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MediaSilo Appoints Joe Foxton as Vice President of Business Development

BOSTON — Aug. 28, 2012 — MediaSilo, a provider of cloud-based media workflow and collaboration solutions, today announced that Joe Foxton is named vice president of business development. In his new position, Foxton is responsible for developing MediaSilo’s market strategy as well as establishing and strengthening relationships with key industry partners and customers in an effort to grow MediaSilo on a global scale.

“I’m very pleased to join MediaSilo during such an exciting time when creative teams across multiple industries are adopting the cloud for collaboration,” said Foxton. “From small production houses to major networks and broadcast station groups, MediaSilo has become a standard for cloud-based management of media assets and creative workflows. The company does Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) right, which is hard to find in today’s media technology market.”

A software designer and production workflow expert, Foxton joins MediaSilo having recently led broadcast strategy at Chyron, a leading broadcast graphics provider. At Chyron, Joe was instrumental in helping the company develop new graphics software-based platforms to meet the changing production technology landscape. Previously, Foxton spent six years in various roles at NBCUniversal, including leading the Newsroom Systems department, which supports NBC News(TM), MSNBC(R), NBC Sports(TM), Telemundo(R), and News Channel. Foxton began his career at Proximity, a creator of broadcast media asset management and transcoding software that was ultimately acquired by Apple(R).

“Joe’s industry expertise and market insight give him a unique perspective on how the broadcast and media industry is evolving and, as a result, how MediaSilo can continue its momentum as an agent of this change,” said Kai Pradel, CEO, at MediaSilo. “Our primary goal is to ensure an excellent user experience for creative teams, and we do that by providing a cloud-based media workflow platform that makes the review, storage, sharing, editing, and conversion of content quick and easy.”

In April, MediaSilo released the third generation of its platform introducing new features and workflows. Foxton will be showcasing this latest MediaSilo platform upgrade at the upcoming IBC2012 show, held Sept. 7-11 in Amsterdam. He is based in Brooklyn, N.Y. and will report directly to Pradel.

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About MediaSilo
Based in Boston, MediaSilo Inc. provides cloud-based media workflow and collaboration solutions for creative teams. Built by media professionals for media professionals, the MediaSilo platform provides content creators and production teams with the ability to search, review, store, manage, share and convert media quickly and easily from anywhere in the world. More information can be found at www.mediasilo.com.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/MediaSilo/JoeFoxton.zip

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iStreamPlanet Named to Inc. Magazine’s List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies

New VP of Finance Takes Financial Helm

LAS VEGAS — Aug. 23, 2012 — Thanks to significant year-over-year growth, iStreamPlanet, a leading provider of live and on-demand streaming video solutions, has been listed on the “2012 Inc. 5000,” Inc. Magazine’s prestigious ranking of America’s fastest growing, privately held companies. The company was also ranked among the top 50 media companies on the list.

“iStreamPlanet grew out of the vision to revolutionize live broadcast video on the Internet, and in a short time we’ve amassed expertise that has allowed us to enjoy great success,” said Robin Cole, vice president of iStreamPlanet. “Appearing on this list of entrepreneurial elites is high praise, and the ultimate recognition of that success.”

iStreamPlanet counts among its customers some of the world’s leading sports, entertainment, and technology brands, including NBC, Turner Broadcasting, the United States Olympic Committee, AT&T, and Microsoft. In the decade since its inception, iStreamPlanet has become the managed-broadcast provider behind the biggest live and on-demand events, including the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, the French Open, Tour de France, Sunday Night Football, TNT Overtime, PGA, NASCAR, and UFC on Xbox.

The esteemed rankings come as iStreamPlanet welcomes Laurie Cansler as vice president of finance to lead the company through its next phase of growth. Prior to joining iStreamPlanet, Cansler held a number of high-profile, high-impact financial positions in the technology industry during her nearly 25-year career. Most recently, she served as CFO at Likewise Software (since acquired by EMC), where she was responsible for all finance and business operations of the venture-backed company. Before that she worked at Brueggerman and Johnson, Seattle’s premier business valuation consulting firm, and spent more than 11 years at AT&T Wireless as a director on the finance team. A CPA and experienced financial management executive, Cansler’s expertise includes M&A transactions, corporate financing, and operational and planning initiatives.

More information about iStreamPlanet is available at www.istreamplanet.com.

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About iStreamPlanet
iStreamPlanet is a multiplatform managed broadcast solutions provider committed to bringing high-quality video experiences to connected audiences around the world. With over a decade of managed broadcast experience, iStreamPlanet has built a comprehensive offering of video workflow and content management products and services. iStreamPlanet’s innovative approach has been chosen by the world’s leading sports, entertainment, and technology brands including NBC, Turner Broadcasting, AMC Networks, the United States Olympic Committee, AT&T, Microsoft, and others. Founded in 2000, the privately held company is headquartered in Las Vegas with offices in Redmond, Wash., and London. More information can be found at www.istreamplanet.com.

All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/iStreamPlanet/CanslerLaurie.zip

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Haivision to Participate in IBC2012 Panel Discussion on Live Streaming of London Games

Panel of Experts From Haivision, iStreamPlanet, and Interxion to Discuss How Integrated Video Workflow Solutions Can Help Broadcasters Stream Live Events to Multiple Devices

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Aug. 23, 2012 — Haivision, a global leader in advanced video networking and IP video distribution solutions, announced today its participation in a panel entitled “Live Streaming of the 2012 Olympic Games to Connected Devices: Enabling Olympic Rights Holder Broadcasters to Expand their Digital Footprint” as part of Sports Day at IBC2012. The panel discussion will include several industry leaders, and is scheduled for Sept. 8 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. more

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X2O Media Xpresenter(TM) Digital Signage Platform Drives New WVU Video Wall to Deliver High-Tech First Impression for Prospective Students

MONTREAL — Aug. 23, 2012 — X2O Media, a full-service provider of software, network management, and content services for real-time visual communication applications, today announced that West Virginia University (WVU) is using the company’s Xpresenter(TM) digital signage platform to drive a new 2×4 video wall. Located in the lobby of One Waterfront Place — home to the WVU Visitors Center, admissions office, and more — the video wall provides a personal welcome to prospective students on campus tours. more

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Gail Kasper to Deliver Keynote Address at Women in CE’s Fourth Annual CEDIA EXPO Breakfast Event

Author of ‘Another Day Without a Cage’ to Share Personal Story of Success Achieved Through Adversity

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Aug. 22, 2012 — Women in Consumer Electronics (CE) today announced that Gail Kasper, author of “Another Day Without a Cage: My Breakthrough From Self-Imprisonment to Total Empowerment,” will be the keynote speaker at the organization’s fourth annual breakfast event at CEDIA EXPO 2012. Kasper will present “Breakthrough,” a candid insight on overcoming odds in order to achieve personal success. The Women in CE event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Indiana Convention Center, Sagamore Ballroom 1. more

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Revolabs FLX(TM) On Call for VIP Guests at YOTEL New York

SUDBURY, Mass. — Aug. 21, 2012 — Revolabs Inc. today announced that its Revolabs FLX(TM) wireless conference phone is being used by YOTEL New York to provide exceptional audio quality for conference calls in the hotel’s three exclusive VIP cabin suites. more

State-of-the-Art Qatar National Convention Center Supports Real-Time Video Streaming With Visionary Solutions’ AVN Encoders

High-Density AVN220 and AVN443HD Encoding Solutions Offer Energy Efficiencies While Delivering High-Quality Video Streams

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Aug. 21, 2012 — Visionary Solutions Inc. today announced that the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) in Doha, Qatar, has selected Visionary Solutions’ AVN220 and AVN443HD encoders to support real-time streaming of SD and HD video and audio signals cost-effectively during live events and conferences. Leveraging the exceptional performance, high-quality H.264 encoding, low up-front cost, and energy-saving capabilities of the AVN encoders, QNCC is able to offer innovative A/V services within one of world’s first public venues built to the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) Gold Certification standard. more

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Wowza Software Powers First Live Public Trial of MPEG-DASH During the London Games

Streaming Origins for World’s First Live Demonstration of New Streaming Standard Provided by Wowza Media Server Software

EVERGREEN, Colo. — Aug. 16, 2012 — Wowza Media Systems LLC, the “Any Screen Done Right(R)” media server software company and member of the DASH Promoters Group, provided its Wowza Media Server(R) software for the first live public trial of Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (MPEG-DASH) during the London Games. In this trial, Wowza Media Server software enabled multiscreen content delivery to Android(TM) and iOS devices via the MPEG-DASH standard. This marked the first large-scale, multivendor deployment of MPEG-DASH. more

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BIRTV2012 Product Preview Chyron Exhibiting With Beijing Xingguang Film & TV Equipment Technologies Co., Ltd. Stand 8A15

Chyron Products at BIRTV2012:

BlueNet(TM) Graphics Creation and Playout
This year at BIRTV2012, Chyron will demonstrate BlueNet(TM), a comprehensive solution that fully addresses broadcasters’ requirements for streamlined end-to-end graphics workflows. BlueNet leverages Chyron’s acclaimed suite of graphics tools for ordering and graphics asset management, collaborative graphics creation, and real-time playout. Integration with Axis World Graphics, Chyron’s cutting-edge cloud-based services offering, extends the power of BlueNet workflows to speed even the most advanced graphics to air.

In fast-paced news or sports workflows that require many complex graphics, BlueNet minimizes the cycle time from creation to air. Order management tools allow producer-driven content to move smoothly into a rundown, and easily accessible templates enable instant and efficient collaboration in preparing graphics.

Lyric(TM) PRO 8.1 Graphics Creation Software
Also being demonstrated at BIRTV2012 will be Chyron’s Lyric(TM) PRO 8.1 graphics creation software platform. With scriptless conditional intelligent transitions across multiple systems and delivery of superior-quality real-time 3D animations, Lyric PRO 8.1 enables users to improve the look of on-air graphics with ease and accuracy. With native support for stereoscopic 3D, scriptless transitions, and touch screen-enabled graphics, Lyric PRO 8.1 is a worldwide leader for sports and news applications.

Image Link: www.wallstcom.com/Chyron/Beijing.zip
Caption: Lyric(TM) PRO 8.1 Graphics Creation Software

Channel Box² (v.4.6) Branding and Promo System
Chyron will showcase its Channel Box², channel branding system that features 2D/3D design with a complete data acquisition toolset for all branding applications. Built on Chyron’s Lyric(TM) technology, Channel Box² allows users to access any data — RSS feeds, traffic, financial, weather, elections, tickers, promos, snipes, and more — and publish it on the air anywhere, anytime.

Channel Box² software boasts an asset viewer that allows an operator to validate, package, and query assets, as well as data binding tools for improved panel control. Additional features include locking scenes and copy/paste/reverse functionality, all of which can be coupled with a scene list that allows groups of scenes to be created and stylized.

Image Link: www.wallstcom.com/Chyron/ChannelBox.zip
Caption: Chyron Channel Box² Branding and Promo System

Desktop Multi-Viewer
This software-based application gives any operator, including a master control operator, the ability to monitor and control multiple remote desktop systems simultaneously from a single desktop within a single application. The Desktop Multi-Viewer displays each system in a view-only grid view without affecting any on-air devices. If needed, the operator can easily manage and control a particular playout system by maximizing the view of that system. The Multi-Viewer is based on VNC technology, with the Multi-Viewer application acting as the client, and is compatible with most VNC servers in use today.

Image Link: www.wallstcom.com/Chyron/desktop_multiviewer_monitor.zip
Caption: Desktop Multi-Viewer

MediaMaker
MediaMaker is a new technology that seamlessly integrates Chyron graphics with file-based workflows. MediaMaker extends Chyron graphics capabilities to a wide range of editing and third-party applications. MediaMaker gives video editors and graphic designers access to the same graphics and animations that are being used live on the air. MediaMaker also takes producer-created graphics from a wide range of newsroom systems for painless repackaging into the edit suite. Edit applications such as Apple(R) Final Cut Pro(R) and Adobe(R) Premiere(R) Pro are now easy to integrate with MediaMaker and the Chyron graphics workflow suite.

Company Quote:

“BIRTV2012 brings together leaders from across China’s rapidly evolving broadcast industry who are looking to learn more about today’s latest technological advances in content production, transmission, and display methods, particularly with regards to new media and multiplatform content delivery. Chyron’s BlueNet graphics workflow solution and our award-winning Lyric PRO graphics creation platform enable broadcasters to produce innovative 2D and 3D graphics for their news and sports programming, both efficiently and cost effectively.”
– Jonathan Wong, vice president of Asia-Pacific sales at Chyron

Company Overview:

Chyron (NASDAQ: CHYR) is a leading provider of Graphics as a Service for on-air and digital video applications including newsrooms, studios, sports broadcasting facilities, and corporate video environments. An Emmy(R) Award-winning company whose products have defined the world of digital and broadcast graphics, Chyron’s graphics solutions include the Axis World Graphics online content creation software and order management system, on-air graphics systems, clip servers, channel branding, and graphics asset management solutions, all of which may be incorporated into the company’s BlueNet(TM) end-to-end graphics workflow. More information about Chyron products and services is available on the company websites: www.chyron.com and www.axisgraphics.tv. The company’s investor relations information is at www.chyron.com via the “Investors” link.

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IBC2012 Product Preview iStreamPlanet Co. Stand 3.C09

iStreamPlanet at IBC2012

At IBC2012, iStreamPlanet will showcase its portfolio of live and on demand streaming video services and solutions including:

Managed Broadcast Services
iStreamPlanet’s U.S. and London-based Broadcast Operations Centers provide global acquisition, encoding, transcoding, and publishing services that scale to support any size live event. Colocated with the world’s largest data centers, iStreamPlanet offers content owners a highly secure, highly redundant environment for acquiring, digitizing, securing, and delivering live video content to connected devices around the world.

Professional Solutions
For customers looking for custom applications and solutions, iStreamPlanet will highlight recent custom applications for connected devices including:
•Flash(R), HTML 5, and Silverlight(R) HD players with full DVR controls
•Data visualizations, overlays, and metadata for multiscreen viewing
•Captions and multilanguage support
•Custom applications for iPad(R), iPhone(R), Xbox LIVE(R), Sony PlayStation(R) and other platforms

Director 3.7 Online Video Platform
iStreamPlanet’s online video platform enables broadcasters to deliver live and on-demand video across multiple platforms. The cost-effective platform speeds up content ingest and transcoding, simplifies content management with intuitive “at your fingertips” dashboard controls and project workflows, and provides customizable, embeddable players for high-quality playback experiences on multiple devices. Whether it’s a single client or multiple divisions, Director 3.7′s project-based workflow allows content owners to create custom and unique projects that automatically transcode media into one or several output formats; process categories, tags, and other key metadata; and publish the transcoded content to selected individuals or multiple playlists.

Company Event
“Live Streaming of the 2012 Olympic Games to Connected Devices: Enabling Olympic Rights Holder Broadcasters to Expand their Digital Footprint”

As part of IBC’s Sports Day program, iStreamPlanet will host a panel on Sept. 8 starting at 4 p.m. in the Forum Meeting Room at the RAI. The discussion, led by experts from iStreamPlanet and Haivision is free to all exhibition and conference attendees.

Company Quote:

“iStreamPlanet offers innovative video streaming solutions that enable broadcasters and content providers to deliver live broadcasts successfully on any screen and to any device, thereby ensuring a high-quality, multiscreen viewer experience. At IBC2012, we will be highlighting our newest multiplatform, streaming video services and solutions that help reduce the cost and complexity of delivering live and on-demand video, regardless of scope or location.” — Mio Babic, Founder, President and CEO

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Company Overview:

iStreamPlanet is a multiplatform managed broadcast solutions provider committed to bringing high-quality video experiences to connected audiences around the world. With more than a decade of managed broadcast experience, iStreamPlanet has built a comprehensive offering of video workflow and content management products and services. iStreamPlanet’s innovative approach has been chosen by the world’s leading sports, entertainment, and technology brands including NBC, Turner Broadcasting, AMC Networks, the U.S. Olympics Committee, AT&T, Microsoft, and others. Founded in 2000, the privately held company is headquartered in Las Vegas with offices in Redmond, Wash., and London. More information can be found at www.istreamplanet.com.

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