Mining Content’s ‘Massive Value’ With Metadata

Vendors are emphatic that content metadata holds myriad value for broadcasters, increasing video’s findability and searchability, tracking rights and protecting against deepfakes and using AI to make the entire process easier. Above: An example of using machine learning to identify objects in video with correlating time markers. In this way, users can search across video with increasingly sophisticated queries such as “2 Persons + 7 Cars” to show all matches across an entire content library.

IBC: Caton Technology To Present Comprehensive IP Connectivity

Caton Technology is using IBC 2022 (RAI, Amsterdam, Sept. 9-12, stand 1.F36) to show how its innovative and accessible technologies help users unleash the full benefits of IP connectivity. It will show solutions based around its uniquely powerful transmission protocols and distribution platforms. Central to the proposition are the Caton Transport Protocols (CTP), a suite of IP […]

Thomson Broadcast Closes Purchase Of GatesAir

GatesAir, a global provider of wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for radio and TV broadcasters, announced that Thomson Broadcast yesterday completed its acquisition of GatesAir from an affiliate of The Gores Group. “The acquisition of GatesAir is an excellent and significant step for Thomson Broadcast to further reinforce its worldwide leadership in the fast-evolving world […]


IBC: Witbe to Bring Latest Automated Testing and Monitoring Tech

At IBC 2022 (Amsterdam, Sept. 9-12, stand 5.D67), Witbe will be exhibiting its latest technology for automated testing and proactive monitoring, from the company’s popular and redesigned Remote Eye Controller (REC) application to its complete lineup of Witbox products and everything in between. In Amsterdam, Witbe will demonstrate how its technology allows video service providers […]

Aferian Appoints Steve Oetegenn To New Executive Role

Aferian plc, a B2B video streaming solutions company, today appointed Steve Oetegenn president of the Americas for the group and its subsidiaries, 24i and Amino. Oetegenn, who has been a non-executive director of Aferian since January 2021, steps into this new executive role to lead strategic business development in North, South and Central America. Oetegenn […]

IBC: Bitmovin Launching New Product Category, Playback

Bitmovin, a provider of video streaming infrastructure, has announced a new product category, “Playback.” Playback brings together Bitmovin’s player, analytics and stream lab products, and, it says, “is the next evolution of streaming infrastructure. Playback embeds video playback into mobile, web and big screen applications with automated device testing and optimizations to deliver the highest […]

FCC, NTIA Formalize Spectrum Cooperation

Only hours before the Senate Commerce Committee’s scheduled hearing on past spectrum disputes between the FCC and the National Telecommunications & Information Administration, the FCC and NTIA announced a new memorandum of understanding on coordinating their spectrum oversight, including regular formal interagency spectrum planning meetings.

WBTV Charlotte Adds Weather Radar It Calls A ‘Game Changer’

Sinclair, Korean Broadcasters Make NextGen TV Deals

The collaboration with Korean Broadcast System and Munhwa Broadcasting Corp. includes the development of NextGen TV technology and Data Distribution as a Service (DDaaS) business opportunities using the ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard.

NextGen TV: Auton, Anywave Launch Broadcast Internet Trial In Bend, Ore.

The real-world test lab and trial for broadcast internet is using WatchTV’s LPTV stations that have been upgraded to ATSC 3.0

Computer Graphics Innovator Paul Debevec to Receive Lifetime Achievement Emmy

Honorees at the upcoming Engineering, Science & Technology Emmys Awards will include camera maker ARRI and ILM’s StageCraft virtual production system.

Yana Collins Lehman Upped To CEO Of Trevanna Post

Post-production accounting firm Trevanna Post has promoted Yana Collins Lehman to chief executive officer. Lehman, who previously was president and COO, succeeds Jennifer Freed, the company’s founder, who will focus on her role as CEO of Trevanna Tracks, a developer of music licensing software. In her new position, Lehman will be responsible for the performance […]

Richard Friedel Receives 2022 NABA International Achievement Award

IBC: Broadpeak To Share Company’s Vision For The Future Of Video Delivery And Streaming Experiences

At IBC 2022 (Amsterdam, Sept. 9-12, stand 1.B79), Broadpeak will highlight how pay TV operators, content providers and OTT players can provide a compelling video streaming experience to subscribers with the company’s software deployed on-premises, offered as a service, or a hybrid of both. Broadpeak’s CDN, multicast ABR and other advanced streaming solutions “ensure a […]

Avid Delivers Media Production In The Cloud for TV News And Sports

With thousands of stories breaking daily all over the world, distributed TV news and sports production teams need a reliable, secure solution to bring their workflows to the cloud for anywhere, anytime access. Avid said that’s now possible with its Avid Media Production in the Cloud solution. Based on the established Avid production tools and platforms, Avid […]

IBC: Phabrix Adds noVNC, 4x 2110 Audio Flow And New Group Audio Mode Analysis Support To Qx/QxL Rasterizers

Broadcast test and measurement provider Phabrix is now including browser-based remote access and improved audio functionality in the latest release (V4.7) of its Qx and QxL Series rasterizers. The newest update – which will be showcased at the IBC Show 2022 (Amsterdam, Sept. 9-12, stand 10.C01) – also offers an optional EUHD License for the QxL Series, enabling the units to […]

IBC: Tedial Launching smartWork in Europe, Demonstrating New Media Services

Tedial, an independent media technology solutions specialist, is introducing its next-generation, cloud-native, NoCode Media Integration Platform, smartWork to the EMEA M&E market at IBC 2022 (Amsterdam, Sept. 9-12, stand 10.D30). Following the platform’s launch in April, Tedial will demonstrate how its new-for-IBC features will improve business processes for media companies. Visitors will see how Tedial’s smartWork Media Integration Platform decouples […]

Balloting Opens For 2023 Women In Technology Awards

Nominations for the 13th annual Women in Technology Awards may now be submitted in three categories: The Women in Technology Leadership Award, The Women in Technology Futurist Award and the Technology Women to Watch Award. The presentation ceremony and reception will take place at NAB Show in Las Vegas. The program benefits the NAB Leadership Foundation’s Technology Apprenticeship Program. Pictured is Sharri Berg, president of Fox Weather, COO of operations, Fox Station Group and 2022 recipient of the Women in Technology Leadership Award. Download 2023 ballots here.

IBC: Interra Systems to Showcase Innovative Advancements In Content QC And Monitoring Solutions

At IBC 2022 (Amsterdam, Sept. 9-12, booth 7.C05), Interra Systems will showcase its content QC and monitoring solutions covering the entire gamut of content preparation and delivery, from audio/video quality checks to 24/7 monitoring, captions, lip sync, and deep-dive analysis. With Interra Systems’ QC and monitoring solutions, media companies can address their industry needs, not […]

IBC: EditShare Showcasing Cloud and Hybrid Media Workflows

EditShare, which helps storytellers create and manage collaborative media workflows, will use IBC 2022 (Amsterdam, Sept. 9-12, stand 7.A35) to showcase how its latest technologies boost quality and efficiency for production and post production. Demonstrations will show how remote working and the cloud can interwork to give creative artists seamless and secure access to the […]

SBE 2022 Award Winners Announced

The Society of Broadcast Engineers, the association for broadcast and multimedia technology professionals, recognizes achievements from its members through an awards program. The annual SBE National Awards recognizes those who have contributed to the SBE, the industry or their chapters in a number of categories. All the winners will be recognized at the SBE Awards […]

IBC: Ateme Presenting Solutions For Delivering A High QoE And Cutting Co2

Ateme will return to IBC in Amsterdam, Sept. 9-1, to showcase its end-to-end solutions for video delivery — from contribution and media supply chain management all the way to the CDN — as well as its monetization options, including Dynamic Ad Insertion and 5G. Ateme’s participation in IBC will combine use case demonstrations both at Ateme’s stand (1.D71) […]


Automated Captioning Rises To The Cloud

AI-driven automated captioning for broadcasters continues its upward trajectory of accuracy and speed, while more recently the service is evolving toward hybrid on-prem and cloud models and multi-language translation capabilities. Above, Lexi is the cloud-hosted automatic captioning service from Ai-Media.

Comcast Eyes Vizio And Others For Smart TV Acquisition

Cable giant Comcast has been weighing the acquisition of a TV maker to bolster its nascent smart TV platform efforts. One of the companies approached by Comcast has been Vizio, according to three sources with knowledge of these conversations. Separately, Comcast has also eyed TV maker TP Vision, according to one source with knowledge of those talks.

FCC To Investigate Frontier Outages In Arizona

NAB Weighs In On ‘Franken FMs,’ Channel 6 Spectrum

NAB tells the FCC that the ch. 6 spectrum offers “a critical transition path for television broadcasters as they migrate to ATSC 3.0.”


Fox Pulls Back Curtain On Its Major Tech Transformation

Fox Corp. CTO and President of Digital Paul Cheesbrough and Jeff Dow, its EVP, media & broadcast operations, offered a rare glimpse into how the company built a new cloud-centric architecture that feeds all of its broadcast and digital streams in a TVNewsCheck webinar last week.

Sound Devices Unveils New A20-RX Wireless Receiver With SpectraBand Technology

Sound Devices is shipping the A20-RX: a two channel, true diversity receiver with industry-exclusive SpectraBand technology. SpectraBand gives the A20-RX receiver and A20-Mini transmitter a tuning range of 470 MHz – 1525 MHz. The A20-RX also features high-discrimination front end filtering for better performance in noisy RF environments and Frequency AutoAssign for faster setup. The receiver […]

Telos Alliance Launches Jünger Audio AIXpressor

Telos Alliance, a global provider of broadcast audio for more than three decades, and audio processor manufacturer Jünger Audio, announced the release of the AIXpressor, Jünger Audio’s new audio processor. The company says AIXpressor “combines a reliable hardware basis for real-time operation with the flexibility of software-defined applications to deliver a whole new concept of audio […]

Blackmagic Design Intros New ATEM SDI Switchers

Blackmagic Design has introduced a new family of “extremely portable” ATEM SDI live production switchers with professional 3G-SDI connections. Designed for broadcasters who need both power and portability, the new ATEM SDI family is designed to be fast to set up and easy to use. “Even with their small size,” the company says, “ATEM SDI switchers […]