N1 Balkans TV Network Transitions To PlayBox Neo

PlayBox Neo has completed a large-scale playout system for 24-hour TV news broadcaster N1 at the network’s headquarters in Belgrade, Serbia. CNN’s exclusive regional news partner, N1 broadcasts via cable, direct-to-home satellite and on the Net TV Plus OTT platform. The project was commissioned via PlayBox Neo distribution partner PBT Adria which supervised the design, […]

Densitron Adds New Products To UReady Control Surface Line

Densitron, a global provider in Human Machine Interaction (HMI) and display technology, has made two additions to its UReady range of control and monitoring solutions. Both designed for a wide array of broadcast and media applications, the new launches are the UReady 4RU 19” Rack Control and Monitoring Surface and the UReady 2RU Control Surface […]

Arvato Systems Becomes Member Of Microsoft Intelligent Security Association

Arvato Systems is now a member of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA). MISA is a group of independent software vendors and managed security service providers that integrate with and provide managed services for Microsoft products to better defend against a world of increasing threads. MISA members are top experts from across the cyber security […]

BRAND CONNECTIONS

WDR OB Van Includes Riedel’s MediorNet MicroN UHD Signal Distribution Devices

German public broadcaster WDR is among the first European customers to adopt Riedel Communications‘ all-new MediorNet MicroN UHD media distribution and processing device. WDR is deploying 13 MicroN UHD devices to support live HD and UHD broadcasts using Ü3, the broadcaster’s newest OB van. Broadcast Solutions, a Germany-based systems integrator, is providing engineering and installation […]

Drop Ship Audio Expands Its Calrec Roster With An Artemis Beam Console

Calrec’s Artemis Beam audio console is proving to be a success for Sean Prickett, owner of broadcast audio engineering company and rental service Drop Ship Audio in Los Angeles. With 340-channel processing paths and Bluefin2 and Hydra2 technologies, the new Artemis console is being used on a popular reality show in its fourth season, installed in a studio with […]

CJP Broadcast Launches StreamSmart+, Club-Owned Online TV Service For Sports

CJP Broadcast has launched StreamSmart+, a flexibly defined service enabling sports clubs to launch their own television channel quickly, easily and affordably. “StreamSmart+ is a complete glass-to-glass solution including latest-generation equipment, fully focused operational training and all relevant supporting services,” says CJP Broadcast MD Chris Phillips. “Operating an online TV channel allows sports clubs to […]

TVN TECH

TVN Tech | Compliance Monitoring Shifts To AI, Automation And The Cloud

In its post-Volicon period, compliance monitoring companies vying to fill the void are expanding their offerings; tapping artificial intelligence for automation and cloud-based methods; and building more versatile tools. Above, TAG Video recently received certification to monitor Dolby Atmos.

FCC Modifies DTS Rules For ATSC 3.0 Flexibility

The FCC released an update to its DTS (distributed transmission system) coverage rules to expand the permissible range of signal spillover and replace the subjective “minimal amount” language used to describe spillovers as a way to promote ATSC 3.0 reaching its full potential. The change gives broadcasters more flexibility in placement of DTS transmitters.

TAG Video Systems Names Roy Folkman VP Sales North America/LATAM

TAG Video Systems, a global provider of cloud, probing, monitoring and multiviewing solutions, for all four of the major broadcast applications (live production, playout, delivery and OTT), has appointed industry veteran Roy Folkman as VP sales North America and LATAM effective Jan. 1. The announcement was made by Kevin Joyce, TAG Zer0 Friction officer, from headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel. Folkman, […]

Vizrt Pivots To Flexible Access

Vizrt, a provider of software-defined visual storytelling tools for media content creators, today announced Flexible Access. Through Flexible Access, Vizrt says it “shares the risks inherent in building or upgrading production capabilities in advance of value generation.” Michael Hallén, CEO and president for the Vizrt Group, said: “Flexible Access puts the success of our customers at the […]

Taking ATSC 3.0 Nationwide

Tests on the East and West coasts are separate, but do have a collaborative spirit.

MultiDyne Chief Operating Officer Bob McAlpine Retires

Bob McAlpine, COO of MultiDyne Video & Fiber Optic Solutions has retired, effective immediately, following a 46-year career in the broadcast industry. While retiring from his role as MultiDyne’s COO, he will join MultiDyne’s newly formed board of directors, and remain active as a consultant. McAlpine joined MultiDyne as COO in September 2019 following the company’s acquisition of Census Digital, […]

NFL Goes Out On WCBS On Sunday

National Football League fans were left in the dark for about a half-hour on Sunday, as what were described as technical issues at CBS took the game off the air. The outage happened around 3 p.m. ET and affected viewers using Verizon FioS, DirecTV, Altice/Optimum, Xfinity and Spectrum in New York, New Jersey and Long Island.

Samsung’s Peacock Standoff With NBCU Shows Power Of TV Makers

As streaming TV becomes the default viewing option for Americans, the makers of streaming devices are taking the place of cable operators as gatekeepers, deciding what streaming services will be available to viewers. Increasingly the gatekeepers include not only Roku and Amazon but smart TV makers such as Samsung. NBCUniversal is learning that the hard way as it battles to get its Peacock service onto Samsung TVs.

Avid Introduces MediaCentral Stream To Help Broadcasters Make Way for Seamless IP Content Contribution

Avid today announced the introduction and immediate availability of MediaCentral | Stream, an agnostic and software-only solution that enables the ingest of incoming IP streams for television news and remote live TV production scenarios in both on-premises and cloud-based production workflows. Supporting IP contribution from anywhere and from any device – including cameras, encoders and […]

TECH ONE-ON-ONE WITH MADELINE NOLAND

TVN Tech One-On-One | Assessing A Pivotal Year For NextGen TV

ATSC President Madeleine Noland weighs in on the technology’s COVID-hampered rollout, the importance of peripheral receiver devices for viewers’ embrace and prospective nontraditional uses cases for the spectrum as a broadcast revenue driver.

Millions Flock To Telegram, Signal As Fears Grow Over Big Tech

The encrypted messaging services have become the world’s hottest apps over the last week, driven by growing anxiety over the power of the biggest tech companies and privacy concerns.

Evertz Acquiring Studer Assets From Harman International

Evertz Technologies Ltd., a global provider of media and entertainment technology solutions, has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Harman International to acquire the Studer brand, technology and related assets. The acquisition is anticipated to close in the first quarter of calendar 2021. “We’re pleased to welcome this iconic audio brand to our Evertz […]

Synamedia Partners With Akamai To Speed Pirate Take Downs

Independent video software provider Synamedia has now integrated its security and watermarking solutions with Akamai, an intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, to protect customers’ streaming OTT content. Synamedia’s solutions now detect and disrupt pirate streams in real time over the Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform and redirect viewers to legitimate services. The […]

TVN MOBILE APPS SPECIAL REPORT

TVN Special Report | TV’s Mobile Apps Embrace Customization, Notifications

When it comes to mobile apps, broadcasters still face a range of options from a single- or multiple-app approach to adopting back-end tech allowing user personalization. But some goals remain constant: keeping users on owned-and-operated mobile platforms over social and monetizing the experience wherever possible.

ATSC 3.0 Backers Tout Brighter Picture For NextGen TV At CES 2021

The pitch for ATSC 3.0, the IP-based broadcast television standard marketed as NextGen TV, often focuses on the 4K resolution it can deliver over the air. But at the online-only CES 2021, industry executives suggested it might appeal more to viewers’ ears than their eyes. “We’ve had a lot of conversations around audio and NextGen,” said Grace Dolan, Samsung VP for integrated marketing, at a “Next Generation Television in Focus” panel Tuesday morning.

NESN Unveils 4K/HDR Studio

Virtual CES: Sony Highlights New Headphone Tech For Remote Sound Mixing

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

General Manager, Creative Services Director And Maintenance Tech Openings

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a general manager, a creative services director and a maintenance technician for Nexstar, Hearst and Allen Media stations.

BlissTek Appoints Jeremy Deaner CEO

BlissTek, a new division of Bliss IP, with three branded divisions in the Media Tech sector — Digital Vision World, R3store Studios and R3el — has announced the appointment of Jeremy Deaner as its chief executive officer. Assuming his role immediately, Deaner brings to BlissTek more than 25 years’ experience successfully growing U.K.-based software companies […]

NextGen TV Debuts On Four Columbus Stations

WSYX, WCMH, WWHO and WTTE are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

EXECUTIVE SESSION WITH SHELLY PALMER

TVN Executive Session | Virtual CES Foreshadows Post-Pandemic Glimpses

Next week’s CES will feature virtualized presentations of new 8K TV sets, streaming technology and ever-improving home video production tools that will be of interest to broadcasters. Veteran consultant Shelly Palmer says smart TVs will take a leap forward, smartphone tech will pause until post-pandemic mobility returns and huge trade shows like CES itself will never be the same again.

TVN’S FRONT OFFICE BY MARY COLLINS

Collins | Tech And Finance Departments Need To Talk

Companies must find ways to improve communications between the two departments. That will pay big dividends as you select and upgrade financial management technology. Additionally, this sharing of information should not be limited to managers; it needs to be encouraged among all members of both teams.

Pearl TV Outlines 2021 NextGen TV Agenda

In the lead-up to CES, it says the majority of American viewers are expected to have ATSC 3.0 broadcasts available to them by fall.

Yospace And ITV Offer Extension For Ad Insertion In ITV Hub

U.K. commercial broadcaster ITV has extended its relationship with Yospace, the server-side ad insertion (SSAI) provider, for targeted advertising on live channels in ITV Hub. The companies have together played a fundamental role in developing SSAI technology, having first collaborated in 2011 and providing its first public demonstration for live streams at IBC 2012. The extension […]