Its new partner will serve as system integrator with the goal of enabling more customer-specific workflow enhancements.
The Hearst Cincinnati NBC affiliate’s director of engineering has been chosen as one of TVNewsCheck’s 2019 Technology Women to Watch and will be honored during the NAB Show on April 9 in Las Vegas.
When KXLY Spokane got its drone, the staff was expecting to be able to use it to cover all kinds of news stories. What the newsroom didn’t anticipate was how limited the area to fly in was going to be: there are pretty tight FAA regulations around Spokane because of two airports and a military base in the area. Like any good innovator, station executives didn’t let this setback stop them though. They used it as an opportunity to create a new franchise for the station. They weren’t really able to fly in the city, but the area all around — the beautiful scenery of the Inland Northwest — was fair game.
Executives from HBO, NBCU, E.W. Scripps and Akamai will detail 10 steps to reducing risk in 2019 during TVNewsCheck’s second annual Cybersecurity for Broadcasters Retreat on Feb. 21. Anne Kuhns, retired chief information and security officer at Walt Disney Co., will moderate.
A nonprofit called Locast, available in seven major U.S. cities, beams popular networks to phones, TVs and computers. It’s like the online version of a TV antenna, free and easy to use. It’s like an app version of a $50 antenna you can get from Best Buy, and it’s free and easy to use.
Among the tech innovations on tap are Panasonic 8K cameras, which will be used to generate replays from each end zone, part of the 115 cameras the network will use, including a bevy of Sony 4K replay cameras. And for the first time, CBS will also use a live wireless handheld camera with AR graphics and camera-tracking capability designed to provide real-time virtual graphics from the players’ perspective on the field.
Fox stations chief Jack Abernethy used NATPE to stress the importance of the new tech. Its rollout and the services it enables, he said, is being held back by broadcasters’ short-term thinking and their inability to work with each other and to grasp the technology’s non-TV potential.