For TV Stations, IP Transition Moves At Tiptoe Pace

Technology executives from Fox Corp., Hearst Television, CBC, Sony and Florical told a TVNewsCheck webinar last week that the lack of a “trigger point” and a shortage of personnel experts in managing IT infrastructures are among the factors slowing down the pace of the industry’s IP transition.

TVN Webinar: The IP Transition And Local TV

Executives from Fox Corp., Hearst Television, CBC, Sony Electronics and Florical Systems will question the viability of continuing to invest in on-prem hardware given the cloud’s capacious flexibility in a TVNewsCheck Working Lunch Webinar on Aug. 17 at 1 p.m. ET. Register here.

Stefan Hadl Promoted To Hearst TV SVP, Broadcast Engineering & Technology

Stefan Hadl, Hearst Television’s vice president of engineering since June 2019, has been promoted to senior vice president, broadcast engineering & technology. The announcement was made Tuesday by Jordan Wertlieb, […]


Scale Dictates Broadcasters’ IP Transition

Station groups lag behind larger networks in investing in new IP routing systems despite interoperability hurdles being overcome and IP gear prices falling. But the new infrastructure may end up being more horsepower than they need. Above, a control room at NBCUniversal’s Boston Media Center in Needham, Mass. The facility handles four businesses in the market — WBTS (NBC), WNEU (Telemundo), New England Cable News and NBC Sports Boston — on one common IP-based technology platform.

Hearst Launches Faubell Fellowship To Find Tech Talent

The Marty Faubell Broadcast Technology Fellowship, named for the broadcaster’s longtime engineering VP, aims to recruit fresh talent to be trained in all aspects of television production with an emphasis on engineering and IT.


Cloud Won’t Replace Hubbing Anytime Soon

Executives from Tegna, E.W. Scripps, Hearst and Gray told a TVNewsCheck webinar last week that the cloud’s impact on master control operations is still years off, with those who have adopted hubbing still depending on traditional equipment.

How Will Hubbing And The Cloud Affect The Future Of TV Station Group Operations?

Executives from Tegna, E.W. Scripps, Hearst Television, Gray Television and Bitcentral will explore the possibilities for hubbing some or all TV station group operations — and how much of a role the private or public cloud may play in those future designs — during an Aug. 5 TVNewsCheck webinar. Speakers are (clockwise from upper left): Dave Burke, SVP and CTO, Gray Television; Kurt Rao, SVP-CTO, Tegna; Ray Thurber, VP engineering, E.W. Scripps; Stefan Hadl, VP engineering, Hearst Television; Sam Peterson, GM, core business unit, Bitcentral. Glen Dickson, TVNewsCheck contributing editor, will moderate. Register here.

Hadl To Succeed Faubell As Hearst Engineering VP

Stefan Hadl is tapped to succeed Martin Faubell who will retire next year. Hadl will oversee the Hearst stations’ engineering operations and staffs.

Hearst Television Promotes Stefan Hadl

It moves him from engineering director at its WCVB Boston to Eastern region director of engineering for the group.


Stefan Hadl Named WCVB Engineering Dir.

The longtime Hearst tech executive, and veteran of the United States Air Force, will head broadcast engineering and operations at Hearst Television’s Boston ABC affiliate.