BitFire Buzz - August 2021

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BitFire Buzz

News from the team at BitFire Networks

Although our home team may not have won the NBA finals, the Phoenix Suns are already planning for a championship ring in 2022.

As the team prepares for the upcoming season, NBA production teams are looking ahead too.

That’s how sports work … with continuous planning cycles and always with the latest technology.

BitFire can be a prime player in your next production, truly taking it to the next level.

BitFire can help you build out your content strategy for both live and original on-demand video, including sports betting, by deploying our end-to-end solutions.

Talk to our team who has years of experience in programming and production across all platforms.
 

Sir Richard Branson recently made headlines by rocketing into space. BitFire was with Branson when it all began, when Virgin Group launched its first rocket. Watch Now.

MAKING NEWS
"As our utilization of virtual solutions has evolved over the last 15 months, we’ve developed a valuable partnership with the BitFire team.”
Karen Ganjamie
NHL Network & MLB Network VP,
Broadcast Operations and Network Origination
 
The success of the recent NHL Draft & Draft Lottery highlights our continued partnership with the NHL Network & MLB Network.

BitFire played an integral role in both the 2021 NHL Draft & the NHL Draft Lottery and comes on the heels of the extremely successful, first-ever virtual draft in 2020.
Read our press announcement here. See the full story behind the draft’s technology in SVG News.
INDUSTRY VETERANS JOIN BITFIRE
Two well-known names in the business have joined our BitFire Team.

Kristin Akimchuk has joined us as Director of Broadcast Operations. Kristin is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of BitFire Networks, including two Network Operations Centers in Boston and Phoenix.   
Akimchuk has been an industry pioneer for several decades, most recently as Vice President of Operations for VideoLink.
Steve Higgins is also on board in the role of account executive.
Those in the broadcast industry know Steve, as he’s spent the last 30 years developing relationships and earning client’s trust, most recently as Account Director at LTN Global Communications.

BitFire is the perfect fit for Steve & Kristin to continue to be trusted advisors in the ever-changing landscape of IP broadcast.
ICYMI: SOCIAL SCENE
All Olympic champions know where the best streaming is found! Great interview with Ryan Lochte and Tom Zenner on Valuetainment SporTZNow using our FireBridge technology. Why it rocks? FireBridge is a fully browser-based solution that does not require any downloads or user accounts. A guest simply clicks a personalized link and is on the air within seconds!
SURVEY
Do you intend on going to NAB this year?
If so, would you like us to contact you for a meeting?
Yes! I'd love to connect at NAB.
The Summer Olympics may have just wrapped up, but the Winter Olympics will roar into Beijing at the start of the year.
Event producers and programmers are busy getting ready for this major international event which will be viewed on broadcast TV and digital platforms by millions globally.
And with the number of sporting events returning to live-action play, they aren’t alone. Live game producers are excitedly working on plans for late 2021 and early 2022:
NFL Regular Season, Playoffs and Super Bowl
PGA Championship and The Masters
NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball
NCAA FCS & FBS College Football
NCAA Men's and Women's Sports
Professional Softball and Lacrosse
MLB Spring Training
NBA Regular Season
BitFire provides innovative broadcast solutions for live events of all kinds.

Let Bitfire help you create and deliver your best content from anywhere to anywhere using our suite of solutions built on our Bitfire IP Transport Network.

Give us a call today at 534-BITFIRE.
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