Talking TV | Virtual IBC Underscores Cloud Shift

TVNewsCheck Editor Michael Depp and Contributing Editor Glen Dickson review the major takeaways from this week’s virtualized IBC and the NAB Show’s shift to next October, looking at how TV’s tech vendors are feeling the impact.

LG Was Official Technology Provider For Both Political Conventions

LG Electronics USA was selected as Official Technology Provider for the 2020 Democratic National Convention and 2020 Republican National Convention. LG also was named the “Official 4K UHD Display” of both of this year’s unconventional conventions. Under its agreement with the Democratic National Convention Committee, LG supplied 4K Ultra HD displays to support the Milwaukee-based […]

Digital Nirvana Unveils Transport Stream Outage Detection

Digital Nirvana, a provider of media-monitoring and metadata generation services, has introduced a near frame level accurate Transport Stream Outage Detection capability for its advanced MonitorIQ 7.0 broadcast monitoring and compliance logging platform. The new feature enhances MonitorIQ’s video outage detection by automatically inserting black frames into recorded video to indicate the exact instances in […]

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CTA Shifts Dates For Virtual CES 2021

Next year’s CES, the world’s biggest consumer-technology trade show, has been pushed back a few days in January 2021, the Consumer Technology Association announced. CTA also announced Verizon chairman/CEO Hans Vestberg as the kickoff keynoter for the online-only event. Originally, CES 2021 was scheduled to run Jan. 6-9, 2021, in the trade show and conference’s first-ever virtual format, after the CTA canceled the in-person in Las Vegas because of the COVID pandemic. The new dates for CES 2021 will be Monday, Jan. 11, to Thursday, Jan. 14.

AirTV Anywhere Packages DVR, Multiple OTA Tuners In One Device

Rohde & Schwarz Launches Virtual Showtime To Engage With Customers In Absence Of Trade Shows

Following the cancellations of NAB and IBC, Rohde & Schwarz has launched Showtime, a virtual sales and marketing initiative that provides a new and different approaches to customer engagement. “Rohde & Schwarz is looking forward to participating in the first major tradeshow post lockdown. However, the future role of traditional tradeshows is under question following […]

DHD Announces New Web Apps and Firmware Updates For Audio Mixers, Routers

DHD Audio GmbH announces a major firmware update across its range of broadcast audio mixing consoles, routers and control interfaces. New functions have been integrated to make operation easier, faster and more flexible. Also being introduced are flat table mount versions of the RX2 and SX2 mixers. “Many radio and TV stations rely on our […]

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TVN Tech | Virtual IBC Spotlights Cloud Progress

The online event this week underscored 2020’s biggest TV tech trend — moving on-premise broadcast workflows and vendor products to the cloud — while anticipating 5G’s potential use in remote production. Above, a 5G-enabled camera used in a BBC-led trial exploring multi-camera synchronization.

Blackbird And MOOV Partner To Enrich Fast Turnaround Sports Video Content

Blackbird plc, developer and seller of the cloud video editing platform, Blackbird, and MOOV, a sports and events graphics company, have partnered to enrich fast turnaround sports video content with an integrated solution that streamlines cloud video workflows. Blackbird’s cloud video clipping, editing and distribution platform provides rapid access to video for the creation of clips […]

TAG Adds Adaptive Monitoring Feature

TAG, a provider of probing, monitoring and multiviewing solutions, says its MCM-9000 all-IP, all-software platform has been enhanced with the addition of an adaptive monitoring feature. Adaptive monitoring gives operators even greater agility in optimizing high-density probing and monitoring by enabling dynamic, automated, on-the-fly allocation of monitoring resources on a per-input-stream basis. The company says the feature “brings operators significant efficiency gains […]

TVU Networks Adds Two Sales And Marketing Execs

TVU Networks, a provider of cloud and IP-based live video solutions, welcomes two directors to its sales and marketing team in North America. Gerry McAree joins as director, strategic accounts, Eastern region, and will be responsible for working with major television networks and station groups headquartered on the East Coast. Luc Comeau joins as director […]

Tedial Unveils New Version Of Capture Manager UI

Tedial, an MAM technology solutions specialist, has announced a new version of its Capture Manager scheduling UI. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, global media companies have turned to remote production tools that enable operators to control ingest anytime, from anywhere. Tedial’s Evolution MAM will now include a new version of its web-based HTML5 […]

Shotoku Broadcast System’s TR-XT Gets Automatic Face Tracking

Shotoku Broadcast Systems, international manufacturer of robotic and manual camera support systems, has announced a new feature for its TR-XT control system. AutoFrame adds intelligent automatic face tracking to the TR-XT control system — the centrepiece of the company’s robotic platform. “Face tracking is not new, we are all familiar with the ability of even the […]

Next Year’s NAB Show Rescheduled For October

NAB CEO Gordon Smith: “The pandemic remains a significant threat and the evidence suggests it will be well into next year before it could be under control in the U.S. We have decided to move the 2021 NAB Show, previously scheduled for April 11-14, to October 9-13, 2021, in Las Vegas. With a new date set for the 2021 NAB Show we are looking at the entirety of the calendar next year with fresh eyes.”

TAG Video Systems Releases Zixi Integration For Multiviewing

Zixi, a provider of live broadcast-quality video over any-IP, and architect of the Software-Defined Video Platform (SDVP), said that software-based IP multiviewing and monitoring expert TAG Video Systems has integrated Zixi to allow customers to aggregate all sources into one visual mosaic monitoring platform. The Zixi protocol and video solutions stack, including Zixi Feeders, Receivers and […]

IBC’s Accelerator Program 2020 Ignites ‘Broadcaster Firsts’ For 5G & Remote Production

A team of 10 world-leading broadcasters, collaborating as part of IBC’s Accelerator Innovation Program, today revealed plans for a “proof of concept” demonstration of a series of 5G-enabled remote broadcast production use cases, live from Amsterdam on Thursday, Sept. 10. The project team, led by the BBC, together with Al Jazeera Media Network, BT Sport, EBU, ITV, Olympic […]

Hearst Television Ups Lustgarten To Tech SVP

Alvin R. Lustgarten, who has served as Hearst Television’s vice president, technology and information services since 2001, has been promoted to senior vice president, technology and information services. Lustgarten oversees the company’s technology and information services as well as back-office advertising support operations. Also, Lustgarten provides strategic leadership for many of the company’s new-technology initiatives, including […]

TVN Webinar: Technology And Election Season Storytelling

Leaders of television’s news and technology community will talk about how technology can facilitate coverage of the 2020 election season during a TVNewsCheck Working Lunch Webinar set for Thursday, Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. ET. Speakers are (top, l-r): Alan Komissaroff, SVP news and politics, Fox News Channel; Tony Plosz, SVP and CTO, Graham Media Group; Bogdan Frusina, founder, Dejero and (below, right: Stephane Guez, founder and CTO, Dalet Digital Media Systems; and, left, Glen Dickson, contributing editor of TVNewsCheck, who is moderating the event. Register here.

Brackets, ‘Crop Circles’ Laid The Groundwork For ‘NewsNation’ Sets

Richard Zinn Joins Gravity Media

Middle Atlantic Releases New Rack Certified To Meet California’s OSHPD OPM Seismic Safety Standards

Middle Atlantic Products, a brand of Legrand | AV, today announced the AXS-IR, the latest addition to its family of slide out racks in steel enclosures. The AXS-IR is specifically designed, rigorously tested, and certified to meet California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development (OSHPD) voluntary Preapproval of Manufacturer (OPM)’s Certification standards for seismic […]

JVC Professional Video’s Connected Cam Offers Open Source SRT Technology

JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corp., furthers its commitment to providing the video production industry with the highest quality streaming solutions in a complete, plug-and-play package with its latest Connected Cam firmware update. Using the open source Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) technology, JVC adds Forward Error Correction (FEC) and Stream Identifier (ID) to its 500 […]

TVN’S WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY

Ketcham And Hattori: TVN’s Women To Watch

The recipients of TVNewsCheck’s Annual Women to Watch Award — Avid’s Kate Ketcham and Walt Disney Studios’ Sally Hattori — are deeply focused on improving technology to enhance storytelling. They will be honored in a virtual awards presentation and panel discussion on Oct. 19. Register for it here.

NEP’s BSI Releases Small Ultra-Low Latency UHD Wireless Video Transmitter

Broadcast Sports International, a Broadcast Services Company of NEP Group, has released what it calls “the smallest UHD wireless video transmitter available on the market today,” the Mini Tx UHD, which measures just 85mm long by 56 mm wide and 28mm deep. Peter Larsson, president of BSI, explains the genesis of the project. “A client approached us […]

PlayBox Neo Announces Capture Suite Network-based Multi-Channel Ingest Solution

PlayBox Neo announces a major addition to its product line with the introduction of Capture Suite, an ingest solution designed to increase the efficiency of television networks, post-production facilities and playout centers. Capture Suite employs a client-server architecture that can be scaled to accommodate a practically unlimited number of channels, the company says. “Efficient ingest management […]

Tightrope Unwraps New Software Update For Cablecast Community Media Platform

Tightrope Media Systems has added new functionality and efficiencies to its Cablecast Community Media broadcast automation, playout and content publishing platform. Available immediately, version 7.2 of the Cablecast software adds support for NewTek’s popular NDI media-over-IP technology alongside new clip trimming and metadata tagging capabilities. Many community media organizations now use NewTek’s TriCaster or another NDI-enabled solution as their production switcher. Cablecast 7.2 can ingest NDI streams from such systems from […]

Side Street Post And VFX Opt For GB Labs SPACE SSD

GB Labs, providers  of storage solutions for the media and entertainment industries, said today that Side Street Post and VFX, Vancouver, supported by GDS Communications, has chosen GB Labs’ SPACE SSD NAS shared storage system to drive Side Street’s DaVinci Resolve Studio systems. More than 300TB of GB Labs “SPACE SSD” shared storage solution, with […]

Telestream Streamlines UHD Post-Production With PRISM Waveform Monitor Software

Telestream, a provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for the production and distribution of video, today announced the latest software for its PRISM Waveform Monitor. Built for post-production, live production and engineering, the latest release supports enhanced test tools for UHD and 4K/8K with RGB 4:4:4 12-bit HDR/WCG […]

IBC Details Showcase, Future Plans

The Sept 8-11 virtual event, both live and on demand, will focus on enabling media and entertainment technology and service companies to overcome COVID-19 sales generation challenges and drive virtual engagement.

Latakoo Introduces Dalies Workflow Tool

Latakoo, a developer of software solutions for the broadcast production industry, has announced the release of its new Latakoo Dalies. Aimed at production companies, Dalies is a time and cost savings workflow tool that lets video professionals rapidly ingest video files from the shoot location to the Latakoo cloud for post editing. Latakoo Dalies has […]