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The pandemic changed priorities heavily by demanding a development that has been a long time coming—a complete move to the cloud.
»POSTED on January 20, 2021
For the past few years, it was a safe bet that the technology priorities for chief technology officers in broadcast and other professional media verticals involved a move to the cloud, however where it fell on the list of priorities varied widely. With so many media and technology professionals “finding the time” to move their infrastructure to... //READ MORE

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The 2021 HPA Tech Retreat is set for March 15-24. Annual HPA Tech Retreat Takes Shape
»POSTED on January 25, 2021
While the HPA Tech Retreat has long been recognized as the common ground forum of the industry's most thoughtful technical minds, this year’s event comes at a seminal moment in time. At the confluence of the impact of pandemic and technology renaissance, against a changing landscape of media and entertainment, this year’s program curators are setting the stage for an event and knowledge exchange like no other Tech Retreat before it. Set for March 15–24, the 2021 HPA Tech Retreat will, as in years past, feature the industry’s most informed voices.
DPA Microphone and Rycote have announced the winners of the Pay-It-Forward Film Contest Giveaway. The brands joined forces to support the film industry during these unprecedented times by offering first-time and indie filmmakers the opportunity to win a customized DPA/Rycote filming kit. Pay-It-Forward Contest Winners Named
»POSTED on January 25, 2021
DPA Microphone and Rycote have announced the winners of the Pay-It-Forward Film Contest Giveaway. The brands joined forces to support the film industry during these unprecedented times by offering first-time and indie filmmakers the opportunity to win a customized DPA/Rycote filming kit. The winners of the contest are Jacob Deming of the United States, Lijie Cheng of Singapore and Sergey Martynyuk of Austria. The winners will receive three DPA mics – the brand new 4097 Micro Shotgun, 4017 Shotgun and 6060 Core Subminiature – along with an array of Rycote accessories.
Redbox is partnering with Screenvision Media to expand its opportunities for advertising to its millions of customers across the United States. Screenvision Partnering with Redbox
»POSTED on January 20, 2021
Redbox is partnering with Screenvision Media to expand its opportunities for advertising to its millions of customers across the United States. With Screenvision Media, Redbox bolsters its ability to provide national, regional, and local advertising to its 40+ million customers across its entire entertainment and marketing ecosystem delivering hundreds of millions of video and display impressions through digital out of home, web, app and connected TVs. Redbox and Screenvision Media will combine efforts under Redbox's Redbox Connect advertising sales arm.
Late last year, as was widely reported, the investment firm Arts Alliance opened Garden Studios, a 62,000-square-foot facility located in Park Royal, West London. A Garden Grows in London
»POSTED on January 18, 2021
Late last year, as was widely reported, the investment firm Arts Alliance opened Garden Studios, a 62,000-square-foot facility located in Park Royal, West London. Arts Alliance founder and CEO Thomas Hoegh said at the time, “This will be an owner-operated business, spearheaded by people who have long and deep experience across many aspects of the film industry with success stories like Picturehouse Cinemas, Love Film, Arts Alliance Media, Met Film School and Park Circus under our belts. Like all Arts Alliance companies, we seek to demonstrate an innovative and passionate drive for inclusive community building, learning, and opportunities for all.” In all his businesses Hoegh says, “My principal task is not to be in the way.” I recently spoke via email with Hoegh and Garden Studios CTO Rich Phillips to learn more about this latest venture.
Produced to extremely high production standards and directed by Indian American filmmaker Mira Nair, A Suitable Boy tells the story of spirited university student. Photo by Supriya Kantak Making A Suitable Boy
»POSTED on January 18, 2021
Produced to extremely high production standards and directed by Indian American filmmaker Mira Nair, A Suitable Boy tells the story of spirited university student Lata (Tanya Maniktala) as she comes of age in North India in 1951, at the same time as the country is carving out its own identity as an independent nation and is about to go to the polls for its first democratic general election. The series involves more than a hundred characters, many belonging to one of four extended families.
Meyer Sound has introduced Ultra Reflex, a patent-pending solution for optimum reproduction of discrete screen channel audio on large-scale direct view video displays. For the initial launch period, Ultra Reflex solution is paired with Sony’s Crystal LED. The first joint installation for the two technologies is at a reference-level screening room and lab on the Netflix campus in Los Angeles. Meyer Sound Unveils Ultra Reflex
»POSTED on January 12, 2021
Audio challenges have inhibited wider acceptance of larger direct view displays because, unlike with acoustically transmissive projection screens, loudspeakers cannot be located directly behind the visual image. Placing screen channel loudspeakers around the display perimeter compromises uniformity of coverage, stability of image localization, and overall audio fidelity. To address this situation, Meyer Sound has introduced Ultra Reflex, a patent-pending solution for optimum reproduction of discrete screen channel audio on large-scale direct view video displays. For the initial launch period, Ultra Reflex solution is paired with Sony’s Crystal LED. The first joint installation for the two technologies is at a reference-level screening room and lab on the Netflix campus in Los Angeles.

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