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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 “The other reason we did this was we wanted to build a facility that wasn’t out of date on Day One, that was software-configurable, expandable and easier to make changes to.”

Avid Releases MediaCentral Platform Update

Avid says more powerful and intuitive user experience, greater agility in creating and distributing content from anywhere, and flexible cloud deployment options are among the enhancements in the new platform.

Tektronix Video Merges Into Telestream

Telestream says the move will strengthen video testing, monitoring and file-based quality control within its solution portfolio.

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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.

IBC 2017 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Broadcast Solutions

Broadcast Solutions | Stands O.EO2 & 8.A74 | Website: http://www.broadcast-solutions.de The German-based system integrator will show its full expertise on the largest outdoor stand of the show, focusing on system integration solutions with Streamline OB Vans, studio projects, the company’s own cable manufacturing as well as virtual reality solutions. The indoor stand (8.A74) will emphasize […]

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Meredith Commits To Avid Workflow

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SAM Appoints Boxer As Strategic Partner

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Picture This: Graphics Move Beyond Quality

The graphics systems broadcasters rely on daily to make news, sports and weather reports more appealing and informative have advanced quite far — so much so that quality has become a given. To differentiate themselves, vendors now are focusing on the finer points like tighter workflow integration. But that’s just one of the many trends broadcasters can expect in graphics systems on the exhibit floor at the 2017 NAB Show. (Ross Video photo) Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2017 Resource Guide listing of broadcast graphics vendors and products, or here to download it as a PDF.

NAB SHOW 2017 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Quantum

Quantum | Booth SL5705 | Website: www.quantum.com Quantum will showcase the company’s continued leadership in workflow-optimized storage, giving attendees a look at several key enhancements that boost workflow efficiency and agility. NEW Xcellis 4K Reference Architectures — Following real-world 4K testing, Quantum will unveil new 4K reference architectures, suitably scaled for facilities small to large. […]

NAB SHOW 2017 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Pronology

Pronology | Booth SL11807 | Website: http://www.pronology.com/ Pronology, a developer of cutting-edge tapeless workflow solutions, is introducing Screener, a multichannel, file-based production screening device that records universally playable MP4 files. Specifically aimed at directors, producers and other industry professionals working in studio, mobile, sporting and a variety of other environments, Screener replaces legacy DVD recorders that […]

NAB SHOW 2017 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The NAB Exhibit Floor: BroadStream Solutions

BroadStream Solutions | Booth N5619 | Website: www.broadstream.com   BroadStream will demonstrate OASYS, a multipurpose, unified software platform that enables broadcasters and playout centers to deliver high-quality content with the flexibility, scalability, and agility to adapt as customers’ broadcast needs change. OASYS streamlines the workflow and allows content producers to improve their on-air presentations by integrating […]

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IP Tech Tackles Workflow, Wireless Costs

The bonded cellular technology at the heart of today’s IP newsgathering systems has achieved such a level of maturity that many vendors have begun addressing the finer points, such as how to more closely integrate the workflow of reporters in the field with the newsroom and maintaining network speeds even when working within the confines of a VPN. At the same time, frenemy and outright competitors have arisen and are looking to make headway with stations by offering systems they say will reduce or eliminate ever-rising wireless data bills. Photo: LiveU. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2017 Resource Guide listing of ENG/IP Newsgathering vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.

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Ron Levy Joins MediAnswers

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Phil Myers Joins Snell Advanced Media

Euronews Selects Dalet to Power Multilingual News

Dalet Digital Media systems, a provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, today announced that Euronews has signed a contract for a Dalet news solution to facilitate production and playout of its linear and non-linear products. Operating as one channel that broadcasts in 13 languages, Euronews will use Dalet to meet the needs of the […]

IBC 2016 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

From The IBC Exhibit Floor: Telestream

Telestream | Stand 7.B26 | Website: http://www.telestream.net/telestream-home.htm Telestream, a  provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, is showcasing a number of strategic advances to Telestream Cloud, a video transcoding SaaS (software as a service) designed to meet the needs of video production and post production professionals. In developing Telestream Cloud, the company said it is responding […]

IBC 2016 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

From The IBC Exhibit Floor: Volicon

Volicon | Stand 7.G23 | Website: www.volicon.com Since last year’s show in Amsterdam, Volicon has joined the Verizon Digital Media Services family in an acquisition that complements the companies’ mutual target markets, particularly in the broadcast, network, and affiliate segments. Today, Volicon and Verizon are working together to provide support and enhance Volicon’s existing solutions […]

IBC 2016 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

From The IBC Exhibit Floor: NETIA

NETIA | Stand 8.C77 | Website: www.netia.com At IBC 2016, NETIA will showcase the full NETIA Media Assist digital software suite, which includes radio automation (production, newsroom, scheduling, and playout modules), media asset management, and workflow management solutions.  In a news environment, the NETIA Media Assist software suite acts as a multimedia hub for content […]

From The IBC Exhibit Floor: EditShare

EditShare | Stand N1502 | Website: www.editshare.com EditShare will showcase at IBC 2016 new media management capabilities soon available in EditShare Flow, its flagship media asset management (MAM) solution, as well as unveil new options for the XStream EFS high-performance, distributed shared storage product line. Expanding upon its robust on-premise and secure cloud-based content management […]

Twofour54 Turns To Avid Everywhere For Workflow

Avid today announced that Middle East’s post production house twofour54 has streamlined and centralized its production processes with the media management solutions from the Avid Media Suite and implementing an Avid Service Level Agreement. Using Avid Everywhere, the facility can now offer its clients a reliable, flexible and cost-effective end-to-end 4K workflow based on the Avid MediaCentral Platform. Twofour54, a […]

CCW 2015

Quantum To Debut Xcellis Shared Workflow

Quantum | Booth 1049 | Website: www.quantum.com The new Xcellis next-generation shared workflow storage system from Quantum will make its debut at CCW 2015 in New York (Nov. 11-12). Introduced to the market in October, this new system empowers users to boost their efficiency, productivity and creativity in delivering the products and services that drive […]

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Frost & Sullivan Honors Prime Focus Technologies

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WRAL Deploys Unified News Production Workflow

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WGBH Boston Adopts Avid Everywhere Workflow

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Rethinking TV News For Digital Realities

News technology guru Michael Koetter is leading a CNN effort to tear down the data silos to give its journalists easy access to all the tools they need to build a story for distribution on one or any combination of platforms. He says it’s a philosophy of making the story, rather than the process, as the driving force.