May 25 2015Abbye Churchills article on THE SCENE

first_imgMay 25, 2015Abbye Churchill’s article on THE SCENE – Culture page hit the essence on this event, see Massive amounts of sophisticated equipment arrived …… as well as massive amounts of water and BEER.Outdoor showers were rigged up.Vendors arrived delicious treats.A crew from MOOG SOUNDLAB set up a whole array of equiment in the Red Room.This all is leading up to a terrific event, more to come.last_img

Video solutions and delivery firm Elemental Techno

first_imgVideo solutions and delivery firm Elemental Technologies successfully completed what it claimed was the world’s first real-time 4K HEVC transmission over the weekend.Japanese telco K-Opticom used high-efficiency video coding (HEVC or H.265) video processing software from Elemental to successfully deliver a real-time 4K Ultra HD transmission of the Osaka Marathon.“The stream looked stunning with clear, reliable and very detailed output on Sony 4K televisions. Together, the advanced K-OPT optical fiber network and Elemental’s video processing proved real-time 4K HEVC transmission is now a reality,” said K-Opticom president Takao Fujino.Tom Morrod, research director for consumer electronics and video technology at IHS, said: “4K and Ultra High Definition will be very important, especially for live sports in the coming years, and HEVC compression will be critical to making 4K cost effective, reach multiscreen devices and not use too much distribution bandwidth.”last_img read more

PhonetoTV video streaming service Flipps has sig

first_imgPhone-to-TV video streaming service Flipps has signed a distribution deal with web series studio Vuguru, allowing it to distribute two of the latter’s shows via its platform. Under the deal, Flipps will make Vuguru scripted series Prom Queen and Back on Topps available to stream on smart TVs and web-connected games consoles using Flipps’ iOS or Android app.Formerly known as iMediaShare, Flipps lets users stream online videos from their mobile for free over the same WiFi network – with no remote or dongle required.“Bringing online original programming to the connected home is a natural extension of the Flipps brand and Vuguru is a leader in the space. We’re excited to be the first to bring on-demand Vuguru series to the TV screen – making them available and easily accessible to millions of viewers,” said Flipps CEO, Kosta Jordanov.last_img read more

Russian broadcaster CTC Media and the countrys la

first_imgRussian broadcaster CTC Media and the country’s largest media holding company, National Media Group, are to create a single joint online TV platform, More.TV.The pair will create the new platform as a virtual TV and video-on-demand operator, offering a distribution network for streamed TV channels and popular Russian and international content that will be available either free of charge supported by advertising or through a subscription VOD model.The pair said that More.TV could be integrated with the set-tops of leading TV operators and the OTT TV services of mobile telecom players.CTC and National Media Group have named Denis Gorshkov as head of the separate Skolkovo-based digital business set up to house the new project, M3. Gorshkov was previously general director of Amedia TV, where he was responsible for the development of the Amediateka OTT TV service and the Amedia group’s pay TV channels.The launch of the service is envisaged for early next year, and the pair said they were actively recruiting technical and commercial staff.Olga Paskina, general director of National Media Group, said that the project was “an important step” towards creating a user-friendly TV experience for Russians and added that the creation of More.TV would allow the group to fulfill its vision of a unified system for “the production and monetization of content in all environments”.Vyacheslav Murugov, CEO of CTC Media, said that the launch was a further step towards enabling the company to reach the widest possible audience for its content.The development of More.TV follows the teaming up of CTC, National Media Group, state-backed broadcaster Pervyy Kanal (Channel One), and VGTRK – the All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company – last year to create Vitrina TV (Showcase), a common online platform for Russian broadcasters on the model of Hulu. Missing from the group of participants in Vitrina TV was Gazprom Media, Russia’s other leading media group. More.TV will sit on the Vitrina TV platform.National Media Group has a 25% in Pervyy Kanal, which is majority-owned by the Russian state with a 51% share with the balance being held by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.National Media Group and CTC Media had earlier joined forces to create a unified back-office infrastructure through a joint venture in which National Media Group held a 51% stake and CTC held 49%.last_img read more