New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a news director, creative services director and systems engineer at stations owned by NBC, Meredith and Lockwood in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Virginia.
Frame.io, a video review and collaboration platform used by over one million filmmakers and media professionals, today announced it has raised a $50 million Series C round to help support its next big push into cloud-enabled motion picture workflows. Frame.io will also use this round of financing to continue its deep investment into airtight security, intuitive UX, […]
Technology executives from CBS Owned Stations, Disney ABC TV Group, Meredith and Masstech look at 2020’s horizon line and the looming challenges of IP, the cloud, multiplatform workflow and more at the seventh annual NewsTECHForum next month.
News organizations are increasingly using breakthroughs in technology to allow journalists to remotely, yet quickly, deliver more content over multiple platforms. The advances range from improved cellular networks that speed transmission of content from the field to the newsroom and cameras capable of streaming and providing remote video, to a host of tools available for journalists to remotely edit and produce content while collaborating with their newsrooms. Above, Grass Valley’s new GV Alyve, released at this year’s IBC Show, gives reporters a “virtual control room in the cloud” for production and distribution of video and livestream content. (Source: Grass Valley)
Applicaster today announced it has partnered with Nexstar-owned WGN America to build the media organization’s first mobile experience. WGN America is the flagship entertainment network of Nexstar Media Group and is nationally distributed across 75 million homes historically via cable, satellite and telecommunications. The new WGN America app was developed using Applicaster’s SaaS app management […]
GatesAir, a global provider of wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for TV and radio broadcasters, has received a new TV transmission order from Doordarshan, India’s national broadcaster, to strengthen analog UHF television coverage in the Jammu region. GatesAir, Doordarshan’s exclusive TV transmission supplier since 2012, will deliver six digital-ready Maxiva ULX liquid-cooled transmitters by the end of 2019. The transmitters integrate GatesAir’s APEX […]
MOBITV, a global provider of app-based TV video delivery solutions, will use Telia Carrier’s global IP backbone to provide scalable capacity and connectivity for MOBITV’s pay TV operator customers across the U.S. For a first-rate viewing experience, video consumers need consistently reliable, redundant, and robust connectivity to the app-based TV video provider’s data center. MOBITV […]
Broadpeak, a provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay TV operators worldwide, is now a member of ETSI, a leading standardization organization for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) standards fulfilling European and global market needs. By joining ETSI, Broadpeak said it will “play an important role in […]
Twin Cities PBS recently used robotic camera control equipment from Telemetrics for a taping of Suze Orman at the New World Center in Miami. The show, Suze Orman’s Ultimate Retirement Guide, was recorded for a special fundraising drive at numerous PBS stations across the country over the next year. A “pledge set portion” of the PBS show […]
A founding father of DTV discusses the waterfront of issues facing the television industry.
NBC announced on Tuesday that it has promoted Solomon to executive president and producer of the network’s Olympics unit, becoming the first woman to be an executive producer for a network sports division.
Executives from Fox Owned Stations, Gray Television and ABC News will chart a path to friction-free, story-centric news workflows at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum next month.
Privately held, minority-owned Spanish-language broadcaster Liberman Broadcasting (LBI Media) produces more than 50 hours of original television programming each week. LBI Media’s fast-paced news studios require adaptable, quick to set up and easy to operate audio solutions. LBI Media relies on Calrec Audio’s Brio 36 and Summa digital audio consoles. “We chose Calrec based on […]
News leaders from Hearst, the Associated Press and E.W. Scripps will share strategies for covering the contentious 2020 election season during the opening panel at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum next month.
MyNetworkTV affiliate WKTC Columbia, S.C. (DMA 75), contacted NVerzion to explore possibilities on updating some aging gear. It needed to consider replacing an automation system, a router and an old multichannel server. “General Manager Stefanie Rein and Chief Engineer David Canfield loved the fact that we jumped in and proceeded to draw out a solution […]
Syncbak today announced the addition of Cowles Media stations have joined the lineup of live local broadcast programming using Syncbak’s its direct-to-consumer OTT app, SBTV. Cowles will immediately fire up 14 channels across six markets spanning central Washington to eastern Montana on the live local OTT platform reaching viewers anytime, anywhere on any device. SBTV […]
U.K.-based ATG Danmon has finished construction of a full broadcast-quality news studio facility for Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies. The project coincides with a relocation to new city-center premises situated next to BBC facilities. Cardiff University will use the facility to train the next generation of television, radio, online and printed-media journalists. […]
Viaccess-Orca (VO), an Orange Group company and a global OTT and provider of TV platforms, content protection and advanced data solutions, said the Malian Transmission and Broadcasting Corp. (SMTD) in West Africa has chosen VO’s cardless Conditional Access System (CAS) to secure its free-to-view and pay-TV platforms as part of a nationwide government initiative to […]
Arvato Systems has been working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a cloud service provider for several years. And the cloud business of the IT specialist is growing steadily. Arvato Systems and Amazon Web Services have now agreed to purchase AWS services with a value of several million euros. By 2017, Arvato Systems and Amazon […]
Audio over IP (AoIP) networking technology is experiencing higher adoption among TV broadcasters, prompted in part by a new transport standard ensuring more interoperability. Many of those embracing IP no longer think of audio production as an island, but as connected networks prompting interoperability to become an important factor. Above, SSL’s System T AoIP production system runs on COTS hardware like Cisco switches.
Pioneering TV journalists and newsroom leaders from NBC, ABC, Tegna, Dalet and Newsy will share how they’re creating fresh narrative thinking and incorporating emerging digital technologies to expand the boundaries of broadcast news reporting at TVNewsCheck’s seventh annual NewsTECHForum.
TiVo has set a deadline of sorts regarding plans to split out its products and its intellectual property/licensing businesses, predicting that it will complete the move by April 2020. Tied to an effort to goose shareholder value and reduce the complexities of its businesses, TiVo announced the plan to split into two separate, publicly traded companies in May 2019.
Larger networks and sports broadcasters are in the vanguard of IP routing, but local stations are following more slowly. Business needs are driving the pace of transition, and HD-SDI routers are far from disappearing. NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ new facility for WCAU-WWSI, its Philadelphia duopoly, uses Grass Valley control software and IPG (IP gateway) cards working with Cisco switches to bridge the HD-SDI and IP worlds.
Ross Video is the winner of a 2019 Best Ottawa Business award, the third time that Ross has been recognized by the organizers following David Ross’ CEO of the Year award in 2017 and a Best Business award in 2015. The BOBs (as the awards have come to be known) are a joint initiative of […]
Verance and Extreme Reach today announced plans to jointly bring new, household-level addressable and cross-platform reporting capabilities to market. The partnership combines Verance’s open standard Aspect watermarking technology with ER’s AdBridge asset management platform for TV and video ad creative. The partnership will make Verance insights available to AdBridge clients on both the buy and sell side, providing […]