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Rise Goes Global to Support Women Around the World Posted: 11/03/2020
Rise Goes Global to Support Women Around the World

Rise, the membership organisation for for gender diversity within the broadcast technology sector, is proud to announce that its originally UK based organisation, will also launch in North America and APAC. In addition to the exciting news about global expansion, Rise has appointed four new board members as it seeks to increase its important work throughout the media and entertainment sectors.

Serena Harris, North American Sales Director at Annex Pro, will be running Rise North America. Serena, who is based in Vancouver, has over two decades of experience in the media and entertainment industry and worked with Avid and Marquis.

“I am overjoyed to be launching Rise North America. What Rise is doing for women in the industry is extraordinary and I want to open those same opportunities to women here,” Serena explains. “I am very much looking forward to building on the momentum of Rise’s success’ to help even more women realize their potential and growth within our industry.”

Nancy Diaz Curiel, Managing Director of Digigram Asia will be running Rise APAC. Nancy, who is based in Singapore has over 10 years of experience in the broadcast industry and will be launching a Rise mentoring scheme in the region shortly.

“I am humbled to be appointed head of the APAC antenna of the organization,” says Nancy, “I am a strong believer in gender equality and am an active participant in several mentoring initiatives in the APAC region to highlight and drive the success of the amazing women in our industry.”

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Fonn Group names Isaac Hersly as head of new Americas operation Posted: 18/02/2020
Fonn Group names Isaac Hersly as head of new Americas operation

Fonn Group, a Norwegian technology group, today announced the launch of Fonn Group Americas, a regional operation that will bring its Mjoll and 7Mountains brands to the North and South American markets. Isaac Hersly, a pioneer in the US media and broadcast markets, will lead Fonn Group Americas.

Hersly’s background includes serving as President and COO at Chyron, where he was instrumental in building the company from the ground up to become a leader in the US broadcast software industry. He also founded the successful operations for world-leading broadcast technology company Vizrt in the Americas, spending more than 18 years with the business. In addition, he spent many years on the customer side of the broadcast industry, as Vice President of the ABC Owned TV stations.

"We are extremely happy to have someone as well-known and respected as Isaac onboard to lead our operations in the Americas. He brings with him a unique understanding of the broadcast and media markets and has successfully built companies from the ground up in a demanding territory”, said Haavard Saunes Myklebust, CEO of Fonn Group.

Tags: Fonn Group | Mjoll | 7Mountains | Norway | America | Isaac Hersly | video workflows | newsroom
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Nevion sales grow by more than a third in the Americas Posted: 12/11/2019
Nevion sales grow by more than a third in the Americas

 

Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, has experienced a growth in bookings in its Americas region of 34% so far in 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. Sales of software and services in the region have also more than quadrupled in the period, reflecting the increased demand for IP solutions, based on Nevion’s flagship software-defined products.

In 2019, Nevion has signed several significant deals with new and existing customers in in the Americas, most notably with a US national broadcast network and a leading international satellite services provider. These high-profile projects are currently in the process of being delivered.

To build on that growth, and to meet the surge in interest in workflow-transforming IP solutions, two seasoned and highly-regarded sales executives, Edward McGivern and Ron Rosenthal, have recently joined Nevion’s Americas team.

With 20 years’ experience selling high-value technology solutions in the broadcast market, McGivern has held senior sales positions at Snell Advanced Media, Imagine Communications and Grass Valley. Most recently, he was the director of Tektronix’s video sales division for the Americas.

Tags: Nevion | Broadcast | US | Growth | Appointment | Americas
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Riedel Provides Comprehensive Signal Transport and A V Infrastructure for 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games Posted: 04/11/2019
Riedel Provides Comprehensive Signal Transport and A V Infrastructure for 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games

Riedel Communications supplied a turnkey A/V solution for the 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games, recently completed in Lima, Peru. Riedel's world-class technologies, coupled with comprehensive on-site service and support, ensured flexible, clear, and reliable signal transport and communications for both games.

As the world's third-largest international multisport events, the 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games saw a combined total of 9,500 athletes from 41 nations participating in 419 events across 39 sports. Riedel was the official audio/video partner for this year's games, supplying all signal distribution systems and intercom communications for a record 42 competition venues and three noncompetition venues. This included the real-time transport of baseband HD production signals for events such as weightlifting, rhythmic gymnastics, archery, handball, marathon, 20-kilometer and 50-kilometer walk races, racquetball, and water polo.

"We shipped 22 40-foot sea freight containers full of our equipment to Peru — plus multiple airfreight shipments — which shows the immense scope of this project," said Marc Schneider, Director of Global Events for Riedel Communications. "Putting on an international sporting event of this scale is a massive undertaking, but our team lives for this type of complex challenge. Just as we have proven time and time again, Riedel's integrated solutions offer the power, flexibility, reliability, and simplicity needed to drive this world-class sporting event."

Riedel supplied all audio systems for the 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games, including PA systems, microphone systems, and specialized solutions, such as underwater speakers. The comms solutions included 45 Artist digital matrix intercom systems with 50 panels, 110 commentator boxes, and 220 Bolero beltpacks and headsets.

Tags: Signal Transport | A/V Infrastructure | 2019 Pan American Games | Parapan American Games | Riedel Communications
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JONATHAN YOUNG GEARS UP WITH ANTON BAUER AND SACHTLER FOR THE AMERICAS WITH SIMON REEVE Posted: 18/10/2019
JONATHAN YOUNG GEARS UP WITH ANTON BAUER AND SACHTLER FOR THE AMERICAS WITH SIMON REEVE

Anton/Bauer's Dionic XT batteries and a Sachtler flowtech100 carbon-fibre tripod played starring roles in the production of Series 1 of "The Americas With Simon Reeve," currently airing on BBC Two. As director of photography for the program, renowned cameraman Jonathan Young relied on the Dionic XTs and flowtech100 to capture stunning imagery in rugged, remote, and challenging locations, from the icy wilderness of Alaska's Denali National Park to the steaming jungles of Costa Rica.

"The Americas" is the latest in Young's long-term collaboration with Reeve, a well-known British author, adventurer, and TV presenter. The two-series program traces Reeve's journey "from the top to the toe" of the Americas, with Series 1 covering North and Central America. Currently in production, Series 2 will continue the story down through South America and will air in 2020.

"This program is Simon's most ambitious journey yet, and he explores parts of the Americas few outsiders or even locals get to see. On this shoot, we had every extreme of temperature and location that it's possible to encounter in a single filming assignment," said Young. "We pushed our equipment to the limit, and naturally, we expected something to break or fall apart. But the Dionic XT batteries and flowtech100 tripod performed flawlessly throughout, whether we were shooting in -20 degrees Celsius in Alaska or 35 degrees and high humidity in Costa Rica. Once again, the Anton/Bauer and Sachtler gear surpassed my expectations."

Young shot most of "The Americas With Simon Reeve" Series 1 using several different Sony cameras such as the PXW X500 and the FS5, all utilising Canon lenses. With its lightweight yet sturdy carbon-fibre construction, the flowtech100 tripod combined with a Sachtler Video 18 S2 fluid head to provide stable support and smooth operation for the camera payload, which often exceeded 15 kg.

Tags: Vitec Production Solutions | JONATHAN YOUNG | ANTON/BAUER | SACHTLER | THE AMERICAS WITH SIMON REEVE | Dionic XT | flowtech100
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Masstech introduces Kumulate to Americas, bringing next-gen intelligent storage management to M and E Posted: 16/10/2019
Masstech introduces Kumulate to Americas, bringing  next-gen intelligent storage management to M and amp;E
Masstech is pleased to announce the debut of Kumulate, its new intelligent storage and asset lifecycle management platform, to the North and South American media & entertainment (M&E) markets. The result of an intensive industry consultation, Kumulate offers M&E users a route through the many current industry transitions taking place in storage, media and workflow.
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CLEAR-COM STRENGTHENS U.S. SALES WITH NEW APPOINTMENTS AND INCREASED PARTNER SUPPORT Posted: 14/10/2019
CLEAR-COM STRENGTHENS U.S. SALES WITH NEW APPOINTMENTS AND INCREASED PARTNER SUPPORT

Clear-Com® has appointed two new Regional Sales Managers (RSM) in North America. William Elliott takes over responsibility for the Southeast Region and Caribbean, while Vic Lombardi will handle the newly established North Central Region covering Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Pat Hamp, formerly RSM for the Southeast Region, has been promoted to a Sales Training Role focused on training Partners.

Tags: Clear-com | Regional Sales Manager | William Elliott | Vic Lombardi | North America | South East Caribbean | Knowledge | Market | Solutions
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Black News Channel Debuts Culturally Specific News Network in Partnership With PESA to Deliver 24 7 News Across the Globe Posted: 07/10/2019
Black News Channel Debuts Culturally Specific News Network in Partnership With PESA to Deliver 24 7 News Across the Globe

Black News Channel (BNC), the nation's only 24/7 African American news channel, has partnered with PESA, a leading U.S. designer and manufacturer of professional video and audio distribution systems, to ensure reliable news programming as BNC rolls out its news service on Nov. 15 to an estimated 33 million cable TV and satellite households in the top African American TV markets.

Tags: Black News Channel | PESA | Cheetah router | BNC | AV distribution | African American TV
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Densitron Investing for Growth in the Americas with Key Appointment Posted: 24/09/2019
Densitron Investing for Growth in the Americas with Key Appointment
Densitron, a creator of HMI technologies, Broadcast intelligent display solutions, and a global leader in display, monitor, and embedded computing solutions, today announced the appointment of Ye Gaung to the California based Densitron business development team. Densitron’s Americas HQ in California provides access to the key US domestic market, as well as growth markets in Canada and across South America.
Tags: Densitron | Densitron America | New Hire | Ye Gaung | HMI | HMI Technologies | Intelligent Display Solutions | IDS | Displays | Monitors
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RecordTV selects MediaKind IRD to enable extensive coverage of 2019 Pan American Games Posted: 13/09/2019
RecordTV selects MediaKind IRD to enable extensive coverage of 2019 Pan American Games

MediaKind, a global media technology leader, was selected by the Brazilian TV network RecordTV to enable its delivery of over 1,000 hours of programming of the 18th Pan American Games, across its Play Plus streaming services, R7 news portal and Record News and RecordTV channels. The Games took place in Lima, Peru, between July 26 - August 11, 2019.

Tags: MediaKind | RecordTV | Pan American Games | Avicom Engenharia | MediaKind RX8200 Advanced Modular Receiver | RX8200 | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Primestream Tapped by the Organization of American States for Automated Transcription and Video Cataloguing Posted: 19/06/2019
Primestream Tapped by the Organization of American States for Automated Transcription and Video Cataloguing

Primestream® the leader in Media Asset Management and workflow automation, today announced that the Organization of American States (OAS) has selected Primestream’s Xchange® platform — hosted in the cloud and integrated with Artificial Intelligence (AI) — to catalog their media assets.

Tags: Primestream | Organization of American States for Automated Transcription and Video Cataloguing | MAM | AI
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Sigma Fathers Day Promotion Extended Through June 30, 2019 Posted: 18/06/2019
Sigma Fathers Day Promotion Extended Through June 30, 2019

Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, has extended its Father’s Day promotion until June 30, 2019. This means that shoppers have an additional twelve days to capitalize on phenomenal savings on 11 select Global Vision Art and Contemporary lenses as well as the Mount Converter MC-11. Included in this special promotion is the Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, the true Sigma flagship lens. The first Art lens released under the Sigma Global Vision moniker, the 35mm F1.4 DG HSM is a staple focal length for photographers. The six-time award-winner has been honored by TIPA, DPReview.com, PC Magazine, Resource Magazine, The Phoblographer and Camera Journal Press Club. With such renowned industry accolades, this lens has proven itself to be a must-have for any camera bag, a favorite for everyone from beginners to seasoned professionals. Get the Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art today with instant savings of $125 during this promotion.

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Must See Sigma Cine Lenses and Presentations at Cine Gear Expo LA Posted: 22/05/2019
Must See Sigma Cine Lenses and Presentations at Cine Gear Expo LA

Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, will exhibit its full Sigma Cine lens lineup, including the new 28mm T1.5, 40mm T1.5, and 105mm T1.5 prime lenses at the 2019 Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles, CA in booth 71A. In addition to the hands-on Sigma Cine lens showcase, showgoers can attend special educational Sigma presentations offered throughout the exhibition.

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ChyronHego Expands Sales Presence in Americas With Four Key Appointments Posted: 03/04/2019
ChyronHego Expands Sales Presence in Americas With Four Key Appointments
Signaling solid and continued growth in its Americas broadcast division, ChyronHego today announced the appointment of Gregoire Rouyer as regional sales manager of major accounts, Holly Myers as director of government accounts, and Mark Friedman as global creative services manager. In addition, ChyronHego has promoted Jason Toliopoulos to strategic account executive.
Tags: ChyronHego | Americas | Appointments | Jason Toliopoulos | Gregoire Rouyer | Holly Myers | Mark Friedman | Senior Account Management | Creative Services Roles
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Imagines Glodina Connan-Lostanlen Takes IABM Outstanding Woman in Broadcast 2018 Award Posted: 18/12/2018
Imagines Glodina Connan-Lostanlen Takes IABM Outstanding Woman in Broadcast 2018 Award

Dr. Glodina Connan-Lostanlen of Imagine Communications has won the first ever Outstanding Woman in Broadcast Award. The honour is presented by IABM, the international trade association for broadcast and media technology, in association with Rise, the advocate group for gender diversity in the sector. The award was presented at IABM’s Annual International Business Conference awards ceremony on the evening of Thursday, 6 December 2018.

Tags: Imagine Communications | Glodina Connan-Lostanlen | IABM Outstanding Woman in Broadcast 2018 Award | advanced media technology | Rise | senior vice president and general manager for Americas | Tom Cotney | Peter White | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications
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