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NAB Show Intros Podcast Conference, Exhibit

Sessions, exhibits and podcast studio feature leading podcasters and highlight the medium’s growth and opportunities.

NAB HOT TECH TOPICS

Stations Eye Virtual Master Control, Playout

Everyone from smaller station groups to major playout centers are examining software- and cloud-based solutions as they look at consolidation, centralization and density of operations. But whether IP and virtualization can replace all SDI functionality today remains a “big question mark” for many broadcasters. Above, Grass Valley’s iTX channel control. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2018 Resource Guide listing of master control and playout vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.

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NAB ’18 Tech Hot Topics Products: Master Control, Playout

For the third year, TVNewsCheck is augmenting its coverage of NAB Show Hot Topics tech trends stories with information that can make your visit to the NAB Show easier. This week’s focus is master control and playout (read the main story here). These companion resource guides on the technology covered each week are compilations of information provided […]

YouTube Studio Exiting Beta, Adds Metrics

YouTube Studio, the video sharing network’s revamped channel management system, launched into beta last June, will now become the default experience for creators. The company announced today that YouTube Studio will began to reach many creators in the weeks ahead, though the option to switch back to the Classic view will remain available.

Hulu Lets Viewers Buy Through Their Remotes

Hulu, the over-the-top streaming video service owned by Disney, Fox, Comcast and Time Warner, is launching an interactive advertising unit — developed in partnership with the interactive TV firm BrightLine — that lets viewers buy products through their remote control or video game controller.

PILOT Introduces Pitch Prize Competition

PILOT, an innovation initiative of the National Association of Broadcasters, is launching the PILOT Pitch Prize, a competition for early-stage startup companies to receive seed funding and support for providing technology solutions that could help broadcasters. Finalists will compete in a live pitch event at NAB Show New York, held Oct. 17-18, 2018 at the Javits Convention […]

Registration Open For Fun Run At NAB 2018

AWS Elemental announced the next event in the 4K 4Charity Fun Run series, to take place Tuesday, April 10, in Las Vegas in conjunction with the 2018 NAB Show. Sponsorships are still available and participants may register at http://4K4Charity.com/runs/nab. In 2017, the 4K 4Charity Fun Run series committed to distributing proceeds toward raising awareness and […]

AI’s Dirty Little Secret: It’s Powered By People

From makeup artists in Venezuela to women in conservative parts of India, people around the world are doing the digital equivalent of needlework —drawing boxes around cars in street photos, tagging images, and transcribing snatches of speech that computers can’t quite make out. This burgeoning but largely unseen cottage industry represents the foundation of a technology that could change humanity forever.

House, Senate Panels Agree On Baum Act

Both the House and Senate Commerce Committees have agreed to bring the FCC reauthorization bill, “Ray Baum’s Act,” to the House floor for a vote next on March 6. The bill includes the repack fund that will compensate radio stations, translators, and LPTVs for costs related to displacement and reduced power while TV stations are “repacked” on the spectrum, and adds elements of the Senate’s Mobile Now Act promoting the development of 5G networks.

DMA 1: NEW YORK

WNBC, Cozi TV: OTA Viewers Need To Rescan

With NBC O&O WNBC New York and its diginet Cozi TV preparing to move their broadcast signals from the Empire State Building to One World Trade Center next month, viewers using an over-the-air antenna are reminded to rescan their televisions and secure the new frequency by April 2 to continue receiving WNBC and Cozi TV’s […]

Why Are There So Few Women In Tech?

Tech companies have employed a host of tactics to help lift the scant number of women and minorities who work within their ranks, like anti-bias training, affinity groups, and software that scans job postings for gendered language. Yet the numbers remain dire. Of men with science, technology engineering, or math (STEM) degrees, 40% work in technical careers; only 26% of women with STEM degrees do. That means that qualified women are turning away from the field before they even get started.

Kathie Lee And Hoda Get A New View, Too

TVN'S WOMEN TO WATCH

Two Women Making Their Marks On TV Tech

AdeogbaPytlarzThe winners of TVNewsCheck’s 2018 Technology Women to Watch awards have something in common beside their field of interest. Both KIRO Seattle’s Deborah Adeogba and Dolby Laboratories’ Jaclyn Pytlarz constantly seek new challenges and opportunities to stretch their knowledge and satisfy their scientific curiosity.

GatesAir Adds AES67 Interoperability For Audio

GatesAir, a global provider of over-the-air content delivery solutions for radio and TV broadcasters says it, “will make significant strides in interoperable audio networking with the introduction of the Intraplex IP Link 200A, the company’s first AES67-compliant Audio over IP codec.” To be unveiled at the 2018 NAB Show (April 9-12, Las Vegas Convention Center), the IP […]

Triveni Revamps StreamScope Analyzer Line

Triveni Digital today unveiled the next generation of its StreamScopePortal analyzer product line, the StreamScope Portal II. The StreamScope Portal II simplifies troubleshooting of DTV transport streams through its two-in-one hardware platform design, high-res touch-screen interface, advanced RF spectrum analysis capabilities, rules-based troubleshooting and ultraportability factor. The StreamScope Portal II can be upgraded with professional […]

AEQ, Broadcast Pix Partner On Automation Solutions

Broadcast Pix and Spanish manufacturer AEQ have made a product integration agreement primarily to offer complete media and broadcast automation solutions. The integration involves Broadcast Pix’s integrated production switchers and a series of AEQ’s Audio-over-IP (AoIP) network-enabled products. Both Broadcast Pix (Booth SL8320) and AEQ (Booth C3651) will demonstrate the new integration next month at the 2018 […]

NewsTECHFutures To Feature CNN’s Foreman

Journalist Tom Foreman will speak about augmented reality in TV reporting at TVNewsCheck’s  May 31 event in Atlanta. The retreat, geared to engineering leaders, will also explore the IP transition and artificial intelligence and will feature a technology tour of CNN led by a trio of Turner’s engineering leaders.

DirecTV, Dish To Show Big 10 Tournament In 4K

Public Stations Seek 3.0 Simulcasting Relief

Public broadcasters have asked the FCC to exempt noncommercial TV statiions from a regulation requiring them to broadcast using two different standards during rollout of the new ATSC 3.0 standard.

NAB 2018

First Round Of Sprockit Startups At NAB 2018

Sprockit, the global community that curates, connects and fosters collaboration between market-ready startups and media, entertainment and technology companies, today announced the first round of startups selected to participate at the 2018 NAB Show is held April 7-12 in Las Vegas. The startups will demonstrate their technologies alongside select alumni in the Innovation Pipeline in the North Hall […]

Mobile Video Editing Tips And Tools

Broadcast Tech Revs Show Modest Increase

A new report from IABM covering the last half of 2017, also shows a decline in profit growth, but also points to reasons for optimism looking ahead. The transition to software (including the cloud) is well underway, though hardware remains the primary source of both revenues and profits for most suppliers.

FCC Says It Will Auction Off More Airwaves

t’s part of an aggressive push towards super-fast 5G wireless services, which require new swaths of airwaves to become available to the carriers building the networks. The FCC said it wants to hold two auctions — first of the 28 GHz band and then of the 24 GHz band — starting later this year.

DMA 70

WSLS Roanoke Moving To New Facility

Graham Media Group’s WSLS Roanoke, Va., will move to a new broadcast facility in late 2018, vacating its building of more than 60 years. “WSLS has been in its current location since the 1950’s, and while the facility has served us well, television has changed a great deal and the time was right for a move,” said Jaimie León, the NBC affiliate’s GM.

DMA 8: SAN FRANCISCO

KMTP Pursues Channel-Share To Stay On Air

‘Today’ Unveils New Studio 1A

Avid Fires CEO Hernandez For Misconduct

On Sunday, Avid’s board of directors voted “to terminate the employment of Louis Hernandez Jr., chief executive officer, effective immediately, due to violations … of the company’s policies related to workplace conduct,” according to a filing with securities regulators. Avid President Jeff Rosica has been named CEO.

FCC Moves To Speed Availability Of New Tech

“While the commission has a long history of facilitating the introduction of new technologies and services,” the commission said, “the regulatory path from technological breakthrough to authorization of service has often been too long and arduous.”

NAB TECH HOT TOPICS

IP Delivering Video From Field To Screen

New streaming encoders in cameras are delivering HD picture quality good enough to go directly to air. That gives stations new options for IP contribution besides the common bonded cellular workflow. Above, KOAA Colorado Springs uses a JVCKenwood ProHD portable bridge in the field. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2018 Resource Guide listing of field operations vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.