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Signiant Celebrates Unprecedented Growth in 2018 Increasing its Massive Media Footprint as the Company Moves Beyond File Transfer

Signiant Inc, a long-time leader in intelligent file transfer, today announced record business growth in 2018 with new highs for key SaaS metrics. The growth was fueled by expansion of the companyXCHARXs market-leading SaaS platform to support a broader array of use-cases for any sized media organization, a massive media footprint that is creating a powerful network-effect, and an industry that continues to evolve to larger file sizes, more complex workflows and greater demand for enterprise-grade security. Year-over-year SaaS platform growth of 46% makes Signiant one of the fastest growing technology companies in the media and entertainment industry. Key Growth ...

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Cooke Anamorphic/i SF 65mm MACRO Brings A Star Is Born Up Close and Personal

Matthew Libatique, ASC, who has already won the 2018 Hollywood Film Award for Cinematographer of the Year for his work on Warner Bros. Pictures’ A Star Is Born, reveals that he used Cooke Anamorphic/i SF ‘Special Flair’ lenses to help him move the story from the main superstar character Jack (Bradley Cooper — who also directed) to the newcomer Ally (Lady Gaga) in a way that would be believable to today’s audience. A Star Is Born was also Cooper’s directorial debut, which brought about a more ‘open’ workflow on set. “We had discussions early on,” said Libatique. “You’re working with ...

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ENCOMPASS ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH ZIXI

Encompass Digital Media, a global technology services company delivering end-to-end video playout and distribution solutions to broadcast and digital media companies, announces its partnership with Zixi, the industry leader for enabling dependable, live broadcast-quality video over the internet. Zixi’s proven, best-of-breed solutions coupled with Encompass’ broadcast expertise gives its clients additional economical methods to acquire and deliver content. “We have enjoyed great success working with Zixi’s platform to provide our clients with even more choices and business flexibility for media acquisition and distribution options,” states Bill Tillson, CEO of Encompass. “Our clients can now capitalize on the universal reach of ...

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VITEC Streamlines IPTV, Digital Signage, and Video Wall Workflows at ISE 2019

PARIS — Jan. 16, 2019 — VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced it will showcase the latest capabilities for its award-winning EZ TV IPTV & Digital Signage Platform at ISE 2019 on Stand 14-M200. The chosen solution for sports and entertainment venues, enterprise, government, and military agencies in Europe and the U.S., EZ TVXCHARXs comprehensive feature set enables any organization to centrally manage and stream HD, low-latency, in-house feeds and TV channels, as well as create eye-catching digital signage and video walls for distribution to any displays through a facility. XCHARXWeXCHARXre seeing more ...

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Alkemy X Adds Former Network Exec Glen Freyer to Leadership Team

Creative content company assembles elite team with deep experience in traditional media, digital, streaming and branded entertainment to further grow production slate. NEW YORK CITY—Alkemy X has added veteran producer and development executive, Glen Freyer, as Senior Vice President TV & Digital Content to its ever-growing creative team. Freyer will work alongside Executive Vice President TV & Digital Content, Andy Singer, atop the company’s rapidly expanding Originals division. Freyer will develop scripted and unscripted content for both linear and digital platforms, including broadcast, streaming, web and branded. He joins a diversely talented team that is already leveraging Alkemy X’s success ...

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Shiyan Daily Builds New 4K OB Van with Blackmagic Design Cameras and Switchers

Beijing, China – January 16, 2019 XCHARX Blackmagic Design today announced that Shiyan based Shiyan Daily Media Group built a new 4K OB van using URSA Broadcast and URSA Mini Pro cameras, as well as a number of other Blackmagic Design products to provide a 12G-SDI 4K workflow. The new van continues the Shivan Media Group’s move from traditional print coverage to becoming a full digital media organization. Designed by Wuhan Vijita Technology, the OB van uses a number of different Blackmagic Design cameras, including URSA Broadcast cameras, URSA Mini Pro and Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K. For switching, routing and conversions, they use Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio Pro ...

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Argosy brings intelligent power management and mission-critical cabling for AV, broadcast and smart homes to ISE 2019

Infrastructure specialist attends ISE with wide range of exciting power and cabling products to simplify systems management and extend connection distances [LONG CRENDON UK, 16 January 2019] XCHARX Argosy (10-K165), a leading international supplier of HD broadcast cables and studio infrastructure products, is bringing a range of exciting intelligent power management and mission critical cabling equipment to ISE 2019, which will interest visitors seeking better ways to install and manage their infrastructure, whether for broadcast studios or outside broadcast, AV or smart home installations. Intelligent Power XCHARXThe balance sheet and the environment are top of ...

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Felipe Luna Joins GatesAir as Managing Director for the Caribbean and Latin American Region

Seasoned sales and business development leader returns to the GatesAir team as digital and IP transitions heat up region-wide CINCINNATI, January 16, 2019 — GatesAir, a global leader in wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for radio and TV broadcasters, has appointed Felipe Luna as Managing Director for the Caribbean and Latin American (CALA) region. Under the leadership of Rich Redmond, President and Managing Director, International, Luna will manage all sales and business development initiatives to increase regional market share and brand visibility. Luna will also oversee GatesAir’s extensive in-region sales team and partner network. Luna is a familiar name to ...

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Barix Launching Powerful Multi-Site Background Music Streaming Enhancements at ISE 2019

Advances in cost-effective RetailPlayer solution simplify enterprise-wide management, ease branch operation, reinforce reliability and extend integration possibilities ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, January 16, 2019 — Audio over IP leader Barix will use the upcoming ISE 2019 show as the launch pad for powerful new advances in its next-generation RetailPlayer multi-site background music streaming solution. Exhibiting in stand 8-G275 at the event (February 5-8 in Amsterdam), the company will demonstrate a wealth of new features that simplify operation, streamline management across large numbers of endpoints, enhance the system’s resilience to network connectivity issues, and enable ‘drop-in’ integration into workflows based on earlier Barix ...

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Guigo TV selects Globecast as content partner for its new Brazilian OTT platform

Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, announces it has partnered with Såo Paulo, Brazil-based Guigo TV to provide 12 channels in Brazil for Guigo TV’s new OTT platform. The channels cover various genres including sports, lifestyle and children’s programming. The channels include Bloomberg, Combat Go, Freckle, Global Fashion Channel, HallyPOP, Hard Knocks Fighting, Kartoon Circus, Kid Central, Mens7, Sky News Arabia, and WWXTREME. Viewers can access Guigo’s TV content at www.guigo.tv. Guigo TV is also available via iOS, Android and PC. Renato Baer Svirsky, Director of Guigo TV, commented, “Globecast is GuigoXCHARXs main partner in providing high-quality content for ...

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Vitec Production Solutions at the BSC Expo

Litepanels — BSC Expo Prize Draw To ring in the New Year alongside the BSC Expo, Litepanels will raffle off a professional lighting kit to one lucky winner. The prize includes one Gemini 2XCHARX1 soft panel, one Astra 6x Bi-Color, and one Sola 4+ Daylight Fresnel. The online entry is free and takes only a few moments to complete. Link Here: bit.ly/2Fvsjmu New Litepanels Dual-Battery Bracket for Gemini 2XCHARX1 Soft Panel Making its official debut at the BSC Expo will be the all-new dual-battery bracket, which enables users to power a Gemini panel with two industry-standard 14.4V broadcast camera batteries ...

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TV Cultura Brazil Prepares for the Future with Grass Valley

MONTREAL – 8:00 BRST January 15, 2019– Brazil’s TV Cultura has selected Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to enhance its production workflow with a newly expanded playout infrastructure. The broadcaster is now equipped with more channels, higher resolution content and smoother integration – supporting its vision to deliver richer content to its viewers. Grass Valley installed its latest K2 Summit 3GTransmission Client media server, enabling TV Cultura to take complete control of live event workflows and broadcast applications, as well as facilitate the delivery of file-based infrastructure and high-performance file operations that run simultaneously. The server supports four channels for scalable audio ...

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Location Sound Hosts Wisycom Q&A for Broadcast and TV Professionals

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, JANUARY 11, 2019 – Wisycom, designer and builder of the most sophisticated RF solutions for broadcast, film and live production, is pleased to announce a Wisycom USA Q&A party to reinforce the company’s U.S. presence, which was announced last year. The networking event, being held at Location Sound in North Hollywood on Friday, January 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., aims to strengthen the brand’s status among film and broadcast professionals. During the event, Jim Dugan, president of Wisycom USA, and Thomas “T.J.” Miesen, Wisycom Account Executive, will present demos of Wisycom’s latest portable wideband ENG ...

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Calrec’s Brio Audio Consoles See Major Success in Japanese Market

HEBDEN BRIDGE, UK, JANUARY 15, 2019 — In 2018, Calrec Audio generated serious momentum in the Japanese broadcasting market with the sale of 40 of its Brio audio consoles to a number of Japanese broadcasters. The customers are a mix of existing and new. The installations were provided by Calrec’s exclusive Japanese distributor, Hibino Intersound, which said the customers are using their Brios in a variety of ways, including for sub-mixing or as backup consoles. “Because Brio is a compact and less expensive console than others in its class, we’ve been able to penetrate the broadcast market here in ...

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BP Energizes Its Media Production with EditShare

EditShare provides a foundation for maintaining rich historical film archive and supporting busy production schedule Basingstoke, UK — January 15, 2019 XCHARX EditShare® a technology leader in intelligent scale-out storage, AQC and media management solutions, announced today that global energy brand BP, has invested in the XStream EFS scale-out storage platform and Flow media asset management to manage the commissioning, producing and publishing of BP-related media projects. “In its 110-year history, BP has published more than 10,500 films, documentaries, commercials and corporate videos covering a diverse range of topics produced in a wide range of geographic locations all around the world. And until ...

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BP Energizes Its Media Production with EditShare

EditShare provides a foundation for maintaining rich historical film archive and supporting busy production schedule Basingstoke, UK — January 15, 2019 XCHARX EditShare® a technology leader in intelligent scale-out storage, AQC and media management solutions, announced today that global energy brand BP, has invested in the XStream EFS scale-out storage platform and Flow media asset management to manage the commissioning, producing and publishing of BP-related media projects. “In its 110-year history, BP has published more than 10,500 films, documentaries, commercials and corporate videos covering a diverse range of topics produced in a wide range of geographic locations all around the world. And until ...

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Simplestream enhances VOD in a Box platform with offline downloads and chromecast for iOS and Android

THURSDAY 10TH JANUARY 2019 – LONDON – Simplestream, the leader in live, live-2-VOD and on-demand OTT services, has strengthened its VOD in a Box technology with download for offline viewing and Chromecast integration across its mobile services. Today’s fast-evolving mediascape has propelled the high expectations consumers have for quality viewing experiences – anytime, anywhere and on any device. In its latest move to deliver this for its customers, Simplestream now provides Chromecast receiver apps, the flexibility to adjust download bitrates and custom retention periods; with complete video and audio download support on mobile- and tablet-supported OTT services. “TV is more ...

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Crystal Vision solves broadcastersXCHARX IP and SDI problems at BVE 2019 (Booth E50)

On Booth E50 at BVE 2019 (London) Crystal Vision will be showing its flexible IP platform, the MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware and the initial six software apps which run on it. These apps are IP gateways between SDI and SMPTE 2022 or 2110, and IP to IP translators which can make adjustments to IP flows and are ideal for use as a media firewall. Crystal Vision will also be showing its extensive range of modular interface and keyers for those planning SDI projects, including its popular chroma keyers, video delays and fail-safe routing switches. Crystal VisionXCHARXs IP products are software ...

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