ONE Media Promoting ATSC 3.0’s Role In 5G

Sinclair joint venture ONE Media is pleading its case with the FCC to make sure ATSC 3.0 next-gen TV standards are considered while making plans for 5G networks. According to an FCC filing, Mark Aitken, president of ONE Media, recently met with Commissioner Michael O’Rielly and other FCC officials to discuss ATSC 3.0’s ability to deliver data services outside of television.

NAB To FCC: Don’t Jeopardize C-Band

NAB has called on the FCC to recognize the important role C-band plays in content delivery for radio and television stations, MVPDs and OTT operators, to be judicious in the way it makes decisions about reallocating part of the band for wireless use and not to take steps that will degrade C-band satellite service by allowing shared use in the non-reallocated part of the band.

DMA 8: SAN FRANCISCO

KTVU Rolls Out Set Inspired By Bay Area

BRAND CONNECTIONS
NEWSTECHFORUM 2018

Live News Production Over IP At NewsTECHForum

Marcy Lefkovitz, VP of technology and workflow strategy at the Disney/ABC Television Group, will moderate the panel “Live News Over IP” featuring Brad Plant, director of technology and operations at NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations; Tony Plosz, VP of engineering and operations at WCAU and WWSI Telemundo62 Philadelphia; and Matt Keiler, VP North American Sales at TVU Networks.

IBM Buying Red Hat In $34 Billion Deal

IBM and Raleigh, N.C.-based open-source softward firm Red Hat said in a joint statement that IBM would buy all Red Hat common shares at $190 apiece — 63% above Red Hat’s closing price Friday. The two companies said the deal, approved by their respective boards, is subject to Red Hat shareholder and regulatory approval and should be completed in the latter half of 2019.

NEWSTECHFORUM 2018

Top Techs Look To News Technology’s Future

A panel of leading technologists from Disney/ABC Television, E.W. Scripps, Tribune Media and Graham Media moderated by Andrea Berry will talk about how AI, IP, augmented reality, ATSC 3.0 and other new and emerging technologies will influence news workflow in the near future during a session at TVNewsCheck’s annual NewsTECHForum on Dec. 11 at the New York Hilton.

Nagra Secures Sky Italia’s Retail DVB-T Pay Service

Nagra, a provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, and Sky Italia, the Italian digital satellite television platform owned by Sky plc., have launched a new DVB-T pay-TV service secured by Nagra’s broadcast and direct-toTV content protection technologies. The new terrestrial service is available on Sky Italia DVB-T set-top boxes and Conditional Access Modules […]

Dielectric Welcomes FCC’s Pai To Antenna Facility

Dielectric, a manufacturer of TV and FM broadcast antenna systems, recently welcomed Ajit Pai, Chairman of the FCC, to its repack antenna facility in Lewiston, Maine. Chairman Pai was greeted by Andy Whiteside, president, and Keith Pelletier, VP and general manager with a brief discussion of Dielectric’s 75-year history. The chairman than met with key Dielectric executives, followed by a guided tour of the facility and […]

Trump To Develop National ‘5G’ Wireless Strategy

The administration isn’t calling for any specific action other than reports from various agencies due in about six months, and the development of the strategy itself in about nine months.

SpotX, Syncbak Partner On Digital Ad Insertion

SpotX has inked a deal with Syncbak to connect its digital advertising platform to Syncbak’s AdSync proprietary dynamic ad insertion solution. Syncbak is also leveraging SpotX for its programmatic ad decisioning layer and ad serving technology.

ChyronHego Upgrades Its Coach Capture Tool

ChyronHego today issued a new release of Coach Capture, the latest addition to the company’s coaching product suite. With the upgrade, Coach Capture includes many new features and enhancements geared toward making the tool even easier to use and more versatile than ever for sports video analysts and coaches. Introduced earlier this year at the […]

Washington Post To Expand Tech Coverage

It will add 11 technology roles based in San Francisco, Seattle and Washington.

V-Nova Adds U.S. Sales Executive

V-Nova, a provider of video compression solutions, said today that following its recently announced investment from Novator Partners, it has appointed Bill Hendler as vice president of U.S sales, effective immediately. He will be responsible for helping spearhead V-Nova’s growth in video compression and live contribution as well as advancing the perseus codec into the […]

TVN TECH

Social Media At 11 (And Other Newscasts)

TV stations are arming themselves with software that allows them to slice and dice social media to gauge audience interest in stories, share viewer feedback and even predict what stories will become larger issues in the future. Other software speeds social integration into newscasts.

Evertz Acquires 3.1% Stake In EVS

Fox Sports Expands Super-Slo-Mo, Adds New Canon Lenses For World Series

Emmy-Winning Sound Editor Nicholas V. Korda Dies

‘Around The Horn’ Readies New Studio, AR Graphics

QUARTERLY REPORT

Ericsson Media Business Returns To Stable Performance

How Blockchain Could Break Big Tech’s Hold On AI

JESSELL AT LARGE

Jessell | It’s CBS’s Turn To Stand Up For 3.0

CBS has been the great ATSC 3.0 naysayer. But now that retrans-centric CEO Les Moonves is gone and 4K is an apparent must for future NFL broadcasts, we can hope that it will reconsider and join Fox and NBC in embracing the new broadcast standard.

 

Next-Gen TV Dominates IEEE-BTS Gathering

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Broadcasters Tout IP Progress At TV2020

While the move from SDI to IP continues to pick up speed, more development — and better cooperation among key stakeholders — is still needed to improve advertising technology and deliver better measurement in order to complete with digital competitors like Google and Facebook.

V-Nova Secures Investment From Novator Partners

Privately held V-Nova Limited, a provider of video compression solutions, said it has secured a multi-million dollar investment to drive further growth across the business. The innovation-lead firm will expand its research and development teams to further strengthen its Perseus video codec for applicability across multiple industry sectors and expand its commercial functions internationally to further […]

DMA 12: PHOENIX

FCC OKs Five More Stations To Deploy 3.0

The FCC has granted requests from five commercial and public TV broadcasters for permission to test next-gen TV broadcasts from the transmission facilities of Univision’s KFPH-CD Phoenix, which began ATSC 3.0 broadcasts last March.

Ooyala Management Buys Back Business From Telstra

Fox Sports Upgrading Charlotte NASCAR Studio

TV2020

Pearl, CE Makers Keep Up Push Toward 3.0

Broadcasters and consumer electronics makers stood united at TVN’s TV2020 conference today in working toward introduction of ATSC 3.0 services of some kind in markets by 2020. The initial services have yet to be determined, but will probably include 4K HDR UltraHD and immersive audio.

DMA 124: SANTA BARBARA, CA

NPG Launching First Small-Market 3.0 Test

NPG is partnering with the NAB and Pearl TV alliance of broadcasters to launch the new 3.0 standard in Santa Barbara on ABC affiliate KSBB. The test is designed to allow broadcasters in the nation’s mid-to-smaller markets see exactly how next-gen TV will enhance services for local viewers and for broadcasters.

NAB SHOW NEW YORK

Broadcast Pix Commander Offers Full-Motion, Browser-Based Switching for BPswitch Systems

Broadcast Pix says its Broadcast Pix Commander has been upgraded to allow remote switching on mobile devices using Chrome, Safari, Firefox or other web browsers. The touchscreen control platform for BPswitch integrated production switchers now offers full-motion viewing of all cameras and production elements, as well as access to all workflow tools, through a standard internet connection. […]