Vizrt Rolls Out Viz Vectar Live Production Solution

Vizrt, a provider of software-defined visual storytelling tools for media content creators (#SDVS), has debuted Viz Vectar Plus, a software-only, IP-based live production solution for major broadcasters and other visual storytellers. Delivering a choice of configurations for on-premises or virtualized cloud environments, Viz Vectar Plus will operate on any infrastructure that meets performance requirements. Viz Vectar Plus […]

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Broadcasters Tackle Election Challenge With Tech

Executives from Fox News and Graham Media say they’ll rely heavily on IP contribution, cloud editing systems and other remote production tools in their coverage of the 2020 election, and they’re also ready to settle in for the long haul if final results aren’t confirmed for days, if not weeks, after Nov. 3.

LTN Global And Amazon Web Services Expand Collaboration

LTN Global, a provider of transformative media technology and video transport network solutions, announces seamless interoperability with AWS Elemental MediaConnect to let customers distribute content to hundreds of locations via LTN’s low-latency multicast IP network and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The solution allows customers to take advantage of distribution feeds going back and forth from […]

AWS Debuts Cloud Digital Interface To Transport Uncompressed Live Video Between Applications

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 […]

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TVN Tech | Virtual IBC Spotlights Cloud Progress

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.

TVU Networks Adds Two Sales And Marketing Execs

TVU Networks, a provider of cloud and IP-based live video solutions, welcomes two directors to its sales and marketing team in North America. Gerry McAree joins as director, strategic accounts, Eastern region, and will be responsible for working with major television networks and station groups headquartered on the East Coast. Luc Comeau joins as director […]

TAG Video Systems Releases Zixi Integration For Multiviewing

Zixi, a provider of live broadcast-quality video over any-IP, and architect of the Software-Defined Video Platform (SDVP), said that software-based IP multiviewing and monitoring expert TAG Video Systems has integrated Zixi to allow customers to aggregate all sources into one visual mosaic monitoring platform. The Zixi protocol and video solutions stack, including Zixi Feeders, Receivers and […]

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TVN Tech | Tech Vendors Face Uncharted Waters

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.

NewTek Launches Product Training, Certification Online, OnDemand

NewTek, a provider of IP-based video technology and part of the Vizrt Group, today announced exclusive learning and certification opportunities through NewTek University. Available to resellers and end users alike, NewTek University courses range from operating guides to classes on selling NewTek solutions. All learning materials are available online and on-demand, connecting users with an […]

Greg Doggett Joins TVU Networks In Sports And Entertainment Sales

TVU Networks, a provider of cloud and IP-based live video solutions, expanded its TVU Sports group with the addition of Greg Doggett as director of sports and entertainment during what the company calls a critical time when interest and demand for TVU’s remote video solutions are rapidly growing due to restrictions brought on by the […]

CBC/Radio-Canada Selects Synamedia’s Video Network Portfolio

Synamedia, an independent video software provider, announced today that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)/Radio-Canada has chosen its video network portfolio and expertise to enable CBC/Radio-Canada’s transition from SDI to IP-based infrastructure amid its relocation to a new broadcast center in Montreal. The software transition involves the company’s award-winning virtualized Digital Content Manager (DCM) in a […]

Vitec Launches Secure Gateway For Anytime, Anywhere IP Contribution, Distribution

Vitec, a worldwide provider of advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, announced its new MGW ChannelLink IP distribution gateway. Designed for broadcast, corporate and government, the appliance acts as a central hub where IP channels from the field can be received and reliably retransmitted live over any IP network. It can receive a large number […]

Texas A&M Moves To IP Infrastructure With Cisco

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IP Is Multi-User Connectivity’s Only Path Forward

The pandemic is hastening the departure of SDI-based infrastructures, leaving IP as the only viable way to ensure global, multi-user connectivity.

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TVN Tech | ‘No Going Back’ To Pre-COVID Workflows

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.

LiveU Launches First Production-Level Field Unit

LiveU today unveiled its all-in-one production-level field unit for live news and sports coverage. The LU800 combines multi-camera production and video and audio capabilities with mission-critical transmission in a native 5G unit. LiveU said: “Designed from the ground up to unlock 5G potential, the unit offers unparalleled quality of service and resiliency.” The LU800 supports […]

Calrec Creates New IP Role Of Network Specialist

Calrec has created a new IP technology position, tapping Dave Sampson as network specialist to provide in-house expertise to support customers in the move to IP. A Calrec team member for seven years, Sampson previously was product test engineer where he was responsible for compliance testing of Calrec’s AoIP products to industry standards including ST2110, […]

BirdDog Announces Dante Support For All Hardware

BirdDog has unveiled a three-pillar strategy to bring audio-over-IP format Dante into its product line-up: Dante will be supported in all existing hardware, including hardware already shipped by way of a $69 software update. This is expected to be available in the second quarter. Dante will be coming soon in BirdDog’s audio intercom software, Comms […]

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Tech One On One | For Fox-Owned Stations, Pandemic Responses Look To Be A Precursor Of Future Workflows

Richard Friedel, Fox Television Stations’ engineering chief, says the pandemic will likely accelerate the industry’s transition to IP and the cloud, slow down the NextGen TV rollout this year and permanently shift many station operations remotely. “We are going to have different workflows,” he says. “Some will probably continue forever.”

Synamedia Unveils Media Edge Gateway IRD For Cloud Evolution

Synamedia, a global independent video software provider, today announced its Media Edge Gateway, a software-based integrated receiver/decoder (IRD) that opens new routes to monetization, software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based business models, hybrid deployments and more. Based on Synamedia’s virtualized Digital Content Manager (DCM) architecture and its PowerVu IRD technologies, the new Media Edge Gateway is ideal for video service […]

TVU Networks Intros Portable Cellular Transmitter With Integrated 5G Modem

TVU Networks, a provider of IP and cloud-based live video solutions, today announced that its flagship TVU One cellular mobile transmitter is now shipping with an integrated 5G modem. TVU has partnered with major commercial network carriers including South Korea based KT Corp. and modem module manufacturers such as Canada based Sierra Wireless in identifying […]

Vizrt Brings Journalists Separated By Countries Together Into Same Studio

Vizrt, a global provider of software-defined visual storytelling tools for media content creators, offered the world what it called the “first glimpse of science fiction-turned-real in what could become the future of remote live interviews.” Using IP and the built-in Fusion renderer in the just-announced Viz Engine 4.1, two individuals located in separate countries appear […]

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TVN Tech | Virus Tested, Remote Workflows Eye Permanence

Coronavirus-necessitated remote workflows have spun up quickly and reliably to allow TV stations to keep broadcasting during the pandemic. There’s reason to believe they’ll stick around after the crisis subsides. Above: Avid Edit On Demand provides a full virtual production environment in the cloud, including Media Composer software and Avid NEXIS storage. (Source: Avid)

PSSI Global Services, Telstra Partner On Global Connectivity

PSSI Global Services, a provider of live event management, transmission and connectivity solutions, has partnered with Telstra, in collaboration with R&S Consulting, to expand global media network connectivity. Through this partnership, PSSI Global Services will use Telstra’s robust Global Media Network (GMN) to provide expanded connectivity throughout the world, including a critical point-of-presence at PSSI […]

MediaKind Launches Next-Gen Broadcast Solution

MediaKind, a global media technology provider, has introduced its next-generation broadcast solution, Aquila Broadcast, to enable broadcasters and operators to make a seamless, step-by-step transition from appliance-based platforms to all-IP media delivery. Powered by software-based video compression, control and stream processing, Aquila Broadcast provides picture quality with resolutions up to UHD with HDR support, while also […]

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TVN Tech | COVID-19 Confirms Shift To IP, Cloud

The pandemic created an opportunity to stress-test distributed and virtualized workflows right now that stations and networks were already considering for the future. The industry’s shift may now be ahead of schedule because of it. Above, NBC Universal’s Boston Media Center is one of the latest all-IP broadcast facilities.

Comark And VideoFlow Partner On ATSC 1.0 And 3.0 Solutions

Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark, a manufacturer and supplier of DTV transmitters, encoding systems and associated field services for over 45 years, has signed a reseller agreement with VideoFlow for intelligent content delivery solutions over IP networks, including public internet. The VideoFlow products will be integrated into the end-to-end workflows for both ATSC 1.0 and 3.0 […]

Mediakind Delivers Enhanced Advertising Portfolio

MediaKind, a global media technology leader, today announced that its advertising and content distribution rights portfolio, Prisma, has been reconfigured with a new flexible, modular feature set. The company says it has been reshaped “to unlock the full revenue potential of advertising and alternate content across broadcast and IP networks.” The Prisma Core and Prisma […]

Grass Valley Introduces Advances In IP-Connected Live Production And Strategic Direction Toward The Cloud

Grass Valley has introduced a series of products and new, soon-to-be-released strategic initiatives that it says “promise to shift the paradigm in broadcast workflow flexibility, scalability and performance.” For live production, Grass Valley launches the LDX 100 camera platform, a high-speed, native UHD camera built specifically for the rigors of IP-connected workflows, such as remote/at-home […]

TAG Video Systems And VidOvation Set Tech Partnership

TAG Video Systems, a provider of 100% SW, 100% IP, 100% COTS probing, monitoring, and multiviewing solutions, and VidOvation, a technology and systems integrator, have announced a technology partnership aimed at bringing the most advanced solutions and support to clients navigating the transformation to IP workflows. Kevin Joyce, TAG’s Zer0 Friction officer, said: “The acceleration to 100% COTS/cloud IP workflows has […]

NDI Offers Free Apps To Support Broadcasters

NDI, part of the Vizrt Group, today announced that it would immediately make available its new NDI|HX Capture for iOS and its NDI|HX Camera for iOS applications for free for the next 60 days. This move comes in response to an increase in mobile game streaming and a worldwide shortage of quality web cameras. These applications, used in conjunction with the […]

NewTek Delivers Accessible UHD PTZ Camera

NewTek, a provider of IP-based video technology and part of the Vizrt Group, today announced PTZUHD, what it calls “the first pan-tilt-zoom camera that transmits full 4K p60 video directly to NDI-compatible receiving devices across a standard network. The NewTek PTZUHD camera allows content creators to capture and deliver superior quality UHD video with native support for resolutions up to 2160p 60 […]

TAG Video Systems Introduces Zer0 Friction To Deploy, Operate And Acquire Broadcast Technology

TAG Video Systems, a global provider of SW, IP, COTS/cloud, probing, monitoring and multiviewing solutions, is reassuring broadcasters, during this time of heightened news and media consumption, that global operations are uninterrupted, and in fact strengthened by the company’s Zer0 Friction business strategy, what it calls an industry first. Zer0 Friction takes broadcast technology to the next level; leveraging TAG’s unique […]

CP Communications Appoints Louis A. Borrelli Jr. To Board

CP Communications, a provider of solutions and services for live event productions, has strengthened the business acumen and strategic vision of its advisory board with the appointment of Louis Borrelli Jr., a pioneer in cable television, online media and broadcast production services. Borrelli joins the board immediately, and will work closely with CP Communications CEO […]

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TVN Tech | News Workflows Get COVID-19 Stress Test

With coronavirus pushing numerous staffers into remote working situations, broadcasters are increasingly looking to exploit all of the remote functionality in their newsroom computer systems. Improved IP connectivity and better automation software is helping to make that happen.

UNC-TV Streamlines Emergency Communications For NC Broadcasters

In its continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to expedite vital information to North Carolinians, UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina announced today that, in addition to its existing live stream, it is now offering live video and multi-language audio feeds to the broadcast community from the North Carolina Emergency Operations Center. UNC-TV […]

Pebble Beach Virtualizes 2020 Tradeshow Presence

Pebble Beach Systems, an automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, is organizing “virtual stands” for CABSAT from March 31 to April 2, and for NAB on April 20-22, with the aim of “enabling the most important side of any trade show — open discussion.” Alison Pavitt, marketing manager, Pebble Beach Systems, said: “Trade shows […]

TVU Extends Broadcaster Support For COVID-19 Coverage

On Friday, IP video solutions provider TVU Networks made the following announcement: “With COVID-19 spreading quickly and widely across the U.S., we understand as a news organization you have a duty to keep the public informed as to the severity of the outbreak and efforts by local officials to contain the virus. “As we have […]

Aperi’s Virtualized Media Production Technology Acquired By Net Insight

Aperi, a provider of virtualized media production, today announced that its Live IP media virtualization platform and software product portfolio has been acquired by Net Insight AB, a global specialist in media networks and resource optimization. “The Aperi product line, with its unique low-latency V-Stack hypervisor and open App/microservices store concept, will benefit from Net Insight’s global leadership, […]

Vizrt Group Leverages IP-Based Adaptive and Software-Defined Visual Storytelling

The Vizrt Group, parent company of the Vizrt, NewTek and NDI brands, has launched VizrTV and NewTekTV. These two “digital-first” communications platforms are designed to deliver key product awareness, innovation, and support messages to help customers and partners better adapt to changing market environments. The new online channels will be operational for CABSAT in Dubai and NAB 2020 […]