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 […]
Based upon extensive customer feedback, TVU Networks has added an audio mixing panel as a feature to its cloud-based TVU Producer multi-camera, cloud production solution. With TVU Producer, novice or experienced video producers can remotely produce multi-camera live events with zero latency — even when using smartphones as production cameras. “Our new Audio Mixing Panel has been a highly requested feature of […]
Mario Diaz Becar: Broadcasters have seen firsthand the agility, stability and reliability of the cloud since the pandemic accelerated its adoption. Functions like cloud ingest, edit while ingest and secure reliable transport are also promisingly on the horizon.
How the continual evolution of storage management has progressed over the last 10 years.
Sony Electronics Inc.’s cloud-native professional media management and collaboration platform, Ci, is expanding its feature set to include enterprise asset management. The debut of Ci Catalog enables enterprises to build and securely manage centralized libraries of rich media and make them easily accessible to stakeholders across teams, departments, divisions or companies. With the addition of this […]
In an environment where so many broadcasters have shifted to remote production and workflows, experts advise them to adopt layered defenses to protect their networks against a range of cybersecurity threats.
Blackbird, developer and seller of cloud video editing platform, Blackbird, has been chosen by Sky News Arabia for remote and collaborative cloud video editing and publishing of digital news content. Sky News Arabia is a 24-hour Arabic news channel broadcast across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). With a free-to-air TV channel, digital and audio […]
COVID-19 has had numerous tectonic effects on broadcast technology vendors, from accelerating a move to IP- and cloud-based systems to making for much uncertainty and probable consolidations ahead.
Dalet, a provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, has rolled out mobility enhancements for the management, performance and user experience of remote newsroom operations. Dalet says it has made major usability improvements to its Dalet On-the-Go mobile app for smartphones and tablets, “boosting the collaborative experience between remote journalists and the […]
Synamedia announced that UAE’s largest operator, Etisalat, has launched SwitchTV, a new direct-to-consumer (D2C) service based on Synamedia’s Infinite cloud TV platform and its end-to-end video network portfolio. Etisalat, a leading telecommunication operator in emerging markets, chose to work with Synamedia because its technologies provide the flexibility, security and agility needed to support, monetize and […]
TV salespeople have been working from home since March, but the technology necessary for the entire sales workflow to be cloud-based is still developing. Both WideOrbit and Imagine Communications are transitioning existing products to the cloud and developing new cloud-based software.
Storage Made Easy (SME), with a mission of simplifying storage for everyone, announced today that the Enterprise File Fabric platform can now be launched directly from AWS Marketplace. Companies are deploying the Enterprise File Fabric on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to leverage the convenience and economics of cloud storage, to increase organizational agility, and to support increasingly […]
Latakoo, a developer of software solutions for the broadcast and production industries, says it has witnessed “a phenomenal increase” in usage from the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic by its broadcast customers. Customers that include Nexstar Media Group and many other large broadcasters, television stations and production companies use Latakoo’s patented technology combined with smart […]
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has led stations to remotely create and produce broadcast content like never before. Considerations about a cloud or remote desktop service center on four key factors: Functionality, proximity to a data center, speed and corporate security requirements. Above, the SplashTop application Gray uses affords remote desktop access. The producer is working from home with multiple monitors producing/directing a newscast via a SplashTop connection to computers at the station. Using SplashTop, she is running Ross Remote Overdrive on the large monitor to her left, a multi-viewer video wall on the smaller monitor to her left and ENPS on the laptop in front of her. From her perspective, it feels like those applications are installed locally on her computer/screens at her house.
As broadcasters consider a long-term shift to remote workflows, here are five key questions to tackle to guide decisionmaking.
Arvato Systems said today that it will combine the synergistic product portfolios of its media and entertainment related Arvato Systems and Vidispine businesses, presenting them under a relaunched Vidispine brand. The move is designed “to bring the strengths of the two brands together in a more cohesive way, and give customers a clearer understanding of […]
LiveU and Grabyo have teamed up for broadcasting and sports partners, and anyone sharing content online, to provide a simplified end-to-end solution for live video productions, based on their integrated cloud-based technologies. The companies said that “enabling remote production and cloud editing from anywhere in the world, the solution is particularly relevant in today’s COVID-19 […]
EditShare, a technology leader that specializes in collaboration, security and intelligent storage solutions for media creation and management, has introduced an innovation to its remote cloud editing product EFSv that it says “transforms the economics of editing in the cloud while significantly improving the efficiencies of dynamic and remote editing workflows.” It goes on to […]
In a post-Volicon landscape, broadcasters are scrambling to replace their compliance and monitoring services. They face vastly different regulatory requirements for OTT in doing so, but also an upside of new features including AI, on-prem, cloud or hybrid options and built-in tools for analysis and sales. Above, Mediaproxy’s LogPlayer is a cross-platform HTML5 user interface that facilitates seamless access to media and metadata across a network of global deployed LogServers.
AI- and cloud-based captioning systems offer ever-improving accuracy for broadcasters, while the real incentive to adopt them is dramatically lower costs than manual captioning workflows.
In the pandemic rush to transfer legacy tape archives to the cloud, media companies may be overlooking potential pitfalls.
With the cloud-based playout solution Q.Air, which is based on Qvest Media’s multicloud management platform Qvest.Cloud, the Belgian media company DPG Media’s daily newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws (HLN) launched its new digital channel HLN Live. The cloud-based playout automation Q.Air is orchestrated with the multicloud management platform Qvest.Cloud and runs on the AWS cloud infrastructure. […]
Synamedia, a global, independent video software provider, today announced its collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS). By combining AWS’s public cloud expertise with Synamedia’s video software expertise, the two firms aim to accelerate the adoption of cloud TV services worldwide. Video service providers get to create and monetize compelling multi-screen video experiences using Synamedia’s Infinite cloud TV […]
EditShare, which specializes in collaboration, security and intelligent storage solutions for media creation and management, announced today the general availability of EFS 2020, powering faster EditShare storage nodes and networks on-premise, in the cloud and in hybrid configurations. The media-optimized file system features security improvements at every layer and enhanced performance across the board. In addition to […]
A TVNewsCheck webinar featuring top engineers from Fox, Tegna and Gray found stations are settling well into their COVID-19-induced remote workflows. Some of those workflows, including IP contribution, cloud-based collaboration and production automation, are likely to stay even after the pandemic subsides. “There’s no going back to what it was before this started,” says Tegna’s Robert Lydick.
Qligent, a provider of cloud-based media delivery quality assurance solutions, said today that media technology veteran Brick Eksten has joined the company as its new CEO. Eugene Shchemelev, Qligent’s founder, has been president and CEO since 2014, and will continue with the company as executive chairman of the board of directors. Eksten has a background leading companies that help media enterprises leverage disruptive technologies to increase efficiency, profitability and audience share. He joins Qligent from Imagine Communications, where he most recently […]
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 […]