How the new television transmission standard will impact stations and their competitive opportunities will be rop of mind for broadcasters at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show. Also of interest will be the continuing disruption of media, particularly TV, the growth of virtual home assistants and more.
Hawk-Woods, developer of broadcast power solutions, announced that Mini V-Lok, its new, ultra-small and lightweight V-Lok battery, is now available in the United States through Manios Digital & Film. Mini V-Lok was developed as an alternative to standard, travel-size batteries for power-hungry broadcast equipment. “It packs a lot of power-into a small footprint,” said Manios […]
Signaling growing momentum for the CatDV media asset management system (MAM) in the U.S. and Canada markets, Square Box Systems has appointed Jeremy Strootman as vice president, business development for North America, working alongside Ryan Servant. Strootman’s background includes stints with Telestream, JB&A and SNS. Square Box has strong business ties with all three companies. […]
Accedo says its Accedo One video experience cloud platform powered more than 300 million users in 2017. The product suite that has evolved into Accedo One was originally launched in 2013. Over the past four years, it has grown in features, functions and users. “I’m thrilled to see the increasing usage of our Accedo One […]
DTC Domo Broadcast and VideoSys Broadcast teamed up to provide Arena TV with the first ultra-low delay wireless 4K camera transmitter system to be used for a live broadcast. On Dec. 2, 2017, Arena TV deployed Domo Broadcast’s AEON 4K transmitter (AEON-TX) coupled with a camera control and fiber system designed and provided by […]
Following a controversial vote to end Obama-era net neutrality protections, the agency’s chairman calls off plans to be a panelist at the tech industry’s annual trade show.
When the FCC adopted its Report and Order authorizing the next-generation TV standard ATSC 3.0, it did not resolve all issues, instead leaving a few for further public comment. Notice of the issues raised in the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was published in the Federal Register just before Christmas, setting Feb. 20 as the deadline for initial comments on the outstanding issues, and March 20 as the deadline for reply comments.
On Dec.14, the FCC released a public notice unveiling a draft program comment that will supposedly resolve the longstanding issues surrounding collocating equipment on so-called “Twilight Towers.”
NBC has built a 3,500 square foot geodesic dome as the main studio for its coverage of the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympics in February. The unique domed set will include a 40-foot by 16-foot LED video wall from Leyard, complemented by 18 55-inch high-definition monitors and more than 15 standup locations. Also included in the design are a primary anchor desk, interview areas and news update desk.
Seven-year veteran of parent Belden, Timothy Shoulders, will focus on Grass Valley’s growth and customer experience. He succeeds Marco Lopez.
The experienced finance executive will also oversee human resources and information technology, while introducing new strategies to improve company profitability and increase shareholder value.
In broadcast markets of every size, news operations are replacing traditional, pedestal-mounted studio cameras with pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) models. In fact, PTZ camera performance is so strong that some stations are using them side-by-side with traditional studio cameras for weather sets, while others have replaced all their studio cameras with PTZ models.
Microsoft is partnering with organizations across the country to form Connect Americans Now (CAN), a coalition that will pressure policymaker to help bring broadband internet access to rural America using unoccupied TV channels, or white spaces.
They were conducted using the current ATSC 1.0 standard in conjunction with Fox and NBC in Phoenix, with LG integrating the Verance watermark with its webOS Smart TV operating platform.
Broadcast design in 2017 was driven heavily by three letters — LED. Last year, LED video walls and video arrays continued to see monumental growth, with lower prices and greater advantages of flexibility making the technology pop up in even smaller markets. Although seamless LED walls are by no means new, they did see a significant boost last year.
Swisher returns to Recode Media with Peter Kafka to talk about how journalism and tech are doing in the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency.
DirecTV Now has experienced frequent buffering and widespread outages for several consecutive nights, according to the service’s Twitter customer help page, and user comments at social media sites.
Trilithic Inc. (which recently became a part of VIAVI Solutions) is joining broadcasters, public safety agencies and other technology companies to develop and deploy the Advanced Warning and Response Network (AWARN), which utilizes the capabilities enabled by Next Generation Television. The goal of the AWARN Alliance is to create the most advanced emergency alerting system […]
Avid, a global media technology provider for the creation, distribution and monetization of media assets for global media organizations, enterprise users and individual creative professionals, along with Avid Customer Association (ACA) leadership, has opened the second annual ACA Vote (http://www.avidcustomerassociation.com/vote) to help prioritize Avid’s product and innovation roadmap for 2018 and beyond, as well as […]
The list of gear and technologies expected to command broadcasters’ attention and wallets next year includes the transition from SDI to IP infrastructure using clouds; transmitters and other RF gear to handle station migration to new channels; ATSC 3.0; plus a lot of activity involving cameras, bonded cellar, multichannel workflow and virtual sets.
It’s been more than a year now since the Federal Aviation Administration issued its final rule — Part 107 — permitting journalists and others to fly small drones for commercial purposes. No longer must news outlets apply for section 333 exemptions or have an airplane or helicopter pilot on scene. A set of best practices is evolving, beyond adherence to the regulatory requirements.
James Gordon, CEO of Audiotonix, said: “We are growing the Audiotonix Group with professional audio brands that have exceptional technology, committed people and a real passion for what they do.
This component of ATSC 3.0 will be featured in joint demonstrations of MediaTek’s digital TV platforms Integrated with Verance Aspect at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show.