Vizrt Supports AWS For Media & Entertainment Initiative

Vizrt today announced its support for the AWS for Media & Entertainment initiative from Amazon Web Services (AWS), complimenting Vizrt’s Flexible Access Solution Suites to give customers ever greater control and adaptability. AWS for Media & Entertainment is an initiative featuring new and existing services and solutions from AWS and AWS Partners, built specifically for content creators, […]

SDVI Integrates AWS Media Intelligence Solutions Into Rally Media Supply Chain Platform

SDVI, a supplier of cloud-native media supply chain solutions, said its Rally Media Supply Chain Platform integrates and manages Amazon Web Services (AWS) Media Intelligence (MI) solutions. AWS MI solutions allow organizations to analyze their media content, discover new insights and opportunities and increase the lifetime value of the content. These solutions make it easy […]

AWS Launches Channel Assembly Feature For AWS Elemental MediaTailor

On Thursday, Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched Channel Assembly for its cloud-based personalization and monetization service, AWS Elemental MediaTailor. The new feature lets broadcasters and OTT channel operators quickly and easily create virtual live channels, and optionally monetize the channels with dynamic server-side ad insertion. Users simply assign a list of pre-prepared programs to a schedule, and the […]

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TVN Tech | Devoncroft Assesses A Disrupted Tech Market

This month’s virtual Devoncroft Executive Summit took the measure of a media technology market radically altered by COVID-19, from a 10% hit to its overall market size, a reassessment of how of it does business and a big potential shift in its sales and marketing efforts. Above, Devoncroft’s Josh Stinehour emphasized that technology investment by broadcasters is an opportunity to drive increased revenues, not simply a cost center.

AWS And ViacomCBS Expand Strategic Agreement

ViacomCBS selects AWS as its preferred broadcast cloud provider to power one of the largest digital transformations in the media and entertainment industry.

TAG Video Systems Achieves AWS Technology Partner Status

TAG Video Systems, a provider of integrated software-based IP probing, monitoring and multiviewer solutions, has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Select Technology Partner status. Companies who reach AWS Select Technology Partner status have met strict technical and business criteria. The announcement was made by Kevin Joyce, TAG’s zer0 friction officer, who emphasized that the relationship will help customers cut a […]

Automated ABR Configuration Now Available in AWS Elemental MediaConvert

AWS Elemental MediaConvert has added a new feature called Automated ABR Configuration, which automatically customizes the ABR (Adaptive Bit Rate) encoding configuration for each source video. Automated ABR Configuration simplifies the set up of transcoding, optimizes video quality, and reduces ABR package size. Automated ABR Configuration is available at no additional cost for MediaConvert jobs […]

Animation Research Uses AWS To Virtualize Remote Sports Production

Virtual Eye is the sports division of New Zealand-based Animation Research, which is one of Australasia’s leading 3D computer graphics production houses. For more than 25 years, Emmy Award-winning Virtual Eye has specialized in 3D TV graphics that revolutionize the way fans watch high-profile sports, and has delivered those experiences on multiple platforms for events […]

Webinars This Week: TVNewsCheck, AWS, Black Box, Sinclair, Telos Alliance, MFM

Webinars this week include TVNewsCheck‘s “Data, Performance, Technology: Optimizing Spot TV;” a look at “AI & ML for Media,” from AWS; a webcast on “Building the Modern Control Room” from Black Box; a look at “NextGen Advertising” from Sinclair and One Media; and a webinar from Telos Alliance on the Omnia MPX Node. For a complete list of webinars this week and through summer and fall, including dates, times and registration links, visit TVNewsCheck’s Virtual Events Directory.

Webinars This Week: TVN, MFM, Sinclair, SMPTE, SVG, LAWO

TVNewsCheck will consider how news organizations are turning remote production outposts into permanent at-home studios, while Sinclair will present episode two of a series on monetizing NextGen TV. SMPTE has two events this week, MFM continues a series of for-credit sessions for finance managers and SVG presents its annual Sports Content Management conference in virtual form. For more events, plus dates, times and registration links, visit TVNewsCheck’s Virtual Events Directory.

LTN Global Named Advanced Tech Partner In AWS Partner Network

LTN Global, a provider of transformative media technology and video transport network solutions says it will leverage Amazon Web Services (AWS) across its suite of modular offerings to improve video production, advance live feed management and evolve the advertising experience. The ongoing collaboration with AWS builds on the existing relationships from LTN’s 2019 acquisition of […]

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. 

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TVN Tech | COVID-19 Confirms Shift To IP, Cloud

The pandemic created an opportunity to stress-test distributed and virtualized workflows right now that stations and networks were already considering for the future. The industry’s shift may now be ahead of schedule because of it. Above, NBC Universal’s Boston Media Center is one of the latest all-IP broadcast facilities.

V-Nova Collaborates With Amazon Web Services

Video compression provider V-Nova has collaborated with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to offer a contribution solution based on SMPTE VC-6 that provides a new option for broadcasters and producers worldwide, helping to drive up quality while avoiding the need for costly leased connections. The volume of premium live sport and event contribution has been growing steadily […]

EditShare Extends Collaborative Editing Into The Cloud

EditShare, which specializes in collaboration, security and intelligent storage solutions for media creation and management, is making collaborative cloud-based media production possible with its virtualized video editing and storage platform — EFSv. Initially running on Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure, the open EFSv platform supports industry-standard third-party creative tools for editing, audio mixing, and grading […]

Webinars This Week: AWS, Gates Air, Grass Valley, Harmonic

TVNewsCheck‘s directory of Virtual NAB events is packed with webinars, briefings and demos from Audinate, AWS, Bitmovin, Canon, Harmonic, Planar, Telestream, Vela and others. There’s also some distance learning from the Media Financial Management Association. Visit the full directory here. For TVNewsCheck’s continuously updated news feed covering announcements that would have been made before, during or after NAB, visit here. To read TVNewsCheck’s coverage of how broadcasters are coping with and covering the corona virus pandemic, visit here. 

Arvato Systems Receives AWS DevOps Competency Status

Arvato Systems has achieved DevOps competence status with Amazon Web Services (AWS). This award recognizes that Arvato Systems has the expertise and methodology to help customers implement continuous integration and continuous delivery practices and to help them automate and manage the infrastructure on AWS. The DevOps Competency Status underlines Arvato Systems’ expertise in the AWS […]

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TV Nets, Stations To Ride IP Wave Into 2019

IP-enabled production and playout models promise cost savings and increased flexibility. And once content flows through a data center, artificial intelligence and machine learning can be used to generate metadata and direct the future distribution, repurposing and archiving of that content.

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With Less Latency, Live From The Cloud Grows

Discovery and ABC both rely on the cloud — one public, one private — to deliver their cable networks. Now broadcasters are looking at how the cloud can benefit not just distribution but also production, whether that means live news or sports coverage or post-production applications like editing.

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Dalet

Dalet | http://www.dalet.com/ Dalet, a provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, will unveil Dalet Galaxy five at NAB 2018. The new version of the award-winning media asset management and workflow orchestration platform brings a number of important functional enhancements and three major technology innovations that augment media operations and enable new forward-thinking […]

Making Strides Toward Diversity And Inclusion

NAB-goers can take time out for fitness and fundraising Tuesday, April 25, at Sunset Park in Las Vegas when the 4K 4Charity Fun Run takes off at 7:30 a.m. This year, the run/walk will benefit disaster relief organization Mercy Corps and Women Who Code, which promotes diversity and inclusion in technology careers.