Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors

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BroadStream Solutions

BroadStream's playout software is designed, delivered, and supported to bring peace of mind in the broadcast industry. Looking forward, the next five to 10 years will be completely different from the last. Every broadcaster's ROI will stand or fall based on the agility and service-culture of the software company it chooses as a partner. BroadStream is the best-equipped partner for the fast-changing and unpredictable future because of its agile and service-focused culture. 

 

 

 

 

 

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ChyronHego

ChyronHego specializes in solutions for broadcast graphics creation, playout and real-time data visualization for live television, news and sports production. ChyronHego solutions also include hosted services for graphics creation, channel branding, weather graphics, clip servers, in-venue graphics, social media and second screen applications, touch graphics, telestration, virtual placement and player tracking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Crispin Corporation

Crispin is a leading supplier of master control automation, asset management solutions for broadcasters, cable operators and other television and media operations. We make television and media operations run more efficiently by automating and optimizing everyday functions. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dalet Digital Media Systems​

Dalet solutions and services enable media organizations to create, manage and distribute content faster and more efficiently, fully maximizing the value of assets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Digital Broadcast (DBI)

DBI offers a premier line of broadcast automation control products including master control and newsroom automation, on-air verification, disaster recovery, archiving, and broadcast centralization. www.digitalbcast.com

 

 

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Elemental

 

 

 

 

 

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Ericsson Television, Inc.

Ericsson’s TV solutions help broadcasters, content owners and service providers deliver rich, blended multi-screen viewer experiences on all devices.  Supporting PBS with “firsts” in 4K UHD and next generation network solutions is at the forefront of this work.

Our offerings span the media value chain of content acquisition, creation, management, exchange and delivery to viewers. As a change agent for television, we are shaping the future of TV with our multi award-winning offerings. Our integrated solutions and extensive TV services are giving broadcasters a competitive edge by expanding their offering, driving new revenues and allowing them to always keep control of the total cost of ownership.

Ericsson’s television strategy addresses the broader issues that face the TV industry by bringing sound knowledge of consumer needs and focusing on ensuring a profitable outcome for our customers.

We know that creating the next-generation TV experience requires a combination of skills taken from the world of telecoms and television. It needs experience that reaches wider than ‘just’ TV, further than ‘just’ mobile and beyond the limits of fixed-line networks. Drawing on decades of broadcast, media and operator expertise, we are making new TV experiences a mass-market reality.

We are empowering TV with the highest consumer value, operational excellence and superior business performance.  We do this through our leadership in advanced video compression, content management and workflow, on-demand back office and delivery solutions, internet video caching and distribution, and our rich, open suite of enablers for creating unique, connected consumer experiences on every device.

 

 

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Evertz Microsystems

Evertz is a leading global manufacturer of cutting edge hardware and software broadcast equipment that delivers complete end-to-end solutions for television broadcasts, telcos, satellite, cable TV and IPTV providers.

 

 

 

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Florical Systems

Florical Systems has been a leading provider of television automation and playout systems for broadcasters for over 30 years.  Florical automation provides features that address the unique requirements of US broadcasters and function efficiently and reliably in operations ranging from a multi-channel hub to an individual station.  Applications are available that enable centralized ingest of content with distribution of assets to dispersed play out sites.  Florical Systems also provides a BXF interface with television traffic systems. 

 

 

 

 

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Harmonic

Harmonic is the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure for emerging television and video services. Harmonic enables customers to produce, deliver and monetize amazing video experiences, with unequaled business agility and operational efficiency, by providing market-leading innovation, high-quality service and compelling total-cost-of-ownership.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Heartland Video Systems, Inc.

System integrator and provider of broadcast equipment.   We enjoy our PBS community relationship, and have completed projects including: playout, production, and transmission.

 

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Imagine Communications

Imagine Communications empowers the media and entertainment industry through transformative innovation, by delivering the most advanced IP, cloud-enabled, software-defined network and workflow solutions. 

 

 

 

 

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Grass Valley

Grass Valley empowers customers to create, control and connect content wherever, however and whenever it is consumed, whether through traditional channels, OTT platforms, Video-On-Demand, tablets, PCs, or mobile devices. We provide innovative tools and expertise to help customers improve operational efficiency while telling better stories to attract and keep viewers. 

 

 

 

 

 

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SERVICE INTERCONNECTION (sIX) - KIOSK #1

Service Interconnection (sIX) is a long-term partnership between Vigor, Level 3 and PBS for the deployment and end-to-end management of the new terrestrial broadband-based file delivery system for the public television system.

Launching in mid-2017, Service Interconnection (sIX) will leverage Vigor’s state-of-the-art TV content distribution, management, monitoring, and cloud-powered storage capabilities as well as Level 3’s global broadband telecommunications reach and reliability.

About Vigor: The largest and most advanced TV content distribution and media management platform in the U.S., Vigor delivers content via the cloud to 1700+ local TV stations for global media companies such as CBS, FOX, Sony, Warner Brothers and GDMX/Deluxe.

About Level 3: Level 3 Communications builds, operates and maintains a global communications network to deliver secure managed solutions for enterprises, carriers and governments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Level 3 Communications

Level 3 Communications builds, operates and maintains a global communications network to deliver secure managed solutions for enterprises, carriers and governments.

 

 

 

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Myers

Founded in 1982, Myers has been a pioneer in developing broadcast management software for the rapidly evolving media landscape. Myers’ extensive domain knowledge and systems integration expertise has served as an integral part in the development of a suite of software products and services that drive distribution workflows across multiple departments and systems. Media facilities large and small utilize and benefit from our unique, scalable broadcast management solution, helping them improve operational efficiency and profitability. We invite you to stop by our booth or visit  www.myersinfosys.com for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

Member Station Digital Workplace

The Member Station Digital Workplace supports Member Station professionals in accomplishing the task at hand. The site’s flexible platform offers traditional menu-based navigation as well as highly customizable notifications and tools that foster peer-to-peer collaboration and productivity. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OS Storage

 

Established in 2004, OS Storage was founded on the principle that there has to be a better way to archive data. Guided by principles such as open standards, open formats and the assurance that archived data is accessible long into the future. Furthermore, archives should be easy and affordable rather than the complex and expensive proprietary systems traditionally found in the enterprise today. Our OSVault and Infinidisc Cloud Archive solutions directly addresses these values. The OSVault Archive launched in 2006 and the Infinidisc Cloud Archive was launched in 2009. Our solutions can be found in every sector of the Broadcast market.

 

 

 

 

 

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PBS Digital & Marketing

PBS Digital provides stations with tools and resources designed to help manage, maintain and enhance your station's local digital presence and create deeper connections between the community and your station. Visit the booth to meet PBS staff and for information on new products and services.

 

 

 

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The PBS Advanced Format Center at NPR & National Association of Broadcasters

The AFC is a collaborative venture between the two public media organizations as well as PBS member stations, vendors and manufacturers. The mission of the AFC is to explore and develop procedures for the creation, processing and worldwide distribution of advanced and enhanced media formats such as but not limited to 4K/UltraHD, high dynamic range content with immersive audio through traditional, as well as new and exciting, digital distribution platforms.

Past AFC Milestones:
April 2013 – PBS displays via real-time playback UHD @ 29.97 8bit with Stereo Audio  for the first time (ProRes 4444)

April 2014 – PBS successfully completes the first bi-coastal live UHD @ 29.97 10bit playback from WNET and KQED and displayed in Las Vegas. This feed contained first efforts at using PTP over IP. (HEVC @ 25mbps)

April 2015 – PBS successfully delivered the live playback of uncompressed UHD @ 59.94 10bit with 5.1 audio over IP (YUV)

Recent AFC Milestone:
September 2016 - Next-Gen Production/Transmission & consumer experience: UHDTV

(4K+HDR+WCG+NGA for broadcast TV)

Transmission:
The satellite transmission portion of the test was handled by SES on its UHD platform located on the SES-3 satellite. PBS originated UHDTV test feed carried next-gen content (per DVB-UHDTV phase 2 / ATSC 3.0 / UHDF Guidelines) containing 4Kp60 + WCG + HDR per BT.2100 (backward compatible HLG10) + DTS:X NGA (7.1.4 Immersive Audio).

Reception:
At the reception end, coming off the satellite, the signal was routed to a set-top-box powered by a next-gen SoC from ViXS, which decoded and routed the video to the HDR capable consumer displays with appropriate CTA signaling for HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma). At the same time, the ViXS signal passed the DTS:X immersive bitstream over HDMI to a DTS:X enabled AVR with a 7.1.4 loudspeaker setup for the final immersive rendering. Different audio/visual setups were tested from the same live stream, including the backwards compatibility of the HLG-HDR video with SDR displays, and the immersive playback and rendering of the DTS:X bitstream over different immersive devices, including an impressive DTS:X powered sound-bar from Yamaha (YSP-5600).

Learn more by stopping by the Advanced Format Center booth.

 

 

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Prime Focus Technologies

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Prime Focus Technologies offers customers transformational solutions that help virtualize the content supply chain and digitally mediate enterprise workflows to manage not just the content, but the business of content. CLEAR™, our award-winning Hybrid Cloud technology enabled Media ERP platform and digital content services help drive creative enablement, enhance ecosystem efficiencies & sustainability, reduce cost and realize new monetization opportunities. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Quantum

Quantum StorNext and Lattus production & archive solutions power modern workflows, enabling content creators to collaborate in real-time and keep assets accessible for future use and re-monetization. Evolving for 4K/beyond, new camera formats, delivery options & tighter deadlines. StorNext supports every step of media workflows, managing content files from ingest to archive. Today’s leading studios, broadcasters & thousands of smaller content creators use StorNext to create award-winning productions.

Website: www.stornext.com

 

 

 

 

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Rohde & Schwarz USA, Inc.

R&S is a developer and manufacturer of TV Transmitters and File Ingest, Playout, and Transform systems and Enterprise and Work Group Storage Systems for the TV and media industries. R&S manufactures Post Production Work Stations for Mastering applications around IMF and D Cinema applications. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SES

SES is the world-leading satellite operator and the first to deliver a differentiated and scalable GEO-MEO offering worldwide, with more than 50 satellites in Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) and 12 in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO). SES focuses on value-added, end-to-end solutions in four key market verticals (Video, Enterprise, Mobility and Government). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solid State Logic

Solid State Logic is the world’s leading manufacturer of analog and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for audio, video and broadcast professionals.

 

 

 

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Sony Electronics Inc.

WGBH & Sony’s PMM is a hybrid cloud media management system that simplifies & automates content distribution & master control for multi-media, multi-platform PTV organizations.  Stations retain local control of streams, branding, content & deadlines.

 

 

 

 

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T-Mobile

America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile (HowMobileWorks.com/spectrum) redefines the way people & business buy wireless services. Our 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless to more than 63 million. We provide mobile services through our subsidiaries & our flagship brands, T-Mobile and MetroPCS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Triveni Digital, Inc.

Triveni Digital develops systems that enable television service providers and broadcasters to deploy enhanced programs and services to their viewers. Triveni Digital’s products for program guide and metadata management, data broadcasting, and video quality assurance are renowned for their ease of use and innovative features. Working with leading industry partners, Triveni Digital employs an open and standards-compliant approach to the digital television market.

 

 

 

WARN

 

Your cell phone blares an alarm and flashes a short message about a missing child or nearby danger. That's WEA: Wireless Emergency Alerts, and it saves lives. Public television stations automatically use PBS WARN to create WEA?s backup path to cellular providers and safeguard the delivery of WEA.