While most broadcasters and equipment vendors still view the annual NAB Show as an essential stop, attendance and exhibitors have declined the past few years. Show organizers are being proactive by tweaking the schedule of next year’s show in an effort to attract fresh traffic.
The Fresh system is designed to achieve more photorealistic images than previous systems and is fully compliant with ChyronHego’s template-based Camio asset management system.
TV stations are arming themselves with software that allows them to slice and dice social media to gauge audience interest in stories, share viewer feedback and even predict what stories will become larger issues in the future. Other software speeds social integration into newscasts.
While consumers with GPS-enabled smartphones expect real-time weather reports down to the street-corner level, station meteorologists say it’s not that simple. Most of what one gets from apps is just model data that hasn’t been subject to human interpretation. Sifting through the various models and presenting a forecast that incorporates local knowledge is where station meteorologists excel. “The local knowledge that experienced meteorologists can lend to the product is invaluable,” says Justin Keifer, chief meteorologist at WMBB Panama City, Fla.
Sales of most media technology companies are basically flat while their R&D and marketing costs continue to run high, forcing some to reexamine how they sell in a traditionally demanding and rapidly changing market. Above, a Vizrt virtual set demonstration this week at the NAB Show.
The integration of products is designed to give news producers new tools including game-quality on-air graphics as well as new photorealistic and hyper-realistic elements for on-air virtual sets.
With broadcasters around the world moving to IT-based operations, graphics vendors are offering products that manage efficiencies across a broad set of workflows so buyers can use graphics and branding more efficiently and quickly. (ChyronHego photo) Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2018 Resource Guide listing of broadcast graphics vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.