Sky Launches ‘Sky Glass’ TV Product That Doesn’t Require Satellite Dish

Sky has embraced the cord-cutting revolution by launching a TV product that doesn’t require a satellite dish, described by CEO Dana Strong as the “first platform to fully integrate content from local broadcasters to global giants.”

ATEME Completes Open Caching Testbed

ATEME, a provider of video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable TV, DTH, IPTV and OTT, has announced its ongoing participation in the Streaming Video Alliance’s Open Caching API Testbed Initiative. As part of the initiative, designed to demonstrate API functionality in an interoperable system between content owners, CDNs and network operators, ATEME helps to continuously […]

Beam Dynamics Introduces BeamON

Beam Dynamics, winner of the NAB 2021 PILOT innovation awards, introduces BeamONTM, a platform that lets broadcasters see a comprehensive overview of the technology used across studios, control rooms, ENG, and IT infrastructure. According to the company, as the first-of-its-kind Product Intelligence Platform, Beam helps engineering teams manage thousands of unique pieces of production equipment […]

BRAND CONNECTIONS

Game Creek Video Completes First Phase Of Major HDR Upgrade

Game Creek Video, a provider of state-of-the-art mobile production units for large-scale live events, has recently completed the upgrade of one of its flagship HD production units to full HDR capabilities based on EVS’ LiveCeption and MediaCeption solutions. The upgrade of PeacockOne, a 53-foot expanding mobile production unit, is the first of many in the […]

Cobalt Digital Launches Indigo ST 2110 Series to Provide Native Processing Over IP

Cobalt Digital, designer and manufacturer of award-winning edge devices for live video production and master control, and a founding partner in the openGear initiative, has unveiled Indigo ST 2110, an openGear-based uncompressed solution featuring multiple 25G interfaces and 4K support. Cobalt Digital’s Indigo ST 2110 is a highly integrated ST 2110 factory option that adds native SMPTE […]

Sony Withdraws As 2021 IBC Exhibitor

Sony has announced that it is withdrawing as an exhibitor at the 2021 IBC Show, slated for Dec. 3-6 at the RAI in Amsterdam. In a statement from a representative of Sony Europe, the company cited the ongoing pandemic as well as logistics, adding that it will have representatives at the show.

JVC’s 4K PTZ Remote Cameras With NDI|HX Now Available

JVC Professional Video today announced the immediate availability of its new 4K KY-PZ400NW/NB PTZ cameras, the newest addition to its Connected Cam line of cameras. The HD versions of the PTZs, the KY-PZ200NW/NB and the more economical HD KY-PZ200W/B, will begin shipping in November. “Ideal for sports, concerts and other live event broadcasts or productions, the cameras […]

TAG Video Systems Launches Realtime Media Platform

TAG Video Systems, a provider of realtime, software-based deep monitoring of linear video workflows, has introduced the Realtime Media Platform, an open-source paradigm that monitors, aggregates, manages and utilizes data-driven viewer analytics to provide users with the insight required to build performant linear media systems. TAG says the new platform “offers users the tools they […]

Vizrt Enhances Sports Offering With Unified I/O With Vizrt XR Venue

Vizrt, producer of software-defined visual storytelling tools (#SDVS), today announces the release of its premiere real-time virtual enhancement solution for sports — Vizrt XR Venue. Featuring Viz Arena 5, the XR Venue solution empowers the world’s leading sports broadcasters to enhance valuable content with captivating, state-of-the-art live AR graphics. With this release, XR Venue enters the IO platform, Vizrt’s backbone for future sports developments. Together with XR Playbook, launched earlier […]

WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY AWARDS 2021

Rose Hulse And Yushi Xu Show A Fearlessness Worth Watching

Rose Hulse, founder and CEO of ScreenHits TV, and Yushi Xu, senior architect at FreeWheel, are this year’s TVNewsCheck Women in Technology Women to Watch honorees. They share an undaunted approach to tackling new terrain from consumer apps to ad technology. Register for TVNewsCheck’s Women in Technology Awards presentation and Technology in a Changing Media Ecosystem webinar with the winners here.

WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY AWARDS 2021

Universal Studios’ Chang Fixes Her Gaze On 2030

Annie Chang, VP of technology at Universal Studios, is one of two recipients of this year’s TVNewsCheck Women in Technology Futurist Awards. Her work has her anticipating workflows and asset management a decade ahead of where the industry is now. Register for TVNewsCheck’s Women in Technology Awaerds presentation and Technology in a Changing Media Ecosystem webinar with the winners here.

WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY AWARDS 2021

KNSD’s Stewart Is A ‘Champion Of Change’

Donna Stewart, news operations manager at NBCUniversal Local’s KNSD San Diego and a TVNewsCheck Women in Technology Futurist honoree, closes three decades at the station having helped lead it through fundamental changes through an abundance of patience, communicative strength and intricate technical understanding. Above, a couple of champions: Donna Stewart with Billie Jean King in San Diego. Register for TVNewsCheck’s Women in Technology Awards presentation and Technology in a Changing Media Ecosystem webinar with the winners here.

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

New Jobs Posted To TVNewsCheck

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for two general managers, three sales managers, an assistant news director, a producer, a maintenance tech and a master control op.

WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY AWARDS 2021

Disney Media’s Lefkovitz: Unafraid To Ask Questions

Marcy Lefkovitz, VP of technology and workflow strategy for Media & Entertainment Distribution and TVNewsCheck’s 2021 Women in Technology Leadership Award honoree, cut her teeth as a successful producer and editor before shifting to news technology. The instincts she honed, especially a fearlessness in asking questions, has served her well through major projects like Disney’s DC3 technology hub. Register for TVNewsCheck’s Women in Technology Awards presentation and Technology in a Changing Media Ecosystem webinar with the winners here.

Nevion Celebrating 25 Years Of Broadcast Innovation

Nevion, a provider of virtualized media production solutions, today launched the celebrations for its 25th anniversary. Nevion, founded in 1996, said it has achieved a number of firsts over the years, including revolutionizing broadcast routing with the first compact routing switcher, providing innovative IP media networks, and creating the first IP broadcast production facility with […]

WFLD Chicago Secondary Studio Provides Bustling View Of City

Talking TV: The Impact Of NAB Show’s Cancellation

TVNewsCheck‘s Michael Depp and Glen Dickson discuss the knock-on effects of the NAB Show’s October cancellation on vendors and the implications for future trade shows, including December’s planned IBC.

Italian Broadcaster RAI Uses Nagra To Watermark Content In Fight Against Piracy

Nagra, a Kudelski Group company and an independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, said that Radio Televisione Italiana (RAI), the Italian national public broadcasting company, is leveraging Nagra’s NexGuard forensic watermarking and Anti-Piracy Services Platform to protect its streaming content and related advertising revenues. As a Free-to-Air (FTA) national public service provider, RAI is one of the major content producers and broadcasters […]

JVC Connected Cam Provides COVID-Era Solution For Forum Communications

For Forum Communications’ ABC affiliate WDAY Fargo, N.D., the pandemic meant finding new ways to significantly streamline operations while maintaining regular sports and events coverage. With social distancing measures in place, the media company had to alter its workflow in order to still broadcast WDAY’s high school game of the week segment without a large […]

BOXX Recognized As Leading Supplier Of NVIDIA-Certified Systems

BOXX Technologies, a provider of high-performance computer workstations, rendering systems and servers, says that its RAXX P4G data center platform has been validated as an NVIDIA-Certified system, along with five BOXX desktop workstations: APEXX S3, APEXX Denali, APEXX T3 & T4, and the APEXX W4L. All have successfully completed a rigorous suite of functional and […]

Dalet Updates Media Logistics, AI-Driven Production & IP Ingest/Playout Products

Today, Dalet introduced what it calls “significant updates” across its media logistics, AI-driven production and IP ingest and playout product lines. Cloud-native platforms Dalet Flex, Dalet Media Cortex and Dalet Brio support the industry’s continued transition with flexible hybrid and cloud workflows offering media organizations the digital dexterity they require to power work-from-home scenarios. Dalet […]

Codemill Launches Cloud-Based Video Editor

Codemill has introduced a cloud-based video editing tool, Accurate.Video Edit. A professional video editor specifically designed for content supply chain workflows, Accurate.Video Edit lets users “work efficiently in the browser to perform essential edits,” the company says. Accurate.Video Edit is a fast way to make edits needed for content compliance, content localization for different channels […]

Synamedia Rolls Out ‘Zero Compromise’ 8K Encoding, Streaming Tech

Synamedia, an independent video software provider, said today it has achieved 8K real-time encoding and streaming with “zero compromise” on its Vivid Compression platform powered by AMD EPYC 7763 processors. Leveraging these AMD processors, Synamedia said, “eliminates the need for screen splitting and other technology tricks which compromise video quality.” Synamedia’s global team of experts built […]

TVN’S TV2025 2021

Cloud Workflow Shifts Expand As Concerns Linger

Executives from WarnerMedia, CBS Owned Stations, Hearst Television and Sinclair told attendees of TVNewsCheck’s TV2020 virtual conference last week that their migration of workflows to cloud technology continues apace since the pandemic. However, concerns over the crucial “last mile” of their networks remain.

Free Content Program Set For IBC Show

It will be delivered live in Amsterdam and online via IBC Digital and cover these themes: Production & Post Production, Content Supply Chain, OTT, Direct to Consumer (Content Everywhere), Live & Remote Production and Innovation.

CBC/Radio-Canada Deploys Fujitsu’s Optical Networking Platform

iSIZE Joins The Alliance For Open Media

The Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) today announced that iSIZE, a company with a codec-independent AI technology that reduces bandwidth use and improves the video experience, has joined the organization at the Promoter level. As a member of the Alliance, iSIZE will collaborate with AOMedia members, leading internet and media technology companies, to advance open standards for […]

TVN’S TV2025 2021

Targeted Ads Lead NextGen TV’s Revenue Chase, Execs Say

Representatives from NBCUniversal Local, E.W. Scripps and Pearl TV claim that NextGen TV’s ability to deliver targeted ads to connected TVs is the most promising and immediate among the technology’s potential revenue streams, and a proliferation of NextGen-ready sets is bringing monetization closer.

FCC Tops $1 Billion In Emergency Broadband Fund First Wave

Provides broadband opportunities for 3 million-plus students.

Video Streamers Spend Big On Social Media