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NBC Stations Expanding IP News In 2019

NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations group, after rolling out a new plant in Philadelphia without an SDI router that uses as much IP as possible, will be creating a virtualized architecture for KLBR, its Telemundo station in Las Vegas, in which most of the back-end equipment used to run the station, including news production, will be located at a data center in Dallas. And then there’s the new facility NBCU is building in Boston, which will include six control rooms and six studios and accommodate four separate NBCU businesses. A big driver is increased support for the 2110 IP standard from the broadcast vendor community. (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)

TVN TECH

AI Is A Key To Automated Closed Captioning

To accommodate the hearing impaired, the FCC requires stations to caption news and other live programming that they broadcast with minimal delays between the audio and captions. Some broadcasters would like to go beyond the regulatory mandate and caption all the programming they put on digital media. Automated captioning, helped by artificial intelligence, is closing in on making that a real possibility.

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: TVU Networks

TVU Networks | Stand 2.B28| http://www.tvunetworks.com/ Part of TVU Network’s range of innovative remote production solutions, TVU Producer enables anyone to produce professional, multi-camera video, eliminating the need for expensive hardware and software or prior training. Covering a wide range of applications, from live sports events and egames competitions, through to house of worship services […]

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: TVU Networks

TVU Networks | Stand 2.B28| http://www.tvunetworks.com/ TVU Networks, a global technology and innovation provider of live IP video solutions, launches new premium functionality at IBC to provide operators increased flexibility and to robustly contribute the highest video quality from any location over any network. Demonstrations will show how and why the TVU Networks portfolio of […]

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: TVU Networks

TVU Networks | Stand 2.B28| www.tvunetworks.com TVU Networks, a global technology and innovation provider of live IP video solutions, today announced that it will demonstrate its portfolio of intuitive remote productions solutions. Offering frame-accurate synchronization over the public internet, these solutions remove the requirement for an OB truck and dedicated circuits, making live events much […]

IBC PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: TVU Networks

TVU Networks | Stand 2.B28 | www.tvunetworks.com TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation provider in live IP video solutions, will show visitors to its IBC stand will be able to see a sweep of innovative live video solutions, including the AI-driven TVU MediaMind Platform, which potentially changes how content can be produced and consumed. The […]

NAB SHOW PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The NAB Exhibit Floor: TVU Networks

TVU Networks | Booth C1707 | www.tvunetworks.com  TVU Networks, a provider of live IP video solutions, will introduce TVU Producer Pro, a powerful new cloud-based video production solution. TVU Producer Pro is the latest addition to TVU’s family of remote production solutions, enabling anyone to do professional, multi-camera live video production without expensive hardware, software […]

NAB TECH HOT TOPICS

IP Delivering Video From Field To Screen

New streaming encoders in cameras are delivering HD picture quality good enough to go directly to air. That gives stations new options for IP contribution besides the common bonded cellular workflow. Above, KOAA Colorado Springs uses a JVCKenwood ProHD portable bridge in the field. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2018 Resource Guide listing of field operations vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.

Changing Sports Production Landscape And OTT

DMA 61: FT. MYERS-NAPLES, FL

WFTX Goes Far To Supply Local Irma News

After deciding it had to evacuate its Cape Coral station in advance of Hurricane Irma, Scripps’ Fox affiliate in a technical tour de force  continued to provide full local coverage with an anchor desk in Tampa (above), news production in Detroit and master control in Indianapolis.

IBC 2017 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: TVU Networks

TVU Networks | Stand 2.B28 | Website: www.tvunetworks.com TVU Networks, a global provider of live IP video solutions, will showcase its end-to-end IP-based ecosystem of new and current hardware and software. TVU Networks will show its TVU One live mobile IP newsgathering transmitter with integrated H.265/HEVC compression standard. With an established customer base, TVU One with HEVC […]

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Teen Race Driver To Livestream To FaceBook Live

NAB SHOW 2017 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The NAB Exhibit Floor: TVU Networks

TVU Networks | Booth C3739 | Website: http://www.tvunetworks.com/ TVU Networks, a global technology provider of live IP video solutions, will showcase its end-to-end IP-based ecosystem of hardware and software products, workflows and services designed for live video acquisition, production and operational efficiency. TVU Networks will introduce several new products and technologies at NAB, including its […]

NAB SHOW 2017 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The NAB Exhibit Floor: TVU Networks

TVU Networks | Booth C3739 | Website: http://www.tvunetworks.com TVU Networks will concentrate its efforts this year around demonstrating its hardware and software ecosystem for IP video. A full range of current and new TVU solutions, including the MLink TE4500 H.265/HEVC rack-mount encoder, TVU RPS (Remote Production System), TVU One mobile IP transmitter, and TVU Anywhere […]

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IP Transport Key To Lower Production Costs

Paul Shen, founder and CEO of TVU Networks, talks about his company’s TVU RPS, which allows TV networks, stations, schools, production companies and others to sidestep the expense of sending production trucks and full production crews into the field.

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TVU Networks, Unilumin Form Partnership

NAB 2016 Exhibitors: TVU Networks

TVU Networks | Booth SU4405 | Website: www.tvunetworks.com TVU Networks, a provider of IP video solutions, will unveil its latest offerings and showcase the company’s full range of transmission, management and distribution solutions at Booth SU4405 at the NAB Show, April 16-21, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. TVU Networks provides a full portfolio of […]

NAB HOT TOPICS

Field Contribution Takes Aim At Workflows

In the first of this year’s NAB Hot Topics series leading up to the NAB Show in April, TVNewsCheck’s Technology Editor Phil Kurz examines the rapidly changing world of field contribution. Broadcasters will be presented with a panoply of technology and applications at the NAB Show. While no two are exactly alike, most seek to leverage existing technologies in new ways to enhance workflows or reduce costs. For a resource page of the companies mentioned in this story, click here. See all 2016 NAB Hot Topics stories here.

NAB ’16 Tech Hot Topics Products: Field Contribution

This year, TVNewsCheck is augmenting its coverage of NAB Show Hot Topics tech trends stories with information that can make your visit to NAB easier. This week’s focus is field contribution (read the main story here). These companion resource pages on the technology covered each week are compilations of information provided by vendors. To download […]

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Super Technology For The Super Bowl

IBC 2015

EBD Selects TVU Nets For Mobile Live Video Uplink

TVU Networks, a global provider of live IP video solutions, today announced that European Broadcast Development (EBD) is switching to TVU in a multi-year deal for all of its live mobile video content services to Italian broadcasters, replacing all similar current equipment in favor of TVU. EBD will deploy the TVUPack backpack style transmitter, TVU […]

IBC 2015 Tech: TVU Networks

TVU Networks | Stand 2.B28 | Website: www.tvunetworks.com TVU Networks, a global provider of live IP video transmission solutions, and drone manufacturer DJI will demonstrate the world’s first Aerial Newsgathering Pack, giving news organizations and professional video production crews the ability to transmit live full HD video to any broadcast facility or central delivery network […]

IBC 2015 Tech: TVU Networks

TVU Networks | Stand 2.B28 | Website: www.tvunetworks.com TVU Networks, a global technology provider of live IP video solutions, will present its new IP video marketplace TVUMe for the first time in Europe at IBC (Sept. 11-15). TVUMe allows broadcasters to find and purchase live or recorded video content online from other broadcasters, freelancers and independent […]

Drone Service Adds Live HD Transmission

ArrowData’s news UAV’s now feature TVU Networks’ portable cellular transmitters to deliver full HD with sub-second latency.

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Storm Chaser Partners With TVUNetworks

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TVU Networks Enhances TVUPack With MIMO Support

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Nexstar Deploys TVU Networks IP Newsgathering

IBC 2014

TVU Networks Unveils TVU Grid Enhancement

TVU Networks has introduced the next generation of its TVU Grid IP video switching, routing and distribution solution at IBC 2014. The new version of TVU Grid delivers greater flexibility, enhanced scalability and built-in scheduling and automation tools. TVU Grid is an IP video solution that enables TV stations to manage, route, switch and distribute […]

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Frontline, TVU Networks Partner On IP News Trucks

TECH SPOTLIGHT

Next-Gen IP ENG Makes Use Of Multiple Links

With bonded cellular now a widely accepted ENG tool, vendors will show new gear at NAB that is smaller and lighter and enables broadcasters to use other communications links like Ka-Band satellite to enhance the reliability and performance and reduce latency.

NFL Goes With TVU For Bonded Cellular Tech

TVU Grid 2.0 Adds Multiplatform Features

TVU Networks’ IP-based video switching, routing and distribution solution is updated with a slew of features, including the ability to deliver a return video feed directly to a bonded cellular TVU Pack and to encode video streams to multiple formats.

Gray Television Launching New TVU Grid

Gray Television is rolling out TVU Grid, a cloud-based, real-time IP video distribution, switching and routing solution that lets networks and station groups share live content from multiple remote locations.

TECH SPOLIGHT

NAB To Reveal Bonded Cellular Advances

The makers of the newsgathering technology are beefing up reliability as well as adding satellite capability, improving the interface between the cellular packs and cameras and enhancing control of the packs from the field or the station. It will all be on display at next month’s NAB Show.

Sony Latin America To Sell TVU ENG Solution

Portable live electronic newsgathering solutions company TVU Networks announced Monday that its TVUPack family of live video and audio transmission products will be distributed in the Latin America professional broadcast market via Sony Professional Latin America. Sony will work with its network of local resellers to deliver the TVUPack solution to broadcast customers in Central […]

TECH SPOTLIGHT

Bonded Cellular Met The Challenge Of Sandy

When the hurricane devastated the coastal areas of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in October, broadcasters turned to the cellphone-based technology to get live feeds back to the stations when microwave or satellite delivery systems wouldn’t work. “It continues to improve,” says CBS’s David Friend. “The delays are less, the signals are better, there’s less dropout. When we took the risk of using this technology very early on, it was hit and miss. Now we are more confident in its stability and its performance. We view it as an essential tool in our newsgathering efforts.”

TVU Networks Teams Up With JVC, Sony

TVU Network and JVC are partnering to give broadcasters camcorders with integrated cellular ENG capability, the companies announced today. The package combines the TVUPack Mini cellular ENG system with the JVC GY-HM700 shoulder-mount cameras. TVUPack Mini weighs under two pounds and fits a wide variety of camera setups including direct camera mount and belt mount […]

GEARING UP FOR NAB: CELLULAR ENG

Bonded Cellular Is ENG’s Next Frontier

Six companies — LiveU, Dejero, TVU Networks, Streambox, Teradek and DSI RF Systems — have emerged as pioneers on the cellular video frontier. A seventh, Vislink, is about to enter the market. Each manufactures a portable device that uses AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile air cards to produce a signal capable of transmitting high-quality pictures.

Gray Deploying TVU Networks IP ENG Units

Gray Television is deploying the TVUPack for sending back news video from the field via cellular networks and WiFi and WiMax links at all 36 of its stations, said TVU Networks announced today. The TVUPack is housed in an aluminum backpack weighing just over 11 pounds, can store up to 12 hours of video and […]

DMA 44 (OKLAHOMA CITY)

TVUPack Lets KSBI Deliver Live Coverage

Family Broadcasting’s independent KSBI Oklahoma City (DMA 44) has deployed TVU Networks’ TVUPack to broadcast live with professional-quality video from virtually any location. In late 2010 adjusted its programming strategy to focus on providing local live entertainment mixed with syndicated programming. According to Jerry Hart, vice president of operations for KSBI, the move to focus […]