Sony Rejects Loeb’s Proposal For Chip Biz Spinoff

RecordTV Selects MediaKind IRD For 2019 Pan American Games

MediaKind, a global media technology provider, was chosen by the Brazilian TV network RecordTV to enable its delivery of over 1,000 hours of programming of the 18th Pan American Games, across its Play Plus streaming services, R7 news portal and Record News and RecordTV channels. The Games took place in Lima, Peru, between July 26 and […]

Masstech Offers Kumulate Storage Management At IBC

Masstech has announced the release of Kumulate, its new intelligent storage and asset lifecycle management platform. The result of industry consultation, Kumulate offers media and entertainment (M&E) users a route through the many industry transitions in storage, media and workflow. Kumulate’s workflow orchestration enables customers to automate multi-vendor and multi-format file transformations, across unlimited storage […]

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Matrox Announces Three Tech Collaborations At IBC

At IBC 2019 (Stand B15, Hall 7), Matrox and Vimeo have joined forces to showcase cloud-based, multi-camera video production workflows over public networks. This technology collaboration will feature the Matrox Monarch EDGE encoder delivering four Full HD camera feeds to the Vimeo Studio 6 Live Production Switcher software for broadcast-quality, yet cost-effective multi-camera productions for […]

Sony Reveals Next-Gen Products, Solutions, Services At IBC

At IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam), Sony is unveiling its latest line-up of new products, solutions and services. These include: updated IP Live solutions, two IP extension adapters HDCE-TX30/HDCE-RX30, a flagship FX9 E-mount camera with newly developed full-frame sensor for documentary shooting, an E-mount Cinema lens FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G, as well as […]

Qvest Media Unveils Cloud-Based Workflow Solutions At IBC

At IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam), Qvest Media (Stand 3.B40) introduced its lineup of new cloud products as well as current media projects in consulting and systems integration at stand 3.B40 at IBC in Amsterdam. Among them: Q.Live — Q.Live can be put into operation ultrafast and live productions can be streamed to any […]

MultiDyne Names Bob McAlpine COO

MultiDyne Fiber Optic Solutions has chosen industry veteran Bob McAlpine to be chief operating officer following a year of working with MultiDyne through broadcast industry consultancy Black Pearl Management Group. The new appointment marks McAlpine’s second stint with MultiDyne, having served as the company’s VP of global sales and business development in the late 2000s. The company said McAlpine has been instrumental […]

EVS’s Overcam Wins IABM BaM Award At IBC

EVS’s newly introduced AI-based camera automation system, Overcam, has won the IABM BaM award at IBC2019. It was honored in the “Create” category at Saturday’s ceremony at IBC in Amsterdam. Overcam is a software solution driven by machine learning that enables autonomous control of robotic cameras in live sports. Powered by VIA Mind, EVS’ AI engine that […]

NEWS ANALYSIS

Cable Clams Up On Its 3.0 Recalcitrance

In the six weeks since Charter Communications executives met with senior FCC staffers to explain their reluctance to carry ATSC 3.0 signals, a continuing flurry of discussions has simmered — usually couched in questions about why Charter picked this moment to voice its opposition to carrying the value-added broadcast signals.

AJA Reveals New 12G-SDI, HDR, OpenGear, IP Solutions At IBC

At IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) at Stand 7.C25 AJA Video Systems unveiled new products and updates designed to advance broadcast, production, post and proAV workflows. Addressing growing bandwidth requirements for high quality content creation and delivery, AJA is showcasing the HDR Image Analyzer 12G, the KUMO 6464-12G for routing, as well as the newly […]

MediaPower Launches Arkki EVO Digital Asset Manager At IBC

European media technology solutions provider MediaPower is launching Arkki EVO, a sophisticated and highly flexible Digital Asset Manager, at IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) at stand 7.D55. Arkki EVO is the successor to MediaPower’s Arkki MAM platform. MediaPower first launched its Arkki MAM-in-a-box at NAB 2013. It garnered Broadcast Engineering’s NAB Pick Hit award for […]

Ross Video Rolls Out New And Updated Solutions At IBC

Among the production solutions Ross Video is highlighting at IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) at Stand 11.C10 are: Ultrix V4.0 — The latest V4.0 firmware update for the award-winning Ultrix routing/AV processing platform adds additional support for IP integration and control enhancements for the key additions to Ultrix that were announced at NAB 2019 […]

Blackmagic Design Offers New Products, Updates at IBC

Blackmagic Design today announced a variety of new products and updates at IBC (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam). They include: [NEW] ATEM Mini — A new low cost live production switcher specifically designed to allow live streaming to YouTube and business presentations via Skype. Available in November 2019 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US $295. […]

ChyronHego Names Ariel Garcia CEO

The veteran technology, media, and private equity executive succeeds Marco Lopez atop the tech firm.

Broadcast Solutions Acquires Videlio Middle-East

Broadcast Solutions, a media technology and system integration company, announced today that it had finalised the acquisition of Videlio Middle-East F.Z. LLC, the Dubai-based subsidiary of Videlio group. This new acquisition will merge with existing Broadcast Solutions operations in the Middle-East, led by Munzer Rushdi. “Our goal is to expand our activities in the Middle-East […]

Imagine Makes Moves In Ad Tech, Playout, Networking At IBC

Among the many announcements from Imagine Communications coming out of IBC (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) at its stand 1.D61 are: It has extended its longstanding relationship with ITV, which will deploy a new generation of Landmark Sales (Landmark II) to better manage linear airtime sales across its increasingly diverse advertising ecosystem. Imagine Communications has been selected […]

Grass Valley Debuts GV Orbit For IP Operations

Grass Valley‘s latest open IP product is GV Orbit, a new unified configuration, control and monitoring system. The new solution debuted at IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) at booth 9.A01 and complements Grass Valley’s IP infrastructure suite, delivering a consolidated software solution specifically structured for the dynamic orchestration of broadcast media networks, whether SDI, […]

IBC: NDI Makes IP Accessible for Live, Post-Production, Mobile Devices, Delivery

NDI, a brand of Vizrt Group, today released the fourth generation of NDI technology to both developers and end users at IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) at Hall 7 Booth C12. Using software, computers and networks, NDI is a crucial part of the organization’s mission of making software-defined visual storytelling (#SDVS) accessible to everyone via […]

Avid Delivers Video Editing Workflows With ProRes RAW And DNx Codecs

Avid today announced that Media Composer will deliver native support for Apple’s ProRes RAW camera codec and support for ProRes playback and encoding on Windows. In addition, Apple will provide 64-bit decoders for DNxHR and DNxHD codecs within the Pro Video Formats package that is available from Apple as a free download for all users. These integrations […]

MultiDyne Acquires Census Digital

MultiDyne says the acquisition strengthens its audio monitoring and processing portfolio with new embedded and openGear solutions, while extending its fiber transport family.

Imagine Offers Support For Legacy Equipment At IBC

To provide continuing support for broadcasters and media companies at any point in the transition toward software-defined solutions, Imagine Communications is developing several new offerings that it is showing at IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam). Across the industry and around the world, broadcasters rely heavily on aging equipment, which may be out of warranty […]

Intertrust Tops 2B Devices With OTT Content Protection

Intertrust, a provider of digital rights management (DRM) technology, today said that its ExpressPlay DRM, a multi-DRM technology available across all streaming platforms, DRM, and media formats, now protects the over-the-top TV content for one-quarter of the world’s population, “supporting a seamless viewing experience for more than two billion people.” The company said the growth in service population […]

Harmonic Offers More Cloud Solutions At IBC

Harmonic announced new solutions for optimizing live video in the cloud at IBC. It has partnered with Aveco to simplify the deployment of hybrid on-premises and cloud workflows for playout applications. Thanks to the partnership, operators can now use a single interface to control hybrid on-premises and cloud playout workflows for more efficient delivery of […]

Red Bee Media Builds Hybrid Media Cloud Environment With Cisco And 7fivefive

Red Bee Media has been working with Cisco and 7fivefive to create a sophisticated media centric hybrid cloud environment, designed to streamline media production, playout, media processing and distribution services for global broadcast customers. As a major managed services provider, Red Bee is creating a next generation media environment with cutting edge-technology including the Cisco […]

Grass Valley Technology Alliance Establishes Collaboration Ecosystem

The Grass Valley Technology Alliance (GVTA) is seeing significant growth, the company announces today, with new members joining to bolster collaborative relationships across the industry and deliver key benefits for customers. The GVTA, launched in April 2019, gives broadcasters and media companies’ access to a wide range of systems and solutions that result from integrations with […]

Octopus Newsroom Intros Collaboration Tool At IBC

Octopus Kör is a cloud-based collaboration and planning tool from Octopus Newsroom. Created for teams of all sizes, Octopus Kör is designed to let you effectively set your workflow, share resources and plan your work. The system helps you analyze all the information sources using AI technologies, work with external resources as easy as with […]

NEP Showcases Workflow Solutions At IBC

NEP Group, a global outsourced technical production partner for premier content producers of live sports and entertainment, is gearing up for this year’s IBC Show, Sept. 13-17, at the RAI Convention Centre in Amsterdam. At IBC, NEP will exhibit in Hall 14, Stand H02, and be staffed with local team members representing their worldwide network. […]

Del Bothof, Former Vyvx President, Dies

TVN TECH EXECUTIVE SESSION

TVN Tech | Michelle Munson Opens New Chapter With Eluvio

The networking tech veteran’s latest venture aims to replace traditional content-delivery networks and their myriad copies of different files suited for different devices with the Eluvio Content Fabric, a blockchain-based software service platform. She talks about Eluvio and how she sees the media technology landscape heading into IBC.

Hitomi, Broadcast Wireless Systems Demo Sync And Alignment For Remote Production At IBC

Hitomi Broadcast, manufacturer of MatchBox, the industry’s leading audio video alignment toolbox, is partnering with Broadcast Wireless Systems (BWS), manufacturer of the ultra-low latency BWS NanoPRO TX camera-back transmitter, to showcase remote production capabilities featuring Hitomi’s new ‘Matchbox Glass’ iOS app at IBC 2019 at Stand 2.C11. Using a Sony PXW 500 camera on loan […]