Broadpeak Offers 5G Video With MobiledgeX Edge Compute Infrastructure

Broadpeak, a provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, today announced its 5G video work with MobiledgeX Inc., a Deutsche Telekom-founded company making the edge widely available and easier to access. Broadpeak has deployed its virtual BroadCache Box local caching technology for mobile networks via […]

The Switch Launches Cloud-Based TV Production-As-A-Service

The Switch, A platform for the production and global delivery of live video, has launched MIMiC, an on-demand cloud-based production-as-a-service offering that gives broadcasters, streaming services, rights holders and enterprises access to remote production capabilities for live and virtual events of all sizes. Content producers can now use The Switch’s unique combination of agile cloud […]

TECH ONE-ON-ONE WITH TISH GRAHAM

Early Cloud Migration Helped ABC O&Os Pivot

ABC Owned Television Stations had begun moving many of its workflows into the cloud over a year before the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, making for a faster and smoother transition once remote workflows became necessary. Tish Graham, the group’s VP of OTV technology, says the current crisis will “absolutely” speed up the industry’s transition to IP and the cloud.

TECH ONE-ON-ONE WITH RICHARD FRIEDEL

Tech One On One | For Fox-Owned Stations, Pandemic Responses Look To Be A Precursor Of Future Workflows

Richard Friedel, Fox Television Stations’ engineering chief, says the pandemic will likely accelerate the industry’s transition to IP and the cloud, slow down the NextGen TV rollout this year and permanently shift many station operations remotely. “We are going to have different workflows,” he says. “Some will probably continue forever.”

Synamedia Unveils Media Edge Gateway IRD For Cloud Evolution

Synamedia, a global independent video software provider, today announced its Media Edge Gateway, a software-based integrated receiver/decoder (IRD) that opens new routes to monetization, software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based business models, hybrid deployments and more. Based on Synamedia’s virtualized Digital Content Manager (DCM) architecture and its PowerVu IRD technologies, the new Media Edge Gateway is ideal for video service […]

Fox Sports Mexico Uses Grabyo To Shift Live Production To The Cloud

Fox Sports Mexico has partnered with Grabyo to transition its live digital video production to the cloud. Using Grabyo, the broadcaster will reach sports fans across Mexico with live and real-time video across its digital channels, delivering content remotely and safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. The broadcaster holds media rights to many of the world’s […]

TVU Networks Intros Portable Cellular Transmitter With Integrated 5G Modem

TVU Networks, a provider of IP and cloud-based live video solutions, today announced that its flagship TVU One cellular mobile transmitter is now shipping with an integrated 5G modem. TVU has partnered with major commercial network carriers including South Korea based KT Corp. and modem module manufacturers such as Canada based Sierra Wireless in identifying […]

Avid, Microsoft Azure Set Five-Year Agreement

Media and entertainment technology provider Avid has renewed its cloud collaboration with Microsoft. Over the course of the new five-year strategic alliance agreement Avid will continue to develop and deploy its cloud-based solutions on Microsoft Azure. Since launching their initial collaboration, Avid and Microsoft have helped some of the world’s largest media companies move their […]

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)

Synamedia Partners With Google Cloud

Synamedia, a global independent video software provider, today announced that it has partnered with Google Cloud to expand its video network portfolio with new over-the-top “as a service” offerings. This partnership, it says, lets Synamedia further address customer needs for high availability, increased scalability and maximized performance for OTT services while simultaneously reducing operational costs […]

Hudson MX Names Anya Paul EVP For Agency Partnerships

Hudson MX, an advertising technology business providing media buying and media accounting solutions globally through a cloud-based SaaS platform, today hired Anya Paul as EVP, managing director — agency partnerships. A digital industry veteran with more than two decades of experience, Paul joins Hudson MX from Google where she spent eight years on global agency […]

Google In Talks To Acquire D2iQ

TVN TECH

TVN Tech | COVID-19 Confirms Shift To IP, Cloud

The pandemic created an opportunity to stress-test distributed and virtualized workflows right now that stations and networks were already considering for the future. The industry’s shift may now be ahead of schedule because of it. Above, NBC Universal’s Boston Media Center is one of the latest all-IP broadcast facilities.

Digital Nirvana Releases Trance 3.0

Digital Nirvana, a provider of media-monitoring and metadata generation services, has released Version 3.0 of its Trance enterprise-grade, cloud-based application for closed captioning and transcription. Trance 3.0 boasts enhancements that bring significant efficiency gains to internal captioning processes, and the application’s cloud architecture and integrated project management tools enable users to remain productive no matter […]

Imagine Communications, Innovar Media Solutions Join Forces On Ad Tech

Imagine Communications, which provides open, end-to-end ad tech solutions for broadcasters, content owners, MVPDs, and vMVPDs, today announced an alliance with Innovar Media Solutions to accelerate the adoption of next-gen ad tech solutions by MVPD and broadcasters globally. The companies will tightly integrate Innovar’s ad automation solutions and consulting services to help Imagine customers migrate to platforms for inventory […]

Imagica Live Elects Zixi For Innovative Cloud Media Center

Zixi, a provider of live broadcast-quality video over any-IP, and architect of the Software-Defined Video Platform (SDVP), today announced that Imagica Live, a cloud-based media center for live sports streaming, has adopted Zixi and Zixi ZEN Master as the foundation of its robust worldwide video transmission network. Since 2017, Imagica Live has operated the virtual media […]

EditShare Extends Collaborative Editing Into The Cloud

EditShare, which specializes in collaboration, security and intelligent storage solutions for media creation and management, is making collaborative cloud-based media production possible with its virtualized video editing and storage platform — EFSv. Initially running on Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure, the open EFSv platform supports industry-standard third-party creative tools for editing, audio mixing, and grading […]

Grass Valley Introduces Advances In IP-Connected Live Production And Strategic Direction Toward The Cloud

Grass Valley has introduced a series of products and new, soon-to-be-released strategic initiatives that it says “promise to shift the paradigm in broadcast workflow flexibility, scalability and performance.” For live production, Grass Valley launches the LDX 100 camera platform, a high-speed, native UHD camera built specifically for the rigors of IP-connected workflows, such as remote/at-home […]

Qligent Foresight Evolves Predictive Analysis Solution

Qligent has introduced Foresight, its second-generation, cloud-based service that uses AI, machine learning, and Big Data to mitigate content distribution issues. Designed to help broadcasters, MVPDs and OTT service providers understand and correlate factors that contribute to higher audience engagement, Foresight provides real-time 24/7 data analytics based on system performance and user behavior. “Foresight uses the data you already have in your plant, plus some new data that you can gather from end user devices, for predictive analysis,” said Lang Cooksey, […]

MediaKind Unveils Public Cloud OTT Streaming

An SaaS version of MediaKind’s Aquila OTT streaming solution launches today, offering broadcasters the ability to quickly launch new or temporary program services with end-to-end technology operating in the public cloud.

Net Insight Joins The Zixi Enabled Network

To reduce the cost to serve and increase innovation agility, Net Insight says it is joining the Zixi Enabled Network, thus enabling interoperability with other Zixi customers and partners, as well as making it easier to acquire and distribute content over public Clouds such as Amazon Web Services. Consumer demand for instantly accessible, personalized, immersive […]

Limelight Networks Introduces Video And Edge Enhancements

Limelight Networks, a provider of edge cloud services, today announced enhancements to its Live Video Services that enable a range of low-latency streaming options as well as serverless computing capabilities designed to deliver personalized and secure online video experiences. Limelight’s realtime, live and on-demand video delivery services integrate one of the world’s largest global private networks with […]

Telestream Releases Cloud-Based OptiQ Monitor

Telestream, a provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for the production and distribution of video, has announced that its new OptiQ Monitor, a cloud-based monitoring-as-a-service, is now available. OptiQ Monitor enables real-time deployment of live ABR quality monitoring at scale in over 70 global geographic regions and is designed to […]

Zixi Partners With Blackbird For Global Live Video Editing

Zixi, a provider of live broadcast-quality video over any-IP, and architect of the Software-Defined Video Platform (SDVP), today announced a partnership and integration with Blackbird, which offers a  professional cloud video editing and publishing platform that provides rapid access to video content for the easy creation of clips and highlights to multiple devices and platforms. […]

Telestream Releases OptiQ Monitor

Telestream, a provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for the production and distribution of video, announced the availavility of its new OptiQ Monitor, a cloud-based monitoring-as-a-service. OptiQ Monitor enables real-time deployment of live ABR quality monitoring at scale in more than 70 global geographic regions and is designed to […]

TVN TECH

TVN Tech | COVID-19 Speeding Broadcasters’ Shift To Cloud

The coronavirus pandemic has amped up the transition to cloud-based workflows as broadcasters have employed as many remote operations as possible. The next frontier: an acceleration of live production applications in the cloud. Above, an Amazon Web Services Outpost cloud server.

TAG Video Systems Introduces Zer0 Friction To Deploy, Operate And Acquire Broadcast Technology

TAG Video Systems, a global provider of SW, IP, COTS/cloud, probing, monitoring and multiviewing solutions, is reassuring broadcasters, during this time of heightened news and media consumption, that global operations are uninterrupted, and in fact strengthened by the company’s Zer0 Friction business strategy, what it calls an industry first. Zer0 Friction takes broadcast technology to the next level; leveraging TAG’s unique […]

Mutable Secures $1.5M Seed Round For Flagship Edge Computing Product

Mutable, a pioneer in public edge cloud technology, today announced completion of a $1.5 million seed round led by Lunar Ventures and Fly Ventures with participation from Momenta Ventures, Acequia Capital and Charlie Songhurst. The funds will be used to further develop Mutable’s public edge cloud, add staff to their product and business development teams […]

VIRTUAL NAB SHOW 2020

Live Webinars This Week: Grass Valley, Triveni

Virtual NAB Show 2020 events this week include live webinars on remote operations best practices and using the cloud to ensure video services continuity. There’s also an on-demand webinar from Akamai about security in highly unusual business operations and a Triveni Digital webinar on Interactive Applications of ATSC 3.0.

Grass Valley To Deliver Information, Updates Via GV LIVE Presents

Grass Valley is set to engage with customers and prospects virtually in a series of events branded GV LIVE Presents. Multiple events have already been scheduled to provide information to Grass Valley customers and prospects as they deal with the coronavirus pandemic and to enable a unique type of engagement with Grass Valley solutions in the absence […]

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 […]

TVN TECH

TVN Tech | News Workflows Get COVID-19 Stress Test

With coronavirus pushing numerous staffers into remote working situations, broadcasters are increasingly looking to exploit all of the remote functionality in their newsroom computer systems. Improved IP connectivity and better automation software is helping to make that happen.

A+E Networks Doubles Video Edited Through Blackbird

Cloud video editing platform provider Blackbird said today that A+E Networks will double the volume edited through the Blackbird platform to “both enable a significant expansion of remote video production capability, while ensuring the overall safety of its editors who will now be able to work even more effectively, remotely.” A+E Networks, a joint venture […]

Blackbird Launches Virtual Pre-NAB 2020

Blackbird plc, developer and seller of the cloud video editing platform, Blackbird, today launched its virtual pre-NAB 2020 focused on enabling live or file-based remote video editing for enterprises. Enterprises responding to the global threat of coronavirus that need to enable remote or home editing for all or part of their content creation teams are […]

HPA: 3.0 Can Give TV ‘Level Playing Field’

A “Broadcasters’ Panel” has been a fixture at the HPA Tech Retreat program for years. This year was no exception, with panelists discussing the future with NextGen TV and the the impact that the cloud and IP will have.

TVN TECH

TVN Tech | 2020 Vision: IP, Cloud, 3.0, 5G Come Into Focus

Next year should see broadcasters making advances in the continuing move to IP, greater use of cloud platforms and significant progress for two new wireless technologies: ATSC 3.0 and the various 5G services being rolled out by wireless carriers. Above, a Sony camcorder and prototype 5G transmitter were used to test camera backhauls over Verizon’s 5G network during a recent NBC NFL broadcast.

Bloomberg Chooses Blackbird For Digital News Production

Cloud video platform provider Blackbird has signed a multi-year deal with Bloomberg Media for fast turnaround news editing and social publishing. Bloomberg Media will use Blackbird for simple, fast, collaborative video editing and publishing from the cloud. The Blackbird platform provides users with the ability to edit and enrich clips, craft packages and longer form […]

Dalet Building Multiplatform TV Newsroom

Dalet’s Galaxy five platform uses the cloud to create a borderless newsroom with state-of-the-art remote production capabilities, while AI-enriched archives enable more diverse news stories for audiences across all viewing platforms.

Frame.io Raises $50M Reinvent Video Collaboration

Frame.io, a video review and collaboration platform used by over one million filmmakers and media professionals, today announced it has raised a $50 million Series C round to help support its next big push into cloud-enabled motion picture workflows. Frame.io will also use this round of financing to continue its deep investment into airtight security, intuitive UX, […]

TVN’S NEWSTECHFORUM

Top Techs Eye Tomorrow’s Challenges

Technology executives from CBS Owned Stations, Disney ABC TV Group, Meredith and Masstech look at 2020’s horizon line and the looming challenges of IP, the cloud, multiplatform workflow and more at the seventh annual NewsTECHForum next month.