Black Box, an IT solutions provider that delivers technology solutions and consulting services to businesses worldwide, announced two key appointments through which the company will unify, standardize, and enhance its quality division and operations worldwide. Matt Barnes has been named quality director for global deployment services, responsible for leading the quality program for the Black […]
NDI may have been built as a means of bringing video workflow to the masses, but broadcasters have embraced it to be a viable alternative to the ST 2110 uncompressed IP standard and as a more cost-effective way to add routing capacity to SDI plants.
Executives from Fox Corp., CBS Television Stations, Hearst and Vizrt told a TVNewsCheck webinar last week the ongoing transition to IP networking and public cloud technology is driving staffers in both engineering and IT to learn new skills.
Riedel Communications has named David Perkins manager of service and support for Riedel Americas. He joins Riedel with decades of coaching and leadership experience within technical environments. In this new role, he will oversee the company’s internal technical support and service teams; enhance the processes and practices used to set and exceed customer satisfaction goals; […]
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for an assistant chief engineer, an IT engineer, an IT administrator, an MMJ and an anchor/reporter for stations owned by Gray, Nexstar and Hearst.
Since 2004, Rohde & Schwarz has been organizing the international Engineering Competition. This year, the entire competition was held online. The international Engineering Competition is aimed at students of electrical engineering, particularly communications engineering, as well as IT, who can participate in trending high-tech topics with practical relevance to companies. The challenge this year was […]
Seeking a solution that would up level the quality of its productions and provide greater flexibility, LiveX purchased Panasonic’s Kairos, a next generation IT/IP live production platform. The full-service production and broadcast company, whose previous work includes the Democratic National Convention and USGA U.S. Open Championship, will use the platform to automate its new 4K broadcast streaming studio […]
Tech leaders at E.W. Scripps, Meredith and Hubbard Broadcasting as well as at tech vendor Avid say that remote production workflows are getting more refined, while vaccine promises also have them hopeful of a return to newsrooms. “The adrenaline that goes through a newsroom is hard to duplicate at home,” said Scripps CTO Ray Thurber at last week’s NewsTECHForum.
Broadcasters such as Sinclair and Vice are increasingly shifting playout functions to cloud platforms, seeking more flexibility and agility there and testing the waters with disaster recovery strategies, OTT channels and diginets. “In the cloud, you can build up a whole separate system in parallel, test it, then cut over to it,” says one consultant.
A decade-long migration from hardware to software, underway in the media and entertainment industry, has been slowed by companies’ inability to coax engineering teams to collaborate with the growing ranks of IT managers being recruited into the industry. A roadmap, drawn up at a February Cybersecurity for Broadcasters Retreat in Orlando, offers a way forward.
Global IT specialist Arvato Systems today appointed Russell Grute manager for sales and business development for the U.K., Ireland and the Nordics. His focus will be on IT product solutions for digital media management. His tasks will include discovering and building new markets for the full Arvato Systems Media portfolio. He joins Arvato Systems following […]
With broadcasters around the world moving to IT-based operations, graphics vendors are offering products that manage efficiencies across a broad set of workflows so buyers can use graphics and branding more efficiently and quickly. (ChyronHego photo) Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2018 Resource Guide listing of broadcast graphics vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.
Tektronix | Booth SU5006 | TEK.COM Tektronix will showcase innovative solutions that ensure content quality, signal integrity, and regulatory compliance as the transition to next generation networks, workflows, and delivery mechanisms accelerates. Visit the Tektronix booth at SU5006 to see the latest advances in: Hybrid IP and SDI media analysis solutions — Tektronix PRISM offers broadcast […]
Software platform Vidispine, used to build data-driven, cloud-based video content management solutions, is merging with global IT specialist Arvato Systems, part of Bertelsmann. The companies say the solutions that Vidispine offers “are highly complementary to the Arvato Systems portfolio. Looking to the future, both the technical and business strategies of the two companies are very […]
ChyronHego | Booth SL1210 | Website: www.chyronhego.com ChyronHego will preview its all-new VPX Virtual Production Server at the 2017 NAB Show. VPX is a virtual server platform for hosting end-to-end live production workflows. By enabling broadcast news operations to run critical content creation and playout software in a virtualized, IT-based environment, VPX powers highly efficient, […]
Cobbling together an IT system with software from a variety of vendors can work, if you understand the pitfall and take steps to avoid them. Good communications between you and your vendors and among the vendors is key. Also, stay away from “one-off” systems that only a few people understand.