Portable At-Home Production Transmission Service For News Broadcasters

Remote (“At-Home”) production continues to be embraced by broadcasters and production companies around the world as a cost-effective way to produce live sports content. However, significant development and implementation costs have limited the use of remote production workflows to only the largest networks and broadcast organizations.

Now, a company in Hudson, Mass. called Journey is bringing the efficiency to local TV stations that produce news and special events by offering a fully managed video over IP service. Called NewsConnect, the service allows broadcasters to produce multicamera live remotes from their home facility using a pre-configured rack of equipment to send video over an IP connection. By simply plugging their cameras and microphones into the highly portable NewsConnect rack at the remote site, all sources appear instantly in their home video switchers and audio mixers, ready for production.

NewsConnect is powered by Journey’s IP transport technology, which the company said delivers multiple channels of broadcast quality video at extremely low latencies and with frame-accurate synchronization. Critical production features like P/L, IFB, prompter/return video, and tally functionality are also built in.

David Walzer, Journey President and CEO, said that NewsConnect is designed to be simple to deploy and once it's up and running, Journey staff manage the transmission to ensure successful reception at the home facility.

NewsConnect is a streamlined version of Journey's original Journey Connect service, which offers a feature set targeted to meet the needs of the sports broadcasting industry and it has been highly effective in that market over the past several years.

“Backed by our team's extensive professional experience in both IT and broadcast engineering, Journey Connect has really taken off for at-home production in sports," Walzer said. "As a natural followup to that success, we felt the time was right to introduce Journey's unique combination of intelligent technology and concierge level service to the broadcast news market.”

You might also like...

Color and Colorimetry – Part 9

Systems intended to convey color images all need to have a defined white point for practical reasons. The white point is where the luminance axis passes through the plane of the chromaticity diagram on its way from black to white.

Open Source vs. Interoperable

Open Source is one of the current buzz terms in technology. In the world of software applications and services offering to make the source code of a program freely available is certainly a noble gesture. Interoperable is more of a…

The ATSC Looks To A New Steward To Navigate NEXTGEN TV

When the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) began its search for a new president this year, after two decades of steady leadership by Mark Richer - who oversaw the country’s transition from analog to digital and then to HDTV -…

IP Showcase Looking For Presentations For NAB 2020 Industry Gathering

The IP Showcase is a highly anticipated event at the NAB Show in April that annually brings together a myriad of companies with complementary IP technology that spotlights “real world” applications using third-party products. Attendees like it because they get a h…

Extended Reality And Wireless Quality Rise Up Agenda For 2020

Extended Reality (ER), advanced advertising and quality over wireless networks are key themes for broadcasters and video service providers during 2020 as underlying technologies mature.