New Index Tracks Media Cloud Adoption

Vidispine Joins Arvato Systems

Software platform Vidispine, used to build data-driven, cloud-based video content management solutions, is merging with global IT specialist Arvato Systems, part of Bertelsmann. The companies say the solutions that Vidispine offers “are highly complementary to the Arvato Systems portfolio. Looking to the future, both the technical and business strategies of the two companies are very […]

Broadcast Pix Cloud-Based Production Switcher Shipping

BPswitch integrated production switchers, the FX4 and FX6 models, from Broadcast Pix are now shipping. This series allows live production via cloud-based control from a traditional control room or anywhere a browser-based interface can be accessed via a tablet, smart phone or laptop. Using the company’s BPNet IP ecosystem, powered through the ioGates cloud-based media management […]


Sinclair Plunges Into Cloud-Based Playout

Sinclair is using public cloud-based playout to broadcast a three-hour block of children’s programming loaded across 51 stations. So far, so good, says CTO Del Parks. “It’s been pretty bulletproof.” And it also just may be the future for the whole industry.


On The NAB New York Exhibit Floor: IPV

IPV | Booth N1159 | Media management technology specialist IPV will present its latest advanced production management and remote editing tools. The Curator platform arrives at NAB Show New York with increased functionality for editors, following recent high-profile integrations with Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects, and Avid. From hosted services to SAAS, subscription, […]


On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Amagi

Amagi | Stand 2.B19 |  Amagi, a provider of cloud-based broadcast infrastructure, and targeted TV and OTT advertising, says its CLOUDPORT multichannel cloud playout platform can now be deployed on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Owing to this development, Amagi CLOUDPORT users now have the option to operate on one of the most widely […]

Hybrik Adds DRM Support To Cloud Processing

Hybrik Inc. today released a major update to its cloud media processing service that incorporates digital rights management (DRM) features, including encryption and packaging. In addition to DRM support, the new version adds cloud-based previews, external script management, automated watch folders, and other new features. “We are continually upgrading our capabilities to meet our customers’ […]


On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Scality

Scality | Stand 7.G16 | Website:  Scality, a provider of object and cloud storage, will showcase and demonstrate its newest cloud and object storage products Appliance-inspired, Scality RING7 multi-site scale-out filesystem and object storage solution, is designed for security-focused organizations once leery of the public cloud. Companies can leverage vast scalability benefits, confident that essential data […]

Decentrix Guardian Aims To to Optimize Business

Decentrix Inc. has released Mediabase Guardian, the company’s next-generation business optimization technology. Part of the Decentrix BIAnalytix family of products, Mediabase Guardian measures workflows at any given point in time, uses data probes to garner insights into the data flows between systems, and leverages this real-time information to enable continuous process improvement. “Rather than automate institutionalized workflows and […]

Quantum Begins Shipping Xcellis Workflow Storage

Quantum Corp.’s aiWARE for Xcellis, an on-premise and cloud version of the artificial intelligence (AI) platform from Veritone, is now available. Bringing Veritone’s multi-engine AI capabilities into a Quantum StorNext-managed environment, aiWARE for Xcellis lets users leverage the power of Veritone’s cognitive services and applications ― beginning with optical character recognition (OCR), object detection and […]


On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Pebble Beach Systems

Pebble Beach Systems | Stand 8.B68 | Website: Pebble Beach Systems, an automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, will be showcasing its latest range of solutions, including: the deployment of multiple virtualized channels in both a public and a private cloud with Orca; Lighthouse, a web-based remote management and monitoring tool for the Marina  automation system; and Beluga, […]


On The IBC Exhibit Floor: AVIWEST

AVIWEST | Stand 2.B31 | Website: AVIWEST, a provider of live video contribution and primary distribution systems over bonded cellular and unmanaged IP networks, will exhibit the latest developments for its digital mobile newsgathering ecosystem. Key Product Updates: New Uplink System Revolutionizes Live Video Remote Production — A key highlight at IBC2017 will be […]


Meredith Commits To Avid Workflow


IMT-Vislink Launches Tech Support Portal


NetApp, eMAM, ASE Announce Webinar


Turner Latin America Turns To The Cloud

NAB 2017

Cloud, AI Are Reshaping News Production

Top technologists at Al Jazeera, Sinclair and Nexstar predict the cloud will help producers break news more quickly, while artificial intelligence and Big Data will help them mine their archives for information, not just about news trends, but about how to shape stories for different audiences and distribution channels including mobile, social and OTT.


Sony Acquires Crispin Corp.

The announcement comes after the successful completion of joint project by Sony and Crispin to create a cloud-based ingest operation for Tegna, called the Media Clearinghouse, and an earlier project, Public Media Management, which provides master control and cloud-based distribution service for PBS.

NAB 2017

Ericsson Looks To ‘Transform TV’

At its NAB 2017 press conference on Sunday, Ericsson unveiled how it plans to “transform TV” with new OTT dynamic-ad insertion technology, MediaFirst video processing solutions, cloud-based-captioning services, content-discovery tools, and its Unified Delivery Network.

NAB 2017

Avid Moves It All To The Cloud

At the Avid Connect 2017 event in Las Vegas Saturday, company Chairman and CEO Louis Hernandez Jr. announced major steps on a journey to the cloud where broadcasters, post houses and other media professionals can realize greater operational efficiencies, easier collaboration and much-improved workflows.


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: SGL

SGL | Booth SL5306 | Website: SGL, a provider of content archive and storage management software for media and entertainment, is demonstrating its major new version of FlashNet. The company is highlighting its support for integrated Amazon cloud archiving, S3-based object storage-based private cloud archiving and Sony’s Ci Media Cloud Platform. SGL’s close relationship with cloud […]


Master Control Slowly Moving To Cloud, Pt. 2

Many agree master control and playout are headed to the cloud. But there is less agreement about the timing. While industry consolidation is spurring continued interest in centralizing master control and playout in the cloud, factors like looming UHD rollouts and satisfaction with channel-in-a-box and integrated playout solutions likely mean a mix of solutions will be deployed for some time. Be sure to look for Part I here. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2017 Resource Guide listing of master control and playout vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.

Do Web Publishers Need A Marketing Cloud?

The software company Staq says it can help big media companies unify their digital ad sales data and make adjustments on the fly. In the company’s pitch to media companies, Staq emphasizes its ability to help them provide more clarity to advertisers, while also helping them gain back more leverage.


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Qligent

Qligent | Booth N6520 | Website: Qligent, a specialist in cloud-based, enterprise-level content monitoring and analysis, will debut Vision-Field-CM, a cost-effective, entry-level version of its successful Vision cloud-based broadcast compliance and monitoring solution. This innovation responds to broadcast industry demand for a low-cost cloud-based compliance monitoring service. The flexibility to deploy probes using low-cost IoT devices gives broadcasters close to 10 times the compliance monitoring of a legacy solution for […]

Simulmedia Licenses Oracle Cloud

TV audience targeting platform Simulmedia has struck a deal with Oracle Data Cloud — the big in-store/consumer purchasing data service — to provide data-driven linear TV advertising deals.


Master Control Slowly Moving To Cloud, Pt. 1

Broadcasters increasingly are getting comfortable with the idea of replacing their existing baseband master control and playout infrastructure with a cloud alternative when the next technical refresh happens. However, for those looking to the public cloud questions remain about live TV. There’s also a nagging concern that must be addressed before broadcasters hand their cash registers over to something as ethereal as the cloud. Be sure to look for Part II on Monday, April 17. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2017 Resource Guide listing of master control and playout vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: AVIWEST

AVIWEST | Booth C2139 | Website:  AVIWEST is a provider of live video contribution and primary distribution systems over bonded cellular and unmanaged IP networks Key Product Updates 4K and Multi HD Video Encoding and Distribution — A key highlight at the 2017 NAB Show will be the transition to the HEVC video compression standard. […]


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Masstech

Masstech | Booth SU3202 | Website:  Masstech is heading to the 2017 NAB Show with its widest array of media management innovations and enhancements in years. The company will showcase how media organizations can seamlessly integrate the cloud into their operations, maximize their content’s value, and move media files more easily between production, distribution […]

Nielsen Launches Artificial Intelligence Tech

A new capability in Nielsen Marketing Cloud, Nielsen Artificial Intelligence is designed to allow marketers to instantly act on changes in audience behavior that improve marketing relevance and results.


Tegna Centralizes Ingest With Sony Cloud System


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Qligent

Qligent | Booth N6520 | Website: Qligent, a specialist in cloud-based, enterprise-level media monitoring and analysis, will unleash the first OTT-specific solution of its Vision cloud-based monitoring platform. Called Vision-OTT, the platform represents a leap forward for Qligent in that it’s the company’s first purely 100% virtualized cloud solution, eliminating all system configuration and management for […]


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Amagi

Amagi | Booth SU12207CM | Website:  Amagi, a provider of content delivery and monetization platforms for the broadcast industry, will highlight its new cloud-based offerings. The new products and services offer increased operational efficiency, scalability, and cost savings to broadcasters in North America and beyond. NEW Cloud-Based Fully Automated Broadcast Services — Amagi will […]


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Quantum

Quantum | Booth SL5705 | Website: Quantum will showcase the company’s continued leadership in workflow-optimized storage, giving attendees a look at several key enhancements that boost workflow efficiency and agility. NEW Xcellis 4K Reference Architectures — Following real-world 4K testing, Quantum will unveil new 4K reference architectures, suitably scaled for facilities small to large. […]


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: SGL

SGL | Booth SL5306 | Website: SGL will showcase the latest version of its flagship FlashNet content management system, which includes the following key features: Enhanced Disaster Recovery: SGL is introducing new tools to enable multiple sites to stay in sync with each other, even when every site is running its own production processes. Integrated Amazon […]


Aspera Webinar To Focus On Files API


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Veset

Veset | Booth N5931 | Website: Broadcast technology provider Veset will feature Veset Nimbus, a new platform for versatile, powerful and entirely cloud-based all-in-one playout that also includes powerful new tools for live event management. By leveraging the power and versatility of Amazon Web Service’s S3 and EC2 as its primary cloud storage and […]

Amazon Customers Can Get Sling Cloud DVR

It offers 50 hours of storage for $5 per month to select customers; allows them. to keep their recordings without expiration. The new service is supported on Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets, Android mobile devices, Android TVs, Roku streaming players and Roku TVs compatible with Sling TV.


Discovery To Migrate MC, Playout To Public Cloud

Sling TV Debuts Cloud-Based DVR

The service launches in beta in December, initially only for those customers with Roku, and it’s meant to directly take on rivals like Playstation Vue. Sarah Perez writes that “the DVR will offer conflict-free recording, as well as the ability to pause, rewind and fast-forward through your recorded content.”

NAB Show Shanghai Expands Offerings

The second annual NAB Show Shanghai will feature “enhanced” educational programming, including three core conferences, four conference tracks and a new exhibit floor. Produced by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the International High Tech Cultural Device Cluster (TCDIC), NAB Show Shanghai is scheduled for December 6-9, 2016 at the Kerry Hotel and the adjacent Shanghai National International Expo Center […]