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Mike King Rejoins Bexel to Support Key Clients in Broadcast and Live Events Market

Bexel, an NEP Broadcast Services Company, has announced that industry veteran Mike King has rejoined the company as Manager, Strategic Accounts. In his new role, King will manage and support key client accounts with Bexel’s extensive range of broadcast rental equipment and engineering solutions, as well as collaborate with the NEP Worldwide Network on joint projects. With nearly 28 years of experience in the broadcast industry, King’s diverse background has included supporting high-profile clients like NFL Network, NFL Films, MLB Network, ESPN, The Tennis Channel, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, CBS Sports and ABC Sports. Most recently, King served as Project and ...

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NEP Group Acquires Broadcast Sports International, LLC

NEP Group, the leading worldwide outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers of live sports and entertainment, announced today its acquisition of Baltimore-based Broadcast Sports International, LLC (“BSI”). BSI is the recognized industry leader in the design and production of critical-use wireless networks and high-end wireless A/V systems supported by BSI’s reliable field service team. BSI provides world-class, broadcast-quality wireless audio-visual solutions for major television networks, sports leagues and other marquee customers around the world. The company’s market-leading solutions include wireless camera systems, wireless audio systems, wireless communications systems and digital technology to receive, decode and distribute images and ...

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Acclaimed ZYLIA ZM-1 360-Degree Sound Recording System Available for Sale in the United States

POZNAN, Poland — Dec. 7, 2018 — Zylia, the Poland-based manufacturer of multitrack audio recording technologies, today announced that its acclaimed ZYLIA ZM-1 microphone is now available for sale in the United States. Designed for bands and musical ensembles, sound engineers, podcasters, and audio creatives working in 3D audio, Ambisonics, and virtual reality, the new ZYLIA ZM-1 is an incredibly light, compact, and beautifully designed recording solution capable of delivering 48 kilohertz/24-bit resolution while capturing the full spatial sound scene. The microphone is available for purchase online in the United States through B&H: www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Shop-by-Brand-Zylia/ci/4/phd/6683/N/4294255798 XCHARXWeXCHARXre happy to share the remarkable ...

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Sigma Cine 40mm T1.5 Full-Frame Lens Now Shipping

Ronkonkoma, NY – December 7, 2018 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced that its anticipated cine lens – Sigma Cine 40mm T1.5 FF – will begin shipping in December 2018 for $3,499.00, with the option to purchase a fully luminous version (FL) for $4,499.00. Sigma Cine 40mm T1.5 FF is a fast and sharp T1.5 cine lens compatible with full-frame camera sensors and optimized for ultra-high-resolution 6K-8K productions. Featuring a 180-degree focus rotation, this lens is available in EF, E and PL mounts with lens support foot ...

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DP Carmen Cabana takes Season Two of XCHARXVidaXCHARX from Cooke 5/i to Cooke S4/i to add to the environmental look of the expanded series

Vida — renewed for its second season and expanded from six episodes to 10 by Starz — continues to break the mold of what many think a Latino television series should look like. This half-hour drama chronicles two Mexican-American sisters from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn’t be more different or distanced from each other. Circumstances force them to return to their old neighborhood, where they are confronted by the past and shocking truths about their mother’s identity. The series earned critical acclaim upon its debut, with season one holding a 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. While most ...

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Media Industry Veteran Kevin Scott Joins Signiant Leadership Team

Signiant Inc, a long-time market leader in intelligent file transfer, has created a new C-level executive role to support the company’s strategy of extending its cloud-native SaaS platform to meet emerging market needs. Capping off a record year as one of the fastest growing technology companies in media, Signiant has appointed industry veteran Kevin Scott as Chief Business Development Officer to lead strategic relationships with key partners and customers. Scott’s long, successful career in media has included leadership roles at DIRECTV and Deluxe. He most recently served as an advisor to many of the world’s top M&E companies on technology ...

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Loyola University Chicago Updates Convergence Studio with Broadcast Pix BPswitch Integrated Production Switcher

Chelmsford, Mass. – Dec. 6, 2018 – Broadcast Pix today announced the School of Communication at Loyola University Chicago has upgraded its Convergence Studio with a new Broadcast Pix BPswitch MX integrated production switcher. Built in downtown Chicago in 2009, the facility houses television, radio, and graphics areas designed to provide students with access to the latest technologies and workflows used by communication professionals. Jamason Chen, manager of technology, installed the new BPswitch in May, upgrading the technology from the previous Broadcast Pix Mica™ system. He was able to use the existing control panel and cabling, so it was a ...

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SVG Summit: Cobalt Digital to Demonstrate HDR Conversion Solutions for Broadcasters

Champaign, Ill. – Dec. 6, 2018 – Cobalt Digital will demonstrate its high dynamic range (HDR) conversion solutions for live sports and other broadcast content at the 2018 SVG Summit, which runs Dec. 10-11 at the New York Hilton Midtown. Using Cobalt’s flagship 9904-UDX-4K up/down/cross converter and image processor for the openGear® platform with Technicolor® HDR Intelligent Tone Management (ITM) technology, broadcasters can monetize HD and 4K standard dynamic range (SDR) content for HDR distribution, as well as provide an HDR experience to viewers through an SDR feed. For HD and 4K live sports, the 9904-UDX-4K allows production truck operators to seamlessly ...

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Pebble Beach Systems appoints Andy Giles as Sales Manager for Europe, Israel and South Africa

Weybridge, UK, December 6th 2018 –Pebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, today announced the appointment of Andy Giles as the company’s new Sales Manager for Europe, Israel and South Africa. An experienced industry professional with a strong technical background, Andy previously held senior positions at Snell Advanced Media, Snell & Wilcox Ltd and Amberfin (now part of Dalet). Tamas Vass, Senior VP of Global Sales at Pebble commented “Andy’s technical knowledge, commercial expertise, and customer focus make him the perfect choice in this role, and his experience of consulting with the end user on ...

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EditShare Gets High Marks at Liverpool Screen School

Liverpool John Moores University expands its media infrastructure; new workflow features EditShare XStream EFS Shared Storage, Flow media asset management, AirFlow for remote access, and QScan automated quality assurance Basingstoke, UK — December 6, 2018 XCHARX EditShare a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, today announced that The Liverpool Screen School has upgraded the existing media infrastructure to the latest EditShare XStream EFS storage platform as well as added EditShare Flow media asset management (MAM), AirFlow for remote access, and QScan automated quality assurance to support its Journalism, Media Production and Film Studies programs. Noted for their “theory and ...

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36th AmericaXCHARXs Cup: circle-O to Stage the WorldXCHARXs Most Spectacular Sailing Regatta

VIENNA — Dec. 6, 2018 — In 2021, the 36th AmericaXCHARXs Cup will set sail toward Auckland, New Zealand. Working together as circle-o Broadcast Productions, Austrian production company West4Media and German broadcast manufacturer Riedel Communications will jointly produce this major TV event. The battle for AmericaXCHARXs Cup, the oldest international sporting trophy, pits the worldXCHARXs most renowned yacht clubs against each other in a series of thrilling races. To win the right to challenge the title defender from New Zealand at the 36th AmericaXCHARXs Cup, one team must come out on top at the prestigious Prada Cup qualifying races in ...

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SMPTE Expands Virtual Classroom With Self-Study Options and a New HDR Technology and Workflows Course

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Dec. 6, 2018 — SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, is expanding the SMPTE Virtual Classroom offering with a new course: High-Dynamic-Range (HDR) Technology and Workflows for Media and Entertainment. Led by instructor Pierre Routhier, an advanced imaging specialist, this course will cover critical concepts and practical considerations across the HDR workflow, from mastering to production, distribution, and viewing. XCHARXSMPTE Virtual Classroom courses are a valuable resource for technologists, engineers, and practitioners involved with creating professional media, as the course offerings ...

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Universal Electronics Award-Winning Products and Technology Continue to Drive Adoption of Entertainment Voice Control Across Europe for Pay-TV Operators

Enschede, The Netherlands – 06 December 2018 – Following the launch of six new voice-controlled remotes with leading Pay-TV operators across Europe in the past six months, Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ: UEIC)(UEI), a worldwide leader in universal control and sensing technologies, continues to lead the industry in delivering the control platforms that are changing the way consumers interact with their entertainment worldwide. According to market data, today’s global TV audience spends an average of 4.4 hours per day watching TV and nearly 28 minutes per day searching for content. Voice navigation and control, introduced in 2015, has brought a ...

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Telia Selects ATEME to Power its Next Generation OTT Offering in Estonia

PARIS, DENVER, SINGAPORE, SAO PAULO 06 DECEMBER, 2018 – ATEME, the emerging leader in video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT, announced today that Telia Estonia, one of the largest telecommunication companies operating in the Baltics, has selected ATEME’s TITAN solution to compress and package its next generation OTT offering. The project aims to extend the reach of HD services throughout Estonia and introduces new packaging formats. TITAN, ATEME’s complete distribution solution, enables Telia Estonia to enhance its OTT offering with the following benefits: Premium Video Experience: ATEME’s STREAM© algorithms maintain content fidelity at ...

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European IPTV provider invests in Edgeware’s ad insertion solution

Edgeware announces today that it has won a significant order from one of its main European customers, underscoring that Edgeware’s Ad Insertion offering provides its customers with a pathway to new revenue streams. Edgeware is happy to announce that it has won a significant order from one of its main European IPTV customers. The need to upgrade the existing hardware and software platform is driven by new requirements for making dynamic ad changes via Edgeware’s ad insertion solution. This offering contains an ad stitching product for IPTV, which enables the customer to dynamically insert new ads in the playout of ...

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Input Media win BBC Coverage of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup

The BBC has appointed London-based sports independent Input Media to produce coverage of this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup to be held in France. Input Media will produce live programming for broadcast on the BBC’s network TV channels, BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website. The tournament runs from 07 June to 07 July 2019. The contract, secured after a competitive tender process, represents an extension of the company’s relationship with the BBC. Input Media produced coverage of this tournament from Canada in 2015 and currently produces the FA Cup Goals Exchange for the BBC. Input Media’s Head of Programmes, ...

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Bannister Lake Software a Smash at the 2018 US Open

CAMBRIDGE, Ontario — Dec. 5, 2018 — Bannister Lake played a vital role at this yearXCHARXs US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (NTC) in Flushing Meadows, New York. Bannister LakeXCHARXs powerful data engine, Chameleon, served as the real-time data management solution for multiple data feeds from a diverse set of sources. Chameleon was used to reformat, filter, moderate and distribute data and graphics to dozens of various-shaped digital signs throughout the NTC. Bannister Lake was instrumental in devising the workflows and processes that handled over 250,000 XML files corresponding to the participation of more than ...

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EditShare Sets Sights on the New Year with the Release of Flow 2019

Expands secure cloud-based media collaboration by connecting creatives and facilities to Amazon S3 & Glacier, Backblaze and Microsoft Azure Basingstoke, UK — December 5, 2018 XCHARX EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent scale-out storage, AQC and media management solutions, today announced Flow 2019, the media asset management (MAM) solution that simplifies media sharing and collaboration with easy-to-use tools to manage media acquisition, assembly and delivery beyond the confines of the facility. Flow currently supports on premise storage vendors such as Avid ISIS/NEXIS as well as any SMB shared storage. Flow also connects to leading archive providers such as Amazon S3, Generic S3, ...

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