With strong attendance and exhibitor presence, the annual gathering also offered intriguing looks to the future. Among the major hot topcs: the incentive auction, a spectrum repack and the possibility that a next-generation digital TV standard is well on its way to fruition.
Devlin Design Group returned from this year’s NAB Show with some honors. First, for the fourth year in a row, the company was awarded NewscastStudio’s “Set of the Year” trophy for its design created for WAGA Atlanta. Second, it won the NAB Show’s top prize, the Ace Award, for the best exhibit design.
With estimates on the post-auction repack now running as high as $2.6 billion, the NAB is trying to increase the government reimbursemend fund, now capped at $1.75 billion. But NAB also needs to get to work on increasing the time broadcasters will have to move their channels during the repack. The current 39 months just isn’t enough, given the capacities of tower and transmission companies.
Japan’s government and NHK are bullish about giving Japan a broadcast system that supports ultra-sharp 8K — 16 times the resolution of HD — in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. And now, Japan’s public broadcaster is not ruling out virtual reality as a possible future use of the format.
Burst | Booth SL3312 | Website: www.burst.com Burst, a technology platform that helps content creators unlock the power of mobile video, announced it is joining the NewTek Developer Network, a growing ecosystem of companies and products designed to optimize workflow of live production. As part of its entrance into this network, Burst’s mobile video platform […]
Perseus, a new video compression technology unveiled at the NAB Show by V-Nova promises to allow more efficient use of spectrum to deliver SD, HD and even 4K ultra HD as part of a next-generation digital TV standard than previously thought possible.
Ooyala | Booth N1937 | Website: Ooyala, a Telstra subsidiary specializing in premium video publishing, analytics and monetization, is making it fast and simple for Ooyala customers to syndicate video to the popular Amazon Fire TV line of devices. Ooyala’s syndication feeds let publishers distribute content to the living room, and Fire TV, which is […]
What’s standing in the way of drones for news isn’t the aerial technology, the cameras, the uplinks, downlinks or the operators; what’s standing in the way is the Federal Aviation Administration and the byzantine rulemaking process endemic to Washington. Congress, meanwhile, is putting a lot of pressure on the FAA to get commercial drones in the air, fearing that the U.S. will find itself behind the technology drone curve compared to European countries. The FAA put out a notice of proposed rulemaking in February that will simplify the process of getting news drones in the air.
The accomplishments of TVNewsCheck’s annual Women in Technology honorees, including 2015 award winner Cindy Hutter Cavell (second from left), were celebrated at the NAB Show Tuesday evening in Las Vegas. Cavell was joined by (l-r):TVNewsCheck Publisher Kathy Haley; TVNewsCheck Women to Watch honoree Sara Kudrle, product marketing manager for infrastructure, monitoring and control within the Strategic Marketing Group of Grass Valley; and Harry Jessell, TVNewsCheck editor. (Photo by John Staley)
Estimates of the cost of the TV band repack following the FCC’s incentive auction next year range from $250 million to $1.25 billion more than the $1.75 billion the government has set aside.
Vizrt | Booth SL2417 | Website: www.vizrt.com At the NAB conference Vizrt will demonstrate a smarter integration enabling efficient video editing and productions workflows in the latest Adobe software. Vizrt will demonstrate the latest integrations between Viz One media asset management (MAM) system, Viz Artist 3D design software, and Adobe After Effects CC, Adobe Premiere […]
Digital Nirvana | Booth SU8813 | Website: www.digital-nirvana.com Digital Nirvana, developers of a media management platform for content creation, capture and delivery, announced an integration with Nexidia Illuminate, a media analysis platform, enabling caption compliance quality reporting and realignment software. The FCC mandates that captions for the hearing impaired be accurate, complete and synchronous with […]
Videa | Booth N2530-29 | Website: www.videa.tv Videa, a Cox-backed supply-side platform bringing automation and data-driven decision making to broadcast television, has entered into a multi-year partnership agreement with Videology, a software provider for converged TV and video advertising, to enable media buyers to programmatically plan, buy and report on television advertising. Videa made the announcement […]
EVS | Booth SL3817 | Website: www.evs.com EVS, a provider of live video production systems, announces new integration with Adobe Anywhere, Adobe’s collaborative video workflow platform. “Adobe Anywhere enables teams of talent to collaborate and create productions from virtually any location where there is network connectivity. These customers need the fastest turnaround workflows possible,” said […]
Vitec | Booth SL6305 | Website: www.vitec.com Vitec is displaying what it’s calling “the industry’s first entirely portable HEVC hardware encoder. The MGW Ace takes the benefits of HEVC encoding out of server rooms and into the field by integrating high-quality, low-delay hardware codec into a professional appliance.” Designed to bring efficient broadcast-quality 4:2:2 and […]
PESA | Booth SU621E1 & SL4617 | Website: www.pesa.com PESA, a designer and manufacturer of streaming solutions as well as professional audio and video distribution products, announced the availability of its PESA Live Services (PLS), a system for private and webcast presentations to produce and consume live content. With the PESA Live app for Android […]
TVLogic | Booth C7533 | Website: www.tvlogicusa.com TVLogic, designer and manufacturer of LCD and OLED high-definition displays, is launching a 12 new models at NAB 2015 to address the increasing demands of broadcast, production, post-production, digital signage and multi-viewer applications. Included in the line-up are a 31.1” 4K monitor, a 17” broadcast model, a new […]
Evertz | Booth N1502 | Website: www.evertz.com Evertz is introducing the 7881IRD series — Evertz’s next-generation professional integrated receiver decoder (IRD) platform. 7881IRD series provides both ASI and IP outputs, making it the ideal solution for turnaround, transcoding, monitoring or other applications where the received signal remains in the compressed domain. With up to four […]
While waiting for the government to develop regulations for drone use by news outlets, NAB Show attendees are urged to adopt safety protocols and have proper insurance coverage so they will be prepared.
The camcorders will be used for field news acquisition for all NBC News shows as well as for use by MSNBC, CNBC and Telemundo.
JVC | Booth C4314 | Website: http://pro.jvc.com 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 […]
Sony | Booth C11001 | Website: http://blog.sony.com/nab/ 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 […]
Ross Video | Booth N3906 | Website: www.rossvideo.com 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 […]
Grass Valley | Booth SL206 | Website: grassvalley.com Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced the latest iTX Integrated Playout Platform version 2.6 with its new broadcast engine. This new broadcast engine, the company said, delivers simulcast for greater scalability; is better adapted for live content with the most complete real-time processing algorithms; and provides […]
Snell | Booth SL2009 | Website: www.quantel.com At NAB 2015, Snell unveiled a format-independent, integrated multiviewer for its Kahuna switcher range, three new ‘Mav’ modules for its Maverik configurable switcher control panel and four major developments for its Sirius 800 series enterprise-level, multi-format router range. The new Kahuna multi-format multiviewer is fully integrated into the […]
Anvato | Wynn Hotel | Website: www.anvato.com TV Everywhere platform provider Anvato has introduced Anvato Cloud DVR, a fully integrated, pure software cloud recording and storage solution for TVE. Expanding upon on the strengths of the Anvato Media Content Platform (MCP) and Anvato Watch offerings, Anvato Cloud DVR enables television broadcasters, networks and service providers to give viewers access […]
European media technology solutions provider MediaPower has entered into a sales and distribution agreement with XOR Media, to be the exclusive distributor of MediaPower turnkey systems in North America. MediaPower and XOR Media have had a long-standing partnership through MediaPower’s distribution of XOR Media products in the EMEA region but this reinforced partnership brings MediaPower’s […]
Wohler Technologies | Booth SU3116 | Website: www.wohler.com Wohler Technologies has introduced the first of a range of new products in the company’s new iAM (intelligent adaptable monitoring) series of audio and video monitoring solutions: the iAM-MADI. Each of the iAM Series signal monitors provides a monitoring and analysis toolset, as well as built-in networking […]
Volicon | Booth SU7916 | Website: www.volicon.com Volicon is debuting the new Archiver option for its Observer Media Intelligence Platform. Addressing broadcasters’ need for convenient, cost-effective long-term storage of aired content, the Archiver option, Volicon says, “reliably makes high-quality versions of aired programming, promos, and advertisements readily available for use cases ranging from ad verification […]
ChyronHego | Booth SL1110 | Website: www.chyronhego.com ChyronHego today announced the launch of VistaCam, an all-new broadcast graphics solution for panoramic in-studio video displays. VistaCam provides an ultra-high-resolution “video wall” backdrop for in-studio shows. At the 2015 NAB Show, ChyronHego will highlight VistaCam on an ultra-high esolution video wall demonstration that also features the company’s […]
ChyronHego introduced Studio MediaMaker, what it describes as the in-studio equivalent to what video journalists do in the field. The product provides an “easy-to-use” way to put news on-air without the need for a control room or technicians, the company says.
The station group sees ad sales in such programming as one key to generating bigger multicast revenue.
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.
Volicon/Nexidia | Booth SU7916 (Volicon) & SL13705 (Nexidia) | Websites: www.volicon.com & www.nexidia.tv On Sunday at the 2015 NAB Show, Volicon and Nexidia announced the release of a joint solution that enables comprehensive automated monitoring of closed-caption quality and descriptive video in compliance with the latest FCC regulations, put into force on March 16, 2015. […]
Harmonic | Booth SU1210 | Website: www.harmonicinc.com Harmonic has launched the Spectrum X next-generation media server system. Designed for production and playout applications, the Spectrum X media server system eases the transition to IP broadcast workflows by integrating SDI and IP I/O on the same chassis. The software-based system leverages Harmonic’s VOS technologies and combines […]
Avid | Booth SU902 | Website: www.avid.com Avid introduced the Avid ISIS | 1000 shared storage system, providing independent video and audio professionals and facilities the same level of real-time collaboration proven for over a decade on the most demanding productions in the industry. Starting at $17,995 and powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform, ISIS […]