AXN India premieres 3 new shows – BrainDead, American Gothic, Ray Donovan, Season 4

The weekends just got more exciting with the launch of three new series on AXN India. Taking the ‘Fresh From The US’ proposition forward, AXN India premiered two …


The weekends just got more exciting with the launch of three new series on AXN India. Taking the ‘Fresh From The US’ proposition forward, AXN India premiered two new shows ‘BrainDead’ and ‘American Gothic’ last week, in addition to bringing the latest season of the Ray Donovan show. The weekend slot is now packed with shows ranging from a political comedy, to a murder mystery and a dark drama.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead in her role as Laurel in ‘Braindead’

‘BrainDead’ an upcoming comic-thriller is set in the world of Washington, comes from the critically acclaimed creators Robert and Michelle King. It follows Laurel, the daughter of a Democratic political dynasty who left the city to become a documentary filmmaker, but is pulled back into the family business when her brother needs her help running his senate office. The plot revolves around Laurel’s discovery of two things: the government has stopped working, and alien bugs are eating the brains of congress members and Hill staffers. As the tiny bugs continue to multiply, Laurel and her allies must work quickly to identify the otherworldly creatures, stop their infiltration and ultimately save the world.

‘American Gothic’ is a co-production of CBS Television Studios and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television centres around a prominent Boston family, attempting to redefine itself in the wake of a chilling discovery that links their recently deceased patriarch to a string of murders spanning decades. The thriller has a probable suspect in the family, threatening to tear it apart. The series stars Justin Chatwin, Megan Ketch and Antony Starr.

 
The Hawthorne family from ‘American Gothic’

AXN also premieres season 4 of the ‘Ray Donovan’ show starring Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Liev Schreiber. Ray Donovan, a professional fixer, is called in to make the city’s celebrities, superstar athletes, and business moguls’ most complicated and combustible situations go away. The series is kicked off with Ray’s father, Mickey Donovan, being unexpectedly released from prison that sets off a chain of events that shakes the Donovan family to its core. Also in the wake of his confession to Father Romero, Ray is on his path to redemption, making an attempt to return to the fold of his family and the church.

Rogers Centre invests with EVS for live production and archive system

Rogers Centre, home to the Toronto Blue Jays professional baseball team, has added to its EVS-led live production workflow to enable a live production to archive solution. “We …


Rogers Centre, home to the Toronto Blue Jays professional baseball team, has added to its EVS-led live production workflow to enable a live production to archive solution. “We chose EVS to help us meet live recording needs and store multiple seasons worth of media by moving content to a file storage,” said Mike Christiansen, Manager-Technical Production and Broadcast Services at Rogers Centre. “Storing multiple seasons of media was straining the resources needed for the live production and necessitated additional storage.”

EVS’ IPDirector content management platform with integrated archive capabilities is key to the new workflow. The system provides simple and direct integration with deep archive for back-and-forth media exchange, delivering critical fast content turnaround for the stadium.

EVS worked alongside archive and storage management expert SGL, who provided its FlashNet content management system to enable Rogers Centre to store highlights and content from prior seasons. The new workflow allows Rogers Centre to search and access specific content from past seasons and view on low resolution, and send it directly to the EVS XS or XT server for playout as well to as their editing systems. Approximately 11,000 clips have already been shared between the two systems.

“We were able to seamlessly maintain our IPDirector interface, and keep all our media management in the same software environment, from content creation to deep archive,” said Christiansen. “Now we can move older content to secure storage while all of our assets, including metadata, are in one place and easily accessible, and our nearline storage can function for immediate live production needs the way it was intended.”

The new workflow allows Rogers Centre to search and access specific content from past seasons and view on low resolution, and send it directly to the EVS XS or XT server for playout as well to as their editing systems

Bernie Walsh, SGL’s director of worldwide sales added, “The SGL FlashNet archive management solution provides high availability for any combination of disk and tape storage. FlashNet’s unique clustered architecture wraps a software management layer around the physical storage. This allows a mix of storage platforms as well as providing a technology proof buffer between the EVS environment and the archive storage. Storage types, whether disk or tape, can be added and capacity increased without affecting the associated workflows.”

In addition to the IPDirector suite in the control room, the EVS workflow features a six-channel 6U XS media server, XT3 live production servers and XStore shared storage. Together, the new database sever, software and workflow configuration allows a seamless system that is tightly integrated with non-linear editing.

AXN India premieres 3 new shows – BrainDead, American Gothic, Ray Donovan, Season 4

The weekends just got more exciting with the launch of three new series on AXN India. Taking the ‘Fresh From The US’ proposition forward, AXN India premiered two new shows ‘BrainDead’ and ‘American Gothic’ last week, in addition to bringing the latest season of the Ray Donovan show. The weekend slot is now packed with shows ranging from a political comedy, to a murder mystery and a dark drama.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead in her role as Laurel in 'Braindead'
Mary Elizabeth Winstead in her role as Laurel in ‘Braindead’

‘BrainDead’ an upcoming comic-thriller is set in the world of Washington, comes from the critically acclaimed creators Robert and Michelle King. It follows Laurel, the daughter of a Democratic political dynasty who left the city to become a documentary filmmaker, but is pulled back into the family business when her brother needs her help running his senate office. The plot revolves around Laurel’s discovery of two things: the government has stopped working, and alien bugs are eating the brains of congress members and Hill staffers. As the tiny bugs continue to multiply, Laurel and her allies must work quickly to identify the otherworldly creatures, stop their infiltration and ultimately save the world.

The Hawthorne family from 'American Gothic'
The Hawthorne family from ‘American Gothic’

‘American Gothic’ is a co-production of CBS Television Studios and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television centres around a prominent Boston family, attempting to redefine itself in the wake of a chilling discovery that links their recently deceased patriarch to a string of murders spanning decades. The thriller has a probable suspect in the family, threatening to tear it apart. The series stars Justin Chatwin, Megan Ketch and Antony Starr.

AXN also premieres season 4 of the ‘Ray Donovan’ show starring Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Liev Schreiber. Ray Donovan, a professional fixer, is called in to make the city’s celebrities, superstar athletes, and business moguls’ most complicated and combustible situations go away. The series is kicked off with Ray’s father, Mickey Donovan, being unexpectedly released from prison that sets off a chain of events that shakes the Donovan family to its core. Also in the wake of his confession to Father Romero, Ray is on his path to redemption, making an attempt to return to the fold of his family and the church.

Radio Mirchi to provide exclusive live ICC T20 World Cup 2016 scores

Radio Mirchi has announced that it has partnered with ICC T20 World Cup 2016 exclusively, enabling it to provide Live Score Updates on radio. As the official Live Updates Partner for the cricketing extravaganza, the radio station will broadcast match-related updates for its listeners on the go.

To encourage listeners to tune in, Radio Mirchi officials will roll out several marketing initiatives over the next few weeks. This includes a radio campaign titled ‘Cup Wapsi’ as well as running contests, where the winners can win tickets for the final match.

Ajay Sethi, Chairman, Channel 2 Group Corporation said, “We are delighted to license Radio Mirchi as official ICC T20 Live-and-Delayed Updates Partner. We will fight against piracy in India for updates – live and delayed, and misuse of rights. With the support of ICC, we will be able to stop FM stations and sponsors who use these rights illegally.”