic Design 12G Products

Fremont, CA – July 16, 2019 – Blackmagic Design announced today that Picture Block used DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel to provide HDR color correction and editing as part of the new COLORSPACE 4K HDR screening room vehicle. COLORSPACE also includes a 12G and 4K workflow using a number of other Blackmagic Design products. Los Angeles’s Picture Block’ COLORSPACE is a premium HDR color and editing suite built inside an off road vehicle that provides HDR viewing and analysis of up to 16 cameras at once. It is the first HDR screening room color suite and edit bay ...

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Insight TV Launches on Delta Fiber Netherlands’ Delta and Caiway Networks

  Insight TV, global content creator, channel and distributor has signed a distribution deal with Dutch telecoms operator Delta Fiber, which will see Insight TV launch on its Delta and Caiway networks. Delta and Caiway subscribers across the Netherlands will be able to enjoy Insight TV’s portfolio of popular shows and series in HD, 24/7 from 17th June. This announcement further highlights Insight TV’s continued growth in Europe and follows its launch on T-Mobile’s popular Thuis (Home) service earlier this year and launch on KPN in 2018. Insight TV provides an enhanced and engaging viewer experience, creating shows around global ...

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Sasani Studios Builds Its Next Generation Media Foundation with EditShare Workflow Solutions

Boston, MA, USA — July 15, 2019 — EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent scale-out storage, Automated Quality Control (AQC), editing and media management solutions, announced today that South African media powerhouse Sasani Studios has designed its next-generation multi-camera workflow production around EditShare workflow solutions EditShare Flow, EFS scale-out media engineered storage, multi-channel Geevs ingest and Ark archiving. Boasting ten main television and film stages and three additional acoustically-designed studio spaces, Sasani Studios is one of the largest multifunctional complexes of its type in Africa. The full-service studio is responsible for five of Africa’s most popular soap operas – 7de Laan, Isidingo, Scandal!, Skeem Saam, and The ...

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Dalet To Acquire Ooyala Flex Media Platform Business

Paris, France – July 15, 2019 – Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Ooyala Flex Media Platform business. The asset deal includes the Ooyala Flex Media Platform, as well as Ooyala personnel across sales, marketing, engineering, professional services, and support. The Ooyala Flex Media Platform, which is primarily sold as a subscription/SaaS offering, is a perfect solution for servicing OTT and digital media distribution workflows. The acquisition of these assets, personnel, and customers will expand the Dalet solutions offering to more verticals ...

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FilmLight brings in Matthieu Straub to strengthen its international colour workflow team

  LONDON — 15 July 2019: Well-known French DIT and film workflow specialist, Matthieu Straub, has joined FilmLight. Based in Paris, he will provide technical advice and practical assistance to FilmLight clients in France and Benelux, as well as acting as the company’s voice in local key trade groups and with training partners in the production and post marketplaces. After a pioneering career as a freelance digital imaging technician in French cinema – including the 2012 blockbuster Asterix, plus commercials and feature films with DoPs such as Darius Khondji ASC AFC, Russell Carpenter ASC, Eric Gautier AFC and Benoit Delhomme ...

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Intinor Direkt encoders with Bifrost Reliable Transport enable Lagardère Sports

Umea, Sweden, 15 July 2019 — Intinor Technology, Sweden’s leading developer of products and solutions for high quality video over IP networks, has announced the sale and implementation of its Direkt encoders to Lagardère Sports, a leading global sports marketing agency. Lagardère Sports needed a more cost-effective way to provide contributions from its global coverage of the ATP Tour 250 series. The  ATP Tour 250 is a series of men’s tennis tournaments that are a part of the Association of Professional Tennis Players (ATP) calendar.  Lagardère Sports required an ecosystem that would remain reliable and robust whether the tennis was being ...

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Globecast IBC 2019 Preview

Stand:  A.129 Debuting at IBC 2019 Globecast Managed Cloud Network (Globecast MCN): Expanded feeds supporting global sport contribution New at IBC this year is Globecast Managed Cloud Network (Globecast MCN). This is a response to pressures across the sports broadcasting market to be able to deliver specific/different feeds, cost-effectively, that affiliates can select, rather than having to deliver all feeds to all affiliates. Globecast MCN allows multiple feeds to be distributed globally via the cloud.  It means affiliates can air content specific to them without the additional cost of more fibre- or satellite-delivered content. As competitions move from location to ...

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Mediaproxy incorporates Vidrovr search capability into LogServer

Melbourne, Australia – 15 July 2019 – Mediaproxy, the leading provider of software-based IP broadcast solutions, is expanding the capabilities of its LogServer IP-based logging, monitoring and analysis software through the integration of the Vidrovr enterprise video search platform. Using advanced machine learning techniques, this enables operators to find and check footage using a variety of tags, including people, text, audio and visual content. Today’s playout storage systems can contain a huge number of programs. Mediaproxy LogServer has already proved itself to be the leading compliance program, allowing material to be logged, monitored and analyzed to ensure conforming with broadcast ...

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HPA Announces 2019 Engineering Excellence Award Winners

The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Awards Committee have announced the winners of the 2019 HPA Engineering Excellence Award. The winners were selected by a blue-ribbon judging panel after a session held at IMAX on June 22. Honors will be bestowed on November 21 at the 14th annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The HPA Awards were founded in 2005 to recognize creative artistry and innovation in the professional media content industry. A coveted honor, the Engineering Excellence Award rewards outstanding technical and creative ingenuity in media, content production, finishing, distribution, and archive. HPA Awards ...

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Broadcast Engineering Veteran Alain Beauvais Joins TAG to Support Continued Growth

Broadcast Engineering Veteran Alain Beauvais Joins TAG to Support Continued Growth Fluency across all broadcasting applications essential to support TAG’s IP applications LOS ANGELES — July 11, 2019 — TAG Video Systems, the world leader in integrated software-based IP Multiviewers, Probing and Monitoring solutions, has appointed industry veteran Alain Beauvais as director of service and support, effective immediately. The addition exemplifies the Company’s continuing global growth initiative – TAG opened its first U.S.-based office in the LA area earlier this year, and also demonstrates its commitment to support the rapid and worldwide deployment of IP with dedicated resources. According to ...

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RASCULAR IBC 2019 PREVIEW

Think Control, Think Rascular Rascular is a software design company that creates precision control applications for third-party, professional video technologies. We work across the broadcast, streaming and A/V sectors. Bespoke or off-the-shelf, our applications work across SDI and IP technologies, including Newtek’s NDI® protocol, providing template-based or user-defined panels that allow access to any and all functionality required, giving users the precision control they need, even in extremis. Stand 6.C19 IBC DEBUT CastAway Rascular has continued to expand its integration of Newtek’s NDI® protocol, announcing the development of CastAway, a new Helm application, which provides NDI master control switching in ...

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The Art of Making the Useful Beautiful Brings Honor to DPA Microphones

ALLEROED, DENMARK, JULY 11, 2019 – The world’s best designers gathered at the Aalto-Theatre in Essen, Germany on the night of Monday, July 8, for the official presentation of the 2019 Red Dot Awards. Among them were DPA Microphones’ Project Lead Rune Møller and R&D Manager Ole Moesmann, who received this prestigious award on behalf of the company for its ground-breaking 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone, which is a winner in the ‘Product Design’ category. Designed to be elegant, visually appealing and discreet, the 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone ensures usability across a wide range of uses. Although the advanced mechanical design ...

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Sigma Unveils Sigma fp Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera; Announces High-Performance Lens Series for Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Systems

July 11, 2019 Sigma Corporation today made the following announcements: Launch of Sigma fp, the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless digital camera. Introduction of a newly developed high-performance lens series for full-frame mirrorless cameras. The first of which will include: Sigma 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary Sigma fp – The Smallest and Lightest Full-Frame Mirrorless Digital Camera With dimensions of 112.6×69.9×45.3mm and body weight of 370g, the all-new Sigma fp is the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless digital camera. It is equipped with a 35mm Bayer full-frame sensor with 24.6 ...

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