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CVP has recently announced its appointment as the exclusive reseller for Angénieux (renowned French optical manufacturer) in Belgium. This new partnership empowers the company to offer sales and first-line support, lens repairs, and servicing for Angénieux’s extensive lens range. “CVP’s dedication to delivering the highest quality of service is unmatched; this partnership was a no-brainer. We are confident this collaboration will help expand our growth in Belgium,” commented Dominique Rouchon, deputy MD of sales marketing and communication at Angénieux. René van der Reiden, MD of CVP Belgium, said: “CVP is committed to providing the best customer service for the video and film production community – by offering high-quality products and quick, reliable repairs. This partnership is the perfect example of CVP’s vision and a milestone in our growth in Europe.” CVP appointed exclusive partner for Angénieux INDUSTRY


Leader in cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and connected TV, Amagi, has shared its partnership with Malaysia’s leading media and entertainment company, Astro. In a bid to modernise its systems and infrastructure for the playout, the move will transition Astro into AWS, marking a milestone in ASEAN’s broadcast industry. The Amagi deployment will help it to optimise media operations, enhance business agility and increase service resilience.

In line with a strategic partnership since 2022, Grass Valley (GV) and Globo have worked together to bring Big Brother Brasil (BBB) from studio to screen. The two have modernised Globo’s Rio de Janeiro-based production facilities, which host BBB, by migrating from an SDI infrastructure to Grass Valley’s native-IP video production framework. The overhaul includes two GV switchers and three control panels, Orbit orchestration, IP multiviewers and more. In its 24th season, BBB brings strangers under one roof – and under surveillance – for 100 days. Contestants are ‘evicted’ until just one remains. “The testing phase confirmed the GV set-up’s versatility, agility and reliability, crucial for our 100-day cycle,” said Mauricio Felix, Globo’s technology executive director of media solutions. PRODUCTION Globo and Grass Valley deliver Big Brother Brasil



Ateme has revealed that TVRI’s historic transition to 4K UHD OTT was powered by its technology. This move represents a big step forward in TVRI’s broadcasting quality and tech use, confirming Ateme’s role as the leading provider of OTT solutions in Indonesia. It now deploys Ateme’s Gen 7 video encoding and low-latency streaming solutions, as well as its Just-in-Time Packager Origin, ensuring seamless streaming experiences. Launched in 2020, Akili Kids has risen to become the most-watched youth network in Kenya. Since its start, over one million video files have been broadcast via the Playbox Neo Cloud2TV virtual channel playout system. “We have reduced our costs considerably because we don’t need to transcode before playout,” said Vincent Grosso, CTO, Akili Networks. “Our Playbox server plays out multiple video and audio formats.” PLAYOUT SEAMLESS PLAYOUT FOR KENYA Video delivery provider, Mainstreaming, has announced a partnership with broadcasting production company Stream7 to scale its live event broadcasting – thus enabling viewers to watch in their chosen location. Mainstreaming’s Video Edge Network will offer scalability for Stream7’s events ranging from 100 to 100,000 viewers, according to the company. It will also provide Stream7 with its viewer analaytics for valuable insights. STREAMING KEEPING IT MAINSTREAM


Ticketmaster faces major breach

Ticketmaster was hit by one of 2024’s largest data breaches so far in May, parent company Live Nation has confirmed. The Shiny Hunters hacking group is said to be threatening to sell users’ data on the dark web – demanding roughly £400,000 in return for not doing so. The group reportedly has access to the names, addresses, phone numbers and partial payment details of 560 million of

the site’s customers. In a filing to the US Securities and Exchange commission, Live Nation said: “On 20 May 2024, Live Nation Entertainment identified unauthorised activity within a third-party cloud database environment containing company data and launched an investigation with industry- leading forensic investigators.” Santander also confirmed it had faced a similar attack from the group weeks prior.


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