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NEWS Accelerate and simplify MAM workflows Across all the action in 2014 2 014 is proving another exhilarating year for Camera Corps working in partnership with major OB specialists, production companies and broadcasters globally. “Speciality cameras for major international sports events continue to feature high on our agenda this year,” comments Shaun Glanville, Director of Business Development at Camera Corps. “Events captured by our production partners using Camera Corps equipment and services this year have so far included the Winter Games in Sochi, Isle of Man TT, Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships, and the World Cup in Brazil.” W ohler Technologies reports that Spain’s VSN, an IT company specializing in high-performance multimedia content management solutions, is using Wohler’s RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform™ as the transcoding and media transformation engine for its media asset management (MAM) product. Integration of this Wohler technology into its MAM solution enables VSN to offer end users a turnkey solution for high-performance media management and processing. Extending quality assurance A “The acquisition of SIS LIVE’s Special Cameras assets has boosted Camera Corps’ extensive portfolio of equipment and its ability to do more work this year,” adds Barry Parker, Commercial Manager. “It has also ensured the continued global availability of some of the most advanced special- purpose cameras in the business. The expanded Camera Corps range now includes live or recorded on-board mobile applications that can be used at many sporting events and a suite of specialist aquatic camera systems, as well as the globally acclaimed Cricket Stump Cam which gives unique video for live viewing or action replays from each end of the wicket being used all over the world.” gama Technologies, the video service quality assurance expert, have announced that British Sky Broadcasting Limited (Sky) has extended its Agama DTV Monitoring Solution deployment to also cover its over-the-top (OTT) service playout. Sky has two OTT services: Sky Go, a TV Everywhere multiscreen offer for its DTH subscribers; and, NOW TV, a standalone OTT streaming product targeting users from a completely new customer segment. To be able to increase understanding and control of this service distribution, Sky has expanded its existing monitoring solution from Agama, allowing the company to also ensure that its adaptive bitrate (ABR) streaming services are always available with the right quality, thereby improving the end-user experience. 16 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 92 AUGUST 2014 TV-BAY092AUG14.indd 16 08/08/2014 15:24