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Managing 2022January 10th 2022 - 09:30 AM

The new year is a time to ponder the past and muse about the future. In the past, nearly each technical device needed to produce broadcast TV cost more than building a new house, was as huge as it was heavy, and made pictures nobody would accept today. About 20 years ago, many analog TV stations were launching their DTV stations. Today, US TV stations are launching ATSC 3.0. Can you imagine what TV broadcasters will be doing in 2042?

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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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“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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The pandemic has not only affected TV production but also the sales of equipment used to support it.

With Easing Restrictions, Tech Companies Hoping For Quick RecoveryMay 26th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Over the past year, as broadcasters and production companies have expended great effort to reconfigure their workflows and develop new ways of working amid strict safety protocols, so too have the manufacturers of the technology and systems they rely on.

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Microservices For Broadcasters - Part 2May 18th 2021 - 09:00 AM

This is the second instalment of our extended article exploring the use of Microservices.

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Microservices For Broadcasters - Part 1May 11th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Computer systems are driving forward broadcast innovation and the introduction of microservices is having a major impact on the way we think about software. This not only delivers improved productivity through more efficient workflow solutions for broadcasters, but also helps vendors to work more effectively to further improve the broadcaster experience.

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Mediapro is building out its Corporate MAM infrastructure to connect all of its production and playout sites.

Mediapro’s MAM Strategy Is Spanning The GlobeMarch 29th 2021 - 09:00 AM

As company mergers, acquisitions and extensive rights management agreements have become part of the new media landscape, it has created large multi-national conglomerates that span the globe. This in turn has revealed the need for IT networking technology and complex software orchestration that tie all of the disparate locations together and increase productivity across the company.

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The main control room at The Switch’s London facility can manage REMI productions across the globe.

Bandwidth Pricing Can Be Biggest Hurdle To REMI (At Home) SuccessJuly 26th 2018 - 11:00 AM

There’s been a lot of talk about the resource efficiencies related to remote operations for live production, but the cost of bandwidth to connect all of the disparate locations continues to make this way of working prohibitive for most second-tier producers.

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