Digital Nirvana Announces Participation @ FIBEP Congress – 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark

This three day event will be held from October 1-3, 2018 at the Marriott Hotel in Copenhagen. For over 65 years now, FIBEP has brought in industry leaders together to discuss the most important issues facing the media monitoring industry, and 2018 will be no different.

Digital Nirvana’s theme for its exhibits this year would be “Slice and Dice Data: Blending Team and Technology,” and its portfolio of services would include monitoring, listening, reading, tagging, indexing, toning, coding, analyzing, reporting, curating, summarizing, transcribing, translating, and blogging across all media types.

This year at FIBEP, Digital Nirvana will present its expanding portfolio of media analysis services that provides qualitative data to scientifically analyze the major trends surrounding an organization’s public perception, and monitoring services providing clipping, tagging and toning services for creating customized reports to aid in company-wide decision-making and corporate analysis.

“We’re eager to be a part of this historic 50th FIBEP Congress,” said Hiren Hindocha, CEO of Digital Nirvana. “This is a dynamic time in our industry, and we’re proud of our latest customer-centric developments that provide media analysis and monitoring results. Using our media analysis services, Media Monitoring and Intelligence companies can now share, organize, and manage their analyzed content in a much easier and less time-consuming manner.”


“Our participation at the 50th edition of the FIBEP Congress for the seventh consecutive year emphasizes our dedication to help improve the monitoring, evaluation, and measurement of media strategies to ensure brand visibility” said Vinay Kumar, EVP & Business Head of Digital Nirvana. Our recent foray into Podcast support services helped us identify a huge potential for media monitoring and intelligence companies in the Podcasting industry. We will be using this platform to educate our partners on the Podcast monitoring opportunity.

About FIBEP:

With 130 plus corporate members from more than 60 countries, FIBEP is the world’s largest association for media intelligence, and is one of the largest events for professionals from the field of media monitoring and analysis services.

China Central Television selects Nevion for new UHD/4K contribution

Nevion, the award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, announced today that China Central Television (CCTV), the largest television broadcaster in China, has selected Nevion Virtuoso software-defined media nodes to provide a contribution solution for 4K Ultra HD signal transmission between studios.

CCTV wants to increase its use of UHD/4K, so it needed a solution that would enable it to transport these signals reliably and efficiently over its existing baseband (SDI) infrastructure initially, and over IP eventually.

CCTV_Nevion_1The new Nevion Virtuosos will be used to encode UHD/4K signals (4x3G-SDI) to fit on bandwidth equivalent to a single 3G-SDI signal – with the help of the lightweight TICO compression technology (profile 1 and 2). This will enable CCTV to use its existing 3G-SDI infrastructure to route and transport the UHD/4K signals, dramatically reducing the need to invest in additional capacity to support the higher resolution.

Furthermore, the same Nevion Virtuosos also supports transport over IP (SMPTE ST 2022-6 and SMPTE ST 2110), allowing CCTV to transition easily to an IP infrastructure when they decide to, without needing to deploy new media nodes.

Nevion Virtuoso’s versatility means that the platform will also be able to accommodate CCTV’s evolving needs. In addition to the features mentioned above, Nevion Virtuoso supports a wide range of Media Functions including transport functions for various formats (uncompressed transport, as well as JPEG2000 and H.264 codecs, ASI/IP code stream adaptation, MADI), audio video processing functions and reliability and security enhancement functions (active and standby code stream switching, content encryption).

This project builds on an established relationship between Nevion and China Central TV station, which has been using Nevion VideoIPath orchestration and SDN control software and eMerge switches as the core of its SDN system since 2017. This system has played a key role in the coverage of major events in China, including the Spring Festival Gala and the Boao Forum for Asia, as well as the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Hans-Hasselbach-CCO-Nevion“We are thrilled that CCTV has extended our existing relationship and taken on Nevion Virtuoso in addition to Nevion VideoIPath and our eMerge switches. We look forward to helping CCTV as they make the move to using TICO for 4K Ultra HD coverage,” commented Hans Hasselbach, Chief Commercial Officer for Nevion.

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SMPTE Publishes Immersive Audio Standards for Cinema

SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced the publication of new SMPTE ST 2098 standards for immersive audio. The Society has published ST 2098-1:2018, Immersive Audio Metadata; ST 2098-2:2018, Immersive Audio Bitstream Specification; and ST 2098-5:2018, D-Cinema Immersive Audio Channels and Soundfield Groups.

“Immersive audio makes a significant impression on audiences, and because of the real value it adds, we’re seeing an increasing number of movies being mixed for the immersive environment,” said Brian Vessa, founding chair of SMPTE’s Technology Committee on Cinema Sound Systems (TC-25CSS) and executive director of digital audio mastering at Sony Pictures Entertainment. “By supporting delivery of a standardized immersive audio bitstream within a single interoperable digital cinema package, the new SMPTE immersive audio standards simplify distribution while ensuring that cinemas can confidently play out immersive audio on their choice of compliant Immersive sound systems.”

SMPTE ST 2098-1 establishes the metadata for use in creating immersive audio content for cinema. The standard defines the metadata items supported in immersive audio content and, when appropriate, the range of values, value precisions, and cardinal values. (The format of the metadata items when carried in a bitstream or file is provided in SMPTE ST 2098-2.)

SMPTE ST 2098-2 defines a coded representation (bitstream) that carries the audio essence and metadata necessary to reproduce a complete immersive audio program.

SMPTE ST 2098-5 defines names and abbreviations for immersive audio channels and soundfield groups associated with D-Cinema immersive audio presentation. This standard also provides guidance on typical locations of cinema loudspeakers used for immersive audio reproduction.