At TVNewsCheck’s upcoming NewsTECHForum, technology executives from ABC, NBC and Fox will look at the latest innovations in field reporting, editing, collaboration and transmission, mapping out what they want to see next from their contribution technology.
The FAA is working to revise rules for commercial drones to allow easier access to controlled airspace, such as around airports, through a new process known as the LAANC system. Eric T. Ringer, senior product manager and co-founder of Skyward, discusses the changes and how they will affect broadcast TV drones in the future.
DVR maker TiVo today officially confirmed the launch of its new DVR, the TiVo BOLT VOX, and its smaller counterpart, the TiVo Mini Vox, following yesterday’s leak. As had been reported, the biggest change is that these are the first TiVo DVRs to include a voice remote control.
NEW YORK (AP) — Cisco Systems Inc. will pay about $1.9 billion cash to buy BroadSoft Inc. in a move aimed at expanding its communications software offerings. The networking technology giant is paying $55 per share, marking a 2 percent premium to Broadsoft’s closing price on Friday. Gaithersburg, Maryland-based BroadSoft provides telecommunications technology for businesses, […]
ROME, N.Y. (AP) — Envisioning a day when millions of drones will buzz around delivering packages, watching crops or inspecting pipelines, a coalition is creating an airspace corridor in upstate New York where traffic management systems will be developed and unmanned aircraft can undergo safety and performance testing. The unmanned aircraft traffic management corridor, jump-started […]
Broadcasters have different ideas on how best to proceed with ATSC 3.0. Some advocate an initial rollout of 4K Ultra-HD programming followed by a gradual move into targeted advertising. Another faction touts the near-term potential of a nationwide datacasting business that will first seek B-to-B customers like auto makers and content delivery networks. In any event, 2018 will be crucial.
Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark , a manufacturer and supplier of DTV transmitters, encoding systems and associated field services has hired Tim Homser as sales manager for encoding and video products. His hiring is a return as he began his career in telecommunications with Comark 22 years ago when he was employed manufacturing high-power uhf transmitters […]
Unique content and targeted ads may yield future revenues, but stations are urged to not delay any longer.
CNN said today it has received Federal Aviation Administration approval to fly drones while covering news events involving large crowds. The Time Warner-owned news organization said it will have the ability for the first time to fly an unmanned aircraft system, or UAS, over crowds of people at an altitude of up to 150 feet.
Mark Lazarus, chairman of NBC Broadcasting and Sports, said the network faces changing sports consumer habits that have affected ratings, but it’s making a full court press with its upcoming Super Bowl and Olympics coverage. He also said ATSC 3.0 presents an opportunity for its stations if it can find “the right balance.” (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)
The veteran TV industry reporter will write about the latest trends and innovations affecting broadcasters and others.
Devlin Design Group today added Damon Bryant as vice president, general manager and director of business development. Bryant is a television veteran with 28 years of marketing and management experience in some of the most competitive local broadcast markets including Miami, Detroit, Chicago and most recently Kansas City. He has worked for three O&Os and […]
The likes of Facebook, Google and Apple are increasingly facing an uncomfortable truth: it is Europe’s culture of tougher oversight of companies, not America’s laissez-faire attitude, which could soon rule their industry as governments seek to combat fake news and prevent extremists from using the internet to fan the flames of hatred.
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKenwood USA, will introduce the SFM-CAM2 ProHD Dockable Bridge, a wireless bonded IP uplink that connects directly to its 800 Series cameras, at NAB Show New York (Booth N433), which runs Oct. 18-19 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. The latest member of the ProHD Bridge product family, the […]
The IP-based video call-in service of Video Call Center helps the new Tegna show bring back live interviews using proprietary technology that ensures robust, low-latency links to interview subjects anywhere in the world.
It’s time we face the facts as media weathercasters: Our viewers’ habits are changing, and nothing we do will pull them back to the traditional, one-platform, linear TV viewing habits. We are in a unique position in that, as more content providers branch into also providing on-the-go weather reports, we are becoming both less valuable and more valuable. We should be embracing the new evolution of on- and off-air weather reporting in the form of augmented intelligence (AI). We must learn to embrace the new or risk becoming uncompetitive in a breakneck market.
On Monday, the FCC announced the initial allocation from the TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund for the reimbursement of eligible full power and Class A television stations as well as multichannel video programming distributors impacted by the Incentive Auction. The initial allocation of the Relocation Fund makes available $1 billion for reimbursement of expenses related to the construction of their post-auction facilities. Commercial stations and MVPDs may now access approximately 52% (62% for noncommercial stations) of their estimated and verified costs of construction of their post-auction facilities.
Today, Ross Video and Cisco announced the availability of a joint whitepaper, Newsroom in a Box … in a Data Center, which showcases a virtualized news production proof-of-concept (PoC) that the companies produced together. According to the companies, the PoC successfully demonstrated how a workload that is formally defined in human-readable text files can be transformed […]
Broadcasters have long been concerned that all stations may not be able to make the mandated switch to new channels following the spectrum auction on the FCC’s schedule, largely because broadcasters don’t believe there are enough qualified tower crews to get the work done — a concern shared by some tower companies. That fear was exacerbated by the deaths of three tower workers in Miami last month.