Cobalt Digital Launches Indigo ST 2110 Series to Provide Native Processing Over IP

Cobalt Digital, designer and manufacturer of award-winning edge devices for live video production and master control, and a founding partner in the openGear initiative, has unveiled Indigo ST 2110, an openGear-based uncompressed solution featuring multiple 25G interfaces and 4K support. Cobalt Digital’s Indigo ST 2110 is a highly integrated ST 2110 factory option that adds native SMPTE […]

Blackbird To Provide CBS Sports Digital With Cloud Native Video Production

Blackbird plc, the developer and seller of a video editing platform, Blackbird, today signed a deal with CBS Sports Digital for cloud video production. CBS Sports Digital will deploy Blackbird for professional, collaborative and scalable cloud video editing and publishing of sports content. Accessing Blackbird through a browser, CBS Sports Digital editors will have the […]

Kristin Akimchuk Joins BitFire Networks Team

BitFire, an end-to-end live video transmission and production solution, has hired Kristin Akimchuk as director of broadcast operations. In her new role, Akimchuk is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of BitFire Networks, including two network operations centers in Boston and Phoenix. She will also be in charge of staff training and maintaining the unmatched quality control BitFire provides. Akimchuk will work with […]

MediaKind Launches Direct-To-Consumer Fan Experience

MediaKind has debuted MediaKind Engage, a new end-to-end direct-to-consumer (DTC) solution for video contribution, production, streaming, and audience engagement. The solution enables sports entities, broadcasters, and content owners to make a seamless transition to operating workflows in the cloud while also expanding the reach, scale and reliability of their video streaming content to a global […]

BitFire Networks To Celebrate First Year

To celebrate its one-year anniversary later this year, video transmission provider BitFire Networks announced plans for continued expansion. It will open a 16,000 square foot studio and production facility, complete with two sound stages and one-of-a-kind production technology in Phoenix as it continues to expand its core product offering with an eye toward the ever-changing […]

Cobalt Digital Announces Multiple Promotions

Gene Zimmerman, president of Cobalt Digital, today announced the promotion of four key team members noting that the multiple moves “are an indicator of the company’s unprecedented growth in difficult times.” Cobalt is a designer and manufacturer of award-winning edge devices for live video production and master control. “We are fortunate to have such talented, skilled […]

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Talking Video Convergence With STN Video’s Matthew Watson

Blackbird And Newsbridge Partner For End-To-End Cloud Video Management And Production

Blackbird plc and Newsbridge have partnered to provide media professionals with a flexible, powerful end-to-end cloud video management and production solution. The integrated solution combines two cloud-native services: Newsbridge’s smart asset management platform powered by AI and Blackbird’s video editing and publishing platform. Optimized for speed, flexibility and resilience, the companies say the solution “empowers users with easy […]

Cobalt Encoders/Decoders Include RIST Main Profile

Cobalt Digital, designer and manufacturer of award-winning edge devices for live video production and master control, says that its implementation of the Reliable Internet Stream Transport (RIST) Main Profile now includes full support for certificate-based authentication. The enhanced functionality gives users of Cobalt’s 9992 encoder/decoder family and 9990 decoder an added level of security by ensuring the identity of the remote site […]

Tech Vet Andy Hansen Joins BitFire Networks

BitFire Networks, an end-to-end live video transmission and production solution built by broadcasters for broadcast solutions, has hired Andy Hansen as executive vice president of business development. In this role, Hansen is responsible for guiding the strategic path of BitFire through sales, partnerships, acquisitions and operational efficiencies. Phoenix and Boston-based BitFire Networks offers an all-in-one […]

IBC 2017 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Avioon

Avioon | Stand 5.B06 | Website: www.avioon.com  Avioon designs and develops high-performance, scalable software products for the expanding markets of video production and distribution. Video Transcoding On Demand: In the Cloud or On Premise and Hybrid — More delivery platforms, more devices and more viewers consuming content has created a pixel explosion that requires scalable […]

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The Director’s Role In Video Production

NEP Makes Big Grass Valley Purchase

Broadcast Pix Delivers 100th Granite System

Broadcast Pix today announced the shipment of its 100th Granitelive video production system. The 100th unit was purchased by Cisco Systems in October, and is the company’s second Granite system. Since it began shipping this summer, Granite has been installed in a variety of facilities in more than a dozen countries. Broadcasters include Turner, affiliates […]