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Broadway Systems Welcomes James J. Ackerman as Executive Chairman

Grand Rapids, Mich. – Broadway Systems, the leading provider of advertising management software for cable networks, announced that James J. Ackerman has joined the company as executive chairman, effective Sept. 3.

Ackerman has extensive executive experience leading software and advanced media companies. As president and CEO of Documentary Channel, he led the company into sustainable profitability that resulted in the sale of the company to Participant Media in July 2012. Previously, during his tenure as president and CEO of OpenTV Corp., he led the company through a change in control ownership, the acquisition and integration of two publically traded competitors, and the transition of the company from a pure software vendor to a leading provider of advanced interactive television technologies, applications, and services.

While serving as CEO of British Interactive Broadcasting, Ackerman was responsible for the launch of the world’s first comprehensive interactive television service as part of Sky Digital. He also served as managing director of Sky Ventures, vice president of international business development at A&E Television Networks, vice president of program development for Hearst Entertainment, director of original programming for The Family Channel, and account supervisor at Grey Advertising.

“We are thrilled to have James join the board of Broadway Systems and to assume the position of executive chairman,” said Chris Noe, board director of Broadway Systems. “He brings an intimate knowledge of Broadway’s cable network customers and an outstanding track record in media technology. We are very excited he is assuming the leadership role of our company, and confident he will extend Broadway’s current leadership position.”

“Broadway has experienced excellent growth over the past several years, offers a remarkable end-to-end advertising management platform, and is bolstered by a team that delivers great results for our clients,” Ackerman said. “The cable television landscape is changing rapidly, and I look forward to helping Broadway respond to these changes with innovative, best of breed technologies and services. Today, Broadway has an outstanding solution designed to help our clients more effectively and efficiently manage their advertising proposal and deal management needs, as well as the central nervous system needed to traffic any cable TV network.”

Ackerman is based in Beverly Hills, Calif., and can be contacted at (310) 844-8953 or via e-mail at james.ackerman@broadwaysystems.com.

About Broadway Systems

Since 2002, Broadway Systems has collaborated with cable networks to engineer a contemporary and fully integrated programming, sales, traffic, stewardship, and billing software system. Today, this platform manages more than $3 billion in advertising revenues for top 20 rated cable networks as well as startups. Broadway Systems offers cable networks a strategic alternative to existing vendors, one that is dedicated to their business and keeps pace with the changing needs of this dynamic industry. Find out more at www.broadwaysystems.com.

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IBC 2013: Vizrt demoing graphics systems exclusively on HP workstations and monitors

At the IBC Show, taking place from September 12-17, 2013, Vizrt is demoing its graphics products using HP high-performance and visualization workstations and monitors exclusively at its booth, Hall 7/Stand A10, in the RAI Convention Center in Amsterdam.

“Based on our long, rewarding relationship with HP, all of our product displays and demonstrations at IBC will be running on HP workstations, servers, and monitors,” said Gerhard Lang, Chief Engineering Officer for Vizrt. “HP desktop computing hardware is the proven, trusted solution for our customers’ demanding, mission-critical, real-time media and graphics applications.”

At its booth, Vizrt is using a wide range of HP high-performance computing products including 85 workstations, 30 monitors, and several servers. HP ProLiant DL 380p Gen 8 servers—with Intel XEON E5 2640 2.5 GHz of processing power, 16 GB of RAM, and a Matrox G200 video card, will be used to run the IP-based Viz Engine, Viz Map Server, Viz Content Pilot server, Viz Media Engine video transcoder server, and Viz Media Engine Online live transcoder.

Of the 85 workstations, Vizrt is using a mix of HP Z820 and HP Z420 workstations primarily to run Viz Engine systems, while 20 HP Z420 workstations will run other systems including the Viz Trio live graphics generator, Viz Content Pilot, Viz Weather, Viz Multichannel, and the Viz Artist real-time 3D modeling and animation tool. The HP Z820 desktop workstation has Intel XEON E5-2643 3.3 GHz four-core processing with 8 GB of DDR3 and one terabyte of HDD capacity. The HP Z420 mini-tower has the XEON E5-1600 or E5-2600 series with up to eight-core and 3.6 GHz processing power. The Vizrt exhibit is also using a mix of 30 high-resolution HP LED and LCD Z displays to showcase imagery coming from Vizrt graphics and video systems.

On Saturday, September 14 at 5pm, Vizrt and HP are looking forward to meeting visitors at the Vizrt IBC booth. Norwegian cuisine, including Aquavit (a traditional drink in Norway) and Fenalor (a popular, Norwegian dried meat dish.) will give a warm reception.

About Vizrt:

Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics and asset management tools for the broadcast industry – from award-winning animations & maps to online publishing tools. Vizrt’s products are used by the world’s leading broadcasters and publishing houses, including: CNN, CBS, Fox, the BBC, BSkyB, Al Jazeera, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, TV Today, CCTV, NHK, The Globe and Mail, Times Online, The Telegraph, and Welt Online. Furthermore, many world-class production houses and corporate institutions such as the Stock Exchanges in New York and London use Vizrt systems.

Vizrt is a public company traded on the Oslo Main List: VIZ, ISIN: IL0010838154. For further information please refer to www.vizrt.com

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RTW Debuts SurroundControl Series Firmware Update at IBC 2013

Latest Version Simplifies Monitoring While Working in Various Audio Formats

AMSTERDAM, 14 SEPTEMBER, 2013 – RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is pleased to debut at IBC 2013 (Stand 8.D92) a firmware update for its flagship SurroundControl 31900 and 31960 series. In addition to supporting all current EBU/ITU loudness regulations, including ITU 1770-3, the new firmware simplifies the control of the studio monitoring environment when switching over between various audio formats like stereo, 3.1, 5.1 or 7.1, a common occurrence in today’s broadcast environment.

By enabling the user to select independent Trim and Delay values for both analog and digital monitoring outputs, this information can then be stored in up to five Level/Delay Trim Sets in the Audio System menu. When defining the individual input routing for the sub presets, these new Level/Delay Trim Sets can be allocated and tapped into as needed.

“It’s not uncommon for an audio engineer, especially in the broadcast sector, to be working with multiple audio formats at one time,” says Andreas Tweitmann, CEO, RTW. “By adding this new feature to our popular SurroundControl series, we are enabling users to easily organize their workflow, while simultaneously keeping up with the demands of working in various formats.”

RTW’s SurroundControl 31900 and 31960 series combines control, analysis and monitoring of eight-channel 5.1 to 7.1 surround sound into one single system. The proprietary Surround Sound Analyzer (House display) is a powerful tool for visualizing the interaction of all important parameters of surround signals. The dynamic behavior of all display elements corresponds to the subjective listening impression, enabling you to see the balance of a surround program intuitively and at a glance. RTW’s unparalleled Surround Sound Analyzer is capable of displaying any surround program up to 7.1 DD+ and Cinema for fast, in-depth evaluation.

Further, the SurroundControl series’ popular Multicorrelator display offers detailed phase information between all channel-pair combinations. Meanwhile, the LFE correlator is an advanced feature for testing for phase problems between any given channel in respect to LFE.

Users can download the firmware for free by logging onto RTW’s website: http://www.rtw.de/en/sales-support/manuals-software.html.

About RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness metering systems have an excellent reputation throughout the world. With groundbreaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.

RTW’s range of products currently include the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the TM7 and TM9 units are the essence of many years of experience. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.

As part of its expansion into the U.S. market, in 2013 RTW established RTW International Corp. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The new office is the first U.S. location launched by RTW, showing the company’s dedication to supporting its customers and dealer networks in the U.S. The new U.S. office will house all customer service, repair and final product assembly activities for U.S.-based RTW customers.

For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130. For more information on RTW International Corp., visit www.rtw.com or call 877-938-7221.

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PBS Installs Nexidia Dialogue Search to Improve Searches of Vast Asset Library

ATLANTA — Sept. 13, 2013 — Nexidia, developer of dialogue and audio analysis products and technologies for optimizing audio and video media, today announced that PBS has installed Nexidia Dialogue Search and will use it with its new media asset management (MAM) system to enhance search capabilities. The PBS Media Operations Center is ingesting years’ worth of archived video into the new MAM. Dialogue Search gives a broad array of PBS users — from editors to library managers to brand managers — an effective way to search its vast video archive in order to repurpose the media.

“We purchased Nexidia Dialogue Search technology to give users an advanced search feature that would be easy to implement, easy to use, and easy to maintain,” said Steve Wynn, director of engineering for the PBS Media Operations Center. “While we continue to roll out our primary MAM platform, it’s incredibly valuable that we can simply aim Dialogue Search at our existing media collections and get immediate results. Dialogue Search provides the ability to search spoken-word content in a practical solution with a familiar Web-based tool.”

Dialogue Search gives PBS a richer, more powerful, and more elegant search utility than the simple, limited metadata search it gets from current associated platforms. Having faster, more efficient access to the content library helps save time and effort during program production, but more importantly, creates new opportunities to present licensed content to viewers via online platforms and member stations.

PBS’ roadmap calls for having full and immediate access to its complete catalog of master, high-resolution media assets via an intuitive, extensible search tool that can be used as easily as consumers now use Google(TM) and YouTube(TM) to find content. Dialogue Search will help PBS to achieve its ultimate goal of being able to find and retrieve content by effectively combining the best of dialogue-based and metadata search within a simple user experience for researchers, editors, producers, and others.

“Having a company of PBS’ size and prominence choose Dialogue Search shows just how compelling the product is,” said Drew Lanham, senior vice president and general manager of Nexidia’s media and entertainment division. “The implementation of a MAM is always a huge undertaking, but it is only the beginning of being able to search through your media. Adding tools like Dialogue Search is the next step in making everything ultimately discoverable, especially when users are dealing with three decades worth of media.”

Nexidia Dialogue Search can be seen at IBC2013 on stand 3.A46. More information about Nexidia Dialogue Search and other Nexidia products is available at www.nexidia.tv.

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About Nexidia
Nexidia is the audio and video search company with patented technologies and breakthrough applications that make it quick and easy for customers to gain new insight, boost their competitive advantage, and monetize large volumes of audio and video assets from entertainment, sports, news, education, corporate, government, financial, house of worship, and non-profit organizations. More information is available at www.nexidia.tv.

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Primestream Demonstrates FORK Edit-While-Capture Workflow in XDCAM With Avid Media Composer at IBC2013

AMSTERDAM — Sept. 13, 2013 — Primestream(R) today announced that its acclaimed FORK(TM) Production Suite for managing and automating broadcast workflows can now record XDCAM(R) MXF files that will update in Avid(R) Media Composer(R) while recording. This breakthrough allows sports and news operations to use the popular long-GOP codec with the craft editor, and at the same time gain the benefits of the FORK Production automation and media asset management platform for I/O, logging, tagging, proxy editing, workflow management, and archiving.

“We have already achieved Edit-While-Capture for the iFrame codec, and now we are happy to offer the same capability with XDCAM for long-GOP, because it has been of high interest to our customers using Avid craft editors,” said Claudio Lisman, Primestream president and CEO. “Customers are looking for flexibility in their systems, and this move demonstrates our commitment to providing cutting-edge options with industry-standard codecs and editors.”

The Edit-While-Capture functionality for Media Composer is an optional component for the FORK Media Player, the I/O application in the FORK Production system. It allows users to access the ingesting video as a live stream in real-time proxy and high-resolution through all the standard FORK Production Client tools, as well as other craft editors, while an Avid Media Composer editor continues to work with the growing file. Once the Avid editor has sent the clip from FORK to Media Composer, the clip duration will continue to grow in the project with no need for additional action.

Primestream will conduct ongoing demonstrations of this new functionality during IBC2013 on stand 7.D21. Visit www.primestream.com for more information.

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About Primestream
Primestream(R), a leader in advanced media asset management and broadcast automation software, offers a seamless end-to-end platform for digital acquisition of live and file-based video content, media asset management, editing, logging, control room and master control playback, smartphone and tablet video contribution, publishing to the Web, and dynamic archiving. The company’s portfolio includes the FORK(TM) suite of applications, as well as Mobile2Air(R), ControlStation(TM), DIG-IT(TM), and Xchange(TM) Suite. Deployed in more than 300 broadcast operations across 40 countries, Primestream’s proven solutions are implemented by some of the world’s leading broadcasters, uplink service providers, digital media operations, and production/postproduction facilities. More information is available at www.primestream.com.

All trademarks remain property of their respective holders, and are used only to directly describe the products being provided. Their use in no way indicates any relationship between Primestream Corporation and the holders of said trademarks.

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Nexidia’s Dialogue Search v1.4 Features Adobe Premiere Pro CC Extension, AAF Export Functionality

ATLANTA — Sept. 13, 2013 — Nexidia, developer of dialogue and audio analysis products and technologies for optimizing audio and video media, today announced the latest release of Nexidia Dialogue Search, which features significant improvements and functionality designed to speed time-to-market and reduce production costs for media organizations. Key features of Nexidia Dialogue Search v1.4 include seamless integration with Adobe(R) Premiere(R) Pro — in addition to AAF compatibility and export functionality.

Built on Nexidia’s patented phonetic search technology and a newly designed, rich API, Dialogue Search is a breakthrough application that rapidly searches through massive media libraries to find spoken words or phrases in the audio in just seconds. In addition to dramatically shrinking logging and transcription costs and speeding production, Dialogue Search enables media organizations to maximize the value of any content stored within their archives by opening up previously untapped avenues for monetization and value creation, such as licensing and repurposing content.

“In the short time since we first released Dialogue Search, feedback from our clients has been overwhelmingly positive, and enthusiastic users continue to ask for additional ways to maximize its value,” commented Drew Lanham, senior vice president and general manager of Nexidia’s Media and Entertainment division. “For Dialogue Search v1.4, we focused on the most critical features that directly impact production costs and speed to market — tighter integration and compatibility. Those features, which enable dramatically improved workflows and a more seamless user experience, are highlighted in our new Adobe Premiere Pro extension.”

ADOBE PREMIERE PRO EXTENSION AND API INTEGRATION
The integration with Adobe Premiere Pro enables users to leverage all of Dialogue Search’s functionality directly from Adobe Premiere Pro’s interface without having to leave the application. Simply by adding the Nexidia Dialogue Search extension to their workspaces, users can preview search results in a video player without having to scroll through numerous clips to find a specific sound bite or clip. Additionally, they can now simply drag and drop a clip into a project with the search terms and timecodes automatically displayed as markers on their timelines. The extension is available for Premiere Pro versions 6.0 and higher, including the recently released CC version.

“Nexidia’s newest release of Dialogue Search represents a significant leap forward in terms of user experience and ease of use within the Adobe Premiere Pro environment,” said Simon Williams, director of strategic relations at Adobe. “Adobe Premiere Pro users now have a more powerful tool to fully leverage the capabilities of both of our market-leading products.”

The new Dialogue Search API is not confined to Adobe Premiere Pro. It has also been designed to enable other third-party applications to integrate Dialogue Search seamlessly into existing media asset management (MAM) systems and online video platforms.

AAF COMPATIBILITY AND EXPORT FUNCTIONALITY
Nexidia Dialogue Search v1.4 also features AAF compatibility in addition to the existing Final Cut Pro(R) 7 XML compatibility. Once a file has been identified, users can now export the key words and phrases found as timecoded markers directly to Avid(R) Media Composer(R), Avid Pro Tools(R), and other leading video and audio editing products that support AAF. With the addition of AAF, Dialogue Search now supports export to all major editing applications so that users can quickly find the media they need and immediately start editing on the timeline.

PROXIMITY-BASED SEARCHING AND FASTER INDEXING
To make searches for words or phrases in Dialogue Search even more advanced, v1.4 features proximity-based searching, enabling users to identify words or phrases quickly that appear within a designated time frame. For instance, users can run a search looking only for instances where a specific set of words were spoken within X seconds of each other. Similarly, the newest version also boasts even faster index times — up to 100 times faster than real time per CPU — allowing almost instantaneous searching of new content or quick indexing of existing massive archives.

Nexidia Dialogue Search v1.4 will be available in the third quarter of 2013, with current customers in a support agreement receiving the new update at no additional cost. Nexidia will demonstrate Dialogue Search v1.4 at IBC2013 on stand 3.A46.

More information about Dialogue Search and other Nexidia products is available atwww.nexidia.tv.

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About Creative Cloud
Learn more about new features coming to Premiere(R) Pro, After Effects(R), and other video tools in Creative Cloud: www.adobe.com/go/ibc2013. Adobe(R) Premiere Pro CC is part of Adobe Creative Cloud, a membership-based service that provides users with unlimited access to download and install flagship Adobe Creative desktop applications, game developer tools, and integration with the Adobe Touch Apps. With a Creative Cloud membership, users also have access to publishing services to deliver apps and websites, cloud storage, and the ability to sync to any device, and new products and exclusive updates as soon as they’re released. Individual, education, team, government, and enterprise membership plans are available for Adobe Creative Cloud. For more details, visit:http://www.adobe.com/go/creativecloud.

About Nexidia
Nexidia is the audio and video search company with patented technologies and breakthrough applications that make it quick and easy for customers to gain new insight, boost their competitive advantage, and monetize large volumes of audio and video assets from entertainment, sports, news, education, corporate, government, financial, house of worship, and non-profit organizations. More information is available at www.nexidia.tv.

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Nexidia QC Now Available Through AmberFin Unified Quality Control Server

ATLANTA — Sept. 13, 2013 — Nexidia, a developer of dialogue and audio analysis products and technologies for optimizing audio and video media, today announced an integration with AmberFin, whose technology solves file-based workflow challenges for some of the world’s leading broadcasters, sports organizations, postproduction houses, and other media content owners. Under the agreement, Nexidia QC closed-caption, language, and video description verification software will be available as a plug-in for customers who use AmberFin’s industry-leading Unified Quality Control (UQC) Server, a unique approach to quality control that allows customers to combine results from multiple third-party verification tools onto one timeline for review.

“Being chosen to join AmberFin’s short list of supported vendors in its UQC workflow is not only a real complement to our technology, but a testament to its value,” said Drew Lanham, senior vice president and general manager of Nexidia’s Media and Entertainment division. “Nexidia’s unique QC product enables AmberFin UQC customers to automate caption, language, and video description tests that, until now, had to be done manually.”

Through AmberFin UQC, users can choose which QC products they want to use in their workflows from a list of suppliers that includes Interra Systems, Digimetrics, and Tektronix(R). UQC users can now easily plug Nexidia QC into their workflows as well. Nexidia QC’s API allows it to integrate easily into other workflows and QC applications, giving UQC customers the ability to see Nexidia QC results on the AmberFin iCR timeline and use Nexidia QC in conjunction with other UQC plug-ins.

“Our philosophy behind AmberFin UQC is that customers should be able to pick the QC components that work best for their workflow, and schedule and manage them in a single QC environment,” said Bruce Devlin, chief technology officer from AmberFin. “To maintain the strength of our solution, we want to integrate with the best QC tools available. Adding Nexidia QC to our suite of UQC products offers our customers unique automated verification tests that they can’t get from any other vendor.”

Nexidia QC is an automated, file-based QC application that can automatically test critical components of media with proprietary technology — tests that, until now, could only be performed manually. Nexidia QC contains unique tests to verify that closed captions, video description, and audio language are not only present but also correct, which no other media QC application can do. Nexidia QC automates manual processes to reduce operating expenses, automatically identifies and corrects errors to avoid regulatory fines, and enables a higher-quality experience for viewers across all platforms.

Nexidia will demonstrate Nexidia QC at IBC2013 on stand 3.A46. AmberFin will demonstrate the UQC solution on stand 7.H39. More information about Nexidia QC and other Nexidia products is available at www.nexidia.tv.

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About Nexidia
Nexidia is the audio and video search company with patented technologies and breakthrough applications that make it quick and easy for customers to gain new insight, boost their competitive advantage, and monetize large volumes of audio and video assets from entertainment, sports, news, education, corporate, government, financial, house of worship, and non-profit organizations. More information is available at www.nexidia.tv.

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Photo Caption 2: AmberFin With Nexidia Gradient

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The Union League of Philadelphia Completes Major A/V Renovation Using Bittree’s 969-S Programmable Switched Ground Patchbays

GLENDALE, Calif. — Sept. 11, 2013 — Bittree today announced that its patching solutions are playing a central role in a new, state-of-the-art audio/visual installation for the landmark Union League of Philadelphia. The Bittree patchbays and patch cords enable fast and easy signal routing for a complex array of microphones, projectors, and monitors in The Union League’s historic Lincoln Hall.

With a rich history dating back to Civil War days, The Union League of Philadelphia is one of the city’s oldest and most venerated civic institutions, and has been ranked as the No. 1 city club in the United States. When it undertook a major renovation of the Lincoln Hall’s A/V capabilities, The Union League hired Philadelphia-based Metropolitan Acoustics to provide A/V design and consulting. RTS Unified Communications installed Bittree’s 969-S programmable, switched ground audio patchbays as the system integrator for the project.

“This was my first project using Bittree equipment, and I found the 969-S very straightforward and easy to configure. Since this installation requires several different signal types with wide voltage differences, the 969-S offers the cleanest signal and best grounding structure for protection against noise,” said Brian Dempsey, project manager, RTS Unified Communications. “Since it’s programmable, it builds more flexibility into the system and allows us to make quick changes while enabling future repurposing of the product.”

An important consideration for The Union League’s new A/V network was to preserve, as much as possible, the historic architectural features of the Lincoln Hall, including ornate woodwork and lighting fixtures. The Bittree 969-S patchbays supported this effort by enabling a design for very small wall plates located in four different spots in the ballroom, and accommodating up to six microphone connections. From those wall plates, the patchbays handle patching of each mic into an analog audio console and then to audio distribution amplifiers. The patching equipment also enables audio signals to be patched to recording equipment in other areas of the room.

“Termination using the Bittree E3 rear interface connectors was extremely easy; we could do 16 of them in five minutes. This was a big cost-saver since we were using union labor,” said Dempsey. “Also, Bittree’s support services are first-rate. On very short notice, the support tech was able to provide me with an electrical schematic as well as a spreadsheet for labeling the system. This might seem trivial, but it saved us several hours of effort having to figure out the various connections.”

“For an organization as prestigious and steeped in history as The Union League to be using our equipment is a major accomplishment,” said Glenn Garrard, CEO, Bittree. “We’re glad our patching systems are playing such an integral role in supporting The Union League’s ability to put on high-quality A/V presentations for its members.”

More information about Bittree’s full range of video and audio patching systems is available at www.bittree.com.

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About Bittree
Bittree is dedicated to offering state of the art patching systems that streamline signal routing and troubleshooting in media and entertainment operations of all sizes. The company offers an innovative line of audio, video, and data patchbays for use in broadcasting, postproduction, and pro A/V operations. Designed and manufactured to rigid quality standards based on consistency and performance, Bittree’s patching solutions are renowned for their long-term functionality and dependability — especially for mission-critical operations. Based in California, Bittree serves high-profile media and entertainment customers around the world. More information is available at www.bittree.com.

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NETIA Expands Global Sales Team With Key Appointments in North America and Asia-Pacific

CLARET, France — Sept. 11, 2013 — NETIA today announced the appointment of Peter Fong as area sales manager for the Asia-Pacific region and Jeffrey Jaworski as area sales manager for North America.

“The appointments of Jeff and Peter strengthen NETIA operations on both sides of the globe,” said Philippe Fort, CEO at NETIA. “With more than two decades of industry experience, Jeff has built valuable expertise and connections across the North American market. Peter, who also has broad experience within the broadcasting and media industries, brings the skills and knowledge to drive business growth in the Asia-Pacific region and to help NETIA capitalize on new revenue potential.”

Fong has more than 20 years of experience in the media/broadcast and exhibition/advertising markets, specializing in sales, marketing, and business development. He has held senior positions with international companies including Sony and MediaCorp; with startups covering Australia/New Zealand and Asia, including India; and with broadcast system integrator Gencom Technology.

An industry veteran, Jaworski has previously worked for major media-focused companies including Tata Communications, where he handled North American sales for the company’s cloud-based media asset management platform, as well as its dedicated broadcast fiber content delivery network. Earlier experience in the broadcast realm includes sales and marketing roles at AMC Networks, TV Guide, and HGTV.

Fong is based in Singapore at GlobeCast Asia’s new office in Media City. Jaworski is based in New York City at GlobeCast America’s Manhattan facility. Both new hires report directly to Fort.

More information about NETIA and its product portfolio is available at www.netia.com.

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About NETIA
NETIA, a GlobeCast company, is a leading provider of software solutions that enable efficient management and delivery of content to today’s full array of media platforms. Relied on by more than 10,000 users in 200 installations in more than 40 countries, NETIA solutions allow content producers and owners to manage content from ingest to delivery, targeting multiplatform outlets including the Internet, VOD, IPTV services, and mobile devices. NETIA provides content management solutions to major radio and television brands and to multimedia groups around the world. Clients include SBS and ABC in Australia, RAI Italy, RTBF in Belgium, MediaCorp Singapore, RTL France, Radio Globo in Brazil, RTM Malaysia, Radio France, the Associated Press, France Télévisions, and Canal+. NETIA has its headquarters in France, with offices in the United States, Paris, Rome, and Singapore, in addition to a global network of professional distribution partners.

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Christie Vive Audio Cinema Solution Combines with Dolby Atmos at Krikorian Premiere Theatres

Christie®, the dominant brand in the digital cinema projection market, announced the world’s first deployment of a complete Christie Vive Audio™ cinema sound system in an auditorium powered by Dolby® Atmos™, a new audio solution that revolutionizes the experience of sound in entertainment. Selected by Krikorian Premiere Theatres’ Buena Park Metroplex 18 in California, Christie Vive Audio is the world’s first audio system to be powered by Christie’s innovative wall and ceiling surround speakers, which feature unique ribbon driver technology in a parabolic line array design, purposely crafted and built for the cinema environment.

Christie Vive Audio System


“Krikorian Theatres are recognized for taking the lead in implementing the first and best technology available to ensure an unrivaled movie-viewing experience for their guests,” said Craig Sholder, vice president, Entertainment Solutions, Christie. “The combination of a complete Christie Vive Audio system and the award-winning Dolby Atmos audio format heralds a new standard in delivering lifelike, realistic cinema sound and continues Krikorian Theatres’ tradition of bringing the latest, cutting-edge technology to their facilities.”

The 40-channel, cinema-centric line array audio system implemented at Krikorian Theatres includes the latest addition to the Christie Vive Audio line; the Christie LA3C ceiling line array; and Christie LA3S wall line array surround speakers. Recognized for their exceptional timbre matching, enhanced voice intelligibility, and low distortion, the speakers’ unique parabolic, line array design increases the optimal listening area up to four times that of the standard point source systems. As fully integrated components of the Christie Vive Audio system, the speakers help unlock the full potential of leading audio technologies such as Dolby Atmos.

“Like Dolby, the hallmark of Christie’s success has been its continuous ability to deliver innovative and groundbreaking solutions to the exhibition market. Christie’s latest developments in cinema-specific line array surround speaker technology meet the requirements and performance we strive for in Dolby Atmos auditoriums,” said Stuart Bowling, director, market development, Dolby Laboratories.

“We are excited to expand Dolby Atmos to our Buena Park location. The addition of an integrated Christie Vive Audio solution, combined with the power of Dolby Atmos, ensures a potent combination of sight and sound that will ensure the highest quality movie-going experience for our guests,” said Todd Cummings, vice president of operations, Krikorian Premiere Theatres. “We were one of the first major exhibitors to offer all-digital screens, and now we are the first to deliver the unrivaled combination of Christie Vive Audio and Dolby Atmos.”

“As the creative community expands the envelope in delivering audiences the most realistic audio experience possible, we’ve developed a series of specific Christie Vive audio products that help exhibitors meet those performance challenges,” said Patrick Artiaga, director, Business Development, Entertainment Solutions, Christie. “By introducing Christie ribbon driver technology through a single-enclosure line array speaker design and Class D amplification into a cinema environment, we’ve raised the bar in next-generation audio technology and implementation, giving exhibitors like Krikorian Theatres a true competitive edge.”

The complete Christie Vive Audio solution includes ceiling surrounds, wall surrounds, screen channel speakers, subwoofers, and Class D amplifiers. The system is ideal for traditional and premium large-format auditoriums, as well as postproduction studios and screening rooms.

For more information on Christie’s new audio initiatives, visit www.viveaudio.com.

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