TVU Networks Pulls Out Of NAB Show

The tech firm says it’s planning a virtual presence in partnership with the show’s organizers in light of coronavirus concerns.

Vizrt Group Leverages IP-Based Adaptive and Software-Defined Visual Storytelling

The Vizrt Group, parent company of the Vizrt, NewTek and NDI brands, has launched VizrTV and NewTekTV. These two “digital-first” communications platforms are designed to deliver key product awareness, innovation, and support messages to help customers and partners better adapt to changing market environments. The new online channels will be operational for CABSAT in Dubai and NAB 2020 […]


JVC Professional Introduces HEVC Encoder For Connected Cam Series At NAB

JVC Professional Video debuts its new KA-EN200G H.265/HEVC encoder at this year’s NAB Show (Booth C4417). Designed to deliver higher quality, lower bit-rate streaming, the plug-in H.265/HEVC module provides add-on value for the company’s Connected CAM series, which includes the GY-HC900, GY-HC500 and GY-HC550 camcorders. The JVC module fits into the expansion slot of any […]


TVN’s Women In Tech | SMPTE’s Lange Pushes More Standards, Members

Barbara Lange, SMPTE’s executive director, is one of TVNewsCheck’s 2020 Women in Technology Leadership Award honorees. Her forward-looking moves at the organization — digitizing its archives and growing and diversifying its membership chief among them — have pivoted SMPTE to feel more “like a 100-year-old startup.”


TVN’s Women In Tech | Pedrogo: Realizing CNN’s Vision Of Hudson Yards

Lisa Pedrogo played a key role in bringing CNN’s groundbreaking new IP-based facility in New York’s Hudson Yards to fruition. Her tenacity and generous leadership style have made her one of TVNewsCheck’s 2020 Women in Technology Leadership Award winners.


Nikon Pulling Out Of NAB Due To Coronavirus

Nikon is the first big-brand camera company to announce that it is not participating at NAB 2020 in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Convention Center Announces Additional Measures To Combat Coronavirus

NAB Show Still On

As of Tuesday (March 3), the NAB Show in Las Vegas April 18-22 is still on, according to a webpage the National Association of Broadcasters set up to keep interested parties up to date on its status relative to the coronavirus, with NAB saying its response to the virus threat would be based on facts, not fear.

ABC News Overhauls Main News Studio For Super Tuesday

Ooyala Flex Media Platform Moves Into Next Chapter With Dalet

Dalet, a provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, says it has made “significant advancements” with the development of the Ooyala Flex Media Platform. Acquired in July 2019, Dalet has accelerated engineering of the solution across four key areas: User Experience; Core Platform Performance and Features; APIs; and OTT workflows. The company […]

DSLR To Mobile: Dongles Tips And Tricks

AJA Video Systems Pulls Out Of NAB Show

The Grass Valley, Calif.-based provider of video acquisition, conversion, I/O and streaming solutions says that in light of coronavirus, it has “made this decision out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our employees and partners worldwide.”

Breaking News — At The Push Of A Button

When Cleveland anchor Damon Maloney suddenly has to jump on a breaking story and cover it live on his station’s streaming platforms, he knows he’s in good hands. His own. It’s no longer unusual for stations to offer original streaming content. But Gray’s CBS affiliate WOIO is betting that it can make its mark with breaking news on OTT platforms by adding distinctive elements to its coverage. And the approach relies on technology that puts the talent in the driver’s seat, requiring journalists like Maloney to function as reporter, anchor, producer, director and executive producer all at the same time.

Comcast Developing Hands-Free, Speech-Driven Remote

Stakeholders React To FCC’s White Spaces Item

The FCC’s decision today to expand the use of so-called “white spaces” TV spectrum for unlicensed wireless broadband drew quite a crowd Friday after a unanimous vote to allow for higher power and taller towers to extend the reach of unlicensed uses.

RDK Americas Summit Canceled Over Coronavirus Concerns


TVN Tech | Camera Robotics Get Smarter, Smoother

Robotic pedestals for newsroom cameras are fast evolving, allowing for more creative shots, AR and VR integration and far greater operational efficiency. Next up: full autonomy. Above: The Telemetrics OmniGlide Roving Platform features an innovative new drive system that is completely automated and leverages advanced software and XY sensors to “learn” the environment it is operating in.

Shreveport Duopoly Live Captions Newscasts With ENCO

KTBS (ABC) and KPXJ (CW) Shreveport, La. (DMA 86), needed a more streamlined and cost-efficient method of meeting FCC mandates for closed captions. After evaluating several captioning products, the evaluation team at KTBS LLC. chose ENCO’s enCaption4 automated closed captioning system. “The trend in broadcast TV today is towards producing more live, unscripted content,” said Bob Shafer, assistant chief engineer for KTBS-KPXJ. […]

RJI Drone Journalism Director Proposes ID Rule Alternative To FAA

WLVT Improves Production Workflows, On-Air Look With FOR-A

Lehigh Valley Public Media’s WLVT Bethlehem, Pa. (PBS39), upgraded its control room with FOR-A Corporation of America’s HVS-2000 HANABI video production switcher and ClassX broadcast graphics system. The new equipment has improved the on-air look of the station’s original programming as well as its live production workflows. For example, the HVS-2000 can load and playback […]

Arena Television Chooses Leader LV5350 Test Instruments

Arena Television, one of Europe’s largest independent providers of outside broadcast facilities, has purchased four Leader Electronics Corp. LV5350 waveform monitors for its new OB17 vehicle that operates from Arena’s Redhill Aerodrome headquarters in Surrey, England. One of Europe’s largest HD trucks, OB17 is a 16.5 metre long 32 tonne articulated vehicle with twin full-length […]

Broadpeak Launches S4Streaming

Broadpeak, a provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay TV operators worldwide, introduced S4Streaming, a technology that gives video service providers more control over streaming quality and bandwidth usage. Through a combination of server-side technologies, S4Streaming assesses and selects the appropriate quality for video streaming, ultimately reducing […]

Nordic Film Chooses ioGates Cloud-Based Video Platform

ioGates, provider of cloud-based tools for sharing and distributing professional media files, said that Nordic Film is using its professional-grade cloud-based video platform and easy-to-use web interface to share media and collaborate securely across departments and with external partners. One of Scandinavia’s largest private media organizations, Nordic Film has implemented the ioGates video platform across […]

RTW TouchMonitor With Ravenna/AES67 Now Shipping

RTW now is offering a new version of its TouchMonitor TM7 and TM9 models. These two new audio meters with I/O cards that are enabled for connecting with Ravenna or AES67-based IP Audio networks right out of the box is now available through RTW dealers worldwide. These new meters align with RTW’s strategic efforts to […]

Sonnet Offers Cost-Effective USB To 5 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

Sonnet Technologies announced the Solo5G USB 3 to 5 Gigabit Ethernet (5GbE) adapter, a new addition to Sonnet’s array of wired Ethernet network adapters. Featuring NBASE-T (multigigabit) Ethernet technology, the Solo5G adapter adds 5GbE and 2.5GbE network connectivity to a broad array of computers, enabling superfast data transfers over the existing Ethernet network cabling infrastructure found […]

TV Azteca Uses Dalet Galaxy To Expand Multiplatform Offerings

Dalet, a provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, today announced that Mexico’s TV Azteca has deployed Dalet Galaxy five workflow platform to reinvigorate the company’s content supply chain and deliver programming options faster to its audiences across all traditional, digital and social platforms. TV Azteca offers a wide range of entertainment […]

Public Stations Prep For NextGen Opportunities

The APTS Public Media Summit looked at how public stations can be a rich testing ground for new ATSC 3.0 capabilities.

FCC Preps Big Spectrum Moves

The FCC will be making some big spectrum-related decisions Friday (Feb. 28) at its February public meeting that will affect broadcast and cable operators. The commission is scheduled to vote on freeing up 300 MHz of the 500 MHz C-Band satellite spectrum for next-gen terrestrial wireless, in the process repacking satellite operators and their broadcast and cable clients into smaller space and potentially paying those satellite operators billions to exit the spectrum early.

HPA: 3.0 Can Give TV ‘Level Playing Field’

A “Broadcasters’ Panel” has been a fixture at the HPA Tech Retreat program for years. This year was no exception, with panelists discussing the future with NextGen TV and the the impact that the cloud and IP will have.

Vizio Is Adding Disney+ To Its Smart TV Platform