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Dejero to Deliver Historic Footage of Return to Human Space flight from American Soil Posted: 20/05/2020
Dejero to Deliver Historic Footage of Return to Human Space flight from American Soil

Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that provide Emmy® award winning video transport and Internet connectivity while mobile or in remote locations, has joined a consortium of technology providers delivering a range of broadcast technology to media partners and Dejero customers, to facilitate the coverage of NASA and SpaceX’s historic May 27th launch of the first US astronauts from the United States since 2011.

Dejero’s technology will enable the worldwide distribution of feeds from multiple pool cameras positioned to cover the launch to the International Space Station. The request to support the broadcast came from a group of news organizations looking for a solution to provide dynamic launch coverage while following social distance guidelines at the NASA press site.

 

Tags: Dejero | space | human space flight | NASA | SpaceX | Kennedy Space Center | cloud-managed solutions | International Space Station | PathWay | MultiPoint | WJXT | WayPoint | Ali Hassan | WJXT/WCWJ | Robert Behnken | Douglas Hurley | astronauts | Elon Musk | MKM Marcomms
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Anevia Adds Multi-tiered Storage to its Cloud DVR Storage Offering Posted: 20/05/2020
Anevia Adds Multi-tiered Storage to its Cloud DVR Storage Offering

Anevia announces the addition of multi-tiered storage to its Cloud DVR storage offering, Embedded Distributed Storage (EDS). This new feature makes EDS even more cost-efficient and scalable while also enabling storage in the cloud – meaning the solution becomes both flexible and elastic.

TV service providers are increasingly enriching their VOD content and need to expand their storage capacity without a commensurate increase in the number of users. The original hyper-convergent design of the scalable, high-performance EDS calls for more servers to be added to increase streaming and storage capacity in parallel. Multi-tiered storage means it is now possible to also increase storage capacity independently of streaming capacity.

With only a small fraction of the VOD catalogue being consumed regularly, long-tail content can be stored more efficiently and cost-effectively on general-purpose ‘cold storage’ support used by the IT departments. This eliminates the need to buy new servers and the related software licences, cutting both the complexity and the cost of scaling for a given number of users.

The newly introduced feature also enables object storage, which opens up the possibility of storing in the public or private cloud. This brings the advantages of scalability, flexibility and elasticity.

 

 

 

 

Tags: Anevia | OTT software | IPTV software | video compression | multiscreen IPTV head-ends | Cloud DVR | CDN solutions | VOD | cloud-native content delivery network solutions | NEA-CDN | NEA-DVR | multiscreen solutions for the delivery of live TV | streaming video | time-
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iSIZE Technologies graduates from inaugural Oxford CDL and raises 740k GBP from notable Silicon Valley angel and institutional investors Posted: 14/05/2020
iSIZE Technologies graduates from inaugural Oxford CDL and raises and pound;740k from notable Silicon Valley angel and institutional investors

Deep-tech company iSIZE Technologies has today announced the closure of its first seed funding round, raising a total of £740k from figures including Patrick Pichette, partner at Inovia Capital and ex- Google CFO; TD Veen AS, a notable Norwegian family office; and a number of other CDL investors. This round brings iSize total funding to date to over £1.3m.

The round was led by some of the leading tech investors of the inaugural Creative Destruction Lab programme at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. iSIZE graduates the accelerator programme this month alongside only nine others, from over 250 applications, after an intensive nine-month programme.

iSIZE specialises in deep learning for video delivery and has developed a deep perceptual 'precoder' - a software solution that uses AI-trained to optimise visual quality in order to save video bitrate during encoding. Its flagship product, BitSave, available both as a SaaS platform at bitsave.tech and for on-premise use, reduces encoding bitrates by up to 40%, while at the same time enhancing video perceptual quality. This results in substantial data, energy and cost savings for both the company hosting the video and the end consumer.

 

Tags: iSIZE Technologies | Funding | Crative Destruction Lab Programme | video delivery | precoder | AI | Bitrate | Encoding BitSave | SaaS | on-premise | Cloud
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TAG Video Systems popular IP-based Webinar Series to Tackle Changing Architecture on the Fly Posted: 11/05/2020
TAG Video Systems and rsquo; Popular IP-based Webinar Series to Tackle and ldquo;Changing Architecture on the Fly and rdquo;

TAG Video Systems, the world leader in 100% SW, 100% IP, 100% COTS/Cloud, Probing, Monitoring and Multiviewing solutions, has released details of its latest webinar designed to assist broadcasters as they continue to migrate to IP. The next session, which will take place on Thursday, May 14, at 11am EST, will discuss how media companies can easily adapt their architecture and workflows to maximize business opportunities. The webinar will be hosted by Paul Briscoe, chief architect; and Pini Maron, vp professional services.

The theme of the webinar, which continues the company’s popular series of online events is: Changing Your Facility Architecture on the Fly: The New IP World.

Tags: TAG Video Systems | Multiviewers | Multiviewer technologies | Webinar | 100% SW | 100% IP | 100% COTS/Cloud | Probing | Monitoring | IP-Based Webinar
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TV Direct, Thailand, Expands with PlayBox Neo Posted: 30/04/2020
TV Direct, Thailand, Expands with PlayBox Neo

PlayBox Neo announces the completion of an expanded playout system at the Bangkok headquarters of Thai broadcaster TV Direct. The installation doubles the network's capacity from three to six channels, transmitted in high definition via direct-to-home satellite and online.

"PlayBox Neo's Channel-in-a-Box system has the fourfold advantage of being installer-friendly, efficient to operate, easy to expand and highly reliable," says TV Direct's MCR Manager Akarachai Tobsin. "This new investment comprises three additional AirBox Neo-19 servers, each configured with the resources we need to schedule programs, commercials and promos as far in advance as the production team chooses to work. AirBox Neo-19 also allows us to make near-to-air changes in playout running order or to transmit live whenever we choose. In operational terms, the control GUIs go beyond intuitive by being relaxing on the eyes rather than imposing a lot of glare. Content can be accessed quickly, trimmed and finessed, all within the Neo-19 environment. That saves staff time and ensures maximum confidence. The servers are located at our satellite uplink service provider, PSI Broadcasting, here in the same city, and operated via secure IP links which carry complete program files as well as control data."

 

 

 

Tags: PlayBox Neo | Cloud2TV | Channel-in-a-Box | CIAB | Neo-19 | broadcast asset management | integrated media asset management | broadcast systems infrastructure | IT-based broadcast systems | disaster recovery centres | disaster recovery systems | digital media archivi
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TAG Video Systems Next Webinar to Cover Live Production Multiviewing on the Cloud Posted: 27/04/2020
TAG Video Systems Next Webinar to Cover and ldquo;Live Production Multiviewing on the Cloud and rdquo;

Probing, Monitoring and Multiviewing solutions, continues its popular webinar series with a session that will delve into the nuts and bolts of “Live Production Multiviewing on the Cloud”.

The Company is extending an invitation to the broadcast community to tune-in on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at 11:00 am US Eastern Time and join co-presenters Paul Briscoe, chief architect, and Ilan Torbaty, VP of global technical operations, as they explain how broadcasters are implementing cloud-based multiviewing for live production. Paul and Ilan will cover technical requirements, common challenges, and the solutions being used to take full advantage of this model, followed by a Q&A.

Tags: TAG Video Systems | Multiviewers | Multiviewer technologies | Webinar | 100% SW | 100% IP | 100% COTS/Cloud | Probing | Monitoring
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MediaKind launches Aquila Streaming solution on Google Cloud Platform to power delivery of personalized media experiences Posted: 16/04/2020
MediaKind launches Aquila Streaming solution on Google Cloud Platform to power delivery of personalized media experiences

MediaKind, a global media technology leader, today announced that it has extended its partnership with Google Cloud to enable its end-to-end Aquila Streaming solution to be offered as-a-service on the Google Cloud Platform. The launch enables MediaKind customers to leverage Google Cloud’s extensive ecosystem of solutions and assets in order to globally deploy media processing capabilities and optimize the distribution of their OTT services. Aquila Streaming provides significant video bandwidth savings, low end-to-end low latency and large storage reduction, offering support for all qualities of live video service up to UHD, with the ability to deliver broadcast-quality level, premium experiences across all networks.

MediaKind’s cloud-native Aquila Streaming solution can be deployed on bare metal, private cloud, or in any cloud service provider. Through the integration into the Google Cloud ecosystem, it now also provides access to a broader range of media applications and workloads through the cloud, in areas such as containerization, AI, machine learning and the growing network of Android TV and Google Ad Insertion solutions, whilst offering a fully managed solution. MediaKind customers will now be able to scale quicker, rapidly spin channels up with ease and respond to multi-format requirements without compromise on delay.

Tags: Google Cloud | MediaKind | Aquila Streaming | MediaKind Universe Alliance | OTT
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PlayBox Neo Powers New TV Channels for Minacord Media Posted: 15/04/2020
PlayBox Neo Powers New TV Channels for Minacord Media

Minacord Media, founded and owned by composer, songwriter, singer and instrumentalist Zeljko Joksimovic, has chosen PlayBox Neo Version 19 Channel-in-a-Box systems to power three new television channels: Kazbuka, K1 and TV Doctor. All three will be transmitted via cable and IPTV in Serbia, and on the Go4TV mobile-TV platform across Croatia, Slovenia, Austria plus the wider European Union, Switzerland, Canada and the USA. The project was negotiated and completed by PlayBox Neo distribution partner PBT Adria, from initial design and cabling through to on-site integration, configuration and testing.

"PlayBox Neo was the obvious choice for channel branding and playout as it gives us full control over the entire process from scheduling, titling and interstitials management right through to delivery," Zeljko Joksimovic comments. "A key requirement was the ability to automate as much as possible while keeping our production options open to accommodate live inserts or last-minute changes in running order. Efficient expandability and easy third-party device integration were also important so that we are free to add extra channels easily at any time in the future. PlayBox Neo answers at every level."

 

 

Tags: PlayBox Neo | Cloud2TV | Channel-in-a-Box | CIAB | broadcast asset management | integrated media asset management | broadcast systems infrastructure | IT-based broadcast systems | disaster recovery centres | disaster recovery systems | digital media archiving | IP g
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Interra Systems Simplifies Content QC With New Interra Cloud Services Posted: 14/04/2020
Interra Systems Simplifies Content QC With New Interra Cloud Services

Interra Systems, a leading global provider of software products and solutions to the digital media industry, today announced Interra Cloud Services (ICS), a new subscription-based service that will allow media companies to perform the critical function of content QC in the cloud. The ICS — BATON service will be available immediately for automated QC of file-based content. The subscription-based service, running in the cloud will help simplify and expedite content verification for quality and compliance purposes. Interra Systems will initially offer this cloud-based service for its BATON product running on Amazon Web Services infrastructure, with plans to add more advanced QC capabilities in the future, including its machine learning-based captions and lip sync solutions.

 

 

 

Tags: Interra Systems | Interra Cloud Services | ICS | BATON | Quality Control | QC
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InSync Technology to Offer Live Standards Conversion of UHD Video Streams in the Cloud Posted: 07/04/2020
InSync Technology to Offer Live Standards Conversion of UHD Video Streams in the Cloud

InSync Technology today announced that the company is augmenting its popular FrameFormer Link software standards conversion engine with support for motion compensated frame rate conversion of live video streams.

The new FrameFormer Link Live tool kit can be integrated into any live production automation or workflow management platform through its open API and can support live conversion of all formats up to and including UHD/4K. It can be deployed on premises or in any cloud environment and requires CPU-only processing, which is the optimum approach when instant availability of compute resources and scalability are key.

 

 

 

Tags: InSync Technology | FrameFormer | UHD | Video Streams | Cloud
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Primestream Launches Xchange Media Cloud, Bringing Workflow Continuity to Remote Content Creators in the Age of COVID-19 Posted: 07/04/2020
Primestream Launches Xchange Media Cloud, Bringing Workflow Continuity to Remote Content Creators in the Age of COVID-19

Primestream, a leading provider of asset management and automation software solutions for media production, today introduced Xchange Media Cloud™ — a 100% cloud-based version of the company's Xchange™ media asset management (MAM) platform. In only a few hours, Xchange Media Cloud can be up and running for remote workers who need to store, access, produce, and manage critical media assets from anywhere in the world. This makes the solution ideal for media organizations and content creators who are having to adapt quickly to remote workflows as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"These are challenging days for enterprise video departments, as more and more employees are mandated to work from home and find themselves disconnected from their usual media workflows. With Xchange Media Cloud, we're bringing the robust functionality of our enterprise-grade Xchange MAM right to their remote workstations," said Claudio Lisman, President and CEO of Primestream. "By giving these remote collaborators easy access to content, projects, and the creative tools they're used to, Xchange Media Cloud removes roadblocks and ensures continuity in the video production supply chain. And it's fast and easy to get started — we can get teams up and running quickly."

Targeted to video, sound, graphics, creative, and visual effects teams in broadcast news, enterprise video, and other media operations, Xchange Media Cloud enables complete cloud production workflows from start to finish. With system setup guided and supported by Primestream, media teams are able to focus on their work and stay productive.

Tags: Primestream | Xchange | COVID-19 | Media Cloud | Adobe Creative Cloud
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Telstra Global Media Network extends reach through new partnerships and capabilities Posted: 07/04/2020
Telstra Global Media Network extends reach through new partnerships and capabilities

Leading telecommunications and technology company, Telstra, announces advancements and partnerships to its Telstra Global Media Network (GMN) through a cloud gateway solution and media data services, as well as an extension of its GMN Partner Alliance with two new partners, PSSI and Intelsat.

Originally set to be announced at NAB 2020 and rolling out in April 2020, the new cloud gateway solution, known as GMN MediaNet, expands on the Telstra GMN’s international fibre, satellite and partner media networks by providing a gateway from “on-net” media rights holders to “off-net” media buyers, using cloud infrastructure.

Telstra is also adding data-based capability, known as GMN Media Data, using bi-directional and multi-point Ethernet services with the ability to create data channels that allow a point-to-point data link between a media company HQ and a remote event or location. Improving operations and workflows for contribution customers to bundle components which reduces their operational costs.

The Telstra Global Media Network is a purpose-built video contribution and distribution network integrating underlying media fibre networks, satellite capabilities, and partnerships, connecting 2500+ OnNet endpoints, including 1000+ customer sites and more than1500 venues and stadiums. The addition of a new secure cloud gateway to and from the network will allow high-quality video transport to and from markets with little to no infrastructure, as well as incident prone areas.

Tags: Telstra Broadcast Services | Global Media Network | PSSI | Intelsat | cloud based | fibre | satellite | video transport | Bubble Agency | NAB 2020 | NAB 2020
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nanocosmos Improves Ultra-Low-Latency Live Streaming Experience With New nanoStream Cloud Service Features Posted: 02/04/2020
nanocosmos Improves Ultra-Low-Latency Live Streaming Experience With New nanoStream Cloud Service Features

nanocosmos, the Berlin-based interactive live streaming technology provider, has introduced new enhancements to its nanoStream Cloud service, which delivers an end-to-end latency of around one second for interactive video streaming applications. Through new adaptive bit rate (ABR) playback, automatic live transcoding, and analytics capabilities, nanoStream Cloud enables service providers and platform operators across different vertical markets such as webcasting, live auctions, gaming, sports betting, polling, e-commerce, e-learning, and entertainment to deliver a superior live video streaming experience.

"Ultra-low-latency live streaming opens up a variety of exciting opportunities for multiple markets, especially those focused on driving audience engagement," said Oliver Lietz, CEO and founder at nanocosmos. "As nanoStream Cloud deployments grow across the globe, we're excited to introduce several new enhancements that answer our customers' live streaming challenges. Through ABR playback, transcoding, and action-based analytics on the nanoStream Cloud service, we're helping to ensure that service providers can deliver an interactive and lean-forward type of video experience with ultra-low latency that is critical for live streaming."

 

 

Tags: nanocosmos | nanoStream Cloud | Ultra Low Latency | Streaming | Live Streaming
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IPV CuratorNow powers remote video production for Trailer Park Group Posted: 01/04/2020
IPV and rsquo;s CuratorNow powers remote video production for Trailer Park Group

Trailer Park Group, the award-winning global entertainment marketing company, which counts many of the world’s most prestigious and successful companies, brands, media properties and film franchises among its clients, is the newest customer of IPV and will be using its latest release—CuratorNow—to allow their editors and producers to continue to produce video from home. IPV is delighted to welcome them aboard.

As global events force a change in the way people have to work, CuratorNow gives Trailer Park Group the functionality they need to seamlessly continue to produce secure, high-level content for their clients at full capacity from home.

IPV CEO Mark Fagan said, “As the world headed into temporary lockdown, Trailer Park Group realised that they needed a robust solution to enable their editorial team to continue to deliver new material for their clients under these unprecedented circumstances.

“The nature of their work required a rapid deployment solution that would both scale to meet their urgent needs but also give major studios the assurance that their content was secure even in the current, highly disruptive environment.”

Trailer Park Group CEO, Rick Eiserman, said, “Video editing brings a unique set of challenges to working from home so finding a robust, cloud editing solution was absolutely critical for Trailer Park Group. With over 300 creatives working on projects for the world’s top media and entertainment clients, we required a state-of-the-art product that both we and our clients can trust.

Tags: IPV | Curator | CuratorNow | Media Asset Management | MAM | Collaborative Cloud | Remote Editing | Video Editing | Video Production | Ingest | Metadata | Adobe Premiere Pro | Media Workflows | Trailer Park Group | Movie Trailers
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Jigsaw24 extends partnership with Avid Posted: 24/03/2020
Jigsaw24 extends partnership with Avid and nbsp;

Leading B2B IT solutions provider Jigsaw24 has been named an Avid® Certified Cloud Partner – becoming the first business in the UK to earn the status.

It means the company can provide an Avid-certified solution that enables post-production professionals to edit their media from anywhere in the world.

Jigsaw24, which was already one of the country’s only Avid Elite Partners for audio, video and storage, will offer the post-production solution as part of its CCM24: Cloud Control and Management service.

Through CCM24, the company’s expert team manages and monitors customers’ cloud applications and storage platforms to help end users enjoy remote access to their projects.

David Skeggs, Head of Business Management at Jigsaw24, said: “Becoming an Avid Certified Cloud Partner reflects our fantastic relationship with Avid, our passion for cloud solutions and our unrivalled ability to help customers take full advantage of them.

“Avid’s technology allows post-production teams to work from anywhere, which opens up all kinds of possibilities for businesses in the industry.

“As an Avid Certified Cloud Partner, we can help customers realise the potential of remote or on-set editing – whether that takes the form of virtualising key hardware, enabling high-speed file transfers or expanding facility editorial capacity without increasing rent costs.”

Craig Dwyer, Vice President, Global Cloud and SaaS Practice at Avid, said: “Our expanded partnership with Jigsaw24 empowers post-production teams to fully leverage the integrated cloud tools from both companies to ensure customers have the best cloud experience possible.

Tags: Jigsaw24 | Avid | Cloud | Post-Production | Video | Audio | Edit | Media | Storage | Remote | Technology | Virtualising | Hardware | Collaborate | Solutions | Content | Tools | Support | IT
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