YouTube TV To Offer Tonight’s MLB Game Of Week In 4K

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Multiviewers Take On Bigger Workloads

Whether offered as a standalone unit or combined with other components of the broadcast workflow, multiviewers are tackling a mix of formats and a higher volume of content to monitor. Above, Studio Berlin uses the Apantac KVM over IP solution for its multiviewers.

Charter And Comcast To Launch New Streaming Platform In Joint Venture

Charter Communications and Comcast on Wednesday announced a 50/50 joint venture to develop a streaming platform on branded 4K streaming devices and smart TVs. Comcast will license Flex, the company’s aggregated streaming platform and hardware to the new joint venture, contribute the retail business for XClass TVs as well as Xumo, a streaming service acquired in 2020. Charter will make an initial contribution of $900 million, funded over multiple years.

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Scale Dictates Broadcasters’ IP Transition

Station groups lag behind larger networks in investing in new IP routing systems despite interoperability hurdles being overcome and IP gear prices falling. But the new infrastructure may end up being more horsepower than they need. Above, a control room at NBCUniversal’s Boston Media Center in Needham, Mass. The facility handles four businesses in the market — WBTS (NBC), WNEU (Telemundo), New England Cable News and NBC Sports Boston — on one common IP-based technology platform.

C2G Debuts New 4K 60Hz HDMI Over Cat Extender Box Transmitter To Box Receiver

C2G is ensuring that 4K HDMI source signals reach 4K displays with flawless quality in conference rooms, classrooms, lecture halls, and many other installations where distances are far beyond the length limitations of standard HDMI cabling with the new HDMI over Cat Extender Box Transmitter to Box Receiver-4K 60Hz. It allows a 4K HDMI source to […]

Roku Streaming Stick 4K+ Drops To $49, New All-Time Low

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Broadcasters Reach For The ‘Cinematic’ With Their Camera Needs

Broadcasters are insisting on more from their cameras, from the ability to capture more cinematic-style video with shallow depth of field to 4K, UHD and HDR capabilities, remote PTZ abilities and ever-smaller sizes. Above, a JVC camcorder being used on location for Idol Chat, which premiered on Retro TV and The Family Channel.

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Compliance Monitoring Shifts Into Swiss Army Knife Mode

In a post-Volicon era, monitoring and compliance tools have gone beyond just making sure content meets regulatory requirements, moving into new broadcast environments and rolling out features designed to ease workflows. Above: Vela’s Encompass product showing both channel and transport stream analysis to help ensure quality of service.

YouTube TV To Stream Winter Olympics In 4K

ESPN Ending 4K Game Of The Week In 2021

JVC’s 4K PTZ Remote Cameras With NDI|HX Now Available

JVC Professional Video today announced the immediate availability of its new 4K KY-PZ400NW/NB PTZ cameras, the newest addition to its Connected Cam line of cameras. The HD versions of the PTZs, the KY-PZ200NW/NB and the more economical HD KY-PZ200W/B, will begin shipping in November. “Ideal for sports, concerts and other live event broadcasts or productions, the cameras […]

Comcast To Offer 24 Football Games In 4K

Fox To Offer ‘Thursday Night Football’ In 4K

NBC Using Canon 4K Lenses For Tokyo Games

NBC Olympics has selected Canon U.S.A. is providing a wide variety of 4K UHD and HD Field, Portable and Studio lenses for NBC’s production of the Tokyo Olympics. A broad array of Canon broadcast lenses are being used, including the UHD-DIGISUPER 90 long-zoom field lens, which provides 4K UHD imagery. Canon’s 4K and HD lenses […]

DirecTV To Offer 250 Hours Of 4K Olympics

YouTube TV Debuts 4K Add-On Package For $20/Month

YouTube TV Adds 4K Package, 5.1 Dolby Audio, Other Features Ahead Of Tokyo Olympics

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NBC’s Game Plan For Tokyo Olympics: Distributed Workflows

David Mazza, SVP and CTO of NBC Sports Group and NBC Olympics, gives an exclusive look at how the network will navigate COVID restrictions while delivering 1080p HDR and 4K coverage for the first time and the pivotal role distributed workflows will play. Note: This story is available to TVNewsCheck Premium members only. If you would like to upgrade your free TVNewsCheck membership to Premium now, you can visit your Member Home Page, available when you log in at the very top right corner of the site or in the Stay Connected Box that appears in the right column of virtually every page on the site. If you don’t see Member Home, you will need to click Log In or Subscribe.

DirecTV To Show U.S. Open Golf In 4K

NBCU To Deliver Live Coverage Of Tokyo Games In 4K HDR

Post Company Upgrades To 4K HDR With Big Pic Media

Big Pic Media has delivered the latest generation 4K HDR monitoring, display calibration and mastering systems to Evolutions, one of Britain’s largest independent post-production companies. The project forms part of ongoing investment in new resources. It includes four Sony BVM-HX310 4K HDR master monitors, an MTI Film Cortex Enterprise mastering and validation system and a […]

Evolutions Upgrades To 4K HDR With Big Pic Media

Big Pic Media has delivered the latest generation 4K HDR monitoring, display calibration and mastering systems to Evolutions, one of Britain’s largest independent post-production companies. The project forms part of ongoing investment in new resources. It includes four Sony BVM-HX310 4K HDR master monitors, an MTI Film Cortex Enterprise mastering and validation system and a […]

NEP Releases Supershooter 5 4K-Capable Mobile Unit Servicing US Clients

NEP Group, a technical partner for content producers around the globe, says its U.S. Broadcast Services team has released a new mobile unit, NEP Supershooter 5. 1080p-ready and 4K-capable, Supershooter 5 is the first of the company’s fully IP mobile units to be powered by their new proprietary and easy-to-use broadcast control and monitoring system […]

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TVN Tech | Camera Robotics Get COVID Proving Ground

Broadcasters are warming to using robotics for remote camera operations, having seen crucial improvements in camera movement, better object and face tracking, new movement patterns and stronger overall automation. Above, a camera operator stands behind Ross Video’s remote panbar system, capturing the action on the field at a college baseball game.

NextGen TV Debuts On Three Syracuse Stations

WSYR, WTVH and WSTM are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

Comcast To Show Chicago White Sox In 4K

Canon Launches Line Of 4K UHD PTZ Cameras

Canon USA, a provider of digital imaging solutions, unveiled the company’s first line of 4K UHD PTZ cameras — the CR-N500 and CR-N300 for indoor live-streaming and the outdoor CR-X500. This new line of cameras capitalizes on Canon’s digital imaging and operational expertise from both professional camcorders and network cameras. This enables the cameras to […]

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TVN Tech | Pandemic Halts HDR, UHD Momentum

Networks, mobile truck companies and tech vendors agree the pandemic will impact HDR and UHD production through this year through a combination of equipment availability, complex new remote workflows and financial constraints.

New TVU Rack Router Transmits Live 8K UHD Video

TVU Networks, a market and technology provider of cloud and IP-based live video solutions, and China Unicom, the world’s fourth largest mobile service provider, are collaborating to expand the UHD media applications possible with 5G networks. TVU Networks is advancing solutions that support China Unicom’s 5G millimeter-wave (mmWave) technology for communications services. As part of the partnership, […]

MediaKind Partners With New Digital Technology To Deliver 4K UHD Content for Beijing Radio & Television

MediaKind, a global provider of media technology and services, worked with New Digital Technology on the delivery of high-quality recorded 4K content for BTV’s winter sporting events channel, which launched toward the end of 2020. MediaKind provided a range of its leading encoding and decoding solutions, supporting BTV in enabling the first provincial level 4K […]

Fox To Air Big Ten Basketball Tournament In 4K

Ikegami Offers UHK-X700 2/3-inch 4K-Native Global Shutter 3-CMOS Sensor UNICAM System Camera

Ikegami has unveiled an addition to its UNICAM XE 4K system camera series. The UHK-X700 incorporates three newly developed 2/3-inch CMOS 4K sensors with global shutters to eliminate rolling shutter distortion and flash-banding artefacts. “Designed for broadcast-quality video production and online streaming applications, the UHK-X700 looks set to become the flagship of the UNICAM series,” […]

YouTube TV Plans 4K Add-On Option With Offline Viewing

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TVN Tech | CBS Ready For Socially-Distanced Super Bowl

New camera angles and innovative AR graphics will mark Tampa’s Super Bowl LV with a sparser crowd allowing for novel camera positions and experimentation.

LiveX Upgrades New 4K Broadcast Streaming Studio With Panasonic Kairos

Seeking a solution that would up level the quality of its productions and provide greater flexibility, LiveX purchased Panasonic’s Kairos, a next generation IT/IP live production platform. The full-service production and broadcast company, whose previous work includes the Democratic National Convention and USGA U.S. Open Championship, will use the platform to automate its new 4K broadcast streaming studio […]

CBS: Super Bowl Will Not Be In 4K

NESN Unveils 4K/HDR Studio

Comcast To Air 23 College Basketball Games In 4K

Marshall Relaunches NDI|HX Camera Offerings With Two New 4K Models

Marshall Electronics, a manufacturer of broadcast and proAV cameras and equipment, announces the release of two new NDI 4K PTZ camera models; the CV730-NDI and CV630-NDI. NDI|HX delivers high-quality, low latency, frame-accurate video and audio in real time. Enabling video, audio, control, tally, and power over one Ethernet cable provides tremendous ease of setup and operation. The CV730-NDI features 4K60 over […]

TCL Quietly Expands Android TV-Powered Smart TV Shipments, Now Includes 4K Sets