Visual Radio October 10th 2014 - 05:16 PM

In many cities, radio stations have become the new TV stations. Radio stations gain visibility (literally), the station talent gains additional exposure and radio becomes more of a two-way experience for listeners/viewers. In addition, co-owned TV stations often do break-in interview segments with their partner radio stations as a…

Why satellite trumps cellular in an emergency October 9th 2014 - 12:16 PM

There is a rapid and profound technology shift in ENG. Wireless broadband service providers have become viable low-cost alternatives to conventional microwave in a large number of cases. BT Sport has launched what is claimed to be Europe’s first cellular newsgathering fleet with LiveU LU500 units and Xtender remote…

Compliance Monitoring for Loudness and Closed Captioning October 9th 2014 - 09:38 AM

The Situation. The age of loudness compliance is upon us, with governments around the world adopting variations of ITU-R BS.1770-3 standard for all terrestrial broadcast, cable television, direct-broadcast satellite and IPTV programs. What this means for the broadcast/content provider is that loudness compliance now has the force of…

Front Porch Digital looks to metadata and fresh markets October 7th 2014 - 05:34 PM

In a perhaps not entirely coincidental business move, the swoop by Oracle for Front Porch Digital (FPD) announced a month ago, reunites core FPD technology with the company that originated it 16 years ago. FPD’s flagship storage management product DivArchive was initially developed within StorageTek in 1998, a company subsequently acquired…

Data drives on-air sports analysis October 7th 2014 - 12:21 PM

Advances in processing power and high-performance graphics cards are affording broadcasters more possibilities than ever to devise stunning virtual sets and on-air graphics, but it is the power of data which is driving most innovation. Nowhere is this more evident than in live sports. Ratings sky rocket during major league…

Disaster recovery strategies October 7th 2014 - 12:02 PM

We’ve all heard the phrase Disaster Recovery (DR), but what does it actually mean for broadcasters and content owners, and what constitutes a disaster? DR is a broad term that encompasses a range of scenarios, from catastrophic disaster (for instance, the complete destruction of a whole facility), to operational d…