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www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 10 - Issue 8 | August 2020

InAPAC

LiveU
Supports
Singapore
Election
Coverage
L

Riedel Names Roehrs
As APAC Director

R

iedel
Communications
has
appointed Simon Roehrs as
Director of the company's Asia-Pacific
operations.
Based in Singapore, Roehrs brings
a rich background in sales executive
management from prominent media
technology companies to his new role.
"In the past couple of years,
Riedel has significantly increased its
impact and investment in the APAC
region. We have successfully built
a regional framework to support
our growing customer base served
by our subsidiaries in Japan, China,
Singapore, and Australia, and by
our network partners. Simon is the
perfect person to take the helm," said

Martin Berger, Chief Sales Officer
at Riedel. "Not only does he bring
deep technical industry expertise and
regional knowledge to this important
role, but he is a believer in industry
standards and a highly influential
speaker at major Asian conferences
such as SMPTE Hong Kong, BIRTV,
InterBEE, and Broadcast Asia. We look
forward to working with Simon as we
continue to expand Riedel's influence
in Asia-Pacific."
Roehrs began his career at DVS
GmbH, after the acquisition of DVS
by Rohde & Schwarz, he later moved
into a role as a solutions architect and
service engineer based in Singapore,
subsequently moving to Tokyo after

Simon Roehrs, Director, APAC, Riedel

a promotion to regional manager for
APAC.
Prior to joining Riedel, Roehrs served
as APAC sales director for Lawo and
as Japan cluster manager/regional
director for Vizrt.
"LiveU's high availability solutions
guaranteed flawless transmission"

Silver Trak Digital Establishes
New Zealand Office

G

oing from strength to strength
and as part of the company's
continued expansion across the Asia
pacific region, Silver Trak Digital has
established a new office in Auckland,
New Zealand.
Silver
Trak
COO
Christian
Christiansen said: "As we were
when we opened our offices in
Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and
Kuala Lumpur and to meet the
unprecedented demand for our
services, we are delighted that we are
now able to offer to the full range of
Silver Trak solutions to all customers
across New Zealand from our Auckland
office."

According to Christiansen the main
services offered from the NZ office
are digital cinema mastering and
management including duplicating and
distributing content via hard drives
or IP delivery to NZ cinemas, working
with DAMsmart to provide digitisation
services and Media Room to provide
advanced asset management services
to the NZ market.
The NZ office will also be a hub for
technical assessment QC for SD, HD
and 4K SDR/HDR content, preparation
and packaging services for OTT and
broadcast, general broadcast services
and a variety of audio services.
Silver Trak's New Zealand office may

"Unprecedented demand,"
Christian Christiansen

be found at 3D Delta Avenue, New
Lynn, Auckland, 0600, New Zealand,
email christian@silvertrak.com.au or
call +64 9 2828262.
Christiansen said an announcement
about a general manager for the NZ
office was expected soon.

Mediacorp Initiative Reels In Viddsee Shorts
I
n
a
collaboration
between
Singapore's national media network
Mediacorp and Singapore-based online
entertainment
platform
Viddsee,
audiences will get to enjoy more quality
local entertainment under the 'Lights.
Camera.Singapore'
with
Viddsee
initiative.
From 25 July 2020, fans will be able
to watch 16 Viddsee short films under
the Scene City anthology by local
content creators on Mediacorp's digital
platform meWATCH (mewatch.sg/
viddsee).
Shown as part of the Lights.Camera.
Singapore initiative which champions
cultural cornerstones, the Scene City

anthology present a glimpse into the
rich and layered narratives, landscapes
and vignettes of city life in Singapore.
These include award-winning works
such as Pa directed by Sabrina Poon,
which won Best Screenplay & People's
Choice Award at the Shorties Film
Festival Singapore 2019, and Light By
Bedside directed by JD Chua, which
clinched Best Web Film Shorts at the
Asia Web Awards 2019.
A run of 13 of these short films
will also be aired every Tuesday on
Channel 5 from 28 July 2020.
Come end-2020 to early 2021,
Mediacorp will also showcase popular
drama series and infotainment

iveU technology provided key
live streaming support during
Singapore's recent General Election
2020 in June that enabled Mediacorp,
Singapore's largest content creator
and national media network, to provide
comprehensive live coverage from 31
constituencies across the country.

programmes from Viddsee, such as
its 'VOICES' documentary series While
You Sleep by Christine Seow, which
won Best Documentary at the Asia Web
Awards 2019.
As part of this collaboration,
both companies will also explore
commissioning a drama
series based on a short film.

A still from 'Pa' directed by Sabrina Poon

Mediacorp used multiple field units
to stream high-quality live video from
Nomination Day events and the polling
stations, coverage of candidates at
their constituencies and results on
Polling Day itself. Leveraging LiveU
cloud technology, Mediacorp also used
LiveU's platform for multi-destination
distribution and disaster recovery. On
the ground, management and support
for the complex project was provided
by LiveU's partner in Singapore,
Elevate Broadcast. Elevate's role
has been crucial, both in the run-up
preparations and on Polling Day itself.
James Hollis, Lead, Production
Services, News and Current Affairs
Mediacorp, said: "This election was
like no other, with social distancing
paramount and additional measures
to take into account when planning
and providing coverage. LiveU's high
availability
solutions
guaranteed
flawless transmission around the clock
from multiple locations, enabling us to
cover the election extensively, while
keeping to the strict safety measures.
Using LiveU's cloud technology,
we could also multistream the live
broadcast footages to our YouTube
and Digital platforms, bringing the
live feeds to wider audiences, without
needing large crews onsite."
LiveU worked with Mediacorp to
rev up its operations for coverage of
Singapore's National Day (August 9.)
LiveU's technology shared live
feeds from across the island allowing
Singapore citizens to enjoy the
celebrations while maintaining social
distancing and safety guidelines.


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