Bitcentral Names Greg Mason President

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 […]

Bitcentral Pulls Out Of NAB 2020

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 Implements Streaming Solution For WISH

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 […]

Greg Morrow Named Bitcentral Business Development VP

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 […]

TVN’S NEW FACILITIES INSIDER

New Facilities Insider | Building A News Network From The Ground Up

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.

Colin Mitchell Joins Bitcentral As VP Of Market Development For Fuel

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 […]

Evan Rullman Joins Bitcentral’s Fuel As National Sales VP

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 […]

TVN TECH

Newsrooms Getting Smarter About AI

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.

TVN TECH HOT TOPICS

Flexibility, Efficiency Driving Master Control

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.

NAB HOT TECH TOPICS

Stations Eye Virtual Master Control, Playout

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.

NAB HOT TECH TOPICS

Media Asset Management For The Masses

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.

TVN TECH

MAM Evolving To Meet Newsroom Needs

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.

NAB HOT TOPICS

Master Control Slowly Moving To Cloud, Pt. 2

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.

PLAYOUT (DMA 175: ELMIRA, NY)

WETM Elmira Adds CORE:news

PLAYOUT (DMA 147: WICHITA FALLS, TX)

KSWO Deploys Bitcentral CORE:news

Bitcentral Offers Mobile, OTT Linear Ch. Solution

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 […]

NAB HOT TOPICS

Master Control To Tackle IP, Virtualization, 4K

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.

PLAYOUT

Ron Rosenthal Joins Bitcentral As Sales VP

PLAYOUT

Bitcentral Redesigns Oasis To Streamline Workflow

PLAYOUT (DMA 25: RALEIGH, NC)

WRAL Deploys Unified News Production Workflow

PLAYOUT (DMA 73: SPOKANE, WA)

KHQ Spokane Deploys CORE:news

PALYOUT (DMA 122: YAKIMA, WA)

KNDU Deploys Unified News Workflow

PLAYOUT (DMA 140: MEDFORD, OR)

KDRV Enhances News Workflow

PLAYOUT (DMA 48: JACKSONVILLE, FL)

WAWS Goes Live With Bitcentral’s CORE:news

NAB 2014

Bitcentral to Debut Mobile Contribution Module

TECH SPOTLIGHT

News Services Moving From Satellite To Cloud

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.

DMA 46 (GREENSBORO, NC)

WFMY Now On Bitcentral Precis 4, Oasis

(DMA 187)

KTVM Goes Live On Bitcentral Precis 4, Oasis

DMA 107 (TYLER-LONGVIEW, TX)

Raycom’s KLTV Latest On Bitcentral Precis 4

DMA 167 (HATTIESBURG, MS)

WDAM Goes Live On Bitcentral Precis 4

TECH SPOTLIGHT

Cloud-Based Services Making Inroads

Cloud-based services for broadcasters include graphics, asset management, email for user-generated video, back-office functions and warehousing of documents and video. The list of services and vendors grows almost daily. Although some broadcasters, attracted mostly by the cost savings and improved efficiency, have embraced the services, others still harbor a basic mistrust of them, principally because they rely on the public Internet that lies beyond their control.

Bitcentral Adds Stations To Newsroom Roster

A dozen stations have adopted Bitcentral’s newsroom workflow and content management systems this summer.

Bitcentral Expands Exec Ranks With Its First CFO

Bitcentral, a provider of content workflow solutions, has hired growth and efficiency expert Cleve Cushing as the company’s first chief financial officer. Among previous executive positions, Cushing served as CFO of Marketron Broadcast Solutions, a radio and television traffic and billing software provider. Cushing reports to Fred Fourcher, CEO and president of Bitcentral, and the […]

Bitcentral Expands Into Canada With CBC Deal

Bitcentral, a provider of news management, production and distribution systems, has closed its first deal outside the U.S. Under terms of the agreement, CBC, Canada’s national public broadcaster, will install Bitcentral’s Oasis content archiving and management system. CBC is the largest news broadcaster in Canada and manages a daily stream of news programming in English […]

NAB 2011: Bitcentral Products Preview

2011 NAB Show Preview Bitcentral Booth SU1917 Bitcentral, which offers open-content workflow solutions to broadcasters, will demonstrate improvements to newsroom workflows. The new products and features are designed to help professionals tell stories better and will include a browser-based editing system that enables newsrooms to collaborate and edit stories while being ingested from anywhere in […]