Denmark’s TV2 Fyn Goes HD With Snell

Denmark public broadcaster, TV2 Fyn, has purchased a Snell Kahuna switcher with two of the new Maverik configurable control panels to help drive its move into HD news production. Snell’s Kahuna Make M/E technology lets a single mainframe support two independent studio operations, with both studios benefiting from full 2M/E production power, including super-keyers, eKeys […]

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Broadcast, Post Transition To IP May Take 10 Years

Snell Alchemist OD Turnkey Solutions Released

Snell announced today that its Alchemist OD format and framerate converter is now available as a choice of fully configured, Snell-supported turnkey solutions, as well as continuing to be available as software-only.  The new turnkey systems combine Snell’s media processing software with carefully selected, state-of-the-art hardware.   There are two choices of hardware configurations for […]

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Tim Felstead Joins Quantel, Snell

NAB 2015 Tech: Snell’s Kahuna, Sirius & Maverik

Snell | Booth SL2009 | Website: www.quantel.com At NAB 2015, Snell unveiled a format-independent, integrated multiviewer for its Kahuna switcher range, three new ‘Mav’ modules for its Maverik configurable switcher control panel and four major developments for its Sirius 800 series enterprise-level, multi-format router range. The new Kahuna multi-format multiviewer is fully integrated into the […]

TVN TECH: NAB HOT TOPICS

IP-Enabled Workflow Advances Set For NAB

IP transport will touch so many aspects of television that it is positioned over time to supplant most everything people know and understand about TV workflows — from origination and contribution to distribution and consumption. The latest developments will be on display at next month’s NAB Show. This is the latest installment of a special series on emerging tech trends, NAB Hot Topics, that will appear each week leading up to the NAB Show that runs April 11-16 in Las Vegas. The schedule: March 26: Audio; April 2: Automation. Read the earlier installments here.

General Media Group Moldova Adds Snell

General Media Group Moldova, Moldova’s largest private broadcaster with three general channels plus a 24/7 news channel, has gone HD across all channels, using Snell routing, infrastructure and production switching systems. The Snell equipment was supplied via regional partner, Romtek. The entire project was handled by systems integrator Broadcast Systems International (BSI), and involved integrating […]

IBC 2014

Snell Unveils Web Browser Interfaces, New Apps

Snell introduced at IBC 2014 new Web-based interfaces and apps for its Morpheus automation, ICE channel in a box and Momentum media asset management systems. Providing browser-based and mobile access to Snell products via a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone, the new solutions enable control and monitoring from anywhere while reducing broadcasters’ cost of ownership […]

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Snell Offers Apple ProRes Formats for Alchemist OD

NAB 2014

Snell Unveils Dynamic 4K Pan-and-Scan Tech

NAB 2014

Quantel Says No Overlap From Snell Merger

Execs say the newly merged company will offer more products across the delivery chain and more local support at a greater number of locations worldwide

Tech M&A: Quantel Buying Snell

The combined organization will have more than $170 million in revenue and a product range covering broadcast TV as well as TV Everywhere and other digital media platforms.

NAB 2014

Snell To Introduce Downsized "Ice" Light At NAB

NBC Using Snell Alchemist Standards Converters

TECH SPOTLIGHT: CENTRALCASTING

Next Up To Enter The Cloud: Centralcasting

The ability to run master control for multiple stations is the latest operation to begin the move to an IT-based solution. Companies including Florical Systems, Harris Broadcast and Snell are developing products that put everything needed to run stations in the cloud, rather than in a local master control room.

Snell Hires Harris Broadcast Exec For NE Sales

EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK FALL 2013

Station Cloud Forecast Is Clearing

A growing number of stations and station groups seem finally ready to entrust critical functions to cloud-based solutions.

IBC 2013

Snell Lands First Maverik Customer

Snell Kahuna Maverik Offers Enhanced Control

IBC 2013

Snell To Show Enhanced Routing Swither At IBC

For IBC 2013, Snell will be showing its Sirius 800 enterprise-class routing switchers with a host of new capabilities, including guaranteed co-timing of multi-channel audio on all channels, single reference switching for all formats, numerous control-related updates, and a technology demonstration of a new audio and video fingerprinting solution. The Sirius 800 system will also […]

Snell Releases Cloud-Based Standards Converter

Snell Picks Benchmark For Asia-Pacific Integrations

Snell Adds Two To U.S. Sales Team

In a move that further expands its U.S. sales force, Snell has appointed Bil Apker to account manager for the western United States and Greg Doggett to senior account manager for the southeastern United States. “Bil and Greg bring to our U.S. sales team a valuable mix of hands-on broadcast experience, technical know-how, and successful […]

Snell Powers India’s First All-HD News Channel

NAB 2013

Fox Putting Master Control In The Cloud

Fox Network is partnering with Snell to virtualize its automated playout and make it completely cloud-based. Fox and Snell plan to deploy the setup in 2014.

Snell Names New North America President

Snell has promoted from within and named a new chief for its North American operations. The company announced Wednesday that Paul Martin, former global managing director for TV Everywhere, the company’s product line that includes channel-in-a-box and media asset solutions, was promoted to president of Snell North America shortly after the new year. He replaces […]

Snell Adds To KudrosPro Conversion System

Snell has launched the KudosPro MC500, the newest addition to the KudosPro family of broadcast-quality format and standards conversion systems. The KudosPro MC500 is designed to make motion compensation available to a much broader range of broadcast organizations, and is part of Snell’s commitment to provide 1080p as standard at no additional charge. “In order […]

TECH SPOTLIGHT

IBC 2012 Wrap: M&A, Cloud, 4K, CiaB

Vendor consolidation was one of the most discussed topics at the annual Amsterdam tech conference, although no new deals were announced there. Other hot topics: new products and services based on cloud technology, multi-platform content delivery; social media services; Sony/SES Astra’s 4K demo; and channel-in-a-box.

IBC 2012: Snell Rolls Out Kahuna Flare Switcher

Snell is offering a new SD/HD/1080p multi-format production switchers in what the vendors is calling “an affordable and highly accessible package.” “With Kahuna Flare, we’ve concentrated core Kahuna 360 technology into a form that redefines affordable production switching by marrying an outstanding feature set with an amazingly low price point,” said John Carter, senior product […]

LIVE FROM NAB

Snell Unveils New MAM, Workflow System

Its Momentum media asset management and workflow automation product is one of the company’s new and improved products in the spotlight in Las Vegas. For all that’s going on at NAB 2012, click here.

NAB 2012: Snell Products Preview

2012 NAB Show Preview SnellBooth N1820Website: www.snellgroup.com Snell is a provider of digital media technology, offering broadcasters and global media companies a range of solutions to create, manage and streamline the distribution of multi-screen content. ICE Channel-in-a-Box v3.0 New features to ICE v3.0 further extend Snell’s channel-in-a-box cost benefits. With a focus on incorporating more […]

Snell Name Dave Payette Global Sales Director

Snell announced that Dave Payette has joined the company as global sales director. Payette will lead Snell’s worldwide sales effort, overseeing operations in the U.K., France, Germany, Spain, Russia, Lebanon, India, Hong Kong, China and the U.S. which deliver technology solutions and services to broadcast and media customers in over 100 countries. He will spearhead […]

TECH SPOTLIGHT

Channel-In-A-Box Market Is Hot, Crowded

IT-based playout, or channel-in-a-box, is the hottest TV technology around these days. Propelled by broadcasters’ insatiable need to cut costs, Grass Valley, Miranda, Florical, Snell and Evertz are now offering the virtual master control technology and Harris and Harmonics may be next.

TECH ONE ON ONE WITH SIMON DERRY

Snell Aims To Master The U.S. Market

Centralcasting and IT-based playout are key areas of focus in the U.S. for Snell, a leading supplier of technology for TV and distribution. Simon Derry, the company’s CEO, explains that Snell has the ability to take much of the capital and operating costs out of master control with its Morpheus automation system and ICE “channel in a box.” And it’s working with broadcasters around the U.S., who are in the early stages of deploying its solutions.

Snell Expands Americas Organization

Snell today announced three new appointments to its Americas organization. Industry veteran Craig Turner, a Technical Emmy Award winner, joins the company as vice president of customer support. In addition, Lang Cooksey will serve as senior automation product specialist, and Jeremy Bradbury has been appointed as Snell’s new automation field engineer. “As momentum continues to […]

NAB 2011

Snell Brings Screentoo To Morpheus

The new app will let viewers at home watching a program to simultaneously interact with it — to buy a product, for example, or play along with a game show — using a mobile device.

NAB 2011

Automation, Traffic: Doing More With Less

Among the myriad of broadcasting gear on display at next week’s NAB Show in Las Vegas are automation, traffic and billing equipment and software. There’s growing interest in these products since TV broadcasters need to be able to oversee a growing number of channels with a shrinking number of staff.

NAB 2011: Snell Products Preview

2011 NAB Show Preview Snell Booth N1820 Snell provides broadcasters and global media companies with a comprehensive range of digital media solutions to create, better manage and streamline the distribution of multi-screen content. Signal Processing IQ Modular 3G—Snell will further expand its IQ Modular 3G product line by launching a new video and audio processing […]

Rouse Joins Snell In Senior Marketing Role

Snell today announced the appointment of Norman Rouse as market development manager. Rouse is tasked with continuing to build visibility for Snell in the global broadcast and media marketplaces. Rouse’s appointment is one of several key business initiatives that will be announced by Snell over the coming months. Rouse joins Snell from Sony Professional, where […]

Fox Nets Use Snell Morpheus For Disaster Recovery

Fox Networks has purchased Snell Morpheus Automation and Morpheus ICE (Integrated Content Engine) for disaster recovery systems in California and Texas. “Morpheus is an unusually powerful, flexible, and scalable broadcast automation solution that, with Morpheus ICE, provides both the system density and fully resilient architecture that our disaster recovery project requires,” said Richard Friedel, EVP-GM, […]