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IFP Flies With Media Exchange
GBR: UK-based Inflight Productions (IFP) has deployed Signiant’s Media Exchange and Managers+Agents software to speed the production and distribution of inflight entertainment programmes. IFP’s workflows depend on Signiant for the secure, reliable and accelerated movement of entertainment content between the company’s London and Los Angeles locations and business partners worldwide. Workflows include content acquisition from the major studios, distributors and broadcasters, transcoding, dubbing/subtitling and final delivery to a variety of inflight entertainment platforms.

Nevion And T-VIPS Merger Plan
Nevion and T-VIPS recently announced their intention to merge the two companies pending regulatory and shareholder approvals. The anticipated management structure sees existing Nevion head Geir Bryn-Jensen take up the reins as Chief Executive Officer. He is joined by senior managers from both companies’ current teams: Eugene Keane, Nils Fredriksen, Petter Kvaal Djupvik, Johnny Dolvik, Janne T Morstøl and Arnhild Schia. Geir Bryn-Jensen, CEO of Nevion, said: “With the explosion in global media consumption and the growing need for broadcasters and service providers to deliver media content quickly on multiple platforms, the timing of our merger makes perfect sense. Now is the right time to profit from the rapid shift towards media networking over IP, deliver the new generation of optical transport and enable the emerging media delivery business models.” Johnny Dolvik, CEO of T-VIPS, said: “Joining forces with Nevion will give us critical mass, increased market presence and enables us to realise our shared vision to shape the future of media transport right across the media value chain. It makes a real statement to the market. We have a complementary culture of innovation and a vision that we believe will resonate and bring benefits to our customers and partners.” Nevion manufactures awardGeir Bryn-Jensen, CEO

winning systems for broadcasters, service providers and government agencies worldwide. T-VIPS is a global leader in professional video transport solutions. The merger is structured as a cash and shares transaction, no further financial details of the deal are expected to be revealed.

IBC Debut For IDS Content Manager
GBR: IDS Products Content Manager, a web browser-based application that enables the user to ingest, control and distribute content for display on an IDS network, was debuted at IBC. It provides a range of functions including the provision of a user interface for entering and distributing dynamic text messaging, video clips or still images to specific IDS screens within a facility’s studios or production areas. Content Manager can also ingest and distribute video clips or stills.

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Vitec Group Negotiates £100M Refinancing Deal
Vitec Group has successfully refinanced a £100 million revolving credit facility with a syndicate of banks co-ordinated by Barclays. Barclays, HSBC, RBS and Wells Fargo each provided £22.5 million and UniCredit provided £10 million. The new five-year finance package will enable Vitec to continue to develop their existing businesses and selectively acquire new companies to complement their strategic objectives. Paul Hayes, Group Finance Director, Vitec Group, said: “I greatly appreciate the support of our banking group, comprising of Barclays, HSBC, RBS, Wells Fargo and UniCredit, in arranging and will allow it the flexibility to move forward in its evolution.” Vitec is an international group, based in Richmond, principally serving customers in the broadcast, photographic, military aerospace and government markets. The group owns a number of prominent companies in the broadcast industry. Brands such as Anton Bauer, Autoscript, IMT (Nucomm & RF Central), OConnor, Petrol Bags, Sachtler, Vinten and Vinten Radamec. Vitec Group, which acquired Camera Corps in April 2012 for a net consideration of £8 million, reported a 21.2% growth in operating profit in its half-year results to £18.9 million.

our refinancing. The new five year facility provides Vitec with appropriate facilities to meet our strategic objectives with a banking group where we have strong relationships.” Barclays Relationship Director Richa rd Bacon s aid: “T he commitment of the banking group demonstrates a very positive view of Vitec’s business and strategy,

Aspera Fasp 3 Core Transport
USA: Aspera introduced fasp 3 the next generation of its core transport platform at IBC. Aspera fasp supports highspeed data transfer and automation scenarios in media and entertainment and industries that rely on the exchange, processing, storage and distribution of large data.

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.
For more product information or sales contact: www.clearcom.com
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PO Group Invest in 4k SGO Mistika Solution
BBC Entertainment Launches in Malaysia
AJA KI Pro Eases Elton John Show Workflow Transition
Bolshoi Theatre Install RTS System
Canal+ Sports Opts for Orad Power Wall
SIS LIVE Rolls Out OB 14 HD Truck
OCC’s Bill Smith Answers on the Technical Challenges
4KTV? Not So Fast!
ChyronIP Powers Graphics on Newtek Tricaster
Take Control With Rascular’s Helm
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In Broadcast - October 2012 - Canal+ Sports Opts for Orad Power Wall
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In Broadcast - October 2012 - OCC’s Bill Smith Answers on the Technical Challenges
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In Broadcast - October 2012 - 4KTV? Not So Fast!
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In Broadcast - October 2012 - ChyronIP Powers Graphics on Newtek Tricaster
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In Broadcast - October 2012 - Take Control With Rascular’s Helm
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