IBC’s Accelerator Program 2020 Ignites ‘Broadcaster Firsts’ For 5G & Remote Production

A team of 10 world-leading broadcasters, collaborating as part of IBC’s Accelerator Innovation Program, today revealed plans for a “proof of concept” demonstration of a series of 5G-enabled remote broadcast production use cases, live from Amsterdam on Thursday, Sept. 10. The project team, led by the BBC, together with Al Jazeera Media Network, BT Sport, EBU, ITV, Olympic […]

TVN Webinar: Technology And Election Season Storytelling

Leaders of television’s news and technology community will talk about how technology can facilitate coverage of the 2020 election season during a TVNewsCheck Working Lunch Webinar set for Thursday, Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. ET. Speakers are (top, l-r): Alan Komissaroff, SVP news and politics, Fox News Channel; Tony Plosz, SVP and CTO, Graham Media Group; Bogdan Frusina, founder, Dejero and (below, right: Stephane Guez, founder and CTO, Dalet Digital Media Systems; and, left, Glen Dickson, contributing editor of TVNewsCheck, who is moderating the event. Register here.

OPEN MIKE FROM MARIO DIAZ BECAR

Remote Production Successes Validate Cloud

Mario Diaz Becar: Broadcasters have seen firsthand the agility, stability and reliability of the cloud since the pandemic accelerated its adoption. Functions like cloud ingest, edit while ingest and secure reliable transport are also promisingly on the horizon.

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TVN Tech | Tech Vendors Face Uncharted Waters

COVID-19 has had numerous tectonic effects on broadcast technology vendors, from accelerating a move to IP- and cloud-based systems to making for much uncertainty and probable consolidations ahead.

Broadcasters Refine Remote Workflows

Broadcasters are prepared to stick with their remote production workflows for the long haul as the pandemic stretches on with no end in sight. A TVNewsCheck webinar last week found they’re continuing to try to bring as much of the studio into staffers’ homes as possible, not only for anchors and reporters but producers, director, editors and graphic artists, too.

Dalet Offers Mobility Advancements For News Operations

Dalet, a provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, has rolled out mobility enhancements for the management, performance and user experience of remote newsroom operations. Dalet says it has made major usability improvements to its Dalet On-the-Go mobile app for smartphones and tablets, “boosting the collaborative experience between remote journalists and the […]

Kevin Cottam Named Ross Video VP, Global Sports & Live Events

Ross Video today promoted Kevin Cottam to vice president, global sports & live events. He joined Ross in 2011 as a demonstration artist and trainer, and has a background in sports and live production. A graduate of Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology in Ontario, Cottam began his television broadcasting career in 1996 with […]

Latakoo Reports 293% Increase In Cloud Video Usage

Latakoo, a developer of software solutions for the broadcast and production industries, says it has witnessed “a phenomenal increase” in usage from the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic by its broadcast customers. Customers that include Nexstar Media Group and many other large broadcasters, television stations and production companies use Latakoo’s patented technology combined with smart […]

Dejero And First Mile Ease Creative Collaboration

Dejero has made it possible for business-to-business integrated connectivity expert First Mile Technologies to address the connectivity, security and team synchronization challenges that emerged on-set and in post-production during the COVID-19 pandemic, when teams couldn’t meet to collaborate due to social distancing and travel limitations. Engaging Dejero EnGo mobile transmitters, GateWay network aggregation devices, CuePoint […]

Greg Doggett Joins TVU Networks In Sports And Entertainment Sales

TVU Networks, a provider of cloud and IP-based live video solutions, expanded its TVU Sports group with the addition of Greg Doggett as director of sports and entertainment during what the company calls a critical time when interest and demand for TVU’s remote video solutions are rapidly growing due to restrictions brought on by the […]

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TVN To Present: The At-Home Studio And The Future Of News Workflow

Technology managers from ABC News, NBCU and Spectrum Networks will talk about the at-home studio and it’s impact on the future of news workflow during a TVNewsCheck Working Lunch Webinar set for July 23. Speakers are (top row l to r): Brendan Falco, senior director of operations at Spectrum Networks and NY1 News; Ben Kepler, director of broadcast operations and engineering at ABC News; Keith Barbaria, VP technology at NBC’s WBTS Boston, NBC Sports Boston, Telemundo Boston and NECN (r); and bottom row l to r): Fred Fourcher, founder and CEO, Bitcentral; Jade Kurian, co-founder and president; and Glen Dickson, contributing editor, TVNewsCheck, who will moderate. Register to attend here. 

OPEN MIKE FROM TIM BURTON

Five Questions About Cloud Migration

As broadcasters consider a long-term shift to remote workflows, here are five key questions to tackle to guide decisionmaking.

EditShare Innovation Designed To Improve Remote Editing Workflows

EditShare, a technology leader that specializes in collaboration, security and intelligent storage solutions for media creation and management, has introduced an innovation to its remote cloud editing product EFSv that it says “transforms the economics of editing in the cloud while significantly improving the efficiencies of dynamic and remote editing workflows.” It goes on to […]

Haivision Shifts Fox Sports NASCAR Production Into High Gear

VENN Selects Blackbird For Remote Video Production

Blackbird plc, the developer and seller of the Blackbird cloud video editing platform, said that esports trailblazer VENN has selected Blackbird for remote video production. The deal is for three years and was brokered by Blackbird’s new US systems integrator partner, ASG. VENN is a new kind of TV network for the streaming generation, aimed at […]

Megaphone TV Unveils Remote Production Solution

Megaphone TV today launched Talk Show, a professional broadcast tool for creating live and recorded TV shows or video content in the social distancing era. Talk Show was developed with broadcasters in mind, offering a suite of essential features including: Realtime video conferencing with less than 0.5 sec delay Simple to use: 100% browser-based, works […]

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TVN Tech | COVID-19 Won’t Derail Set Design Trends

Despite pushing newsrooms temporarily into mostly remote production, set design vendors say COVID-19 won’t have a lasting effect on where sets were heading before the pandemic. They say viewers are likely to see more LED panels and walls, virtual sets and augmented and virtual reality usage in news studios. Above, for the TF1 broadcast news studio in France, Planar delivered a 750-square-foot curved video wall.

Latakoo, AP ENPS Collaborate On File Delivery

Latakoo’s integration with AP’s ENPS allows large organizations to collect assignments created in ENPS, as well as update existing assignments in ENPS with files uploaded from Latakoo. The company says integration of these two platforms “means assignments can be easily matched with video files delivered by Latakoo — making tracking stories and their related files, efficient and intuitive.”

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TVN Tech | ‘No Going Back’ To Pre-COVID Workflows

A TVNewsCheck webinar featuring top engineers from Fox, Tegna and Gray found stations are settling well into their COVID-19-induced remote workflows. Some of those workflows, including IP contribution, cloud-based collaboration and production automation, are likely to stay even after the pandemic subsides. “There’s no going back to what it was before this started,” says Tegna’s Robert Lydick.

LiveU Launches First Production-Level Field Unit

LiveU today unveiled its all-in-one production-level field unit for live news and sports coverage. The LU800 combines multi-camera production and video and audio capabilities with mission-critical transmission in a native 5G unit. LiveU said: “Designed from the ground up to unlock 5G potential, the unit offers unparalleled quality of service and resiliency.” The LU800 supports […]

Matrox Introduces Private WAN Support

Matrox has introduced private wide-area-network (WAN) support with its  Matrox Extio 3 IP KVM extenders. This new mode of operation enables organizations to introduce new remote work and collaborative workflow infrastructures by allowing users to access, share, and control any centralized workstation located in another building or city. Matrox says: “Featuring 4K and multi-display extension and switching […]

Latakoo Introduces Remote Production Workflow For Ingesting Dailies

Latakoo, a developer of software solutions for the broadcast production industry, has released its new Latakoo Dailies service, which is focused on production companies. The Dailies workflow lets video professionals rapidly ingest video files from the location where a shoot is occurring to post houses for editing. This Latakoo workflow has been optimized for teams […]

EditShare, Adobe Collaborate On Remote Production And Group Editing Workflows

EditShare, a technology provider that specializes in secure media management, collaboration and intelligent storage solutions for video content creators, continues its collaboration with Adobe to enhance end-to-end remote production and collaborative editing workflows. The integrated solution of EditShare with Adobe connects editing workflows into a wider media ecosystem with deep metadata tracking and workflow automation […]

SCISYS Combines Strengths And Becomes CGI

SCISYS Media Solutions (formerly Annova Systems and SCISYS Deutschland), has rebranded to CGI. The new brand is underlining its continued commitment to the global broadcast community by presenting the very best of its trusted newsroom and radio expertise, combined with the added power of global IT excellence from the new Canadian mother company. Having already […]

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TVN To Present: At-Home Production And The Future Of News Workflow

The coronavirus pandemic forced television news operations to produce almost entirely from producers’ and anchors’ homes. During a TVNewsCheck Working Lunch Webinar, set for May 28 at 1 p.m. ET, leading television engineering and operations executives will talk about what they’ve learned while facilitating this massive shift in workflow and the long-term changes likely to flow from it. Above, l-r: Speakers Richard Friedel, Fox Television Stations; Clint Moore, Gray Television; and Robert Lydick, Tegna Media.

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TVN Tech | Stations Embrace Advances In Remote Production

News organizations are increasingly using breakthroughs in technology to allow journalists to remotely, yet quickly, deliver more content over multiple platforms. The advances range from improved cellular networks that speed transmission of content from the field to the newsroom and cameras capable of streaming and providing remote video, to a host of tools available for journalists to remotely edit and produce content while collaborating with their newsrooms. Above, Grass Valley’s new GV Alyve, released at this year’s IBC Show, gives reporters a “virtual control room in the cloud” for production and distribution of video and livestream content. (Source: Grass Valley)

Hitomi, Broadcast Wireless Systems Demo Sync And Alignment For Remote Production At IBC

Hitomi Broadcast, manufacturer of MatchBox, the industry’s leading audio video alignment toolbox, is partnering with Broadcast Wireless Systems (BWS), manufacturer of the ultra-low latency BWS NanoPRO TX camera-back transmitter, to showcase remote production capabilities featuring Hitomi’s new ‘Matchbox Glass’ iOS app at IBC 2019 at Stand 2.C11. Using a Sony PXW 500 camera on loan […]

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TVN Tech | For IBC 2019, IP Leads The Story

Experts say the broadcast industry’s transition to IP infrastructure is likely to dominate this year’s show in Amsterdam. But there’s still plenty of room for developments in the cloud, artificial intelligence, OTT, cybersecurity and more to keep technologists busy on both the show floor and in its conference rooms.

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Sony Acquires 45% Stake In Nevion

Grass Valley, CenturyLink Demonstrate Remote Production Capabilities Over 100G High-Speed Link

Grass Valley joined forces with technology company CenturyLink to successfully run an ultra-high bandwidth test directly from cameras at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., to a remote production location in Tulsa, Okla. According to the companies, using CenturyLink’s 100 Gbps high-speed Vyvx network and Grass Valley’s DirectIP feature, the test demonstrates that uncompressed multi-camera […]

Larissa Goerner Named Grass Valley Live Solutions Director

Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today appointed Larissa Goerner as director of advanced live solutions, as part of its remote production strategy, a key growth area for the company. Grass Valley said that Goerner, based in Breda, The Netherlands, Goerner, “will leverage her past experience of working with a number of major broadcast vendors to […]

SVT Scales Up Remote Productions With EVS

Swedish national public broadcaster SVT has utilized EVS live production technology to successfully deliver two complex and ambitious remote productions for high-profile winter sports events: The Åre 2019 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships and the Östersund 2019 IBU World Championships Biathlon, which took place in February and March in the neighboring Swedish resorts. This presented host broadcaster SVT — one of […]

Racing Group Ups Streams From Tough, Remote Locations

The World Racing Group wanted to stream more events live, but with fiber connectivity rare and cellular connections not always reliable at the remote venues where many races take place, producers feared reliability would be an issue. They eliminated it with a Dejero solution that enabled them to double the number of races streamed live.

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: TVU Networks

TVU Networks | Stand 2.B28| http://www.tvunetworks.com/ Part of TVU Network’s range of innovative remote production solutions, TVU Producer enables anyone to produce professional, multi-camera video, eliminating the need for expensive hardware and software or prior training. Covering a wide range of applications, from live sports events and egames competitions, through to house of worship services […]

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Sony Touts Trans-Atlantic IP Production

Sony and CenturyLink conducted a test for a large news customer of the long-distance Remote Integration (REMI) connection between New York and London via a fiber link. For the test, Sony simulated a live broadcast and switched live between cameras in New York and London.

OPEN MIKE BY PETE WALKER

The Evolution Of Live Production Audio

Modern and powerful — yet cost-effective — products are now helping broadcasters do more for less, and in less space. And cost reduction does not need to affect the quality of output. IP connectivity makes live event coverage even more affordable and accessible, allowing for cloud-based workflows and very cost-effective bulk transport of uncompressed media.

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Calrec, Net Insight Partner On Remote Production

NAB 2017

Evertz Looks To Future Of IP, UHD, HDR

As broadcasters’ infrastructures evolve to accommodate IP, UHD and HDR, it stands to reason that vendors will necessarily to need to support workflows that — to various extents, and for various possible durations — are in a state of flux. Evertz indicated that it was up for the challenge in a press conference on Sunday that touched on its latest developments in areas including SDN, playout, compression, remote production and more.

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IP Transport Key To Lower Production Costs

Paul Shen, founder and CEO of TVU Networks, talks about his company’s TVU RPS, which allows TV networks, stations, schools, production companies and others to sidestep the expense of sending production trucks and full production crews into the field.

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ChyronHego Acquires Newsroom Solutions

Saying the move underscores its commitment to build the industry’s most complete software suite for live TV news production, ChyronHego also unveiled core product updates and inked a deal to launch a live remote production system with a leading provider of broadcast facilities and services in Europe.