LiveIP Studio Project Wins IBC Innovation Award

The VRT-EBU LiveIP Studio Project has won the IBC 2016 Innovation Award for Content Creation at this year’s event in Amsterdam. The LiveIP Studio, called the world’s first fully functioning multi-vendor live production system based on entirely IP and IT technology, was awarded top honors in a category that included BT Sport for its augmented […]

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Innovation, Progress In Large Supply At IBC

At this year’s media tech compendium in Amsterdam, there was greater cooperation among vendors to ensure IP interoperability. On the business front, there was talk of zoned advertising and hyperlocal content delivery over the air with OFDM-based transmission systems such as ATSC 3.0. And on the technology frontier, all of the work to make Ultra HD a reality has begun to pay off with real-world applications, novel 360-degree acquisition (see the Nokia Ozo camera above) and new 8K implementations of OLED display technology.

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Will TV Video One Day Require A CALM Act?

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Aspera Demo Reveals Contribution, Playout Options

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Imagine Aims To Solve Regional Ad Issue

Imagine Communications is tackling the ad regionalization issue for broadcasters delivering their signal over the top, introducing a new service built on its Selenio Video Delivery Edge and dynamic ad insertion products that makes it possible for major networks to target advertising on a region by region basis.

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From The IBC Exhibit Floor: Vizrt

Vizrt | Stand 7.A20 | Website: http://www.vizrt.com/ Vizrt, a provider of journalist production tools for the digital media industry, is presenting two automation workflows that it says save media companies money and create new commercial revenue. These include a journalist-driven live production workflow created specifically for small productions such as talk shows and news briefs, […]

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From The IBC Exhibit Floor: Telestream

Telestream | Stand 7.B26 | Website: http://www.telestream.net/telestream-home.htm Telestream, a  provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, is showcasing a number of strategic advances to Telestream Cloud, a video transcoding SaaS (software as a service) designed to meet the needs of video production and post production professionals. In developing Telestream Cloud, the company said it is responding […]

ChyronHego Solutions Now Support NewTek’s NDI

ChyronHego announced that its entire line of broadcast solutions now supports NewTek’s Network Device Interface (NDI) protocol, an open technology for live-production video workflows over Ethernet networks. NDI enables multiple video-compatible products to communicate, deliver, and receive broadcast-quality video over standard Ethernet. The protocol offers extreme encoding efficiency and the performance needed to handle large […]

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From The IBC Exhibit Floor: RTW

RTW | Stand 8.D89 | Website: http://www.rtw.com/  RTW,  leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is showcasing its full range of monitoring and metering software and hardware devices, as well as a few new product updates at IBC 2016. Its new audio processor hardware, […]

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From The IBC Exhibit Floor: Wisycom

Wisycom | Stand 8.D78 | Website: www.wisycom.com  Wisycom, designer and builder of RF solutions for broadcast, film and live production, is showcasing its newest, state-of-the-art true diversity IEM receiver, the MPR50-IEM. This addition to Wisycom’s wide range of products was specially designed for professional in-ear monitoring applications. Based off Wisycom’s popular MPR30-IEM, the new MPR50-IEM contains […]

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From The IBC Exhibit Floor: Wohler

Wohler | Stand 8.D56 | Website: www.wohler.com Wohler Technologies, a manufacturer of video, audio and data monitoring solutions, is demonstrating its new iAM-Video multichannel audio and video monitoring and metering device). The iAM-Video is the latest product in Wohler’s iAM Series of intelligent, adaptable, rack-mounted monitoring equipment, joining the recently-released iAM-MIX multichannel audio monitor and mixer, and the […]

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From The IBC Exhibit Floor: Avid’s Next-Gen Newsroom

Avid | Stand 7.J20 | Website: http://www.avid.com/ Avid has introduced its concept of the next-generation newsroom, based around a complete story-centric workflow including multiple Avid solutions and new feature enhancements for modern newsroom management and news production. This new story-centric workflow, Avid says, puts the story at the center of news operations spanning from planning to delivery, and […]

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You.I Gets Creative To Reduce App Creation Cost

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IBC: M&A, Investments, Collaboration Abound

IBC 2016 has seen the announcement of several interesting investments, acquisitions and strategic partnerships by vendors eager to improve their existing offerings, attack new markets or do a little of both. Here’s a rundown of some of the major deals.

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DVB Chairman Cool To Worldwide Standard

DVB, the standards organization that among other things developed the terrestrial TV standard which ushered in the analog-to-digital transition in Europe, has a new chairman, and he’s on a mission. “We need to redefine ourselves,” says Peter MacAvock, who took over as chairman in June. But one thing definitely not on the DVB road map to the future is a worldwide terrestrial television standard.

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From The IBC Exhibit Floor: Sony

Sony | Stand C.101 | Website: www.pro.sony.eu Today, Sony unveiled how it is reshaping media solutions, introducing new ideas, approaches and technology on the opening day of IBC 2016. Sony’s announcements included developments in image, IP and media workflow. The company also showcased how its “Beyond Definition” vision and technology heritage serve as the foundation […]

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Linear Acoustic Offers Verance Open Watermarking

Linear Acoustic, a provider of TV audio processing, today announced that Verance Open Watermarking, the world’s first open solution for first-screen ACR (Automatic Content Recognition), is currently available through Linear Acoustic in the AERO.2000 and AERO.100 TV audio processors. The inclusion of Verance Open Watermarking within the Linear Acoustic real-time loudness processors provides television broadcasters […]

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From The IBC Exhibit Floor: Imagine Comm.

Imagine Communications | Stand 4.A01 | Website: www.imaginecommunications.com Imagine Communications on Thursday introduced an extension to its unified distribution initiative focused on regional ad distribution. The Regional Advertising Distribution System (RADS) is designed to provide broadcast stations, MVPDs and cloud providers with the ability to increase ad-generated revenue through regional and localized targeting of commercials […]

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From The IBC Exhibit Floor: EVS

EVS | Stand 8.B90 | Website: www.evs.com EVS, a provider of live video technology for broadcast and new media productions, presents a new extended offering at IBC centered on its cloud-based C-Cast platform alongside digital media specialist and global sports business leader deltatre. By connecting to C-Cast, EVS’ scalable, cloud-based video-on-demand editing and distribution platform, Deltatre’s enhanced video […]

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From The IBC Exhibit Floor: Cooke Optics

Cooke Optics | Stand 12.D10 | Website: www.cookeoptics.com Cooke Optics, manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, is introducing multiple mounts for its miniS4/i lenses. The new mounts, including Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E and micro 4/3, will be available to view at IBC 2016 on Stand 12.D10 and will ship beginning October […]

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From The IBC Exhibit Floor: Utah Scientific

Utah Scientific | Stand 10.A21 | Website: www.utahscientific.com UTAH-400 IP Gateway/TR-03 Technology Demonstration — Utah Scientific will demonstrate new prototype IP gateway cards that feature the company’s new core IP engine, the foundation for the next stage in the IP revolution. The new UTAH-400 IP Gateway will provide two-way conversion of SDI video signals and […]

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From The IBC Exhibit Floor: Tektronix

Tektronix | Stand 10.D41 | Website: TEK.COM At IBC 2016, Tektronix, a provider of video test and monitoring solutions, will be unveiling new product features and capabilities to help the industry get the most out of technologies like 4K, high dynamic range (HDR) and wide color gamut (WCG), video over IP, and adaptive bit rate […]

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Grass Valley And Cisco Extend IP Alliance

Grass Valley and Cisco have broadened their existing relationship to offer customers complete, integrated broadcast network solutions that include sales and service of GV Node, GV Convergent and IPG-3901 along with Cisco’s Nexus 9000 series IP switches. Under the alliance, Grass Valley will sell and support the entire solution that leverages best-of-breed components. Customers who […]

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Imagine Comm. To Hold IP In Media Sessions At IBC

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Ross Video Buy Abekas; Terms Undisclosed

With the deal, Ross Video adds core video server technology, replay and profanity delay systems to its product line.

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Short-Form Programming In IBC Spotlight

During the IBC 2016 opening keynote today in Amsterdam, the chairman of Vivendi Content and chief commercial officer of Vodafone Germany discussed how they are tackling changes in the distribution and consumption of video content.

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From The IBC Exhibit Floor: Vitec

Vitec | Stand 7.G16 | Website: www.vitec.com MGW Ace Decoder — Compact, Professional-grade, Hardware-based HEVC Decoding Appliance — Making its debut at IBC 2016 will be Vitec’s new MGW Ace Decoder. This professional-grade, compact HEVC/H.265 decoder delivers broadcast-quality decoding of HEVC streams up to 1080p60 4:2:2 10-bit, supporting the most demanding and diverse video streaming […]

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From The IBC Exhibit Floor: Cineo Lighting

Cineo Lighting | Stand 12.D39 | Website: http://www.cineolighting.com/ Cineo Lighting, a provider of lighting systems available for the motion picture, television and photography industries,will be showcasing its HSX Color-Tunable Soft Source to the international market for the first time at IBC 2016. The HSX is currently shipping worldwide. “Years of experience with solid-state lighting and material science […]

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From The IBC Exhibit Floor: Ross Video

Ross Video | Stand 11.C10 | Website: http://www.rossvideo.com/ Under the Smart Production banner, Ross Video will show how its technologies, services and expertise can help customers achieve their creative, business and technical goals at IBC 2016. Ross demonstrations at IBC will show complete systems and workflows for Virtual Sets, Galleries, Automated Production Control, Graphics Creation & Playout, […]

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From The IBC Exhibit Floor: AIMS

AIMS | Stand 8.D10 | Website: http://aimsalliance.org/ The largest and most comprehensive showing of IP interoperability in the broadcast industry will take place at IBC 2016 in the IP Interoperability Zone presented by Alliance of IP Media Solutions (AIMS) and the IABM, Hall 8.D10. The showing follows a number of interoperability events that have taken […]

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From The IBC Exhibit Floor: Vimond Media Solutions

Vimond Media Solutions | Stand 14.F19 | Website: http://www.vimond.com/ Vimond is launching a greatly improved Vimond IO product that combines the capabilities and features of its two previously stand-alone digital video production tools: Vimond IO – a cloud-based, online video storytelling solution; and Vimond Highlights – the live-to-VOD conversion tool that supports rapid, short-form clip […]

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From The IBC Exhibit Floor: Verizon Digital Media Services

Verizon Digital Media Services | Stand 14.C17 | Website: https://www.verizondigitalmedia.com/ How you deliver your content is growing in importance as our industry continues to change at a rapid pace around the globe. OTT streaming and cloud-based delivery of content has become the norm, but it comes with its own set of challenges for content providers. […]

VR Technologies To Draw Big Focus At IBC

Global MSO investment in virtual reality platforms seems to be ramping up as providers look to be in on what could be the next wave of in-home entertainment. However,  VR is going to require a new set of technology and new thinking in terms of network infrastructure in order to deliver services like 360-degree video. Questions about how to do that will likely be a big focus at next week’s IBC conference.

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From The IBC Exhibit Floor: Volicon

Volicon | Stand 7.G23 | Website: www.volicon.com Since last year’s show in Amsterdam, Volicon has joined the Verizon Digital Media Services family in an acquisition that complements the companies’ mutual target markets, particularly in the broadcast, network, and affiliate segments. Today, Volicon and Verizon are working together to provide support and enhance Volicon’s existing solutions […]

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From The IBC Exhibit Floor: Cobalt Digital

Cobalt Digital | Stand 10.B44 | Website: www.cobaltdigital.com Cobalt Digital will highlight new tools to assist in monetizing content, including the new +SCTE104-FAST option that adds frame-accurate DPI trigger insertion to the the openGear and BBG-1000 Series of audio, video, and data signal processors. The ANC-MON series of ancillary data decode and display products has […]

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From The IBC Exhibit Floor: Video Devices

Video Devices | Stand 8.B59 | Website: http://www.videodevices.com Video Devices, a brand of video products developed by Sound Devices, LLC, will debut new recording capabilities for its popular PIX-E Series of 4K-compatible recording monitors for the first time to the international market at IBC. The PIX-E Series of monitors (PIX-E5, PIX5H, and PIX-E7) will be […]

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From The IBC Exhibit Floor: NETIA

NETIA | Stand 8.C77 | Website: www.netia.com At IBC 2016, NETIA will showcase the full NETIA Media Assist digital software suite, which includes radio automation (production, newsroom, scheduling, and playout modules), media asset management, and workflow management solutions.  In a news environment, the NETIA Media Assist software suite acts as a multimedia hub for content […]