NAB Show 2024

Saturday, April 20, 2024NAB Show 2024: Grass Valley's Louis Hernandez & Tim Banks on Evolution of AMPP and What's AheadTo say it's been an eventful six months for Grass Valley (C2308),would be an understatement. Since IBC 2023 the company has has completed a strategic refinancing initiative of $220 million with Morgan Stanley; continued its worldwide recruitment drive with hundreds of new hires (and more on the way); seen a rise in the adoption of its AMPP SaaS platform by leading media operators such as NVP Italy, the Global Leadership Summit (GLS), and the G20 Summit in India; and grown its network of GV Alliance Members to more than 90 partners. Add that to a cavalcade of new innovations and enhanced products on the showfloor, and NAB 2024 is proving to be one of the biggest shows in recent memory for Grass Valley.  SVG took some time with Executive Chairman/CEO Louis Hernandez and Chief Revenue Officer Tim Banks at the GV Forum (which drew more than 300 attendees on Saturday), to discuss the refinancing, hiring frenzy, the maturation of AMPP and the GV Media Universe, and the growth of GV Alliance. Bank also touches on the new LDX 135 RF and LDX 150 RF camera solutions (with integrated wireless transmission via RF or 5G bonded cellular) debuting at the show, a new generation of IP I/O boards for its K-Frame XP series switchers, and its new modular production switcher solution, Maverik X.Saturday, April 20, 2024NAB 2024: NEP Group CEO Martin Stewart on the Need to Think Globally and Evolve With the IndustryIn the world of live sports production, few if any, organizations can claim the sheer size and scale of NEP Group. Since taking over as CEO of NEP in June 2023, Martin Stewart has looked to combine the company's growing cloud-based efforts and established physical production facilities into a more holistic, comprehensive offering for the industry.  At NEP's meeting room at NAB 2024, Stewart took some time with SVG's Executive Director of Editorial Ken Kerschbaumer to discuss his decorated background in the broadcast industry, what he's learned in his first nine months as CEO, his belief that NEP needs to "think globally and act locally," and why NEP is steadfast on putting quality and reliability above all else when serving their clients.Wednesday, April 17, 2024NAB Show 2024: Zixi CEO Gordon Brooks on Live Cloud Production with NHL, v17 of the Zixi PlatformIt's been a big NAB Show for the team at Zixi. The company was spotlighted throughout the show as the NHL showed off its latest in live cloud production. Plus, the launch of version 17 of the Zixi Platform delivers improvements in key areas of high-quality live and live linear internet protocol video delivery. At the company's West Hall booth, Zixi's Executive Chairman and CEO Gordon Brooks stopped to speak with our Brandon Costa about all things happening for Zixi in Vegas.Tuesday, April 16, 2024NAB Show 2024: The Switch's George Lopez on REMI, The Cloud, and the Future of ConnectivityIt's been a big year for the team at The Switch. In addition to offering connectivity to virtually every sports professional sports venue in the country, the company also opened its new 66,000 sq. ft. remote production facility, The Switch@Victory. At the 2024 NAB Show, George Lopez, SVP, Operations for The Switch spoke with SVG about the company's continued growth, adjustments since the company has moved under the umbrella of Tata Communications, and how that move sets the company up well as the industry moves more and more to the cloud.Tuesday, April 16, 2024NAB Show 2024: LiveU's Steve Wind-Mozley on IP, REMI Solutions for "Light Weight" ProductionProducing more content at less expense is the name of the game in today's media ecosystem. So how is LiveU leveraging its legacy bonded cellular technology with innovations in IP to empower this drive towards "lightweight" production? Steve Wind-Mozley, LiveU's Chief Marketing Officer, spoke to SVG at the company's 2024 NAB Show booth about the company's commitment to REMI-based solutions, the increasing drive towards IP, and preparing for another big Olympics year.Tuesday, April 16, 2024NAB Show 2024: Calrec's Henry Goodman, Solid State Logic's Tom Knowles on Audio in the CloudA top-tier sports broadcast is nothing without high-quality audio, and at the 2024 NAB Show, the partnership between Calrec Audio and Solid State Logic has resulted in products that have provided just that. First, SVG caught up with Calrec Audio's Director of Product Management, Henry Goodman, about how the company is celebrating their 60th anniversary and what cloud-based workflows are being shown at their booth. Then, Solid State Logic's Director of Product Management, Tom Knowles, presents his company's services that advance the same trend of operating in the cloud.Tuesday, April 16, 2024NAB Show 2024: Blackmagic Design's Bob Caniglia on Upgrades to ATEM Switchers, Work in Replay and IPNAB Show is not complete without a stop to the massive Blackmagic Design booth in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. From productions switchers to driving the industry's transition to IP, visitors on the show floor can learn how the company can service a wide variety of needs. Blackmagic Design's Director, Sales Operations, North America, Bob Caniglia, runs down the upgrades being shown to their line of ATEM products, the company's activity on the replay side of the business, and any updates on the IP-based front.Tuesday, April 16, 2024NAB Show 2024: AT&T Business' Scott Beckett Details Transmission Firepower w/ Robo Dog, Mini CopterFor sports-video-production clients that are looking for reliable transmission services for broadcasts taking place in remote areas, AT&T Business has your back. Whether it's racing in the desert, events taking place in marshy areas, or looking for cinematic shots of the action from the air, the company is ready to service any of these needs. Scott Beckett, Director of Product Management of AT&T - Global Video Services, explains how their work with the American Rally Association has expanded into new areas of broadcasting and showcases some engaging production tools including cameras on a robotic dog and a tethered mini helicopter.Monday, April 15, 2024NAB Show 2024: Canon's Staff Gives Tour of New Lenses, Multi-Camera Control App, Free ViewpointYear after year, Canon has something new to show at their booth on the NAB Show floor. This year, the main headliner is the debut of the CJ27ex7.3B lens — the company's first 2/3-inch portable lens. In addition, the crew is also showcasing their Multi-Camera Control App, which could be used for small-scale productions, as well as updates to their popular Canon Free Viewpoint. A quartet of members from Canon — National Accounts Sales Director Rich Eilers; Senior Specialist, Technical Josh Stoner; Senior Technical Specialist Paul McAniff; and Fellow Tsuyoshi Wakazono — and ZeroSpace's Senior System Engineer Evan Clark break down the details of these new products and dive deep into the enhancements to the immersive volumetric video platform, including its use at the 2024 NCAA Women's Final Four in Cleveland's Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.Monday, April 15, 2024NAB Show 2024: Vizrt's Nicholas Jameson on the Democratization of High-End Graphics TechGraphics giant Vizrt is bringing its top-flight technology to the masses. That's the goal of the 2024 NAB Show as the company shows off its latest in graphics tech for live sports productions. At the company's South Lower Hall Booth, Vizrt's Senior Customer Success Manager Nicholas Jameson shines a light on a free graphics package library for users of its cloud-native HTML5 platform, Viz Flowics, dives into some of the company's key industry partnerships, and more.Monday, April 15, 2024NAB Show 2024: Lawo's Andreas Hilmer Walks Through HOME Apps, Dishes Latest on IPFor the audio and IP innovators, Lawo, this year's NAB Show is all about going home. It's a new era for the company's HOME Apps offering, which includes HOME Multiviewer, HOME UDX Converter, HOME Stream Transcoder, HOME Graphic Inserter, and the free Test Pattern/Test Tone Generator apps, leveraging the power of a flexible microservice architecture. At the company's Central Hall Booth in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Lawo's Chief Marketing Officer Andreas Hilmer stopped to speak with our Brandon Costa about the latest features within the HOME Apps and also shares the latest in the company's important work in IP.Monday, April 15, 2024NAB Show 2024: AWS' Julie Souza on the Maturation of Live Sports Production in the CloudEntrenched as an industry giant, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is taking NAB Show 2024 by storm with its live cloud-powered production workflows (recently implemented end-to-end by the NHL, while also flexing its muscles in the world of artificial intelligence with more than 30 generative artificial intelligence (AI) demonstrations across its West Hall booth. Julie Souza, Global Head of Sports for AWS spoke with our Brandon Costa about the unique learnings garnered from its sports partners in cloud production, what excites her about the potential of AI, and what's most hoping to get out of this year's big trade show.Monday, April 15, 2024NAB Show 2024: Sony's Hugo Gaggioni on the Power of Sharing and Connecting Live Production ResourcesFor Sony, innovation is in the company's blood. At the 2024 NAB Show, the tech giant is sharing its latest technological developments for the media and entertainment space across four pillars: Networked Live, Creators' Cloud, Virtual Production, and, of course, The Power of Imaging. During Sony's Sunday morning booth grand opening, Hugo Gaggioni, Chief Technology Officer of Sony Imaging Products and Professional Solutions – Americas, a division of Sony Electronics spoke with SVG's Brandon Costa about the exciting things for sports broadcasters to look for from one of the industry's leading technology brands.Monday, April 15, 2024NAB Show 2024: FUJINON's Stosh Durbacz Debuts Duvo 14-100mm Lens, Talks Cinematic Shots in SportsThe sports-broadcasting industry, and the technologies that power its plethora of shows, have begun to integrate cinematic angles to tell a better story for the viewing audiences. For networks that are looking to pack that extra punch, the booth of Fujifilm North America Corporation’s Electronic Imaging and Optical Devices Division is a must-see destination at the Las Vegas Convention Center during the 2024 NAB Show. Fujifilm Lenses' National Sales Manager Stosh Durbacz touches on new releases being displayed on the show floor, including the new Duvo HZK14-100mm lens and how their lineup of cinematic products are allowing networks to dive into shallow depth-of-field shots and supplement broadcasts with creative storytelling.Sunday, April 14, 2024NAB Show 2024: Ross Video's David Ross on Celebrating 50 Years with Major Product IntrosOne of the sports broadcasting industry's technology cornerstones is celebrating its 50 anniversary in 2024. Ross Video marked the occasion with its popular and exciting Keynote on Saturday evening to help kick off the opening of the 2024 NAB Show. Ross Video CEO David Ross spoke with our Brandon Costa about the significance of the 50 year milestone, shed light on some big product launches (including the introduction of a new NDI-powered production switcher named CarboniteCode), and offered a peek at what attendees can expect to see at the company's booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center.Sunday, April 14, 2024NAB Show 2024: Appear on Backing the Continued Growth of Live SportsAppear, the global leader in live production technology, is demonstrating its innovative solutions for contribution, remote production and distribution at NAB Show 2024. SVG caught up with CEO Thomas Bostrøm Jørgensen, Chief Commercial Officer Alex Pannell, and President & General Manager, Appear US Ed McGivern to discuss the company's performance in HEVC, JPEG XS, SRT and IP Trust Boundary implementation, as well as the big product launches occurring at this year's trade show.Sunday, April 14, 2024NAB Show 2024: Program Productions' Bob Carzoli on Investment Growth in Supporting FreelancersWith a best-in-class network of 18,000 skilled technicians, Program Productions is one of the nation's leaders in end-to-end staffing solutions for more than 30,000 live event days each year across North America. The company is also growing at a tremendous rate following significant investment from Integrum Holdings to further enhance the company’s services within live sports production and other live-event categories. At NAB Show 2024, our Jason Dachman spoke with Bob Carzoli, Executive Chairman of Program Productions to get the latest on the company's growth, its continued expansion of the ProCrewz app, and more.Sunday, April 14, 2024NAB Show 2024: Amagi's Dan Marshall on Pushing On-Prem Data Centers to The Cloud and Growth in FASTMigrating to the cloud and the opportunities surrounding FAST (free ad-supported television) channels are two different but equally intriguing trends occurring across the sports media industry and the media cloud leaders from Amagi are right at the center of both. At NAB Show 2024, our Kristian Hernández chatted with Dan Marshall, EVP, Worldwide Sales for Amagi to break down how broadcasters are unleashing the power of unified cloud workflows to reach audiences across traditional cable, CTV, D2C apps, and FAST platforms and how FAST is offering the ability to easily spin up channels and improve ad monetization of content libraries.

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