The vendor’s shift to SaaS products is a reflection of broadcasters’ changing business models, as they invest in new over-the-top services to meet consumer demand for nonlinear programming while traditional broadcast revenues decline.
When long-time PlayBox Neo customer the Seattle Channel first purchased two AirBox Neo servers in 2007, the servers were to be used for 24/7, multi-format playout with one as the main unit and the other providing redundancy. Since then, the government access channel operating out of Seattle City Hall has taken full advantage of several of the system’s lesser […]
Grass Valley continues its efforts to help customers deliver more compelling content at low-cost entry points with the latest addition to its portfolio, Playout Xpress. This new solution, it says, lets playout customers “adapt to rapidly changing audience trends in a quick and easy way through a system that is powerful enough to handle the most demanding […]
Bitcentral Inc., a provider of media workflow solutions, has formed a strategic partnership with playout platform provider Veset. Bitcentral will market, sell and support Veset Nimbus, a cloud-based broadcast playout solution, in the Americas. Veset Nimbus will be represented alongside Bitcentral’s own on-premises Central Control playout system and will allow the launch of playout services in […]
Horror-theme Latin American TV network Mórbido TV has chosen Veset Nimbus, the professional cloud playout SaaS from Veset, to distribute its linear channel to multiple destinations in Latin America. Launched in Mexico in January 2018 by IB Broadcasting Company SAPI de CV as a Pay TV channel, Mórbido TV caters to a growing audience of horror fans across […]
A first look at Disney’s new Digital Center 3 (DC3) in The Woodlands, Texas, a massive, 187,000-square-foot plant consolidating playout, transmission and media operations. (Sam Exley photo)
In support of evolving customer requirements, Imagine Communications has added a range of new functionality to its globally deployed Selenio Network Processor (SNP) platform and Magellan SDNO Control System. These new software feature releases are designed to enhance customers’ existing investments, driving further efficiencies in production, playout and distribution architectures. The SNP update also activates the feature licensing system, […]
Net Insight reports the successful implementation of “the world’s first 100GE IP Media Trust Boundary for the delivery of an uncompressed IP playout solution” to Red Bee Media, a managed services provider in the media industry. The deployment is used in Red Bee Media’s IP-based, software-only Managed Playout Service, enabling highly flexible and qualitative service distribution and […]
PlayBox Neo today introduced an expansion to the software connectivity of its ProductionAirBox Neo-20 broadcast playout server, with support now provided for the Octopus Newsroom computer system. “The Octopus NRCS offers a strong feature set which has received a good reception from broadcasters around the world,” said PlayBox Neo CEO Pavlin Rahnev. “We bridge between our respective platforms via […]
GB News, Britain’s latest news channel, will launch on Red Bee Media’s cloud-based software-only managed playout service. Red Bee will manage the playout of all GB News’ broadcasts, making sure 6,500 hours a year of news, opinion and debate reaches audiences across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. “Red Bee is a highly experienced and […]
Brightcove Inc., a global provider of video for business, has launched Brightcove Cloud Playout, a new feature that enhances Brightcove’s end-to-end video platform. Brightcove says the launch of cloud playout “strengthens Brightcove’s Technology and Engineering Emmy Award-winning offerings by enabling customers to save even more time and money by consolidating all video needs on a single […]
Technology executives from WarnerMedia, Sinclair, Amagi and Grass Valley said at a TVNewsCheck webinar last week that while broadcasters are drawn to the cloud’s flexibility and scalability, moving away from on-prem hardware means workflow changes often better suited to a hybrid model.
Networks and station groups are working on designing IP and cloud playout operations that include live programming. What challenges do they still face in 2021? How much of their cloud playout plans will use the public clouds and how much will take place in private data networks? What do leading technologists anticipate will be their timelines for moving playout to IP or the cloud?
PlayBox Neo has completed a large-scale playout system for 24-hour TV news broadcaster N1 at the network’s headquarters in Belgrade, Serbia. CNN’s exclusive regional news partner, N1 broadcasts via cable, direct-to-home satellite and on the Net TV Plus OTT platform. The project was commissioned via PlayBox Neo distribution partner PBT Adria which supervised the design, […]
Longtime PlayBox Neo customer, WJFW, an NBC affiliate in Rhinelander, Wis., just added its third AirBox Neo-20 server to handle content and master playout. The latest addition to its PlayBox Neo complement is assigned to WJFW’s primary channel. Two other AirBox Neo-20 servers manage playout for the station’s digital subchannels — Antenna TV and Cozi TV. WJFW […]
TV broadcasters are aiming to move live production workflows to the cloud, but executives from Sinclair, ABC News and Vizrt said at last week’s NewsTECHForum it will take faster tech development from vendors and possibly new financial thinking from customers.
Broadcast playout continues to have a mix of installation types even as the pandemic accelerates change. Broadcasters’ size, reach, audience and operational goals must all be considered to chart the best course.
Dalet, a provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, is helping media companies make a smooth transition to full IP production workflows with the latest version of its SMPTE ST 2110 compliant Dalet Brio ingest and playout platform. Offering maximum flexibility for creating and delivering programs and content across transitioning infrastructures, Dalet […]
Noncommercial WLVT Bethlehem, Pa. (PBS), part of Lehigh Valley Public Media, has chosen a dual channel PlayBox Neo playout system for the third phase of the infrastructure expansion project which it started in 4Q 2017. This latest phase includes the integration of an AirBox Neo platform with TitleBox Neo software that will be used for […]
Broadcasters such as Sinclair and Vice are increasingly shifting playout functions to cloud platforms, seeking more flexibility and agility there and testing the waters with disaster recovery strategies, OTT channels and diginets. “In the cloud, you can build up a whole separate system in parallel, test it, then cut over to it,” says one consultant.
Tightrope Media Systems has added new functionality and efficiencies to its Cablecast Community Media broadcast automation, playout and content publishing platform. Available immediately, version 7.2 of the Cablecast software adds support for NewTek’s popular NDI media-over-IP technology alongside new clip trimming and metadata tagging capabilities. Many community media organizations now use NewTek’s TriCaster or another NDI-enabled solution as their production switcher. Cablecast 7.2 can ingest NDI streams from such systems from […]
SportsTribal TV is a new, free ad-supported sports streaming service, offering a wide range of 24/7 sports-based entertainment channels from around the world. Launching in late 2020, SportsTribal TV enables traditional and non-traditional sports rights owners, niche and micro-niche sports, social creators and sports storytellers to turn their video content into professionally managed, 24/7 streaming […]
Vice TV, the international television network from Vice Media Group, has transitioned its U.K. and French channels to Amagi’s fully virtual cloud playout platform. All international services of Vice TV channels covering APAC and EMEA are now fully managed by Amagi. “Amagi has been a great partner as we have pioneered adoption of cloud based […]
ChyronHego today introduced Prime Graphics 3.6, the newest version of its platform for real-time graphics authoring and playout. With this release, ChyronHego says it keeps its promise of “One platform, multiple use cases,” extending Prime Graphics to support augmented reality graphics in live studio environments and adding new productivity tools that simplify and accelerate design […]
PMCM-TV stations WNWT (home of the New Jersey News Network) and WJLP (serving New York City) chose PlayBox Neo’s multichannel playout system as part of a playout and channel branding capabilities upgrade. WJLP and WNWT share transmitter facilities at 4 Times Square in midtown Manhattan. WNWT is currently online with PlayBox Neo, and WJLP will be after its site […]
TAG Video Systems, a global provider of 100% SW, 100% IP, 100% COTS, probing, monitoring and multiviewing solutions for major broadcast applications (live production, playout, delivery and OTT), has announced that its MCM-9000 software platform can now run on the Microsoft Azure Cloud in addition to its existing support for Amazon Web Services (AWS). Gal Waldman, TAG chief product […]
As part of the finale of Ross Live | 2020, Ross Video launched its Kiva live presentation server, the most recent addition to its range of server solutions. Kiva is a media server platform that complements the existing Tria production server and Mira replay server solutions from Ross. With a simple click, the Kiva user interface presents […]
BBC Studios (BBCS) and its subsidiary UKTV have selected SES to manage the playout and distribution of more than 50 linear channels, and their associated video on demand (VOD) services, SES announced today. SES will provide playout, content processing, distribution, and VOD services, delivering BBCS and UKTV content to a network of affiliates globally and […]
EVS, a provider of live video technology for broadcast and new media productions, today said that Canal+ has selected its recently acquired Cerebrum control and monitoring solution for a major overhaul of its in-house MCR and TX playout management workflows. The Vivendi-owned French premium television channel and Entertainment streaming services becomes one of the first customers to implement an EVS […]
Pixel Power, a global provider of graphics production and playout automation, has appointed Sarah Deas to its head office team. Deas will provide internal sales support to the sales teams in the Cambridge base and regional offices in North America, South-East Asia and the Middle East. Pixel Power said it “continues to invest in staff […]
As broadcasters take stock of a changed world, their transition from hardware to software and ultimately the cloud has grown more urgent. For TAG Video Systems, the road to partnership boils down to a Zero Friction approach to technology, software licensing and even doing business. “For our content partners,” said TAG CEO Abe Zerbib, “it’s a big game changer.”
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 […]
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, 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 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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 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 […]