ESPN’s College GameDay Makes Big Apple Debut in Times Square

ESPN brings its College GameDay roadshow to the center of the universe for the first time in its 25-year history this weekend, with the traveling studio show making its New York City debut in Times Square. Although the big city presents GameDay with a unique opportunity to visit what VP of Production Lee Fitting calls […]  More

Israel’s Channel 2 News Selects Clear-Com’s Eclipse HX for Major Studio Upgrade

As part of Channel 2 News’ major studio upgrade to HD, the Israeli news broadcaster has selected Clear-Com’s Eclipse HX digital matrix intercom system for critical communication between galleries, studios and production teams on location. The system will be supplied and installed by Clear-Com’s channel partner Onset Systems Engineering.  More

LiveU Cellular Bonding Helps Broadcasters Cover Hurricane Irma from the Epicenter

With LiveU technology, broadcasters including CNN, NBC, FOX, CBS, The Weather Channel, Univision, and BBC (among others) were able to share live feeds with stations around the globe – from helicopters, drone, and camera operators on the ground, right from the eye of Irma. The simultaneous use of reporters in multiple locations was also very unique.  More

IBC 2017: Avid deploys first hybrid-cloud enterprise client Al Jazeera

At IBC 2017, Avid announced that it has begun deploying its first hybrid cloud workflows for Al Jazeera Media Network. Following its move last year to standardize on Avid’s MediaCentral Platform, Al Jazeera now brought the international news operations into the media cloud era to optimize collaboration for faster story creation and time to market […]  More

SIA Invests in EVS DYVI for New Production Control Rooms

To build two new live production control rooms in Brussels, Skynet iMotion Activities (SiA) has invested in DYVI live video switchers and XT4K live production servers from EVS. SiA is an entity of the Proximus Group and responsible for the production and delivery of live programming for Proximus TV, the Belgian Digital TV provider of […]  More

Globecast Boosts U.S. Cable Content Distribution With SES Video

Globecast has doubled the SES satellite capacity at the heart of North America’s leading cable neighborhood to expand content-distribution services to dozens of U.S. cable networks. In other news released during IBC 2017, SES announced new deals with Viasat Ukraine, TV5MONDE, and Timor Telecom.   More

BSI Successfully Tests New 4K Wireless Transmission System on Aviva Premiership Rugby

Broadcast Sports International (BSI) has completed the first real-world test of their new 4K mobile wireless transmission system for OB production. Using its Real freedom product line as the basis for the transmission system, BSI has incorporated a low delay H.265 encoder capable of transmitting high quality 4k content from a quad-3G SDI source.  Currently a first generation […]  More

REMI Hits the Road: How Vista Worldlink Remained Fully Operational Throughout Hurricane Irma

Earlier this year, Vista Worldlink transformed its Dania Beach, FL, production/transmission facility into the epicenter of at-home and remote-integration (REMI) production for its numerous sports properties. When Hurricane Irma threatened the facility this month, Vista didn’t shut down — or even slow down. Instead, the company took its at-home model on the road.  More