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KymiRing Finland, the world’s leading 5G motorsports circuit
10/03/2021
KymiRing Finland, the World’s Leading 5G Motorsports Circuit and EDZCOM to build innovative Nokia private wireless network. KymiRing, the largest motorsports and events venue in Northern Europe, will implement industrial-grade private wireless technology to provide its customers the most…
TREND REPORT: Demand for Virtual Studios up 90% YoY since pandemic
08/03/2021
Pandemic restrictions have made broadcasters rethink traditional studio productions. The demand for virtual studios has increased exponentially since March 2020, with companies and broadcasters looking to shift to a virtual production due to ongoing restrictions. Historic analysis of the…
vMix 24 is released
08/03/2021
vMix 24 will be a free update for those that have purchased after January 1st 2018 or if you’ve purchased a 12 month upgrade in the last year. Some new features include: With vMix Pro you’ll now be able…
Belgian Pro League taps into streaming platforms to drive distribution
05/03/2021
The Jupiler Pro League, Belgium’s Pro League, has secured new international exposure with leading streaming platforms MyCujoo, OneFootball and LIVENow. As a result of the Mediapro brokered deals, Belgian club football will now be available in major European markets…
LiveU to Distribute Derek Chauvin Trial Live Feeds via LiveU Matrix to Global Audiences
05/03/2021
LiveU, in partnership with the Minneapolis Pool, will offer customers four camera feeds from the courthouse media center covering the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter in the George Floyd…
Dome Productions selects flagship Calrec Apollo console for new SMPTE 2110 UHD/HDR IP truck
04/03/2021
Taking advantage of fully redundant fabric, high density links, and flexibility for different workflows, Canada-based Dome Productions has unveiled a new all-IP SMPTE 2110 OB mobile unit replete with a Calrec Apollo digital audio console. Called Gateway, the truck…
NEP Group Acquires VISTA Worldlink
03/03/2021
NEP plans to create the first large-scale, end-to-end centralized production solution in the US and expand its facilities and capabilities around the globe. NEP Group, the leading worldwide outsourced technical production partner for premier content producers of live sports…
Inception Version 15 Now Available from Ross
03/03/2021
Following its preview late last year, Ross is pleased to announce that V15 of Inception – our award-winning newsroom computer system (NRCS) and social media management tool – is now available to customers. This latest release includes a range…
ARRI presents remote production toolkit to meet near-set and off-set workflows
03/03/2021
ARRI is pleased to present Remote Solutions, a powerful toolkit that can be customized to meet near-set and off-set workflows. This remote production ecosystem allows professionals to safely and immediately get back to work without compromising operational and creative…
AJA Debuts T-TAP Pro Thunderbolt Device
02/03/2021
AJA Video Systems has announced the T-TAP Pro, a compact Thunderbolt 3-connected device designed to simplify 4K/UHD and 2K/HD/SD monitoring and output over 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 on compatible computers. T-TAP Pro can be used for high-end color grading,…
Mike Blackman confirms that ISE 2021 will go ahead as an in-person event in Barcelona
02/03/2021
Integrated Systems Events managing director Mike Blackman has confirmed that ISE 2021 will go ahead as an in-person event, whilst conceding that attendances will be down on previous years and reiterating the organisation’s intention to explore opportunities to take…
Three UK extends 4G/5G coverage nationwide
01/03/2021
In an indication of how fast it is progressing with the expansion plan that it announced in 2020, UK mobile operator Three UK has revealed that it has added 250 5G sites since the end of last year and…
Aviwest: The First 5G Live Broadcast of Basketball Tournament
01/03/2021
Movistar, a Téléfonica brand, offered an unique live coverage of the 2021 Copa del Rey basketball tournament using their 5G network and the AVIWEST AIR320-5G bonded cellular transmitter. From 11 to 14 February, eight basketball teams faced each other…
Dejero Connects Subaru Creatives Virtually in Real Time for Commercial Shoot in Remote Canadian Rockies
24/02/2021
A striking new Subaru commercial by production company OPC, shot on a secluded mountainside in Banff National Park, Alberta, was brought to life thanks to Dejero’s game-changing CellSat connectivity service. To bypass the logistical and financial challenges presented by…
Ross Unveils Ultrix Acuity
24/02/2021
The live production industry has made Ross Video’s flagship Acuity switcher its preferred choice, with major networks, broadcasters, and sports venues around the world placing Acuity at the heart of their workflows. The innovative Ultrix routing and AV processing…
ENEX Selects LiveU’s Matrix for Dynamic Live News Content Sharing
23/02/2021
LiveU Matrix, the company’s dynamic, IP-based content sharing platform, has been chosen by ENEX – the European News Exchange – to share live news feeds with its members, the world’s leading association of commercial TV news broadcasters. Its members share their news content and their news production…
Quicklink expands into United States with opening of US office
22/02/2021
Quicklink, the leading global provider of hardware and software solutions for video and audio contributions, has announced the opening of their US office, following immense growth for the company in the region. The opening of the new office in…
Telestream Cloud Stream Monitor and Wirecast Now Have Full SRT Support
22/02/2021
Telestream®, a leading provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for the production and distribution of video, today announced that both its Telestream Cloud Stream Monitor and Wirecast streaming solutions have achieved “SRT…
Q&A with Jens Friedrichs, Chairman of the Management Board of PLAZAMEDIA
22/02/2021
Videstream spoke with Jens Friedrichs, Chairman of the Management Board of PLAZAMEDIA. PLAZAMEDIA, a Sport1 Medien AG company, has developed into a leading sports TV producer in German-speaking countries since it was founded in 1976. Today, PLAZAMEDIA, with its…
European Public Broadcasters Sign Multi-Year Capacity Contracts with SES
22/02/2021
SES announced today that it has signed multi-year capacity agreements totaling over EUR 66 million in backlog with multiple public broadcasters in Europe throughout 2020, enabling millions of satellite TV households across Europe to continue watching SD and HD…
UK’s 5G rollout progressing well, with average speeds boosted nearly five times
21/02/2021
The UK’s 5G rollout is progressing well, with average speeds boosted nearly five times in areas where 5G is available, according to mobile network benchmarking firm Global Wireless Solutions (GWS). Its latest nationwide test assessed the mobile network performance…
Remote production rolled out at FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2021
21/02/2021
Infront Productions will use a full network-based set-up, coupled with a remote production concept to deliver the coverage of the Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS) Nordic World Ski Championship taking place in Oberstdorf, Germany, starting on 23 February. The set-up, implemented in…
Tokyo-Based ADK Creative One Upgrades Commercial Post Facility With AJA 4K/UltraHD 12G-SDI Solutions
19/02/2021
Increasing consumer demand for high-fidelity video and audio content is raising the bar for commercial advertising. While legacy 3G-SDI infrastructures are adequate for HD production and delivery, commercial post facilities like Tokyo-based ATELIER ARTE are seeking the latest 4K/UltraHD and 12G-SDI…
Blackmagic Design Announces ATEM Mini Extreme
19/02/2021
Blackmagic Design today announced ATEM Mini Extreme, a new massively larger model of our ATEM Mini live production switcher. This new model is our most advanced 1 M/E switcher that features 8 inputs, 4 ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyers, a total of…
STRATA has AJA Technology at center of HOW AV Workflows
17/02/2021
Crowds of up to 35,000 have traditionally gathered weekly in houses of worship (HOW) for religious services across the U.S., but with the emergence of a global pandemic, this practice came to an abrupt halt. Lockdowns across the country…
Report: Facebook, YouTube share 49% of global video ad revenue
17/02/2021
Global online video advertising revenue will grow from $70 billion (€57.7bn) in 2020 to $120 billion by the end of 2024 according to Omdia’s latest Global Online Video Advertising report. Driven by the post-Covid-19 online video consumption surge that…
Extreme E confirms new broadcaster as RTBF
16/02/2021
With the electric off-road racing championship just weeks away, Extreme E has confirmed Radio Télévision Belge Francophone (RTBF), the public broadcasting organisation of the French Community of Belgium, as the latest addition to its broadcasting portfolio. Extreme E is…
Q&A with Ed Tischler, Managing Director Gravity Media
15/02/2021
Videstream spoke with Ed Tischler, Managing Director of Gravity Media in EMEA. Gravity Media has a 30-year pedigree in the media industry, formed by the coming together of four established broadcast and production houses: Gearhouse Broadcast, HyperActive Broadcast, Input…
Vizrt announces Vizrt XR (Extended Reality) package for in-studio and outside broadcasts
11/02/2021
Vizrt, the world’s leading provider of software-defined visual storytelling tools (#SDVS) for media content creators, today announced Vizrt XR (Extended Reality) to give in-studio and outdoor broadcasters the ultimate creative potential in visual storytelling capabilities and sports analysis including…
Telestream helps CCTV prepare 8K UHD format for Beijing Winter Olympics
11/02/2021
On February 1, 2021, China Central TV (CCTV), supported by China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, and China Radio and Television broadcast its first live 8K Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) TV channel broadcast test signals over a 5G network from the…
Japanese Broadcaster WOWOW Deploys LiveU Multi-Camera Sports Remote Production for the 75th US Women’s Open Golf 2020 Coverage
09/02/2021
WOWOW uses LiveU to follow leading Japanese players across the Women’s Open Golf tournament employing a seamless remote production workflow. Japanese broadcaster WOWOW, which operates both satellite channels as well as streaming services, deployed LiveU technology to provide innovative, player-following coverage…
Sky Deutschland and Vodafone team up with LiveU in Bundesliga 5G test for next-gen sports production
08/02/2021
The German pay-TV broadcaster and Vodafone deployed the LiveU LU800 solution to enable faster time-to-air and greater flexibility for Tier 1 sports coverage LiveU played a central role in a successful 5G test with pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland and Vodafone, trialling…
B Live and CP Communications Bring At-Home Production Expertise to AKC Dog Show
06/02/2021
CP’s Red House Streaming solutions reduce crew and infrastructure in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines, and help B Live deliver an exceptional quality of experience for OTT audiences. CP Communications, a leader in innovative solutions and services for live event productions, partnered with video production…
MBC Broadcasts COVID-19 Special Using Live Contribution Technology
03/02/2021
South Korea’s Munhwa Broadcasting Corp. (MBC), the nation’s second largest broadcaster, relied on three integrated remote production technologies from TVU Networks, the market and technology leader in cloud and IP-based live video solutions, to bring in 64 guests via remotes…
Grass Valley Integrates Software Switcher Panel into Media Processing Platform
01/02/2021
Grass Valley has introduced the GV K-Frame on AMPP application suite, which delivers a SaaS version of its K-Frame switchers engine for its Agile Media Processing Platform. This is part of GV’s range of AMPP-connected systems designed to assist…
StreamGuys API Simplifies Audio Publishing and Distribution for Georgia Public Broadcasting
01/02/2021
With nine television stations, 18 radio stations, and a multi-faceted website, Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) strives to educate, entertain, and enrich the lives of its audience with programming that includes statewide radio news, current affairs, and educational resources. Already using the…
Live X upgrades new 4K broadcast streaming studio with Panasonic KAIROS
01/02/2021
Seeking a solution that would up level the quality of its productions and provide greater flexibility, Live X purchased Panasonic’s KAIROS, a next generation IT/IP live production platform. The full-service production and broadcast company, whose previous work includes the Democratic National Convention…
Dejero now offering LivePlus app for Windows
27/01/2021
Dejero is now offering a LivePlus app for Windows that is designed to help journalists with remote news delivery. Part of Dejero’s LivePlus family of mobile news apps, LivePlus for Windows enables journalists working from home or any remote…
Avid announces partnership with Haivision
27/01/2021
Partnership unlocks the power of IP contribution from anywhere with the MediaCentral platform Avid today announced a partnership with Haivision (TSX: HAI), a leading provider of mission-critical, real-time video streaming and networking solutions, to enable the ingest of incoming IP streams…
Telestream Unveils Latest Version of Wirecast
27/01/2021
Telestream, a global leader in file-based media workflow orchestration, media streaming and delivery technologies, today announced the latest version of Wirecast, its award-winning live production and streaming platform for Mac and Windows. The new version is filled with features that…
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