Vimeo Buys Livestream, Launches Streamer

Vimeo announced today its plan to acquire Livestream, a live video streaming platform that powers over 10 million events a year and many local broadcasters. Following the completion of the acquisition, Livestream’s offerings will be integrated into Vimeo allowing a seamless workflow. Vimeo is also rolling out Vimeo Live, an enterprise streaming service, it’s first in the live market.


WFTX Goes Far To Supply Local Irma News

After deciding it had to evacuate its Cape Coral station in advance of Hurricane Irma, Scripps’ Fox affiliate in a technical tour de force  continued to provide full local coverage with an anchor desk in Tampa (above), news production in Detroit and master control in Indianapolis.

Comcast Extends Xfinity TV Partnership To LG TVs


Meet The Engineer Preserving The Last Analog Motion Graphics Machine

NBC Creates New Vision For ‘Megyn Kelly’ Set

‘CBS Sunday Morning’ Debuts New Set

Reminder: EAS National Test Set for Wed.

Assuming that it is not delayed due to a real national emergency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the FCC are still scheduled to conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System on Sept. 27 at 2:20 p.m. ET.

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One Woman’s Quest To Save Baltimore TV History

Barbeau Tapped As Comark’s VP Of Engineering

Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark LLC, a manufacturer and supplier of DTV transmitters, encoding systems, and associated field services for over 45 years, has announced that Tom Barbeau has joined the organization as VP of engineering. A familiar face at Comark, Barbeau held a position at the company as an Embedded System Engineer for 11 years. […]

Audinate Names Pricing For Dante Domain Manager

Audinate, developer of the industry-leading Dante media networking technology, has announced pricing for each edition of the Dante Domain Manager platform, a network management solution that brings enterprise-grade system administration to the AV world. Dante Domain Manager makes audio networking more secure, more scalable and more manageable than ever before. It will be sold as […]

Avid Begins Deployment Of Al Jazeera On Cloud

Twitter To Brief Senate Intelligence Committee


IBC 2017: Signs Of A Quickening IP Transition

The media and entertainment industry, which now ranks as the most disrupted in the world according to the Global Center for Business Transition, more fully embraced IP and virtualized technology at the annual international tech exhibition in Amsterdam this week. Imagine’s Charlie Vogt (above) says his company is investing “hundreds of millions” to keep pace.

What Apple’s IOS 11 Means For News Pubs

Google Gives Machine Learning API To News

SMPTE Approves ST 2110 Standards

SMPTE has approved the first standards within ST 2110. The new standards suite specifies the carriage, synchronization, and description of separate elementary essence streams over professional internet protocol (IP) networks in real-time for the purposes of live production, playout and other media applications.

Facebook Driving Ahead On Voice

Facebook isn’t going to let chief rivals Amazon and Google go unchallenged on the voice interface front. Luke Woods, its head of design, wouldn’t cop to any details at a conference on Monday, but he “came out bullish on the promise of voice commands” and didn’t disavow speculation that Facebook was working on a video chat device and smart speaker. 

View: News’ Future Is In AI, Voice

BBC’s Trushar Barot says the news industry needs to make artificial intelligence an industry priority. Users are becoming increasingly comfortable with voice as a means of interacting with their technology, he argues, and now is the time to experiment with new apps and skills on voice platforms, invest in R&D there and foster industry-wide forums and collaborations on this front. 

Roku Ramps Up Voice Control Efforts

Public documents including job offers suggest that streaming device maker Roku is accelerating its voice control technology efforts and it may be developing a smart speaker like Amazon’s Echo. The company won’t confirm these ambitions, however. 

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Telestream, IBM Unveil New Remote Tech

At IBC 2017, Telestream and IBM Aspera debuted a new solution for high-speed capture and production of live, broadcast quality video from remote locations for faster production turnaround.

Chicago’s CBS O&O Debuts New Set

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SAM Unveils New FormatFusion Software

Snell Advanced Media has announced the latest release of its FormatFusion software. This latest version, FormatFusion4, adds HDR capabilities to its Kahuna production switcher range. The FormatFusion engine is at the heart of the Kahuna switcher and is the key to its class leading multi-format capabilities. SAM’s Kahuna with FormatFusion4 technology was a key part […]

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Primestream Previews IP Capture

At IBC 2017 in Amsterdam, Primestream will preview a major update to its Dynamic Media Management software platform that adds powerful features for simplifying project management across departments and geographic locations. In addition, Primestream will demonstrate the ability to capture live IP streams and quickly integrate that content through a production, management and delivery workflow. […]

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NewTek, Vizrt Debut New Graphics Server

NewTek and Vizrt today announced the availability of the NewTekVizrt IP Graphics Server – the NVG1 – a real-time 4K-capable 3D graphics system designed for deep integration with NewTek IP Series and the new TriCaster TC1 video production systems. The NVG1 combines the NewTek 1RU server platform with NDI IP video connectivity and industryleading Viz […]

IBC 2017

R&H Bows Ingest-Production-Playout Solution

Rohde & Schwarz introduced at IBC a new ingest, live production and channel playout platform that bridges hybrid SDI and IP operations. Designated R&S VENICE, the system can be used as a channel playout solution in 24/7 operation applications by broadcasters, the Munich-based company said. The system represents a radically different approach to media processing […]

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ChyronHego Shows Camera Tracking System

At IBC2017, ChyronHego is showcasing an all-new version of its Silver robotic camera head with the RoboRail straight camera rail system from Mo-Sys Engineering Ltd. The combined system provides no-delay camera tracking of augmented reality (AR) graphics and virtual set in news broadcasting, the companies said.  Silver is part of ChyronHego’s family of virtual studio/AR […]

IBC 2017

Avid Intros Scalable Post-Production Tools

Avid introduced at IBC today scalable MediaCentral solutions for post production, which can be configured for operations of any size. It comprises Media Composer video editing software with a new cutting-edge collaborative asset management module, new video I/O hardware and Nexis software-defined storage. Customers can increase the number of seats as needed, as well as add […]

IBC 2017

Sony Unveils New IP Live Compliant Products

Sony will support two key standards for IP Live interoperability with one regarding SMPTE ST 2110 media transport over IP, and a second regarding AMWA NMOS Device Discovery and Registration, the company said at IBC. 

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Imagine Looks To Broaden Innovation Bounds

Imagine Communications is using IBC 2017 to provide real-world proof points of how it is assisting several of its customers to move mission-critical live, playout, distribution and business operations to software-based, virtualized environments based on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment.

IBC 2017

Ross Video Showcases IP, Interoperability

Ross Video’s IBC show visitors have been able to experience RAPTOR-EDGE, a bidirectional 12-stream studio video over IP (SVIP) gateway and its Ultricore IP-routing switching control among the highlights at the company’s stand this year.