3.0: Motoring Toward Broadcasting’s Future

Broadcasters and tech companies are high on the broadband-related prospects of ATSC 3.0, particularly for automotive applications as a near-term starter, but ultimately only as a complement to the mothership of a primary TV signal sporting major new upgrades due to that NextGen TV-branded broadcast transmission standard. That was one of the takeaways from a combined NAB/Consumer Technology Association webinar on the future of 3.0 on Monday.

3.0’s New Services Could Help During Crisis

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a panel of broadcast stakeholders reported that they are proceeding to implement the U.S.’ voluntary NextGen TV broadcast transmission system, while identifying what could be potential opportunities for local broadcasters to use the new services to support their communities during the crisis. The remote panel discussion was held Thursday as part of NAB Show Express, a virtual event featuring some of the panels and content that had been planned for the 2020 NAB Show.

NAB’s Gordon Smith: Broadcasting Will Endure

Pai: Broadcasting To Be Cherished, Encouraged

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai told a virtual NAB Show audience Wednesday that their legacy public service commitment is “showing up in spades” during the pandemic. Fresh from the FCC’s May 13 public meeting, Pai was able to appear at the NAB Show Express virtual convention to be interviewed by NAB President Gordon Smith only a couple of hours later.

Latakoo Manifest Allows Intelligent Broadcast Story Tracking

Latakoo, a developer of software workflow solutions for the broadcast and production industry, today announced the launch of Latakoo Manifest, a tool for intelligent indexing of content before it is collected. This index facilitates the sharing of media within large organizations, such as television station groups, that are spread out over a wide geographic area. Television […]

Dielectric Moves Production Focus From Repack To NextGen TV

As the U.S. spectrum repack advances toward conclusion, Dielectric says it is hard at work preparing for the next generation of over-the-air broadcast opportunities. With Dielectric preparing its remaining shipments for Phase 10 — the final repack phase for higher power stations — the company reports an approximate 82% of the total repack market share, and a strong […]

NAB Show Express To Feature FCC’s Pai

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and NAB President-CEO Gordon Smith will participate in a keynote conversation Wednesday, May 13, during the NAB Show Express Welcome event. The industry’s top regulator and the head of NAB will discuss communications policy issues before the FCC, including spectrum policy and media ownership. The opening session will be streamed on nabshowexpress.com at noon ET […]

NAB Show Express Launches ‘Let’s Talk Cine’

Leading filmmakers, technologists and studio execs will be featured in live sessions focused on making today’s top motion pictures and TV series.

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Noland Talks About Latest 3.0 Developments

Madeleine Noland discusses the impact of COVID-19 on deployment, NextGen TV presentations at NAB Show Express, new 3.0 planning teams and 5G.

Annual 4K 4Charity Run At NAB Show Goes Virtual

Organizers of the 4K 4Charity Fun Run series announced that the running and walking event hosted in collaboration with the annual NAB Show is going virtual for 2020. The 4K 4Charity series leverages fun, healthy activities to help raise funds for non-profits focused on increasing diversity and inclusion in the technology and media industries, and celebrates […]

Blackmagic Design Lowers Price Of Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

Blackmagic Design today announced a new lower price for its Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K of $1,995. This is a reduction of $500 which the company says “will help make this camera more affordable for users working on digital film as well as live production with the new ATEM Mini switchers.” Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera now works […]

TVB’s Forward Gathering Becomes (Alt) Forward

The local broadcast TV trade association’s annual event goes virtual on Oct. 1

Nagra Launches Nexguard Clipmark Forensic Watermarking

Nagra, a Kudelski Group company and an independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, today launched NexGuard ClipMark, what it calls “the industry’s only forensic watermarking technology designed to detect the source of pre-release content leaks on very short video clips, down to thirty seconds.” The launch will let content owners and post-production […]

Digital Nirvana Releases Trance 3.0

Digital Nirvana, a provider of media-monitoring and metadata generation services, has released Version 3.0 of its Trance enterprise-grade, cloud-based application for closed captioning and transcription. Trance 3.0 boasts enhancements that bring significant efficiency gains to internal captioning processes, and the application’s cloud architecture and integrated project management tools enable users to remain productive no matter […]

Comark And VideoFlow Partner On ATSC 1.0 And 3.0 Solutions

Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark, a manufacturer and supplier of DTV transmitters, encoding systems and associated field services for over 45 years, has signed a reseller agreement with VideoFlow for intelligent content delivery solutions over IP networks, including public internet. The VideoFlow products will be integrated into the end-to-end workflows for both ATSC 1.0 and 3.0 […]

Mediakind Delivers Enhanced Advertising Portfolio

MediaKind, a global media technology leader, today announced that its advertising and content distribution rights portfolio, Prisma, has been reconfigured with a new flexible, modular feature set. The company says it has been reshaped “to unlock the full revenue potential of advertising and alternate content across broadcast and IP networks.” The Prisma Core and Prisma […]

NewTek Intros New Version Of TriCaster Mini 4K

NewTek, a provider of IP-based video technology and part of the Vizrt Group, today announced the latest version of its TriCaster Mini 4K compact live multicamera video production system. The newly enhanced TriCaster Mini 4K adds features like Live Story Creator and LivePanel designed to make the production of network-quality shows even easier for lone producers […]

Dalet Strengthens Remote Creative Workflows With New Proxy Editing For Adobe Premiere Pro

Dalet, a provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, has released the new version of its Dalet Xtend module, enabling remote proxy editing capabilities within Adobe Premiere Pro, an industry leader in video editing. Responding to feedback from Dalet customers, Dalet Xtend for Adobe Premiere Pro remote proxy editing capability now facilitates collaboration […]

Imagine Communications, Innovar Media Solutions Join Forces On Ad Tech

Imagine Communications, which provides open, end-to-end ad tech solutions for broadcasters, content owners, MVPDs, and vMVPDs, today announced an alliance with Innovar Media Solutions to accelerate the adoption of next-gen ad tech solutions by MVPD and broadcasters globally. The companies will tightly integrate Innovar’s ad automation solutions and consulting services to help Imagine customers migrate to platforms for inventory […]

Nagra Launches Nexguard Forensic Watermarking On Akamai Edge Network

Nagra, an independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, today announced that its NexGuard Streaming watermarking solution for OTT has been integrated with Akamai, the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences. The integrated solution uses Akamai’s edge platform to bring an added level of anti-piracy enforcement and revenue protection to […]

Grass Valley Introduces Advances In IP-Connected Live Production And Strategic Direction Toward The Cloud

Grass Valley has introduced a series of products and new, soon-to-be-released strategic initiatives that it says “promise to shift the paradigm in broadcast workflow flexibility, scalability and performance.” For live production, Grass Valley launches the LDX 100 camera platform, a high-speed, native UHD camera built specifically for the rigors of IP-connected workflows, such as remote/at-home […]

Telestream Announces Inspect 2110 IP Video Monitoring For Broadcast, Production, Distribution

Telestream, a provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for the production and distribution of video, has developed its Inspect 2110 video monitoring solution for broadcast, production and distribution networks. Inspect 2110 will be available this summer. Further extending the Telestream IQ Solutions monitoring family, Inspect 2110 monitors ST 2110 […]

Qligent Foresight Evolves Predictive Analysis Solution

Qligent has introduced Foresight, its second-generation, cloud-based service that uses AI, machine learning, and Big Data to mitigate content distribution issues. Designed to help broadcasters, MVPDs and OTT service providers understand and correlate factors that contribute to higher audience engagement, Foresight provides real-time 24/7 data analytics based on system performance and user behavior. “Foresight uses the data you already have in your plant, plus some new data that you can gather from end user devices, for predictive analysis,” said Lang Cooksey, […]

Ncam Upgrades And Releases Latest Mk2 Product Suite

Ncam Technologies, a developer of real-time augmented reality technology for the media and entertainment industries, announced the availability of its new Mk2 Camera Bar, Mk2 Server and Ncam Reality 2020 software. First shown as a prototype at IBC 2019, the Mk2 Camera Bar has undergone development and enhancement since; the Ncam R&D team not only further […]

JVC’s Streaming Cameras Provide Virtual Connections For Remote Production

JVC Professional Video has been serving the remote production world since long before it became a standard. From education and worship to TV production and newsgathering, JVC has a wide range of models to support all applications and budgets in today’s work-from-home environment. Included among the company’s latest offerings is the GY-HM250 Series; cameras that stream directly to […]

Dalet SaaS Solution Focuses On Continuity, Remote Production

Dalet, a provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, today introduced a remote production solution that allows newsrooms and media organizations to carry on critical content production and distribution operations amid the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. Dalet Galaxy xCloud, a secure and highly scalable SaaS solution hosted by Dalet, extends on-premises production […]

Boris FX Rolls Out New Silhouette Paint Plugin

According to Borix FX, its new Boris FX Silhouette Paint is the first cross-platform, cross-host product to offer Mocha-tracked non-destructive repeatable paint for the post-production industry’s most popular video applications. Host support includes Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Autodesk Flame, Blackmagic Design Resolve and Fusion, and Foundry Nuke. The subscription-based model starts at $195 per year. […]

Broadcast Pix Rolls Out StreamingPix

Broadcast Pix has launched StreamingPix, which it calls “a complete live production and streaming solution designed for easy set up and use, yet powerful enough to produce compelling professional content.” Aimed at companies from aquariums to zoo’s — churches, corporations, events, schools, universities and all users who want to take streaming to the next level. […]

Net Insight Joins The Zixi Enabled Network

To reduce the cost to serve and increase innovation agility, Net Insight says it is joining the Zixi Enabled Network, thus enabling interoperability with other Zixi customers and partners, as well as making it easier to acquire and distribute content over public Clouds such as Amazon Web Services. Consumer demand for instantly accessible, personalized, immersive […]

Limelight Networks Introduces Video And Edge Enhancements

Limelight Networks, a provider of edge cloud services, today announced enhancements to its Live Video Services that enable a range of low-latency streaming options as well as serverless computing capabilities designed to deliver personalized and secure online video experiences. Limelight’s realtime, live and on-demand video delivery services integrate one of the world’s largest global private networks with […]

Virtual NAB Show Set For May 13-14

The digital platform is free and will offer 24-hour access to premium content curated and customizable for the global media and entertainment community.

Prime Focus Technologies Aims To Make a CLEAR Difference

Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), the technology arm of Prime Focus, today announced new features and advanced security enhancements of its enterprise resource planning software CLEAR to help customers embrace the virtual work environment during the current global COVID-19 lockdown. “Empowering our customers to work from home, we have bolstered CLEAR with powerful security & ease-of-use features […]

Interra Systems Offers Lip Sync Solution

Interra Systems, a global provider of software products and solutions to the digital media industry, has introduced Baton LipSync, an automated tool for lip sync detection and verification. Baton LipSync uses machine learning technology and deep neural networks to automatically detect audio and video sync errors. The company says that by using Baton LipSync, broadcasters […]

Intracom Systems Releases VCOM Disaster Recovery As A Service

Intracom Systems, a Los Angeles-area developer of highly interoperable, multi-channel software communication systems has released VCOM DRaaS (disaster recover as a service). In the event of a widespread emergency, such as COVID-19, VCOM DRaaS enables users of critical communications systems to continue to work from home or other remote locations outside the office or studio. […]

Telestream Releases Cloud-Based OptiQ Monitor

Telestream, a provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for the production and distribution of video, has announced that its new OptiQ Monitor, a cloud-based monitoring-as-a-service, is now available. OptiQ Monitor enables real-time deployment of live ABR quality monitoring at scale in over 70 global geographic regions and is designed to […]

Wurl Network Surges Past 400 Channels

Wurl, a provider of streaming video distribution and advertising services for connected TV (CTV), announced today that it now carries more than 400 streaming channels — more than any other independent network. The newest channels to join the Wurl Network come from such leading video producers as A+E Networks, AMC Networks, Bloomberg Media, Endemol Shine Group, […]

Zixi Partners With Blackbird For Global Live Video Editing

Zixi, a provider of live broadcast-quality video over any-IP, and architect of the Software-Defined Video Platform (SDVP), today announced a partnership and integration with Blackbird, which offers a  professional cloud video editing and publishing platform that provides rapid access to video content for the easy creation of clips and highlights to multiple devices and platforms. […]

FOR-A FT-ONE-SS4K Ultra High-Speed Cameras Capture 4K Footage At 1,000 fps

As audience appetites for sports coverage continue to increase, FOR-A Corporation of America offers a range of FT-ONE variable frame rate cameras to deliver the action in super slow motion. Recent advances now allow playback of 4K video at up to 1,000 frames per second to provide incredible detail for live broadcast applications. “Sports continue to be […]

Telestream Releases OptiQ Monitor

Telestream, a provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for the production and distribution of video, announced the availavility of its new OptiQ Monitor, a cloud-based monitoring-as-a-service. OptiQ Monitor enables real-time deployment of live ABR quality monitoring at scale in more than 70 global geographic regions and is designed to […]

Webinars This Week: GatesAir, Interra, Blackbird

Virtual NAB events this week include two webinars from Gates Air, two from Blackbird and one from Interra. For more live and on-demand virtual NAB events, visit TVNewsCheck’s Virtual NAB Events Listing. For continuously updated new product news, visit TVNewsCheck’s virtual NAB news feed.