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 […]
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.
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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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.