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News: Technology

Ross presents new Software-Defined Processing Platform

As part of the Ross Live | 2020 program, Ross launches softGear, a brand new signal processing platform that draws its design and methodology from Ross Video’s openGear ecosystem and the company´s experience of providing interoperable systems. [Read more]

News: Production

Ikegami UHK-430 and HDK-99 Cameras Chosen for New 4K OB Vehicle

Ikegami UHK-430 and HDK-99 cameras have been chosen for a recently completed 4K OB vehicle, designed and built by Milan-based broadcast system integrator Aret Video & Audio Engineering. The vehicle was commissioned in time to cover the Qatar National Day festivities celebrating the country's foundation in 1878. [Read more]

News: Distribution

New Playout Partner for BBC Persian and Arabic TV News Channels

Red Bee has taken over playout operations for BBC News Arabic television and BBC News Persian television. As of early April 2020, playout operations for both channels were outsourced to Red Bee’s managed services operations, which already serve significant parts of the UK public broadcaster’s global news distribution. [Read more]

News: Job + Career

Leonetti Appointed as New CEO of Viaccess-Orca

Philippe Leonetti has been appointed as CEO of Viaccess-Orca (VO), a global leader providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions. He is replacing Paul Molinier. Leonetti has established expertise in the field of security with over 12 years of experience in senior management roles at telecommunications operator Orange. [Read more]

News: Business

RTP Standardizes on Grass Valley Cameras

Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP) has standardized on Grass Valley cameras, deploying 49 LDX 82 Elite camera systems, with XDR licenses, across its studios and Outside Broadcast (OB) fleet. The upgrade to its camera chains provides HD and high dynamic range (HDR) support across RTP’s live events and studio productions. The sale was managed by Grass Valley’s Portuguese channel partner Ibertelco. [Read more]

News: Job + Career

Kit Barritt joins Pixel Power as training manager

Project manager Kit Barritt has joined Pixel Power in the newly created role of training manager. Bringing with him a wealth of experience in creating and delivering training and induction processes to broadcasters and production facilities worldwide, Barritt will bring a fresh slant on training: internal and external; on site and online. [Read more]

News: Events

Arvato and Vidispine cancelled IBC 2020

In view of the ongoing Corona pandemic Arvato Systems and Vidispine announced, that they are withdrawing from IBC 2020 which is due to take place at the Amsterdam RAI, 11-15 September 2020 . [Read more]

News: Technology

Ross Announces Huge Features Gains for Carbonite Ultra Production Switcher

As part of the Ross Live | 2020 program, Ross announced a significant update for the Carbonite Ultra production switcher that brings massive feature additions and offers customers even more flexibility and convenience. [Read more]

News: Business

EVS acquires AXON

EVS, Belgium provider of live video technology for broadcast and new media productions, has acquired the Dutch broadcast network infrastructure specialist Axon who generated EUR 17.5 million of revenues in 2019. The value of the transaction is set at EUR 10.5 million, plus an earn-out up to a maximum of EUR 2.5 million. The acquisition will be paid by cash and debt. [Read more]