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Take 1 appoints industry expert, Stephen Stewart, as COO Posted: 10/12/2019
Take 1 appoints industry expert, Stephen Stewart, as COO

Broadcast metadata and transcription service provider, Take 1, has hired Stephen Stewart to fill the newly created position of chief operating officer.  The appointment is part of a broader restructure of the company’s senior management teamto support their ambitious service and technology expansion plans.   

With the previous role as vice president of global content operations for the BBC as well as positions at Red Bee Media and Deluxe, Stewart is a broadcast and production operations specialist with broad experience.      

As Take 1 COO, Stewart will lead the transition of Take 1 Cloudsolutions into production and implement processes to both maintain the company’s security credentials and secure additional industry accreditations.  He will also be responsible for developing the company’s access services department and for implementing efficiencies across their global workforce.  Stewart will join Take 1 on 16 December 2019 and will report directly to Take 1 CEO, Louise Tapia, from their UK head office.

“Stephen is a respected and accomplished leader and we’re thrilled that he’s chosen to join the Take 1 team,” said Take 1 CEO, Louise Tapia.  “His global operations experience in the broadcast and broader media industry makes him a perfect fit for our future growth plans across our international sites.” 

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Tags: Take 1 | Stephen Stewart | transcription | access services | cloud
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Take 1 appoints VP of Global Sales Posted: 07/10/2019
Take 1 appoints VP of Global Sales

Broadcast metadata and transcription company, Take 1, has created a vice president of global sales role to grow their international client base. Claire Brown has been promoted to this new position with immediate effect, after working at the company for almost three years as commercial manager.

Tags: Take 1 | transcription | translations | post-production scripts | localisation
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Anna Valley provides mixed reality and window on the world for ITVs Rugby World Cup 2019 studio Posted: 25/09/2019
Anna Valley provides mixed reality and ldquo;window on the world and rdquo; for ITV and rsquo;s Rugby World Cup 2019 studio

AV and entertainment technology company, Anna Valley, announced today that they are the solution architects and technology providers for the mixed reality “window on the world” feature in ITV’s Rugby World Cup 2019 studio. The studio in Maidstone is the base from which the host broadcaster will provide insight and analysis on the Rugby World Cup 2019 tournament, from the opening fixture on 20 September, through to the final on 2 November 2019.

Tags: Anna Valley | ITV | Rugby World Cup 2019 | Mixed Reality | Studio
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Take 1 launches platform for secure video transcription in the cloud Posted: 26/03/2019
Take 1 launches platform for secure video transcription in the cloud

Broadcast metadata and transcription specialist, Take 1, today announced the launch of the Take 1 Cloud, a cloud-based, secure by design platform, developed to provide seamless video transcription workflows to the company’s worldwide client base. The platform has been developed in collaboration with an international media organisation to comply with the strictest security protocols in the industry.

Tags: transcription | localisation | Take 1 | Take 1 cloud | cloud | video transcription | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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TVT Media and Blue Lucy integrate products to create more efficient content supply chain workflows Posted: 10/12/2018
TVT Media and Blue Lucy integrate products to create more efficient content supply chain workflows

Global content services provider, TVT Media, has integrated Blue Lucy’s BLAM Adobe Premiere plug-in into their media management service and software platform, ContentSelect. The integration provides seamless access to Adobe Premiere for compliance editing and advanced quality control from within the ContentSelect platform.

Tags: Blue Lucy | BLAM | TVT media | ContentSelect | Adobe Premiere
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Take 1 expands US presence with a new office opening in Connecticut Posted: 09/10/2018
Take 1 expands US presence with a new office opening in Connecticut

Broadcast metadata and transcription specialist, Take 1, have registered as a limited liability company (LLC) in the state of Connecticut and will open a new office in Stamford later this month. The East Coast operation will be the company’s third base in the Americas, in addition to offices in Chile and a presence in Los Angeles.

Tags: Take 1 | transcription | translation | as-broadcast scripts | post-production scripts | Connecticut | America
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Take 1 is awarded DPP Committed to Security marks Posted: 10/09/2018
Take 1 is awarded DPP Committed to Security marks

Broadcast metadata and transcription specialist, Take 1, has received the DPP Committed to Security marks for both production and broadcast environments. The company is one of 29 industry providers to have been awarded the security marks to date.

Tags: Take 1 | DPP | DPP Committed to Security mark | Transcription | Translation | security | channel 4 | ITV
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Blue Lucy at IBC2018 Show Posted: 20/07/2018
Blue Lucy at IBC2018 Show

Blue Lucy will launch their new version of the BLAM asset and workflow management software from their new, bigger stand 7.D43 at IBC2018. The new software includes;

Tags: IBC2018 | Blue Lucy | BLAM | Blue Lucy Asset Manager | Adobe Premier | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
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BBC Ideas contracts Take 1 for online captioning Posted: 06/06/2018
BBC Ideas contracts Take 1 for online captioning

Broadcast metadata and transcription specialist, Take 1, has been commissioned by BBC Ideas to provide online captioning for all content shared via BBC Ideas. The contract requires delivery in a range of formats to support the distribution of content online and via social media.

Tags: Take 1 | captions | online captions | OTT | localisation | IPTV | transcription
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New BLAM features allow media businesses to create bespoke operational management systems. Posted: 04/04/2018
New BLAM features allow media businesses to create bespoke operational management systems.

Blue Lucy’s media operations management software, BLAM, is undergoing a redesign that includes a user interface refresh and significant updates to the API to make it even easier for media businesses to integrate BLAM with their existing infrastructures and create bespoke operational management systems. The new features will be showcased at NAB 2018 ahead of a Q3 release.

Tags: Blue Lucy | BLAM | MAM | operations management | NAB Show | NAB 2018 | NAB 2018 | NAB 2018
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Shooting Partners launches professional VR production competition Posted: 09/01/2018
Shooting Partners launches professional VR production competition

Professional video equipment rental company, Shooting Partners, has today launched the #MakeItVR competition. The competition gives video producers across the UK an opportunity to get hands-on experience of VR production with a shoot sponsored by Shooting Partners.

Tags: Shooting Partners | VR | Nokia OZO | 360 video
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Banijay Rights chooses the Blue Lucy Asset Manager to manage their inventory of over 250 000 titles. Posted: 06/12/2017
Banijay Rights chooses the Blue Lucy Asset Manager to manage their inventory of over 250 000 titles.
Blue Lucy announced today that Banijay Rights, the international distribution division of Banijay Group, has implemented a Blue Lucy Asset Manager (BLAM) to manage their content catalogue of more than 250,000 assets. The BLAM seamlessly manages both on-premise and cloud-based storage and integrates with existing systems to provide a complete media operations management capability.
Tags: Blue Lucy | BLAM | MAM | media asset management | Banijay Group | Banijay Rights
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Blue Lucy wins a BAFTA (project) Posted: 24/10/2017
Blue Lucy wins a BAFTA (project)
Blue Lucy, announced today that the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is using the Blue Lucy Asset Manager (BLAM) to manage their content archive and streamline content production workflows. The software is hosted entirely in Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Tags: Blue Lucy | BLAM | Blue Lucy Asset Manager | BAFTA | British Academy of Film and Television Arts | media asset management | operations management | Amazon Web Services
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Blue Lucy to launch BLAM-in-a-can at IBC2017 Posted: 11/07/2017
Blue Lucy to launch BLAM-in-a-can at IBC2017

Blue Lucy at the IBC2017 Exhibition:

Continuing their theme of quick and easy implementation for MAM, the Blue Lucy team will launch a range of pre-packed entry level solutions focused on specific operational business use-cases, BLAM-in-a-can at IBC stand 7.G07.  They will also demonstrate significant advancements in the extensibility of workflows through a renewed workflow runner and an expansion in functional BLidgets (Blue Lucy widgets).  

Tags: Blue Lucy | BLAM | Blue Lucy Asset Manager | MAM | Media Asset Manager | Media Asset Management software | workflow orchestration | video processing | IBC2017 | IBC | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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EVCOM signs partnership deal with Anna Valley Posted: 27/06/2017
EVCOM signs partnership deal with Anna Valley

Leading AV company, Anna Valley, has entered into a three-year partnership with live event and visual communication association, EVCOM. The agreement will see Anna Valley supporting EVCOMs various industry awards and events as a technical partner and is valid until December 31, 2019.

Tags: Shooting Partners Group | Anna Valley | EVCOM | EVCOM Screen Awards
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