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Viz Media Announces The Canadian Broadcast Premiere Of Naoki Urasawa’s MONSTER On Super Channel, Presented By Manga Entertainment











Naoki Urasawa’s MONSTER (Anime)


San Francisco, CA (Vocus) March 20, 2010

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced the recent Canadian broadcast debut of the animated series, Naoki Urasawa’s MONSTER, featured by Starz Media’s Manga Entertainment on Super Channel. MONSTER is based on the critically acclaimed manga series by Naoki Urasawa that is published in North America by VIZ Media.

New episodes of Naoki Urasawa’s MONSTER, rated TV-MA will air each Monday night at 10 p.m. ET on Super Channel, Canada’s only national pay television network.

What would you do if a child you saved grew up to be a monster? An ice-cold killer is on the loose, and Dr. Kenzo Tenma is the only one who can stop him! Tenma, a brilliant neurosurgeon with a promising future, risks his career to save the life of a critically wounded young boy named Johan. When the boy, now a coldhearted and charismatic young man, reappears nine years later in the midst of a string of unusual serial murders, Tenma must go on the run from the police, who suspect him to be the killer, to find Johan and stop the monster he set loose upon the world. Conspiracies, serial murders, and secret government experiments set against the grim backdrop of the formerly communist Eastern Europe are masterfully woven together in the compelling work of suspense that is Naoki Urasawa’s MONSTER.

“Naoki Urasawa’s MONSTER weaves an engaging story of psychological intrigue,” says William Germain, VIZ Media’s Director of Programming Sales. “The multifaceted plot and mysterious characters that make Naoki Urasawa’s manga a smash hit are adapted seamlessly in this animated series that stays absolutely true to the original story. We look forward to Canadian fans of manga and anime as well as mystery and suspense tuning in each week to catch the suspense and excitement of MONSTER!”

“We are very pleased to add Naoki Urasawa’s MONSTER to the strong anime lineup on Super Channel,” said Gene George, executive vice president of worldwide distribution for Starz Media. “We know the excitement of MONSTER will engage anime fans that are regular viewers of this anime block of programming.”

For more information on Naoki Urasawa’s MONSTER manga series (rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens) please visit http://www.vizsignature.com/monster.

About Super Channel

Super Channel is Canada’s only national pay television network, consisting of two new HD channels, four new SD channels, and Super Channel On Demand. Super Channel’s vision is to expand the Canadian premium TV experience by offering a broad range of fresh, entertaining movies, series and live events. Super Channel is owned by Allarco Entertainment 2008 Inc., an Edmonton-based media company. Super Channel is currently available on Bell TV, Shaw Direct, Rogers PersonalTV, Shaw Cable, Cogeco Cable, Access Communications, Bell Aliant TV, Mountain Cablevision, Source Cable, SaskTel, MTS, Novus, EastLink, Delta Cable/Coast Cable, TELUS and other regional providers. http://www.superchannel.ca

About Starz Media

Starz Media, LLC, is a programming production and distribution company operating worldwide. It includes the Film Roman, Anchor Bay Entertainment and Manga Entertainment brands. Its units create animated and live-action programming – including theatrical films – and programming created under contract for other media companies. It distributes that programming, and programming acquired from outside producers, through home video retailers, theaters, broadcasters, ad-supported and premium television channels, and Internet and wireless video distributors in the U.S. and internationally. Starz Media (http://www.starzmedia.com) is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Capital Group.

About Manga Entertainment

Manga Entertainment Ltd (http://www.manga.com), a division of Starz Media, LLC, is an entertainment company specializing in the production, marketing and distribution of Japanese animation for theatrical, television, Internet, DVD and home video release worldwide. Manga Entertainment content is marketed and distributed for television by Starz Media, in traditional home video outlets by Anchor Bay Entertainment, and across digital platforms by Starz Digital Media through its various online video and gaming platform partners. Starz Media (http://www.starzmedia.com), a programming production and distribution company operating worldwide, is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to Liberty Capital Group.

About VIZ Media, LLC

Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga (graphic novel) publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan’s largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa and is a global ex-Asia licensor of Japanese manga and animation. The company offers an integrated product line including the popular monthly manga anthology SHONEN JUMP magazine, graphic novels, and DVDs, and develops, markets, licenses, and distributes animated entertainment for audiences and consumers of all ages.

Contact VIZ Media at 295 Bay Street, San Francisco, CA 94133; Phone (415) 546-7073; Fax (415) 546-7086; and website at http://www.VIZ.com.

Contact:

Evelyn Dubocq            

VIZ Media            

Evelyn(dot)dubocq(at)viz(dot)com

(415) 644-9238

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Broadcast International’s Steve Jones To Give The ‘Skinny’ On Enabling The Hd World At IPTV World Forum











Salt Lake City (Vocus) March 24, 2010

Broadcast International, Inc. (OTC: BCST “BI”) (http://www.brin.com) announced today that Steve Jones will speak at the upcoming IPTV World Forum in London, England on March 23-25, 2010. Jones’s speech entitled, Fat Files/Skinny Pipes: Enabling the HD World will discuss the challenges broadcasters face when carrying HD content above their capacity.

“The rapid acceleration of IP-based video content has created tremendous strain on existing networks and compromised the viewing experience of its users,” said Steve Jones, Vice President and General Manager of the CodecSys Division at Broadcast International. “Today’s consumers demand cinema quality video across the four digital screens they interact with on a daily basis. It’s possible to meet this demand and I’ll explain how at IPTV World Forum.”

Jones has spoken at a number of industry events on topics related to technology and the broadcast industry. At IPTV World Forum, his remarks will highlight:

how to deliver video to four screens simultaneously,
how to deliver HD quality content at under 3Mbps,
tips for minimizing sporadic spikes in your network
how to escape proprietary hardware traps and
how to ensure a cinema quality image on your mobile device.

At Broadcast International Jones is responsible for providing all strategic direction for the CodecSys Division, including sales, marketing, product development and strategic partnerships. CodecSys is video compression software that provides high quality, low bandwidth video by optimizing video assets through a suite of intelligent video management services, which include encoding, decoding, transcoding and other optimization services for live broadcasting or file-based applications.

The CodecSys system provides Microsoft Mediaroom compliant outputs to Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) broadcasts and Video-On-Demand (VOD) applications for entertainment, training and communications, as well as mobile and digital signage applications.

Jones has spent the majority of his career with start-ups and high-tech ventures. He has held a number of executive level positions with companies such as Alianza, Auction Trust Network, Solera Networks, Vykor, Mosaix, Netegrity, DataChannel and Novell.

The IPTV World Forum was developed as a direct response to the rapid growth in the marketplace, bringing together operators, technology partners and content providers to explore and define the IPTV evolution. Find out more at the Broadcast International stand (no. 77), IPTV World Forum, London, UK, 23 – 25 March 2010

For more information about Broadcast International, including CodecSys and a complete listing of its executive staff, visit the website at http://www.brin.com.

About Broadcast International

Broadcast International is a leading provider of video-powered broadcast solutions, including IP, and digital satellite, Internet streaming and other types of wired/wireless network distribution. BI’s patented CodecSys software is a breakthrough, multi-codec video compression technology that cuts video bandwidth requirements over satellite, cable, IP and wireless networks. By slashing bandwidth needs, CodecSys enables a new generation of applications such as streaming video to cell phones, and offers unprecedented price/ performance benefits for existing applications such as HD video.

Broadcast International is a public company (OTC BB: BCST) headquartered in Salt Lake City UT. For more information go to http://www.brin.com and http://www.codecsys.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

All statements in this news release that are not based on historical fact are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (which Sections were adopted as part of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). While management has based any forward-looking statements contained herein on its current expectations, the information on which such expectations were based may change. These forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions concerning future events and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are outside of our control, that could cause actual results to materially differ from such statements. Such risks, uncertainties, and other factors include, but are not necessarily limited to, those set forth under the caption “Additional Factors That May Affect Our Business” in the Company’s most recent Form 10-K and 10-Q filings, and amendments thereto. In addition, we operate in a highly competitive and rapidly changing environment, and new risks may arise. Accordingly, investors should not place any reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. We disclaim any intention to, and undertake no obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statement.

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Univision Communications Announces Extensive Cross-Platform Coverage for Exclusive Spanish-Language Broadcast of the FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010™












Miami, FL (PRWEB) March 24, 2010

Univision Communications Inc., the leading Spanish-language media company in the United States, announced today its extensive cross-platform coverage for the exclusive Spanish-language broadcast of the FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010™ – the most important tournament in international soccer and one of the most popular sporting events in the world. Broadcasting all of the event’s 64 matches in High Definition (HD), Univision will be transformed into the U.S. World Cup destination leveraging its market-leading assets – Univision, TeleFutura, Galavisión, Univision.com, Univision Móvil, and Univision On Demand – to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience for its audiences with nearly 900 hours of comprehensive coverage. The World Cup on Univision will begin airing live on Friday, June 11th at 8am Eastern/7 am Central/5am Pacific. Univision.com will also have live streaming at http://www.UnivisionFutbol.com.

All games will be broadcast live across every time zone in the country and each will have a minimum 30-minute pre-kick-off segment. The opening match, both semi finals and the final match will have a one-hour pre-game show. Crews on-location in South Africa will bring soccer fans every exciting minute, beginning with player arrivals to the stadium, presentation of the teams as they come through the tunnel onto the field, warm-ups, pre-game interviews with the coaches, in-depth analyses and match re-caps. Univision and TeleFutura Networks’ most popular programs including “Despierta América” (Wake-Up America), “El Gordo y la Flaca” (The Scoop and the Skinny), “Primer Impacto” (First Impact), “República Deportiva” (Sports Republic) and “Contacto Deportivo” (Sports Encounter) will feature special World Cup editions of their shows, highlighting the most exciting matches, exclusive and behind-the-scenes content, fan reactions, and cultural festivities around of all of the day’s events. In addition, Univision’s news teams, including “Noticiero Univision” (Univision News), “Aquí y Ahora” (Here and Now) and “Noticiero Univision Ultima Hora” (The Eleventh Hour) will also be on location to report on South Africa, its customs and the latest World Cup news. All of Univision Television Group’s local stations across the country will also provide extensive news coverage of the World Cup in their afternoon and late night newscasts.

“The FIFA World Cup Tournament is the most important sporting event for Hispanics bar-none,” said Alina Falcón, president of news, Univision Communications Inc. “We live it, just as our fans do, and we couldn’t be more excited to be bringing this world-class event to our viewers once again. By deploying all of our assets, soccer fans will be able to enjoy every moment of the tournament when and where they want.”

The network also announced that for the first time ever it will give viewers the opportunity to re-live all the excitement of the entire World Cup through its distribution partners, on the Univision On Demand platform. All games will be available to subscribers On Demand the very next morning after it airs live. Some distributors will also be offering the games On Demand in high definition.

Univision.com is an Official Internet Broadcaster of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and is providing all-around coverage of the tournament at http://www.UnivisionFutbol.com. For the first time ever, fans located in the US and Puerto Rico will be able to watch all 64 matches live online for free. Additionally, all fans will have access to real time game stats and minute-by-minute commentary. Live coverage of the tournament will also include interviews with players and coaches, exclusive behind-the-scenes video of soccer stars, and Univision talent reporting directly from the streets of South Africa. World Cup coverage has already begun with the latest tournament news, an in-depth look into the history of the matches including profiles of over 70 of the best players in FIFA World Cup history, and a dedicated widget.    

Univision Móvil is a Mobile Content Provider of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa and is already providing the latest news, game calendars and more on the Univision.com mobile website. For Smartphone users, the Univision Fútbol App will provide fans with extensive coverage of the tournament, including news, videos, photos, team standings and play-by-play updates. Live mobile streaming of the matches will be accessible to Verizon Wireless V CAST subscribers where available. This year’s online and mobile coverage is action-packed with extensive coverage before, during and after the tournament.

Univision’s announcer team will provide viewers with play-by-play coverage, insightful commentary, and comprehensive analysis of every one of the 64 matches taking place in various cities throughout South Africa. Univision’s lineup is a combination of the most noteworthy, seasoned sportscasters and former players from the Spanish-speaking world. The star-studded play-by-play and color analyst teams include:

Pablo Ramírez and Jesús Bracamontes:

Known as “La Torre de Jalisco,” Pablo Ramírez is the pre-eminent voice of soccer in the U.S., having previously served as announcer for the 2002 and 2006 World Cup tournaments, three Copa Américas, four Gold Cups and hundreds of Fútbol Liga Mexicana matches for Univision, TeleFutura and Galavisión. Returning as color analyst for a third World Cup is “El Profe” himself, Jesús Bracamontes, a former Chivas coach and general manager of the Mexican National Team, who also serves as color analyst for Fútbol Liga Mexicana matches.

Jorge Pérez-Navarro and José Luis Chilavert:

Anchor of TeleFutura’s “Contacto Deportivo,” the only nightly, live sports magazine on Spanish-language television, Jorge Pérez-Navarro, who called the action for Univision at the 2002 and 2006 World Cups, returns to the microphone with José Luis Chilavert, the celebrated Paraguayan goalkeeper of the 1998 and 2002 World Cups, who once again brings his high energy and colorful personality to the booth.

Rounding out the panel is the Emmy-award winning presenter of “República Deportiva” Fernando Fiore, one of the foremost authorities on “fútbol,” who will host all games directly from Univision’s broadcast studio at the International Broadcasting Center in

Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Univision first televised the FIFA World Cup in 1978, and the Network has televised every World Cup tournament since then. The 2006 FIFA World Cup™ tournament held in various cities across Germany and broadcast on Univision’s three networks broke audience records reaching an estimated 50 million viewers across the U.S.

View the 2010 World Cup calendar now. Soon, the complete schedule of Univision’s World Cup coverage will be available for download at http://www.UnivisionFutbol.com.

Univision Communications Inc. is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Its operations include Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 95% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 85% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Studios, which produces and co-produces telenovelas, reality shows, dramatic series and other programming formats for all of the Company’s platforms; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 64 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 68 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 5 stations in Puerto Rico; Univision On Demand, and Univision Interactive Media, which includes http://www.univision.com, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S., and Univision Móvil, the industry’s most comprehensive Spanish-language suite of mobile offerings. Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa’s pay television channels in the U.S. Univision Communications has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.

For more information, please visit http://www.univision.net

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Nomad Innovations, KPTV, KLAS-TV, and Clearwire Showcase Use of First 4G Broadcast News Camera System at NAB 2010












Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) April 14, 2010

Nomad Innovations is showcasing at the 2010 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show its LiveEdge solution for live news content gathering and delivery. Working cooperatively with KPTV (Portland), KLAS-TV (Las Vegas) and Clearwire, Nomad is showcasing the LiveEdge 4G broadband solution over the Clearwire 4G network in Las Vegas.

The 1.5 pound LiveEdge unit attaches to news cameras and enables live coverage for broadcast, cable or the web via high-bandwidth wireless and/or wired broadband networks, all without using a live truck or microwave network. http://www.LiveEdge.tv

LiveEdge enables Broadcasters to aggressively and economically expand their current newsgathering operations globally. KPTV General Manager Patrick McCreery said, “This technology is going to revolutionize the way we do business and will fundamentally change how we collect and distribute live news. This is a more effective and affordable way to ‘Go Live’ with breaking news as well as a unique and innovative way for us to create new revenue generating services.” By utilizing available 4G and 3G networks, the LiveEdge technology will significantly reduce KPTV’s and KLAS’s operating expenses when compared to their current usage of legacy microwave and satellite technology.

LiveEdge sets up in seconds and requires no engineering support. News crews can be on the air with breaking news in a fraction of the time required for setting up microwave shots. Live events can be covered without deploying production units.

LiveEdge offers news crews a robust two-way audio/video/data connection between the scene of a news story and the studio. LiveEdge provides secure connectivity to iNews, ENPS, non-linear editing and other production systems. A return path provides IFB and Intercom via a Bluetooth interface as well as confidence video or teleprompter.

LiveEdge can transmit video via 3G and 4G networks in NTSC, PAL, SDI and HD formats. Nomad Innovations has 11 patent applications pending for its hardware and software.

Bob Klingle, CEO of Nomad Innovations, said “Built by broadcasters for broadcasters, NAB 2010 is where broadcasters’ visions will finally become a reality. Using 4G wireless networks LiveEdge delivers broadcast quality video with extremely low latency, reliability and versatility. LiveEdge has enabled our partners to go live in places that they have not been able to go live from before. As visionaries in their markets, Clearwire, KPTV and KLAS are the perfect partners for us to establish our domestic presence while providing them the opportunity to be the first broadcasters and broadband network in the US to “go live” with our solution.”

“The ability of a 4G mobile broadband network to act as a catalyst for new and innovative hardware and software applications that leverage the promise of the mobile Internet is a foundational component of Clearwire’s efforts nationwide,” said David Maquera, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Clearwire. “LiveEdge is one of the first to truly grasp the power of an anytime, anywhere mobile broadband solution and develop products that enable users to forge new paths as leaders in their fields.”

The Clearwire 4G mobile broadband experience is similar to that provided by Wi-Fi, but without the short-range limitations of a traditional Internet hotspot. Clearwire’s 4G network offers service areas measured in miles, not feet with average mobile download speeds of 3 to 6 mbps with bursts over 10 mbps.* The Clearwire 4G network is available in 28 U.S. cities and covers 38 million people nationwide. The LiveEdge trial at the NAB show will use Clearwire’s commercial 4G network which launched in Las Vegas in mid-2009.

*Speed claims based on download speeds only. Actual performance may vary and is not guaranteed. CLEAR performance claim is based on average download user speeds achieved during tests performed on the CLEAR commercial network by CLEAR. Other carrier performance based on their advertised claims.

LiveEdge is the flagship product of Nomad Innovations, LLC, which delivers media transmission solutions to customers requiring real-time, two-way broadcast-quality video and audio communications using the latest wireless broadband technologies. Louisville Kentucky-based Nomad Innovations includes executives from the broadband, broadcasting, data networking and information technology industries.

http://www.LiveEdge.tv

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Live tonight at 7:00pm: The American Law Journal 20th Anniversary Television Broadcast on Philadelphia CNN News Affiliate WFMZ-TV











Host and Executive Producer Christopher W. Naughton, Esq.,


Philadelphia, PA (Vocus) September 20, 2010

The OJ Simpson Verdict. 9/11. Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell arguing the Med Mal Crisis. And an Evangelical protest at a Philadelphia Gay Pride Festival. All these events and more, covered on The American Law Journal as they happened.

Tonight live at 7:00 p.m. on the Philadelphia CNN-News affiliate WFMZ-TV 69 (and streaming on the channel’s website), The American Law Journal marks 20 years of legal broadcasting. Tonight’s show is both a look forward and a retrospective that includes key legal events and changes in the practice of law over the last twenty years.

Host attorney Christopher Naughton welcomes the Hon. Edward Cahn of Blank Rome, Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli, John Waldron of Huber and Waldron, Donald F. Spry, II, of King Spry, Stephen Sheller of Sheller, P.C., and Steve Bergstein of Engel, Wiener & Bergstein. Video clips include Alan Feldman, Jane Dalton, David Ladov, Anthony Haller, Raymond Williams, Bob Heim, Al Momjian and numerous other judges, politicians, bar presidents and practitioners

“The most memorable event was the night of September 11,” says Naughton. “We had been preparing to produce a criminal law program. Instead I asked my prosecutor and defense attorney guests to stay and go on the air, live, and open up the phone lines. People had been watching the video of those towers coming down again and again and by the evening they were ready to talk about it. We dealt with the emotional issue on everyone’s heart, but also addressed how that day could impact our constitutional rights. I can tell you, I’ve never been more proud of anything else we produced.”

In tandem with the 20th anniversary broadcast, The American Law Journal launches a new website today at http://www.LawJournalTV.com. The video-intensive site will serve both legal and lay audiences, offering archived webcasts of all programs broadcast in the last year, schedules and an expanded version of the previous site’s Find a Lawyer directory.

The American Law Journal, hosted by former New Jersey prosecutor Christopher Naughton, invites attorneys, judges, elected officials, business leaders and people whose lives have been changed by the legal system to discuss, debate, and inform viewers about consumer, business and Constitutional law. Airing Mondays at 7:00pm on the Philadelphia CNN-News affiliate WFMZ-TV69, the program reaches viewers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware and streams live on the channel’s website. WFMZ-TV69 is carried on Comcast, RCN, and Service Electric Cable, FIOS, DirectTV, DISH Network, EchoStar and over the air signals in standard digital and HD. The program is broadcast live in-studio with viewer calls or taped on location at sites including the National Constitution Center and Philadelphia area law schools.

For more information, go to http://www.LawJournalTV.com. Next two weeks: Social Security Disability: Health Care Reform and Trends in Disability Determination and The First Monday in October: The New Supreme Court Term.

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Broadcast India 2010 – Telecast Fiber Systems, Inc. Exhibiting With Belden in Stand K-1103











CopperHead 3200 Camera-Mounted Fiber Optic Transceiver

Worcester, MA (Vocus) October 19, 2010



(Vocus) October 19, 2010 — The CopperHead™ 3000 Series is the newest addition to Telecast Fiber Systems’ patented CopperHead family of camera-mountable fiber optic camera transceivers. The CopperHead 3000 Series is designed to offer a cost-effective solution for a variety of applications and users, and it provides a single fiber optic link between any professional camera or camcorder and the broadcaster’s truck, control room, or “video village” position. Representing the best of Telecast’s award-winning fiber optic technologies, the CopperHead 3000 handles all vital camera signals and can be configured for specific applications such as ENG or multicamera use.

Rattler™ 3G Miniature Transmitter/Receiver Modules

Telecast Fiber System’s new patent-pending Rattler™ 3G family of 3Gbps HD/SDI transmitter and receiver modules will be on display at Broadcast India 2010. Only 3 inches long, the Rattler 3G devices offer a highly flexible I/O solution for the transport of HD/SDI video signals via fiber optic or coaxial cables through the broadcast industry’s most widely used fiber optic transmitters and receivers. Based on the new TeleCube™ MMI technology, the miniature serial digital transmission modules can be configured using red transmitter cubes and blue receiver cubes, which act as either fiber (ST) or 75 ohm coaxial (BNC) inputs or outputs. By plugging different configurations of cubes into a central green “pit” connector, broadcasters can create a wide range of conversion devices. For example, broadcasters can quickly configure a fiber transmitter or receiver, an inline coaxial equalizer, a fiber-to-fiber repeater, an optical wavelength shifter, a fiber optic mode converter, or a CWDM transport link. Because TeleCubes are available in several optical power levels and 16 CWDM wavelengths, the possible combinations are numerous. The Rattler 3G gives broadcasters the power to create exactly what they need and adjust it easily when their needs change.

Python™ II SD/HD-SDI Media Conversion System

Specifically designed to meet the needs of HD television production, the Python™ II series of bi-directional transmitters and receivers can accommodate up to 16 SDI signals — ranging from 19.4 Mbps up to 1.5 Gbps of uncompressed HD/SDI. The Python II can be configured to handle either eight or 16 channels one way, or eight channels of video in both directions. The Python II is completely interoperable with other Telecast video SDI products such as the Viper and Mamba.

Adder™ II

Since their introduction 10 years ago, Telecast’s Adder™ audio multiplexing systems have become the world’s most widely used announce booth and point-to-point audio snakes. The Adder II is Telecast’s most advanced modular audio, intercom, and data multiplexing system, with a modular and scalable design, improved user features, and even better audio and optical performance. The Adder II is an audio workhorse, with up to 64 channels of bi-directional audio, four intercom module slots providing up to eight intercoms, expanded data and GPI capabilities, and industry-leading latency specs.

Company Overview

Telecast Fiber Systems, Inc. is the company known for its portable and fixed fiber optic systems for television broadcast production. Telecast’s video, audio, and communications systems are used worldwide by TV networks, teleproduction companies, sports venues, and various private, educational, and government and military organizations to extend range, simplify cabling, and reduce labor costs and setup time. Telecast systems have helped usher in the age of HD television production, and the company now is active in the development of 3-D HD TV production. Telecast Fiber Systems is a subsidiary of Belden (NYSE: BDC), a leader in comprehensive signal transmission solutions for fiber, cable, wireless signal, and industrial networking applications.

More information about Telecast Fiber Systems can be found at http://www.telecast-fiber.com.

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Cox Communications to Offer Live 3D Broadcast of Oregon-California Football Game












Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (PRWEB) November 10, 2010

Cox Communications announced today that customers in Orange County, Santa Barbara, and Palos Verdes area can watch the Oregon Ducks take on California Golden Bears in stunning 3D on November 13th. In a partnership with Versus, Cox is offering its customers who have 3D televisions the next best thing to being on the sidelines.

“3D technology lets the viewer experience the game, rather than just watch it,” said Cox Communications spokesperson. “The 3D experience gives football fans additional insight into the game. Plus, the picture clarity and color are unparalleled.”

Cox customers watching in 3D will still have the capability to pause and rewind the live 3D broadcast. Fans who watch the game on Cox 3D channel 800 will literally see things that are not available to viewers watching traditional 2D televisions. The network will have several 3D cameras providing angles not usually seen during 2D broadcasts.

Cox is an industry leader in delivering live 3D sports content to its customers across the country. Cox delivered a 3D broadcast of the PGA Championship and The Masters Tournament to viewers earlier this year. These sporting events are available to Cox HD customers with a 3D television (plus Cox 3D service) for no additional charge.

Cox recognizes the benefits of the 3D experience and is committed to bringing customers more programming with the latest in video technology. To enjoy 3D programming, Cox customers with a 3D television need a subscription to Cox Advanced TV, Cox HD plus Cox 3D service, a Cox HD or HD/DVR receiver and the 3D glasses specified by their TV manufacturer. For more information about Cox’s 3D offerings, or how Cox subscribers access 3D content, visit http://www.cox.com/3D.

About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is a telecommunications company serving more than 6.2 million residential and commercial customers. Locally, Cox Communications in Orange Coast serves the communities of: Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Irvine, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Tustin, select unincorporated areas of Orange County, as well as Palos Verdes, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Santa Barbara and portions of San Pedro. Additionally, Cox provides dedicated local community programming on Cox3 and Cox8.

Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For eight years, Cox ranked the highest in customer satisfaction for residential telephone services in the West; Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications for seven years; Cox has ranked among Diversity Inc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity for fives years, and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index for 3 years. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at http://www.cox.com, http://www.coxbusiness.com and http://www.coxmedia.com.

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Vision Research Wins Emmy® Award for Revolutionary High-Speed Broadcast Technology











Phantom v640 In Use At Super Bowl 2010


Wayne, NJ (Vocus/PRWEB) November 10, 2010

Vision Research, a leading manufacturer of digital high-speed imaging systems, has won an Emmy® from The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) 2009-2010 Technical/Engineering Achievement Awards. The Emmy was awarded in the category of “HD Super Slow Motion Systems for Acquisition, Recording, and Playback for Broadcast Entertainment and Sports Productions” in recognition of the invaluable impact of Vision Research’s high-definition, ultra-slow-motion technology on the broadcasting industry.

“We are truly honored to receive this distinguished award,” said Andy Jantzen, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of Vision Research. “The ultra-slow-motion technology we created has been widely adopted in sporting and other live events around the world, including the Super Bowl, World Series, Olympics, World Cup and the Commonwealth Games. Our technology also is used in television commercials and motion pictures and is a key component of the 3D imaging that can now be seen in many Hollywood films.

“The Emmy Award is in recognition of our ability to provide viewers with a memorable, entertaining broadcast experience,” Jantzen added. “That success started with our customers for whom we’ve delivered our traditional technology into broadcast applications for many years. With their suggestions and valuable feedback, we tasked our engineering team with creating this latest generation of ultra-slow-motion technology.”

The use of Vision Research’s digital high-speed cameras at many of the world’s most prestigious and highest-profile sporting events is a testament to the performance and reliability of the camera technology as well as the impact it is having on the live sports broadcast industry. With the capability of recording at incredible speeds of up to 2,700 frames-per-second at high-definition resolutions, Vision Research’s digital high-speed cameras’ ultra-slow-motion replay far exceeds the capability of traditional slow-motion cameras.

The tremendous skill of professional athletes is magnified when seen in ultra-slow motion. The technology captures stunning never-before-seen details such as the ripple of an athlete’s muscles, the intensity of concentration in an athlete’s eyes, or the path of a water droplet from a swimmer’s gliding stroke.

Vision Research’s high-speed digital imaging systems also are used by industry and science. Its products are frequently incorporated into applications that range from troubleshooting a manufacturing assembly line to monitoring the launch of a space vehicle.

Cornerstone Broadcast Camera

The Phantom® v640 digital high-speed is the cornerstone product of Vision Research’s broadcast product line. The four mega-pixel camera offering 1920 x 1080 resolution at 2,700 frames-per-second (fps) provides high-definition imagery for maximum detail and is one of the most versatile, highest-performing digital high-speed cameras on the market today.

The Phantom v640 has emerged as the sports broadcast industry’s de-facto camera-of-choice for ultra-high-speed playback and is available in broadcast-ready packages from a variety of service providers around the world.

Additional information and detailed specifications for the Vision Research Phantom v640 can be found here, http://www.visionresearch.com/go/v640.

Technical Achievement Emmy Awards

Launched in 1948, the Technical/Engineering Achievement Emmy Awards were designed to honor development and innovation in broadcast technology. The awards recognize companies, organizations, and individuals for technology that has had a significant impact on television engineering. In order to receive a Technical Achievement Emmy award, an individual or organization’s technology must prove extremely innovative or represent an unprecedented improvement on existing engineering technologies that advance the transmission, recording, or reception of television.

Vision Research will receive its Emmy Award at the 62nd annual Technical/Engineering Achievement Emmy Awards ceremony to be held on January 6, 2011, in Las Vegas.

About the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, Technology & Engineering, and Business & Financial Reporting.

Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including National Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public. For more information, please visit http://www.emmyonline.tv.

About Vision Research

Vision Research designs and manufactures high-speed digital imaging systems used in applications including defense, automotive, engineering, science, medical research, industrial manufacturing and packaging, sports and entertainment, and digital cinematography for television and movie production.

The Wayne, N.J.-based company prides itself on the sensitivity, high-resolution and image quality produced by its systems, robust software interfaces, and reliability and versatility of its camera family – all which continue to stand as benchmarks for the high speed digital imaging industry.

Vision Research digital high-speed cameras add a new dimension to the sense of sight, allowing the user to see details of an event when it’s too fast to see, and too important not to™. For additional information regarding Vision Research, please visit http://www.visionresearch.com.

Vision Research is a business unit of the Materials Analysis Division of AMETEK Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices.                                                    

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StreamS™ HiFi Radio Brings Broadcast Quality Audio to Apple iPhone/iPod touch/iPad Devices











Player Screen with Station Logo


Diamond Bar, CA (PRWEB) December 2, 2010

Modulation Index, LLC, Los Angeles, CA USA announced StreamS HiFi Radio, a new Internet Radio App for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad hardware. Via the StreamS Directory, StreamS supports and lists thousands of high quality AAC and HE-AAC streams including AM/FM stations and NET streams.

Without having to register on a website, users can add their own streams within the StreamS App, which is only necessary if these streams are not already listed in the StreamS Directory. Program providers can also request a listing in the StreamS directory. Although the directory is AAC/HE-AAC only, manual entry permits AAC/HE-AAC and MP3 streams to be entered and saved as Favorites.

Users can search, save streams and stations as Favorites, view Recents, Save Titles, and purchase on iTunes. StreamS supports social networking — users can Publish Current Title to Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter. It even provides a world StreamMap™ showing what other users are listening to. StreamS optimizes the user experience by displaying album art and artist title information in a fast, easy to use, mobile-oriented interface.

Because the StreamS App decodes HE-AAC and AAC correctly, listeners will hear these streams in full fidelity the way their creators intended. Many of the dedicated single-station and other player Apps decode HE-AAC incorrectly or do not support AAC/HE-AAC at all. Apple’s Steve Jobs recently decided that many single-station players have no place in the Apple iTunes App Store because of their limited functionality and cut-and-paste similarity to other players from the same developers. Additionally, many of these Apps sound bad, the most common and egregious problem being frequency response that extends to less than 15 kHz even when a stream itself contains all of the data necessary to achieve 15 kHz bandwidth, which is the minimum audio bandwidth required for high fidelity. These problems prevent the Apple hardware from providing a high-quality user experience.

With its ability to play thousands of standards-conforming streams, StreamS HiFi is the kind of App Apple prefers. Of course, Apple hardware allows users to run many other Apps as well, including web, e-mail, and contacts, so portable multipurpose devices become excellent-quality Internet radios too.

To allow users to exploit their Apple hardware’s entertainment potential fully, StreamS supports external audio connections, Bluetooth Audio and Apple AirPlay to AirPort Express and Apple TV. This allows high quality audio to be streamed to just about any device, anywhere there is an Internet connection. Some of the supported hardware devices do not require a wireless contract. If they use a Wi-Fi connection, any carrier can be used.

In 2002, back when HE-AAC was still called aacPlus, Orban introduced the first Internet HE-AAC streaming encoder application. Since then HE-AAC became an MPEG standard, joining AAC. HE-AAC has been included in all mobile multimedia devices and is supported by Adobe Flash, Microsoft, and now Apple. It is now more popular than MP3 and WMA in streaming applications because it is more efficient and sounds better at a given bitrate. Meanwhile, AAC powers the world’s largest music download store, Apple iTunes, because MPEG’s rigorous double-blind listening tests showed that AAC offers the best audio quality at bitrates of 128 kbps and above in stereo. (Above about 512 kbps, lossless coding is possible and is fully transparent to the source, but the required bitrate is uneconomical for streaming.)

HE-AAC is now in version 2, which improved efficiency further by adding parametric stereo encoding. StreamS HiFi Radio supports AAC/HE-AACv2 streams in all popular transports, including ICY/SHOUTcast, ICY/Icecast2, RTSP/RTP, and Adobe Flash RTMP and HTTP/FLV, allowing StreamS to play all AAC/HE-AACv2 streams found on the Internet today.

“As the developers of Orban Opticodec-PC HE-AAC encoders, we thoroughly understand the technology and get the HE-AAC decoding right,” said Greg Ogonowski, President of Modulation Index and Vice President for New Product Development at Orban. “This gives listeners the best fidelity possible and provides capabilities that are more than competitive to satellite and HD Radio, whether heard on earbuds, auto sound systems, or home stereos. Deployed mobile devices greatly outnumber other digital radios. Moreover, we have found that unlike cellular voice channels, the high-speed data-grade mobile channels used by this service are typically free from dropouts, noise bursts, and unexpected disconnections. Thirty years serving the professional broadcast industry has taught us that radio networks are fanatical about the quality of their signal. By using a professional grade decoder, we are able to meet these high expectations.”

“For years, our audience has been begging us to find a way to make Boomer Radio available outside of the workplace,” said Ron Rubin, founder of Boomer Radio. “With Adobe Flash streaming on the iPhone using StreamS, listeners can now enjoy our programming anywhere they go with the best sounding audio available today. And broadcasters who adopt this solution will be afforded new opportunities to monetize their content.”

“Our customers have been looking for a path to profitably serve their listeners on the iPhone without losing control of their business,” said Jonathan Speaker, chief operating officer for StreamGuys. “StreamS HiFi Radio and the Modulation Index custom radio apps now make that path clear.”

Detailed information can be found here:http://www.indexcom.com/iphone

Consumers interested in StreamS HiFi Radio can find it for sale through the Apple iTunes App Store here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/streams-hifi-radio/id381467884?mt=8

Custom versions of StreamS are available.

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Telecast Fiber Systems’ CopperHead 3200 and Python II Make First HD Broadcast of ‘The X Factor’ Sing












Worcester, MA (Vocus/PRWEB) December 15, 2010

Telecast Fiber Systems’ CopperHead™ 3200 camera-mounted fiber optic transceivers are playing a starring role in the first high-definition (HD) broadcast of the popular UK-based television series, “The X Factor.” Working in tandem with Telecast Fiber’s Python II™ bi-directional transmit/receive systems, the CopperHead 3200 units have enabled “The X Factor” producers to leverage the portability and low cost of fiber for on-location shooting at a variety of outside broadcast locations.

“The X Factor” is an entertainment talent show originated by Fremantle Media and carried by the British network ITV on its ITV1 and ITV1 HD channels. In early October, the show entered its live studio phase after several weeks of on-location, remote production at various audition, “boot camp,” and “judge’s house” sites around the U.K and the rest of the world. To facilitate the remote HD productions as cost-effectively and effortlessly as possible, show producers Talkback Thames and Simon Cowell’s SYCOtv enlisted the services of HotCam, a broadcast equipment rental company based in the U.K. and U.S. HotCam supplied the production with fiber-optic-based flypack production packages that included 15 Sony XDCam PDW F800 camcorders, each equipped with a CopperHead 3200 HD transceiver. In addition, HotCam provided portable vision mixing and lighting packages that could be delivered in flight cases and easily installed to provide temporary “video villages” in venues including Wembley Arena, Manchester Central, and the Cardiff International Arena.

“For a production of this type, which requires a real ‘documentary’ feel, we’ve always resisted deploying mobile broadcast trucks,” said “The X Factor” Executive Producer Andrew Llinares. “The portable solution that HotCam provided is not only cost-effective, but extremely versatile – and the Telecast equipment has enabled us to leverage all of the advantages of fiber for shooting on location in a variety of outside venues.”

The CopperHead 3200 systems provided a robust fiber optic link between the camcorders and the temporary video village positions, transporting HD camera feeds as well as two-way signals such as camera control, data, tally/call, and intercom over a single fiber connection. In addition, HotCam provided two eight-channel and four 16-channel Python II systems to transport bi-directional video signals to the monitor stacks.

“The X Factor is a prime example of our clients who are shooting in large venues that require massive cable runs – and they’ve discovered they just can’t get the job done with heavy copper cable,” said Trevor Hotz, CEO of HotCam. “With the Telecast gear, these productions can carry all of the signals they need over a single, lightweight fiber cable. That’s why we chose the CopperHead 3200 and Python II systems as the basis for a fast-turnaround, tapeless broadcast operation that can be rapidly rigged and de-rigged. It’s really ideal for productions such as “The X Factor” that are constantly on the go, moving around the country to shoot at various location venues such as theaters, stadiums and studios.”

About HotCam.

Based in London and New York, HotCam is a broadcast equipment rental and crewing company supplying the broadcast industry, commercials, and corporate clients with high-definition, standard-definition, PAL, and NTSC broadcast cameras, audio, and lighting equipment. HotCam was founded in 1999 by BAFTA Award-winning sound recordist Trevor Hotz and Director of Photography Alistair Cameron. In 2005, Trevor Hotz and Production Manager Ali Grapes opened HotCam USA. Their collective years of expertise, experience, and credentials in the television and film industries make them an invaluable asset to their clients. HotCam is passionate about maintaining quality and providing a unique boutique service, which often includes collaborating with clients at the pre-production stage and offering technical consultation and planning services. HotCam UK is based in a West London location ideal for its UK and foreign clients. HotCam NY is based in New York. For more information, visit http://www.hotcam.tv

About Telecast Fiber Systems, Inc.

Telecast Fiber Systems, Inc. is the company known for its portable and fixed fiber optic systems for television broadcast production. Telecast’s video, audio, and communications systems are used worldwide by TV networks, teleproduction companies, sports venues, and various private, educational, and government and military organizations to extend range, simplify cabling, and reduce labor costs and set-up time. Telecast systems have helped usher in the age of HD television production, and the company now is active in the development of 3D HD TV production. Telecast Fiber Systems is a subsidiary of Belden (NYSE: BDC), a leader in comprehensive signal transmission solutions for fiber, cable, wireless signal, and industrial networking applications.

More information about Telecast Fiber Systems can be found at http://www.telecast-fiber.com.

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