NVerzion Appoints Larry Enroth As West Coast Rep

Larry Enroth.

NVerzion this week announced the appointment of Larry Enroth as is West Coast sales representative.

Enroth has about 30 years of sales experience, most recently with his Enroth rep firm, the company said. He will focus his efforts on helping NVerzion customers to identify the correct automation and video server to meet their requirements.

More information is available on the NVerzion website.

Share This NAB Repack Video

Here are two ideas for TV and radio broadcasters about the repack of TV spectrum. (Radio broadcasters will feel the sting of the repack, too.)

First, send a link to this NAB-produced YouTube video on the repack to every member of the House of Representative and the Senate.

(Here’s a link to the Congress.gov website to find the email addresses of your representatives and senators.)

Second, ask NAB for permission to start running this video for viewers.

It’s time for the American public and its representatives in Congress to understand what this 39-month repack is all about.




Osprey Video Inks Deal With JB&A Distribution

Osprey Video has appointed JB&A Distribution to represent its product portfolio in the United States and Canada.

The deal focuses on distribution of the products in the A/V, broadcast and IP streaming markets, an Osprey Video press release said today.

Osprey Video designs and manufactures video-capture technology used in the broadcast, internet TV, surveillance, enterprise, government and aerospace markets.

More information is available on the Osprey Video website.

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Riedel Promotes Jake Halverson

Jake Halverson.

Riedel Communications today announced the promotion of Jake Halverson to operations manager in North America.

Halverson’s promotion is intended to improve the company’s customer service and streamline internal processes, the company said.

In his new role, Halverson will manage the technical support and services department. Halverson is based in Burbank, Calif.

More information is available on the company’s website.

Miller Appoints Steven Howard Global Product Manager

Steven Howard.

Steven Howard has been named product manager for Miller Camera Support Equipment’s global portfolio and will be responsible for managing product lifecycle from strategic planning to tactical activities, the company said this week.

Among Howard’s other duties will be analyzing new markets and competitive conditions, conducting market research and planning new product development with the company’s engineering, design, sales and marketing teams, the company said.

More information is available on the Miller’s website.

Evertz, Panasonic Conduct SMPTE ST 2110 Interop Testing

Evertz today announced successful SMPTE ST 2110 interoperability testing with Panasonic.

Mo Goyal, director of product marketing at Evertz, said interoperability tests demonstrate the company’s commitment to “a smooth and glitch-free industry transition to IP-based workflows.”

The testing with Panasonic “is another example of our commitment to deliver to the industry a full IP solution based around SMPTE ST 2110.”

More information is available on the Evertz website.

Ooyala Names Mike Nikzad COO

Mike Nikzad.

Ooyala today announced Mike Nikzad has been appointed chief operating officer.

Nikzad will be responsible for directing daily operations of the company, including product lifecycle.

Before accepting the role, Nikzad was COO of Syncplicity, an SaaS company for enterprise file collaboration.

More information is available on the Ooyala website.

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Triveni Digital Engineer To Conduct MPEG-2 TS Webinar

Charley Hamilton, senior sales engineer at Triveni Digital, will present a two-hour training webinar on the MPEG-2 transport stream July 20 for the SCTE Penn-York chapter.

During the webinar, which begins at 8:30 a.m. EDT, Hamilton will provide a comprehensive overview of the basic elements of MPEG-2 transport stream.

The presentation also will cover detailed transport, video and audio packetized elementary stream layer service impacting on-compliance issues and their root causes. It will also examine the relationship between the transport stream layer and key metrics, such as continuity counter errors, a press release announcing the webinar said.

To register, visit the SCTE Penn-York website.

PILOT Announces Innovation Challenge

NAB has announced the second annual PILOT Innovation Challenge and is seeking participants who have an idea on how to accelerate broadcast innovation.

PILOT will award a total of $120,000 for the six best ideas — $30,000 for the top idea; $25,000 for second place; $20,000 for third; and $15,000 for fourth through sixth. The award is made possible, in part, through a grant from the Knight Foundation.

Ideas must be submitted no later than Sept. 22.

More information is available on the PILOT website.

June 23 Set For OTA Launch From 1 WTC

Telemundo’s WNJU New York and The Durst Organization will conduct a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, June 23, to mark the return of over-the-air TV transmission to downtown Manhattan from One World Trade Center in New York City.

In May, TVNewsCheck reported in “WNJU To Kick Off 1 WTC OTA Transmission” on the progress at One World Trade and the WNJU testing in preparation for the inauguration of regular OTA service from the site.