AJA Video Systems has released a new software update for its Bridge Live turnkey multi-channel live video solution for remote production, contribution, collaboration, streaming and delivery. V1.12 features bidirectional NDI input, output and transcode; HLS output; video preview; and user interface updates for more intuitive configuration.
Migo, a disruptive digital distribution service designed for emerging economies and mass markets, is using the Dalet Flex media logistics platform to manage its data delivery operation and geographic expansion.
Favoriz Productions, a French company specialised in audiovisual production, has installed a scalable Crossnet system with an initial capacity of 72 ports in its central studios.
TV Center (TVC) in Moscow, the state-run TV station with the fourth-largest coverage area in Russia, has embraced IP with Lawo video, networking and control systems.
When it comes to reaching OTT and social media audiences, Welsh public broadcaster S4C is showing how to harness the power of digital broadcasting. The Carmarthen-based broadcaster is delivering content quickly and, in addition to localising it in Welsh, it is publishing on more than 100 digital channels micro-targeted to ...
Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal, better known as Rhett & Link, founders of creator-led content studio Mythical Entertainment and hosts of daily online show Good Mythical Morning, are set to use Veritone’s Marvel.ai voice-as-a-service solution to create, manage, license and monetise their own hyper-realistic synthetic voices.
Synamedia has integrated a broad range of its video offerings with Android TV and has extended its Infinite cloud TV platform to support Android TV devices.
Philippines-based service provider Parasat Cable TV is modernising its broadband operations with Harmonic’s CableOS Cloud-Native Core Platform.
The MCM-9000 monitoring and multiviewer platform from TAG is being used in the EU’s 5G-Virtuosa project. Funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 initiative and driven by a consortium of international industry leaders, 5G-Virtuosa’s mission is to explore the potential of distributed IP production and how future technologies such as ...
SES has announced Microsoft as the first cloud provider customer for its next-generation medium earth orbit (MEO) system - O3b mPOWER.
John Hurley has joined Quantum as chief revenue officer. Hurley is an accomplished sales leader with more than 25 years of experience selling to and growing some of the world’s largest enterprise accounts and building high-performing teams.
Conviva’s streaming intelligence data will be integrated with Datadog, a cloud monitoring and security platform for cloud applications. The move will enable joint customers to monitor, report on and correlate the most important streaming metrics with the performance of their entire infrastructure.
Limelight Networks has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Moov Corporation, which does business as Layer0. The acquisition is said to be a significant step in advancing Limelight’s strategy as an edge-enabled SaaS solutions provider and will drive growth in revenue, margins and EBITDA.
EditShare has released its Q3 technology update with improvements to the way customers access, monitor and configure Flow and EFS.
Synamedia has acquired ContentArmor, a privately held developer of forensic watermarking solutions for the media and entertainment industry.
Digital Nirvana has unveiled MetadataIQ, a metadata automation tool for content producers using the Avid media platform.
ITV, the largest commercial broadcaster and streamer in the UK, has refreshed its platform for delivering simulcast channels with cloud-based technology from Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Peruvian television network América Televisión was the second television channel to be founded in Peru, the first commercial station with regular broadcasts, and is Peru’s highest-rated network. With a daily output of news, quiz and chat shows, reality and entertainment content, the network is keenly aware of its popularity and ...
Densitron has announced its support for software-driven IP workflows using NDI. The company will integrate NDI into its IDS control system to be recognisable as a source by other NDI-enabled applications and devices connected to a standard Ethernet local area network.
EFD Digital, a new division of EFD International, has deployed an end-to-end Quantum software platform as the technology infrastructure that supports its post-production services and the management of video across its lifecycle and multiple applications. The software-defined storage solution is delivered as a subscription and is underpinned by Quantum’s StorNext ...
NEP has selected Signiant Media Shuttle to enable accelerated file-based operations across its fleet of OB trucks, studios and flypacks. With Media Shuttle, NEP clients can easily move media assets and associated metadata to and from the venue.
The All-England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) has installed a fixed signal routing and communications network based on Riedel’s MediorNet real-time signal transport and processing technology, and Artist digital matrix intercom mainframe.
PNY Technologies has enhanced its partnership with Nvidia, extending its solutions portfolio into accelerating compute and cloud data. As part of this, it now has available to order the latest Nvidia networking products, including ConnectX SmartNICs, Ethernet switching solutions, InfiniBand Switches and more.
As ATSC 3.0 deployments continue to expand, Sencore has released a suite of new ATSC 3.0 solutions, consisting of the TXS 3800 transcoder, SLM 1530 signal level meter and the ARD 3000 series of receiver decoders.
Lynx Technik has launched seven new fibre yellobriks. These new models are said to offer a cost-effective solution to convert fibre to copper Ethernet, copper to fibre, fibre to fibre (multi-mode single-mode), or simply to extend electrical Ethernet signals over a bidirectional single fibre; with support up to 10Gbit/s.
Tedial has tapped two of its own to assume larger roles in the company. Manuel Martínez has been promoted to business development manager from his position as regional sales director, Spain; and José Luis Montero has increased his sales management responsibilities from regional sales director of LATAM/Middle East to include ...
Post-production studio ColorTime has deployed Spectra Logic’s StorCycle storage lifecycle management software to automate cleanup of its production storage area network (SAN) and free up space for its incoming digital content. ColorTime also installed a Spectra BlackPearl converged storage system, a BlackPearl Object Storage Disk System with 500 terabytes for ...
Global growth has prompted TAG Video Systems to expand its international team. Eitan Dvir has been named VP of customer success, Nir Cang joins as director of technical operations and Chris Welsh is now a product specialist.
Quantum has released a new version of its ActiveScale object storage software that reshapes the way organisations store, manage and extract value from their stores of unstructured data.
Automation, content management and integrated channel specialist Pebble and Nevion, a Sony Group Company and provider of virtualised media production solutions, have announced a new integration between Pebble Control, Pebble’s IP connection management solution, and VideoIPath, Nevion’s orchestration and SDN control software.
Spectra Logic has made several enhancements to its StorCycle Storage Lifecycle Management software.
The HyperStore object storage platform from Cloudian has achieved AWS Outposts Ready designation, part of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Service Ready Program.
KVM manufacturer Guntermann & Drunck (G&D) has introduced a new high-end extender product series, VisionXS.
Telestream has formed a strategic partnership with Encompass Digital Media to provide content management and media processing for Encompass’ Altitude Media Cloud.
Hungary’s public broadcaster Media Services and Support Trust Fund (MTVA) has continued to streamline its audio archiving digitisation system with the help of Noa.
Zixi has announced the global availability of Zixi as a Service (ZaaS), broadcast infrastructure as a service that enables media companies and service providers to quickly ingest and distribute live video over any IP with ultra-low latency.
LiveU has joined the SRT Alliance, the open-source initiative dedicated to overcoming the challenges of low-latency video streaming.
Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) has installed a comprehensive Intelligent Display System (IDS) from Densitron for its broadcast facilities in Kuala Lumpur.
Facilis Technology has updated its FastTracker asset management tool and unveiled a new product offering that can incorporate light MAM with cloud cache for any facility.
AETA Audio Systems has appointed Aret Video and Audio Engineering and Ibertel Telecom as new distributors in Italy and Spain respectively.
Actus Digital has recruited Ken Rubin to the role of senior vice president for the Americas.
Firstlight Media is expanding its sales activity to meet growing demand in the Asia Pacific market with the appointment of Jim Vinh to lead sales for the region.
Object Matrix has delivered an additional 600TB node for BT TV’s existing MatrixStore On-Prem object storage solution.
Densitron has introduced two new variations of its UReady 2RU universal control surface. Designed to provide versatile control for applications in sectors such as broadcast and telecommunications, the new surfaces are available in 1- and 3-row variations.
Red Bee Media has been chosen by the DPP, the media industry’s business network, to deliver captioning services for all of its online events during the coming year.
New from Lynx Technik is the WFM 1801, a portable multi-format and multi-standard waveform monitor with built-in vectorscope and audio monitoring.
Signiant has appointed Dan Marshall to the newly created role of chief revenue officer. Reporting directly to CEO Margaret Craig, Marshall is now responsible for driving all of the company’s global sales activities.
Claxson, a multimedia production company headquartered in Buenos Aires and Miami, has chosen Primestream’s Xchange Media Cloud to consolidate most of its media asset management (MAM) operations in a cloud-based solution driving remote broadcast operations.
Sencore has announced a number of enhancements to its VB330 and VB380 software-based video monitoring probes.
Quicklink has joined the SRT Alliance, the open-source initiative dedicated to overcoming the challenges of low-latency video streaming.
Imagine Communications has developed its storage portfolio with the addition of Versio IOX Express NAS, providing broadcast and production facilities with a high-availability shared storage solution that enables on-air scalability and pay-as-you-go expansion.
Lynx Technik has unviled its latest greenMachine general purpose hardware device, Callisto+.
IHSE has taken its next global strategic step with the opening of a new subsidiary office in Guangzhou, China to serve the rapidly growing Chinese IT market.
Drei Austria has chosen castLabs’ DRMtoday digital rights management (DRM) solution and PRESTOplay video player software development kits (SDKs) to secure its Drei TV streaming service on multiple platforms.
EditShare has announced support for the AWS for Media & Entertainment initiative from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to transform content production, editing and archive workflows.
Broadpeak has announced a new software-based CDN benchmarking tool in collaboration with Intel.
Thomas Grønning Knudsen has been appointed head of integration and security at Elements. He joins from M2 Film in Denmark, where he has implemented Elements technology into the company’s commercial production processes.
Agama Technologies has launched version 7.0 of its Video Observability and Analytics suite, which includes new and improved applications that strengthen its collaboration capabilities and streamline the way containers and cloud video workflows are supported.
Synamedia has unveiled Synamedia Gravity, an industry-first managed service that makes it easier for operators and service providers to offer their small to medium business (SMB) and residential customers a richer suite of advanced broadband and video capabilities.
Bridge Technologies is supporting Densitron’s development of a new four-unit, rack-mountable Multiviewer+ system, based on Densitron’s Intelligent Display System (IDS) solution.
AJA Video Systems has announced AJA Software Development Kit (SDK) support for the NVIDIA Jetson platform for edge AI, and the NVIDIA Clara AGX developer kit, which provides real-time AI and imaging for medical devices.
Telestream has announced a major contract with UK independent commercial broadcaster ITV.
MediaKind has integrated Zixi in the CE Mini contribution encoder, a low power, small form factor device that enables TV service providers delivering broadcast-quality live video reliably over managed or unmanaged IP networks.
ToolsOnAir has unveiled version 3.0 of its playout solutions just:live and just:play, introducing a number of improvements and additional functionalities requested by customers and in line with current industry standards.
SoftIron has launched its global channel partner programme SoftIron + Co.
Signiant has partnered with Broadcast Solutions Produkte und Service, one of the DACH region’s leading suppliers for the development, planning and realisation of complex systems and products for broadcast and media.
Sweden’s Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group has automated and accelerated its content production workflows based on Primestream’s Workflow Server and Xchange media asset management (MAM) platform.
Privately owned Estonian television channel Kanal 2 has selected Etere Media Asset Management, allowing the station to tap into the possibilities of an advanced media asset management, protection and utilisation solution.
Agama Technologies, a specialist in video service quality and customer experience, has joined the SRT Alliance, the open-source initiative dedicated to overcoming the challenges of low-latency video streaming.
VSN’s media asset management system, VSNExplorer MAM, was the system of choice for the creation of automated workflows that allow AMC Networks International Southern Europe to manage hundreds of content images for their OTT clients.
The DPP has published a new document exploring the content supplier onboarding process with a specific focus on VOD platforms.
Spectra Logic and OpenDrives have unveiled an end-to-end, fully integrated data storage and storage lifecycle management solution to improve data storage workflows.
Hot cloud storage company Wasabi has announced a partnership with Primestream to deliver Primestream’s Xchange media asset management (MAM) platform to media professionals worldwide.
Radio Belgrade, part of public broadcaster Radio Television Serbia (RTS), has called on archiving specialist Noa to protect its rich history and facilitate access to valuable content as part of a major database migration project.
Telenor Norway, one of the world’s largest mobile telecommunications companies, has selected Nagra’s DVNor media asset management service to help expand its VOD platform subscriber offering.
Mediaset Italy has chosen Etere for its latest archive system. The mass-media company is the largest commercial broadcaster in Italy and a long-time customer of Etere.
KevlinX has chosen Leaseweb to provide a multi-CDN (Content Delivery Network) solution for the large-scale data centres it’s building in Europe’s key growth markets, starting with Brussels.
Behind the scenes of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2021, held from 8-21 February in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, Infront Productions, the broadcast partner of the Championships, relied on a Lawo IP broadcast infrastructure for IBC/MCR operations and feed distribution.
Genstar Capital portfolio company Telestream has completed its deal to acquire Masstech.
Gsertel has unveiled the RCS 100 DAB, its new monitoring series supporting the DAB/DAB+ digital radio standards.
Velocix has launched a new cloud-native video recording management service, Cloud VRM.
Blackbird and EVS have announced a partnership that will see the companies working together on launch deployments for international sporting events.
Densitron has announced a quartet of new touchscreens for its Intelligent Display System (IDS) range.
Pennsylvania-based television station PBS39 has recently implemented automatic real-time captioning (ARC) from Red Bee Media.
The latest OB truck for Yangquan TV, a government-run broadcaster located in Yang Quan City in the Shanxi Province of China, is supported on-board by a significant complement of Cobalt Digital’s 12G and HD openGear modules.
TAG Video Systems customers now have the ability to cover their assets by decrypting OTT content encrypted with the Irdeto Key Management System (KMS) in real-time for full probing, alarming and visualisation capabilities at the mosaic output.
ToolsOnAir has joined the SRT Alliance, an open-source initiative dedicated to overcoming the challenges of low-latency video streaming.
Kymeta Corporation has selected Capanet Communication’s network operations management software to optimise its global satellite network.
The latest addition to Epiphan’s Pearl family of hardware encoders is now shipping.
SoftIron has appointed Phil Crocker to the role of VP business development and channel. He has been tasked with leading the company’s growing business development team and building out its channel partner programme with a focus on HyperDrive, SoftIron’s flagship open source-based, software-defined storage solution.
Facilis Technology has released new solutions aimed at remote access and management.
Bridge Technologies and 2110 Solutions, a distributor and manufacturers’ representative operating throughout North America, have agreed a partnership that will see 2110 integrate Bridge’s VB440 into its product range, along with a number of the company’s other IP-based solutions.
MBC Group, the largest media company in the Middle East & North Africa, has chosen Mediagenix’ WHATS’ON to replace its current broadcast management systems and manage all its on-demand services and linear channels in a unified process.
Broadcast Solutions and Logic media solutions have entered into a close sales partnership, with Logic now responsible for distributing the hi human interface control system for broadcast and media in Germany.
Data management software developer Archiware has released version 3.0 of Pure VMware Backup. Pure is designed to simplify backup and restore of virtual machines in the VMware vSphere environment.
The Weather Channel television network is using Actus Digital’s broadcast monitoring platform to perform a wide range of mission-critical tasks.
Grass Valley has launched AMS Express (Advanced Media Storage) a scalable, high-performance Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution that allows content producers to more easily expand storage capacity.
Italy’s NVP has chosen Riedel’s Artist-1024 digital matrix intercom node and Bolero wireless intercom to provide crew communications on board OB 7, the company’s all-new, 4K- and HDR-capable outside broadcasting van.
Telestream and Skyline Communications have announced a strategic collaboration focusing on the integration of Telestream’s cloud-based video monitoring solutions with Skyline’s DataMiner network management, orchestration and operations support solution.
Bob Lyons, previously CEO at Alert Logic, has been named president and CEO at Limelight Networks following the announcement that Bob Lento, president, CEO and director since 2012, is retiring.
Modular signal processing interface provider LYNX Technik has revealed its new rack controller, designed to ease the process of controlling, configuring and updating the yellobrik line of throw-down bricks.
Magewell has launched the Ultra Encode family of universal live media encoders. Supporting multiple encoding formats – including H.264, H.265 and NDI|HX – and a wide array of delivery protocols, the new hardware offers a flexible and affordable encoding solution for applications ranging from live streaming and remote contribution to ...
Security and automation software provider HelpSystems has acquired FileCatalyst. FileCatalyst enables organisations working with extremely large files to optimise and transfer their information swiftly and securely across global networks.
Bitmovin has received a Technology & Engineering Emmy Award by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).
Cinegy GmbH’s Istanbul office Cinegy AŞ has added system integrator Aviteng to its business partners.
Connectr 2021, the latest version of axle ai’s NoCode software for automating media workflows, is now available.
Wohler has introduced two new plug-in option cards for its iVAM1-1 16-channel audio-video monitor.
Spectra Logic has released the latest version of its StorCycle Storage Lifecycle Management software.
Rick Valentine has joined the Executive Leadership Team at Quantum as senior vice president and chief customer officer.
TAG has introduced a newly designed System Configurator app for multiviewers that is said to simplify the configuration-to-purchase process by taking users from imagination to visualisation to realisation in four easy steps.
Deluxe, a global provider of digital and cloud-based solutions for studios and distributors, has acquired UK-based Sundog Media Toolkit. Financial terms were not disclosed.
The Matrox VERO ST 2110 signal generator and diagnostic appliance for SMPTE ST 2110-networked environments is now shipping.
Amdocs has signed a multi-year agreement with ICE Norway for the deployment of its ActixOne and TechInsights software solutions to support ICE’s network expansion and digital transformation initiatives.
The Pro Convert for NDI to SDI and Pro Convert H.26x – the newest decoder models in Magewell’s Pro Convert family of low-latency video-over-IP converters – are now available.
In the fast-moving digital world, the ability to link company sites around the world and access computer systems at different locations from anywhere is becoming more important than ever.
Elenos Group company Broadcast Electronics has streamlined AudioVAULT, its enterprise radio automation system.
Aveco and Spectra Logic have jointly announced a fully integrated media asset management and archiving solution, which has been fully tested, certified and put on air.
Systems architect and ICT integrator Qvest Group has acquired the majority of OnPrem Solution Partners LLC, a consultancy working across the media and entertainment supply chain in the US.
Matrox Video Matrox Extio 3 IP KVM extenders are now compatible with the complete range of Ross XPression Studio real-time motion graphics solutions.
Qatar-based Primecast Technical Solutions has been named as a new Densitron reseller.
LYNX Technik has launched a new 2x2 optical switch for its yellobrik line of ‘throw down’ bricks.
The RSP-1216HL SmartPanel, an all-new 1RU model in the 1200 Series of intelligent intercom and control panels for real-time video, audio, data and communications networks, has been revealed by Riedel.
A more powerful eight-SDI-channel version of Lightspeed Live has been announced by Telestream. Lightspeed Live C4 includes robust support for IP inputs, and builds on the company’s introduction of an entry level dual-channel version this summer.
Data storage provider Qualstar has revealed its latest tape-based storage solution, the Qi Desktop LTO SAS. This new single-drive system combines the security advantages and massive storage capacity of tape with a compact form factor that allows users to manage their data wherever needed.
Quantum has revealed enhancements to its ActiveScale platform, with a focus on data security, increased capacity efficiency and performance. The company has also added a more compact, entry level configuration to its portfolio.
Guntermann & Drunck (G&D) has announced that it is now a member of the Grass Valley Technology Alliance (GVTA). The alliance was established to identify compatible technologies that ensure greater efficiency and optimal solutions for customers.
A new custom Look-Up Table (LUT) feature is now available for LYNX Technik’s greenMachine HDR Static HDRSDR conversion tool.
Private equity firm Sofindev has been brought on board at Mediagenix to further implement the company’s strategy of global growth in the field of content supply chain management solutions. Sofindev will join majority shareholder Deparco as a new partner.
Lawo has announced a major VSM update: VSM 2020-2. This release, available for download now from www.lawo.com, is said to contain many enhancements and improvements for a variety of VSM applications.
Europa+ (Europa Más), a new subscription video service that is now streaming the latest TV series from across Europe to audiences throughout Latin American and the Caribbean, will be powered by Jump for Video Streaming solution.
Global media and entertainment company De Tune has selected Tata Communications as the backbone of its next-generation broadcast viewing experience for live events produced virtually anywhere on the globe.
FUJIFILM Recording Media and Cloudian have announced a joint marketing partnership that brings the performance benefits and search capabilities of Cloudian’s fully native, S3-compatible object storage to tape-based deep archives.
News and television broadcaster Newsmax TV has selected a comprehensive media asset management (MAM) and video recording/playout infrastructure based on Primestream’s Xchange and Media IO™ software solutions.
Powerful new capabilities have been added to Trance, the enterprise-grade, cloud-based application for closed captioning and transcription from Digital Nirvana.
The FLOW Panel for DaVinci Resolve Studio is new from EditShare. Designed to simplify storytelling, FLOW manages media assets and workflows across on-premise and cloud-based tiered storage environments.
Nugen Audio has announced the latest addition to its software line up – Paragon. Described as the world’s first 3D-compatible convolution reverb, Paragon offers full control of decay, room size and brightness via state-of-the-art re-synthesis modelled on 3D recordings of real spaces.
Global information technology solutions provider Black Box has introduced six new KVX Series KVM extender kits, each providing control over a remote server or computer from a local workstation with one or two screens.
AJA Video Systems has joined the Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) Alliance, an open-source initiative dedicated to overcoming the challenges of low-latency video streaming.
Apantac, a manufacturer of multiviewers, video walls, extension and signal processing solutions, is boosting its presence in Denmark, Norway and Sweden with the appointment of its new distribution partner, Danmon Group.
Anna Lee has been appointed to the newly created role of chief strategy officer at Deluxe. She will report directly to chief executive officer Cyril Drabinsky and be responsible for developing, communicating, executing and sustaining strategic initiatives for the company.
Data storage and management solutions specialist Spectra Logic has announced a collaborative relationship with Dalet, a global leader in media workflows.
French public broadcaster France Télévisions has chosen WHATS’ON, the broadcast management system from Mediagenix, to replace its current BMS and manage all its linear channels and on-demand services in a unified process.
With virtualisation a hot topic for broadcasters, Lawo has rolled out a new version of its RƎLAY virtual radio software suite that is optimised to run in virtual machines.
KVM manufacturer Guntermann & Drunck (G&D) has opened its new KVM showroom – KVM ControlCenter-Xperience (CCX) – for on-site use and demos via live steam.
AJA has unveiled Bridge Live, a new plug-and-play 1RU streaming gateway that simplifies moving UHD or multichannel HD uncompressed baseband SDI video to/from a wide range of streaming and contribution codecs (H.265, H.264, MPEG-2 and optionally JPEG 2000), including secure reliable transport with SRT over the public internet.
Sony is acquiring Nevion, a specialist in virtualised media production systems, to enhance its ability to deliver end-to-end IP and cloud-based production systems for broadcasting and other applications.
Employee-owned CHEK-TV in Vancouver, Canada, has deployed Wohler’s new iVAM1-1 as its in-rack monitoring solution for a recent master control upgrade.
Tiger Technology has introduced Media Bridge, its first fully-automated cloud workflow with augmented intelligence for applications that use the Adobe Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP).
SymplyWorkspace, which is claimed to be the industry’s first StorNext 6-powered production storage, has been upgraded to include built-in axle ai 2020 media asset management, which should improve collaboration and enable more efficient media production.
The team for video coding at the Fraunhofer-Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS) has successfully implemented a pilot project for the streaming of 8K video over IP, in cooperation with Japanese public broadcaster NHK.
The new BC780 range from Bluebell Opticom consists of the BC780 Bidirectional control data interface, the BC785T Bidirectional control data interface with genlock transmitter sub card, and the BC785R Bidirectional control data interface with genlock receiver sub card.
Phabrix has announced that its QxL 25G IP rasteriser is now shipping. Launched in April this year, the QxL inherits all the JT-NM tested features of the Qx with a common look and feel across both platforms.
Video review and collaboration specialist Frame.io has surveyed its customers about working from home during the pandemic and found that from nearly 600 responses, most from people in post production, 73% said that they’re equally or more productive working remotely.
Tedial has announced that its Evolution MAM will now include a new version of its web-based HTML5 Capture Manager scheduling UI.
Limelight Networks has expanded its edge capabilities by launching EdgeFunctions, a new serverless compute service which allows developers to tap into the power of the company’s global network and gives them the flexibility to deploy and run their own code.
ControlBridge from Black Box is a complete multisystem and room control system for control rooms and building automation.
Stream Labs has updated several of its main products recently, including the release of VPlay5, which adds new functionality to its multichannel broadcast playout server for UHD channels.
An all-new distance monitoring device, the DisTag, is playing an essential role in Riedel Communications’ gradual resumption of on-site operations as employees of the Managed Technology Division return to work at the company’s headquarters in Wuppertal, Germany.
Limelight Networks has introduced Developer Central, a resource centre that provides developers with tools to easily manage, monitor, and integrate Limelight services.
Qvest Media has announced that it has transferred its multi-cloud management platform, Qvest.Cloud, into its own organisational structure. The move has resulted in the creation of a new independent brand identity, qibb.
Software consulting firm Collabora has unveiled its work on a deep learning open source software product for Super Resolution scaling.
Video review and collaboration specialist Frame.io has surveyed its customers about working from home during the pandemic and found that from nearly 600 responses, most from people in post production, 73% said that they’re equally or more productive working remotely.
Primestream has announced major updates to its Media IO application, which handles IP-based recording and playout. The latest Media IO Server and Media IO Desktop now offer expanded support for media ingest in cloud-hosted environments, as well as significant enhancements to performance and user experience.
New from Audinate is the availability of a free, downloadable trial for the company’s Dante Domain Manager, which secures Dante networks and provides organisational tools that allow Dante devices to be split into functionally independent groups (domains) that correspond to rooms, spaces or buildings for easier routing and security.
Having witnessed coronavirus lockdowns accelerate cloud adoption, the European Broadcast Union (EBU) has launched a project to create a ‘cookbook’ of architectural solutions. This is based partly on what was ‘technically impossible’ during the first European wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new Elements Satellite is designed to allow users to more easily access editing workstations remotely, with better responsiveness, frame rate and security.
Qligent has released version 3.10 of its flagship Vision software for media monitoring and analysis. Running on the Linux CentOS platform, Vision v3.10 is said to enable full integration with Wasabi’s Cloud platform for agnostic video, audio, and data storage and retention.
Apantac has launched the second generation of its UE series of multiviewers enhanced cascading functions, which includes more compact (at almost half the depth) models that consume less power than before.
The Magic ACX Dante WAN Bridge from AVT is a new system intended to solve the problems that might occur when transmitting Dante signals over longer distances.
The Merging+Anubis SPS is now shipping with full ST 2022-7 compliance. The enhancements to the compact AD/DA interface were developed in a matter of months despite the additional challenge of sourcing components and dealing with global lockdowns in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
DirectOut has greatly expanded the capabilities of its Prodigy Series with the release of new firmware for both the Prodigy.MC modular audio converter and the Prodigy.MP multifunction audio processor.
The SPE-2100VWG series coaxial transceiver module from Optoway can transmit/receive serial digital signals such as those defined in ST2082, ST2081, ST424, ST292, and ST259, over 75ohms coaxial cables via HD-BNC connectors.
Barcelona-based VSN will present new developments and functionalities for its media, traffic and planning management systems and new developments in remote editing for production and news at the upcoming IBC Showcase.
TAG has announced that its MCM-9000 all-IP, all-software platform has been enhanced with the addition of an Adaptive Monitoring feature. Adaptive Monitoring is said to give operators even greater agility in optimising high-density probing and monitoring by enabling dynamic, automated, on-the-fly allocation of monitoring resources on a per-input-stream basis.
Looking to get the better of the pandemic and satiate the huge thirst for knowledge about monetising next generation technologies, IABM has given the industry a virtual school term.
farmerswife has announced an expansion of its Cirkus task management and collaboration tool to include scheduling capabilities.
Guntermann & Drunk has announced that its ControlCenter-IP high performance matrix for KVM-over-IP now provides new features, making it even more secure and user-friendly.
Remote Access Portal is an optional functionality from AETA Audio Systems, first announced at IBC2019, that now allows technicians to take control of all the parameters of a broadcaster’s codecs remotely.
The Cobalt Digital BBG-1300-FR is a small footprint frame optimised for flight packs or installations where real estate is at a premium.
Densitron is now offering its Intelligent Display System (IDS) as a fully managed service. The GUI control software is used for information display, monitoring and management in the broadcast sector.
Telestream has brought together streaming and linear analytics under a single pane of glass with the integration of Sentry (from its merger with Tektronix) and Youbora (from a partnership with Nice People at Work) into its IQ Monitoring system.
Matrox has released its new Monarch Edge 4K/multi-HD encoder and decoder, which is designed to enable next-level remote production (REMI) workflows.
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.