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This year’s Olympics was available to MVPD subscribers in captivating 4K UHD HDR with embedded Dolby Atmos immersive sound.

Bringing The Olympic Games Home In An Innovative, Automated WayAugust 27th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Sitting at home watching the Olympics 400m Women’s hurdles final live on NBC’s 4K HDR channel, home audiences were captivated by the sweat and effort displayed on screen with immersive sound of the runners’ feet hitting the track. Viewers thousands of miles away could be excused for thinking they had the best seat in the Japan National Stadium. The live 4K HDR broadcast of NBC’s primetime show throughout the Games were an extrasensory experience unlike any previous Olympics telecasts.

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Growth in streaming OTT delivery is changing the business realities of broadcast television production, playout and content distribution.

Grass Valley’s Scalable FutureAugust 23rd 2021 - 09:00 AM

New, in-cloud, pay-per-use business models offer new advantages to occasional REMI, field reporting, remote event production and similar content producers and distributors with a better business model to remain competitive and profitable without huge ongoing capital investments.

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Grass Valley’s Media Universe could be the answer to broadcasters’ revenue challenges.

Grass Valley Getting “Creative” To Navigate Disruptive TimesAugust 5th 2021 - 11:00 AM

The pressure to extract more revenue from ever shrinking budgets, due to expensive content rights contracts, is causing Broadcasters to re-evaluate—and in many cases reduce—how they spend their money on production tools and infrastructure. Recognizing this, live production technology providers like Grass Valley are getting “creative” in how they sell their products and cloud-native systems.

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“Anything with a printed circuit board in it is likely looking at similar market dynamics.” Tim Shoulders, Grass Valley CEO and President.

Parts And Chip ShortagesJuly 15th 2021 - 09:00 AM

TV equipment manufacturers are doing what broadcasters do best: Creatively helping each other work through a difficult technical challenge.

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AI has helped production professionals do their job better and streamlined workflows, saving hours of time and effort in a myriad of ways.

Now A Trusted Technology, AI Streamlines Video Production And Delivery WorkflowsJune 18th 2021 - 09:00 AM

There was a time when the mere mention of bringing artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning into the media industry brought visions of robots replacing humans. Today that is certainly not the case—although we might be getting close: I saw a robotic camera operator move the cameras for a national television news show from his converted kitchen table. On-air, viewers never saw a difference from the programs they always watch.

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Veset Nimbus is the company’s flagship linear playout SaaS product for professional broadcasters.

The Resurrection Of Live Linear TV And How To Playout From The CloudFebruary 3rd 2021 - 09:00 AM

One of the surprises from the latest research published by Nielsen was the significant rise in audiences watching live linear TV. Lockdown has not only sent SVOD viewing soaring through the roof but linear TV is expanding rapidly. One reason for this, according to Nielsen, has been greater adoption of streaming by older age groups. Moreover, they aren’t expected just to revert back again. Even Netflix launched a scheduled programming feature recently targeting older audiences in France in a move likely to be replicated in other territories. The move is also seen as a response to advertising video on demand services. There’s one playout provider focussed on playout for linear TV channel management with a groundbreaking SaaS cloud playout platform. We spoke with Veset CEO Igor Krol to learn more.

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The computer industry has shown the way to a more efficient video production future.

IT-Centric Technologies Will Continue To Alter Traditional Video ProductionJanuary 5th 2021 - 09:00 AM

After a year like 2020, predicting the future is scary business. However there are several leading-edge technologies—many borrowed from the IT and consumer-facing industries—that certainly look to make a significant impact on video production and broadcasting in 2021. Here are some, in no particular order, that will see continued implementation and streamline production and distribution workflows. To date we’ve seen these new tools begin to alter the way video production and distribution is done, helping the industry move forward and media businesses grow, and that’s certain to continue in new and exciting ways.

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The RIST spec is now deployed in dozens of global locations for a wide variety of broadcast services.

VSF RIST Spec On Road To Wide Implementation May 19th 2020 - 09:30 AM

In 2017, at that year’s VidTrans conference a regional gathering of members of the Video Services Forum (VSF), a new protocol for delivering audio and video over lossy IP networks (including the public Internet), was born. It was an idea that many had been skeptical of, since the open Internet brought with it all kinds of quality, security, latency and reliability issues.

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