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Media Production and Technology Show - Registration Now Open and a Host of New Features Announced For 2020 Posted: 06/01/2020
Media Production and Technology Show - Registration Now Open and a Host of New Features Announced For 2020

The organisers of the Media Production and Technology Show 2020 are delighted to announce that registration for this year’s event, which takes place 13-14 May at London Olympia, is now open.

Featuring over 180 leading exhibitors on its show floor and 220 key industry speakers at its insightful panels and discussions, the must-attend content and technology show for the UK media and broadcast industries is projected to attract over 8000+ attendees. 95% of the exhibition space for the 2020 event is already sold, highlighting the strength of its position on the tradeshow calendar as the leading tradeshow in the UK.

Tags: Media Production and Technology Show 2020 | London Olympia | exhibition | tradeshow | NEP | MPTS | The DPP | SMPTE
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Finepoint Broadcast gears up for 2020 with a major further investment in Canon UHD lenses Posted: 11/12/2019
Finepoint Broadcast gears up for 2020 with a major further investment in Canon UHD lenses

As part of a strategy of continuing investment to track with the latest market requirements, Finepoint Broadcast, a leading UK dry hire provider of production and OB equipment to the global marketplace, has announced the further addition of a range of Canon lenses to its hire stock portfolio.

The additions include the standard Canon CJ24, plus the Canon CJ45 and large UJ90 lenses (UHD DIGISUPER).

Finepoint Broadcast Hire Manager Clive Northen said, “Finepoint has not seen the disruptive business peaks and troughs of recent years that have been so prevalent in various broadcast sectors. To the contrary, our growth has been steady and continuous, due in part to our continual evaluation and investment in technologies, such as these Canon lenses, that provide a direct benefit to our customers.”

Finepoint Broadcast Chief Engineer Andrew Mckenzie said, “The Canon CJ24 is an acclaimed telephoto lens with a 24x broadcast zoom and a focal length of 7.5-180mm that offers 4K performance that is ideal for on-the-shoulder newsgathering. The ultra-high zoom CJ45 is packed with innovative, class-leading technology that is perfectly suited to wildlife and live-sport deployments.

And with a 90x zoom, 9-810mm focal length, and image stabilisation that's fully compatible with 2/3" 4K cameras and broadcast environments where HDTV is currently in use, the Canon UHD DIGISUPER 90 lens is perfect for expanding Finepoint Broadcast’s 4K lens range.”

Tags: Finepoint Broadcast | Investment | Canon | Canon UHD Lenses | Dry Hire | Canon Lens Hire | Canon CJ24 | Canon CJ45 | Canon UJ90
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NEP Announces the Appointment of Lise Heidal as SVP, Global Media Solutions to Lead Worldwide Initiative Posted: 09/12/2019
NEP Announces the Appointment of Lise Heidal as SVP, Global Media Solutions to Lead Worldwide Initiative

NEP Group, the leading outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers of live sports and entertainment, announced today that Lise Heidal, Managing Director of NEP Norway AS, has been promoted to SVP, Global Media Solutions. In her new role, she will lead NEP’s Global Media Solutions Team and the company’s strategic initiative in 2020 and beyond. She will report to Mike Werteen, Global President for NEP’s Broadcast Services and Media Solutions, and become part of NEP’s senior leadership team.

 

 

 

Tags: NEP Group | Lisa Heidal | SVP | Global Media Solutions | Mike Werteen | Broadcast
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NEP Connect Celebrates Providing Connectivity for Top-Level Womens Sports Posted: 20/11/2019
NEP Connect Celebrates Providing Connectivity for Top-Level Women and rsquo;s Sports

 

NEP Connect (formerly SIS LIVE), the leader in critical broadcast connectivity, has provided satellite and Anylive® fibre solutions to major UK broadcast clients to enable global coverage of a host of top-flight women’s sports events, including major tournaments and global championships for football, cricket and netball.

NEP Connect provided satellite capacity for a host broadcaster of the women’s global football championship held in Paris earlier in the year. NEP’s IBC operation took feeds from the HBS, both 1080p50 and UHD, recording them as well as routing them to both the broadcasters HQ Los Angeles and the studio set-up based out of NEP UK’s UHD OB truck, Aurora, overlooking the Eiffel Tower at Cafe de l'Homme. NEP also provided standards conversion for the circuits that went directly to transmission at Pico, both in 1080p and UHD, as well as return circuits. Circuits travelled directly to and from LA where the main EVS operation was located, as well as a route via the IBC to allow local switching and redundancy.

The women’s England-Australia cricket tournament utilised NEP Connect’s Anylive network that connects 18 UK cricket venues. The Anylive network connects 240+ of the UK’s leading entertainment and sports venues and stadiums, broadcasters, network operators, channel aggregators and major switching centres. Coverage of a global netball competition held in

Tags: NEP | SIS LIVE | IBC
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Imagine Communications Updates Core Truck Technology for NEP Belgium Posted: 06/11/2019
Imagine Communications Updates Core Truck Technology for NEP Belgium

Imagine Communications has delivered core technology for a major refresh of an outside broadcast truck for NEP Belgium. As well as providing state-of-the-art and future-proofed solutions, a key part of the challenge was the very tight timescale allocated to complete the refurbishment. Imagine Communications was able to deliver on the tough timetable with the support of its Belgian dealer and partner, VP Media Solutions.

“Our Unit 14 still had many kilometres in it, but with a technology platform that was life-expired,” said Geert Thoelen, transitions manager at NEP Belgium. “We wanted a solution that would fit into the existing space, would give us all the functionality we need today, and be ready for the future, including increasing use of IP connectivity. And we could really only take the truck off the road for little more than a month earlier this year, so our partner had to be capable of moving swiftly to install and commission.”

Imagine Communications was able to comfortably meet the requirements. The new infrastructure is built around the Platinum™ IP3 router. In a single 15RU chassis, this router provides very high-density switching of today’s SDI-HD signals. It is also capable of seamlessly integrating uncompressed video over IP, so is ready to form the basis of a migration to IP connectivity — for example, to introduce Ultra HD signals. In Unit 14, the Platinum IP3 router is also fitted with the Platinum SX Pro multiviewer cards, adding functionality while reducing rack occupancy and power consumption.

Imagine’s Magellan™ SDN Orchestrator provides overall system control in the truck. It is specifically designed to provide unified operational interfaces in a hybrid environment, easing the transition between traditional, SDI-connected technology and software-defined, IP-connected architectures.

Tags: Imagine Communications | NEP Belgium | OB truck | outside broadcast | truck refurbishment | core technology | state-of-the-art | future-proof | VP Media Solutions | Unit 14 | Geert Thoelen | IP connectivity | Mathias Eckert | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications
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NEP UK Powers Up The Circle Posted: 15/10/2019
NEP UK Powers Up and lsquo;The Circle and rsquo;

NEP UK, the leading provider of outside broadcasting, fixed rig, remote production and media workflow solutions, reveals that is has played a critical role as key technical partner for a second year for the largescale production of Studio Lambert’s social media reality TV series, The Circle, for Channel 4.

The Circle returned to Channel 4 for its second series this autumn, with NEP UK remaining its’ trusted partner since the show’s inception in 2018, refining its talented team and adapting the equipment used to ensure it can meet the evolving requirements of the huge reality production.

Over 135 cameras cover a total of 18 apartments and breakout rooms, the largest number of cameras NEP has deployed on a single production to date, allowing up to 36 video streams to be recorded simultaneously, and editing is undertaken on an EVS backbone with a 25-minute turnaround. One of NEP’s key workflow innovations, and one that distinguishes it from previous reality show successes for the company, such as its long running support of Big Brother, is the use of 10 mini galleries in the production each using a bespoke NEP camera control platform and router setup Each of these galleries in turn feeds into a Master Gallery which stitches all the elements together.

Tags: NEP UK | Channel 4 | Reality TV | The Circle | Studio Lambert | EVS Backbone | Bubble
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Creative Technology increases its PHABRIX Qx inventory for live events Posted: 10/10/2019
Creative Technology increases its PHABRIX Qx T and amp;M inventory for live events

PHABRIX, a worldwide leader in test and measurement solutions, is pleased to confirm that Creative Technology, an NEP Live Events company, has purchased a fourth Qx rasterizer for the company’s new portable production unit (PPU).

Tags: PHABRIX | 4K Capabilities | Qx | Creative Technology | NEP Live Events | PPU
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Finepoint Broadcast Emphasises Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity Posted: 09/10/2019
Finepoint Broadcast Emphasises Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity
Accompanying image shows, from left, Finepoint Broadcast colleagues Jordan Bunton-Williams and Paul MacKenzie.
 
Finepoint Broadcast Pro-AV Sales Manager Paul MacKenzie and Marketing Manager Jordan Bunton-Williams head to London in early October for the AVIXA UK Diversity Council Networking Social Event. The event provides a forum in which attendees can discuss the subjects of diversity and inclusion within the audiovisual
Tags: Finepoint Broadcast | broadcast equipment rental | broadcast equipment hire service | broadcast camera rental | television production equipment rental | dry hire service-provider | new and used broadcast production equipment | professional audio visual sales and
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NEP UK APPOINTS NEW COMMERCIAL AND TECHNICAL LEADS Posted: 20/09/2019
NEP UK APPOINTS NEW COMMERCIAL AND TECHNICAL LEADS

NEP UK, the leading provider of outside broadcasting, fixed rig, remote production and media workflow solutions, has appointed a raft of new commercial and technical leads who will be key to accelerating growth within the expanding divisions of the world renowned company.

Tags: NEP UK | remote production | new appointments | MAM system | AR graphics solutions | NEP Worldwide Network | Richard Lancaster | Malcolm Cowan | Daragh Bass | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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NEP UK Deploys Embrionix emFUSION-6 SDI-IP Gateways for IP-Based Remote Production of Major Sporting Series Posted: 10/09/2019
NEP UK Deploys Embrionix emFUSION-6 SDI-IP Gateways for IP-Based Remote Production of Major Sporting Series

LAVAL, Quebec — Sept. 6, 2019 — Embrionix today announced that NEP UK is using the company's emFUSION compact SDI-IP/IP-HDMI gateway within an IP-based production workflow for the 2019 season of a premier sporting series. The emFUSION-6 enables NEP UK to provide remote monitoring for multiple channels with multiple languages, special POV cameras, and remote sports commentary while maintaining remote control on every site during each event.

Tags: NEP UK | Embrionix | emFUSION-6 | IP-Based Production | SDI-IP/IP-HDMI gateway
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Grass Valley and NEP UK to Showcase the Power of IP at IBC 2019 Posted: 10/09/2019
Grass Valley and NEP UK to Showcase the Power of IP at IBC 2019

Grass Valley and NEP’s UK division will collaborate at IBC 2019 to demonstrate the strength of IP infrastructures in outside broadcast (OB) production environments. NEP UK's Ceres truck will be on display at the Grass Valley booth (9.A01) at the RAI, Amsterdam giving IBC visitors a unique opportunity to get inside this benchmark all-IP OB truck and learn first-hand how Ceres is optimized to deliver the high levels of scalability and flexibility that are critical to today’s live production environments. Commonly used at major events, sports fixtures and other large-scale productions, NEP Ceres is built on open standards, featuring SMPTE ST2110 connectivity throughout the truck.

Tags: Grass Valley | NEP | IBC | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Polar News: Pre IBC 2019 Posted: 09/09/2019
Polar News: Pre IBC 2019
News just in...There's a Polar Bear on the loose!
 
The chief Polar Bear from Polar Graphics introduces you to our suppliers from across the globe, who will be exhibiting at IBC 2019.
Tags: IBC2019 | IBCshow | PolarGraphics | Apantac | Bluefish444 | Cinedeck | ImagineProducts | MagStor | Mediaproxy | Stardom | StorageDNA | SNS | JetStream | PikoloSystems | Broadcast | Film | TV | PostProduction | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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PRESS RELEASE: Imagine Products Release TrueCheck Posted: 09/09/2019
PRESS RELEASE: Imagine Products Release TrueCheck

TrueCheck is the Industry’s Only All-in-One Tool for File Comparison, Search, Report, and Verification

With a combination of capabilities including a unique comparison feature available nowhere else, TrueCheck helps anyone who handles large numbers of files to ensure mirror images, verify data integrity, generate reports for themselves or others, and so much more.

Tags: ImagineProducts | PolarGraphics | TrueCheck | IBCshow | IBC2019 | FileAnalysis | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Fletcher Offers a Front Row View with the Sony Compact HDC-P50 4K HD POV System Camera Posted: 06/09/2019
Fletcher Offers a Front Row View with the Sony Compact HDC-P50 4K HD POV System Camera
Fletcher Group, a Broadcast Services Company of NEP Group, is an Emmy Award-winning specialty capture production partner and equipment provider that has supported content producers in the broadcast and live events industry for over 25 years – ranging from sports and entertainment to concerts and special events. The company recently standardized on the new Sony HDC-P50, a versatile 4K/HD/HDR/HFR system camera in a portable form factor. Due to its size and adaptability, the camera has already been used to capture numerous high-profile sporting events including MLB’s All-Star Game with Fox and ESPN, as well as the U.S. Open with Fox, in addition to Wimbledon, to name a few.
Tags: Sony | Fletcher Group | NEP | Broadcast | 4K | HDC-P50 | System Camera | UHD | HDR | POV Camera | Live Production | Sport
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URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 Delivers Ultra HD Coverage for Defqon.1 Dance Festival Posted: 06/08/2019
URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 Delivers Ultra HD Coverage for Defqon.1 Dance Festival
Blackmagic Design today announced that Dutch hardstyle dance festival Defqon.1 relied on a live production workflow featuring the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 and ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K for Ultra HD live production.
Tags: Blackmagic Design | Blackmagic | BMD | Live Production | Ultra HD | Music Festival | NEP | URSA Mini Pro | ATEM | Switcher
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