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Japan Carries Torch For 8K At Tokyo 2020 OlympicsAugust 12th 2021 - 09:00 AM

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics is giving Japan the perfect stage for showing off the quality of 8K broadcasting, even if the Games are a year late and muted in their impact by the lack of crowds and controversy over staging them at all at a time of a Covid-19 surge in the country. It is the chance for the country and especially its national broadcaster NHK, which has long championed the cause, to convince other countries that they should consider adopting this high resolution 4320 x7680 format despite its huge toll on bandwidth and storage.

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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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Leveraging an IP infrastructure in Tokyo, NBCUniversal will deliver 7,000 hours of Olympic content across its media distribution properties.

NBCU Decentralizes Resources To Produce And Distribute Olympic Games LiveJuly 21st 2021 - 09:00 AM

Aside from being the first Summer Olympics to be delayed a year due to a pandemic—shifting technical plans and causing strict work-arounds to comply with health restrictions—this year’s live coverage by NBCUniversal (NBCU) is noteworthy for its move to all-IP operations within the International Broadcast Center (IBC) onsite in Tokyo and for its use of the network’s extensive and disparately located resources to make the Games a success.

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When Elon Musk launched his car in 2018, he also launched his first test-flight Starlink satellites. In August, Starlink will be worldwide.

Low Orbit Satellites - The Space-Age Future Of Live Streaming VideoJuly 20th 2021 - 09:00 AM

The launch of new low orbit satellites for global network coverage will have a significant impact on remote live streaming for broadcasters and webcasters. With the likes of Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Amazon’s Kuiper, or one of the other vendors such as Oneweb vying for vertical space, the outlook for remote communications has never looked more open for change.

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Thousands of eager NDI users, hungry for new NDI 5 Tools, have joined a growing release notification wait list.

Stand By For NDI 5July 19th 2021 - 09:00 AM

NDI Version 5 is loaded with highly anticipated new features and unseen capabilities, because it was announced a month ago and hasn’t been released yet.

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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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Active Noise Cancelling Keeps Corvette Racing ConnectedJune 30th 2021 - 09:00 AM

In the high stakes world of auto racing, every second counts so whatever a team can do to improve its performance, both on and off the track, is put into play. For the highly successful Corvette Racing team, which competes in endurance races that last 24 hours to the finish, it’s secret weapon is reliable two-way communication between its drivers and crew.

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Field Report: The day we used the public internet for backhaul on a budget. June 24th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Public internet-based remote TV production adds new critical monitoring points to avoid digital cliffs.

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