CES 2020

Amazon Fire TV To Integrate Into Cars

At CES, Amazon announced a new Fire TV Edition, able to power soundbars and be integrated into cars by late 2020. Amazon said it is partnering with Fiat Chrysler and BMW to bring Fire TV-enabled rear-seat TV sets to those vehicles.

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Quibi Unveils Turnstyle Video Technology

Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg took the stage at CES for a keynote about the mobile-first video product they’ve been building.

South Korean Testbed Hopes To Confirm 3.0 Service Models

While some 15 million tourists may visit Jeju Island off the southern tip of South Korea to experience what a 2011 global poll designated as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, the Korea Radio Promotion Association (RAPA) has its own big plans for the island: attracting the world’s biggest TV broadcasting players. “Beginning […]

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ATSC: 20 NextGen Receivers Coming This Year

The 10-year slog taking a new generation of digital television broadcasting from a mere concept to a complete system capable of delivering IP-based video and other services to receivers in the U.S. homes is ending as 20 NextGen TV receivers are debuting this week at CES — effectively closing the loop in the ATSC 3.0 ecosystem that long concerned broadcasters and fueled naysayers.

Comcast To Show LSU-Clemson Championship Game In 4K

Apollo PublicTV Launches NextGen Broadcast Service

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TiVo Combines Streaming, Live TV For $50

TiVo  is announcing a new device at the Consumer Electronics Show called the TiVo Stream 4K, which CEO Dave Shull described as launching the company “full on into the streaming wars.” Shull said the device is a “tiny little HDMI puck” that’s designed to reach a much broader group than the existing TiVo customer base, providing both streaming and live TV content to cord cutters and cord shavers.

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Tech Firms Launch First 3.0 Consumer Products

The introductions by LG Electronics, Samsung and Sony mirror the initial nationwide rollout of NextGen TV service, powered by the ATSC 3.0 broadcasting standard, planned for more than 60 markets across the U.S.

Dielectric To Introduce SNMP-Enabled Dual RF Switch Controller

Dielectric will introduce a new dual RF switch controller to the market that simplifies local and remote control of transmission systems in early January, with its public debut scheduled for the 2020 NAB Show. The new DRFSC device integrates SNMP and secure web-based capabilities to streamline the management of waveguide and coaxial transfer switch activation […]

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LG To Introduce Six 3.0 TVs This Year In U.S.

LG Electronics announced Monday that it will offer six premium OLED TV models supporting ATSC 3.0 in 2020, ranging in size from 55 to 88 inches. The announcement, made the day before the official opening of CES 2020, answers the question in the minds of many industry observers about whether 3.0 consumer receivers would actually make it to market in the United States, and offers one more indication for broadcasters that a voluntary transition to NextGen TV will actually be able to seen by viewers.

WUTV GM Vows Again To Fix Issue After Channel Freezes On Vikings’ Winning TD Drive

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‘Filmmaker Mode’ On 2020 TVs Endorsed

Set makers including Samsung and LG will support the mode, developed to disable motion smoothing and display movies in the way the filmmakers intended.

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Panasonic Intros 3 Small, Lightweight Pro Camcorders

At CES today, Panasonic unveiled three of the industry’s smallest and lightest 4K 60p camcorders. According to the company, “the HC-X1500, HCX2000 and AG-CX10 offer a high standard of on-site mobility and portability, as well as the high-quality 4K 60p recording capability demanded by professionals. The wide-angle 25mm Lens and 32x i.ZOOM (4K recording) achieve […]

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Amazon Wants Fire TV In More Cars, Devices

Amazon made a series of moves at CES in Las Vegas, most notably announcing deals to get its Fire TV software built into more televisions, soundbars and even the back seats of cars.

‘Roku TV Ready’ Aims To Simplify Home Theater Set-Up

Tubi Loaded Into Hisense Smart TV Platform

Ad supported streaming service Tubi said it has reached a deal to be loaded onto smart TVs from Hisense using the new version of its Vidaa video platform. Hisense is the world’s third-largest TV manufacturer and the deal covers the U.S., Canada, Australia and the U.K., where Tubi plans to launch later this year.

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NAGRA Focuses On Smart Service Protection, Monetization For M&E

At CES 2020, NAGRA, a Kudelski Group company and a global independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, will be highlighting the importance of an all-encompassing digital security approach for media and entertainment providers. Spanning content, services, delivery and consumer devices, the showcase leverages the Kudelski Group’s extensive security portfolio in content protection, […]

Sinclair Adds Triveni Digital’s NextGen TV Service Quality Assurance Solutions

Sinclair Broadcast is optimizing its service quality assurance operations with Triveni Digital solutions. Sinclair has purchased 30 of Triveni Digital’s StreamScope XM MT ATSC 1.0 analyzer and ATSC 3.0 combo units, and 10 StreamScope XM verifier software applications to simplify its transition to NextGen TV. Based on Triveni Digital’s unified, software-based solutions that support both ATSC […]

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8 Things We Expect To See At CES

The annual consumer tech showcase will be awash in shiny gadgets, but it’s what those products tell us about the future that matters most.

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Synamedia Joins Pearl TV In Phoenix Test

With NextGen TV set to take the mainstage at CES, Synamedia joins the largest industry test bed for ATSC 3.0 services.

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Synamedia Showcases Revenue-Generating Tech At CES

Synamedia, a global independent video software provider, is bringing what it calls “the most complete, secure and advanced end-to-end open video delivery solutions for infinite entertainment” to CES 2020 this week. After making a splash at CES 2019 with the award-winning Credentials Sharing Insight solution, the company is heading back to Las Vegas to showcase new […]

SBE’s John Poray To Retire At End Of 2020

Synamedia Uncovers 3M+ Video Streaming Credentials For Sale On Illegal Websites

Synamedia, an independent video software provider, today unveiled the findings of several anti-piracy customer analyses that expose the vast impact streaming piracy — including casual credentials sharing and the illegal sale of passwords — have on video providers and viewers. Conducted with two tier one video service providers, Synamedia uncovered more than 3,000,000 of viewers’ […]

ENCO Founder Eugene Novacek Dies

Eugene Novacek, founder of ENCO, a provider of software for radio and television, including playout automation, captioning, scheduling and streaming, died Jan. 1, 2020 in New York following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 61. He is survived by his wife, Judith Novacek; his daughter, Kristin Heinbockel; his son Andrew Novacek, and granddaughter, Evany […]

Kudelski Group To Show Digital Security Portfolio At CES

The Kudelski Group, a global provider of digital security, will showcase a range of digital security solutions at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, highlighting the importance of content protection, cybersecurity and IoT “security by design” for consumer electronics, media and entertainment and other enterprises. NAGRA, the digital television division of the Kudelski Group, Kudelski Group […]

ChyronHego Releases Camio 4.8 Graphics System

ChyronHego is shipping Camio 4.8, the newest release of the company’s MOS-driven graphic asset management system. Serving as an end-to-end, all-software solution for multiplatform news content creation, production, and playout, Camio gives designers, producers and directors the flexibility and functionality to bring engaging stories to air efficiently. Enhancements to Camio 4.8 simplify quality control, add greater control […]

ITU Adopts ATSC 3.0 As Worldwide Standard

Developed by hundreds of industry experts who sought to create a state-of-the-art broadcast system based on the same internet protocol language used by over-the-top services, ATSC 3.0 “greatly expands flexibility and adaptability for broadcasters, allowing them to transmit data that will both enhance TV broadcasts and provide new revenue opportunities,” ITU said

DirecTV To Air College Football Championship In 4K

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TVN Tech | At CES, NextGen TV’s Coming Out Party

Next week’s CES in Las Vegas will once again take over the Strip with a sprawling, frenetic glimpse into tomorrow’s consumer technology. This time, NextGen TV will make its show floor debut, and hopes are high consumers will notice.

Verance Adds Video Watermarking To Ad Suite

The addition builds on the Aspect audio watermark with new capabilities for dynamic ad insertion and consumer interactivity.