MEDIA AND BROADCASTING
OWC | September 12, 2022
OWC®, a leading customer-focused creator of solutions that enable businesses, content professionals, and educators to streamline workflows and maximize their technology investment, today announced why Mac and PC users in the media, entertainment, and technology industries should visit OWC’s booth at IBC 2022.
From ingest to archive, from camera to screen, OWC has solutions for every workflow level that enable creative and technology professionals to work faster and easier:
OWC Jellyfish R24
The workhorse of the modern video team. This video editing server makes quick work of the most demanding RAW workflows, multicam sequences, and finishing jobs, which means you can say yes to anything thrown your way. There simply is no other rack mounted NAS server that’s better for video teams.
OWC Jellyfish Tower
A shared storage server for growing video teams. The Jellyfish Tower was built for teams that need to work fast, but don’t have a server room and IT support. Massive bandwidth means smooth playback in hi-res and multicam, and the ability to ingest while editing.
OWC Jellyfish Mobile
The first Plug and Play video workflow server that comes with a handle. Use it on-the-go or in the office without a switch and server room. Teams of four to six editors can connect directly into one of up to 10 onboard 1GbE or 10GbE ports. By adding a switch, the number of users connected simultaneously is unlimited.
OWC ThunderBay Flex 8
World’s first 3-in-1 Thunderbolt storage, docking, and PCIe expansion solution that’s highly Flexible to meet your unique workflow needs. 8 storage bays for nearly every drive type including NVMe U.2. 8 ports for connecting devices and ingesting media. A PCIe slot for adding a project specific card. It’s the ideal productivity platform for content creators, digital imaging, VFX, and video production professionals.
OWC Flex 1U4
Similar in Flexibility of use to the desktop Flex 8, but specifically designed for rackmount workflows. Four hot swap bays let you use a variety of drives including U.2. Connect accessories plus charge your notebook and mobile devices with an abundance of Thunderbolt and USB ports. Add another display. Install a PCIe card to expand your capture, recording, networking, or storage capabilities.
A production storage essential around the world because its incredible speed lets you blaze through uncompressed high-bandwidth streams and keeps you ahead of deadline. Cool and silent on the set or in the studio and built for rugged portability, this NVMe SSD delivers real business and creative benefits.
OWC Envoy Pro Portable SSDs
Tiny, tough, and thrilling fast. The Envoy Pro family of pocket-sized powerhouses are ideal for personal to pro storage needs. With Thunderbolt and USB-C options, this is the fastest, most compatible portable SSD storage line in the universe.
OWC Thunderbolt Docks and Hub
All the Thunderbolt you’re missing and want! Add more fully functional Thunderbolt ports and connect to past, present, and future Thunderbolt and USB devices. See more with additional displays. From bus-powered portable to 14-port desktop to pro 10GbE AVB-ready models, there’s a connectivity solution to expand your possibilities.
OWC Atlas Memory Cards & Readers
Launch your creative capabilities into a new world with Atlas SD and CFexpress memory cards. Developed with premium quality technology and processes, you can trust Atlas cards will flawlessly deliver the speed and data integrity you expect. Go from ingest to edit with the portable bus-powered Atlas FXR CFexpress card reader, SD and CFexpress card reader equipped OWC docks, and OWC storage solutions.
OWC Mercury Pro LTO
This enterprise-class LTO tape backup and archiving solution is a mission-critical requirement for protecting and preserving huge volumes of data for longer periods with better economies of scale than disk-based storage. Ruggedly small with a built-in handle, you can use the Mercury Pro LTO on-set or move it among studio, department, or office computers for a shared data protection solution.
Copy That for Mac
Streamline the ingest process with lighting fast, verified copies of your files from RED, Blackmagic Design, ARRI cameras, and other storage media. Copy That handles everything from checksum copies to simultaneous transfers to multiple storage solutions. When it is time to move your content from location to backups, editors, producers, and directors, Copy That delivers it fast and accurately.
Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is committed to supporting and inspiring the imagination of Mac and PC enthusiasts worldwide through sustainable innovation, exemplary customer service, and American design. An entire spectrum of easy and powerful upgrade and expansion possibilities await Memory, External Drives, SSDs, Mac & PC Docking Solutions, Network Attached Storage, and Performance Upgrade Kits. All backed with step-by-step videos and a global support team. Our dedication to excellence and sustainable innovation extends beyond our day-to-day business and into the community. We strive for zero waste, both environmentally and strategically. We have a long-term outlook on everything we do and believe in making a better world. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, the corporate backup to secure medical data, the recording studio to the motion picture set, and beyond, there should be no compromise, which is why OWC is here.
As the world’s most inspiring content and technology event, IBC sits at the global crossroads of the media, entertainment and technology industries providing an informative, innovative, and engaging experience. Since 1967, IBC has brought exhibitors, speakers, visitors, and the entire community together to engage, unlock business opportunities, and discover the latest innovations. Always at the forefront of industry innovation, IBC has historically attracted 55,000+ attendees from more than 150 countries.
MEDIA AND BROADCASTING
Xperi | September 06, 2022
Xperi Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: XPER) announced the launch of its independent media platform, TiVo OS. Consumer electronics leader Vestel will ship the first smart TVs Powered by TiVo™ in Europe beginning in 2023.Unlike existing platforms, which are largely built around “walled gardens,” TiVo OS is a first-of-its-kind neutral platform, aimed at giving original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) significantly more control over the user experience and helping consumers cut through the clutter of streaming and linear content options with simplified, universal discovery to consumers. With an award-winning content-first experience, global content provider scale and profitable partnership model, Powered by TiVo™ is the ultimate independent smart TV operating system.
“We estimate that nearly 40% of the smart TV market is searching for a truly independent platform like ours, and a supportive industry partner with deep domain expertise, Today, nearly 30 million households worldwide are powered by TiVo through an array of CTV and other partners. We are pleased to have signed our first smart TV partnership for TiVo OS, our embedded operating system and media platform for smart TVs, underlying progress toward our goal of becoming a leading independent TV OS platform supplier.”
-Jon Kirchner, CEO, Xperi.
Vestel, one of the top three European TV producers, will launch Powered by TiVo Smart TVs as part of a multi-year, multi-country, multi-million-unit agreement, with the first units expected to ship in 2023.
“Vestel, aligned with is mission of being the ‘retailer of retailers,’ offers a wide range of choices to its customers in terms of Smart TV OS platforms, TiVo, and its parent company Xperi, have a long history of both championing great customer experiences and creating entertainment ecosystems. We believe that the industry will benefit from a partner-oriented, independent media platform that provides the necessary scale, both in technology and content to satisfy the global media landscape. TiVo has a proven track record in making it easy for consumers to find, watch and enjoy the content they love. We’re excited about partnering with TiVo to provide a European-focused Vestel Smart TV Powered by TiVo OS to provide consumers the experience they want.”
-Turan Erdoğan, CEO, Vestel
Based on decades of experience growing profitable consumer electronics and entertainment ecosystems, the Powered by TiVo model is designed to maximize the lifetime value of customers for TV OEM partners better than competing platforms. With the expected growth of connected television (CTV) advertising from 16 billion USD to 36 billion USD by 2026, television OEMs, like Vestel, have an opportunity to work with TiVo and participate in monetization throughout the lifecycle of the smart TV.
A TV Powered by TiVo can deliver better viewer engagement with an unbiased content-first user experience where live hybrid TV and streaming services are fully integrated. This empowers consumers to intuitively discover TV shows and movies across their favorite streaming apps in a free, familiar, and frictionless experience by selecting the streaming services that are most relevant to them.
From easy setup to its award-winning experience, natural voice navigation and customized entertainment by recommending what to watch based on unique taste profiles, Powered by TiVo Smart TVs are at the forefront of innovation, providing new ways for consumers to enjoy TV.
MEDIA AND BROADCASTING,BUSINESS
Loop Media, Inc. | August 20, 2022
Loop Media, Inc. (“Loop Media” or “Loop”) (OTC: LPTV), a leading multi-channel streaming platform that provides curated music video and branded entertainment channels for businesses and consumers, announced it has completed the roll out of a new user experience on its proprietary streaming media hardware, the Loop Player.Thousands of businesses in the US depend on the Loop Player to stream music video, entertainment and information channels and control their digital signage and in-store messaging for free, increasing customer engagement and length of stay. The Loop Player’s new interface is the plug-and-play, turnkey gateway to 145+ channels of music and non-music channels optimized for consumption in the Digital Out Of Home (DOOH) environment.
The new user experience brings an image-based layout of icons popular with leading consumer streaming services and is more intuitive and streamlined when it comes to navigation and search. Highly requested features such as on-screen widget controls, video restrictions, and channel overviews have been added, while the new search functionality easily highlights channels for every business type and scenario.
“Customer feedback and research has us constantly innovating and evolving to make our service easier and more powerful for businesses using the Loop Player for streaming video and digital signage This new interface will make it much easier for our clients to find and present content that is best for their business and their customers.”
-CEO and Co-Founder Jon Niermann.
Loop Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer Liam McCallum added, We are thrilled to upgrade the way businesses engage and entertain their customers. This upgrade runs on our next generation tech stack that’s been designed to showcase 145+ channels and entertainment options Loop has to offer in a way that makes discovery simple.
Loop’s end-to-end DOOH solution for businesses has been recognized for excellence time and again. Since launching, Loop has received countless satisfied business operator testimonials, and recently won Digiday’s 2022 Media Awards for “Best Video Programming and Distribution Strategy.
About Loop Media, Inc. (“Loop Media”) (OTC: LPTV)
Loop Media, Inc. (“Loop Media”) (OTC: LPTV) is a leading multichannel streaming platform that provides curated music video and branded entertainment channels for businesses. Through its proprietary “Loop Player” for businesses, Loop Media is a leading company in the U.S. licensed to stream music videos directly to venues out-of-home (“OOH”). Loop Media’s digital video content reaches thousands of consumers in OOH locations including bars/restaurants, office buildings, retail businesses, and on free ad-supported TV platforms like Roku and at local gas stations on GSTV terminals and in 400,000 hotel rooms in over 1300 hotels in the United States. Loop is fueled by one of the largest and most important libraries that includes music videos, movie trailers and live performances. Loop Media’s non-music channels cover a multitude of genres and moods and include movie trailers, sports highlights, lifestyle and travel videos, viral videos and more. Loop Media’s streaming services generate revenue from advertising, sponsorships, integrated marketing and branded content from free-ad-supported-television (“FAST”) and from subscription offerings.