IBC Exhibitors E – F

Easel TV
Stand 14.H17

Easel TV, the global provider of OTT video services, has announced the release of extensive additional functionality for its Suggested TV service, providing content owners an easy off-the-shelf platform to create their own OTT or VoD service.

Suggested TV enables rapid production of high quality OTT video channels and VoD services.  A client need only provide its content and branding to go to market.  Suggested TV provides an end-to-end direct to consumer service for it clients, enabling a faster route to market at a lower cost, achieved through a shared, ready-built solution. It also increases reliability by operating on an established software platform.

The new functionality includes:

  • SVoD integration with client CRM systems for remote entitlements
  • New versions of the mobile apps with Picture in Picture, Search and Chromecast enhancements
  • Enhanced SLAs underwriting service resilience
  • Enhanced TV app UX (progress indicators, new product page, seamless deep-linking)
  • Credit card retention
  • Enhanced SEO
  • Multi-currency enhancements allowing multiple base currencies for truly global operation
  • Reporting enhancements for usage monitoring (anti-piracy)
  • Support for Google Analytics e-commerce and tag manager
  • Support for Facebook Pixel tracking
  • Watchlists

“We have focused on quality of service and features that help our clients build an audience,” said Joe Foster CEO of Easel TV.  “Recent features also provide scale and robustness for global rollout of services across a multitude of devices. This allows content owners to get to a huge audience quickly and reliably – vital aspects of a sustainable industry grade OTT service.  This new functionality builds on an already impressive set of cloud and device features that make up the Suggested TV service. Our objective is to provide all essential features of an OTT service in one place, capable of being delivered to market leading consumer devices globally.”

Amongst other Suggested TV powers Curzon Home Cinema. Phil Mordecai, Director of Curzon Home Cinema commented, “Suggested TV allows us to get on with running our business. We focus on the editorial mix, the marketing and the analysis of our performance without having to worry about the technology. At the same time our service is customised to meet our unique needs in combining both physical and online cinema offerings.”

The service will be demonstrated at IBC in the Content Everywhere Hall, Hall 14 on stand 14.H17.


Booth 1.B59

Es’hailSat, satellite operator based in Qatar, provides services such as TV broadcasting, newsgathering, corporate networks, GSM backhauling, IP trunking and VSAT to media, telecommunications and government sectors in MENA. Es’hail-1 transmits a wide bouquet of channels from well-known broadcasters in the region. Es’hail-2, scheduled for launch in 2018, will provide additional capacity to support the growth of 25.5°E/26°E broadcast neighborhood. Es’hailSat teleport supports satellite TT&C and capacity management along with a wide range of services such as uplink, downlink, multiplexing, encoding and playout.


Booth 7.B40

At IBC 2017, Facilis, aninternational supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, will showcase new Version 7.0 Shared Storage features for the first time in Europe. Included within Version 7.0 are the new Facilis Hub Server, a performance aggregator that can be added to new and existing TerraBlock systems, Open Storage Attachment that promotes generic storage partitions to Facilis Shared File System volumes, and a new browser-based, mobile compatible Web Console that delivers enhanced workflow and administration.

Facilis Technology is focusing on those broadcasters and facilities that are seeking to grow their content-creation infrastructure on a limited CapEx budget. Ever increasing media file sizes and 4K, HDR and VR workflows are continually putting pressure on facility infrastructure. The Facilis Hub Server is aimed at protecting customers’ current storage investment and providing the most future-proof new systems available. The Hub Server architecture optimizes drive sets and increases the bandwidth available from standard TerraBlock storage systems. In addition to this, Facilis is also shipping SSD and Hybrid systems with 12Gb/s components that are the fastest shared storage systems in the smallest form factor available.

The new Facilis Web Console increases facility control, and improves access to administrative functions. The modernized browser-based and mobile-compatible interface delivers enhanced functionality and removes barriers to creativity. With dynamic bandwidth monitoring, remote volume mount control, and auto connectivity failover, Facilis has advanced customers’ expectations of shared storage systems.

The latest enhancements to Facilis’ FastTracker software are also being shown at IBC. FastTracker is designed for cataloging, searching and accessing media on all attached storage. New features include preview clip generation and global indexing for automatic cataloging of all media assets.

Facilis has stayed true to our mission, and version 7 is a prime example of that. Enhance ease of use, maintain high levels of resiliency and reliability, and positively change the expectations of administrators’’ says James McKenna, VP of Sales and Marketing at Facilis, “We’re delivering features that our customers didn’t think were possible, and doing it without increasing complexity for the end-user.”


Stand 2.A41

At the upcoming 2017 IBC Show, the FOR-A booth will focus on the company’s commitment to overall product integration, and as part of its full HD and 4K initiative, continuing with the construction of a comprehensive IP and 12G-SDI infrastructure. The company will showcase its vast product range of video and audio solutions, including vision mixers, multi viewers, virtual studios, video/audio processors, file-based solutions and high-speed cameras. The IBC Show will take place September 15-19 at the RAI in Amsterdam, and FOR-A will exhibit in the same location as recent years in Hall 2, Stand A51.  FOR-A will highlight its range of video switchers at the show, which offer the ability to integrate with ClassX’s 2D/3D character generation and live motion graphics and playout software.

The latest unit in FOR-A’s line of vision mixers, the HVS-490 HD/4K-UHD unit, will make its IBC debut. First introduced earlier this year at NAB, the HVS-490 offers an extensive feature set in a compact, affordable unit. Ideal for mobile productions and live event venues, the HVS-490 supports up to 40 inputs/18 outputs, 36 inputs/20 outputs or 32 inputs/22 outputs, including two-channel HDMI outputs. In 4K-UHD, it allows 10 inputs/six outputs, nine inputs/six outputs or eight inputs/seven outputs. It also has 16 channels of 2.5 DVE as standard and can be optionally expanded to a maximum of 32 channels.