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New Openings For General Managers, Sales Directors, Engineers, News Staffers

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s MediaJobCenter include openings for a general manager, assistant news director, executive producer, news producers, sales director, digital sales, meteorologists, engineers and reporters in 12 different markets.

Grass Valley Introduces Advances In IP-Connected Live Production And Strategic Direction Toward The Cloud

Grass Valley has introduced a series of products and new, soon-to-be-released strategic initiatives that it says “promise to shift the paradigm in broadcast workflow flexibility, scalability and performance.” For live production, Grass Valley launches the LDX 100 camera platform, a high-speed, native UHD camera built specifically for the rigors of IP-connected workflows, such as remote/at-home […]

Telestream Announces Inspect 2110 IP Video Monitoring For Broadcast, Production, Distribution

Telestream, a provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for the production and distribution of video, has developed its Inspect 2110 video monitoring solution for broadcast, production and distribution networks. Inspect 2110 will be available this summer. Further extending the Telestream IQ Solutions monitoring family, Inspect 2110 monitors ST 2110 […]

BRAND CONNECTIONS

Qligent Foresight Evolves Predictive Analysis Solution

Qligent has introduced Foresight, its second-generation, cloud-based service that uses AI, machine learning, and Big Data to mitigate content distribution issues. Designed to help broadcasters, MVPDs and OTT service providers understand and correlate factors that contribute to higher audience engagement, Foresight provides real-time 24/7 data analytics based on system performance and user behavior. “Foresight uses the data you already have in your plant, plus some new data that you can gather from end user devices, for predictive analysis,” said Lang Cooksey, […]

Ncam Upgrades And Releases Latest Mk2 Product Suite

Ncam Technologies, a developer of real-time augmented reality technology for the media and entertainment industries, announced the availability of its new Mk2 Camera Bar, Mk2 Server and Ncam Reality 2020 software. First shown as a prototype at IBC 2019, the Mk2 Camera Bar has undergone development and enhancement since; the Ncam R&D team not only further […]

Webinars This Week: AWS, Gates Air, Grass Valley, Harmonic

TVNewsCheck‘s directory of Virtual NAB events is packed with webinars, briefings and demos from Audinate, AWS, Bitmovin, Canon, Harmonic, Planar, Telestream, Vela and others. There’s also some distance learning from the Media Financial Management Association. Visit the full directory here. For TVNewsCheck’s continuously updated news feed covering announcements that would have been made before, during or after NAB, visit here. To read TVNewsCheck’s coverage of how broadcasters are coping with and covering the corona virus pandemic, visit here. 

TAG Video Systems And VidOvation Set Tech Partnership

TAG Video Systems, a provider of 100% SW, 100% IP, 100% COTS probing, monitoring, and multiviewing solutions, and VidOvation, a technology and systems integrator, have announced a technology partnership aimed at bringing the most advanced solutions and support to clients navigating the transformation to IP workflows. Kevin Joyce, TAG’s Zer0 Friction officer, said: “The acceleration to 100% COTS/cloud IP workflows has […]

Harmonic Makes Its Video Encoding Tech Free During Pandemic

JVC’s Streaming Cameras Provide Virtual Connections For Remote Production

JVC Professional Video has been serving the remote production world since long before it became a standard. From education and worship to TV production and newsgathering, JVC has a wide range of models to support all applications and budgets in today’s work-from-home environment. Included among the company’s latest offerings is the GY-HM250 Series; cameras that stream directly to […]

Dalet SaaS Solution Focuses On Continuity, Remote Production

Dalet, a provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, today introduced a remote production solution that allows newsrooms and media organizations to carry on critical content production and distribution operations amid the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. Dalet Galaxy xCloud, a secure and highly scalable SaaS solution hosted by Dalet, extends on-premises production […]

TVN TECH

TVN Tech | 1080p HDR Gains Momentum For Major Sports

Costs are inhibiting a flood of 4K sports production, but 1080p HDR offers numerous practical advantages, among them that the improvement in picture quality is more readily apparent to consumers than the gain from 4K resolution. Above, Sony tested an 8K camera at the Sony Open in Hawaii last year, but doesn’t expect 8K to be used for regular sports production for several years.

MediaKind Unveils Public Cloud OTT Streaming

An SaaS version of MediaKind’s Aquila OTT streaming solution launches today, offering broadcasters the ability to quickly launch new or temporary program services with end-to-end technology operating in the public cloud.

‘ET’ Stays Polished While In Quarantine

The long-running entertainment show’s executive producer compares Entertainment Tonight’s new way of remote working to a relay race, but host Kevin Frazier is geeking out over getting to use his arsenal of cameras and home tech to keep the show looking sharp.

Boris FX Rolls Out New Silhouette Paint Plugin

According to Borix FX, its new Boris FX Silhouette Paint is the first cross-platform, cross-host product to offer Mocha-tracked non-destructive repeatable paint for the post-production industry’s most popular video applications. Host support includes Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Autodesk Flame, Blackmagic Design Resolve and Fusion, and Foundry Nuke. The subscription-based model starts at $195 per year. […]

Drone Journos Watch As Certificates Expire

The Part 107 rules for unmanned aircraft require pilots flying drones for commercial purposes to renew their certification every two years. But the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the closing of the bulk of the private contractor centers in the United States where drone pilots can go for testing and renewal.

Broadcast Pix Rolls Out StreamingPix

Broadcast Pix has launched StreamingPix, which it calls “a complete live production and streaming solution designed for easy set up and use, yet powerful enough to produce compelling professional content.” Aimed at companies from aquariums to zoo’s — churches, corporations, events, schools, universities and all users who want to take streaming to the next level. […]

Vela Announces Third Sales Hire In 90 Days

Vela, a provider of Volicon-replacement systems for broadcast, television and MVPD organizations, has named Tracy Connors to lead Southeastern United States sales activities and manage select strategic accounts. She is the third of three recent sales hires and completes the staffing of Vela’s worldwide sales team. The two other recent additions are Kevin Lichtman, taking over […]

Net Insight Joins The Zixi Enabled Network

To reduce the cost to serve and increase innovation agility, Net Insight says it is joining the Zixi Enabled Network, thus enabling interoperability with other Zixi customers and partners, as well as making it easier to acquire and distribute content over public Clouds such as Amazon Web Services. Consumer demand for instantly accessible, personalized, immersive […]

Limelight Networks Introduces Video And Edge Enhancements

Limelight Networks, a provider of edge cloud services, today announced enhancements to its Live Video Services that enable a range of low-latency streaming options as well as serverless computing capabilities designed to deliver personalized and secure online video experiences. Limelight’s realtime, live and on-demand video delivery services integrate one of the world’s largest global private networks with […]

Broadcast Crews Struggling After Sports Go Dark

The rapid postponement or cancellation of most sports due to the coronavirus pandemic means technicians who were booked for events through the spring and summer now have an open calendar. Besides audio technicians, those affected include camera operators, stage managers and producers.

EXECUTIVE SESSION WITH TOM O’BRIEN

The Weather Channel Finds Its Pandemic Shelter

As veterans of extreme weather coverage and robust remote production, The Weather Channel was ready for the storm the coronavirus brought to the industry. Network President Tom O’Brien says little has been upended by the pandemic, though the channel is now programming more science lessons for families sheltering at home.

JESSELL AT LARGE

Jessell | Pandemic Shows Need For 3.0 Phone Mandate

The coronavirus will not be the last disaster to rock the United States. In preparing for the next, policymakers must make sure that broadcasting is just as capable and resilient as the internet and wireless networks. To that end, they must mandate that smartphones, so crucial in emergencies, be equipped to receive FM and the new ATSC 3.0 TV signals.

Meet The CNN Staffer Who’s Essential To Keeping Its Atlanta HQ Running

John Camacho, a 21-year company veteran and senior engineer, describes his new social distancing normal as he keeps the CNN Center functioning amid the coronavirus shutdown.

Prime Focus Technologies Aims To Make a CLEAR Difference

Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), the technology arm of Prime Focus, today announced new features and advanced security enhancements of its enterprise resource planning software CLEAR to help customers embrace the virtual work environment during the current global COVID-19 lockdown. “Empowering our customers to work from home, we have bolstered CLEAR with powerful security & ease-of-use features […]

For WNYW, ‘Every Day Seems Like A Week’

Fox-owned WNYW in New York has been on the front lines of the coronavirus epicenter for weeks, weathering sick employees, virus vulnerabilities and the gauntlet of covering a metastasizing story with endless moving parts. “It’s the most challenging environment I’ve ever had to manage through,” says VP-GM Lew Leone. Above, Rosanna Scotto interviewing Dr. Anthony Fauci.

OPEN MIKE FROM JOHN LAWSON

Pandemic Reveals NextGen TV’s Opportunity

COVID-19 is an international emergency — and it’s also a good opportunity to talk about the future of news with NextGen TV.

Interra Systems Offers Lip Sync Solution

Interra Systems, a global provider of software products and solutions to the digital media industry, has introduced Baton LipSync, an automated tool for lip sync detection and verification. Baton LipSync uses machine learning technology and deep neural networks to automatically detect audio and video sync errors. The company says that by using Baton LipSync, broadcasters […]

Intracom Systems Releases VCOM Disaster Recovery As A Service

Intracom Systems, a Los Angeles-area developer of highly interoperable, multi-channel software communication systems has released VCOM DRaaS (disaster recover as a service). In the event of a widespread emergency, such as COVID-19, VCOM DRaaS enables users of critical communications systems to continue to work from home or other remote locations outside the office or studio. […]

Telestream Releases Cloud-Based OptiQ Monitor

Telestream, a provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for the production and distribution of video, has announced that its new OptiQ Monitor, a cloud-based monitoring-as-a-service, is now available. OptiQ Monitor enables real-time deployment of live ABR quality monitoring at scale in over 70 global geographic regions and is designed to […]

Zixi Partners With Blackbird For Global Live Video Editing

Zixi, a provider of live broadcast-quality video over any-IP, and architect of the Software-Defined Video Platform (SDVP), today announced a partnership and integration with Blackbird, which offers a  professional cloud video editing and publishing platform that provides rapid access to video content for the easy creation of clips and highlights to multiple devices and platforms. […]