Fox says today that it’s teaming with Panasonic and Samsung Electronics to create what they call “an open, royalty-free dynamic metadata platform,” tentatively called HDR10+. Translation: They want the industry to have a common communications standard that would enable ultra-HD TVs, Blu-ray disc players, and set top boxes to dynamically adjust he brightness, color and contrast of a movie or show scene-by-scene — not just once for the entire production. The process is known as tone-mapping.
Apple is planning to unveil a renewed focus on the living room with an upgraded Apple TV set-top box that can stream 4K video and highlight live television content such as news and sports, according to people familiar with the matter.
WSVN Miami Introduces The ‘Plex Deck’
What Tegna Is Learning About AR, 3D
With changing TV viewing habits, Tegna’s NBC-ABC combo in Jacksonville, Fla., is experimenting with augmented reality and 3D technologies to grab viewers’ attention and enhance the storytelling experience. During recent newscasts, anchors in the studio have dodged a school bus and shared the screen with a circling shark — both virtual, of course. News Director Meagan Harris talks about the experiments.
Greg Turner Heads Engineering At WCVB
The long-time Hearst executive to oversee broadcast engineering and operations at its Boston ABC affiliate.
The TV landscape is experiencing a period of rapid evolution in terms of technology, business realities and consumption, and this year’s IBC Convention looks to deliver fresh insights. From the role of artificial intelligence in media and 5G to virtualization of workflows and the likely impact of new consumer technologies on media, IBC 2017 will offer perspective.
Tech Openings In NY And SC
NBC Universal is looking for a broadcast operations manager and an operations specialist in New York City. Raycom needs a broadcast engineer at its CBS affiliate WCSC Charleston, S.C. To see all job openings visit our Media Job Center here.
The Fox-owned New York stations will move their transmitters to the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere early next year.
WTVR Richmond Debuts New News Set
Blending Cellular, Ku Nets Equal Reliability
IP newsgathering specialist Dejero and global satellite service provider Intelsat have partnered to offer the TV industry a new service that blends Ku-band satellite and cellular network bandwidth into a one-button-push service for IP news contribution from the field. Dejero founder Bogdan Frusina explains why the service is necessary, how existing Ka-band users can get on board, what Intelsat brings to the party and how the new service will add another option to relieve network congestion at big events like political conventions.
Robert Kakareka Joins Qligent
GatesAir will provide the station group with Maxiva transmitters and installation services covering 65 TV stations in 44 markets.
Digital executives from Nexstar, Tegna, Graham Media and Raycom will discuss the challenges of integrating digital news production and distribution into traditional television newsroom workflow at the sixth annual NewsTECHForum conference in New York on Dec. 11-12.
KFOR, the Tribune NBC affiliate in Oklahoma City, has relaunched with a new tornado resistant studio and will now call itself Oklahoma News 4.
A roundtable of experts talks about the changing landscape of broadcast production. In part one, we focus solely on IP production and what that means for broadcast.
Artel Launches Board Of Advisers
GatesAir CEO Sets Sights On Repack, Beyond
In July, Bruce Swail took the reins as CEO of GatesAir as the company’s longtime chief executive, Phil Argyris, announced his retirement. Swail comes to the company having served as CEO of two private equity-owned tech companies. While Swail acknowledges company owner The Gores Group could divest the transmitter maker at any time, his focus is on growth and optimizing profitability, he says.
Several major tech firms are reevaluating their core value of openness as they clamp down on white supremacist rhetoric on their platforms. After protests turned violent in Charlottesville, companies are taking a harder line against hateful content than they have in the past.
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 […]