Red Bee Media Launches New Lab In The Netherlands

Red Bee Media has opened its second Red Lab facility in Hilversum, the Netherlands. Red Lab Hilversum will focus on product development, testing and demonstrations of IP and software-based solutions for video acquisition, compression, contribution and distribution services. Under the Red Lab name, Red Bee Media is formalizing its R&D efforts with multiple connected facilities […]

VSiN Goes All In With TVU Networks

TVU Networks, a global technology and innovation provider of live IP solutions, has announced the purchase of its TVU Anywhere app for capturing and streaming live video with the TVU Server by the Vegas Stats & Information Network (VSiN.) VSiN uses the TVU setup to produce live remote coverage and updates for its growing audience. Dedicated to […]

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CNN Rides The IP Train Into Hudson Yards

The global news giant has built the first major broadcast facility to be completely based on the SMPTE 2110 IP networking standard. “The idea behind going IP was to get everything across CNN’s facilities connected,” says Bob Hesskamp, EVP of broadcast engineering for Turner. “The other reason we did this was we wanted to build a facility that wasn’t out of date on Day One, that was software-configurable, expandable and easier to make changes to.”

What’s Driving The Move To IP?

The broadcast industry is understandably focusing on the infrastructure of the future, which, without a doubt, will be based on IP. New facilities and remote production needs are among the top reasons for this IP boom.

Grass Valley, CenturyLink Demonstrate Remote Production Capabilities Over 100G High-Speed Link

Grass Valley joined forces with technology company CenturyLink to successfully run an ultra-high bandwidth test directly from cameras at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., to a remote production location in Tulsa, Okla. According to the companies, using CenturyLink’s 100 Gbps high-speed Vyvx network and Grass Valley’s DirectIP feature, the test demonstrates that uncompressed multi-camera […]

NEP Selects Lawo IP Routing, Processing, Multiviewers

NEP Group has released M15, the latest in NEP’s lineup of next-generation regional sports mobile units featuring an IP infrastructure based on Lawo solutions. This single-truck-unit was designed to streamline regional sports workflows, but is flexible enough to scale up for larger shows. Throughout its interior, M15 offers personalized work stations at all operating positions, […]

TVU Networks Partners With Stringr

The two will source custom live video within existing workflow. Access to Stringr’s network of more than 90,000 amateur and professional freelance videographers is now available through the TVU Global Grid.

8K, Social Media Drive New Mediaproxy Features

Mediaproxy, a provider of software-based IP broadcast solutions, has expanded the capabilities of its LogServer IP-based logging, monitoring and analysis software to provide support for 8K HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) TSoIP (Transport Stream over IP) signals and video editing for material on social media platforms. LogServer has evolved since its original release, undergoing regular […]

QSC Offers Software-Based Dante For Q-SYS

QSC today introduced software-based Dante for the Q-SYS ecosystem. As part of its strategic technology partnership with Audinate, Q-SYS feature licenses will enable native Dante networked audio integration without the need for additional hardware I/O or external configuration software. Integrators can add Dante audio natively as an extension of the Q-SYS integrated audio, video and […]

Audinate Ups Aidan Williams To CEO

Audinate, developer of the professional AV industry Dante audio-over-IP networking solution, announced today that Aidan Williams, the company’s CTO and co-founder, will succeed Lee Ellison as CEO. Ellison informed the company of his intention to retire on Sept. 13 following release of the Company’s 2019 full year financial results. Audinate’s Chairman David Krall said: “Lee […]

Riedel Names David McKenzie North America Manager of Service And Support

Riedel Communications today announced that David McKenzie has joined the company’s North American operation as manager of service and support. McKenzie will be responsible for the continued development of the service and support team, coordinating its efforts and defining overall repair and customer service processes. “As our business continues along the path toward IP workflows, […]

TVU Networks Adds Singular.live Graphics Library

TVU Networks, a global technology provider of live IP solutions, has partnered with Singular.live, providers of an advanced digital overlay platform, to give users of TVU Network’s TVU Producer,  a cloud-based live production tool, access to Singular’s template-based graphic overlays directly from the TVU Producer interface. “By incorporating Singular’s platform on TVU Producer, our customers have greater […]

LiveU Gets New Owners

The IP solutions provider says the investment by Francisco Partners and IGP Capital Enables LiveU to focus on long-term strategy, accelerate and advance its business objectives.

TAG To Showcase IP-based Multiviewer/Monitoring Platform

TAG V.S., a global provider of software-based IP monitoring and UHD multiviewers, will demonstrate solutions for the three primary broadcast applications — live production, playout and distribution — at ANGA COM. The event, Europe’s leading business platform for broadband operators and content providers, will take place June 4-6 in Cologne, Germany. TAG will be demonstrating the advanced features […]

Boston Bureau Productions Moves to LTN Managed Network Solutions

LTN Global, a provider of broadcast-quality IP video transport solutions, has become the exclusive IP transmission provider for Boston Bureau Productions (BBP), which operates more than 40 studios across the United States. BBP relies on LTN Managed Network Solutions for transport of video content to broadcast networks worldwide. “We moved away from our existing open internet […]

Televisa Chooses Lawo IP,Ravenna For Upgrade

The largest multimedia operation in the Spanish-speaking world is currently undertaking a major technical upgrade based around IP-based mixing and routing systems from German broadcast technology innovator, Lawo. Mexico’s Televisa is renewing the facilities in San Ángel (CDMX) used to produce telenovelas and other live programming, upgrading from stand-alone studio operation to a fully networked […]

IP Transition Boosts Flexibility, Content Options

Transitioning from SDI to IP has enabled Canal+ to produce content more efficiently and to find new ways to reuse it, said Pierre Maillat, broadcast imagineer at the French pay TV provider. He spoke at a Cisco-sponsored event at the NAB Show where Roger Crothers, head of technology for BBC Wales, said the BBC’s first dive into IP workflow would create a roadmap for moving the rest of its six major broadcast centers to IP and that he anticipates new synergies to emerge when that happens. Ted Schilowitz, futurist for Paramount Pictures, added that IP better delivers the experience younger viewers have come to expect. A pair of video highlights of the session are here. Pictured (l-r): Dave Ward,  SVP chief architect and CTO of engineering, Cisco; Gene Arantowicz, solution engineering manager and media practice lead, World Wide Technology; Schilowitz; Maillat and Crothers.

Haivision Adds Peer-to-Peer Low Latency Streaming To SRT Framework

Haivision, a provider of in video streaming solutions, today announced SRT Peer-to-Peer (SRT P2P), a new, open-source contribution to the SRT framework for low-latency video delivery to broad scale audiences. The new technology is being demonstrated at the NAB Show in Las Vegas at the Haivision booth SU6714. With universal HTML5 browser support, SRT P2P […]

AJA Introduces New Tools And Updates At NAB

AJA Video Systems (booth SL2416) today at NAB 2019 announced new solutions and updates that streamline how broadcast, production, post and AV professionals bring audiences dynamic, multi-format content, including the new Ki Pro GO H.264 multi-channel HD/SD recorder/player. Also new to the lineup are 14 openGear converter cards featuring DashBoard software support, two new IP video […]

RaceTech Adds Evertz DreamCatcher Solutions

RaceTech, production provider for the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), is using Evertz Microsystems’ DreamCatcher platform for racecourse production and stewards review. RaceTech provides a unique range of technical and broadcast services to the horse racing industry, as well as the wider public and private sectors, including cameras and full broadcast services, along with building and […]

TAG V.S. To Show Software-Only, IP-Based UHD Multiviewer, Monitoring Platform

At next week’s NAB Show, TAG V.S., an international specialist in advanced IP monitoring and high-quality UHD Multiviewers, is demonstrating its flagship MCM-9000 multiviewer and monitoring platform optimized with support for emerging standards and additional functionality ideal for new markets, including broadcast production and post-production. The company is opening a U.S.-based operation run by industry […]

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Broadcasters To Unveil 3.0 Rollout In 30+ Markets

Spectrum Co. and Pearl TV are expected to jointly announce ATSC 3.0 launches involving some 150 stations in 30 markets during next week’s gathering in Las Vegas. Their goal is to build a national footprint that will let broadcasters better compete with wireless companies and OTT providers while spurring the development of 3.0-ready TV sets and other consumer devices.

Broadcast Pix Debuts RCC Remote Camera Controller At NAB 2019

Broadcast Pix will introduce RCC, its new IP camera control panel, next week at the 2019 NAB Show (booth SL4210) in Las Vegas. Designed for remote productions, RCC can be used as a dedicated camera controller with any BPswitch integrated production switcher, Broadcast Pix Commander touchscreen control platform or production switcher from another manufacturer. With […]

Tektronix Addresses Workflows Of The Future At NAB

Tektronix, a provider of video test, monitoring, and diagnostics solutions, is introducing a suite of products at next week’s NAB Show that address current and future broadcast workflows. The new tools and architectures target the workflow disruption created by HDR, the transition to IP infrastructures and the increasing use of cloud-native workflows in content creation, […]

LTN Global Unveils Next-Gen Production-to-Transmission Services

LTN Global, a global provider of broadcast-quality IP video transport solutions, and its Niles Media Division today introduced a series of service packages for premium production-to-transmission workflows. The next-gen Niles Direct, Niles Flex, and Niles Verge packages provide seamless, IP-driven solutions with guaranteed broadcast quality, global scalability, and flat rates for local, regional, and national events. […]

Lawo Supplies CBC With All-IP Infrastructure

Canadian public broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada is equipping its new Montreal Broadcast Center with IP-based video, audio, networking and broadcast control systems by Lawo. The new Broadcast Center will be an end-to-end SMPTE 2110 and ST2022-7 facility — one of the biggest of its kind ever built in North America. The 418,000 sq. ft. facility will be […]

OPEN MIKE BY BRYAN BEDFORD

The What, Why And How Of IP Media

Cisco Systems’ Bryan Bedford: “The IP transition in the media supply chain is inevitable, unstoppable and ultimately the force that will satisfy viewers and position the media and entertainment sector to not just survive, but thrive.”

TVU Networks Introducing Internet-Based, Point-to-Point Live Video Transmission System

At NAB 2019 TVU Networks, a global technology and innovation provider in live IP solutions, will introduce TVU G-Link, an Internet-based solution for live point-to-point transmission. TVU G-Link provides an affordable and reliable way to achieve high-quality transmission using only the public Internet to deliver HD video from one location to another with half-second latency. G-Link […]

Vizrt Buys NewTek

The two innovators in software-driven real-time production systems combine to accelerate innovation and advance a shared vision for video creation, production and distribution.

Dielectric To Debut RFHawkeye RF Monitoring At NAB

Broadcast antennas and RF systems maker Dielectric will unveil its new RFHawkeye monitoring system at the 2019 NAB Show (April 8-11, Las Vegas Convention Center). Co-axial transmission line systems,  an expensive and essential component of any broadcast system, are subjected to a wide variety of environmental and operational conditions that can lead to previously undetectable, […]

NAB IP Showcase To Highlight Advances

The IP Showcase returns to the 2019 NAB Show for the third year, once again providing: Educational opportunities for learning about implementation of standards-based IP infrastructures for real-time professional media applications. • Demonstrations of the latest technical achievements and a clear view of advances on the horizon. • Highlights of market deployments from facilities around […]

VITEC Delivers Zero-Delay Contribution Solutions At NAB

VITEC, a worldwide provider of advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, will demonstrate its broad portfolio of IPTV and contribution solutions for enterprise, broadcast, and entertainment applications at the 2019 NAB Show, April 8-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. In booth SL6005, VITEC demonstrations will include its subframe/ultra-low-latency and time-sync IP contribution solutions in […]

LTN Global Highlights Workflow Solutions

The 2019 NAB Show will mark the first major event for LTN Global following the company’s acquisition of Niles Media Group, a Kansas City, Mo.-based company specializing in media content creation and TV remote production. With their combined creative and technical resources, LTN Global and Niles are positioned to bring to market new efficiencies and […]

LTN Global Acquires Niles Media Group

LTN Global, a global provider of broadcast-quality IP video transport solutions, has acquired the Niles Media Group, a Kansas City, Mo.-based company specializing in media content creation and TV remote production. “With LTN’s fully managed IP multicast network and Niles’ media services, we can offer customers the benefit of a complete and seamless workflow, from […]

Grass Valley, IMG, Telstra Partner On Remote IP Video Link

Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced the successful execution of a remote IP video link from cameras based in Telstra’s Tokyo office with an XCU base station in IMG Studios’ London headquarters, using Grass Valley’s DirectIP connectivity solution to deliver uncompressed, ultra-low latency video over a distance of 20,000 kilometers. Grass Valley says it is the only vendor that enables […]

OBE Enabling IP Delivery Through Cerberus LiveLink

Encoders and decoders from Open Broadcast Systems are powering Livelink, the IP delivery solution recently launched by Cerberus. Livelink is an internet-based product designed to move valuable live content from source to destination without the need for expensive traditional infrastructure and services. It operates as a self-service web portal that lets broadcasters and other media distributors schedule […]

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Flexibility, Efficiency Driving Master Control

Playout has taken a leading role in early IP deployments around the world. As master control technology providers work to transition customers, they are focused on providing platforms that can operate on premises, fully in the cloud or in hybrid set-ups.

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Net Insight’s Görner On Tap For TVN Award

Larissa Görner, the strategic project manager in the office of the CTO at Net Insight, has been chosen as one of TVNewsCheck’s 2019 Technology Women to Watch and will be honored during the NAB Show on April 9 in Las Vegas.

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With Standards Set, IP Transition Starts To Roll

Just over a year after publication of SMPTE’s 2110 suite of standards for handling professional media over managed IP networks, the TV industry’s focus has switched from how to transport the data to refining the technology supporting the standard.

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TV Nets, Stations To Ride IP Wave Into 2019

IP-enabled production and playout models promise cost savings and increased flexibility. And once content flows through a data center, artificial intelligence and machine learning can be used to generate metadata and direct the future distribution, repurposing and archiving of that content.