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www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 7 - Issue 5 | May 2017

InNews
Belden In US$160M
Thinklogical Purchase

USA: Belden Inc has agreed to
acquire Thinklogical from a private
equity firm for US$160 million.
Thinklogical, a leading global
manufacturer of secure, highperformance KVM signal extension
and switching systems for videorich applications, was part of the
portfolio of Boston-based private
equity firm Riverside Partners.
Thinklogical offers the most
robust line of uncompressed,
high-bandwidth signal stream and
flexible switching options.
The solutions suit command and
control, intelligence, broadcast
control rooms and post-production
environments.

VITEC VI Boosts
HEVC Quality

FRA: VITEC, a leader in advanced
video encoding and streaming
solutions, has announced its
second-generation HEVC codec
(GEN2). Powering the company's
field-proven MGW Ace Encoder -
the industry's first portable HEVC
hardware-based encoder - this
codec claims to set new industry
standards in quality surpassing its
nearest competitor by 20%.
When paired with MGW Ace
Decoder, it becomes a fully
hardware-based,
end-to-end
4:2:2 10-bit HEVC encode/decode
streaming solution that supports
the most demanding and diverse
video streaming use cases.

Friend MTS & Piksel
Secure Partnership

GBR: Friend MTS has announced a
partnership with Piksel.
The partnership will see the
two companies integrate Friend
MTS' ASiD technology digital
watermarking system into Piksel's
Palette of cloud-based modular
video services, and Piksel's Digital
Showcase, OTT platform.
The combined offering will deliver
protection of both live and VOD
content by implementing the
latest release of the ASiD service,
which incorporates 'ASiD VoDSafe'
to protect on-demand content
alongside live channels and events.

Verizon Powers All New
Gravity Point TV VR Hub
G

ravity Point TV, a leader in the
worldwide virtual reality (VR)
services space, has selected Verizon
Digital Media Services to exclusively
power the all-new VR viewing hub,
Gravity Point VR.
Already a user of Verizon's Uplynk
Video Streaming service, Gravity Point
TV will now also utilise the Edgecast
Content Delivery Network (CDN) to
ensure that Gravity Point VR content
creators, publishers and providers - in
sectors from video entertainment and
gaming to retail and distance learning
- can distribute quality content at
scale and ensure a seamless viewer
experience.
"We decided to expand our
relationship and exclusively work
with Verizon Digital Media Services

Gravity Point TV has
opted for Verizon Digital
Media Services

because of its track record of excellent
performance, innovative technology
stack and unrelenting demonstration
of remarkable customer service," said
Scott Cardoza, Gravity Point Founder
and CEO.
"After experiencing the simplicity
and flexibility of Uplynk, we were
confident that the Edgecast CDN would
provide us with the critical foundation
and reliability to deliver optimal VR

experiences and provide Gravity Point
VR publishers with the necessary
performance to attract and retain
viewers."
Providing post-production, technical
operations, and distribution services
to the VR market, Gravity Point VR is
leading the way in making VR more
accessible and appealing for both new
and diverse applications and business
cases.

CHEK TV Invests In SAM VIBE

C

anadian broadcaster CHEK TV has
invested in its fast news production
solution SAM VIBE.
An employee-owned, independent
broadcast
station
in
Victoria,
Vancouver Island, BC, having just
celebrated 60 years of trusted news
broadcasts, CHEK TV wanted to be able
to deliver news via the
web and social media,
as well as traditional
broadcast.
Jason Sokoloski, Chief
of Technology, CHEK TV
commented: "The SAM
workflow allows us to
do everything we need,
and more, and they
worked closely with
us to deliver a system

that is right for us. Furthermore,
SAM is the most forward thinking of
the many solution providers that we
researched."
VIBE can capture any feed -
regardless of format or aspect ratio
- and incorporate it into a news
package. Furthermore, the system

allows a single production team to
handle all inputs, produce and deliver
content to any platform in any format.
VIBE provides CHEK TV with a unified
workflow that allows it to deliver news
to air and to social media platforms in
seconds. The system is highly scalable
and integrates with the broadcaster's
Octopus
Newsroom
system.
CHEK TV has also
invested in SAM's Go!
multiplatform editor for
HTML5 editing and social
media publishing. Using
Go!, production staff
can access VIBE content
from any location using a
browser.
SAM VIBE


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