Networks and station groups are working on designing IP and cloud playout operations that include live programming. What challenges do they still face in 2021? How much of their cloud playout plans will use the public clouds and how much will take place in private data networks? What do leading technologists anticipate will be their timelines for moving playout to IP or the cloud?
In its post-Volicon period, compliance monitoring companies vying to fill the void are expanding their offerings; tapping artificial intelligence for automation and cloud-based methods; and building more versatile tools. Above, TAG Video recently received certification to monitor Dolby Atmos.
TAG Video Systems, a global provider of cloud, probing, monitoring and multiviewing solutions, for all four of the major broadcast applications (live production, playout, delivery and OTT), has appointed industry veteran Roy Folkman as VP sales North America and LATAM effective Jan. 1. The announcement was made by Kevin Joyce, TAG Zer0 Friction officer, from headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel. Folkman, […]
TAG Video Systems, a global provider of integrated software-based IP probing, monitoring and multiviewer solutions, has introduced an upgraded and newly designed System Configurator app for multiviewers that simplifies the configuration-to-purchase process by taking users from imagination to visualization to realization in four easy steps. This latest version provides the tools to effortlessly build a prototype tailored to unique specifications, and […]
TV broadcasters are aiming to move live production workflows to the cloud, but executives from Sinclair, ABC News and Vizrt said at last week’s NewsTECHForum it will take faster tech development from vendors and possibly new financial thinking from customers.
CNN Brasil has partnered with cloud video platform Grabyo to make its news service accessible to more Brazilian consumers than ever before. It has partnered with Grabyo to streamline its digital and social video strategy. Grabyo’s video production platform is entirely cloud based, which allows CNN Brasil to produce news clips and packages remotely from […]
This month’s virtual Devoncroft Executive Summit took the measure of a media technology market radically altered by COVID-19, from a 10% hit to its overall market size, a reassessment of how of it does business and a big potential shift in its sales and marketing efforts. Above, Devoncroft’s Josh Stinehour emphasized that technology investment by broadcasters is an opportunity to drive increased revenues, not simply a cost center.
Object Matrix, a provider of object storage solutions to the media industry, has partnered with Blackbird plc, developer and seller of the cloud video editing platform Blackbird. The partnership includes the integration of Object Matrix’s MatrixStore, the on-prem and cloud storage platform, with Blackbird, the world’s fastest, most powerful professional cloud video editing and publishing platform. […]
TVNewsCheck‘s Michael Depp and Glen Dickson discuss the likely continued acceleration of cloud migration next year, NextGen TV’s ’21 rollout and highlights from this week’s virtual Devoncroft Summit.
Trends driven by the pandemic are likely to persist into 2021 and beyond, while transitions to IP infrastructures will accelerate and aging on-prem infrastructure will give way to increased reliance on the cloud. NextGen TV will also likely pick up speed after COVID’s cooling effect on its rollout this year.
To help its customers navigate through social distancing restrictions and assist with business continuity, TVU Networks, a provider of cloud and IP-based live video solutions, rolled out major initiatives in 2020 to assist with remote production and remote fan engagement. The company began the year winning a Technical and Engineering Emmy Award for its VoCIP (video over bonded […]
ViacomCBS selects AWS as its preferred broadcast cloud provider to power one of the largest digital transformations in the media and entertainment industry.
TVU Networks, a provider of cloud and IP-based live video solutions, has hired Liming Fu as vice president of sales for the APAC region, which includes Greater China, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and other countries. He will lead sales and marketing efforts in APAC and report to TVU CEO Paul Shen. “I’m privileged […]
Technology executives from Sinclair, ABC News and Vizrt will look at which parts of news workflow can move to the cloud in 2021 in a panel at TVNewsCheck’s virtual NewsTECHForum event on Dec. 17. Register here.
LiveU and Grass Valley are joining forces to offer an integrated cloud-based solution for remote live productions, letting customers “simplify their processes and automate live and non-live news and sports productions in an efficient, agile and customizable workflow.” Avi Cohen, LiveU’s co-founder and COO, said: “With the ongoing shift to cloud production, we are committed […]
Amazon’s widely used cloud computing service suffered a major outage in its eastern U.S. operations Wednesday, hampering everything from services for Web-connected security cameras to software applications that businesses use to design products.
Amazon Web Services is developing new technology — the Cloud Digital Interface — to support uncompressed production workflows in the cloud that should eliminate latency for remote productions looking to, among other things, switch between camera feeds, insert graphics or trigger replays.
Vendors are offering better tools to help newsrooms plan and generate social media posts with more integrated and streamlined solutions with a view to reducing “tool fatigue” and decreasing the turnaround time on new posts.
LTN Global, a provider of transformative media technology and video transport network solutions, announced today a multi-year agreement with SportsGrid Inc. The agreement provides SportsGrid with advanced cloud-based automation products optimizing operational efficiency and dependability. LTN supports SportsGrid with automated production services, including the delivery of live programming support managed from the state-of-the-art production facility located […]
In largely prerecorded sessions, SMPTE’s annual conference this week has drawn about 1,300 attendees and had a focus on esports. Using the cloud for everyday production was another emphasis. Above, the Virtual Tour of Flanders esports event, produced by race organizer Flanders Classics, cycling simulator firm Bkool, cloud production vendor Kiswe and VRT’s sports channel Sporza, featured 13 professional riders racing a simulated course on stationary “roller” setups at home.
EditShare and Blackbird have joined forces to give media professionals more options when it comes to collaborating and editing video in the cloud. The integrated solution combines EditShare’s EFS scalable storage, Flow media management, and open APIs with Blackbird’s cloud video editing and publishing platform. Optimized for both speed and mobility, Blackbird and EditShare connect […]
Hudson MX, an advertising technology business providing media buying and media accounting solutions globally through a cloud-based SaaS platform, today named Sarah Lawson Johnston executive vice president, managing director of agency partnerships EMEA. An advertising technology pioneer who was with Mediaocean more than two decades, she joins Hudson MX after spending the last three years […]
CP Communications, a provider of innovative solutions and services for live event productions, today launched Red House Streaming Studios, a professional studio and network operations center (NOC) that represents the cornerstone of the company’s growing in-house production business. The two adjacent 600-square-foot spaces will emphasize technology from Red House Streaming (RSS), a CP Communications brand […]
TVU Networks, a provider of cloud and IP-based live video solutions, this summer helped KMBC, the Hearst Television ABC affiliate in Kansas City, Mo., overcome the technical challenges associated with producing a live, local news special on race and policing during a time when the COVID-19 pandemic restricted in-studio production by bringing in guests remotely […]
Quickstream, a provider of software-defined, cloud-based solutions for live video, today announced the release of its Quickstream Cloud product, what it calls the first one-click video cloud exchange for the broadcast industry. “The Quickstream Cloud solution is the first live video cloud solution designed for the delivery of broadcast-quality feeds globally to any partner in […]
Media organizations and enterprises need to meet the increasing demand for exciting live content experiences while also driving efficiencies through remote production, distributed workflows and flexible delivery networks. Net Insight‘s Nimbra Edge platform is built on open standards. It supports all major industry re-transmission (ARQ) standards (RIST, SRT, Zixi), enabling service providers to deploy any […]
Technology executives from Fox Corp., Hearst, Sinclair and Tegna have already virtualized many of their functions, replacing some aging infrastructures with IP routing and broadening their use of the cloud, they said at a TV2025 panel last week. Read the story and/or watch the full video above.
Amagi, a global provider of cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and streaming TV, reports year-over-year quarterly revenue growth of 120% for the quarter ending September 2020. The company now supports more than 400 channels on its platform for a variety of services — linear channel creation, distribution and monetization, with more than 1,000 delivery end […]
The pandemic has accelerated the TV industry’s transition to IP and the cloud. A panel at TVNewsCheck’s virtual TV2025: Monetizing the Future event in October will tackle how the new technologies can impact how broadcasters will generate revenue and cash flow in the coming years. Register here.
TVU Networks, a provider of cloud- and IP-based live video solutions, is offering a turnkey production package for broadcasters looking to cover the 2020 U.S. presidential election remotely without sacrificing reporting or technical quality. This year’s election is of great interest to viewers around the world, but COVID-19 travel restrictions mean that many international and […]
EditShare, a technology provider that specializes in collaboration, security, and intelligent storage solutions, is helping broadcasters and media companies increase remote content production output to meet growing programming demands with its EFS shared storage and FLOW media management solutions. Phillipine-based TV5, a subsidiary of telecommunications giant Philippine Long Distance Telephone company (PLDT), implemented EditShare’s collaborative solutions […]
Speedcast International, a communications and IT services provider, signed a long-term agreement with Nokia to deploy its industrial-grade private wireless solutions globally via the Nokia Digital Automation Cloud. Through this new collaboration, Speedcast is providing remote backhaul, data and voice connectivity to enterprise customers, covering areas up to a radius of 30 km and supporting hundreds of users from a single cell. The network will also support critical, high-bandwidth applications with low latency […]
Sony Imaging Products & Solutions said today it is acquiring Nevion, a provider of virtualized media production solutions, to further enhance its portfolio, providing end-to-end IP and cloud-based production solutions for broadcasting and other applications. Sony, which has been a minority shareholder in Nevion since July 2019, is purchasing the remaining shares in the company, […]
Broadcasters such as Sinclair and Vice are increasingly shifting playout functions to cloud platforms, seeking more flexibility and agility there and testing the waters with disaster recovery strategies, OTT channels and diginets. “In the cloud, you can build up a whole separate system in parallel, test it, then cut over to it,” says one consultant.
On Tuesday, Amazon Web Services unveiled the AWS Cloud Digital Interface (AWS CDI), a new network technology that allows independent software vendors (ISVs) and AWS partners to build reliable, live video applications that can connect products and services within the AWS Cloud. According to AWS, workloads that require high-performance connectivity and uncompressed live video transport “have […]
The online event this week underscored 2020’s biggest TV tech trend — moving on-premise broadcast workflows and vendor products to the cloud — while anticipating 5G’s potential use in remote production. Above, a 5G-enabled camera used in a BBC-led trial exploring multi-camera synchronization.
Blackbird plc, developer and seller of the cloud video editing platform, Blackbird, and MOOV, a sports and events graphics company, have partnered to enrich fast turnaround sports video content with an integrated solution that streamlines cloud video workflows. Blackbird’s cloud video clipping, editing and distribution platform provides rapid access to video for the creation of clips […]
TV stations and networks are learning that to take full advantage of the cloud, they need to overhaul the way they produce news rather than try to replicate hardware-based workflows on a cloud platform.
Vice TV, the international television network from Vice Media Group, has transitioned its U.K. and French channels to Amagi’s fully virtual cloud playout platform. All international services of Vice TV channels covering APAC and EMEA are now fully managed by Amagi. “Amagi has been a great partner as we have pioneered adoption of cloud based […]