Debuting in February 2020 during Black History Month, Black News Channel (BNC) operates out of its brand new headquarters facility based in Tallahassee, Fla. BNC is an independent network that is minority-owned and operated, whose mission is to provide intelligent programming dedicated to the unique perspective of African American communities. Almost immediately after bringing their new purpose-built […]
When TF1 France called PSSI Global Services in need of a last-minute replacement for a rooftop flyaway system intended to facilitate coverage of the 2020 U.S. election, PSSI came through with a fast and seamless IP solution. “Attempting to move a flyaway system into the D.C. area in the 16-hour window of time we had […]
Game Creek Video, a provider of advanced mobile television production facilities, has launched four new mobile units in the last year — with a fifth nearing completion — relying on Riedel Communications‘ ultra-dense IP gateway solutions for intertruck connectivity. Riedel’s MediorNet FusioN standalone IP converters drive full SMPTE ST 2110-based signal processing in the five […]
CP Communications, a provider of innovative solutions and services for live event productions, today launched Red House Streaming Studios, a professional studio and network operations center (NOC) that represents the cornerstone of the company’s growing in-house production business. The two adjacent 600-square-foot spaces will emphasize technology from Red House Streaming (RSS), a CP Communications brand […]
Media organizations and enterprises need to meet the increasing demand for exciting live content experiences while also driving efficiencies through remote production, distributed workflows and flexible delivery networks. Net Insight‘s Nimbra Edge platform is built on open standards. It supports all major industry re-transmission (ARQ) standards (RIST, SRT, Zixi), enabling service providers to deploy any […]
Technology executives from Fox Corp., Hearst, Sinclair and Tegna have already virtualized many of their functions, replacing some aging infrastructures with IP routing and broadening their use of the cloud, they said at a TV2025 panel last week. Read the story and/or watch the full video above.
Dalet, a provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, is helping media companies make a smooth transition to full IP production workflows with the latest version of its SMPTE ST 2110 compliant Dalet Brio ingest and playout platform. Offering maximum flexibility for creating and delivering programs and content across transitioning infrastructures, Dalet […]
Riedel Communications has promoted Peter Glättli to director of research and development. He will assume responsibility for Riedel’s five main development hubs, aiming to advance the company’s IP-enabled hardware and software solutions. Founder and CEO Thomas Riedel says: “Ongoing research and development are absolutely crucial for us to build and secure our company’s future, and […]
Broadcast industry solutions provider Logic Media Solutions has integrated a Leader LT4611 video sync and PTP reference generator into a mobile IP demonstration system based at the company’s headquarters at Bickenbach, southern Germany. The system will be used to detail the advantages of IP based video and audio systems compared with traditional SDI technology. “Leader’s […]
Media Links, manufacturer of media over IP transport technology, has debuted ProMD EMS version 2.0 of its enhanced management software for the company’s MD series eco-system solution portfolio. This portfolio includes the MD8000 media over ip transport platform, MDX100G IP switches and the MDP3000 IP media gateways. ProMD EMS v2.0 provides a more contemporary graphical […]
TAG Video Systems, a provider of integrated software-based IP probing, monitoring and multiviewer solutions, has hired Peter Wharton as director, corporate strategy for the company’s global operations. Wharton, an industry veteran with deep roots in transformative cloud-based media operations joins TAG on a permanent basis following two years working with the company as a consultant. […]
Remotely working broadcasters are increasingly seeing the advantages of IP routing systems to easily control equipment and monitor feeds. Those who adopted IP routers prior to the pandemic were “well ahead of the game,” says one vendor. Above, the BBC’s SMPTE 2110 facility in Cardiff, Wales.
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 […]
New remote production techniques, distributed workflows and onsite safety protocols have dramatically reshaped sports production. As COVID-19 continues to be a threat, sports producers can expect less travel, trucks staying in place and a slowdown of UHD production until the crisis abates.
Luxul, a provider of IP networking solutions, has introduced two new compact 4-port and 8-port Gigabit PoE+ switches. Designed to easily fit behind displays or inside media cabinets, the SW-100-04P and SW-100-08P are intended to make it simple for integrators to expand networks with PoE-enabled devices. In addition to a dedicated uplink port for connection […]
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, […]
The year 2020 has forced many changes on TV broadcasters — one of the most visible has been through electronic newsgathering. With more sources stuck at home, broadcasters have increased their use of Zoom, WebEx, Skype and other consumer-grade Wi-Fi video conferencing services to help deliver the news.
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 […]
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, 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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, 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 […]
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 […]
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, 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 […]
The pandemic is hastening the departure of SDI-based infrastructures, leaving IP as the only viable way to ensure global, multi-user connectivity.
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 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 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 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 […]
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, 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, 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, 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 […]