Ronen Tanami Appointed Pixellot’s COO

Pixellot, a provider of AI-automated sports production solutions has added Ronen Tanami to its management team as chief operating officer. Tanami has 30 years of experience across the information technology and communications industries in operations, customer success, delivery, R&D and strategy. In his most recent role, Tanami was senior VP at Amdocs, managing quality engineering and head […]

Hearst Ups Michael Saffell To Regional Director Of Engineering

The company promotes him from engineering director of its WMUR Manchester, N.H. He will share direct engineering oversight across the station group with fellow regional director of engineering Greg Turner.

NewsTECHForum: Reinventing News Presentation And Presenters

Anchors and news executives from The Weather Channel, Newsy/Scripps News and Gray Television’s Hawaii News Now look at the changing role of the news presenter and presentation technology in a multimedia ecosystem in a panel at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum on Dec. 13 at the New York Hilton. Register here.

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Can technology boost engagement in sports programming?

Distributed production can deliver more of the angles, replays, graphics and insights that viewers want while tuned into a game, match or other competition. To maximize what goes on screen, supporting technology must use automation and metadata to make it easy for producers to access exactly what they need to work on at exactly the right time.

Can’t Hear What Actors Are Saying On TV? It’s Not You, Probably

Some people turn on closed captions because they like how it helps them understand the plotlines of shows and movies, and multitask in front of the tube. Others turn them on because they can’t hear what actors are saying. That doesn’t always mean they are hard of hearing. Muddled audio is the top reason why more people are watching video with on-screen text, according to a May survey commissioned by language-teaching app Preply. As more video-production studios embrace advanced audio formats for at-home content, not every device can keep up. Plenty of viewers can’t keep up, either.

FCC Broadens Ban On Risky Communications Equipment

The FCC has voted unanimously on rules banning the importation and sale of communications equipment that could pose a threat to national security. The FCC has already banned the use of such equipment in U.S. networks that get subsidy money from the government, but now is banning it entirely and at the FCC certification level.

Field And Remote Production’s Multiplying Options At NewsTECHForum

Leaders from Fox News, WPVI Philadalphia, Fox Television Stations and LiveU discuss how technologists and technology facilitating this effort to produce more content for more outlets while allowing creators to work from anywhere in a panel at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum event at the New York Hilton on Dec. 13. Register here.

TVU Networks Sets Rental Record In Qatar

TVU Networks, a provider of cloud and IP-based live video solutions, says it will provide 24/7 on-site support servicing more rentals of live equipment in Qatar for the FIFA World Cup than ever before in the company’s history. From Nov. 20 to Dec. 18, worldwide broadcasters will be doing everything possible to make audiences feel […]

Connecting Millions Of Cars In A Moment With ATSC 3.0

The latest ONEMedia 3.0 webinar outlined the benefits of using NextGen Broadcast technology for the high-speed data delivery necessary for connected cars.

CNN Recruits Insider Inc.’s Alex Charalambides As CTO

CNN hired Alex Charalambides, most recently chief technology officer at digital media firm Insider Inc., as its new CTO. Charalambides officially starts at CNN on Monday, Nov. 28. He reports to Patty Hirsch, global EVP of consumer digital for Warner Bros. Discovery.

NewsTECHForum: Blowing Up The Newscast In Order To Save It

News, technology and media futurists from The Washington Post, NBCUniversal Local, E.W. Scripps, CBS News New York and Bitcentral frame out how they’re envisioning, testing and implementing changes to longstanding news conventions in a panel at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum event at the New York Hilton on Dec. 13. Register here.

Al Roker Hospitalized For Blood Clots

Today Show weatherman and host Al Roker revealed to fans that he was hospitalized with blood clots in his lungs and leg last week, which is why he missed the past few days of Today broadcasts. The beloved TV personality shared the news on Instagram Friday morning.

Flowics And Harmonic Collaborate To Enhance Cloud-Based Video Workflows With HTML5 Graphics

Flowics, creator of a platform for powering remote and in-studio production of live graphics and interactive content, and now part of the Vizrt Group, today announced a new technology partnership with Harmonic. The two companies are enabling customers to add state-of-the-art graphics created in the Flowics platform into video feeds streaming on channels originating from […]

VlogBox Partners With Pzaz TV To Enhance CTV Media Experience

VlogBox, a full-cycle CTV agency, channel development, video distribution, and monetization platform for content creators, has announced its partnership with Pzaz TV, a media CTV-based platform. VlogBox will provide CTV content for Pzaz TV designed to appeal to the platform’s key audience groups. Among the content owners sharing their programs now are Top Rated Movies, […]

Hearst And Michael Clinton Launch Digital Content Platform For 50+ Audience

Clinton and Hearst have introduced ROAR, a B2B digital content platform, consumer membership community and intelligence insights provider. Clinton founded the new entity with Hearst as partner and investor.

KTLA Debuts New Studio And Set To Celebrate 75th Anniversary

Chaos, Confusion And Gallows Humor Hits Twitter As More Staff Exit

The drama surrounding Elon Musk’s chaotic reign of Twitter kicked up a notch on Thursday night, as reports filtered out of an exodus of key staff at the company leading to genuine fears over the future viability of the platform.

Broadcasters And Emergency Managers To Gather For AWARN Washington Roundtable

Local TV broadcasters and emergency managers from the Washington, D.C., metro region will gather Dec. 7-8 for the AWARN Washington, D.C. Roundtable. The goal is to lay the groundwork for the voluntary use of NextGen TV Advanced Emergency Information (AEI) and “reboot” the historic partnership between broadcasting and public safety. The AWARN Washington, DC Roundtable, […]

WLIO Lima, Ohio, Expands With NVerzion’s NControl Are TeraStore

Block Communications’ WLIO and WOHL Lima, Ohio (“Your Hometown Stations”), has expanded their broadcast capability with NVerzion’s NControl and TeraStore technologies in conjunction with WLIO’s Grass Valley and Telestream equipment. WLIO-WOHL is unusual in that it is one of the few broadcast facilities that operate four networks; Fox, CBS, ABC, and NBC, making NVerzion’s equipment […]

Nevion Awarded Information Security Management System Certification

Nevion, a Sony Group company and provider of virtualized media production solutions, has been certified for compliance to the ISO 27001 standard, following an assessment of its Information Security Management Systems by independent certification body NEMKO. Aside from protecting Nevion, compliance to ISO 27001 reassures companies and individuals doing business with Nevion, including customers, that they […]

Rohde & Schwarz Empowers ITV Refresh With Pixel Power Graphics Automation

Pixel Power, a Rohde & Schwarz company, a global provider of advanced playout and automated channel branding, has worked extensively with ITV Creative to create a dynamic new identity. ITV is the largest commercial broadcaster in the U.K. with six linear channels and the UK’s freshest new streaming service, ITVX. ITV is a long-term user […]

Matrox Video Now Shipping ConvertIP For SMPTE ST 2110 Monitoring

Matrox Video’s ConvertIP SMPTE ST 2110 converters for HD/4K broadcast monitoring are now available. Featuring multiple connectivity options, uncompressed and JPEG-XS support, a fanless design and NMOS control, these standalone devices offer broadcasters “maximum flexibility and reliability to confidently display ST 2110-20 and ST 2110-22 signals on HDMI or SDI monitors in any ST 2110 environment,” […]

AIMS Announces 2023 Board Of Directors

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) announced that all members of the AIMS board of directors were reelected to serve in 2023. Steve Reynolds of Imagine Communications will again serve as chair, and Terry Holton of Yamaha will continue as AIMS’ vice chair. The AIMS Board of Directors for 2023 consists of AIMS Chairman […]

LiveU Announces Largest Deployment Ever For Qatar World Cup

With a record number of bookings from global broadcasters, LiveU is gearing up for the largest deployment of solutions in Qatar to cover the FIFA World Cup tournament. Hundreds of LiveU 5G/4G field units have been booked by global broadcasters for 4K/HD quality live coverage of the tournament. Broadcasters plan to use LiveU’s solution for […]

PEAK3 Debuts Internet Of Things And Edge Pathway Solution Using ATSC 3.0

Alp Sezen and Chris McGhay have formed PEAK3, an IoT and edge pathway solution focused on building businesses using the ATSC 3.0 broadcast spectrum. The IP-based ATSC 3.0 standard ushers in a large-scale advance for broadcasting technology that brings together over-the-air (OTA) broadcasting, the internet, and limitless additional use cases that provide the opportunity for PEAK3 […]

NEP Flexes Its Remote Capabilities With Calrec’s IP ImPulse Engine

NEP Group, a media technology partner for content creators around the globe, is building on its 30-year relationship with Calrec with the purchase of four IP ImPulse systems across 2022 to further expand its AoIP and remote production capabilities. NEP is using the technology with its range of Apollo surfaces and has already installed ImPulse […]

Blackmagic Design Releases DaVinci Resolve 18.1

Blackmagic Design has rolled out DaVinci Resolve 18.1, a “major new update” that adds support for editing in vertical resolutions such as TikTok, Snapchat and Instagram TV, as well as automatic locking of individual timelines within bins for multi user collaboration. This update adds DaVinci Neural Engine enabled AI dialog leveler and AI voice isolation tools […]

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Fox Flies All-IP For FIFA World Cup

Fox has created a modular 2110 system that ties into U.S. operations for its upcoming World Cup coverage. Both Fox and Telemundo, which has U.S. Spanish-language rights to the tournament, will see a series of firsts when the Cup launches in Qatar next week.