Comcast Touts 10G Connection Using Virtualization And FDX-Based DOCSIS 4.0

Comcast has established a successful 10 Gbps network-to-modem connection using virtualized CMTS and the full duplex version of the new DOCSIS 4.0 standard, the cable company announced Thursday from the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers‘ once-again-virtualized Cable-Tec Expo conference.

Parleh Media Group Selects Bitcentral’s Fuel To Power Sports Betting Innovation In Canada

Bitcentral Inc., a provider of media workflows, announces that its Fuel video management and distribution platform is powering Canada’s first sports betting broadcast network, Parleh TV. Owned by The Parleh Media Group, Parleh TV is a free ad-supported television (FAST) channel built around daily shows and segments from The Parleh, which launched in June for sports fans […]

Telos Alliance Introduces Axia Quasar SR AoIP Mixing Console

Telos Alliance, a provider of broadcast audio solutions for more than three decades, has introduced the Axia Quasar SR AoIP Mixing Console, which replaces its Axia Fusion console. “We are thrilled to make the power and boundless production possibilities of our flagship Quasar console available to more broadcasters with this streamlined SR design,” says Marty Sacks, […]

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AJA Announces T-TAP Pro Compatibility With Autodesk Flame

AJA Video Systems introduced T-TAP Pro support for Autodesk’s Flame Family of VFX and creative finishing tools — now available in new v2022.2 releases from Autodesk. New T-TAP Pro compatibility extends high-quality video monitoring and output to Autodesk Flame, Flame Assist and Flare workflows on compatible macOS workstations. Whether delivering VFX, 3D compositing, color grading or editorial finishing in Flame, […]

Sony Electronics Unveils Shallow Depth Of Field System Camera With Super 35mm 4K CMOS Global Shutter Image Sensor

Sony has rolled out its HDC-F5500 system camera, the latest entry in Sony’s HDC camera series, which boasts a highly sensitive Super 35mm, 4K CMOS global shutter image sensor that enables shallow depth of field. Sony says: “Thanks to the global shutter effect to prevent rolling shutter distortion and flash band, and its high frame […]

CP Communications Announces Promotions And Hires

CP Communications, a provider of solutions and services for live event productions, has named promotions and new hires, reflecting the successful growth of its Red House Streaming (RHS) subsidiary and CP Communications St. Petersburg (CPSP) operations. Effective immediately, Lowell Beckner is promoted to vice president of Red House Streaming and general manager of CPSP, and Jason Proskurin is promoted to […]

Fujifilm Launches Sustainable Data Storage Initiative

Fujifilm Corp. has created the Sustainable Data Storage Initiative to highlight how tape technology can significantly reduce electricity consumption and CO2 emissions related to data storage. The initiative launches with a white paper, Accelerating Green Datacenter Progress with Sustainable Storage Strategies, published by technology research firm IDC, and sponsored by Fujifilm, providing an in-depth analysis of the significant energy savings […]

Sound Devices Joins Audiotonix Group

Audiotonix, the group that comprises the Allen & Heath, Calrec, DiGiCo, DiGiGrid, Group One Limited, KLANG:technologies and Solid State Logic entertainment technology brands, has acquired U.S.-based Sound Devices as part of its expanding group. The transaction, which was concluded today, further extends the Audiotonix professional solutions for audio production environments. James Gordon CEO of Audiotonix, said: “The addition of Sound Devices and their fantastic […]

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Remote Production Spurs A Pivot To New Products And Facilities

Vendors including CP Communications, Ross Video, LTN Global Communications and BitFire have ramped up products and repurposed facilities to meet the surging pandemic need for remote production. Above, inside LTN Global Communications’ Kansas City, Mo., production facility.

WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY AWARDS 2021

‘Cloud Is Sexy … But Expensive,’ Technologists Say

Honorees for TVNewsCheck’s 2021 Women in Technology Awards hazarded their predictions for next year in a Tuesday webinar. They said the cloud loomed large over the TV landscape, but its cost-prohibitive nature may keep workflows grounded on prem for the foreseeable future.

Quantum Offers Collaboration And Remote Editing Solution For Adobe Premiere Pro

Quantum Corp. today announced the immediate availability of the Quantum Collaborative Workflow Solution powered by CatDVTM. This solution was designed specifically for Adobe Premiere Pro users to address the challenges of remote workflow editing and collaboration for large creative teams seeking maximum productivity. The turnkey solution is the result of months of testing and tuning to ensure that Adobe […]

Appear Launches Dedicated Solution For Digital Satellite News Gathering

Appear, a global provider of media processing and delivery technology, today launched a new solution dedicated to digital satellite news gathering (DSNG). The X10 DSNG includes a switch module, with built-in satellite reception and ASI IO ports, that supports encoding and satellite uplink in a single 1 rack unit (RU) chassis. With increasing demands for […]

EditShare Continues Expanding Its Global Business

EditShare, a provider of software solutions enabling storytellers to create and manage collaborative media workflows, is expanding after recording back-to-back record quarters and year-over-year revenue increase with key hires in sales, sales operations and service assurance. “The growing demand for more video across multiple platforms combined with the need for flexible, remote workflows, has made […]

Yangaroo Partners With Innovid For CTV And Digital

Yangaroo Inc., a provider of workflow management and media distribution solutions, said its advertising content management and delivery division has entered into a partnership with Innovid, an independent advertising and measurement platform for CTV. Innovid enables data-driven personalization, real-time decisioning, scaled ad serving, and accredited measurement through a global infrastructure powered by exclusive partnerships and […]

Comcast, Cox Are Bringing DOCSIS 4.0 To Life In Their Labs

Comcast and Cox Communications are chugging along down the road toward DOCSIS 4.0, aiming to take work currently being done in the lab out into the wild in the near future. Executives from both companies shed light on their progress during a pre-conference session held before the official start of SCTE’s Cable-Tec Expo on Tuesday.

BitFire Networks Opens Next-Gen LED-Based Studios In Phoenix

Four Hartford Stations Launch NextGen TV

WCCT, WTIC, WFSB and WTNH are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

Telestream Adds 12G & ST 2110 Support To Lightspeed Live Capture

Telestream, a global provider of file-based media workflow orchestration, media streaming and delivery technologies, has announced new functionality in its Lightspeed Live Capture platform. Of importance for broadcasters and OTT streaming service providers seeking large-scale capture platforms with inherent resilience combined with high channel density, Telestream will introduce new hardware interfaces — 12G and ST 2110 — […]

SMPTE To Host Virtual Tech Conference On Nov. 9-11 & Nov. 16-18

The peer-reviewed forum for media and entertainment technology will be virtual this year with a schedule, including a day of sessions presented in APAC-friendly time zones, “designed to make participation more convenient for busy industry professionals everywhere,” SMPTE says.

NHL Tracking Pucks This Season, Opening Up Gambling Options

Data generated by the pucks and from sensors about the size of a thumb on the backs of players will be used by teams to develop their players and to scout opponents. Passing, puck possession, takeaways, giveaways and more can be accurately recorded without the potential subjectivity of a scoring crew in an arena. Perhaps later this season, gamblers are expected to be able to wager on a new wave of bets. How far does the puck travel in a game? Who skates the fastest in the second period? Who has the hardest shot in the game? TV networks will continue to display and talk about some of the information on broadcasts and studio shows.

TVN’S FRONT OFFICE

The Daunting (But Very Worthwhile) Path To ATSC 3.0 And NextGen TV

ATSC 3.0, also known as NextGen TV, promises a huge range of exciting possibilities for TV viewers and multiple new revenue streams for broadcasters. By supplementing traditional video entertainment and information service with a new, efficient datacasting platform, broadcasters of all types stand to increase revenues while transforming their existing spectrum into a vibrant new tool for consumers and businesses alike. The road to implementing this new technology, however, is paved with challenges.

Netflix’s Reed Hastings To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award At Engineering Emmys

Also during the ceremony, Dolby will receive a corporate achievement award and eight technologies including ARRI’s SkyPanel lights and Chaos’ V-Ray rendering software will receive Engineering Emmys.

Betegy and PokerGO Team To Deliver Next-Gen Visuals For Poker Event Broadcasts

PokerGO, a poker content company, has partnered with Betegy, an independent provider of personalized sports data and gaming visualization. The agreement will provide PokerGO viewers with a visual package of on-screen data and information, designed to bring the audience more deeply into the action. The alliance follows a successful collaboration between the two companies during the recent Poker Masters tournament, for […]

Avid Launches MediaCentral | Sync Media and Metadata Backup Solution

Avid has extended its media production portfolio with the availability of MediaCentral | Sync, a secure backup solution available by subscription that protects television news organizations and other production environments against unexpected storage and database loss. MediaCentral | Sync enables disaster recovery and business continuity workflows by automatically replicating media and any associated metadata to a second production management system, minimizing the risk of production delays by ensuring simple, efficient and reliable data backups. […]

Telestream Monitoring Helps Firstlight Media Lead Breakthrough in Cloud-Native OTT For Live Services

Telestream, is partnering with Firstlight Media to ensure comprehensive end-to-end quality monitoring of Firstlight Media’s cloud native, low-latency live OTT service. The solution combines Firstlight Media’s Gen5 architecture with Telestream fully automated monitoring to enable sports and entertainment services that combine the quality and reliability of broadcast with the agility and personalization of digital. Broadcasters and content […]

Tightrope Integrates Automated Closed Captioning Into Cablecast Community Media Platform

Tightrope Media Systems is expanding the closed captioning options in its Cablecast Community Media broadcast automation, playout and content publishing platform with a new cloud-based captioning engine and enhanced third-party integration. Community broadcasters using Cablecast VIO servers can trigger automated captioning of both live and file-based content for all viewing platforms – including cable television, web, mobile, and OTT — directly from within the Cablecast user interface. New […]

SDVI’s Rally Access For Adobe Premiere Pro Now Available for Direct Download From Adobe Exchange

SDVI, a platform provider for cloud-native media supply chains, says Rally Access for Adobe Premiere Pro is now available to users of the SDVI Rally media supply chain platform through direct download from Adobe Exchange. Presented as a panel in Adobe Premiere Pro, Rally Access is integrated into an organization’s existing edit infrastructure, bringing metadata-assisted […]

Qvest And Grass Valley Sign $25 Million Global Agreement

Grass Valley said today that it has signed a $25 million, multi-year contract with Qvest, a consultant, systems architect and media technology provider for digital transformation, that will see the two companies market offerings “to meet the demands of today’s dynamic media industry.” The deal brings technological, operational and financial benefits to Qvest for standardizing on Grass Valley’s […]

Grass Valley Rolls Out New Identity And Marketing Campaign

Grass Valley today said it was strengthening its commitment “to be the transformation partner of choice for the world’s leading creators and providers of premium live content with the launch of a strategic focus on live video.” Under the banner of “We Love Live,” Grass Valley has launched a new corporate identity and marketing campaign that underpins its […]

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Baseball’s Postseason Pops Bubble With A Growing Tech Arsenal

After a 2020 “bubble” of neutral sites, the MLB returns to a more traditional postseason format this fall. Big onsite crews are back, vaxxed and masked, and they’re deploying new cameras and presentation graphics to give the games their sharpest look yet. Above, Fox’s Megalodon camera unit features a handheld mirrorless Sony camera with a shallow depth-of-field lens and a stabilizing gimbal rig that provides a very different up-close look of players.