AP Turns To Telemetrics Robotic Camera Systems For Underwater Sports Photos At Olympics

A unique underwater camera system designed and built by Telemetrics, a provider of robotic camera control systems, will be deployed by the Associated Press at this year’s major sporting event in Tokyo to capture still images of the swimmers and divers as they hit the water and swim up from the bottom of the pool during […]

Digital Nirvana Launches New Metadata Automation Platform For Avid Interplay

Smart TV Penetration In North America To Surpass 90% Of Homes By 2024


NBC Olympics Using Dell Storage Systems For Olympics

NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected Dell Technologies to provide high-performance storage systems for its production of the Summer Games in Tokyo, Japan, from July 23 to Aug. 8. NBC Olympics will use the Dell EMC PowerScale family of storage systems to digitally store video content captured at the Tokyo Olympics for […]

TVU Networks Supporting Broadcasters In Tokyo

TVU Networks, a provider of cloud and IP-based live video solutions, has rolled out support of new and existing customers on site at the Summer Olympic Games, even before the event’s official start. It services from Tokyo range from last-minute mobile transmitters, to live pool feeds, to free use of TVU Anywhere for athlete interviews, to […]

EditShare Celebrates Record 2Q, Makes Executive Promotions

EditShare, a technology provider of collaborative media workflow software, wrapped up second-quarter 2021 results with 45% growth over the second quarter of the previous year. Significant contributions to growth include an increase in cloud deployments, a key industry win with leading Boston public broadcaster GBH, deals with ministries such as Hillsong and King Jesus, and demand […]

Carlyle To Acquire LiveU

The global investment firm is purchasing the pioneer of a bonded cellular technology-based live video transmission.

NFL Films’ Creative Force Steve Sabol Enters Hall Of Fame

This year’s “Hard Knocks” series with the Dallas Cowboys will mark the first time one of its teams is in the Hall of Fame game. It is fitting because the creator of the series was enshrined into the hall earlier this year. “Hard Knocks,” which started 20 years ago, is one of Steve Sabol’s many […]

Blackbird Shares To Trade On U.S. OTC Market

Blackbird plc, the developer and seller of the patented cloud native video editing platform, Blackbird, announced that it has submitted an application to the OTC Markets Group for the company’s ordinary shares to begin cross-trading on the OTCQX Best Market, under the ticker BBRD, on Wednesday, July 28, which will make Blackbird shares more widely available […]

‘Unprecedented’ Consumer Demand Will Fuel Record 2021 Tech Revenue

Retail sales revenue for the tech industry in the U.S. will reach a record-breaking $487 billion in 2021, a 7.5% pop from 2020, thanks to “unprecedented consumer demand,” according to a new report by the Consumer Technology Association. The report also predicts that NextGen TVs that are capable of receiving ATSC 3.0 broadcasts will see shipments increase nearly sixfold to 2.1 million units. That will produce retail revenue of $3.9 billion, up 425%.

SCTE Opens Cable-Tec Expo 2021 Registration

EEG Video’s CCMatch Delay Parameter Delivers Reduced Caption Latency

EEG Video, a provider of closed captioning technology, has released its CCMatch delay parameter. With this new feature, users of EEG’s Falcon can now match video and audio with captions so there is no delay. The CCMatch feature was originally introduced for EEG Video’s flagship hardware encoder, helping broadcasters meet stringent FCC Quality Rules for synchronization between captions […]

Imagine Communications Introduces Nexio NewsCraft

Drawing on a heritage of more than 20 years in newsroom production, Imagine Communications is introducing what it calls “a powerful new approach to content access, management and multiplatform delivery” — Nexio NewsCraft — “a high-value, remote-friendly, all-in-one news production solution that enables organizations to work smarter and more efficiently ― ensuring every news story […]

Dalet Updates CubeNG News Graphics Platform

Dalet, a technology and service provider for media-rich organizations, has introduced key updates to its Dalet CubeNG platform, a graphics solution for news workflows. Fully integrated across Dalet Unified News Operations, Dalet CubeNG leverages the Brainstorm real-time graphics engine to deliver 2D and 3D branding as well as engaging visual storytelling across broadcast, social and digital channels. The scalable, […]

NewBlue Uses Blackmagic APIs To Create New Capabilities For ATEM Switchers

NewBlue Inc. is using Blackmagic Design’s line of ATEM production switchers and DeckLink capture and playback devices as part of its live production and post-production line of products. Through the combination, customers are able to create broadcast quality real time graphics, titling and animations for any type of live event quickly and affordably. NewBlue broadcast […]

Cobalt Iron Enhances Compass Support for Amazon Web Services With Management of Virtual Machine Snapshots

Cobalt Iron, a provider of SaaS-based enterprise data protection, is bolstering its support for Amazon Web Services (AWS). In addition to backup and data protection, the company’s Compass enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform now enables “seamless” management of AWS virtual machine (VM) snapshots. Through this new capability, Compass users are able to manage backup retentions and […]

Spanish National Sports Streaming Powered By Blackmagic Design

Terrible Producciones, a Spanish live production house, has implemented an end-to-end streaming workflow based on Blackmagic Design hardware for numerous national sporting federations. Based in Valladolid, Spain, the live production and streaming specialist has been producing content for a host of partners including Spanish Segunda División (football), Liga ASOBAL (handball), División de Honor de Rugby (rugby) and la […]

NEP Group Provides Broadcast And Live Events Support For Identity At G7 Summit

When the leaders of seven of the world’s most advanced economies gathered for the 47th G7 Summit in the southwest of England, NEP Group was there to support creative production agency Identity as it brought the event to millions of viewers around the world. Identity used NEP’s technical expertise, infrastructure and facilities for both the broadcast and audiovisual solutions. […]

New Planar CarbonLight VX Series Optimized For On-Camera Virtual Production

Planar, a global provider of visualization technology, has introduced its CarbonLight VX Series, a line of LED display solutions optimized to meet the needs of the exploding virtual production (VP) and extended reality (XR) markets. Featuring a lightweight, patented carbon fiber construction, the Planar CarbonLight VX Series supports indoor fine pitch LED video wall, ceiling […]

Winston Er Named Sales Director, APAC At TAG

TAG Video Systems, a provider of probing, monitoring and multiviewing platforms, has strengthened its support of the key APAC region by naming Winston Er as sales director, APAC. Er, an industry veteran with extensive experience in APAC, is the fourth new team member to join the company in the past month as it expands its global presence in response to […]

Griffin Moving Corporate, KWTV Ops To Downtown Oklahoma City

Griffin Communications will relocate its corporate headquarters and CBS affiliate KWTV facility to downtown Oklahoma City in 2022. The company will spend more than $25 million to purchase and renovate the Century Center building at the corner of Sheridan and Robinson.

Sinclair Names John McClure VP-Chief Information Security Officer

Sinclair Broadcast Group today appointed John McClure vice president and chief information security officer. In this newly created role, he will lead the company’s information security program across all business functions. Additionally, Mr. McClure will define and be responsible for creating and executing Sinclair’s security vision, strategy and operating model across its entire portfolio. McClure […]

6 Sacramento Stations Launch NextGen TV

KOVR, KCRA, KQCA, KTXL, KXTV and KUVS are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

Technical Services Group Operating From A New, Expanded Facility

Technical Services Group (TSG), a broadcast engineering and commercial AV solutions provider, has completed its move to its new facility in Baton Rouge, La. With 36,000 square feet of interior floor space, the building is almost six times larger than the company’s previous headquarters. The new building’s 25,000-square-foot warehouse and staging area, complete with tractor trailer loading zones and multiple forklifts, can accommodate equipment needs for larger projects. There are […]

AJA Introduces New openGear Fiber To 12G-SDI Converters

AJA Video Systems has expanded its lineup of openGear compatible 12G-SDI Fiber Converters with a pair of new OG-FiDO 12G cards for receiving signals from LC Fiber or ST Fiber and converting those signals to baseband 12G-SDI. OG-FiDO-R-12G-ST is a Fiber receiver that supports single-channel conversion from ST Fiber to 12G-SDI, and OG-FiDO-2R-12G offers dual-channel conversion […]

Seattle Channel Deploys PlayBox Neo For Playout

When long-time PlayBox Neo customer the Seattle Channel first purchased two AirBox Neo servers in 2007, the servers were to be used for 24/7, multi-format playout with one as the main unit and the other providing redundancy. Since then, the government access channel operating out of Seattle City Hall has taken full advantage of several of the system’s lesser […]

Univision Chooses Blackbird To Drive Streaming Video Production Efficiencies

Univision has entered into a multi-year deal to deploy the cloud native video editing platform Blackbird to drive large-scale video production efficiencies across its streaming and digital media operations. Blackbird was selected by Univision for professional-grade, ultra-efficient cloud native video editing and publishing of content across its streaming and digital media operations. Univision’s multi-site production team will […]

Telestream Offers Vantage Integration Within BroadView OnDemand Platform

Telestream, a provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for the production and distribution of video, today announced a new integration of the Vantage Media Processing Platform within BroadView’s OnDemand software to provide advanced transcoding and automated media workflows. Based in Toronto, BroadView Software supplies a broadcast management system […]

Chyron’s Prime Live Platform 4.1 Features Automated Production Control, Enhanced Switcher Functionality

Chyron today rolled out the 4.1 release of its Prime Live Platform featuring broadcast-quality production capabilities that are flexible and scalable. The platform is environment-agnostic: deployable on-prem, in the cloud or as a hybrid integration. This release premieres Prime Commander, a new automated production control module for accessible production automation. This release also brings additional […]


For Media Supply Chains, Put People On Par With Tech

Executives at a TVNewsCheck webinar last week said that broadcasters mulling investments in new cloud-based workflows should spend as much time thinking about inherent changes for their personnel as they do considering which software vendors and cloud platforms they might use.