Net Insight Joins The Zixi Enabled Network

To reduce the cost to serve and increase innovation agility, Net Insight says it is joining the Zixi Enabled Network, thus enabling interoperability with other Zixi customers and partners, as well as making it easier to acquire and distribute content over public Clouds such as Amazon Web Services. Consumer demand for instantly accessible, personalized, immersive […]

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TVN Tech | COVID-19 Speeding Broadcasters’ Shift To Cloud

The coronavirus pandemic has amped up the transition to cloud-based workflows as broadcasters have employed as many remote operations as possible. The next frontier: an acceleration of live production applications in the cloud. Above, an Amazon Web Services Outpost cloud server.

TAG Video Systems Introduces Zer0 Friction To Deploy, Operate And Acquire Broadcast Technology

TAG Video Systems, a global provider of SW, IP, COTS/cloud, probing, monitoring and multiviewing solutions, is reassuring broadcasters, during this time of heightened news and media consumption, that global operations are uninterrupted, and in fact strengthened by the company’s Zer0 Friction business strategy, what it calls an industry first. Zer0 Friction takes broadcast technology to the next level; leveraging TAG’s unique […]

Pebble Beach Virtualizes 2020 Tradeshow Presence

Pebble Beach Systems, an automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, is organizing “virtual stands” for CABSAT from March 31 to April 2, and for NAB on April 20-22, with the aim of “enabling the most important side of any trade show — open discussion.” Alison Pavitt, marketing manager, Pebble Beach Systems, said: “Trade shows […]

ENCO Founder Eugene Novacek Dies

Eugene Novacek, founder of ENCO, a provider of software for radio and television, including playout automation, captioning, scheduling and streaming, died Jan. 1, 2020 in New York following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 61. He is survived by his wife, Judith Novacek; his daughter, Kristin Heinbockel; his son Andrew Novacek, and granddaughter, Evany […]

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TVN Tech | Big Changes Driving Multiviewer Technology

Multiviewers are in the midst of a rapid evolutionary phase spurred by the proliferation of signals that need monitoring and the IP transition. As the need for control across multiviewer screens increases, the technology is also becoming more integrated with other pieces of equipment.

Imagine Makes Moves In Ad Tech, Playout, Networking At IBC

Among the many announcements from Imagine Communications coming out of IBC (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) at its stand 1.D61 are: It has extended its longstanding relationship with ITV, which will deploy a new generation of Landmark Sales (Landmark II) to better manage linear airtime sales across its increasingly diverse advertising ecosystem. Imagine Communications has been selected […]

Red Bee Media Builds Hybrid Media Cloud Environment With Cisco And 7fivefive

Red Bee Media has been working with Cisco and 7fivefive to create a sophisticated media centric hybrid cloud environment, designed to streamline media production, playout, media processing and distribution services for global broadcast customers. As a major managed services provider, Red Bee is creating a next generation media environment with cutting edge-technology including the Cisco […]

Imagine Updates Master Control For Egyptian National Media Authority

Imagine Communications is building a completely updated master control and playout platform for the newly formed Egyptian National Media Authority (ENMA), previously Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU), the national broadcaster in Egypt. The phased upgrade of this facility is designed to deliver a high level of operational resilience and integrates seamlessly with the broadcaster’s […]

Aveco Introduces ASTRA MCR Hybrid Playout Solution At IBC

At IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) in Aveco’s stand 3.B67 and Harmonic’s stand 1.B20, Aveco will introduce integration with Harmonic’s VOS 360 dedicated end-to-end video cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform which can be controlled by ASTRA MCR for hybrid on-premise and cloud-based playout using a single user interface. The ASTRA MCR playout […]

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 […]

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CNN Rides The IP Train Into Hudson Yards

The global news giant has built the first major broadcast facility to be completely based on the SMPTE 2110 IP networking standard. “The idea behind going IP was to get everything across CNN’s facilities connected,” says Bob Hesskamp, EVP of broadcast engineering for Turner. “The other reason we did this was we wanted to build a facility that wasn’t out of date on Day One, that was software-configurable, expandable and easier to make changes to.”

Pike Media Lab Adopts Grass Valley Software-Defined Playout

Pike Media Lab has transitioned to a software-only playout solution from Grass Valley. Central to the new playout capability is ICE SDC, which supports uncompressed 2022-6 video streams and enables the Russian media services provider to leverage new commercial and operational models as well as handle content from almost any source and distribute it quickly to any platform. Pike Media […]

Red Bee Media Opens New Media Management Facilities In London

Red Bee Media has unveiled a new, state-of-the-art media management facility at Broadcast Centre, White City, London. Powered by Nucleus, a next-generation hybrid unified cloud platform, the facilities are fully integrated with a new AV ingest area, extensive post-production facilities and connected to all Red Bee Media supported playout and OTT platforms. All services can […]

Red Bee Media Launches ‘Red Lab’ In London

Red Bee Media has opened a new R&D facility located in its hub in Broadcast Centre, west London. Red Lab, London houses a private cloud platform for remote testing, as well as meeting and collaboration space for broadcast and network engineers and solution architects — an approach to R&D that it says led to the […]

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Flexibility, Efficiency Driving Master Control

Playout has taken a leading role in early IP deployments around the world. As master control technology providers work to transition customers, they are focused on providing platforms that can operate on premises, fully in the cloud or in hybrid set-ups.

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 […]

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Imagine Communications

Imagine Communications | Stand 4.A01| www.imaginecommunications.com Imagine Communications is unveiling a range of business-driving enhancements to Versio Platform, the latest evolution of the company’s groundbreaking and industry-proven playout software solutions. Versio Platform offers a complete playout and media workflow solution from ingest, prep and playout to automation, graphics, master control and branding. The market’s first […]

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Grass Valley

Grass Valley | Stand 9.A01| https://www.grassvalley.com/home/ Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will showcase its newly enhanced product portfolio at IBC 2018. Grass Valley will reiterate its commitment to helping customers transition to software-defined, cloud-based workflows and flexible IP-based networks. At IBC, we will highlight how Grass Valley solutions improve broadcasters’ business agility and enhance their ability to […]

Atresmedia Boosts Playout Facilities With Imagine

Spanish commercial broadcaster Atresmedia, home of Antena 3 and other popular entertainment channels, has complemented its existing Imagine Communications Versio integrated playout installation by deploying a Versio-based disaster recovery playout center. The new backup facility maintains tight synchronization with the primary playout center to ensure instant and seamless failover should it be necessary. Facing growing demand […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Cinegy

Cinegy | Booth SL12116 | https://home.cinegy.com/ Cinegy develops software solutions for collaborative workflow encompassing IP, capture, editing, and playout services tools, integrated into an active archive for full digital asset management. At NAB 2018, Cinegy will introduce Cinegy Air PRO 12 broadcast automation and real-time, multi-channel video playout software for SD, HD and/or Ultra HD […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: MX1

MX1 | Booth SU5802 | https://www.mx1.com MX1, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, is a leading global media services provider. The world’s first media globalizer works with leading media businesses to transform content into the ultimate viewer experience for a global audience. MX1 will demonstrate its comprehensive media services, including MX1 360, the company’s unified media […]

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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 ’18 Tech Hot Topics Products: Master Control, Playout

For the third year, TVNewsCheck is augmenting its coverage of NAB Show Hot Topics tech trends stories with information that can make your visit to the NAB Show easier. This week’s focus is master control and playout (read the main story here). These companion resource guides on the technology covered each week are compilations of information provided […]

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IP, ATSC 3.0 Top Tech On Tap For 2018

The list of gear and technologies expected to command broadcasters’ attention and wallets next year includes the transition from SDI to IP infrastructure using clouds; transmitters and other RF gear to handle station migration to new channels; ATSC 3.0; plus a lot of activity involving cameras, bonded cellar, multichannel workflow and virtual sets.

Alrai TV Uses Imagine For Playout Automation

Imagine Communications has installed a playout system at Alrai TV, a premium family entertainment satellite service based in Kuwait. The system integrates with existing islands of operations, provided by Imagine in the past, covering production, news and playout.   Imagine has worked closely with Alrai since 2004. In the past 18 months, the two companies have […]

Grass Valley Intros New T2 Digital Recorder/Player

Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, developed its new T2 Series 3 SD/HD audio/video playout center “with versatility, reliability and efficiency in mind, three factors broadcasters depend on when creating content in demanding live event and mobile production environments.” T2 Series 3 features an intuitive 7-inch LCD touch panel on its front panel, as well as 1-channel input […]

IBC 2017 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Amagi

Amagi | Stand 2.B19 | www.amagi.com  Amagi, a provider of cloud-based broadcast infrastructure, and targeted TV and OTT advertising, says its CLOUDPORT multichannel cloud playout platform can now be deployed on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Owing to this development, Amagi CLOUDPORT users now have the option to operate on one of the most widely […]

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On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz | Stand 7.E25 | Website: www.rohde-schwarz.com With its open architecture, R&S Venice is an ingest and playout system that enables broadcasters to deliver content in the most appropriate manner by merging SDI and video-over-IP technologies, empowering the user to migrate to IP-based production at a time and speed that best suits their situation. […]

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On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Broadcast Solutions

Broadcast Solutions | Stands O.EO2 & 8.A74 | Website: http://www.broadcast-solutions.de The German-based system integrator will show its full expertise on the largest outdoor stand of the show, focusing on system integration solutions with Streamline OB Vans, studio projects, the company’s own cable manufacturing as well as virtual reality solutions. The indoor stand (8.A74) will emphasize […]

Q&A WITH BOGDAN FRUSINA

Blending Cellular, Ku Nets Equal Reliability

IP newsgathering specialist Dejero and global satellite service provider Intelsat have partnered to offer the TV industry a new service that blends Ku-band satellite and cellular network bandwidth into a one-button-push service for IP news contribution from the field. Dejero founder Bogdan Frusina explains why the service is necessary, how existing Ka-band users can get on board, what Intelsat brings to the party and how the new service will add another option to relieve network congestion at big events like political conventions.

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Dielectric Ships Powerlite RF Systems To Ethiopia

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SMPTE Announces 2017 Award Winners

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For-A Ships InSync Tech MCC-4K Converter

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Robert Kakareka Joins Qligent

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Raycom Getting Repack Xmtrs From GatesAir

GatesAir will provide the station group with Maxiva transmitters and installation services covering 65 TV stations in 44 markets.

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For-A, InSync Form Joint Venture To Address 8K

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Canal 13 Selects Blackmagic URSA For Telenovelas

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Octopus Newsroom Partners With Traco Systems

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