OPEN MIKE BY SCOTT CARROLL

TV’s Future Is In The Software

Software was beneath all of this pandemic year’s significant innovations in TV’s remote production. The industry needs to accept and embrace its new essential role.

Black News Channel Chooses Clear-Com IP-Based Communications System

Debuting in February 2020 during Black History Month, Black News Channel (BNC) operates out of its brand new headquarters facility based in Tallahassee, Fla. BNC is an independent network that is minority-owned and operated, whose mission is to provide intelligent programming dedicated to the unique perspective of African American communities. Almost immediately after bringing their new purpose-built […]

Four Norfolk Stations Roll Out ATSC 3.0

WAVY, WVBT, WNLO-CD and WTVZ have begun broadcasting with NextGen TV technology.

BRAND CONNECTIONS

MotoGP, Dorna Turn To Viz Arena For Virtual And Augmented Reality Graphics

Grand Prix motorcycle racing site MotoGP has introduced cutting-edge graphics using Viz Arena software from Vizrt. Viz Arena enhances sports coverage during live broadcasts with virtual and augmented reality graphics added over stands in a stadium, beneath players on the field, or in the case of MotoGP, on the infield of a race track. Dorna, […]

TVN FOCUS ON TECHNOLOGY

TVN Focus On Technology | AWS Advances Live Cloud Production

Amazon Web Services is developing new technology — the Cloud Digital Interface — to support uncompressed production workflows in the cloud that should eliminate latency for remote productions looking to, among other things, switch between camera feeds, insert graphics or trigger replays.

Ross Releases V16 Of Piero Sports Graphics Analysis Solution

As part of the Ross Live Season 2 series of presentations, Ross unveiled the latest version of its Piero sports graphics analysis solution. Acquired by Ross Video in February 2019, Piero uses image recognition and state-of-the-art graphic overlays to augment sports content with visually engaging and informative effects. Broadcasters around the world use Piero to […]

CJP Broadcast Adds To Its Engineering Team

Multimedia systems integrator, equipment specialist and service provider CJP Broadcast Service Solutions has hired Joseph Franklin. A BsC (1st class Hons) graduate in television production technology, he will be active with CJP colleagues across a variety of projects. “Joe is a very bright and enthusiastic broadcast engineer with proven talent at the cutting edge of […]

GatesAir Promotes Mark Goins To North America Sales VP

GatesAir, a global provider of wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for TV and radio, has promoted Mark Goins to vice president, North America sales effective immediately. He will lead an experienced team of North American representatives across regional sales management, key accounts and inside sales, and work with GatesAir executives to develop annual strategic initiatives for improved growth and support. Goins reports to Chief Revenue Offier Joe Mack. Goins entered the broadcast industry upon joining Harris Corp. 19 years […]

Bridge Technologies Joins Grass Valley Technology Alliance

Bridge Technologies is the newest member of the Grass Valley Technology Alliance, joining 20 other members in an association that aims to support collaboration across the media production chain, with the ultimate aim of providing an environment that improves purchasing confidence for broadcast providers. Grass Valley describes its own Technology Alliance as an “ecosystem of […]

Synthax Expands Its Sales Team

Synthax, U.S. distributor of RME, Ferrofish, Digigram, Appsys and myMix, has announced two new hires, effective immediately: Jason Finder has been named broadcast sales manager, and Ryan Coalson has been appointed regional sales manager. Both Finder and Coalson will report directly to Mathias von Heydekampf, managing director of Synthax. “We are excited to have Jason and Ryan join the Synthax team […]

TVN TECH

TVN Tech | Social Media Management Gets Smarter

Vendors are offering better tools to help newsrooms plan and generate social media posts with more integrated and streamlined solutions with a view to reducing “tool fatigue” and decreasing the turnaround time on new posts.

Five Raleigh Stations Roll Out ATSC 3.0

WTVD, WNCN, WUVC, WLFL and WRDC have begun broadcasting with NextGen TV technology.

News Storytelling Under Stress To Be Examined At NewsTECHForum

Journalists from NBCLX, AJ+ and NBCU- and Graham-owned stations will share their novel approaches to news and weather storytelling in a remarkable year at TVNewsCheck’s virtual NewsTECHForum event in December. Register here.

SBE Releases ATSC3 Specialist Certification

The new level of certification was developed by the Society of Broadcast Engineers Certification Committee, chaired by Ralph Hogan, with direct assistance from the Advanced Television Systems Committee.

USSI Global To Modernize, Maintain Sinclair Satellite Network

USSI Global’s C-Band Interference Mitigation solution will upgrade the station group’s satellite facilities for the FCC’s C-Band transition, add managed services and a support layer for network operations.

Verizon Releases Stream TV Second-Generation Model

Dalet Pyramid Aims To Unify News Operations

The new solution offers a collaborative toolset for digital-first news production and distribution across every platform, with a 360 storytelling experience.

NextGen TV Could Have Its Biggest Impact On Weather Forecasting

NextGen TV, the evolution of broadcast TV powered by the ATSC 3.0 standard, will have wide-ranging impacts on how TV is delivered and viewed by consumers, but according to John Lawson, executive director of the AWARN Alliance, perhaps no broadcast element has a bigger upside with NextGen TV than weather.

Mobile Newsgathering Apps For Maps, 3D And Infographs

MTI Film Opens Data Center to Support TV Editing Teams Working Remotely

MTI Film has opened a high-speed, high-capacity data center in Hollywood dedicated to supporting television editing teams working remotely. The new site provides editors with dedicated connections to remote workstations and a shared storage environment, allowing them to edit and conduct other routine editorial operations as if they were in the same room. With an […]

NextGen TV Gets Holiday Awareness Campaign

Pearl TV and its Phoenix Model Market Partners are rolling out a multimillion dollar, multimarket consumer awareness campaign with local broadcasters who are now transmitting in NextGen TV.

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

Implementation Specialist Opening: Work Remotely

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for an implementation specialist for TV to work remotely for vCreative, which specializes in production workflow software for radio and TV.

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

Sales, Marketing, Tech Openings: Work Remotely

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a Senior Director of Sales, a Product Marketing Manager, and a Tech Writer to work remotely for innovative software provider Bitcentral.

Q&A WITH JON KIRCHNER

Xperi’s Kirchner Finds TiVo Synergies

A little over a year ago, TiVo, one of the bigger technology brands in the video business, announced plans to separate its products business from its more litigious intellectual property operation. But very suddenly, former CEO Dan Shull pivoted, leading the company into a $3 billion merger with Xperi, a technology better known for things like car audio. Jon Kirchner, the executive leading the combined company talks about the synergies and the plan behind the corporate marriage.

Newsrooms Consider Crisis At NewsTECHForum

Leaders from ABC News, Hearst and Tegna will explore how 2020’s onslaught of crucial stories has tested their agility and impacted the technology and workflows they use at TVNewsCheck’s virtual NewsTECHForum event in December. Register here.

Automated ABR Configuration Now Available in AWS Elemental MediaConvert

AWS Elemental MediaConvert has added a new feature called Automated ABR Configuration, which automatically customizes the ABR (Adaptive Bit Rate) encoding configuration for each source video. Automated ABR Configuration simplifies the set up of transcoding, optimizes video quality, and reduces ABR package size. Automated ABR Configuration is available at no additional cost for MediaConvert jobs […]

SportsGrid Picks LTN Global’s Video Transport & Cloud Solutions

LTN Global, a provider of transformative media technology and video transport network solutions, announced today a multi-year agreement with SportsGrid Inc. The agreement provides SportsGrid with advanced cloud-based automation products optimizing operational efficiency and dependability. LTN supports SportsGrid with automated production services, including the delivery of live programming support managed from the state-of-the-art production facility located […]

EditShare Connects With Clear Cut Group

U.K. post-production house Clear Cut Group has chosen EditShare’s next-generation media storage EFS at the center of their operation with Flow workflows. The award-winning post-production team is known for its creative work on original factual, drama, short form and feature films. Producing content for global broadcasters, multiple co-productions, and OTT, the 24/7 operation boasts more […]

Ross Releases Version 10 Of XPression

Ross Video has released Version 10 of the XPression real-time motion graphics platform. A “substantial upgrade” from previous releases, Ross says XPression V10 adds enhanced support for HDR workflows, multi-engine control for non-MOS workflows, HTML5 enhancements and third-party vendor support. Ross has enabled customers to evolve their workflows and work in HDR on XPression as […]

EVS Training 1,000+ Production Engineers To Prepare For Further Workflow Changes

The forced cancellation of live sports and other events in 2020 has led to a new reality for broadcasters as they attempt to deliver the best programming for viewers and remain competitive in a rapidly changing market. Production engineers now find themselves under additional pressure to adapt their workflows and processes and rethink the way […]