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TV 2 virtualizes support and monitoring of IP media network operations with Nevion Service Operations Center Posted: 06/05/2020
Norway and rsquo;s TV 2 virtualizes support and monitoring of IP media network operations with Nevion and rsquo;s Service Operations Center

Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, announced today that TV 2, the largest commercial television broadcaster in Norway, is using Nevion’s Service Operations Center (SOC) to provide proactive support and monitoring of its IP media network operations.

Having moved to IP production in 2017 with Nevion’s help, TV 2 initially chose Nevion’s advanced remote services, in order to leverage the expertise and experience of the SOC’s staff, and focus on its own core-competencies, including content creation. When the COVID-19 crisis developed, TV 2’s decision to virtualize the support and monitoring of its IP media network operations proved to be invaluable as very few staff would have been able to be on-site to maintain the network.

Tags: Nevion | TV 2 | Norway | IP | Video | Virtualized Media
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Nevion enables Synterra Media to broadcast live concerts in 4K during COVID-19 closures Posted: 22/04/2020
Nevion enables Synterra Media to broadcast live concerts in 4K during COVID-19 closures

 

Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, has announced its flagship Virtuoso software defined media node with TICO compression technology is allowing Synterra Media, the Russian provider of telecom services for TV production, broadcasting, and entertainment media businesses, to broadcast live events in Ultra HD (UHD/4K) as part of its Home Season project. The project is enabling Russia’s cultural community to continue to entertain audiences online despite its institutions being forced to close their doors to visitors to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Home Season online project was opened by classical pianist Denis Matsuev, whose performance of Tchaikovsky’s “The Seasons”, as well as of jazz compositions, was broadcast to more than 1.5 million viewers in Russia – 1,000 times the capacity of the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow. Since then, the Moscow Philharmonic Society has been conducting live broadcasts of concerts to a virtual audience.

The project has marked the first use of Nevion Virtuoso with TICO compression technology in Russia, providing a 4:1 compression of UHD/4K signals for transport over IP networks with virtually no delay.

Tags: Nevion | IP | Broadcast | 4K | Synterra
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Stay At Home with the Architects for Nevion Alternative Broadcasting Show Posted: 17/04/2020
Stay and ldquo;At Home with the Architects and rdquo; for Nevion and rsquo;s Alternative Broadcasting Show

In light of this year’s NABShow being cancelled, Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, has announced it is hosting its own online event. Nevion’s Alternative Broadcasting 2020 show initiative, called “at home with the Architects”, will offer attendees as close an experience as possible to that which Nevion had been planned for the original show but in the comfort of their own homes.

Taking place from 20th to 24th April, the week planned for the NABShow, the event will comprise virtual meetings and webinars to help organizations to realize the full potential of IP in the facilities, remote production, contribution and terrestrial distribution.

The experience will offer attendees the opportunity to meet online with Nevion’s “Architects of Virtualized Media Production” to find out about best practices for the move to IP, hear about real-life case studies, see virtualized live demos and interact with Nevion’s product managers and executives. They will also have the chance to hear more about Nevion’s strategic partnership with Sony.

Nevion will also run a series of webinars, which will extend beyond the event’s run, covering a variety of business and technical subjects, and will be sharing information about the latest enhancements to its flagship products VideoIPath (orchestration and SDN control software) and Virtuoso (software defined media node).

Tags: Nevion | IP | NAB | Event | Virtualized Production | NAB 2020 | NAB 2020
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Nevion helps Al Kass Sports Channels transition from SDI to IP Posted: 07/04/2020
Nevion helps Al Kass Sports Channels transition from SDI to IP

Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, has announced Al Kass Sports Channels, a public broadcast service provider of information and sports entertainment programming in Qatar, has chosen Nevion’s flagship products VideoIPath and Virtuoso to connect its main facility with three other broadcast facilities across the country through a flexible IP-based media network infrastructure.

Previously, the channels had been exchanging media between Qatar Television (QTV), Al Bidda Tower in Corniche and BeIn Sports using microwave links. To support enhancements to the quality and cost-effectiveness of transmission, Al Kass Sports Channels required a state-of-the-art, scalable and flexible switching infrastructure that would support its eventual migration to higher resolutions and an all-IP environment.

Initially, the new solution would provide reliable ultra-low latency IP transport for uncompressed and compressed HD-SDI, DVB-ASI, intercom and data between the sites over a ring network topology. However, it also needed to be ready to handle 4K/UHD, HDR and SMPTE ST 2110 to support Al Kass’s plans. 

The Virtuosos are used for the in real-time IP adaption and transport protection for video, audio and data, and also to provide encoding and decoding capabilities for both HD and 4K/UHD video feeds, while VideoIPath manages and orchestrates the complete network.

Tags: Nevion | Broadcast | IP | Virtualized Media | Kass Sports | Network | Infrastructure
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Nevion reports record year as shift to IP in broadcasting intensifies Posted: 26/02/2020
Nevion reports record year as shift to IP in broadcasting intensifies

Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, has announced that 2019 was a record year for the company with sales orders up 52% compared to the previous year.

In addition to this, software and services now represent almost half (48%) of Nevion’s sales. This is a significant increase from 2014 when software and services represented just 16% of the company’s sales – underlining the move from dedicated hardware to software-defined IP solutions. This shift is further illustrated by the fact that two-thirds of the hardware being sold by Nevion is now IP equipment.

In 2019, Nevion provided workflow-transforming solutions, products and services to over 150 customers in around 50 countries. One of the ground-breaking projects delivered was for the organization behind the League of Legends (LoL) esports tournament, Riot Games who used Nevion’s software-defined media node Virtuoso with JPEG XS for part of its remote production of the LoL World Championship Final. 

One other highlight of 2019 for Nevion was signing a strategic partnership with Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc. (“Sony”), in the area of IP-based solutions for broadcasters and other industries. As part of the deal, Sony acquired a minority stake in the company through a share purchase agreement making it a leading investor in Nevion.

As a leader in its field, Nevion also spearheaded the VIRTUOSA consortium which received a €2 million grant from the European Commission in 2019 to explore 5G and virtualization remote production.

Tags: Nevion | Broadcast | Success | IP
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Riot Games uses Nevion Virtuoso with JPEG XS in remote production of League of Legends World Championship Final Posted: 25/11/2019
Riot Games uses Nevion Virtuoso with JPEG XS in remote production of League of Legends World Championship Final

Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, announced today that Riot Games, the publisher of the most-played PC game in the world and the organization behind League of Legends Esports, used Nevion’s software-defined media node Virtuoso as part of its remote production of the recent League of Legends World Championship Final. In doing so, Riot Games became one of the very first organizations in the world to leverage the ground-breaking JPEG XS encoding technology. 

The League of Legends World Championship has been described as one of the biggest events in esports history, with the 2018 World Championship Final garnering an unprecedented 99.6 million unique viewers. This year’s event, which took place in Paris (France) on November 10, 2019, involved two remote (or at-home) production sites: the English language show was produced at Riot’s European headquarters facility in Berlin (over 1,000 km or 620 miles from Paris), while the world feed was produced in Los Angeles (around 9,000 km or 5,600 miles away). JPEG XS achieves high-quality compression with ratios up to 10:1 at sub-millisecond latency, i.e. a fraction of a video frame– allowing gaming fans and players watching at home to see the action faster.

Tags: Nevion | Broadcast | Riot Games | League-of-Legends | JPEG XS
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Nevion sales grow by more than a third in the Americas Posted: 12/11/2019
Nevion sales grow by more than a third in the Americas

 

Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, has experienced a growth in bookings in its Americas region of 34% so far in 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. Sales of software and services in the region have also more than quadrupled in the period, reflecting the increased demand for IP solutions, based on Nevion’s flagship software-defined products.

In 2019, Nevion has signed several significant deals with new and existing customers in in the Americas, most notably with a US national broadcast network and a leading international satellite services provider. These high-profile projects are currently in the process of being delivered.

To build on that growth, and to meet the surge in interest in workflow-transforming IP solutions, two seasoned and highly-regarded sales executives, Edward McGivern and Ron Rosenthal, have recently joined Nevion’s Americas team.

With 20 years’ experience selling high-value technology solutions in the broadcast market, McGivern has held senior sales positions at Snell Advanced Media, Imagine Communications and Grass Valley. Most recently, he was the director of Tektronix’s video sales division for the Americas.

Tags: Nevion | Broadcast | US | Growth | Appointment | Americas
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Nevion Virtuoso used in worlds first large scale application of TICO video compression Posted: 18/10/2019
Nevion Virtuoso used in worlds first large scale application of TICO video compression

Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, has revealed that its flagship software-defined media node Virtuoso was used in the world’s first large-scale application of TICO video compression during the China Media Group’s (CMG) live coverage of the recent celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

Nevion Virtuoso’s TICO media function enables encoding and decoding of UHD/4K video for transport over 10GE/IP or 3G-SDI links, with a visually lossless 4:1 compression ratio and a latency of a few milliseconds. For this event, more than 120 Nevion Virtuosos were used for the live 4K broadcast to billions of viewers via CMG’s China Central Television’s (CCTV) television station and website, as well as 70 4K movie theaters.

Tags: Nevion | TICO | CMG | China | Broadcast | Virtuoso
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GlobalConnect deploys Nevion Virtuoso and VideoIPath for remote production and contribution Posted: 19/09/2019
GlobalConnect deploys Nevion Virtuoso and VideoIPath for remote production and contribution

Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, has announced today that GlobalConnect has deployed Nevion Virtuoso, the software-defined media node, and Nevion VideoIPath, the orchestration and SDN control software, for remote production and contribution applications. The leading provider of fiber network, data centers and cloud solutions, is using the solution to serve leading media providers of the Danish football league, Superliga, as well as support the remote production of other sports such as handball.

Tags: Nevion | GlobalConnect | Broadcast | Remote Production
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Nevion-led consortium receives 2 million euro EU funding for 5G broadcast remote production project Posted: 10/09/2019
Nevion-led consortium receives 2 million euro  EU funding for 5G broadcast remote production project

Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, announced today that a mobile-5G remote production project by a consortium it is leading has received a grant of €2 million from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program ‘Fast Track to Innovation’. Project “VIRTUOSA” was selected as the best proposal of a highly competitive call with 225 applications.

Tags: Nevion | 5G | Virtuosa | Broadcast | Live Production
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Nevion Virtuoso passes JT-NM testing Posted: 06/09/2019
Nevion Virtuoso passes JT-NM testing

Once again, Nevion has played a significant role in the testing, having been one of the products to be successfully tested by JT-NM for SMPTE ST 2110 in March. With the latest round of testing, which took place in Wuppertal, Germany, Nevion Virtuoso has now passed the even more thorough SMPTE ST 2110 tests, as well as the TR1001 tests, which includes the NMOS control suite.

Tags: Nevion | Virtuoso | Broadcast | JT-NM
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Nevion to put the spotlight on real-life case studies at IBC2019 Posted: 28/08/2019
Nevion to put the spotlight on real-life case studies at IBC2019

Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, will be dedicating its booth (1-B79) at IBC2019 to sharing real-life stories of the projects it has recently undertaken and how its solutions have been used to transform its customers’ workflows.

Tags: Nevion | Broadcast | IBC | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Nevion adds JPEG XS video compression to Virtuoso media node Posted: 14/08/2019
Nevion adds JPEG XS video compression to Virtuoso media node

Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, announced today that it has added a new JPEG XS encoding and decoding media function to its flagship software-defined media node, Nevion Virtuoso. The new functionality is already being rolled-out by a leading global broadcast network to get video in and out of content hubs, as part of a centralized live production infrastructure solution – the world’s first official deployment of the technology.

Tags: Nevion | Broadcast | JPEG XS | Video
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At IBC 2019 Sony will empower its customers to Go Make Tomorrow, addressing market challenges and adding value to their workflows Posted: 25/07/2019
At IBC 2019 Sony will empower its customers to Go Make Tomorrow, addressing market challenges and adding value to their workflows
Sony will return to IBC 2019, stand A10, to showcase its latest portfolio of products and services that are designed to help customers create efficiencies, increase ROI and empower them to “Go Make Tomorrow”.
Tags: Sony | IBC | HDC-5500 | Nevion | IP Live Production | HD | 4K | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Nevion Celebrates Successful First Half of 2019 Posted: 17/07/2019
Nevion Celebrates Successful First Half of 2019

evion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, is celebrating a successful first half of the year in which it signed several significant, high profile deals, achieved a record order intake of more than NOK 200 million (US$ 23 million) and was one of the few in its category to successfully test for the JT-NM SMPTE ST 2110 standard. Further cementing Nevion’s place as an industry leader, its chief executive officer, Geir Bryn-Jensen, has been appointed to the International Association for Broadcast & Media Technology Suppliers (IABM) Members’ Board.

Tags: Nevion | Success | IABM | CEO | Broadcast
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