Broadcast Industry Sets Sights On Vegas For NAB Show

Monday, March 30th, 2015

10 NABGsmithThe NAB Show will be returning to Las Vegas from April 11-16, 2015. It is the world’s largest electronic media show covering the creation, management, and delivery of content across all platforms with more than 98,000 attendees from 150 countries and 1,600-plus exhibitors.

New attractions for 2015 will include Connected Media|IP, focusing on the consumer experience; the Drone Pavilion, featuring a fully enclosed “flying cage” for demonstrations; New Media Expo (NMX), hosting celebrity bloggers, podcasters, and digital content creators; SPROCKIT, where market-ready startups present their new ideas; StudioXperience, a live studio using the latest tools; and more.

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CITT Labels Expo-Scène A Success

Monday, March 30th, 2015

ADD1 ExpoScene 1CITT/ICTS rolled out the red carpet to welcome over 1,000 visitors and 50 exhibitors at its inaugural Expo-Scène show, held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal on March 26th and 27th.

Organizers describe the event as a huge success with positive vibes and a great overall atmosphere. CITT National Coordinator Monique Corbeil says the quality of the exhibitors and the visitors clearly demonstrates the need to produce and hold a trade show of that scale for the entertainment industry in Quebec. In addition to a sold-out exhibit floor showcasing pro audio, lighting, video, staging, and multimedia products and services, the event also featured seven educational sessions covering topics such as system networking, intercom over IP, training in production and stage techniques, and more.

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SFM Now Distributing Da-Lite Projection Screens

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

SF Marketing (SFM) has announced that it has been appointed as a distributor for Da-Lite projection screens in Canada.

Founded in 1909 by Adele De Berri, the inventor of the Silver Screen, Da-Lite a producer of high quality commercial and residential projection screens globally. With headquarters in Warsaw, Indiana and additional operations in the U.S. and Europe, Da-Lite manufactures and provides projection surfaces, screens, and accessories to organizations and venues around the world.

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CITT Expo-Scene Set For Inaugural Run

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Montreal-skylineCITT/ICTS is presenting the inaugural edition of Expo-Scene, which will take March 26 and 27, 2015 the Palais des congrès in Montreal. This will be the only Greater Montreal-area event showcasing pro-audio, lighting, video, staging, and multimedia products and services.

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NWC Hires New Computer Services Coordinator

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Kyle Chiki smallerJim Norris, president of PL&P publisher Norris-Whitney Communications, has announced the appointment of Kyle Chiki as NWC’s computer services coordinator.

Chiki has studied website development, computer programming, and games development at Niagara College and computer science and business at Brock University.

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February Freeze Gets Re-Energized in its 14th Year

Monday, February 9th, 2015

FebFreeze 1Last week, William F. White hosted its annual February Freeze trade show at its headquarters in Toronto. Typically organized as a pre-NAB sales-oriented trade show, the 2015 edition displayed a change of scope and feel. This year, taking advantage of the space afforded by the William F. White Centre facilities, February Freeze turned its attention to the rental and production branches of the business by showing off the company’s latest product acquisitions.

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Solotech Further Expands Its Toronto Presence with P.A. Plus Acquisition

Thursday, February 5th, 2015
(L-R) Ron Morissette, Gabor Szepesi & Louis Racine

(L-R) Ron Morissette, Gabor Szepesi & Louis Racine

Following its acquisition of Midnite Hour Productions in November 2014, Solotech has announced its further growth in Toronto with the acquisition of the assets of P.A. Plus Productions.

According to François Ménard, Solotech’s CEO, this transaction will allow Solotech to add P.A. Plus Productions sound system expertise to services already offered by Solotech in the greater Toronto area. This acquisition will complement Solotech’s offer in audio, lighting, video, rigging, and scenery and will be an addition to the activities of Midnite Hour Productions.

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PL&P Supplier Service Survey

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

For the Winter 2013 issue, PL&P surveyed lighting and video professionals across Canada to find out their thoughts and preferences with regards to their working relationships with manufacturers and distributors. The same survey was sent out this year in order to see if opinions and experiences have changed. Here are the results…

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LDI a Wrap for 2014

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

ADD01 LDIaThe 27th annual LDI Trade Show and Conference returned to the Las Vegas Convention Center from Nov. 17-23, 2014. This year, LDI hosted over 10,000 attendees from over 75 countries from the live production industry. More than 350 exhibiting companies provided live demos and the opportunity for face-to-face discussions.

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ETC & GDS Sign Americas Partnership

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

http://www.supertech-inc.com/vendors/ETC.jpgETC (Electronic Theatre Controls) has signed a licensing and manufacturing agreement with U.K.-based company GDS (Global Design Solutions). Under the agreement, ETC will manufacture the GDS ArcSystem and BluesSystem product lines for distribution in North and South America. GDS will continue to manufacture and distribute ArcSystem and BluesSystem for other worldwide markets from the company’s Bristol, U.K., headquarters.

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