Canadian media content company Corus Entertainment is adding newsgathering system OpenMedia to its Global News operations across the country. OpenMedia, the flagship software from Munich-based Annova Systems with more than 50,000 users around the globe, is being added to Global newsrooms in more than 20 Canadian markets, well as in the organization’s foreign bureaus in […]
With changing TV viewing habits, Tegna’s NBC-ABC combo in Jacksonville, Fla., is experimenting with augmented reality and 3D technologies to grab viewers’ attention and enhance the storytelling experience. During recent newscasts, anchors in the studio have dodged a school bus and shared the screen with a circling shark — both virtual, of course. News Director Meagan Harris talks about the experiments.
WMTV went live from a new 32,000-square-foot facility in Madison, Wis., with its entire operation in late October 2016. The new home of the Gray Television-owned NBC affiliate was designed “from the inside out” from a technical point of view, according to WMTV VP-GM Don Vesely, with an eye toward maximizing the efficiency of the various workflows that drive news and its other operations. Above, the 4,500-square-foot newsroom just outside the centralized rack room. (WMTV/Gray Television photo)
ChyronHego today released an all-new version of CAMIO, its graphic asset management server, with significant improvements including the HubDrive file distribution tool and LUCI5, an HTML5 update of the company’s modular user interface for newsroom producers. With this release, CAMIO 4.2.2 brings new capabilities and greater product integration to the CAMIO Universe, ChyronHego’s software-based newsroom […]
Today at noon, ABC O&O WPVI Philadelphia (DMA 4) unveiled a new multifunctional studio, accented by a new graphics look. “It’s pretty dramatic,” says President-GM Bernie Prazenica. “The depth of the video integration in our studio has increased in a big way. Visually, it’s just really eye-popping, but this update is more than cosmetic. The […]
Tribune-owned WGN Chicago (DMA 3) is set to unveil a state-of-the-art multiple use news set, which will house the main set as well as set locations for sports, traffic, interviews, cooking segments and more. The set will debut on WGN Evening News at 4pm on Wednesday, May 17. The new set incorporates the latest in studio technology, […]
Tribune Broadcasting recently reversed its policy of reticence when it comes to discussing technology, and what a story the station group has to tell. Motivated by a desire to shrink its tech spending dramatically and shed costly maintenance contracts, Hank Hundemer, Tribune SVP of engineering (above), launched an ambitious engineering project to create and maintain a homebrew newsroom system and master control that the group began to deploy in 2008.
The Weather Co. is introducing major enhancements to its Max Engage solution for news stations, which will now include the power of IBM Watson, a cognitive digital solution. Using Watson technology, weathercasters will be able to find the information they need through natural language queries. Updates to the Max Engage system include the ability to […]
This year had a record number of entries representing a wide variety of project scopes, design styles and locations with a panel of seven industry experts judging the competition sponsored by NewscastStudio. Winners in each category scored the highest combined points total, based on our judging criteria of overall visual aesthetics, flexibility of the design, use of technology and creative use of perceived budget. Honorable mentions scored within 10 percent of the top finisher in each category.