KABB Fox San Antonio Broadcasts & Live Streams Weather With Blackmagic Design

Sinclair-owned Fox affiliate KABB San Antonio Chief Meteorologist Alex Garcia is using a number of Blackmagic Design products, including an ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K live production switcher, to remotely broadcast and live stream weather segments for the nightly Fox News at Nine newscast. Pivoting to meet the demands of social distancing and the […]

Hitachi-Comark Releases Parallax All-In-One Transmitter For Non-Repack And NextGen TV

Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark (Comark), a manufacturer and supplier of DTV transmitters, encoding systems, and associated field services for more than 45 years, has announced the release of the Parallax All-In-One (AIO) DTV transmitter for non-repack and NextGen TV requirements. Comark originally introduced the Parallax liquid-cooled, solid-state DTV transmitter product line at NAB 2015, a […]

Panavision LINK HDR On-Set System Employs Leader LV5350

With high dynamic range rapidly becoming the new production standard, filmmakers need the proper tools to make the most of it both creatively and technically. Fueled by the talent and technology leadership at Panavision and Light Iron, Panavision’s LINK HDR addresses the challenge of viewing HDR images throughout the production and post-production processes, bringing HDR […]

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Dan Levy Joins Clipsource As CTO

Nordic media-tech platform Clipsource has recruited Dan Levy as new CTO. He was head of data at TV4/CMore. Before TV4/CMore, Levy has had positions such as CTO of Netigate and product specialist at IBM. Clipsource recently signed a Global Framework Agreement with Discovery Networks and is expanding rapidly in new markets and with new products. […]

Vizrt Rolls Out Viz Vectar Live Production Solution

Vizrt, a provider of software-defined visual storytelling tools for media content creators (#SDVS), has debuted Viz Vectar Plus, a software-only, IP-based live production solution for major broadcasters and other visual storytellers. Delivering a choice of configurations for on-premises or virtualized cloud environments, Viz Vectar Plus will operate on any infrastructure that meets performance requirements. Viz Vectar Plus […]

PrimeTime Introduces LED Remote Broadcast Kit

PrimeTime Lighting is now offering the MSLED 5-S remote video light kit for remote studio applications. The company describes it as commercial-grade quality for users working from home for newscasts, stream videos, Zoom calls, podcasts or home streaming. “Now you can have the same professional LED lighting as TV studios for your remote or home broadcast,” said […]

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TVN Tech | Broadcast Hackers Drawn To Email Targeting

Email remains one of the main ways through which attackers gain entry into broadcasters’ networks, and they change their methods of attack quickly. Good training not to click on suspect links is an essential defense. Above: Akamai multi-factor authentication access control on a smartwatch. Multi-factor authentication requires multiple pieces of identification before granting access.

Samsung Maintains U.S. Market Share Lead In Smart TV At 32%

NBC News Opens New D.C. Bureau

TV2025: Is NextGen TV Is Ready For Primetime?

Top executives behind the ATSC 3.0 rollout assess what they’re learning about the business potential of the standard and consumer reactions in its expanding markets at TVNewsCheck’s TV2025: Monetizing the Future virtual event Oct. 20-23. Register here.

ChyronHego Releases Prime 3.7

ChyronHego today released Prime 3.7, the latest iteration of the company’s flagship graphics solution. The company said “a primary focus for this release is fulfilling the highest expectations of operators in a fast-paced live playout environment. ChyronHego has a long legacy of understanding and serving the needs of control room and truck personnel, and Prime […]

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Broadcasters Tackle Election Challenge With Tech

Executives from Fox News and Graham Media say they’ll rely heavily on IP contribution, cloud editing systems and other remote production tools in their coverage of the 2020 election, and they’re also ready to settle in for the long haul if final results aren’t confirmed for days, if not weeks, after Nov. 3.

Mt. Wilson Towers In Danger From California Wildfires

Sinclair And One Media 3.0 Look At ATSC 3.0 Opportunities Beyond Broadcast

The television industry, which has walked the same technical path for the past 20 years with its OTA delivery of DTV, is on the cusp of a new era of innovation in fields as far flung as the delivery of wireless data to cars and premium video to homes.

Apantac Launches UHD Splitters For OpenGear Platform

Apantac, an international manufacturer of multiviewers, video walls, extension and signal processing solutions has launched two UHD splitters for the openGear platform. Apantac is the first openGear partner to introduce HDMI and HDMI 2.0 products in the openGear platform. The OG-HDM2.0-1×4 and OG-HDM2.0-1×8 allows high quality HDMI 2.0 signals to be transmitted or distributed to […]

Telestream Inspect 2110 Finds, Fixes Faults In ST 2110 Video Operations

Telestream, a global provider of media workflow orchestration, media streaming and delivery technologies, is taking orders for its Inspect 2110 Quality Assurance (QA) probe. Designed to seamlessly integrate alongside Telestream’s PRISM waveform monitor, Inspect 2110 monitors ST 2110 video streams including PTP synchronization at broadcast production facilities and contribution streams to TV service providers. Inspect […]

Mark Fehlig Joins QComm As Director, Satellite Services

QCommunications (QComm), an engineering, project management and installation vendor specializing in The Spectrum Act (Repack project), has appointed Mark Fehlig director, satellite services. Fehlig will give oversight and detail customer project advice for best C-Band 5G repack and phased coordination. This goes beyond satellite 5G filtering and IRD retuning to in-depth satellite/programmer transition plans and earth […]

Ross Video Supports mDots For 55th Academy Of Country Music Awards

The Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards are held live in Nashville, but the spiritual home of country music looks a little different in 2020, and the awards have also taken on a different complexion to reflect the ongoing pandemic. While the awards ceremony took place live last night in Nashville CBS, some of the […]

LTN Global And Amazon Web Services Expand Collaboration

LTN Global, a provider of transformative media technology and video transport network solutions, announces seamless interoperability with AWS Elemental MediaConnect to let customers distribute content to hundreds of locations via LTN’s low-latency multicast IP network and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The solution allows customers to take advantage of distribution feeds going back and forth from […]

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TVN Tech | Broadcasters Play To Cloud’s Strengths For Playout

Broadcasters such as Sinclair and Vice are increasingly shifting playout functions to cloud platforms, seeking more flexibility and agility there and testing the waters with disaster recovery strategies, OTT channels and diginets. “In the cloud, you can build up a whole separate system in parallel, test it, then cut over to it,” says one consultant.

Grass Valley Launches EDIUS X Editing Software

Grass Valley has introduced EDIUS X, which it says “marks the start into a new era of nonlinear editing. The next generation of the award-winning, multiformat software comes with a completely redesigned core engine along with a modular concept allowing even more performance for fully customizable workflows.” Katsushi Takeuchi, Grass Valley’s vice president of editing systems, said: “The […]

ESPN Creates Rooftop ‘Bubble’ For NFL Coverage In Under A Month

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TVN’s Newsroom Innovators | Gray Builds InvestigateTV Into An OTT Brand

InvestigateTV, Gray Television’s national investigative unit, has been producing dozens of in-depth pieces airing across its stations and on an OTT channel dedicated to its work. Fronted by WVUE anchor Lee Zurik in New Orleans (above), its pieces are making an impact even in markets where Gray doesn’t have a station.

AWS Debuts Cloud Digital Interface To Transport Uncompressed Live Video Between Applications

On Tuesday, Amazon Web Services unveiled the AWS Cloud Digital Interface (AWS CDI), a new network technology that allows independent software vendors (ISVs) and AWS partners to build reliable, live video applications that can connect products and services within the AWS Cloud. According to AWS, workloads that require high-performance connectivity and uncompressed live video transport “have […]

Dielectric Enables Near-Field Drone Measurements To Validate TV Antenna Performance

Near-field measurements eliminate special FAA waivers, reduce impact of signal reflections on measurements for broadcasters seeking to verify antenna radiation characteristics.

Kochava Partners With Univision For Its ‘Vota Conmigo’ (‘Vote With Me’) Campaign

Kochava, a real-time data solutions company for omni-channel attribution and measurement, and Hispanic media company Univision today announced the addition of deep linking technology to Univision’s ongoing multi-platform, voter registration campaign “Vota Conmigo.” With this latest technology, SmartLinks for TV powered by Kochava enables a quick response (QR) code for deployment across Univision’s linear and digital […]

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How to maximize (and monetize) viewer engagement

The coronavirus pandemic, Black Lives Matter protests and economic uncertainties of 2020 have triggered a significant spike in audience engagement and interactivity on TV. Audience polling provides information as well as an outlet for frustrated viewers who want to be heard. It can provide a cost-effective, safe replacement for some man-on-the-street interviews and can provide interactivity during candidate debates being staged without live audiences.

Some Observations On CES, Then And Now

How Broadcasters Are Tapping Into ATSC 3.0

A roundup of the NextGen TV applications station groups and startups are delivering today.

TPI Aspen Forum Goes Virtual: First Peek At Agenda