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Artel Video Systems Intros ATSC 3.0 Transition Solutions

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:41:46 -0400

CSIArtel Video Systems has introduced the ATSC 3.0 Transition Over Fiber and ATSC 3.0 Transition Over IP solutions to Artel’s InfinityLink broadcast media transport platform. 
 
Artel’s InfinityLink ATSC 3.0 Transition Solutions enable next-generation, over-the-air broadcast and content delivery for the new IP-based ATSC 3.0 standard while retaining legacy signal transport capabilities for ATSC 1.0. The InfinityLink ATSC 3.0 Transition Over Fiber and ATSC 3.0 Transition Over IP solutions include all necessary platform components and optical and/or electrical transceivers, ready for interconnection with either customer-furnished, single-mode fiber or a local, carrier-supplied IP GigE service.
 
“Artel understands the complexity of ATSC 3.0 adoption and the impact this will have on broadcasters. As TV stations and networks start the migration from ATSC 1.0 to 3.0, they will need solutions to make this migration as seamless as possible and accommodate their specific requirements and timing for 3.0 adoption,” says Rafael Fonseca, Vice President of Product Management, Artel Video Systems. “Networks will require flexible and future-proof solutions to manage the multifaceted challenges they face. Artel’s InfinityLink ATSC 3.0 Transition Solutions provide the versatility necessary to manage the transition from ATSC 1.0 to 3.0, and they provide a path to achieve greater efficiencies in signal transport over IP- and fiber-based networks.”
 
At the 2017 NAB Show, Artel Video Systems will demonstrate the InfinityLink ATSC 3.0 Transition Solutions. Attendees are encouraged to stop by booth N4511 to learn more.

FCC Expands Channel Sharing Opportunities for Broadcasters

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:03:33 -0400

The Federal Communications Commission today adopted a Report and Order that expands broadcast stations’ ability to share a single TV channel so viewers can continue to receive their broadcast programming.
 
The ability to channel-share is an important component of the FCC’s incentive auction, mandated by Congress in 2012, which provides a voluntary opportunity for full power and Class A broadcast stations to relinquish their spectrum and share a channel with another full power or Class A broadcaster in exchange for a part of the proceeds from a related mobile wireless auction. Separately, the Commission in 2015 extended channel sharing to low power television (LPTV) and TV translator stations to help stations displaced by the incentive auction stay on the air.
 
Today’s Order permits television broadcast stations with an auction-related channel sharing agreement (CSA) to continue channel sharing by entering into a new CSA in the event that their existing agreement ends. This enables stations to continue providing service to their viewers. The new rules also permit Class A stations to channel share outside of the auction context.
 
Additionally, all LPTV and TV translator stations are now able to share a channel with a full power or Class A station. This flexibility gives LPTV and TV translator stations that are displaced by the auction repacking process more options for continuing to operate. It also may reduce construction and operating costs for LPTV and TV translator stations, many of which have limited resources, are minority-owned, or provide programming to underserved audiences.
 
To learn more about the incentive auction, visit www.fcc.gov/incentiveauctions.

NAB 2017: Imagine Communications Seeks To Help Media Companies Transition to Next-Gen Tech

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:24:46 -0400

Imagine Communications (Booth SL1516) will showcase its latest product and solutions aimed at helping broadcasters and other media companies modernize production, playout, and distribution. It will demonstrate how its innovations are used to evolve current infrastructures and operations into the modernized facilities of the future. The company is also making its South Hall debut, expanding its presence at the show, and unveiling a new booth design
 
Imagine will spotlight key module-based platforms — Selenio One, xG, Versio, Zenium — designed to enable media companies to construct and evolve their workflows at their own pace and aligned with market demands, seamlessly integrating the latest technologies and capabilities as they become available.  The company will also demonstrate its end-to-end portfolio, which spans ad management, linear and nonlinear, broadcast and OTT — including ATSC 3.0 — and enables unprecedented integration capabilities across workflows and all media and business operations.
 
“The once murky image of the media facility of the future has come into sharp focus over the past year, providing both content creators and distributors with a clearly defined destination at the end of their next-generation journeys,” says CEO Charlie Vogt. “By demonstrating Innovation at Work at NAB 2017, Imagine Communications is showcasing its commitment to helping our customers manage the ‘how to’ stage of the migration of their operations through breakthroughs in microservices design, cloud-native applications, and our modular approach to solving their most demanding business challenges.”

NAB Show: Timecode Systems Showcases VR Sync Solution

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:06:23 -0400

Timecode Systems is heading to Las Vegas with new products, enhanced features, and some exciting updates to its BLINK Hub app. This year the company will be showcasing not only how its system streamlines multicamera production workflows, but also how it now offers those same efficiency benefits to virtual reality filmmakers.
 
“For Timecode Systems, 2017 is all about virtual reality (VR) and bringing the increased efficiency and cost savings we’ve already delivered to multicamera production teams to 360-degree filmmakers,” says Paul Scurrell, CEO, Timecode Systems Ltd.. “When we launched SyncBac PRO, we gave production teams a way to integrate GoPro footage seamlessly into professional production workflows. Now we’re looking to do the same for VR and, in doing so, significantly increase the opportunity to use 360-degree filming in professional film and broadcast productions.”

Shure Reveals New and Expanded Roles for Global Marketing and Sales Executives

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:11:54 -0400

Shure Incorporated revealed promotions for three key executives in its Global Marketing and Sales Division.
 
Ray Crawford has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Sales. Since he joined Shure in 2005, Ray has been responsible for implementing Shure’s strategic business plan and has overseen the company’s global business initiatives. Ray is a member of the Executive Staff and Chairperson of the Shure Corporate Management Committee.
 
Althea Ricketts has been promoted to Associate Vice President of GMS Operations. Since 2014, she has been leading this function, ensuring that demand for Shure products is met throughout the Americas. In this expanded role, she will be responsible for global finance, customer service, and support departments as well as Sales and Operations Planning.
 
Erik Vaveris has been named Associate Vice President of Global Marketing. In this role, Erik will monitor the consolidation of specific marketing functions worldwide and lead the planning and implementation of Shure’s marketing efforts to ensure global consistency with its brand position, localizing where appropriate.

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