More Consumers Now Launch TV Viewing Via Smart TV Apps Than Set-Top Boxes

When it comes to how consumers opt to launch a TV/video session, smart TV apps have caught up with and even slightly surpassed set-top boxes in a remarkably short time. According to Hub Entertainment Research’s latest annual “Decoding the Default” study, 32% of viewers now report that they initially use a smart TV app when they start watching video content — up 10 percentage points from the 22% who said the same in 2021.

ATSC Joins Other Industry Partners To Fund DASH-IF Conformance Tool

The JCCP (Joint Content Conformance Partners) was funded by ATSC along with DASH-IF, the DVB Project, the Consumer Technology Association WAVE (Web Application Video Ecosystem) Project and the HbbTV Association. […]

Telecom Veteran Sergio Murillo Joins USSI Global As International Sales VP

USSI Global, a turnkey provider of customized network, broadcast and digital signage systems and services worldwide, has hired Sergio Murillo as vice president of international sales, with an emphasis on Latin […]


Brainstorm Participating In EC-Funded Emerald AI & Automation Project

Brainstorm, a provider of real-time 3D graphics, virtual sets and augmented reality solutions, is participating in the European Project Emerald “AI and Process Automation for Sustainable Entertainment and Media” funded […]

Eurovision Sport Deploys LiveU’s EcoSystem To Create Enhanced Coverage Of Cycling World Championships

Eurovision Sport, the sports arm of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), took full advantage of its ongoing relationship with LiveU at the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships. Using solutions from […]

Vizrt Celebrates 10 Years Of Viz University With Mission To Educate The Next Generation Of Content Creators

Vizrt, a provider of real-time graphics and live production solutions for content creators, celebrates the 10-year anniversary of Viz University. During the decade, Viz University, a learning platform that offers […]

Vizrt Intros TriCaster Flex Dual Control Panel

Vizrt, a provider of real-time graphics and live production solutions for content creators, has added a second TriCaster Flex control panel to its lineup – the TriCaster Flex Dual. Chris […]

FCC Grants Broadcasters Partial Waiver Of Emergency Alert Deadline

The FCC has given broadcasters some extra time to make sure their emergency alerts comply with new rules that favor IP-based alerts, but only for the broadcasters the agency has concluded really need the extension.

Michigan To Join State-Level Effort To Regulate AI Political Ads As Federal Legislation Is Pending

Campaigns on the state and federal level will be required to clearly say which political advertisements airing in Michigan were created using artificial intelligence under legislation expected to be signed in the coming days by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat. It also would prohibit use of AI-generated deepfakes within 90 days of an election without a separate disclosure identifying the media as manipulated. (Alex Brandon/AP)


New Jobs Posted To TVNewsCheck

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a vice president and general manager. Other current jobs posted on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a vice president and general manager, assistant news director, two marketing consultants, weekend content manager, local sales manager, content manager, executive news producer, assistant engineer and reporter/MMJ, maintenance technician and general sales manager.

M2A Media Expands North American Team

M2A Media, a provider of cloud-based live video solutions, is enlarging its team in North America with the appointment of two hires. Rob Levesque joins M2A Media in the newly […]

TV Azteca Chooses Beam Dynamics To Transform Technology Management

Beam Dynamics, a provider of technology lifecycle management, is implementing its Asset Intelligence Platform for TV Azteca. The new system “will streamline TV Azteca’s daily operations by consolidating asset tracking, […]

Ateme Enables Disaster Recovery For Ukraine’s Volia

Volia, a pay-TV and cable broadband service provider in Ukraine, has chosen Ateme to supply a disaster recovery solution for its packaging and CDN platform. Volia is using the Ateme NEA packaging […]

Sam Altman Is Back As OpenAI CEO Just Days After Being Removed

San Francisco-based OpenAI said in a statement late Tuesday: “We have reached an agreement in principle for Sam Altman to return to OpenAI as CEO with a new initial board.” The board, which replaces the one that fired Altman on Friday, will be led by former Salesforce co-CEO Bret Taylor, who also chaired Twitter’s board before its takeover by Elon Musk last year. The other members will be former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers and Quora CEO Adam D’Angelo.

NewsTECHForum Keynote: Democracy, Technology, TV Journalism And The ’24 Election

News leaders from E.W. Scripps, NBCUniversal and NewsNation will confront the high stakes the industry faces in a pivotal election year, the journalistic and technological resources they’ll bring to bear against it and the repercussions for American democracy itself in a keynote panel at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum conference on Dec. 12 in New York. Register here.

ATSC 3.0 Becomes One Of Two Finalists For Brazil’s Future TV 3.0 Standard

Microsoft Hires OpenAI Founders To Lead AI Research Team After ChatGPT Maker’s Shakeup

Microsoft Chairman and CEO Satya Nadella tweeted that the U.S. tech giant is committed to its partnership with OpenAI, whose chatbot kicked off the generative AI craze by producing human-like text, images, video and music. On Monday, Microsoft said it has hired Sam Altman and Greg Brockman to lead a new advanced AI research team.

Ousted OpenAI CEO Makes Plans For New Artificial Intelligence Company

Sam Altman, who was forced out of his company on Friday afternoon, was quickly moving to create another company with another OpenAI executive who quit on Friday.

Disney Promotes Amy Lehman; Ajay Arora Gets Expanded Role

Amy Lehman was promoted to senior VP of ad platforms at the Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology unit. Disney also said that Ajay Arora is getting added responsibilities as SVP of commerce, growth and identity. He had been senior VP of product, commerce and experimentation.

BeckTV & Ross Video Continue Collaboration At Baltimore Ravens’ M&T Bank Stadium

BeckTV, a systems integrator for the broadcast media industry, and Ross Video, a global leader in live video production solutions, have joined forces once again to complete another project at […]

Aggregate Media Technology Sector Revenue Set To Decline By 4% In 2023

The total market value for broadcast and media technology products and services is expected to decline by 4% in 2023 to approximately $61.5 billion as a range of structural changes continue to impact the sector. These findings are part of a newly published Devoncroft report that provides a comprehensive overview of the media technology sector, including provides market sizing and analysis for more than 250 product and service categories grouped across nine high-level segments and thirty-one sub-segments.

NewsTECHForum: Will AI Enhance Or Threaten The News?

Experts and leaders from the BBC, AP, Partnership on AI, Adobe and Avid will discuss how generative AI will reshape news production but present major ethical, operational and security challenges in the process in a panel at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum conference at the New York Hilton on Dec. 12. Register here.

Registration Opens For 2024 NAB Show

Registration is now open for the 2024 NAB Show, scheduled for April 13-17 (Exhibits April 14-17), at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This year will delve into trends such as artificial intelligence, […]

Pixotope To Power Taiwan’s First Extended Reality Broadcast Studio

Pixotope, a software provider for end-to-end virtual production solutions, announced that GETOP, a virtual production integration services provider in Asia, selected Pixotope Graphics – Extended Reality (XR) Edition (XR Edition) to power Taiwan’s […]

Transmit Certified By FreeWheel As SSAI Provider

FreeWheel, a global technology platform for the television advertising industry, today announced that it has officially certified Transmit, a market leading technology platform that maximizes the revenue of streamed content, as […]

GatesAir Appoints Carlos Lira Valdez To CALA Sales Team

GatesAir, a Thomson Broadcast subsidiary dedicated to wireless content delivery, has bolstered its international sales team with the hiring of Carlos Lira Valdez, an experienced RF sales and engineering professional […]

Vizrt Appoints Marco Kraak Global Channel GM

Vizrt, a provider of real-time graphics and live production solutions for content creators, today named Marco Kraak as its general manager, global channel. The role’s key remit is to drive growth for […]

Blackbird’s Moves Into Early Access Phase

Blackbird plc, a technology licensor, developer and seller of cloud native video editing platform, Blackbird, announces that its new creator SaaS product,, has moved into its early access testing phase. […]

KTVZ Bend, Ore., To Unveil New Studio, Weather Center

After months of design, planning, and construction, News-Press & Gazette’s NewsChannel 21 in Bend, Ore., is set to broadcast from an entirely rebuilt news set and weather center, its first […]

Dstillery Unveils AI Connected TV Offering Powered By Patented ID-Free Technology

Dstillery, a provider of AI ad targeting, today debuted a new connected TV (CTV) solution that applies its patented ID-free technology to reach priority audiences more effectively. Dstillery’s custom CTV […]