Throughout the year, TVNewsCheck has reported the deaths of outstanding men and women who shaped television as actors, lawmakers, producers, business people, journalists and on-air personalities. Here is a selection as Part 4 of our Year in Review Special Report. Read the earlier installments here.
This year’s major technology news includes developments in ATSC 3.0, the next-gen broadcast TV standard; the growing acceptance of IP as a replacement for SDI in transporting content throughout and among facilities; increasing interest in virtual news set technology and new moves by the networks into TV Everywhere. This is Part 3 of TVNewsCheck’s annual Year in Review for 2014. Part I, which appeared Tuesday, reviewed the year’s happenings in local and broadcast network news. Part 2, which ran Wednesday, recapped the year’s highlights in business, regulation, syndicated and broadcast network programming and new media. And Part 4 on Friday will remember the electronic media luninaries who died during 2013
Part 2 of TVNewsCheck‘s annual roundup of the major news of the year (complete with links to earlier stories) covers business; regulatory/legal developments; syndicated and network programming; and new media. In Part 1, which appeared yesterday, you can review the year’s happenings in local and broadcast network news. Part 3, which appears at noon on Thursday will recap the year’s technology highlights. And Part 4 on Friday will remember the electronic media luminaries who died during 2014.
With acquisitions, programming moves and strategies that boosted collaborations between broadcasters, while also bringing viewers increasingly into the mix, TV news crews were well poised to cover some of 2014’s biggest local stories. And national news broadcasters officially moved into the digital age in 2014, launching newscasts designed specifically for cyberspace. This is the first part of TVNewsCheck’s annual look back at the year. Tomorrow in Part 2 we’ll reprise the major developments in business, regulation, programming and new media. Part 3, the year’s big stories in technology, will be featured on Thursday at noon, while Part 4 on Friday will highlight the media luminaries who died during the year.