Aside from being the first Summer Olympics to be delayed a year due to a pandemic—shifting technical plans and causing strict work-arounds to comply with health restrictions—this year’s live coverage by NBCUniversal (NBCU) is noteworthy for its move to all-IP operations within the International Broadcast Center (IBC) onsite in Tokyo and for its use of the network’s extensive and disparately located resources to make the Games a success.
KOTV, the CBS affiliate serving Tulsa, Okla. is enhancing its newscast weather segments with a new FVW-700.
New Visual Data Plugins and Asset Hub software expands the use of the Unreal Engine 3D creation tool for broadcast applications.
Polygon Labs has added search and browse of weather locations directly from the Ipsum Weather web page. The platform takes advantage of the Vizrt live production ecosystem from the newsroom to the control room.
When the pandemic began shutting down TV stations in the spring of this year, journalists and producers were left to figure out how to work from home and set up technical systems they were very unfamiliar with. In many cases panic set in.
Broadcasters can now deliver AR weather reports from anywhere without a green screen .