Margaret Craig, the CEO of file transfer provider Signiant Inc., made the following announcement: “To support the media industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, Signiant is taking the unprecedented step of offering unlimited users to Media Shuttle customers. As the virus changes work patterns across the industry, it is more vital than ever for media professionals […]
Good news for the millions who suddenly find themselves working from home in the new coronavirus age: the core of the U.S. internet network can handle the virus-related surge in demand it now faces as it has evolved to be able to easily handle bandwidth-hungry streaming services. The caveat is video conferencing may stumble if too many people in one household try to do it at once, but otherwise experts say the system is “massively over-provisioned.”
In order to mitigate the effect of not attending NAB Show 2020, Ross will be running a series of online presentations, webinars and demonstrations to ensure that our partners and customers can still learn about our new solutions and how we remain committed to the live production industry.
On Friday, IP video solutions provider TVU Networks made the following announcement: “With COVID-19 spreading quickly and widely across the U.S., we understand as a news organization you have a duty to keep the public informed as to the severity of the outbreak and efforts by local officials to contain the virus. “As we have […]
With the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City essentially out of commission while it’s cleaned, the network’s flagship affiliate WCBS originated its newscasts from KCBS Los Angeles March 12 and 13.
News of the NAB Show’s cancellation Wednesday left the show’s organizers, vendors and broadcasters scrambling to calculate their losses and frame out alternatives to conduct crucial business usually handled there.
Artificial intelligence continues to help news organizations automate more taxing workflows. AI is making ongoing progress with autoclipping to generate news and sports highlights, metadata tagging and accelerating live research and real time content indexing. It’s also pushing into new fronts like delivering smooth slow motion without a super slow motion camera. Above: AI drives EVS’s new Overcam for offside camera positions during soccer games and reduces the need for camera operators for those locations.
Policymakers “need to take a fresh look at existing allocations of spectrum, including the allocation of spectrum to broadcasters” to determine if “that spectrum is still needed by the broadcast industry or if it is better used in other areas,” said Jim Ciconni, senior EVP of AT&T at a Washington think tank event.
TVNewsCheck introduces Virtual NAB, a web page aggregating news, analysis and opinion related to the now-postponed trade show. In addition, TVN also rolls out Working Lunch, a home for webinars sponsored by thought leaders driving the conversation electronically or announcing new solutions that would have been unveiled in Las Vegas.
CEO Gordon Smith says the association is reviewing options for the event later this year. The annual gathering generated $46.7 million in revenue for NAB in 2018.
Despite canceling its physical attendance, EVS is currently working on a plan to introduce its new products and solutions and to remain engaged with the NAB community.
“With travel restrictions and other safety measures already in place, we now have to get creative and explore alternative ways of connecting with current and potential customers around the globe.”
New product announcements and featured customer presentations will debut online in April.
While reports of exhibitors backing out of the upcoming NAB Show are occurring on an almost daily basis, one major exhibitor says it stays committed to being in Las Vegas next month. Acknowledging the seriousness of the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, Steve Wind-Mozley, CMO of Vizrt Group, said “We will not opt out of the global community we serve, so whilst we respect the difficult decisions some of our industry colleagues have made with regards to show attendance, we choose a different path. We remain focused on supporting our customers to the best of our ability and if that means greeting them on our booth at NAB and it’s safe to do so, we’ll have the coffee on.”
Instead, the German company will introduce new flash-based storage technologies, on-premise AI, remote collaboration and smart workflow automation through a series of events in the Los Angeles area and webinars that will be announced via its website and social media channels.
Avid’s new product introductions will take place online in April. Avid and ACA will host regional Connect events after public safety is assured.
CEO Fred Fourcher, said: “As difficult as it was to make this decision, we believe in upholding our corporate promise of providing peace of mind to our community of employees, customers and colleagues. We are taking the stance of being overly sensitive and responsible to their health and well-being.”
Marketing Director Michelle Maddox said today: “We will truly miss the opportunity to share our new products and meet new customers and close friends. However, we can not in good faith attend the NAB Show this year. We look forward to sharing many exciting announcements in the next few weeks.”
CABSAT 2020 has announced that it is postponing its conference by about seven months, moving from its original date of March 31-April 2 to Oct. 26-28. While not specifically mentioning it, the organization makes heavy allusions that the reason for postponement is because of the coronavirus.
Dalet, a provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, today announced the appointment of Bea Alonso to director of global product marketing. With strategic oversight of Dalet’s expanded product marketing team and technology partnerships, Alonso collaborates with Dalet product management, sales and corporate marketing groups to define and execute all go-to-market strategy […]
On Monday, the Adobe Blog posted: “Each year, we look forward to seeing our video community at NAB to talk about the latest trends and our product innovations. Over the past few weeks, we have been closely monitoring and evaluating the situation around COVID-19 and have made the difficult but important decision to cancel our presence at the show this year. While we are disappointed, the health and safety of our employees, customers and partners are always our priority. We look forward to engaging with our NAB community through a digital experience in the near future.”
CEO David Ross says the company is “developing contingency plans and will be virtualizing many elements of the show to ensure that our customers still learn about everything new from Ross.”
Syncbak, a platform for live local OTT, on Friday announced it will stream long-time station partner KTUU Anchorage’s coverage of the Iditarod Sled Dog race on its streaming platform, SBTV. This marks the third consecutive year that Gray Television’s NBC affiliate KTUU has offered out-of-market audiences across the nation an exclusive opportunity to view the […]
The audio tech firm based in Pompton Plains, N.J., called the move a “difficult decision … made as a precaution to keep everyone involved as safe and healthy as possible.”
NAB said it is monitoring the situation in Las Vegas on the news of the first cases of coronavirus in Nevada. It said the show is still a “go” for April 18-22, but in light of the news out of Nevada, it has contacted public health officials there, as well as the Las Vegas Convention Center and its other show partners, to “assess the situation” and learn what their increased protocols are to protect the health and safety of attendees.
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Video Assist 3.1 and Blackmagic RAW 1.7 which add support for Blackmagic RAW recording from Panasonic EVA1 and Canon C300 MK II cameras on the new Blackmagic Video Assist 12G models. This update lets customers take advantage of Blackmagic RAW workflows and allows dramatically improved quality and creativity in the […]
Ross Appoints Karen Walker VP Camera Motion Systems Ross Video today named Karen Walker to the newly created role of vice president of camera motion systems. She has previously held senior commercial and management roles in high-technology manufacturing organizations, and brings a wealth of experience in the global broadcast market to Ross having previously managed […]
Coronavirus concerns have seen Informa, organizer of Broadcast Asia, postpone the 2020 edition to Sept. 29-Oct. 1. The event was originally scheduled for June 9-11 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
Aperi, a provider of virtualized media production, today announced that its Live IP media virtualization platform and software product portfolio has been acquired by Net Insight AB, a global specialist in media networks and resource optimization. “The Aperi product line, with its unique low-latency V-Stack hypervisor and open App/microservices store concept, will benefit from Net Insight’s global leadership, […]