U.K.-based Presteigne Broadcast Hire, a multi-location production equipment provider, today named Ben Hawker senior supervisor of RF and special cameras. Hawker comes to Presteigne from Broadcast RF, where he was a senior RF engineer for major international news and sporting events including the London Summer Olympics, Royal wedding, Brazil World Cup, multiple London and Singapore […]
Newly available data from the GOES-16 weather satellite and other weather sources are making new data management strategies essential for meteorologists to get at what they need to make their predictions. Vendors have responded with various approaches each aimed at helping meteorologists separate the wheat from the chaff. Above KATU Portland, Ore., alerts viewers. (Baron Services photo)
Technology from many of the vendors stations rely on to keep viewers informed of changing weather conditions is being used to provide commuters with relevant traffic data on their mobile devices and TVs.
The threat landscape has changed so dramatically, so fast, that it has outpaced previously sound security practices. The problem is twofold. One part of the problem is insoluble; but the other, businesses can remedy — and have no existential choice but to do so.
Nexstar Media’s and Sinclair’s ATSC 3.0 spectrum consortium — which has recruited Univision and Northwest Broadcasting as members — is looking for a CEO to run the venture full-time. Nexstar CEO Perry Sook says the companies have hired a firm to find a CEO who can focus full-time on finding new members and orchestrating future revenue opportunities for the soon-to-be-available spectrum.
The Washington Post’s director of video and senior editor will highlight a conference gathering news, technology and digital executives to discuss the newspaper’s aggressive video strategy and role as a multiplatform news competitor.
License pool MPEG LA has issued a call for patents that are “essential to ATSC 3.0,” the new set of TV standards being developed by and for broadcasters. MPEG LA is hoping to create a joint license to the intellectual property of ATSC 3.0 developers.
Hearst-owned CBS affiliate KCCI Des Moines, Iowa (DMA 69) has rolled out the latest generation of the KCCI Storm Chaser weather vehicle Wednesday on KCCI 8 News at Six. The new Storm Chaser has been custom equipped with the latest technology, including an all-weather 360 degree panning camera, on-board weather tools, live radar reception and […]
WMTV went live from a new 32,000-square-foot facility in Madison, Wis., with its entire operation in late October 2016. The new home of the Gray Television-owned NBC affiliate was designed “from the inside out” from a technical point of view, according to WMTV VP-GM Don Vesely, with an eye toward maximizing the efficiency of the various workflows that drive news and its other operations. Above, the 4,500-square-foot newsroom just outside the centralized rack room. (WMTV/Gray Television photo)
The Wall Street Journal reports that cord-cutters accustomed to watching shows online are often shocked that $20 “rabbit ears” pluck signals from the air. Is this legal? “I was just kind of surprised that this is technology that exists,” says Dan Sisco, 28 years old. “It’s been awesome. It doesn’t log out and it doesn’t skip.” WSJ subscribers can read the full story here.