OPEN MIKE BY SCOTT CARROLL

TV’s Future Is In The Software

Software was beneath all of this pandemic year’s significant innovations in TV’s remote production. The industry needs to accept and embrace its new essential role.

Black News Channel Chooses Clear-Com IP-Based Communications System

Debuting in February 2020 during Black History Month, Black News Channel (BNC) operates out of its brand new headquarters facility based in Tallahassee, Fla. BNC is an independent network that is minority-owned and operated, whose mission is to provide intelligent programming dedicated to the unique perspective of African American communities. Almost immediately after bringing their new purpose-built […]

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TVN Focus On Technology | AWS Advances Live Cloud Production

Amazon Web Services is developing new technology — the Cloud Digital Interface — to support uncompressed production workflows in the cloud that should eliminate latency for remote productions looking to, among other things, switch between camera feeds, insert graphics or trigger replays.

MTI Film Opens Data Center to Support TV Editing Teams Working Remotely

MTI Film has opened a high-speed, high-capacity data center in Hollywood dedicated to supporting television editing teams working remotely. The new site provides editors with dedicated connections to remote workstations and a shared storage environment, allowing them to edit and conduct other routine editorial operations as if they were in the same room. With an […]

EVS Training 1,000+ Production Engineers To Prepare For Further Workflow Changes

The forced cancellation of live sports and other events in 2020 has led to a new reality for broadcasters as they attempt to deliver the best programming for viewers and remain competitive in a rapidly changing market. Production engineers now find themselves under additional pressure to adapt their workflows and processes and rethink the way […]

The Switch Unveils 100Gbit Network Expansion

The Switch, a provider of production services and global delivery of live video, today announced a network expansion strategy to support more live content services and drive the industry’s transition to remote production. In Phase One of a broader network expansion project, The Switch is deploying 100Gbit connectivity to serve its customers in the northeast […]

Game Creek Video Selects Riedel’s MediorNet FusioN IP Gateways

Game Creek Video, a provider of advanced mobile television production facilities, has launched four new mobile units in the last year — with a fifth nearing completion — relying on Riedel Communications‘ ultra-dense IP gateway solutions for intertruck connectivity. Riedel’s MediorNet FusioN standalone IP converters drive full SMPTE ST 2110-based signal processing in the five […]

Dalet Helps France Télévisions Journalists Produce News From Home

Dalet, a provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, announced that France Télévisions has subscribed to Dalet Galaxy xCloud to enable critical news workflows from home when needed. Hosted by Dalet, the SaaS-based offering is a full-featured version of the latest Dalet Galaxy five platform that leverages the cloud to facilitate end-to-end, […]

TVU Networks Assists KMBC In Delivering Remote Live News Special

TVU Networks, a provider of cloud and IP-based live video solutions, this summer helped KMBC, the Hearst Television ABC affiliate in Kansas City, Mo., overcome the technical challenges associated with producing a live, local news special on race and policing during a time when the COVID-19 pandemic restricted in-studio production by bringing in guests remotely […]

Tech Emmys Honor Remote Production

The Television Academy on Thursday revealed winners of its 72nd Engineering Emmy Awards, with four of the nine companies honored for developing and deploying remote production technology that has become invaluable in a year in which the industry saw widespread shutdowns because of the coronavirus pandemic.

TVU Networks Launches Turnkey Production Package for Broadcasters Covering Presidential Race Remotely

TVU Networks, a provider of cloud- and IP-based live video solutions, is offering a turnkey production package for broadcasters looking to cover the 2020 U.S. presidential election remotely without sacrificing reporting or technical quality. This year’s election is of great interest to viewers around the world, but COVID-19 travel restrictions mean that many international and […]

NDI Integration With Microsoft Teams Opens Up Production Opportunities

NDI, part of the Vizrt Group, today announced that NDI technology is integrated with Microsoft Teams, “making it a key part of any video production workflow.” With video dominating communication on a global scale, the addition of NDI to Teams allows for versatile video workflows through a Teams meeting. Broadcast engineers can access the video feed of […]

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TVN Tech | Pandemic Means New Playbook For Sports Production

New remote production techniques, distributed workflows and onsite safety protocols have dramatically reshaped sports production. As COVID-19 continues to be a threat, sports producers can expect less travel, trucks staying in place and a slowdown of UHD production until the crisis abates.

Connecting TV News During A Pandemic

The year 2020 has forced many changes on TV broadcasters — one of the most visible has been through electronic newsgathering. With more sources stuck at home, broadcasters have increased their use of Zoom, WebEx, Skype and other consumer-grade Wi-Fi video conferencing services to help deliver the news.

Animation Research Uses AWS To Virtualize Remote Sports Production

Virtual Eye is the sports division of New Zealand-based Animation Research, which is one of Australasia’s leading 3D computer graphics production houses. For more than 25 years, Emmy Award-winning Virtual Eye has specialized in 3D TV graphics that revolutionize the way fans watch high-profile sports, and has delivered those experiences on multiple platforms for events […]

LTN Global Acquires Remote Production And 4K Pioneer DTAGS

LTN Global, a provider of transformative media technology and video transport network solutions has bought DTAGS, adding DTAGS’ portfolio of scalable 4K remote production, post-production and transmission workflows for major shows and events. LTN said: “Together, DTAGS’ and LTN’s expert teams and industry-leading technologies will power large-scale sports, entertainment, political, news, and corporate events. LTN’s next […]

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Broadcasters Tackle Election Challenge With Tech

Executives from Fox News and Graham Media say they’ll rely heavily on IP contribution, cloud editing systems and other remote production tools in their coverage of the 2020 election, and they’re also ready to settle in for the long haul if final results aren’t confirmed for days, if not weeks, after Nov. 3.

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 […]

WORKING LUNCH WEBINAR

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 […]