Verizon Readies New TV Service For Launch

Verizon is quietly getting ready to launch its next-generation TV service in at least one of its FiOS markets later this year, Variety has learned from multiple sources with knowledge of the company’s plans. The service will be based on a new set-top box that incorporates some of the technology Verizon acquired from Intel a little over two years ago, and represents a bigger shift towards IP-based technology and a world where traditional pay TV isn’t the only game in town anymore.


NewTek Joins ASPEN Community


Bridge Technologies To Support AIMS, ASPEN

NewTek Releases TriCaster Upgrade

NewTek today announced an update to its TriCaster Advanced Edition, a software option available for TriCaster 8000, 860, 400 and Mini series. With more than 100 operator-centric capabilities requiring no additional hardware, TriCaster Advanced Edition now enables advanced IP workflows. Among the many new integrated features, this update of TriCaster Advanced Edition implements NewTek’s Network Device Interface (NDI) […]


Competing Visions Of IP To Unfold At NAB

When it comes to video, no fewer than four different options for IP transport (plus a variety of protocols and standards) will be proffered as alternatives to SDI baseband transport at the NAB Show in Las Vegas next month. From them, a few major themes are likely to emerge. For more information about IP newsgathering solutions at the NAB Show, click here.  For a resources guide to the companies mentioned in this story, click here. Read all the 2016 NAB Hot Topics stories here.

NAB ’16 Tech Hot Topics Products: Road To IP

This year, TVNewsCheck is augmenting its coverage of NAB Show Hot Topics tech trends stories with information that can make your visit to NAB easier. This week’s focus is The Road To IP (read the main story here). These companion resource guides on the technology covered each week are compilations of information provided by vendors. To download this […]

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Norwegian Broadcaster Joins ASPEN Community


Grass Valley To Emphasize IP For Broadcast At NAB


Grass Valley IP R&D Efforts Paying Dividends


Broader Monitoring Needed As TV Moves To IP


Sinclair Adds Avid MediaCentral IP-Based Workflow


TV Preps For Dramatic Technology Changes

From repacking TV spectrum to make way for wireless companies to the next-generation ATSC 3.0 television transmission standard; from IP-based workflows to news technologies and workflows, the television industry expended a lot of time, money and effort this year to position itself for where it must go. This is Part 3 of TVNewsCheck’s annual Year in Review for 2015. Part I, which appeared Monday, reviewed the year’s happenings in local and broadcast network news. Part 2, which ran Tuesday, recapped the year’s highlights in business, regulation, syndicated  and broadcast network programming and new media. And Part 4 on Thursday will remember the electronic media luminaries who died during 2015. Read all of the 2015 Year in Review stories here.


AJA Video Joins ASPEN Community


IABM Honors intoPIX With Peter Wayne Award


New Group Takes Aim At IP ‘Splinter-Operability’

Grass Valley, Dejero Collaborate On Live Delivery

Recognizing the increasing demand for on-site reporting and the shift in the way news is gathered, Grass Valley and Dejero are collaborating to integrate Dejero’s LIVE+ Control monitoring and management tool with Grass Valley’s Stratus video production and content management system. With the embedded Dejero tool, users will be able to access, manage and assign […]

Comcast: We Need ‘Surgical’ Video Strategy

On the same day that Comcast finally launched the anticipated trial of its IP-based Stream TV service in Boston, the MSO’s video chief, Matt Strauss, laid out his company’s vision for video services to investors at the Wells Fargo Securities Technology, Media & Telecom conference in New York.


Evertz Launches ASPEN Community Web Portal


Sony Talks 4K Roadmap, HDR, Promise Of IP

It’s been a big year for Sony’s Professional Solutions Group, which made a splash at NAB 2015 and IBC with the release of the HDC-4300 4K/high-speed/HD camera system.  In addition, Sony continues to roll out products for its end-to-end, live 4K production ecosystem, live HDR production and its IP live production system.

IBC 2015

Solid Advances For IP For Television At IBC

The emerging new technologies that promise to remake how television is made were in abundance at this year’s tech gathering in Amsterdam. For some, the prominence of IP in everything from production to distribution may have been somewhat of a surprise, but once on the exhibit floor or in the conference rooms there was no mistaking its broad — and still growing — influence.


ABC Blazing Trail To Brave New IP World

The network is taking a big technological leap this fall, running its master control and routing functions with a cloud-based hybrid IP-baseband system with critical hardware and software products from Imagine Communications. While the network’s transition to a hybrid IP-baseband environment is profound, it will be completely transparent to ABC affiliates and O&Os, which will continue to receive a baseband signal via satellite as if nothing has changed. In the photo above, Disney/ABC’s Vince Roberts (l) and Imagine’s Charlie Vogt announced the decision to go IP at this year’s NAB Show.


SMPTE Publishes Two IP Time Standards


Zaller: There’s No Stopping The Move To IT/IP

Devoncroft founder Joe Zaller says that the big shift from baseband video to IT files and IP infrastructure now underway will make other upcoming innovations possible for broadcasters.What I do know,” he says, “is that the future is expensive and I need to find a way to be really efficient and really agile, and IT technology gives me the way to do that.”

NAB 2015 Tech: JVC’s MESH Video Network

JVC | Booth C4314 | Website: JVC Professional Video is unveiling the JVC Private MESH Video Network at the 2015 NAB. A solution for wireless, multi-camera coverage of sports, parades, and other location shoots, the JVC IP solution uses the Silvus Bi-Directional Radio System to transmit very high quality video from remote locations with […]

NAB 2015 Tech: Sony’s 4K IP Switcher

Sony | Booth C11001 | Website: At NAB 2015, Sony is demonstrating an advanced 4K live over IP solution for live broadcasting. This solution centers on the world’s first 4K ready, IP networked live production switcher. The exhibit will also present prototypes of a baseband processor and a live server currently-in-development that will be […]

NAB 2015 Tech: Ross Video’s openGear

Ross Video | Booth N3906 | Website: Ross Video and Embrionix jointly announced today that they will be showing openGear modules that provide SMPTE ST-2022-2/TR-01 compliant, JPEG 2000 (J2K) over IP transport using new Embrionix J2K decoder Small Form Factor Pluggable Transceiver (SFP) technology. Ross plans to offer a new line of openGear J2K products […]

NAB 2015

ABC To Move To Cloud-Based Master Control

To make the transition, Disney/ABC Television Group will use Imagine Communications’ VersioCloud, IP-enabled master control and playout software, replacing traditional broadcast master control that relies on various discrete pieces of technology, such as graphics and branding systems and playout servers. With this new cloud model, the network’s affiliates will continue to have the ability to do local inserts of their own news and other programming, commercials and promos.


IP, Workflow To Be Highlights At SMPTE 2014

With all of the convention buzz during the NAB Show and IBC that IP received as an alternative to SDI for transport and routing, it’s little wonder SMPTE 2014 would offer a technical deep dive into the underlying technology making IP routing and transport for broadcasters possible. “File-based workflows are another big topic, especially with the addition of IP as a factor as well as new regulations regarding closed captions,” said Sara Kudrle, one of the conference’s chairs. SMPTE image courtesy of Vizrt.

The IP Transition Task Force

If IP workflows are to fulfill their potential, a commonly recognized standard for video over IP will be necessary. Otherwise, exchanging content between devices from different vendors will be difficult — sort of the modern-day equivalent of trying to play a Betacam cassette on an MII tape deck. The Joint Task Force on Networked Media […]

TV Industry Braces For The Impact Of IP

Broadcasters, vendors and standards bodies are laying the foundation for an inevitable move to IP-based workflows in anticipation of when the serial digital interface, video routers and purpose-built devices begin to fade.

IBC 2014

The Inevitability Of IP Becomes Clear At IBC

This year’s tech gathering in Amsterdam was one of those rare shows where the sense of a major changeover was palpable.  It will likely be remembered as the breakout event for IP as the enabling technology for a new way of looking at how the human and technology resources needed to acquire, prepare and distribute programming should be organized.


Vendors Offer New Tools For Bonded Cellular

Now that bonded cellular technology has proved itself as an effective and reliable way to send back live video from the field, the top vendors have begun supplying software for managing and sharing all the incoming feeds.“Broadcasters have gotten over that bonded cellular hump,” says Ronen Artman, VP marketing at LiveU. “Now they want to take control of their devices.”

Indiana PBS Inching Toward Centralcasting

This summer, IPBS’s eight TV stations and nine NPR stations will connect over a single IP-based network to share, collaborate and distribute content. Once fully rolled out, Roger Rhodes, the group’s executive director, says the next step could be implementing a centralcasting model, similar to what PBS stations in New York and Florida are using.

IP To Be Future Of Newsgathering Backhaul