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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, […]

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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.

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TVN Tech | Stations Embrace Advances In Remote Production

News organizations are increasingly using breakthroughs in technology to allow journalists to remotely, yet quickly, deliver more content over multiple platforms. The advances range from improved cellular networks that speed transmission of content from the field to the newsroom and cameras capable of streaming and providing remote video, to a host of tools available for journalists to remotely edit and produce content while collaborating with their newsrooms. Above, Grass Valley’s new GV Alyve, released at this year’s IBC Show, gives reporters a “virtual control room in the cloud” for production and distribution of video and livestream content. (Source: Grass Valley)

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TVN Tech | AI, Cloud Accelerating Production Efficiency

TVU CEO Paul Shen says AI-driven products and dramatic improvements in remote production and delivery to multiple platforms are streamlining news operations like never before.

Haivision Buys AI, Cloud Video Firm LightFlow

The expanded team combines edge video computing with cloud technology and machine learning to redefine and optimize end-to-end video streaming and workflow management.

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TV’s Top Topics On Tap At NAB New York

The annual fall gathering will examine TV, satellite, online video, live events, podcasting, advertising, film, corporate A/V, production and post. In addition, held concurrently will be TVNewsCheck’s TV2020: Monetizing the Future conference and The Streaming Summit.

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TVN Tech | IP, Cloud, AI Were Everywhere At Buzz-Free IBC

Exclamations about the IP transition, the cloud and AI were notably muted at this year’s IBC. Vendors say that’s because this year wasn’t about shiny new things, but rather getting to work on implementation.

Qvest Media Unveils Cloud-Based Workflow Solutions At IBC

At IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam), Qvest Media (Stand 3.B40) introduced its lineup of new cloud products as well as current media projects in consulting and systems integration at stand 3.B40 at IBC in Amsterdam. Among them: Q.Live — Q.Live can be put into operation ultrafast and live productions can be streamed to any […]

Disney Moving Production To Microsoft Cloud

The companies collaborate to create new ways to transform content workflows in the Microsoft Azure cloud; Microsoft becomes a Disney Studios StudioLAB innovation partner.

Harmonic Offers More Cloud Solutions At IBC

Harmonic announced new solutions for optimizing live video in the cloud at IBC. It has partnered with Aveco to simplify the deployment of hybrid on-premises and cloud workflows for playout applications. Thanks to the partnership, operators can now use a single interface to control hybrid on-premises and cloud playout workflows for more efficient delivery of […]

Red Bee Media Builds Hybrid Media Cloud Environment With Cisco And 7fivefive

Red Bee Media has been working with Cisco and 7fivefive to create a sophisticated media centric hybrid cloud environment, designed to streamline media production, playout, media processing and distribution services for global broadcast customers. As a major managed services provider, Red Bee is creating a next generation media environment with cutting edge-technology including the Cisco […]

NEP Showcases Workflow Solutions At IBC

NEP Group, a global outsourced technical production partner for premier content producers of live sports and entertainment, is gearing up for this year’s IBC Show, Sept. 13-17, at the RAI Convention Centre in Amsterdam. At IBC, NEP will exhibit in Hall 14, Stand H02, and be staffed with local team members representing their worldwide network. […]

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Tech Leaders To Talk Business Of IP, Cloud

Executives from WarnerMedia, Sinclair, Disney ABC TV and Hearst to unpack the business case for emerging broadcast technologies TVNewsCheck’s annual TV2020: Monetizing the Future conference in New York in October.

Blackbird And MOOV Partner At IBC

Blackbird, developer and seller of the cloud video editing platform, Blackbird, and sports and events graphics company MOOV have partnered to help deliver fast turnaround sports video content with an integrated solution that streamlines cloud video workflows. The Blackbird cloud video clipping, editing and distribution platform provides rapid access to video for the creation of […]

Accedo To Show Next-Gen Cloud Platform At IBC

Accedo, a video experience pioneer, will preview its next-generation Accedo One cloud platform at IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) ahead of market availability later this year. The latest version of Accedo One has been designed to address the increasingly complex mulit-service media environment, which is making it challenging for broadcasters and media companies to […]

Dejero Unveiling New EnGo 260 At IBC

Dejero, a provider of cloud-managed solutions that provide video transport and Internet connectivity while mobile or in remote locations, is unveiling its new EnGo 260 HEVC mobile transmitter at the upcoming IBC 2019 show (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam), stand 11.C15. The 5G ready EnGo 260 provides enhanced picture quality, exceptional user experience, and continues the […]

TVU Networks To Show Cloud-Based Multi-Camera Production Solution At IBC

At the upcoming IBC (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam, TVU Networks, a global provider of live IP solutions, will introduce the completely cloud-based TVU Talkshow — what it calls “the first all-in-one solution for multi-camera production that enables audience participation with video.” TVU Networks will introduce the TVU Talkshow solution and its full line of products and services […]

Aveco Introduces ASTRA MCR Hybrid Playout Solution At IBC

At IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) in Aveco’s stand 3.B67 and Harmonic’s stand 1.B20, Aveco will introduce integration with Harmonic’s VOS 360 dedicated end-to-end video cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform which can be controlled by ASTRA MCR for hybrid on-premise and cloud-based playout using a single user interface. The ASTRA MCR playout […]

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TVN Tech | For IBC 2019, IP Leads The Story

Experts say the broadcast industry’s transition to IP infrastructure is likely to dominate this year’s show in Amsterdam. But there’s still plenty of room for developments in the cloud, artificial intelligence, OTT, cybersecurity and more to keep technologists busy on both the show floor and in its conference rooms.

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Cobalt Iron Appoints Brian Smith Operations VP

Cobalt Iron Inc., a provider of cloud-based data protection, has hired Brian Smith as vice president of operations. In this newly created position, Smith will oversee the company’s internal day-to-day operations, including product support and deployment and the quote-to-cash process. “We created this position to bring hands-on operational leadership to Cobalt Iron to support our […]

EEG Offering Advanced Captioning Solutions At IBC

Video technology company EEG focuses on cloud workflow products for closed captioning, accessibility and metadata processing applications. It will be exhibiting at IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) at stand 14.B35 and will be featuring several products, including: Lexi Local, its newest product that offers automatic, live captioning on-premises and off the cloud. (Lexi Local is soon-to-be […]

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TVN Tech | Automation Becomes Major Multiplatform Tool

Automation technology is fast evolving to keep up with demand for content on multiple platforms. Vendors say it helps eliminate redundant tasks and integrates as many platforms as possible without posing a threat to jobs or creative control.

Prime Focus Technologies to Show Automation-Led Solutions, AI-led Micro Services At IBC

Prime Focus Technologies (PFT)  will showcase its flagship product, CLEAR Media ERP at IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) at booth #7.C05. The software will further empower media and entertainment enterprises to drive automation-led efficiencies and manage end-to-end content operations seamlessly. “At IBC, M&E enterprises will get a first-hand experience of our transformational cloud-based solutions […]

Nielsen Moves TV Ratings Platform To Cloud

Nielsen’s core national TV measurement processing modernizes its traditional on-premise servers to a cloud-based infrastructure.

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 […]

Avid Releases MediaCentral Platform Update

Avid says more powerful and intuitive user experience, greater agility in creating and distributing content from anywhere, and flexible cloud deployment options are among the enhancements in the new platform.

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 […]

NASCAR Selects AWS As Its Preferred Cloud Provider

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) has chosen Amazon Web Services as its standard for cloud-based machine learning and artificial intelligence workloads. NASCAR will use AWS technologies to build cloud-based services and automate processes, including a new video series on NASCAR.com called This Moment in NASCAR History powered by AWS. The video series will debut heading […]

TVU Networks Adds Singular.live Graphics Library

TVU Networks, a global technology provider of live IP solutions, has partnered with Singular.live, providers of an advanced digital overlay platform, to give users of TVU Network’s TVU Producer,  a cloud-based live production tool, access to Singular’s template-based graphic overlays directly from the TVU Producer interface. “By incorporating Singular’s platform on TVU Producer, our customers have greater […]

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MAM: Removing Barriers To Creativity

Media asset management systems, some of which interact with the cloud and use artificial intelligence to personalize content, are growing in acceptance among TV broadcasters as they add scaled-down functionality, standardization and microservices.

Deluxe And AWS Collaborating On Cloud

Deluxe Entertainment Services Group have set a multi-year, strategic collaboration with Amazon Web Services to offer faster and at-scale solutions for content creators and distributors. Additionally, Deluxe selected AWS as the company’s primary cloud provider, fully integrating AWS services to enable end-to-end content solutions offered via the Deluxe One platform. Deluxe said: “The agility of serverless workflows on […]

Telstra Global Media Network Expands

Telstra Broadcast Services’ Global Media Network (GMN) has added new partners in the Americas and Europe, boosting the total to 13. Telstra’s GMN is a media contribution and distribution network that enables the delivery of live, linear and file-based media content worldwide, helping sports and entertainment companies reach viewers and sports fans in Asia and around the world. […]

Rohde & Schwarz Offers OTT MaaS Solutions

Constantly changing consumer behavior means OTT service providers have to adapt to new transmission paths. Permanent error monitoring and the resulting quality assurance, especially of audio and video data, are the key to high customer satisfaction. The Rohde & Schwarz PRISMON.cloud was designed to enable OTT providers to quickly and easily adapt their monitoring infrastructure, […]

New Version Of Blackbird On Microsoft Azure Available

Forbidden Technologies plc, developer and seller of cloud video platform Blackbird, says that the new version of Blackbird on Microsoft Azure delivers even faster cloud video performance. Blackbird is exhibiting at the Microsoft booth (SL6716) at this week’s NAB Show in Las Vegas. Any company working with video for all or part of their workflows can use the […]

Qvest Media Partners With Avid For Azure Integration

Systems architect and ICT integrator Qvest Media has expanded its long-standing partnership with Avid to become an Avid Certified Cloud Partner for use in Microsoft Azure. Qvest Media and Avid bundle their cloud strategies, so that clients of both companies benefit from even easier and more flexible access to cloud applications. A ready-to-use post production […]

Evertz Launches Cloud-Based SaaS Platform

The new Evertz.iO is a collection of on-demand and “pay-as-you-go” cloud native services for broadcast media customers.

Tektronix Addresses Workflows Of The Future At NAB

Tektronix, a provider of video test, monitoring, and diagnostics solutions, is introducing a suite of products at next week’s NAB Show that address current and future broadcast workflows. The new tools and architectures target the workflow disruption created by HDR, the transition to IP infrastructures and the increasing use of cloud-native workflows in content creation, […]