Event celebrating video industry achievements increases participation year-over-year and raises more than $35,000 for global and local charities – www.4K4Charity.com

Las Vegas, Nev. and Portland, Ore. – May 9, 2016 – Elemental Technologies the leader in software-defined video solutions, today announced the 4K 4Charity Fun Run at the 2016 NAB Show raised more than $35,500 in donations for global and local charitable organizations. Held on April 19 in Sunset Park, Las Vegas, the event drew more than 550 registrants and saw increases in the number of companies participating and individual contributions as compared to last year.

Sponsorship opportunities for the 4K 4Charity Fun Run at IBC 2016 will open on May 6, 2016. The deadline for sponsorship commitments is July 15, 2016. Inquiries may be directed to [email protected].

“With industry leaders from 187 countries and 103,000 attendees, the 2016 NAB Show unleashed media technology advancements that will have an enduring impact,” said Chris Brown, executive vice president, Conventions and Business Operations at NAB. “Among these innovations, the 4K 4Charity Fun Run shines brightly. This event is creating a legacy that extends from the media industry to those in need around the world and within the Las Vegas community. We look forward to seeing this event grow.”

The 4K 4Charity Fun Run at the 2016 NAB Show was supported by premier sponsors Aspera (an IBM Company), Sony and Verimatrix, medal sponsor Dolby, executive sponsors Brightcove and Comcast, and supporting sponsors IneoQuest and Xstream. NAB Show was the official association sponsor for the 4K 4Charity Fun Run, and NewBay Media and Rapid TV News were the exclusive media partners for the event.

“The 4K 4Charity Fun Run has received an overwhelmingly positive response at the 2015 and 2016 NAB Shows. We are deeply appreciative for the generous support from NAB, our corporate and media partner sponsors, and individual registrants,” said Laura Barber, director of field marketing and publicity for Elemental. “Every year, we see increased support, participation and donations. This is an event and purpose that resonates with the industry and one which we are honored to grow.”

The top five companies by registrations and donations were Elemental, Dolby, Aspera, EVS and Verimatrix. The 4km (2.49-mile) race commemorated major video achievements across the media and entertainment industry and raised funds for Mercy Corps, a global relief organization that strives to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. A portion of 4K 4Charity Fun Run proceeds were allocated to The Shade Tree, a Las Vegas-based charity that provides safe shelter to homeless and abused women and children in crisis.

Photos from the run are available at www.4K4Charity.com.

About Elemental

Elemental Technologies, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) company, empowers media companies to deliver premium video experiences to consumers. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the company pioneered the use of software-based video processing to distribute and monetize video over the internet. As the leader in software-defined video solutions, Elemental powers video infrastructure for more than 850 top-tier media franchises worldwide and helps pay TV operators, content programmers, broadcasters and enterprise customers bring video content to any screen, anytime – all at once. Elemental solutions are deeply integrated with AWS services, giving video providers the ability to quickly, easily and economically scale workflows on-premises or in the cloud. To learn more, visit www.elementaltechnologies.com and follow @elementaltech on Twitter.

About NAB Show

NAB Show, held April 16-21, 2016 in Las Vegas, is the world’s largest electronic media show covering the creation, management and delivery of content across all platforms. With 103,000 attendees from 166 countries and 1,700+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. For complete details, visit www.nabshow.com.

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Laura Barber
Elemental Technologies
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(503) 703-3638