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ES Broadcast Hire furthers 4K commitment with EVS servers

XT4Ks to be made available within one of Europe’s largest UHD inventories of hire equipment

Liège, Belgium, 20 April 2017 – As part of its continued investment into UHD equipment, prominent supplier of professional broadcasting equipment, ES Broadcast Hire, has purchased XT4K live production servers from EVS, the leading live production technology provider.

The XT4K, EVS’ first dedicated UHD-4K live production server, will be added to ES Broadcast Hire’s already-extensive UHD hire fleet and joins the company’s other EVS solutions which include XHub3 network hubs and XFile3 file transfer and archiving solution alongside multiple EVS XT3 live production servers. Some of ES Broadcast Hire’s servers are configured in ChannelMAX, which lets users easily expand the channel density of their XT3s when needed.

The purchase of the servers is part of ES Broadcast Hire’s significant investment into 4K production workflows, as the service provider supports the drive towards further UHD adoption in the live production market with its hire fleet of 4K equipment – already one of the biggest in Europe. Its XT4Ks will be made immediately available to its hire customers alongside other 4K live production solutions and used for multiple live programs including UHD sports and entertainment events.

ES Broadcast Hire’s new XT4K servers will be twinned with Sony HDC-4300 and HDC-P43 high frame rate UHD cameras, which allow operators to produce the latest in UHD slow motion replays.

“EVS solutions lead the market – especially with the company’s technological advances in production servers,” said Warren Taggart, managing director of ES Broadcast Hire. “The EVS name is synonymous with reliable, cutting-edge live solutions, so we’re delighted to be taking delivery of these XT4K servers. Having them in our hire fleet will enable us to continue our commitment to providing the very best 4K equipment.”

ES Broadcast Hire’s XT4K live production servers will be delivered by EVS in May and made immediately available for hire worldwide.

Media contacts

For more info about this press release, or to set up an interview with EVS, please contact:

Sébastien Verlaine - Global Marketing & Communications Manager
Tel: +32 4 361.5804 - Email: marketing@evs.com

Martin Izzard (EMEA) or Melanie Crandall (Americas and APAC)
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry (PR company)
Tel: +44 (0)207 403 8878 / +1 310 739.0955 - Email : evs@rlyl.com

About EVS

EVS is globally recognized as the technology leader for live video production. The company introduced Live Slow Motion replay in 1994, and has continued to build on its reputation for quality and reliability with solutions that enhance live sports, entertainment and news content. Innovations – such as the C-Cast multimedia platform and DYVI IT-based switcher – are raising the bar for live production enrichment, management and distribution. Broadcasters, rights owners, producers and venues alike use EVS to maximize the value of their productions and increase revenue streams.

The company is headquartered in Belgium with offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America, and provides sales and technical support to more than 100 countries. EVS is a public company traded on Euronext Brussels: EVS, ISIN: BE0003820371. For more information, please visit www.evs.com

About ES BROADCAST

ES Broadcast specialises in service provision to the broadcast, TV production and film production industries.

Equipment Hire
The company’s rental arm, ES Broadcast Hire, is a leading provider of live production equipment for hire, with a product portfolio that boasts the largest rental fleet of Sony HDC-4300 4K broadcast cameras in Europe, amongst market-leading equipment from manufacturers including Sony, EVS, Grass Valley, Canon, Fujinon and Vinten.

Equipment Sales
The company is an international reseller of both new and used professional broadcast and production equipment, and is an approved dealer for Sony, Grass Valley, ARRI, Canon, NewTek, JVC and many other leading manufacturers.

Vehicle Brokerage
ES Broadcast also specialises in the procurement and sale of used Outside Broadcast vehicles, and has sourced more than 25 OB trucks for the UK and European broadcast industry in the last six years.

Systems Integration and Project Solutions
ES Broadcast provides systems integration services and has completed multiple projects including studios, fly-packs, OB trucks and large-scale corporate video installations. Our Project Solutions arm has provided large-scale, temporary ENG kits for a number of major global sporting events.

Facilities decommissioning and equipment disposal
ES Broadcast provides a professional decommissioning and disposal service, simplifying the process of facilities upgrades, releasing any residual value of obsolete technology, and ensuring adherence to environmental regulations governing equipment disposal.

For enquiries and further information please contact the ES Broadcast press office on +44 (0)1923 650 080

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Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements with respect to the business, financial condition, and results of operations of EVS and its affiliates. These statements are based on the current expectations or beliefs of EVS' management are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or performance of the Company to differ materially from those contemplated in such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties relate to changes in technology and market requirements, the company's concentration on one industry, decline in demand for the company's products and those of its affiliates, inability to timely develop and introduce new technologies, products and applications, and loss of market share and pressure on pricing resulting from competition which could cause the actual results or performance of the company to differ materially from those contemplated in such forward-looking statements. EVS undertakes no obligation to publicly release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.