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STAYING ON-AIR THROUGH LOCKDOWN With the US Covid-19 lockdown still putting restrictions on TV production, broadcasters, including

AVID AND MICROSOFT EXTEND CLOUD DEAL Avid has renewed its cloud collaboration with Microsoft for a further five years. Under the terms of the new agreement, Avid will continue to develop and deploy its cloud-based solutions on Microsoft Azure. Avid and Microsoft inked their first collaboration agreement in April 2017. “Avid is very proud of its early strategic collaboration with Microsoft Azure, which has driven the era of cloud-based media creation beyond experimentation to today’s first large- scale commercial deployments with some of the most exciting media and entertainment brands,” said Jeff Rosica, CEO and president of Avid. The deal continues mutual commitments and investments in technology, product development and go-to-market efforts globally. The companies have already produced a number of media workflows in the cloud, including collaborative editing, content archiving, active backup and production continuity. “I’m pleased our accomplishments prepared us to respond swiftly and keep Avid customers at work when the global health pandemic hit the industry. Building on the lessons learned during this pandemic, the companies are prepared for what we believe will be an accelerated pace of cloud adoption – entering a new phase of innovation to provide broadcasters, film studios and post houses with more powerful technology solutions to enable flexible remote working, ensure better business continuity and allow content creation teams to collaborate faster, more easily and on a much bigger global scale.” Synamedia. “We’re thrilled to work with HPE, which has been recognised by Gartner for its commitment to IT infrastructure.” Synamedia has also increased R&D investment in its compression technologies, directed at meeting the growing need for advanced encoding technologies to deliver low-latency live experiences. Synamedia intends to focus on content- adaptive encoding, including the use of neural networks.

Fox News, are having anchors and contributors bringing daily news and features from their own homes. Axim Remote Studios has become a major supplier of simple robust remote broadcasting units, with over 150 programme and programme contributions per week on Fox News alone, managed remotely from Nashville, Tennessee and sent to the broadcaster directly by Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) or through their content delivery network of choice. “What has been proven is, not only the quality of using a system like the Axim Remote Studio, but the practicality and potential costs savings to broadcast networks going forward” says Ian CHYRONHEGO PARTNERS WITH PANASONIC ChyronHego announced its Click Effects Prime fan engagement engine is a partner product with the Panasonic Kairos, an IT/ IP-centric next-generation live production platform. The Kairos was designed for high-quality video production and delivery. Paired with Click Effects Prime, it will add new capabilities and versatility to sports entertainment. Click Effects Prime combines ChyronHego’s Prime graphics platform CHYRONHEGO chyronhego.com

Hudson, CEO of Axim Remote Studios. “People believe these systems to be complex or difficult to manage. What the current situation has allowed us to demonstrate is that it is neither. It is simple to install, simple to manage and it is at an annualised price point comparable to having a crew in for a day.”

with Click Effects’ tools to simplify the design and playout of the content. Operators can deliver real-time graphics, video clips, audio tracks, animations and sponsor ads. Meanwhile, the Kairos has GPU-based processing and offers ultra- low one-frame latency processing. “This architecture can be a video processor, scaler, mixer or server – a versatile solution that pairs well with Click Effects Prime for the latest in live venue production,” said Panasonic senior product manager, Michael Bergeron.

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SYNAMEDIA AND HPE AGREEMENT Video software provider Synamedia has signed an OEM agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to use HPE ProLiant servers. The agreement will help customers optimise capital expenditure with faster deployment, increased productivity, simplified operations and enhanced security. Synamedia’s video distribution, processing and delivery services and solutions create live multiscreen experiences

and enable software-defined video processing. The company’s portfolio also features a cloud-ready, converged broadcast and broadband end-to-end ATSC 3.0 offering and low-latency solutions for live video. Its virtualised DCM features live transcoding to multiple bit rates and formats, and scaleable video functions. “We are dedicated to partnering with companies that share our commitment,” said Julien Signes, SVP and general manager at

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