New tools to collect and deliver exceptional performance insights from production, contribution and distribution networks are now available for TV broadcasters and cable headends.
Veteran systems integrators Digital Video Group (DVG) has installed a new Brio 12 broadcast audio mixing console from Calrec Audio at NBC Virginia affiliate WSLS-TV as part of the local TV station’s move to a new broadcast studio facility in northeast Roanoke. The console now supports a news studio and set, which went live on April 29th of 2019.
The BBC Scotland opened its broadcast center at Pacific Quay in Glasgow in 2007 as an SDI HD facility with traditional satellite-based contribution downlink capability. Over the last 10 years, however, they have gradually moved to IP contribution and the benefits have been significant.
Live TV production demonstrated that an all IP and bonded cellular infrastructure can provide reliable world-class coverage at a world-class event.
Dolby Laboratories has launched a new initiative to bring its Atmos multi-channel immersive audio technology—installed in movie theaters and hundreds of millions of consumer electronics devices around the world—to the discerning consumer. The new campaign, which kicked off during this year’s American Music Awards (AMAs), is based on new research that found that people want to feel a deeper connection with their favorite artists through music.
Last month the popular PBS evening news program NewsHour went on air with a new West Coast edition, live from Arizona State University (ASU)’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in Phoenix. The school’s facilities are now considered the Western bureau for “PBS NewsHour West,” serving as a reporting hub for breaking news and feature stories.
When the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest found that their Tel Aviv venue did not have ISDN lines to stream the reporters’ commentaries, an ingenious software called LUCI let their voices be heard.
In 2017, when Portuguese media group Impresa decided to relocate its SIC (Sociedade Independente de Comunicação) TV network facilities about 10 kilometers away to one of its existing buildings in Lisbon, they knew they had a chance to create something special. In the span of four months, with the help of Sony Systems Integration and Telefónica, they implemented a ST2110 video-over-IP-based production infrastructure, with a small amount of SDI technology, which now supports nine channels and provides complete system configuration flexibility at the click of a mouse.