MARKET SHARE | DMA 47: JACKSONVILLE, FL

WJAX-WFOX Hurries New Set Ahead Of Storms

Biamp Expands Field Sales Engineering Staff

Biamp Systems, a provider of networked media systems, has announced the latest addition to its team of global field sales engineers (FSE). Part of Biamp’s global sales team, these new positions provide in-depth, specialized technical knowledge to installers, system designers and consultants during the critical design phase of projects. Geordie Klueber, the newest FSE, will […]

TVN TECH

Networks Are All Ears For The MLB Playoffs

Among various tech innovations at this fall’s coverage of baseball’s post-season play are new — and more — infield mics that drive enhanced audio production through an IP routing infrastructure.

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Transcription App For Journos Set To Launch

Fujifilm, Novation Offer 0% Financing On Lenses

The Optical Devices division of Fujifilm is now offering 0% financing, through Novation Vendor Services. The program is available for all Fujinon 4K and HD broadcast lenses and the Premier HK 4K+ and Cabrio 4K range of cinema-style lenses. “We want to make it easier for our customers to buy exactly the lens or lenses they want,” said […]

COMMENTARY BY FREDERIC FILLOUX

Why Apple Should Buy Sony

Access to superior image sensors, a giant entertainment library and the PlayStation ecosystem — by any measure, Apple acquiring Sony makes a lot of sense.

Roku Unveils Faster Media Players, More

Turner Sports To Embed Mics In Field For NLCS

FCC Appoints New Chief Technology Officer

Eric Burger succeeds Henning Schulzrinne in advising the chairman and as the senior technology expert in the agency.

Zone TV To Use AI To Program TV Channels

Technology firms and advertisers for years have been trying to figure out how to use cloud technology and digital data to curate programming tailored to individual viewers. Zone TV on Monday announced the latest experiment in that pursuit.

NAB SHOW NEW YORK PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The NAB New York Exhibit Floor: IPV

IPV | Booth N1159 | www.ipv.com Media management technology specialist IPV will present its latest advanced production management and remote editing tools. The Curator platform arrives at NAB Show New York with increased functionality for editors, following recent high-profile integrations with Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects, and Avid. From hosted services to SAAS, subscription, […]

DMA 6: SAN FRANCISCO

KQED Debuts High-Tech Virtual Set

SWR Selects Jordi’s Adam For Digital Archive

The German public service broadcaster Suedwestrundfunk (SWR) has addressed a major tape archive digitization effort by using the Adam solution from the Swiss-based archiving specialist Jordi AG which includes encoding and storage products of Rohde & Schwarz. SWR needs to archive more than 40,000 tape hours of content each year. To alleviate its growing tape […]

FAA Bans Drones Near Major US Landmarks

The FAA announced the no-fly drone zones at 10 Department of the Interior sites on Thursday. They take effect Oct. 5.

DMA 1: NEW YORK

WPIX Tweaks Color Palette In New Graphics

Roku Connects With Investors, Shares +16.6%

Shares of Roku Inc., a Fox-backed video streaming firm, rose as much as 16.6% in their market debut on Thursday, giving the U.S. IPO market a much-needed shot in the arm.

Pai Wants Apple To Activate iPhone FM Chips

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today urged Apple Inc. to activate FM radio chips installed in iPhones that would allow Americans to get access to life-saving information when a natural disaster causes wireless networks to go down. NAB CEO Gordon Smith praised bipartisan backing for activating the chips. “We urge Apple to acknowledge the public safety benefits of local broadcasting on SmartPhones and to light up the FM chip,” he said.

ComScore Appoints Joseph Rostock CIO

The tech veteran and former Verizon executive will lead the ratings firm’s technology organization. Also, Yvonne Bigbee is promoted to CTO.

 

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Local Weather Coverage Gets More Granular

Geotargeting and push notification features are among the many incremental steps forward that broadcasters are embracing to make their weather products as relevant as possible in a world where weather information is increasingly consumed on mobile devices — and not necessarily via TV apps.

DMA 16

Three Killed In TV Tower Mishap In Miami

Three tower workers fell to their death yesterday when a tower platform they were working on collapsed as they were trying to replace an antenna. The tower is shared by Berkshire Hathaway’s ABC affiliate WPLG and Ed Ansin’s Fox affiliate WSVN. The victims were not employees of the stations, but were a group from Tower King II out of Texas contracted to upgrade WSVN’s antenna. Federal investigators are on the scene.

Vimeo Buys Livestream, Launches Streamer

Vimeo announced today its plan to acquire Livestream, a live video streaming platform that powers over 10 million events a year and many local broadcasters. Following the completion of the acquisition, Livestream’s offerings will be integrated into Vimeo allowing a seamless workflow. Vimeo is also rolling out Vimeo Live, an enterprise streaming service, it’s first in the live market.

DMA 61: FT. MYERS-NAPLES, FL

WFTX Goes Far To Supply Local Irma News

After deciding it had to evacuate its Cape Coral station in advance of Hurricane Irma, Scripps’ Fox affiliate in a technical tour de force  continued to provide full local coverage with an anchor desk in Tampa (above), news production in Detroit and master control in Indianapolis.

Comcast Extends Xfinity TV Partnership To LG TVs

Meet The Engineer Preserving The Last Analog Motion Graphics Machine

NBC Creates New Vision For ‘Megyn Kelly’ Set

‘CBS Sunday Morning’ Debuts New Set

Reminder: EAS National Test Set for Wed.

Assuming that it is not delayed due to a real national emergency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the FCC are still scheduled to conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System on Sept. 27 at 2:20 p.m. ET.

DMA 26

One Woman’s Quest To Save Baltimore TV History

Barbeau Tapped As Comark’s VP Of Engineering

Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark LLC, a manufacturer and supplier of DTV transmitters, encoding systems, and associated field services for over 45 years, has announced that Tom Barbeau has joined the organization as VP of engineering. A familiar face at Comark, Barbeau held a position at the company as an Embedded System Engineer for 11 years. […]

Audinate Names Pricing For Dante Domain Manager

Audinate, developer of the industry-leading Dante media networking technology, has announced pricing for each edition of the Dante Domain Manager platform, a network management solution that brings enterprise-grade system administration to the AV world. Dante Domain Manager makes audio networking more secure, more scalable and more manageable than ever before. It will be sold as […]