Bitmovin Launches Cloud-Agnostic Video Encoding Solution

Bitmovin, a provider of online streaming video technology, announced today Bitmovin Cloud Connect, a new offering that enables over-the-top (OTT) content providers working on Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Azure platforms to deploy Bitmovin’s encoding solution in their existing cloud. Bitmovin Cloud Connect is a new offering that may be used […]

Aug. 11 Is The Next National EAS Test

Aug. 11 will be the date of the first national EAS test since before the pandemic began. Officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency officially informed the FCC on May 4, that it plans its sixth national EAS test on that day. They also plan to conduct a nationwide Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) test concurrently.

NextGen TV Debuts On 6 Grand Rapids Stations

WOTV, WWMT, WOOD, WXMI, WXSP-CD and WOLP-CD are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

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Imagine Introduces Economical, High-Availability Storage

Imagine Communications has further developed its industry-leading storage portfolio with the addition of Versio IOX Express NAS, providing broadcast and production facilities “with a high-availability shared storage solution that enables on-air scalability and pay-as-you-go expansion at a very attractive price point.” The ability to manage a system from tens or hundreds of miles away is no […]

EVS Releases XtraMotion Cloud Service Following Trials With Fox Sports

EVS, a global provider of live video technology and new media productions, today released XtraMotion, an on-demand cloud-based service that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to transform any video content into super slow-motion replays. XtraMotion has been developed to help broadcasters enhance the viewing experience by bringing new super slow-motion capabilities in an efficient and cost-effective way. […]

JW Player Acquires Vualto

JW Player, a video software and data insights platform, is acquiring Vualto, a provider of live and on-demand video streaming and Digital Rights Management (DRM) solutions. The acquisition, JW Player said, its “already robust offering to global broadcasters and further accelerates its vision to empower customers with independence and control in today’s Digital Video Economy by […]

Zero Density Launches U.S. East Coast Office

Virtual studio production tools provider Zero Density has launched the U.S. East Coast Office. Onur Can Gulenc, who had previously been business development manager, will lead it as territory manager. He said: “We will be closer to our strategical clients. We launched the U.S. East Coast Office to build long term relationships, to listen to our partners […]

TVN’S NEW FACILITIES INSIDER

New Facilities Insider | Disney’s Digital Center 3 Centralizes Hardware, Allows Control From Anywhere

A first look at Disney’s new Digital Center 3 (DC3) in The Woodlands, Texas, a massive, 187,000-square-foot plant consolidating playout, transmission and media operations. (Sam Exley photo)

Corrivium Using Grass Valley Cloud-Based Platform To Turn On Virtual Event Productions

The Sydney, Australia-based global live event streaming expert, Corrivium, has chosen Grass Valley’s GV AMPP (Agile Media Processing Platform) to stream high-profile virtual events at broadcast quality. GV AMPP is being now used by Corrivium’s teams and has already covered a global event for a leading technology company. “During the last year, almost all physical events have moved […]

Calrec Makes Immersive Mixing For Live Broadcast Easy

Calrec, a manufacturer of audio broadcast equipment, is offering a free educational training module for mixing live broadcasts in Dolby Atmos using the Calrec Brio console. The need to train people on how to mix in Dolby Atmos has grown rapidly through increased demand from service providers who want to deliver their live events in Dolby Atmos. These […]

TSG, Vislink Partner On ATSC 3.0 Network Upgrade For Alabama Public Television

Technical Services Group (TSG), a broadcast engineering and commercial AV solutions provider, has been awarded the contract to upgrade the statewide microwave distribution system for Alabama Public Television (APT) to support ATSC 3.0 transmission. Valued at approximately $2.8 million, the project will require an upgrade of 30 locations with bi-directional, high-speed IP components from Vislink Inc., a global technology provider of collection, delivery and […]

Harvard Taps JVC Connected Cams To Stream Live Sports Productions

With 42 sports teams, the athletic department at Harvard University has one of the largest programs in the country. From football, basketball, hockey and rubgy, to skiing, swimming and rowing, among others, the school’s sporting events draw attention from spectators, alumni and professional scouts. The university broadcasts approximately 300 live and recorded events in a typical year, […]

KOTV Enhances Weather Segments With FOR-A FVW-700 Telestrator

FOR-A Corporation of America today announced, Griffin Communications’ CBS affiliate KOTV Tulsa, Okla., has a new weapon in its tech arsenal for weather segments: a FVW-700 telestrator. No matter the forecast, the intuitive FVW-700 live annotation tool has proven to be useful since it was installed in late March. “When a meteorologist does a ‘First Forecast,’ ‘Final […]

Dielectric Names Dan Glavin Western Region Sales Manager

Dielectric has appointed Dan Glavin Western Region sales manager, succeeding Steven Moreen, who retires following a 52-year career in the broadcast industry. Glavin steps into the role immediately, with responsibility for all U.S. TV and FM sales and customer service west of the Mississippi River. He reports to Jay Martin, Dielectric’s vice president of sales. […]

NEP Releases Supershooter 5 4K-Capable Mobile Unit Servicing US Clients

NEP Group, a technical partner for content producers around the globe, says its U.S. Broadcast Services team has released a new mobile unit, NEP Supershooter 5. 1080p-ready and 4K-capable, Supershooter 5 is the first of the company’s fully IP mobile units to be powered by their new proprietary and easy-to-use broadcast control and monitoring system […]

Telestream Releases Latest Prism Monitoring Software With New Audio Tools

Telestream, a provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for the production and distribution of video, unveiled the latest version of software for the Prism family of waveform monitors. The new software “adds significant audio support to an already broad range of IP and SDI audio tools,” the company […]

Avid, Dolby Collaborate On Pro Tools Dolby Atmos Production Course, Certification

Amazon And Best Buy Refresh Lineup Of Toshiba-Branded, Fire TV-Powered Smart TVs

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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.

Skating Cameraman Is First For Live TV Broadcast

Tech Vet Andy Hansen Joins BitFire Networks

BitFire Networks, an end-to-end live video transmission and production solution built by broadcasters for broadcast solutions, has hired Andy Hansen as executive vice president of business development. In this role, Hansen is responsible for guiding the strategic path of BitFire through sales, partnerships, acquisitions and operational efficiencies. Phoenix and Boston-based BitFire Networks offers an all-in-one […]

May 5 Is Tower Technician Appreciation Day

Signiant Taps Dan Marshall To Oversee Global Sales

‘Today’ Gets New Graphics With Dynamic Angular Elements

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

Openings In Engineering Management

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a lead broadcast engineer in Chicago and a chief engineer in Savannah, Ga.

VoiceInteraction Rolls Out New Monitoring Solutions

Speech processing technologies firm VoiceInteraction has introduced two new offerings. Media Monitoring System – Broadcast Edition A long-term 24/7 HD capture and recording solution, specifically engineered for live content visualization and control. Among its features: An integrated multiviewer for multiple market locations, gathered on the same page. A seamless and continuous 24/7 video timeline with […]

$200 NextGen TV Tuner Now Available On Amazon

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 […]

StandardVision Adds Precision Camera Tracking To Studio

Mo-Sys Engineering, a global provider of precision camera tracking solutions for virtual studios and augmented reality, is installing a StarTracker system in the Los Angeles studio of StandardVision. This extensive facility builds on StandardVision’s experience in design and implementation of large-scale displays, with an LED studio for virtual production. As part of its creative services, […]

Trip Wootten Joins Riedel As U.S. Southeast Regional Sales Manager

Riedel Communications has appointed Trip Wootten regional sales manager for the U.S. Southeast. Reporting to Rich Zabel, vice president of sales, the Americas, Wootten will lead direct and channel sales for a market that includes Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and North Carolina. With deep expertise in the Southeast region, Wootten brings over a decade […]