Loft London an independent digital media facility

first_imgLoft London, an independent digital media facility, has completed a £750,000 (€950,000) investment in its 6,500 square foot west London building. It has also announced new hires including Roger Heals, formerly of Deluxe and Re:Fine as its new head of technical operations and David Barrett from Masai Media as its new commercial director.The investment in the facility includes the installation of an Omneon based DAM and automation ingest solution which increases Loft’s automated bulk ingest/outgest capacity to 260 hours of content per day.  Loft’s investment also includes 
an orchestration layer with the ability to automate workflows and create custom workflows; a ‘work in progress’ portal where clients can login and monitor the status of their projects; an increase in transcoding capacity; Aspera integration; the installation of XyTech’s Media Pulse resource, work order and asset management solution; and an upgrade of the FTP.Wohler’s RadiantGrid software platform has also been installed to provide transcoding, re-wrapping and frame-rate conversions within the file-based workflows.
Davide Maglio, director of Loft London, said: “Over the last year Loft London has continually invested in its infrastructure and staff to provide media management services that are faster, quicker and more cost effective through automation to help our clients deliver content to multiple platforms and in multiple formats. We are very excited to show the industry how our facility has evolved.”Loft London will be exhibiting at IBC on Stand 10.A10last_img read more

Katharina Feistauer Nickelodeon UK Ireland has h

first_imgKatharina FeistauerNickelodeon UK & Ireland has hired a Scripps Networks international VP of programming.As of July 3, Katharina Feistauer will be VP of programming at Nick UK, reporting to UK and Ireland general manager Alison Bakunowich.She was previously VP of programming for the UK and EMEA at Scripps.The news comes in the same week former Nick UK VP of programming Tim Patterson launched a new Dublin office for his London-based indie, Larkshead Media. Animation industry veteran Eamon McElwee will lead that unit.Feistauer will work under Bakunowich, and be responsible for scheduling, media planning, on-demand and digital platforms.“I cannot wait for Katharina to join the team,” said Bakunowich. “Her experience and analytical approach to programming will be invaluable as we look to cement our current success over the coming years and grow our business.”SpongeBob SquarePants channel Nick is currently the number one commercial children’s network in the UK, according to BARB stats.Feistauer worked at Scripps for two years, leading programming in the UK and EMEA for nine channels, including Travel Channel, Food Network, HGTV and Fine Living Network.Before that, she held roles at Discovery Networks International and NBCUniversal International Networks.“Nickelodeon UK & Ireland is in an impressive competitive position, growing share over the last year and broadcasting some of the biggest kids’ series in the UK,” said Feistauer.“I am looking forward to joining the team to take the network even further and grow audiences across the company’s platforms.”last_img read more

THE best of local artistic talent are getting a un

first_img THE best of local artistic talent are getting a unique platform to exhibit their work as part of the City and District’s biggest ever youth arts festival.The Rewire Festival – an action packed 12 day celebration of youth culture from June 26th to July 7th will feature hundreds of events and include performances, exhibitions and discussion forums.It is the flagship event of Youth 19, Council’s year long programme of events and activities focussed and dedicated to young people aged 12 – 24. “The festival is offering an ideal platform for young people who have never exhibited their art before as well as some of the more up and coming artists who are studying artistic disciplines as part of their education and training.“Art takes a wide range of forms including painting, sculpture, photography and film and can play a key role in helping people develop mentally, socially and emotionally so I would encourage as many young people as possible to visit the venues and explore the what’s on show.”From today, Monday July 1 to Sunday, July 7, the Garden of Reflection in Bishop Street will host the eagerly anticipated ‘Dig The New Breed’ exhibition which explores racism, identity and cultural relativism through the work of up and coming local art students Jack Collins, Liam Bradley, Naomi Ferguson, Jude McCandless and Molly McFadden.Also from July 1st – 7th the Rewire Open Arts Exhibition at the Gasyard Centre in Lecky Road will host a showcase of work by young artists of all disciplines and abilities as part of the Bluebell Arts Project’s second Empowering the Art Exhibition of 2019.The Void Gallery in Patrick Street will has issued an open call to young people aged 18-24 to exhibit in the process room at Void Art Centre from June 26th to July 6th for their ‘This Must Be The Place’ exhibition which will explore how five local young artists work in Derry today. The full Rewire Festival programme will be accessible at while you can keep up to date with news by following the Youth 19 social media channels on Instagram, Youtube, Snapchat, Facebook, and Twitter.Rewire Festival to showcase the best of young local art talent was last modified: July 1st, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet The celebration will include an eclectic range of activities and events including music gigs, a spoken word/hip-hop festival, film screenings, discussions, fashion masterclasses, street art and digital.The art element of the programme will include exhibitions in the Garden of Reflection in Bishop Street, the Gasyard Centre on Lecky Road and the Void Gallery on Patrick Street.Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council said the events will not only offer exposure for up and coming artists but can inspire more young people to get creative and create art of their own in the future.“I am delighted that the Rewire Festival has placed such a strong emphasis on art by hosting exhibitions of exclusively local young people’s work,” she said. Derry and Strabane CouncilMayor Michaela BoyleRewire Festival to showcase the best of young local art talentThe Rewire FestivalYouth 19last_img read more