News Roundup

MLB inks deal with Sportradar to distribute real time stats globally

Major League Baseball (MLB) and Sportradar have agreed a multi-year partnership to enhance and expand distribution of MLB’s real-time game statistics around the globe. The deal, which starts with the 2019 season, encompasses media and gaming rights at both international and domestic levels. Across international markets outside of the US, Sportradar will have exclusive distribution […]  More

Metafora Production chooses Ross Video for Syria TV channel in Istanbul

Metafora Production is a private Arabic media company based in Istanbul that produces television, films and documentaries on behalf of Syria TV. With a broad reach across the Middle East, Metafora aims to build a new image of the Arabic world with distinctive and popular programmes such as Joe Show, a renowned and sometimes controversial […]  More

Qvest Media to plan and build Asharq media centre in Dubai

Qvest Media has been granted the contract to build the required systems for a multi-platform news and media centre owned by Asharq News Services in the heart of Dubai’s financial district. This will lead ‘Bloomberg Asharq’ to deliver news across online, social, TV and radio services around the clock to the Arabic speaking population around […]  More

Third-generation Lawo mc²56 console intros dual fader bay

Lawo showcased a new option for its third-generation mc²56 audio production console at BVE 2019: a dual-fader operating surface that increases fader count while keeping console size small. With this new option, mc²56 becomes what is claimed to be the only audio mixing console in its category that can host up to 144 faders within […]  More

IBC2019 welcomes entries for its Awards programme

The IBC2019 Awards are now open for entries, with the aim of celebrating excellence across the industry — in keeping with IBC’s ethos of being ‘by the industry, for the industry’. IBC has announced two new categories this year, which reflect the way the industry is developing globally. The Young Pioneer Award celebrates the newest, […]  More

Imagine Communications upgrades Thai PBS with software-defined technology

Imagine Communications has upgraded an existing news, production and playout infrastructure at Thai Public Broadcasting Services (Thai PBS). The installation gives the broadcaster increased flexibility, scalability and speed for an operationally agile and future-focused solution through the use of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware running Nexio software from Imagine. The new Imagine solution enables Thai PBS […]  More

New vx 4 media server in disguise

disguise has launched the vx 4 server which has been engineered to play back video at higher quality and resolution than before. It was previewed at ISE 2019, where it won the Installation Best of Show award. The vx 4 is optimised for playing up to four times uncompressed 4K60 using its high-performance NVME RAID […]  More

Gogo TV in-flight entertainment takes off with AWS

In-flight broadband internet provider Gogo recently committed to moving its entire infrastructure to Amazon Web Services (AWS), going all-in on the cloud provider. Gogo is improving in-flight internet and entertainment experiences for millions of passengers around the world, leveraging a range of AWS services, including analytics, serverless, database, and storage. AWS services help the company […]  More

Claire Hungate to guest chair IBC2019 content steering group

Brave Bison CEO Claire Hungate has accepted the role of guest chair of the IBC2019 content steering group (CSG), a collection of industry experts and thought leaders including BBC Studios, Google, Endemol Shine Group and Discovery. Hungate’s successful broadcast career includes being managing director of UK production company Wall to Wall, and part of the […]  More