Hate Speech’s Rise On Twitter Is Unprecedented, Researchers Find

U.S. Court Says Stream Stealer NitroTV Must Pay $51 Million

A U.S. District Court in California has ordered unlicensed video-streaming service Nitro TV to stop pirating streaming video, including movies and pirated TV station signals — and pay more than $50 million dollars for willfully infringing the copyrights of almost 2,000 “works.”

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NewsTECHForum: New Frontiers In News Production

Technology executives from Gray Television, Sinclair Broadcast Group, WCBS New York and Avid share how they’re rethinking approaches to reporting, editing, production and multimedia distribution in a panel at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum event at the New York Hilton on Dec. 13. Register here.

MyTV Super Limited Partners With Witbe For New Production Monitoring Technology

Witbe, a global provider of test automation and proactive monitoring, announced a new step in its ongoing partnership with MyTV Super Ltd., a subsidiary company of Television Broadcasts Ltd. (TVB). With this agreement, Witbe will support MyTV Super’s media operation center in its effort to deliver the best possible streaming video quality for its myTV […]

Flowics And Harmonic Announce Collaboration To Enhance Cloud-Based Video Workflows With HTML5 Graphics

Flowics, creator of a platform for powering remote and in-studio production of live graphics and interactive content, and now part of the Vizrt Group, has set a new technology partnership with Harmonic. The two companies are enabling customers to add state-of-the-art graphics created in the Flowics platform into video feeds streaming on channels originating from […]

Boris FX Releases Sapphire 2023 With Ultra Modern Effects

Boris FX Sapphire 2023, the updated Emmy Award-winning plugin suite is now available with host support for Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Autodesk Flame, Blackmagic Resolve, Foundry Nuke, and VEGAS Pro. “Sapphire 2023 builds upon the popular Stylize category, which includes in-demand effects such as glitches, pixel sort, analog TV looks, and […]

American Council Of The Blind Salutes Audio Description Award Winners

The American Council of the Blind’s 2022 Audio Description Awards Gala premiered on Nov. 29 on www.AdAwardsGala.org and Pluto TV. “We are proud to host the second annual Audio Description Awards Gala to recognize excellence in audio described content and celebrate the growing commitment to accessible media for people who are blind and low vision,” said ACB’s Executive Director Eric Bridges. […]

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Immersive Audio Still A Work In Progress For NextGen TV

Most of ATSC 3.0’s audio delay in the U.S. is attributable to the same factors that have held back the rollout of UHD content: there is still a small base of NextGen TV-capable sets; the distribution chain from networks to stations is not fully ready for new formats; and broadcasters are somewhat hamstrung in experimenting with their 3.0 content because of FCC rules that require them to effectively simulcast their 1.0 programming. But despite that, progress is being made.

Evoca TV Shut Down Looms If It Can’t Raise More Cash

Evoca TV, a service that uses a blend of ATSC 3.0 broadcast signals and Internet streaming to deliver inexpensive pay-TV packages in a handful of US markets, needs more funding to avoid a shutdown. The company told subscribers via email Wednesday and in a message posted on its website that, should it be unable to raise more capital, “we are sad to say that Evoca TV will discontinue operations and programming on Dec. 31, 2022. … We will continue service for our subscribers through December but will not accept new orders at this time.”

Ronen Tanami Appointed Pixellot’s COO

Pixellot, a provider of AI-automated sports production solutions has added Ronen Tanami to its management team as chief operating officer. Tanami has 30 years of experience across the information technology and communications industries in operations, customer success, delivery, R&D and strategy. In his most recent role, Tanami was senior VP at Amdocs, managing quality engineering and head […]

Hearst Ups Michael Saffell To Regional Director Of Engineering

The company promotes him from engineering director of its WMUR Manchester, N.H. He will share direct engineering oversight across the station group with fellow regional director of engineering Greg Turner.

NewsTECHForum: Reinventing News Presentation And Presenters

Anchors and news executives from The Weather Channel, Newsy/Scripps News and Gray Television’s Hawaii News Now look at the changing role of the news presenter and presentation technology in a multimedia ecosystem in a panel at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum on Dec. 13 at the New York Hilton. Register here.

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Can technology boost engagement in sports programming?

Distributed production can deliver more of the angles, replays, graphics and insights that viewers want while tuned into a game, match or other competition. To maximize what goes on screen, supporting technology must use automation and metadata to make it easy for producers to access exactly what they need to work on at exactly the right time.

Can’t Hear What Actors Are Saying On TV? It’s Not You, Probably

Some people turn on closed captions because they like how it helps them understand the plotlines of shows and movies, and multitask in front of the tube. Others turn them on because they can’t hear what actors are saying. That doesn’t always mean they are hard of hearing. Muddled audio is the top reason why more people are watching video with on-screen text, according to a May survey commissioned by language-teaching app Preply. As more video-production studios embrace advanced audio formats for at-home content, not every device can keep up. Plenty of viewers can’t keep up, either.

FCC Broadens Ban On Risky Communications Equipment

The FCC has voted unanimously on rules banning the importation and sale of communications equipment that could pose a threat to national security. The FCC has already banned the use of such equipment in U.S. networks that get subsidy money from the government, but now is banning it entirely and at the FCC certification level.

Field And Remote Production’s Multiplying Options At NewsTECHForum

Leaders from Fox News, WPVI Philadalphia, Fox Television Stations and LiveU discuss how technologists and technology facilitating this effort to produce more content for more outlets while allowing creators to work from anywhere in a panel at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum event at the New York Hilton on Dec. 13. Register here.

TVU Networks Sets Rental Record In Qatar

TVU Networks, a provider of cloud and IP-based live video solutions, says it will provide 24/7 on-site support servicing more rentals of live equipment in Qatar for the FIFA World Cup than ever before in the company’s history. From Nov. 20 to Dec. 18, worldwide broadcasters will be doing everything possible to make audiences feel […]

Connecting Millions Of Cars In A Moment With ATSC 3.0

The latest ONEMedia 3.0 webinar outlined the benefits of using NextGen Broadcast technology for the high-speed data delivery necessary for connected cars.

CNN Recruits Insider Inc.’s Alex Charalambides As CTO

CNN hired Alex Charalambides, most recently chief technology officer at digital media firm Insider Inc., as its new CTO. Charalambides officially starts at CNN on Monday, Nov. 28. He reports to Patty Hirsch, global EVP of consumer digital for Warner Bros. Discovery.

NewsTECHForum: Blowing Up The Newscast In Order To Save It

News, technology and media futurists from The Washington Post, NBCUniversal Local, E.W. Scripps, CBS News New York and Bitcentral frame out how they’re envisioning, testing and implementing changes to longstanding news conventions in a panel at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum event at the New York Hilton on Dec. 13. Register here.

Al Roker Hospitalized For Blood Clots

Today Show weatherman and host Al Roker revealed to fans that he was hospitalized with blood clots in his lungs and leg last week, which is why he missed the past few days of Today broadcasts. The beloved TV personality shared the news on Instagram Friday morning.

Flowics And Harmonic Collaborate To Enhance Cloud-Based Video Workflows With HTML5 Graphics

Flowics, creator of a platform for powering remote and in-studio production of live graphics and interactive content, and now part of the Vizrt Group, today announced a new technology partnership with Harmonic. The two companies are enabling customers to add state-of-the-art graphics created in the Flowics platform into video feeds streaming on channels originating from […]

VlogBox Partners With Pzaz TV To Enhance CTV Media Experience

VlogBox, a full-cycle CTV agency, channel development, video distribution, and monetization platform for content creators, has announced its partnership with Pzaz TV, a media CTV-based platform. VlogBox will provide CTV content for Pzaz TV designed to appeal to the platform’s key audience groups. Among the content owners sharing their programs now are Top Rated Movies, […]

Hearst And Michael Clinton Launch Digital Content Platform For 50+ Audience

Clinton and Hearst have introduced ROAR, a B2B digital content platform, consumer membership community and intelligence insights provider. Clinton founded the new entity with Hearst as partner and investor.

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Chaos, Confusion And Gallows Humor Hits Twitter As More Staff Exit

The drama surrounding Elon Musk’s chaotic reign of Twitter kicked up a notch on Thursday night, as reports filtered out of an exodus of key staff at the company leading to genuine fears over the future viability of the platform.

Broadcasters And Emergency Managers To Gather For AWARN Washington Roundtable

Local TV broadcasters and emergency managers from the Washington, D.C., metro region will gather Dec. 7-8 for the AWARN Washington, D.C. Roundtable. The goal is to lay the groundwork for the voluntary use of NextGen TV Advanced Emergency Information (AEI) and “reboot” the historic partnership between broadcasting and public safety. The AWARN Washington, DC Roundtable, […]