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Passionate about live production, Ross Video designs, manufactures and delivers dependable technology and services that power exceptional live video productions seen by billions of viewers around the world every day. Ross Video’s goal is to make it easy for customers to create compelling news, weather and sports broadcasts, engaging material for sports stadium screens, legislative assemblies, entertainment shows and rock concerts, and inspiring content for houses of worship.

IBC2015 Innovation Awards - Call For Entries is Open


Has your company accomplished a groundbreaking achievement or implemented an advance in technology in the last year? If so, then IBC want to hear about it. The unique IBC2015 Innovation Awards praise genuine partnerships between suppliers, integrators, end users and our judges are looking for outstanding applications.


 Irdeto survey finds multi-screen opportunity in ad-funded content and affordable subscriptions

Viewing pirated content is extremely common among Russian consumers, largely due to the cost and availability of legal content, according to new research from Irdeto. The online research revealed that almost three quarters of consumers in Russia (70%) watch pirated video content, with 16% watching it more than once a week – showing that pirated content is much more pervasive here than in the US, UK, Australia, Singapore and India, based on previous Irdeto global research. 

HHB to unveil ground-breaking Broadcast Audio Technology at BVE 2015


Come February, there will be no better place to see the latest audio and video technologies than with HHB Communications Ltd. at BVE 2015 on Stand J43. 

Prominently located on the show’s central aisle with Soho audio post specialists Scrub and coexhibitors NUGEN Audio, HHB will show the latest loudness tools, audio networking technology and Pro Tools systems for broadcasters, audio post engineers and systems integrators.

HHB’s Avid specialists will demonstrate the full features of the Avid S6 and S3 control surfaces alongside Pro Tools with the latest plug-ins and NUGEN loudness software. The newest DANTE Audio over IP developments including RedNet from Focusrite will also be on show. This is in addition to cutting-edge adaptive loudness processing from TC Electronic, plus the latest TouchMonitor metering platform developments and the new LCn Loudness Correction Plug-in and App. Broadcast media specialists Yellowtec and several other leading professional audio brands are also expected to make exciting announcements during the show.

Imagine Communications acquires RGB Networks

Acquisition enhances Imagine Communications’ end-to-end video distribution capability with Dynamic Ad Insertion, Just-in-Time Packaging and Cloud DVR Technology

Imagine Communications, a market leader in advertising management and video infrastructure solutions serving global TV networks, broadcast stations, multichannel video programming distributors, governments and enterprise markets, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of RGB Networks, Inc., a leading provider of multiscreen video delivery solutions based in Sunnyvale, California. The transaction, subject to customary approvals and closing conditions, will include the majority of RGB Networks’ employees.


Merging Technologies

Ovation 6 gets 3D panning for added realism on Stand #7-C160

Ovation finished 2014 with an impressive roster of new users and many of these are highly relevant to ISE. Major new museum installations, live events, theatres, opera houses and broadcasters realised that the combination of reliable and repeatable operation coupled with the ease with which all parameters can be programmed and interfaced with other devices, provided compelling reasons for specifying Ovation. However, the industry’s requirements move ahead at a pace and sound designers were creating ever more realistic soundscapes. Immersive sound is becoming part of cinema and home audio but this has now spread to live events, product launches and even museums. The need to accurately place mono, stereo or multichannel sounds in a given space became paramount.

Argosy to Distribute ATEN Products for Broadcast

Argosy Cable

Argosy, a leading international supplier of HD broadcast cables and studio infrastructure products, has signed a distribution agreement with ATEN, a leading provider of IT connectivity and management products. Argosy will bring to the broadcast market a range of ATEN products, including KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) switchers and extenders.

With the increasing use of standard computers to provide processing in broadcast and media installations, there is a risk that control rooms will get cluttered with a keyboard and screen for each computer. A KVM solution means a single screen can provide access to multiple computers, simply by switching it to those different computers as required. Taiwan-based ATEN is a market leader in KVM solutions, and it is these that Argosy is bringing to the broadcast market.

Cinegy announces partnership with TRAMS

Cinegy, which develops and produces software technology for digital video processing, asset management, video compression and automation and playout today announced a new partnership with UK-based systems integrator and reseller Trams.

Warren Peel, Managing Director at Trams said, “Trams is delighted to partner with Cinegy and enhance our portfolio of best-of-breed solutions. Cinegy media asset management technologies, together with our Quantum Stornext Pro solutions, enable customers to accelerate revenue generation through optimised workflows, whilst archiving and protecting more content at a lower cost”. 

Cinegy Managing Director Daniella Weigner said, “We are very excited about our new partnership with Trams. This partnership will provide broadcasters and production houses in the UK with local access to Cinegy’s world leading, innovative and cost effective solutions”.

Selevision teams with du and Akamai to enhance the delivery of digital content in the MENA region

du, the region’s fastest-growing telecommunications company and Akamai Technologies have announced that Selevision, the leading Saudi Arabian on demand service provider, has selected the companies’ content delivery services to support over-the-top delivery of its channels throughout the MENA region.

As part of the agreement, du’s broadcasting services division will provide first class Content Delivery Network (CDN) services from Akamai to Selevision, thereby ensuring consistent quality of experience for their subscribers in the region. In addition, du will also offer IP transit service to Selevision, hosted at datamena. 

Basque Broadcaster ETB Installs Riedel Communications Infrastructure at Main Production Center in Donosti-San Sebastián


Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced that Basque broadcaster Euskal Irrati Telebista (ETB) has deployed a Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom system within its primary production center in Miramón (Donosti-San Sebastián). Supplied and integrated by Madrid-based Riedel reseller Crosspoint, the Artist solution supports flexible intercom communications throughout the Miramón facility according to the different requirements of various productions, as well as VoIP communications with ETB headquarters in Bilbao. 

TC Electronic Introduces New Loudness Normalization Plug-In with Stand-Alone Capability

TC Electronics

Audio professionals everywhere can now benefit from the addition of LCn Loudness Correct to TC Electronic’s arsenal of pristine loudness tools – either as a Pro Tools plug-in or as a complementary stand-alone version with watch folder capability for automatic batch-normalization of multiple audio files. LCn is available for stereo or 5.1 surround -  LC2n and LC6n respectively.

These days, hitting the right loudness target is essential whether the delivery platform is HDTV, Mobile TV, podcast, radio, iTunes, Spotify, etc. and LCn makes this as easy as clicking a button or dragging a file to a folder. The plug-in version allows Pro Tools users to apply faster-than-real-time, two-pass, off-line processing from within their host, while the stand-alone version runs on PC and Mac.

Watch the Folder – Watch the Light

Ericsson showcases the future of media in the Networked Society at IBC Content Everywhere MENA

• During IBC Content Everywhere MENA, Ericsson will show how the Networked Society will benefit media delivery, using demonstrations of Media First, Compression, Broadcast Over LTE, and Media Delivery Network

• Georges Dabaghi, Head of TV and Media, Ericsson Region Middle East, will participate in Innovation in OTT alongside traditional TV, at 12:30 on Tuesday Jan 20th

• Simon Frost, Head of TV and Media Marketing Ericsson will particpate in Embracing change: A roadmap for the future and Chair's Closing Comments, at 17:45 on Tuesday Jan 20

Elemental to Highlight Cloud, HEVC and 4K Solutions at Convergence India 2015


Company accelerates expansion in India with addition of country manager

Elemental Technologies, the leading supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, today announced it will showcase its full product suite on booth B34 at Convergence India. The show takes place January 21-23 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. Elemental has a rapidly growing customer base in India, and serves more than 600 leading media franchises worldwide.

SGL CABSAT 2015 PREVIEW Booth no: B3-42

SGL Broadcast

SGL’s content management system FlashNet delivers highly evolved and efficient archives to leading broadcasters throughout the Middle East region including: AD Media, MBC, Qatar TV, Al Baghdadia, Al Aan, Al Kass and many others. SGL's FlashNet is designed to integrate seamlessly with NRCS, MAM or Automation Control systems to provide significant improvements to workflow efficiency without intruding on the users’ familiar desktop.

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