Talking TV | Tech Trends For ’21

TVNewsCheck‘s Michael Depp and Glen Dickson discuss the likely continued acceleration of cloud migration next year, NextGen TV’s ’21 rollout and highlights from this week’s virtual Devoncroft Summit.

CableLabs And SCTE-ISBE Agree On Merger

NAB Show Reports Strong Early Exhibit Sales

Initial applications account for nearly 330,000 square feet of exhibit space.

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FCC To Promote Broadcast Internet Via 3.0

The FCC is throwing its support behind Broadcast Internet, approving a Report & Order that updates the rules and fee structure related to Broadcast Internet services made possible by ATSC 3.0. Among the potential Broadcast Internet services is datacasting.

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TVN Tech | Tech Trends For ’21: COVID-Driven Shifts Extend

Trends driven by the pandemic are likely to persist into 2021 and beyond, while transitions to IP infrastructures will accelerate and aging on-prem infrastructure will give way to increased reliance on the cloud. NextGen TV will also likely pick up speed after COVID’s cooling effect on its rollout this year.

Blackbird Wins Emerging Tech Company Of The Year Award

Blackbird plc, the developer and seller of the market-leading cloud video editing platform, Blackbird, has won the Emerging Tech Company of the Year award awarded by SportsPro. A panel of 29 independent judges drawn from the elite of the sports media industry carried out an extensive deliberation process to choose winners from hundreds of entries across 14 […]

TVU Networks Support Accelerated Move To Cloud-Based Workflows By Broadcasters

To help its customers navigate through social distancing restrictions and assist with business continuity, TVU Networks, a provider of cloud and IP-based live video solutions, rolled out major initiatives in 2020 to assist with remote production and remote fan engagement. The company began the year winning a Technical and Engineering Emmy Award for its VoCIP (video over bonded […]

Jared Schatz New Ross Video Vertical Markets SVP

Ross Video has promoted Jared Schatz to the new role of senior vice president of vertical markets and solutions. Schatz has worked with Ross for 15 years in a variety of sales and sales leadership positions and was most recently vice president of sales for North America. In that role he helped steer Ross to […]

Five Detroit Stations Launch ATSC 3.0 Broadcasts

WMYD, WXYZ, WDIV, WWJ and WJBK have implemented NextGen TV technology. Also debuting is the Motown 3.0 Open Test Track for merging automotive applications with NextGen TV.

CES Returns To Being A ‘TV Show,’ Albeit Virtual

The International CES electronics extravaganza historically held in Las Vegas in early January, was once a “TV show”—that is, a massive annual exposition and convention to showcase the latest, greatest television receivers and consumer video equipment. This year, the “All-Digital CES 2021” is a pandemic-induced virtual exhibit and conference taking place Jan. 11-14, (with a month of “reruns”). Registration opened on Dec. 3.

Avid Customer Association Expands Executive Board of Directors

The Avid Customer Association (ACA) in partnership with Avid has expanded its executive board of directors with the appointment of four film and television creators: picture editor Shannon Baker Davis, supervising sound/Dia/ADR editor Bobbi Banks, editor and colorist Monica Daniel, and sound editor, mixer and composer Eric Johnson. The executive board oversees the ACA community which fosters connections and collaboration among […]

IABM Names Latakoo ‘Broadcaster/Media Company Of The Year’

At last week’s IABM 2020 Awards, Latakoo, a leading developer of software solutions for the broadcast and production industry, was named the Broadcaster/Media Company of the Year. The IABM Broadcaster/Media Company of the Year Award recognizes broadcasters or media companies at the forefront of creating or distributing ground-breaking innovation across the content chain. This year’s virtual awards […]

Gray Television Launches First NextGen TV Station

WNXG Tallahassee, Fla., simulcasts five programming services that Gray broadcasts in the market on its ATSC 1.0 full-power television channels WCTV and WFXU: CBS, Me/My, Circle, Ion and Justice.

Oscar Juste Named Ross Video Global Sales SVP

Ross Video has appointed Oscar Juste senior vice president of global sales. In this newly created role Juste will provide leadership and strategic direction to the global sales function and help drive growth as Ross continues to expand into new international regions and markets. Oscar Juste joined Ross in April 2016 as director of sales […]

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TVN Focus | Stations, Vendors Meet Challenge Of Nonstop News

News and technology executives from Fox Television Stations, Graham Media, Gray Television, Avid and Latakoo have embraced new technologies and workflows in a year of huge stories and largely remote production. They’re going to need to maintain that embrace while producing even more content in 2021, they said at a TVNewsCheck webinar last week.

Liming Fu Joins TVU Networks As Asia-Pacific Sales VP

TVU Networks, a provider of cloud and IP-based live video solutions, has hired Liming Fu as vice president of sales for the APAC region, which includes Greater China, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and other countries. He will lead sales and marketing efforts in APAC and report to TVU CEO Paul Shen. “I’m privileged […]

NDI Unveils NDI|HX Camera For Android Users

NDI, part of the Vizrt Group along with the NewTek and Vizrt brands, has rolled out the all new NDI|HX Camera for Android app. NDI|HX Camera for Android turns Android smartphones and tablets into broadcast-ready camera systems, including 4K-capable devices, by simply downloading the $19.99 app. Having already created an NDI®|HX Camera for iOS devices, this […]

Using AI To Power Local Weather Platforms

How machines are helping meteorologists tell a better story.

Advances In IP And Cloud Workflows At NewsTECHForum

Technology executives from Sinclair, ABC News and Vizrt will look at which parts of news workflow can move to the cloud in 2021 in a panel at TVNewsCheck’s virtual NewsTECHForum event on Dec. 17. Register here.

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TVN Tech | TMC Tackles Return-Feed Challenges

Getting return video to talent in the field, particularly those working from at-home studios, has been one of remote production’s biggest challenges. Japan’s Techno Mathematical Co. (TMC) is using low-latency encoding and decoding technology that has become indispensable for the likes of NBC and CBS stations. Above, By using a TMC encoder, WCBS New York is able to keep the end-to-end delay low enough to allow meteorologist Lonnie Quinn to present the weather map remotely from his home Weather Barn.

PrimeTime Lighting Debuts Remote LED Light Kits

PrimeTime Lighting Systems has introduced its Remote LED Light Kit for remote studio applications. PrimeTime’s LED Studio Broadcast Kit includes two MSLED 5-S LED luminaires, two stands and more, listed below. Working from home? This kit works for streaming videos, video conference meetings, Zoom video meetings, Skype, GoToMeetings, podcasts and home streaming. What’s in the box? (2) MSLED 5-S […]

Veritone Adds Capabilities To Its AI-Enabled Campaign Analytics, Attribution Applications

Veritone Inc., the creator of the operating system for artificial intelligence, aiWARE, has introduced “significant enhancements” to its campaign analytics and attribution applications, Veritone Discovery and Veritone Attribute, benefiting both existing and new broadcast customers. The aiWARE applications currently power nearly 1,500 stations globally with metadata automation, content tracking and enterprise-level advertising attribution, enabling advanced media […]

Telestream Cloud Stream Monitor Adds Contribution Feed Monitoring, Ad Tracking

Telestream, a provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for the production and distribution of video, is offering a new option and a new name for its live ABR monitoring service. The newly named Telestream Cloud Stream Monitor service now adds contribution feed monitoring and ad tracking to the system’s […]

Heartland Video Systems Uses DigiCAP’s ATSC 3.0 Air Chain With Several Station Groups

Heartland Video Systems has recently completed over a dozen successful NextGen TV system implementations with several major TV station groups. The preparation for these started 20 years ago with work done on ATSC 1.0. Dennis Klas, CEO of Heartland, said: “When we were integrating ATSC 1.0 there was always a rush to get stations on […]

ETRI/KBS Trial Demonstrates Viability Of 8K OTA Delivery Via ATSC 3.0

ATSC 3.0 quietly achieved a significant milestone in South Korea Sept. 14-18 and again Oct. 19-23 with over-the-air transmission of 8K television.

Remote Production’s New Possibilities At NewsTECHForum

Technology executives from E.W. Scripps, Meredith, Hubbard and Avid will share what they’ve learned from a pandemic shift to remote production conditions and what elements are likely to become permanent parts of TV’s workflow in a panel at TVNewsCheck’s virtual NewsTECHForum on Dec. 17. Register here.

Hitachi Kokusai Moves U.S. Headquarters To Larger Facility

Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) has relocated its U.S. headquarters to a larger facility in western Massachusetts. The move brings the innovative manufacturer of advanced broadcast, production, surveillance, and industrial vision cameras together with its subsidiary Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark LLC (Comark) under one roof with more than 53,000 square feet of usable space. “The expiry of the long-term lease […]

Vizrt Group Hires Daniel Url To Strengthen Customer Focus In Product Development

Daniel Url has joined Vizrt Group as head of global product management reporting to Michael Hallén, group CEO and president. Url was managing director and chief sales officer of Qvest Media for more than 11 years, overseeing project sales including installations of Vizrt products at Sky Sports Munich, ORF Vienna, Nine Network Sydney and others. The company said: […]

Ross Video Acquires Image Video

Ross Video has purchased Toronto-based Image Video. Image Video was founded in 1974 — the same year as Ross — and is best-known for its TSI tally control platform, used by major broadcast network providers, sports venues, corporate video facilities and houses of worship. With sales in more than 29 countries, Ross says Image Video […]

TAG Video Systems Achieves AWS Technology Partner Status

TAG Video Systems, a provider of integrated software-based IP probing, monitoring and multiviewer solutions, has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Select Technology Partner status. Companies who reach AWS Select Technology Partner status have met strict technical and business criteria. The announcement was made by Kevin Joyce, TAG’s zer0 friction officer, who emphasized that the relationship will help customers cut a […]