In Broadcast - July 2012 - 8
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Multi-Channel Myers Success
USA: Myers is consolidating the broadcast operation being built at the new WCNY-TV/FM facility in Syracuse. Scheduled to launch in October, the facility will assume master control responsibility for the primary and secondary content channels for all nine NY State PBS call-letter stations, NJTV. Operating as Centralcast LLC, the PBS facility anticipates a saving of some $25 million over 10 years. The software will integrate with an Evertz Microsystems playout solution.
MTV3 Engage With never. no Suite
MTV3 is using the never.no Interactivity Suite (IS) during 2012 IIHF hockey matches to harvest related social media content from its second-screen app and sites such as Facebook and Twitter… “Sport fans often carry on a running commentary through social media while watching a game,” said Jaron Milner, Head of MTV3’s Consumer Interaction Businesses. “The Interactivity Suite enables us to tap into that commentary easily and use it to add value to our broadcasts. Now we can ﬁnd and ﬁlter viewer comments and absorb them into our broadcast quickly and efﬁciently, which helps spark lively conversation about the games as they’re happening.” With IS, MTV3 producers can monitor Twitter hash-tags and
MTV3 sports coverage gains social interactivity
Singular Software PluralEyes 3 Beta
USA: Singular Software is to hold a public beta of PluralEyes 3.0 for Adobe Premiere Pro editors. The new upgrade features an interactive workspace that displays the syncing process as it happens. The PluralEyes Connector for Adobe CS6 completes many intermediate workflow steps automatically. Editors can access PluralEyes from within Premiere Pro without the need to convert ﬁles or import them.
the station’s Facebook page to harvest and capture real-time social conversation, moderate the content, and directly ingest it into their Hego graphics system for on-air playout. Rather than having to browse social media sites looking for good content, and then manually copy and paste it into the graphics system, MTV3 can now do it all from a single
system, which greatly streamlines the workﬂow. The never.no IS is a toolkit for creating the technical backbone of interactive broadcasts and Social TV. IS supports participation TV by enabling viewers to influence a broadcast in real-time, and allowing them to interact with one another and the rest of the world.
Fort Takes Charge At NETIA
8 NETIA has announced a major organisational change with the appointment of Philippe Fort as CEO and the departure of NETIA founders Christophe Carniel and Pierre Keiﬂin. Philippe Fort is the former president of NETIA’s Supervisory Board, and has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications sector with organisations including British Telecom, Alcatel, Ericsson, and Atos. Fort joined France Telecom in 2000 and has been managing director of GlobeCast since 2011. He specialises in audiovisual content management solutions for major international radio and television broadcasters such as France Television, RAI, ABC, RTL, RTBF, Radio France, and Canal +. NETIA was acquired in 2008 by GlobeCast, a subsidiary of France Telecom/Orange. Since its founding in 1993, NETIA has built up to a turnover of €8.7 million in 2010 and now employs more than 70 people – mostly in research and development – in and around Montpellier, France. The company is a provider of software solutions that enable efﬁcient management and delivery of content to today’s full array of media platforms. Relied on by more than 10,000 users in 200 installations in more than 40 countries, NETIA solutions allow content producers and owners to manage content from ingest to
Matrox Introduce Thunderbolt Dock
USA: Matrox has introduced DS1, a Thunderbolt docking station that aims to bring the productivity benefits of a desktop computer to MacBook and Ultrabook users. From a single Thunderbolt port, users can add multiple peripherals such as a large DVI or HDMI display, a full-size keyboard and a mouse. A gigabit Ethernet port provides connectivity to a wired corporate network, enabling fast data transfers. One USB 3 port, two USB 2 ports, a microphone input, and a speaker or headphone output are also provided.
NETIA CEO Philippe Fort
delivery, targeting multiplatform outlets including the Internet, VOD, IPTV services, and mobile devices.
Meet the Next Generation of Wired Beltpack
Operating on a single standard microphone cable like a traditional analog beltpack, the advanced HelixNet Partyline beltpack also functions like a source assignment panel, allowing users to select any two of four channels to get the job done. The high-fidelity system also delivers superb digital sound quality even when faced with possible sources of interference. With more channel options than ever and exceptional audio clarity, the HelixNet Partyline is partyline intercom, reinvented.
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