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Switch Media Unveils Cost-Effective Fast-to-Market OTT Platform MediaHQ Lite Posted: 16/10/2019
Switch Media Unveils Cost-Effective Fast-to-Market OTT Platform MediaHQ Lite

Switch Media, a world leader in online video technology, is announcing the launch of MediaHQ Lite. This is an end-to-end OTT platform that provides a comprehensive feature set at a cost-effective price point allowing an OTT service to be delivered swiftly. MediaHQ Lite keeps complexity to a minimum while satisfying core OTT requirements, reducing overheads and providing the opportunity to test new ideas with minimal budget.

Premium OTT services have become complex and fragmented. Many broadcasters and content owners struggle with bespoke integrations, finger pointing between vendors, the high costs of app development and progressively increased overhead costs. MediaHQ Lite is aimed at new OTT offerings where time-to-market is critical, and budgets are realistic. The platform provides the ability to extend reach, free up operational resources and adapt to the changing OTT landscape and consumer expectations.

Using MediaHQ Lite, an OTT service can be launched quickly and easily without any kind of customisation. Users simply rebrand according to their own brand guidelines. Features include secure VOD and live streaming with DRM, a global CDN service, analytics reports, comprehensive metadata, high definition ABR encoding and use of the Switch Media applications, or their own apps if they have them. What really sets MediaHQ Lite apart is a full featured server-side ad insertion integration with AdEase providing uncompromised addressable ad experiences.

Tags: MediaHQ Lite | Switch Media | online video | encoding | VOD | SSAI | ad insertion | OTT
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BULGARIAS bTV MEDIA GROUP SELECTS AUTOSCRIPT PROMPTING AND VINTEN CAMERA SUPPORT SOLUTIONS Posted: 15/10/2019
BULGARIAS bTV MEDIA GROUP SELECTS AUTOSCRIPT PROMPTING AND VINTEN CAMERA SUPPORT SOLUTIONS

bTV Media Group, Bulgaria's TV audience leader, has installed state-of-the-art teleprompter and camera support equipment from Autoscript and Vinten in its all-new innovative studio. Located in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia, the futuristic broadcast newsroom incorporates seven Vinten Quartz pedestals with Vector 750 pan-and-tilt heads, along with Autoscript EPIC-IP17 teleprompters.

In addition to bTV, Bulgaria's first private national TV station, the bTV Media Group's television unit consists of market-leading channels bTV Action, bTV Cinema, bTV Comedy, bTV Lady, and RING. The new studio is the largest-scale technological project in the history of bTV and is unique in Central and Eastern Europe, featuring three multifunctional sets, 11 video walls, and a total area of 450 square metres.

The Autoscript and Vinten equipment is part of an overall design based on maximum flexibility in camera choreography and functional efficiency. Each camera setup includes an Autoscript EPIC-IP17 teleprompter sporting a sleek carbon-fibre hood, together with an integrated talent monitor.

vinten.com.

Tags: bTV MEDIA GROUP | AUTOSCRIPT | VINTEN CAMERA SUPPORT | Quartz pedestal | Vector 750 | EPIC-IP17 | teleprompter
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SCISYS Media Solutions to Showcase Cross-Media Storytelling Solutions For TV News and Radio at NAB New York Posted: 15/10/2019
SCISYS Media Solutions to Showcase Cross-Media Storytelling Solutions For TV News and Radio at NAB New York

SCISYS MEDIA SOLUTIONS will be exhibiting at NAB Show New York on 16 – 17 October, showcasing a portfolio of solutions designed for a new dimension of cross-media storytelling for TV newsrooms and radio production.

As TV meets radio and merges with online and social, SCISYS Media Solutions is now positioned at the heart of solving challenges for modern broadcasters and radio stations. Exhibiting at the booth of partner Arvato Systems (N646), NAB Show New York visitors will have the opportunity to experience the very latest developments in the leading Newsroom Computer System, OpenMedia INFINITY, and radio production and playout solution dira!

At NAB Show New York, SCISYS Media Solutions will demonstrate its flagship Newsroom Computer System, OpenMedia INFINITY, providing maximum speed and scalability for handling complex workflows in broadcast news production – from wire search, scripting, and rundown management through to playout control.

Tags: SCISYS | Cross-Media Storytelling Solutions | TV News | Radio | NAB New York
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disguise solutions power innovative video for the Ariana Grande Sweetener World Tour Posted: 15/10/2019
disguise solutions power innovative video for  Ariana Grande and rsquo;s Sweetener World Tour

Ariana Grande’s Sweetener World Tour is underway with disguise 4x4pro media servers and OmniCal projector-calibration engine playing a key role in facilitating the ethereal, galaxy-themed visuals on stage.

The tour supports the artist’s fourth and fifth studio albums, ‘sweetener’ and ‘thank u, next.’ It kicked off in March 2019 in New York and wraps in December 2019 in California, comprising three legs and a total of 102 dates in North America and Europe.

“The tour was designed to highlight the range and femininity of Ariana and create an ever-transforming space for her to perform her latest albums and give the audience an immersive experience to dive into as they witness Ariana's journey through her music,” says Loren Barton, Media Department Director with Lumentech. He has overseen the projection and media departments in support of many recent projects by Production and Lighting Designer LeRoy Bennett. Possible Productions produced the motion graphics for the show, which sees the stage brought to life with visuals of space during the song ‘NASA’, the visuals then turn the stage into a planet, a moon and a galaxy. From conversations with Ariana herself, Michael Figge and his team at Possible created a stage theme for each song that reinforced the choreography and lighting.

Tags: disguise | live events | concerts | Ariana Grande | video mapping | projector calibration | 4x4pro media servers | OmniCal | Bubble Agency
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Testronic Chooses GrayMeta Iris Media Platform for QC Testing Facility Posted: 14/10/2019
Testronic Chooses GrayMeta Iris Media Platform for QC Testing Facility

Testronic, a leader in quality assurance (QA), localization services, and compliance for the film, television and games industries, has integrated GrayMeta’s Iris Media Platform as a QCplayback tool in their testing facility which is used to test Post Production Masters and other files for OTT services in territories around the world.

Testronic provides outsourced QC testing services, in various worldwide territories, to content owners who are launching, or have an existing, OTT service. Testronic’s services ensures that the quality of the content meets the highest expectations. Testronic also tests the OTT platform across a large international device farm to confirm correct functionality and user experience on mobile and living room devices, as well as smart TVs for territories the world over.

Testronic has integrated Iris into its playback tool testing platform, helping them in their QC process for Master Quality Control and OTT deliverable package QC. Equipped with advanced video and audio tools, collaboration features, and a QC report generator, GrayMeta’s Iris Media platform uses metadata templates to efficiently check technical requirements, import automated QC reports and verify and double-check for false positives.

testroniclabs.com.

Tags: Testronic | GrayMeta | Iris Media Platform | QC Testing
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Immersive Digital Experiences Alliance (IDEA) Releases First Set of Specifications for Immersive Media Posted: 09/10/2019
Immersive Digital Experiences Alliance (IDEA) Releases First Set of Specifications for Immersive Media

The Immersive Digital Experiences Alliance™ (IDEA) today announced the release of the first draft of royalty-free specifications for the Immersive Technology Media Format (ITMF). ITMF is a display-agnostic interchange format for conveying high-quality and complex image scenes to a wide variety of immersive displays, including extended-reality headsets and display panels, based on the highly anticipated light field technology.

Tags: Immersive Digital Experiences Alliance | IDEA | Immersive Media Specifications | Immersive Technology Media Format | ITMF | Display Summit Conference | light field technology
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Tedial Tackles Sports Production with SMARTLIVE Multi Sport Configurations, and Media Content Distribution with Version Factory Upgrades at NAB New York 2019 Posted: 09/10/2019
Tedial Tackles Sports Production with SMARTLIVE Multi Sport Configurations, and Media Content Distribution with Version Factory Upgrades at NAB New York 2019

Tedial, the leading independent MAM technology solutions specialist, is responding to the rising demand for improved business and operational efficiency in live sports production and media content distribution with enhanced versions of its flagship solutions. The latest improvements to the Company’s award-winning platforms will be showcased at NAB Show New York 2019 on October 16th & 17th in Booth N244 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

Tags: MAM | Storage | archive | content management | media management | cloud | partial file restore | disaster recovery | workflow | sports | production | NAB New York 2019
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ADTH Conista Go Conditional Access System and DGI 1012 Mobile Digital TV Receivers Power New APAC Subscription TV Service Posted: 09/10/2019
ADTH Conista Go Conditional Access System and DGI 1012 Mobile Digital TV Receivers Power New APAC Subscription TV Service
ADTH is pleased to announce that its Conista Go conditional access technology has been chosen to power a new service from one of APAC's leading media and entertainment organizations. Also forming a core element of the new service is the ADTH DGI 1012 miniature mobile DTV receiver, a dongle that attaches to the USB port of Android phones.
Tags: Atlanta DTH | Inc. | ADTH | broadcast media access | broadcast content security | targeted television advertising | personalised television advertising | personalized television advertising | OTT content protection | IPTV content protection | satellite IR | miniatur
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PlayBox Neo Demonstrates Ultra-Flexible Channel-in-a-Box and SaaS-based Cloud2TV at MTE and NAB Show NY Posted: 09/10/2019
PlayBox Neo Demonstrates Ultra-Flexible Channel-in-a-Box and SaaS-based Cloud2TV at MTE and NAB Show NY
Following a highly successful IBC 2019 in Amsterdam, PlayBox Neo headed to Seattle (September 24th) and Portland (September 26th) for Media Technology Expo, followed by NAB Show New York (October 16th-17th). On demonstration were a complete PlayBox Neo Channel-in-a-Box television branding and playout system with the latest software modules.
Tags: PlayBox Neo | Channel in a Box | Cloud2TV | Channel-in-a-Box | CIAB | broadcast asset management | integrated media asset management | broadcast systems infrastructure | IT-based broadcast systems | disaster recovery centres | disaster recovery systems | digital med
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mediaClass Announces DAIClass Dynamic Ad Insertion for Linear Channels in Partnership with Anevia Posted: 09/10/2019
mediaClass Announces DAIClass Dynamic Ad Insertion for Linear Channels in Partnership with Anevia
mediaClass, a globally active leader in OTT systems development and supply, announces that it is finalising the integration of DAIClass into its end-to-end OTT multiscreen platform. DAIClass is a new capability powering dynamic ad insertion for linear channels. It is powered by Anevia’s DAI-enabled video delivery software. mediaClass presented its latest technology on stand 5.B48F at IBC 2019 in Amsterdam.
Tags: mediaClass | multiscreen platform | end-to-end hybrid OTT and IPTV | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Media Links Promotes 100G IP Solutions on NAB New Yorks Big Stage Posted: 08/10/2019
Media Links Promotes 100G IP Solutions on NAB New York and rsquo;s Big Stage
Media Links®, manufacturer and pioneer in Media over IP transport technology, will be exhibiting at the NAB NY show, October 16-17, 2019 on Booth No. N626. The company will address the essential requirements for Broadcasters to incorporate higher bandwidth demands and more flexible services across their IP networks.
Tags: Al Nunez | Media Links | NAB NY | MDP3000 | MDP3040 | TICO | Video over IP
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MediaKind appoints Allen Broome as Chief Technology Officer Posted: 07/10/2019
MediaKind appoints Allen Broome as Chief Technology Officer

 MediaKind, a global media technology leader, today announces the appointment of Allen Broome as CTO. Broome brings more than 20 years of media technology leadership and software expertise to MediaKind and was previously VP Cloud Engineering at Comcast Cable.

Tags: MediaKind | CTO | Broadcast | Media | Comcast | Ericsson | Cloud | IP | OTT
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The National Library of Spain digitises its audiovisual archives with Sony Posted: 03/10/2019
The National Library of Spain digitises its audiovisual archives with Sony
Digital transformation experts Red.es and the National Library of Spain (BNE), an organisation dedicated to the collection, storage and preservation of audio-visual material published in Spain, launched a call for tenders to digitise analogic archives of cassettes and VHS tapes in order to preserve its valuable video and audio files. Digitalisation specialists Memnon, a Sony company, was selected to safeguard this part of the country’s heritage. Libnova collaborated in this project with Memnon.
Tags: Sony | Intelligent Media Services | Memnon | BNE | digitisation services
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Fincons Group leads Engagement and Monetization panel at Medientage Munchen 2019 Posted: 02/10/2019
Fincons Group leads Engagement and Monetization panel at Medientage M and uuml;nchen 2019

Fincons Group, a leading IT business consultancy, is delighted to announce they will be leading a key panel session during Medientage München 2019 entitled “Engage and Monetize in a competitive market: Experiences of Innovation Acceleration and Efficiency of Delivery”. The session will be moderated by media journalist Dr. Jörn Krieger.

Tags: Medientage | media | video
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Artel Video Systems Gear Allows Cablenet to Establish Media-Over-IP Connectivity Between Sites Across Cyprus Posted: 01/10/2019
Artel Video Systems Gear Allows Cablenet to Establish Media-Over-IP Connectivity Between Sites Across Cyprus

Artel Video Systems, a world-class provider of innovative, real-time multimedia delivery solutions, today announced that its InfinityLink and FiberLink® solutions are supporting IP-based media transport for Cablenet, an independent alternative telco provider in Cyprus. Cablenet is using the Artel media transport systems to connect stadiums across Cyprus and two remote production sites through the company's network and headends.

Tags: Artel Video Systems | Cablenet | Media-Over-IP | 2019 NAB Show New York | multimedia delivery solutions | IP-based media transport | InfinityLink | FiberLink
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