AI Lightens The Newsgathering Load

Broadcasters continue to turn to artificial intelligence for help with a widening array of tasks heavy on manual process from surfacing trending topics and content to generating transcriptions, tagging with metadata, offering facial and object recognition and offering help with clips, rights management and moderation.

WTTW Chicago Overhauls News Program, Production Technology

Dalet’s Unified News Operations Solution Powers Peru’s América Televisión and Canal N

Dalet, a technology and service provider for media-rich organizations, ssys that América Televisión and Canal N channels, owned by Plural TV Group, have invested in the Dalet Unified News Operations’ solution powered by Dalet Galaxy five to consolidate news production and distribution programming for both channels under one system that fully supports personnel working in the newsroom, from […]


Virtualization Expands, Moving Off-Prem

Vendors say broadcasters are increasingly looking to expand virtualization of their operations across the whole chain, and they’re also seeking to take that virtualization off-premises, either in their own master control hubs or the public cloud.

SWR Germany Choses Wolftech

Südwestrundfunk (SWR), Germany’s second-largest public broadcaster with offices in Stuttgart, Baden-Baden and Mainz, has chosen Wolftech News as its future production planning tool. SWR joins BBC, RTL, VRT, TV2 Norway and Vice Media as the latest major broadcaster to adopt Wolftech’s cloud-based multi-platform planning and publishing tool. Every day more than 20,000 users are using […]


Flexibility, Agility: News Production’s New Bywords

Executives from ABC News, Fox Owned Stations, WCBS New York, News 12 and FX Design Group took the measure of remote production’s changes on the industry in a NewsTECHForum panel this week. While traditional studio and field reporting are returning, permanent workflow adjustments are also settling in. Above (l-r): Glen Dickson, Jacques Natz, Fabian Westerwelle, Peter McGowan, Mack McLaughlin and Erik Smith.

RTVC Brings News Inhouse With Dalet

Dalet, a technology and service provider for media-rich organizations, today announced that Radio Televisión Nacional de Colombia (RTVC), Colombia’s national radio and TV public channel, has chosen Dalet Galaxy five to facilitate its end-to-end news operation. Based in Bogotá, RTVC offers the latest news, educational and cultural entertainment over three terrestrial channels. Previously, RTVC had outsourced its […]

ATG Danmon Designs And Integrates Latest-Generation Newsroom and Edit Suites For Alaraby Television

ATG Danmon has completed a large-scale upgrade to the news production and editing facilities at the London headquarters of Alaraby Television. Based in Park Royal, London, Alaraby broadcasts via satellite to viewers throughout the Middle East, North Africa and Europe, as well as globally via cable and online. “News and documentary programs form a core […]


Gaming Tech Drives AR/VR Adoption In TV

Cutting-edge news technologists from The Weather Channel, CNN, Brainstorm and Planar are leading a vanguard of broadcasters into including augmented and virtual reality in their presentations. They told a TVNewsCheck webinar last week that advances in video game technology are making that possible.


Dalet webinar will introduce new Storytelling 360 standard

Join Dalet on June 23 for a live keynote presented by Raoul Cospen, director of product strategy, news at Dalet, who will be interviewed by TVNewsCheck Editor Michael Depp. They will discuss the next generation of storycentric workflows and how you can supercharge your newsroom’s performance. Register here.

Blackbird Wins 18 More Stations With TownNews

Blackbird plc, the developer and seller of the cloud native video editing platform, Blackbird, says that Blackbird is being used by 18 more U.S. TV stations for digital news production following TownNews’ latest deployment. This is the fifth expansion of Blackbird by TownNews since the partnership began in 2018. Sixty-nine U.S. TV stations now use Blackbird remotely […]


Missed Ross Live 2020? It’s all here on demand

Two seasons of 2020 Ross Live presentations, videos and webinars dove into new products, solution updates, best practices and expert conversations. Topics included remote production, education, government, sports broadcast, news, corporate virtual solutions and esports. Watch the Keynote, the Solution Talks, and the Tech Talks on-demand at any time at

Dalet Offers Mobility Advancements For News Operations

Dalet, a provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, has rolled out mobility enhancements for the management, performance and user experience of remote newsroom operations. Dalet says it has made major usability improvements to its Dalet On-the-Go mobile app for smartphones and tablets, “boosting the collaborative experience between remote journalists and the […]

How Automation Is Impacting News Production

Broadcasters continue to look for ways to do more with less with automation at the forefront of many of the changes sweeping the industry. However, the need for content creation continues to rise, thanks in part to a variety of evolving OTT and streaming platforms, even as the manpower to produce it diminishes. Alex Bassett, a director and technical consultant, who has worked on an array of studio automation projects for broadcasters such as Euronews NBC and NBC Signal, talks about the current state of broadcast automation.


WRAL Manages Resources With MediaPulse


WETM Elmira Adds CORE:news


WRAL Deploys Unified News Production Workflow


KHQ Spokane Deploys CORE:news


Redwood Studio Automates News Production


News Production Automation Hits Mainstream

Ross Video, Grass Valley and Sony will be showing the latest options in news production automation technology at next month’s NAB Show. With a majority of stations in the major markets already on board, vendors are turning their attention to smaller markets by offering new features including customization.

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KEYC Upgrades To HD With NewsFlow Complete

United Communications-owned CBS affiliate KEYC Mankato, Minn. (DMA 198), has made the conversion to high-definition newscasts with the help of NewsFlow Complete, a fully integrated news production system from Video Technics and Comprompter that coordinates scripting, ingesting, editing, organizing and presenting newscasts. KEYC News Director Dan Ruiter said, “We knew what we wanted to achieve […]


Sony Sets its Sights On News Automation Biz

Two years after stating its intention to join Grass Valley and Ross Video in the market, it’s installed its ELC — Enhanced Live-production Control System — at 22 stations, with more on the way. For many of its early customers, ELC has been an upgrade to an installed Sony production switcher, but about a quarter of the sales so far have been to stations that did not have a Sony switcher.


Stations Expanding Weather To Web, Mobile

Viewers are not into appointment viewing of weather anymore and TV stations find they need to tap into this in a smart way or risk becoming irrelevant to a new generation. “In three to five years, how people get the content will be immaterial,” says Weather Services International’s Jim Menard. “People will know they can get weather data from any number of devices at any time. It will be the brand they care about. They will trust a brand and know it will be there. Broadcasters must build their weather brand for the future.”


‘NewsHour’ Embraces New Media Mindset

The long-running PBS newscast made a decision last year to be more aggressive in acquiring news from the field and to provide a full-blown, multimedia news service. To implement the strategy, NewsHour rebuilt and relaunched its website and tore down the walls between its broadcast and online staffers.  “We need to be your one-stop shop for very high quality news journalism on a daily basis,” says Simon Marks, associate executive producer. “And  we don’t care how you come to us.”


A Field Guide To TV News Editing

In the modern TV operation, manufacturers of end-to-end systems are now focusing on a process that involves all aspects of the story. The portable tools of the multimedia reporter working in the field are integral to that process. All the story elements — including video, audio, text, graphics, Web links and metadata — are brought together in the field and sent back to the station via an expanding range of options, including microwave, satellite, aircards, Wi-Fi and even 3G smartphones.


Stations Spending On News Sets Again

With many projects put on hold due to tight or lower budgets, stations now are starting to upgrade to HD, but they still want value for their money and they want them completed quickly. Among the trends, set manufacturers say, are improvements in LED lighting, integrating multimedia content and more captivating large-screen visuals.