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April 20, 2015

British debate uses panoramic backdrop

Unlike U.S. debates, which tend to use rather dull backgrounds, the BBC‘s political debate that aired last week featured a bold background. The debate, which featured five politicians and was moderated by a BBC anchor, originated from Westminster College’s Central Hall. The debate space, which is normally a Methodist worship sanctuary, was laid out so […]

April 20, 2015

Round 3 of ‘Set of the Year’ fan vote now open

It’s time to cast your votes for our “Set of the Year” category. This week the competition narrows as we work to whittle down to just one top network and one top local set design. Here’s the latest ballot:

April 16, 2015

Worldnow launches OTT gateway offering

Worldnow, a provider of digital content management and monetization platforms, today announced its Worldnow OTT Gateway product, the company’s first Over-the-Top video distribution platform for end-to-end video distribution. The Worldnow OTT Gateway is a component of the Worldnow Media Platform, which combines the company’s content management, distribution and monetization platforms, the company explained in a press […]

April 16, 2015

The path to 4K continues for broadcasters

The drumbeat to 4K was loud and clear at NAB, with many companies touting new solutions and “4K ready” systems. It was not a question of if 4K would reach the national and local level, but when. Vizrt was very bullish on the subject, adding that, with Netflix and other streaming providers already proclaiming their […]

April 16, 2015

RCS develops cloud solution for soccer coverage

As soccer continues to gain traction in the US, Reality Check Systems has developed a hub-in-a-box solution that compiles the latest from almost every international soccer league in the cloud. Dubbed LaunchPad, the system is fed with real time data and statistics from provider Opta and predictive data from Analy7ics. These data feeds are a key component […]

April 16, 2015

RT melds set layouts for Putin call in show

RT, a state funded television network in Russia, just wrapped up broadcasting a marathon live question and answer show with president Vladimir Putin that originated from a massive “theatre in the round” style set that borrowed from several different layouts. The network produces coverage of the call in show every year, which received thousands of inquires via social […]

April 16, 2015

Stephen Arnold relishes independence

After a wave of consolidation in the music industry, Stephen Arnold Music remains as one of the few independents, and they wear that like a badge of honor. For them, being independent allows a chance to work closer with news stations across the country, delivering a more refined and personal product. “Many of our clients […]

April 15, 2015

NFL plans ‘Draft Town’ for Chicago

The NFL will take over a portion of Chicago‘s Grant Park with a 900,000-square foot “Draft Town” featuring temporary structures for public events, as well as decking out the interior of Roosevelt College’s Auditorium Theatre. The NFL will erect a series of open air structures to house museums, attractions and seating for the draft, which […]

April 15, 2015

NAB attendance surpasses 100,000

The National Association of Broadcasters announced today via a release that attendance for the annual trade show in Las Vegas exceeded 100,000 people, topping last years number. This comes after a recent announcement that the show also surpassed one million net square feet of exhibit space with over 1,789 companies exhibiting. “This year’s NAB Show […]

April 14, 2015

Tagboard, Hootsuite partner to create social streams for broadcasters

Tagboard today announced that it has partnered with social relationship platform Hootsuite to help media companies, sporting teams and brands discover, curate and showcase social posts within seconds of them being published on source networks. The partnership offers the first seamless social display workflow for media, sports, and entertainment companies utilizing Hootsuite, which has more than […]