Broadcast Tech News In Brief – Vector Capital closes sale of Triton Digital

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Vector Capital, a leading private equity firm specializing in transformational investments in established technology businesses, has announced closing of the sale of Triton Digital, Inc.  to The E.W. Scripps Company for $150 million. Based in Los Angeles, Triton provides audio publishers with measurement, streaming, ad serving and audience engagement solutions in over 40 countries. Its customer base includes broadcast groups, such as iHeartMedia, Cumulus and Entercom, as well as digital audio pureplay companies like Spotify and Pandora.

Dome Productions produced the Nov. 12 Toronto Raptors-New Orleans Pelicans game in 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos surround sound, among the first games to be produced in both formats and distributed live to North American households. Co-owned by Rogers Media and Bell Media, Dome previously played a vital role in the first live 4K sports telecasts in North America, in Jan. 2016.

Dejero has provided its CellSat blended cellular and Ku-band IP satellite solution to World Racing Group (WRG), the sanctioning body for dirt track racing in the U.S. and Canada. The network blending capabilities of CellSat have allowed WRG to live stream its entire premier racing schedule from more venues and reduce resources, cost, and set-up times. The organization is now livestreaming up to 125 productions a year across North America and says it’s increased its social media profile sharply, with exponential growth in live fan engagement during races. Housed in a 26 ft. mobile production unit that travels up to 45,000 miles per season, CellSat connects to a full production switcher capable of a multi-camera shoot, then back to the main production studio based in North Carolina. A maximum of two people are required on-site, with another manning the desk back at base.

Harmonic has been awarded a U.S. patent for its “Dynamic Allocation of CPU Cycles in Video Stream Processing.” The patent defines innovative technology that dynamically adjusts CPU cycles for cloud-based video processing based on video complexity information. Based in San Jose, CA, Harmonic helps media companies and service providers deliver ultra-high-quality broadcast and OTT video services to consumers globally.

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