TVN’S NEWSTECHFORUM 2020

NTF 2020 | Broadcasters Explore Cloud Options For News

TV broadcasters are aiming to move live production workflows to the cloud, but executives from Sinclair, ABC News and Vizrt said at last week’s NewsTECHForum it will take faster tech development from vendors and possibly new financial thinking from customers.

Advances In IP And Cloud Workflows At NewsTECHForum

Technology executives from Sinclair, ABC News and Vizrt will look at which parts of news workflow can move to the cloud in 2021 in a panel at TVNewsCheck’s virtual NewsTECHForum event on Dec. 17. Register here.

Remote Production’s New Possibilities At NewsTECHForum

Technology executives from E.W. Scripps, Meredith, Hubbard and Avid will share what they’ve learned from a pandemic shift to remote production conditions and what elements are likely to become permanent parts of TV’s workflow in a panel at TVNewsCheck’s virtual NewsTECHForum on Dec. 17. Register here.

NewsTECHForum: How News Will Look In ’22

Executives from CBS Television Stations, NBCU Stations, Graham Media and SmithGeiger will discuss changes looming for news programming, technology and audiences at TVNewsCheck’s virtual NewsTECHForum event in December. Register here.

Black News Channel Chooses Clear-Com IP-Based Communications System

Debuting in February 2020 during Black History Month, Black News Channel (BNC) operates out of its brand new headquarters facility based in Tallahassee, Fla. BNC is an independent network that is minority-owned and operated, whose mission is to provide intelligent programming dedicated to the unique perspective of African American communities. Almost immediately after bringing their new purpose-built […]

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TVN Tech | Social Media Management Gets Smarter

Vendors are offering better tools to help newsrooms plan and generate social media posts with more integrated and streamlined solutions with a view to reducing “tool fatigue” and decreasing the turnaround time on new posts.

EVS Training 1,000+ Production Engineers To Prepare For Further Workflow Changes

The forced cancellation of live sports and other events in 2020 has led to a new reality for broadcasters as they attempt to deliver the best programming for viewers and remain competitive in a rapidly changing market. Production engineers now find themselves under additional pressure to adapt their workflows and processes and rethink the way […]

The Switch Unveils 100Gbit Network Expansion

The Switch, a provider of production services and global delivery of live video, today announced a network expansion strategy to support more live content services and drive the industry’s transition to remote production. In Phase One of a broader network expansion project, The Switch is deploying 100Gbit connectivity to serve its customers in the northeast […]

EditShare & Blackbird Partnership Expands Cloud Video Editing Workflows

EditShare and Blackbird have joined forces to give media professionals more options when it comes to collaborating and editing video in the cloud. The integrated solution combines EditShare’s EFS scalable storage, Flow media management, and open APIs with Blackbird’s cloud video editing and publishing platform. Optimized for both speed and mobility, Blackbird and EditShare connect […]

Blackmagic Design Rolls Out DaVinci Resolve 17

Blackmagic Design has announced DaVinci Resolve 17, a major new release with more than 300 new features and improvements including HDR grading tools, redesigned primary color controls, next generation Fairlight audio engine including Fairlight audio core and support for 2,000 real time audio tracks plus dozens of other time saving tools for editors including a redesigned […]

EditShare’s Flow Panel For DaVinci Resolve Studio Creates Gateway To Wider Media Ecosystem And Remote Proxy Editing

EditShare, a technology provider that specializes in collaboration, security, and intelligent storage solutions for media creation and management, introduced its Flow Panel for DaVinci Resolve Studio, connecting thousands of users into the wider media ecosystem. Designed to simplify storytelling, Flow manages media assets and workflows across on-premise and cloud-based tiered storage environments. The integrated Flow […]

Dalet Helps France Télévisions Journalists Produce News From Home

Dalet, a provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, announced that France Télévisions has subscribed to Dalet Galaxy xCloud to enable critical news workflows from home when needed. Hosted by Dalet, the SaaS-based offering is a full-featured version of the latest Dalet Galaxy five platform that leverages the cloud to facilitate end-to-end, […]

TVN’S TV2025

Big TV Groups March Toward IP, Cloud Platforms

Technology executives from Fox Corp., Hearst, Sinclair and Tegna have already virtualized many of their functions, replacing some aging infrastructures with IP routing and broadening their use of the cloud, they said at a TV2025 panel last week. Read the story and/or watch the full video above.

Vizrt Streamlines Editing Workflow Capabilities For Viz Story 2 And Viz One 7 And Adobe Premiere Pro

Vizrt, a global provider of software-defined visual storytelling tools for media content creators, continues to add more powerful video editing capabilities into media production workflows with expanded integration for Adobe Premiere Pro. Editing is placed at the center of creative workflows with the newest releases of the Viz Story easy editing tool and the Viz […]

New Dalet Brio IP Capabilities Let Media Companies Adapt Faster To Production Environments, Protocols

Dalet, a provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, is helping media companies make a smooth transition to full IP production workflows with the latest version of its SMPTE ST 2110 compliant Dalet Brio ingest and playout platform. Offering maximum flexibility for creating and delivering programs and content across transitioning infrastructures, Dalet […]

SMPTE Publishes VC-6 Video Codec Standard

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has published V-Nova’s VC-6 video codec as the SMPTE ST-2117 standard. Ratification of VC-6 as a SMPTE standard came after a comprehensive peer review. VC-6 leverages artificial intelligence as part of how the video codec approaches compression to offer contribution, production and workflow solutions for 4K and 8K.

NDI Integration With Microsoft Teams Opens Up Production Opportunities

NDI, part of the Vizrt Group, today announced that NDI technology is integrated with Microsoft Teams, “making it a key part of any video production workflow.” With video dominating communication on a global scale, the addition of NDI to Teams allows for versatile video workflows through a Teams meeting. Broadcast engineers can access the video feed of […]

Connecting TV News During A Pandemic

The year 2020 has forced many changes on TV broadcasters — one of the most visible has been through electronic newsgathering. With more sources stuck at home, broadcasters have increased their use of Zoom, WebEx, Skype and other consumer-grade Wi-Fi video conferencing services to help deliver the news.

Blackbird And MOOV Partner To Enrich Fast Turnaround Sports Video Content

Blackbird plc, developer and seller of the cloud video editing platform, Blackbird, and MOOV, a sports and events graphics company, have partnered to enrich fast turnaround sports video content with an integrated solution that streamlines cloud video workflows. Blackbird’s cloud video clipping, editing and distribution platform provides rapid access to video for the creation of clips […]

Telestream Streamlines UHD Post-Production With PRISM Waveform Monitor Software

Telestream, a provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for the production and distribution of video, today announced the latest software for its PRISM Waveform Monitor. Built for post-production, live production and engineering, the latest release supports enhanced test tools for UHD and 4K/8K with RGB 4:4:4 12-bit HDR/WCG […]

Latakoo Introduces Dalies Workflow Tool

Latakoo, a developer of software solutions for the broadcast production industry, has announced the release of its new Latakoo Dalies. Aimed at production companies, Dalies is a time and cost savings workflow tool that lets video professionals rapidly ingest video files from the shoot location to the Latakoo cloud for post editing. Latakoo Dalies has […]

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TVN Tech | Upping The Election AR And Graphics Game

Broadcasters won’t be hampered by remote working conditions for election night 2020, and they have a bevy of new graphics and augmented reality tools to help them tell the story. Above, Broadcasters can make complex data easy for viewers to grasp through augmented reality objects generated by Brainstorm graphics using real-time data from different sources. A Punt, a regional channel in Spain, covered municipal elections, and this interactive map shows the winning party in each town, with detailed results for the seats won in each town are shown on the chart of the left side. The bars on the bottom show a rundown of all the cities, in alphabetical order, with the results in real time.

Kieran Clarke Joins Bitcentral As Chief Revenue Officer

Bitcentral Inc., a provider of efficient media workflows in the U.S. and Latin America, today named Kieran Clarke chief revenue officer, a newly created position, effective immediately. “With more than two decades of experience in media, Kieran will add a new level of creativity and strategic insight to our team,” said Greg Mason, Bitcentral president. […]

Tips For Smooth Workflows At OTT News Summit

Executives from CNN, Sinclair, Fox Television Stations and Gray will reveal how they’ve kept their news streaming amid a pandemic and the optimal approaches to iterating on multiple devices. Register here.

WORKING LUNCH WEBINAR

Technologists To Consider The Cloud And The Future Of News Workflow

Engineering executives at WarnerMedia, ABC News, NBCU’s KXAS-KXTX Dallas, Ross Video and TVU Networks will talk about how cloud technology is likely to expand its role in news workflow during a TVNewsCheck webinar on Aug. 20. TVNewsCheck Contributing Editor Glen Dickson will moderate the conversation, which has been inspired by widespread remote production necessitated by the global coronavirus pandemic. Register here.

Latakoo Adds Two To Marketing Team

In a further move to strengthen its market presence, Latakoo has added two members to its growing team. Charlie Mitchell is the new vice president of sales and will coordinate all sales activities in the U.S., as well as oversee an expanding global sales team. And Alex Almada joins as director of marketing and will […]

Avid MediaCentral 2020 Now Available

Avid announced the immediate availability of MediaCentral 2020, the comprehensive media workflow platform for TV news, sports and post production operations. According to Avid, new features in MediaCentral 2020 “deliver on the needs of modern newsrooms, providing journalists with increased efficiency, faster search options and improved editing as well as an enhanced broadcast viewing experience for audiences.” MediaCentral 2020 offers a complete and scalable end-to-end media workflow platform, […]

Latakoo, AP Collaborate On Remote Production

Latakoo’s newly launched Manifest integrates with AP ENPS to accelerate news production capabilities for broadcasters.

IPV Announces The ‘Arrival’ Of Curator 3.0

IPV, a provider of intelligent video content management for more than 20 years, today announced the availability of Curator Arrival, version 3.0 of its flagship media asset management platform. The release includes performance-based improvements designed to support remote and hybrid workflows, increase user efficiency and ROI, and strengthen security. Topping the list are new features […]

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TVN Tech | Cloud-Based Sales Workflows Still Evolving

TV salespeople have been working from home since March, but the technology necessary for the entire sales workflow to be cloud-based is still developing. Both WideOrbit and Imagine Communications are transitioning existing products to the cloud and developing new cloud-based software.

Telestream Announces Next Generation Of OTT Stream Monitoring

Telestream, a provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for the production and distribution of video, today announced the next generation of its IQ Solutions. With a focus on enabling operators to find and fix faults faster than ever, IQ solutions now provide single pane-of-glass OTT stream monitoring with combined […]

Dejero Releases Core Video Transport & Streaming Workflows

Dejero, a provider of cloud-managed solutions for video transport and Internet connectivity while mobile or in remote locations, has announced the latest version of its Core software. Core 5.4 will benefit those who use Dejero’s video transport solutions, including the EnGo mobile transmitter, rack-mounted FlexPoint transceiver, PathWay encoder and WayPoint receiver. Core software runs on […]

OPEN MIKE FROM TIM BURTON

Five Questions About Cloud Migration

As broadcasters consider a long-term shift to remote workflows, here are five key questions to tackle to guide decisionmaking.

Latakoo Appoints Alex Almada Director Of Marketing

Latakoo, a fast file transfer and end-to-end video workflow solution, has hired Alex Almada as director of marketing. Almada will oversee key company marketing and growth initiatives, including the expansion of Latakoo’s video transfer and workflow product portfolio to support production companies as well as its already strong broadcast news customer base. Almada previously was […]

EditShare Innovation Designed To Improve Remote Editing Workflows

EditShare, a technology leader that specializes in collaboration, security and intelligent storage solutions for media creation and management, has introduced an innovation to its remote cloud editing product EFSv that it says “transforms the economics of editing in the cloud while significantly improving the efficiencies of dynamic and remote editing workflows.” It goes on to […]

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TVN Tech | AI Gains Traction In Captioning Market

AI- and cloud-based captioning systems offer ever-improving accuracy for broadcasters, while the real incentive to adopt them is dramatically lower costs than manual captioning workflows.

Nexstar Digital Adopts FreeWheel’s Strata

The new agreement allows advertisers and agencies easy access to Nexstar’s digital audience of 106 million monthly uniques and the broadcast industry’s widest reach of 63% of U.S. TV households gives them the ability to send orders electronically directly in their Strata workflow.

Dalet, Bitmovin Join Forces To Power OTT For Australia’s National Rugby League

Dalet and Bitmovin announced today a new collaboration designed to improve preparation and accelerate delivery of OTT content for broadcasters, sports leagues and teams, brands, and other media-rich companies. The first organization to take advantage of the new technology partnership is Australia’s National Rugby League (the NRL). The workflow integration, which features the advanced media […]

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TVN Tech | ‘No Going Back’ To Pre-COVID Workflows

A TVNewsCheck webinar featuring top engineers from Fox, Tegna and Gray found stations are settling well into their COVID-19-induced remote workflows. Some of those workflows, including IP contribution, cloud-based collaboration and production automation, are likely to stay even after the pandemic subsides. “There’s no going back to what it was before this started,” says Tegna’s Robert Lydick.

Bitcentral Names Greg Mason President

Bitcentral Inc., a provider of efficient media workflows in the U.S. and Latin America, has appointed Gregory Mason its new president. He will also be joining Bitcentral’s board of directors. He succeeds Camille Jayne, Bitcentral’s president since March 2017, who will retires on June 30. Mason’s career has spanned a variety of digital arenas including […]