TVN Webinar To Explore Cloud Storage And Optimizing Content Management

Executives from Warner Bros. Discovery, Vice Media, Sinclair Broadcast Group and Hearst Television will look at efforts underway to migrate storage to the cloud in a TVNewsCheck Working Lunch webinar at 1 p.m. on June 23. Register here.

NAB Show: OpenDrives Unveils Vendor-Agnostic Software Solution

OpenDrives, the global provider of enterprise-scale, software-led storage solutions trusted by Fox Sports, HBO, Spotify and hundreds more, unveiled today its open ecosystem solution at the NAB Show (through April 27 in Las Vegas). Powered by Atlas, the centralized hub for accessing, managing and moving data with a single pane of glass, the solution bridges […]

NAB Show: Quantum Rolls Out The H4000 Essential Asset Management And Storage Solution

Quantum Corp., a provider of solutions for video and unstructured data, today released its H4000 Essential, an all-in-one appliance that integrates Quantum CatDV media asset management and Quantum StorNext 7 shared storage software on the award-winning H4000 storage platform. The H4000 Essential provides highly available shared storage and automatic content indexing, discovery, and workflow collaboration for […]

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Tech Trends For ’22: Cloud Still Looms Above All

Executives from WarnerMedia, Graham Media Group, Dalet and Perspective Media Group told a TVNewsCheck webinar last week that the proliferation of direct-to-consumer services and remote/distributed production shifts put the industry’s cloud migration as next year’s biggest trend.

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IP Workflows: Upsides Aplenty, Complexities, Too

Broadcasters are embracing IP workflows as a “ramp to the cloud” and are still contending with variable costs and concerns over security, latency and interoperability, not to mention the different skills that labor must bring to bear. However, IP workflows can bring benefits like scalability, flexibility and security to broadcasters, such as NBCU Boston (above).

Rohde & Schwarz and ATTO Partner To Optimize Ethernet Adapter Capabilities For MacOS

Rohde & Schwarz, a global provider of post-production media technologies, has joined forces with ATTO Technology Inc., a provider of network, storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, to optimize the new generation of ATTO 360 Tuning, Monitoring and Analytics Software, as well as ATTO ThunderLink N3 3102 and NS 3252 Thunderbolt adapters for use with R&SSpycerNode. The company says: “Now, macOS customers — in addition to Linux and Windows users — […]

Storage Made Easy’s SMBStream Offers Secure Accelerated Access Over The Internet

Storage Made Easy has introduced SMBStream, which can work alongside its Enterprise File Fabric product or can be configured to work standalone with direct SMB Shares. SMBStream provides secure accelerated access to SMB Shares across the Internet. A small agent is co-located in the same network as the NAS or Filer providing the SMB Share. […]

NBC Olympics Using Dell Storage Systems For Olympics

NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected Dell Technologies to provide high-performance storage systems for its production of the Summer Games in Tokyo, Japan, from July 23 to Aug. 8. NBC Olympics will use the Dell EMC PowerScale family of storage systems to digitally store video content captured at the Tokyo Olympics for […]

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TVN Tech | COVID-Era Content Management Taps Cloud, AI

Technology executives from WarnerMedia, Sinclair and Hearst said at a recent TVNewsCheck webinar that they’re tackling the content management challenge amplified by the pandemic by using cloud storage and leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve indexing and searching.

Imagine Introduces Economical, High-Availability Storage

Imagine Communications has further developed its industry-leading storage portfolio with the addition of Versio IOX Express NAS, providing broadcast and production facilities “with a high-availability shared storage solution that enables on-air scalability and pay-as-you-go expansion at a very attractive price point.” The ability to manage a system from tens or hundreds of miles away is no […]

Said Bacho Joins EditShare As Sales VP For EMEA

EditShare, a technology provider of collaboration, security and intelligent storage solutions, has appointed Said Bacho to vice president of sales, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa). Bacho has a deep background in media enterprise solutions and will be responsible for executing go-to-market plans that enable customers to leverage EditShare production workflow solutions on-premise and in the cloud. His […]

EditShare Introduces Global Service Assurance Program

EditShare, a technology provider that specializes in collaboration, security and intelligent storage solutions, has rolled out its Global Service Assurance program, a key initiative of the company’s overarching business transformation that employs data analytics to manage issues and improve the overall customer experience. This new customer initiative ensures that all customer needs are met no […]

Grass Valley’s AMS Delivers Flexible Storage For Remote and Smaller Production Applications

Grass Valley has launched AMS Express (Advanced Media Storage), a scalable, high-performance Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution that allows content producers to more easily expand storage capacity. Opening up feature-rich shared storage capability for small to medium-size media operations, AMS Express, the company says, “is ideal for remote production, corporate, education and outside broadcast (OB) deployments.” AMS […]

EditShare Partners With Hewlett Packard On Media Management/Storage Solutions

EditShare, a provider of collaboration, security and intelligent storage solutions for media creation and management, has joined forces with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to deliver media management and storage solutions using HPE ProLiant servers. “EditShare customers can look forward to an increased pace of innovation, while taking advantage of HPE’s forward-looking technology roadmap,” states Sunil Mudholkar, vice […]

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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.

Object Matrix Partners With Blackbird For Cloud Video Editing

Object Matrix, a provider of object storage solutions to the media industry, has partnered with Blackbird plc, developer and seller of the cloud video editing platform Blackbird. The partnership includes the integration of Object Matrix’s MatrixStore, the on-prem and cloud storage platform, with Blackbird, the world’s fastest, most powerful professional cloud video editing and publishing platform. […]

EditShare Connects With Clear Cut Group

U.K. post-production house Clear Cut Group has chosen EditShare’s next-generation media storage EFS at the center of their operation with Flow workflows. The award-winning post-production team is known for its creative work on original factual, drama, short form and feature films. Producing content for global broadcasters, multiple co-productions, and OTT, the 24/7 operation boasts more […]

Ross Announces Integration With Amazon S3 Glacier

For many in the broadcast industry, media asset management, storage and archiving has tended to be a rather mundane fact of life — a routine part of the workflow that has often been taken for granted. However, the switch to HD and now 4K-UHD formats combined with an explosion in the amount of content (for […]

Telestream Acquires CMS Provider EcoDigital

In a strategic move that it says highlights its sustained growth ambitions, Telestream has purchased EcoDigital (formerly known as Front Porch Digital). Telestream, a portfolio company of Genstar Capital, is a vertical market software business focused on the video space and is a global leader in media workflow orchestration, media streaming and delivery technologies. The deal to acquire […]

Side Street Post And VFX Opt For GB Labs SPACE SSD

GB Labs, providers  of storage solutions for the media and entertainment industries, said today that Side Street Post and VFX, Vancouver, supported by GDS Communications, has chosen GB Labs’ SPACE SSD NAS shared storage system to drive Side Street’s DaVinci Resolve Studio systems. More than 300TB of GB Labs “SPACE SSD” shared storage solution, with […]

ATTO To Unveil Software Update During IBC Showcase 2020

ATTO Technology, a global provider of network, storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments for over 30 years, has launched an IBC Showcase 2020 event page which features its latest connectivity solutions for media professionals. During the week of Sept. 8-11 ATTO will unveil new features and other updates to ATTO 360 Tuning, Monitoring, and Analytics […]

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TVN Tech | Broadcasters Warm To Cloud-Based Editing

Offerings from Blackbird, Grass Valley and Avid have seen a surge in usage since the pandemic spurred a remote workflow shift with costs coming down and performance improving.

A Decade Of Changes In Storage Tech

How the continual evolution of storage management has progressed over the last 10 years.

SME’s Enterprise File Fabric Solution Available In AWS Marketplace

Storage Made Easy (SME), with a mission of simplifying storage for everyone, announced today that the Enterprise File Fabric platform can now be launched directly from AWS Marketplace. Companies are deploying the Enterprise File Fabric on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to leverage the convenience and economics of cloud storage, to increase organizational agility, and to support increasingly […]

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 […]

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The COVID Effect On Cloud Storage

In the pandemic rush to transfer legacy tape archives to the cloud, media companies may be overlooking potential pitfalls.

EditShare Announces Availability Of EFS 2020

EditShare, which specializes in collaboration, security and intelligent storage solutions for media creation and management, announced today the general availability of EFS 2020, powering faster EditShare storage nodes and networks on-premise, in the cloud and in hybrid configurations. The media-optimized file system features security improvements at every layer and enhanced performance across the board. In addition to […]

Sonnet Intros Internal Drive Mount For 2019 Mac Pro

Sonnet Technologies today announced the Fusion Flex J3i three-drive mounting system for the 2019 Mac Pro, the company’s latest internal storage enhancement product for the most powerful computer offering from Apple. The Fusion Flex system comprises a custom mounting bracket and plates that support the installation of 3.5-inch SATA hard disk drives (HDDs) and 2.5-inch SATA SSDs […]

Sinclair Deploys Qligent Vision Monitoring, Analysis Solution

In its largest U.S. broadcast project to date, Qligent has started providing an enterprise-level vision compliance monitoring and analysis solution on behalf of Sinclair Broadcast Group. The Qligent Vision system, scheduled for roll out through the first quarter, will support QoS/QoE, compliance and transmission monitoring across 191 TV stations in 89 markets, covering more than 600 channels of programming. Sinclair’s Qligent Vision solution is a hybrid architecture that brings cloud and on-premise elements together, […]

Avid Cancels NAB Show, Connect 2020

Avid’s new product introductions will take place online in April. Avid and ACA will host regional Connect events after public safety is assured.

Quantum Showcases Expanded Storage Portfolio At IBC

At IBC 2019 (hall 7, booth B07), Quantum is presenting the company’s expanded product portfolio, highlighting the accelerated pace of innovation that has been key to the company’s transformation. Visitors will see the latest developments in StorNext, Quantum’s award-winning file system, F-Series NVMe storage arrays for high performance video editing and rendering, and R-Series removable storage systems designed for mobile […]

Masstech Offers Kumulate Storage Management At IBC

Masstech has announced the release of Kumulate, its new intelligent storage and asset lifecycle management platform. The result of industry consultation, Kumulate offers media and entertainment (M&E) users a route through the many industry transitions in storage, media and workflow. Kumulate’s workflow orchestration enables customers to automate multi-vendor and multi-format file transformations, across unlimited storage […]

EditShare To Show Suite of Solutions for Adobe Premiere Pro Enterprise Post-Production Workflows At IBC

EditShare, a technology provider that specializes in collaboration, security and intelligent storage solutions for media creation and management, will showcase Helmut FX, IO, CO (Cosmo) and HK (Housekeeper) solutions at IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam). These are designed to enable extensive project administration, back-office management and render farm control for Adobe Premiere Pro enterprise […]

Rohde & Schwarz Sees High-Speed Ethernet Replacing Fibre Channel In Media Storage

While some manufacturers still promote Fibre Channel as an enabling networking technology in media storage its days appear to be strictly numbered — does this present risks for media companies? Oliver Gappa, Rohde & Schwarz sales director broadcast and media for Europe, believes that the answer is yes. “Today, if you look at Fibre Channel […]

Storage Modernization With PCIe And NVMe

In the many changes in media occurring during this age of digital transformation, production facilities are facing decisions about whether to go IP, while trying to determine the impact of producing content in UHD-TV1 (4K) and above.

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CNN Rides The IP Train Into Hudson Yards

The global news giant has built the first major broadcast facility to be completely based on the SMPTE 2110 IP networking standard. “The idea behind going IP was to get everything across CNN’s facilities connected,” says Bob Hesskamp, EVP of broadcast engineering for Turner. “The other reason we did this was we wanted to build a facility that wasn’t out of date on Day One, that was software-configurable, expandable and easier to make changes to.”

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MAM: Removing Barriers To Creativity

Media asset management systems, some of which interact with the cloud and use artificial intelligence to personalize content, are growing in acceptance among TV broadcasters as they add scaled-down functionality, standardization and microservices.

Pronology Presents Ruggedized NAS Solution AT NAB

Pronology, a developer of tapeless workflow solutions, introduces rNAS.m3, a ruggedized, high-performance network attached storage (NAS) solution at the NAB Show (booth SL8405). rNAS.m3 allows productions to acquire and transport broadcast media assets with a built-in a road-ready enclosure that provides strength and resiliency. rNAS.m3 also aids in managing the increased data requirements of 4K and […]

Arrow Bundles NetApp Storage With Axle AI Software

Arrow Distribution has announced immediate availability of a range of integrated solutions for corporate and university video teams based on NetApp storage systems and software from Axle AI. The three conpanies have joined forces to provide complete solutions not only to store, but to manage and provide instant user access to hundreds of terabytes of […]

Qvest Media Partners With Avid For Azure Integration

Systems architect and ICT integrator Qvest Media has expanded its long-standing partnership with Avid to become an Avid Certified Cloud Partner for use in Microsoft Azure. Qvest Media and Avid bundle their cloud strategies, so that clients of both companies benefit from even easier and more flexible access to cloud applications. A ready-to-use post production […]