In Broadcast - December 2017 - 4
www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 7 - Issue 12 | December 2017
Snaps Up Zylight
USA: Ushio America has acquired
of innovative lighting products,
Zylight was founded in 2003 by
James and Charles Collias with
a mission to build the best and
most innovative lighting solutions
for the entertainment production
industry. Zylight's products are
designed to merge form and
function to deliver rugged, reliable,
and integrated lighting solutions.
Ushio America is a leading designer
and manufacturer of light source
solutions including lamps, LEDs,
lasers, drivers, systems and
Selects Etere MAM
RSA: Viacom International has
selected Etere MAM for an upgrade
of its facility in Johannesburg,
Networks (VIMN) first selected
Etere in 2015 to manage its OTT
Etere has helped VIMN to improve
the distribution and monetisation
of their OTT content by
significantly automating workflows
and cutting delivery times.
Etere solutions are recognised for
their flexibility and scalability to fit
a diverse range of needs.
Broadcast Pix Ships
production switchers, the FX4 and
FX6 models, from Broadcast Pix
are shipping. This series allows
live production via Cloud-based
control from a traditional control
room or anywhere a browser-based
interface can be accessed.
Using the company's BPNet IP
ecosystem, powered through
the ioGates Cloud-based media
management platform, BPswitch
offers full-motion video and
complete access to all sources and
The UI provides a simplified and
customisable interface, which
helps non-technical personnel.
Cotney Takes Reins
Tom Cotney, Imagine
magine Communications, a portfolio
company of The Gores Group, has
announced that Tom Cotney has been
named CEO of the company.
Current CEO Charlie Vogt is joining
The Gores Group as a Senior Advisor.
"Over the past four years, Imagine
has transformed the media industry by
becoming the first company to deliver
on its vision of an all IP/cloud network
for playout and master control," said
Alec Gores, Founder, Chairman and
CEO of The Gores Group.
"I want to acknowledge and
personally thank Charlie for his
leadership in driving this massive
transformation and placing Imagine's
technology at the forefront of the
"Sharing our vision of where the
industry is heading, Tom is uniquely
qualified to build on this momentum
and I welcome him in his new role."
"I am excited about the opportunity
to lead Imagine to the next level,"
said Cotney. "Business models in
transformation have become the norm
in almost every company today."
Cotney has spent 20 of his 30-year
career partnering, selling to and
competing in the telecommunications
and mobile technology industries.
He served as General Manager of the
Communications Sector at IBM Global
Services and has been a CEO and board
member for a number of privately held
Cotney will also join the board of
directors of Imagine.
La Télé Upgrades To Octopus 8
wiss television broadcaster La Télé
TV - Vaud-Fribourg SA has chosen
Octopus 8 and INCITE MAM as a key
element of its upgraded newsroom
Replacing a legacy third-party
system, the new installation was
designed by Octopus Newsroom's
"Our Fribourg operation will soon
move into the MEDIAparc building
currently being completed in Villarssur-Glâne,"commented
Technical Director, Francois Vittoz.
"IMC and Octopus are well suited
for our multisite workflow which
depends heavily on the collection of
all incoming information sources,
including emails and social media
monitoring. The Octopus Assignment
desk is used to prepare the daily
agenda and allow newsroom staff to
collaborate in the preparation of daily
"La Télé is our second customer
in the French speaking part of
Switzerland, after Canal9 which
transmits to viewers in the canton of
Valais," added Octopus Newsroom
Sales Director Gabriel Jankó.
He said a major requirement
was that the software support
The multi-lingual training
department, in conjunction
provided training for La Télé's
operators in their native
La Télé TV news system