Amazon Studios Teams With Avid To Deliver Advanced Production Editorial In The AWS Cloud

Avid Technology and Amazon Studios announced a three-year agreement to bring cloud-based editorial to Amazon Studios’ expanding slate of more than 300 original movies and series. The companies say creative teams “will get the same experience and performance as an on-premises editorial bay — including collaborative workflows with shared storage and end-to-end media management — without the […]

Avid Delivers Media Production In The Cloud for TV News And Sports

With thousands of stories breaking daily all over the world, distributed TV news and sports production teams need a reliable, secure solution to bring their workflows to the cloud for anywhere, anytime access. Avid said that’s now possible with its Avid Media Production in the Cloud solution. Based on the established Avid production tools and platforms, Avid […]


Automated Captioning Rises To The Cloud

AI-driven automated captioning for broadcasters continues its upward trajectory of accuracy and speed, while more recently the service is evolving toward hybrid on-prem and cloud models and multi-language translation capabilities. Above, Lexi is the cloud-hosted automatic captioning service from Ai-Media.


Fox Pulls Back Curtain On Its Major Tech Transformation

Fox Corp. CTO and President of Digital Paul Cheesbrough and Jeff Dow, its EVP, media & broadcast operations, offered a rare glimpse into how the company built a new cloud-centric architecture that feeds all of its broadcast and digital streams in a TVNewsCheck webinar last week.

Blackbird Hires Morgan Henry As VP Engineering

Blackbird plc, the technology licensor, developer and seller of the cloud native video editing platform, Blackbird, has appointed Morgan Henry vice president of Engineering. He brings 20 years of experience heading and growing teams in innovator and disruptor businesses across mobile, media, music and multiplayer gaming. Starting his career writing operating systems for landmark smartphones, […]

ASG Names Joe Trepanier Director, Cloud Program Management

Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a solutions provider for media creatives and content owners, announced the appointment of Joe Trepanier as director, cloud program management. He joins ASG after holding program management and technical support positions at Matrox, Miranda Technologies and Grass Valley. In his new role, Trepanier will oversee program and project management in ASG’s cloud-based live […]

Synamedia Acquires Quortex To Accelerate SaaS Offerings

Synamedia, a global independent video software provider, says it has acquired Quortex, the privately-held provider of a cloud video delivery platform optimized for just-in-time processing of live video streaming. With this acquisition, Synamedia says it will enhance its cloud video network capabilities, complementing its VIVID Workflow as-a-Service (WaaS) with a set of innovative solutions for OTT content processing, disaster recovery, […]

IBC: Cinegy Showcasing 8K And Cloud Optimized Solutions

As it returns to IBC 2022 (Amsterdam, Sept. 9-12), Cinegy, a provider of software technology for digital video processing, asset management, video compression and automation, and playout services, will showcase its portfolio of 8K and cloud optimized solutions. Visitors to the company’s booth, 7.A01, will also see demonstrations of Cinegy’s end-to-end capability with solutions such as […]


Broadcasters Tap Cloud For Content Management

Tech executives from Warner Bros. Discovery, Sinclair, Hearst, Vizrt and Vice Media Group told a TVNewsCheck webinar last week the public cloud’s appeal is growing for content sharing and archiving workflows but cautioned the entire metadata process needs more care and attention to maximize cloud storage’s advantages.


News Sharing And Collaboration Is Getting Easier And Smarter

Broadcasters are calling on a combination of cloud, software and transport technologies to facilitate collaborating and sharing at a station or across groups. The pandemic has shifted the many news sharing tools into high gear. Above: Dalet Pyramid Cut is Dalet Pyramid’s web-based feature-rich video and audio editor.

SDVI Names Nahuel Villegas Latin America VP

SDVI, a platform provider for cloud-native media supply chains, has hired Nahuel Villegas as vice president of sales for Latin America. In this new role at SDVI, Villegas will lead the company’s expansion into the region and pursue its long-term initiative to bring significant industry transformation to media companies in Latin America that need to […]

Blackbird Names Mo Volans Product Marketing SVP

Blackbird plc, the technology licensor, developer and seller of the cloud native video editing platform, Blackbird, today appointed Mo Volans SVP of product marketing. He joins the company from VEGAS Creative Software where he was SVP marketing. Volans has worked with leading brands in pro audio, video and tech for over 20 years. Starting his journey […]

Planetcast Media Services To Showcase Cloud-First Media Services At Broadcast Asia 2022

Planetcast Media Services, a broadcast technology and media services provider, is primed to drive growth for content owners and distributors across APAC as it brings its expanded content management and delivery services to Broadcast Asia in Singapore, June 1-3 (Booth 5F1-01). The company is showing its full portfolio of cloud-based media solutions at the event following its recent launch of Planetcast […]

Dalet Helps Australian Football League Protect, Monetize And Share Its Rich Game Heritage

Dalet, a technology and service provider for media-rich organizations, said that the Australian Football League (AFL) is using Dalet Flex to manage the cloud-based digitization and workflow modernization project of its video archives. The subscription-based implementation of Dalet’s cloud-native media logistics, which was done in collaboration with partner Telstra Broadcast Services, enables AFL to tackle a large-scale […]

Avid Offers Cloud-Enabled Subscription Option For Avid NEXIS Storage

Avid has made its award-winning Avid NEXIS media storage solution available as a subscription offering, enabling flexible deployment on premises or in the cloud. Deployed in thousands of media operations globally, Avid NEXIS is a software-defined storage solution designed for media creation workflows. Avid NEXIS enables hundreds of users to collaborate simultaneously to create video content […]

Broadcom In Talks To Acquire Cloud Company VMware

Broadcom Inc. is in talks to acquire VMware Inc., the cloud-computing company backed by billionaire Michael Dell, setting up a blockbuster tech deal that would vault the chipmaker into a highly specialized area of software. VMware currently has a market valuation of about $40 billion.

TVN Webinar To Explore Cloud Storage And Optimizing Content Management

Executives from Warner Bros. Discovery, Vice Media, Sinclair Broadcast Group and Hearst Television will look at efforts underway to migrate storage to the cloud in a TVNewsCheck Working Lunch webinar at 1 p.m. on June 23. Register here.

Blackbird Hires Sumit Rai As Chief Product Officer

Blackbird plc, the technology licensor, developer and seller of the cloud native video editing platform, Blackbird, today named Sumit Rai as chief product officer. he will join the company in June from VEGAS Creative Software where he holds the same role. Rai has more than 23 years leadership experience in the video and film industry. […]


Broadcasters Weigh New Playout Options

TV stations and groups are increasingly turning to the cloud for playout solutions, and vendors are meeting them there with SaaS options. Above: Imagine’s Aviator control interface. The cloud-based system is designed to support both linear and OTT playout.

LiveU Buys Cloud-Based Video Production Provider

LiveU, a provider of live video streaming and remote production solutions, today announced the acquisition of as part of its strategy “to expand its cloud video platform, enabling customers to grow their audiences with original, interactive and quality live content.” The company said the move “will provide remote and collaborative tools for cloud-based and hybrid productions, […]


A Smaller NAB Show, But More Energized

Attendance may have been almost halved by the pandemic, but tech vendors felt the more intimate environment allowed them to conduct business on a more productive level. On the show floor, the continued shift of broadcast workflows to the public cloud dominated many discussions, while others focused on NextGen TV’s pressing need to monetize.


Cloud And IP Tech Dominate NAB Show Floor

With less hardware to demonstrate and a much-reduced exhibition floor footprint, the first post-pandemic NAB Show pointed the way to a future where software demos of cloud, IP and hybrid environments have become the new norm.

NAB Show: Lawo Shows Off Its HOME In The AWS Cloud

Lawo, a provider of video, audio, control and monitoring applications, says its IP infrastructure management platform, HOME, which was launched in April 2021, has been successfully deployed in more than 60 installations worldwide over the last year, including systems on redundant server clusters and single-leg systems on the embedded CPU of mc² consoles. HOME’s architecture […]

Telestream To Provide Sinclair With Multiple Products & Cloud Services

Telestream, a global provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring, and test and measurement solutions for the production and distribution of video, has a new multiyear enterprise-wide agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group that covers all existing products and services across Sinclair properties together with unlimited usage of Telestream Cloud Services. Sinclair is using the Telestream […]

Grass Valley Launches Free Playout On Its GV AMPP Platform

At its NAB Show press conference, Grass Valley announced it will no longer charge for Playout on its GV AMPP (Agile Media Processing Platform), making the cloud-native solution accessible to many more media and entertainment companies. The core AMPP Playout functionality will be available free to customers from June 1. The move builds on Grass Valley’s GV Media Universe vision of providing a […]

Grass Valley, AWS Collaborate To Drive Cloud-First Future For Media & Entertainment Players

Grass Valley announces a new, multi-year strategic collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), to help companies in the media and entertainment sector transform their business through cloud-enabled and cloud-connected workflows. Through this collaboration, Grass Valley and AWS will empower media organizations to meet the growing need to find alternatives to costly and inflexible traditional broadcast systems. The two […]

Blackbird Video Study Finds Optimized Cloud Native Production Tools Can Transform Inefficient Workflows

Blackbird, the technology licensor, developer and seller of the market-leading cloud native video editing platform, Blackbird, today released data from the company’s recent video industry study that finds the cloud is impacting production but the vast majority of workflows remain inefficient. However natively optimized production tools offer transformative efficiencies. The study found cloud production and remote editing are now a universal part of content […]


Broadcasters, Vendors Tout Cloud Progress At Devoncroft

While previous Devoncroft conferences took place at off-site hotels, the 2022 edition was co-located with the NAB Show and held on the Main Stage of the North Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center. It drew hundreds of senior executives for an afternoon of panel discussions on everything from cloud migration and IP connectivity to virtual production and blockchain technology. Above, Devoncroft Principal Analyst Josh Stinehour (left) and Sinclair CEO Chris Ripley talking technology.

NAB Show: TVU Networks To Showcase 8K IP And Enhanced 5G REMI Solutions

TVU Networks, a provider of cloud and IP-based live video solutions, has announced two “significant developments” with the company’s transmission technology that will be introduced at the 2022 NAB Show (April 23-27 in Las Vegas) at Booth W3806. TVU has adapted its TVU G-Link platform to now support low-latency, 8K IP video transmission over commodity internet connections, […]

NAB Show: TVU Networks Rolls Out Critical Threat Defense For Broadcasters

TVU Networks, a provider of cloud and IP-based live video solutions, has announced what it calls “the first cloud-native, 24/7/365, critical threat protection solution for broadcasters.” TVU Networks’ Channel Ready is cloud-native innovation that lets broadcasters run stations remotely from a single simple-to-use interface on a laptop or tablet. With Channel Ready, the operator can instantly control […]

Premium Vizrt Graphics Available Through Grass Valley AMPP System

Vizrt and Grass Valley, two leading broadcast technology providers, today announce that Viz Trio, powered by Viz Engine, can now be added as a module in the Grass Valley AMPP system for cloud-based live production and playout. Using the integration customers will be able to easily and smoothly access, connect and deploy the Vizrt graphics playout tool via […]

Globo Selects Grass Valley Cloud-Based Production Platform

Brazilian mediatech company Globo has chosen Grass Valley’s GV AMPP (Agile Media Processing Platform) to produce and stream over 50 live sports and entertainment events. In 2022, Globo expects to produce more than 200 live sports, entertainment and news events using GV AMPP. GV says AMPP “is the first cloud-based SaaS platform for producing live sports, entertainment and […]

Moving LiveU To The Cloud At NAB Show

LiveU is returning to the 2022 NAB Show (April 23-27 in Las Vegas) with an extensive booth (N1019) featuring live workflow demonstrations, stage presentations, and fireside chats. The buzz around the booth will focus on “Moving LiveU to the Cloud” – the company’s approach to going beyond its game-changing backpack technology and showcasing its cloud-based […]

NAB Show: Elements Launches Cloud Solution Specifically For Media & Entertainment

High-performance media storage specialist Elements is set to transform media workflows with a new cloud and hybrid solution. The software platform runs on your preferred cloud service, as well as providing integration for all the popular editing applications. “Obviously using the cloud reduces the cost of complex hardware on your premises,” said André Kamps, CEO […]

NAB Show: EditShare Introduces FLEX For Cloud Editing, Archiving, Backup

EditShare, a technology provider that enables creation and management of collaborative media workflows, will unveil its new FLEX cloud solutions at the 2022 NAB Show (April 23-27 in Las Vegas), Booth N3008). This suite of media asset management and storage software solutions provides a straightforward way for businesses, large and small, to take full advantage […]

NAB Show: Evertz Continues Cloud Transition

Evertz Microsystems, a global provider of media and entertainment technology, will head to the 2022 NAB Show (April 23-27 in Las Vegas) at Booth N5907 to showcase its growing portfolio of new cloud solutions that support a significant shift away from CAPEX broadcast hardware to innovative virtualized solutions that align OPEX with flexible workflows in […]

LTN Global Fuels Automated Channel Creation In The Cloud with LTN Lift

LTN Global, a media technology and video transport solutions provider, today launched LTN Lift, a fully managed, cloud-based playout solution for the automated creation of live, linear channels to reach cross-platform audiences. Faced with shrinking audiences on traditional linear platforms and an ever-increasing cost of content, broadcasters and media companies need to widen their reach […]

NAB Show: The Switch To Debut Expanded Cloud Video Services Capabilities For Live Events

The Switch, a global provider of production services and transmission of live video, will debut its expanded Cloud Video Services platform, MIMiC, and showcase its work powering coverage of some of the world’s most talked about live events at NAB Show 2022 in Las Vegas, April 23-27. At its booth (W4600), The Switch will highlight how, through a full range of live production […]

Paramount Global Uses Avid’s Managed Cloud To Transform Video Content Production Operations

Avid has expanded its managed cloud solution offering with a focus on an industry platform. Paramount Global, one of the world’s largest providers and producers of media and entertainment content, has entered into an agreement that offers Avid’s managed cloud solutions for video content production to creative teams around the globe. The companies’ new cloud subscription […]

Vizrt Hires Jon Raidel As Global Live Production In The Cloud Lead

Vizrt, a provider of software-defined visual storytelling, has named Jon Raidel the company’s new global lead for its Live Production in the Cloud offering. With a background spanning nearly two decades as a technical director in sports broadcasting, Raidel is “uniquely positioned to further innovate Vizrt’s solutions in cloud-first live production with his deep, intimate […]