USA - As the longest-running music television series in history, Austin City Limits is set to celebrate its 50th anniversary next year. The PBS Austin production got its start in 1974, with Willie Nelson performing on the very first episode, and has since helped Austin, Texas establish itself as the “Live Music Capital of the World”. One of the most notable pieces of the show’s history is its connection to the Austin City Limits Music Festival, which takes place each October.
Unlike the festival, which hosts thousands of attendees across eight stages over two consecutive weekends, the TV series presents up to 20 performances each year from Downtown Austin’s historic, 2,800-seat Moody Theatre. Among the most recent artists to take the stage was the Grammy-winnin

USA - Renkus-Heinz will attend Church Facilities Expo (CFX) from 9-11 October at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Centre in Dallas, Texas. CFX 2023 attendees will have the opportunity to experience The Sound Solution in person at Booth E in Ballroom A3/A4, where Renkus-Heinz will exhibit the ICLive X Series of digitally steerable arrays, powered by their all-new, multi-award winning OmniBeam beam-steering software.
Renkus-Heinz will participate in the CFX Loudspeaker Demo Experience, where attendees can hear Renkus-Heinz’s latest solutions for the house of worship market at a

Australia - Opening its doors in Alexandria, Sydney on Thursday 5 and Friday 6 October, TDC Studios will give film, TV, events and advertising industry professionals up-to-the-minute insight into research and development, an opportunity to try and test out technology and participate in discussions about XR and Virtual Production.
“Australia is becoming a centre of excellence in digital filmmaking,” said David O’Connor (DOC), technical project manager at TDC Studios. “Virtual production has grown significantly over the past few years and we’re seeing a boom in high-end pr

Singapore - Content security provider Friend MTS has continued its recent expansion by opening a new office in Singapore.
The new office will serve the Asia Pacific region, providing sales and support services for customers throughout the territory. These teams will help rights holders, broadcasters, and OTT operators to enhance their content security and revenue protection strategies through the deployment of advanced, end-to-end content security solutions such as dynamic server blocking, large-scale monitoring, subscription and distribution-level watermarking and effective enfor

USA - Following the success of its open day in May this year, Martin Audio North America has moved the location of its next open day from Maryland to Texas, where it will adopt a similar formula on 3 October.
The destination this time will be the Coppell Arts Centre in Dallas where a morning session at 10am will be followed by a later presentation at 2pm.
Explaining the choice of venue, Lee Stein VP of sales, North America, says: “Texas is a key state for many influential system integrators, and it also has a thriving live sound community. We’ve also used this venue prev

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