On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Videstra

Videstra | Booth SU7021 | Videstra was founded in 2016 to provide the next generation workflow solution for television stations to control, broadcast, and digitally publish content from their networks of live local cameras. Today, the Videstra solution similarly manages third-party streaming content and generic internet streams. In addition, Videstra offers cloud sharing tools […]


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: DVEO

DVEO | Booth SU5624 |  DVEO, a supplier to leading telco TV/OTT and cable operators around the world, is now shipping an ATSC 3.0 version of the Verona 4 Tuner 8VSB frequency agile receiver-demodulator The broadcast-quality system is a modular four-tuner ATSC 3.0 + 1.0 UHD/HD receiver-demodulator with an MPEG-2 (HD/SD), MPEG-4/H.264 and HEVC/H.265 decoder. It has […]

MicroLED Could Be The Future Of Televisions

Is MicroLED ready to compete with LCD and OLED for the Best TV crown? If Samsung and Apple get their way, an array of millions of tiny LEDs could oust OLED as the next big display technology. But it won’t be easy. Above, Samsung’s The Wall microLED TV is 146 inches.


The purchase expands’s broadcast capabilities and offerings, including broadcast quality video available for their desktop, mobile, and OTT applications.

Live Video: Tips And Tools

Harmonic Joins Industry-First 3.0 Test Bed

Its software-based media processing solution will work with Pearl TV and others in the first collaborative effort to deliver ATSC 3.0 in Phoenix.

NAB’s TAP Boosts Diversity In Broadcast Tech

The NAB Education Foundation’s Technology Apprenticeship Program is seeking to recruit and retain women and people of color into more engineering leadership positions in the industry, and it’s making headway, according to Marcellus Alexander, president of the NABEF and a senior adviser to the NAB.

Tech Supplier CEOs To Review Their Industry

Hallen Harshman Rosica Stroup

At the 2018 Devoncroft Summit: The Business of Media Technology, CEOs from major technology suppliers will discuss strategic success factors, evolving business models, virtualization, cloud deployments and industry consolidation.

Grass Valley: ‘Enough With The M&A Speculation’

TV Engineering Legend Charlie Rhodes Dies

A pioneering broadcast engineer and digital TV innovator known for stints at such companies as Tektronix and the Advanced Television Test Center (ATTC), which closed in September 2003, died March 20. He was 88.

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KTVO Ottumwa-Kirksville Upgrades To HD

DirecTV to Air The Masters In 4K HDR

Bahakel Signs Repack Deal With Hitachi Comark

Bahakel Communications has signed a master purchase agreement (MPA) with Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark, manufacturer and supplier of DTV transmitters, encoding systems, and associated field services. The move is designed to smooth the repack of six Bahakel stations. The MPA provides Bahakel with the key framework for the purchase of new transmitters and associated services […]


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Vitec

Vitec | Booth SL6821 |  Vitec’s enterprise-grade EZ TV IPTV and digital signage platform can now manage and drive complex video wall setups and is interoperable with the latest content protection and DRM standards required by the leading services providers for IPTV deployments. These capabilities are fully supported through the EZ TV Platform, with […]


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Bluebell Opticom

Bluebell Opticom | Booth C6948 |  Bluebell Opticom designs and manufactures high-quality Fibre Optic links for the broadcast, telecommunications, and professional AV industries. Silhouette Combine4 and Combine8 With the Silhouette Power-Insertion System — Bluebell will demonstrate the Silhouette line of rugged, deployable, high-density, mixed-technology media converters. The heart of the Silhouette power-insertion product family for […]


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Hitachi Kokusai

Hitachi Kokusai | Booth C4309 | Continuing to enable broadcasters and production companies to adopt Ultra HD (UHD) at their own preferred pace, Hitachi Kokusai Electric America today announced the CU-HD1300F-S1 HDTV camera control unit with 4K, 12G-SDI output. Transforming 1080p to Ultra HD with support for High Dynamic Range (HDR), the new CCU will be showcased alongside other Hitachi unveilings. The company also announced […]


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Ventuz Technology

Ventuz Technology | Booth SL13316TK | With Ventuz X, the real-time graphics software developer Ventuz Technology shows its most comprehensive approach to the presentation of data-driven graphics in broadcast and live events yet. “The main focus of Ventuz X was to combine cutting-edge capabilities from the worlds of real-time motion graphics, data presentation, and […] Previews New Look


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: AIMS

AIMS | Booth C12634   The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the education, awareness, and promotion of industry standards for the transmission of video, audio, and ancillary information over an IP infrastructure, as well as products based on those standards. The group represents the interests of both broadcast […]


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: DBi

DBi | Booth N1727 |  DBi (Digital Broadcast Inc.) has been supplying automated master control and MAM solutions for 16 years. DBi’s MediaFire automated master control solution simplifies implementation of newer technologies such as IP, ATSC 3.0, SCTE 104, and OTT without disrupting operations or obsoleting current product. This hybrid approach assures maximum efficiency […]

FOR-A Exclusive Distributor of Envivo Replay

FOR-A Corp. of America and Variant Systems Group have formed an exclusive sales and service agreement between the two companies. FOR-A America will now offer, on an exclusive basis in the U.S. and Canada as well as Central and South America, Variant Systems Group’s Envivo Replay sports and live event replay solution. The distribution agreement […]


HDR To Be Focus Of Cameras At NAB Show

The interest in HDR units is due to their ability to improve quality and enable content creators to migrate toward 4K incrementally over time. “We foresee significant growth in HDR products within the next two years, driven by consumer demand for HDR TV sets,” says FujiFilm’s Thomas Fletcher. Above, a Ross ACID HDR camera. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2018 Resource Guide listing of camera vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF. 

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NAB Tech Hot Topics Products: Cameras

For the third year, TVNewsCheck is augmenting its coverage of NAB Show Hot Topics tech trends stories with information that can make your visit to the NAB Show easier. This week’s focus is cameras (read the main story here). These companion resource guides on the technology covered each week are compilations of information provided by vendors. To download […]


Sony Will Be Riding IP Wave Into NAB Show

Cloud services, virtualized workflows and IP networking technology grab the spotlight as the company prepares for the Las Vegas showcase. Its Media Solutions Division, a new organization it formed last December, is focusing on selling media workflow systems for applications like cloud-based master control and OTT video distribution. Above, Sony’s new XVS-9000 production switcher supports 4K, HD and HDR content.


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Annova Systems

Annova Systems | Booth SU6710 | Annova Systems GmbH develops and sells OpenMedia, a standard software solution for editorial news reporting workflows in radio, TV and online. Accurate Player — Accurate Player is a frame accurate HTML5 player purpose-built for the media supply chain. The player seamlessly integrates into your workflow. The JavaScript API enables the […]


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Prime Focus Technologies

Prime Focus Technologies | Booth SL9605 |  Prime Focus Technologies, the technology arm of Prime Focus, will launch Clear Digital Lab. Clear Digital Lab automates the content supply chain, connects the production ecosystem, and acts as the media universe for secure content operations from content acquisition through distribution and archiving.    Clear Digital Lab brings […]


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Elements

Elements | Booth SL11505 |  Elements provides high-performance hardware and software solutions for the post production and broadcast industry. Elements is showcasing its full set of workflow enhancement tools that are embedded in every Elements appliance, including the globally-embraced Media Library that incorporates many one-of-a-kind features, including an embedded media player. The media player […]


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Matrox

Matrox | Booth C12634 | Matrox Video is a technology and market leader in 4K, HD, and SD digital video hardware and software for accelerated H.264 encoding, realtime editing, audio/video input/output, streaming, A/V signal conversion, capture/playout servers, channel-in-a-box systems, and CGs. Matrox’s Emmy award-winning technology powers a full range of multi-screen content creation and […]

Belden CEO John Stroup Talks M&A, IP

Last year, Stroup took part in a technology supplier CEO panel discussion moderated by Joe Zaller of Devoncroft Partners. In it, they covered a range of topics including the structure of the media technology industry, the economic performance of technology vendoirs, the demand environment in the media technology industry, the benefits of achieving economic scale, and the inevitable consolidation of technology suppliers.


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: FX Design Group & Digital Video Group

FX Design Group & Digital Video Group | Booth SL1210 | FX Design Group and Digital Video Group will be joining forces at this year’s NAB show.  FX and DVG have been working together for a number of years to bring the best in Studio Design and Systems Integration and Technology to Broadcast Studios, […]