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Calrec Gets a Four Chair Turn from Accomplished A1 Mixer on The Voice, Mike Abbott

LOS ANGELES, JANUARY 22, 2019 XCHARX Mike Abbott, established A1 mixer and owner of All Ears Inc., has had an extensive career mixing audio for some of the most popular TV and high-profile awards shows. For more than 25 years, Abbott has worked with various Calrec consoles, but his current console of choice is the Apollo, which heXCHARXs using on the current season of The Voice. The Voice live shows run on an extremely tight schedule because they need a quick turnaround for the West coast and foreign distribution two hours after the broadcast. These elements are distributed around the ...

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PBT EU’s solutions define NCN TV’s virtual CG news channel –

Romania’s NCN TV station designed from scratch by O-Video using PBT EU XCHARX PBT EU’s solutions define the making of NCN TV’s virtual CG news channel XCHARX PBT EU collaborated with Romanian reseller-partner O-Video to create a XCHARXvirtualXCHARX computer-generated (CG) news studio for NCN TV. The news station was designed by the O-Video team using PBT EU’s customised solutions implementing PlayBox Neo equipment. The PlayBox Neo workflow included a main news studio, 5 playout channels with a Production AirBox Neo and TitleBox Neo. Other additions included an MCR, video wall, and a secondary studio with display and backup playout ...

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Imagine Communications Provides Production Flexibility and Quality in New OB Truck for tpc Switzerland

Quality and efficiency in production across a range of sports and arts applications [MUNICH, January 21, 2019] – A remarkable outside broadcast truck, UHD1 HDR, built for Swiss production company tpc using technology from Imagine Communications, completed its first live broadcast – a match in the Swiss National Hockey League in Zürich on October 19, and is now in regular use. To deliver high-performance and multiformat capabilities across a broad range of productions, the truck uses standards-based IP connectivity. Providing extensive functionality in a compact form, the truck is the first step in tpc’s aggressive programme to move ...

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Network Innovations (NI) Formally Launches Iridium Certus to Global Customers

FORT LAUDERDALE, JANUARY 18, 2019 – For months, Network Innovations (NI), named one of the first Iridium Certus Service Providers, has been successfully beta- and field-testing the new Iridium Certus service. With global teams conducting vigorous testing, NI has been able to gain first-hand expertise and in-depth knowledge of both the service and the hardware while assisting Iridium in preparing for the commercial launch. NI’s prelaunch activities and expansive field-testing combine to increase NI’s value proposition for global customers who get to work with one of the most experienced and knowledgeable Iridium Certus service partners. Since 1996, Network Innovations has ...

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Densitron Drives Development in Haptics and Human Machine Interaction with Key Appointment

Densitron, a creator of ARM and x86 based Human Machine Controllers, with over 45 years of display application experiences in LCD and OLED, today announced that Martyn Gates has been appointed as Global Director of Product Development and joins the board as an executive member, effective immediately. Gates is a broadcast industry and product development specialist with 36 years of commercial, academic, and research experience and will lead Densitron’s global product development strategy with a particular focus on Haptics and Human Machine Interaction. Throughout his career Gates has led international development teams, in both hardware and software, for a number ...

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Quicklink Studio enables remote IP audio commentary for pan-European Football Tournament

The Quicklink Studio Solution has been used recently at a prestigious pan-European football tournament to provide ultra-low latency audio commentary simultaneously over the internet from several remote locations. The tournament is played by the national league champions of the strongest European associations. Audioconsulting AG are an independent consulting company that provide services for the major international football associations and the leading Swiss IPTV provider Teleclub/Swisscom TV. Audioconsulting AG chose the Quicklink Studio solution after a period of robust testing and evaluation. Martin Reich, Audioconsulting AG CEO says “This a true ‘plug-and-play’ solution. We received a commentary solution that perfectly suits ...

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HPA Tech Retreat Extra (TR-X) Announces Program: eSports: Dropping the Mic on Center Stage

Details, speakers and the Keynote for HPA TR-X (Tech Retreat Extra) have been announced. Now in its third year, HPA TR-X kicks off the HPA Tech Retreat, bringing together thought leaders and creatives for a deep dive into topics of particular interest to the community. This year TR-X will focus on eSports, entitled eSports: Dropping the Mic on Center Stage. TR-X will take place on Monday, February 11, 2019 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa in Palm Desert, CA, a day in advance of the HPA Tech Retreat. ESports’ staggering growth has inspired intense interest across ...

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AES Los Angeles Section and SMPTE Hollywood Section to Showcase Sound for Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse at January Meeting

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Section of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) and the Hollywood Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) will host a joint meeting this month exploring sound production for Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation’s Golden Globe®-winning feature film Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse. The meeting is slated for Thursday, January 31 at the Sony Pictures Studio lot in Culver City, California. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man™ Universe, with ...

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Universal Electronics and Microsoft collaborate on a turnkey Digital Assistant platform for smart home hub

Enschede, The Netherlands, January 16, 2019 – Universal Electronics Inc., (UEI) (NASDAQ: UEIC), the worldwide leader in universal control and sensing technologies for the smart home, has announced a collaboration with Microsoft to launch a new digital assistant platform for the home built on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform using AI and IoT services. Artificial intelligence is now playing a key role in improving access to smart living products and services, and this is only expected to expand in size and scope. Digital assistants that connect consumers to important services such as safety and security, collaboration and scheduling or ...

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OTT Market is Far From Oversaturation, Per Ooyala Report

Lines Between Broadcast and OTT Blur as Media Companies and Consumers Increasingly Adopt Streaming Video Report Highlights: There will be more than 777 million global SVOD subscriptions by 2023, more than double from 2017 The Disney/Fox and Comcast/Sky mergers will result in a combined spend of $43B in new content XCHARX 20% of global spending Among adults 50-64, OTT viewing increased 45% between 2016 and 2017; among adults 65+, viewing was up 36% While there’s a limit to how many SVOD services users are ready to pay for, it is far from being reached. This is according to Ooyala’s ...

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Pikolo Systems and Digital Alert Systems Partner to Streamline EAS Alert Management

DALLAS — Jan. 17, 2019 — Pikolo Data Systems, the leading provider of broadcast operations management workflows, today announced a technology partnership with Digital Alert Systems (DAS), a leading innovator of next-generation Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) and Emergency Alert Systems (EAS) that integrates PikoloXCHARXs ITracker broadcast operations management workflow with DASXCHARX DASDEC™ and its exclusive EAS-Net™ communications software. Pikolo ITracker is the No. 1 broadcast incident tracking and discrepancy reporting solution. Now incorporating EAS-Net, ITracker allows similarly configured DAS devices to communicate directly with the ITracker service, eliminating the need for operators to document EAS alerts. ITracker captures both the ...

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Pliant®Technologies Showcases Latest Updates for CrewCom® Wireless Intercom System at ISE 2019

AMSTERDAM, JANUARY 17, 2019 XCHARX Pliant TechnologiesXCHARX latest updates to its CrewCom wireless intercom system will be on display for the first time internationally at ISE 2019 (Booth 7-V228). The newest firmware incorporates general system improvements as well as new Oceania 900MHz models. Pliant will also feature the systemXCHARXs new Fiber Hub for a more efficient system deployment. The Fiber Hub (CHB-8F) expands system capabilities by allowing up to eight fiber connections using standard SFP-based single mode fiber ports along with a single RJ-45 copper port to interface to existing CrewNet™ connections. XCHARXCrewCom is deployed in some of the most ...

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Hisense brings TV Games, powered by 24i, to all next generation Smart TVs

24i Media, an industry-leading, global streaming video app developer, today announced that they have partnered with Hisense, a global electronics giant and one of the world’s leading TV manufactures and technology leader. Hisense’s next generation of Smart TV models equipped with a VIDAA system will have the TV GAMES portal, powered by 24i Media, preinstalled as of March 2019. The TV GAMES portal, powered by 24i Media, is a cross-platform collection of in-house developed games optimized for TV remote controls. The service has over 1.000.000 game played worldwide daily. With the partnership with Hisense, TV Games will strengthen its footprint ...

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Signiant Celebrates Unprecedented Growth in 2018 Increasing its Massive Media Footprint as the Company Moves Beyond File Transfer

Signiant Inc, a long-time leader in intelligent file transfer, today announced record business growth in 2018 with new highs for key SaaS metrics. The growth was fueled by expansion of the companyXCHARXs market-leading SaaS platform to support a broader array of use-cases for any sized media organization, a massive media footprint that is creating a powerful network-effect, and an industry that continues to evolve to larger file sizes, more complex workflows and greater demand for enterprise-grade security. Year-over-year SaaS platform growth of 46% makes Signiant one of the fastest growing technology companies in the media and entertainment industry. Key Growth ...

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Cooke Anamorphic/i SF 65mm MACRO Brings A Star Is Born Up Close and Personal

Matthew Libatique, ASC, who has already won the 2018 Hollywood Film Award for Cinematographer of the Year for his work on Warner Bros. Pictures’ A Star Is Born, reveals that he used Cooke Anamorphic/i SF ‘Special Flair’ lenses to help him move the story from the main superstar character Jack (Bradley Cooper — who also directed) to the newcomer Ally (Lady Gaga) in a way that would be believable to today’s audience. A Star Is Born was also Cooper’s directorial debut, which brought about a more ‘open’ workflow on set. “We had discussions early on,” said Libatique. “You’re working with ...

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ENCOMPASS ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH ZIXI

Encompass Digital Media, a global technology services company delivering end-to-end video playout and distribution solutions to broadcast and digital media companies, announces its partnership with Zixi, the industry leader for enabling dependable, live broadcast-quality video over the internet. Zixi’s proven, best-of-breed solutions coupled with Encompass’ broadcast expertise gives its clients additional economical methods to acquire and deliver content. “We have enjoyed great success working with Zixi’s platform to provide our clients with even more choices and business flexibility for media acquisition and distribution options,” states Bill Tillson, CEO of Encompass. “Our clients can now capitalize on the universal reach of ...

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VITEC Streamlines IPTV, Digital Signage, and Video Wall Workflows at ISE 2019

PARIS — Jan. 16, 2019 — VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced it will showcase the latest capabilities for its award-winning EZ TV IPTV & Digital Signage Platform at ISE 2019 on Stand 14-M200. The chosen solution for sports and entertainment venues, enterprise, government, and military agencies in Europe and the U.S., EZ TVXCHARXs comprehensive feature set enables any organization to centrally manage and stream HD, low-latency, in-house feeds and TV channels, as well as create eye-catching digital signage and video walls for distribution to any displays through a facility. XCHARXWeXCHARXre seeing more ...

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Alkemy X Adds Former Network Exec Glen Freyer to Leadership Team

Creative content company assembles elite team with deep experience in traditional media, digital, streaming and branded entertainment to further grow production slate. NEW YORK CITY—Alkemy X has added veteran producer and development executive, Glen Freyer, as Senior Vice President TV & Digital Content to its ever-growing creative team. Freyer will work alongside Executive Vice President TV & Digital Content, Andy Singer, atop the company’s rapidly expanding Originals division. Freyer will develop scripted and unscripted content for both linear and digital platforms, including broadcast, streaming, web and branded. He joins a diversely talented team that is already leveraging Alkemy X’s success ...

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