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The Video Call Center receives two-year extension with Discovery
25/01/2021
The Video Call Center (VCC) has penned a two-year extension to a deal with Discovery that will see it continue to support global remote video production. VCC provides Discovery, as well as its production teams at Sharp Entertainment, Eastern,…
CJP Broadcast launches StreamSmart+, a club-owned streaming service
25/01/2021
CJP Broadcast announces the launch of StreamSmart+, a flexibly defined service enabling sports clubs to launch their own television channel quickly, easily and affordably.  “StreamSmart+ is a complete glass-to-glass solution including latest-generation equipment, fully focused operational training and all relevant…
Laurel Canyon building state of the art live streaming venue with Blackmagic Design gear
25/01/2021
Blackmagic Design announced that Laurel Canyon Live is building a state of the art live streaming venue with Blackmagic Design gear, including Ultimatte 12 compositing processors, ATEM Constellation 8K live production switcher, URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 digital cameras and more….
Grupo Record expands its collaboration with Dalet
25/01/2021
Grupo Record expands its collaboration with Dalet to modernize its programming and news operations across stations. Dalet, a leading technology and service provider for media-rich organizations, today announced that Brazilian-based broadcaster, Grupo Record, will transform its news production and…
Netflix adds 37M subs in 2020, reaching 200M total
21/01/2021
There are now more than 200 million people across the world who subscribe to Netflix. Per the streamer’s Q4 2020 shareholder letter, Netflix officially has 203.66 million paid subscribers. In a year where people stayed home to combat the…
TVU Launches MediaSource Hub for Raw News Feeds
21/01/2021
TVU Networks has launched a new service called “TVU MediaSource,” a cloud-based platform that uses TVU’s AI technology to allow users to locate and download raw news feeds in seconds.  With TVU MediaSource, users can view original, live feeds…
Matrox SMPTE ST 2110 NIC Cards Powering Ross Video’s XPression
21/01/2021
Ross Video has opted to use integrated Matrox SMPTE ST 2110 network interface controller (NIC) cards for multichannel IP video I/O workflows with its XPression real-time motion graphics engine. The XPression product family has developed systems to support SMPTE…
Vizrt Revises Product Offering With Flexible Access
19/01/2021
Vizrt has announced a move to a “fiction-free” subscription model, which the company says will give its customers the flexibility to adapt to meet rapidly changing business needs. Flexible Access is made up of five suites that the company…
Undercurrent Labs Uses Blackmagic Design Workflow for New 8K Live Streaming Robotics Lab
19/01/2021
Blackmagic Design today announced that Undercurrent Labs is using its ATEM Constellation 8K live production switcher and HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR recorder to power its new robotics lab aimed at helping medical teams scale and automate COVID-19 testing. Based in Atlanta,…
Partnership demonstrate 8K live streaming over the internet
18/01/2021
A number of global technology companies have come together to demonstrate 8K live streaming over the internet. Intel, NHK Technologies, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center – PSNC, Spin Digital, and Globo were supported by Sony, Astrodesign, and Zixi in…
Grass Valley rolls out new cloud-focused strategy
18/01/2021
Grass Valley has announced a strategic initiative designed to improve its ability to be a premier provider of media technology solutions. Grass Valley is currently embarked upon a business transformation which includes a number of key steps in three…
YouTube adds new ‘First 24 Hours’ metrics tool
15/01/2021
YouTube has launched a new analytics tool that enables channels to track video performance over a 24-hour period. Housed within YouTube Studio, the ‘First 24 Hours’ features gives creators a new metric to view the performance of videos. The…
Grass Valley to build new Centre of Excellence in Poland
15/01/2021
Grass Valley has announced plans to build a new centre of excellence in Warsaw, Poland as it undergoes a company-wide transformation. The new CoE will combine with the company’s existing CoE in Montreal, Canada as well as an expanded…
Avid Introduces MediaCentral | Stream
15/01/2021
Avid® today announced the introduction and immediate availability of MediaCentral | Stream, an agnostic and software-only solution that enables the ingest of incoming IP streams for television news and remote live TV production scenarios in both on-premises and cloud-based production…
ITV to bring niche streaming content with VUALTO technology
13/01/2021
VUALTO, a leading live and on-demand video streaming and DRM provider, today announced that ITV, a leading media and entertainment company and the largest commercial television network in the UK, has chosen to implement VUALTO’s dynamic event orchestration technology…
Grabyo releases content tagging for rapid video production
13/01/2021
Grabyo’s latest update enables video production teams to streamline asset management, content discovery and production. Grabyo is delighted to announce the introduction of content tagging to its cloud video platform. Users can now label all content assets in Grabyo…
Indiantelevision.com Partners with TVU Networks for NT Summit & Awards
13/01/2021
Indiantelevision.com (ITV) recently concluded the fourth edition of its annual News Television Summit & Awards (NT Awards). It successfully partnered with TVU Networks to broadcast the two-day long summit and awards ceremony. The NT Awards and Summit has been…
News production goes ‘remote’ due to Covid-19
11/01/2021
When the world went into lockdown last March due to COVID-19, all manner of companies sent their staff home to work remotely via the web. For many sectors, this unexpected move away from the office was difficult to support…
24/7 broadcaster Asharq News sets benchmark for news workflow
07/01/2021
Asharq News, the new Arabic 24/7 multiplatform news service headquartered in Riyadh with central offices in the Dubai International Financial Centre, designed and built by systems architect Qvest Media, is now on air. Asharq News provides the Arabic-speaking population…
Danish Football Union selects NEP & EVS’ Xeebra for Superliga VAR rollout
07/01/2021
EVS’ video assistant referee (VAR) solution Xeebra has been chosen by NEP Denmark to provide exclusive VAR capabilities to the Danish League for its top football tier the 3F Superliga. Built on EVS’ industry-standard replay technology, the system has been deployed since the start of…
CP Communications Helps Greenlight Television Accelerate Remote Production for Trans Am Series
07/01/2021
IP and bonded cellular technologies reduce content acquisition costs, crew and infrastructure at the event, with live production and stream delivery managed from CP and Greenlight studios. CP Communications, a leader in innovative solutions and services for live event…
Delta passengers to get connectivity boost with Viasat
06/01/2021
With enhancing passenger experiences the key to future profitability in the currently beleaguered airline industry, leading US airline Delta is to add technology from Viasat to select parts of its fleet to help modernise how passengers stay connected and enjoy…
Hulu Japan Chooses Ross to Support Online Premium Night 2020
05/01/2021
Every year Japanese customers of Hulu – the US-owned Subscription Video on Demand service – are invited to a special flagship event to hear from Hulu’s Japanese President and Content Managers about forthcoming content and the future direction of…
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fuboTV reaches 545,000 Subscribers by end of 2020
05/01/2021
Company said that it initially projected subscribers to be between 500,000-510,000 by end of 2020. fuboTV, the sports-focused live TV streaming platform, believes that it had a better 2020 than it thought it would based on its preliminary fourth…
i24NEWS, Israel news network, launches on UAE’s Etisalat
04/01/2021
Etisalat has announced the launch of the Israel-based network i24NEWS on eLife and Switch TV. The channel will be included in the basic packages of eLife and Switch TV. i24NEWS is the first channel broadcast from Israel to be…
Discovery+ goes live in the US
04/01/2021
Discovery+ is to be available on Amazon Fire TV, Apple, Google, Microsoft, the Roku Platform and Samsung Smart TVs as part of its US launch. The non-fiction streaming service is now live in the United States following launches in…
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OTT and video subs to grow to 2bn by 2025
04/01/2021
The number of OTT TV and video subscriptions is set to rise to 2 billion globally by 2025, or 65% more than last year. According to a new report by Juniper Research, the primary engine for this growth will be…
How RTVE and Radio 3 Use TVU 5G & Cloud Production Solutions
21/12/2020
With Cloud-Based TVU Producer and 5G transmitters, RTVE Produced and Distributed A Radio 3 Musical Event to Traditional and Streaming Channels More Efficiently than Ever Before. Spanish TV and radio broadcaster RTVE took a ground-breaking approach to production of…
Twitter Shutting Down Live Streaming App Periscope
18/12/2020
Twitter plans to shut down Periscope, the live video streaming app it acquired in 2015, due to declining usage and high costs. In a blog post wistfully headlined “Farewell, Periscope,” the team running the app disclosed that it has been in…
Sports Entertainment Network’s uses Dejero EnGo for OB Operations
17/12/2020
Dejero units helped transmit high-quality live video for sports productions. Australia’s Sports Entertainment Network, tasked with building out an OB operation, opted to use Dejero EnGo mobile transmitters as part of its setup to deliver high-quality live video of…
AJA Introduces Ki Pro GO v3.0 With New Network-Recording
16/12/2020
AJA Video Systems has released Ki Pro GO v3.0 firmware, introducing expanded recording options for its multi-channel H.264 recorder and player with new network-based recording and support for SMB protocols via GigE network connectivity. “In response to customer feedback and…
LiveU 2020 ‘State of Live’ Report Confirms Rise in Live IP Broadcasting for Contribution and Distribution
15/12/2020
The latest LiveU data shows a 100 percent increase in LiveU Matrix usage for domestic US and international content sharing. The COVID-19 global pandemic has impacted the way live news, sports, and a variety of other markets have gathered,…
Barça TV and Real Madrid TV Broadcast Real-Time Video Content Thanks to AVIWEST Mobile Transmitters
14/12/2020
AVIWEST, a global provider of video contribution systems, today announced that Barça TV and Real Madrid TV, two world-famous television sport channels, are relying on the AVIWEST PRO3 Series bonded cellular transmitters and the StreamHub transceiver to broadcast live…
Q&A with Kurt Heitmann, CEO of CP Comms
11/12/2020
Videstream spoke with Kurt Heitmann, CEO of CP Comms. US-based CP Communications is a leading provider of live event broadcast production solutions, offering customized mission-critical audio, video and communications solutions to the premium sports, entertainment, corporate, news, and other…
DVEO joins SRT Alliance
11/12/2020
DVEO, a TV/ OTT equipment supplier, has joined the SRT Alliance and completed integrating the SRT protocol into their product line. The SRT Alliance was created by Haivision as an open-source application for transmitting video over links suffering from…
NAB Show Reports Strong Early Sales With 540+ Companies Confirmed
11/12/2020
Show organisers says more than 540 companies have already committed to exhibiting. NAB has reported it is seeing strong early sales for its 2021 show, due to be held in October for the first time. The October move for…
DAZN opens commercial premises in Japan
11/12/2020
DAZN is ramping up the global expansion of its commercial premises business with its launch into Japan. The agreements announced today will see DAZN available to show in venues such as bars, cafes, restaurants and hotels in the country…
AWS and ViacomCBS Expand Strategic Agreement to Transform Content Creation and Delivery
10/12/2020
Global media leader selects AWS as its preferred broadcast cloud provider to power one of the largest digital transformations in the media and entertainment industry. Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), and ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC) today  announced an agreement that makes AWS…
KDDI nets DAZN deal to bring premium sports over 5G
10/12/2020
Leading Japanese telecommunications company KDDI has struck a partnership with global sports streaming destination DAZN, aiming to bring to customers an enhanced 5G sport viewing experience. From 11 December, customers of the telco’s au service with 5G-enabled handsets will be able…
YouTube Launches HDR for Live Streams
09/12/2020
Available for creators using supported encoder, viewers on supported devices YouTube live streams now have the potential to be viewed in high dynamic range (HDR), according to a YouTube blog post. At first, HDR capability will only be available…
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