World’s First ATSC 3.0 Broadcast Net Debuts

It’s a joint venture of three South Korean broadcasters and delivers free UHDTV broadcasts through 31 Rohde & Schwarz transmitter systems at 11 locations.

Broadcasters, Nonprofits Send Help To P.R.

Public broadcasters are sending equipment and engineers to the hurricane-ravaged island this week, while nonprofits and foundations are organizing to combat government corruption amid the disaster.

DMA 14: DETROIT

WXYZ Back On Air Following Power Outage

BRAND CONNECTIONS

Lawson To Join ATSC 3.0 Panel At TV2020

John Lawson, executive director of the AWARN Alliance, will inform attendees at next week’s TV2020: Monetizing the Future conference of the progress toward implementing an advanced emergency alerting system as part of the coming ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard.

IMT Intros MicroLite Wireless Transmitter

The new solution is designed for capturing real-time, high-quality on-camera video for electronic newsgathering, sports and entertainment applications.

DMA 27

WKRN Nashville Unveils New News Set

Vox New Web Studios Feature Flexibility

ChyronHego Adds Two To Its Global Sales Team

ChyronHego today hired Robin Adams as managing director, EMEA, and named Paul Weiser VP of sales, the Americas and Asia-Pacific. Adams will be responsible for sales in the U.K., Ireland, France, the Middle East, Africa, and India, while Weiser will oversee sales throughout the U.S., Canada, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific region. Before joining ChyronHego, […]

Luxul Names Marketing VP, Regional Sales Mgr.

Luxul today appointed Mike Grubb VP of marketing and Chris Kovacek as Eastern regional sales manager. In their new roles, Grubb will be responsible for creating and managing marketing strategies designed to expand Luxul’s presence as the leader in IP networking, while Kovacek will help support the company’s growing dealer base in the Eastern U.S. territory. […]

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.

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.

 

TVN TECH

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.