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On-Hertz Unleashes Nubo, a Cloud-Based Radio Production Studio

  On-Hertz Unleashes Nubo, a Cloud-Based Radio Production Studio   Scalable SaaS suite packs complete studio into an easily accessible service available from a simple web browser   Press Release   Kraainem, Belgium — 18 January, 2021  On-Hertz, virtual audio specialist for the broadcast and media industries, has unveiled Nubo, an all-in-one cloud-based radio production…

Video Progetti Complete Ecosystem Installation for Retecapri

Video Progetti Complete Ecosystem Installation for Retecapri   MAM, newsroom, playout and headend services to facilitate network reliability and efficiency    Press Release   Roma, Italy _ 13 January, 2020   Video Progetti today announces completion of a full ecosystem installation for leading Italian broadcaster Retecapri, including MAM, newsroom, playout and headend.   With twenty…

A Positive Start with a New Sense of Community

A Positive Start with a New Sense of Community The importance of a collaborative culture   2020 is over… Take a deep breath. It’s over. 2020 is finally behind us. Thank goodness, right? Of course, the reality is that New Year is a fairly arbitrary point in the year where we congratulate the planet on…

Xpresso LIVE_Tech Talk with Bridge Technologies

Off air, lights out, drop the mic and see you all for an exciting 2021

A year in review by Bridge Technologies   Blog And a particularly soppy one at that … If ever there was a year to forego the traditional ‘year in review’ round-up that tends to come in the Christmas season, I think many would argue this was it. Everybody is – understandably – ready to put…

‘Traveling Station’, ‘Radio Itinerante’, Democratizes Access to Archives

‘Traveling Station’ Democratizes Access to Archives RedTech Tribe Interviewed  NOA archive What childhood radio program do you remember the most? And how often have you gone searching the internet for it, only to turn up empty-handed? When you consider how much content has been created — and subsequently lost — over the course of radio’s…

Restaurants and the Improved Contactless In-store Experience

The Improved Contactless In-store Experience   When everybody is in a bind together, talking about ‘opportunities’ can sometimes give the impression of being a show-off, of being detached from reality, of being out-of-touch and lacking human empathy. But the truth is, it’s at times like this when we all take the most pleasure in stories…

Season’s Greetings with HOPE

Happy Season’s Greetings with HOPE May your path towards 2021 bring you balance and patience when you feel isolated. May your acceptance and hope guide you in misty days. “HOPE” is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all.. Emily Dickinson  …

Progress is Like a Steamroller

Progress is like a Steamroller How WebClip2Go opens up the ability to ‘batch create’ video   BLOG Fluffy bunnies at the wheel Let’s think of progress as a steamroller. In essence, progress is coming, whether you like it or not. You have two options; you can stand there stubbornly and let it run you over,…

Convergent Archive in Semantic Object Databases — Why Not?

Convergent Archive in Semantic Object Databases — Why Not? Broadcasters can benefit from expanded collaboration and the efficient exchange of AV material through innovative data concepts   Blog Lately, I’ve been reflecting on why the media industry and in particular broadcasters should transition toward convergent archiving. It’s in fact an interesting option that has been…

WebClip2Go Integrates Ultimatte 12 Optional Add-On  

    WebClip2Go Integrates Ultimatte 12 Optional Add-On     chromakey abilities for video production of professional quality   Press Release Veenendaal, The Netherlands _ 9 December, 2020   WebClip2Go today announces the integration of an add-on capability for Blackmagic Design’s Ultimatte 12 keyer into its revolutionary video production system, thus further cementing its potential…

Bridge Technologies Partners with Germany’s Broadcast Solutions

      Bridge Technologies Partners with Germany’s Broadcast Solutions   United by a focus on IP-based, future-proof production environments, and a commitment to customer service   Press Release OSLO, Norway —  7 December 2020 —   Bridge Technologies today announces partnership with systems integrator Broadcast Solutions. Founded in Germany 17 years ago, Broadcast Solutions…

Is the network fascination with football flagging?

Is the network fascination with football flagging? How are Covid market economics changing the nature of sports production?   Blog The Ballistic Economics of the Beautiful Game In 2020, Lionel Messi became the highest paid footballer in the world, securing a yearly salary of over $90 million. With that, he narrowly beats Cristiano Ronaldo in…

The capacity of brains (and VB330s) when faced with questions of objectivity and subjectivity

The capacity of brains (and VB330s) when faced with questions of objectivity and subjectivity Monitoring the broadcast change Blog What’s your story? Dan Dennet – an American philosopher and cognitive scientist – came up with the concept of ‘the self as a centre of narrative gravity’. It’s a concept that you’ll (probably) be familiar with;…

Ziggo Upgrades its Cable Network With the Help of Bridge Technologies

Ziggo Upgrades its Cable Network With the Help of Bridge Technologies Burst Video, the Dutch Business Partner has completed the installation   Press Release OSLO, Norway — 30 November, 2020 — Bridge Technologies today announced that it has delivered forty VB120 probes to Ziggo, the largest cable operator in the Netherlands, in pursuit of a…

Bridge Technologies Joins the Grass Valley Technology Alliance

  Bridge Technologies Joins the Grass Valley Technology Alliance   Further enhancing confidence for broadcast providers seeking multi-vendor network solutions    Press Release OSLO, Norway — 18 November, 2020 Bridge Technologies is proud to announce its membership of the Grass Valley Technology Alliance, joining 20 other members in an association that aims to support collaboration…

How WebClip2Go makes integrating video into the online retail Child’s Play

How WebClip2Go makes integrating video into the online retail Child’s Play Using video retail provides a Dutch toy store with a nine-fold reduction in returns and associated costs CASE STUDY TIM’S SPEELGOED BOERDERIJ (Tim’s Toy Farm) is a specialist toy store showroom that has sought to expand its reach across the Benelux region using online retail. But…

What it takes to deliver a project if you are not selling ‘off-the-peg’ media solutions

What it takes to deliver a project if you are not selling ‘off-the-peg’ media solutions Behind the scenes of the VSN offices   A product is only as good as the company that offers it. Think of all those times you’ve loved a product, but refused to buy it ever again. Whether it’s snooty and…

Bridge Technologies: No man is an island

Howdy Partner – No man is an island A spate of recent partnerships causes us to reflect on the benefit of working together No man is an island John Donne’s most famous line from Devotions upon Emergent Occasions was written 400 years ago, but its enduring fame suggests there’s something that resonates just as much…

NOA Partners With Marquis Broadcast

NOA Partners With Marquis Broadcast New Medway-mediARC connector technology facilitates AVID Interplay bidirectional integration     Vienna, Austria —  26 October 2020 AV digitizing and archiving specialist NOA GmbH has announced a technology partnership with UK-based Marquis Broadcast. Together the two companies have crafted the Medway-mediARC connector, designed to facilitate bidirectional integration with AVID Interplay.…

AETA Introduces Dual Mobile Connectivity  

        AETA Introduces Dual Mobile Connectivity   Enhances double streaming capabilities; adds bonding functionalities to ScoopTeam and Scoopy+S     Press Release LE PLESSIS ROBINSON, France — October 19, 2020 AETA Audio Systems now offers embedded dual mobile network connectivity for its ScoopTeam and Scoopy+S codecs. Available as an option for both…

Xpresso Communications Awarded Best International Content Creation Specialists

Xpresso Communications Awarded Best International Content Creation Specialists   Content strategies avoiding entropy in communications   Leiden, The Netherlands _ 16 October 2020   Xpresso Communications – an international marketing communications and PR company headquartered in Leiden, The Netherlands – is proud to announce that it has been awarded the title of ‘Best International Content…

 RCH: Systems thinking for the service industry

Systems thinking for the service industry Cash desks with connectivity for smart performance  Blog What is a product? When you buy a product, what are you really buying? Take for instance, a mobile phone. Are you buying a small plastic and glass rectangle with a number of circuits inside? Or are you buying connectivity, convenience,…

WebClip2Go: Innovative Thinking in Education

WebClip2Go: Innovative Thinking in Education Providing educational value in a time of rising tuition fees and social distancing Blog An age old debate As term begins for universities across Europe, an old debate has now taken on a new dimension. The issue of rising tuition costs has, for many years, raged on – with strong…

It’s time to talk about IBC2020

      It’s time to talk about IBC2020 Technology will save us all! Won’t it?   Blog When you come from a technological mindset, it’s easy to approach every problem with a technological solution. And no wonder – technology has changed the way society functions so fundamentally in the past two decades that it…

Our Virtual Experience with IBC2020 Through Video Content

  Our Virtual Experience with IBC2020 Through Video Content The psychology of a deadline  BLOG The times they are a’ changin’ Have you noticed that something seems a little… off this year? A little different? Maybe it’s just us… It’s easy to joke about the changes that this year has brought, but the reality is…

  SDNsquare’s GRID Adds IP modularity to the CTV OB Golf Truck

      SDNsquare’s GRID Adds IP modularity to the CTV OB Golf Truck The SMPTE 2110-based OB12 Truck Suite planned for the European Golf Tour    Press Release   Gent, Belgium _  30  September 2020   Belgian media networking and storage company SDNsquare has collaborated with UK-based  CTV Outside Broadcasts (CTV OB), one of…

Bridge Technologies Wins 2020 TV Technology Best of Show Award

  Bridge Technologies Wins 2020 TV Technology Best of Show Award PoE+ for accessible and meaningful visual IP network analytics    PRESS RELEASE   OSLO, Norway — 28 September 2020 — Bridge Technologies today announced that ii has received the TV Technology ‘Best of Show’ award for the company’s new PoE+ (Power over Ethernet) Tabletop…

NOA to Participate in FIAT/IFTA 2020 Virtual Seminar

        NOA to Participate in FIAT/IFTA 2020 Virtual Seminar Will detail how in-house industrial digitization supports long-term archiving strategies    PRESS RELEASE Vienna, Austria—  23rd September 2020—   AV digitizing and archiving specialist NOA GmbH has confirmed its participation in the FIAT/IFTA Regional Seminar 2020, which will take place virtually Sept. 29–30.…

Bridge Technologies to Support Australian Nine’s Greenfield IP Site

Bridge Technologies to Support Australian Nine’s Greenfield IP Site   The VB440 will enable production teams to continuously survey all layers of media transportation   Press Release OSLO, Norway —  15 September 2020 —   Bridge Technologies, through Australian business partner Techtel, have now completed their integration of the VB440 IP Probe for Nine Network,…

Bridge Technologies Shows Mosaic and Multiviewer Created Within Its Widglets API

        Bridge Technologies Shows Mosaic and Multiviewer Created Within Its Widglets API   The distinction between studio and real-time remote production becomes blurred     Press Release OSLO, Norway — 16 September 2020 —   In time for the virtual IBC2020 this year, Bridge Technologies announces the mosaic and multiviewer capability of its…

In the Service of Good Service

In the Service of Good Service Awarded for our Revolutionary Approach  Blog More than a box of tricks If you’ve been keeping up with our blogs or had the benefit of a product demonstration – or indeed if you’ve simply spent five minutes browsing our website – it is probably already readily apparent to you…

Bridge Technologies Announces VB330 v6 with Dramatic Increase of Monitoring Capacity

    Bridge Technologies Announces VB330 v6 with Dramatic Increase of Monitoring Capacity   It supports a tenfold increase of monitoring OTT traffic, TS IPTV ETR290 and adds optional content analytics on all streams    Press Release   OSLO, Norway — 14 September 2020 — Bridge Technologies today announced the most substantial update of its…

Dream Chip Speeds Ahead with its Super Slow Motion ATOM one SSM500 Camera

  Dream Chip Speeds Ahead with its Super Slow Motion ATOM one SSM500 Camera   Incredible HD images at 500fps in a compact, lightweight camera bring sports audiences closer to the action    Press Release Garbsen, Germany— 8 September 2020 — Building upon their existing range of incredibly powerful mini cameras, Dream Chip has now…

RedTech Tribe: Starting Something New to Go Upstream

RedTech Tribe: Starting Something New to Go Upstream How we grow through creativity and collaboration   Time to remember what matters, and try something new When you are open to opportunities they come at unexpected times. Across the globe, people have found new ways of working in their existing jobs, have found the space to…

Simplifying IP Monitoring

Simplifying IP Monitoring Article by Tony Orme, Editor at The Broadcast Bridge As IP, COTs and IT systems advance through broadcast infrastructures, monitoring continues to play a critical role in the efficient and reliable running of a facility. Combining traditional video and audio monitoring with network and system analysis soon increases in complexity, so what…

Remote production? It’s time for Remote Workflows

Remote production? It’s time for Remote Workflows Join VSN and get joined up Blog The term ‘remote production’ has been on everybody’s lips for some time, and perhaps never more so than now. But at VSN, we’d argue that remote production is really only a small part of the picture, a little piece of the…

Why Investing in a Long-term AV Archiving Strategy

Why Investing  in a Long-term AV Archiving Strategy  Insight on how to retrieve luggage and media files thanks to the benefits of a systematic process. Blog As I laid out in my previous blog post, there are two approaches to managing the digitization of audiovisual archives: the first one is production based, following individual short-term…

Switching from Webinars to Production

Switching from Webinars to Production THE BRIDGE SHOW: what engages us and you in terms of creative content Blog Webinars. How many invites to webinars do you have sitting in your inbox right now? Webinars were on the rise anyway – a logical progression, with the business world starting to echo the content consumption trends…

IP: no “one size fits all”

IP: no “one size fits all” Blog  The move towards IP was already clearly apparent in the broadcast world when the pandemic hit. Now, it is accelerating rapidly – not least because of how it uniquely enables remote production, which has swiftly become the default approach to, for example, the broadcasting of live sports. For…

RCH Group Cements its International Reach

RCH Group Cements its International Reach New German Headquarters for international strategy and market-specific TSE compliance    Press Release Treviso, ITALY — 29 July, 2020 —   RCH Group SpA, leading provider of retail and restaurant POS solutions, announces the launch of RCH Germany based in Saarbrucken, Saarland Lander. Expanding upon the existing presence of…

Monitoring the Current OTT/Broadcast Paradigm

  Monitoring the Current OTT/Broadcast Paradigm The fun of clichés, millennials and consumption habits…   Blog by Bridge Technologies If there’s one thing the internet is good for, it’s allowing people to make sweeping generalisations about the way things are. And were. People tend to get very tribal on the internet. ‘Them millennials…’ you see…

WebClip2Go Introduces Stream Deck for Live Switching

WebClip2Go Introduces Stream Deck for Live Switching   makes the innovative system more ideal for live stream and interview-based productions    Press Release Veenendaal, The Netherlands _ 20 July 2020   WebClip2Go – a division of Burst Video – have today announced the introduction of Stream Deck that adds live-switching to their already unique video…

Handling a Complex NOA-AVID Integration Project in a Pandemic

Handling a Complex NOA-AVID Integration Project in a Pandemic The COVID-19 health crisis has forced us to question our approach to daily operations, and that’s a good thing Blog by Jean-Christophe, managing partner NOA Archive   A few months ago we announced an interesting project we were embarking upon with Sharjah Broadcasting Authority. The organization…

NOA Helps HRT Maintain Programs During Crisis

NOA Helps HRT Maintain Programs During Crisis Archiving specialist streamlined Croatian radio broadcaster’s efforts in setting up its 40 producers to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic Press Release Vienna, Austria — 29 June 2020 In March the COVID-19 pandemic swept over Europe and the world, causing most nations to go into lockdown. This…

How the Bridge Awards 2020 Celebrated Technology Success

How the Bridge Awards 2020 Celebrated Technology Success Was this all just a weird champagne dream that involved a Steinway, a crazy Norwegian in a pink suit, and two Australians dressed as Koalas and drinking Fosters? Blog Thinking about what’s important The OED adds new words to the dictionary every year (which causes much consternation…

Integrated Marketing Communications are the Linchpin to Business Growth

PR & Marketing Communication are the Linchpin to Growth Celebrating eight years of communications strategies creating attention Blog Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday Dear Xpresso, Happy Birthday to us! This month, Xpresso has turned eight! Will you celebrate with us? Of course, our founder and leader CEO has faaaar more…

Simen Frostad Inside the Lockdown at Bridge Technologies HQ

Simen Frostad Inside the Lockdown at Bridge Technologies HQ Blog We thought this month you might enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at Bridge HQ, where our Chairman Simen Frostad has been manning the decks alone (and the phones, and the coffee machine…) Home alone Some of our greatest literature and film arises from exploration of what…

The Benefits of WebClip2Go for News Production

Week Three The Benefits of WebClip2Go for News Production  Blog In our third and final ‘sector specific’ mini-blog, we’re exploring the way that WebClip2Go cannot merely help, but fundamentally revolutionise the way that news is produced – particularly important in times when collaborative undertakings in communal studio spaces are impractical, if not impossible. It is…

The Art and Science of Effective Scheduling

VSNCrea and the Art and Science of Effective Scheduling Blog If you carry the responsibilities of scheduling programming for your organization –  or you manage someone that does – then you don’t need us to tell you how tough the job is. You live and breathe it every day. Linear or non-linear, there are a…