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Appointments
Honeycutt Joins
Blackbird Board
GBR: John Honeycutt has joined the
Board of Blackbird (www.blackbird.
video) as a Non-Executive Director.
Honeycutt, an expert in cloud
services, supply chain logistics
and cyber security, has significant
international
experience
in
business strategy and operations,
mergers
and
acquisitions,
transformation & project delivery.
Andrew Bentley, Chairman of
Blackbird, said: "John has an
exceptional track record of
achievement across our sector. He
brings knowledge, experience and
connectivity to global players and
will make a valuable contribution
to the future of Blackbird."
Previously, Honeycutt was SVP
Broadcast Operations at Fox (1995
to 2003) before holding roles as
Chief Media Technology Officer,
Chief Operating Officer as well
as Chief Technology Officer at
Discovery (2003 to 2019.
He then joined Google as VP of
Telecommunications,
Media
and Entertainment & Gaming.

ViaLite Appoints
APAC Sales Manager
USA: ViaLite Communications
has appointed John Meyers to the
new role of APAC Sales Manager,
supporting the business's growth.
Meyers brings over 30 years of
experience in the Asia-Pacific
market to the business and through
his satcom experience.
His experience within the industry
has allowed him to develop closer
working relationships with a
number of satellite operators,
cellular network operators, and
government entities. This will
prove an asset in his management
and support of the expanding
ViaLite APAC distributor network.
Meyers initially began his career
as a software engineer in the
U.S. before moving into the APAC
satellite communications market.
After joining Gilat Satellite
Networks in 1997, he re-located
to Bangkok, Thailand, and
assisted in developing a regional
sales and technical support.

www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 10 - Issue 7 | July 2020

Digigram Launches
IQOYA CONNECT

D

igigram has released
its newest addition to
the ONE IP audio solution
- IQOYA CONNECT, the
cloud-based
service
and
platform
that
addresses radio and TV
broadcasters.
The service provides
a secure, reliable and
intuitive connection for
both technicians and
journalists, each operating at one end
of the broadcasting chain.
"Because we have extensive
experience in the Broadcast industry,
we have observed that achieving
a seamless remote show is often
complex, as it requires both a
technician and a journalist to set

profiles and audio settings are saved,
offering autonomy and flexibility in live
situations whatever the device used.
On the technician's
end, IQOYA CONNECT
has a global monitoring
interface that enables
real-time
monitoring
of the codec fleet on
one screen. As part of
Digigram's ONE IP audio
solution, IQOYA CONNECT
provides a reliable and
cost-effective
solution
for broadcasters without
IQOYA CONNECT cloud-based service and platform compromising the audio
codecs parameters. Sometimes this quality, which has always been at the
happens just minutes before going heart of Digigram's expertise.
live," said Xavier Allanic, Digigram's VP
Consisting of a range of IP codecs,
Sales.
a suite of web-based applications,
On the journalist's end, IQOYA connection services and accessories,
CONNECT features a unified Web the solution is complete, interoperable
platform where the user's custom and complementary.

THEO And Synamedia
Form HESP Alliance

T

HEO Technologies, creator of the
High Efficiency Streaming Protocol
(HESP) and video playback solutions,
and Synamedia, the world's largest
independent video software provider,
have launched the HESP Alliance.
Streaming video vendors and media
companies are invited to join the
alliance. The goal is to fast-track the
roll-out of cost-effective, immersive,
broadcast-equivalent
streaming
experiences by building an ecosystem
around the HESP protocol.
Introduced at NAB 2019, HESP
leapfrogs current streaming protocols
by removing the need for trade-offs
between latency, scalability and

viewer experience. It delivers
sub-second latency, as low as
400ms, at scale, as well as
near real-time sub-100ms
zapping times.
This results in an
unparalleled
viewing
experience over standard
HTTP-based
Internet
infrastructure and CDNs.
Notably, HESP also reduces bandwidth
costs by as much as 20% compared to
current solutions such as the Common
Media Application Format (CMAF)
combined with chunked transfer
encoding (CTE).
The HESP Alliance aims to accelerate

standardisation
and
large-scale
adoption of HESP.
Alliance members can license the
technology; integrate it into their
video packaging and playback
solutions; and develop and share
extensions to drive further
innovation.
A certification program for
HESP-compliant
solutions
will ensure interoperability
and provide peace of
mind for media companies
deploying
HESP-based
streaming services.
The first HESP solutions, available in
Q4 2020, will include an independently
developed THEO Technologies HESPenabled video player and a Synamedia
HESP-certified packager.
These will be followed by more thirdparty solutions in 2021.


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