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Solotech Implements 12G-SDI Workflow for Mont-Mégantic National Park with Blackmagic Design

Fremont, CA – June 12, 2019 – Blackmagic Design today announced that the ASTROLab, an astronomy activity center located at the Mont-Mégantic National Park in southern Québec, has built a new 12G-SDI AV and streaming workflow around Blackmagic Design products, including an ATEM Production Studio 4K, Blackmagic eGPU and Blackmagic Web Presenter. The new workflow powers ASTROLab’s daily science presentations in its interactive theater, allowing them to live stream the presentations to audiences around the world. The custom 4K installation was specifically designed by Solotech, a systems integrator internationally recognized for its expertise in systems integration and live productions, and well ...

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Government of Dubai Media Office Upgrades Audio at HQ with Sennheiser Digital 6000

As part of the upgrade to the conference hall at its headquarters at the Dubai World Trade Centre, the Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO) has implemented Sennheiser’s versatile Digital 6000 solution. With hassle-free wireless connectivity and best-in-class audio quality, this professional microphone system offers the flexibility and quality needed to meet the diverse requirements of the high-profile events held at the Hall, which range from internal gatherings and workshops, to public talks and major press conferences. A significant aspect of the upgrade was the GDMO’s decision to leverage networked audio. Salem Belyouha, Director – Media Services at GDMO said, ...

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The Highly-Anticipated Matrox Monarch EDGE Encoders Now Shipping!

MONTREAL, Quebec — June 11, 2019 — Matrox® Video today announces that the highly-anticipated Matrox Monarch EDGE 4K UHD/multi-HD, low-latency encoders are now shipping. These powerful Monarch EDGE encoders deliver resolutions up to 3840x2160p60 or quad 1920x1080p60 video while offering flexible 3G/12G-SDI and SMPTE ST 2110 25 GbE connectivity with multi-protocol streaming options. Priced at just $7,495 (€6,795, £5,995), the Monarch EDGE 4:2:0 8-bit encoder model is ideal for webcasting and over-the-top (OTT) delivery, while the Monarch EDGE 4:2:2 10-bit encoder version at $9,995 (€ 9,095, £7,995) is tailor-made for remote production and remote integration (REMI) workflows. Matrox Monarch EDGE ...

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Transmijelive livestreams for Polish FA with Blackmagic Design

Fremont, CA – June 11, 2019 – Blackmagic Design today announced that a multicam outside broadcast workflow, featuring URSA Broadcast and ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, is delivering a wide range of live streaming content for Poland’s national football association, Polski Zwiazek Pilki Noznej (PZPN). Live production specialist, transmisjelive, produces all content for PZPN’s YouTube channel, Łączy nas piłka (The Ball Connects Us), including action from Poland’s national, women’s and youth teams, as well as matches from Poland’s second league. “Our cameras give fans exclusive access to information and insights that traditional broadcasters cannot deliver, and the huge subscriber ...

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Christy Media Solutions expands its recruitment and executive search presence in Asia

Christy Media Solutions is a leading broadcast media recruitment agency that regularly visits and exhibits at key trade shows to connect with important players in the industry. The three-day ConnecTechAsia (BroadcastAsia) event represents the business platform in Asia that covers the whole ecosystem of info-communications, broadcasting and emerging technologies and represents a great opportunity for meeting new companies and candidates. The broadcast media industry never sits still, it’s fast-moving and always evolving; whilst new developments at home and abroad mean it’s an exciting time to be involved in international executive search and recruitment. The team at Christy Media like to keep updated with the ...

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ENMA TAPS ATEME FOR THE AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS 2019 SOCCER TOURNAMENT

ATEME, the emerging leader in video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT, announced today that Egyptian National Media Authority (ENMA) has selected ATEME’s converged video headend to cover the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, scheduled to take place from 21st June to 19th July. ATEME has provided ENMA with a complete video headend solution based on its Kyrion encoders/decoders and TITAN pure software multiplexer. The system is installed at 12 sites across Egypt to feed ASI signals to DTT television transmitters and the G.703 E3 standard to the existing networks. During the event, ENMA will use BISS-CA, ...

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TVNZ Upgrades Newsgathering Fleet with LiveU’s HEVC Bonded Solutions

New Zealand’s leading free to air broadcaster, TVNZ, is upgrading its fleet of LiveU portable transmission units to LiveU’s LU300 HEVC and LU600 HEVC, ensuring the highest-quality live video performance. The deal has been overseen by LiveU’s long-term partner in the region, Pacific Live Media, which provides ongoing service and support. The NZ broadcaster has been using LiveU since 2015 with multiple units deployed around the country as well as in New York, London and Sydney. The units have been used for all major news and sports events, including royal and state visits, covering political campaigns and elections, as well ...

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Flix Snip Further Expands European Content Video Distribution with Huawei video

Short-form content app and VOD service Flix Snip has announced a major distribution partnership with multinational telecommunications equipment and consumer electronics manufacturer Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. Flix Snip’s premium, short form content is now available to Huawei mobile phone users across Spain and Italy as part of the Huawei Video SVOD service. This announcement builds upon the momentum of Flix Snip’s recent launch in Russia on the MegaFon and Rostelecom telecoms services. Huawei Video delivers a wide selection of regularly updated international, European, and local content. Subscribers in Spain and Italy can now access Flix Snip’s diverse catalogue of high-quality, ...

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Lucky Finn Productions Uses Indipro Tools to Power Documentaries

LYNBROOK, NY, JUNE 10, 2019 – Filming documentaries is hardly an easy feat; you contend with weather, environmental conditions, outside noise and un-trained talent. For freelance Cinematographer Neil Fernandez, owner of Lucky Finn Productions, this career path has literally led him to the Black Rock Desert shooting a short about Burning Man, along Route 66 filming “Alien Highway” for the Travel Channel to Bora Bora, Jamaica and the Bahamas to shoot various swimsuit campaigns. With an ever-changing project scope, and unpredictable circumstances at-large, Fernandez always opts for reliable, long-lasting equipment, such as Indipro Tools’ V-Mount Li-Ion and Micro-Series V-Mount Batteries, ...

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Alkemy X Names Clare O’Brien to Join Sales Team

NEW YORK CITY— Alkemy X, a fully-integrated production studio specializing in branded and episodic content, announces Clare O’Brien has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development. O’Brien comes to Alkemy to help forge new business relationships with like-minded companies seeking high impact content, nationally and internationally. O’Brien, who will be based out of Alkemy X’s New York studio, brings deep experience in sales, creative and production roles and a passion for building strong, long-lasting client relations with agencies, brands and media companies. “Clare has a great pedigree and experience across all the services that Alkemy X provides: live ...

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Rising Sun Pictures Journeys into a Mutant Mind for “Dark Phoenix”

Studio delivers 150 shots for 20th Century Fox’s latest X-Men blockbuster, including a harrowing Cerebro sequence that uncovers Jean Grey’s troubled past. Adelaide, South Australia— Continuing its association with 20th Century Fox’ acclaimed X-Men franchise, Rising Sun Pictures contributed nearly 150 visual effects shots to the latest film in the superhero saga, Dark Phoenix. RSP’s work on the film spanned nearly 18 months and involved close collaboration with Director Simon Kinberg, VFX Supervisor Phil Brennan and VFX Producer Kurt Williams. The focal point of the studio’s work was an extended sequence where Professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy), Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) ...

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Cobalt Digital Promotes Kyle Wilken to Vice President of Firmware

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – June 10, 2019 – Cobalt Digital today announced the promotion of Kyle Wilken to vice president of firmware. Wilken joined the company in 2013 as a senior FPGA engineer, and was previously promoted to embedded systems development manager in 2015. “Over the past six years, Kyle has become an invaluable member of the Cobalt Digital engineering department. His contributions to the development of Cobalt equipment in many groundbreaking technologies, specifically HDR, are seen daily by millions of viewers across the world,” said Ryan Wallenberg, vice president of engineering. “In this position, Kyle will continue to provide the ...

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A Symply SAN solution for Drago Broadcast Services

A more efficient storage solution speeds up processes necessary for complex projects Cambridge, UK 10 June 2019 – Symply, a Global Distribution brand has announced the sale and installation of a high performance fibre channel shared storage system for Madrid-based Drago Broadcast Services, part of Grupo Secuoya. When Drago determined that it needed a new solution to ensure storage performance and resilience, it turned to Tangram Solutions, also of Madrid, and Symply. Tangram firstly installed a 600TB Infortrend NAS with 40Gb Ethernet interfaces, offering sufficient capacity to store all the Raw assets and act as a common repository for Drago ...

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Mediaproxy boosts its sales and support operation with appointment of Rajesh Patel

The broadcast industry veteran brings his considerable experience to the post of VP, Sales and Solutions for EMEA Melbourne, Australia – 10 June 2019 – Mediaproxy, the leading provider in software-based broadcast and IP Monitoring, Analysis and Compliance has appointed Rajesh Patel as its new Vice President of Sales and Solutions for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Patel most recently managed the reseller, VAR, OEM and systems integration channel for the Mediaproxy range at Polar Graphics, where he gained an in-depth knowledge and understanding of both the product range and the needs of end-users. Based out of London, Patel ...

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Chesapeake Systems Adds Amy Lounsbury to Southwest Team

Chesapeake Systems, the industry’s leading workflow solutions architects and services group for highly advanced technology systems in media and entertainment, announced today that industry veteran Amy Lounsbury has joined the company’s Southwest team. Lounsbury will serve as Director of Business Development for the region. “Amy brings deep industry expertise and technical understanding to our Los Angeles-based operations,” says CEO Jason Paquin. “Her trend-spotting capabilities, problem solving orientation, and long-term perspective will help our customers take advantage of new technologies, and plan for the future.” In the newly created role, Lounsbury will focus on guiding media-centric companies in developing efficient, scalable ...

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TAG Video Systems Returns to BroadcastAsia with Extended Portfolio and Partners for Software-Based IP Production, Playout and Distribution Applications

The world Leader in software-based IP integrated Multiviewing, Probing and Monitoring solutions to demonstrate its flagship MCM-9000 and share its vision for how IP workflows drive improved value across Production, Playout and Distribution applications. Tel Aviv – June 06, 2019 — TAG Video Systems, the world leader in integrated software-based IP Multiviewers, probing & monitoring solutions, has announced plans to expand its participation at BroadcastAsia 2019. TAG will showcase its game-changing 100% software IP-based UHD platform that targets the three primary media applications – Live Production, Playout and Distribution – in its Asia partners’ stands: Magna Systems and Engineering (Level ...

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NUGEN Audio’s Post Bundle Provides Transparency for IMN Creative’s Immersive Audio Projects

GLENDALE, CA, JUNE 6, 2019 – Re-recording mixer Mark Binder has worked with some of the most notable names in the TV and film industry, including the Russo brothers, J.J. Abrams and Mark Mangini. His resumé also boasts a variety of high-profile projects such as Star Trek, Paranormal Activity, Community, Channel Zero, Deadly Class and Super 8. With his immense knowledge and hands-on experience, Binder started his own post-production company and facility, IMN Creative and, since then, has relied on NUGEN Audio to enhance his mixes. Binder was looking for a solution that would make his audio standardized in ITU-R ...

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Alkemy X Signs Director Anthony Pellino

NEW YORK CITY— Director Anthony Pellino has joined Alkemy X for exclusive representation for advertising and branded content. With credits including work for Nike, Reebok, Lexus and Uber, among others, Pellino has earned high marks for the raw, emotional power of his work and an innovative style of visual storytelling, especially for sports-related projects. His most recent effort is a spot for Peloton in which a trainer describes her passionate approach toward working with athletes. “Anthony is a special talent; no one does what he does in quite the way he does it,” said Alkemy X director of production Jim ...

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