Bridge Technologies Makes VB220 Digital Media Monitoring Probe Special Edition for AppearTV Installations

Bridge Technologies

Bridge Technologies (NAB Booth SU4916) has produced two versions of its VB220 digital media monitoring probe in form factors to fit AppearTV (NAB Booth SU7605) chassis. Designated the VB220-ATV, the probe maintains feature parity with the standard VB220, and will integrate readily into any AppearTV-based infrastructure. 

Available for AppearTV’s 4RU and 1RU chassis, the VB220-ATV offers a highly-developed efficient solution for digital media monitoring either as part of a complete Bridgetech monitoring system, or when used with third-party network management systems. Embodying a range of market-leading technologies the VB220-ATV gives engineers a complete and detailed view into the data stream.


Apple has approved ZOO Digital to deliver motion picture and television content directly to iTunes. ZOO achieved this approved status in recognition of its continuing ability to deliver consistent, outstanding quality content to the iTunes Store. 

ZOO has been delivering content to iTunes on behalf of its global clients for many years. To ensure compliant, high quality deliveries ZOO has developed its own technology to package content efficiently and reliably for digital delivery. Clients including major Hollywood studios and global broadcasters will now be able to benefit from a direct and efficient route to iTunes, making their content available for sale sooner in global territories. 

Cinegy to clarify the Cloud at NAB seminars

NAB 2015, Booth  SL11116  Cinegy, which develops and produces media asset management products used in flagship productions around the world, will present “Cloudy With a Chance of Media” in  a series of on-booth seminars at NAB 2015.

 Elemental Insights Newsletter


 Vol. IV, Issue 2 | March 2015

Welcome to the Elemental Insights Newsletter, a regular look at news and events from the leader in software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery.

Unified Infrastructure at NAB 2015

At NAB 2015, Elemental will showcase software-defined video solutions that support traditional broadcast and multiscreen linear video delivery in a unified infrastructure. Learn more in this short 

 NAB is coming - what's new?

Polar Graphics

Facilis Technology, StorageDNA, Bluefish444, Apantac, Stardom and Ultimatte all represented by Polar will exhibit new products and features at the NAB show in Las Vegas

 Irdeto and Alibaba Group Strengthen Anti-Piracy Efforts in China

Irdeto’s partnership with Alibaba Group shuts down thousands of illegal circumvention devices linked to piracy; over 5,000 online ads for pirate devices removed in one month

Irdeto today announced its latest anti-piracy success with partner Alibaba Group, one of the world’s largest e-commerce companies, where over 5,000 online advertisements for pirate devices from 71 manufacturers and suppliers on were identified and taken down in one month.

 Ikegami to Exhibit 8K and 4K Technology at 2015 NAB Show

Ikegami, a leader in HD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, will display a wide range of advanced systems and technologies at the 2015 NAB Show. This year's NAB exhibition halls will be open April 13-16 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. 

Ikegami will follow the success of its 2014 presentation by once again hosting a leading-edge 8K Technology Exhibit, an 8K UHDTV camera, which will update attendees on the newest developments in the extremely high resolution Super Hi Vision format.  

 Blackmagic Design Announces Teranex 3.2 Update

Black Magic Design

Teranex Express now includes 1089 standards conversions to any SD, HD and Ultra HD format!

Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Teranex 3.2 Update which provides a major update to Teranex Express by adding full motion standards conversions for a total of 1089 real time SD, HD and Ultra HD format conversions. With this new software update and Teranex Express’s 12G-SDI technology, now customers can convert between any SD, HD and Ultra HD video format all the way up to 2160p60.


SGL Broadcast

SGL, a leading provider of content archive and storage management software for media and entertainment, is announcing its integration with Avid® Interplay® Web Services at NAB 2015. This latest integration between the two companies includes partial file restore, a unique feature of the Avid® Interplay® Web Services solution developed by SGL. Avid and SGL have a strong alliance that has provided customers around the world with a fully integrated MAM/PAM and archive solution.

  Gold TS Reference developed by Bridge Technologies in March 2015

Bridge Technologies

The new way to ensure high-quality digital services, simply and securely

Gold TS Reference is a new technology that makes monitoring for digital services much quicker to set up, and fault-tracking much faster, more accurate and secure. Developed exclusively by Bridge Technologies, Gold TS Reference includes all the checks specified in the ETR290 standard, but goes much further to include testing for critical conditions missed by ETR290. Conditions like failures of the conditional access system, errors in the program guide, and unintended language changes seriously affect subscribers, but standard monitoring systems based only on ETR290 do not raise any alert for these conditions. Services protected by Gold TS Reference catch these ‘ETR290-legal’ errors and provide a much more valuable real-world quality assurance for operators of digital media services.

 Britain to showcase innovation to NAB Show 2015

NAB Show

UK exhibitors key players in international broadcast technology and services

Innovation is synonymous with British technology which is set once again to be shown to the broadcast television world at NAB Show 2015 in Las Vegas. 

Supported by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), in partnership with techUK and managed by export specialists Tradefair, the UK group will see more than 30 British exhibitors with 19 companies receiving financial support from UKTI. Each of the companies will showcase their advances in innovation in front of nearly 100,000 visitors to NAB Show 2015, held from 13-16 April in Las Vegas.

 Thomson Video Networks Launches MediaFlexSUITE for Delivering Content From Many Sources Across Multiple Platforms 

Thomson Video Networks

Unified, Service-Driven Toolset Addresses Convergence of Video Content Delivery Platforms to Streamline Updates to Channel Lineups and Speed Service Deployment 

Thomson Video Networks today announced the launch of the MediaFlexSUITE, a unified, service-driven management solution that enables digital TV operators to process content from many sources for delivery on a variety of platforms, including satellite, terrestrial, cable, IPTV, and OTT. MediaFlexSUITE gives digital TV operators unique capabilities for monitoring, configuring, and dynamically changing their channel lineups for both broadcast and multi-screen services. MediaFlexSUITE is a central component in Behind Every Screen®, Thomson Video Networks' strategy for an all-encompassing video delivery infrastructure that supports broadcast and OTT streaming of SD, HD, and Ultra HD (UHD) content on every screen.

 Elemental Expands Sales Team to Drive SDV Solutions into Unified Headends 


Elemental Technologies, the leading supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, today announced that Todd Hinders has joined the company as vice president of sales for the Americas. Based in the Bay Area, Hinders leads sales efforts in the Americas where Elemental has a rapidly growing customer base, including major pay TV operators such as Comcast, DirecTV, and Globosat, as well as content owners such as HBO and Turner. 

  Elemental Takes Aim at Traditional Video Infrastructure at NAB 2015


New product offerings enable industry transition to unified linear video delivery

Elemental Technologies, the leading supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, today announced the expansion of its product line to support statistical multiplexing and enhanced management operations in large-scale video processing deployments. New capabilities enable broadcasters, content owners and pay TV operators to implement flexible and scalable unified infrastructure that supports both traditional broadcast and multiscreen linear video delivery. 

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The Cable Guy Has to Pay More Attention to the Boomer Plus Generation

 Gotta’ Watch – Back in the early days of television there was what they called live TV (no delay loops) and limited viewing options. Elvis made his first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show – a glossy vaudeville show – in 1956 to the delight of thousands of hysterical girls across the country. Sullivan enjoyed a 20-year run on the air with a variety of acts on the show and probably didn’t even know why they were sensations at the time.


Let’s state an obvious fact … the traditional broadcast network/cable guy business model is on a slippery slide.

Just as the cable guy happily increases his monthly fee for the all-you-can-eat video trough, people are saying “**** you, we’re OTTa (over the top) here.”

O.K., folks aren’t really cutting the cord because they still need that Internet connection.

What they’re saying is we want our viewing on our terms when we want it, where we want it and our tastes/interests have broadened beyond the mind-numbing stuff you push out for the “average” viewer.

We’re all the same, but we’re all different!

And now that economical (and getting better) 4K smart TVs are available, our time has come.

Oh sure, we won’t change many of our viewing habits but it’s nice to say you have a choice, even if you don’t take it.


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