TVU Networks Intros Portable Cellular Transmitter With Integrated 5G Modem

TVU Networks, a provider of IP and cloud-based live video solutions, today announced that its flagship TVU One cellular mobile transmitter is now shipping with an integrated 5G modem. TVU has partnered with major commercial network carriers including South Korea based KT Corp. and modem module manufacturers such as Canada based Sierra Wireless in identifying […]

Vizrt Brings Journalists Separated By Countries Together Into Same Studio

Vizrt, a global provider of software-defined visual storytelling tools for media content creators, offered the world what it called the “first glimpse of science fiction-turned-real in what could become the future of remote live interviews.” Using IP and the built-in Fusion renderer in the just-announced Viz Engine 4.1, two individuals located in separate countries appear […]

Sinclair To Launch 3.0 Station On May 26

Sinclair says KVCW, the company’s CW affiliate in Las Vegas, will begin broadcasting in ATSC 3.0 on May 26, marking the company’s first commercial deployment of the NextGen TV standard. KVCW was originally scheduled to launch 3.0 broadcasts just prior to the NAB Show in April, but the launch was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, which also resulted in the cancellation of the annual event.

BRAND CONNECTIONS

NBC’s ‘Blacklist’ Draws On Animation

The makers of the NBC drama, which stars James Spader as dashing antihero Raymond Reddington, decided to add animation to a partially taped season finale episode , prompting a far-flung collaboration that stretched from Los Angeles to London and included the Spader family house as a challenging recording studio.

NAB Show Express Launches ‘Let’s Talk Cine’

Leading filmmakers, technologists and studio execs will be featured in live sessions focused on making today’s top motion pictures and TV series.

Interra Systems And Skyline Communications Team To Improve Quality Of OTT Services

Interra Systems and Skyline Communications today announced a new partnership to improve quality of service and quality of experience for linear and nonlinear OTT channels. The companies say the integration between Interra Systems’ ORION-OTT system and Skyline Communications’ DataMiner network management and orchestration (NMS/OSS) platform “gives broadcasters and OTT service providers a single, automated, end-to-end solution […]

Broadcast Pix Partners With Switchboard Live

Broadcast Pix partners with Switchboard Live and adds integrated multi-destination live streaming to its integrated production systems. Broadcast Pix users can now create and stream their live video content to multiple destinations via a direct integration with Switchboard Live’s product, Switchboard Cloud. This fully cloud-based product has native integrations with YouTube, Facebook, Twitter (Periscope), LinkedIn […]

Avid, Microsoft Azure Set Five-Year Agreement

Media and entertainment technology provider Avid has renewed its cloud collaboration with Microsoft. Over the course of the new five-year strategic alliance agreement Avid will continue to develop and deploy its cloud-based solutions on Microsoft Azure. Since launching their initial collaboration, Avid and Microsoft have helped some of the world’s largest media companies move their […]

How Do Shows Handle Remote Production?

News anchors, talk show hosts and reality stars now moonlight as their own camera operators and lighting technicians. Producers accustomed to reacting to footage in person must now jump through extra communication hoops. But even with the occasional error or sacrifice in camera quality, programs have largely been able to pull it off.

CP Communications Integrates Ironman Multipurpose Studio, Control Room

CP Communications, a provider of  solutions and services for live event productions, has completed the systems integration of a custom-designed streaming media studio and control room that enables The Ironman Group — a Tampa-based sports event management company — to deliver live coverage of its branded multisport and marathon events over-the-top via its website and Facebook Watch. […]

VIRTUAL EVENTS

Webinars This Week: Dalet, Gates Air, IEEE, Quantum, Rohde & Schwarz

Dalet Digital Systems, Gates Air, Ross Video and Sony Professional Products are among technology vendors that will continue webinar series this week. The IEEE, Telestream and Skybox Security will also host live events.There is also a hefty list of on-demand events, including virtual conferences from Accedo, Newtek and Vizrt. For the full schedule and registration information, visit TVNewsCheck’s continuously updated Virtual Events Directory.

First Exhibitors Withdraw From IBC

Arvato Systems and Vidispine have announced that they will not be attending IBC 2020 in Amsterdam, which is currently scheduled for Sept. 11-15. In the announcement, there is no specific mention of coronavirus as the reason for withdrawal, although the pandemic was likely a key factor in the decision.

Wind, Rust Take Down KRIS Tower

Scripps Names Pat Browning CIO

Beginning April 1, he succeeds the retiring Bob Carson in leading the company’s enterprise technology strategy and operations.

TVN TECH

TVN Tech | Virus Tested, Remote Workflows Eye Permanence

Coronavirus-necessitated remote workflows have spun up quickly and reliably to allow TV stations to keep broadcasting during the pandemic. There’s reason to believe they’ll stick around after the crisis subsides. Above: Avid Edit On Demand provides a full virtual production environment in the cloud, including Media Composer software and Avid NEXIS storage. (Source: Avid)

Daytime, Sports, News Emmys Go Virtual

The 2020 Daytime Emmys, Sports Emmys, News & Documentary Emmys and Technology & Engineering Emmys will be replaced by virtual ceremonies, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced on Wednesday. The Technology & Engineering ceremony had originally been scheduled for April 19 in Las Vegas, and had been postponed until October due to restrictions to combat the coronavirus; the Sports Emmys had been scheduled for April 28 in New York but postponed to fall; the Daytime Emmys had been scheduled for June 12-14 in Pasadena but postponed to fall; and the News & Documentary Emmys had been scheduled for September in New York.

Synamedia Partners With Google Cloud

Synamedia, a global independent video software provider, today announced that it has partnered with Google Cloud to expand its video network portfolio with new over-the-top “as a service” offerings. This partnership, it says, lets Synamedia further address customer needs for high availability, increased scalability and maximized performance for OTT services while simultaneously reducing operational costs […]

PSSI Global Services, Telstra Partner On Global Connectivity

PSSI Global Services, a provider of live event management, transmission and connectivity solutions, has partnered with Telstra, in collaboration with R&S Consulting, to expand global media network connectivity. Through this partnership, PSSI Global Services will use Telstra’s robust Global Media Network (GMN) to provide expanded connectivity throughout the world, including a critical point-of-presence at PSSI […]

ChyronHego, TV Groups Offer Detailed Virus Data

The data being sourced locally by Nexstar, Sinclair and Quincy Media journalists supports more accurate and timely community-focused reporting.

MediaKind Launches Next-Gen Broadcast Solution

MediaKind, a global media technology provider, has introduced its next-generation broadcast solution, Aquila Broadcast, to enable broadcasters and operators to make a seamless, step-by-step transition from appliance-based platforms to all-IP media delivery. Powered by software-based video compression, control and stream processing, Aquila Broadcast provides picture quality with resolutions up to UHD with HDR support, while also […]

Q&A

Noland Talks About Latest 3.0 Developments

Madeleine Noland discusses the impact of COVID-19 on deployment, NextGen TV presentations at NAB Show Express, new 3.0 planning teams and 5G.

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

Eleven New TV Jobs West Of The Mississippi

This week there are a total of 23 new TV jobs in 20 large, medium and small markets posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center. Here are 11 openings in 10 markets west of the Mississippi River.

Annual 4K 4Charity Run At NAB Show Goes Virtual

Organizers of the 4K 4Charity Fun Run series announced that the running and walking event hosted in collaboration with the annual NAB Show is going virtual for 2020. The 4K 4Charity series leverages fun, healthy activities to help raise funds for non-profits focused on increasing diversity and inclusion in the technology and media industries, and celebrates […]

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

Twelve New TV Jobs East Of The Mississippi

There were a total of 25 new TV jobs in 20 large, medium and small markets posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center last week.  Here are 12 openings in nine markets east of the Mississippi River.

Silicon Dust Kickstarter For HDHomeRun 4K ATSC 3.0 Receiver Tops $325K, 1,500 Backers

Webinars This Week: Dalet, Digital Nirvana, Gates Air, Ross Video, TAG, Sony

Ross Video kicks off its Ross Live series of virtual events on Tuesday, while Sony Professional Products convenes the first of three Technology Tuesdays and TAG Video Systems continues its series with Live Production and Multiviewing in the Cloud. Digital Nirvana addresses monitoring and advanced workflows for captioning and translation; Gates Air considers FM SFNs and AWS convenes three days of presentations. More events from IEEE, JW Player, MediaKind and AWS are all set for this week. For the complete listing with dates, times and registration links, visit TVNewsCheck’s Virtual Events Page. 

Red Bee Extends Relationship With TitanTV

Red Bee has extended its longstanding relationship with TitanTV Inc., continuing the delivery of Content Discovery services for interactive electronic program guides. Through the partnership, Red Bee and TitanTV provides linear and VOD guide services for OTA, OTT and NextGen TV (ATSC 3.0) to broadcasters and content providers in North America, creating increased content engagement […]

Blackmagic Design Lowers Price Of Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

Blackmagic Design today announced a new lower price for its Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K of $1,995. This is a reduction of $500 which the company says “will help make this camera more affordable for users working on digital film as well as live production with the new ATEM Mini switchers.” Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera now works […]

ProVantageX Launches “PVX Gives Back” To Help With Covid-19 Relief

ProVantageX, an end-to-end connected system for TV buyers and sellers, has introduced PVX Gives Back, a company-wide program to provide financial support to local organizations helping with Covid-19 relief.  The first initiative, “PVX Gives Back: Lunch and Learn” launched this week with PVX’s agency partners selecting the charity recipients. Randy Altman, PVX VP of agency sales, […]

TiVo Trumpets ITC’s Final Ruling — Comcast Violated Patent On Search Highlight Feature