TVN FOCUS ON NEWS TECH

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 […]

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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 […]

LiveU, Grass Valley Offer End-To-End Solution For Cloud Remote Live Productions

LiveU and Grass Valley are joining forces to offer an integrated cloud-based solution for remote live productions, letting customers “simplify their processes and automate live and non-live news and sports productions in an efficient, agile and customizable workflow.” Avi Cohen, LiveU’s co-founder and COO, said: “With the ongoing shift to cloud production, we are committed […]

Cable Veteran Ron Wolfe Dies At 63

WGAL Audio Engineer Chuck Clark Dies Of Coronavirus

David Bohrman To Be NewsTECHForum’s Keynote Interview

The veteran TV news executive with tenures at CNN, ABC News and NBC News (among numerous other organizations) will look at the dramatic ways in which news trust and technology are reshaping the industry’s fundamentals in the keynote interview at TVNewsCheck’s virtual NewsTECHForum on Dec. 15. Register here.

Five Tampa Stations Roll Out ATSC 3.0

WMOR, WFTS, WFLA, WTSP and WTVT have implemented NextGen TV technology.

Daytime Emmys And Other NATAS Awards Shows To Remain Virtual Through 2021

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said Tuesday that all of its awards shows will remain virtual through 2021. This includes the Daytime Emmys, Sports Emmys, News and Documentary Emmys and Technology and Engineering Emmys.

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How To Improve Remotely-Produced Interviews

With in-studio interviews still indefinitely sidelined during the pandemic, making a few adjustments to at-home setups — including external camera and mics and optimizing lighting and internet connections — can make all the difference in production quality.

News’ Digital And Streaming Storytelling Evolution At NewsTECHForum

Executives and editors from the BBC, CNN, ABC Owned Stations and Gray Television will look at how their storytelling on digital platforms will change in 2021 amid ongoing remote production and emerging technology at TVNewsCheck’s virtual NewsTECHForum on Dec. 16. Register here.

Group Seeking Equality For Women In Tech Raises $11 Million

The nonprofit organization, All Raise, led by CEO Pam Kostka, is working on an expansion, as diversity in the tech industry remains elusive.

So Vang Joins One Media 3.0

The former vice president of advanced technology at the National Association of Broadcasters, is tapped to be vice president for emerging technologies at the Sinclair Broadcast Group NextGen TV subsidiary.

ATSC Board Members Elected

Members of the Advanced Television Systems Committee today elected three industry executives to serve on the ATSC board of directors for three-year terms that begin in January 2021. Elected to the board for the first time is Mark Aitken of Sinclair Broadcast Group. Re-elected directors are Mark Corl of Triveni Digital and Jon Fairhurst of Samsung. Dr. Yiyan Wu, Communications […]

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

Opening For Chief Engineer In A Cool City

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a chief engineer at a Gray station in one of the best small cities and coolest urban spaces in America.

Webinars This Week: TVN, Ross Video, eMam, Palo Alto

TVNewsCheck will present Managing the Never-Ending News Cycle in a Changing Media Environment on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 1 p.m. ET; Ross Video will continue its second season of Ross Live events with Today’s Newsroom Workflow Efficiency, Competitive Edge on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 11 a.m. ET; eMam and Alibaba will present several webinars this week, including today’s Keeping Your Business Safe with Penetration Testing, and on Dec. 2, Cloud-Boosted Asset Management with eMam & Alibaba. For more events and registration links, please visit TVNewsCheck’s Virtual Events Directory. Pictured are speakers participating in Thursday’s TVNewsCheck Webinar.

Standing Out On Social In This Historic Year At NewsTECHForum

On Dec. 18, journalists from Fox Owned Stations, Gray Television and Graham Media Group will share the remarkable work they did to engage audiences on social media in when the pandemic, election and extreme weather events made local TV news more essential than ever. Register here.