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Grass Valley Solutions Underpin NEP Europe Expanded IP Production Capability for a Summer of Sport Posted: 12/02/2020
Grass Valley Solutions Underpin NEP Europe and rsquo;s Expanded IP Production Capability for a Summer of Sport

Gearing up for a bumper year of premier live sporting events, NEP Europe has bolstered its production capability with a host of Grass Valley live IP production solutions. NEP is growing its capabilities across its OB and flypacks fleet, strengthening its position as one of the world’s leading outsourced technical production partners to premier producers of live sports and entertainment.

At the core of the expansion are nearly 60 new Grass Valley LDX 86N cameras. The new cameras feature Grass Valley’s built-in DirectIP capability which was developed in conjunction with NEP. This unique technology allows NEP to send only the camera heads to the given location, while all other control for the cameras and the production can take place at an off-site location. With this latest purchase, NEP Europe now has over 500 native 4K Grass Valley LDX 86N cameras in its portfolio.

Paul Henriksen, NEP Europe’s president, said: “2020 is set to be a huge year for live sporting and entertainment events around the world. We’re excited about the opportunity to help clients deliver innovative live productions that bring consumers closer to the action, wherever they are and on any device. Drawing on our long-established relationship with Grass Valley, and the close collaboration with its R&D team, allows us to leverage best-in-class solutions that are a perfect fit. Grass Valley understands our business model and is unrivaled when it comes to delivering the support that we, and our clients, demand.”

NEP Europe also purchased 30 RefleX SuperXpander Kit lens adapters, which convert handheld cameras into a studio/field production system, plus a number of LDX C86N compact cameras and several grass valley switchers including the 6 M/E Kahuna 9600 with Maverik control panel and the Kula 3 M/E switcher. The switchers feature FormatFusion technology, innovative, built-in format conversion that seamlessly handles multiformat operations. The wider rollout of Grass Valley’s K-Frame, Kahuna and Kula switchers across NEP’s fleet allows for standardized workflows that ensure greater efficiency across the group.

Mark Hilton, Grass Valley’s vice president of live production, commented: “We’re delighted to be working with NEP once again and proud to be the clear choice when it comes to supplying live IP production solutions. As NEP readies itself for a demanding year of exciting sports and live content, we very much look forward to working alongside the company in the thick of the action.”

 

Tags: Grass Valley | IP | NEP Europe | live sport
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Bitmovin and the University of Klagenfurt Collaborate on Innovative Video Transmission Technology Posted: 21/01/2020
Bitmovin and the University of Klagenfurt Collaborate on Innovative Video Transmission Technology

Bitmovin, a world leader in online video technology, is teaming up with the University of Klagenfurt and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW) in a multi-million Euro research project to uncover techniques that will enhance the video streaming experiences of the future.

The joint project establishes a dedicated research team to investigate potential new tools and methodologies for encoding, transport and playback of live and on demand video using the HTTP Adaptive Streaming protocol that is widely used by online video and TV providers. The resulting findings will help empower the creation of next generation solutions for higher quality video experiences at lower latency, while also potentially reducing storage and distribution costs.

 

 

 

Tags: Bitmovin | encoding | playback | latency | video
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Hulu in Japan selects Bitmovin to deliver next-generation online experiences Posted: 14/09/2019
Hulu in Japan selects Bitmovin to deliver next-generation online experiences

Bitmovin, a world leader in online video technology, announces that Hulu in Japan, a leader of online video streaming service operated by HJ Holdings, Inc. Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Hiroyuki Oho, hereinafter referred to as HJ, in collaboration with PLAY Inc., a leading company of Online Video Platform in Japan (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, President: Kazumichi Kuroda, hereinafter referred to as PLAY) have selected Bitmovin Encoding to deliver high-quality video to any device at massively optimized bitrates. The solution was delivered by Bitmovin’s appointed Japanese integration partner Itochu Cable Systems, (Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, President and CEO: Kenji Tsuchiya, hereinafter referred to as ICS), with further technical support provided by Bitmovin’s global solutions and engineering team.

Tags: Bitmovin | Hulu in Japan | IBC
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ACCESS and EKT partner to simplify next-generation TV and video services Posted: 13/09/2019
ACCESS and EKT partner to simplify next-generation TV and video services

ACCESS CO., LTD and EKT today announced that they are extending their partnership to integrate the NetRange Application Store, a widely deployed Smart TV store with a worldwide catalogue of thousands of apps, to deliver next generation TV and OTT consumer experiences. The solution will make its debut on the EKT stand #1.D11 at IBC Show 2019 (13 -17 September, Amsterdam).

Tags: ACCESS | EKT | TV | IBC | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Grass Valley Delivers New Levels of Flexibility, Power and Control to IP Operations with GV Orbit Posted: 12/09/2019
Grass Valley Delivers New Levels of Flexibility, Power and Control to IP Operations with GV Orbit

Grass Valleyis cementing its position as the industry frontrunner in open IP with the launch of GV Orbit, a powerful new unified configuration, control and monitoring system.The new solution will make its debut at IBC 2019 (booth #9.A01) and complements Grass Valley’s robust, industry-leading IP infrastructure suite, deliveringa consolidated software solution specifically structured for the dynamic orchestration of broadcast media networks, whether SDI, hybrid or pure IP.

Tags: Grass Valley | GV Orbit | IP | IBC | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Euro Media Group Standardizes on Grass Valley Switchers Ahead of Major Sporting Events Posted: 12/09/2019
Euro Media Group Standardizes on Grass Valley Switchers Ahead of Major Sporting Events

Grass Valley (booth 9.A01) today announced that Euro Media Group (EMG), Europe's leading provider of broadcast facilities and services, has standardized on its GV K-Frame Xvideo production engines as it optimizes production capability ahead of major sporting events – from European football to the largest sports tournament in the world – during 2020. The switchers will be deployed across several EMG-owned companies, including Videohouse (Belgium), CTV (UK), United (the Netherlands), and Euromedia (France), delivering powerful IP-ready functionality. EMG provides production services for numerous high-profile events from sports to music industry awards.

Tags: Grass Valley | Euro Media Group | live production | switcher | IBC | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Bitmovin announces availability of its encoding and player solutions on Microsoft Azure Posted: 10/09/2019
Bitmovin announces availability of its encoding and player solutions on Microsoft Azure

Bitmovin, a world leader in innovative cloud-based video streaming solutions has announced that at IBC2019 it will debut Bitmovin Encoding and Player integration on Microsoft Azure. Azure customers can now use encoding and player solutions from Bitmovin to create highly customizable, flexible, easy and quick to deploy secure streaming solutions for video on demand (VoD) and live streaming use cases.

Tags: Bitmovin | Microsoft Azure | Cloud | encoding | playback | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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BITMOVIN RESEARCH SHOWS SERVICE PROVIDERS STRUGGLING TO KEEP PACE WITH CONSUMER EXPECTATIONS FOR LOW LATENCY AND MULTI-DEVICE PLAYBACK Posted: 06/09/2019
BITMOVIN RESEARCH SHOWS SERVICE PROVIDERS STRUGGLING TO KEEP PACE WITH CONSUMER EXPECTATIONS FOR LOW LATENCY AND MULTI-DEVICE PLAYBACK

Bitmovin, a world leader in digital video technology, announces its annual Video Developer Report, revealing a detailed snapshot of the trends driving the future of video. The research is based on the views of 542 professionals working at broadcasters, streaming providers, publishers and social media companies in 108 countries.

Tags: Bitmovin | Video Developer Report | AV1 | Latency | AI
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VIMN AND ACCESS LAUNCH PARTNERSHIP IN GERMANY TO BRING TV ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCES INTO THE AUTO INDUSTRY Posted: 19/08/2019
VIMN AND ACCESS LAUNCH PARTNERSHIP IN GERMANY TO BRING TV ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCES INTO THE AUTO INDUSTRY

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) and ACCESS CO., LTD have announced a partnership to make Viacom’s globally recognized TV brands accessible to vehicle passengers via ACCESS TwineTM for Car (Twine4Car) in Germany.

Tags: Viacom | ACCESS | Twine for Car | infotainment | MTV | Comedy Central | Nickelodeon
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RT Software Joins Grass Valley Technology Alliance To Drive Innovation and Interoperability Posted: 14/08/2019
RT Software Joins Grass Valley Technology Alliance To Drive Innovation and Interoperability

Grass Valley, today added RT Software Ltd. as a founding member of the Grass Valley Technology Alliance (GVTA), a new program for technology and solutions providers that delivers improved purchasing confidence and selection for customers. The certification program gives broadcasters and media organizations access to solutions that are interoperable with a range of Grass Valley workflow components and platforms.

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The Look Future-Proofs Post Production Pipeline with Grass Valley Rio 8K Posted: 01/08/2019
The Look Future-Proofs Post Production Pipeline with Grass Valley Rio 8K

London-based bespoke post production facility, The Look, has upgraded its six Grass Valley Rio high performance online editing and post production systems to support multiple, simultaneous streams of 4K and 8K playback. Rio forms the heart of the facility’s Dolby Vision certified post production pipeline along with the Rio Connect collaborative workflow engine and Rio Assist software. The Look decided to future-proof its facility after winning contracts to post several major drama series for 2019 and 2020.

Tags: Grass Valley | The Look | Grass Valley Rio 8K | editing
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Bitmovin showcases the future of video streaming at IBC 2019 Posted: 30/07/2019
Bitmovin showcases the future of video streaming at IBC 2019

Bitmovin, a world leader in innovative cloud-based video streaming solutions will reveal at the IBC Show 2019 (Hall14.E12) how it is enabling developers to play, encode and analyze video seamlessly, in broadcast quality, anywhere. Visitors will see a dozen new demonstrations showing how cutting edge entertainment experiences can be delivered to audiences using Bitmovin products:

Tags: IBC Show 2019 | Bitmovin | video streaming | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Digital Airways and ACCESS Twine for Car to enable voice activated in-car booking and payment services Posted: 03/07/2019
Digital Airways and ACCESS Twine for Car to enable voice activated in-car booking and payment services

ACCESS CO., LTD today announced a collaboration to bring the innovative Digital Airways voice activated booking and payment solution to the ACCESS Twine™ for Car Service Platform and Content Service.

Tags: ACCESS Europe | ACCESS Twine for Car | Digital Airways | voice activated
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Grass Valleys Software-Defined Playout Delivers Freedom and Flexibility to Pike Media Lab Posted: 27/06/2019
Grass Valleys Software-Defined Playout Delivers Freedom and Flexibility to Pike Media Lab

Pike Media Lab has transitioned to a software only playout solution from Grass Valley. Central to the new playout capability is ICE SDC, which supports uncompressed 2022-6 video streams and enables the Russian media services provider to leverage new commercial and operational models as well as handle content from almost any source and distribute it quickly to any platform.

Tags: Grass Valley | Pike Media Lab | layout
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Grass Valley and CenturyLink Demonstrate Remote Production Capabilities Over 100G High-Speed Link Posted: 26/06/2019
Grass Valley and CenturyLink Demonstrate Remote Production Capabilities Over 100G High-Speed Link

Grass Valley has validated its position as a frontrunner in the industry transition to IP with another breakthrough in remote IP video production. The company joined forces with technology company CenturyLink to successfully run an ultra-high bandwidth test directly from cameras at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida to a remote production location in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Using CenturyLink’s 100 Gbps high-speed Vyvx network and Grass Valley’s DirectIP feature, the test demonstrates that uncompressed multi-camera signals can be delivered to and controlled from a remote production facility, eliminating the need for large production crews and complex outside broadcast (OB) set-ups on location.

Tags: Grass Valley | CenturyLink | IP
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