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Automated Captioning Rises To The Cloud

AI-driven automated captioning for broadcasters continues its upward trajectory of accuracy and speed, while more recently the service is evolving toward hybrid on-prem and cloud models and multi-language translation capabilities. Above, Lexi is the cloud-hosted automatic captioning service from Ai-Media.

Low Latency Distribution: What Does It Mean To Video Streamers?

Depending on the value of the video content, latency takes on varying degrees of importance.

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As The Pandemic Wanes, Virtualization Isn’t Winding Back

Executives from ABC News, NBCUniversal Local, ABS-CBN and Avid told a TVNewsCheck webinar last week that they’re not reversing steps to build distributed production environments, regardless of how many people are returning to the office. But the road still has its bumps, such as persistent issues with latency and intercom and confidence monitoring.

NDI Introduces New Version Of HX 3

NDI, part of the Vizrt Group, has rolled out an all-new version of NDI: NDI|HX 3. Now available to anyone using an NDI|HX 3 enabled device, users can select NDI|HX 3 as an option for better video with reduced latency — using a fraction of the bandwidth of NDI high bandwidth. NDI|HX 3 is an option for […]

Super Bowl Streaming Averaged 50-60 Seconds Behind Cable

Viewers watching Super Bowl LVI via a streaming service experienced the action nearly one minute later than those watching via pay TV, according to data from Phenix, a developer of real-time streaming technology. In light of the fact that nearly half of all viewers were expected to watch the game over the internet, the data suggests that the latency was worse than what previous research has shown and the challenge facing streaming services when broadcasting live marquee sporting events that attract larger than normal audiences.

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IP Workflows: Upsides Aplenty, Complexities, Too

Broadcasters are embracing IP workflows as a “ramp to the cloud” and are still contending with variable costs and concerns over security, latency and interoperability, not to mention the different skills that labor must bring to bear. However, IP workflows can bring benefits like scalability, flexibility and security to broadcasters, such as NBCU Boston (above).

EEG Video’s CCMatch Delay Parameter Delivers Reduced Caption Latency

EEG Video, a provider of closed captioning technology, has released its CCMatch delay parameter. With this new feature, users of EEG’s Falcon can now match video and audio with captions so there is no delay. The CCMatch feature was originally introduced for EEG Video’s flagship hardware encoder, helping broadcasters meet stringent FCC Quality Rules for synchronization between captions […]

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Cloud Editing Capabilities Grow, Latency Improves

With adoption pushed by the pandemic, cloud editing tools have expanded to cover light-weight, heavy-weight and hybrid workflows as vendors continue to minimize latency problems. Above, Avid’s Edit On Demand provides a fully provisioned and secure virtual editing environment, complete with Media Composer cloud editing and Avid NEXIS cloud storage, that can be deployed and scaled quickly.

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NBC’s Game Plan For Tokyo Olympics: Distributed Workflows

David Mazza, SVP and CTO of NBC Sports Group and NBC Olympics, gives an exclusive look at how the network will navigate COVID restrictions while delivering 1080p HDR and 4K coverage for the first time and the pivotal role distributed workflows will play. Note: This story is available to TVNewsCheck Premium members only. If you would like to upgrade your free TVNewsCheck membership to Premium now, you can visit your Member Home Page, available when you log in at the very top right corner of the site or in the Stay Connected Box that appears in the right column of virtually every page on the site. If you don’t see Member Home, you will need to click Log In or Subscribe.

Agama Technologies Joins The SRT Alliance And Integrates SRT Protocols Into Its Solutions

Agama Technologies, a specialist in video service quality and customer experience, has joined the SRT Alliance, the open-source initiative dedicated to overcoming the challenges of low-latency video streaming. Agama joins the SRT Alliance to integrate the SRT protocol into its solutions, as part of the overall strategy to promote high-quality video streaming for the best […]

Sony Joins SRT Open Source Video Streaming Project 

The SRT Alliance, established by Haivision, a global provider of mission-critical, real-time video streaming and networking solutions, today announced that Sony Imaging Products & Solutions has joined the SRT Alliance. The SRT Alliance is a community of industry leaders and developers focused on overcoming the challenges of low latency live streaming by supporting the collaborative development of the SRT (Secure Reliable […]

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TVN Tech | Broadcasters Weigh 5G’s Potential

For broadcasters, 5G represents both a potentially helpful new tool and a competitive threat. The reality of either prospect hinges on how quickly and deeply the technology gets rolled out.

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TVN Tech | TMC Tackles Return-Feed Challenges

Getting return video to talent in the field, particularly those working from at-home studios, has been one of remote production’s biggest challenges. Japan’s Techno Mathematical Co. (TMC) is using low-latency encoding and decoding technology that has become indispensable for the likes of NBC and CBS stations. Above, By using a TMC encoder, WCBS New York is able to keep the end-to-end delay low enough to allow meteorologist Lonnie Quinn to present the weather map remotely from his home Weather Barn.

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TVN Tech | COVID-19 Confirms Shift To IP, Cloud

The pandemic created an opportunity to stress-test distributed and virtualized workflows right now that stations and networks were already considering for the future. The industry’s shift may now be ahead of schedule because of it. Above, NBC Universal’s Boston Media Center is one of the latest all-IP broadcast facilities.

Red Bee Achieves 3.5 Second Latency For Live OTT Feed

Red Bee Media said on the second day of NAB Show 2019, it managed to reach a record low latency on its live OTT feed. The feed was created with a live camera transmitting from the NAB Show floor to Red Bee’s European cloud via the open internet, exploiting the open standard SRT transport protocol. […]