DMA 11

KPNX Phoenix Deploys Mediaproxy Software

Tegna-owned NBC affiliate KPNX Phoenix (DMA 11) has selected Mediaproxy’s LogServer software solution for its next-generation compliance and monitoring. LogServer captures and logs all KPNX broadcast content. For monitoring of broadcast video and ATSC transport streams, KPNX has upgraded its master control room with Mediaproxy’s LogPlayer client software and Monwall multiviewer. The software-based Monwall provides […]

ATSC’s Richer to Receive APTS Award

America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) will hold its 2018 Public Media Summit February 26-28 in Washington. The theme of the 2018 Summit will be The Power of Public Media. The 2018 Summit will feature presentations and discussions on the most important issues facing public service media. On Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 11 a.m., the 2018 EDGE Award […]

VR And AR: New Ways Of Telling Stories

Virtual and augmented reality give journalists the ability to tell stories that the audience can experience rather than simply consume. Both involve computer-generated imagery but use it differently.

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TVN TECH

Tedial’s Fernández-Campón To Present At HPA

Julián Fernández-Campón, director of architectural solutions at Tedial, an independent MAM technology solutions specialist, will share the benefits and considerations of adopting IMF in Media Asset Management Systems with attendees of the HPA 2018 Tech Retreat. Fernández-Campón’s presentation, titled “How Adopting IMF in MAM Systems Results in Greater Efficiency and Lower Costs” will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 21, […]

Ericcson Sells Media Solutions Majority Stake

Ericsson announced two major developments with its media operations: (1) the sale of a majority interest of 51% in its Media Solutions Business to private equity firm One Equity Partners; (2) and its decision to maintain ownership of Ericsson’s former Broadcast and Media Services, which was renamed Red Bee Media in November 2017.

John Hane To Lead 3.0 Datacasting Company

He will oversee the nascent Spectrum Co., the ATSC 3.0 spectrum consortium founded by Sinclair and Nexstar to promote “spectrum utilization, innovation and monetization by advancing the adoption of the ATSC 3.0 transmission standard across the broadcast industry.”

New Look For HLN’s ‘Morning Express’

Cox’s Adeogba A TVN Tech Woman To Watch

The director of news technology for Cox’s KIRO Seattle will be recognized by TVNewsCheck for having transformed workflows at several stations and for her ability to lead teams of people through change. She will be honored during April’s NAB Show in Las Vegas.

‘Nightline’ Sheds Longtime Logo Motif

NEP May Be Put Up For Sale For $2.5 Billion

The private equity backers of NEP Group are mulling a full or partial sale of the broadcast services company, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Crestview Partners, which owns most of NEP, is working with an adviser to sell its stake in the company, said the people. Carlyle Group has a first option to buy that interest, which could give the company an enterprise value of about $2.5 billion, the people said.

Engineers To Gather At NewsTECHFutures

HesskampHolcombeKoetterThe one-day retreat on May 31 in Atlanta will focus on live IP production, AI, AR and news personalization. It will also feature a technology tour of CNN led by Turner’s Bob Hesskamp, Michael Koetter and Matthew Holcombe.

Government’s 5G Network Plan Gets Panned

A reported White House proposal to nationalize a 5G network currently being developed by the private sector drew opposition Monday from telecom regulators (including all five FCC commissioners) and industry groups.

James Malone, Founder Of Total RF, Dies

NAB HOT TOPICS

Interoperability, Virtualization Power IP Workflow

Interoperability got a big boost in December 2017 with the publication of SMPTE’s 2110 suite of standards for handling professional media over managed IP networks. Equipment manufacturers and software developers are moving forward quickly to build ST 2110-compliant products. At April’s NAB Show, attendees are certain to see plenty of ST 2110 products introduced, and hear lots of discussions about how to migrate to IP and how best to work in hybrid SDI-IP environments in the meantime. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2018 Resource Guide listing of IP workflow vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.

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NAB 2018 Tech Hot Topics Products: IP Workflow

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 IP workflow (read the main story here). These companion resource guides on the technology covered each week are compilations of information provided by vendors. To […]

‘Tonight’ Cameramen File Discrimination Complaint

Golf Channel Strike Ends After 11 Days

Apple Launches HomePod Voice Speaker

After missing the critical holiday shopping season, Apple Inc has jumped into the voice speaker wars with the HomePod smart speaker, a device that will use its Siri voice assistant and compete against offerings from Amazon and Google.

Montana Makes Net Neutrality The Law

Montana’s Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock on Monday signed an executive order requiring all internet service providers with state contracts to commit to net neutrality, the principle that all traffic on the internet should be treated equally. That makes Montana the first state to successfully push back against last month’s ruling of the Republican-led FCC, which essentially dismantled the rules adopted under the Obama administration in 2015.

NBCU To Offer Some 4K Olympics Coverage

Marking another technological advancement for NBC Olympics, NBCUniversal’s comprehensive coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea, will include the availability of 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) to cable, satellite, telco providers, and other partners.

Fox News Cuts Ribbon On New Newsroom

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KTTV Los Angeles Gets New Studio, News Team

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KVUE Austin Debuts New Studio

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KWWL Renovates Building Back To 1916 Specs

NATPE 2018

Broadcasters Tout ATSC 3.0’s Potential Power

The tower is power. That was the message from a NATPE panel Wednesday focused on the next-generation broadcast TV standard, aka ATSC 3.0. “Amazon could try and put up sticks around the U.S. and couldn’t match the infrastructure that broadcasters have built over the last 60-70 years,” said Andrew Finlayson, SmithGeiger’s EVP of digital and social media strategies.

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Why Microservices Are The Future Of Media

When it comes to virtualizing media workflows, microservices has become quite the buzzword in the media and entertainment industry — just like IP technology, cloud computing and software-defined networking before it. But what are microservices, and why are they so important to the future of the broadcast industry?

DMA 18

WESH Orlando Debuts New Graphics Package

NBC News Promotes 3 Techs In DC Bureau

TVN TECH

Grupo Multimedios Consolidates, Integrates With Tedial

Grupo Multimedios, a major Mexican media company with interests in television networks, radio, publishing and entertainment, has selected a Tedial Evolution MAM system to consolidate network operations in a streamlined hub configuration at its headquarters in Monterrey, State of Nuevo León. Focused on an increase in productivity and efficiency, Grupo Multimedios turned to Tedial to assist with […]

TVN TECH

Broadcast Solutions Finland Delivers Virtual Studio

Broadcast Solutions Finland delivered a virtual studio for its Finnish customer Streamteam Nordic, which went into operation on Jan. 1. Streamteam uses the brand-new virtual studio mainly to produce Finnish Horse Racing and TotoTV for its customer, Finnish gaming company Veikkaus. Juha Koskela, CEO at Streamteam, comments on the new virtual studio: “Broadcast Solutions Finland […]