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 […]

WOW! launches IP TV service in Columbus

WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone is working on its own alternative to traditional cable television with the launch of WOW! tv+ in Columbus, Ohio. The new Android TV-based service is available to WOW!’s broadband subscribers.

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TVN Tech | Camera Robotics Get Smarter, Smoother

Robotic pedestals for newsroom cameras are fast evolving, allowing for more creative shots, AR and VR integration and far greater operational efficiency. Next up: full autonomy. Above: The Telemetrics OmniGlide Roving Platform features an innovative new drive system that is completely automated and leverages advanced software and XY sensors to “learn” the environment it is operating in.

HPA: 3.0 Can Give TV ‘Level Playing Field’

A “Broadcasters’ Panel” has been a fixture at the HPA Tech Retreat program for years. This year was no exception, with panelists discussing the future with NextGen TV and the the impact that the cloud and IP will have.

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TVN’s New Facilities Insider | NBCU Takes The IP Plunge In Boston

The massive NBCUniversal Boston Media Center in Needham, Mass., houses the company’s NBC and Telemundo stations plus regional cable news and sports networks in a new $125 million, 160,000-square foot headquarters. “It’s a complete game-changer,” says one GM of the greenfield build.

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TVN Tech | CBC’s Montreal Greenfield Reveals IP Challenges

Francois Vaillant, executive director of engineering at CBC/Radio-Canada, says the group opted to build an IP-based broadcast center to move CBC/Radio-Canada into the future. The greenfield project was an opportunity to be more future-proof.

CBC/Radio-Canada Chooses Dejero For Field Contribution Tech

Dejero, a provider of cloud-managed solutions has again been selected as the primary field contribution solutions provider for Canada’s national public broadcaster, CBC/Radio-Canada (CBC). As part of this renewed multi-year agreement, Dejero will help with CBC’s transition to IP workflows. A major project that CBC is currently undertaking is relocating the broadcaster’s French Services HQ […]

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TVN Executive Session | Nexstar: Bigger Scale, More IP Opportunities

Nexstar sees more potential to transition to IP workflows with its acquisition of Tribune, says CTO Brett Jenkins. It’s also aiming to light up some major-market NextGen TV signals in the second quarter amid what Jenkins sees as a climate of strong consumer acceptance and adoption of the new ATSC 3.0 standard.

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TVN Tech | Fox Tackles Monster Super Bowl Production

Fox will use more than 100 manned and robotic cameras to cover the game, including 24 “Super-Motion” cameras to support replays; 20 goal-line and end-line pylon cameras; wireless “Line to Gain” cameras that travel up and down the field in alignment with the first-down marker; and two different SkyCam systems which operate at different elevations. It will also use 72 field mics, as well as wireless player mics, to capture game audio. And that’s just scratching the surface.

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Open Mike | After IP Transition, Possibilities Abound

The transition to IP allows for greater integration and greater interaction, primarily by bringing greater intelligence into broadcast workflows. In the acquisition and production stages of the content chain, greater integration can mean using media and associated metadata in smarter and more interesting ways to create and distribute content.

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TVN Tech | For Election 2020, It’s IP In A Landslide

Stations and broadcast networks alike are heavily turning to IP contribution to cover the presidential primaries this year as past contention problems have largely dissipated and cellular networks greatly improved. For some, however, dedicated fiber and satellite trucks will still play a key role.

TVU Networks Names Jared Timmins SVP Of Solutions

TVU Networks, a provider of IP-based live video solutions has hired Jared Timmins as senior vice president of solutions. Based in the Atlanta area, he will lead the company’s Global Solutions Team, which will partner with TVU customers to help them quickly adapt to changes in consumer media consumption. Prior to joining TVU, Timmins held […]

New Year, A Clearer Vision For Broadcast?

Trends that will shape the industry include the ratcheting up of OTT streaming services, shuffled alliances between content companies, downsizing and consolidation among technology vendors, and ongoing adoption of IP, AI, advanced advertising and NextGen TV.

CBC/Radio-Canada And LiveU To Bring SMPTE ST 2110 To New Montreal Facility

CBC/Radio-Canada has chosen LiveU as a technology supplier, adding LU600 HEVC field units, servers and supporting equipment to its operations. The development of a new state-of-the-art broadcast center in Montreal and the national public broadcaster’s mission to adhere to the SMPTE ST 2110 Standard prompted LiveU to partner with CBC/Radio-Canada to develop an IP-based solution. CBC/Radio-Canada […]

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NewsTECHForum | With IP, Location Is Everything

Moving to smaller physical footprints — or moving hardware completely from expensive urban environments to less expensive real estate — is a big driver in the transition to IP networking. But at the same time, some of the country’s biggest news operations still want to keep high-value content close by to ensure quick access for breaking news coverage — and that can mean sticking with on-premise storage. L-r: ABC’s Marcy Lefkovitz, Meredith’s Tom Casey, CBS’s Jeff Birch and Masstech’s Mike Palmer. (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)

New Mexico State Replaces Satellite With LTN Managed Network Solutions

LTN Global, a global provider of broadcast-quality IP video transport solutions, signed a three-year agreement with New Mexico State University (NMSU) to be the school’s primary IP transmission provider. NMSU has replaced its satellite transmission with multipoint distribution through LTN Managed Network Solutions. “We’ve been very pleased with our move to LTN. Our audience demands a […]

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TVN Tech | 2020 Vision: IP, Cloud, 3.0, 5G Come Into Focus

Next year should see broadcasters making advances in the continuing move to IP, greater use of cloud platforms and significant progress for two new wireless technologies: ATSC 3.0 and the various 5G services being rolled out by wireless carriers. Above, a Sony camcorder and prototype 5G transmitter were used to test camera backhauls over Verizon’s 5G network during a recent NBC NFL broadcast.

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Top Techs Eye Tomorrow’s Challenges

Technology executives from CBS Owned Stations, Disney ABC TV Group, Meredith and Masstech look at 2020’s horizon line and the looming challenges of IP, the cloud, multiplatform workflow and more at the seventh annual NewsTECHForum next month.

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TVN Tech | Routing Vendors Eye IP Growth

Larger networks and sports broadcasters are in the vanguard of IP routing, but local stations are following more slowly. Business needs are driving the pace of transition, and HD-SDI routers are far from disappearing. NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ new facility for WCAU-WWSI, its Philadelphia duopoly, uses Grass Valley control software and IPG (IP gateway) cards working with Cisco switches to bridge the HD-SDI and IP worlds.

Discovery Selects Synamedia’s Virtualized DCM

Synamedia, an independent video software provider, today announced that Discovery Inc. has chosen its virtualized Digital Content Manager (DCM) from its video network portfolio to increase operational efficiencies for its Asia Pacific distribution. A long-time Synamedia PowerVu customer, Discovery is centralizing its Asia Pacific uplink compression systems to its Sterling,Va., broadcast center. The company is […]

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Broadcasters Charting Their Paths To IP

A panel of IP-experienced tech veterans spell out the considerations and variables of moving from SDI to IP technology at both stations and networks. L-r: Joe Addalia, Hearst Television; Bob Hesskamp, WarnerMedia; Del Parks, Sinclair Broadcast Group; and Dario Scacciati. (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)

LTN Global Ups Rick Young To SVP, Global Products

LTN Global, a provider of broadcast-quality IP video transport solutions, has promoted Rick Young to senior vice president, global products. In this new role, he will be responsible for the LTN Global product portfolio across all divisions. Working closely with divisional product management teams, he will set the company’s strategic direction and cultivate key partnerships that […]

Kevin Joyce Named Chief Commercial Officer Of TAG Video Systems

TAG Video Systems, a provider of integrated software-based IP probing, monitoring and multiviewer solutions, has named media and broadcast industry specialist Kevin Joyce as chief commercial officer for its worldwide business operations. Joyce was initially retained to define and reposition TAG’s market status as the world’s only provider of a 100% software, 100% IP probing, […]

Panasonic Showing New Broadcast Tech Solutions At NAB Show NY

Panasonic will display new broadcast products — a next-generation IP/IT platform, 12G-SDI 4K live switcher and 4K/HDR shoulder-mount camcorder — that will be seen for the first time in the U.S. at the upcoming NAB Show New York, held at the Javits Center on Oct. 16-17. The company booth location is N537. New IT/IP-Centric Platform […]

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TV’s Top Topics On Tap At NAB New York

The annual fall gathering will examine TV, satellite, online video, live events, podcasting, advertising, film, corporate A/V, production and post. In addition, held concurrently will be TVNewsCheck’s TV2020: Monetizing the Future conference and The Streaming Summit.

Kyle Luther Joins TVU Networks As VP Of NA Sales

Kyle Luther, a veteran of the broadcast industry, has been named the new vice president of sales in North America for TVU Networks, a provider of IP-based live video solutions. Luther has filled various senior leadership positions at multiple industry-leading brands. He was most recently at Grass Valley/Belden as VP of sales, North America. Prior to […]

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TVN Tech | Big Changes Driving Multiviewer Technology

Multiviewers are in the midst of a rapid evolutionary phase spurred by the proliferation of signals that need monitoring and the IP transition. As the need for control across multiviewer screens increases, the technology is also becoming more integrated with other pieces of equipment.

Mediaproxy To Demonstrate 8K Capability, More At NAB Show New York

Mediaproxy, a provider of software-based IP broadcast solutions, is bringing the latest version of its LogServer IP logging, monitoring and analysis system to the NAB Show New York, Oct. 16-17, at Booth N550. The company will be focusing on compliance and monitoring for both linear television and OTT streaming. Each of these areas is facing […]

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TVN Tech | What Starts In Vegas, Doesn’t Stay There

The NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations group’s new facility at its KBLR features a virtualized architecture that has its news/production infrastructure hosted remotely in a data technology center the station group has built in Dallas.

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Telemundo Las Vegas Unveils New IP Plant

The 22,622 square-foot “media center” makes KBLR the first NBCUniversal-owned television station to have its news-production infrastructure hosted remotely in an off-site data technology center — in Dallas.

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TVN Tech | IP, Cloud, AI Were Everywhere At Buzz-Free IBC

Exclamations about the IP transition, the cloud and AI were notably muted at this year’s IBC. Vendors say that’s because this year wasn’t about shiny new things, but rather getting to work on implementation.

MediaClass Announces DAIClass Dynamic Ad Insertion For Linear Channels At IBC

MediaClass, a global provider of OTT systems development and supply, says it is finalizing the integration of DAIClass into its end-to-end OTT multiscreen platform. DAIClass is a new capability powering dynamic ad insertion for linear channels. It is powered by Anevia’s DAI-enabled video delivery software. MediaClass presented its latest technology on stand 5.B48F at IBC 2019 in […]

Mediaproxy LogServer Selected By Baltijas Mediju Alianse

Mediaproxy, a provider of software-based IP broadcast solutions, says Latvian broadcaster Baltijas Mediju Alianse (BMA) has selected LogServer for their next generation compliance logging and monitoring. The project was made in conjunction with local Baltic partner TILTS Integration. Baltijas Mediju Alianse is the leading Russian-language television channel in the Baltic states. Its programming is formed […]

Sony Reveals Next-Gen Products, Solutions, Services At IBC

At IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam), Sony is unveiling its latest line-up of new products, solutions and services. These include: updated IP Live solutions, two IP extension adapters HDCE-TX30/HDCE-RX30, a flagship FX9 E-mount camera with newly developed full-frame sensor for documentary shooting, an E-mount Cinema lens FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G, as well as […]