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All 2021 NAB Show attendees and participants are required to provide proof of vaccination.

The Leading Edge Cuts Both Ways September 10th 2021 - 09:00 AM

An October NAB Show in Las Vegas feels about as awkward as forgetting to bring business cards.

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Aerial drones were used for the first time by MLB to provide overhead shots of the field throughout the live telecast.

MLB “Field Of Dreams” Telecast Makes For Corny TVAugust 20th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Though mostly a publicity stunt, Major League Baseball’s Field of Dreams Game live telecast on August 12th proved to be a hit for everyone involved—including the Fox Sports team and production company Game Creek Video—tasked with putting it on.

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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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The Sponsors Perspective: Broadcast Transformation In The CloudAugust 2nd 2021 - 09:00 AM

We live in fascinating times: increasingly, we live in the era of cloud-based broadcast operations.

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The Liberation Of Broadcast Technology - Part 2July 27th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Building optimized systems that scale to meet peak demand delivers broadcast facilities that are orders of magnitude more efficient than their static predecessors. In part 2 of this series, we investigate how this can be achieved.

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Sport climbing makes its debut at Tokyo 2020 © 2018 Olympic Broadcasting Services / Owen Hammond

Olympian Effort: Tokyo 2020 Host Production Upgrades To UHD, IP And Cloud July 23rd 2021 - 09:00 AM

Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) the host broadcaster for the Games was founded twenty years ago and has arguably gone through its hardest and most intense period of digital transformation for Tokyo 2020.

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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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The Liberation Of Broadcast Technology - Part 1July 20th 2021 - 09:30 AM

For many years broadcasters have been working with static systems that are difficult to change and upgrade. This two part series explores the unfolding of a more elastic future based on COTS hardware and flexible licensing.

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