Accedo Offering OTT Live Event Management Service

Video services provider Accedo has launched its latest service offering. Supporting live streaming events at scale, Accedo Live Events is designed to help customers deliver reliable and scalable coverage of live events. Technology agnostic, it can be used with any OTT technology platform.  The live event industry has been heavily affected by the global COVID-19 […]

The Chip Shortage Is Driving Up Tech Prices — Starting With TVs

Verbit Acquires VITAC Captioning Platform

Verbit, a provider of an AI-powered transcription platform, has purchased VITAC, a provider of captioning products and solutions. The purchase, Verbit says, will position it as the “number one player in the professional transcription and captioning market across legal, media, education, government and corporate sectors.” Together with VITAC’s 35 years of captioning expertise — including […]

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WQPT On Air With A Comark 27.5kW Parallax UHF Transmitter

Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark, a manufacturer and supplier of DTV transmitters, encoding systems and associated field services for over 45 years, has announced that WQPT is now broadcasting with a new Comark 27.5kW Parallax UHF transmitter. WQPT, whose license is held by Western Illinois University, is a PBS member station serving the Quad Cities area […]

Densitron Launches New Button Versions Of UReady Universal Control Surface

Densitron, a global provider of Human Machine Interaction (HMI) and display technology, has introduced two new variations of its UReady 2RU universal control surface. Designed to provide versatile control for applications in sectors such as broadcast and telecommunications, the new surfaces are available in 1- and 3-row variations. The UReady 2RU Control Surface, Ethernet Connectivity, X86 Platform, Triple Row […]

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TVN Tech | COVID-Era Content Management Taps Cloud, AI

Technology executives from WarnerMedia, Sinclair and Hearst said at a recent TVNewsCheck webinar that they’re tackling the content management challenge amplified by the pandemic by using cloud storage and leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve indexing and searching.

Tremor Video Launches New CTV & Video Audience Solutions

Programmatic video platform Tremor Video has made the UnrulyEQ emotional and psychographic intelligence offering available to all Tremor Video clients in the U.S. and Canada. Designed to maximize audience engagement and optimize campaign performance for advertisers across connected TV (CTV) and video, this proprietary suite of data-driven audience and content testing solutions leverages a blend […]

Pa. State Senate Improves Accessibility For Hard-of-Hearing Constituents With ENCO enCaption

Pennsylvania’s Senate Video Facility provides citizens with government transparency through gavel-to-gavel television coverage of Senate sessions plus select committee meetings and public hearings. Wanting to enhance accessibility for hard-of-hearing individuals, the Senate chose the enCaption system from ENCO to provide automated closed captioning for its TV operations. enCaption has also enabled the Senate to provide in-room open captions for hard-of-hearing meeting participants on an as-needed basis. The Senate’s initial closed captioning efforts many years ago pulled data from the court reporter’s transcription system, […]

Lynx Technik Launches greenMachine Callisto+ Hardware With Dual-Channel Up/Down/Cross Converter Configuration

Lynx Technik, a provider of modular signal processing interfaces, has introduced its latest greenMachine general purpose hardware device, Callisto+. Callisto+ is 2x 3G capable and complements the existing greenMachine Titan hardware (4K capable) with the same feature set and performance. The company says Callisto+ “provides users with a more cost-effective and entry level signal processing solution […]

Calrec Boosts Brio With Enhanced New Packages

Console maker Calrec is introducing enhanced versions of its popular Brio line with the Brio Duet and Brio Medley packages, which it says offer greater channel counts and expanded connectivity as standard, and at an even more competitive price. Dave Letson, VP of sales, said: “We’re very proud of the way the Brio has been embraced by the market and that its […]

Tracab Announces New Leadership

Tracab, a Chyron brand “focused on decoding and visualizing the complexities of sport,” has promoted David Eccles and Martin Brogren to co-general managers. Brogren, who has been dedicated to the development of tracking technology and has led many of the company’s innovations over the past decade, will now manage research, engineering and product strategy. Eccles, […]

IBC Awards To Celebrate Industry Collaboration, Innovation

IBC has issued a call for entries for its IBC2021 Innovation Awards. This year’s awards program will focus on innovations underpinned by collaboration within the content and technology industry. The call for entries will close on June 2, and winners will be announced on Sept. 12 at IBC2021 that is scheduled for Sept. 10-13 in […]

TiVo leads Roku And Amino In MobiTV Auction With Baseline Bid Of $14.1M

Amino Outs Itself As MobiTV Bidder

Veritone Extends Search, AI Agreement With Audacy

Veritone, the creator of the aiWARE operating system for artificial intelligence, today announced that it has extended its agreement with Audacy, a scaled, multiplatform audio content and entertainment company. Formerly known as Entercom, Audacy was one of the earliest adopters of Veritone Discovery, the AI-powered content search and analysis application that lets Audacy ingest, index, organize and analyze […]

Bitmovin Launches Cloud-Agnostic Video Encoding Solution

Bitmovin, a provider of online streaming video technology, announced today Bitmovin Cloud Connect, a new offering that enables over-the-top (OTT) content providers working on Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Azure platforms to deploy Bitmovin’s encoding solution in their existing cloud. Bitmovin Cloud Connect is a new offering that may be used […]

Aug. 11 Is The Next National EAS Test

Aug. 11 will be the date of the first national EAS test since before the pandemic began. Officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency officially informed the FCC on May 4, that it plans its sixth national EAS test on that day. They also plan to conduct a nationwide Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) test concurrently.

NextGen TV Debuts On 6 Grand Rapids Stations

WOTV, WWMT, WOOD, WXMI, WXSP-CD and WOLP-CD are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

Imagine Introduces Economical, High-Availability Storage

Imagine Communications has further developed its industry-leading storage portfolio with the addition of Versio IOX Express NAS, providing broadcast and production facilities “with a high-availability shared storage solution that enables on-air scalability and pay-as-you-go expansion at a very attractive price point.” The ability to manage a system from tens or hundreds of miles away is no […]

EVS Releases XtraMotion Cloud Service Following Trials With Fox Sports

EVS, a global provider of live video technology and new media productions, today released XtraMotion, an on-demand cloud-based service that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to transform any video content into super slow-motion replays. XtraMotion has been developed to help broadcasters enhance the viewing experience by bringing new super slow-motion capabilities in an efficient and cost-effective way. […]

JW Player Acquires Vualto

JW Player, a video software and data insights platform, is acquiring Vualto, a provider of live and on-demand video streaming and Digital Rights Management (DRM) solutions. The acquisition, JW Player said, its “already robust offering to global broadcasters and further accelerates its vision to empower customers with independence and control in today’s Digital Video Economy by […]

Zero Density Launches U.S. East Coast Office

Virtual studio production tools provider Zero Density has launched the U.S. East Coast Office. Onur Can Gulenc, who had previously been business development manager, will lead it as territory manager. He said: “We will be closer to our strategical clients. We launched the U.S. East Coast Office to build long term relationships, to listen to our partners […]

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New Facilities Insider | Disney’s Digital Center 3 Centralizes Hardware, Allows Control From Anywhere

A first look at Disney’s new Digital Center 3 (DC3) in The Woodlands, Texas, a massive, 187,000-square-foot plant consolidating playout, transmission and media operations. (Sam Exley photo)

Corrivium Using Grass Valley Cloud-Based Platform To Turn On Virtual Event Productions

The Sydney, Australia-based global live event streaming expert, Corrivium, has chosen Grass Valley’s GV AMPP (Agile Media Processing Platform) to stream high-profile virtual events at broadcast quality. GV AMPP is being now used by Corrivium’s teams and has already covered a global event for a leading technology company. “During the last year, almost all physical events have moved […]

Calrec Makes Immersive Mixing For Live Broadcast Easy

Calrec, a manufacturer of audio broadcast equipment, is offering a free educational training module for mixing live broadcasts in Dolby Atmos using the Calrec Brio console. The need to train people on how to mix in Dolby Atmos has grown rapidly through increased demand from service providers who want to deliver their live events in Dolby Atmos. These […]

TSG, Vislink Partner On ATSC 3.0 Network Upgrade For Alabama Public Television

Technical Services Group (TSG), a broadcast engineering and commercial AV solutions provider, has been awarded the contract to upgrade the statewide microwave distribution system for Alabama Public Television (APT) to support ATSC 3.0 transmission. Valued at approximately $2.8 million, the project will require an upgrade of 30 locations with bi-directional, high-speed IP components from Vislink Inc., a global technology provider of collection, delivery and […]

Harvard Taps JVC Connected Cams To Stream Live Sports Productions

With 42 sports teams, the athletic department at Harvard University has one of the largest programs in the country. From football, basketball, hockey and rubgy, to skiing, swimming and rowing, among others, the school’s sporting events draw attention from spectators, alumni and professional scouts. The university broadcasts approximately 300 live and recorded events in a typical year, […]

KOTV Enhances Weather Segments With FOR-A FVW-700 Telestrator

FOR-A Corporation of America today announced, Griffin Communications’ CBS affiliate KOTV Tulsa, Okla., has a new weapon in its tech arsenal for weather segments: a FVW-700 telestrator. No matter the forecast, the intuitive FVW-700 live annotation tool has proven to be useful since it was installed in late March. “When a meteorologist does a ‘First Forecast,’ ‘Final […]

Dielectric Names Dan Glavin Western Region Sales Manager

Dielectric has appointed Dan Glavin Western Region sales manager, succeeding Steven Moreen, who retires following a 52-year career in the broadcast industry. Glavin steps into the role immediately, with responsibility for all U.S. TV and FM sales and customer service west of the Mississippi River. He reports to Jay Martin, Dielectric’s vice president of sales. […]

NEP Releases Supershooter 5 4K-Capable Mobile Unit Servicing US Clients

NEP Group, a technical partner for content producers around the globe, says its U.S. Broadcast Services team has released a new mobile unit, NEP Supershooter 5. 1080p-ready and 4K-capable, Supershooter 5 is the first of the company’s fully IP mobile units to be powered by their new proprietary and easy-to-use broadcast control and monitoring system […]