IP Delivering Video From Field To Screen

New streaming encoders in cameras are delivering HD picture quality good enough to go directly to air. That gives stations new options for IP contribution besides the common bonded cellular workflow. Above, KOAA Colorado Springs uses a JVCKenwood ProHD portable bridge in the field. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2018 Resource Guide listing of field operations vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.

NAB 2018 Tech Hot Topics Products: Field Operations

For the third year, TVNewsCheck is augmenting its coverage of NAB Show Hot Topics tech trends stories with information that can make your visit to the NAB Show easier. This week’s focus is field operations (read the main story here). These companion resource guides on the technology covered each week are compilations of information provided by vendors. To […]

Rohde & Schwarz Expands Broadcast-Media Team

Rohde & Schwarz  has the hired two industry veterans, Lou Moyer and Carlos Carmona, as part of an expansion of its Broadcast & Media team in the United States. In his new role as broadcast field engineer, Moyer will be in charge of providing all Rohde & Schwarz transmitter customers with support and guidance on field […]


WVEC Switches To New Logo, Tegna Graphics

TVNewsCheck To Host Cybersecurity Retreat

The June 20-21 event, designed to address the specific needs of the broadcasting industry, will open with a Cybersecurity Tour of CNN, led by Pete Chronis, SVP and chief information and security officer at Turner.

Devoncroft Executive Summit Set For April 8

Now in its seventh year, the gathering at the Wynn Las Vegas during the NAB Show offers proprietary research on the market, coupled with analysis and a series of executive panels. The agenda will review significant industry developments affecting industry participants and provide a concise look at how company leaders plan to move their enterprises forward.

Cameras Now For Google’s Digital Assistant

The virtual assistant is being offered to owners of the Nest Cam IQ in a free update rolling out today. The move comes just two weeks after Nest moved back under Google’s direct control after spending nearly 2 1/2 years as a separate company owned by the same parent, Alphabet Inc. The $300 Nest Cam will give Google another potentially valuable earhole in its battle with Amazon and Apple to build digital command centers in people’s home.


Transmitter Malfunction Knocks Off WOAY


Stakes Run High For Tivo In Comcast Suit


WRAL Shows Olympics In Next Gen TV Format

Why We May Soon Be Living in Alexa’s World

Next to Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android, Amazon’s voice assistant may be turning into the third great consumer computing platform of our era.

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WMC Memphis Debuts New News Set

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Management Changes At WLNE Providence

The Citadel ABC affiliate promotes from within find new general manager, local sales manager, traffic manager, director of broadcast operations and promotion director.


Cinegy, Linear Acoustic Partner On Loudness

Linear Acoustic, a Telos Alliance TV Solutions Group company, today announced a strategic OEM partnership with Germany-based Cinegy GmbH to supply loudness processing solutions for use in Cinegy asset management, ingest and playout software products. The integration provides improved listening experiences for consumers across a range of media formats, while ensuring compliance with international requirements including EBU […]

WRAL, NBCU, NAB Showcase Next-Gen TV

Hundreds gathered to see the future of television in Raleigh, N.C. Monday was the first time ATSC 3.0 was used to publicly show the benefits and features of the new standard with an Olympic event. The demo also included Advanced Emergency Alerting that can show location-specific, interactive warnings.

Lawmakers Worried About Fake Video Tech

Lawmakers are concerned that advances in video manipulation technology could set off a new era of fake news. Now legislators say they want to start working on fixes to the problem before it’s too late. Technology experts have begun to sound the alarm on the new software, which lets users take existing videos and make high-quality altered video and audio that appears real. The emergence of the technology opens up a new world of hoaxes driven by doctored audio or video, and threatens to shake faith in the media even further.

A Second Camera In Your Pocket

Today’s multi-media journalists are jacks and jills of all trades. They report, write, shoot, edit, post to social media and, after all that, arrive at tomorrow’s morning meeting with three more original hard news story ideas. With so much to do, MMJs are forever in search of ways to make the job simpler. Here’s one: Use your smartphone, which you already have with you on every assignment, to tell your story more creatively.

Finding Closed-Caption Content Online

Many streaming video providers offer movies and television shows with embedded text descriptions for those who cannot hear the words being spoken.

Court Denies Rehearing On Multilingual EAS

Public interest group MMTC had petitioned the US Court of Appeals for a rehearing on its decision upholding the FCC decision deciding not to impose any multilingual EAS obligations on broadcasters. The full Court of Appeals has just issued a one sentence order denying that reconsideration request. While, theoretically, MMTC’s next appeal would be to the Supreme Court, lacking an issue of major significance or constitutional importance, that is unlikely.

WRAL Uses VR, AR For ‘Olympics Zone’


For HBO’s Tryneski, It’s All About The New

Diane Tryneski, HBO’s tech EVP and chief digital officer, has worked for broadcasting and cable networks since 1982 and has been guided by constantly seeking to move her state of the art forward. Right now, that means building out HBO’s IP infrastructure.

Turner Brings VR To NBA All-Star Game, Playoffs

Fox Soaring With Group-Wide Drone Program

Fox has a drone army that comprises nearly 90 fully trained drone pilots and more than 100 “visual observers” who accompany the pilots on every shoot to help out and insure safely. They are at work at 13 of Fox’s 16 news stations and at 11 Fox News Channel bureaus. The goal is eventually to have multiple crews at every location. Above, a recent class photo from a drone flight school in Cumming, Ga.

Grass Valley Paid $94.2 Million For Snell

Last week, Belden / Grass Valley announced it had closed the acquisition of Snell Advanced Media without listing the price. Yesterday, Belden said in a filing with securities regulators that it paid $75.8 million plus the assumption of $18.4 million of debt for a company it acquired on Feb. 8 (the same day it confirmed the SAM acquisition).


Updated WCVB Newsroom Adds Anchor Desk


KSL In Local Professional Soccer OTT Deal

Coverage of Major League Soccer’s Real Salt Lake club and others will be available digitally via the Salt Lake City NBC affiliate’s connected TV “Over-the-Top” app and its website.

Fox Stations Adopts New Ad Tech Platform

The station group will use ITN Holdings’ ProVantageX end-to-end television and video-everywhere platform so it can receive and respond more quickly to requests, simplify transactions, coordinate schedule maintenance and streamline the workflows for agencies across all FTS stations and their sales representatives.

Satellite Ops Pitch Plan To Share C-Band

SES has accepted the merits of an Intelsat/Intel suggestion to the FCC that satellite’s valuable C-band frequencies can be shared with telcos in city areas to help boost 5G coverage. SES will join a consortium with Intelsat which is open to all satellite operators. The move, if accepted by the FCC, could prove to be extremely valuable for SES and Intelsat. The two dominate the supply of satellite capacity over the US.

Olympics: Tirico Debut, Ice Skaters Stumble

NBC’s first night, before Friday’s opening ceremony, had the feel of spring training. You could see it in the team ice skating, where men took tumbles one after the other. NBC’s Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, to their credit, didn’t make excuses for anyone

Tedial Adds Hamblin As Media Architecture Director

Tedial, a MAM technology solutions specialist, today appointed Brian Hamblin as director of media architecture, effective immediately. Hamblin, based in Los Angeles, will be responsible for defining solution guidelines to fulfill customer business requirements, and educate customers in the use of best-practices for broadcast and media operation/workflows. Prior to joining Tedial, Hamblin was director of […]