Consumer tech spending on hardware and related services during the holiday season (October-December) is projected to reach $135 billion in revenue in the U.S. — a 10% increase from last year — according to a new study released today by the Consumer Technology Association. Smartphones topped the list of expected tech purchases, followed by laptops, video game consoles (Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 are coming this season), TVs and wearable devices.
Vizrt, a global provider of software-defined visual storytelling tools for media content creators, continues to add more powerful video editing capabilities into media production workflows with expanded integration for Adobe Premiere Pro. Editing is placed at the center of creative workflows with the newest releases of the Viz Story easy editing tool and the Viz […]
TV stations can rapidly increase digital video views — and advertising impressions — by adding automated tools that enable meteorologists to easily produce mobile friendly forecasts and schedule them to appear throughout the day, according to a Fireside Chat that took place during TV2025: Monetizing the Future. One TV station expanded mobile video views from 3,000-4,000 per month to 80,000-90,000 per month just 30 days after implementing Max Engage. Newer tools like Weather Insight use AI to target weather to users’ exact location.
NBCUniversal Owned Stations President Valari Staab has put targeted reinvestment at the center of her strategy to reinvigorate the group. Her strides in technology, weather and investigative reporting, duopoly bilingual newsrooms and multiplatform news are all geared to future-proofing the company. All reasons why NBCUniversal Owned Stations is TVNewsCheck‘s 2020 Station Group of the Year.
TVNewsCheck’s 10th Annual Women in Technology Awards Presentation Ceremony and “Predictions for 2021” panel took place virtually Monday. Honored were SMPTE’s Barbara Lange, WarnerMedia’s Lisa Pedrogo, Perspective Media’s Janet Gardner, Avid’s Kate Ketcham, Latakoo’s Jade Kurian and Walt Disney Co.’s Sally Hattori. Watch it all here.
Dalet, a provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, is helping media companies make a smooth transition to full IP production workflows with the latest version of its SMPTE ST 2110 compliant Dalet Brio ingest and playout platform. Offering maximum flexibility for creating and delivering programs and content across transitioning infrastructures, Dalet […]
NBCU Owned Television Stations, TVNewsCheck’s Station Group of the Year for 2020, have seen a resurgence under Valari Staab’s leadership and bold investments in infrastructure, weather technology, conjoined newsrooms with its Telemundo stations and digital platforms.
In a strategic move that it says highlights its sustained growth ambitions, Telestream has purchased EcoDigital (formerly known as Front Porch Digital). Telestream, a portfolio company of Genstar Capital, is a vertical market software business focused on the video space and is a global leader in media workflow orchestration, media streaming and delivery technologies. The deal to acquire […]
Grass Valley today announces that Sinclair Broadcast’s Del Parks has been appointed as chair of GVX, its customer council made up of globally recognized media technology leaders from some of the largest and most innovative media brands in the industry. Parks, Sinclair’s EVP and CTO at Sinclair Broadcast Group and an award-winning and respected technology […]
The 10th Annual Women in Technology Awards Presentation Ceremony and “Predictions for 2021” panel will kick off today, live on Zoom, at 4 p.m. ET. See the honorees, an honor roll of past honorees, here in the program. Still need to Register?
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In addition to traditional programming, Sinclair plans to use channel capacity from one of the stations to provide advanced “Broadcast Internet” services. “We now have a prime showcase for the amazing features of NextGen TV that members of Congress and the Federal Communications Commission can witness first-hand,” said Chris Ripley, Sinclair’s president-CEO.
The set, at the ViacomCBS headquarters on Broadway, highlights modern wizardry like “augmented reality” 3D images and multiple data screens while offering enough roominess to protect staff members from being infected with COVID-19, the network said on Thursday. Norah O’Donnell will anchor her first presidential election night, joined on the set by Gayle King, Margaret Brennan, John Dickerson and Ed O’Keefe.
Riedel Communications has promoted Peter Glättli to director of research and development. He will assume responsibility for Riedel’s five main development hubs, aiming to advance the company’s IP-enabled hardware and software solutions. Founder and CEO Thomas Riedel says: “Ongoing research and development are absolutely crucial for us to build and secure our company’s future, and […]
Broadcast industry solutions provider Logic Media Solutions has integrated a Leader LT4611 video sync and PTP reference generator into a mobile IP demonstration system based at the company’s headquarters at Bickenbach, southern Germany. The system will be used to detail the advantages of IP based video and audio systems compared with traditional SDI technology. “Leader’s […]
The annual fall gathering — virtual this year — will examine television, film, online video, live events, podcasting, advertising, corporate A/V, production and post. In addition, held concurrently will be TVNewsCheck’s TV2025: Monetizing the Future conference, The Streaming Summit, TVNewsCheck’s 10th annual Women in Technology awards and panel discussion as well as other events. In addition, more than 70 tech companies will be exhibiting in the marketplace.
It debuts its new pay TV service — the first such subscription-based NextGen TV service — over low-power KBSE-LD and KCBB-LD in Boise, Idaho.
Noncommercial WLVT Bethlehem, Pa. (PBS), part of Lehigh Valley Public Media, has chosen a dual channel PlayBox Neo playout system for the third phase of the infrastructure expansion project which it started in 4Q 2017. This latest phase includes the integration of an AirBox Neo platform with TitleBox Neo software that will be used for […]
Marshall Electronics, a manufacturer of broadcast and proAV cameras and equipment, introduces its CV503-U3 camera model designed around its CV503 camera, which is used in professional broadcast production all over the world. The CV503-U3 is a dedicated USB3.0 HD POV camera to meet the demand for USB-based workflows for both work-from-home as well as a […]
Media Links, manufacturer of media over IP transport technology, has debuted ProMD EMS version 2.0 of its enhanced management software for the company’s MD series eco-system solution portfolio. This portfolio includes the MD8000 media over ip transport platform, MDX100G IP switches and the MDP3000 IP media gateways. ProMD EMS v2.0 provides a more contemporary graphical […]
The FCC is inclined to allow KGW-TV Portland, Ore., to change from a VHF to a UHF, but is seeking input on that inclination. It has given commenters until 25 days after publication of Wednesday’s (Oct. 14) petition for rulemaking in the Federal Register, which usually takes a couple of weeks. There has been a freeze on such changes for almost a decade, dating from when the FCC first started to prepare for the 2016 broadcast incentive auction.
ATSC 3.0 in smartphones took a big step forward this week with delivery of the first of hundreds of production sample phones to the Sinclair Broadcast Group, a key part of the station group’s strategy to ensure that NextGen TV one day is an integral part of mobile phones and other devices. The ONE Media Mark One phone powered by Saankhya Labs is an Android smartphone with built-in Saankhya Labs SL4000 ATSC 3.0 receiver chip providing NextGen TV reception, tuning and demodulation.
TAG Video Systems, a provider of integrated software-based IP probing, monitoring and multiviewer solutions, has hired Peter Wharton as director, corporate strategy for the company’s global operations. Wharton, an industry veteran with deep roots in transformative cloud-based media operations joins TAG on a permanent basis following two years working with the company as a consultant. […]
Media companies that have scrambled to implement new workflows in reaction to the coronavirus pandemic this year will be looking for technology standards to govern them in 2021, according to four leading technologists and two rising stars set to receive TVNewsCheck’s 2020 Women in Technology Awards. During a “Predictions for 2021” conversation to be held immediately following the awards presentation ceremony on Monday, honorees will offer their thoughts on the follow-up to 2020’s extraordinary circumstances, including addressing some complicated tech debt questions.
Faster speeds will enable new levels of video, AR, VR, and other _Rs that haven’t even been invented yet. But news products are unlikely to benefit as much as all the other apps competing for audiences’ attention.