Megaphone TV Elevates Jamie MacDonald To EVP

Viewer engagement platform provider Megaphone TV has promoted Jamie MacDonald to executive vice president, broadcast solutions. He will continue to lead global sales and business development efforts in addition to expanding roles of marketing, partnerships, and strategy. Megaphone said that in his former position as vice president at, MacDonald “was instrumental in positioning Megaphone as […]

Grass Valley’s GV AMPP Powers Cloud Production for Electronic Arts Online Esports

Electronic Arts Competitive Gaming Entertainment (CGE), the company’s esports division, selected Grass Valley’s GV AMPP (Agile Media Processing Platform) to enable fully distributed, remote production for its major competitive gaming events EA Sports FIFA 21 and Apex Legends. The end-to-end cloud workflow allows EA to deliver broadcast quality storytelling to its global fanbase — with a production […]

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TVN Tech | New Tech Improves News Sharing, Collaboration

Pandemic-impacted newsrooms are increasingly embracing tools that allow more content sharing and collaboration from the field and between stations with the cloud playing an ever-larger role in the remote workflows involved. Above, Bridget Naso, news anchor for KNSD San Diego, uses Dejero’s LivePlus Mobile app on an iPhone to broadcast live from home during the pandemic.

Chyron Releases Prime Live Platform For Broadcast-Quality Production Anywhere

Chyron has released the Prime Live Platform, which it calls “a dynamic, scalable, full-featured production engine that bridges legacy workflows with the future of live content creation and distribution. As Version 4 of Chyron’s acclaimed Prime product family, the Prime Live Platform boasts the industry-leading graphics, clips, and branding capabilities of earlier Prime releases, as […]

Avid And LiveU Enable Secure Remote IP Contribution Through MediaCentral | Stream

Avid has set a strategic partnership with LiveU to enable the ingest of IP streams for television news and remote live TV production in Avid’s MediaCentral platform. This collaboration with LiveU, inventor and innovator of cellular bonding for transmitting high-quality live video, builds on Avid’s strategy to simplify on-premise and cloud-based production workflows and provide unparalleled openness for broadcasters […]

AVIWEST, CyanView Partner On Remote Camera Control For Live Multicamera Production

AVIWEST, a provider of video contribution systems, says its bonded cellular technology is now integrated with CyanView‘s RCP multicamera control panel. Integration between AVIWEST’s technology and CyanView RCP offers reliable, low-latency IP-based transmission of control signals from multiple camera types and brands to the control room for live production. Using AVIWEST technology and CyanView RCP, […]

Envisioning The Post-Pandemic Newsroom

If Jonathan Adkins, who oversees the broadcast news operation at Cleveland’s WKYC, wants to see the dramatic effects of COVID-19 on TV news production, all he has to do is go downstairs. “If a year ago, you had told me I could sit in my basement in my house and see 16 live feeds from the field, have direct interaction with the talent on the set, and be able to watch feeds and our broadcasts with less than a half second delay, I would have thought you were crazy,” he says. Adkins can even re-set the teleprompter from home. “If we go back to the way things were, we failed.” Above, part of the makeshift control room in Adkins’ basement.

NEP Connect Picks Net Insight To Deliver IP Remote Production

NEP Connect, a provider of global media critical connectivity services, has selected Net Insight to deliver remote production workflows for UK Broadcaster coverage. The project will launch this month. Net Insight’s remote production workflow solution allows full production capabilities with multi-stream alignment of video and audio feeds from 30 HD cameras, alongside UHD 4K and […]

EVS Launches Partnership With Haivision

EVS, a provider of live video technology for broadcast and new media productions, and Haivision, a global provider of real-time video streaming and networking solutions, have announced a partnership to bring broadcasters a combined, EVS-certified solution that enables remote workflows for replay system operators for live sports broadcasting. Today’s broadcasters are looking for decentralized approaches to […]

EVS Lands New Contract For Major Sporting Event In 2022

EVS, a provider of live technology for broadcast and new media productions, has been selected by the host broadcaster of a global multi-sports event taking place in Asia in 2022 to provide solutions for the centralized ingest, management and distribution of its media content. EVS will also be responsible for a comprehensive media server infrastructure […]

Dejero Strengthens European Network

Dejero has signed a number of new European partners as part of its strategy to provide its connectivity solutions through rental companies to support the increased demand to deliver mission-critical live video and real-time data across multiple sectors. “As organizations come through the other side of the pandemic, many are re-evaluating their strategy, workflows and […]

Cinevideo Doubles Up With Calrec For UHD Unit

Cinevideo has once again turned to Calrec with the launch of its new, market-leading 12G UHD HDR truck. The company has installed a 40-fader Artemis and router core alongside a compact and powerful 96-channel Brio36. The deal has been overseen by Calrec’s Italian partner Leading Technologies. Roberto Buonomo, Cinevideo technical manager, said: “With our new Waves truck, […]

LiveU Invests In Canadian Market With New Hire

LiveU has hired industry veteran, Mark Moore to grow the broadcast, sports and channel business and expand LiveU’s customer base as country manager for Canada. Under Moore’s leadership, LiveU expects to increase market share significantly in 2021. The Canadian broadcast and production market has been a significant growth area for LiveU over the past five […]

LiveU And Blackbird Team For End-To-End Live And VOD Production

LiveU, a provider of live video streaming and remote production solutions, has teamed up with Blackbird plc), the developer and seller of the cloud-native video editing and publishing platform, Blackbird, to speed up the production process and engage viewers with enriched live and video on demand content. The integrated solution lets production teams send reliable, high-quality […]

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TVN Tech | Many COVID Changes Likely To Become Permanent For TV Sports

Executives from Fox Sports and CBS Sports are among those predicting a sports production future with dramatically reduced onsite staff, greater operational efficiencies and cost savings, though with a fallout of job losses for mobile production personnel.

LiveU Acquires UK Channel Partner, Garland Partners

LiveU, a provider of live video streaming and remote production solutions, has bought its longstanding channel partner in the U.K. market, Garland Partners Ltd. LiveU has been working in the U.K. with Garland for more than 12 years, serving global broadcasters, sports organizations, production companies and online media. LiveU says the acquisition brings it “closer to […]

Rohde & Schwarz Ups Jörg Fries To Head Broadcast & Media Division

Rohde & Schwarz, a global provider of TV and radio distribution and media technologies has promoted Jörg Fries to vice president broadcast, amplifier and media solutions. Fries has been with Rohde & Schwarz for 25 years during which time he has successfully led technology innovation in several high-tech markets, most recently in the wireless multimedia […]

Intercoms Become More Flexible For Remote Production

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TVN Tech | Studio Designs Look Past COVID

COVID-19’s social distancing requirements won’t have a lasting impact on studio design and trends like video walls are expanding, vendors say. But remote production has compelled them to offer simple-to-use at-home kits until COVD abates. Above, Devlin Design Group recently delivered the set for the new studio at the Tennis Channel. The set uses LED displays surrounding the studio. The Tennis Channel can use the same set for different programs since the LEDs can display “graphic wallpaper” that can be customized.

B Live And CP Communications Bring At-Home Production Expertise To AKC Dog Show

CP Communications, a provider of solutions and services for live event productions, partnered with video production and delivery expert B Live for this year’s AKC National Championship Dog Show, which took place Dec. 12-13 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. The two companies collaboratively produced the live two-day stream for AKC’s website and […]

TVU Provides Remote Production Tech For South Korean Broadcaster

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TVN Tech | TV Broadcasters Expand Cloud Usage

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.

Dejero App Simplifies Broadcast Setup For Reporters And Anchors Working From Home

A new Windows-based application is joining the Dejero LivePlus family of mobile news apps, that is used daily by journalists all over the world, to simplify and enhance the quality of remote news delivery from virtually any location. LivePlus for Windows allows anchors and journalists working from home or from any remote location with a […]

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CP Communications Helps Greenlight Television Accelerate Remote Production

CP Communications, a provider of solutions and services for live event productions, has joined forces with Greenlight Television, producers of sports and documentaries to demonstrate the value of remote production models for sports and live events. Greenlight produced and live-streamed the USA-based muscle car racing championship, the Trans Am Series, for fans worldwide — embracing IP and bonded cellular systems from CP Communications — to reduce local costs and limit infrastructure while keeping a small crew safe […]

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TVN Tech | Broadcasters Weigh 5G’s Potential

For broadcasters, 5G represents both a potentially helpful new tool and a competitive threat. The reality of either prospect hinges on how quickly and deeply the technology gets rolled out.

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NTF 2020 | Broadcasters Hold Firm On Remote Workflows

Tech leaders at E.W. Scripps, Meredith and Hubbard Broadcasting as well as at tech vendor Avid say that remote production workflows are getting more refined, while vaccine promises also have them hopeful of a return to newsrooms. “The adrenaline that goes through a newsroom is hard to duplicate at home,” said Scripps CTO Ray Thurber at last week’s NewsTECHForum.

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TVN Tech | Devoncroft Assesses A Disrupted Tech Market

This month’s virtual Devoncroft Executive Summit took the measure of a media technology market radically altered by COVID-19, from a 10% hit to its overall market size, a reassessment of how of it does business and a big potential shift in its sales and marketing efforts. Above, Devoncroft’s Josh Stinehour emphasized that technology investment by broadcasters is an opportunity to drive increased revenues, not simply a cost center.

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NTF 2020 | News Storytelling Sees Creative Flourish In Pandemic Year

Journalists from AJ+, NBCLX, NBCU Owned Stations and Graham Media said 2020’s confluence of major stories prompted a surge of creativity and experimentation in video news storytelling. They told a NewsTECHForum panel that working conditions prompted the acquisition of new skills and more elasticity in their story length.

‘Maury’ And ‘Steve Wilkos Show’ Tap The Video Call Center For Remote Production

NBCUniversal Television Distribution announced a partnership with The Video Call Center to bring virtual guests to Maury and The Steve Wilkos Show, for the 2020-21 season. With the VCC’s Caller Cloud solution, the production teams can reach more people and expand the range of the stories they tell, while maintaining safe, remote practices. The VCC […]

IABM Names Latakoo ‘Broadcaster/Media Company Of The Year’

At last week’s IABM 2020 Awards, Latakoo, a leading developer of software solutions for the broadcast and production industry, was named the Broadcaster/Media Company of the Year. The IABM Broadcaster/Media Company of the Year Award recognizes broadcasters or media companies at the forefront of creating or distributing ground-breaking innovation across the content chain. This year’s virtual awards […]

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TVN Focus | Stations, Vendors Meet Challenge Of Nonstop News

News and technology executives from Fox Television Stations, Graham Media, Gray Television, Avid and Latakoo have embraced new technologies and workflows in a year of huge stories and largely remote production. They’re going to need to maintain that embrace while producing even more content in 2021, they said at a TVNewsCheck webinar last week.

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TVN Tech | TMC Tackles Return-Feed Challenges

Getting return video to talent in the field, particularly those working from at-home studios, has been one of remote production’s biggest challenges. Japan’s Techno Mathematical Co. (TMC) is using low-latency encoding and decoding technology that has become indispensable for the likes of NBC and CBS stations. Above, By using a TMC encoder, WCBS New York is able to keep the end-to-end delay low enough to allow meteorologist Lonnie Quinn to present the weather map remotely from his home Weather Barn.

Remote Production’s New Possibilities At NewsTECHForum

Technology executives from E.W. Scripps, Meredith, Hubbard and Avid will share what they’ve learned from a pandemic shift to remote production conditions and what elements are likely to become permanent parts of TV’s workflow in a panel at TVNewsCheck’s virtual NewsTECHForum on Dec. 17. Register here.

LiveU, Grass Valley Offer End-To-End Solution For Cloud Remote Live Productions

LiveU and Grass Valley are joining forces to offer an integrated cloud-based solution for remote live productions, letting customers “simplify their processes and automate live and non-live news and sports productions in an efficient, agile and customizable workflow.” Avi Cohen, LiveU’s co-founder and COO, said: “With the ongoing shift to cloud production, we are committed […]

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How To Improve Remotely-Produced Interviews

With in-studio interviews still indefinitely sidelined during the pandemic, making a few adjustments to at-home setups — including external camera and mics and optimizing lighting and internet connections — can make all the difference in production quality.

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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 […]