IBC: TVU Networks To Showcase Its First Cloud-Native Ecosystem For 4K And 5G Live Video Production

TVU Networks, a provider of cloud and IP-based live video production technology, will showcase its popular TVU Cloud ecosystem at IBC 2022. Using fifth generation networks, TVU’s end-to-end solution provides greater bandwidth and resiliency, ultra-low latency, and connectivity with speeds up to 100 times as fast as 4G. Developed with deep insight from news and sports media companies, the […]

Olivia Newton-John, Superstar Singer, Actress, Dies At 73

Newton-John, a longtime resident of Australia whose sales topped 100 million albums, died Monday at her southern California ranch. From 1973-83, Newton-John was among the world’s most popular entertainers. She had 14 top 10 singles just in the U.S., won four Grammys, starred with John Travolta in Grease and with Gene Kelly in Xanadu. The fast-stepping Travolta-Newton-John duet, You’re the One That I Want, was one of the era’s biggest songs and has sold more than 15 million copies.

Fox News Gains In Total Day Viewers In July

Fox News gained in total day viewers in July in what was otherwise a ratings falloff across the board in the key cable news demographic. Fox News was up 13% in total day viewers to an average of 1.35 million compared to the same month last year. MSNBC was down 1% to 765,000, and CNN was off by 10% to 541,000.

BRAND CONNECTIONS

Elita Fielder Adjei Named National Geographic Content VP Of Corporate Communications

Communications strategist Elita Fielder Adjei has been named vice president, corporate communications for National Geographic Content, which develops and produces premium, factual entertainment for Disney+ and National Geographic global linear networks. Adjei will report to both Courteney Monroe, president of National Geographic Content, and Charissa Gilmore, senior vice president of Corporate Communications, Disney General Entertainment. […]

‘Breaking Bad’ Statues Unveiled In Albuquerque

Bronze statues of mythical methamphetamine cookers Walter White and Jesse Pinkman were installed at a convention center in Albuquerque on Friday to celebrate the “Breaking Bad” TV series and its entertainment legacy, winning applause in a city that played its own gritty supporting role. Local politicians including Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller mixed with “Breaking Bad” stars […]

Balloting Opens For 2023 Women In Technology Awards

Nominations for the 13th annual Women in Technology Awards may now be submitted in three categories: The Women in Technology Leadership Award, The Women in Technology Futurist Award and the Technology Women to Watch Award. The presentation ceremony and reception will take place at NAB Show in Las Vegas. The program benefits the NAB Leadership Foundation’s Technology Apprenticeship Program. Pictured is Sharri Berg, president of Fox Weather, COO of operations, Fox Station Group and 2022 recipient of the Women in Technology Leadership Award. Download 2023 ballots here.

KPRC Houston GM Jerry Martin Retires

The vice president and general manager of Graham Media Group’s NBC affiliate in Houston has been at the helm for more than 11 years.

Newsmax Partners With TuneIn To Provide Expanded Audio Streaming Access

Newsmax said today that it has partnered with live streaming audio service TuneIn to provide expanded access to Newsmax programming. Through the agreement, listeners can now access Newsmax TV live and Newsmax Radio On Demand podcasts within the TuneIn app. The partnership makes Newsmax content available on a broad array of platforms including Smart Speakers, […]

Fox’s USFL Seeking Outside Investor To Help Fund Expansion

The Fox Sports-owned United States Football League has hired investment bank Allen & Co. to find minority investors to help fund the league’s expansion, three sources with knowledge of the situation said. Fox’s plan is to raise between $150 million and $200 million, two sources said.

‘Someone They Knew With Tamron Hall’ Renewed For Season 2 By Court TV

Apple Offers Glimpse At Upcoming Changes To iPhone Software

Apple on Monday provided a peek at upcoming tweaks to the software that powers more than 1 billion iPhones and rolled out two laptops that will be the first available with the next generation of a company-designed microprocessor. As usual, Apple spent most of the opening day of its annual developers conference touting the next […]

Talking TV: The Weather En Español

TVNewsCheck’s Michael Depp talks with Sussy Ruiz, editor in chief of the newly-launched The Weather Channel en Español, about the streaming- and digital-only channel’s value proposition to Spanish-speaking viewers, its ambitions to widen its coverage radar further south of the border and how understanding the cultures of its target audience will be crucial to its success. A full transcript of the conversation is included.

After Layoffs At Netflix, Questions Mount Over Diversity Efforts

Netflix’s layoffs included dozens of people who promoted diversity on its social media channels, causing some to question its commitment to inclusion.

Afghanistan’s Female TV Presenters Must Cover Their Faces, Say Taliban

Walter Liss, Former WABC-TV GM, Dies At 78

Talking TV Transcript: Mo Rocca’s Innovation Nation Milestone

TVNewsCheck‘s Michael Depp talks with Mo Rocca, host of Innovation Nation, which has just celebrated its 200th episode, on the show’s enduring, omni-generational appeal, the state of E/I programming and the competition the space is getting from YouTubers.

TVN TECH

BitPath Eyes 3.0’s Potential Role Honing Location Data Accuracy

BitPath, the Sinclair-Nexstar joint venture pursuing non-traditional revenue prospects from ATSC 3.0 spectrum, is experimenting with a new system that would improve location data accuracy, while also developing an IoT solution enabling energy utilities to better communicate with customers in times of peak need.

NAB Show: Chyron Reveals Key Product Launches

Chyron on Sunday unveiled the suite of Chyron products on display at the 2022 NAB Show in Las Vegas. At Booth N2613 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Chyron is featuring the newly released Chyron LIVE Platform. “Combining Chyron-grade graphics, production video switching, and illustrated replay clips in a single user-friendly, cloud-native platform offered on […]

The Switch Rolls Out Second Phase Of 100Gbit Network Expansion

The Switch, a global provider of production services and transmission of live video, announces a major network expansion across the United States to meet customer demand for bandwidth, driving the industry’s transition to remote production and opening the way for delivery of high-resolution video formats such as JPEG XS. In the second phase of an […]

TVNewsCheck’s Women In Technology Awards To Support UN’s Ukraine Emergency Fund

This year’s awards presentation and webinar from the NAB Show in Las Vegas will help UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, which is on the ground in Ukraine, providing emergency shelter and lifesaving aid including food, shelter, medicine and clean water.

Tellyo Announces Latest Enhancements To Tellyo Pro

Tellyo has released the latest version of Tellyo Pro, a cloud solution for video editing, clipping and streaming: V2.30.0. This latest release sees the introduction of Watch Folders that help users monitor and import video content from a variety of different sources. The company says: “Twitch integration will help make life a little easier for our customers working […]

Longtime ABC News Producer Eric Strauss Named EP Of ABC’s Medical Unit

NAB Show: EasyBroadcast To Highlight Viewer-Assisted Delivery Solution

The video streaming industry has seen explosive growth over the past few years. Viewer expectations are evolving, and broadcasters need solutions for improving video quality of service (QoS) and quality of experience (QoE) while also minimizing video delivery costs. At the 2022 NAB Show, in the French Pavilion, EasyBroadcast will demonstrate its end-to-end streaming solutions […]

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TVN webinar to spotlight bold innovations unleashed by the rise of live linear news streaming

The proliferation of news on live linear streaming has set off an explosion of innovation in television news. TVNewsCheck will turn a spotlight on this trend during a webinar set for March 24 at 1 p.m. ET. Sharing their experience and insights during the event will be: (clockwise from upper left): Micah Grimes, VP news and sports, Atmosphere TV; Shareef Al-Ela, VP and head of LiveNow from Fox; Sarah Katt, general manager of AccuWeather Network and OTT streaming services; Brian Ring, senior director, product marketing for news, Amagi and the webinar’s moderator; and Matt Dominguez, senior manager, streaming distribution and partnerships at Cox Media Group. To join us at the webinar, please register here. 

NAB Show: Cinegy Highlights Flexible Support For Businesses And Real-Time 8K Capabilities

As the industry returns to face-to-face engagement at NAB Show 2022 (April 23-27 in Las Vegas), Cinegy, a provider of software technology for digital video processing, asset management, video compression and automation, and playout services, will demonstrate how its solutions flexibly support customers as their businesses evolve to meet shifting market demands. Cinegy can be found at […]

CLOSING BELL

Dow Slides 180, Nasdaq Falls 225, S&P Drops 35

Stocks tumbled Firday as war overshadowed “fantastic” U.S. jobs data. The S&P 500 fell 0.8% and posted its third weekly loss in the last four. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.5% and the Nasdaq composite ended 1.7% lower.

CNBC Announces New Roles For On-Air Talent And Producers

NAB Show: Comark To Show Improved E-Compact High-Power Air-Cooled Transmitters

Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark, a manufacturer and supplier of DTV transmitters, encoding systems and associated field services for 50 years, has introduced the newly improved E-Compact EC700HP-BB3 series high-efficiency air-cooled solid-state UHF DTV transmitters. The “BB3” version is the third generation in the high-powered product line and supports the US post-repack chs. 14-36. The EC700HP-BB3 […]

Overnights: ‘Superman & Lois’ Dips, ABC Leads Big 4 Coverage Of SOTU

ABC led broadcast TV’s coverage of President Biden’s first State of the Union address, averaging 4.2 million viewers (and a 0.7 demo rating) during primetime. On The CW, Superman & Lois (760K/0.1) dipped to a season low in audience and also ticked down in the demo.

Deloitte Consulting Buys National TeleConsultants

Deloitte Consulting announced today that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of National TeleConsultants (NTC), a technology firm with deep engineering expertise in the domains of media and broadcast. Deloitte said the acquisition, “underscores Deloitte Consulting’s commitment to software engineering with a focus on media and integration and establishes it as a leader in […]