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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. 

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Latest new Tiffen products on show at BSC Expo 2020 Posted: 14/01/2020
Latest and nbsp;and new Tiffen products on show at BSC Expo 2020

 

Tiffen will be at the BSC show on their stand #307, where you can see and try the latest

and best Steadicam products, the Steadicam M-2 with revolutionary Volt

integration, the Steadicam M-1 and the Steadimate-S for handheld gimbals like

the DJI Ronin-S. It’s also a chance to find out about the ever popular

Steadicam Workshops coming up in 2020.

The latest Tiffen Filters will be available to see and try including NATural ND and NATural

ND Graduated filters, Diffusions and Diopters. Also featured will be the latest

range of Lowel’s lighting products, the Lowel Tota LED, the Tota LED Production

Kit, the Blender XL, the Pro Power LED Bi-Color and the Ego LED.

Come and talk to the experts on the stand, including Robin Thwaites, Danny Hallett, and Eren

Ibrahim

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Avolites Continues to Innovate Integration Technology with new PIONEER DJ PRO DJ LINK Feature Set Posted: 10/01/2020
Avolites Continues to Innovate Integration Technology with new PIONEER DJ PRO DJ LINK Feature Set

Avolites, leader in state-of-the-art visual (lighting control) canvas consoles, media servers, networking products and dimmers for the entertainment industry today announces its integration with Pioneer DJ’s PRO DJ LINK* on both its Titan and Ai platforms. This exciting new innovation allows users to easily receive real-time feedback from the DJ to their consoles. The features include Pioneer DJ Waveform Display that allows the operator to see the live waveforms from the CDJs in a workspace window and Pioneer DJ BPM Trigger that gives the operator the ability to automatically trigger BPM masters directly from a chosen CDJ in the set up. Avolites continuously strives to innovate new, reliable and constructive features that will give users state of the art performance. This latest integration with Pioneer DJ is set to redefine visual control in the clubbing world by allowing operators to focus more on creating impactful looks and shapes instead of manually pushing executor buttons or entering values. It also removes any guessing work with operators able to anticipate changes in the music with ease, so the visuals are always in sync. 

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DPA Highlights A Host of Exciting New Microphone Products at ISE 2020 Posted: 09/01/2020
DPA Highlights A Host of Exciting New Microphone Products at ISE 2020

In order to give customers as much choice as possible, DPA Microphones is unveiling new colour options for its powerful 6000 series of Subminiature Microphones so that they can be more closely matched to the wearer’s skin tone and clothing.

At ISE 2020, DPA will show its Red Dot Award-winning 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone in brown as well as black and beige, and its 6060 and 6061 Lavalier Microphones in brown and white as well as black and beige. Already one of the smallest and most inconspicuous bodyworn microphones on the market, the 6000 series will now be even less obtrusive, leaving presenters, artists and audiences free to focus on content and performance rather than technology.

On Booth 7-V245 at ISE, where DPA is exhibiting with its Benelux distributor AMPTEC, the company will also be showing its new 4560 CORE Binaural Headset Microphone, which is specifically targeted at sound designers, podcasters, vloggers, film makers and other content creators who want to capture authentic immersive audio for their projects. Another new product is the 2028 Vocal Microphone, which aims to change the live performance landscape with its renowned natural sound, road-ready design and competitive price point. 

DPA will complete its ISE line up with the 4097 CORE Supercardioid Choir Mic, which is expertly tailored to capture dynamic choir sound. 

For more information, please visit www.dpamirophones.com

 

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Veritone and Evolphin Deliver Advanced, AI-Driven Media Asset Management Solution for Football Club Internazionale Milano Posted: 20/12/2019
Veritone and Evolphin Deliver Advanced, AI-Driven Media Asset Management Solution for Football Club Internazionale Milano

Veritone, Inc. (Nasdaq: VERI), the creator of the world's first operating system for artificial intelligence, aiWARE™, and Evolphin Software, the creator of the revolutionary Media Asset Management platform Zoom, today announced that the Football Club Internazionale Milano (Inter Milan) is leveraging a robust, AI-driven media asset management system based on Veritone aiWARE and the Evolphin Zoom MAM platform. The combination of aiWARE and Evolphin Zoom gives Inter Milan a next-generation solution for indexing, managing, and monetizing its massive library of archived and current content. As a result, Inter Milan is able to give its stakeholders around the globe faster and more efficient access to tailored content.

The Evolphin Zoom MAM ingests and transcodes the content from Inter Milan and sends media for analysis to Veritone's aiWARE platform. Veritone's aiWARE uses advanced AI techniques to generate descriptive information about the content, such as spoken words, faces, logos, or advertiser names mentioned, making the content indexed and searchable.

 

Tags: Veritone | Evolphin | AI Media Asset Management | Internazionale Milano | aiWARE | Inter Milan | Zoom MAM
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BroadwayHD Launches Next GenerationStreaming Video Service with 24i Posted: 13/12/2019
BroadwayHD Launches Next GenerationStreaming Video Service with 24i

24i, the industry-leading, global video experience company, today announced that it has created, and launched a new suite of applications and Subscription Video-On-Demand (VOD) services for US-based video streaming service BroadwayHD.

The premier streaming service for live theatre BroadwayHD is available online at broadwayhd.com, and via a dedicated app on iOS,Android, Apple TV, Amazon Firestick and Roku.

Included among the recent hit productions released on the service are 42nd Street and Kinky Boots, both filmed on the West End by the BroadwayHD team, along with other recent and iconic stage shows such as Cats, King and I, and An American in Paris.

“We’re committed to providing the very best Broadway streaming experience to our growing global fanbase,“ said Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley, co-founders and co-owners, BroadwayHD. “We’re extremely pleased with the OTT solution provided by 24i, which has enabled us to launch our next-generation video service across multiple platforms and devices, introduce new business models and refresh and enrich our user experience. The high performance of this new platform enables us to concentrate on the quality of our content and growing the global audience for BroadwayHD.”

24i has worked in partnership with the subscriber retention management company Cleeng to deliver BroadwayHD a robust end-to-end OTT video solution that accelerates growth by simplifying the management, marketing, and monetization of its content while providing subscribers with a rich, personalized and easy to navigate experience on any device.

 

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Anevia Drives Expansion of Argentinian OTT TV Service Posted: 10/12/2019
Anevia Drives Expansion of Argentinian OTT TV Service

 

 

Anevia, a leading provider of OTT and IPTV software solutions, for the expansion of its multiscreen TV service.

The expansion was driven by the exponential growth of the market locally, as well as geographical inroads of the multiscreen TV service into other South American countries. To scale up, the telecommunication service provider chose the Anevia Embedded Distributed Storage (EDS) technology, where the same servers are used for both computing and storage. This enables costs to be kept under control by halving the number of physical rack units needed.

The operator has also continued expanding its CDN infrastructure using Anevia’s NEA-CDN® solution which enables it to ensure high quality during football matches and other peak traffic events as well as supporting the cutting-edge features required for interactive OTT television.

"We are thrilled that Anevia’s technology has once again been trusted to deliver premium services for OTT television, after four years of spectacular success with this OTT offering in Argentina," says Anevia CEO Laurent Lafarge. "Our EDS technology is widely recognised to be much more reliable and scalable than a traditional NAS architecture. It enables TV operators to thrive as they scale up."

 

 

 

 

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-
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Channel 5 Simplifies Workflows with Single-Point Infrastructure Posted: 25/11/2019
Channel 5 Simplifies Workflows with Single-Point Infrastructure

Channel 5, based in St. Petersburg, Russia, has dramatically rationalised its core technology by updating to a Platinum™IP3 router from Imagine Communications for its MCR and playout. The remarkable design of the Platinum IP3 incorporates much of the video and audio infrastructure, eliminating a large number of outboard devices from multiple vendors, simplifying cabling and reducing power consumption, as well as making workflows more coherent and transparent.

Channel 5 was already using an Imagine Platinum router, but continually increasing operational demands called for more inputs and outputs. Channel 5 took the opportunity to rationalise its infrastructure by bringing much more functionality into the new, expanded router, eliminating the need for external third-party devices.

“We knew that the newest models of Platinum router, like the IP3, can host a huge amount of functionality within the frame, making system architecture much more logical,” said Sergei Volhin, technical director of Channel 5. “It meant we could do away with a lot of other equipment, making the installation neater and easier to understand. The new Platinum IP3 reduces the cost and complexity, maximises on-air security, and gives us the capability to quickly set up workflows and expand the I/O as our needs develop.”

The new 28RU Platinum IP3 router was specified, configured and installed by Imagine’s channel partner, MediaProject. The IP3 is highly scalable, and in its initial implementation, it provides for 576 x 1024 video I/O in SD and HD, with fully redundant routing and both copper and fibre interfaces. The router also supports 64 TDM audio slots, each carrying up to 128 audio channels.

As well as the highly resilient switching, the Platinum IP3 also offers video and audio processing which in other systems would require large numbers of third-party devices — each consuming power, cooling and rack space. At Channel 5, all the multiviewer displays in the playout and master control area are driven by router-integrated Platinum SX Pro multiviewer cards — enabling a real saving in outboard processors and ensuring faster and more secure operation. The router also integrates audio embedding and de-embedding with full level control and channel shuffling and extensive video processing.

“Every broadcaster wants a core infrastructure that is going to be absolutely secure and resilient, but is also compact, convenient and clear,” said Mathias Eckert, SVP & GM EMEA/APAC, Playout & Networking, at Imagine Communications. “The fundamental design of the Platinum IP3 router allows us to configure very complex signal management, processing and monitoring in the same device, so a single command can fire multiple actions without the need to set each parameter. That makes for very secure operations, even in complex workflows.

“The result is that — as Channel 5 identified — the Platinum IP3 is a complete solution, and one which reduces cost while enhancing resilience,” Eckert added. “And, when the time comes, it can be expanded to encompass IP switching alongside SDI and digital audio, providing long-term security.”

The router project was installed and commissioned by MediaProject during summer 2019.

For more information about Imagine Communications’ products and solutions, please visit https://www.imaginecommunications.com.

 

 

 

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WEIGL and Avolites Collaborate on Dollywood Wildwood Grove Installation Posted: 22/11/2019
WEIGL and Avolites Collaborate on Dollywood and rsquo;s Wildwood Grove Installation

Avolites and Weigl were proud to recently partner on The Wildwood Tree, a unique installation located within Wildwood Grove at Dollywood. The centrepiece of this new land is majestic and unlike any other tree in the world. It was designed & built by LifeFormations with creative from The Imagination House. All involved were able to bring this to life using pioneering lighting and video technologies.

Weigl designs and manufactures a range of fascinating software and hardware products for permanent theme park and interactive experience installations. The story of their collaboration with Avolites starts back in the mid 2000’s where Weigl used Avolites’ DMX Pearl and Azure consoles to create single universe ‘single pass’ moving light profiles for their animatronics shows. This shifted at the NAMM show in 2018 when things got a bit more interesting.

Mike Blasko, President of Weigl, met Stephen Baird-Smith, sales manager of Avolites, who was demonstrating Synergy on the stand – the groundbreaking feature set of Avolites’ Titan and Ai V12 software that integrates lighting and video control together. As the two began discussing the ins and outs of the software in more depth, Blasko was intrigued to see how it could work for the unique applications Weigl was being challenged with from their customers and partners. Weigl’s installations recently have relied more and more on lighting and video at their core and the team had been searching to find the most efficient way to generate DMX streams built partially from traditional lighting cues and partially from video. Their workflow also often relied heavily on traditional ‘busking’ approaches, which was what brought them to Avolites in the first place.

Although Synergy was still at its beta stage when it was introduced to Blasko, he decided to give it a shot in his upcoming projects and as product developers themselves, Weigl knew what they were getting into. From there, a strong partnership began. Weigl worked directly with engineers at Avolites and the team at Group One in US (the exclusive distributor of Avolites in the US) to start integrating Synergy into their Wildwood Grove project at Dollywood.

Using beta software on projects can be risky and requires a huge amount of support; however, it is the perfect opportunity to accelerate development. Weigl worked closely with Avolites, providing clear and concise feedback without the pressure of a live performance setting.

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disguise and Evolve Media Group Announce New Partnership Posted: 19/11/2019
disguise and Evolve Media Group Announce New Partnership

disguise is pleased to announce its new partnership with Evolve Media Group as the latest Rental and Sales Partner in the US for disguise solutions.



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Viaccess-Orca to Host Webinar on Cutting-Edge Anti-Piracy Strategies Posted: 18/11/2019
Viaccess-Orca to Host Webinar on Cutting-Edge Anti-Piracy Strategies

Viaccess-Orca (VO), a global leader providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, announced today a new webinar titled, "Defining and Executing a Piracy Management Strategy Through Cutting-Edge Technologies and Services."

Ignoring piracy is not an option: the need for an efficient and personalized anti-piracy strategy is critical.

Nov. 26, 3:00 p.m. GMT --  register at http://bit.ly/37lP8Vh.

• Content piracy has evolved over the last few years with the democratization of IP-based video delivery.

• Pirates have found ways to bypass traditional content protection technologies, redistribute, and monetize pirated content.

• Broadcasters and service providers face immense pressure to increase subscribers, ensure revenues, avoid churn, protect their brand reputation, and comply with rights-holders' content-protection requirements.

• Licensing pictures or events on an exclusive basis has proven to be increasingly challenging for rights holders due to rampant piracy.

By relying on experts and specialized tools — such as dynamic watermarking, DRM, breach detection, and password-sharing identification — service providers can anticipate piracy risks, instantly identify the source of piracy, and take counteractions. The webinar will discuss why media companies should build a piracy-management strategy and how it can be supported by VO, a leader in content protection technologies.

 

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AVer EP65, the ultimate Zoom Rooms conferencing system Posted: 13/11/2019
AVer EP65, the ultimate Zoom Rooms conferencing system

The AVer EP65 is an interactive flat panel featuring Zoom Rooms integration to go along with the latest AVer camera and audio technology, this 65” display can transform any meeting room into a streamlined collaboration hub for both video conferencing and face-to-face brainstorming. The EP65 allows users to interact, take notes, annotate on a shared screen and enable split-screen multitasking.

There’s no need to connect external devices to make a video call, as it comes equipped with a 4K camera with Sony Exmor™ 4K CMOS sensor, 13-element microphone array, and PC module powered by a Windows 10 IoT Intel i7-7700 Processor for true all-in-one capability. The EP65 is a cinch to set up; simply plug in one power cord and enjoy an extremely intuitive user experience in seconds.

Features 4K P-CAP touchscreen with 20 touch points, made of level 7 MoHS toughened glass that is resistant to glare and fingerprints. Users can mount the EP65 on the wall or affix it to a mobile rolling stand to take its powerful features all over the office and create a truly agile workplace.

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PMC Brings High Quality Monitoring To Innovation in Music Conference Posted: 12/11/2019
PMC Brings High Quality Monitoring To Innovation in Music Conference

PMC Speakers is delighted to announce its support for the Innovation in Music conference, this year hosted by University of West London. It is an international bi-annual event that brings together researchers and professionals interested in the future of the music industry.

The event’s main playback system will utilise a pair of PMC IB2S XBD-A monitors, which will deliver high quality stereo sound. For a special session presenting an ambisonic guitar system, the monitoring will be extended using eight PMC result6 compact nearfield monitors, which are renowned for their high resolution and detail, accurate and extended bass, consistent tonal balance at all levels and wide dispersion and sweet spot.

“This is the third time PMC has supplied monitoring for our Innovation in Music conference and we are really pleased to have their ongoing support,” says Justin Paterson, Professor of Music production and chair of the event. “This conference is all about defining the cutting edge and future of music technology, performance and business, so having access to high grade, top-level monitoring is key to its success.”

This year’s conference takes place at the University in Ealing, London, and runs from December 5-7. Legendary producer, Trevor Horn, the man behind The Buggles and the chart topping 1979 hit Video Killed The Radio Star is one of the keynote speakers, while others include futurist performer and songwriter Bruce Woolley and interdisciplinary artist and entrepreneur Matan Berkowitz, whose award-winning musical inventions have been displayed at museums, galleries, events and stages worldwide.

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Maggie Rogers Shines Brightly With Sapphire Touches Posted: 11/11/2019
Maggie Rogers Shines Brightly With Sapphire Touches

MIRRAD supplies two Avolites consoles for Ben Everett’s design for producer, songwriter and performer’s headlining tour

A lot has happened in Maggie Rogers’ world since 2016, when a video of her demoing a then-newly-recorded song, “Alaska,” for Pharrell Williams at NYU went viral. Following opening slots on major tours with both HAIM and Mumford & Sons last year, Rogers dropped her own major label debut, Heard It in a Past Life, this past January, which charted in the second highest slot of the Billboard 200. Consequently, the artist has spent much of 2019 on the road in support of the album, performing a sold-out fall headline tour in such iconic venues as Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, Berkley’s Greek Theatre, and New York City’s Radio City Music Hall.

The “look and feel” of Rogers’ tour this year has been a collaborative effort between the artist and Lighting Designer Ben Everett, who first started working with her when he lit Rogers’ first-ever show in London two years ago. Having toured with an impressive roster of bands over the past five years—including Bear's Den, The Jesus and Mary Chain, and The Dandy Warhols—Everett is now part of the UK-based MIRRAD team, which has been supplying a pair of Avolites Sapphire Touch lighting control consoles for Rogers’ 2019 worldwide trek.

Everett notes that he’s been using Avolites lighting consoles “pretty much since I started in the live music industry,” he shares. “I was lucky enough to learn on all of the early Titan software, and mainly used the Tiger Touch II and Quartz consoles to begin with. The features that kept me attracted to the desks at first were the ability to quickly create really impressive and intricate effects, and the user-friendly and multi-functional layout of the touchscreens. And while growing with the consoles over the years, the ease of being able to create cue stacks, key frame shapes, and pixel mapping really helps me in my day-to-day programming now.”

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AfricaCom sees Simplestream demonstrate most efficient route to next-generation video services Posted: 06/11/2019
AfricaCom sees Simplestream demonstrate most efficient route to next-generation video services

 

Simplestream, the leader in live, live-2-VOD and on-demand OTT services, announces that AfricaCom (Cape Town, 12 – 14 November, 2019) will see the unveiling of its upgraded App Platform, a fully customisable, end-to-end service proposition optimised for Africa’s Telcos, Broadcasters and Content Owners.

“Our approach has always been to enable broadcasters, content owners and telcos to launch innovative services with the minimum CAPEX and OPEX, making services viable from launch,” said Dan Finch, Chief Commercial Officer of Simplestream.

“In the last 2 or 3 years we’ve seen operators in Africa understand the benefits of this approach. At this year’s AfricaCom, we are once again looking forward to showing the industry how our award winning App Platform and video workflow solutions enable the regions operators and content owners to provide fast to market next-generation mobile-centric video services,” concluded Finch.

The App Platform is configured within the award winning Simplestream Media Manager CMS, offering a white-label OTT solution that encompasses multi-channel live simulcasting, live-event streaming, catch-up, VOD, EPG display, cloud DVR, security, CDN switching and configuration and secured downloads. The solution includes a multi-platform application framework, OTT workflow, account management, billing, analytics and 24/7 technical support provided by Simplestream.

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