For the past two and a half years Belgian broadcaster VRT—in partnership with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), and iMinds (a digital research and incubation center)— has hosted an in-house R&D testing lab called VRT Sandbox. The project allows broadcast engineers and product vendors to test new IP-centric ideas and workflows.
Cinegy News comes pre-configured with everything needed to get a news channel on the air from ingest through editing to approval and playout.
Consumer off the shelf technology (COTS) is providing broadcast TV facilities an economical foundation for technical growth in all directions.
While NewTek and Vizrt previously have worked together, the two companies have now entered into a formal collaborative agreement to market and sell a new automated newsroom system that leverages live IP-based production tools from both vendors.
ToolsOnAir’s new onCore is described as a new software component system designed to deliver the ultimate in multipurpose broadcast and workflow automation.
Over the last 15 years broadcast journalists have assumed a more technical role, including ingesting and editing material, with newsroom automation systems giving them more control over different functions from their desk. During IBC 2016 Vizrt will demonstrate a new system that extends this, giving reporters the ability to run an entire new programme, including the audio, lighting and graphics as well as the running order.