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.



Epic Labs

Epic Labs will be present at IBC 2017 responding to the software engineering, innovation and digital transformation challenges in Broadcast and Media.

The talent of Epic Labs Engineering Team is being recognised by many Broadcast and Media companies from the USA, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland or Spain.

The Media industry is facing an unprecedent transition as dedicated hardware is gradually being abandoned in favor to cloud and software-based architectures. There is also an evolution on the business models and content delivery experiences. In this continuously changing scenario it´s mandatory to partner with knowledge-centric companies to drive innovation processes.

Epic Labs services are comprised by a premium Engineering Team coming from companies like Akamai, Dell EMC, NEC, or Pivotal. This knowledge and capacity, combined with innovative agile methodologies and culture are helping Media companies optimize their current operations, create new digital products, cloud, virtualization and IP-based broadcast solutions, innovative experiences and enhanced monetization models.

Diego García, Epic Labs Sales Manager, commented: “Every day we see how the IT areas of traditional broadcast are gaining relevance and visibility. If we look ahead, it seems the presence of IT-folks inside the technical departments will be massive. We are finding great opportunities to partner with Media and Broadcasting companies to successfully merge these two worlds”.

Alfonso Peletier, Epic Labs Founder & CEO, added: ”We are excited to attend this new IBC where we look to meet customers and partners to share market insights, trends and experiences. Also, an exceptional chance to seek for additional opportunities to further partner and share insight on Epic Labs areas of research for Media on real-time video, machine learning or blockchain”.

Epic Labs has recently joined the DASH Industry Forum and will deploy a Team at IBC, where the company wants to leverage its own value proposition, and also increase customers and partners.


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.”


Fuji Film
Stand 12.B20

At Expanding the Fujinon 4K lens line-up to 8 models catering to the various needs of 4K video, the UA24X7 makes it possible to shoot ultra high-definition, realistic video for live sport broadcasting and press coverage
FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) announced the release of the new “FUJINON UA24x7.8BERD,” (“UA24x7.8”) achieving the world’s smallest (total length approx. 220.5mm) and lightest (approx. 1.98kg)*1 broadcast lens supporting 4K. The lens is scheduled for release in January 2018.

Despite having a compact body, the “UA24x7.8” features a 24x high magnification zoom, covering a focal length from the wide angle of 7.8mm to 187mm. This portable zoom lens exhibits both high mobility as well as operability. This lens allows you to shoot high-definition, realistic videos for situations such as live sport broadcasting and press coverage.

The addition of this product expands Fujifilm’s 4K broadcast lens line-up to 8 models in total, catering to the various needs for 4K video production.

The “UA24x7.8” will be exhibited at “IBC2017”, the International Broadcasting Convention to be held in Amsterdam in September, along with the full range of Fujinon Ultra HD 4K broadcast lenses, the range of high-end PL-Mount cinema lenses, and the new MK Series of Cine lenses aimed at independent and emerging film-makers.