Remote Production and the Evolution of Television Workflows

As news production looks forward to a post-pandemic new normal, what remote production best practices have emerged and what will be kept in place for the long haul? Has widespread remote production actually sped up IP and cloud adoption in news production?  

Five Stations Launch NextGen TV In Cincinnati

WCPO, WKRC, WLWT, WXIX and WSTR are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

COMMENTARYBY JERALD FRITZ

NextGen TV’s Towering Promise

What does ATSC 3.0 really mean for broadcast TV? The possibilities are vast and are likely to supercharge the business. Within 15 years of deploying NextGen services, broadcasters could make more money renting their data bits than from the advertising revenue they earn today. Think about that. A broadcaster’s future is not tied to the sole purpose of video distribution, as it is today. Instead, it will involve a myriad of new data businesses that are enabled by this new way of transmitting data.

TVN TECH

ATSC Touts Gains On 3.0 Receivers, Datacasting

In a hybrid in-person/virtual, two-day conference last week, ATSC celebrated 43 markets with NextGen TV on the air and dozens more soon to follow as well as successes in datacasting and auto data delivery trials. Among the panels was one on successful trials of 3.0 data delivery to automobiles in Phoenix and Santa Barbara, Calif., conducted by Sony in conjunction with Pearl TV and the News-Press Gazette group.

Monitizing NextGen TV At TV2025

Executives from NBCUnversal, E.W. Scripps and Pearl TV will zero in and talk about the state of the art of ATSC 3.0 deployment, revenue, marketing as well as future opportunities and obstacles on Sept. 22 during TVNewsCheck’s sixth annual TV2025: Monetizing the Future conference. Register here.

Core Networks, Tower Connectivity, Broadcaster Education Vital For ATSC 3.0 Strength

Advanced television’s growing pains — along with its growth trajectory — were evident during last week’s ATSC “Full Steam Ahead” annual member meeting and conference. Discussions veered from NextGen TV’s ability to make traditional broadcasting better to entry paths for entirely new data delivery ventures.

When Will Hyperlocal Targeting Come To TV News? It Already Has

One of the challenges for local TV newsrooms as they embrace the digital age is balancing broadcasting and narrowcasting: one size fits all versus one size fits me. Websites and apps allow for a degree of personalization that TV has never been able to match. But that may be about to change.

Triveni Digital Extends StreamScope Service Quality Assurance Family

Triveni Digital has introduced new StreamScope XM Dashboard software to simplify network monitoring, analysis, and maintenance for NextGen TV. Focused on flexible visual monitoring, the user-friendly software allows broadcasters to customize web-based displays containing real-time information from ATSC 3.0 IP and RF streams via Triveni Digital’s award-winning StreamScope XM software. By providing customizable views of […]

Eight Stations Launch NextGen TV In Kansas City

KMBC, KCTV, KSHB, WDAF, KCPT, KCWE, KSMO and KCMI begin broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

Five Atlanta Stations Launch NextGen TV

WPCH, WGCL, WSB, WAGA and WXIA are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

Triveni Digital To Bring 3.0 Solutions to 2021 NextGen Broadcast Conference

Triveni Digital will showcase its ATSC 3.0 solutions at the 2021 NextGen Broadcast Conference, hosted by ATSC, Aug. 25-26, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. The company said that during the show, “attendees can see how Triveni Digital’s solutions simplify the transition to the next era of broadcast television […]

NextGen TV Delivers Remote Learning In DC

Education tech company SpectraRep is teaming with Sinclair Broadcast Group’s One Media 3.0 and its WIAV-CD Washington, D.C., to deliver EduCast, a broadcast Internet solution to meet the needs of K-12 and college learners without access to sufficient broadband Internet services in their homes.

Talking TV: Does TV Advertising Need Therapy?

TVNewsCheck‘s Michael Depp and TVB President-CEO Steve Lanzano discuss persistent agency silos, audience measurement woes and automation resistance in the world of TV advertising, prompting the question of whether the whole business could use some time on the couch to work through its issues.

GatesAir Transmitter To Bring NextGen TV To DC

The transmission supplier is partnering with Howard University’s WHUT and Pearl TV to power ATSC 3.0 services for five stations in the nation’s ninth largest TV market.

USSI Global To Bring Power Of AI And Digital Out-Of-Home Analytics To Broadcasters

USSI Global has created a research and development program that will bring audience analytics to its broadcast customers delivering NextGen TV services. The essential technology component will be developed through its new partnership with AdMobilize, an audience intelligence company. USSI Global’s development platform will leverage the native IP backbone of ATSC 3.0, the broadcast industry’s next-generation over-the-air TV standard, to support real-time analytics during live NextGen TV broadcasts using AdMobilize […]

ROAD TO NAB

Dielectric Preps NextGen TV Powerlite Series For 2021 NAB Show

Dielectric is coming to the 2021 NAB Show with NextGen TV on the mind — and a new product line that is ready to ship. Announced last year, the Powerlite TFU-WB-LP Series is built with the unique parameters of NextGen TV in mind, with a series of elevation gains, azimuth patterns with high front to […]

WHUT Washington Taps Howard Alumnus As GM

Sean Plater, who already leads the HBCU’s FM station and has led the school’s NextGen TV broadcast collaborative over the past year, will now oversee its public broadcasting TV outlet.

6 Sacramento Stations Launch NextGen TV

KOVR, KCRA, KQCA, KTXL, KXTV and KUVS are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

Five Charlotte, N.C., Stations Debut NextGen TV

WAXN, WSOC, WJZY, WBTV and WCNC are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

NextGen TV Debuts On 8 Orlando Stations

WOFL, WRBW, WFTV, WRDQ, WKMG, WESH, WKCF and WUCF are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology

NextGen TV Debuts On 5 Little Rock Stations

KATV, KTHV, KARK, KARZ and KLRT are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

Sinclair’s Ripley Sees Rapid Expansion Of 3.0

The latest advance in television broadcasting, with features such as mobile reception, ultra-high-definition video and movie-theater-quality sound, should reach markets covering about half of U.S. households by the end of the year, said CEO Christopher Ripley during the broadcaster’s annual meeting this week. “With Next Gen TV-enabled television sets beginning to come to market, we now anticipate that consumer interest in this technology will drive its nationwide adoption,” he said.

NextGen TV To Launch In Greenville, N.C.

PBS North Carolina says the upgrade will bring long-awaited connectivity to rural communities in the region.

NextGen TV Debuts On 6 Baltimore Stations

WMAR, WBAL, WBFF, WNUV, WMPT and WMPB are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

Howard University’s ‘NextGen TV Broadcast Collaborative’ Bringing ATSC 3.0 Service To DC

Beginning later this summer, the school’s WHUT (PBS) will serve as the host station for NextGen TV broadcasts for itself and WJLA (ABC), WUSA (CBS), WTTG (Fox), and WRC (NBC).

Phoenix Field Testing Highlights SFN’s Ability To Boost Coverage, Fill Holes

A report on the latest field trials of SFN technology recently completed as part of Phoenix Model Market testing shows large improvements in signal level and service margin were found in nearly all test locations when single frequency network nodes were both transmitting. Error-free reception was improved in approximately 80% of the sites.

BitPath, CAST.ERA, ONE Media Demonstrate ‘Enhanced GPS’ Via ATSC 3.0

Using the high-power data transmission capacity of terrestrial broadcast stations, the reliability of eGPS positioning can be broadcast to an unlimited number of vehicles inside of the range of a licensed broadcast television station.

The (Hot) Airband Initiative

NAB Deputy General Counsel Patrick McFadden discusses Microsoft’s promises to deploy TV white space devices even as Microsoft seeks to overturn recently adopted FCC rules allowing broadcasters to further the deployment of NextGen TV services and improve service to television viewers.

60% Likely To Buy 3.0-Ready TV Within A Year

Broadcaster spots from the Pearl TV consortium promoting the ATSC 3.0 advanced broadcast TV transmission standard have drawn consumer interest, according to a Magid survey, including over better sound, which has become a major differentiator. The study found that a majority of respondents (60%) said they were “likely“ to purchase a TV set with NextGen TV technology within the next year after seeing the Pearl TV spots promoting NextGen TV.

TECH ONE-ON-ONE WITH KERRY OSLUND

Tech 1-On-1 | Scripps Gives NextGenTV A Detroit Test Drive

Kerry Oslund, VP of strategy and business development for E.W. Scripps, has been spearheading testing of automotive applications of ATSC 3.0 at the Motown 3.0 Test Track in the Motor City. He’s learning a lot about data transfer to vehicles, receivability and where single and multifrequency networks will be playing a role. Note: This story is available to TVNewsCheck Premium members only. If you would like to upgrade your free TVNewsCheck membership to Premium now, you can visit your Member Home Page, available when you log in at the very top right corner of the site or in the Stay Connected Box that appears in the right column of virtually every page on the site. If you don’t see Member Home, you will need to click Log In or Subscribe.

NextGen TV Debuts On 6 Grand Rapids Stations

WOTV, WWMT, WOOD, WXMI, WXSP-CD and WOLP-CD are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

$200 NextGen TV Tuner Now Available On Amazon

NAB Show Premiere To Demonstrate How NextGen TV Can Spot ‘Fake News’

NAB, E.W. Scripps, IT consultancy Fincons Group and the News Literacy Project will demonstrate how local TV newsrooms can use NextGen TV’s dynamic, interactive capability to combat fake news. An eight-minute demo on April 21 during the virtual session will be followed by an interactive Q&A.

Magid: New NextGen TV Marketing Campaign Resonates With Consumers

Latest research also shows added features are strong differentiators for manufacturers and retailers.

Evoca Expands To New Markets, Increases Channel Offerings

PBS North Carolina Launches NextGen TV

The public media network’s WUNC joins other broadcasters in airing ATSC 3.0 broadcasts in Raleigh-Durham.

TVN TECH ONE-ON-ONE

TVN Tech One-On-One | A Strong Signal For NextGen TV’s Growth

Erik Langner, president of Signal Infrastructure Group (recently rechristened from Public Media Group), has been working to identify potential applications for broadcasters’ ATSC 3.0 data pipe. Those include targeted advertising, sending software updates to IoT or auto manufacturers and public health, safety and education organizations. Note: This story is available to TVNewsCheck Premium members only. If you would like to upgrade your free TVNewsCheck membership to Premium now, you can visit your Member Home Page, available when you log in at the very top right corner of the site or in the Stay Connected Box that appears in the right column of virtually every page on the site. If you don’t see Member Home, you will need to click Log In or Subscribe.

NextGen TV Debuts On Five Buffalo Stations

WKBW, WGRZ, WUTV, WIVB and WNYO are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

Sony 3.0 Field Tests Show Solid Reception In Vehicles

California canyons and Arizona mountains prove no match for infotainment and non-real-time transmissions from local TV broadcasters with the robust automotive mode ideal for vehicle software and navigation updates.

Q&A WITH CHRIS RIPLEY

CEO Chris Ripley Likes Sinclair’s Gamble On Local Content

Sinclair President and CEO Chris Ripley tlks about some of the industry’s big-picture issues, including retransmission consent, consolidation, regional sports networks, NextGen TV technology and stations getting into the national news business.