Sinclair’s Mark Aitken Named SMPTE Fellow

Aiken has been a longstanding proponent of new technologies and is playing a major role in the deployment of NextGen TV services.

SMPTE Announces 2023 Section Election Results

Sally Hattori Named SMPTE Standards Vice President

Technology professional association SMPTE said today that SMPTE Fellow Sally Hattori has accepted the position of SMPTE standards vice president, a role in which she is directing and supervising the […]

SMPTE Rapid Industry Solutions For On-Set Virtual Production Publishes Camera & Lens Metadata Project For Public Comment

SMPTE, the global society for media professionals, technologists, and engineers, has released its Rapid Industry Solutions (RIS) On-Set Virtual Production Camera and Lens Metadata project. The RIS On-Set Virtual Production […]

SMPTE Partners With Open Services Alliance

SMPTE, the global society of media professionals, technologists and engineers, is partnering with the Open Services Alliance, which focuses on enabling improved open interoperability among service-based applications. This partnership is […]

SMPTE Partners With OSA On More Robust, Versatile Rapid Industry Solutions Program

SMPTE is partnering with the Open Services Alliance, which focuses on enabling improved open interoperability among service-based applications. The two say the partnership “is a natural extension of SMPTE’s Rapid […]

SMPTE President Renard Jenkins To Present Keynotes For Public Media Technology Summit & NAB BEIT Conference

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) today announced that SMPTE President Renard T. Jenkins will serve as the keynote speaker for the inaugural Public Media Technology Summit […]

SMPTE, MovieLabs And EBU Publish ‘Media In The Cloud: Ontology And Semantic Web Technology Navigation Guide’

SMPTE has collaborated with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Motion Pictures Laboratories Inc. (MovieLabs), a technology joint venture of the major Hollywood studios, to publish Media in the Cloud: […]

Michele Wright Joins SMPTE As Director Of Business Development And Outreach

SMPTE, the home of media professionals, technologists and engineers, today named Michele Wright director of business development and outreach. She will lead the society’s marketing and sales teams and partner […]

SMPTE Introduces 2023 Leadership

SMPTE announced the results of its 2022 elections for board officers and regional governors who will begin serving terms in January 2023. This leadership group will continue SMPTE’s work to […]

SMPTE Elects Renard Jenkins First Black Board President

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has elected new board officers, including the first Black SMPTE board president, Warner Bros. Discovery’s Jenkins. All of the new officers will begin serving in January 2023.

Meet David Grindle, SMPTE’s New Executive Director

The association’s new leader discusses the group’s priorities, its upcoming Media Technology Summit and more.


SMPTE And Open Services Alliance For Media To Host Media Microservices Summit, May 11-12 In New York

SMPTE , the organization of media professionals, technologists and engineers, is partnering with the Open Services Alliance (OSA) for media to present the Media Microservices Summit, hosted by Microsoft in […]

SMPTE Taps David Grindle To Be Executive Director

The veteran nonprofit association executive will join the tech group in July.

SMPTE Announces 2022 NAB Show Educational Presentations

SMPTE, the home of media professionals, technologists and engineers, today announced a lineup of 12 educational sessions supported by SMPTE at the 2022 NAB Show (April 23-27 in Las Vegas). […]

SMPTE Introduces 2022 Leadership

SMPTE, the home of media professionals, technologists and engineers, announced the board officers, regional governors and governors-at-large serving terms on its board of governors in 2022, as well as the […]

Planar, OptiTrack Partner With SMPTE To Develop On-Set Virtual Production Methodologies

Planar, a global provider of visualization technology,  and co-owned OptiTrack, which offers 3D tracking systems, have joined other industry leaders and SMPTE to form The Advisory Group of the On-Set […]

SMPTE Rapid Industry Solutions On-Set Virtual Production Initiative Receives Epic MegaGrant

SMPTE — through its newest program, Rapid Industry Solutions (RIS) On-Set Virtual Production Initiative (OSVP) — has received an Epic MegaGrant from Epic Games. Drawing on the expertise and contributions […]

SMPTE Unveils Annual Technical Conference Program

SMPTE today introduced the program for the SMPTE 2021 Annual Technical Conference (SMPTE 2021 ATC), a virtual event with half-day sessions running over six days from Nov. 9-11 and Nov. […]

SMPTE’s Lange To Step Down As Executive Director

Barbara Lange will step down as the tech society’s executive director at the close of 2021. She has served in this role for 12 years, guiding SMPTE through a dynamic period of growth. (SMPTE photo)


Broadcasters Still Hesitate On IMF, But UHD May Help

Unlike studios and streamers, U.S. and international broadcasters have been reluctant to embrace the Interoperable Master Format. Their move to UHD programming and gradual operational shift to the cloud may change that.

SMPTE Announces 2021 Award Recipients

The tech society will recognize the honorees during its annual awards gala.

SMPTE+ Media In The Cloud Moves To Aug. 31

SMPTE today announced that the SMPTE+ virtual event Migrating Media & Entertainment Into the Cloud: A Real-World Perspective, now scheduled for Aug. 31, will feature a session exploring preservation, continuity […]

SMPTE Opens Call For Papers For SMPTE 2021 Technical Conference

Standards organization SMPTE is seeking technical papers for the SMPTE 2021 Annual Technical Conference (SMPTE 2021 ATC). Starting Nov. 9 and running select days through Nov. 18, the conference will […]

SMPTE, MESA Collaborate On Metadata Standard

Newly Elected And Returning SMPTE Board Members Begin 2021-22 Terms

SMPTE today announced that the members newly elected and returning to the SMPTE Board of Governors have begun the 2021-22 term. The board includes experienced SMPTE leaders, some moving into new […]

Hans Hoffmann Elected SMPTE President

SMPTE today announced that Hans Hoffmann, head of media fundamentals and production at the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), has been elected by the SMPTE membership to serve as SMPTE president for […]

SMPTE Adds Members To Engineers Advisory Board

Women In Technology Awards Live On Zoom Today At 4 p.m. ET

The 10th Annual Women in Technology Awards Presentation Ceremony and “Predictions for 2021” panel will kick off today, live on Zoom, at 4 p.m. ET. See the honorees, an honor roll of past honorees, here in the program. Still need to Register? 

SMPTE Unveils Program For SMPTE 2020

The interactive remote conference format offers peer-reviewed technical paper presentations, training and networking events, plus a live esports competition.


TVN Tech | Pandemic Puts New Priority On IP Routing

Remotely working broadcasters are increasingly seeing the advantages of IP routing systems to easily control equipment and monitor feeds. Those who adopted IP routers prior to the pandemic were “well ahead of the game,” says one vendor. Above, the BBC’s SMPTE 2110 facility in Cardiff, Wales.

SMPTE Publishes VC-6 Video Codec Standard

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has published V-Nova’s VC-6 video codec as the SMPTE ST-2117 standard. Ratification of VC-6 as a SMPTE standard came after a comprehensive peer review. VC-6 leverages artificial intelligence as part of how the video codec approaches compression to offer contribution, production and workflow solutions for 4K and 8K.

SMPTE Unveils Redesigned Logo And Website

The professional organization is expanding its educational offerings, standards work and networking events to better serve media professionals, technologists and engineers.

SMPTE Names 2020 Honorees

SMPTE revealed the industry leaders and innovators who will be honored at the Awards Gala that will be part of this year’s interactive remote SMPTE 2020. Scheduled for Nov. 11 and 12 during […]

Women In Technology Awards And ‘Predictions 2021’ Panel Set For Oct. 19

TVNewsCheck will present a virtualized 10th Annual Women in Technology Awards presentation ceremony and immediately after it, a “Predictions for 2021” panel session featuring all six honorees talking about how widespread remote production and other developments this year are likely to affect technology in 2021. Honorees are (top, l-r): SMPTE’s Barbara Lange, WarnerMedia’s Lisa Pedrogo, Perspective Media’s Janet Gardner, (bottom, l-r): Avid’s Kate Ketcham, Latakoo’s Jade Kurian and Walt Disney Co.’s Sally Hattori. To attend the event on Monday, Oct. 19, at 4 p.m. ET, please register here.


Webinars This Week: TVN, MFM, Sinclair, SMPTE, SVG, LAWO

TVNewsCheck will consider how news organizations are turning remote production outposts into permanent at-home studios, while Sinclair will present episode two of a series on monetizing NextGen TV. SMPTE has two events this week, MFM continues a series of for-credit sessions for finance managers and SVG presents its annual Sports Content Management conference in virtual form. For more events, plus dates, times and registration links, visit TVNewsCheck’s Virtual Events Directory.

SMPTE Releases Revisions to IMF Standards Documents

SMPTE has introduced a series of revisions to the SMPTE Interoperable Master Format (IMF) standards documents (SMPTE ST 2067) to ensure compliant implementation, bring additional features to the IMF system, […]

SMPTE Expands Access To Educational Programs, Events, Standards Documents

SMPTE today announced changes to its educational programming designed to make it easier for industry professionals to keep up with the latest technology and to learn new skills. In addition […]


TVN’s Women In Tech | SMPTE’s Lange Pushes More Standards, Members

Barbara Lange, SMPTE’s executive director, is one of TVNewsCheck’s 2020 Women in Technology Leadership Award honorees. Her forward-looking moves at the organization — digitizing its archives and growing and diversifying its membership chief among them — have pivoted SMPTE to feel more “like a 100-year-old startup.”


Barbara Lange And Lisa Pedrogo: TVN’s Leaders

The recipients of TVNewsCheck’s annual Women in Technology Leadership Award — SMPTE’s Barbara Lange and WarnerMedia’s Lisa Pedrogo — are  women who have contributed substantially toward advancing their industry technologically. The award supports the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation’s Technology Apprenticeship Program, which places graduating engineers, who are women or people of color, in broadcast industry internships. They will be honored in a virtual awards presentation and panel discussion on Oct. 19.