SSL ORIGIN Mixing Console Now Shipping Worldwide

Solid State Logic says its new ORIGIN analog mixing console is now shipping to global partners and dealers. SSL says ORIGIN “brings an unprecedented degree of sonic performance and flexibility to the modern production studio; all for under $50,000.” As the first large large-format analog studio mixing console from SSL in over a decade, ORIGIN […]

Sarah Deas Joins Pixel Power To Strengthen Sales Team

Pixel Power, a global provider of graphics production and playout automation, has appointed Sarah Deas to its head office team. Deas will provide internal sales support to the sales teams in the Cambridge base and regional offices in North America, South-East Asia and the Middle East. Pixel Power said it “continues to invest in staff […]

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TVN Tech | AI Gains Traction In Captioning Market

AI- and cloud-based captioning systems offer ever-improving accuracy for broadcasters, while the real incentive to adopt them is dramatically lower costs than manual captioning workflows.

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FCC: Stations Can’t Use Vacant Chs. For 3.0

The FCC has resolved some major outstanding issues in its framework for a transition to the ATSC 3.0 broadcast transmission standard. It declined to allow vacant in-band channels to be used for ATSC 3.0 deployment, which broadcasters sought but computer companies opposed because they want to use those channels for wireless broadband.

Megaphone TV Unveils Remote Production Solution

Megaphone TV today launched Talk Show, a professional broadcast tool for creating live and recorded TV shows or video content in the social distancing era. Talk Show was developed with broadcasters in mind, offering a suite of essential features including: Realtime video conferencing with less than 0.5 sec delay Simple to use: 100% browser-based, works […]

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3 Pittsburgh Stations Launch 3.0 Broadcasts

WPGH, WTAE and WPNT roll out the new television transmission technology.

Ross Launches AirCleaner-2

As part of the Ross Live | 2020 program, Ross announced today the launch of AirCleaner-2, a new and “substantially upgraded version” of its live event protection delay solution. Live events can often be highly unpredictable, and broadcasters and webcasters want to mitigate the risk of transmitting any offensive, inappropriate language or visuals that could upset their […]

Dalet, Bitmovin Join Forces To Power OTT For Australia’s National Rugby League

Dalet and Bitmovin announced today a new collaboration designed to improve preparation and accelerate delivery of OTT content for broadcasters, sports leagues and teams, brands, and other media-rich companies. The first organization to take advantage of the new technology partnership is Australia’s National Rugby League (the NRL). The workflow integration, which features the advanced media […]

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Openings In TV Sales And Operations

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings in Richmond and Memphis for a senior sales account exec and a technical media producer, which combines the roles of a traditional newscast director and master control operator.

One Media: DTS Boosts Broadcast Localism

One Media, which is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, said the FCC should adopt the “modest” modifications to its plan for deployment of the ATSC 3.0 advanced broadcast transmission standard, but should also look to be a little less modest, including recognizing the value of distributed transmission to localism. That came in comments on the FCC’s recent rulemaking.

OPEN MIKE FROM MATT ALLARD

IP Is Multi-User Connectivity’s Only Path Forward

The pandemic is hastening the departure of SDI-based infrastructures, leaving IP as the only viable way to ensure global, multi-user connectivity.

AccuWeather Launches StoryTeller+ Touch Screen Solution

AccuWeather today introduced the proprietary StoryTeller+, an all-in-one interactive touch screen solution designed to meet the heavy demands of newsrooms covering multiple angles of all stories. The suite of applications within this technology supports a range of features in news stories, including live audience feedback, breaking news, weather, primetime segments and election coverage, which is […]

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TVN Tech | COVID-19 Won’t Derail Set Design Trends

Despite pushing newsrooms temporarily into mostly remote production, set design vendors say COVID-19 won’t have a lasting effect on where sets were heading before the pandemic. They say viewers are likely to see more LED panels and walls, virtual sets and augmented and virtual reality usage in news studios. Above, for the TF1 broadcast news studio in France, Planar delivered a 750-square-foot curved video wall.

New NextGen Video Alliance Launches

The NextGen Video Information Systems Alliance coalition brings together providers of advanced broadcast and multichannel TV solutions to accelerate the deployment of ATSC 3.0.

WORKING LUNCH WEBINAR

IPG/Magna’s Doyle, Dentsu Aegis’ Gundry Join Optimizing Spot TV Webinar

Kathy Doyle, EVP local investment at IPG/Magna, and Heather Gundry, SVP group media director at Dentsu/Aegis, have joined the panel of leading spot TV marketplace executives who will gather for a TVNewsCheck webinar, Optimizing Spot TV in a Challenging Economy. Set for Thursday, June 25, at 1 p.m. ET, the webinar will address how the global coronavirus pandemic has affected their business. They will consider geo-targeting in a patchwork of DMAs in different stages of coping with the crisis; new categories and opportunities, and progress on impression-based selling, performance-based campaigns and the rollout of technologies to streamline and optimize transactions. Register here

OPEN MIKE FROM JONATHAN MORGAN

The COVID Effect On Cloud Storage

In the pandemic rush to transfer legacy tape archives to the cloud, media companies may be overlooking potential pitfalls.

Pegasus Beyond The Plow: Broadcast TV’s Path To Innovation

SCTE-ISBE Sets Virtual Cable-Tec Expo

Latakoo, AP ENPS Collaborate On File Delivery

Latakoo’s integration with AP’s ENPS allows large organizations to collect assignments created in ENPS, as well as update existing assignments in ENPS with files uploaded from Latakoo. The company says integration of these two platforms “means assignments can be easily matched with video files delivered by Latakoo — making tracking stories and their related files, efficient and intuitive.”

Updating ATSC Standard Could End Manual Channel Rescans

Linius Signs Deal With Sky Italia For Personalized TV Trial

Italian football fans are set for an enhanced viewer experience following a deal between Linius Technologies and Italy’s largest pay TV broadcaster, Sky Italia, to deliver a personalized TV trial for selected subscribers. Under the agreement, Sky Italia will use Linius’ services to develop personalized channels for testing within its subscriber base. It’s expected to […]

DPG Media Launches Digital Channel With Qvest.Cloud’s Q.Air

With the cloud-based playout solution Q.Air, which is based on Qvest Media’s multicloud management platform Qvest.Cloud, the Belgian media company DPG Media’s daily newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws (HLN) launched its new digital channel HLN Live. The cloud-based playout automation Q.Air is orchestrated with the multicloud management platform Qvest.Cloud and runs on the AWS cloud infrastructure. […]

Android TV Takes Major Step In US Market With Integration Into TCL Smart TVs

Synamedia And AWS Join Forces To Accelerate End-To-End Cloud TV Deployments

Synamedia, a global, independent video software provider, today announced its collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS). By combining AWS’s public cloud expertise with Synamedia’s video software expertise, the two firms aim to accelerate the adoption of cloud TV services worldwide. Video service providers get to create and monetize compelling multi-screen video experiences using Synamedia’s Infinite cloud TV […]

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Openings For Sales Director, Chief Engineer, Creative Services Video Producer

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a sales director experienced in diginet business, a chief engineer and video producer in creative services. The openings are located in New York, Iowa and Alabama.

WORKING LUNCH WEBINAR

TVN To Present: Optimizing Spot TV In A Challenging Economy

Leading spot TV advertising and technology executives will address how the global coronavirus pandemic has affected their business during a TVNewsCheck Working Lunch Webinar set for June 25 at 1 p.m. ET. Speakers will talk about geo-targeting in a patchwork of DMAs in different stages of coping with the crisis; new categories and opportunities, and progress on impression-based selling, performance-based campaigns and the rollout of technologies to streamline and optimize transactions. Register here

 

NAB Wants New Rules For Broadcast Internet

The National Association of Broadcasters this week recommended to the FCC that it adopt new ownership rules that would encourage broadcasters to offer “Broadcast Internet” services via ATSC 3.0 (aka NextGen TV).

Comark Adds Two New Air-Cooled Transmitters

Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark, a manufacturer and supplier of DTV transmitters, encoding systems and associated field services for over 45 years, has introduced the E-Compact EC702MP-BB3 (250W) and EC704MP-BB3 (500W) series high-efficiency air-cooled solid-state UHF DTV transmitters.  These transmitters are being released specifically for requirements of the LPTV repack market. These two new models, EC702MP-BB3 […]

Digital Alert Systems Offering V4 Price Relief Program

Digital Alert Systems, a global provider in emergency communications solutions for media providers, has introduced a new price relief program for its family of Emergency Alert System (EAS) devices. To help ensure that critical emergency communications are as robust and reliable as possible during the current COVID-19 pandemic, Digital Alert Systems has reduced the price […]

Renewed Vision Adds Live Streaming, Recording To ProPresenter

Hot on the heels of its upgraded version 7.0 release, Renewed Vision unveiled another new update of its flagship ProPresenter live presentation and production software. ProPresenter 7.1 adds new live streaming and recording capabilities that benefit customers immediately amid today’s restrictions on in-person gatherings while furthering Renewed Vision’s goal of expanding the highly-acclaimed software into a complete, all-in-one, live production and streaming […]