EditShare Celebrates Record 2Q, Makes Executive Promotions

EditShare, a technology provider of collaborative media workflow software, wrapped up second-quarter 2021 results with 45% growth over the second quarter of the previous year. Significant contributions to growth include an increase in cloud deployments, a key industry win with leading Boston public broadcaster GBH, deals with ministries such as Hillsong and King Jesus, and demand […]

Telestream Offers Vantage Integration Within BroadView OnDemand Platform

Telestream, a provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for the production and distribution of video, today announced a new integration of the Vantage Media Processing Platform within BroadView’s OnDemand software to provide advanced transcoding and automated media workflows. Based in Toronto, BroadView Software supplies a broadcast management system […]

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For Media Supply Chains, Put People On Par With Tech

Executives at a TVNewsCheck webinar last week said that broadcasters mulling investments in new cloud-based workflows should spend as much time thinking about inherent changes for their personnel as they do considering which software vendors and cloud platforms they might use.

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Cloud Editing Capabilities Grow, Latency Improves

With adoption pushed by the pandemic, cloud editing tools have expanded to cover light-weight, heavy-weight and hybrid workflows as vendors continue to minimize latency problems. Above, Avid’s Edit On Demand provides a fully provisioned and secure virtual editing environment, complete with Media Composer cloud editing and Avid NEXIS cloud storage, that can be deployed and scaled quickly.

KMH A/V Integration Delivers Digital Storytelling Capabilities For Group Nine Media

The content produced by Group Nine Media covers up-to-the minute topics tailored to its social media-focused and increasingly mobile audiences. So it’s no surprise the digital media publishing giant needed production facilities to keep pace, not only for now but also well into the future. KMH Audio-Video Integration was recently engaged to design and build […]

Grass Valley’s Kaleido-IP Video Multiviewer Helps TV 2 Norway Amplify IP Capability

Norway’s largest commercial broadcaster, TV 2 Norway, has chosen Grass Valley‘s Kaleido-IP Video Multiviewer as part of its migration to open standards-based IP workflows. TV 2 provides a range of programming including news, sports, entertainment, children’s programming, TV series, movies, and magazine shows. It is extending a longstanding partnership with Grass Valley so that it can […]

VidiEditor Adds Remote Cloud Editing To VidiNet

Arvato Systems announced the immediate availability of VidiEditor, a browser-based desktop editor that belongs to the company’s Vidispine brand. VidiEditor offers a cloud-based solution to the increasing demand for remote editing workflows. VidiEditor is a fully-featured, browser-based desktop editor aimed at enabling remote editing workflows, as well as enhancing journalistic editing and content preparation. Offered […]

Zixi Announces Global Availability Of Zixi as a Service

Zixi, a provider of live broadcast-quality video over any-IP, and award-winning architect of the Software-Defined Video Platform (SDVP), has rolled out global availability of Zixi as a Service (ZaaS), broadcast infrastructure as a service that allows media companies and service providers to quickly ingest and distribute live video over any IP with ultra-low latency. With heightened […]

GBH Powers Media Workflows With EditShare Cloud Solutions

Boston-based public media producer GBH, the largest content creator for PBS, has invested in EditShare’s EFSv cloud solution, hosted in Amazon Web Services, to modernize media workflows across its post-production operations. An early adopter of cloud technologies for its broader IT needs, GBH’s move to EFSv extends video production into the cloud, maximizing operational efficiencies and […]

Ross Video Acquires Primestream

Ross Video has purchased Primestream. Founded in 1999 and based in Miami, Primestream provides media asset workflow solutions that enable the capture, production, management and distribution of media assets. Its solutions are used by major international corporations including Cisco, Microsoft Studios, Verizon Media, USC Annenberg School of Journalism, Nordic Entertainment Group, RSI (Radiotelevisione svizzera), the NFL […]

Bitcentral Streamlines Operations For Entravision

Bitcentral Inc., a provider of media workflows in the U.S. and Latin America, has completed centralizing operations for Entravision Communications Corp. through its Central Control product, a comprehensive and fully integrated master control and automation system. Entravision’s shift to Central Control marks Bitcentral’s largest installation of this product in the United States, consolidating 22 broadcast […]

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TVN Tech | Vendors: Storycentric Workflow Shift Long Overdue

Equipment manufacturers say newsrooms have been too slow to embrace a storycentric model of content creation, one far more in line with consumer habits than the old evening-newscast-as-endgame paradigm. Above, Sam Adams, the morning anchor for KHQ Spokane, is preparing clips for NonStop News, the station’s 24/7 streaming channel. He’s seated at the NonStop News Desk, which is where these clips are prepared. He can produce and present the clips in a very short amount of time. The lower TV in the distance is receiving NonStop News over-the-air on ch. 6.3.

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TVN Tech | COVID-Era Content Management Taps Cloud, AI

Technology executives from WarnerMedia, Sinclair and Hearst said at a recent TVNewsCheck webinar that they’re tackling the content management challenge amplified by the pandemic by using cloud storage and leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve indexing and searching.

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How To Solve IP’s Security Challenge

Media companies don’t need to compromise on security when leveraging IP technology, nor should security compromise speed, latency or efficiency.

Vizrt Delivers Software-First Studio To Germany’s Welt With Highly Automated, Switcherless SMPTE 2110 Production

Welt television in Berlin has equipped its new news studio and production installation with software-based production tools from Vizrt, a global provider of software-defined visual storytelling (#SDVS) solutions for media content creators. The German broadcaster’s highly automated SMPTE 2110 NMOS-based infrastructure switches, composites, and actualizes a full broadcast output without the use of a production […]

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TVN Tech | Multiviewers Manage A Growing Juggling Act

Broadcasters are calling on multiviewers to work in traditional, hybrid and IP environments, monitoring many different formats and high numbers of input and output signals. Vendors say they’re keeping up, while advancing in virtualization, compression and resolution. Above, TAG’s probing, monitoring and multiviewing platform for real-time video.

Avid And LiveU Enable Secure Remote IP Contribution Through MediaCentral | Stream

Avid has set a strategic partnership with LiveU to enable the ingest of IP streams for television news and remote live TV production in Avid’s MediaCentral platform. This collaboration with LiveU, inventor and innovator of cellular bonding for transmitting high-quality live video, builds on Avid’s strategy to simplify on-premise and cloud-based production workflows and provide unparalleled openness for broadcasters […]

Primestream Brings Immediacy To News And Sports Operations

Primestream, a provider of asset management and automation software solutions for media production, has introduced new ingest access capabilities for its Xchange media asset management (MAM) platform. Now, Xchange is able to access and log “growing files” from live broadcast feeds as the content is being recorded, creating powerful new efficiencies for news and sports […]

Telestream Acquires ContentAgent

Telestream, a portfolio company of Genstar Capital and a provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced the acquisition of ContentAgent from Vecima Networks. ContentAgent is an application used around the world by broadcasters, production companies and post houses to streamline content creation workflows. ContentAgent was built to automate common tasks such as camera card ingest […]

EditShare Announces Support For AWS Media Intelligence Solutions

EditShare, a technology provider that specializes in collaboration, security, and intelligent storage solutions for media creation and management, now supports Amazon Web Services (AWS) Media Intelligence (AWS MI) solutions, providing customers with the ability to maximize the value of their content through enhanced metadata and scalable production capabilities. EditShare FLOW, a media management platform, includes […]

Finland’s Digita Chooses Nevion To Build Nationwide IP Media Network

Digita, a Finnish technology company specializing in communication networks, has picked Nevion, a Sony Group company and provider of virtualized media production solutions, to help create a new workflow-transforming IP media network for the FM and Internet radio services of Finland’s national broadcaster Yle. The new IP network replaces an existing network based on older […]

Bitcentral Enhances Central Control And Create

Bitcentral Inc., a provider of media workflows in the U.S. and Latin America, has introduced new versions of Central Control, its comprehensive and fully integrated master control and automation software, and its browser-based Create editor. The company says the new features built into Central Control and Create “provide greater efficiencies and usability for thousands of […]

Telestream Intros High-End Lightspeed G8 Media Server

Telestream, a provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for the production and distribution of video, has debuted what it calls “a quantum progression in media processing server technology” with the introduction of its high-end Lightspeed G8 server. Several years ago, Telestream introduced Lightspeed K80, which offered ground-breaking GPU […]

Bitcentral Enhances Its Central Control And Create Solutions

Bitcentral Inc., a provider of media workflows in the U.S. and Latin America, has released updated versions of Central Control, its comprehensive and fully integrated master control and automation software, and its browser-based Create editor. The new features built into Central Control and Create provide greater efficiencies and usability for thousands of production teams. Both […]

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TVN Tech | Many COVID Changes Likely To Become Permanent For TV Sports

Executives from Fox Sports and CBS Sports are among those predicting a sports production future with dramatically reduced onsite staff, greater operational efficiencies and cost savings, though with a fallout of job losses for mobile production personnel.

Broadcasters Adapting To Change, Trying New Technology

A new survey by NewscastStudio finds that 70% of respondents feel the broadcast industry is adapting technologically to change, while 45% feel the solutions available today are inadequate for their current workflows.

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TVN Tech | TV Inches Toward Audio Over IP

Television is slowly following radio into the adoption of audio over IP technology, but the transition has been hampered by infrastructure costs, the challenge of preventing audio latency and concerns over standards and security. Above, the University of Miami adopted Dante and AOIP for its live sports production workflows before COVID introduced the need for social distancing.

Bitcentral Adds Two New Senior Directors To Sales Team

Bitcentral Inc., a provider of efficient media workflows in the U.S. and Latin America, has hired two new senior directors of sales, Bill Manfull and Jim Skupien. Manfull brings more than 35 years of sales and sales management experience to the Fuel team, helping to promote Bitcentral’s specialized online video platform. He most recently held […]

Actus Digital Helps Weather Channel Drive Workflow Efficiency

The Weather Channel is using Actus Digital’s broadcast monitoring platform to perform a wide range of mission-critical tasks. Replacing an existing system, the enterprise version of Actus Digital’s platform ensures superior video and audio quality for The Weather Channel while complying with mandatory industry requirements for its linear and OTT channels. “A thorough analysis of […]

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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 […]