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 […]

Apple Taps Peter Stern For Cloud Services

Apple has hired former Time Warner Cable executive Peter Stern as a VP working on cloud services, which includes the technology company’s subscription offerings such as Apple Music and a potential streaming television service.


From The IBC Exhibit Floor: Telestream

Telestream | Stand 7.B26 | Website: Telestream, a  provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, is showcasing a number of strategic advances to Telestream Cloud, a video transcoding SaaS (software as a service) designed to meet the needs of video production and post production professionals. In developing Telestream Cloud, the company said it is responding […]

Adstream Connect Automates Video Ad Mgmt.

Adstream, a global provider of creative asset management, delivery and analytics technology for the advertising industry, today launched Adstream Connect, a cloud-based platform that simplifies broadcaster management of video ad content — from approvals to multichannel use to airtime scheduling — across VOD, OTT and linear TV. Built on Adstream’s core technology Adstream Connect is […]


From The IBC Exhibit Floor: EVS

EVS | Stand 8.B90 | Website: EVS, a provider of live video technology for broadcast and new media productions, presents a new extended offering at IBC centered on its cloud-based C-Cast platform alongside digital media specialist and global sports business leader deltatre. By connecting to C-Cast, EVS’ scalable, cloud-based video-on-demand editing and distribution platform, Deltatre’s enhanced video […]


From The IBC Exhibit Floor: Viaccess-Orca

Viaccess-Orca | Stand 1.A51 | Website: Viaccess-Orca is a global provider of content protection, delivery and discovery solutions. It made a move to the cloud earlier this year with the launch of Voyage – TVaaS. At IBC 2016, Viaccess-Orca will showcase its latest solutions in security, data analytics and immersive video experiences.  NEW Enhanced […]

From The IBC Exhibit Floor: EditShare

EditShare | Stand N1502 | Website: EditShare will showcase at IBC 2016 new media management capabilities soon available in EditShare Flow, its flagship media asset management (MAM) solution, as well as unveil new options for the XStream EFS high-performance, distributed shared storage product line. Expanding upon its robust on-premise and secure cloud-based content management […]

Brightcove 2Q Revenue Up 13%


From The IBC Exhibit Floor: Dalet

Dalet Digital Media Systems, a provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, will be demonstrating its advanced media management and workflow solutions at the 2016 IBC Show (stand 8.B77), taking place this Sept. 9-13 at the RAI Convention Centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Attendees can book a private demonstration or workflow consultation with a Dalet […]


From The IBC Exhibit Floor: Amagi

Amagi | Stand 2.B19 | Website: At IBC 2016, Amagi, a pioneer in cloud-based TV broadcast and monetization platforms, will showcase an end-to-end cloud-based workflow to launch and monetize OTT channels. Amagi will also demonstrate next-generation versions of its flagship cloud-based channel playout and regionalization platforms. Amagi’s enhanced product suite offers increased operational efficiency, […]

Tips On Negotiating A Move To The Cloud

Have you been thinking about moving some, maybe all, of your services or data to the cloud? The push to get you to do just that is on, spurred by Amazon, Google and various other providers whose advertising is designed to convince us all that dloud-based operations are an essential element of any sane 21st century business. But despite what your cloud provider may suggest, there’s room for you to negotiate — and plenty of reasons to do so.

Samsung Buys Joyent To Expand Cloud Computing

NAB 2016 Exhibitors: Anvato

Anvato | Booth SU9506CM | Website: At NAB 2016, April 18-21 in Las Vegas, Anvato, a TV Everywhere and OTT platform provider, will showcase advancements, including 360 degree video support, and a new cloud OTT workflow for programmers that gives them new options for distribution and monetization of unaired content. New enhancements to Anvato’s […]

Encompass Intros New Cloud Playout Product

Encompass Digital Media, a global technology services company delivering end-to-end video solutions to broadcast and digital media companies, today announced the launch of its new cloud-edge playout platform, ChannelReady. Encompass said its proprietary technology “ensures secure, cost-effective channel playout that accelerates time to market, streamlines operating costs and maximizes revenue.” “We are excited to introduce […]


Paper Sheds Light On Selecting Video Shared Storage


Virgin Islands Station Deploys Cloud-Based Server

Aspera Releases New Transfer Platform

Aspera has introduced version 3.6 of its Aspera Transfer Platform that is built into the core of all its latest products and Aspera On Demand offerings. In what it calls “one of our biggest releases to date,” its core products — Enterprise Server, Connect Server, Point-to-Point Client and Desktop Client — have all undergone a […]


10 Tech Predictions For The Coming Year

What issues are likely to keep engineers, managers and other tech types awake at night in 2016? TVNewsCheck’s Phil Kurz offers his predictions of next year’s trends that range from ATSC 3.0 to a serious rethink of how to define the business of television.