WTVG Works Around Virus That Infected Its Computers

Apple Eyes 2022 Release For AR Headset, 2023 For Glasses

TiVo Predicts Spring 2020 Split

TiVo has set a deadline of sorts regarding plans to split out its products and its intellectual property/licensing businesses, predicting that it will complete the move by April 2020. Tied to an effort to goose shareholder value and reduce the complexities of its businesses, TiVo announced the plan to split into two separate, publicly traded companies in May 2019.

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TVN TECH

TVN Tech | Routing Vendors Eye IP Growth

Larger networks and sports broadcasters are in the vanguard of IP routing, but local stations are following more slowly. Business needs are driving the pace of transition, and HD-SDI routers are far from disappearing. NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ new facility for WCAU-WWSI, its Philadelphia duopoly, uses Grass Valley control software and IPG (IP gateway) cards working with Cisco switches to bridge the HD-SDI and IP worlds.

Netflix Will Stop Working On Older Samsung Smart TVs Next Month

Ross Video Wins Best Ottawa Business Award

Ross Video is the winner of a 2019 Best Ottawa Business award, the third time that Ross has been recognized by the organizers following David Ross’ CEO of the Year award in 2017 and a Best Business award in 2015. The BOBs (as the awards have come to be known) are a joint initiative of […]

Extreme Reach, Verance Partner On Enhanced Addressable Insights

Verance and Extreme Reach today announced plans to jointly bring new, household-level addressable and cross-platform reporting capabilities to market. The partnership combines Verance’s open standard Aspect watermarking technology with ER’s AdBridge asset management platform for TV and video ad creative. The partnership will make Verance insights available to AdBridge clients on both the buy and sell side, providing […]

CBC Turns To APG Media Group On Election Night

Election nights have become one of TV’s biggest live events, so to maximize engagement and excitement during last night’s Canada’s 2019 federal election night coverage, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. built the country’s most technologically advanced live broadcast studio, where nearly every visible surface is an LED display — including the floor. The CBC tapped video […]

WRAL-WRAZ Raleigh Debuts New Set

Capitol Broadcasting’s WRAL and WRAZ Raleigh, N.C. (DMA 27) 50, launched a new set on Oct. 31 starting with their noon newscasts. The new set houses what the company believes to be the largest local news LED installation in the country. Not one, but two, LED screen arrays will help the WRAL News and Weather […]

Masstech Names James Whitebread New CDO

Masstech today appointed James Whitebread as chief digital officer. He has a 15-year background in product design and development for sports and media and entertainment (M&E), and extensive experience in telecoms and security. He has led product development and builds for diverse clients including IMG, BT, UEFA, Disney, Warner Bros., FIFA, Technicolor, Amazon Prime, TATA […]

What’s In Store For TV And Video In 2030?

99 Over-The-Air Years And Counting

Broadcasting emerged on the AM band in the years immediately following World War I. Among the pioneers was Westinghouse Electric, whose KDKA Pittsburgh broadcast the results of the presidential election on Nov. 2, 1920, spurring radio into the commercial realm and establishing broadcasting’s interest in public affairs programming.

TECH ONE-ON-ONE WITH PAUL SHEN

TVN Tech | AI, Cloud Accelerating Production Efficiency

TVU CEO Paul Shen says AI-driven products and dramatic improvements in remote production and delivery to multiple platforms are streamlining news operations like never before.

Dalet AmberFin Release Adds Dolby Vision And Socionext Acceleration

Dalet, a provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, announced that the latest release of the Dalet AmberFin media processing platform “is the first software-based transcoding asset management system to include Dolby Vision technologies, a leading HDR technology for media professionals, studios and streaming service providers.” In addition to Dolby Vision and […]

Michael Hession Joins ASG To Lead Financial Operations

Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a media technology and engineering firm, said Michael Hession joined the company on Sept. 25 to manage business and financial operations. An industry veteran, Hession spent several years handling the finances for AKG Acoustics. When the company was acquired by Harman International, he was named CFO, vice president, and general manager […]

Solid State Logic Receives ST 2110 Certifications

Solid State Logic participated in the recent JT-NM Tested program, gaining “JT-NM Tested” ST 2110 certification for the recently released HC Bridge SRC and other devices from the SSL Network I/O range. These devices are compliant with ST 2110-30 and ST 2022-7 to conformance levels A, B and C, all of which can be used […]

Dalet Expands QC Support With Interra Partnership

Dalet, a provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, has expanded integration of the Interra Systems’ Baton platform to include the Ooyala Flex Media Platform. Cupertino, Calif.-based Interra Systems’ Baton is a machine learning- and AI-enabled automated file-based quality control (QC) platform. It provides quality and compliance checks for VOD content, in […]

Microdata Telecom Purchases Kaelus

Microdata Telecom, a supplier of RF conditioning solutions has acquired the Kaelus business from Infinite Electronics, a U.S.-based global supplier of electronic components. Kaelus is a global provider of test and measurement instruments, cell-site filters, combiners and tower-mounted amplifiers. Formed in 2010, Kaelus provides the telecommunications industry with testing and conditioning products that enable global […]

Weigel Relies On Cobalt Digital For EAS Insertion, CALM Compliance

Chicago-based Weigel Broadcasting Co., which owns and operates stations in nine markets in addition to MeTV and other digital multicast networks, is using Cobalt Digital’s software-defined 9922-FS-DSP platform for openGear frames to provide microservices for Emergency Alert System local insertion and CALM compliance for its terrestrial stations. Most recently, the company purchased five cards in March for KTLN, […]

Haivision Buys AI, Cloud Video Firm LightFlow

The expanded team combines edge video computing with cloud technology and machine learning to redefine and optimize end-to-end video streaming and workflow management.

Belden Puts Grass Valley Up For Sale

Belden said today it plans to divest its Grass Valley business. The company has retained JP Morgan to manage the sale process and is actively engaged with several parties. The news came as the company announced third quarter earnings; it is now reporting all Grass Valley-related revenues as “discontinued operations.”

Hill Warned About Possible C-Band Interference

Aerospace and defense industry contractors told the House Energy & Commerce Committee and Communications Subcommittee leadership today (Oct. 29) that they need to be cognizant of the potential for interference with an auction and repurposing of C-Band satellite spectrum for 5G.

Boris FX Wins Big At Engineering Emmy Awards

The Television Academy has honored Boris FX, a developer of visual effects plugins and applications, with three Engineering Emmy Awards. Boris FX Sapphire, Boris FX Mocha Pro, and Boris FX Silhouette have each been recognized for their technical achievements and contribution to the world of television. Boris FX products have played a major role in bringing feature film caliber effects […]

Matrox Now Shipping QuadHead2Go Multi-Monitor Controllers

Matrox Graphics Inc. is now shipping its Matrox QuadHead2Go multi-monitor controllers. Available in appliance and PCI Express card form factors, QuadHead2Go units are capable of driving four displays from one signal offering an easy and convenient path to next-generation video walls. The new multi-monitor controllers also feature a modular architecture that provides complete video wall scalability and […]

TVN’S TV2020 CONFERENCE

TVN Tech | Broadcasters Take Long View On 3.0 Payoff

The newly-rechristened NextGen TV will start showing up in working sets at January’s CES with launches slated for the top 40 markets. But a ramp up to revenue will be slow going with advocates saying revenues are at least five years away. The TV2020 panel on the topic comprised (l-r): Anne Schelle, Pearl TV; John Hane, Spectrum Co.; and Joe Chinnici, Public Media Group. (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)

Verance Joins AWARN Alliance

Verance, a provider of open standard watermarking, today announced it is furthering its commitment to advanced emergency alerting as one of the newest members of the Advanced Warning and Response Network (AWARN) Alliance. The AWARN Alliance is a voluntary, international coalition of media, consumer electronics, B2B technology firms and trade associations that have come together […]

DMA 149: PANAMA CITY, FL

Nexstar Launches New Facility For WMBB

One year after Hurricane Michael, the Panama City ABC affiliate is operating from a nearly $3 million renovated, state-of-the-art building. Immediately after the storm, WMBB staff broadcast from the parking lot, now they have new digital broadcast capabilities, including the newsroom above.

Greg Morrow Named Bitcentral Business Development VP

Bitcentral Inc., a provider of efficient media workflows in the U.S. and Latin America, has hired Greg Morrow as VP of business development. He will primarily focus on structuring strategic deals, partnerships and alliances to grow Bitcentral’s Fuel digital platform. Fuel is a production, cloud streaming and video monetization solution that launched in August 2018 […]

Dalet Expands Quality Control Support With Interra Systems Technology Partnership

Dalet, a provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, today expanded integration of the Interra Systems’ BATON platform to include the Ooyala Flex Media Platform. Cupertino, Calif.-based Interra Systems’ BATON is a machine learning- and AI-enabled automated file-based quality control (QC) platform. It provides quality and compliance checks for VOD content, in […]