MEDIAPRO secures rights in Canada to Concacaf Nations League

MEDIAPRO has secured the media rights in Canada to the 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League, the new three-tier men’s national team competition involving all 41 Concacaf (North and Central America and the Caribbean) Member Associations.

The 102 group stage matches, including Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s two home and two away matches, as well as the Final Championship (two semi-finals, the 3rd place match and the Final), will be aired on OneSoccer, the 24/7 digital platform devoted to delivering world-class dedicated Canadian soccer coverage and content.  All Canada games will be enhanced by live studio pre-, half-time and post-match shows, together with interviews, features and other content.

Canada qualified for League A, the top tier of the inaugural Concacaf Nations League, after posting a perfect 4-0 record in the 34-nation qualifying round, finishing second to Haiti, and will meet Cuba and the USA in Group A over four matches played from September through November. The winner of each of the four League A groups will progress to the Final Championship, which will be played in June 2020.

The action begins on Thursday September 5th with the opening match between League C teams US Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands. Canada’s first match will kick off two days later, on September 7th, at BMO Field in Toronto, as against Caribbean opponent Cuba. Canada defeated Cuba 7-0 in the recent Concacaf Gold Cup tournament, with hat-tricks from Jonathan David and Lucas Cavallini and an early second-half goal from Junior Hoilett.

Following the away match against Cuba on September 10th, Canada will return to BMO Field to take on the USA, which fell 1-0 to Mexico in last month’s Gold Cup final.

OneSoccer subscribers will be able to view all Concacaf Nations League matches at no extra charge, adding to a growing portfolio that includes over 100 Canadian Premier League matches, all 24 Canadian Championship matches and all the home matches of the Canada Soccer’s Women’s and Men’s National Teams. OneSoccer’s international portfolio now includes two weekly matches from the Chinese Super League, one of Asia’s top domestic soccer leagues, live coverage of the Chinese FA Cup from the quarter-finals on, and two weekly matches from LigaMX, Mexico’s top-tier soccer league.

OneSoccer also airs a wide range of complementary programming, including its weekly League in Review highlights show hosted by popular sports broadcaster Andi Petrillo as well as Kickoff Countdown, an insightful and irreverent league preview panel show fronted by soccer pundit Kurt Larson. From October, OneSoccer will boost its weekly grid with additional original content, including daily news programs, mid-week magazine shows, interviews, features and other formats.

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Baltijas Mediju Alianse Selects Mediaproxy LogServer For Compliance Logging and Monitoring

Mediaproxy has announced that Latvian broadcaster Baltijas Mediju Alianse (BMA), has selected LogServer for their next generation compliance logging and monitoring. The project, made in conjunction with local partner TILTS Integration, marks Mediaproxy’s commitment to providing advanced solutions to the Baltic region.

Baltijas Mediju Alianse is the leading Russian-language television channel in the Baltic states. Its programming is formed predominantly of general entertainment, as well as local news broadcasts. With TILTS Integration, BMA selected Mediaproxy as its partner for advanced compliance monitoring of outgoing and return feeds of 12 channels using LogServer TSoIP (Transport Stream Over IP) installed at BMA’s main Riga facility.

Dmitry Gerasimenko, Managing Director of TILTS Integration, said, “As the globally leading solution for compliance recording and monitoring, Mediaproxy LogServer will provide the best of breed solution to our customer, BMA.”

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Erik Otto, CEO of Mediaproxy, added, “Mediaproxy is excited to be working with TILTS Integration to bring Mediaproxy’s flagship LogServer to the Baltic region. LogServer will provide Baltijas Mediju Alianse with real-time compliance monitoring, reporting, and incident management of multiple channels by uniting access to all broadcast sources via IP.”

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OneSoccer to air live coverage of League1 Ontario Men’s and Women’s championship finals

OneSoccer, the 24/7 platform devoted to delivering world-class dedicated Canadian soccer coverage and content, adds the League1 Ontario Championship Finals to its portfolio of domestic soccer content, including all Canadian Premier League matches, the home matches of Canada Soccer’s Men’s and Women’s National Teams and all 24 matches of the 2019 Canadian Championships.

The Women’s Championship Final kicks off on Saturday August 31 at 7pm at the Ontario Soccer Centre (7601 Martin Grove Road, Woodbridge), and will be produced for live domestic and international broadcast on OneSoccer by MEDIAPRO. The final will feature Oakville Blue Devils FC and FC London, winners of the League1 Championship semi-finals contested over two legs earlier this month.

The Men’s Championship Final will air on OneSoccer on Friday September 27 at 8pm when the two finalists meet after an eight-team group contest a playoff format of two-leg quarter-final and semi-final rounds later this month and in early September.

  “Showcasing our 2019 League1 Ontario Championship Finals on OneSoccer is a great opportunity,” said League1 Ontario Commissioner Dino Rossi Jr. “We will be able to bring League1 to a new and bigger audience than we’ve ever been able to reach in the past, expanding awareness of our league and the wealth of talent within it. ”OneSoccer is available to stream at OneSoccer.ca and through the OneSoccer app on the following streaming devices: iOS, Android, Apple TV and Roku. Further information on the OneSoccer brand and its features are available at onesoccer.ca.

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FOR-A Offering Extended Warranties on FA Series’ Processors and HVS Series’ Switchers in U.S

As of the first of August, all FOR-A FA series signal processors will have an additional four years on their current one-year warranty, resulting in a full five-year warranty. All FOR-A HVS series video switchers will have two years added to their current one-year warranty, resulting in a three year-warranty.

The extended warranty includes:

  • Free product firmware updates for the life of the product, whether in or out of the warranty period.
  • Coverage transfer to the new owner at no cost should you sell your product
  • Parts and labor with any defect under normal operating conditions
  • Free technical support via phone or email for the life of the product, whether in or out of the warranty period.

To register for an extended warranty dealers and customers can contact their local FOR-A sales representative with their contact information, product name and serial number.

Terms of the extended warranty apply to all FA and HVS series products sold by FOR-A Corporation of America.

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Just Add Power Set to Rock and Rotate at CEDIA Expo 2019

Just Add Power (J+P) announced its technology line up for CEDIA Expo 2019 (CEDIA), taking place Sept. 12-14 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. At Booth 1817, the company will highlight a range of solutions designed to simplify multiroom video installations for the residential market. These solutions will include the 3G+ 767DSS Dante Enhanced Sound System transmitter — showing for the first time at CEDIA — and the new Warp Engine transmitter/receiver, Instant Install application, and slim two-gang HDMI wall plate, all of which will be making their world debut. The company is also hosting its annual CEDIA party on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Summit Music House.

“This year at CEDIA, visitors to our booth will experience a variety of products that introduce exciting new capabilities to the Ultra HD Over IP ecosystem,” said Taft Stricklin, sales team manager at J+P. “Our 767DSS transmitter adds compatibility with Dante and AES67 audio networks, while the Warp Engine allows installers to get creative with their video walls by mounting displays at any angle. In addition, the Instant Install application takes all the guesswork out of any project — integrators who have seen it in action have been floored by its speed and reliability — while our new HDMI wall plate offers a slim design for installation flexibility.”

The 767DSS transmitter is the industry’s first such solution to support the latest Dante eight-channel chipset. The transmitter allows installers to input up to eight audio channels from the J+P system for playout on Dante-enabled and AES67 devices and extract up to eight channels from the audio network for playout across the J+P system. The 767DSS is backward-compatible with legacy two-channel Dante and AES67 devices while offering higher performance with lower compression — bit rates of 176.4 and 192 kilohertz — and latency as low as 0.25 milliseconds on Gigabit Ethernet.

With the new Warp Engine, installers can rotate any HDMI source — cable boxes, media players, game systems, cameras, and more — in a J+P matrix in 0.1-degree increments in real time for incredibly low latency. The rotated image can then be sent to an unlimited number of receivers in the network, allowing for the creation of massive artistic video walls using a single Warp Engine. Fully HDCP-2.2-compliant, the unit can be added to any J+P 3G or 2GΩ/3G system running Just OS.

Part of Just OS, the Instant Install application allows installers to easily incorporate any gigabit switch that supports jumbo frames — managed or not — into their J+P matrix. They simply connect their devices anywhere on the switch and click a single button, and their devices are found and configured, and a driver is built — all in less than two minutes.

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J+P’s new two-gang HDMI wall plate is less than 1 inch deep, offering installers the flexibility of mounting it in a table, podium, or the thin walls of international installations. The thin wall plate features a field-serviceable modular design, making it easy to service with a screwdriver in the event of damage.

Each day at 3 p.m. during CEDIA, J+P will give away one of three classic red bullseye-designed Kramer ’84 guitars. For each guitar awarded, J+P will donate four acoustic guitars — with the winner’s name on them — and a year’s worth of lessons to American military veterans.

For the third year in a row, to celebrate CEDIA, J+P will roll out the red carpet with an invitation to party with Dr. Crüe, the world’s premier Mötley Crüe tribute band, Sept. 12 at the Summit Music House, with doors opening at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored in partnership with Luxul, and attendees can pick up tickets at the J+P booth.

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