Five Stations Launch NextGen TV In Green Bay

WBAY, WFRV, WLUK, WCWF and WGBA are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

Bitcentral Acquires Powr.tv

Bitcentral Inc., the provider of media workflows for broadcast and digital video, has purchased direct-to-consumer video publishing solution maker Powr.tv. The Powr.tv end-to-end platform allows media networks and content owners to rapidly deploy OTT and mobile applications, broaden their reach to new audiences and increase their revenue. Since its inception in 2016, Powr.tv’s OTT publishing platform […]

Google Developing Low-End Chromecast With Google TV

Google is working on a new streaming device that caters to people with older TV sets: The next Chromecast streaming dongle will run its Google TV interface and ship with a remote control, but it won’t support 4K streaming. The device will instead max out at a resolution of 1080p.

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Comcast Technology Solutions Debuts AI-Powered Metadata Service

Comcast Technology Solutions (CTS) has launched VideoAI, its metadata generation platform that will be offered as a software service to content providers, MVPDs and advertisers. The technology — which has been in development for years and in use at Comcast, NBCUniversal and Sky —  automatically analyzes video assets to identify and tag onscreen moments (hard cuts, black frames, transitions, etc.); audio events (silence, specific sounds, etc.), and much more to support enhanced understanding of video content.

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Virtualization Expands, Moving Off-Prem

Vendors say broadcasters are increasingly looking to expand virtualization of their operations across the whole chain, and they’re also seeking to take that virtualization off-premises, either in their own master control hubs or the public cloud.

Mo-Sys Launches G30 Gyro-Stabilized Head

Mo-Sys Engineering, a global provider of image robotics virtual production and remote production, has introduced its G30 gyro-stabilized head. The company says “the unique design has been refined using extensive real-world experience resulting in a stabilized head that has the performance of much more expensive systems, but with the usability and ease of setup of […]

Marshall Introduces CV605-U3 USB-C PTZ Camera With IP

Marshall Electronics, a manufacturer of broadcast and proAV cameras and equipment, has unveiled its USB-based CV605-U3 PTZ camera with USB-C, IP (Ethernet) and HDMI connectivity. The CV605-U3 PTZ offers flexible output options with USB-C and IP for video conference, collaboration and streaming. HDMI opens a wide range of options with HDMI monitoring or switching workflows, […]

Brightline Promotes Erin Nath To Manager Of AV Solutions, U.S.

Brightline, a manufacturer of video lighting systems, has announced the promotion of Erin Nath to manager of AV solutions for U.S. This marks the latest promotion for Nath who was most recently the company’s sales operation manager. In her new role, Nath is responsible for AV sales for the company across the U.S. She’ll work closely […]

Blackbird Achieves AWS Technology Partner Status

Blackbird plc, the technology licensor, developer and seller of the cloud native video editing platform Blackbird, says it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Technology Partner status and completed the Foundational Technical Review (FTR) of Blackbird Edge to accelerate AWS engagement. The AWS FTR enables AWS Partners to identify and remediate risks in their products or solutions. The FTR is led […]

Cobalt Digital Opens Representative Office In China

Cobalt Digital, designer and manufacturer of edge devices for live video production and master control, and a founding partner in the openGear initiative, has kicked off 2022 with the launch of a Representative Office in China. Based in Beijing, the office is staffed by local sales and support professionals. The office, which represents Cobalt’s expanded […]

Remote Recording Network Optimizes Quality, Efficiency With Remotely Produced Live Stream of Beethoven’s 10th

In yet another demonstration of the company’s remote production capabilities, Remote Recording Network (RRN) delivered exceptional audio fidelity for a hybrid live and streaming performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 10 — newly completed 194 years after the composer’s death — on Oct. 27, 2021, at Hamburg’s renowned Elbphilharmonie. The company said the event “was a […]

New Dalet AmberFin Update Enables Customers To Expand Streaming Workflows

Dalet, a technology and service provider for media-rich organizations, today announced “significant” updates to its Dalet AmberFin transcoder and workflow engine. The Dalet AmberFin release features seamless integration with cloud-native Dalet Flex media logistics and Dalet Pyramid unified news operations platforms. “New transcoding capabilities that elevate the user experience along with successful completion of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Foundational […]

LynTec Power Control Anchors Lighting, Video of Alaska’s News Source

LynTec, a manufacturer of innovative electrical power control solutions for professional audio, video, and lighting (AVL) systems, is delivering lighting and video wall power control for Alaska’s News Source broadcast studios. Installed by Alaska Universal Productions (AUP), two LynTec RPCR Automated Relay Panels provide 32 circuits of automated power control, enabling fast and efficient lighting presets to support the broadcaster’s busy […]

‘Product Of The Year’ Awards Return For 2022 NAB Show

NAB Show will present the fourth annual Product of the Year Awards at the 2022 NAB Show. The awards, which recognize the most significant and promising new products and technologies exhibited at NAB Show, will be announced on Tuesday, April 26 at an awards ceremony and cocktail party held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The nomination […]

CP Communications Releases Web-Based Virtual Media Center And FastReturn Remote Production Platform

CP Communications, a provider of solutions and services for live event productions, today announced the launch of two new products for live production, the Virtual Media Center and FastReturn secure video management platform. Both solutions are built around WebRTC — the cloud-based technology used by Zoom, Microsoft Teams and other popular videoconferencing platforms — and have been proven […]

Broadcast Solutions Partners With Video Automation Software Developer Seervision

Broadcast Solutions and its branch Broadcast Solutions Nordic partners with Seervision, developer of video automation software solutions. Broadcast Solutions said that as part of its plans for 2022 and beyond, it has found that it is crucial to broaden its products portfolio, adding: “With Seervision moving into more industries, in this case the broadcast industry, […]

Comcast and Team Gleason Partner On TV Control For People With Physical And Speech Disabilities

Comcast and Team Gleason have partnered to drive inclusive innovation to improve the independence and quality of life for people with physical and speech disabilities, including those living with ALS. Together, Comcast and Team Gleason are actively engaging with people with ALS (pALS) and caregivers, as well as preeminent clinicians, technologists and assistive technology partners […]

Canal+ Achieves Low-Latency, UHD Quality Streaming With Ateme’s NEA Solution

Ateme, a provider of video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable TV, DTH, IPTV and OTT, says that Canal+ has launched one of the world’s first deployments of OTT low-latency streaming on AppleTV 4K thanks to Ateme’s NEA solution. The project enables Canal+ subscribers to watch sports events via HD and UHD low latency streaming through the myCANAL application […]

IBC 2022 Technical Papers Submission Is Now Open

IBC announced that its call for technical papers is now open for the IBC 2022 Conference (Sept. 9-12). The Technical Papers Program welcomes entries from all industry sectors across the media, entertainment and technology industry and from every discipline, whether you are a professional or a professor, a member of an R&D team, working alone […]

Planar, OptiTrack Partner With SMPTE To Develop On-Set Virtual Production Methodologies

Planar, a global provider of visualization technology,  and co-owned OptiTrack, which offers 3D tracking systems, have joined other industry leaders and SMPTE to form The Advisory Group of the On-Set Virtual Production (OSVP) Initiative. This initiative is the first project within the society’s new Rapid Industry Solution (RIS) program. SMPTE’s commitment to providing tools, standards […]

SWR Germany Choses Wolftech

Südwestrundfunk (SWR), Germany’s second-largest public broadcaster with offices in Stuttgart, Baden-Baden and Mainz, has chosen Wolftech News as its future production planning tool. SWR joins BBC, RTL, VRT, TV2 Norway and Vice Media as the latest major broadcaster to adopt Wolftech’s cloud-based multi-platform planning and publishing tool. Every day more than 20,000 users are using […]

AT&T, Verizon To Delay 5G Rollout Near Certain Airports

AT&T and Verizon on Tuesday each agreed to temporarily delay their 5G rollouts near certain airports amid concerns over possible flight disruptions. The move follows mounting outside pressure and comes amid warnings from U.S. airlines that new 5G wireless service that was set to start Wednesday could ground flights and leave potentially thousands of Americans stranded while also delaying goods.

FETV And FMC Launched On NextGen Service Evoca TV

Comment Deadlines Set For Closed Captioning Accessibility

With its publication in the Federal Register, the comment deadlines for the FCC’s request for input on making multichannel video programming distributors’ closed captioning settings more accessible have been set. Initial comments are due Feb. 17 and replies March 4.

Key ATSC 3.0 Tech Selected By Brazil For Its Next-Gen TV Standard

The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) announced that the Fórum Sistema Brasileiro TV Digital Terrestre (SBTVD Forum) has recommended to the Brazilian government the selection of several technologies proposed by ATSC for Brazil’s next-generation terrestrial digital television standard. The ATSC 3.0 elements selected by the SBTVD Forum, and others still under consideration, are all proven […]

Telestream Expands Executive Team

Telestream, a global provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for the production and distribution of video, today expanded its executive team with two new senior appointments. Jon Wilson, who was previously Telestream’s chief financial officer, has been promoted to president and chief operating officer. The company said this change “recognizes Jon’s instrumental […]

Broadpeak Unveils Broadpeak.io

Complex video streaming just got simpler. Broadpeak today launched Broadpeak.io. — the company’s brand-new software as a service (SaaS). Broadpeak’s new API-based platform offers content providers, pay TV operators and OTT service providers what it calls “an easy, fast, and reliable way to deliver advanced streaming quality to their subscribers.” “Today is a very exciting day […]

Rise North America Names New Head Of Americas And Head Of Sponsorship

Rise, an advocacy group for gender diversity in the broadcast media technology, today appointed a new head of Americas and head of sponsorship for the North American chapter, which was formed in 2020. Hilary Roschke, the new Rise North American chair of the board, has almost 20 years’ experience within the media industry in operational and […]

Allen Media Group To Add Google Tech Solutions

AMG says Google Cloud’s scalable cloud infrastructure will power AMG’s digital evolution, allowing it to build apps faster, make smarter business decisions and connect to its audiences anywhere through data analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities.

The Future Of AI And Local Newsrooms

What does the future of journalism look like as AI and automated technologies take hold in other industries? The AP is working hard toward that future, and it’s working with news organizations across the country to figure out how AI can best help local newsrooms.