Ross Launches SoftGear Platform For Audio, Video, Metadata Processing

As part of the Ross Live | 2020 program, Ross today introduced softGear, a new signal processing platform that draws its design and methodology from Ross Video’s Emmy-winning openGear ecosystem and the company’s experience of providing interoperable systems. SoftGear is the technology platform that creates new ways to acquire, process, manage and distribute content. It complements existing hardware-based workflows […]

Matrix Hires Biren Bharucha As VP, Enterprise Sales

Matrix, a global ad sales platform built for media, has added Biren Bharucha as VP, enterprise sales. He will lead the company’s business development efforts globally, extending its customer footprint into all media sectors. Additionally, Bharucha will help introduce the company’s new Matrix Sales Gateway to market. The Matrix Sales Gateway, announced last year, is […]

ATSC: Auto Apps Underscore Flexibility of NextGen TV

The Advanced Television Systems Committee has been exploring automotive use cases for the ATSC 3.0 standard, applications that include robust broadcast updates for telematics and navigation, sensors for autonomous vehicles, and in-car infotainment systems, according to a new ATSC planning team report. “Next-generation broadcasting powered by ATSC 3.0 paves the way for a broad range of automotive […]

BRAND CONNECTIONS

LiveU Launches First Production-Level Field Unit

LiveU today unveiled its all-in-one production-level field unit for live news and sports coverage. The LU800 combines multi-camera production and video and audio capabilities with mission-critical transmission in a native 5G unit. LiveU said: “Designed from the ground up to unlock 5G potential, the unit offers unparalleled quality of service and resiliency.” The LU800 supports […]

SMPTE Releases Revisions to IMF Standards Documents

SMPTE has introduced a series of revisions to the SMPTE Interoperable Master Format (IMF) standards documents (SMPTE ST 2067) to ensure compliant implementation, bring additional features to the IMF system, address conflicts among various provisions, and improve consistency for end users. The revisions address results from IMF Plugfests, as well as feedback from implementers and […]

Bitcentral Names Greg Mason President

Bitcentral Inc., a provider of efficient media workflows in the U.S. and Latin America, has appointed Gregory Mason its new president. He will also be joining Bitcentral’s board of directors. He succeeds Camille Jayne, Bitcentral’s president since March 2017, who will retires on June 30. Mason’s career has spanned a variety of digital arenas including […]

Grass Valley Launches The “GVX” Customer Council

Grass Valley today introduced GVX, a council of customers selected from the media industry’s “most influential technologists and business leaders.” It says this group of key leaders will “work closely with Grass Valley executives to move media technology innovation forward in a mutually beneficial fashion, providing the industry with solutions that are perfectly matched with […]

Qligent Appoints Brick Eksten CEO

Qligent, a provider of cloud-based media delivery quality assurance solutions, said today that media technology veteran Brick Eksten has joined the company as its new CEO. Eugene Shchemelev, Qligent’s founder, has been president and CEO since 2014, and will continue with the company as executive chairman of the board of directors. Eksten has a background leading companies that help media enterprises leverage disruptive technologies to increase efficiency, profitability and audience share. He joins Qligent from Imagine Communications, where he most recently […]

Solid State Logic’s Marc DeGeorge Promoted To National Sales Manager, Audio Creation Products

Solid State Logic today appointed Marc DeGeorge to national sales manager, audio creation products. DeGeorge, who was previously U.S. sales and marketing manager, music products, will continue to report to Phil Wagner, SVP. “Marc has been a key part of our sales team for almost a decade, and in his new role he will help […]

COMMENTARY

ATSC 3.0: Small Cities, Big Opportunities

Edge Networks’ Todd Achilles: “Many cities and towns in America have only a single local TV signal, importing network programming via long-distance cable and satellite feeds. Now that ATSC 3.0 has begun its march across America, there’s a real opportunity to hitch our future to a powerful stagecoach — particularly for viewers in mid-sized and small markets.”

Cinegy Debuts Adobe CC Plug-In TurboCut

Cinegy today announced TurboCut, a new Adobe CC plug-in that the company says “significantly accelerates the editing of H.264/HEVC by utilizing the NVIDIA GPU’s hardware decoder.” This announcement coincides with Adobe releasing version 14.2 of Adobe Premiere with several new features added, but still missing NVIDIA hardware accelerated editing and using the NVIDIA GPU for […]

Matrox Introduces Private WAN Support

Matrox has introduced private wide-area-network (WAN) support with its  Matrox Extio 3 IP KVM extenders. This new mode of operation enables organizations to introduce new remote work and collaborative workflow infrastructures by allowing users to access, share, and control any centralized workstation located in another building or city. Matrox says: “Featuring 4K and multi-display extension and switching […]

Broadpeak Offers 5G Video With MobiledgeX Edge Compute Infrastructure

Broadpeak, a provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, today announced its 5G video work with MobiledgeX Inc., a Deutsche Telekom-founded company making the edge widely available and easier to access. Broadpeak has deployed its virtual BroadCache Box local caching technology for mobile networks via […]

TVN TECH

TVN Tech | Pandemic Tees Up AI’s Role In Archives

Artificial intelligence has been touted for several years as a potential tool for cleaning up the metadata in broadcasters’ archives and making old clips more easily retrievable. COVID-19’s role in scuttling much live programming may finally push AI’s value for MAMs into the foreground.

What Media And Analysts Want From Tech Companies In The ‘New Normal’

Platform Communications, a media and technology marketing consultancy, today revealed what leading technology media and analysts think of communications during the COVID-19 pandemic and what they want moving forward. The “New World of Tech Communications” report is designed to help marketing and communications leaders at global technology companies plan their next steps. The virtual events […]

Cable-Tec Expo 2020 In Denver Is A No-Go

SCTE/ISBE announced that its original plans for Cable-Tec Expo 2020 have been canceled and alternative arrangements are under consideration. The move came after the organization received notification that the designation of the Colorado Convention Center as a temporary medical facility has been extended through the rest of the year. Cable-Tec Expo 2020 was set to take place Oct. 13-16 in Denver.

The Switch Launches Cloud-Based TV Production-As-A-Service

The Switch, A platform for the production and global delivery of live video, has launched MIMiC, an on-demand cloud-based production-as-a-service offering that gives broadcasters, streaming services, rights holders and enterprises access to remote production capabilities for live and virtual events of all sizes. Content producers can now use The Switch’s unique combination of agile cloud […]

Sonnet Intros Internal Drive Mount For 2019 Mac Pro

Sonnet Technologies today announced the Fusion Flex J3i three-drive mounting system for the 2019 Mac Pro, the company’s latest internal storage enhancement product for the most powerful computer offering from Apple. The Fusion Flex system comprises a custom mounting bracket and plates that support the installation of 3.5-inch SATA hard disk drives (HDDs) and 2.5-inch SATA SSDs […]

Latakoo Introduces Remote Production Workflow For Ingesting Dailies

Latakoo, a developer of software solutions for the broadcast production industry, has released its new Latakoo Dailies service, which is focused on production companies. The Dailies workflow lets video professionals rapidly ingest video files from the location where a shoot is occurring to post houses for editing. This Latakoo workflow has been optimized for teams […]

EditShare, Adobe Collaborate On Remote Production And Group Editing Workflows

EditShare, a technology provider that specializes in secure media management, collaboration and intelligent storage solutions for video content creators, continues its collaboration with Adobe to enhance end-to-end remote production and collaborative editing workflows. The integrated solution of EditShare with Adobe connects editing workflows into a wider media ecosystem with deep metadata tracking and workflow automation […]

Veritone, Getty Images Collaborate On Digital MAM

Veritone, the creator of the aiWARE operating system for artificial intelligence, and Getty Images today introduced a new unified search service for Veritone’s AI-powered digital asset management portal, Digital Media Hub. The integration allows users to search, view and download content stored in both Digital Media Hub and Getty Images through a single interface. In […]

Calrec Creates New IP Role Of Network Specialist

Calrec has created a new IP technology position, tapping Dave Sampson as network specialist to provide in-house expertise to support customers in the move to IP. A Calrec team member for seven years, Sampson previously was product test engineer where he was responsible for compliance testing of Calrec’s AoIP products to industry standards including ST2110, […]

THE PRICE POINT

The Price Point | Amid COVID-19, What Has TV Learned?

Some trends in local television are making themselves clear as the country slowly reopens, among them a growing pressure to consolidate, a need to find new revenue streams and greater workplace portability.

Las Vegas Stations Launch 3.0 Broadcasts

Powered by ATSC 3.0, Sinclair’s KSNV (NBC) and KVCW (CW), Nexstar’s KLAS (CBS) and Scripps’ KTNV (ABC) are now broadcasting with the new NextGen TV technology.

Greg Turner Named Hearst TV Eastern Region Engineering Director

Greg Turner, who has served for three decades as an engineering executive for Hearst Television, most recently at the company’s WCVB Boston and, before that, Sacramento, has been promoted to eastern region director of engineering. In his new role, Turner will supervise engineering operations at the Hearst stations in the eastern portion of the United […]

Charlie Burrell, Longtime KCTS Operations Supervisor, Dies Of Coronavirus

VIRTUAL EVENTS

Webinars This Week: TAG, Ross Video, Sony, Streamguys, Telestream, Vidispine

The arrival of summer hasn’t slowed the flow of webinars, briefings, demos and webcasts, most targeting TV’s engineering and IT communities. For the full list of live events this week, including TVNewsCheck’s At Home Production and the Future of News Workflow, please visit TVNewsCheck’s Virtual Events Directory.

EXECUTIVE SESSION WITH EMILY BARR

TVN Executive Session | Graham’s Barr: Pandemic Will Escalate ‘Flexible Work’

Emily Barr, president and CEO of Graham Media Group, is holding the line against layoffs, furloughs or salary cuts, but still sees a rocky second quarter unfolding. She says being communicative and honest with employees has been the most essential part of managing through an unprecedented crisis.

OPEN MIKE FROM ED GREBOW

Top 10 Effects Of Coronavirus On TV Trade Shows

The pandemic will affect the shows, attendees and exhibitors for years to come. Each of us now has a chance to think about where we as an industry go from here.

Tru Optik Offers Free Signature Cross-Device OTT Measurement Solution

The coronavirus pandemic has shined a spotlight on the power of over-the-top TV. With consumers sheltering in place, consumption of ad-supported OTT has increased by over 60%. The combination of larger audiences and OTT’s precision targeting capabilities have led TV advertisers to shift more of their budgets to OTT. To help advertisers take full advantage of the efficiency and flexibility of OTT, Tru Optik, a provider of omnichannel audience segmentation and privacy compliance across ad-supported OTT, […]