Avid has announced that KTBS-TV, an independent television station in Shreveport, Louisiana, has revamped its production and news workflow and expanded its storage capacity with two of the industry’s most powerful tools: the Avid MediaCentral Platform (a tightly integrated and efficient platform designed for media) and Avid NEXIS (a software-defined storage platform for storing and managing media).
Even with the emphasis on video automation and networking in news production, sound remains a key part of the process. This is illustrated by Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) fitting out the audio areas of its main television news studios with a new networked mixing and distribution system based on the Solid State Logic (SSL) System T audio over IP (AoIP)-based product range.
Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT) and Vislink, now both owned by xG Technology, a provider of wireless video solutions, hosted a demonstration at the 2017 NAB Show of a bi-directional IP network for news gathering applications, called newsnet.
Manufacturers of news production technology have had to increase the rate of development of new systems to keep up with the dramatic change in the way reporting is done and how bulletins are produced and broadcast. So for a company to describe the newsroom system it launched at the 2017 NAB Show as a “huge departure” is something of a statement.
Bayerischer Rundfunk, a member of the German public broadcast group ARD, has selected Dalet Galaxy for its news production platform.
The 2017 NAB Show exhibition has opened to the news of Sony Electronics Inc buying US master control automation, asset management and newsroom integration and playback system developer Crispin Corporation. The two companies have collaborated in the past but the formal take-over has taken place to “enhance Sony’s media solutions and cloud-based services”, as well as its automated operations and MAM capabilities.