Technology Trends 2022

A TVNewsCheck forecast of the most important trends in television technology in the coming year.

Personalizing the Viewer Relationship: Membership, Custom News Products and Community Building

Before streaming grew into a giant, broadcasters didn’t have to think about a one-on-one relationship with viewers, but streaming, ATSC 3.0 and subscription strategies for streaming and mobile force TV networks and stations to monitor and develop relationships like never before. How are they pursuing this challenge and how is technology – and marketing – […]

Catching Up on NextGen TV

What are broadcasters learning from continued rollouts of ATSC 3? How are they progressing with cable operators passing signals through? How many SFN rollouts are planned for the next 24 months? How important is the automotive market for enabling NextGen TV in cars and where are broadcasters and manufacturers on making this possible?  

Remote Production & News Workflow

As news production looks forward to a post-pandemic new normal, what remote production best practices have emerged and what will be kept in place for the long haul? Has widespread remote production actually sped up IP and cloud adoption in news production?

TV2025: Monetizing the Future

TV leaders will frame out monetization strategies for a dramatically changed, post-pandemic market in this two-day virtual conference. Panels will examine data, technology and spot TV; NextGen TV’s pathways to monetization; the financial implications of broadcasters’ move to the cloud and TVNewsCheck’s annual conversation with four station group leaders on the state of the industry. […]

Hubbing, the Cloud & the Future of TV Station Group Operations

REGISTER NOW TV stations, particularly in smaller markets, could be operated for the most part from corporate technology centers where master control, playout and production technology will reside. Is this the optimal strategy for station groups? If so, what steps do groups need to take to bring this mode of operating about and how well […]

Audience Segmentation & Optimizing Spot TV

How are leading media buying agencies targeting beyond the traditional age/income demographics? How are they targeting buying intent and potential and how are broadcasters helping them reach their prospects more effectively? Speakers: Heather Gundry, SVP, Group Director, DentsuX Jon Camera, VP Northeast, Disney Ad Sales Local Missy Evenson, VP Sales, Local Media, The E.W. Scripps […]

AR/VR State of the Art

                REGISTER NOW Leaders in augmented reality and virtual sets compare notes on storytelling, production and technology strategies. Are these platforms keeping up with producers’ needs? How is talent doing at incorporating them into their work?   Speakers: Pallavi Reddy, Senior Director of New Media, CNN Mike Chesterfield, […]

Celebrate Independence Day

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Digital Leaders on New Frontiers

Leading edge chief digital officers talk about their most innovative initiatives and their strategies for meeting key performance indicators. Where are they breaking new ground online, on streaming and on mobile ? Where are they generating the most revenue? What new revenue streams do they anticipate in 2022? REGISTER NOW Speakers: Catherine Badalamente, VP and […]

MARKET SHARE

Get Creative — TVN Is Looking For ‘How To’ Ideas

TVNewsCheck is sharing installments of “How To,” our original video series that solicits innovative, practical and actionable advice from TV experts in news, technology, sales and marketing. TV creatives, put your thinking caps on and tell us what topics you’d like to see explained.

Streaming News 2021 — Optimizing Audience & Revenue

    TVNewsCheck’s third annual conference for executives, managers and professionals in streaming news, this event – presented live on Zoom – will gather leaders in OTT news to talk about their most effective strategies for winning and maintaining audience and monetizing streaming services. Which content strategies work best? Where are they distributing their content […]

Automation & Optimizing Spot TV

Broadcasters and their technology partners have been striving to automate key parts of the spot TV selling process. How are they doing at automating audience estimates, in-flight reconciliation, and other key tasks? How is the buy-side doing at automating RFPs, in-flight reconciliation and other key parts of the media planning and buying process? REGISTER NOW […]

AI, the Cloud and the Future of TV Content Management

Widespread remote production, the rise of streaming, and a need for content sharing have put the spotlight on how and where to archive and how to update content management. Leading industry engineers talk about what they’ve learned as they’ve streamlined production and created new workflows and about where they are in their journey to the […]

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

Sales Leader Opening For TVNewsCheck

Are you organized, entrepreneurial and completely committed to consultative selling? If so, we’d like to meet with you to see if you will fit into our small, highly accomplished team.

Black-Owned Media Upfront To Showcase Programming, Promote Economic Inclusion In Advertising Industry

Byron Allen, founder, chairman and CEO of Allen Media Group and The Weather Group, will continue his crusade to win equity and inclusion for Black-owned media in the world of advertising by headlining  the first Black-Owned Media Upfront. The event, set for May 11 and 12 from noon to 2:30 p.m. ET, will turn a spotlight on the programming and audiences of his companies and others involved in the movement. Register here to participate.

Performance Campaigns & Optimizing Spot TV

Media buying agencies and station groups have been refining the performance-based campaigns, designed to deliver better value to national advertisers investing in local. How are these important campaign strategies evolving in 2021? Are media buyers and sellers resolving issues, including in audience measurement, that have complicated execution? How well is technology keeping up with the […]

Cybersecurity Roundtable: Next-Gen Networks / SDWAN

Network design is critically important to a company’s security posture and management. How are companies phasing out firewalls and planning the networks of their future? How can careful planning prevent cost over-runs and unnecessary complexity? Note: All CBR webinars wrap up with a period when attendees may ask speakers and CBR board members questions on […]

Sports Production in a Changed World

As media looks forward to a post-pandemic new normal, sports will lead the way in advancing remote workflows. How are technologists and vendors progressing on eliminating latency from key parts of the distributed production process? What advances do they see coming in 2021 and 2022 to bring more efficiencies and viewer engagement to sports production?

Marketing Local TV

Local TV stations have long promoted their news and other programming to audiences. But how well have they marketed their brands? How well are they positioning their programming in a media environment increasingly filled with targeted channels and streaming services? What do leading media industry marketers suggest TV stations do to enhance their marketing?

Optimize Weather Storytelling and Workflow in the Cloud

The advantages of moving weather reporting workflows into the cloud go way beyond the efficiency and flexibility of remote access and disaster recovery. They also include a boost in creativity as meteorologists share their work in central or regional libraries, the ability to back up staff challenged by severe weather events and the option of […]

Webinar: 2021 Spot TV Forecast

This TVNewsCheck Working Lunch Webinar will gather leaders from the spot TV buying and selling community to talk about how the spot TV market is shaping up for 2021. TVNewsCheck in early October forecast a 7.4% increase for core spot TV advertising in 2021, up from a pandemic-influenced 18% decline in 2020. BIA Advisory Services […]

Addressability & Local TV Advertising

TV station groups have been introducing addressability as an option for national, regional and local advertisers. How do these pioneering projects compare with those offered by broadcast and cable networks? What technologies are assisting broadcasters and how well are they performing?

SPONSORED BY THE WEATHER COMPANY

Webinar To Explore Optimizing Weather Storytelling And Workflows In The Cloud

The advantages of moving weather reporting and workflows into the cloud go way beyond the efficiency and flexibility of remote access and disaster recovery. They also include a boost in creativity as meteorologists share their work in central or regional libraries, the ability to back up staff challenged by severe weather events and the option of reducing operational footprints once the move away from hardware is complete. A TVNewsCheck webinar, sponsored by The Weather Company, will explore the possibilities of weather workflows in the cloud for TV engineers, meteorologists, news directors and station general managers. Register here. 

PUBLISHER'S LETTER

TVNewsCheck To Introduce Premium Content

Members-only content is coming to TVNewsCheck this month. A user-friendly “freemium” model and a price point designed to make subscribing a no-brainer are aimed a maximizing audience reach.

Webinars This Week: TVN, Ross Video, eMam, Palo Alto

TVNewsCheck will present Managing the Never-Ending News Cycle in a Changing Media Environment on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 1 p.m. ET; Ross Video will continue its second season of Ross Live events with Today’s Newsroom Workflow Efficiency, Competitive Edge on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 11 a.m. ET; eMam and Alibaba will present several webinars this week, including today’s Keeping Your Business Safe with Penetration Testing, and on Dec. 2, Cloud-Boosted Asset Management with eMam & Alibaba. For more events and registration links, please visit TVNewsCheck’s Virtual Events Directory. Pictured are speakers participating in Thursday’s TVNewsCheck Webinar.

Balloting Opens For 2021 Women In Technology Awards

TVNewsCheck has opened balloting for its 2021 Women in Technology Awards. Presented each year at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, the awards recognize women who have substantially influenced the development of technology in the media and entertainment industry, or who show great promise of doing so. Pictured are 2019 Women in Technology Awards Honorees Madeleine Noland, Tish Graham, Abby Auerbach, Larissa Görner and Deb Grivois.

Webinars This Week: TVNewsCheck, AWS, Black Box, Sinclair, Telos Alliance, MFM

Webinars this week include TVNewsCheck‘s “Data, Performance, Technology: Optimizing Spot TV;” a look at “AI & ML for Media,” from AWS; a webcast on “Building the Modern Control Room” from Black Box; a look at “NextGen Advertising” from Sinclair and One Media; and a webinar from Telos Alliance on the Omnia MPX Node. For a complete list of webinars this week and through summer and fall, including dates, times and registration links, visit TVNewsCheck’s Virtual Events Directory.

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.

Webinars This Week: Akamai, BIA, MFM, Ross Video, SVG and TVNewsCheck

Live virtual events for broadcasters this week focus on revenue as well as technology. They include an Akamai webinar on securing Javascripts, a Cisco presentation about Precision Timed Protocol in SMPTE 2110 Fabrics and the Sports Video Group’s annual College Sports Summit. TVNewsCheck will present Optimizing Spot TV in a Challenging Economy and BIA will focus on Selling Digital Marketing Services to Local Businesses. Media Financial Management Association continues its series of webinars for CFOs and other financial managers. For the full list of events and links to their registration pages, visit TVNewsCheck’s Virtual Events Directory.

TVNewsCheck To Host Reporting On Protest: Lessons From The Field Webinar

Journalists fresh from their coverage of eruptive protests across the U.S. will share firsthand accounts from the streets and how they’ve navigated dangers from the police, protesters and the coronavirus. Packed with practical advice for on-the-ground decisionmaking, the June 30 webinar at 1 p.m. ET will also examine how the protests are compelling news organizations to reframe race in their reporting. Register here.

VIRTUAL EVENTS

Webinars This Week: TAG, Ross Video, Sony, Streamguys, Telestream, Vidispine

The arrival of summer hasn’t slowed the flow of webinars, briefings, demos and webcasts, most targeting TV’s engineering and IT communities. For the full list of live events this week, including TVNewsCheck’s At Home Production and the Future of News Workflow, please visit TVNewsCheck’s Virtual Events Directory.

In honor of Memorial Day, TVNewsCheck will not publish our AM and PM newsletters on Monday, May 25. We will return Tuesday, May 26.

TVNewsCheck Is Taking A Brief Break

We’re suspending our recently added weekend coverage this week. But don’t panic, we’ll be back as ususal on Monday to keep you up to date during these unusual times.

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

More Coronavirus News From TVNewsCheck

TVNewsCheck will publish Saturday and Sunday PM newsletters so readers are up to date on new developments in the coronavirus story.

Michael Depp Named Editor Of TVNewsCheck

The site’s former special projects editor takes over as Harry Jessell moves into semi-retirement, continuing to write and advise the editorial team.

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

TVNewsCheck Needs A Director Of Sales

TVNewsCheck, the daily go-to site for everybody in television, needs a key player for its team with experience in selling digital advertising.

WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY

Balloting Open For 2020 Women In Tech Awards

Nominations for the 10th annual Women in Technology Awards may now be submitted in three categories: The Women in Technology Leadership Award, The Women in Technology Futurist Award and the Technology Women to Watch Award. The presentation ceremony and reception is set for Tuesday, April 21, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, where the NAB Show will be in full swing.

Paul Greeley To Manage TVN’s Job Board

TVNewsCheck’s Market Share blogger Paul Greeley is adding oversight of the site’s classified ad platform, Media Job Center. In addition to administering the site, the position includes oversight of sales and marketing for TVNewsCheck’s classified ads.

18 Schools Prepare To ‘Disrupt The News’

Student journalists who create the best new approaches or formats for local TV news in broadcasting will be awarded monetary prizes.