Utah Scientific Chief Tom Harmon To Retire

COO and EVP of Finance Dave Burland is chosen to take over as president on Jan. 1, while  Harmon will become board chairman.

Audinate Offers Dante IP Core for Xilinx FPGAs

Audinate, developer of the Dante media networking technology, has announced the availability of Dante IP Core, a soft IP solution for audio manufacturers. It allows OEMs working with FPGA-based designs to add Dante audio connectivity to AV products at a lower cost and with greater flexibility than ever before. Development teams can save time, reduce […]

GatesAir Implements Quality, Environmental Standards

GatesAir, a global provider of wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for radio and TV broadcasters, says it has successfully implemented the latest iterations of the ISO 9001 standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS), as well as the ISO 14001 standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS).  In addition to these highly respected standards, set in 2015 by the […]


AT&T Testing Fast Internet Over Power Lines

AT&T has started trials in Georgia and a non-U.S. location to deliver high-speed internet over power lines, the No. 2 wireless carrier said on Wednesday, marking its latest push to offer faster broadband service to more customers.


WSYX Uses Video Walls For Ultimate Flexibility


The Skies Are Clearing For News Drones

Looser rules plus technology improvements should spur broader adoption of the newsgathering tool.


WaPo Sees Monitization Promise In YouTube

Micah Gelman, the paper’s director of video: “YouTube is a place that people come to watch video specifically. People are much more accepting of a pre-roll experience there….We can sell [YouTube] in a way that we cannot sell Facebook.” (Photo: Jack Pagano, Ariana Television Network)


KNBC Upgrades Studio With LED Video Wall

Descript App Edits Audio Files Directly From Text

‘CBS Weekend News’ Gets Graphics Update


Bonded Cell Matures In Reliability, Acceptance

Bonded cellular — using IP over the wireless network — is the go-to medium for TV reporters in the field, while microwave and satellite are secondary, though still important, alternatives. However, some predict a resurgence in microwave as those vendors rise to meet the challenges of bonded cellular. And bonded is not sitting still, it’s moving ahead with 5G wireless technology.


VR And AR Becoming Standard News Tools

NewsTECHForum panelists agree that virtual sets and AR are the next step in news production. They’ve become practical because computing power has increased to the point where it can render “photo-realistic” backgrounds and graphics.


Making News Millennials Will Want To Watch

One of the biggest challenges for news operations is stopping young consumers’ thumbs from moving from a new story to other distractions on mobile devices. Techniques that news organizations are testing to attract and retain millennials include fresh presentations, voice interfaces, automation, augmented reality and creating chat-like apps.


How To Align Traditional TV And News

The needs of both digital and legacy news teams are progressively being aggregated into one system at many stations. But there still plenty of pain points to go around.


Station Monetization A Key Goal For Facebook

According to the social platform’s Campbell Brown, “we want to get monetization products out there — especially if publishers have a subscription business where you’re trying to get direct connections with your audience.” Above, Brown with TVNewsCheck Editor Harry Jessell at NewsTECHForum. (Photo: Jack Pagano, Ariana Television Network)

Napodano Named Disney|ABC Group CTO

Industry vet Mike Napodano has been hired as chief technology officer for Disney|ABC Television Group. Napodano will oversee the DATG’s long-term technology vision and implementation. He also will be responsible for media operations and distribution, network operations and engineering, IT strategy and operations, and an integrated, enterprise-wide consumer data platform.

NBC News Fires Tech Exec Over Allegations

NBC News’s senior director of news engineering and technical operations, Larry Gaetano, was fired Friday after the network performed an investigation into his workplace behavior. Gaetano was a 20-year veteran of NBC News who was most recently based in the network’s Washington bureau.


Ergen And Smith: Thing 1 And Thing 2

What do the two TV entrepreneurs have in common? They are both betting that the future lies in spectrum and the Internet of Things. They just envision different ways of realizing the vast potential. The real question is can they get a return on the hefty investments they will have to make so that they can compete is the space.

Zenith’s Wayne Luplow Retiring After 53 Years

Jong G. Kim, president of Zenith R&D Lab (r): “Perhaps best known throughout the industry for his long-time leadership in digital television technology and standards work, Wayne’s five decades of experience span the transitions from black-and-white to color TV, monophonic to stereo TV, standard-definition to HD TV, analog to digital TV, and now to 4K and Next Gen TV.”

ChyronHego Releases Prime Graphics 2.6

ChyronHego today released version 2.6 of Prime Graphics, the 64-bit, all-software rendering engine that powers the company’s popular, high-performance Prime graphics platform. Prime Graphics 2.6 includes an array of enhancements ranging from 16-bit color and full, 10-bit I/O to a new Scene Camera effect, additional codecs for recording inputs, and advanced touch-screen features. The evolution […]

SMPTE Publishes ST 2110 IP Standards

SMPTE today announced the publication of the first standards within SMPTE ST 2110, Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks. SMPTE ST 2110 is a new standards suite that specifies the carriage, synchronization, and description of separate elementary essence streams over professional internet protocol (IP) networks in real-time for the purposes of live production, playout, and […]

Riedel CEO Reflects On The Last 30 Years

Riedel Communications last week celebrated its 30th anniversary, and the event, which was capped off with a massive celebration at company headquarters in Wuppertal, Germany, gave founder/CEO Thomas Riedel a chance to reflect on what has been and what lies ahead for the company. “My imagination didn’t go far enough. There have been more changes in the last five to 10 years than ever before.”

DMAS 13 & 18

WTMO, WRMD Streamline Automation With NVerzion

ZGS Communications-owned Telemundo affiliates WTMO-CD Orlando and WRMD-CD Tampa have completed the installation of a comprehensive multi-channel broadcast automation system supplied by NVerzion, a broadcast equipment manufacturer headquartered in Salt Lake City. After on-site, in-depth personnel training by the NVerzion staff, the two systems at the separate stations function identically. Prior to the install, management […]

Tegna Begins Group-Wide Graphics Update

Deck The Set: Stations Add Holiday Cheer To Studios


Sinclair Stands To Profit From 3.0 Royalties

If ATSC 3.0 becomes the de facto standard for TV broadcasting in the coming decade, Sinclair’s One Media could make a small fortune from patent royalties from manufacturers of 3.0 receivers and transmission gear. That’s cause for concern for the FCC’s Jessica Rosenworcel. Sinclair, however, says its primary interest is in the 3.0 tech that it believes will let it enhance its broadcast capabilities and move into new businesses.

Fujifilm To Highlight Widest 4K HDR Lens Range

Attendees at the annual SVG Summit on Dec. 11-12 will get a first-hand look at what Fujifilm calls the widest range of 4K HDR optics currently available.” The Optical Devices Division of Fujifilm will demonstrate its UA Series of 2/3” lenses, which include eight models designed specifically for 4K HDR broadcast and video production, in the exhibits section of the […]

Arvato Buys Swedish MAM Expert Vidispine

As of Nov. 1, Arvato Systems Group has acquired 100% of the company shares of Vidispine AB. Vidispine develops and distributes solutions for the management of digital content, primarily videos, and supports both companies from the media sector as well as well-known customers from other industries. The company was founded in 2009 by CEO Erik […]

TownNews Acquires Calkins Digital OTT Suite

The addition of Calkins Digital’s over-the-top video technology lets TownNews.com partners deliver content directly to Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and iOS and Android devices.

Dalet At Core Of BBC Wales Broadcast Center

BBC Wales has selected the enterprise Dalet Galaxy Media Asset Management (MAM) and Orchestration platform to facilitate all workflows and asset management requirements at its new state-of-the-art media facility located in Cardiff, Wales. Once deployed, Dalet Galaxy will offer a centralized content repository and provide tools to orchestrate workflows and media processes across production, news, studios and […]