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.
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.
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, 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 […]
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 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 […]
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)
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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, 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 […]
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 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 […]
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, 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 […]
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, 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 […]
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.
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.
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, 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, 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 […]
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 […]
Among the production solutions Ross Video is highlighting at IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) at Stand 11.C10 are: Ultrix V4.0 — The latest V4.0 firmware update for the award-winning Ultrix routing/AV processing platform adds additional support for IP integration and control enhancements for the key additions to Ultrix that were announced at NAB 2019 […]
Grass Valley‘s latest open IP product is GV Orbit, a new unified configuration, control and monitoring system. The new solution debuted at IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) at booth 9.A01 and complements Grass Valley’s IP infrastructure suite, delivering a consolidated software solution specifically structured for the dynamic orchestration of broadcast media networks, whether SDI, […]
NDI, a brand of Vizrt Group, today released the fourth generation of NDI technology to both developers and end users at IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) at Hall 7 Booth C12. Using software, computers and networks, NDI is a crucial part of the organization’s mission of making software-defined visual storytelling (#SDVS) accessible to everyone via […]
Intinor Technology, a Sweden-based developer of products and solutions for high quality video over IP networks, has announced that ESL, the world’s largest esports company, has deployed a combination of Intinor’s Direkt router, Direkt router lite, and Direkt receiver units to cover its linear broadcasting needs. ESL wanted to move away from a rigid managed […]
Executives from WarnerMedia, Sinclair, Disney ABC TV and Hearst to unpack the business case for emerging broadcast technologies TVNewsCheck’s annual TV2020: Monetizing the Future conference in New York in October.
At IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam), Synamedia, an independent video software provider, will unveil a number of new additions to its video network (formerly video processing) portfolio designed to ratchet up the quality and cost effectiveness of live streaming. New solutions will also help customers make more intelligent use of virtualization and cloud, as well […]
After recently securing more than $10 million in funding, the pioneer of virtualized media live production, Aperi will demonstrate its latest software-defined IP media workflow innovations at IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) at stand 2.C30. These include the differentiating true virtualized IP media edge solutions driven by its container-based V-Stack Software Hypervisor for ultra-low latency media functions and new […]
Media Links, manufacturer and pioneer in Media over IP transport technology, will address the essential requirements for Broadcasters to incorporate higher bandwidth demands and more flexible services across their IP networks at IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam), stand 1.C31. Media Links’ technologies provide an end-to-end IP network solution to address both studio LAN as […]
TVU Networks, a global provider of live IP solutions, will showcase its advanced artificial intelligence broadcast solutions, at IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) at Hall 2, Stand B28. Already incorporated into several TVU products, AI is at the center of TVU’s story-centric workflow, which automates content distribution and allows broadcasters to customize — and […]
At the upcoming IBC (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam, TVU Networks, a global provider of live IP solutions, will introduce the completely cloud-based TVU Talkshow — what it calls “the first all-in-one solution for multi-camera production that enables audience participation with video.” TVU Networks will introduce the TVU Talkshow solution and its full line of products and services […]
Vizrt, NewTek and NDI come to IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) at stand 7.B01 under the umbrella brand of Vizrt Group — uniting three visual storytelling brands under a single purpose — to help customers deliver more stories, better told. The Vizrt group of brands say they will “enable customers to master the complexity […]
Dalet, a provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, will demonstrate how its newly expanded media product lineup manages the content supply chain from production to distribution for a much wider range of media management needs and a significantly broader market at the 2019 IBC Show (Hall 8, Stand B77), held in […]
Experts say the broadcast industry’s transition to IP infrastructure is likely to dominate this year’s show in Amsterdam. But there’s still plenty of room for developments in the cloud, artificial intelligence, OTT, cybersecurity and more to keep technologists busy on both the show floor and in its conference rooms.
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Mediaproxy, a provider of software-based IP broadcast solutions, announced that Latvian broadcaster Baltijas Mediju Alianse (BMA), has selected LogServer for its next-generation compliance logging and monitoring. The project is in conjunction with local partner TILTS Integration. Baltijas Mediju Alianse is a Russian-language television channel in the Baltic states. Its programming is formed predominantly of general entertainment, as well as […]