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FRAMETRUNK SUPPORTS REMOTE PRODUCTION PROJECTS DURING LOCKDOWN Posted: 30/07/2020
FRAMETRUNK SUPPORTS REMOTE PRODUCTION PROJECTS DURING LOCKDOWN

FrameTrunk, one of the leading suppliers in next generation broadcast solutions, today announced its recent successes in a variety of remote production projects despite obstacles in production due to Covid-19. These include, supporting BBC Three’s ‘Yung Filly’s Celeb Lock In’ and Globe Productions, ‘One Love Covid-19 Relief Auction’.

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SAP Sapphire Now Conference Transports Workforce to Virtual Worlds with disguise xR Posted: 23/07/2020
SAP Sapphire Now Conference Transports Workforce to Virtual Worlds with disguise xR

disguise xR technology (Extended Reality) has helped deliver the virtual edition of the ‘Sapphire Now’ conference, hosted by worldwide enterprise application software company SAP, who offer tools to enable easier virtual working for users. The 2020 global conference aimed to deliver the important message that a resilient response can drive a sustainable and profitable future to its workforce, customers and partners who, for this year, were a remote audience of over thousands.

Creative innovators, Purple have been involved with SAP’s annual live conference for many years, and innovation was certainly required for the 2020 virtual event. Purple designed a video stream which created a virtual world revealed by LED video screens behind conference presenters powered by the disguise xR technology.

Tags: disguise | SAP | Sapphire Now | extended reality | remote conference | virtual working | innovation | Live Legends | Purple | VFX | 3D technology | AR | MR | production | Bubble Agency
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OWNZONES BECOMES NEWEST MEMBER OF THE TRUSTED PARTNER NETWORK Posted: 23/07/2020
OWNZONES BECOMES NEWEST MEMBER OF THE TRUSTED PARTNER NETWORK

OWNZONES Entertainment Technologies, the leading cloud-based video supply chain company, has announced today its appointment as the newest member of the Trusted Partner Network (TPN).

Tags: OWNZONES Media Entertainment | Trusted Partner Network | Security | Cloud | Dan Goman | Content Consumption | Certification | Bubble Agency
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PEBBLE CHOSEN BY TV BANDEIRANTES IN BRAZIL FOR NEW AGRIBUSINESS CHANNEL AGRO+ Posted: 16/07/2020
PEBBLE CHOSEN BY BRAZIL and rsquo;S TV BANDEIRANTES FOR NEW AGRIBUSINESS CHANNEL AGRO+

Leading playout automation and channel in a box specialist, Pebble Beach Systems, today announced that Brazilian broadcaster TV Bandeirantes (known as Band) has launched its new Agro+ channel with Pebble’s Marina and Dolphin systems at the heart of its operation.

Agro+ is a specialised channel aimed at the country's vital agribusiness industry and was launched on 22 June. With programming covering all aspects of the industry, the fully file-based channel is split across two sites, with its main headquarters in Brasilia and Master Control based in São Paulo. Pebble’s flagship Marina automation solution controls Dolphin integrated channel devices which handle branding, graphics and loudness control for the channel. The original technology was installed by Pebble’s local reseller, Videodata, who also carried out the remote commissioning for this new launch.

Tags: Pebble Beach Systems | playout | automation | graphics | broadcast | Brazil | TV Bandeirantes | Marina | Dolphin | Agribusiness | channel launch | Bubble Agency
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disguise xR Pushes The Boundaries Of Album Promotion ForBlack Eyed Peas Posted: 14/07/2020
disguise xR Pushes The Boundaries Of Album Promotion ForBlack Eyed Peas

Despite current lockdown restrictions still in place in many countries, disguise xR technology has enabled partner XR Studios to create a limitless performance environment for Grammy award winning hip-hop band Black Eyed Peas to promote their new album on primetime TV shows across the world.

Tags: disguise | XR Studios | extended reality | xR | live production | live broadcast | Bubble Agency
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disguise r17.3 is now live: with New Key Features for More Streamlined and Efficient Workflows Posted: 30/06/2020
disguise r17.3 is now live: with New Key Features for More Streamlined and Efficient Workflows

disguise takes on the new ‘normal’ with the launch of r17.3, its latest software release that delivers an improved workflow for enhanced efficiency and successful completion of projects post-lockdown. New features include Indirections, Multi-layer Editing, Object Assignment Hotkeys, Crossfaded Loop Section Mode as well as a number of improvements and bug fixes to further streamline the user experience.

In addition to the above, r17.3 also has a wide range of other improvements guaranteed to streamline workflows including:

NDI SDK has been updated to version 4.5

The ability to point manager at a template project

Alt-drag in the feed mapping editor

Clicking a tag or note now jumps the exact frame where the tag is placed

Dither parameter added to the gradient texture tool to help reduce banding

You can now pause the playback of a Notch block

Import and Export of feed maps

disguise r17.3 is available to download now from www.download.disguise.one

 

Tags: disguise | software | r17.3 | new features | streamline | efficient workflow | user experience | broadcast | production | live events | creative deliver | visual experiences | Bubble Agency
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THE AVERAGE UK VIEWER IS WATCHING MORE TV AND PAYING 25 MONTH FOR TV SERVICES DURING LOCKDOWN Posted: 19/06/2020
THE AVERAGE UK VIEWER IS WATCHING MORE TV AND PAYING and pound;25 MONTH FOR TV SERVICES DURING LOCKDOWN

A large majority of the UK population is watching more TV content since the outbreak of COVID-19, according to a recent study conducted by Netgem TV. The leading TV service has recently completed a survey with over 750 respondents to explore the different ways in which consumers across the UK and Ireland are turning to television to escape from the daily routine in lockdown.

Tags: Netgem TV | consumer research | Live TV | Films | Netflix | YouTube | news | paid for TV | BT | Sky | Bubble Agency
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ERT GREECE UPGRADES MULTI-SITE PLAYOUT FACILITIES WITH PEBBLE BEACH SYSTEMS MARINA Posted: 18/06/2020
ERT GREECE UPGRADES MULTI-SITE PLAYOUT FACILITIES WITH PEBBLE BEACH SYSTEMS MARINA

Leading playout automation and channel in a box specialist, Pebble Beach Systems, today announced that the state-owned public radio and television broadcaster for Greece, The Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT), has ordered a significant multi-site installation of Pebble’s Marina automation platform to transform the playout capabilities at its Athens headquarters, and their premises in Thessaloniki.

Tags: Pebble Beach Systems | ERT Greece | Playout | automation | channel in a box | broadcast | satellite | Pierides TechnoSystems Ltd. | Marina | Bubble Agency
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disguise xR Delivers Defining Moment in Broadcast With Katy Perry Performance On American Idol Finale Posted: 03/06/2020
disguise xR Delivers Defining Moment in Broadcast With Katy Perry  Performance On American Idol and rsquo; Finale

Technology pioneers XR Studios leveraged the latest technology from disguise to bring the future of broadcast to primetime American television when pop sensation Katy Perry performed her new single ‘Daisies’ on the season finale of American Idol. The project relied on the collaboration between the creative and technical teams led by XR Studios, with content by Silent Partners Studio using Notch VFX, direction by Silent House Productions and PRG North America as the Production Vendor.

“Started on the #AmericalIdol stage, ended up in a whole new world”, as Katy Perry wrote on her Instagram, the performance has since been watched by over 9 million viewers around the globe with over 2 million Youtube hits on top of the 7.3 million strong viewers on the night. The broadcast has left many asking ‘how was the performance achieved?’

“Having disguise for delivery of this content was crucial... there's simply no other solution out there that I would trust with this.” explains JT Rooney of Silent Partner Studios, who was the Screens Producer and led all the creative content creation.

 

Tags: disguise | xR | XR Studios | Scott Millar | Katy Perry | Silent House Productions | American Idol | Silent Partners Studio | The Squared Division | Broadcast | Bubble Agency
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BUBBLE AGENCY APPOINTS MELANIE WEBB TO GROW BROADCAST PRODUCTION PORTFOLIO Posted: 27/05/2020
BUBBLE AGENCY APPOINTS MELANIE WEBB TO GROW BROADCAST PRODUCTION PORTFOLIO

Bubble Agency, the global PR, marketing and events specialist for the media and entertainment technology and services sectors, today announced the appointment of Melanie Webb, as a PR and marketing consultant. Melanie brings to Bubble over 15 years of experience working in the production and distribution end of the broadcast sector at agencies including Premier PR and Franklin Rae.

Melanie has held various positions within production, including TV producer, further exemplifying her strong expertise in managing and delivering corporate publicity for TV, film, media companies and brands, as well as consumer programme publicity for a range of broadcasters, independent production companies, distributors and content providers. Her client experience includes: Rough Cut, A&E Networks, Edinburgh TV Festival, Independent Films, Women in Film & Television Awards, DRG and more.

Tags: Bubble Agency | Sadie Groom | Melanie Webb | appointments | Broadcast production | Rough Cut | A&E Networks | Edinburgh TV Festival | Independent Films | Women in Film & Television Awards | DRG
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OWNZONES Connect Wins Future Best of Show Award Posted: 18/05/2020
OWNZONES Connect Wins Future Best of Show Award

 

OWNZONES Entertainment Technologies announces that OWNZONES Connect™ SaaS platform is a recipient of the 2020 Future Best of Show Award, presented by TVB Europe.

“We are very proud to receive this Best of Show Award,” said Dan Goman, CEO of OWNZONES. “Connect truly redefines the media supply chain through cloud workflows and AI toolkits. Receiving this award is meaningful because it further validates the importance of streamlining production, collaboration, and delivery workflows in the cloud in order to give audiences worldwide greater accessibility to content while helping content creators reach more users, more effectively.”

Future’s Best of Show Awards are evaluated by a panel of engineers and industry experts, and are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry. A Special Edition of the award program was held this year in the absence of a physical NAB Show, with entries judged on their written nominations.

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Rise and Rise APAC Announces 2020 Pairings for Mentoring Scheme Posted: 14/05/2020
Rise and Rise APAC Announces 2020 Pairings for Mentoring Scheme

Rise, the membership group for gender diversity within the broadcast technology sector today announced the pairing up of mentees and mentors for its third annual mentoring scheme in the UK, and its first mentoring scheme in the APAC region.

The 2020 programme sees a variety of experienced broadcast sector industry leaders, at a diversity of levels of seniority, ready to offer expertise, knowledge and guidance to 30 women.

The scheme is made possible due the support from industry partners including:

• Gold sponsors – Avid | Sky

• Silver sponsors – Clear-Com | Audio-Technica Europe | Ross Video | Sony | DPP | Pixelogic

This year, Sports Video Group (SVG) Europe Women, a powerful network of women working in the sports media arena made up of members from across TV sports broadcasting, production, distribution and technology, joins as an industry partner. The initiative is supporting two women in the programme. SVG Europe Women will offer those women specific sports industry advice, sessions, events and additional guidance.

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All Of It Now deploys disguise gx 2c on Manic World Tour Posted: 30/04/2020
All Of It Now deploys disguise gx 2c on Halsey and rsquo;s Manic World Tour

American singer Halsey kicked off her Manic World Tour 2020 in Madrid in February supporting her just released studio album, also called Manic. The Manic World Tour spans 48 shows, and kicked off in Europe, with the next legs currently being planned for Asia and North America later this year. disguise gx 2c media servers were selected by All Of It Now to drive the show’s video and Notch IMAG real-time effects.

Numerous features of the disguise solutions came into play for the tour starting in pre-pro. “The show’s video design used a multi-layered frame, and the 3D workflow of disguise Designer allowed us to create parallel maps that placed content on the screen spatially without requiring specific renders for certain songs,” explains Danny Firpo of All of It Now, a disguise Rental Partner and Workflow Specialist based in San Francisco, who did the tour’s video programming with Cade Moore. “This gave us the creative flexibility to move content around the screen and explore different approaches for certain songs.

 

Tags: disguise | concert touring | live events | gx 2c | media server | Notch | 3D workflow | All Of It Now | IMAG | real-time effects | Bubble Agency
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Pebble Beach Systems Announces Strong 2019 Financial Results Posted: 30/04/2020
Pebble Beach Systems Announces Strong 2019 Financial Results

Pebble Beach Systems, the leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, today announced a strong set of results for the year ended 31 December 2019, with all key financial metrics ahead of 2018’s impressive figures.

The company increased its gross margin, and the net cash inflow from its operating activities. At £3.8m, the adjusted EBITDA figure was 52% higher than that for 2018. Revenues were also significantly up, at £11.2m compared to £9.2m in 2018, an increase of 22%.

Tags: Pebble Beach Systems | automation | channel in a box | integrated and virtualised playout | scalable products | flexible | financial results | Bubble Agency
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OWNZONES Supports Content Creators Through COVID-19 Crisis Posted: 14/04/2020
OWNZONES Supports Content Creators Through COVID-19 Crisis

 

OWNZONES Entertainment Technologies, the leading cloud-based video supply chain company is helping studios and post houses around the world respond rapidly to the growing global consumption of content through its remotely compatible cloud-based platform, OWNZONES Connect™.

OWNZONES Connect, is the next-gen content servicing and supply chain platform. The first cloud-based solution to support SMPTE IMF and ACES workflows, Connect was designed natively in the cloud to join the fragmented pieces of many post-production workflows by replacing multiple vendors, non-compatible formats and expensive data servers. The largest movie studio, or smallest indie network, can easily connect with their audiences by rapidly processing and delivering content in any format to any platform. Through Connect, users can transcode video content up to 35 times faster while reducing costs up to 90 percent.

The demand for content has increased significantly due to the COVID-19 virus. However, production has slowed dramatically, and even stopped for studios and content companies. They are looking at their vast libraries to try and fill the demand and OWNZONES is helping them conform their content and deliver it to global platforms through its cloud-based infrastructure.

Tags: OWNZONES | Covid-19 | supporting remote workflows | OWNZONES Connect | deliver content | production | Bubble Agency
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