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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
CEO Fred Fourcher, said: “As difficult as it was to make this decision, we believe in upholding our corporate promise of providing peace of mind to our community of employees, customers and colleagues. We are taking the stance of being overly sensitive and responsible to their health and well-being.”
Bitcentral, a provider of efficient media workflows in the U.S. and Latin America, signed a three-year agreement to implement its production, cloud streaming and video monetization solution fuel at WISH Indianapolis, which took place this week. WISH is a CW affiliate acquired by Circle City Broadcasting from Nexstar in 2019 as part of a $42.5 […]
Bitcentral Inc., a provider of efficient media workflows in the U.S. and Latin America, has hired Greg Morrow as VP of business development. He will primarily focus on structuring strategic deals, partnerships and alliances to grow Bitcentral’s Fuel digital platform. Fuel is a production, cloud streaming and video monetization solution that launched in August 2018 […]
Black News Channel is constructing a $26 million facility in Tallahassee, Fla., anchored by technology from Bitcentral, Vizrt and Sony. Its engineering chief, Kenny Elcock, explains how interoperability is key.
Bitcentral Inc., a provider of efficient media workflows in the U.S. and Latin America, today named Colin Mitchell as market development VP for Fuel, non-broadcast. Launched in August 2018, Fuel is the company’s production, cloud streaming and video monetization solution, and Mitchell will be focused exclusively on elevating Fuel across multiple verticals. “As we look to increase […]
Bitcentral Inc., a provider of media workflows in the U.S. and Latin America, has hired Evan Rullman as the vice president of national sales for Fuel, non-broadcast. Launched in August 2018, Fuel is the company’s production, cloud streaming and video monetization solution, and Rullman will be focused exclusively on expanding Fuel across multiple verticals, as […]
Artificial intelligence in news is evolving beyond metadata tags. It can now help news organizations find and monetize content, generate silent videos and highlights reels and even predict trending news, and ABC News and the CBC are among the broadcasters experimenting with its capabilities.
Playout has taken a leading role in early IP deployments around the world. As master control technology providers work to transition customers, they are focused on providing platforms that can operate on premises, fully in the cloud or in hybrid set-ups.
Everyone from smaller station groups to major playout centers are examining software- and cloud-based solutions as they look at consolidation, centralization and density of operations. But whether IP and virtualization can replace all SDI functionality today remains a “big question mark” for many broadcasters. Above, Grass Valley’s iTX channel control. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2018 Resource Guide listing of master control and playout vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.
More and more broadcasters are investing in software-based media asset management systems that use metadata to track a piece of content from ingest through production to playout, then archive it in a way that allows easy future access. Above, a Bitcentral Oasis asset management and archive system at Raycom’s WFXG Augusta, Ga. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2018 Resource Guide listing of MAM and storage vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.
Media asset management systems are becoming more extensible, better integrated with newsroom technologies, and increasingly cloud-based, making it less important where the asset resides. Above: Earlier this year, Bitcentral announced that WFXG Augusta, Ga. was able to grow its news operations with the help of Bitcentral Oasis asset management and archive system, along with Precis for playout, a Ross OverDrive production control system and Grass Valley Edius nonlinear editing software.
Many agree master control and playout are headed to the cloud. But there is less agreement about the timing. While industry consolidation is spurring continued interest in centralizing master control and playout in the cloud, factors like looming UHD rollouts and satisfaction with channel-in-a-box and integrated playout solutions likely mean a mix of solutions will be deployed for some time. Be sure to look for Part I here. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2017 Resource Guide listing of master control and playout vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.
Bitcentral, a provider of digital and broadcast video workflow solutions, today announced Continuum, a 24/7 linear news channel for mobile and OTT. The company says this automated process for channel creation “is the first of its kind, enabling broadcasters to reach greatly expanded audiences for their current news and advertising.” “There is an audience for […]
Perhaps the trends in master control that will receive the most attention at the NAB Show will be the role of IP transport as an attractive alternative to baseband signal distribution and routing. But also attracting attention in Las Vegas next week will be 4K Ultra HD, more tightly integrated master control and traffic workflows and VOD. For a resources guide to the companies mentioned in this story, click here. Read all the 2016 NAB Hot Topics stories here.
Most of the satellite-delivered news sharing services are migrating their distribution from satellites to cloud-based systems.The main reasons are faster upload and download times, no hassles over booking satellite time and the cost savings that come from no longer needing dishes and servers. The exception is NBC News Channel, which still has concerns about the cloud’s reliability.