Avid Accelerates UHD Sports Content, Delivery

Avid today announced the immediate availability of workflow innovations for enabling sports broadcasters to streamline creation and airing of live ultra-high definition (UHD) programs. Integrating Avid’s Maestro graphics suite, Avid FastServe video servers, and Avid NEXIS software-defined storage, these new workflow solutions, powered by MediaCentral®, were unveiled today at the fifth annual Avid Connect and will be demonstrated […]

Avid SaaS Platform Delivers Workflows In Cloud

Avid today unveiled Avid l On Demand, a cloud services and solutions platform that provides media production capabilities on demand. Avid | On Demand lets media organizations “conveniently deploy the capabilities they need on a per project basis with optimal elasticity — and without a drawn-out deployment phase or large capital outlay,” the company said. […]

Avid Unveils Nearline Storage Solution

Avid today introduced Avid NEXIS | E5 NL nearline storage solution. With the addition of this high-density on premises solution to the Avid NEXIS family — the world’s first software-defined storage platform for media — Avid customers “can seamlessly and efficiently manage media across all of their online, nearline, and archive storage resources,” the company said. […]

Local TV Seeks to Exploit Facebook Woes

“Broadcasters are competing for viewers and advertisers against gigantic multinational players,” NAB CEO Gordon Smith says ahead of the association’s annual bash, taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center April 7-12.

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: IHSE USA

IHSE USA | Booth SL10216| www.ihseusa.com  IHSE USA is a provider of KVM (keyboard, video, and mouse) products supporting long-distance signal extenders and switching for DVI, HDMI, VGA, SDI, USB, audio, and RS-232 serial data. IHSE USA has just launched the 444 Series Draco keyboard, a freely programmable plug-and-play device that makes it possible to […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Arvato Systems & Vidispine

Arvato Systems & Vidispine | Booth SU6714| https://it.arvato.com Arvato Systems and Vidispine AB will, for the first time, jointly present their video editing solutions at their NAB booth. Vidispine has been part of the Arvato Systems Group since Nov. 1, 2017. A special highlight this year will be the launch of the on-demand SaaS version […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: TAG Video Systems

TAG Video Systems | Booth SU9510| www.tagvs.com  TAG Video Systems is a provider of IP monitoring and multiviewer solutions for the broadcast, production and post markets. TAG is introducing an upgraded version of its flagship MCM-9000 software-only IP-Multiviewer — the MCM-9000U. The first-of-its-kind in the industry, the new MCM-9000U incorporates all the functionality of its […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: AWARN Alliance

AWARN Alliance | Booth N1739FP | http://www.awarn.org/ The AWARN Alliance is showcasing the power of ATSC 3.0 over-the-air broadcasting, integrated with optional broadband connectivity, to provide the world’s most advanced emergency alerting capabilities. Marking its second anniversary, growing membership and support. It’s bringing emergency managers together with Next Gen TV developers to design a beta solution. It’s also announcing a […]

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3.0’s Potential To Be Tested In Phoenix, Dallas

Both an ATSC 3.0 single-frequency network (SFN) launch in Dallas and a “model market” test in Phoenix have equipment ready to go and are simply awaiting legal approval to turn on, which could come as early as tomorrow.

Changes, Trends On Tap At The NAB Show

The NAB Show continues to grow in scope with each year, expanding to fit the puzzle that now represents media, entertainment and technology – or as NAB coins it, the M.E.T. Effect. This melting pot of ideas is showcased through the show’s 200 plus sessions and 1,700 exhibitors, with the latest and greatest on display.

Q&A WITH JACKIE GREEN

Updating The Aftermath Of RF Reallocation

Alteros, the Audio-Technica wireless microphone technology spinoff launched in 2016, has just finished its first year of operations and sales, roughly contemporaneous with the first year under the FCC’s RF-spectrum reallocation. That made it a good time — just ahead of the NAB Show next week — to sit down with Alteros President-CTO Jackie Green to ask what she is seeing as the smoke around the RF reallocation clears.

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: SpherePlay

SpherePlay | Booth N3438SP-A| www.sphereplay.com SpherePlay is dedicated to the development of technological solutions that deliver enriched immersive experiences with a maximum of realism, fidelity and user-friendliness. SpherePlay solutions allow media companies to distribute interactive virtual reality video experiences directly from their existing applications and websites. The new Dual-X tool for the company’s Launcher VR […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: JVC Connected CAM

JVC Professional Video | Booth C4315 | http://pro.jvc.com/prof/main.jsp Connectivity is at the core of the end-to-end IP-based production solutions provided by JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKenwood USA. At the forefront of JVC’s family of connected systems is the new GY‑HC900 Connected CAM, a 2/3-inch broadcast camcorder. It is JVC’s first model featuring a new communications […]

Panel To Tackle Next-Gen Media Economics

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Shotoku

Shotoku | Booth C9015 | http://www.shotoku.tv/uk/product/product_show?id=72&pro_id=238 Shotoku Broadcast Systems is an international leader in the manufacture and marketing of a full range of camera support products with emphasis on manual and robotic pedestals and pan/tilt heads for the television and legislative broadcast industry. Shotoku USA sells, installs and services the full range of Shotoku Robotic […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: DoCaption

DoCaption | Booth SU1721 | www.docaption.com DoCaption develops software and ruggedized hardware solutions for TV broadcast, including captioning/subtitling and ancillary data encoding and decoding platforms. DoCaption has updated its flagship LRBox platform-based product line, a comprehensive series of hardware tools for SDI ancillary data management including, but not limited to, closed captioning and subtitling. DoCaption’s […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Tektronix

Tektronix | Booth SU5006| TEK.COM/VIDEO Tektronix Inc., a provider of video test, monitoring and diagnostics solutions, will be demonstrating solutions that enable the delivery of content quality, signal integrity and regulatory compliance. As the industry transitions to next generation networks, workflows and delivery mechanisms, Tektronix is stepping up with hybrid IP and SDI media analysis […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Globecomm

Globecomm | Booth SU3117| http://www.globecomm.com/ Globecomm designs, integrates, and operates voice, video and data systems. Globecomm will present its end-to-end automated and virtualized approach to content creation and delivery. With Globecomm’s video infrastructure solutions, broadcasters and pay-TV providers can meet the demand for high-quality video on a wide range of devices while increasing bandwidth efficiency, […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: ABOX42

ABOX42 | Booth SU13006CM| www.abox42.com  ABOX42 provides set-top box platforms suitable for any operator or service provider. M35 Series Smart STB — ABOX42 will demonstrate its new M35 Series high-end smart STB for the North American pay-TV market. Offering a seamless upgrade path to 4K and UHD TV, the M35 STB is the perfect solution for […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: PAG

PAG | Booth C7917| https://www.paguk.com/ PAG is a UK-based designer and manufacturer of technologically innovative camera power solutions. The company is best known as a global provider of intelligent linking batteries, chargers and accessories for broadcast organizations, video production companies, camera rental companies, freelancers, cinematographers, professional videographers, the military and civil authorities. PAGlink PowerHub — […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Densitron

Densitron | Booth C9032 | www.densitron.com Densitron is a creator of display technology tailored to the needs of customers around the world. U.S. broadcasters will now have direct access to IDS, a complete workflow solution from one of the UK’s leading broadcast providers following a new partnership announced ahead of this year’s NAB show. Densitron is […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Interra Systems

Interra Systems | Booth SU7605 | https://www.202comms.com/ Interra Systems provides quality control (QC), monitoring and analysis solutions for the digital media industry. It will demonstrate how it is helping service providers deliver high-quality live and video-on-demand content on every screen in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible. Beyond its end-to-end QC and monitoring solutions, […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Mediaproxy

Mediaproxy| Booth SU3124| www.mediaproxy.com  Mediaproxy offers unified IP-based software solutions for 24/7 monitoring, analysis, multiviewing and capture of live video from broadcast and OTT sources. Broadcasters are managing an increasing number of live content streams for television as well as OTT services, each with a growing number of features such as closed captioning, multiple languages, […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Cobalt Digital

Cobalt Digital | Booth SL6505 | www.cobaltdigital.com Cobalt Digital Inc. designs and manufactures 12G/3G/HD/SD and IP-based conversion, terminal, throwdown and multiviewer technology for broadcast television. Cobalt Digital has introduced the OG-PC-x86 modular PC card, which the company developed in direct response to customer demand for an appliance-type package that houses all system components, including associated computers, […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Aveco

Aveco | Booth SU8516 | http://www.aveco.com Aveco, based in the Czech Republic, with offices in Miami, Atlanta, Denver, Mexico City, Bogota, and New Delhi, designs, sells, and supports studio production automation, master control automation, and integrated channel playout systems worldwide. Until recently, all high-end master control automation systems used in sports, including Aveco’s, have included […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Ventuz Technology

Ventuz Technology | Booth SL13316 | www.ventuz.com Ventuz Technology AG, located in Munich, Germany, is developer of 3D real-time technologies for presentations, events and broadcast graphics. At NAB this year, Ventuz Technology will show the full potential of its real-time 3D graphics software suite in comprehensive graphics workflows for data presentation, broadcast graphics and high-end […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: ENCO

ENCO | Booth N3824 | http://www.enco.com/ Founded in 1983, ENCO pioneered the use of computer-based, digital audio and program automation for radio station and TV studios. The company has since evolved its product line to cross all aspects of today’s automated broadcast and production workflows, including closed-captioning, visual radio, audio compliance, instant media playout, remote contribution, and cloud-based web streaming. The new Clipboard provides […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: DVEO

DVEO | Booth SU5624 | www.dveo.com DVEO develops and sells broadcast quality video encoding and streaming products, media servers and ad insertion solutions to leading broadcasters, Telco TV/OTT and cable operators around the world. DVEO will demonstrate its AI-based ad substitution solution, the Ad Substituter IP/25, which is designed for local ad insertion by broadcasters, telco […]

NAB TECH HOT TOPICS

RF Vendors Rolling Ahead With The Repack

Manufacturers of transmitters, antennas, transmission line, filters and other RF components are already busy with repack orders but say the additional funding included in the government’s recent spending bill should greatly ease the process, particularly for mid-to-small-market stations that have been slow to invest due to fears about compensation. Above, a Dielectric  APT panel antenna. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2018 Resource Guide listing transmitters, antennas and other RF gear  or here to download it as a PDF.

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NAB Tech Hot Topics Products: Transmitters, Antennas & More RF Gear

For the third year, TVNewsCheck is augmenting its coverage of NAB Show Hot Topics tech trends stories with information that can make your visit to the NAB Show easier. This week’s focus is transmitters, antennas and other RF gear (read the main story here). These companion resource guides on the technology covered each week are compilations of […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Cinegy

Cinegy | Booth SL12116 | https://home.cinegy.com/ Cinegy develops software solutions for collaborative workflow encompassing IP, capture, editing, and playout services tools, integrated into an active archive for full digital asset management. At NAB 2018, Cinegy will introduce Cinegy Air PRO 12 broadcast automation and real-time, multi-channel video playout software for SD, HD and/or Ultra HD […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: TVU Networks

TVU Networks | Booth C1707 | www.tvunetworks.com  TVU Networks, a provider of live IP video solutions, will introduce TVU Producer Pro, a powerful new cloud-based video production solution. TVU Producer Pro is the latest addition to TVU’s family of remote production solutions, enabling anyone to do professional, multi-camera live video production without expensive hardware, software […]

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NAB Highlights ‘From Podcast To Broadcast’

Top creatives and podcast creators discuss trend of hit podcasts becoming TV series at an NAB Show session.

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Dalet

Dalet | http://www.dalet.com/ Dalet, a provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, will unveil Dalet Galaxy five at NAB 2018. The new version of the award-winning media asset management and workflow orchestration platform brings a number of important functional enhancements and three major technology innovations that augment media operations and enable new forward-thinking […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: SpherePlay

SpherePlay | Booth N3438SP-A | www.sphereplay.com SpherePlay, developer of the leading VR platform for publishers and broadcasters, today introduced the new Experience Manager console for the company’s innovative Launcher virtual reality (VR) media player. Making its debut at the 2018 NAB Show, Experience Manager makes it easy for broadcasters, publishers, and other content providers to […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: GatesAir

GatesAir | Booth N3703 | http://www.gatesair.com/ With the industry’s most modern transmission product line and market-leading share of repack projects, GatesAir is helping broadcast engineers remotely manage and secure mission-critical RF and IP systems to support next-generation media delivery networks. GatesAir will emphasize the future of control and monitoring in a wireless transmission system, and demonstrate a unique, new intelligent networking solution to […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: FOR-A

FOR-A | Booth C5117 | https://www.for-a.com/ FOR-A is demonstrating its end-to-end line of video production tools and unveiling several solutions, including video switcher, frame rate converter, routing switcher and technologies that support UHD resolution, high dynamic range (HDR) and wide color gamut (WCG), various codecs, 12G-SDI and IP. FOR-A will showcase the new MBP-1000VS video […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Videstra

Videstra | Booth SU7021 | www.videstra.com Videstra was founded in 2016 to provide the next generation workflow solution for television stations to control, broadcast, and digitally publish content from their networks of live local cameras. Today, the Videstra solution similarly manages third-party streaming content and generic internet streams. In addition, Videstra offers cloud sharing tools […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: DVEO

DVEO | Booth SU5624 | www.dveo.com  DVEO, a supplier to leading telco TV/OTT and cable operators around the world, is now shipping an ATSC 3.0 version of the Verona 4 Tuner 8VSB frequency agile receiver-demodulator The broadcast-quality system is a modular four-tuner ATSC 3.0 + 1.0 UHD/HD receiver-demodulator with an MPEG-2 (HD/SD), MPEG-4/H.264 and HEVC/H.265 decoder. It has […]

Harmonic Joins Industry-First 3.0 Test Bed

Its software-based media processing solution will work with Pearl TV and others in the first collaborative effort to deliver ATSC 3.0 in Phoenix.