Dalet Makes ‘Key’ Management Appointments

Dalet, a technology and service provider for media-rich organizations, today appointed Marc Mongomard head of global customer success; Maria Bulavskaya product manager, customer care; and Ben Zores head of cloud operations. The company said the newly established leadership roles will focus on “proactive customer success, expanding programs and services that enable customers to get the […]

First Mile Technologies Introduces Camera-To-Cloud Connectivity

First Mile Technologies, a developer of creative connectivity solutions for media and entertainment production, has launched a new service to allow film, television and advertising productions to stream live, high-quality camera media to the cloud, making it accessible live for review, editorial, post-production and visual effects through a choice of various platforms. The service streamlines production […]

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Grass Valley Tackles A Changing Industry

The vendor’s shift to SaaS products is a reflection of broadcasters’ changing business models, as they invest in new over-the-top services to meet consumer demand for nonlinear programming while traditional broadcast revenues decline.

David Ross On The Road Ahead, Lessons Of 2020 And Wage Inequality

Douglas Russell Joins TVU Networks As Northwest Regional Accounts Manager

TVU Networks, a provider of cloud and IP-based live video solutions, said today that Douglas Russell has joined the company as the Northwest regional accounts manager, North America Sales. Based in Seattle, Russell comes to TVU Networks from a varied audio/visual background, including senior-level engineering positions at Amazon Prime Sports and Keycode Media and field […]

Blackbird Shares To Trade On U.S. OTC Market

Blackbird plc, the developer and seller of the patented cloud native video editing platform, Blackbird, announced that it has submitted an application to the OTC Markets Group for the company’s ordinary shares to begin cross-trading on the OTCQX Best Market, under the ticker BBRD, on Wednesday, July 28, which will make Blackbird shares more widely available […]

Univision Chooses Blackbird To Drive Streaming Video Production Efficiencies

Univision has entered into a multi-year deal to deploy the cloud native video editing platform Blackbird to drive large-scale video production efficiencies across its streaming and digital media operations. Blackbird was selected by Univision for professional-grade, ultra-efficient cloud native video editing and publishing of content across its streaming and digital media operations. Univision’s multi-site production team will […]

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For Media Supply Chains, Put People On Par With Tech

Executives at a TVNewsCheck webinar last week said that broadcasters mulling investments in new cloud-based workflows should spend as much time thinking about inherent changes for their personnel as they do considering which software vendors and cloud platforms they might use.

Latakoo Wins Air Force Grant, Consideration For U.S. Military Contracts

AFWERX, the U.S. Air Force program created to foster a culture of innovation, awards nearly $600 million per year to small, but game-changing technology companies. AFWERX partners with the Small Business Innovative Research Program to ensure the Air Force can secure the world’s most advanced new technologies to solve its most urgent challenges. AFWERX chose […]

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Cloud Editing Capabilities Grow, Latency Improves

With adoption pushed by the pandemic, cloud editing tools have expanded to cover light-weight, heavy-weight and hybrid workflows as vendors continue to minimize latency problems. Above, Avid’s Edit On Demand provides a fully provisioned and secure virtual editing environment, complete with Media Composer cloud editing and Avid NEXIS cloud storage, that can be deployed and scaled quickly.

TAG Adds Three To International Team

TAG Video Systems has expanded its international team. The provider of SW, IP, COTS/Cloud, probing, monitoring and multiviewing platforms has added Eitan Dvir as VP of customer success, Nir Cang as director of technical operations, and Chris Welsh as product specialist. Kevin Joyce, Zer0 Friction officer, said that the increase in staff not only reflects the company’s extensive growth during a challenging […]

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AWS’ Statton, SDVI’s Eldridge To Join Speaker Lineup For ‘Building ROI Into Your Media Supply Chain’ Webinar

Two executives with extensive experience in broadcast technology and cloud workflows will participate as speakers in a TVNewsCheck webinar set for Thursday at 1 p.m. ET. They join executives from Sky and Global Eagle, who will talk about what they have learned building IP supply chains for media companies. Pictured are, clockwise from left, Dave Travis, group director of content, broadcast and platforms, Sky; Terri Davies, SVP content and media services, Anuvu; Evan Statton, principal architect for media and entertainment, AWS; Glen Dickson, contributing editor, TVNewsCheck and the event’s moderator; and Simon Eldridge, co-founder and chief product officer, SDVI. Register here to attend. 

 

Digital Nirvana Announces Trance 3.2 For Closed Captioning, Transcription

Digital Nirvana, a provider of media-monitoring and metadata generation services, has introduced Trance 3.2, the latest version of its enterprise-grade, cloud-based application for closed captioning and transcription. Trance 3.2 has several new features that the company says will enable faster, more efficient production of publishable closed captions and translations. New features include upgrades to the […]

Telstra Expands Global Capabilities With MediaCloud Acquisition

Telstra Broadcast Services (TBS) will broadcast some of the world’s biggest events to more parts of the globe and play a key role in delivering 24/7 programming to millions of people with the acquisition of the business and assets of MediaCloud. The acquisition of MediaCloud will provide TBS with a suite of software-defined and cloud-based […]

VidiEditor Adds Remote Cloud Editing To VidiNet

Arvato Systems announced the immediate availability of VidiEditor, a browser-based desktop editor that belongs to the company’s Vidispine brand. VidiEditor offers a cloud-based solution to the increasing demand for remote editing workflows. VidiEditor is a fully-featured, browser-based desktop editor aimed at enabling remote editing workflows, as well as enhancing journalistic editing and content preparation. Offered […]

TVU Networks Adds Subject-Tracking Functionality To TVU Anywhere

TVU Networks, a provider of cloud and IP-based live video solutions, says its TVU Anywhere solution has integrated support for Center Stage, a new iPad Pro (M1 Chip models) feature that automates subject tracking, a feature that eliminates the need for a camera operator in many situations. Integrating technology like this new release from Apple opens the […]

GBH Powers Media Workflows With EditShare Cloud Solutions

Boston-based public media producer GBH, the largest content creator for PBS, has invested in EditShare’s EFSv cloud solution, hosted in Amazon Web Services, to modernize media workflows across its post-production operations. An early adopter of cloud technologies for its broader IT needs, GBH’s move to EFSv extends video production into the cloud, maximizing operational efficiencies and […]

Haivision Hub Routes Broadcast Video Through The Cloud

Haivision, a global provider of real-time video streaming and networking solutions, said today that Haivision Hub, a global video networking service, is now generally available. Haivision Hub has been adopted by several broadcasters and global organizations, including Eurovision Sport at EBU, Microsoft Studios, Times Network, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, South Dakota Public […]

Dalet Adds Third-Party Integrations, Partnerships

Dalet, a technology and service provider for media-rich organizations, is responding to the increasing flexibility needs of content producers and distributors, offering customers greater choice when it comes to cloud providers, advanced remote editing and archive options with expanded support for Adobe Premiere Pro, Microsoft Azure and Spectra BlackPearl RioBroker.   Shifts in the global […]

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TVN Tech | Vendors: Storycentric Workflow Shift Long Overdue

Equipment manufacturers say newsrooms have been too slow to embrace a storycentric model of content creation, one far more in line with consumer habits than the old evening-newscast-as-endgame paradigm. Above, Sam Adams, the morning anchor for KHQ Spokane, is preparing clips for NonStop News, the station’s 24/7 streaming channel. He’s seated at the NonStop News Desk, which is where these clips are prepared. He can produce and present the clips in a very short amount of time. The lower TV in the distance is receiving NonStop News over-the-air on ch. 6.3.

ATEME Delivers Next-Generation Media Supply Chain Orchestration With Pilot Media

ATEME, a provider of video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable TV, DTH, IPTV and OTT, has debuted Pilot Media, a cloud-native solution to bring business intelligence, workflow automation and efficiencies to the media supply chain. The company says the cloud-native solution “facilitates the controlled migration of production and operations to new service models — whether […]

ATEME Transcoders Support First Huawei Cloud Live Sports Video Project In Brazil

Huawei Cloud, a cloud service provider, has implemented ATEME transcoders to support its new OTT video services deployed in the company’s cloud environment. The Huawei Cloud Elastic Cloud Server (ECS) is a platform for content and service providers to access scalable cloud servers, as well as a reliable, secure, flexible and efficient application environment in […]

Blackbird And Newsbridge Partner For End-To-End Cloud Video Management And Production

Blackbird plc and Newsbridge have partnered to provide media professionals with a flexible, powerful end-to-end cloud video management and production solution. The integrated solution combines two cloud-native services: Newsbridge’s smart asset management platform powered by AI and Blackbird’s video editing and publishing platform. Optimized for speed, flexibility and resilience, the companies say the solution “empowers users with easy […]

Bitcentral And Veset Partner To Provide Broadcasters Playout Flexibility

Bitcentral Inc., a provider of media workflow solutions, has formed a strategic partnership with playout platform provider Veset. Bitcentral will market, sell and support Veset Nimbus, a cloud-based broadcast playout solution, in the Americas. Veset Nimbus will be represented alongside Bitcentral’s own on-premises Central Control playout system and will allow the launch of playout services in […]

Mórbido TV Expands Content Distribution With Veset Nimbus

Horror-theme Latin American TV network Mórbido TV has chosen Veset Nimbus, the professional cloud playout SaaS from Veset, to distribute its linear channel to multiple destinations in Latin America. Launched in Mexico in January 2018 by IB Broadcasting Company SAPI de CV as a Pay TV channel, Mórbido TV caters to a growing audience of horror fans across […]

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TVN Tech | COVID-Era Content Management Taps Cloud, AI

Technology executives from WarnerMedia, Sinclair and Hearst said at a recent TVNewsCheck webinar that they’re tackling the content management challenge amplified by the pandemic by using cloud storage and leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve indexing and searching.

Bitmovin Launches Cloud-Agnostic Video Encoding Solution

Bitmovin, a provider of online streaming video technology, announced today Bitmovin Cloud Connect, a new offering that enables over-the-top (OTT) content providers working on Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Azure platforms to deploy Bitmovin’s encoding solution in their existing cloud. Bitmovin Cloud Connect is a new offering that may be used […]

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New Facilities Insider | Disney’s Digital Center 3 Centralizes Hardware, Allows Control From Anywhere

A first look at Disney’s new Digital Center 3 (DC3) in The Woodlands, Texas, a massive, 187,000-square-foot plant consolidating playout, transmission and media operations. (Sam Exley photo)

Corrivium Using Grass Valley Cloud-Based Platform To Turn On Virtual Event Productions

The Sydney, Australia-based global live event streaming expert, Corrivium, has chosen Grass Valley’s GV AMPP (Agile Media Processing Platform) to stream high-profile virtual events at broadcast quality. GV AMPP is being now used by Corrivium’s teams and has already covered a global event for a leading technology company. “During the last year, almost all physical events have moved […]

Vizrt Supports AWS For Media & Entertainment Initiative

Vizrt today announced its support for the AWS for Media & Entertainment initiative from Amazon Web Services (AWS), complimenting Vizrt’s Flexible Access Solution Suites to give customers ever greater control and adaptability. AWS for Media & Entertainment is an initiative featuring new and existing services and solutions from AWS and AWS Partners, built specifically for content creators, […]

Blackbird Wins 18 More Stations With TownNews

Blackbird plc, the developer and seller of the cloud native video editing platform, Blackbird, says that Blackbird is being used by 18 more U.S. TV stations for digital news production following TownNews’ latest deployment. This is the fifth expansion of Blackbird by TownNews since the partnership began in 2018. Sixty-nine U.S. TV stations now use Blackbird remotely […]

Former Grass Valley Exec David Cohen Joins TVU Networks

TVU Networks, a provider of cloud and IP-based live video solutions, today appointed David Cohen, former vice president of marketing communications at Grass Valley, as the company’s new global vice president, strategic marketing. Cohen will report to TVU Networks CEO Paul Shen. In his new role, Cohen will develop and oversee the marketing strategy for […]

Univision In Long-Term Digital Deal With Google

Univision said it has made a multi-year deal to use products and services from Google to make its media businesses more digital. The deal includes Univision using Google’s cloud to consolidate its multiple digital distribution platforms and run production and data applications. Univision will also take advantage of Google’s Android, Android TV OS, YouTube, Google Play, Google Ad Manager and Google search.

Grass Valley’s GV AMPP Powers Cloud Production for Electronic Arts Online Esports

Electronic Arts Competitive Gaming Entertainment (CGE), the company’s esports division, selected Grass Valley’s GV AMPP (Agile Media Processing Platform) to enable fully distributed, remote production for its major competitive gaming events EA Sports FIFA 21 and Apex Legends. The end-to-end cloud workflow allows EA to deliver broadcast quality storytelling to its global fanbase — with a production […]

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TVN Tech | New Tech Improves News Sharing, Collaboration

Pandemic-impacted newsrooms are increasingly embracing tools that allow more content sharing and collaboration from the field and between stations with the cloud playing an ever-larger role in the remote workflows involved. Above, Bridget Naso, news anchor for KNSD San Diego, uses Dejero’s LivePlus Mobile app on an iPhone to broadcast live from home during the pandemic.

Rapid.Space Launches VPSBrute To Provide Hyperopen Cloud Service

Rapid.Space has introduced its new flagship servers, the VPSBrute model, to its global network. This new range of servers is at the upper-end of Rapid.Space’s Hyperopen cloud products, and complements the standard VPS model available from Rapid.Space. It is immediately available in selected EU and Asian data centers before worldwide rollout commences. The VPSBrute model provides […]

Harmonic VOS 360 Boosts Mowies On-Demand Platform

Telestream Introduces Its Cloud Transform Service

Telestream, a provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for the production and distribution of video, today debuted Telestream Cloud Transform. A cloud-native service built from years of proven media transcoding and workflow technology, Telestream Cloud Transform is an API-driven, cloud agnostic, media processing and transcoding service. “We’ve taken […]

Avid And LiveU Enable Secure Remote IP Contribution Through MediaCentral | Stream

Avid has set a strategic partnership with LiveU to enable the ingest of IP streams for television news and remote live TV production in Avid’s MediaCentral platform. This collaboration with LiveU, inventor and innovator of cellular bonding for transmitting high-quality live video, builds on Avid’s strategy to simplify on-premise and cloud-based production workflows and provide unparalleled openness for broadcasters […]

How Will AI And The Cloud Impact The Future Of Content Management?

A May 6 TVNewsCheck webinar featuring executives from WarnerMedia, Sinclair, Hearst and LTN Global will spotlight how companies are changing the way they manage their content and their archives and how AI and the cloud are figuring into their workflows or plans. Register here.