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.

First-time regional viewing of 13.3 inch 8K adds to the Super HiVision excitement at IBC Content Everywhere MENA


Super Hi-Vision is the biggest video system in the world. At 8K resolution it has 16 times the detail of today’s high definition television. On giant screens it is a stunning experience – and now NHK have developed a system that puts 8K anywhere. NHK’s Super Hi-Vision system is being demonstrated in the Middle East for the first time between 20 – 22 January 2015 at IBC Content Everywhere MENA, a three day exhibition and conference which will bring together the leaders from the converging world of media, telecoms and IT.


VideoMark Forensic Watermarking Technology Integrated onto Broadcom’s Ultra HD SoCs 

Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, today announced a collaboration with Broadcom Corporation to provide a comprehensive revenue security solution for ultra high definition (UHD) video services. As a key component of that effort, the Verimatrix VideoMark™ forensic watermarking technology is now being introduced as an embedded security subsystem in Broadcom’s Ultra HD system-on-chips (SoCs).

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IBC Innovation Awards


If you have a project which has used technology in an innovative way to give a customer a creative, operational or financial edge, then tell us about it. Entering the IBC2015 Innovation Awards is free and you could find yourself on the red carpet at IBC2015.

Akamai Releases Third Quarter 2014 â??State of the Internetâ?? Report

 • Global broadband adoption rate reaches 60%

Global average and average peak connection speeds drop by 2.8% and 2.3%, respectively

South Korea maintains highest level of 4K readiness, with two-thirds of connections to Akamai at or above 15 Mbps

Genstar Capital to Acquire Telestream to Accelerate Business Growth

New partnership builds on Telestream’s business and financial growth and positions the Company for further expansion

Telestream®, a world-class provider of live and on-demand digital video tools and workflow solutions, today announced that leading private equity investment firm Genstar Capital has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Telestream, Inc. The transaction recognizes the Company’s significant growth and positions it well for the next phase of expansion and is expected to close mid-January.

Polar Graphics to represent Storage DNA for EMEA

Polar Graphics

Polar Graphics are pleased to announce they have recently been appointed representatives for StorageDNA in EMEA. The inclusion of StorageDNA to its portfolio of products complements it’s existing storage and ingest products and adds a range of archiving and archive asset management solutions.


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BVE 2015 Product Preview - Riedel Communications - Stand F-24


Riedel Products at BVE 2015:

Tango TNG-200 Fully Networked Platform Supporting AES67 and AVB

RSP-2318 Smartpanel

STX-200 Professional Broadcast-Grade Interface

Artist, Performer, and Acrobat Intercom Systems

RockNet Audio Systems

MediorNet and MediorNet Compact

MediorNet MetroN Core Router

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Wear it, Drive it, Watch it, WOW! It's Coming

Rush Begins – The 2015 CES was not only the largest worldwide show to date, it was also the most packed by industry executives and media people from around the world. When you’re caught up in the magic of CES (Consumer Electronics Show), it’s pretty hard to tell what is going to be the next great movement/idea and what is going to be a yeah … but. It’s impossible to “see” all of CES because it takes up about 35 football fields of space but there were a lot of the 170,000 attendees who tried their damndest. Suckers!

This year’s show was one of the most vibrant in the past 10 years.On the flight home, I thought about the first three categories – wearables, autos and 4K TV.


To show you how quickly wearables are changing and hunting for markets/customers I fortunately didn’t see one pair of Google Glass walking the floor this year. Don’t get me wrong, there are places for the technology but it’s in market segments like field service, law enforcement, warehouse, factory floor and others; not walking down the street. 

It’s bad enough we never look up from our iPhone while walking or don’t pocket them while dining.

True, as you walked the Sands Expo area, you saw plenty of new glasses that didn’t get the word that Glass didn’t fly last year, but they’ll keep trying. They ranged from ugly to fairly good to acceptable in mixed company.

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