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Fincons Group joins Deutsche TV-Plattform Posted: 05/12/2019
Fincons Group joins Deutsche TV-Plattform

Fincons Group, a leading IT management consultancy for the Media & Broadcast sector, through its German subsidiary Fincons.DE GmbH, joins Deutsche TV-Plattform, the German non-profit association whose purpose, since its foundation in 1990, is to introduce, disseminate and further develop digital Television in Germany.

Fincons Group has played a pivotal role in the development of HbbTV technology in Europe – the standard aimed at harmonising the broadcast and broadband delivery of entertainment services to consumers through connected TVs, set-top boxes and multiscreen devices - and has contributed to define best-practice in the new US ATSC 3.0 standard. The company is thus well placed to make a significant contribution to Deutsche TV-Plattform, while continuing to scout for new broadcast technologies and to acquire new skills in the field by working with major players in Italy and Europe.

Andre Prahl, CEO of the Deutsche TV-Plattform: "We are very pleased to see Fincons Group joining Deutsche TV-Plattform. This underlines the relevance of the Smart Media topics and projects we are pushing forward - in particular the minimum requirements for HbbTV-2 devices, which pave the way for new HbbTV services from broadcasters, and our initiative to harmonise metadata requirements for the distribution of audiovisual content".

 

 

 

 

Tags: HbbTV | ATSC 3.0
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Bannister Lake Provides On-Air QR Code Functionality to Canadas Todays Shopping Choice Posted: 25/11/2019
Bannister Lake Provides On-Air QR Code Functionality to Canadas Todays Shopping Choice

Bannister Lake announced today that it has successfully added QR codes to "Today's Shopping Choice" (TSC, tsc.ca) on-air graphic presentation, creating exciting new purchase possibilities for viewers. Bannister Lake has a long-standing relationship with the popular home shopping broadcaster, having created and implemented software solutions that are integral to the channel's production workflow.

Bannister Lake's established BL XPF Generator solution automatically pulls all the visual assets associated with featured products that are scheduled during a specific TSC segment and in turn generates a Ross XPression graphic sequence that can be taken to air instantly. By adding QR codes to the asset mix through Bannister Lake software, TSC can drive additional sales while providing audiences with supplementary product information.

TSC viewers scan the QR code with their smartphones and are taken to a corresponding webpage to learn more about the product and make the purchase. This provides an additional path to purchase and is welcomed by tech-savvy viewers.

 

Tags: Bannister Lake | QR Code | Today\'s Shopping Choice | TSC | video graphic display
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Fifty Fifty adds second Baselight grading suite Posted: 21/10/2019
Fifty Fifty adds second Baselight grading suite

Leading London boutique post house Fifty Fifty has added a second Baselight grading suite as part of its expansion programme. With the growing interest in top end content for broadcast and streaming, both suites are equipped for 4K and HDR Ultra HD, and certified for Dolby Vision grading and delivery.

 
Originally a short-form house, Fifty Fifty is now best known for its broadcast work. As well as an ambitious expansion into a fourth building next to its original Soho base, to drive future creative and commercial growth, Fifty Fifty has recruited experienced long-form colourist Joe Stabb to run both the department and the new suite.
 
“Our boutique size enables us to offer agile, bespoke solutions,” said Cara Kotschy, managing director of Fifty Fifty. “The addition of beautifully styled and Dolby Vision accredited Baselight suites is a strategic move to put us at the forefront of technology and deliver our strategy within the high-end programming market. Baselight is a name that almost every single client will recognise and trust.”
 
Today, the majority of Fifty Fifty’s OTT deliverables are in HDR, so it is incredibly important that they have the confidence to deliver this new technology. The new suite matches the existing room technically, based on a Baselight TWO workstation with a Blackboard control surface. Fifty Fifty also use Baselight plug-ins in their editorial rooms and Flame VFX.
Tags: FilmLight | Fifty Fifty | Baselight | grading suite | colourist | Joe Stabb | 4K | HDR Ultra HD | Cara Kotschy | Dolby Vision | Blackboard control | Flame VFX | colour science | colour artist | interoperability | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications
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Infront Productions uses Sony Virtual Production at BMW BERLIN-MARATHON Posted: 03/10/2019
Infront Productions uses Sony Virtual Production  at BMW BERLIN-MARATHON
Sony is pleased to announce that the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON, one of the biggest sports events in Europe, has successfully experienced a new wireless workflow with Sony Virtual Production in partnership with Deutsche Telekom and Infront Productions.
Tags: Sony | BMW BERLIN-MARATHON | Infront Productions | Deutsche Telekom
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Hybrid TV, ATSC 3.0 and back: new impulse for Next Gen TV Posted: 01/10/2019
Hybrid TV, ATSC 3.0 and back: new impulse for Next Gen TV

Fincons Group, a leading IT business consultancy with a significant footprint in media and broadcast, has published a new whitepaper to help European broadcasters understand the benefits emerging from the adoption of ATSC 3.0 across the USA. The aim of the whitepaper is to serve as a guide to European broadcasters to ensure they are equipped to revamp their existing HbbTV systems, tackle future market demands and remain competitive in a globally expanding marketplace.

Tags: fincons; fincons group; Hybrid TV; ATSC 3.0; Next Gen TV
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V-Nova joins ATSC, driving industry collaboration and innovation to enable the best media experiences Posted: 24/06/2019
V-Nova joins ATSC, driving industry collaboration and innovation to enable the best media experiences

V-Nova today announced that is has become a member of the influential Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) - the international non-profit organisation that develops digital television standards.

Tags: V-Nova | Advanced Television Systems Committee | ATSC | ATSC 3.0 | Codecs | Compression | AVC/h.264 | HEVC | VP9 | AV1 | video compression technologies | imaging compression technologies | PERSEUS | PERSEUS Pro
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Sky Deutschland and MX1 Expand Collaboration Posted: 19/06/2019
Sky Deutschland and MX1 Expand Collaboration

MX1, an SES subsidiary and global solutions provider of media services, announced today that Sky Deutschland has agreed to a new service agreement extension with the company, which will see the German broadcaster’s customers receive perfect audio and video signals under any conditions. In particular, the scope of MX1’s contingency service will be expanded to include Sky Deutschland's over-the-top (OTT) signals as well as its main broadcasts.

Tags: Sky Deutschland | MX1 | SES | OTT
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Qvest Media and Sony renew Deutsche Welles connected production with Media Backbone Hive Posted: 06/06/2019
Qvest Media and Sony renew Deutsche Welles connected production with Media Backbone Hive
In cooperation with Qvest Media, a worldwide leading system architect and ICT integrator, Sony is providing the German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) with the news and media production system Media Backbone Hive. Thanks to integrating Sony’s Media Backbone Hive into the production centres in Berlin and Bonn, DW is gradually moving towards new, highly efficient production workflows. Due to its open API interfaces the system builds the centre piece of a future-oriented production platform which allows efficient, automated, and system wide workflows. Using Private Datacentres, the two Hive Digital Centre’s collectively enable approximately 1,000 journalists across the two locations to deliver news remotely in real-time.
Tags: Sony | Qvest Media | Deutsche Welle | Media Backbone Hive
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Triveni Digital Introduces ATSC 3.0 Broadcast Gateway for End-to-End Delivery of Next-Gen TV Posted: 28/05/2019
Triveni Digital Introduces ATSC 3.0 Broadcast Gateway for End-to-End Delivery of Next-Gen TV

Triveni Digital today announced a new ATSC 3.0 Broadcast Gateway, rounding out the company's end-to-end solutions for delivering next-generation broadcast television services. The Broadcast Gateway supports ATSC 3.0 broadcast services in HD and UHD, enabling stations to easily generate ATSC 3.0 signal information via user-defined transmission parameters.

Tags: Triveni Digital | ATSC 3.0 | Broadcast Gateway | Next-Gen TV
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Discovery Deutschland Adds HGTV to Channel Lineup, Extends Partnership With MX1 for Media Services and ASTRA Satellite Capacity Posted: 15/05/2019
Discovery Deutschland Adds HGTV to Channel Lineup, Extends Partnership With MX1 for Media Services and ASTRA Satellite Capacity
MX1, a global solutions provider of media services and a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, announced today that Discovery Deutschland, a TV and digital media broadcast station based in Munich, Germany, will use MX1's managed media and distribution services to deliver an eighth German channel, HOME & GARDEN TV (HGTV), which will be available to viewers from 6 June 2019.
 
Tags: Discovery Deutschland | HGTV | MX1 | Media Services | ASTRA Satellite Capacity | SES
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SMPTE May Webcasts Posted: 09/05/2019
SMPTE May Webcasts
Credentialed press are welcome to join any SMPTE® webcast. Members of the media must contact Barbara Lange at blange@smpte.org to register.
Tags: SMPTE | Webcasts | ATSC 3.0 | Low-Latency Live Streaming | DCP Operation Constraints
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Harmonic and Sony Partner to Demonstrate New SaaS Technology for ATSC 3.0 Hybrid Service Delivery at the 2019 NAB Show Posted: 10/04/2019
Harmonic and Sony Partner to Demonstrate New SaaS Technology for ATSC 3.0 Hybrid Service Delivery at the 2019 NAB Show
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) and Sony Electronics today announced an innovative demonstration of advanced, hybrid ATSC 3.0 functionality that expands cloud services and enhances the end-consumer experience for ATSC 3.0 TVs. Harmonic's VOS®360 SaaS delivers both the over-the-air (OTA) and the over-the-top (OTT) components of hybrid services that run on advanced TV software developed by Sony Electronics. At the 2019 NAB Show, Harmonic will demonstrate its unified solution with Sony Electronics, highlighting practical hybrid services use cases that are currently implemented at the Chicago 3.0 ATSC 3.0 trial by Weigel Broadcasting Co. The implementation reflects both companies' commitment to enabling the innovative capabilities of the ATSC 3.0 standard and support for the successful deployment of hybrid ATSC 3.0 services.
Tags: Harmonic | Sony | Partner | SaaS Technology | ATSC 3.0 Hybrid Service Delivery | 2019 NAB Show | UHD | Time-Shift TV | Accelerated Channel Change | Robust OTA Services | VOS 360 | SaaS and Sony ATSC 3.0 TV Software | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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Pearl TV Stations Deliver Flawless ATSC 3.0 Streams With Triveni Digitals StreamScope XM Verifier Posted: 10/04/2019
Pearl TV Stations Deliver Flawless ATSC 3.0 Streams With Triveni Digitals StreamScope XM Verifier
Triveni Digital today announced that Pearl TV, a business organization comprised of more than 220 network-affiliated TV stations — including Cox Media Group, the E.W. Scripps Company, Graham Media Group, Hearst Television, Meredith Local Media Group, Nexstar Media Group, Gray Television, and TEGNA — is using Triveni Digital's StreamScope® XM Verifier for receiving, verifying, and recording ATSC 3.0 broadcast streams in the ROUTE protocol. StreamScope XM Verifier gives Pearl TV stations a comprehensive view of the ATSC 3.0 service, allowing them to verify a wide range of ATSC 3.0 quality-assurance metrics — including video, metadata, STLTP, ROUTE/MMTP, IP routes, and RF — via easy-to-digest video thumbnails that simplify quality assurance.
Tags: Pearl TV Stations | ATSC 3.0 | Triveni Digital | StreamScope XM Verifier | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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Harmonic Showcases Innovations to Monetize, Optimize and Unify OTT Streaming and Broadcast at 2019 NAB Show Posted: 10/04/2019
Harmonic Showcases Innovations to Monetize, Optimize and Unify OTT Streaming and Broadcast at 2019 NAB Show
At the 2019 NAB Show, Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) will demonstrate its approach to unified video delivery solutions for all deployment scenarios — including SaaS, cloud and hybrid environments — for smarter, faster and simpler distribution of OTT and broadcast channels. Harmonic's video SaaS and software-based solutions dramatically increase business agility for broadcasters, content owners and service providers, enabling them to launch services quickly and provide better-quality video experiences, including UHD HDR, on every screen.
Tags: Harmonic | OTT Streaming | Broadcast | 2019 NAB Show | SaaS | IP Workflow | ATSC 3.0 Solutions | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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Magyar Telekom marches forward with MediaKind cloud-based Streaming TV Posted: 04/04/2019
Magyar Telekom marches forward with MediaKind and rsquo;s cloud-based Streaming TV

MediaKind, a global media technology leader, today announces that Deutsche Telekom has chosen to extend its long-term partnership with MediaKind to deploy, support and operate a new multi-tenant next generation cloud TV platform. The first Deutsche Telekom subsidiary to operate this new platform will be Magyar Telekom in Hungary, who are working to migrate most of their subscribers on to it by the end of 2020. The new cloud TV platform can enable rapid service launch for other European affiliates as it reuses existing hardware and software infrastructures.

Tags: MediaKind | Deutsche Telekom | TV | Streaming | Germany | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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