Most live remote outside broadcasts are thoroughly planned by producers and directors who are often too busy to consider potential equipment problems. Technology is an engineering responsibility. Engineers must be ready for any circumstances that threaten to take the show off-script or off-air, from dead wireless mic batteries to unexpected foul weather. In live TV, anything can happen and probably will, usually at the worst possible time.
Looking to boost fan engagement and streamline its video production and delivery workflow, the PGA Tour recently enlisted Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its official cloud partner. As part of the arrangement, AWS technology now powers ML, natural language processing, storage, compute, analytics, and database capabilities for the Tour which enables it to deliver an enhanced golf fan experience across tournaments.
Violent weather storms are wreaking havoc on the East Coast of the U.S. and radio and TV stations there are struggling to get the life-saving news out. In the past two months alone storms have knocked out TV antenna and broadcast towers at an alarming rate.
Sweden’s Accedo has launched an out-of-the-box package for sports video services.
As company mergers, acquisitions and extensive rights management agreements have become part of the new media landscape, it has created large multi-national conglomerates that span the globe. This in turn has revealed the need for IT networking technology and complex software orchestration that tie all of the disparate locations together and increase productivity across the company.
The industry experienced futureshock head-on in 2020. The impact will take a long time to unwind but it’s already clear that some changes will be profound and not all of them bad. These changes include remote workflow permanency, virtual production shifts from exotic to routine and genuine efforts to save the planet. Here’s hoping.
Compliance solutions have rapidly transformed a once operator-intensive legal necessity into suites of automatic processes for new revenues.
Never.no has announced the latest release of Bee-On, a cloud-based social and content management platform. Producers will have instant access to the latest features including an upgraded scalable Personal Response engine, advanced Historic Twitter Search, and Trend Tracker.