Recent Posts by Fergal Ringrose, Editorial Director, Europe

IABM Buying Trends Report shows continuing optimism despite radical industry change

IABM has released the latest Buying Trends Report to members. The report analyses the financial performance of media companies for the six months to December 2018 and qualitative analysis based on pre-NAB Show 2019 buying trends survey data. Revenue growth has improved from 5.3% to 9.3% while profit growth remains negative at -2.4% — slightly […]  More

Change of name from Forbidden Technologies to Blackbird plc

Forbidden Technologies plc, the developer and seller of cloud video platform technology using its patented Blackbird technology, has announced that the company’s name has this week changed to Blackbird plc. Shareholdings will be unaffected by the change of name and existing share certificates should be retained as they will remain valid for all purposes. Any […]  More

Seven News installs Viz Story across Australia as part of digital campaign

Vizrt has installed Viz Story across the entirety of Seven News, the news arm of Seven West Media — one of Australia’s leading integrated media companies. Viz Story is Vizrt’s video creation and distribution tool that allows digital media companies to quickly create branded content and publish it simultaneously across multiple platforms. Andrew Anderson, head of Operations […]  More

Telestream forms partnership with Nice People At Work

Telestream and global big data and video intelligence company Nice People at Work (NPAW) have announced a go to market partnership that sees the firms integrating their video monitoring and analytics platforms. In turn, this enables Telestream and NPAW to implement cross reference selling strategies across a range of markets. In today’s video delivery environment […]  More

ChyronHego rolls out TRACAB Gen5 following stamp of approval from DFL

ChyronHego has introduced TRACAB Gen5, the newest generation of the company’s TRACAB optical sports tracking system. TRACAB Gen5 features significant improvements in tracking data quality and accuracy, driven by completely redesigned tracking algorithms, a stronger array of camera angles, and new AI features for player, number, and colour recognition. TRACAB Gen5 uses a distributed system […]  More

Guinness PRO14 and StreamAMG launch rugby union’s first tournament OTT service

The Guinness PRO14 has become the first major rugby union competition to launch its own OTT video platform thanks to a partnership with StreamAMG. After major worldwide broadcasts were unveiled by the Championship earlier this season, supporters in selected international territories will also be able to watch matches live via an official direct-to-consumer platform. Having […]  More

Kanal 2 Estonia switches to Dyvi for news, talk and sports

Kanal 2, Estonia’s largest private television network, has invested in a Dyvi software-defined switcher from live production specialist EVS. The Postimees Grupp (formerly known as Eesti Meedia)-owned network is now able to produce high quality programming, pre-record content and also drive the material shown on the four large video walls in its main studio in […]  More