Prime Focus Technologies Announces CLEAR Features

Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), the technology arm of Prime Focus, today announced new functionalities and enhancements in its flagship CLEAR Media ERP Suite. “We’re always working to make CLEAR better for our customers with additional functionalities whilst enabling ease of use. This time around we have some power-packed features across the product line focused on making micro-tasks […]

Digital Sprockets Relies On Cintel Scanner For Restoration Of Classic Mexican Films

Blackmagic Design’s Cintel Scanner and DaVinci Resolve Studio are being used at film restoration and post-production facility Digital Sprockets to restore a number of 35mm classic Mexican films from the 1940s, 1950s and 1980s. Digital Sprockets was founded in 1994 by Benjamin Fernández Rodriguez Maribona in Mexico. With facilities in Mexico City and Los Angeles, Digital Sprockets’ […]

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TVN Tech | Remote Work Raises New Cybersecurity Threats

In an environment where so many broadcasters have shifted to remote production and workflows, experts advise them to adopt layered defenses to protect their networks against a range of cybersecurity threats.

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PMCM Stations Serving NYC-NJ Select PlayBox Neo

PMCM-TV stations WNWT (home of the New Jersey News Network) and WJLP (serving New York City) chose PlayBox Neo’s multichannel playout system as part of a playout and channel branding capabilities upgrade. WJLP and WNWT share transmitter facilities at 4 Times Square in midtown Manhattan. WNWT is currently online with PlayBox Neo, and WJLP will be after its site […]

Latakoo Adds Two To Marketing Team

In a further move to strengthen its market presence, Latakoo has added two members to its growing team. Charlie Mitchell is the new vice president of sales and will coordinate all sales activities in the U.S., as well as oversee an expanding global sales team. And Alex Almada joins as director of marketing and will […]

TAG Video Systems Joins The Streaming Video Alliance

TAG Video Systems  has joined the Streaming Video Alliance, an industry forum comprising online video companies. TAG said it joined “to stay close to the heart of steaming technologies and participate in the forum’s work groups which are dedicated to developing best practice solutions for the highest-quality video experience possible.” Tomer Schechter, TAG CTO, said: “TAG […]

FCC Docs Take The Wraps Off TVision

Applications show the TMobile device could be based on the same dongle as Dish’s AirTV Mini.

Live Vertical Converts Horizontal TV Streams To Vertical For Phones

French rolling digital news channel BFMTV debuted “Live Vertical,” a new smartphone user experience. Developed in collaboration with French start-up, Wildmoka, the Live Vertical solution automatically converts the horizontal frames of standard TV streams to a vertical format better suited to smartphone screens. The companies say Live Vertical revolutionizes the TV viewing experience on a […]

PMG, American Tower Team Up To Speed 3.0 SFN Deployments

FCC Approves Amazon’s Kuiper Project

Amazon has received authorization from the FCC to proceed with Project Kuiper, its initiative to launch a fleet of low-orbiting satellites that would be used to provide broadband internet access to underserved communities in the U.S. With the commission’s green light, Amazon will now be able to begin the deployment of its 3,236 satellites.

Pearl TV Expands ATSC 3.0 Webinar Series

Pearl TV, the consortium of nine station groups working to advance local NextGen TV, has added a new webinar scheduled for Aug. 19 to its ongoing series of ATSC 3.0 webcasts. The consortium split the one-hour content security and protection webinar scheduled for Aug. 12 into two separate 60-minute educational webcasts.

Blackmagic Design Announces New ATEM Streaming Bridge

Blackmagic Design today introduced ATEM Streaming Bridge, a new converter that decodes the live stream from any ATEM Mini Pro model switcher and converts it back to SDI and HDMI video. The advantage of ATEM Streaming Bridge is broadcasters can use it to connect high quality video links direct from any ATEM Mini Pro studio. This allows […]

Screen Engine/ASI Adds Steve Ridge As EVP

Data acquisition and analytics company Screen Engine/ASI (SE/ASI) has named Steve Ridge EVP of its recently formed television news group. He will lead the group, reporting directly to SE/ASI President Bob Levin. Ridge most recently was chief operating officer and head of local media at Magid, which he joined in 1983 to run its consulting […]

Ross Enhances Stats Perform SGL Integration With XPression Graphics

Content creators working in live sports production know that data is king, and sports fan are always hungry for stats on the performance of their favorite teams and players. Relevant statistics, no matter how obscure, can really help keep viewers engaged, and Ross Video is responding to this need by tightening the integration between its […]

Sky News Arabia Chooses Blackbird For Remote And Collaborative Cloud Video Editing

Blackbird, developer and seller of cloud video editing platform, Blackbird, has been chosen by Sky News Arabia for remote and collaborative cloud video editing and publishing of digital news content. Sky News Arabia is a 24-hour Arabic news channel broadcast across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). With a free-to-air TV channel, digital and audio […]

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TVN Tech | Tech Vendors Face Uncharted Waters

COVID-19 has had numerous tectonic effects on broadcast technology vendors, from accelerating a move to IP- and cloud-based systems to making for much uncertainty and probable consolidations ahead.

Endavo To Launch Global Streaming Apps Ahead Of Democratic National Convention

Endavo Media and Communications, a global video distribution platform for innovative creators and communities, announced today that it will partner with the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) to live stream the 2020 convention, taking place Aug. 17-20, as the official over-the-top (OTT) platform provider. The event will be available through a custom app developed by […]

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Avid MediaCentral 2020 Now Available

Avid announced the immediate availability of MediaCentral 2020, the comprehensive media workflow platform for TV news, sports and post production operations. According to Avid, new features in MediaCentral 2020 “deliver on the needs of modern newsrooms, providing journalists with increased efficiency, faster search options and improved editing as well as an enhanced broadcast viewing experience for audiences.” MediaCentral 2020 offers a complete and scalable end-to-end media workflow platform, […]

Latakoo, AP Collaborate On Remote Production

Latakoo’s newly launched Manifest integrates with AP ENPS to accelerate news production capabilities for broadcasters.

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Seven Portland, OR, Stations Launch ATSC 3.0

KATU, KOIN, KGW, KPTV, KOPB, KRCW and KPDX began broadcasting Tuesday with NextGen TV technology.

NAB: No Evidence For Increasing Unlicensed Power Limits In 6 GHz

CES 2021 Moves To All-Digital Experience

The Consumer Technology Association’s annual electronics gathering in Las Vegas during the first week in January will be virtual in light of the coronavirus pandemic. CTA CEO Gary Shapiro says: “Technology helps us all work, learn and connect during the pandemic — and that innovation will also help us reimagine CES 2021 and bring together the tech community in a meaningful way.”

Pilot Accepting Innovation Challenge Proposals

This year’s challenge will fund teams to build a working prototype that expands and enhances remote television and radio operations and present it at next year’s NAB Show.

Broadcasters Refine Remote Workflows

Broadcasters are prepared to stick with their remote production workflows for the long haul as the pandemic stretches on with no end in sight. A TVNewsCheck webinar last week found they’re continuing to try to bring as much of the studio into staffers’ homes as possible, not only for anchors and reporters but producers, director, editors and graphic artists, too.

Women In Technology Awards And ‘Predictions 2021’ Panel Set For Oct. 19

TVNewsCheck will present a virtualized 10th Annual Women in Technology Awards presentation ceremony and immediately after it, a “Predictions for 2021” panel session featuring all six honorees talking about how widespread remote production and other developments this year are likely to affect technology in 2021. Honorees are (top, l-r): SMPTE’s Barbara Lange, WarnerMedia’s Lisa Pedrogo, Perspective Media’s Janet Gardner, (bottom, l-r): Avid’s Kate Ketcham, Latakoo’s Jade Kurian and Walt Disney Co.’s Sally Hattori. To attend the event on Monday, Oct. 19, at 4 p.m. ET, please register here.

 

Dalet Offers Mobility Advancements For News Operations

Dalet, a provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, has rolled out mobility enhancements for the management, performance and user experience of remote newsroom operations. Dalet says it has made major usability improvements to its Dalet On-the-Go mobile app for smartphones and tablets, “boosting the collaborative experience between remote journalists and the […]

Judge Jerry Returns With ‘Quarantine Court’ Episodes

This week, NBCUniversal Television Distribution debuted all-new syndicated content with five episodes of Judge Jerry Quarantine Court. Through a partnership with independent studio Sneaky Big, the show was shot in three different states and merged to create a virtual courtroom. The producer said remote production and a virtual reality set “allowed every aspect of the show to […]

AP, Sony Reach Deal For New Still And Video Cameras

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press says it has reached a deal with Sony Electronics to exclusively equip its photojournalists with new video and still cameras over the next two years. The AP sends some 3,000 photos and 200 videos a day to customers worldwide. Visual journalism is a point of pride for the […]

Etisalat Goes Live With Cloud OTT Service Using Synamedia

Synamedia announced that UAE’s largest operator, Etisalat, has launched SwitchTV, a new direct-to-consumer (D2C) service based on Synamedia’s Infinite cloud TV platform and its end-to-end video network portfolio. Etisalat, a leading telecommunication operator in emerging markets, chose to work with Synamedia because its technologies provide the flexibility, security and agility needed to support, monetize and […]