In Broadcast - February 2018 - 16
President & CEO
KBS Steps Down
KOR: Mr Ko Dae-young has stepped
down as President and CEO of the
Korean Broadcasting System (KBS).
Mr Ko will also step down as the
President of the ABU.
He leaves the ABU in the hands
of Vice Presidents, Ms Supriya
Sahu, Mr Sun Yusheng and Mr
Ryoichi Ueda, together with the
Mr Ko said that KBS remained
"fully committed" to the work
and mission of the ABU for the
development of broadcasting.
Rising Sun Pictures
Nominated For Award
AUS: Three artists from Rising Sun
Pictures have been nominated
for a VES Award for their work on
Marvel Studios' Thor: Ragnarok.
CG Supervisor Hubert Maston,
Lighting Technical Director Arthur
Moody, On-Set VFX/Concept/
Pre-vis Adam Paschke, and also
Virtual Production Supervisor
Casey Schatz (from Third Floor)
are nominated for Best Virtual
Cinematography for the film's Val's
The team will travel to LA where
the winners will be announced
at the VES Awards Ceremony on
New TV Landscape
SIN / USA: At CES, NAGRA outlined
its vision of "connecting people to
the content they love".
Ivan Verbesselt, SVP Group
Marketing, NAGRA, said: "This new
reality calls for a smart line-up of
IP, cloud and data-driven solutions
that help service providers retain
their leadership position as leading
aggregators of premium content
catering to the most valuable payTV consumer types."
NAGRA showed a multi-journey
user experience unifying devices;
actionable data intelligence; and
end-to-end content protection.
ABU Coalition On
FJI: In the first major ABU event
of the year, more than 100 media
professionals, and experts in
climate change adaptation and
disaster preparedness, will gather
in Nadi, Fiji.
This year's three-day annual ABU
Summit on Climate Change and
Disaster Risk Reduction and Pacific
Media Partnership Conference
on February 5 to 7 will examine
the theme of Media Solutions
for a Sustainable Future and the
pressing issues for broadcasters in
the Pacific region.
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Shanghai Media Tech
Selects Grass Valley
Media Tech has chosen
Grass Valley equipment to
provide a comprehensive,
4K/IP solution for its OB van
and EFP systems.
"Transitioning our full
system for the future of
broadcast, 4K and IP, was
a challenging task given
the number of solutions we needed
to upgrade in our OB vans," said
Yuanyue, Team Manager, Shanghai
"Grass Valley's total 4K/IP solution
made the transition easy, as all of the
solutions from camera to multiviewer
were seamlessly integrated from the
Platforms, Kayenne Video
Korona K-Frame V-series,
GV Node Real Time IP
Processing and Routing
Densité IP Gateway and GV
Convergent IP/SDI Router
Control & Configuration
Upgrade: Grass Valley kit was specified System.
start. The entire system is designed
Shanghai Media Tech purchased a
to adapt to our changing needs and total of 44 LDX 86N cameras, which
evolving industry trends, so we felt feature native 4K UHD CMOS imagers
comfortable investing in this solution that provide outstanding dynamic
for years to come."
range performance, and the unique
Each OB van and EFP system is DPMULTRA technology that provides
outfitted with multiple LDX 86N High alternative switching to native HD
Software pixels for global shutter operation.
IABM Partners With AV8 Media
he IABM has entered a partnership
with AV8 Media to deliver IABM's
award-winning technical training
courses in South East Asia.
Based in Singapore, AV8 Media is
a systems integrator and training
provider for all aspects of digital
technology. In addition to delivering
IABM broadcast and media technology
training courses, AV8 Media is also an
Adobe Authorised Training Centre.
"We are sure that the industry
will benefit tremendously from the
knowledge gained through this
formats and workflows.
Peter Bruce, Director,
IABM APAC, said: "Our
training courses are a
key benefit for members;
skills shortages are widely
quoted as being a barrier
AV8 Media will offer IABM training courses
plans in APAC. AV8 Media,
premium training," said Ketan Shah, with its long-established training base
Training Manager at AV8 Media.
and experienced teaching staff, is the
Courses range from an introduction ideal local partner to help companies
to the broadcast and media business bridge that skills gap and stay ahead as
for those new to the industry, to video industry transformation continues to
and audio fundamentals, IP networks gain pace."
and signal flows, HDR, WCG and HEVC,
The courses are open to IABM
to satellite broadcasting and file members as well as non-members.
Gearhouse Deploys Net Insight's Remote Solution
lobal production service provider
Gearhouse Broadcast has deployed
Net Insight's Remote production 2.0
solution for their Australian Remote
Broadcast Centre located in Melbourne.
"We have selected Net Insight for
their telco-endorsed and reliable highquality remote production transport
solution that we can rely on for
significant live events, when nothing
can go wrong," said Gavin Romanis,
Business Development Director of
"This is the first time that JPEG2000
compression is used in Australia
to transport all feeds to remotely
produce a live event of such high
profile and scale."
During January more than 80
feeds, including live camera, video
audio, intercom and data feeds
are transported between venues,
the Gearhouse Broadcast's remote
broadcast centre and client premises
"Our joint remote production
solution that we are delivering
together with Gearhouse Broadcast
broadcast production very costefficiently," said Fredrik Tumegård,
CEO of Net Insight.
Net Insight's Remote production
2.0 enables an end-to-end controlled
solution over any network and
workflows resulting in significant
resource savings for both large and
small live events.
All live camera feeds are compressed
using Net Insight's leading JPEG2000
compression technology reducing
bandwidth by more than 80%
compared to uncompressed.
Latency is claimed at 150ms.