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Broadcast Solutions kicks off Delivery of Major Order to State Broadcaster Belarus TV

Broadcast Solutions has begun delivery of a major order to Belarus’ state broadcaster Belarus TV. Belarus TV, BelTV for short, has commissioned four production sets to Broadcast Solutions, one of Europe’s largest system integrators. Each set comprises an 18-camera HD OB Van, a 4-camera HD flightcase studio and a support vehicle. The first two production vehicles left Broadcast Solutions’ production facilities in December 2018 and the bulk order will be completed by April 2019. Until this date, the other identical sets will be delivered to the customer at regular intervals. The reason for BelTV’s order are the second European Games ...

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LIVEU CABSAT 2019 SHOW PREVIEW

Stand G2-21 2018 was a milestone year for LiveU, with the launch of its compact LU300 HEVC field unit and its award-winning LU600 HEVC solution taking live sports and news coverage to a new level. At this year’s CABSAT show, LiveU will be showing its complete HEVC broadcast product suite together with its LiveU Matrix next-generation IP cloud video management platform. LiveU will also be introducing its Solo+ plug-and-play wireless encoder for online media, customized for the Middle East. HEVC Product Family NEW Powerful Compact LU300 HEVC Unit Representing the first showing in the region, LiveU will be presenting its ...

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Belarus TV invests in Grass Valley for HD OB content delivery of the 2019 European Games

MONTREAL – January 23, 2019 – Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has joined forces with the National State Television and Radio Company of the Republic of Belarus (Belarus TV) to deliver optimized, end-to-end workflows and infrastructure for the broadcaster’s four new outside broadcast (OB) vans. Designed and built by German OB specialists Broadcast Solutions GmbH, these new vans will produce and deliver coverage of the 2019 European Games, taking place in Minsk from June 21-30, 2019. Belarus TV, which operates six television channels and five radio stations, is migrating from SD to HD and wanted to leverage more efficient and flexible workflows to optimize its live event ...

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Hong Kong’s Xiqu Centre for the Chinese Opera Uses Clear-Com for Accurate Communications

For its new live performing arts theatre at the Xiqu Centre the Hong Kong West Kowloon Cultural District has selected Clear-Com® for communications between the Chinese Opera’s stage manager, lighting staff and audio staff. The system was sold by Clear-Com’s Hong Kong partner BDI Technology Limited. Photo courtesy of Joey Chow, West Kowloon According to West Kowloon Representative, live performances require instant and accurate communications, so that cues happen exactly when they are supposed to happen. “In live theatre, you never get a second chance,” said West Kowloon Representative. “Clear-Com is our best choice for our new theatre’s intercom system, ...

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Nonprofit Veterans-TV Prepares to Launch Free TV Production Training for Vets and Their Families

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. — Jan. 22, 2019 — Newly formed 501(c)3 nonprofit Veterans-TV Inc. (VETV, www.veterans-tv.org) is preparing to launch hands-on professional television production training courses for veterans of the U.S. armed forces, law enforcement veterans, and firefighters who have lost their employment due to injury or attrition. VETV is creating a mobile classroom within Denali Gold, a remote production truck donated to the cause by NEP, and will provide courses in cities across the U.S. when integration of donated broadcast equipment is complete. XCHARXWeXCHARXre so grateful for the depth and breadth of generosity weXCHARXre seeing from companies and individuals ...

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NHL Wins With DoCaption LRBox Ancillary Data Platform Scoreboard Data Encoder and OSD in Net

VALENCE, France — Jan. 22, 2019 — DoCaption proudly announced today that the United StatesXCHARX National Hockey League (NHL) has incorporated the companyXCHARXs scoreboard data encoder and decoder with on-screen display (OSD), part of its newly updated LRBox platform-based product line, into all of the leagueXCHARXs in-net camera systems. This solution enables the NHL to embed scoreboard data, including the game clock, as ancillary data into the SDI video feed captured by the in-net camera and to XCHARXburnXCHARX this information frame-accurately into the video used by referees and the NHLXCHARXs situation room. XCHARXEntering major sports leagues, thanks to the NHL, ...

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GatesAir Supplies Maxiva™ XTE Exciter for DVB-T2 Field Trials on Australia’s Gold Coast

TX Australia, Free TV Australia, and Broadcast Australia conduct trials to prove third-party interoperability, 4K quality reception, and IP-based broadband capabilities prior to DVB-T2 transition CINCINNATI, January 22, 2019 — GatesAir, a global leader in wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for TV and radio broadcasters, has supplied its Maxiva™ XTE exciter to prominent Australian broadcast entities — TX Australia, Broadcast Australia, and Free TV — for DVB-T2 field trials on Australia’s Gold Coast, just south of Brisbane. Following a trial in Sydney earlier this year, the capabilities of DVB-T2 will again be tested, including in an extended single-frequency network (SFN). DVB-T2 is being ...

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New Steve Vai VFX Heavy Music Video Completed Entirely with DaVinci Resolve 15 and URSA Mini Pro

Fremont, CA XCHARX January 22, 2019 XCHARX Blackmagic Design announced today that guitarist Steve Vai’s new music video for his latest single, “Dark Matter,” was completed utilizing a full Blackmagic Design pipeline, including editorial, visual effects and finishing in DaVinci Resolve 15. The video was also shot using Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro. Long known as one of the top guitarists in rock and roll, Vai has won three Grammy Awards and worked with artists such as Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth, Whitesnake, Ozzy Osbourne and a myriad of others. In producing his newest music video, Vai wanted to do something special. “I wanted to create something that not ...

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Calrec Gets a Four Chair Turn from Accomplished A1 Mixer on The Voice, Mike Abbott

LOS ANGELES, JANUARY 22, 2019 XCHARX Mike Abbott, established A1 mixer and owner of All Ears Inc., has had an extensive career mixing audio for some of the most popular TV and high-profile awards shows. For more than 25 years, Abbott has worked with various Calrec consoles, but his current console of choice is the Apollo, which heXCHARXs using on the current season of The Voice. The Voice live shows run on an extremely tight schedule because they need a quick turnaround for the West coast and foreign distribution two hours after the broadcast. These elements are distributed around the ...

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PBT EU’s solutions define NCN TV’s virtual CG news channel –

Romania’s NCN TV station designed from scratch by O-Video using PBT EU XCHARX PBT EU’s solutions define the making of NCN TV’s virtual CG news channel XCHARX PBT EU collaborated with Romanian reseller-partner O-Video to create a XCHARXvirtualXCHARX computer-generated (CG) news studio for NCN TV. The news station was designed by the O-Video team using PBT EU’s customised solutions implementing PlayBox Neo equipment. The PlayBox Neo workflow included a main news studio, 5 playout channels with a Production AirBox Neo and TitleBox Neo. Other additions included an MCR, video wall, and a secondary studio with display and backup playout ...

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Imagine Communications Provides Production Flexibility and Quality in New OB Truck for tpc Switzerland

Quality and efficiency in production across a range of sports and arts applications [MUNICH, January 21, 2019] – A remarkable outside broadcast truck, UHD1 HDR, built for Swiss production company tpc using technology from Imagine Communications, completed its first live broadcast – a match in the Swiss National Hockey League in Zürich on October 19, and is now in regular use. To deliver high-performance and multiformat capabilities across a broad range of productions, the truck uses standards-based IP connectivity. Providing extensive functionality in a compact form, the truck is the first step in tpc’s aggressive programme to move ...

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Network Innovations (NI) Formally Launches Iridium Certus to Global Customers

FORT LAUDERDALE, JANUARY 18, 2019 – For months, Network Innovations (NI), named one of the first Iridium Certus Service Providers, has been successfully beta- and field-testing the new Iridium Certus service. With global teams conducting vigorous testing, NI has been able to gain first-hand expertise and in-depth knowledge of both the service and the hardware while assisting Iridium in preparing for the commercial launch. NI’s prelaunch activities and expansive field-testing combine to increase NI’s value proposition for global customers who get to work with one of the most experienced and knowledgeable Iridium Certus service partners. Since 1996, Network Innovations has ...

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Densitron Drives Development in Haptics and Human Machine Interaction with Key Appointment

Densitron, a creator of ARM and x86 based Human Machine Controllers, with over 45 years of display application experiences in LCD and OLED, today announced that Martyn Gates has been appointed as Global Director of Product Development and joins the board as an executive member, effective immediately. Gates is a broadcast industry and product development specialist with 36 years of commercial, academic, and research experience and will lead Densitron’s global product development strategy with a particular focus on Haptics and Human Machine Interaction. Throughout his career Gates has led international development teams, in both hardware and software, for a number ...

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Quicklink Studio enables remote IP audio commentary for pan-European Football Tournament

The Quicklink Studio Solution has been used recently at a prestigious pan-European football tournament to provide ultra-low latency audio commentary simultaneously over the internet from several remote locations. The tournament is played by the national league champions of the strongest European associations. Audioconsulting AG are an independent consulting company that provide services for the major international football associations and the leading Swiss IPTV provider Teleclub/Swisscom TV. Audioconsulting AG chose the Quicklink Studio solution after a period of robust testing and evaluation. Martin Reich, Audioconsulting AG CEO says “This a true ‘plug-and-play’ solution. We received a commentary solution that perfectly suits ...

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HPA Tech Retreat Extra (TR-X) Announces Program: eSports: Dropping the Mic on Center Stage

Details, speakers and the Keynote for HPA TR-X (Tech Retreat Extra) have been announced. Now in its third year, HPA TR-X kicks off the HPA Tech Retreat, bringing together thought leaders and creatives for a deep dive into topics of particular interest to the community. This year TR-X will focus on eSports, entitled eSports: Dropping the Mic on Center Stage. TR-X will take place on Monday, February 11, 2019 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa in Palm Desert, CA, a day in advance of the HPA Tech Retreat. ESports’ staggering growth has inspired intense interest across ...

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AES Los Angeles Section and SMPTE Hollywood Section to Showcase Sound for Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse at January Meeting

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Section of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) and the Hollywood Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) will host a joint meeting this month exploring sound production for Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation’s Golden Globe®-winning feature film Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse. The meeting is slated for Thursday, January 31 at the Sony Pictures Studio lot in Culver City, California. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man™ Universe, with ...

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Universal Electronics and Microsoft collaborate on a turnkey Digital Assistant platform for smart home hub

Enschede, The Netherlands, January 16, 2019 – Universal Electronics Inc., (UEI) (NASDAQ: UEIC), the worldwide leader in universal control and sensing technologies for the smart home, has announced a collaboration with Microsoft to launch a new digital assistant platform for the home built on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform using AI and IoT services. Artificial intelligence is now playing a key role in improving access to smart living products and services, and this is only expected to expand in size and scope. Digital assistants that connect consumers to important services such as safety and security, collaboration and scheduling or ...

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OTT Market is Far From Oversaturation, Per Ooyala Report

Lines Between Broadcast and OTT Blur as Media Companies and Consumers Increasingly Adopt Streaming Video Report Highlights: There will be more than 777 million global SVOD subscriptions by 2023, more than double from 2017 The Disney/Fox and Comcast/Sky mergers will result in a combined spend of $43B in new content XCHARX 20% of global spending Among adults 50-64, OTT viewing increased 45% between 2016 and 2017; among adults 65+, viewing was up 36% While there’s a limit to how many SVOD services users are ready to pay for, it is far from being reached. This is according to Ooyala’s ...

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