Spanish Point Technologies has struck a strategic partnership with SOCAN (Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada). The Irish tech solutions company will work closely with SOCAN to streamline operations, including multi-rights repertoire management, usage ingestion and matching, distribution processing, in addition to providing an interactive member portal. Using its Matching Engine solution – a cloud-based enterprise business system for copyright management organizations – Spanish Point says it will streamline processes and reduce customization, resulting in better quality data and an improved experience for members to ensure music creators and publishers are efficiently paid royalties they are owed.
The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC), an international, non-profit developing voluntary standards for digital television, has elected three media and technology executives to serve on the ATSC Board of Directors for three-year terms, beginning in January 2024. Mark Aitken, Senior Vice President of Advanced Media at Sinclair Broadcast Group, has been re-elected for a second three-year term. Also elected to the ATSC Board are Dr. Paul Hearty, Chief Standards Strategist at Samsung Research America, and Kerry Oslund, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at the E.W. Scripps Company. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has also appointed Guy Bouchard as an ATSC board member representing IEEE. Bouchard, who is Chair of the Montreal Chapter of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society, succeeds Dr. Yian Wu of Communications Research Centre Canada on the board.