Buckets of voters. Obscure swing counties. How John King, Steve Kornacki and Bill Hemmer bring the data to life with their whiz-bang “boards.” Pioneered by CNN a decade ago, the screens have also made stars of their human minders, the anchors who blend wonk-level knowledge with tap-and-swipe dexterity. Fleet fingers, and a mind for numbers, are essential.
Wazee Digital’s Robin Melhuish: “Content creation companies that develop and produce film and television programs are continually working to make sure their asset management and distribution processes are as simple as they can be. Having a global archive/marketing distribution platform can help them eliminate distribution complexity, unify and streamline operations and maximize the revenue potential for each production.”
Making sure that 4K signals maintain their integrity offers big, new challenges. “It’s a change in physics, in the way you make the cameras and capture the images,” says Phabrix’s Phillip Adams. “We need new instruments to understand what is happing with the high-dynamic range.” And then there are issues when the signals are also being distributed over broadband and mobile networks.
At NewsTECHForum on Dec. 10 at the New York Hilton, Matt Danzico, NBC; Emily Kassie, The Marshall Project; Matt Pearl, Tegna’s WXIA and Frederic Roux, Dalet North America, will show and discuss examples of their, or in Roux’s case, his clients’ groundbreaking work.
At TVNewsCheck’s annual NewsTECHForum on Dec. 11 in New York, consultant Hank Volpe will moderate a discussion among four broadcast tech experts on best practices in field production; communicating with the newsroom;and acquiring video anywhere, any time and anyhow, along with getting the content back securely and economically.
With outsize promises, the company lured massive investment from the likes of Warner Bros. and Legendary, but so far its hottest product seems to be hype.
Full-power, religious/independent WACX Orlando, Fla. (DMA 18), has upgraded its ATSC encoding system with a solution from Comark Digital Services. WACX was using an older ATSC encoder system that limited the number of programs being broadcast over the air. CDS delivered a new software-based encoding system that provides 1 x HD and 7 x SD […]
Deltatre today signed a definitive agreement to acquire Massive Interactive, a multi award-winning OTT software company, for $127 million. Combined, these entities are the largest independent OTT solution provider in the world, according to Deltatre. The move builds on Deltatre’s record year, adding another capability to its overall technology suite of services. It adds deeper […]
V-Nova, a provider of video compression solutions, today announced that its next-generation Perseus Plus codec will be supported by Telestream’s Lightspeed Live video streaming system, which is used by numerous major operators and video service providers worldwide. Telestream Lightspeed Live provides live multi-screen encoding, packaging and distribution in addition to multichannel video capture and processing. With […]
Discovery and ABC both rely on the cloud — one public, one private — to deliver their cable networks. Now broadcasters are looking at how the cloud can benefit not just distribution but also production, whether that means live news or sports coverage or post-production applications like editing.
Technology and a fascination with how the nation will proceed under President Trump has quickly pushed the news outlets to rework themselves for a new era. As more consumers get their first headlines from social media and smartphone alerts, news executives need to consider streaming mobile video as well as cable schedules and the evening news, all the better to compete in new ways against media outlets with roots in print that were once regarded as less-direct rivals.
Sali Osman, a cybersecurity and risk strategy adviser, will lead a two-hour interactive exercise to train security and IT leaders in how to respond to a cybersecurity attack. The event will kick off the TVNewsCheck’s 2019 Cybersecurity for Broadcasters Retreat.
Valari Staab, president of NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, will be interviewed by TVNewsCheck Editor Harry Jessell on Monday, Dec. 10. They will talk about her station group’s significant investment in overhauling its technology; its expanded investigative and consumer coverage, and increase in the amount of bilingual coverage.
Mitch Singer: “Samsung, LG and Sony — the biggest TV manufacturers — have recently joined Fox, NBC and Telemundo Owned Stations Group and a growing list of other leading broadcasters in voicing their commitment to ATSC 3.0, which powers next-gen TV.”
The NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) is accepting applications for the 2019 Technology Apprenticeship Program (TAP). TAP provides graduating college seniors with the connections and experience to start successful careers in media technology. Over the course of six months, participants attend NAB Show in Las Vegas; complete a paid, two-month apprenticeship at a radio or television station; become Certified Broadcast Technologists through […]
To accommodate the hearing impaired, the FCC requires stations to caption news and other live programming that they broadcast with minimal delays between the audio and captions. Some broadcasters would like to go beyond the regulatory mandate and caption all the programming they put on digital media. Automated captioning, helped by artificial intelligence, is closing in on making that a real possibility.
The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York underwent a renovation just in time to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the US Open in September. A new 14,000-seat covered Louis Armstrong Stadium, updated services across the campus and expanded food, beverage and retail options have all been part of a US$ 600 million […]
Given a mandate from the country’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, Nepal Television, the national broadcaster of Nepal, must fully upgrade to high-definition by January of next year — which also marks the broadcaster’s 34th anniversary. By Jan. 31, 2019, Nepal Television will be running three HD studios, replacing all of its current equipment from […]
Extreme Reach’s 3Q Video Advertising Benchmarks Report says that impressions delivered in digital videos over connected TV rose 170% year over year. Connected TV share of the ads served rose 38%, compared to 31% for mobile and 21% for desktop. Tablets, once popular, accounted for just 9% of impressions.
Hype around the technology has led to incomprehensible applications of it. Civil Media Co. was introduced earlier this year as both a media platform and a network, to be owned and operated by journalists and concerned citizens in tandem.