In a year where media entities are seeking new ways to manage content remotely, Tedial is using its social channels to propose the configuration of its products to create a seamless hybrid cloud environment.
The Associated Press (AP) ENPS news production system team has partnered with workflow developer Latakoo to enable assignment tracking and file delivery across both company platforms.
EcoDigital has launched the eighth generation of its Diva Software Suite, which is designed to optimise digital content storage management and simplify complex environments.
IABM’s prolific business intel unit has identified an accelerated rush to the cloud, triggered by the pandemic.
Broadcast technology specialist Mediagenix has revealed details of the latest developments in its WHATS’ON broadcast management platform.
Caringo has launched a new Swarm Cloud DR managed service, powered by Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.
The widely welcomed advancements behind Continuous Loudness Control (CLC) are behind a new cooperation deal between IRT and German vendor DSPECIALISTS.
The Digital Television Group (DTG) fielded a strong speaking team for its webcast ‘Live Sport: Are the Fans Driving Innovation?’ It was fronted by Andy Brember, commercial director, sport at Kantar.
The first S12T Streamline OB van for the African continent has been delivered to Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA).
IABM has now taken its popular IBC Future Trends Theatre concept online as The Future Trends Channel.
Finnish cable operator DNA has picked Edgeware’s content processing platform, StreamBuilder, for the launch of its new IP-based DNA TV service.
Florence-based acoustic design specialist Studio Sound Service has recently completed the transformation of the personal studio of Italian film composer Federico De Robertis.
Lawo has released new software with additional options, functionality and security features for its line of radio mixing consoles, RAVENNA/AES67 mixing engines, and VisTool GUI Builder software.
ScheduALL, part of Net Insight, has released the SaaS solution, ScheduALL Evolution, for resource management and crewing.
Sencore’s new ARD 3000 series of ATSC 3.0 receiver decoders is designed to enable users to decode one channel (ARD 3100) or four channels (ARD 3400) in a 1RU platform.
Cloud-based video software specialist M2A Media is supporting the expansion of the BritBox SVOD streaming service in Canada via Amazon Prime Video.
JP Delport has been appointed managing director of Broadcast Solutions UK, a subsidiary of German systems integrator Broadcast Solutions.
Mediapro Argentina has turned to Lawo for a comprehensive technical upgrade of its facilities.
Broadcast management technology company MEDIAGENIX has announced that it has signed the United Nations Global Compact intiative.
New features in Vela’s Encompass and Luna Smart Loggers have driven extensive uptake of the compliance, monitoring, capturing, logging, and multiviewer products in the company’s home market.
StreamPilot is going into live production with TV 2 Sumo.
The DPP has followed a rush of pandemic time reports and web events with a major research project entitled Design for Tomorrow.
Network-attached-storage specialist OpenDrives has introduced a storage system designed “to enable users to scale up in multiple dimensions while preserving ultra-high performance, super-low latency and intelligent data integrity”.
AJA Video Systems has expanded its range of portable 12G-SDI mini-converters, with new models that extend fibre connectivity to simplify the transfer of 12G-SDI over long distances (up to 10km) via a single optical cable with lockable ST connectors.
Amazon Rekognition Video is a machine learning (ML) based service that can analyse videos to detect objects, people, faces, text, scenes, and activities, as well as detect any inappropriate content.
Sencore has announced the SCP 2100, which it describes as a cost-effective and easy to deploy device for acquiring, compressing and backhauling nearly any video signal across the internet.
Telestream has introduced Lightspeed Live Capture C2, a dual-channel ingest system that it claims “provides unbeatable value”, combining lowest cost access to capture plus Vantage media processing.
During the DPP webinar ‘Can We Build Back Greener?’, Google’s sustainability officer stated that this is “the critical decade” for mankind’s de-carbonisation efforts, while a leading academic advocated employee activism as a key lever towards sustainability.
The DPP webinar Can We Build Back Greener? showed a strange link between sustainability and the pandemic.
Media industry project scheduling technology developer farmerswife has announced that the latest version of its eponymously-named tool, farmerswife 6.6, offers improved integration with sister product Cirkus.
Sencore has launched an ultra-portable ATSC 3.0 handheld signal level meter, the SLM 1530. It is said by the company to be the first of its kind and the perfect solution for broadcast professionals testing ATSC 3.0 equipment and installations.
Focusrite has announced three new Dante-friendly products in its ISA (Input Signal Amplifier) range.
EVS has launched its LSM-VIA system, which is based on its ubiquitous LSM live slow motion control panel.
Guntermann & Drunck (G&D) has launched the RemoteAccess-CPU, designed to allow operators to seamlessly integrate virtual machines into KVM installations to create hybrid infrastructures.
Time USA has chosen Primestream systems to provide a comprehensive, integrated media asset management and workflow management infrastructure for its Bryant Park video production facility in New York City.
Looking to trigger a wider adoption of the Interoperable Master Format (IMF), SMPTE has boosted its ST 2067 standard with a set of key changes that came out of IMF plug-fest and user inputs.
EditShare and Adobe have announced they are working together to enable remote production and group editing workflows.
Primestream has introduced Xchange Media Cloud — a completely cloud-based version of its Xchange media asset management platform.
Enco Systems has introduced new features and improvements in its enCaption automated captioning and subtitling system.
Lawo, actively working to help customers develop innovative technical workflows to keep operations running during lockdown, has announced that Caracol is using its remote solutions and online communication software.
Digital Nirvana has introduced MetadatorIQ, the latest generation of the company’s platform for automating metadata creation in preproduction, production, and live content workflows.
Video software provider Synamedia has added three new products to its video network software portfolio.
Cloud-based video software specialist M2A Media has announced the launch of M2A Connect.
Telestream’s Aurora system helped cut judging time from several weeks to just a week at China’s Golden Sail Awards.
Video streaming specialists Norigin Media are Edgeare have announced they are set to collaborate in the field of quality assurance for over-the-top (OTT) video streams.
TSL Products has altered its R&D roadmap for the short term in response to specific customer requirements.
Working with technology collaborator Appear TV, Bridge Technologies has demonstrated what it says is the value and robustness of its Integrated Services Monitoring (ISM) approach.
Without SMPTE ST 2110 and AMWA NMOS the anticipated progress of the plug and play IP (PnP) era would have stalled in ugly fashion.
Mellanox Technologies has announced that Logic media solutions has become the first company out of the professional media domain in Germany to become a ‘Premier Partner.’
Riedel Communications has announced a significant expansion of its MediorNet family of video networking devices.
EEG Video has announced two key new features, Grouping Mode and Unicode Support, for its closed caption encoders, including the HD492 iCap encoder for live broadcasting, EN537 caption encoder and 1430 Non-iCap openGear closed captioning card.
Marquis Broadcast has expanded its range of integration services, and upgraded its systems to cope with complex workflows around third-party products.
Wohler has launched what it describes as a “budget-friendly” 16 channel audio/video monitor.
Video review and collaboration specialist Frame.io has launched Frame.io v3.6 and a new application, Frame.io Transfer, now available in beta.
Telestream has released a new IMF Producer as part of its Vantage Media Processing Platform to automate IMF package creation from Adobe Premiere Pro.
Video-over-IP network distribution specialists Zixi and VideoFlow have revealed they are working together to ensure interoperability between vendor deployments on a worldwide basis.
MediaKind has launched Aquila Broadcast, supporting broadcasters and operators who want to transition towards all-IP workflows and the cloud.
Torque Video Systems has released a scalable mass transcoding platform – the Torque Pelican.
Guntermann & Drunck is addressing what it says are the latest KVM trends for broadcast professionals with a range of products.
The Selenio Network Processor from Imagine Communications has proved to be the cornerstone to ST 2110 IP connectivity for 12th Man Productions, the sports broadcast and post facility for Texas A&M University.
Essential reading during (and influenced by) the Covid-19 pandemic might be the DPP’s Next Gen Supply Chain report.
The Lynx Technik yellobrik model OTR 1A41 8K fibre transmission system is designed for transporting real-time, uncompressed 8K content (up to 48G) over long distances with zero signal degradation or loss.
Video software provider Synamedia has appointed Nick Thexton as its chief technology officer (CTO), replacing Alok Gera who has moved to the position of senior vice president and general manager, North America.
Video compression specialist V-Nova is collaborating with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to offer a contribution solution based on SMPTE VC-6 that provides a new option for broadcasters and producers worldwide.
The IABM’s Business Intelligence Unit has published a timely and detailed report covering the various impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the media entertainment industry.
Actus Digital’s mandatory compliance systems have extended to become part of a much larger media intelligence platform, providing cross-organisational benefits to the operations, marketing and research, and new media departments of broadcasters and media companies.
Studio Technologies has launched the Model 792 Central Controller with Model 793 Control Console for Audio-over-IP-enabled multichannel monitoring.
MediaKind has announced that its advertising and content distribution rights portfolio, Prisma, has been reconfigured with a new flexible, modular feature set.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced AWS Elemental Link, a compact device to support multiple applications in live video environments and contribute high-quality video into the cloud.
RTL Croatia has tapped Riedel Communications’ MediorNet real-time network and Artist digital matrix intercom for its comprehensive studio upgrade to HD operations.
Media services provider Red Bee Media is joining the Dutch Data Centre Association (DDA). The company owns and operates the Media Gateway data centre in Hilversum, which provides colocation and connectivity services.
SmartLabs, which develops service delivery platforms for interactive digital television, said it has expanded its footprint in the Latin American and Asia-Pacific regions.
One of the multiple media events lost to Covid-19 was the Joint Task Force on Networked Media (JT-NM) group’s five-day face-to-face in Houston, where vendor participants were due to complete the third IP-focussed Tested event.
SMPTE president Patrick Griffis has given the society’s 7,000 members an “easier and less expensive” means for keeping in touch with key technologies and new skills opportunities during the Covid-19 crisis.
Following the launch of BitSave at IBC last year, iSize has announced that BitSave v.2 is now available.
To strengthen its offering and to better serve existing and new customers with interoperable content acquisition workflow solutions, Net Insight has announced today that it is joining the Zixi Enabled Network.
Cobalt Digital’s new product range compatible with openGear includes a card-based router series designed to substantially increase flexibility.
Finnish National Opera and Ballet (FNOB) is using Sofia Backstage Studio from Sofia Digital for the recording, management and playout of its video assets.
Phabrix has launched its QxL compact, flexible 25G IP rasteriser to address the needs of broadcast media IP networks.
TAG Video Systems is reassuring broadcasters that its global operations are uninterrupted during the current period of heightened news and media consumption, and in fact strengthened by the company’s Zer0 Friction business strategy.
Barnfind’s new product helps engineering and production pros overcome distance limitations.
Qligent announces that Sinclair Broadcast Group will deploy its Qligent Vision monitoring and analysis software.
Edgeware has added an AutoPilot feature to its StreamPilot product in order to bring automated optimisation features to the multi-CDN control platform.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the general availability of Amazon Detective, a new security service that makes it easy for customers of the cloud platform to conduct faster and more efficient investigations into security issues across their AWS workloads.
Wowza Media Systems has integrated its video streaming product with the edge cloud platform from Fastly.
Epiphan Video launches LiveScrypt as a live transcription service.
Adder Technology’s latest IP KVM system, the AdderLink Infinity 3000 is the first in its range to allow control over virtual machines.
Ensuring that broadcast graphics remain effective and consistent is no small feat in the era of OTT services and Augmented Reality, writes David Davies.
IBC’s rich history as a launch pad for major industry initiatives takes another giant step today with the official launch of the 5G Media Action Group.
NEP Norway will be using Lawo as equipment provider as it replaces the baseband video and audio infrastructure of its Oslo Broadcast Centre’s master control room.
Atto and Facilis have partnered to integrate Atto’s ThunderLink NS 3252 Thunderbolt 3 to 25GbE adapters within the new Facilis Hub shared storage platform.
The company is presenting YES, a brand new Windows or Linux web-based suite.
The company has added capabilities to the new C3 IEEE 1588-2008 PTP V2 module, which is part of the integrated Rubidium modular system family.
Video compression software specialist V-Nova unveiled a couple of new partnerships to coincide with IBC2019, including a new agreement with video contribution systems provider Aviwest.
The organisation is attending IBC2019 in its role as a promoter of Russian-made equipment.
The PROWATCHNeo is a monitoring system oriented to supervise radio and TV broadcasting, cable TV and satellite TV networks in the 5 to 2500MHz frequency band.
A new X-keys USB controller designed specifically for instant replay has been released.
On showcase from Promax Electronica S.L. is the RANGERNeo 4 reference monitor.
Broadcast management software specialist Provys has announced a new look to its product range with four packages aimed at different tiers and levels of requirement.
A new broadcast monitoring facility in New Delhi, India, has been opened by Amagi.
The company has announced a partnership with cloud-based video production workflow provider Limecraft to allow producers and distributors to create closed captions and translated subtitles more economically.
Atto and Facilis have partnered to integrate Atto’s ThunderLink NS 3252 Thunderbolt 3 to 25GbE adapters within the new Facilis Hub shared storage platform.
The Media Workflow Manager is a keystone of the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) stand this year.
Malik Khan, CEO of LTN Global, and Andreas Jacobi, CEO of Make.TV, are presenting a united front in Hall 14 following LTN’s acquisition of the Cologne-based company, which took place only days before IBC2019 opened its doors.
Red Bee Media has sealed a strategic partnership with Pixit Media at IBC to deliver high-performance storage with secure data segregation for international managed playout services.
Scripting and programme planning is made easier with the Tinkerlist online platform, which is being demonstrated on one corner of the Belgian company’s stand this year.
The company has developed Advanced Punctuation, delivering highly accurate placement of full stops, commas, question marks, exclamation marks and enhancing capitalisation, transforming blocks of text into legible, comprehensible sentences.
Cloud storage and data management specialist, Tiger Technology, is demonstrating how its systems can help customers migrate legacy archive content from tape to cloud or hybrid cloud systems, particularly using Amazon Web Services.
Helping to add structure to unstructured data is one of the most important things storage management can offer, according to Alex Timbs, Dell Technologies’ senior business development manager for M&E.
Automated transcription services provider Trint is showcasing its Trint Player at IBC, just a few months after it was first unveiled.
Ericsson-owned Red Bee Media went to some lengths to demonstrate its end-to-end managed services capabilities across the content chain during IBC2019: the company organised its own football match in London and broadcast it live to attendees at its stand in Hall 14.
High-speed Ethernet is rapidly replacing Fibre Channel for media storage, according to Rohde & Schwarz.
Kumulate is a new intelligent storage and asset lifecycle management platform that promises media and entertainment users a route through the many industry transitions in storage, media and workflow.
The company is showing its software, which aims to help content providers automate and optimise the process of transferring their video assets and metadata to distributors.
The company is showcasing a new output routing option for its iAM-Mix products.
At IBC2019 the company is encouraging visitors to gain some first-hand experience on what industrial digitisation entails: The company has brought an in-house digitisation factory to its stand.
Virtual audio specialist On-Hertz is using IBC2019 to launch its Artisto software audio engine, which is designed to automate sound workflows.
MAM4Pro is an enterprise system for managing and executing all media operations - record, ingest, play, stream, encode, transcode and decode – in a professional production and post-production ecosystem, without the need for dedicated equipment.
The company is unveiling a new cloud-based video recording system that expands the scope of Insys’ offerings beyond commercial OTT media services into broader applications and markets.
Significant new features have been announced for V__matrix, Lawo’s software-defined IP core routing and processing platform.
ENCO comes to IBC with new features for its enCaption automated captioning systems, including a version designed for radio that is making its European debut.
The company is introducing a new remote editing product aimed at media organisations that have extensive, critical in-the-field production needs.
The company’s latest software release on its MAGIC THipPro telephone hybrid implements a complete answering machine with data privacy features, as well as AES67 via software upgrade.
Facilis recently started shipping its new Hub Shared Storage System.
The Live News System (LNS) is an operating system from the iO Media Group for newsroom computer systems which allows efficient, real-time communication within the standard MOS protocol.
Brainstorm has improved the integration of the Unreal Engine from Epic Games into InfinitySet, giving it “the best integration in the marketplace,” according to commercial director David Alexander.
A range of software-defined ( ST 2110) IP conversion and processing equipment is being showcased, including the emVIRTU IP-to-IP Media Processing Platform for converting HD up to UHD.
Scality’s new Ring8 is a software-defined system that handles large-scale, on-premises storage of unstructured data.
At IBC2019, Telestream will showcase major new functionality in its PRISM media processing platform.
Rohde & Schwarz’s first virtualised product, Prismon.cloud, a fully cloud-based monitoring-as-a-service, is now being extended across more EU countries.
The Prodigy.MP multifunction audio processor ensures maximum flexibility in both hardware and software, combining the modular design of the Prodigy series with powerful FPGA-based DSP and SRC capabilities, according to DirectOut.
A new suite of HDR processing and conversion solutions for the greenMachine platform will be on display on the Lynx Technik stand at IBC2019.
Video delivery specialist Kontron is introducing specialised hardware form factors.
Amdocs has acquired TTS Wireless, a privately-owned provider of mobile network engineering services, specialising in network optimisation, planning and software-enabled solutions.
The IABM is seeking input from broadcast and media executives around the world for the IBC2019 edition of its widely referenced Buying Trends Report.
Tedial has announced that Julian Fernández-Campón has been promoted to chief technology officer, effective immediately.
NXP Semiconductors has announced availability of its EdgeLock SE050 Plug & Trust Secure Element (SE) family to secure Industrial 4.0 and Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications – from edge to cloud.
At IBC2019, Primestream will present a series of new and improved features and functions within its toolset to help customers deal with increasingly complex issues including changes to technology, workflow and business opportunities.
Following sales growth in China, Berlin-based manufacturer Stage Tec has entered into a partnership with ACE (Advanced Communication Equipment [International] Company Ltd) in the country.
Sony and Nevion have formed a strategic partnership in IP-based solutions for broadcasters and other industries.
Scality has released RING8, a software-defined solution for large-scale on-premises storage of unstructured data.
Avid has announced MediaCentral 2019, the next generation of the media workflow platform for TV news, sports and post-production operations.
Kontron S&T AG has signed an asset deal with Fujitsu Technology Solutions to acquire the Augsburg-based Fujitsu industrial mainboard business.
GatesAir has won a contract with Nova Entertainment in Australia to upgrade six FM radio transmission sites within the continent.
Sonnet Technologies has expanded its family of professional media readers with the addition of the SF3 Series – Red Mini-Mag Pro Card Reader.
Tedial will be unveiling significant new features to its sports and live events solution Smartlive at IBC2019.
Following its showcase at NAB 2019, Amagi has announced the launch of the Cloudport UHD playout platform on Amazon Web Services (AWS), enabling broadcasters to playout UHD content directly from AWS cloud.
Starline is set to offer data centre users two new Scale-Out SAN systems based around Ceph, a unified, distributed storage system designed for performance, reliability and scalability.
Macnica Technology has revealed its new MPA1000 AV over IP module.
Broadcasters are dealing with greater volumes and types of content all the time – meaning ‘shopping lists’ for media asset management systems are becoming increasingly precise
Among the new products set to be showcased on the Cobalt Digital stand are the 9992-ENC HEVC encoder and 9992-DEC decoder for openGear frames.
The call to deliver content in more formats, the continued rise of immersive and object-based audio, and the prospect of further loudness recommendations are among the issues making fresh demands on the tools used audio post.
The growth in OTT platforms has boosted demand for the localisation and regionalisation of content. And the cloud is proving to be a terrific enabler, writes David Davies.
Streaming piracy poses arguably the greatest threat – in both economic and technological terms – confronting broadcasters today. David Davies finds out how vendors are helping their customers to stay one step ahead of the pirates.
Metadata has evolved dramatically in recent years, from straightforward descriptions to supporting complex usage in today’s asset management systems. Now AI promises a great leap forwards.