Anevia Named as One of Europe’s Best in European Business Awards’ ‘Ones to Watch’ List

Anevia was chosen as it demonstrates exceptional achievement in one of the 18 European Business Awards categories and reflects the programme’s core values of innovation, success and ethics.

The ‘Ones to Watch’ for 33 countries across Europe can be found at http://www.businessawardseurope.com.

Throughout its 16-year history, Anevia has consistently brought world-first products that have improved the way viewers enjoy TV programmes.

“Innovation is one of the core values at Anevia,” says Anevia CEO Laurent Lafarge. “We are proud to receive this recognition, which attests to how our teams’ innovations have contributed not only to our own business excellence but, more importantly, to that of the TV service providers around the world who use our innovative products.”

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“The companies chosen as ‘Ones to Watch’ are the most inspirational, successful and dynamic in Europe,” adds Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards. “The talent and tenacity at the heart of these businesses creates jobs and derives Europe’s prosperity. This ‘Ones to Watch’ list of excellence is a benchmark of success for the rest of the European business community.”

Companies on the ‘Ones to Watch’ list come from all sectors – from manufacturing to retail, agriculture to technology, and all sizes – from start-ups to billion euro businesses.

Anevia will now have the chance to compete in one of the 18 categories of this year’s European Business Awards, to become a National Winner in their country. If successful, Anevia will then take part in the Gala Final in December 2019, where the final 18 European winners will be announced.

The European Business Awards is now in its 12th year. Last year it considered over 111,000 businesses from 34 countries. Sponsors and partners include Inflexion, Germany Trade & Invest and PR Newswire.

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SMPTE Announces Annual Award Recipients for 2019

SMPTE® announced the group of industry leaders and innovators who will be honored at this year’s SMPTE Awards Gala. Scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 24, the gala and afterparty will serve as the concluding events of the SMPTE 2019 Annual Conference (SMPTE 2019) at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in downtown Los Angeles. SMPTE Fellow elevations will be conferred at the SMPTE 2019 Fellows Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 22.

“The SMPTE Awards Gala is a significant annual event because it recognizes industry leaders of the past, present, and future,” said SMPTE President Patrick Griffis, vice president of technology in the Office of the CTO at Dolby Laboratories. “Every person who will be honored at the gala has in some way made a substantial contribution to the ongoing advancement of media and entertainment technology. It’s always exciting to share the room with such a remarkable and accomplished group of individuals.”

Awards Gala guests will receive red carpet treatment as they make their way to the reception, which will be followed by dinner and the awards presentation in the California Ballroom. Of these awards, Honorary Membership is the Society’s highest accolade. It recognizes individuals who have performed distinguished service in the advancement of engineering in motion pictures, television, or the allied arts and sciences.

This year, SMPTE will bestow two such honors. The Society will recognize Paul Kellar for being the leading inventor of a wide range of technologies and products in the areas of digital video processing, digital image storage, electronic graphics creation, still-image storage and processing, and image manipulation. SMPTE also will recognize Roderick Snell for his contributions and leadership, with more than 40 years as an author, broadcast engineer, and international consultant.

The Progress Medal is the most prestigious SMPTE award, and it recognizes outstanding technical contributions to the progress of the engineering phases of the motion-picture, television, or motion-imaging industries. SMPTE will present the 2019 Progress Medal to Cristina Gomila Torres for her leadership and ongoing contributions to the motion-picture and media industry.

The Camera Origination and Imaging Medal recognizes significant technical achievements related to inventions or advances in imaging technology, including sensors, imaging processing electronics, and the overall embodiment and application of image-capture devices. Paul K. Weimer (1914–2005) will be recognized for his career, which spanned modern electronic imaging and sensor development.

The David Sarnoff Medal, sponsored by SRI International, recognizes outstanding contributions to the development of new techniques or equipment that have improved the engineering phases of television technology, including large-venue presentations. The award will be presented to Michelle Munson for the co-invention and development of the Fast and Secure Protocol (FASP) technology for media acceleration, which has greatly affected the distribution and transmission of digital media through high-speed file transfer.

The Excellence in Education Medal, sponsored by William C. Miller and Ellen Sontag-Miller, recognizes outstanding contributions to new or unique educational programs that teach the technologies of motion pictures, television, or other imaging sciences, including emerging media technology. Elizabeth Daley will receive the award in recognition of her three decades of pioneering leadership as dean of the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.

The Digital Processing Medal recognizes significant technical achievements related to the development of digital processing of content for cinema, television, games, or other related media. Gary J. Sullivan will receive the award in recognition of his innovation and industry leadership in image and video compression.

The James A. Lindner Archival Technology Medal, sponsored by James A. Lindner, recognizes significant technical advancements or contributions related to the invention or development of technology, techniques, workflows, or infrastructure for the long-term storage, archive, or preservation of media content essence. The 2019 award will be presented to Ralph Sargent in recognition of his more than four decades of contributions to the preservation of motion pictures.

The Samuel L. Warner Memorial Medal, sponsored by Warner Bros., recognizes outstanding contributions in the design and development of new and improved methods and/or apparatus for motion-picture sound, at any step in the process. The award will be presented to Walter Murch in recognition of the meticulous level of research and development that he brings to the science of human perception, enabling his art to take full experiential advantage of new technology.

The Workflow Systems Medal, sponsored by Leon D. Silverman, recognizes outstanding contributions related to the development and integration of workflows, such as integrated processes, end-to-end systems, or industry ecosystem innovations that enhance creativity, collaboration, and efficiency, or novel approaches to the production, postproduction, or distribution process. The award will be presented to Anne Aaron in recognition of her leadership, research, and pioneering work in the field of cloud-based video coding for streaming.

The Journal Award is presented to the author of the most outstanding paper originally published in the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal during the preceding calendar year. This year’s award will be presented to Elizabeth Pieri and Jaclyn Pytlarz for their article “Hitting the Mark — A New Color Difference Metric for HDR and WCG Imagery,” published in the April 2018 issue of the Journal.

The Journal Certificate of Merit will be presented to Kenichiro Masaoka, Kazuyuki Arai, and Yoshiro Takiguchi for their article “Realtime Measurement of Ultrahigh-Definition Camera Modulation Transfer Function,” published in the November/December 2018 issue of the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal.

The Presidential Proclamation recognizes individuals of established and outstanding status and reputation in the motion-picture, television, and motion-imaging industries worldwide. Peter A. Dare will receive the award in recognition of his longtime dedication to the Society and more than 40 years of service to the standards community.

The Excellence in Standards Award recognizes individuals or companies that have been actively involved in advancing the Society’s standards, activities, and processes. Paul Gardiner will receive this award in recognition of his long and outstanding service to the standards community. He has used his broad knowledge of technology, procedures, and global activities along with his pragmatic, common-sense approach to problem-solving to help foster the Society’s outstanding reputation among standards bodies.

The Citation for Outstanding Service to the Society, which recognizes individuals for dedicated service for the betterment of the Society over a sustained period, will be conferred upon five SMPTE Members:

Allan Schollnick, in recognition of more than 30 years of service to the Hollywood Section, including multiple terms as section manager, secretary/treasurer, and chair.

John Wesley Shike, in recognition of his efforts to recruit and engage SMPTE Student Members and young professionals.

Rick Singer, in recognition of his contributions to the production and growth of the Washington, DC, Section’s Bits by the Bay conference.

Andrew King, in recognition of his contributions to the SMPTE Australia Section, in particular, the biennial conference.

John Lock, in recognition of his contributions to the SMPTE Australia Section and his proactive approach to section management over the past five years.
The Student Paper Award recognizes the outstanding paper prepared and submitted by a Student Member. The 2019 award will be presented to Oscar Eduardo Estrada Torrejon and Nicholas Peretti, students at Rochester Institute of Technology, for their paper “Rotoscope Automation with Deep Learning,” which will be published in the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal.

The Louis F. Wolf Jr. Memorial Scholarship is designed to assist students in furthering their undergraduate or graduate studies in motion pictures and television, with an emphasis on technology. The 2019 scholarship will be awarded to SMPTE Student Member Adam C. Burke, who attends Rochester Institute of Technology.

Fifteen new SMPTE Fellows will also be recognized during the Annual Awards Gala. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the motion-picture, television, or related industries, attained an outstanding rank among engineers or executives in media and entertainment. The new SMPTE Fellows are:

Peter T. Adamiak
David Crawford
Patricia Keighley
Gary Mandle
Sean T. McCarthy
Michael Overton
Julian Pinn
Andrew Rayner
Jeffrey Charles Riedmiller
Michael Douglas Smith
James Patrick Snyder
John J. Turner
Brian A. Vessa
Raymond Yeung

Tickets for the SMPTE Annual Awards Gala are limited. Those registering for SMPTE 2019 may elect to purchase tickets to the Annual Awards Gala as an add-on to their conference packages or as a stand-alone purchase.

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Anevia Shortlisted for Three CSI Awards

Established in 2003, the CSI awards are designed to recognise and reward innovation and excellence in the cable, satellite, broadcast, IPTV, telco, broadband/OTT video, mobile-TV and associated sectors.

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In the Best TV Everywhere category, Anevia’s entry is for an end-to-end OTT HD and 4K video-delivery solution with ultra-low latency at levels that are as low as, or lower than, broadcast. This offers all the benefits of anytime, anywhere television without spoiler effects from viewers’ neighbours or from social-media posts. The technology makes full use of Anevia’s expertise in the CMAF-LLC protocol which is applied to each component in the system, from the encoder to the CDN. It has already resulted in the first commercial ultra-low latency OTT-based service in the US, launched just before the 2019 NAB Show.

Anevia’s entry in the Best Cloud category is the NEA-CDN 5.0 cloud-native solution for creating a private content delivery network. This enables operators to build a centrally orchestrated and elastic CDN, making it easy to scale (up and down), to deploy and to operate. Viewers get the best-quality video possible (4K HDR) and operators can deploy advanced services such as time-shift, video on demand and ultra-low latency live streaming. NEA-CDN 5.0 is natively multi-tenant and compatible with hybrid infrastructures. Operators can use their existing infrastructure to deploy a private CDN while ensuring they deliver high-quality services, even during peak traffic. They can also rent CDN nodes to content providers without affecting their viewers’ experience.

Anevia’s Embedded Distributed Storage (EDS) is the company’s entry in the Best Data Storage Solution category. EDS is a zero data loss storage solution for Cloud DVR which enables operators to store large amounts of video at minimal cost, using the existing origin-server disks instead of separate Network Attached Storage. The solution is scalable: as a service increases in popularity, it needs more storage but also more origin servers, which meet the increased storage requirements. And it uses a unique erasure coding algorithm to enable software management of storage with minimal impact on the CPU, which remains available for just-in-time packaging.

“Following on from our recent success in winning a Futur40 award, these shortlistings are further examples of our engineering team’s commitment to excellence and innovation,” says Anevia CEO Laurent Lafarge. “We look forward keen

Anevia Receives Futur40 Award

With the support of Paris Europlace, MorningStar, the RSM global audit network, Euronext and the Fédération des Investisseurs Individuels (F2iC), and under the auspices of Olivia Grégoire (MP for Paris, spokesperson of the LREM group at the National Assembly and Honorary President of PME Finance – Europe Entrepreneurs), the 6th edition took place on the evening of July 9th at the Pavillon Gabriel, closing the first day of the International Financial Forum.

“We are proud to receive this award, which recognises the commitment of our teams on a daily basis to drive the company’s growth in France and worldwide and to grab all the opportunities that the market offers,” said Laurent Lafarge, CEO of Anevia.

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“Just like PEA-PME, which has collected almost 1.5 billion Euros, Futur40 highlights dynamic companies that contribute to enhancing the attractiveness of France to investors,” adds Jean Rognetta, founder of PME Finance – Europe Entrepreneurs. “It is therefore essential to highlight them, to further strengthen their brand recognition and contribute to their hyper-growth.”

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MEDIAPRO, nominated for IBC2019 Innovation Awards in the Content Everywhere category

MEDIAPRO has been nominated for the IBC2019 Innovation Awards, the coveted mark of recognition from audiovisual and broadcasting industry peers worldwide taking place September 15th in Amsterdam. The group has been shortlisted within the Content Everywhere category for LaLiga distribution services in the Indian Subcontinent through Facebook and the production of the LaLiga on Facebook Watch program.

Thanks to a pioneering and innovative agreement between LaLiga, Facebook and MEDIAPRO, audiences in India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Maldives can now follow the 380 LaLiga Santander matches since last via the official LaLiga on Facebook profile and crossposting managed by LaLiga on the different club pages.

This unprecedented alliance also includes the production of the LaLiga on Facebook Watch program from an interactive studio presented by one of the best-known faces for football fans in the Indian subcontinent, Joe Morrison. This space has revolutionized the way of interacting with fans through surveys and comments in real time, managed by the technological partner GUUD.

With this nomination, the IBC organization recognizes MEDIAPRO commitment to adapting new technologies with innovative formats and boosting Spanish football consumption through digital environments. An investment that projects the effort to improve the audiovisual experience of audiences and fans of the best league in the world.

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IMSTA FESTA Atlanta to Feature Keynote by Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick of ‘Pensado’s Place’

The International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA) announced that Grammy® Award-winning mix engineer Dave Pensado and veteran manager/executive producer Herb Trawick, hosts of the weekly audio engineering-themed talk show “Pensado’s Place,” will present the keynote at IMSTA FESTA Atlanta. The celebration of music technology will take place July 27 at the SAE Institute Atlanta.

“Building on their wealth of knowledge about both the craft and business of audio and music, Dave and Herb together bring our community an incredibly valuable — and entertaining — educational resource,” said Ray Williams, managing director at IMSTA. “They put tremendous thought and energy into ‘Pensado’s Place,’ and I know we can expect a great keynote from them in Atlanta.”

Pensado’s mix credits include work with stars such as Kelly Clarkson, AfroJack, Beyonce, Elton John, Christina Aguilera, and Jill Scott. Trawick founded his own management firm, working with artists such as Brian McKnight, Robin Thicke, and Tyrese Gibson, and has consulted with top labels including Mercury, Island, and Def Jam. On “Pensado’s Place,” they pair up to offer viewers an array of interviews, technique demonstrations, and other segments dedicated to audio engineering and the music business.

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Along with the keynote by Pensado and Trawick, IMSTA FESTA Atlanta will feature panels, workshops and master classes, song critiques, demonstrations, and networking opportunities in an environment where music makers can network, interact, and learn from one another face to face.

In addition to hosting IMSTA Master Class sessions, full-time music professionals and experts from the industry’s top music production technology companies will offer technology demos and exhibitions. Featured companies include Accusonus, Antares, Arturia, Avid, Celemony Software, Eventide, FabFilter, FL Studio, Focusrite, IK Multimedia, MAGIX, Native Instruments, NUGEN Audio, PreSonus, Reveal Sound, Roland Cloud, Serato, Softube, sonible, Sprkle, Steinberg, u-he, xils lab, and Yamaha. Exhibitors will offer product-specific tips and techniques and also provide prizes for hourly raffle giveaways.

Live song reviews at IMSTA FESTA Atlanta will give attendees the chance to present their work to experienced industry professionals for one-on-one appraisal. As the day concludes, the most exceptional of these songs will be judged along with other regional entries for the 2019 IMSTA FESTA Songwriting Contest. The regional winner will move on in the competition, earning the chance to win a free trip to Santorini, Greece, to be part of a song camp at Black Rock Studios.

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TVU Networks Wins “Best Product” in Inaugural Broadcast Production Awards from NewscastStudio

TVU Networks was a winner in the inaugural Broadcast Production Awards from NewscastStudio, a trade publication for broadcast production. TVU CAS (Contribution Automation Solution) won in the “Best New Product or Service” category.

“NewscastStudio is a well regarded broadcast industry source, and we’re thrilled with their recognition of our TVU CAS as one of the year’s top technology innovations,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “It’s further validation that our overall TVU MediaMind story-centric workflow platform, of which TVU CAS is a critical part, has tremendous revenue-generation and workflow benefits to broadcast professionals and content creators. We’re grateful for this honor.”

TVU CAS is designed to streamline the capture and automatic metadata tagging of live video content. With TVU CAS, all video acquisition resources, such as people and equipment, are identified for specific stories and tasks at the story creation stage. Assignments are automatically pushed to personnel in the field through connected devices. These devices include portable mobile transmitter equipment such as TVU One and TVU Anywhere as well as fixed equipment like TVU MLink. TVU CAS is part of the comprehensive TVU MediaMind workflow, designed to eliminate barriers between social media, digital and broadcast production departments and revolutionize how media is produced, distributed and consumed within existing workflows.

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The Broadcast Production Awards (BPA) are an expansion of NewscastStudio’s annual “Set of the Year” awards program. This year’s competition attracted over 200 entries across all categories.

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