TVN TECH

TVN Tech | Virus Tested, Remote Workflows Eye Permanence

Coronavirus-necessitated remote workflows have spun up quickly and reliably to allow TV stations to keep broadcasting during the pandemic. There’s reason to believe they’ll stick around after the crisis subsides. Above: Avid Edit On Demand provides a full virtual production environment in the cloud, including Media Composer software and Avid NEXIS storage. (Source: Avid)

CP Communications Appoints Louis A. Borrelli Jr. To Board

CP Communications, a provider of solutions and services for live event productions, has strengthened the business acumen and strategic vision of its advisory board with the appointment of Louis Borrelli Jr., a pioneer in cable television, online media and broadcast production services. Borrelli joins the board immediately, and will work closely with CP Communications CEO […]

CP Communications Helps Cover Multi-Venue CrossFit Games

CP Communications, a provider of innovative solutions and services for complex live event productions, exhibited the full power of IP streaming and bonded cellular networking for live sports production at the 13th CrossFit Games, which represents the world championship event for the athletic competition. Contracted by Carr-Hughes Productions, CP Communications provided all content acquisition, networking […]

Racing Group Ups Streams From Tough, Remote Locations

The World Racing Group wanted to stream more events live, but with fiber connectivity rare and cellular connections not always reliable at the remote venues where many races take place, producers feared reliability would be an issue. They eliminated it with a Dejero solution that enabled them to double the number of races streamed live.

Televisa Improves Local News With JVC Wireless Bridge

Televisa, the largest mass media company in Hispanic America, has purchased 25 JVC ProHD Wireless Bridge bonded voice-over-IP units to transmit live ENG field reports from 21 different markets throughout Mexico. The first unit was tested last year at XEFB in Monterrey; now, there are three Wireless Bridge units at XEFB and three at XHG in Guadalajara, […]

NAB TECH HOT TOPICS

IP Delivering Video From Field To Screen

New streaming encoders in cameras are delivering HD picture quality good enough to go directly to air. That gives stations new options for IP contribution besides the common bonded cellular workflow. Above, KOAA Colorado Springs uses a JVCKenwood ProHD portable bridge in the field. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2018 Resource Guide listing of field operations vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.

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Broadcasters Eye A BAS Reboot

The time is right for a BAS overhaul. Old spectrum is getting new tools with private LTE and mesh networking as engineers and vendors create ways to achieve the same flexibility and two-way connectivity that bonded cell affords within BAS. Above, Silvus Technologies’ StreamCaster radio gives bi-directional IP connectivity for camcorders. Here it’s being used for the New Year’s Eve live webcast from Times Square in New York.

NEWSTECHFORUM 2017

Bonded Cell Matures In Reliability, Acceptance

Bonded cellular — using IP over the wireless network — is the go-to medium for TV reporters in the field, while microwave and satellite are secondary, though still important, alternatives. However, some predict a resurgence in microwave as those vendors rise to meet the challenges of bonded cellular. And bonded is not sitting still, it’s moving ahead with 5G wireless technology.

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Tech, Ingenuity Help Stations Weather Harvey

The effort of covering the historic storm fully tested Houston stations’ technological and logistical prowess and planning, while straining their human resources. With power and cable outages prevalent, the broadcasters also streamed their coverage continuously over Facebook Live so that folks with a charged smartphone could watch, too. Above, KHOU broadcast news temporarily from the facilities of noncommercial KUHT.

NAB SHOW 2017 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The NAB Exhibit Floor: JVC Professional Video

JVC Professional Video | Booth C4315 | Website: http://pro.jvc.com/prof/main.jsp JVC Professional Video today announced the PB-CELL200 ProHD Portable Bridge, a robust bonded LTE hotspot that streams signals from multiple ProHD, 4KCAM, and JVC PTZ streaming camera models for live broadcasts or webcasts. JVC will debut its ProHD Portable Bridge at the NAB Show. Using the same SpeedFusion VPN Bonding […]

NAB HOT TOPICS

IP Tech Tackles Workflow, Wireless Costs

The bonded cellular technology at the heart of today’s IP newsgathering systems has achieved such a level of maturity that many vendors have begun addressing the finer points, such as how to more closely integrate the workflow of reporters in the field with the newsroom and maintaining network speeds even when working within the confines of a VPN. At the same time, frenemy and outright competitors have arisen and are looking to make headway with stations by offering systems they say will reduce or eliminate ever-rising wireless data bills. Photo: LiveU. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2017 Resource Guide listing of ENG/IP Newsgathering vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.

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JVC To Roll Out Multi-cam Wireless Bridge System

TECH THURSDAY

IP ENG Reinforces WFAA Shooting Coverage

With the help of bonded cellular, two photographers from Tegna’s Dallas outlet were able to provide live coverage of the July 7 shootings that took the lives of five police officers. During the melee, says news ops chief Bill Fesh, “we were still getting good HD quality pictures streaming back with only a second to a second and half of latency.”

NEWSTECHFORUM

New Tech Makes ENG Light, Quick, Nimble

Newsgathering experts weigh the virtues of bonded cellular against the necessity of supplementing with Ka bandwidth, the flexibility of smartphones and the enduring value of microwave.

CCW 2014

Panel: Bonded Cellular ENG Still ‘Crapshoot’

While tech advances like bonded cellular technology have given news teams newfound mobility, they also create issues that didn’t exist before and need to be carefully considered, says CBS Newspath’s Tom Fearing. “Nothing is easier than handing somebody a tape.”

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Journal Stations Deploying LiveU’s New Backpack

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Dejero To Support Broadcasters During World Cup

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Noticias MundoFox Builds Mobile Newsgathering

NAB 2014

Dejero To Demo Live+ 20/20 Bonded Cellular Tech

NFL Goes With TVU For Bonded Cellular Tech

Bonded Cellular Going To Major Sporting Events

Univ. of Missouri’s KOMU Picks Dejero For ENG

Raycom Deploys LiveU Bonded Cellular

Raycom Media has deployed LiveU bonded cellular products across its entire group, including LU70 backpacks and the LU-Smart app for smartphones.

ENG SPECIAL REPORT, PART 1

Bonded Cellular Boosts Local News Horizons

The latest ENG technology is allowing TV stations to go live straight from the heart of breaking news, spurring new opportunity and creativity. Plus, the gear’s inexpensive cost means stations don’t have to flip a coin to decide where to send a satellite truck. And while problems of latency and cellular availabliity exist, its advantages are making a huge difference in how live, local stories get covered.

TECH SPOTLIGHT

Vendors Offer New Tools For Bonded Cellular

Now that bonded cellular technology has proved itself as an effective and reliable way to send back live video from the field, the top vendors have begun supplying software for managing and sharing all the incoming feeds.“Broadcasters have gotten over that bonded cellular hump,” says Ronen Artman, VP marketing at LiveU. “Now they want to take control of their devices.”

TVU Updates Backpack With Ka-Band Integration

IBC 2013

LiveU To Unveil Lighter Backpack, And More

LiveU, a maker of ENG tools for broadcasters, is preparing a lighter backpack solution heading into this year’s IBC Show that weighs about three pounds, half the weight of its existing model. Additionally, the company will announce LiveU Central, an IP-based routing, switching and distribution solution, that’s geared toward station groups.

Teradek Acquired By Vitec Group

Dejero LIVE+ Update Enhances Audio Quality

DMA 34 (MILWAUKEE)

WDJT Uses LiveU Xtender For Traffic Cam

AP London Deploys LiveU For Streaming

The newsgathering cooperative is using LiveU’s bonded cellular technology to provide live, multi-camera feeds for a fuller picture of breaking news as it unfolds. It’s also partnering with Swedish startup Bambuser to give citizens with the ability to be video eyewitnesses on behalf of the Associated Press and stream video via smartphones.

LiveU Teams With Streamer SnappyTV

Both companies are working to create an integrated solution that will let broadcasters send out video highlights on Twitter and Facebook through a LiveU bonded cellular device. For now, both companies are promoting each other’s services as referral partners.

Major Thailand Broadcaster Picks TVU For ENG

CTV Chooses Dejero iPhone App For ENG

LiveU On CNBC Top 50 Industry Disruptor List

StreamQuik Unveils ENG iPhone App

DMA 6 (SAN FRANCISCO)

KPIX Buys Dejero For ENG Truck Fleet

The CBS San Francisco O&O purchased Dejero’s LIVE+ VSET, which bonds bandwidth from cellular networks, microwave and satellite and transmits live SD and HD shots.

TVU And On Call Team Up On ENG Solution

LiveU LU² Doubles Cellular Connections