SAM Adds HDR Capability To Kahuna Switchers

Drone King DJI Has Serious Pentagon Problem

Tech Advisers To Assist FCC On New Devices

The FCC’s Technological Advisory Council is looking to reform the FCC’s technical regulations. Composed of very smart industry engineers, academics and other tech leaders who provide advice to the FCC, the TAC wants to figure out how to provide for fast regulatory approvals of new technologies, while still meeting the agency’s statutory obligation to protect the public interest, including the well-being of consumers and the efficient use of spectrum.

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KHOU Houston Begins Rebuilding After Harvey

IBC 2017 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Enensys Technologies

Enensys Technologies | Stand 2.B30 | Website: https://www.enensys.com/ Founded in 2004, Enensys Technologies designs and manufactures innovative professional hardware and software solutions enabling efficient video delivery over broadcast and telecoms networks. The company’s Broadcast Networks division develops equipment for digital terrestrial TV, targeted content insertion and switches and IP transport. Products are designed for use […]

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On The IBC Exhibit Floor: TVU Networks

TVU Networks | Stand 2.B28 | Website: www.tvunetworks.com TVU Networks, a global provider of live IP video solutions, will showcase its end-to-end IP-based ecosystem of new and current hardware and software. TVU Networks will show its TVU One live mobile IP newsgathering transmitter with integrated H.265/HEVC compression standard. With an established customer base, TVU One with HEVC […]

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On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Viaccess-Orca

Viaccess-Orca | Stand 1.A51 | Website: http://www.viaccess-orca.com Key Products and Technology Demos Multi-DRM Suite Guarantees Premium Content Protection — VO will showcase a feature-rich, end-to-end content protection solution for multiscreen TV services. VO’s multi-DRM suite is one of the most powerful solutions on the market, offering pay-TV operators flexible and scalable possibilities for securing premium content […]

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On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Globecast

Globecast | Stand 1.A29 | Website: https://www.globecast.com/ Globecast helps customers to manage their content and make it available wherever required, by anyone required. The company provides content acquisition, management and distribution services globally.  New at IBC 2017: Globecast Live2VOD MultiEvents Media platform — Globecast is launching its Live2VOD MultiEvents Media platform at IBC 2017. This leverages the company’s contribution expertise to provide a […]

Mystery Repeating Signals From Space Explained

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On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz | Stand 7.E25 | Website: www.rohde-schwarz.com With its open architecture, R&S Venice is an ingest and playout system that enables broadcasters to deliver content in the most appropriate manner by merging SDI and video-over-IP technologies, empowering the user to migrate to IP-based production at a time and speed that best suits their situation. […]

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On The IBC Exhibit Floor: MX1

MX1 | Stand 1.B24 | Website: www.mx1.com  MX1, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, is a global media services provider that works with media businesses to transform content. MX1 offers a range of content management, delivery and value-added digital media services. Every day, MX1 distributes more than 2,750 TV channels, manages the playout of over 500 channels, delivers […]

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On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Broadpeak

Broadpeak | Stand 5.C72 | Website: www.broadpeak.tv  Key Technology Demos: nanoCDN Multicast ABR Solution — Multicast ABR technology is now being adopted by the industry. Stop by the Broadpeak booth to see its benefits in action from the first technology provider with a working ABR multicast solution, launched in 2012. Broadpeak’s nanoCDN multicast ABR solution has […]

Quantum Begins Shipping Xcellis Workflow Storage

Quantum Corp.’s aiWARE for Xcellis, an on-premise and cloud version of the artificial intelligence (AI) platform from Veritone, is now available. Bringing Veritone’s multi-engine AI capabilities into a Quantum StorNext-managed environment, aiWARE for Xcellis lets users leverage the power of Veritone’s cognitive services and applications ― beginning with optical character recognition (OCR), object detection and […]

Profs Get $300,000 Grant For Fake-News Detector

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — Two Penn State professors have received $300,000 from the National Science Foundation to develop technology that will enable digital devices to weed out fake news. The university says information sciences and technology professor Dongwon Lee and communications professor S. Shyam Sundar are working on the project. Lee says fake news […]

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Tech, Ingenuity Help Stations Weather Harvey

The effort of covering the historic storm fully tested Houston stations’ technological and logistical prowess and planning, while straining their human resources. With power and cable outages prevalent, the broadcasters also streamed their coverage continuously over Facebook Live so that folks with a charged smartphone could watch, too. Above, KHOU broadcast news temporarily from the facilities of noncommercial KUHT.

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On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Dalet

Dalet | Stand 8.B77 | Website: www.dalet.com  Dalet announced today that it has made “sweeping updates” to its Dalet Cube broadcast 3D graphics suite. Dalet Cube is a comprehensive suite of modules to design, manage and playout broadcast 3D animated graphics. Natively connected to the Dalet Galaxy Media Asset Management (MAM) & Orchestration platform and a core capability […]

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On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Broadcast Solutions

Broadcast Solutions | Stands O.EO2 & 8.A74 | Website: http://www.broadcast-solutions.de The German-based system integrator will show its full expertise on the largest outdoor stand of the show, focusing on system integration solutions with Streamline OB Vans, studio projects, the company’s own cable manufacturing as well as virtual reality solutions. The indoor stand (8.A74) will emphasize […]

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WCTE Orders New Comark Transmitter

PBS member station WCTE Nashville (DMA 29) has ordered a Comark Parallax transmitter from Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark. The new DTV transmitter, which will be delivered in early September, will be equipped with eight broadband power amplifiers providing 13 kW transmitter power output (TPO) level. It will be delivered complete with dual Exact-V2 exciters (in […]

Toshiba Joins The Alexa-Enabled TV Brigade

Repeating Radio Signals From Deep Space Detected

Why Are So Few Women Working In Audio?

Like with many STEM-oriented fields, music production and sound engineering are dominated by men — though that’s very slowly changing.

Drones Providing Birds’ Eye Views Of Flooding

TMD Announces New Technology Execs

TMD, a provider of media asset management systems for digital and physical assets, has made two executive promotions. Alex Sibilev is now chief technology officer. With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, he brings both managerial experience and in-depth technical knowledge. In his former role as chief architect, he developed many applications […]

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On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Pebble Beach Systems

Pebble Beach Systems | Stand 8.B68 | Website: http://www.pebble.tv Pebble Beach Systems, an automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, will be showcasing its latest range of solutions, including: the deployment of multiple virtualized channels in both a public and a private cloud with Orca; Lighthouse, a web-based remote management and monitoring tool for the Marina  automation system; and Beluga, […]

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On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Rascular

Rascular | Stand 6.C19 | Website: www.rascular.com Software designers Rascular create PC-based video playout control and media management systems. Bespoke or off-the-shelf, its applications work across SDI and IP technologies. This allows media companies cost-effective control and management across hybrid playout environments. User-defined screen layouts provide precision access to on-air and off-air third-party technologies. This gives operators crucial touch-of-a-button control of manual and automated media […]

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On The IBC Exhibit Floor: AVIWEST

AVIWEST | Stand 2.B31 | Website: www.aviwest.com AVIWEST, a provider of live video contribution and primary distribution systems over bonded cellular and unmanaged IP networks, will exhibit the latest developments for its digital mobile newsgathering ecosystem. Key Product Updates: New Uplink System Revolutionizes Live Video Remote Production — A key highlight at IBC2017 will be […]

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On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Bexel

Bexel | Stand 12.E65 | Website: https://bexel.com/ Bexel Clarity 800 Camera — Bexel will showcase its custom-built Clarity Camera 800-HD, the world’s first miniature high-frame-rate (HFR) point-of view camera for live production. Building on Bexel and Camera Corps’ unrivaled experience using specialty cameras in live broadcast, the company developed the standard-setting Clarity 800 camera system […]

Sam Blackman, AWS Elemental CEO, Dies At 41

NATAS Tech & Engineering Emmy Winners

Among this year’s honorees are the teams behind a voice-navigation system for TV content, a video-conferencing service, video ID tech and a 3D Doppler radar system. In addition, Robert Ross, SVP, CBS Engineering, and Richard Friedel, EVP, Fox Engineering, will receive Technology & Engineering Lifetime Achievement Awards on April 8 in Las Vegas.

Fox, Samsung, Panasonic Team On UHD

Fox says today that it’s teaming with Panasonic and Samsung Electronics to create what they call “an open, royalty-free dynamic metadata platform,” tentatively called HDR10+. Translation: They want the industry to have a common communications standard that would enable ultra-HD TVs, Blu-ray disc players, and set top boxes to dynamically adjust he brightness, color and contrast of a movie or show scene-by-scene — not just once for the entire production. The process is known as tone-mapping.