TVN Tech | Long On Benefits, UGC Loses Its Friction

New tools are making it easier for viewers to submit video — and transfer rights — to TV stations. Groups like Gray and Tegna say simplified UGC has boosted engagement, and expanded coverage without increasing staff. Above, user-generated content appeared throughout Gray Television’s WECT Wilmington, N.C.’s coverage of the Surf City Fire story last year. (Source: Jacob Robert Younce)

Sinclair Buys Stake In Mobile Video Firm Burst

Hunt Valley-based Sinclair Broadcast Group has made an undisclosed equity investment in Burst, the mobile video company said Monday. Sinclair took the stake through its Sinclair Digital Ventures subsidiary, which it started in 2015 to invest in early-stage digital technology and content companies.

NAB 2015 Tech: Burst Joins NewTek Network

Burst | Booth SL3312 | Website: Burst, a technology platform that helps content creators unlock the power of mobile video, announced it is joining the NewTek Developer Network, a growing ecosystem of companies and products designed to optimize workflow of live production. As part of its entrance into this network, Burst’s mobile video platform […]

Fox Sports, Burst Team To Distribute Video

Fox Sports Regional Networks has inked a multiyear licensing agreement with technology platform Burst that will allow the sports programmer to distribute original video content on social and digital platforms, as well as crowdsource user-generated video.