Executives from WarnerMedia, Graham Media Group, Dalet and Perspective Media Group told a TVNewsCheck webinar last week that the proliferation of direct-to-consumer services and remote/distributed production shifts put the industry’s cloud migration as next year’s biggest trend.
Broadcast technology executives from WarnerMedia, Graham Media Group, Perspective Media and Dalet will set out their predictions for the industry in a TVNewsCheck webinar, Technology Trends 2022, slated for Dec. 2. Register here.
The one-day retreat on May 31 in Atlanta will focus on live IP production, AI, AR and news personalization. It will also feature a technology tour of CNN led by Turner’s Bob Hesskamp, Michael Koetter and Matthew Holcombe.
News technology guru Michael Koetter is leading a CNN effort to tear down the data silos to give its journalists easy access to all the tools they need to build a story for distribution on one or any combination of platforms. He says it’s a philosophy of making the story, rather than the process, as the driving force.
A CCW-SATCON panel says using IP technology — whether that’s for the acquisition and transport of video or for distribution — instead of traditional SDI baseband video gear has a range of benefits. But, while they are moving forward with the new tech’s adoption, there are still risks involved — and will be until standards are established. “We need [IP proponents] to help us make the transition. The sooner the better,” PBS CTO Mario Vecchi said.
Koetter Prepping CNN For The Future Of News
The cable news operation’s SVP of media technology and development is busy these days overseeing enhancements to CNN’s Media Source media asset management system with the integration of the Adobe Anywhere collaboration platform. He’s also looking at the importance of metadata, the evolution of cellular bonded systems and the potential of 4K and drones.
AS-10 Strives To Streamline Video Handling
Engineers are betting the new video metadata specification under development within the Advanced Media Workflow Association will result in seamless interoperability of software and devices from a variety of vendors. “Our goal is to have a single file that could move from camera to edit to playout to archive and back, really to be able to traverse the entire work flow,” says CNN’s Michael Koetter. Part of the vision is a certification program that would allow vendors to put an “AS-10 Inside” seal on their products.