The Switch Appoints Eric Cooney President-CEO

The Switch, a global provider of managed, private cloud services that enhance live video productions anywhere in the world, today named media technology industry veteran Eric Cooney president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. As CEO, Cooney will be focused on accelerated growth through product innovation, both organically and with targeted mergers and acquisitions. “Eric is an […]

Signiant’s SDCX Fabric Powers Multi-Cloud Future

Signiant Inc. announced new capabilities and adoption metrics for the cloud-native SaaS platform that is driving the company’s growth. The company said: “As a pioneer in Software Defined Content Exchange (SDCX) concepts, Signiant was the first company to productize and patent an architecture that combines advanced network optimization with an intelligent cloud-based control plane to connect the […]

The Switch Launching Digital Media Pool Port Offering At NAB

The Switch, a global provider of managed, private cloud services that enhance live video productions anywhere in the world, will launch its newest digital media delivery service offering, The Switch Digital Connect, at this year’s NAB Show (South Hall 3714). The Switch Digital Connect extends The Switch’s worldwide footprint and its continually expanding service offerings to […]

V-Nova, Xilinx Launch Perseus Dense Transcoder-Accelerator

V-Nova, a provider of video compression solutions, and Xilinx, which specializes in adaptive and intelligent computing, today announced the availability of Perseus XSA, an easily-deployable plug-and-play encoding accelerator for existing live or VOD encoding pipelines and Perseus XDE, a native encoding solution running entirely on FPGA. Both solutions are available for Xilinx’s Alveo cards and deliver unparalleled […]


Net Insight’s Görner On Tap For TVN Award

Larissa Görner, the strategic project manager in the office of the CTO at Net Insight, has been chosen as one of TVNewsCheck’s 2019 Technology Women to Watch and will be honored during the NAB Show on April 9 in Las Vegas.

Discovery CTO John Honeycutt Exits To Join Google’s Cloud Division

Novatek To Include Nagra Connect And TVkey Cloud

Nagra, an independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, along with Novatek, a silicon solution provider, today announced that Novatek’s next-generation TV chipsets will natively support both Nagra Connect and TVkey Cloud. In a first phase Novatek will use a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) based device security framework to support Nagra Connect, the […]


TV Nets, Stations To Ride IP Wave Into 2019

IP-enabled production and playout models promise cost savings and increased flexibility. And once content flows through a data center, artificial intelligence and machine learning can be used to generate metadata and direct the future distribution, repurposing and archiving of that content.


On The CES Exhibit Floor: NAGRA

NAGRA, a Kudelski Group company and an independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, will demonstrate its latest technologies and solutions in end-to-end content value protection, active content monetization and smart business operations with a focus on cloud-based and “as-a-service” strategies for pay-TV service providers and content owners. Solutions will be on display […]

Dejero Wins Technology & Engineering Emmy

The award recognizes outstanding contribution to the field of live transmission as Dejero turns 10.


Take Control Of Marketing With Dynamic Cloud

Wazee Digital’s Robin Melhuish: “Content creation companies that develop and produce film and television programs are continually working to make sure their asset management and distribution processes are as simple as they can be. Having a global archive/marketing distribution platform can help them eliminate distribution complexity, unify and streamline operations and maximize the revenue potential for each production.”


Vendors Tackle Task Of Measuring UHD, OTT

Making sure that 4K signals maintain their integrity offers big, new challenges. “It’s a change in physics, in the way you make the cameras and capture the images,” says Phabrix’s Phillip Adams. “We need new instruments to understand what is happing with the high-dynamic range.” And then there are issues when the signals are also being distributed over broadband and mobile networks.


With Less Latency, Live From The Cloud Grows

Discovery and ABC both rely on the cloud — one public, one private — to deliver their cable networks. Now broadcasters are looking at how the cloud can benefit not just distribution but also production, whether that means live news or sports coverage or post-production applications like editing.

IBM Buying Red Hat In $34 Billion Deal

IBM and Raleigh, N.C.-based open-source softward firm Red Hat said in a joint statement that IBM would buy all Red Hat common shares at $190 apiece — 63% above Red Hat’s closing price Friday. The two companies said the deal, approved by their respective boards, is subject to Red Hat shareholder and regulatory approval and should be completed in the latter half of 2019.


Digital Nirvana: Show Metadata Creation App, Closed Captioning, Media Monitoring

At the NAB Show New York 2018, Global Media Solutions and Services Provider Digital Nirvana will present its content-based metadata creation app Metadator for Avid media platform users, cloud-based closed caption generation and caption retrieval and synchronization service, and the latest version of its flagship Media Monitoring Platform. Digital Nirvana will showcase its offerings at […]

Evertz Completes Public Cloud Deployment

IBC 2018

At IBC, Heads Were In The Cloud

The buzz around the IP transition, the cloud and AI was so loud at this year’s IBC that the walls were practically humming with it. Although frequency of that buzz may be too future-pitched to fully resonate with many broadcasters, the conversation about how to manage such a major transition continues to gain clarity.

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Avid

Avid | Stand 7.B55| Avid brings new products and technology demonstrations across the IBC Show floor to help enterprises, teams and individuals to maximize efficiency and opportunity in media creation, management and distribution. Further, Avid thought leadership will be present across the event through high-profile customers — including the creative forces behind Star Wars: The […]

Evertz Launches Container-Based Compression Platform On Google Cloud

Evertz, a global provider of media and entertainment technology solutions, says that its advanced, software-defined, MediaFlow platform was virtualized, containerized and launched on Google cloud. Containers can be managed and launched using Evertz Compression Headend Management software in any Google cloud region and on premises. Using Evertz’ vNATX license on the virtualized MUXIP platform, signals […]

Sky Invests $2M In TV Tech Firm SDVI

Sky has invested $2 million in TV technology company SDVI alongside Fox, Turner and Discovery. The companies have participated in a new round of funding for the Silicon Valley firm, which provides cloud-based services to manages their content supply chains.

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Qligent

Qligent | Stand 8.E47| In an effort to communicate the value proposition of real-time analytics in a cloud-based monitoring workflow, Qligent will demonstrate a real-world MVPD deployment of its Vision SQM platform that leverages its second-generation, big data processing engine for viewer satisfaction. The project verifies the overall Quality of Experience (QoE) that subscribers have while live streaming sports, recording a show, watching video on demand, browsing the program guide, or accessing any other content or service. With this unprecedented level of real-time delivery analytics to understand each individual subscriber, which Qligent officially launches at IBC, MVPDs and […]

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Tektronix

Tektronix | Hall 5 A73 | TEK.COM/VIDEO Tektronix, a provider of video test, monitoring and diagnostics solutions, today announced the addition of multiple enhancements to its live and VOD cloud video monitoring solutions, which will be demonstrated live at IBC 2018. Catalyzed by new innovation and an influx of new streaming services, the advancement and […]

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Qvest Media

Qvest Media | Stand 3.B40| Qvest Media, a systems architect and ICT integrator, will be showcasing its latest product development, Qvest.Cloud, in a pre-launch presentation. Qvest.Cloud is an advanced management platform that enables third-party cloud applications to be networked into one integrated end-to-end workflow and used and monitored via a central user interface. Integral […]

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Dejero

Dejero | Stand 11.C15| Dejero, a providerof cloud-managed solutions that provide video transport and Internet connectivity while mobile or in remote locations, is introducing its most powerful version of the EnGo mobile. The latest EnGo is designed to give a picture quality advantage to broadcasters, especially when capturing high-motion news and sports content. Broadcasters […]


Falcone: LPTV + 3.0 + OTT = Big Opportunity

Investor Philip Falcone’s HC2 Broadcasting is buying up low-power stations that when aggregated and leveraged with OTT, cloud technology and the new ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard — will offer a near-national platform that he hopes will be attractive to cord-cutters and advertisers.

Prime Focus Technologies CEO Moves To Calif.

Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), the technology arm of Prime Focus, has announced that the company founder and CEO, Ramki Sankaranarayanan, will operate from the U.S. headquarters in Culver City, Calif.  The U.S. is a key market for PFT’s flagship Media ERP Suite, CLEAR, as well as its range of Cloud media services. PFT strengthened its […]

NAB 2018

AP Launches Editorial Planning Solution

AP Playbook is a cloud-hosted software platform designed and developed by the same team responsible for AP’s news production software AP ENPS, with which it is compatible.

NAB 2018

Avid Unveils Cloud-based Apps, Solutions

New apps, services and solutions are intended to accelerate news workflows and improve the collaboration, accessibility and distribution required to engage news viewers on any device.

Avid SaaS Platform Delivers Workflows In Cloud

Avid today unveiled Avid l On Demand, a cloud services and solutions platform that provides media production capabilities on demand. Avid | On Demand lets media organizations “conveniently deploy the capabilities they need on a per project basis with optimal elasticity — and without a drawn-out deployment phase or large capital outlay,” the company said. […]

Vigor, Telestream Partner On PTV File Delivery

Vigor Systems, a provider of TV content distribution and media solutions, and Telestream, a provider of video transcoding and workflow automation solutions, have partnered to deliver a technology solution that will enable the public television community to move file delivery and media processing to the cloud. Ultimately, this will allow the public television system to migrate […]


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Bitmovin

Bitmovin | Booth SU9901 | Bitmovin API-based products help developers around the world solve complex video problems with cloud native software that runs anywhere. Newest Bitmovin Player V8 — A totally modular player, allowing service providers to select the exact functionality they need for their networks and content. See how modular video player leads to […]


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Dalet

Dalet | Dalet, a provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, will unveil Dalet Galaxy five at NAB 2018. The new version of the award-winning media asset management and workflow orchestration platform brings a number of important functional enhancements and three major technology innovations that augment media operations and enable new forward-thinking […]


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: MX1

MX1 | Booth SU5802 | MX1, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, is a leading global media services provider. The world’s first media globalizer works with leading media businesses to transform content into the ultimate viewer experience for a global audience. MX1 will demonstrate its comprehensive media services, including MX1 360, the company’s unified media […]


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Qligent

Qligent | Booth N5914TK | Qligent designs complete monitoring, visualization and delivery analytics solutions for broadcasters, content distributors, ad agencies, regulators and network operators. With real-time detection of programmatic and playout issues across multiple platforms, Match provides a cloud-based “As-Run audit trail for the IP era” The latest software addition to the company’s flagship Qligent Vision […]


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Telestream

Telestream | Booth SL3316 | Telestream provides live and on-demand digital video tools and workflow solutions that allow consumers and businesses to transform video on the desktop and across the enterprise. It will be demonstrating a range of solutions that move content from creation through distribution, while providing quality monitoring and management throughout. Telestream […]


Media Asset Management For The Masses

More and more broadcasters are investing in software-based media asset management systems that use metadata to track a piece of content from ingest through production to playout, then archive it in a way that allows easy future access. Above, a Bitcentral Oasis asset management and archive system at Raycom’s WFXG Augusta, Ga. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2018 Resource Guide listing of MAM and storage vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.

Broadcast Engineering Looks To The Cloud

Broadcast software and engineering vendors talk about the cloud and its effect on production, especially how it is changing roadmaps and products and what traditional broadcast processes can shift to the cloud.


Accedo One Cloud Powers Video For 300M+ Users

Accedo says its Accedo One video experience cloud platform powered more than 300 million users in 2017. The product suite that has evolved into Accedo One was originally launched in 2013. Over the past four years, it has grown in features, functions and users. “I’m thrilled to see the increasing usage of our Accedo One […]


IP, ATSC 3.0 Top Tech On Tap For 2018

The list of gear and technologies expected to command broadcasters’ attention and wallets next year includes the transition from SDI to IP infrastructure using clouds; transmitters and other RF gear to handle station migration to new channels; ATSC 3.0; plus a lot of activity involving cameras, bonded cellar, multichannel workflow and virtual sets.

Quantum Unveils Scale-Out NAS For IP Workflows

Quantum Corp. has a new Xcellis scale-out solution that delivers the highest levels of storage performance and scalability in a cost-effective, Ethernet-based appliance. Powered by Quantum’s StorNext shared storage and data management platform, the multiprotocol, multiclient Xcellis Scale-out NAS system unites robust media and metadata management with industry-leading performance — three times better than that of competing NAS systems […]