Pixel Power To Demo Software Solutions

IBC2019, 13-17 September, Stand 7.A05 and IBCTV 13.A08:  IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) will see Pixel Power demonstrate its fully virtualized software solutions for production, playout, automation, branding and graphics at Stand 7.A05 and 13.A08. These systems create an all-encompassing approach to deliver linear, OTT, VOD and catch-up channels using a singular workflow. “The key […]

TVN TECH

News Graphics Sharpen As Workflow Eases

Developments in TV news graphics have seen a host of improvements from better real-time flexibility to more streamlined workflows and even monetization prospects.

TVN TECH

With Standards Set, IP Transition Starts To Roll

Just over a year after publication of SMPTE’s 2110 suite of standards for handling professional media over managed IP networks, the TV industry’s focus has switched from how to transport the data to refining the technology supporting the standard.

Rohde & Schwarz Buys Pixel Power Ltd.

Rohde & Schwarz has acquired Pixel Power Ltd., a provider of television branding, graphics, automation, master control and playout. A price was not disclosed. With this acquisition, Rohde & Schwarz says it is “executing its plan to expand further in broadcast playout while taking ownership of a company with significant technological leadership.” The subsidiary will […]

NAB TECH HOT TOPICS

Graphics To Emphasize New Tech, Efficiency

With broadcasters around the world moving to IT-based operations, graphics vendors are offering products that manage efficiencies across a broad set of workflows so buyers can use graphics and branding more efficiently and quickly. (ChyronHego photoClick here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2018 Resource Guide listing of broadcast graphics vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.

NAB HOT TECH TOPICS

Stations Eye Virtual Master Control, Playout

Everyone from smaller station groups to major playout centers are examining software- and cloud-based solutions as they look at consolidation, centralization and density of operations. But whether IP and virtualization can replace all SDI functionality today remains a “big question mark” for many broadcasters. Above, Grass Valley’s iTX channel control. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2018 Resource Guide listing of master control and playout vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.

NAB HOT TOPICS

Interoperability, Virtualization Power IP Workflow

Interoperability got a big boost in December 2017 with the publication of SMPTE’s 2110 suite of standards for handling professional media over managed IP networks. Equipment manufacturers and software developers are moving forward quickly to build ST 2110-compliant products. At April’s NAB Show, attendees are certain to see plenty of ST 2110 products introduced, and hear lots of discussions about how to migrate to IP and how best to work in hybrid SDI-IP environments in the meantime. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2018 Resource Guide listing of IP workflow vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.

IBC 2017 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Pixel Power

Pixel Power | Stand 7.A31 | Website: www.pixelpower.com  Pixel Power, a global automation, branding and graphics supplier, will feature a new application of its Factory automated file-based production software. It will be demonstrated creating all the assets required for a complex, multi-platform video on demand or catch-up service, without the need for user intervention. Rather than […]

NAB HOT TOPICS

Master Control Slowly Moving To Cloud, Pt. 2

Many agree master control and playout are headed to the cloud. But there is less agreement about the timing. While industry consolidation is spurring continued interest in centralizing master control and playout in the cloud, factors like looming UHD rollouts and satisfaction with channel-in-a-box and integrated playout solutions likely mean a mix of solutions will be deployed for some time. Be sure to look for Part I here. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2017 Resource Guide listing of master control and playout vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.

TECH HOT TOPICS

Picture This: Graphics Move Beyond Quality

The graphics systems broadcasters rely on daily to make news, sports and weather reports more appealing and informative have advanced quite far — so much so that quality has become a given. To differentiate themselves, vendors now are focusing on the finer points like tighter workflow integration. But that’s just one of the many trends broadcasters can expect in graphics systems on the exhibit floor at the 2017 NAB Show. (Ross Video photo) Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2017 Resource Guide listing of broadcast graphics vendors and products, or here to download it as a PDF.

PLAYOUT

Pixel Power Opens New U.S. Headquarters

NAB HOT TOPICS

Master Control To Tackle IP, Virtualization, 4K

Perhaps the trends in master control that will receive the most attention at the NAB Show will be the role of IP transport as an attractive alternative to baseband signal distribution and routing. But also attracting attention in Las Vegas next week will be 4K Ultra HD, more tightly integrated master control and traffic workflows and VOD. For a resources guide to the companies mentioned in this story, click here. Read all the 2016 NAB Hot Topics stories here.

NAB HOT TOPICS

TV Graphics Workflow Evolves, Expands

Visitors to this year’s NAB Show will see the results of an ongoing shift in broadcast graphics from the control room to the studio for greater control and flexibility over graphics presentation. Several other graphics themes will also be important at NAB, including Integrating social media into broadcast graphics, election graphics, augmented and virtual reality, and sports. For a resources guide to the companies mentioned in this story, click here. Read all the 2016 NAB Hot Topics stories here.

NAB HOT TOPICS

Broadcast Graphics Products Guide

This year, TVNewsCheck is augmenting its coverage of NAB Show Hot Topics tech trends stories with information that can make your visit to NAB easier. This week’s focus is broadcast graphics (read the main story here). These companion resource guides on the technology covered each week are compilations of information provided by vendors. To download this page as […]

PLAYOUT

Pixel Power Joins ASPEN Community

ELECTION COVERAGE 2014, PART 3

Election Graphics: Less Costly, More Powerful

Lower prices for technologies once thought out of the reach of the average station are giving news departments more options for their graphics. Among the more affordable innovations are virtual sets and immersive graphics as well as the ability to integrate social media comments into on-air election coverage. This is the final installment of a three-part special report on 2014 election coverage. To read the other stories, click here.

GEARING UP FOR NAB: GRAPHICS

Graphics Makers Tout Workflow Integration

At this year’s NAB Show, a number of vendors including Avid, Chyron, Orad, Vizrt and Pixel Power will be featuring graphic production and playout tools designed or updated to offer TV stations greater ability to share, revise and re-use content. Also in the mix are improved ability to incorporate social media functions, compatibility with third-party applications, virtual studio offerings and broader multichannel capabilities.

SBS Broadcasting Buys Pixel Power Systems

DMA 16 (MIAMI)

WPBT Expands Use of Pixel Power Graphics

PBS member WPBT Miami (DMA 16) has expanded its use of Pixel Power graphics systems in its TV production and master control infrastructure. Pixel Power Clarity systems deliver graphics for long-running, nationally-distributed shows including Star Gazer, produced by WPBT, and Nightly Business Report for which WPBT supplies production facilities to NBR Worldwide. Clarity systems also […]

DMA 194

KEET Upgrades Its Graphics With Pixel Power

Noncommercial KEET Eureka, Calif. (DMA 194), has installed a Pixel Power LogoVision branding graphics system to deliver station lineups and other promotional graphics in HD. “Efficiency and affordability are very important to a public broadcaster,” said Eli Moulton, IT coordinator at KEET. “Pixel Power LogoVision is a very good fit for our requirements. In particular […]

Pixel Power Unveils New Playout Line

Pixel Power, a supplier of broadcast graphics systems, announced plans to reveal ChannelMaster, a new line of all-in-one playout systems for multichannel broadcast operations, at NAB 2011. The company will be operating out of Booth N2034 of the Las Vegas Convention Center,