BUSINESS

Mobile TV Group Announces New MTVG Edge Live Production Solution

Mobile TV Group | June 29, 2022

Mobile TV Group Announces New
Mobile TV Group (MTVG), the live broadcast technology services company,  announced its MTVG Edge series, a new edge computing production solution. MTVG Edge delivers MTVG’s high-quality live production solutions for small and mid-size productions, anywhere, with a minimal onsite equipment footprint and a much lower cost.MTVG Edge embraces the benefits of edge computing, the distributed cloud computing architecture made to maximize speed, reliability and efficiency. Combining cloud and edge computing puts the necessary equipment on-site for instant data needs versus sending them all the way to the cloud. MTVG Edge is hypermobile and can be shipped quickly around the country while also granting access to MTVG’s flagship remote production solution, Cloud Control™.

“MTVG is committed to furthering and innovating live production technology, Edge strongly favors software over hardware and runs on general purpose computers. It also favors automation over traditional operations and is married to Cloud Control for creative processes. It is truly scalable.”
-Nick Garvin, chief operating officer, MTVG
MTVG Edge diversifies our live production offerings to reach a larger community of storytellers, he continued.

MTVG Edge is now the official broadcast solution for Major League Pickleball (MLP) events. MLP’s live events will be broadcast from around the country and can be watched live on YouTube every Tuesday.

How it works
MTVG Edge can be operated on-site or remotely with one to four operators fulfilling the roles of technical director, replay, graphics, mixer and shader. This proprietary workflow dramatically reduces cost. The only items needed on-site are cameras and the 25 inch by 25 inch MTVG Edge system.

MTVG Edge will be offered to customers with great flexibility in terms of single use, monthly, and even annual contracts including some self-service options.

New Division led by Don McKinney
With the creation of MTVG Edge, MTVG launched its second division to supplement MTVG Flex, its mobile unit division. The MTVG Edge division is led by Don McKinney, who brings 24 years of live broadcast experience and innovative flypack technology leadership to MTVG.

McKinney is a seven-time Emmy Award-winning director in four different categories and producer of over 850 remote events and over 500 studio productions per year. Most recently, McKinney held the position of senior director of production operations at the Pac-12 Network.

It has been a pleasure to add Don to the MTVG team, Garvin said. He hit the ground running from day one, applying his knowledge and expertise to help us bring MTVG Edge to the market. His experience with producing remote events is invaluable, saving us and our customers time and money.

For more information on MTVG’s full solutions offerings, visit www.mobiletvgroup.com.

About Mobile TV Group
Mobile TV Group, the live broadcast technology services company, provides production solutions across the country. Using decentralized and remote units, the company delivers trusted, flexible and fully integrated broadcast services for major sports leagues and events. Mobile TV Group has offered high quality broadcast engineering for nearly 30 years. The company introduced Cloud Control, the first fully remote production managed service, in response to the evolving industry. Mobile TV Group produces more than 4,000 major live events each year, covering professional and collegiate sports, live music, entertainment, eSports and business events.

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Media enterprises like publishers, broadcasters and new media companies are serving content to millions of viewers on different devices and platforms across geographies. In order to cater to growing viewer demands both at global and regional levels, many companies are moving to cloud-based technologies to take advantages of its scalability, flexibility and security services. As per IABM*, more than 39% of media companies have already adopted cloud based solutions and another 30% are very likely to follow suit.


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TQSKY launches T1 Smart Glasses for a Portable Entertainment Experience Like Never Before

TQSKY, | July 08, 2022

TQSKY, a newcomer in the consumer technology offering world class experiences, is releasing the world's first audio-visual glasses, TQSKY T1, on Kickstarter . Slim, light, and fashionable, these AR/XR glasses seek to change how consumers view entertainment options on the go or in the comfort of their own homes. The TQSKY T1 smart glasses come packed with features that distinguish it from other smart glasses, including: A unique design: Multi-color steamer lenses with easy magnetic replacements; a nosepiece made of anti-allergenic skin-friendly material, suitable for a variety of face shapes and skin types; a 90° right-angle interface cable that allows users to lie down and watch content more comfortably. The TQSKY T1 is also adjustable for 0-600° myopia. Enhanced viewing experience: High picture quality together with a 3.5m equivalent viewing distance and 150in ultra-clear giant screen delivers cinematic picture quality at any time. Immersive and CD-grade audio quality: The only audiovisual glasses with Hi-Res sound quality certification that does not require headphones to enjoy high-quality audio. The dual speakers with rotary sound bins lead to a wider sound range, stronger resolution, and better bass and surround sound effects. High privacy: Directional sound transmission with no external amplification allows for more privacy. Luminescent coated privacy lenses create directional light transmission to make any space more private. Highly compatible: The TQSKY T1 can connect with phones, tablets, and gaming systems including the Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and even drones. Weighing in at only 79g, the TQSKY T1 is comfortable to use on a daily basis while keeping users connected to their world of entertainment and looking fashionable at the same time. We set out to develop products that are highly functional while meeting new age consumer demands. With the technology landscape continuously evolving, the team has enabled integration of various elements to produce the audio-visual glasses that is expected to take over the scene as consumers seek for more immersive experiences," said Jessie Wang, Founder and CEO of TQSKY. Designed for the modern consumer, the TQSKY T1 is available on Kickstarter at an introductory price of $469 (33% off the original price of $799) for the first 100 units. To learn more, visit the campaign at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tqksy/tqsky-t1-your-own-portable-and-private-cinema?ref=uxwzj3&token=38b72399 About TQSKY Technology Limited Co. Established in January 2022 by a team of founding members with over 20 years of experience in the industry, TQSKY focuses on the research and development and application of near-eye display and interaction field and is committed to being a leader in the field of audio-visual glasses through the combination of technology and fashion. TQSKY aims to pioneer a more futuristic lifestyle by creating portable, private, and diversified audio-visual experiences for users by developing smart audio-visual products and creating new experiences for private spaces.

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Grupo Globo Deploys BeBop OS to Migrate Post-Production Workflows to Google Cloud

BeBop Technology | September 08, 2022

BeBop Technology, creator of the BeBop OS, a powerful, reliable, and fast platform for remote virtual live production and post-production workflows, announced a deployment with Grupo Globo, the largest mass media conglomerate in Latin America, to Google Cloud. "Globo's transformation from traditional media conglomerate to a unified 'mediatech' company focused on its consumers is underway," -Marcelo Fontana, Technology Manager at Globo. Globo provides local news, sports and entertainment to more than 50 million people daily from all across Brazil, from its main offices in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Brasília, Recife and Belo Horizonte. Together with other partners associated with the deployment, Globo will migrate approximately 60% of its visual effects workload to the BeBop OS virtual environment on Google Cloud. "We're proud to partner with BeBop and support Globo as it digitally transforms its business and migrates significant portions of its editorial, visual effects, and post-production workflows to the cloud," -Kip Schauer, Global Head of Media and Entertainment Partnerships, Google Cloud. The BeBop OS provides seamless access to secure GPU desktops and convenient collaboration features, including high-speed file transfer, real-time and on demand review and approval, secure shareable links to send or receive content or streams, powerful enterprise features like Single Sign On (SSO), and the ability to access shared high-performance storage or BeBop Flex storage, powered by LucidLink. All of these features available in a single platform and for a single price differentiates the BeBop OS within the marketplace. We're thrilled to be able to provide Globo with precisely the innovative, cohesive, and scalable solution they need to not only deliver on their business goals, but exceed them across nearly every metric, said David Benson, BeBop Technology President and Chief Product Officer. "The BeBop OS as the operating system on top of Google Cloud infrastructure delivers very specific and very significant value to the Media & Entertainment market. The deployment of the BeBop OS on Google Cloud will enable hundreds of Globo editors and designers to be able to do their creative work virtually and remotely every day, no matter when or where they are. What's more, they'll be able to use the same software tools they use on premises, including Adobe Creative Cloud apps, Foundry's Nuke, Autodesk's Maya and 3ds Max, Maxon's Cinema 4D, and SideFX's Houdini. The rollout is already underway with "É de Casa," a popular Saturday morning variety show that mixes entertainment, news, and culinary tips and airs on Globo TV Network. Over the course of the implementation, more than 40 Globo media channels, including free-to-air and pay TV, VOD, SVOD, PPV, OTT and streaming, will be completing their post-production virtually and remotely on the BeBop OS. About BeBop Technology Los Angeles-based BeBop Technology has sat at the intersection of art and technology since its founding in 2015. It is the creator of the world's most powerful, agile, and reliable platform for remote virtual post-production, the BeBop OS. For more information visit www.beboptechnology.com or connect on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter. About Globo Latin America's largest media company, Globo, brings together free-to-air and pay TV channels, in addition to digital products and services. Its linear channels speak to more than 100 million people in Brazil every day. And, thanks to its wide network of partner affiliates that covers the entire country, it is able to be local, regional and national at the same time. In 2018 it started its digital transformation journey, becoming a mediatech company, strongly supported by technology and focused on direct relationships with consumers. It provides audiences a complete viewing experience, which combines the ability to produce high quality content with technological expertise, with distribution on various platforms, such as TV Globo, a free-to-air TV channel; its 26 pay TV channels; its SVOD and streaming platform Globoplay; and digital products: news G1; sports GE.globo; and entertainment Gshow, among others.

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Epson Adds New Home Cinema 2350 Smart Gaming Projector to Top-Selling Lineup

Epson | September 26, 2022

Built for the community of gamers craving a bigger, more immersive gameplay experience, Epson today unveiled the new Home Cinema 2350 4K PRO-UHD®1 3-Chip 3LCD Smart Gaming Projector. Equipped with proprietary 4K PRO-UHD1 technology, HDR10,2 1080p resolution with 120Hz refresh rate, and input lag times under 20 milliseconds, the Home Cinema 2350 creates an immersive gaming experience in almost any setting – whether friendly or competitive. With 2,800 lumens of color and white brightness,3 the Home Cinema 2350 offers stunning images and color accuracy in a variety of lighting conditions for late-night or all-day gaming sessions. "Leveling up the gaming scene, the new Home Cinema 2350 offers a powerful set of features in a compact form factor, including industry-leading input lag time performance, incredibly bright image and support for immersive 4K content, along with an epic projected image size up to 500-inches for engaging experiences that will make players feel as though they are in world Building off of Epson's top-selling Home Cinema 2000-series projector line, the Home Cinema 2350 is a versatile and powerful solution for enjoying your favorite streaming and gaming content on a big screen." -Fernando Tamashiro, product manager, Epson America, Inc With a compact design that offers flexible lens shift capabilities for setup and portability, the Home Cinema 2350 makes it possible to take big-screen gaming and entertainment virtually anywhere. Adding on a convenient all-in-one sound solution, the Home Cinema 2350 features an integrated 10 W bass-reflex speaker and allows for multiple audio options. The projector also includes built-in Android-TV®4 to easily stream your favorite Twitch and YouTube™ gaming channels, or switch to a movie night with access to Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, HBO Max™, Hulu and more.5 Additional features include: 4K PRO-UHD1 — An amazing 4K experience utilizing advanced processing for resolution enhancement, color and image processing; HDR102 and HLG support produce an extraordinary range of color and detail in both bright and dark scenes Capable of Supporting 120 FPS Games – Competitive gaming performance at 1080p resolution with 120 Hz refresh rate or smooth 4K PRO-UHD1 HDR2 gaming performance up to 60 Hz Best-in-Class Color Brightness6 — Advanced 3-chip 3LCD technology displays 100 percent of the RGB color signal for every frame, allowing for outstanding color accuracy while maintaining excellent color brightness without any distracting "rainbowing" or "color brightness" issues seen with other projection technologies Smart Streaming Capability — Latest Android TV4 interface with a simple-to-use remote – including voice search with built-in Google Assistant™; watch all your favorite streaming channels including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Disney+, HBO Max, YouTube and more; even stream live TV with apps like YouTube TV™5 Integrated Audio Technologies — Built-in 10 W bass-reflex speaker, plus Bluetooth wireless audio device support,7 provide a number of audio options Lens Shift Capability for Flexible Installation — +/- 60 percent vertical lens shift allows for incredible flexibility when installing the projector on tables, bookshelves, ceilings and more Availability The Home Cinema 2350 4K PRO-UHD1 3-Chip 3LCD Smart Gaming Projector (MSRP $1,299) is now available through the Epson online store and select retailers. The Home Cinema 2350 comes equipped with a two-year limited projector warranty and 90-day lamp, and two-business-day replacement with free shipping. About Epson Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to co-creating sustainability and enriching communities by leveraging its efficient, compact, and precision technologies and digital technologies to connect people, things, and information. The company is focused on solving societal issues through innovations in home and office printing, commercial and industrial printing, manufacturing, visual and lifestyle. Epson's goal is to become carbon negative and eliminate use of exhaustible underground resources such as oil and metal by 2050.

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CJ 4DPLEX and Cinemark Announce Launch of ScreenX Auditoriums in Select U.S. Theatres

CJ 4DPLEX | September 21, 2022

CJ 4DPLEX, the world's leading producer of premium film formats and cinema technologies, and Cinemark, one of the world's largest and most influential movie theatre companies, announced they have signed an agreement to bring the expanded immersive ScreenX technology to select Cinemark locations in the U.S. Together, they will convert auditoriums in six Cinemark theatres in Texas and California by the end of the year, with plans for a potential expansion.ScreenX is the world's first multi-projection cinema with an immersive 270-degree field of view. ScreenX expands specially selected sequences of a film onto the left and right-side walls of the auditorium, surrounding audiences with extended imagery that naturally fills their peripheral vision and immerses them into the narrative of the film. ScreenX works closely with filmmakers and studios to ensure the highest quality presentation of the film in select key scenes with exclusive story-enhancing imagery produced by CJ 4DPLEX's VFX studio in Korea. The deal comes at an exciting time for the immersive format, as it is rapidly growing its footprint in the U.S. and abroad. Recent ScreenX films include Marvel Studios' Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness and Thor: Love and Thunder, Warner Bros.' Elvis, Sony's Bullet Train and Paramount's summer blockbuster Top Gun: Maverick. "Cinemark is a world-class exhibitor with high performing locations all across the U.S. and Latin America We are thrilled to partner with the Cinemark team to bring their moviegoers our Super Premium ScreenX experience, which is uniquely differentiated from what they can stream at home or on a mobile device. " -Don Savant, CEO, CJ 4DPLEX Americas Adding ScreenX auditoriums to select theatres builds on Cinemark's commitment to offering our moviegoers a truly immersive, cinematic experience that cannot be replicated at home, said Damian Wardle, Cinemark EVP of Theatre & Technology Operations. "We look forward to expanding our big screens and offering our guests a unique way to see Hollywood's newest content. It's an exciting time for the company as we continue to supply blockbuster tentpole films and work with filmmakers who are recognizing the format's unique ability to tell their story using ScreenX as their canvas, said Jong Ryul Kim, CEO of CJ 4DPLEX. ScreenX theatres have grown dramatically since being introduced in 2012. In total, ScreenX is available worldwide in over 380 locations, across 38 countries. ABOUT CJ 4DPLEX CJ 4DPLEX is a leading, next-generation cinema technology company, headquartered in Seoul with international offices in Los Angeles and Beijing. The company has created innovative film technologies for theaters worldwide that include 'ScreenX', '4DX', and '4DX Screen' for consumers to experience films in ways that were never before possible. CJ 4DPLEX is a part of the CJ Group conglomerate that also includes entertainment powerhouses CJ CGV, the fifth largest theater chain in the world, and CJ ENM (CJ Entertainment & Media), who produced the Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and SAG Awards winning film, "Parasite". CJ 4DPLEX was named Most Innovative Company of 2017 and 2019 in Live Events by Fast Company, and the technology has been recognized with Silver at the Edison Awards in the Media and Visual Communications-Entertainment category in 2015 and 2018. ScreenX is the world's first multi-projection cinema with an immersive 270 degree field of view. By expanding the image beyond the frame and onto the walls of the theatre, ScreenX draws you into the story on the main screen and immerses you in a virtual reality like setting with cinema quality resolution. To date, there are over 381 ScreenX auditoriums around the world in 38 countries. 4DX provides moviegoers with a multi-sensory cinema-going experience, allowing audiences to connect with movies through motion, vibration, water, wind, snow, lightning, scents, and other special effects that enhance the visuals on-screen. Each 4DX auditorium incorporates motion-based seating synchronized with more than 21 different effects and optimized by a team of skilled editors. To date, there are over 784 4DX auditoriums around the world, spanning over 69 countries. 4DXScreen is a powerful combination of our super premium immersive theatre technologies of ScreenX and 4DX in one auditorium, creating a never-before-seen experience for cinemagoers. To date, there are 42 4DXScreens installed around the globe. About Cinemark Holdings, Inc. Headquartered in Plano, TX, Cinemark (NYSE: CNK) is one of the largest and most influential movie theatre companies in the world. Cinemark's circuit, comprised of various brands that also include Century, Tinseltown and Rave, operates 521 theatres in 42 states domestically and 15 countries throughout South and Central America. Cinemark consistently provides an extraordinary guest experience from the initial ticket purchase to the closing credits, including Movie Club, the industry-leading exhibitor-launched subscription program and the first to reach the one-million-member milestone; the highest Luxury Lounger recliner seat penetration among the major players; XD - the No. 1 exhibitor-brand premium large format; and expansive food and beverage options to further enhance the moviegoing experience. For more information go to https://investors.cinemark.com/

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