And the Winner for the Most Pirated Motion Picture Is...

Irdeto Reveals 385% Spike in Piracy Worldwide for Oscar-Nominated Films and Estimated Potential Revenue of over $40 Million from Leaked Hollywood Screeners of Movies like American Sniper and The Imitation Game

Millions of people will be tuning in on February 22 to see which of their favorite films win that coveted golden statue at the 87th Academy Awards®. And while the majority of those fans have paid a premium to see these films legally, an increasing number of others chose to pirate those films instead, according to new data from Irdeto, a world leader in anti-piracy and Revenue Assurance solutions.

Thomson Video Networks CABSAT 2015 Preview

Thomson Video Networks

At CABSAT 2015, Thomson Video Networks will showcase innovations that enable broadcasters to maintain their high video-quality standards and evolve seamlessly, cost-effectively, and profitably as new live video paradigms emerge. Highlighted innovations will include the ViBE™ VS7000 and ViBE EM4000 encoding solutions that comprise the company's visionary new strategy to deliver multi-channel content in a single architecture combining cloud, virtual, and in-house resources. Also on display will be the ViBE CP6000 high-density contribution platforms. 

HHB unveiled Yellowtec PUC2 Mic LEA and iXm Connect at BVE 2015


HHB Communications Ltd. hosted the world debut of two new important broadcast audio products from Yellowtec at BVE 2015 on Stand J43.

The new PUC Mic LEA integrates the real-time LEA DSP Engine from the iXm digital recording microphone into a class-leading audio interface. Yellowtec’s LEA technology allows crystal clear recordings without time-consuming post-processing by capturing perfect levels without clipping or artefacts. A look-ahead peak limiter avoids ADC distortion by converting the microphone signal twice.

HHB and RTW announce UK distribution deal at BVE 2015


HHB Communications Ltd. has been named RTW’s distributor for the UK and Ireland with immediate effect at BVE 2015 on Stand J43.

RTW is a German professional audio manufacturer renowned for developing innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post-production and quality control. A leader in loudness technology, RTW pioneered the development of audio monitoring and metering with the TouchMonitor range by incorporating a top-notch loudness system.

Riedel Names Andreas Pater Head of Rental Innovations


Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, has appointed Andreas Pater to serve as the company's head of rental innovations. In this new role at Riedel, Pater will oversee product management within the Riedel rental department and work with his team to optimize management and marketing of the company's rental solution portfolio. 

The GatesAir Repack Summit Webinar

 GatesAir is offering a series of educational seminars on the Repack process and its potential implications on your transmission infrastructure. 

Facilis Technology to Showcase Latest Version of TerraBlock at NAB 2015

Polar Graphics

At NAB 2015, Facilis (booth SL8811), a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage systems and dynamic workflow solutions for the film, broadcast and AV markets, will showcase significant innovations to its TerraBlock shared storage system. Upcoming releases of TerraBlock will include scale-out features for larger workgroups, integrated asset tracking, improved interoperability with third party applications and performance enhancements for resolution independent workflows.

Ian Hamilton to Serve as General Manager and Julian Hewitt as Technical Operations Manager for Riedel Australia


Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, has appointed Ian Hamilton to the role of general manager for Riedel Australia and Julian ("Jules") Hewitt to the role of technical operations manager for Riedel Australia. 

"Ian's experience providing sophisticated high-performance production and communications solutions is remarkable, to say the least. His work has included numerous projects involving Riedel Australia and extensive complements of Riedel equipment," said Cameron O'Neill, director, Asia-Pacific region, at Riedel Communications. "As both a contractor and end user, Ian has developed a deep understanding of Riedel technology and its potential. With this knowledge and experience, he is very well-qualified to guide Riedel Australia's continued growth."

Argosy to Support the Transition to IP at CABSAT 2015

Argosy Cable

Argosy, a leading international supplier of HD broadcast cables and studio infrastructure products, is demonstrating the breadth of its range of infrastructure and technical products at CABSAT 2015 (Dubai World Trade Centre, 10 – 12 March). This includes a range of products to connect, interface and test IP data streams as well as traditional audio and video architectures.

Argosy has built a roster of some of the world’s leading manufacturers, and customers in the Middle East and North Africa increasingly rely on Argosy to provide the best advice as well as rapid access to stocks. The company has a warehouse in Dubai from which it can supply much of its range very quickly and efficiently across the region.

Call for Papers Extended for SMPTE Australia 2015 (SMPTE15)

Proposals for Papers, Sessions, and Workshops for Delivery at the Biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition, 14-17 July in Sydney, Will Now Be Accepted Until 1 March

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Australia Section has extended the call-for-proposals deadline for the biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE15), Persistence of Vision — Defining the Future. The new deadline for proposal submissions is midnight, 1 March, via 

Riedel Products at the 2015 NAB Show


A New Member to the MediorNet Family

The 2015 NAB Show will see the launch of a new MediorNet device that will add increased flexibility and convenience to the acclaimed MediorNet real-time network. More details will be provided as NAB approaches.

Riedel Names Cameron O'Neill Director for Asia-Pacific Region


Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced the appointment of Cameron O'Neill as the company's director for the Asia-Pacific region. O'Neill will be based in Tokyo, working to build the Riedel presence there into a robust East Asian hub for Riedel design, sales, support, and service. 

Bluebell Opticom at CABSAT 2015

Bluebell Opticom

BC364 Multiformat SFP Interface

BN366 4K Fibre Link

BN623 Audio, Data, Intercom Link

Caddie-LB 4K 

Bluebell Opticom designs and manufactures high-quality fibre optic links for the broadcast, telecommunications, and satellite industries. Its products are used for the critical delivery of video, audio, and data services at live world-class sporting events and other situations requiring the transport of high-bandwidth signals over long distances. Applications range from robust outside broadcast links to complex fixed installations over fibre backbones.

With products in use worldwide, Bluebell Opticom counts many of the top OB providers and networks among its clients. The company serves customers directly and through a select global network of partners and distributors. More information is available at 

Blackmagic Design announce new Intensity Pro 4K capture card for SD, HD and UltraHD

Black Magic Design

Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Intensity Pro 4K, a new super fast PCIe card that allows capture and playback of extremely high quality SD, HD and Ultra HD video on Windows, Mac and Linux PCI Express computers. 

Intensity Pro 4K is available now from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$199.

This new Intensity Pro 4K includes all the features of the Intensity Pro model it replaces and now adds deep color support in HDMI, higher frame rate 1080p60 capture and playback and high resolution Ultra HD capture and playback up to 2160p30 via HDMI. This new model now allows customers to connect to an even wider range of video products and in higher quality. 

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Worlds Apart - Hollywood Pros, Indies Are All Concerned about the Dead Zone

"Earth's wealthiest inhabitants fled the planet to preserve their way of life." - Title Card, "Elysium," TriStar, 2013

Most people who miss Storage Visions (SV) which is held just before CES (Consumer Electronics Show) say storage isn't as sexy as a wearable or connected car ... pity.

SV covered my favorite subjects -- storage and M&E (Media & Entertainment)

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In the Pro session, Josef Marc, Archimedia co-founder, spelled out the differences in trends and movements.  

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