In Broadcast - January 2018 - 6

6 | Vol: 8 - Issue 1 | January 2018

Elenos Acquires
Broadcast Electronics

ITA / USA: In a move that
strengthens the global reach
for both companies Elenos has
acquired Broadcast Electronics
(BE). This acquisition stands to
provide both companies with an
increased global presence, and
furthers Elenos' mission to build
high quality, reliable transmitters.
The transaction also provides BE
with access to Itelco analogue and
digital TV transmitter technology.
transmitters in 1977, and is now
the largest manufacturer of radio
equipment in the US.

Ross Native
IP Switchers

CAN: Ross Video has added
native IP support for its Acuity
and Carbonite Black production
and CarboniteIP respectively,
both switchers are now able to
seamlessly interface to standardsbased SMPTE ST 2110 and ST 20226 infrastructures. Connectivity to
COTS IP networks is provided via
standard 10GbE SFP+ interfaces
with integrated discovery and
registration of streams using open
control protocols.
An optional aggregation switch can
also be added to provide efficient
40GbE or 100GbE interfaces.

Merge Over IP

USA: The Alliance for IP Media
Solutions (AIMS) has announced
it is merging with the Media
Networking Alliance (MNA) to
form a single trade association
for promoting IP in the media and
entertainment industry.
The merger comes after a two-year
history of collaboration, and it will
enable the organisations to have
an even greater impact on the
The new joint organisation will
retain the AIMS name and will be
governed by the existing AIMS

ATG Danmon Upgrades
Record TV

completed the latest in a
series of technical upgrades
for the London-based UK
studios of Brazilian free-toair commercial television
broadcaster Record TV
wide range of programme content
supplementing the output from
our parent channel in São Paulo,"
said Record TV's UK Administrative
Coordinator, Rui Reis. "These include
and entertainment. This latest
update expands the versatility of our
production infrastructure.
"ATG Danmon has proved a very
good technology partner, able to

Record TV's main studio plus one of the production suites

work alongside our studio team
without disturbing normal programme
operations and to support us when
needed. The systems installed have
improved our operational efficiency
and output quality."
ATG Danmon Managing Director
Russell Peirson-Hagger, said: "Record
TV was introduced to us by Vantec, our
Portuguese partner within the Danmon
Group. We were very pleased to assist

in upgrading and expanding their
London facility."
The services provided include the
redesign and wiring of the Record
TV studio facility in addition to the
installation of AJA and Blackmagic
video routers, and signal converters.
Also integrated into the system was
audio to PC interfacing, enabling high
quality audio communication via Skype
TX for Radio.

Riedel Scoops Key Network Role

iedel Communications' MediorNet,
Artist, and Bolero are playing
major behind-the-scenes technical
roles at the National Theatre in London.
The theatre production is using
Riedel products as stage props in its
highly anticipated stage adaptation
of the 1976 television news
satire Network.
Network is the story of
Howard Beale, an outof-control
played by Bryan Cranston of
Breaking Bad fame. The stage
adaptation of the awardwinning 1976 movie at the
National Theatre, directed
by Ivo van Hove, is true to its
roots and remains relevant

even 40 years after the movie's
"Since the production is being
set in current times, the producers
needed to create an authentic studio
and newsroom setting," said Ben
Tompsett, Rentals Manager UK, Riedel

Communications. "With the National
Theatre's recent purchase of Artist
digital intercoms and Bolero wireless,
the gear is not only providing a stateof-the-art production infrastructure
backstage, it's also appearing onstage
to create a truly modern and realistic
look for the show."
Riedel's Bolero wireless and
C3 wired beltpacks are clearly
visible in nearly every scene of
MicroN MultiViewer units
provide video feeds for screens
that are key components in the
Scene from Network
(Picture courtesy of Jan Versweyveld)

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