Zenway Productions Acquires DeadlyKittens to Expand into Bigger Esports Titles

Zenway Productions Acquires DeadlyKittens

The esports event production company Zenway Productions has acquired their first esports team, DeadlyKittens. They’re hoping that this acquisition will help them push into one of the bigger titles.

To improve their communication infrastructure, Zenway Productions chose Clear-Com FreeSpeak II wireless intercom systems. Their scalable nature allows them to deploy two smaller systems for independent usage or supplement with additional FreeSpeak II systems.

Clear-Com FreeSpeak II

The Clear-Com FreeSpeak II digital wireless base station is designed to be the heart of a full-featured intercom system. All wired and wireless communications flow through the base station where voice communication is sampled, mixed, and rerouted as needed.

In a single frequency band configuration, the base station can support up to 25 FreeSpeak II 1.9GHz or 2.4GHz active transceiver beltpacks and antennas. Up to ten more wireless antennas can be added via the included FSII-SPL splitter. The base station offers four 2-wire analog party line connections, four 4-wire audio connections and four displays with soft keys including a dedicated stage announce (SA) output and program audio input.

The FreeSpeak II digital wireless beltpacks offer a professional-grade design and rugged construction, designed for the rigorous demands of continuous use in large-scale operations and extended-use environments. Each beltpack provides full-duplex communication with seven kHz of commentator bandwidth that allows users to hear every word from each other, even in noisy environments.

Clear-Com XT Wireless Intercom System

Clear-Com XT wireless intercom systems are a cost-effective solution for businesses looking to enhance communication and security. These intercoms allow you to communicate with visitors from a call station at the entrance of your building, and are available in various features such as device compatibility, audio and video calling, scheduled calls, multi-person routing, live snapshots at the door, reverse callback, customizable directory, integration with door lock mechanisms, receiver options, vandal protection and weather resistance, and mobile app access.

Que-Com systems have low self-noise, meaning that voice transmission is crisp and intelligible – even at high volume levels. This is essential in venues such as theatres, stadiums and TV studios, where sound system engineers need to coordinate the production staff while ensuring that all participants can hear each other clearly.

Clear-Com XT Multichannel Wireless Intercom System

A wireless intercom system that claims to be able to talk to people at a mile away with crisp sound quality. They work more like cordless telephones than traditional intercoms and use encrypted technology to prevent your neighbors from listening in.

They are easy to install and come with a power supply included. They also feature multiple channels with 38 privacy codes, call tones, a built-in microphone, and a monitor button.

The ClearCom LQ-2W2 is a portable two-channel interface device for 2-wire analog partyline systems. It provides a connection between different brands of 2-wire analog partyline systems over secure LAN, WAN and IP networks. It is brand and platform agnostic, making it the ideal solution for linking different intercom systems. The LQ-2W2 also includes a headset connection and independent Program Audio level control.

Clear-Com XT 1.9GHz Wireless Intercom System

Full-duplex wireless intercom system that can talk to 8 users at the same time for instantaneous communication. It provides superior audio clarity over a line of sight range up to 1312′. It is also extremely durable and can be used in all weather conditions.

The FSII-TCVR-19 is an RF antenna splitter for connecting multiple FSII beltpacks to a FreeSpeak II base station or Eclipse HX matrix on shorter connections (less than 1000 ft). The FSII-TCVR-19 provides a power option for each transceiver and a status LED that indicates individual battery condition (red: charging, green: fully charged).

The WiTalk-WT5S is designed with sound quality as its highest priority. It delivers high-resolution audio with a 65 dB signal-to-noise ratio and frequency response tailored to the human voice.

Clear-Com XT 2.4GHz Wireless Intercom System

The Clear-Com XT Wireless Intercom System delivers industry-leading full-duplex communications for untethered, mobile, and reliable communication. It is the ideal solution for high-profile events, broadcast studios, and any application that requires mobile, full-duplex communication with an unmatched range of features, all at a price that fits your budget.

The FSII-TCVR-50-IP is an antenna splitter used to connect FSII transceiver antennas to an Eclipse HX matrix (via E-IPA-HX card) or FreeSpeak II base station for duplex communications over longer distances. It is powered by the FSII base station or matrix on shorter connections and by the FSII beltpack on longer connections.

The Encore Analog Partyline Intercom System main station provides programmable front panel buttons, individual channel short circuit protection and independent program audio level control for 2 wire analog 2-wire partyline intercom systems. It operates in 1.9 or 2.4 GHz and can be deployed as a standalone wireless intercom system, matrix intercom integration, or over secure CAT5 or fiber.

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Peyton Manning’s Omaha Productions gains prominence with alternative telecasts and partnerships in the media industry.

Omaha Productions – Who Owns Omaha Productions?

Peyton Manning wears many hats — multimillionaire, two-time NFL champion, Hall of Famer, brand ambassador and half of the popular ManningCast with brother Eli. But the 46-year-old could be preparing for his ultimate role: NFL team owner.

His Omaha Productions company gained prominence last year when it produced an alternative telecast of ESPN’s Monday Night Football. The firm has since expanded to produce alternative telecasts for college football, golf and UFC.

The North Road Company

Founded in 2020, Omaha has established itself as a leader in non-fiction with projects like its NFL-licensed “ManningCast” alternative game telecasts and Rob Gronkowski’s “GronkCasts.” The company also produces interview and travelogue series for ESPN. Its branded content arm has worked with clients such as Caesars Sportsbook.

North Road Company aims to build a global, multi-genre studio with scripted film and TV productions in the US and international markets. Its portfolio includes Chernin Entertainment’s scripted film and TV business, led by Jenno Topping; the US assets of Red Arrow Studios, including Love Is Blind producer Kinetic Content and Connor Schell’s Words + Pictures; and an international division helmed by Jan Frouman and President of International TV Kristin Jones.

The new company has a slate of more than 80 projects in development, with a concentration in two growth areas: international programming and unscripted content. It is backed by Providence Equity Partners L.L.C and Apollo, through its managed affiliates.

Words + Pictures

Words + Pictures is a content studio focused on premium, culturally relevant nonfiction storytelling. Its mission is to create stories that bring the audience closer to the subjects they love and to explore the infinite possibilities of narrative nonfiction in a new age of content. It is part of the North Road Company, which launched last year with funding from Providence Equity and Apollo Global Management.

Words+Pictures already has a number of shows under its belt, including the ESPN series Peyton’s Places and The Manningcast. The company also produces a number of podcasts and a few projects for Amazon Prime Video. It recently teamed with Amazon Prime on a documentary and scripted film about the trainer of Kentucky Derby long shot Rich Strike.

Its ManningCast features an Augmented Reality Table that allows the NFL Hall of Famer to analyze plays in a way that combines digital AR renderings of players with his own commentary. The team is also working on a docuseries for Netflix about the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team and a project for HBO about motorsports driver Dan Wheldon.

Peyton Manning

When Peyton Manning retired from the NFL in 2016, he could have chosen to become a coach, or he could have turned his nearly $250 million in career earnings into a media empire. Instead, the Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback decided to pursue his passion for creating content and launched Omaha Productions.

The company produces several shows for ESPN, including the Emmy-award winning “Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli,” as well as alternative telecasts for college football, golf, UFC, and Formula 1. It also creates Netflix shows like Quarterback and King of Collectibles, as well as commercials for clients such as Caesars Entertainment.

The company also recently announced a deal to launch a podcast network, the Omaha Audio Network, with talent including Kenny Mayne and Rachel DeMita. In addition, it has a partnership with Verizon to use 5G technology to create new sports betting experiences.

Peter Chernin

Peter Chernin owns and operates The Chernin Group, an investment firm that focuses on investing in US technology and media companies. His portfolio includes Barstool Sports, FOOD52 and Crunchyroll. He also serves on the Boards of American Express, Twitter and Pandora. He is a co-founder of the global AIDS fund, Friends of the AIDS and TB Partnership and a trustee for Malaria No More UK.

Omaha Productions has already made a splash with its ManningCast alternative telecast of Monday Night Football and has applied the same model to college football, golf, UFC, and the NBA. In addition, it has produced ESPN+’s Places franchise with stars such as Mina Kimes, Cam Heyward, Sue Bird, and Abby Wambach.

The company has raised a significant amount of money. It received a $10 million investment from The North Road Company in May at a $400 million valuation. This investment is expected to propel the company to even greater heights in the future.

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