Broadcast Asia: Actus Digital Integrates OTT Monitoring And AI-based Workflows Into Compliance And Intelligent Monitoring

Actus Digital, a solutions provider for compliance logging and Intelligent broadcast and OTT monitoring, will introduce two new products along with significant improvements to the latest version of its AI-based Intelligent Monitoring Platform at the Broadcast Asia convention (June 7-9 at the Singapore Expo). An exhibitor since 2007 with a large customer and partnership base, […]

Dielectric President Keith Pelletier Wins Engineering Award From University Of Maine

Dielectric President and General Manager Keith Pelletier was recognized by his alma mater University of Maine with the Edward T. Bryand Distinguished Engineer Award at a recent special ceremony in Orono, Maine, where the 1998 UMaine alum was present to receive the award. Pelletier, who earned a BS in electrical engineering technology, was nominated by professor […]

Media Editing Software Vendor Avid Explores Sale

Avid Technology, a provider of video and audio editing software and equipment to TV, filmmakers and recording studios, is exploring a potential sale, according to people familiar with the matter. The Burlington, Mass.-based company is working with Goldman Sachs Group on the sale process and has asked for binding offers from interested parties, the sources said. Avid’s shares jumped 18% on the news to $24.35 in Wednesday afternoon trading, giving the company a market value of about $1 billion.


Musk Wants To Build A Digital Town Square. But His Debut For DeSantis Had A Tech Failure.

Elon Musk’s much-publicized Twitter Spaces kickoff event, with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announcing his run for president, struggled with technical glitches and a near half-hour delay Wednesday. The billionaire Twitter owner said the problems were due to “straining” servers because so many people were trying to listen to the audio-only event. But even at their highest, the number of listeners listed topped out at around 420,000, far from the millions of viewers that televised presidential announcements attract.

Former FCC Leaders Push Congress To Renew Auction Authority

A who’s who of former FCC leaders sent a letter to the chairs of the Energy & Commerce and Commerce, Science & Transportation committees urging Congress to restore the FCC’s spectrum auction authority as soon as practical. Signatories of the letter include Ajit Pai, Tom Wheeler, Mignon Clyburn, Julius Genachowski, Meredith Atwell Baker, Robert McDowell, Deborah Taylor Tate, Jonathan Adelstein, Michael Copps, William Kennard, Harold Furchtgott-Roth, Gloria Tristani, Rachelle Chong, Susan Ness, Reed Hundt and Dick Wiley.

AJA Executive Bryce Button Dies At 57

Waymark Signs Generative AI Deal For Local Radio Stations

Waymark, an AI video advertising platform for local businesses, has signed an agreement with Beasley Media Group to roll out Waymark’s generative AI technology across 29 Beasley-owned radio stations in top U.S. markets. Waymark’s AI-powered video platform lets local businesses generate commercials with professional voice-over in five minutes or less. The Waymark partnership gives Beasley Media […]

CPB Names Faisal Khan Executive Director, Next Generation Warning System

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has appointed Faisal Khan executive director of the Next Generation Warning System (NGWS), effective immediately. He will lead CPB’s work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency in implementing the NGWS grant program to create a more resilient and secure public alerting system through the U.S. public media system. “Faisal is […]


New Doppler Radar Service Helps Stations See Blind Spots In Their Coverage

TV stations are signing up for a new weather radar service that is filling the gaps that exist in the national weather radars. One station meteorologist says “if you asked any meteorologist in any of those markets, they would say this is so helpful.”

Telly Says 100,000 People Signed Up For Free TV Sets

Telly, which said it plans to provide 500,000 of its dual-screen TV sets to people for free, said that more than 100,000 signed up on its website in the first 36 hours. The company plans to give away the devices — worth $1,000 each, according to Telly — in order to make money by selling  data about viewers and selling advanced targeted advertising. Pictured: Telly’s dual-screen set with an ad from Kia.


Webinar will explore how cross-platform alerting drives audience engagement

TV stations now connect with audiences on many different platforms, and changing technology offers an opportunity to expand on a key strategy, weather alerting, making it the catalyst for a broader approach that includes lifestyle forecasts, school closings and more. Join TVNewsCheck and The Weather Company for an in-depth conversation about the changing world of alerting during a June 8 webinar. Register here.

Audinate Announces New Flexible Licensing For Dante Virtual Soundcard

Audinate, developer of the Dante AV over IP solution, announced the availability of transferrable licenses for the Dante Virtual Soundcard audio interface software. This new license type allows users to easily move a license from one computer to another. Dante Virtual Soundcard runs on Windows and macOS computers and provides an audio interface to applications […]

Registration Now Open For IBC 2023

IBC 2023 has opened for registration as the show looks to “drive innovation and empower people, energizing the media and entertainment industry through collaboration, learning, networking and business development.” IBC 2023 will bring together the entire global M&E content and technology community at the RAI Amsterdam from Sept. 15 to 18, propelling transformation across the sector and sparking conversation about […]

Chyron Live Provides Rochester University’s Student-Run Sports Network With Professional-Grade Production

Rochester University’s student-run live sports production team, Rochester Sports Network (RSN), has deployed the Chyron Live cloud-native all-in-one production platform to take its productions to the next level. Making a production switcher, real-time motion graphics, clip playout, and audio mixer modules available in an intuitive web-based production environment, Chyron Live enables RSN’s student volunteers to […]

Broadcast Asia: Leader To Show Latest Test & Measurement Innovations

Leader Electronics will show examples from its range of broadcast media measurement and analysis solutions on stand 6C3-07 at Broadcast Asia 2023, June 7-9. Making its first Broadcast Asia show appearance will be option LV5600-SER33 for the Leader LV5600 waveform monitor, and option LV7600-SER33 for the Leader LV7600 rasterizer. Each provides support for JPEG XS (SMPTE ST 2110-22) compressed signals up […]


AI Makes Big Progress In Broadcast Workflows

At this year’s NAB Show, while some of the focus on artificial intelligence could be attributed to mainstream buzz over new generative AI tools like OpenAI’s ChatGPT, broadcast vendors have been working on AI-based products for several years to tackle the more labor-intensive parts of the broadcast workflow. Pictured: Adobe’s text-based editing, in which the audio in news feeds is automatically transcribed upon ingest and displayed in a transcription window to the left of the editing interface.

Matrox Video And Ernitec Introduce Integrated Line Of Video Wall Servers

Video technology innovator Matrox Video is partnering with Danish video surveillance equipment manufacturer Ernitec to develop a video wall offering that will be sold exclusively through Ernitec’s European distributor, EET Group, alongside the rest of Ernitec’s workstations and servers. The collaboration, Matrox says, “was a natural fit considering EET already represents the Matrox Video product range. With […]

Digital Alert Systems Announces Version 5.1 Software For DASDEC And One-Net Emergency Messaging Platforms

Digital Alert Systems, a global provider of emergency communications solutions for media providers, has introduced a Version 5.1 software update for its DASDEC and One-Net platforms. This is the first time the Version 5 software series, with its new UI and upgraded operating system, has been available for older DASDEC-II and One-Net SE units in […]

Climavision And The Weather Company Team Up

Ever since Gary England showed the first radar image of a tornado on television back in 1973, a proprietary radar has been the ultimate differentiator for severe weather coverage on television. But owning a radar involves a large capital investment and significant ongoing expense — commitments that are more difficult in today’s broadcast landscape. And even those […]

Riedel Networks Appoints Timo Koch Chief Commercial Officer For Media Division

Riedel Networks, a Riedel Group company, has named Timo Koch chief commercial officer for its media division. Reporting to Michael Martens, CEO of Riedel Networks, Koch will oversee the company’s commercial and business development in the media and entertainment sector, extending its existing connectivity business to broadcast and live events while utilizing the group’s data […]

SMPTE Announces 2023 Section Election Results

Possible Cyberattack Disrupts The Philadelphia Inquirer

Employees of The Philadelphia Inquirer will not be permitted to work in the newsroom at least through Tuesday because access to the company’s internet servers has been disrupted.

Launch Of First TiVo-Based TVs Delayed To Second Half Of 2023

E.U. Approves Microsoft’s $69 Billion Deal For Activision

The green light follows objections to the blockbuster deal by American and British regulators on the grounds that it would undercut competition.

IATSE Launches Commission To Study Artificial Intelligence

Ithaca College Equips Communications Program With Solid State Logic System T S300 Consoles

The Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College in New York state, has been ranked over the years as a top school for journalism, film, media and entertainment in the U.S. by a number of organizations. To help prepare its students for careers in media and entertainment, the private college has installed two […]

Densitron Makes 3 Appointments To Expand Engineering, Sales & Business Development

Densitron, a global provider of display, touchscreen, computing and specialised ODM, has made three senior appointments as the company continues to grow its sales, business development and advanced engineering capacities. Allan Delaurier joins Densitron as vice president of sales, Americas; Chris Strellis becomes director of advanced engineering; and Takao Okada is now business development manager […]

TeraVolt Develops Lightning Application For RTL+ And Vodafone GigaTV

The streaming service RTL+ is now available on Vodafone’s TV platform as a pre-installed app. The basis for the GigaTV migration of RTL+ is the Metrological Lightning Framework. TeraVolt has specialized in developments in the Lightning Framework from Metrological (part of Comcast Technology Solutions) for years and was commissioned by RTL and Vodafone for the […]

Vizrt Intros New Cloud Products To Better Serve Content Creators Everywhere

Vizrt, a provider of real-time graphics and live production solutions for content creators, has introduced three new products — Viz Flowics, Viz Data Connectors and Viz Social — after integrating Flowics’ unique offerings into the wider Vizrt product portfolio. Vizrt says its new solutions with the addition of Flowics’ technologies, “simplifies production workflows for all […]

Pixotope Releases Pixotope Pocket For Virtual Production Education

Pixotope says it “just completely changed the game for virtual production education” with the release of Pixotope Pocket. Available as part of the Pixotope Education Program, the app gives aspiring virtual production professionals easy, unfettered access to augmented reality (AR) and virtual studio (VS) tools and workflows. Circumventing the need for a fully equipped studio, […]