Broadcasters and tower owners preparing for the move of roughly 1,000 stations to new channel assignments will want to do more than simply replace equipment. They will seek to improve upon it. Stations sharing a UHF antenna are likely to find that elliptical waveguide tech, with its power-handling, broadband and wind-loading benefits, will become an important part of a successful TV spectrum repack and rollout of ATSC 3.0.
TV newsrooms across the U.S. weigh in with their emerging best practices for winning audience engagement on Facebook Live. Those range from letting audiences decide how to follow up on a story to building an API connection between a newsroom’s digital content management platform and Facebook Live. Pictured is Live@13 WHAM, an example of how news organizations are using digital-only shows to stand out.
Comet TV, launched a year ago by Sinclair Broadcast Group and MGM, is quickly becoming one of the most popular digital broadcast networks. Key to its success is a fan-driven community that keep the conversation about the sci-fi network going on social media.
Endless Potential Media Group used a dual-team production strategy to deliver live coverage of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon to running fans worldwide. Eight Dejero LIVE+ mobile transmitters followed runners for the entire course, sending video to a broadcast center, where feeds were processed and uploaded to the STWM website and the Canada Running Series YouTube channel.
The second largest broadcasting organization in Germany’s ARD consortium uses a single automation solution to manage three production control rooms, each configured differently, to control any of the company’s four studios. SWR worked with Aveco to develop the Astra Studio 2 automation platform and demonstrates, in this video, what it can do.
As broadcasters feature more reporting from the field, they have begun deploying new types of smaller news vehicles that rely on cellular bonding, KA-Band satellite and IP microwave. The hybrids save on costs, and allow crews to be more nimble.