CBC Turns To APG Media Group On Election Night

Election nights have become one of TV’s biggest live events, so to maximize engagement and excitement during last night’s Canada’s 2019 federal election night coverage, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. built the country’s most technologically advanced live broadcast studio, where nearly every visible surface is an LED display — including the floor. The CBC tapped video […]

WRAL-WRAZ Raleigh Debuts New Set

Capitol Broadcasting’s WRAL and WRAZ Raleigh, N.C. (DMA 27) 50, launched a new set on Oct. 31 starting with their noon newscasts. The new set houses what the company believes to be the largest local news LED installation in the country. Not one, but two, LED screen arrays will help the WRAL News and Weather […]

Masstech Names James Whitebread New CDO

Masstech today appointed James Whitebread as chief digital officer. He has a 15-year background in product design and development for sports and media and entertainment (M&E), and extensive experience in telecoms and security. He has led product development and builds for diverse clients including IMG, BT, UEFA, Disney, Warner Bros., FIFA, Technicolor, Amazon Prime, TATA […]

BRAND CONNECTIONS

What’s In Store For TV And Video In 2030?

99 Over-The-Air Years And Counting

Broadcasting emerged on the AM band in the years immediately following World War I. Among the pioneers was Westinghouse Electric, whose KDKA Pittsburgh broadcast the results of the presidential election on Nov. 2, 1920, spurring radio into the commercial realm and establishing broadcasting’s interest in public affairs programming.

TECH ONE-ON-ONE WITH PAUL SHEN

TVN Tech | AI, Cloud Accelerating Production Efficiency

TVU CEO Paul Shen says AI-driven products and dramatic improvements in remote production and delivery to multiple platforms are streamlining news operations like never before.

Dalet AmberFin Release Adds Dolby Vision And Socionext Acceleration

Dalet, a provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, announced that the latest release of the Dalet AmberFin media processing platform “is the first software-based transcoding asset management system to include Dolby Vision technologies, a leading HDR technology for media professionals, studios and streaming service providers.” In addition to Dolby Vision and […]

Michael Hession Joins ASG To Lead Financial Operations

Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a media technology and engineering firm, said Michael Hession joined the company on Sept. 25 to manage business and financial operations. An industry veteran, Hession spent several years handling the finances for AKG Acoustics. When the company was acquired by Harman International, he was named CFO, vice president, and general manager […]

Solid State Logic Receives ST 2110 Certifications

Solid State Logic participated in the recent JT-NM Tested program, gaining “JT-NM Tested” ST 2110 certification for the recently released HC Bridge SRC and other devices from the SSL Network I/O range. These devices are compliant with ST 2110-30 and ST 2022-7 to conformance levels A, B and C, all of which can be used […]

Dalet Expands QC Support With Interra Partnership

Dalet, a provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, has expanded integration of the Interra Systems’ Baton platform to include the Ooyala Flex Media Platform. Cupertino, Calif.-based Interra Systems’ Baton is a machine learning- and AI-enabled automated file-based quality control (QC) platform. It provides quality and compliance checks for VOD content, in […]

Microdata Telecom Purchases Kaelus

Microdata Telecom, a supplier of RF conditioning solutions has acquired the Kaelus business from Infinite Electronics, a U.S.-based global supplier of electronic components. Kaelus is a global provider of test and measurement instruments, cell-site filters, combiners and tower-mounted amplifiers. Formed in 2010, Kaelus provides the telecommunications industry with testing and conditioning products that enable global […]

Weigel Relies On Cobalt Digital For EAS Insertion, CALM Compliance

Chicago-based Weigel Broadcasting Co., which owns and operates stations in nine markets in addition to MeTV and other digital multicast networks, is using Cobalt Digital’s software-defined 9922-FS-DSP platform for openGear frames to provide microservices for Emergency Alert System local insertion and CALM compliance for its terrestrial stations. Most recently, the company purchased five cards in March for KTLN, […]

Haivision Buys AI, Cloud Video Firm LightFlow

The expanded team combines edge video computing with cloud technology and machine learning to redefine and optimize end-to-end video streaming and workflow management.

Belden Puts Grass Valley Up For Sale

Belden said today it plans to divest its Grass Valley business. The company has retained JP Morgan to manage the sale process and is actively engaged with several parties. The news came as the company announced third quarter earnings; it is now reporting all Grass Valley-related revenues as “discontinued operations.”

Hill Warned About Possible C-Band Interference

Aerospace and defense industry contractors told the House Energy & Commerce Committee and Communications Subcommittee leadership today (Oct. 29) that they need to be cognizant of the potential for interference with an auction and repurposing of C-Band satellite spectrum for 5G.

Boris FX Wins Big At Engineering Emmy Awards

The Television Academy has honored Boris FX, a developer of visual effects plugins and applications, with three Engineering Emmy Awards. Boris FX Sapphire, Boris FX Mocha Pro, and Boris FX Silhouette have each been recognized for their technical achievements and contribution to the world of television. Boris FX products have played a major role in bringing feature film caliber effects […]

Matrox Now Shipping QuadHead2Go Multi-Monitor Controllers

Matrox Graphics Inc. is now shipping its Matrox QuadHead2Go multi-monitor controllers. Available in appliance and PCI Express card form factors, QuadHead2Go units are capable of driving four displays from one signal offering an easy and convenient path to next-generation video walls. The new multi-monitor controllers also feature a modular architecture that provides complete video wall scalability and […]

TVN’S TV2020 CONFERENCE

TVN Tech | Broadcasters Take Long View On 3.0 Payoff

The newly-rechristened NextGen TV will start showing up in working sets at January’s CES with launches slated for the top 40 markets. But a ramp up to revenue will be slow going with advocates saying revenues are at least five years away. The TV2020 panel on the topic comprised (l-r): Anne Schelle, Pearl TV; John Hane, Spectrum Co.; and Joe Chinnici, Public Media Group. (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)

Verance Joins AWARN Alliance

Verance, a provider of open standard watermarking, today announced it is furthering its commitment to advanced emergency alerting as one of the newest members of the Advanced Warning and Response Network (AWARN) Alliance. The AWARN Alliance is a voluntary, international coalition of media, consumer electronics, B2B technology firms and trade associations that have come together […]

DMA 149: PANAMA CITY, FL

Nexstar Launches New Facility For WMBB

One year after Hurricane Michael, the Panama City ABC affiliate is operating from a nearly $3 million renovated, state-of-the-art building. Immediately after the storm, WMBB staff broadcast from the parking lot, now they have new digital broadcast capabilities, including the newsroom above.

Greg Morrow Named Bitcentral Business Development VP

Bitcentral Inc., a provider of efficient media workflows in the U.S. and Latin America, has hired Greg Morrow as VP of business development. He will primarily focus on structuring strategic deals, partnerships and alliances to grow Bitcentral’s Fuel digital platform. Fuel is a production, cloud streaming and video monetization solution that launched in August 2018 […]

Dalet Expands Quality Control Support With Interra Systems Technology Partnership

Dalet, a provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, today expanded integration of the Interra Systems’ BATON platform to include the Ooyala Flex Media Platform. Cupertino, Calif.-based Interra Systems’ BATON is a machine learning- and AI-enabled automated file-based quality control (QC) platform. It provides quality and compliance checks for VOD content, in […]

Discovery Selects Synamedia’s Virtualized DCM

Synamedia, an independent video software provider, today announced that Discovery Inc. has chosen its virtualized Digital Content Manager (DCM) from its video network portfolio to increase operational efficiencies for its Asia Pacific distribution. A long-time Synamedia PowerVu customer, Discovery is centralizing its Asia Pacific uplink compression systems to its Sterling,Va., broadcast center. The company is […]

Analysis Of Deluxe’s Bankruptcy Process

TVN’S TV2020 CONFERENCE

Broadcasters Stress Need For Revenue Diversity

Broadcasters have natural revenue opportunities in business lines like OTT, podcasting and ATSC 3.0, said executives from Sinclair, E.W. Scripps, Gray and Bonneville Salt Lake at TVNewsCheck’s TV2020 conference.

MARKET SHARE | DMA 21: CHARLOTTE, NC

Camerman Focuses On His 51 Years At WBTV

John Steed retired from WBTV Charlotte, N.C., after spending 51 years behind a wide range of cameras. From film to video, from news to commercials, Steed has shot it all. “I am a little different animal,” Steed says. “I like change. I like learning new things. In fact, I told people if I don’t learn something new every day I feel like it has not been a good day.”

Pai To Hill: Repack Is About 66% Over

The FCC’s repack of 1,000 TV stations into smaller spectrum quarters is almost two-thirds of the way to completion, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai told a Senate oversight hearing audience Thursday (Oct. 17), and has proven to be a smooth transition.

TV Broadcasters, Syncbak Create OTT Innovation Alliance

Broadcast groups Morgan Murphy Media, Gray Television, Heritage Broadcasting and independent WFMZ Allentown, Pa., have formed the OTT Innovation Alliance, which plans to “create innovative ways to reach in- and out-of-market viewers using the power of OTT.” In partnership with Syncbak, a provider of live local OTT, the OTT Innovation Alliance plans to focus on […]

TVN’S TV2020 CONFERENCE

Broadcasters Charting Their Paths To IP

A panel of IP-experienced tech veterans spell out the considerations and variables of moving from SDI to IP technology at both stations and networks. L-r: Joe Addalia, Hearst Television; Bob Hesskamp, WarnerMedia; Del Parks, Sinclair Broadcast Group; and Dario Scacciati. (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)

Triveni Digital Optimizes 3.0 Stream Analysis With New StreamScope XM Verifier Features

Triveni Digital has unveiled enhancements to its StreamScope XM Verifier software application for receiving, verifying and recording ATSC 3.0 broadcast streams via ROUTE, MMTP or SLTP protocols. The software application now provides support for multiple PLPs within a broadcast transmission, allowing broadcasters to deliver more than one signal to viewers with optimized robustness. Additionally, the StreamScope […]