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SIMPLY THE BEST DELIVERY AND DISTRIBUTION Company: CSG Product: Ascendon Company: Verizon Digital Media Services Product: Smartplay Company: Limelight Networks Product: Realtime Media Streaming Company: MediaKind Product: Encoding Live Company: Crystal Product: Crystal Connect with VidTime™ technology Company: IBM Aspera Product: IBM Aspera Streaming for Video Judges comments: “Remote production on steroids! Aspera is pretty much the gold standard in fast, secure file transport and this development for live streams routed back to a central hub from venue/location will be guaranteed to work from launch.” Company: Telestream Product: Telestream iQ video monitoring and analytics solutions Judges comments: “The hiccups buffering, delays, dropouts, associated with live streaming over the internet are well documented and hampering viewer experience and the ability for content providers and video service operators to launch new OTT services. Anything which smooths the cycle with early alerts of issues and actual self diagnosis and ‘self healing’ has to be a winner. Telestream has one of the most industrious and intelligent R&D teams in the industry and its acquisition with IneoQuest has come up trumps here.”

ecosystem that addresses active issues in service resolution between publishers and CDNs.”

CONTENT MANAGEMENT Company: Make.TV Product: Live Video Cloud Judges comments: “A very nice cloud based production platform. Great production resources at low cost.” Company: Prime Focus Technologies Product: Clear Media ERP Company: IHSE GmbH Product: Draco vario Remote IP CPU Company: Black Box EMEA Product: Emerald™ Unified 4K KVM Company: Net Insight Product: Nimbra 1060 Judges comments: “An excellent new integrated IP production solution” Company: Paywizard Product: Paywizard Singula™ Judges comments: “A very special product. Uses AI to predict consumer behaviour and reduce churn.”

PRODUCTION AND POST Company: Aperi Product: V-Stack virtualised production platform

Company: Agama Technologies Product: Agama 360 Analytics

Company: LiveU Product: LU300 Judges comments: “A compact and powerful HEVC encoder which enables contribution from anywhere. Nice!”

Company: Conviva Product: Ecosystem Module Judges comments: “Hugely impressive

Company: AJA Product: HDR Image Analyzer Judges comments: “As 4K HDR becomes


the new de facto standard, one absolutely crucial piece of the production workflow is ensuring HDR itself is captured and post produced to the same values the director of photography set from studio/location to final delivery. AJA’s alliance with leading colour scientists Colorfront could be the answer.” Company: TEDIAL Product: SMARTLIVE Judges comments: “You have to admire Tedial for shaking up its core MAM product and going headfirst into AI - and what’s more for making a particular focus on the live production of sports. The company is realistic in the claims it makes for AI - basically aware that it needs training on highly relevant and company specific data. I think this is a genuine attempt to lay down a marker for the highly automated production of high volume sports for customised distribution.” Company: Dalet Product: Dalet OnePlay Judges comments: “Few if any companies understand media asset management better than Dalet. This is another iteration of its core Galaxy MAM and offers sophisticated interaction with a variety of functions principally in studio-based live news and sports. It addresses the needs of news broadcasters to automate more and more manual processes and uses a series of AI engines, not just one, to tailor automated search and recommendations for each company. What’s more, it hooks into any device/systems in the studio including cameras, and users can work from the same OneCut UI enabled on different devices. A strong services company and a well thought through system which delivers on the need to automate at an enterprise wide level.” Company: Haivision Product: SRT open source protocol Judges comments: “Wow! A winner! The live video streaming protocol combats packet loss issues. Offered to industry as an open source.” n

Profile for Future PLC

TVBE October 2018  

TVBE October 2018  


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