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Anevia Adds Multi-tiered Storage to its Cloud DVR Storage Offering Posted: 20/05/2020
Anevia Adds Multi-tiered Storage to its Cloud DVR Storage Offering

Anevia announces the addition of multi-tiered storage to its Cloud DVR storage offering, Embedded Distributed Storage (EDS). This new feature makes EDS even more cost-efficient and scalable while also enabling storage in the cloud – meaning the solution becomes both flexible and elastic.

TV service providers are increasingly enriching their VOD content and need to expand their storage capacity without a commensurate increase in the number of users. The original hyper-convergent design of the scalable, high-performance EDS calls for more servers to be added to increase streaming and storage capacity in parallel. Multi-tiered storage means it is now possible to also increase storage capacity independently of streaming capacity.

With only a small fraction of the VOD catalogue being consumed regularly, long-tail content can be stored more efficiently and cost-effectively on general-purpose ‘cold storage’ support used by the IT departments. This eliminates the need to buy new servers and the related software licences, cutting both the complexity and the cost of scaling for a given number of users.

The newly introduced feature also enables object storage, which opens up the possibility of storing in the public or private cloud. This brings the advantages of scalability, flexibility and elasticity.

 

 

 

 

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vortechConnect conference goes online to focus on the technology behind media supply chains in the cloud Posted: 14/05/2020
vortechConnect conference goes online to focus on  the technology behind media supply chains in the cloud

Vidispine and Arvato Systems are pleased to announce vortechConnect, the second in the vortech.by technical conference series aimed at developers, solution architects and senior technologists in the media and video platform industry. The virtual conference will be held on 27 May 2020, together with vortechConnect’s technology partner, Kaltura, providing the virtual event platform for the event. This year, vortechConnect is co-hosted by 7FiveFive, Adobe, Bitmovin, Embrace, Hiscale, LOGIC, Nablet, Object Matrix and premium sponsor, Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Tags: Vidispine | Arvato Systems | VortechConnect
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Showtime Pixel Power launches Posted: 24/04/2020
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Pixel Power is hosting a massive personalised customer engagement programme with a series of over a hundred one-to-one online meetings over the next six weeks. The aim is to replicate the best and most important aspects of a tradeshow - conversations with customers about their projects and how our technology can help.

“Listening to our customers’ needs is at the heart of what we have always done at Pixel Power – it’s why we are trusted to deliver on what we say we will”, explained James Gilbert, CEO, Pixel Power. “At this time of global lockdown and with all tradeshows either cancelled or postponed, we wanted to find an alternative method to replicate those confidential one-to-one meetings between our customers and technology colleagues”

Tags: Pixel Power | customer engagement | softwware defined | virtualization | automation | playout | branding | master control | graphics | OTT | VOD | switchers | SD | HD | 4K
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V-Nova Collaborates with Amazon Web Services for On-Demand Low-cost High-quality Contribution over Commercial Internet Posted: 21/04/2020
V-Nova Collaborates with Amazon Web Services for On-Demand Low-cost High-quality Contribution over Commercial Internet

Video compression experts V-Nova have collaborated with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to offer a contribution solution based on SMPTE VC-6 that provides an important new option for broadcasters and producers worldwide, helping to drive up quality whilst avoiding the need for costly leased connections.

The volume of premium live sport and event contribution has been growing steadily in recent years and has been primarily reliant upon dedicated dark fibre backbones. However, the bandwidth requirements of low-latency contribution encoders have meant the cost of these dedicated connections has been prohibitive for many. Lower-quality, higher-latency encoders often have to be used to mitigate against this.

The combination of V-Nova’s P.Link contribution solution based on SMPTE VC-6 compression with AWS Elemental MediaConnect and AWS Direct Connect addresses these challenges directly. P.Link offers Intra-frame low latencies and equivalent quality at up to 70% lower bitrates than JPEG 2000 solutions. Transporting these feeds with AWS enables mission-critical one-to-one or one-to-many links that are easy to set up and are available in a cost-effective on-demand basis. SMPTE VC-6 encoding also notably reduces processing power requirements providing higher-density and lower operating costs. Extensive testing conducted so far has demonstrated excellent low-latency performance for feeds including 4Kp60 transport at less than 200ms between London and Sydney.

Tags: V-Nova | Amazon Web Services | AWS | AWS Elemental MediaConnect | AWS Direct Connect | SMPTE VC-6 | Compression | Low Latency | OTT | VOD | Encoders
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Switch Media Partners with SpringServe to Enable Effective OTT Monetization Posted: 25/03/2020
Switch Media Partners with SpringServe to Enable Effective OTT Monetization

Switch Media, a world leader in online video technology, has partnered with SpringServe, a leading US-based independent ad platform provider whose technology is purpose-built for video and OTT. Switch Media’s server-side ad insertion (SSAI) technology has been fully integrated with SpringServe’s ad platform to provide value-added services to OTT providers.

OTT companies that require dynamic ad insertion (DAI) also need an ad server. DAI enriches the current ad inventory – creating more addressable non-cookie-based advertising opportunities. SpringServe’s advertising platform integrated with Switch Media’s SSAI capability helps content owners to monetize their inventory effectively. Using the combined solution means that no additional time is required to test and validate integration. Users have the flexibility to add new data and features to drive targeting and additional platforms can easily be added using a centralized solution.

 

Tags: MediaHQ Lite | Switch Media | online video | encoding | VOD | SSAI | ad insertion | OTT | SpringServe | Dynamic Ad Insertion | DAI
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Digital Nirvanas MonitorIQ 7.0 Unites Simple, Intuitive Interface With Industrys Most Robust Feature Set Posted: 19/03/2020
Digital Nirvanas MonitorIQ 7.0 Unites Simple, Intuitive Interface With Industrys Most Robust Feature Set

Digital Nirvana, a provider of leading-edge media-monitoring and metadata generation services, today announced the 7th generation release of its uniquely robust MonitorIQ broadcast monitoring and compliance logging platform. Refined by experts including architects of the original Volicon Observer product, the MonitorIQ 7.0 design includes an updated and intuitive web interface, core feature improvements, and new cutting-edge capabilities, all of which combine to make everyday tasks effortless.

"Migration to MonitorIQ 7.0 gives broadcasters all the key features of Volicon's beloved Observer product, and it improves upon each one to provide unparalleled broadcast monitoring and compliance capabilities," said Keith DesRosiers, director of sales solutions at Digital Nirvana. "We've updated the platform with uniquely advanced capabilities and — equally or more important — we have leveraged our extensive experience in design engineering for monitoring systems to redesign the user interface so that users of all technical abilities can complete key tasks with just a few clicks."

The industry's most reliable, secure, and easy-to-use broadcast monitoring and compliance logging platform, Digital Nirvana's MonitorIQ allows operators to record, store, monitor, analyze, and repurpose content quickly and efficiently with a minimum of clicks. Natively recording content from any point in the video delivery chain, from production (SDI) to consumption (OTT), MonitorIQ enables broadcasters to collect and use knowledge about their broadcast content to meet a wide range of regulatory and compliance requirements. Version 7 of the Digital Nirvana platform also gives broadcasters access to valuable next-generation content processing and analysis tools.

 

Tags: Digital Nirvana | MonitorIQ 7.0 | Volicon Observer | Broadcasting | Monitoring Systems
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Anevia Cloud-Native NEA-CDN v5 to Make CABSAT Debut Posted: 06/03/2020
Anevia Cloud-Native NEA-CDN and reg; v5 to Make CABSAT Debut

Anevia, a leading provider of OTT and IPTV software solutions, will introduce the latest version of its NEA-CDN® content delivery network solution to Middle East broadcasters and media channel managers attending the CABSAT 2020 exhibition and conference in Dubai, March 31st – April 2nd. NEA-CDN v5 makes it easy for operators to scale their OTT services for peak viewing within minutes by simply adding nodes to their CDN – and then removing them when they are no longer required.

As the first cloud-native CDN solution, NEA-CDN v5 – based on the Kubernetes infrastructure – provides operators with a centrally orchestrated, hardware-agnostic, and elastic private CDN. It makes it easy to deploy – in just one click – and comes with a centralised management and analytics platform that makes it easy to operate.

“Traffic fluctuations are huge in OTT video streaming,” comments Anevia NEA-CDN Product Manager David Tencer, “and operators will most of the time only use 6% of their available CDN capacity – meaning that 94% of the capacity is usually being wasted. With this elastic CDN solution, OTT operators can ensure a high-quality experience even during peak traffic, without having to build in over-capacity.”

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Anevia | OTT software | IPTV software | video compression | multiscreen IPTV head-ends | Cloud DVR | CDN solutions | VOD | cloud-native content delivery network solutions | NEA-CDN | NEA-DVR | multiscreen solutions for the delivery of live TV | streaming video | time- | CABSAT 2020 | CABSAT 2020
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Hollow Hearts Sound Fantastic With DPA Microphones Posted: 03/03/2020
Hollow Hearts Sound Fantastic With DPA Microphones

Norwegian sound engineer Tom Meyer has built up a large collection of DPA microphones over the years and has always been very happy with the results they deliver. 

Based in Bardu in northern Norway, Tom Meyer has been tackling live sound engineering projects since 1990 and now runs his own company, TM Tour Production. He first became aware of DPA through the 4011 Cardioid Microphone and was very impressed with its sound, particularly when he used it to amplify large conferences or kick drums for touring bands.

In recent months, TM Tour Production has been using its DPA microphones on a variety of projects, including live gigs with Hollow Hearts, a folk band from Tromsø.

The mic package Meyer uses for Hollow Hearts – and for many of the other bands he works with - includes a 2011 Twin Diaphragm Cardioid microphone with 4011 windscreens on kickdrum, a 4018V with a compact preamp on snare top, a 2011 on HiHat, overheads and guitars, a 4099 Instrument Microphone on snare (under) and toms and 4018v d:facto Vocal Microphones for all vocalists

“Hollow Hearts plays quite low on stage, so the openness of the DPAs sounds really good,” he says. “I think the 2011 in particular is fast becoming an industry standard because you can put it everywhere and it always sound great in your PA.”

 

 

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Mediaproxy to focus on future of IP-based solutions and OTT monitoring with LogServer at NAB 2020 Posted: 03/03/2020
Mediaproxy to focus on future of IP-based solutions and OTT monitoring with LogServer at NAB 2020

Mediaproxy, the leading provider of software-based IP broadcast solutions, will highlight recent upgrades to its industry leading LogServer logging, monitoring, and analysis system on Booth SU8502 at NAB Show 2020, taking place in Las Vegas from April 18-22.

With a growing change in direction by broadcasters away from SDI towards new uncompressed IP standards, Mediaproxy has established the way forward with its on-going engineering to support the wider gamut of the SMPTE 2110 standard. This not only includes 2110-20/30/40, but also the new compressed video essence standard of 2110-22 for 4K HDR sources and beyond.

LogServer already seamlessly supports SMPTE ST 2022-6 for both logging and the Monwall multi-panel live streaming multiviewer, which has been successfully deployed at scale, even in virtualized environments, to service the growing use of uncompressed IP formats.

Tags: Mediaproxy | LogServer | NAB 2020 | NABShow | Volicon | IP | OTT | SMPTE 2110 | SMPTE ST 2022-6 | AI | Compliance | Monitoring | Logging | Multiviewer | Monwall | LogPlayer | NAB 2020 | NAB 2020
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bcom and Viaccess-Orca Make a Clear Round at the Cartesian Watermark Evaluation Posted: 26/02/2020
bcom and Viaccess-Orca Make a Clear Round at the Cartesian Watermark Evaluation

Viaccess-Orca (VO), a global leader providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, announced today that its Dynamic Watermarking solution developed in collaboration with b<>com, a European private research institute, has undergone a stringent assessment carried out by Cartesian, an independent consultancy company for the communications and digital media industries. Co-developed by VO and b<>com, the Stream Guardian technology provides algorithms for VO's Dynamic Watermarking. According to specifications set by the Hollywood movie industry, Cartesian tested the robustness of the solution through its Farncombe Security Audit® Watermark. During the audit, the technology passed all the robustness tests, which check the watermark's ability to withstand attempts to obfuscate it or prevent it from being recovered. Stream Guardian passed the assessment thanks to its live-optimized analysis algorithm.

"Our content security team carried out a robustness test of the Stream Guardian technology. The watermark was subjected to multiple tests, which have been designed in partnership with Hollywood studios," said Lee Kent, Head of Content Security at Cartesian. "These tests replicate the tampering techniques used to illegally reproduce and distribute video content. By putting the technology through the rigorous Farncombe Security Audit Watermark process, it's evident that b<>com and VO are committed to protecting valuable content against piracy."

The technology features best-in-class algorithms capable of resisting a wide range of piracy attacks, such as camcording, strong lossy compression, and collusions. Using VO's Dynamic Watermarking, part of the award-winning set of services in VO's Anti-Piracy Center, content owners can launch VOD and live campaigns and swiftly identify the source of piracy. Since operators develop their application with VO secure video player, the watermarking is integrated on the client side, which is a more cost-effective approach than server-side watermarking.

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Anevia Welcomes Alexandre Nitu as VP Operations Posted: 25/02/2020
Anevia Welcomes Alexandre Nitu as VP Operations

OTT and IPTV software solutions provider Anevia has appointed Alexandre Nitu as Vice President Operations. In this role, he will be responsible for leading and growing Anevia’s Operations teams, guiding them with his technical vision to identify areas for improvement to maximise quality of deployments and ensure customer satisfaction. He will also be a key member of Anevia’s Executive Committee.

With over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Alexandre Nitu brings strong leadership and team management skills as well as significant experience in project management and operational support. Prior to joining Anevia he was VP Customer Operations for eServGlobal, a software company serving mobile operators, where he led teams of software and systems engineers in charge of designing, deploying, and providing operational support for the company’s electronic recharging, voucher management, and mobile money solutions.

“We are excited to welcome Alexandre to Anevia,” says Anevia CEO Laurent Lafarge. “His proven track record of leading operations teams towards continuous improvement and innovation will be a great asset to Anevia.”

“I am delighted to join Anevia, a company whose values of ambition, innovation and transparency are dear to me,” says Alexandre Nitu. “I look forward to working with the already excellent Operations teams and helping them sustain their success when facing the challenges of the future.”

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Digital Nirvana Offers Broadcasters a Smooth Migration Path in Advance of Volicon Observer End-of-Support Date Posted: 21/02/2020
Digital Nirvana Offers Broadcasters a Smooth Migration Path in Advance of Volicon Observer End-of-Support Date

Digital Nirvana, a provider of leading-edge media-monitoring and metadata generation services, is leveraging its uniquely robust MonitorIQ broadcast monitoring and compliance logging platform and the company's wealth of solution-specific expertise to enable a seamless migration path for users of the Volicon Observer broadcast monitoring and compliance product. The Volicon system will reach its end-of-support date this coming June.

"I and many of my colleagues at Digital Nirvana contributed to development and refinement of the Observer feature sets that broadcasters know so well today," said Keith DesRosiers, director of sales solutions at Digital Nirvana. "We know the Observer product inside and out, and we've built on that knowledge and experience to design and deliver new forward-looking solutions with which broadcasters can gain greater insight into aired content — and derive greater value from that content. MonitorIQ goes beyond regulatory and compliance requirements, giving broadcasters access to valuable next-generation tools for content processing and analysis."

Tags: Digital Nirvana | Volicon Observer | 2020 NAB Show | media monitoring | metadata generation | MonitorIQ | compliance logging | NAB 2020 | NAB 2020
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VuWall Expands VuStream Series Encoders and Multiview Decoders to Deliver High-Quality Video Streams Across Corporate Networks Posted: 18/02/2020
VuWall Expands VuStream Series Encoders and Multiview Decoders to Deliver High-Quality Video Streams Across Corporate Networks

 VuWall, a leader in video wall control systems, has broadened its family of VuStream encoders and decoders. Demonstrated for the first time at ISE 2020 in Booth 15-K250, VuStream encoders and decoders support H.264 and Software Defined Video-over-Ethernet (SDVoE) standards. These solutions allow high-quality video streams to be delivered across an organization's standard IP network. The VuStream Series includes a range of appliances available in various form factors, resolutions, and performance features to suit any application, even within the same deployment.

 

Tags: VuWall | VuStream | Encoders | H.264 | SDVoE | VuScape | TRx AV
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Anevia End-to-End Video-Delivery Technology Chosen for New Spanish OTT TV Platform Posted: 28/01/2020
Anevia End-to-End Video-Delivery Technology Chosen for New Spanish OTT TV Platform

Spanish telco consortium Plataforma Multimedia de Operadores (PMO) has chosen a complete video delivery technology from Anevia, a leading provider of OTT and IPTV software solutions, to power its new Zapi TV service. Zapi will give local telecom operators the resources they need to offer a wide range of subscription-based programmes for viewing on Android set-top-boxes, smart TVs, smartphones and tablets. The new resource is a joint venture by PTV Telecom and Opencable, Acutel (Association of Local Operators of Andalusia) and Aotec (National Association of Local Telecommunications Operators).

"Zapi TV is designed to be a nationwide service offering the highest possible quality of experience," comments PMO CTO José Carrillo. "We selected Anevia as a best-of-breed end-to-end video-delivery partner able to function as a single point of contact, speeding up the entire deployment and integration process. The result allows the consortium's members to offer their subscribers high quality-of-experience plus a rich set of features including cloud-based content search and personalised digital video recording. We have already announced the service and will be promoting it strongly from Q1 2020 with the aim of attracting up to 600,000 customers. The service will also include a package of sports channels for ultra-low-latency delivery."

 

 

 

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Vidgo Launches 100+ Channel Live Streaming Service Powered by Harmonic Posted: 15/01/2020
Vidgo Launches 100+ Channel Live Streaming Service Powered by Harmonic

VOS360 Live Streaming Platform Provides Rapid Service Scaling for OTT Delivery

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Jan. 14, 2020 — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that Vidgo has launched a new OTT service powered by Harmonic's VOS®360 Live Streaming Platform. Vidgo's live TV streaming service featuring sports, news and entertainment, boasts more than 100 premium channels including ABC, Comedy Central, ESPN, Fox, and the NFL Network as well as a Latino package for Spanish-speaking viewers. By handling the complete end-to-end media processing and delivery workflow for Vidgo, Harmonic's VOS360 platform simplifies live streaming from source to screen, speeds up time to market for new channels and enables rapid service scaling.

"A large, diverse content catalog is critically important for an OTT streaming service to be successful, and Vidgo has set a high bar in this regard. Our new streaming service gives subscribers a simple, convenient way to watch live TV anytime, on any device, ensuring that sports fans never miss important matches, fights and games on some of the most popular channels available," said Shane Cannon, CEO at Vidgo. 

Tags: Vidgo | Live Streaming | Harmonic | VOS360 | OTT Delivery
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