Red Bee Media Prepares For All-IP Future With Rohde & Schwarz Prismon Multiviewer

Red Bee Media, a global media services company, has selected the Prismon multiviewer system from Rohde & Schwarz. It will replace life-expired SDI systems in its playout facilities in the U.K., with a highly flexible, distributed, IP-connected multiviewer network. Red Bee provides a complete delivery outsourcing service for broadcast playout and online streaming. From its […]

QTT Adds To Patents Connecting Digital, Linear TV Ad Marketplaces

QTT, an ad tech video platform that helps make linear TV advertising behave digitally, has earned its third patent (U.S. Patent No. 11,057,134 for “Integrating Digital Advertising with Cable TV Network and Broadcast Advertising”) in its path to bridging the gap between linear TV and digital advertising. “QTT is a win-win for advertisers and linear TV […]

Shure Presses FCC For Vacant TV Channels

In a meeting with a top adviser to acting FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel last week, microphone maker Shure urged the FCC to act on its petition to reopen the FCC’s vacant channel proceeding, issue a further notice of proposed rulemaking to update the record, and then designate a channel for mics in each market to “ameliorate the significant loss of UHF spectrum wireless microphones have experienced as a result of the broadcast incentive auction.”

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Five Charlotte, N.C., Stations Debut NextGen TV

WAXN, WSOC, WJZY, WBTV and WCNC are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

Agile Content Acquires WeTek

Agile Content, a provider of digital TV and video distribution solutions, has purchased WeTek, a Portuguese company dedicated to the R&D of the Android ecosystem. The addition of WeTek’s line of products to the Agile Content offering furthers its range of end-to-end services. The WeTek team delivers custom Android hardware and software innovations and device management […]

Latakoo Names Erin Cargile Director Of Content And Training

Former Nexstar reporter Erin Cargile has been tapped to leading content development and training at video content transfer specialist Latakoo. Cargile says the move felt like a perfect fit as she looked to transition from local news at NBC affiliate KXAN Austin, Texas, to the tech field. She spent 16 years in front of the […]

News12 Chooses Polygon Ipsum And Unreal Engine For Additional Master Control Room Graphics Channels

Polygon Labs, a studio specializing in interactive data applications and visual branding, says that News12 Networks has selected its data aggregation and visualization platform, Ipsum, which is fully integrated with Epic Games’ real-time 3D creation platform, Unreal Engine. News12 Networks, consisting of seven local cable news channels in the New York area, owned by Altice […]

ESPN Lost Video Feed To Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest And Fans Are Furious

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TVN Webinar to explore remote production, the cloud and the future of television workflows

On July 29, technologists will share perspectives on how long-term remote work and a growing focus on the cloud are creating opportunities for innovation in television workflows and facilities design. Speakers, (clockwise from left) will be Kevin Brosnan, solutions architect, Teradici; Tim Murphy, principal program manager for media and entertainment, Microsoft Azure; Ray Thompson, senior director, partner and industry marketing, Avid; Mike Kralec, VP technical operations and deputy CTO, Sinclair Broadcast Group and moderator Glen Dickson, contributing editor, TVNewsCheck. Register to attend the webinar here.

Latakoo Wins Air Force Grant, Consideration For U.S. Military Contracts

AFWERX, the U.S. Air Force program created to foster a culture of innovation, awards nearly $600 million per year to small, but game-changing technology companies. AFWERX partners with the Small Business Innovative Research Program to ensure the Air Force can secure the world’s most advanced new technologies to solve its most urgent challenges. AFWERX chose […]

Streaming Video Alliance Launches Industry Glossary, Open Caching Websites

The new sites further the group’s mission of collaboration, defining common language and providing educational resources on technical topics.

NextGen TV Debuts On 8 Orlando Stations

WOFL, WRBW, WFTV, WRDQ, WKMG, WESH, WKCF and WUCF are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology

Digital Alert Systems Issues Guidance For Aug. 11 National EAS Test

Digital Alert Systems, which offers emergency communications solutions for media providers, announced guidance ahead of the next National Periodic Test (NPT) of the Emergency Alert System (EAS), scheduled for Aug. 11 at 2:20 p.m. ET. All broadcast and cable operators must participate in the test, which is conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and […]

Globecast Provides Global Distribution Services For 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships

Globecast, a global solutions provider for media and content management, partnered with Infront for the delivery of global distribution services for the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships, held in Riga, Latvia. Globecast provided all of the encoding and connectivity from the site for the contribution path back to London via fiber, along with international distribution of the […]

Teradek Launches Bolt 4K Monitor Module Family

Teradek has debuted its Bolt 4K Monitor Module TX, a new member of the Bolt 4K Monitor Module family. This new SmallHD-integrated Bolt 4K system also unlocks a new feature — built-in wireless camera control. Now users can take control of their ARRI camera from up to 750 feet away. Additionally, 1500-ft TX/RX models and RED […]

WQLN Enhances Operations With NVerzion Video Servers

PBS member station WQLN Erie, Pa., has upgraded its broadcast facility with two additional NVerzion NFinity Video Servers for content recording and playback. The station’s four playout channels are dedicated to their four existing broadcast channels, while the record ports are being utilized for satellite feeds from incoming programming networks, along with PBS Six content […]

Tedial Promotes Two Into Leadership Roles

Tedial, an independent MAM technology solutions specialist, has tapped two of its own to assume larger roles in the company’s hierarchy as it continues to develop its next-generation Media Integration Platform. Emilio L. Zapata, Tedial founder, said Manuel Martínez has been promoted to Tedial’s business development manager from his position as regional sales director, Spain; and […]

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Cloud Editing Capabilities Grow, Latency Improves

With adoption pushed by the pandemic, cloud editing tools have expanded to cover light-weight, heavy-weight and hybrid workflows as vendors continue to minimize latency problems. Above, Avid’s Edit On Demand provides a fully provisioned and secure virtual editing environment, complete with Media Composer cloud editing and Avid NEXIS cloud storage, that can be deployed and scaled quickly.

Pixel Power Integrates SRT Into StreamMaster, Joins SRT Alliance

Pixel Power, a global provider of graphics and software-defined master control playout, has joined the SRT Alliance, the open-source initiative dedicated to overcoming the challenges of low-latency video streaming. The company said the move “will support Pixel Power’s flexible solutions for master control playout with fully integrated graphics and branding.” The SRT Alliance, founded by […]

Hawk-Eye Innovations Appoints Rufus Hack CEO

Hawk-Eye Innovations Ltd., a Sony Group company and provider of sports technology, has named Rufus Hack chief executive officer to drive Hawk-Eye’s next phase of growth and further strengthen Sony’s sports business. His appointment is effective Sept. 1. Hack, who is currently chief operating officer, PGA European Tour and Ryder Cup, and managing director of […]

OwnZones Appoints Arjun Ramamurthy Chief Technology Officer

OwnZones Entertainment Technologies, a cloud-based video supply chain company, has hired Arjun Ramamurthy as global chief technology officer. He was most recently the senior vice president of technology at Twentieth Century Fox/Disney. In that capacity, he was responsible for setting the technology direction for motion picture and TV production, post production, digital content processing and […]

TAG Adds Three To International Team

TAG Video Systems has expanded its international team. The provider of SW, IP, COTS/Cloud, probing, monitoring and multiviewing platforms has added Eitan Dvir as VP of customer success, Nir Cang as director of technical operations, and Chris Welsh as product specialist. Kevin Joyce, Zer0 Friction officer, said that the increase in staff not only reflects the company’s extensive growth during a challenging […]

Aveco Announces New-Generation MAM With Gemini

Automation provider Aveco has introduced its Gemini Media Asset Management (MAM) solution, for cloud, hybrid-cloud and on-premises use. Gemini manages media and AI-enriched metadata, plus timeline annotations describing any frame or segment of an asset, utilizing speech-to-text transcription, subtitles or markers (e.g., soccer goals) using secure HTML5. Assets are under control across all types of storage […]

NextGen TV Debuts On 5 Little Rock Stations

KATV, KTHV, KARK, KARZ and KLRT are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

TVU Networks Offers Multiple Live Video Feeds from Summer Games

TVU Networks, a provider of cloud- and IP-based live video solutions, is now offering rights-cleared access to live external video feeds of locations across Tokyo until the conclusion of the Summer Games. The 24/7 beauty shots are part of TVU’s extensive on-site support effort during the event. There are professional camera feeds available from Tokyo […]

EVS Introduces Its MediaInfra Strada SDI/IP Routing Solution

EVS has introduced MediaInfra Strada, a turnkey solution that combines SDI and IP routing capabilities in a single system based on EVS’ Cerebrum and Neuron product lines. Together with Arista ethernet switches, the solution has been designed to offer broadcasters a direct, drop-in replacement for their outdated or end-of-life SDI routers, with the option to seamlessly […]

Utah Scientific And EVS Offer Native SDI Routing/Control Solution For Live Broadcasters

Utah Scientific, a global provider of equipment to content creators, distributors and broadcasters, today announced a new reseller partnership with EVS, which offers live video technology for broadcast and new media productions. EVS will package Utah Scientific video routers together with its all-new MediaInfra Strada routing solution to empower live broadcast productions operating in a […]

MediaKind Launches Direct-To-Consumer Fan Experience

MediaKind has debuted MediaKind Engage, a new end-to-end direct-to-consumer (DTC) solution for video contribution, production, streaming, and audience engagement. The solution enables sports entities, broadcasters, and content owners to make a seamless transition to operating workflows in the cloud while also expanding the reach, scale and reliability of their video streaming content to a global […]

ShotTracker and IMPACT Partner To Boost NCAA Basketball Media Platform Engagement

DDSports Inc. (ShotTracker), a sports technology that captures rich performance data via sensors and provides statistics and analytics with sub-second latency, today announced a new partnership with IMPACT to expand content creation around and visualization of, ShotTracker’s real-time analytics, which have been deployed to a growing number of NCAA men’s and women’s basketball broadcasts. IMPACT […]

Sinclair’s Ripley Sees Rapid Expansion Of 3.0

The latest advance in television broadcasting, with features such as mobile reception, ultra-high-definition video and movie-theater-quality sound, should reach markets covering about half of U.S. households by the end of the year, said CEO Christopher Ripley during the broadcaster’s annual meeting this week. “With Next Gen TV-enabled television sets beginning to come to market, we now anticipate that consumer interest in this technology will drive its nationwide adoption,” he said.