Best Of Show Awards For NAB 2018

Best of Show Awards are judged by a panel of engineers and industry experts on the criteria of innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry.

NAB To FCC: Reject Cable 3.0 Recon Petitions

Broadcasters have asked the FCC to dismiss cable operator petitions to reconsider parts of its framework for allowing broadcasters to roll out the new ATSC 3.0 transmission standard, saying cable ops are simply rehashing rejected positions in order to get different results.

NAB 2018

Automated Selling Coming, But Who Pays?

Broadcasters and agencies agree on the need to automate ad buying and selling, but problems persist, including incompatible automation platforms. The biggest roadblock, however, seems to be figuring out how to pay for it. “It is an unfortunate truth that neither side wants to pay for this,” said Videa’s Shereta Williams. “It is also an unfortunate truth that this is an expensive business.

BRAND CONNECTIONS

Arvato Names Grute Sales Manager for UK, Ireland, Nordics

Global IT specialist Arvato Systems today appointed Russell Grute manager for sales and business development for the U.K., Ireland and the Nordics. His focus will be on IT product solutions for digital media management. His tasks will include discovering and building new markets for the full Arvato Systems Media portfolio. He joins Arvato Systems following […]

LPTVs Want More Time To Find New Channels

In a public notice issued Feb. 9, the FCC’s Media Bureau and Incentive Auction Task Force said the “special displacement window” for LPTV and translator stations filing applications for channels opened April 10 and closes May 15. But LPTV Spectrum Rights Coalition Director Michael Gravino says the FCC just changed its guidance on how those should be filed and his members need another two weeks to digest the change and respond accordingly.

NAB 2018

IABM Picks Broadcast And Media Awards Winners

DMA 25

WRAL Raleigh Relaunches Weather App

Capitol Broadcasting’s NBC affiliate WRAL Raleigh, N.C. (DMA 25), has released a major update to its popular weather app, providing an all-new user experience, “including easier access to popular features, customizable designs, animated graphics and voice alerts,” according to the station. The app is a complete overhaul, delivering interactive radar plus 7-day and hourly forecasts. […]

Frankly Completes Strategic Review

The digital media platform provider said it anticipates additional funding from Raycom and implements management and board changes.

NAB 2018

Media Tech Industry Facing Tough Challenges

Sales of most media technology companies are basically flat while their R&D and marketing costs continue to run high, forcing some to reexamine how they sell in a traditionally demanding and rapidly changing market. Above, a Vizrt virtual set demonstration this week at the NAB Show.

Rohde & Schwarz Expands Media Server Platform

Rohde & Schwarz has expanded and optimized its R&S Venice platform for live production, studio production and channel playout applications. R&S Venice offers stability and a wide range of features. Thanks to the use of open standards, the media server is interoperable with systems from other manufacturers and can easily be integrated into existing infrastructures. […]

TVN'S MEDIA JOBS

Tech Management Job In Chicago

Weigel Broadcasting has an opening for a director of engineering at its Chicago Broadcast and Networks NOC. To see all job openings, visit our Media Job Center here.

 

NAB 2018

JVC Unveils High-End Streaming Camcorder

The shoulder-mounted GY-HC900 “Connected Cam” features the same streaming capability that has made ProHD camcorders popular with many station groups.

NAB 2018

TVNewsCheck Honors Women In Tech

TVNewsCheck’s 2018 Women in Technology Awards, presented at the NAB Show on Tuesday, honored a trio of women praised for their sharp thinking, strong leadership, listening and communication skills. HBO’s Diane Tryneski (center), Dolby Laboratories’ Jaclyn Pytlarz (left) and KIRO’s Deb Adeogba all accepted awards. (John Staley photo)

 

Telefónica Taps Ericsson For Transformation

The three-year deal includes deployment of Ericsson Media Solutions’ video storage and processing platform to power seven-day catch-up and time-shifted services across Latin America.

Globecomm Launches Broadcast Platform On Eutelsat

Globecomm has introduced a new broadcast platform allowing video content providers throughout the world to access the Globecomm network and provide services throughout the Americas. The new platform offers the ability to aggregate video content and multiplex it for distribution on the Eutelsat 113 West A satellite, providing high availability with minimal end user investment […]

NAB 2018

Celebrating Exceptional Women In Technology

TVNewsCheck presented its 2018 Women in Technology Awards (the eighth annual) on Tuesday at a ceremony in Las Vegas. HBO’s Diane Tryneski (center) was honored with the Women in Tehnology Leadership Award, while Dolby Laboratories’ Jaclyn Pytlarz (left) and KIRO Seattle’s Deborah Adeogba (right) received Technology Women to Watch honors. (John Staley photo)

NAB SHOW PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Haivision

Haivision | https://www.haivision.com/ Haivision provides media management and video streaming solutions. It has rolled out a new video streaming appliance in the KB Series, the KB Max portable video encoder for 4K UHD, 360 VR and HD internet streaming at NAB 2018. The KB Max is a high-quality, small form factor 4K UHD streaming appliance […]

Hulu Live Now On LG Smart TVs

Cinematographer Ralph Woolsey Dies At 104

Set Of The Year Award Winners Announced

ComScore Enables Mobile Ad Verification

Using the IAB Tech Lab Open Measurement software development kit, ComScore is now offering ad verification measurement for campaigns delivered on mobile applications using the industry SDK.

DMA 2

Didja Launches ‘SoCalBTV’ In Los Angeles

Didja, a technology company dedicated to augmenting the broadcast television experience, has expanded its live streaming app, LocalBTV, to the Los Angeles television market. “SoCalBTV” will now offer access to local TV programming via the SoCalBTV mobile app to consumers in the greater Los Angeles region, including the counties of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange, […]

Tegna Names Rao Chief Technology Officer

Former Time Inc., Time Warner and NBCU executive Kurt Rao will oversee the company’s next-generation client and customer technology initiatives.

NAB 2018

Imagine Reorganizes, Separates Ad-Tech Biz

It’s splitting its advertising technology business into a separate division, Imagine Ad Tech, to be run by SVP-GM Sarah Foss, who previously was chief product officer of Imagine Advertising Solutions. The rest of Imagine will go into Imagine Playout and Networking Solutions, to be run by President Steve Reynolds, who previously was Imagine CTO.

NAB 2018

Execs Offer Disruption Survival Tips

Media companies need to manage expectations as they navigate through change. They can’t adopt the mentality that they always need to be on the leading edge of new platforms and trends, and they also need to recognize and admit to failure when it comes.

NBCU Awards Over $2.4M In Innovation Grants

The NBCUniversal Foundation and NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations today announced a total of $2.475 million in Project Innovation grants for 62 nonprofits located all across the country. Launched earlier this year, Project Innovation is presented by The NBCUniversal Foundation and NBC and Telemundo owned stations located in 11 markets. For 2018, NBC and Telemundo owned […]

NAB SHOW PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The NAB Exhibit Floor: NewTek

NewTek | Booth SL5016| https://www.newtek.com/ NewTek offers end-to-end, all-IP video production with new products, technology updates, virtualized control room software, affordable yet uncompromising 4K workflows. NewTek Product & Technology Announcements at NAB 2018: NewTek LiveGraphics A new paradigm in video graphics – create in Adobe Photoshop and animate in After Effects, then output in 10 […]

NAB 2018

Sony Touts Trans-Atlantic IP Production

Sony and CenturyLink conducted a test for a large news customer of the long-distance Remote Integration (REMI) connection between New York and London via a fiber link. For the test, Sony simulated a live broadcast and switched live between cameras in New York and London.

NAB 2018

Grass Valley Preaches Integration, Continuity

It says that in the wake of the SAM merger it is “taking the best of the best” from both companies, folding some products from one company into the other’s and letting other products expire after the natural life cycle, with a focus on three areas: live production, news and content delivery.

Prime Focus Technologies CEO Moves To Calif.

Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), the technology arm of Prime Focus, has announced that the company founder and CEO, Ramki Sankaranarayanan, will operate from the U.S. headquarters in Culver City, Calif.  The U.S. is a key market for PFT’s flagship Media ERP Suite, CLEAR, as well as its range of Cloud media services. PFT strengthened its […]