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JT-NM Announces Additions to Testing and Badging Program Posted: 24/01/2020
JT-NM Announces Additions to Testing and Badging Program

The Joint Task Force on Networked Media (JT-NM) announced today that it will be enhancing its JT-NM Tested program to improve transparency and to foster even greater industry participation. The JT-NM will publish testing criteria, and vendors will perform testing at their own facilities. The Joint Task Force is made up of a consortium of industry partners including the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE®), and the Video Services Forum (VSF).

Standards validation of vendor test results will be confirmed at a testing event scheduled for the week of March 16. The overall results will be made available to the industry via a published catalog of results and via badges that participants can display on their booths at the 2020 NAB Show. (Past catalogs are available at http://jt-nm.org.)

Tags: JT-NM | Advanced Media Workflow Association | AMWA | European Broadcasting Union | EBU | Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers | SMPTE | Video Services Forum | VSF
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Broadpeak at CES 2020 Posted: 16/12/2019
Broadpeak at CES 2020

 

 

Today, quality is a critical success factor for video streaming services. Consumers want to watch video in the highest resolutions, with the lowest latency, on every screen. To deliver an amazing quality of experience (QoE) anywhere on any device, content providers and pay-TV operators need innovative content delivery solutions.

At CES 2020, Broadpeak® will showcase its groundbreaking solutions that provide the best video QoE through improved delivery within the operator's network, as well as inside the home network.  Demos will include:

• Gaining control over streaming quality: Broadpeak will give a sneak peak of its new solution that improves the quality of video streaming on any ABR screen — independently from the player. The solution can be used to reduce latency on live streams, deliver higher bit-rates for on-demand content and reduce video quality changes when networking conditions vary.

• Optimizing Wi-Fi: At CES 2020, Broadpeak will launch its new Wi-Fi Optimizer, which prioritizes video delivery over the other traffic in the home (e.g., video streaming vs. downloading a file), assuring optimum quality for consumers.

 

 

Tags: Broadpeak | CES 2020 | video streaming services | content providers | pay-TV operators | content delivery solutions
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NativeWaves Uses the AWS Cloud Portfolio To Deliver A Multiview Experience To Austrian MotGP Viewers Posted: 16/12/2019
NativeWaves Uses the AWS Cloud Portfolio To Deliver A Multiview Experience To Austrian MotGP Viewers

Fans watching live broadcasts of MotoGP races in Austria have been given an exclusive opportunity to personalise their viewing experience thanks to pioneering broadcast technology developed by Austrian solutions provider NativeWaves GmBH.

NativeWaves collaborated with Red Bull Media House to debut this exciting innovation at the Austrian MotoGP in Spielberg. Fans watching broadcast coverage on Austria’s ServusTV have been able to download a free MotoGP 2nd Screen App and use this to select their preferred perspective from various camera views on their mobile devices. This allows viewers to watch all the action perfectly synchronised across multiple screens. This innovation was available for all races following the Austrian MotoGP.

NativeWaves utilized the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud service portfolio to bring this groundbreaking experience to viewers. AWS CloudFront was used to distribute the content and achieve scale, while various other AWS services contributed towards easy development and management of this operation. Starting from managed database services to serverless solutions, AWS provided dependable cloud services to ensure the success of this project.

Marcel Hasenrader, CEO, NativeWaves, says: “NativeWaves technology answers a problem that the industry has faced for many years and we are delighted our solution allows broadcasters to engage viewers by offering additional content seamlessly across multiple devices.”

 

 

 

Tags: NativeWaves | MotoGP | ServusTV | AWS | Amazon Web Services | Second Screen
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Take 1 appoints industry expert, Stephen Stewart, as COO Posted: 10/12/2019
Take 1 appoints industry expert, Stephen Stewart, as COO

Broadcast metadata and transcription service provider, Take 1, has hired Stephen Stewart to fill the newly created position of chief operating officer.  The appointment is part of a broader restructure of the company’s senior management teamto support their ambitious service and technology expansion plans.   

With the previous role as vice president of global content operations for the BBC as well as positions at Red Bee Media and Deluxe, Stewart is a broadcast and production operations specialist with broad experience.      

As Take 1 COO, Stewart will lead the transition of Take 1 Cloudsolutions into production and implement processes to both maintain the company’s security credentials and secure additional industry accreditations.  He will also be responsible for developing the company’s access services department and for implementing efficiencies across their global workforce.  Stewart will join Take 1 on 16 December 2019 and will report directly to Take 1 CEO, Louise Tapia, from their UK head office.

“Stephen is a respected and accomplished leader and we’re thrilled that he’s chosen to join the Take 1 team,” said Take 1 CEO, Louise Tapia.  “His global operations experience in the broadcast and broader media industry makes him a perfect fit for our future growth plans across our international sites.” 

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Network 10 Selects AWS Media Services For Richer Content Posted: 19/11/2019
Network 10 Selects AWS Media Services For Richer Content

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, today announced that Network 10, one of Australia’s largest television networks, has selected AWS Media Services to support its video transport structure for remote production in South Africa for its upcoming season of the reality TV series I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here, and to enhance the streaming delivery for live-streamed sports and Network 10 shows, including The BachelorAustralian Survivor, and MasterChef Australia.

Network 10 is one of the first companies in Australia to use AWS Elemental MediaConnect, a cloud video transfer service, which provides secure and reliable delivery of live video content. The technology enabled Network 10 to transport video from Kruger National Park in South Africa to its Sydney-based production studio for I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here during the 2019 season, and will be used again in the upcoming seventh season.

Using a combination of AWS Elemental MediaConnect and AWS Advanced APN Technology Partner, Aspera’s High Speed Transfer Service, Network 10 reduced its production turn around window from overnight to less than two hours, and in some cases, only a few minutes.

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A+E Networks EMEA engages Arqiva to deliver on-demand Content to Amazon Prime Posted: 15/11/2019
A+E Networks and reg; EMEA engages Arqiva to deliver on-demand Content to Amazon Prime

Arqiva, the international satellite and media services provider, has been selected by the international television company A+E Networks EMEA to provide on-demand content for the channel’s Amazon Prime on demand service in Germany and UK.

A+E Networks® EMEA, has been an Arqiva customer for over a decade, with the existing partnership spanning playout and connectivity across Africa and the Middle East, UK DTH satellite capacity and on-premise VoD processing services across EMEA (including the UK). As part of the new contract, Arqiva will manage the content processing, packaging and delivery of A+E Networks EMEA existing archive content in both UK and Germany, from where it is currently stored on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon Simple Storage Service Glacier, to Amazon Prime.

One of A+E Networks EMEA’s key requirements was for the solution to be able to process all VoD requests as close to the cloud-based archive as possible in order to minimise content movement and therefore avoid costly cloud egress into on-premise data centres. Based on its latest hybrid on-premise/cloud offering, the solution implemented by Arqiva is the first to feature a completely cloud-contained journey, where content is taken from the online archive, processed packaged and delivered to Amazon Prime. This not only ensures significant cost-savings but transcoding in the cloud using AWS Elemental MediaConvert also enables Arqiva to process more simultaneous jobs at a far quicker pace.

 

Tags: AWS | Amazon Web Services | AWS Elemental | Amazon | Arqiva | A+E Networks | A+E | EMEA
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Visual Data Media Services invests and pound;250k in State-of-the-Art Cinema and Mastering facilities Posted: 14/11/2019
Visual Data Media Services invests and pound;250k in State-of-the-Art Cinema and Mastering facilities

 

Visual Data Media Services, the leading provider of digital supply chain services to global content owners and distributors, has announced the opening of a cutting-edge digital cinema at its leading facility in West London, UK.

The new cinema is fully 4K and Dolby Atmos capable and comprises a 10-seat theatre built around a NEC 4 projector and fed by a Doremi digital cinema server. A Dolby Atmos CP950 sound processor is linked to 28x JBL speakers and 14x 1KW Crown amplifiers.

Of particular interest is the 4-meter-wide acoustically transparent woven fabric screen. This is designed to Dolby and THX standards, and allows users to hear the cinema audio without the distraction of the perforations that are typically required to allow the sound from speakers mounted behind the screen to travel into the auditorium.

“This is the final time that many of our clients will see their film before it is distributed to the cinema network and it’s important that they have no visual distractions and are also assured that they’re reviewing their content in a high-end and fully calibrated environment,” explains David Margolis, Director of Digital Cinema at Visual Data Media Services.

Tags: Visual Data Media Services | digital supply chain | global | digital cinema | 28x JBL speakers | 14x 1KW Crown amplifiers | 4K QC
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DVB Approves DVB-I Specification, an Internet-Centric Solution for Linear Television Services Posted: 13/11/2019
DVB Approves DVB-I Specification, an Internet-Centric Solution for Linear Television Services

DVB, an industry consortium that develops open, interoperable technical specifications for the delivery of digital media and broadcast services, today announced the approval of its DVB-I specification by the DVB Steering Board in Geneva. It has been published as DVB BlueBook A177.

The DVB-I specification aims to ensure that linear television delivered over the internet is as user-friendly and robust as a traditional broadcast television experience. It offers the possibility for linear television services to be delivered to any device with a suitable internet connection and media player, including TV sets, smartphones, tablets and media streaming devices.

"In developing an internet-centric solution for linear television services, we are providing the industry with a crucial missing piece that raises internet-based delivery to the same level in the DVB ecosystem as RF-based content delivery," said DVB Chair Peter MacAvock. "With these building blocks, addressing the discovery of DVB-I services and the delivery of programme metadata, DVB offers broadcasters and operators an exciting new deployment option."

The DVB-I specification defines DVB-I Service Lists, a means for internet-connected devices to find curated sets of linear television services that may be delivered through broadband or broadcast mechanisms. It also defines the methods to retrieve electronic programme data for those services, which can be integrated into a single coherent offering that is accessed through a consistent user interface.

Tags: DVB | Linear Television Services | BlueBook A177 | open technical specifications | digital media | broadcast services
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Visual Data Media Services acquires MX1 UK Limited Posted: 04/11/2019
Visual Data Media Services acquires MX1 UK Limited Visual Data Media Services, the leading provider of digital supply chain services to global content owners and distributors, has acquired MX1 UK Limited, a London-based entity that has a track record of providing excellent content preparation services to leading broadcasters and content owners. Located in North Acton, MX1 UK Limited provides content preparation services as a part of SES, the world’s leading satellite operator and managed service provider. Its strong client base of major studios, TV and film distributors, broadcasters and streaming platforms complements Visual Data’s existing client base in Europe and North America. With this sale, SES continues to focus on its core business of hybrid content distribution, end-to-end content management and content monetisation services. SES remains firmly committed to the development of its core service business in the UK market and worldwide. VDMS plans to make substantial investment in 4K, HDR and IMF mastering at the company’s 10,000sqft site in North Acton as part of its mission to pursue a best of the best approach with technology and systems. All existing MX1 UK contracts with current customers will remain unaffected.
Tags: Visual Data Media Services | Digital Supply Chain | MX1 UK Limited | Broadcast | 4K
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The National Library of Spain digitises its audiovisual archives with Sony Posted: 03/10/2019
The National Library of Spain digitises its audiovisual archives with Sony
Digital transformation experts Red.es and the National Library of Spain (BNE), an organisation dedicated to the collection, storage and preservation of audio-visual material published in Spain, launched a call for tenders to digitise analogic archives of cassettes and VHS tapes in order to preserve its valuable video and audio files. Digitalisation specialists Memnon, a Sony company, was selected to safeguard this part of the country’s heritage. Libnova collaborated in this project with Memnon.
Tags: Sony | Intelligent Media Services | Memnon | BNE | digitisation services
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Telstra Promotes Global Remote Production Expertise at IBC2019 Posted: 20/09/2019
Telstra Promotes Global Remote Production Expertise at IBC2019

At IBC2019, Telstra Broadcast Services will showcase a portfolio of next generation high quality broadcast solutions and launch a global remote production solution allowing broadcasters and sport media customers to tailor their remote production solutions.

Tags: Telstra | Broadcasting services | sports broadcasting | broadcasting workflows | 5G | DPN | IBC2019 | Bubble Agency | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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CTERA Launches High Performance Edge Filer for Media and Advertising Posted: 13/09/2019
CTERA Launches High Performance Edge Filer for Media and Advertising

CTERA, the edge-to-cloud file services leader, today introduced a media filer to its CTERA Edge product line that delivers high performance, cloud scale, and modern collaboration to enable creative content teams to produce and share digital assets from any device and any location.

Tags: CTERA | CTERA Edge Media Edition | media workflows | file services | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Pixel Power adds Software Defined Uncompressed IP Capability to established StreamMaster Integrated Playout Posted: 11/09/2019
Pixel Power adds Software Defined Uncompressed IP Capability to established StreamMaster Integrated Playout

Pixel Power has today announced it will be adding uncompressed IP playout capability, based on the SMPTE ST 2110 family of standards, to its already well established StreamMaster playout technology. The development comes as a natural progression of incorporating new standards within its software defined technology platforms: StreamMaster Media Processing and Gallium Workflow Orchestration. Like all StreamMaster and Gallium functionality, SMTPE ST 2110 will be supported as software solutions whether on-premise or virtualized in a data centre.

Tags: Pixel Power | Rohde & Schwarz | IP | StreamMaster | SMPTE 2110 | SMPTE 2022-6 | StreamMaster Media Processing | Gallium Workflow Orchestration | SDI | Software defined playout | automation | Video Services Forum | Virtualization | IBC | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Digital Nirvana Adds Cloud Storage and Processing, AI to MonitorIQ Compliance Logger Posted: 10/09/2019
Digital Nirvana Adds Cloud Storage and Processing, AI to MonitorIQ Compliance Logger

Digital Nirvana, a provider of leading-edge media- monitoring and metadata generation services, today announced MonitorIQ 6.1, an upgrade to its compliance logging and monitoring tool that integrates with its Media Services Portal. MonitorIQ 6.1 takes the best of compliance logging and enhances it with next-generation capabilities including cloud storage, processing, and robust artificial intelligence (AI). It is the first compliance logger to combine cloud services and cloud storage with on-premises compliance recording and the first to run in on-premises, cloud, and hybrid environments.

Tags: Digital Nirvana | AI | MonitorIQ 6.1 | Compliance Logger | metadata generation services | Media Services Portal | artificial intelligence
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4K 4Charity Fun Run Ramps Up for IBC 2019 Posted: 06/09/2019
4K 4Charity Fun Run Ramps Up for IBC 2019

The 4K 4Charity Fun Run at IBC 2019 is returning to IBC on Saturday, September 14 at Amstelpark, Amsterdam. Now in its sixth year, the run is open to anyone attending IBC: Register here. Top level sponsors for this year’s event include gold level sponsors Dolby, Google, Microsoft and Vidispine; silver sponsors Interra Systems and Verimatrix; and bronze level sponsors Comcast Technology Solutions, Crafter Software, Irdeto, M2A Media, Wall Street Communications and Zixi.

Tags: IBC | AWS Elemental | 4k 4Charity | 4k | Charity | AWS | Amazon Web Services | Amazon | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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