News Organizations Find ‘Pure Gold’ In Their Archives
Executives from The Weather Channel, Fox News and Capitol Broadcasting have rolled up their sleeves and dived into their organizations’ deep and messy archives. They told a panel at last week’s Programming Everywhere event that doing so has yielded untold — and very monetizable — treasures. Pictured (l-r): Nora Zimmett, The Weather Channel; Sam Peterson, Bitcentral; Jon Accarrino, Capitol Broadcasting; and Ben Ramos, Fox Archive. (Alyssa Wesley photo)
Bitcentral Inc. is announcing “ViewNexa by Bitcentral” at NAB Show (April 16-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center) in Booth W2811. ViewNexa, the company says, “is a complete and simple solution for the modern video business that delivers video management, distribution, and monetization all without the overhead of multiple platforms. It empowers content owners to capitalize […]
Executives from Fox News, The Weather Channel, Capitol Broadcasting and Bitcentral will explain how they’ve delved into their archives to unearth content for new shows and lucrative licensing opportunities in a panel at TVNewsCheck’s Programming Everywhere conference at the NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 16. Register here.
Several years after the pandemic pushed a wide embrace of cloud editing, the technology has made significant strides in speed and automation. Above, Avid’s Edit on Demand is a cloud-based premium editing and post-production solution that can be deployed and scaled on demand.
Newscasts May Need Overhaul, But Not At The Expense Of Viewer Connection
Leaders from The Washington Post, E.W. Scripps, NBCUniversal Local and Bitcentral told an audience at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHFourm that traditional newscasts are in need of a shakeup, but core features like relatable anchors and a clear sense of connection to community can’t be jettisoned in the changes. Above (l-r): Scripps’ Socrates Lozano, NBCUniversal Local’s Meredith McGinn, Bitcentral’s Sam Peterson, WCBS New York’s Sarah Burke, Washington Post’s Micah Gelman and moderator TVNewsCheck‘s Michael Depp (Alyssa Wesley photo). Read a full report here and/or watch the video above.
News, technology and media futurists from The Washington Post, NBCUniversal Local, E.W. Scripps, CBS News New York and Bitcentral frame out how they’re envisioning, testing and implementing changes to longstanding news conventions in a panel at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum event at the New York Hilton on Dec. 13. Register here.
What Happens Next For Tegna?
Bitcentral, a provider of media workflows for broadcast and digital video, is furthering its long-term partnership with Octopus Newsroom by making its leading newsroom production system (NRCS), Octopus 11, available to Bitcentral customers. Octopus 11 enables customers to unlock improved productivity through a revamped user interface, native device support (PC, MacOS, iOS, and Android), and advanced newsgathering, planning, […]
NAB Returns To The Big Apple
The NAB New York Show will be back at the Javits Center after a long pandemic hiatus. Following a strong showing at IBC earlier this month, expectations around it are rising.
Bitcentral Inc., a provider of media workflows for broadcast and digital video, has appointed Grenville Gooder as senior vice president, sales. He brings considerable experience to the role, boasting more than 25 years involvement in media transformation with the likes of Verbit.ai, Vilynx, Kaltura and Brightcove. He will lead a team of sales professionals focused […]
Broadcasters are calling on a combination of cloud, software and transport technologies to facilitate collaborating and sharing at a station or across groups. The pandemic has shifted the many news sharing tools into high gear. Above: Dalet Pyramid Cut is Dalet Pyramid’s web-based feature-rich video and audio editor.
Bitcentral Inc., a provider of broadcast and digital video media workflows, says its FUEL + Powr.tv streaming solution has been chosen by Replay, a real-time video tracking and payments platform, to power its newly launched streaming service Rewarded TV. Rewarded TV is a streaming service that lets users earn RPLAY, a TNT-20 crypto token, in real-time just […]
TV stations and groups are increasingly turning to the cloud for playout solutions, and vendors are meeting them there with SaaS options. Above: Imagine’s Aviator control interface. The cloud-based system is designed to support both linear and OTT playout.
With attendance predicted at around 60,000 with nearly 1,000 vendors, the NAB Show in Las Vegas next week will likely be down from its pre-pandemic numbers. However, vendors say that a more focused, less congested show might not be a bad thing.
Stations may be easing back into their studios as the pandemic abates, but cloud workflows that had been adopted out of necessity for field production are holding fast. Above, Avid’s MediaCentral Collaborate encompasses planning, assignments, task management and project tracking. It can be accessed on a web client, through a mobile app and also through the Media Composer and Adobe Premiere editing systems.
Bitcentral Inc., the provider of media workflows for broadcast and digital video, today announces that it has partnered with VideoElephant, a premium video content hub, to enhance and expand its marketplace of free ad-supported TV (FAST) channels for syndication to distributors around the world. The partnership will see VideoElephant use Bitcentral’s award-winning FUEL platform to […]
Bitcentral’s acquisition of direct-to-consumer video publishing vendor Powr.tv this week sees the company edging closer to an end-to-end streaming publishing solution, building on its AI-powered video playlisting tool.
Bitcentral Inc., the provider of media workflows for broadcast and digital video, has purchased direct-to-consumer video publishing solution maker Powr.tv. The Powr.tv end-to-end platform allows media networks and content owners to rapidly deploy OTT and mobile applications, broaden their reach to new audiences and increase their revenue. Since its inception in 2016, Powr.tv’s OTT publishing platform […]
Broadcasters Eye Cloud As Disaster-Recovery Solution
Executives from Fox Corp., Tegna, Sinclair and Bitcentral at least week’s NewsTECHForum said the cloud has become an increasingly important tool for business recovery, even with the caveat that the public cloud can be subject to its own outages.
Executives from Fox Corp., Sinclair, Tegna and Bitcentral will chart the trajectory of more and more news operations into the cloud or a hybrid cloud environment at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum on Dec. 14, presented in-person at the New York Hilton and virtually as well. Register here.
Bitcentral Inc., a provider of media workflows for linear TVs and CTVs, today announced management team changes. Steve Petilli, long-time Bitcentral board member, becomes CEO; Fred Fourcher, Bitcentral’s founder continues his role as chairman of the board; and Sam Peterson is now COO. Fourcher said: “It’s our aim to deliver industry-leading media workflows for linear […]
Bitcentral Inc., a provider of media workflows, announces that its Fuel video management and distribution platform is powering Canada’s first sports betting broadcast network, Parleh TV. Owned by The Parleh Media Group, Parleh TV is a free ad-supported television (FAST) channel built around daily shows and segments from The Parleh, which launched in June for sports fans […]
Cloud Workflow Shifts Expand As Concerns Linger
Executives from WarnerMedia, CBS Owned Stations, Hearst Television and Sinclair told attendees of TVNewsCheck’s TV2020 virtual conference last week that their migration of workflows to cloud technology continues apace since the pandemic. However, concerns over the crucial “last mile” of their networks remain.
Bitcentral, a provider of media workflows, has debuted a new version of Create, a browser-based timeline editor that enables collaboration in editing and publishing video to OTT, social media, and MOS-integrated newsroom production systems. The solution is being used by Nexstar Media Group, which also played a key role in its development. Mark Turner, VP […]
Executives from Tegna, E.W. Scripps, Hearst and Gray told a TVNewsCheck webinar last week that the cloud’s impact on master control operations is still years off, with those who have adopted hubbing still depending on traditional equipment.
Executives from Tegna, E.W. Scripps, Hearst Television, Gray Television and Bitcentral will explore the possibilities for hubbing some or all TV station group operations — and how much of a role the private or public cloud may play in those future designs — during an Aug. 5 TVNewsCheck webinar. Speakers are (clockwise from upper left): Dave Burke, SVP and CTO, Gray Television; Kurt Rao, SVP-CTO, Tegna; Ray Thurber, VP engineering, E.W. Scripps; Stefan Hadl, VP engineering, Hearst Television; Sam Peterson, GM, core business unit, Bitcentral. Glen Dickson, TVNewsCheck contributing editor, will moderate. Register here.
Bitcentral Inc., a provider of media workflows in the U.S. and Latin America, has completed centralizing operations for Entravision Communications Corp. through its Central Control product, a comprehensive and fully integrated master control and automation system. Entravision’s shift to Central Control marks Bitcentral’s largest installation of this product in the United States, consolidating 22 broadcast […]
Equipment manufacturers say newsrooms have been too slow to embrace a storycentric model of content creation, one far more in line with consumer habits than the old evening-newscast-as-endgame paradigm. Above, Sam Adams, the morning anchor for KHQ Spokane, is preparing clips for NonStop News, the station’s 24/7 streaming channel. He’s seated at the NonStop News Desk, which is where these clips are prepared. He can produce and present the clips in a very short amount of time. The lower TV in the distance is receiving NonStop News over-the-air on ch. 6.3.
Bitcentral Inc., a provider of media workflow solutions, has formed a strategic partnership with playout platform provider Veset. Bitcentral will market, sell and support Veset Nimbus, a cloud-based broadcast playout solution, in the Americas. Veset Nimbus will be represented alongside Bitcentral’s own on-premises Central Control playout system and will allow the launch of playout services in […]
Bitcentral Inc., a provider of media workflows, announces support for ad trigger insertion in its FUEL online video platform. The solution is being used by Cowles Broadcasting to enable Dynamic Ad Insertion (DAI) for its launch on the NewsON service. Broadcasters, content creators, and digital publishers who use FUEL’s automation, encoding and distribution solutions, can […]
Pandemic-impacted newsrooms are increasingly embracing tools that allow more content sharing and collaboration from the field and between stations with the cloud playing an ever-larger role in the remote workflows involved. Above, Bridget Naso, news anchor for KNSD San Diego, uses Dejero’s LivePlus Mobile app on an iPhone to broadcast live from home during the pandemic.
Bitcentral Inc., a provider of media workflows in the U.S. and Latin America, has introduced new versions of Central Control, its comprehensive and fully integrated master control and automation software, and its browser-based Create editor. The company says the new features built into Central Control and Create “provide greater efficiencies and usability for thousands of […]
Bitcentral Inc., a provider of media workflows in the U.S. and Latin America, has released updated versions of Central Control, its comprehensive and fully integrated master control and automation software, and its browser-based Create editor. The new features built into Central Control and Create provide greater efficiencies and usability for thousands of production teams. Both […]
Bitcentral Inc., a provider of efficient media workflows in the U.S. and Latin America, has hired two new senior directors of sales, Bill Manfull and Jim Skupien. Manfull brings more than 35 years of sales and sales management experience to the Fuel team, helping to promote Bitcentral’s specialized online video platform. He most recently held […]
KEZI adapts on the fly with Bitcentral Core News
With Core News’ field-centric workflow already in place prior to COVID-19’s lockdowns, the Eugene, Ore., ABC affiliate hit no speedbumps as it sent its team home to produce 7.5 hours of news a day remotely. For anxious viewers seeking updates at all hours of the day and night, FUEL, also from Bitcentral, made offering “Non-Stop Live” news on the station’s website an equally easy lift. Pictured is the Oasis asset management system, part of Bitcentral’s Core News suite, in use at KEZI.
Sales, Marketing, Tech Openings: Work Remotely
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a Senior Director of Sales, a Product Marketing Manager, and a Tech Writer to work remotely for innovative software provider Bitcentral.
Stations ‘In A Groove’ With Remote Workflows
Executives from ABC Owned Stations, Hearst, ABC News, Gray Television, NBCU Owned Stations and Bitcentral say seven months into the pandemic, remote workflows are running smoothly and more permanent changes to their operations are pulling into focus. Read the story and/or watch the full video above.
Pandemic Proves OTT Workflow Resiliency For News
Executives from CNN, Sinclair, Fox Television Stations and Gray Television say COVID-19 has tested the capacities of their streaming workflows and found them even more adaptable and robust than they imagined.
Bitcentral Inc., a provider of efficient media workflows in the U.S. and Latin America, today named Kieran Clarke chief revenue officer, a newly created position, effective immediately. “With more than two decades of experience in media, Kieran will add a new level of creativity and strategic insight to our team,” said Greg Mason, Bitcentral president. […]
Broadcasters are prepared to stick with their remote production workflows for the long haul as the pandemic stretches on with no end in sight. A TVNewsCheck webinar last week found they’re continuing to try to bring as much of the studio into staffers’ homes as possible, not only for anchors and reporters but producers, director, editors and graphic artists, too.
Bitcentral Inc., a provider of efficient media workflows in the U.S. and Latin America, has appointed Gregory Mason its new president. He will also be joining Bitcentral’s board of directors. He succeeds Camille Jayne, Bitcentral’s president since March 2017, who will retires on June 30. Mason’s career has spanned a variety of digital arenas including […]