At WDIV, Coronavirus Spurs Rapid Virtualization

Graham Media-owned WDIV in Detroit now has about 90% of its staff working from home, shifting quickly on the advice of its health reporter (who is an ER doctor) and a senior producer with a public health background.

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Stations Eye Virtual Master Control, Playout

Everyone from smaller station groups to major playout centers are examining software- and cloud-based solutions as they look at consolidation, centralization and density of operations. But whether IP and virtualization can replace all SDI functionality today remains a “big question mark” for many broadcasters. Above, Grass Valley’s iTX channel control. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2018 Resource Guide listing of master control and playout vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.

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Sinclair Plunges Into Cloud-Based Playout

Sinclair is using public cloud-based playout to broadcast a three-hour block of children’s programming loaded across 51 stations. So far, so good, says CTO Del Parks. “It’s been pretty bulletproof.” And it also just may be the future for the whole industry.

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IP, Virtualization To Drive Workflows At NAB

With broad industry support for the SMPTE ST 2110 IP standard for professional video, which is expected to be finalized soon, the TV industry has a solid foundation to build more flexible, agile workflows to meet future broadcast and live production requirements. At the 2017 NAB Show, IP and the virtualization of broadcast functions will take center stage as enablers of new efficiencies and even new revenue sources made possible by ATSC 3.0. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2017 Resource Guide listing of IP vendors and products. Photo: Robb Cohen Photography and Video

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