IBC 2015

Solid Advances For IP For Television At IBC

The emerging new technologies that promise to remake how television is made were in abundance at this year’s tech gathering in Amsterdam. For some, the prominence of IP in everything from production to distribution may have been somewhat of a surprise, but once on the exhibit floor or in the conference rooms there was no mistaking its broad — and still growing — influence.


Change Meets Opportunity At IBC 2015

IBC 2015 is officially in the books, and, once again, it provided an overwhelming glimpse of future possibilities and current opportunities, thanks to a manufacturing community constantly on the hunt for audio and video tools and workflows that can create a more lifelike consumer viewing/listening experience on any device anywhere.

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EBD Selects TVU Nets For Mobile Live Video Uplink

TVU Networks, a global provider of live IP video solutions, today announced that European Broadcast Development (EBD) is switching to TVU in a multi-year deal for all of its live mobile video content services to Italian broadcasters, replacing all similar current equipment in favor of TVU. EBD will deploy the TVUPack backpack style transmitter, TVU […]


ATSC 3.0 Physical Layer Out To Members For Vote

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MAM Is Dead; Long Live MAM

An IBC panel of experts says that the meaning of media asset management is increasingly becoming so nebulous that it is in danger of meaning nothing at all to anyone. But that doesn’t mean it’s going away. Among their thoughts: Implementing software as micro-services is particularly important because doing so allows MAM users to take advantage of the economies of scale of numerous cloud servers.

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Imagine Introduces Programmatic Ad Solution

Imagine Communications, a global provider of video and advertising solutions serving the media and entertainment, multichannel video programming distributors and enterprise markets, has expanded its advertising management solution portfolio with Landmark xG Open, a new, open API-based solution.  Landmark xG Open lets media companies participate in sales via programmatic exchanges, optimizing and automating the sales […]

IBC 2015 Tech: Clear-Com

Clear-Com | Stand 10.D29 | Website: www.clearcom.com At IBC 2015, Clear–Com will launch the DX410 Wireless Intercom system, a two channel 2.4 GHz digital wireless system that features 7 KHz wide band audio for exceptional audio clarity. Easy to set up and configure, the DX410 also features lightweight beltpacks and all-in-one wireless headsets. DX410 is […]

IBC 2015 Tech: CueScript

CueScript | Stand 11.F45 | Website: http://www.cuescript.tv/ CueScript, a developer of professional prompting solutions has launched its new Ethernet-based Mole Foot Control IBC 2015 (Sept 11-15). In addition, the company will present the European debut of the CueScript Collapsible Hood (CSHCM), a unique “pack and go” full-sized hood that folds down for storage or transportation […]

IBC 2015 Tech: TSL Products

TSL Products | Stand 10.B41 | Website: www.tslproducts.com Broadcast equipment manufacturer TSL Products has unveiled a new virtual panel add-on option for TallyMan, a control system that coordinates critical infrastructure components in a TV facility, to ensure that creative teams, talent and camera operators are aware of (and can instruct) relevant systems at pertinent times […]

IBC 2015 Tech: TVU Networks

TVU Networks | Stand 2.B28 | Website: www.tvunetworks.com TVU Networks, a global provider of live IP video transmission solutions, and drone manufacturer DJI will demonstrate the world’s first Aerial Newsgathering Pack, giving news organizations and professional video production crews the ability to transmit live full HD video to any broadcast facility or central delivery network […]

IBC 2015 Tech: ARRI

With headquarters located in Munich, Germany, ARRI was founded in 1917 and an international designer, manufacturer and distributor of motion picture camera, digital intermediate (DI) and lighting equipment. ARRI’s SkyPanel is a family of compact and fully tuneable LED soft lights, introduced at NAB this year and shipping in September as promised. The S60 is […]

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Vizrt Previews Instant VOD For Studio Productions

Vizrt, a provider of production tools for the digital media industry, has introduced a new video on demand  workflow. The company says it works seamlessly with existing studio workflows for highly automated publishing of video content online with Coder, Vizrt’s transcoding tool. The system is being demonstrated at Vizrt’s booth 7.A20 during IBC 2015. The […]

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JVC, Bradley Sign New Sales Agreement

As part of JVCKenwood and Bradley Engineering’s developing relationship, the two companies have just announced a new sales agreement, signed on the first day of IBC 2015, which allows JVC access to a range of Bradley products. These include pan/tilt cameras, camera controllers and related studio components. There are a number of Bradley products at […]

IBC 2015 Tech: Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design | Hall 7, Stand H20 | Website: www.blackmagicdesign.com Blackmagic Design has introduced the Blackmagic URSA Mini B4 Mount, a B4 lens mount modification for its new Blackmagic URSA Mini PL camera that lets it use broadcast HD lenses. Since URSA Mini’s launch at this year’s NAB Show, feedback from broadcasters has been overwhelmingly […]

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Broadcast-Broadband System A Path To 4K

HEVC Hybrid Broadcast Broadband Video Services, or H2B2VS, is a project of 22 firms in Europe that proponents say combines the best of broadcasting with the strengths of the Internet. In a presentation at IBC, the author, Thomson Video Networks’ Raoul Monnier (l) explained how the system could make delivery of 4K television practical in an age when spectrum is scarce and high resolution video consumption holds the potential to outstrip Internet bandwidth resources.

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Medialaan Chooses Annova Newsroom Software

Medialaan, the Flemish commercial broadcaster with multiple television and radio brands including VTM, 2BE, Vitaya, JIM, vtmKzoom, Q-music and JOE fm, will use Annova System’s flagship newsroom software OpenMedia. “OpenMedia gives us a newsroom system that embraces all our current needs and it gives us above all an answer to our future aspirations,” said Kristof […]

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BTV Selects Grass Valley’s Edius For Editing

BTV, the first private national TV station in Bulgaria and the country’s most watched channel, has chosen Edius Pro 7 from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, for editing news in the field and at the station. “Breaking news requires speed, and by implementing one of the fastest, most versatile editing systems, we are providing a […]

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Details Emerge On Minnetonka Acquisition

John Schur, Minnetonka founder, president and CEO, will remain as president of the Minnetonka Audio division of The Telos Alliance, and the company will continue to be based in Minneapolis. Tim Carroll, president and founder of Linear Acoustic, said during a Saturday press conference that the two companies have been on parallel tracks for years and frequently discussed the possibility of partnering on product development.


NHK Researcher Lays Out 8K Roadmap

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PBS Prepares Itself For IMF Deliverables

Renard T. Jenkins, the public broadcaster’s senior director of operations: production, media and distribution, talks about why PBS is converting to the Interoperable Mastering Format for delivering programming to OTT services. While the move was spurred by a Netflix requirement, Jenkins says that because of the format’s many advantages “I think IMF makes sense. It is the right thing for television broadcasters to be looking at right now.”

IBC 2015 Tech: Haivision

Haivision | Hall 14, Stand N26, 29 | Website: www.haivision.com Haivision, a provider of video streaming and media management solutions, announces that the Haivision Media Gateway is now available for cloud deployment in Amazon Web Services (AWS Marketplace), giving broadcasters and enterprises a low-latency and bandwidth-saving solution for connecting multiple facilities with secure HD video […]

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Ross Video Launches Ultrix Connectivity Platform

Ross Video on Thursday introduced its latest entry in the compact routing switcher space with the launch of Ultrix, which Ross is calling the “Ultimate Connectivity Platform.” Ross says Ultrix offers “an unprecedented feature set into a compact package including formerly big router only technology like audio processing and multi-viewers while supporting the new SMTPE […]

IBC 2015 Tech: Semtech

Semtech | Stand 10.F46 | Website: www.semtech.com Semtech Corp. , a supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, will demonstrate the hybrid interoperability of its 12G UHD-SDI product portfolio by transporting ultra-high definition video over an integrated SDI and IP network at IBC (Sept. 10-15) in Amsterdam. The demonstration features a multi-format SDI/IP media gateway from […]

IBC 2015 Tech: Teradek

Teredek | Hall 11 Stand E55 | Website: www.Teradek.com Teradek, a provider of video encoders and transmission systems, announces the Bolt Sidekick, a new addition to its zero-delay wireless line-up. With 300 feet of range, a lightweight aluminum chassis, and universal connectivity to all Bolt Pro 300/600/2000 systems, the Sidekick receiver is designed for users […]

IBC 2015 Tech: Brainstorm Multimedia & 3D Storm

Brainstorm Multimedia, providers of broadcast graphics solutions, and 3D Storm, distributor of NewTek and LiveXpert products, debut an exclusive partnership at IBC 2015, with the launch of a brand new product. Already a member of the NewTek Developer Network, Brainstorm Multimedia’s implementation of the AirSend API was the first full integration of real-time 3D graphics […]

IBC 2015 Tech: DataPath

DataPath | Hall 1, Stand F56 | Website: www.datapath.com DataPath Inc., a provider of remote field communications and information technology solutions to the aerospace, government, broadcast and infrastructure markets, today announced its latest innovation: the DataPath QCT90. The all new lightweight, man-portable satellite terminal is 90 cm in diameter, and weighs only 20.6 kg. The […]

IBC 2015 Tech: TVU Networks

TVU Networks | Stand 2.B28 | Website: www.tvunetworks.com TVU Networks, a global technology provider of live IP video solutions, will present its new IP video marketplace TVUMe for the first time in Europe at IBC (Sept. 11-15). TVUMe allows broadcasters to find and purchase live or recorded video content online from other broadcasters, freelancers and independent […]

IBC 2015 Tech: EditShare

EditShare | Stand 7.G37 | Website: www.editshare.com EditShare, a technology provider of intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, is unveiling its latest AirFlow Private Cloud remote workflow solutions at IBC 2015 (Sept. 11-15). Now included with every EditShare storage system as part of the integrated Flow MAM toolset, and also available for integration with […]

IBC 2015 Tech: Technicolor & Elemental Tech.

Technicolor, a worldwide media and entertainment technology supplier, and Elemental Technologies, a supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, announced Thursday they will demonstrate the world’s first broadcast delivery system of 4K UltraHD high dynamic range (HDR) video at IBC 2015 in Hall 13, Booth M5/M7.  The live demonstration, which is optimized for […]

IBC 2015

Grass Valley Debuts Real-Time IP Processing

Its new GV Node platform uses a data center approach that lets companies quickly deploy new operations that would take months or even years to build in a traditional TV infrastructure, the company says.


Imagine Comm. Holding Its Own Conference At IBC


BBC Proposes New Foreign-Language Services

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Imagine, EVS Partner On Live IP Production

The companies will embrace the SMPTE 2022 and JPEG2000 as initial core standards for moving compressed IP signals and SDI and in an IP ecosystem.

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Live IP Production To Take Center Stage At EVS

The promises of IP in television include use of common off-the-shelf IT components that cost less than their SDI counterparts, fewer interconnectivity headaches and easier support for higher resolution television production. At IBC 2015, EVS will demonstrate all of that and more in a live production environment, the company said at its press conference Thursday […]

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TV Is Adapting To Survive OTT, Smartphones

The opening session at IBC features broadcasters from around the world talking about how they’re finding ways to cut through the noise of other media — both traditional and digital — with their news, entertainment and even brand to establish themselves as a go-to destination for the content people want to consume. The panelists (l-r): David Butorac, Phillip Luff, Fran Unsworth, Thomas Riedl and moderator Ray Snoddy.

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Vizrt Takes Virtual Ad Insertion To Next Level

A new day in virtual advertising and potential for new advertising revenues is dawning thanks to Viz Eclipse, a new system that will be previewed at IBC this weekend and does not require any physical camera or board installations on site.

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ChyronHego Acquires Newsroom Solutions

Saying the move underscores its commitment to build the industry’s most complete software suite for live TV news production, ChyronHego also unveiled core product updates and inked a deal to launch a live remote production system with a leading provider of broadcast facilities and services in Europe.

IBC 2015 Tech: MediaPower

MediaPower | Stand 7.J42 | Website: www.media-power.it MediaPower returns to the 2015 IBC Show (Sept. 11-15), highlighting improvements to its products that include NewsTouch touch-based live presentation appliance; Arkki cost-effective MAM appliance with editing capabilities; and AirGo production and playout system. MediaPower also puts focus on IP workflows as it aims to help broadcasters and […]

IBC 2015 Tech: Friend MTS

Friend MTS | Stand 1.A44 | Website: www.friendmts.com Friend MTS is ramping up the fight against video piracy with the launch of ASiD (Advanced Subscriber iDentification), a new content protection service at IBC 2015 (Sept. 11-15). ASiD, which will be demonstrated on Friend MTS Stand 1.A44, is an ultra-lightweight subscriber identification technology that enables both […]

IBC 2015 Tech: BroadStream Solutions

BroadStream Solutions | Hall 8, Stand B29 | Website: www.broadstream.com BroadStream Solutions, an automated playout specialist, is poised to integrate all of its existing and future OASYS playout technology and next-generation news workflow tools into its HTML5 compliant multi-channel Web client. With a framework that can run in-facility, in the cloud, on standalone servers, VM […]