New FM On-Channel Booster Technologies Webinar 

Gates Air

Want to learn how to beat the coverage challenges that your FM station might be facing from terrain, spacing, multi-path, and other limitations? Interested in growing the size and quality of your coverage area and listener base?

GatesAir's Keyur Parikh and GeoBroadcast Solutions' Hal Kneller will tell you how with an exciting and powerful solution: Maxxcasting™! 

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Polar Graphics

Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced support for the updates coming soon to  Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC and Adobe After Effects®, key components of Adobe Creative Cloud®. Bluefish444 demonstrated their “Second to none” integration with Adobe Creative Cloud at NAB Show 2015 with Live 4K Capture and Playback in a portable workstation.

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Polar Graphics

Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announces support for industry leading audio post production software, Avid Pro Tools. 

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Visit Riedel Communications at BroadcastAsia2015, Booth 5C6-01 


 Australia's ABC Upgrades Communications Across Cities and Sites With Deployment of Riedel Artist Trunk Navigator 

Riedel Communications today announced that Australian broadcast network ABC has installed the Riedel Artist Trunk Navigator system to support a VoIP-based communications network connecting producers, journalists, and presenters working at ABC bureaus across Australia. By simplifying the networking of geographically diverse Artist digital matrix intercom systems over 80 VoIP trunk lines, the Artist Trunk Navigator facilitates simpler, more efficient, and more reliable communications between sites during production and broadcast.  

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Sky Sports Chooses Thomson Video Networks' ViBE® CP6000 as Contribution Platform for 2015 Formula 1® 

Thomson Video Networks

Thomson Video Networks today announced that its industry-leading ViBE® CP6000 contribution platform has been chosen by Sky Sports for its exclusive U.K. coverage of the 2015 Formula 1® (F1®) racing season, which opened March 15 with the Australian Grand Prix. 

"As one of the world's largest and most prestigious sporting events, F1® is also one of the biggest projects in the Sky Sports broadcast calendar. From March through November, our mobile teams will need to contribute eight simultaneous high-quality live feeds from 20 Grand Prix races around the world," said Gordon Roxburgh, technical manager at Sky Sports. "The ViBE CP6000 from Thomson Video Networks offers the ideal encoding/decoding solution with its dense 1-RU form factor, which fits easily in a flight case; its support for standards-based, high-profile picture formats; and its ease of use."  

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GatesAir Appoints Incospec as Canadian Distribution Channel                     

Gates Air

New partner brings nearly four decades of RF/optical transmission expertise to relationship, including a full suite of design, commissioning and integration services for TV and radio systems

GatesAir, a global leader in wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for radio and TV broadcasters, has appointed Montreal-based Incospec Communications as its Canadian distribution channel effective immediately. Together, the two companies bring more than 130 years of combined RF expertise to the over-the-air TV and radio market across Canada, with an emphasis on delivering complete systems and guiding broadcasters through challenging transitions.

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Riedel Communications BroadcastAsia2015 Product Preview

Riedel Communications designs, manufactures, and distributes pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks for broadcast, pro audio, event, sports, theater, and security applications. The company also provides rental services for radio and intercom systems, event IT solutions, fiber backbones, and wireless signal transmission systems that scale easily for events of any size, anywhere in the world. Founded in 1987, the company now employs more than 350 people at 13 locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

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Bluebell Opticom and Suitcase TV Collaborate on New Video-Over-IP Solutions 

Bluebell Opticom Ltd., provider of innovative fibre optic solutions for fixed and remote applications, today announced a collaboration with Suitcase TV, manufacturer of software solutions for the broadcasting industry. By working closely together, the companies will extend their respective product lines, particularly in the area of video over IP. The collaboration will see a cooperation on technology and product developments in relation to video over IP, with the first joint products expected to be released formally at IBC2015.

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Irdeto global research finds up to three in five consumers willing to switch to an a la carte service; Consumers balance cost and content variety in their search for the right entertainment mix 

According to new global research from Irdeto, many consumers would consider changing their primary TV service to an a la carte model to avoid paying for bundles which include channels they don’t watch. The research reinforces a growing consumer trend and reveals that 42% of U.K. consumers, 46% in Australia, 54% in Singapore and 58% in the U.S. would be interested in changing their current TV service to a package where they could select the specific channels and content that they wanted to watch.

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WDR Boosts Flexibility and Agility of OB Vans, Installing Riedel MediorNet Compact in HD Upgrade of Mobile Units

Demonstrating the utility of its pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks in space-constrained production environments, Riedel Communications has supplied German public broadcaster Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln (WDR) with MediorNet-based signal transport solutions for the HD upgrade of two OB vans. MediorNet Compact frames installed in each mobile unit will provide real-time media networks that support flexible transport and routing of audio, video, data, and control signals. 

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Eesti Telekom, Estonia, Chooses PlayBox Technology System for Broadcast Playout  

Eesti Telekom, one of the largest telecommunication companies in the Baltics, has purchased a PlayBox Technology system for the broadcast playout facility at its headquarters in the Estonian capital city, Tallinn. Installed and fully commissioned, it is being used to control the branding, scheduling and delivery of four new broadcast channels in three separate countries.

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Indie Filmmakers Bring Cinematic Look to "The Great American Movie Hustle" with AJA CION

Upcoming indie feature "The Great American Movie Hustle" follows filmmaker Michael Anton and actor Michael Monsour as they attempt to create an epic cinematic film about making an epic cinematic film. Along the way, the duo encounters several twists and turns that mirror common production challenges filmmakers face today. Produced by Wonder Lab Films and directed by Michael Anton, the parody is presented in a mockumentary format rife with old-school humor. To achieve a distinct cinematic aesthetic for the film, Anton brought Doug Michaels on board as cinematographer, who shot the film using AJA CION production cameras. 

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 SGL's FlashNet content management solution is designed to integrate seamlessly with MAM or automation control systems to provide significant improvements to workflow efficiency without intruding on the users’ familiar desktop. SGL’s Open System Architecture provides broadcasters, post production facilities, and news/sport organisations with reliable, scalable solutions with substantial cost and workflow benefits.

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This Time It's for Real! Riedel's STX-200 Professional Skype® Interface Helps Connect Fans to Real Madrid

During a one-of-a-kind "digital sticker" initiative created to bring fans worldwide closer to their favorite team, Microsoft® and Real Madrid used the Riedel Communications STX-200 professional Skype® interface to facilitate a real-time Q&A session between Real Madrid fans and players. Licensed by Microsoft, the STX-200 is a stand-alone, broadcast-grade solution that leverages Skype to bring live content from remote participants directly to the on-air production. 

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Latest editorial:

Indie Films - New Chapter of Entertainment’s Long Tail Finally Emerges

Good is a point of view, Anakin. The Sith and the Jedi are similar in almost every way, including their quest for greater power.” – Supreme Counsellor,”Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith,” Lucasfilms, 2005

It’s plain to see that NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) doesn’t mean the sole focus is on big TV nets or huge studios.

It hasn’t been for a number of years.

It’s a bunch of small/really small studios, government/business in-house studios and tens of thousands of independent filmmakers who want to create/distribute content – documentaries, educational films, entertainment – that they believe in … and make a decent living while they’re at it.

It’s possible because the world moved to 4K UHD faster than even the most optimistic analyst projected and there’s a rush to find 4K content to show on the super crisp screens – TV sets, computers, tablets and smartphones.

It’s even more possible because all of the tools – cameras, camera mounts, switchers, displays, power workstations, digital editing/workflow and Petabytes of storage devices – are economic, easy to integrate and easy to use.

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