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KOTV Enhances Weather Segments with FOR-A FVW-700 Telestrator Posted: 06/05/2021
KOTV Enhances Weather Segments with FOR-A FVW-700 Telestrator

KOTV, the CBS affiliate serving Tulsa, Okla. (DMA #58), is enhancing its newscast weather segments with a new FOR-A FVW-700 telestrator. No matter the forecast, the intuitive FVW-700 live annotation tool has proven to be useful since it was installed in late March. 

Tags: broadcast news | live production | sports production | weather reports | telestrator
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TVU Networks Announces Free Software Developer Kit for Its Popular TVU Anywhere App Posted: 24/03/2021
TVU Networks Announces Free Software Developer and rsquo;s Kit for Its Popular TVU Anywhere App

TVU Networks today announced the TVU Anywhere SDK, a free software development kit for the TVU Anywhere live IP video streaming app. With the new TVU Anywhere SDK, developers can add reliable, high-quality, low-latency live video transmission to an iOS or Android app, which makes it easy for reporters, viewers, and fans to contribute live video for programming.

Tags: TVU | live video | video streaming | video transmission | broadcast news | sports production
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Launch of New WZVN Set Includes Brightline LED Lighting Upgrade Posted: 25/01/2021
Launch of New WZVN Set Includes and nbsp;Brightline LED Lighting Upgrade

WZVN, the ABC affiliate serving Florida’s Ft. Myers-Naples market (DMA #53), upgraded its studio lighting with Brightline LED fixtures to coincide with the debut of its new set. According to Bob Hannon, senior production engineer for Waterman Broadcasting, the updated lighting grid is daylight balanced (5600K) and features a mix of Brightline L1.2 and L1.4 LED SeriesONE studio fixtures, BL.16 long-throw beam compact fixtures, and Lupo DayLED fresnels. WZVN launched its new on-air look on Nov. 18. 

Tags: Brightline | LED | DMX | broadcast news | studio lighting
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TVU Networks and FedNet Launch Joint Real-Time Video Content Service Posted: 29/10/2020
TVU Networks and FedNet Launch Joint Real-Time Video Content Service and nbsp;

TVU Networks, the market and technology leader in cloud and IP-based live video solutions, and FedNet, a multi-media news organization covering the U.S. Congress since 1994, today announced an advanced broadcast and web-ready content service to assist broadcasters with locating and clipping real-time video sources from Capitol Hill in reaction to Election Day and beyond.

Tags: TVU | FedNet | broadcast news | Capitol Hill | Election Day
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New Brightline Presenter Lighting Kit Offers PoE, Wireless Control for Customized Installations Posted: 27/10/2020
New Brightline Presenter Lighting Kit Offers PoE, and nbsp;Wireless Control for Customized Installations and nbsp;

Brightline, a leading manufacturer of energy efficient lighting systems, today announced its Presenter Lighting Kit, which uses PoE (Power over Ethernet) and wireless control to deliver simple and affordable lighting packages for single presenters. Available for corner or straight installations, the new kits feature Brightline’s Flex-T recessed lighting LED panels for drop ceilings and drywall.

Tags: Brightline | broadcast news | videoconferencing | LED | lighting
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Black News Channel Launches with Brightline LED Fixtures Posted: 12/03/2020
Black News Channel Launches with Brightline LED Fixtures

Black News Channel, which launched on Feb. 10 and is the nation’s only African American news network, features a dynamic news set lit with Brightline L1.2 and L1.4 SeriesONE LED soft light fixtures. Designed by Devlin Design Group in Scottsdale, Ariz., the main set features a news desk, two large LED video wall areas, and a small interview set. RGB lighting elements – including hanging set pieces, walkways, and video wall backlights – created some talent lighting challenges. Lighting designer Bill Holshevnikoff said Brightline has “great control options on their fixtures, so you can make sure you’re not spilling light on the RGB elements and spoiling the color.”

Tags: Brightline | LED | BNC | Black News Channel | broadcast | studio lighting | broadcast news
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Octopus to unveil latest innovations at NAB 2019 Posted: 13/03/2019
Octopus to unveil latest innovations at NAB 2019
The 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas is a very special event for Octopus Newsroom. Octopus will demo the innovative Octopus iReporter app at booth SL7627. This new app converts viewers into potential reporters. Octopus iReporter is equipped with an interactive geo-targeting map to locate people near a breaking event.
Tags: Octopus Newsroom | NRCS | broadcast newsroom systems | Octopus 7 | Octopus 8 | Octopus 8.2 | iPhone-based newsroom system | iPad-based newsroom system | Traco Media Bridge | MOS interface | iReporter | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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Octopus Newsroom Sets Digital and Linear News-Publishing Workflow at Centre Stage for BES Expo Posted: 08/01/2019
Octopus Newsroom Sets Digital and Linear News-Publishing Workflow at Centre Stage for BES Expo

Octopus Newsroom will introduce the latest version of its on-air and on-line news-publishing platform to broadcasters attending BES Expo in New Delhi, January 17th through 19th. Exhibiting on stand 39, the company will promote the widening system versatility made possible by an expanding range of modules.

Tags: Octopus Newsroom | NRCS | broadcast newsroom systems | Octopus 7 | Octopus 8 | Octopus 8.2 | iPhone-based newsroom system | iPad-based newsroom system | Traco Media Bridge | MOS interface
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PPTV HD Thailand Invests in Octopus Newsroom Automation Posted: 08/01/2019
PPTV HD Thailand Invests in Octopus Newsroom Automation

Octopus announces the completion of a newsroom computer system at the Bangkok headquarters of Thai television channel PPTV HD. Founded by entrepreneur Prasert Prasarttong-Osoth, PPTV HD went live on June 1, 2013, with a broad mix of news, entertainment, documentaries and sports, targeting the 18 to 35 age group.

Tags: Octopus Newsroom | NRCS | broadcast newsroom systems | Octopus 7 | Octopus 8 | Octopus 8.2 | iPhone-based newsroom system | iPad-based newsroom system | Traco Media Bridge | MOS interface
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WOIO Improves Coverage of Breaking News for Web Viewers with JVC ProHD Studio 4000 Posted: 03/01/2019
WOIO Improves Coverage of Breaking News for Web Viewers with JVC ProHD Studio 4000

Live streaming of breaking news is nothing new in the Cleveland-Akron market (DMA #19), but WOIO wanted to provide its viewers with more than just a video feed. In December, the Raycom Media-owned CBS affiliate began using its new ProHD Studio 4000 live production and streaming studio from JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, to provide a scaled-down, cost-effective version of its full control room for its OTT media platforms.

Tags: JVC | ProHD | broadcast news | live streaming | video production
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KTEN Readies for Election Season with Upgrade to Broadcast Pix BPswitch Integrated Production Switcher Posted: 23/10/2018
KTEN Readies for Election Season with Upgrade to Broadcast Pix BPswitch Integrated Production Switcher

Broadcast Pix™ today announced KTEN, a dual NBC/ABC affiliate with a CW substation serving the Sherman-Ada market (DMA #160), upgraded its control room in August with a Broadcast Pix BPswitch™ integrated production switcher. Mark Farrell, news director for KTEN Media, said the new BPswitch was part of an effort to ready the station for next month’s election coverage.

Tags: Broadcast Pix | election coverage | production switchers | broadcast news
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Octopus Newsroom and STRYME announce MOS-based partnership Posted: 17/10/2018
Octopus Newsroom and STRYME announce MOS-based partnership
Octopus Newsroom announces a partnership agreement with Vienna-based STRYME which produces broadcast ingest solutions for the global broadcast market. The agreement centres on the integration of STRYME's GENESIX VideoServer V9 and the Octopus NRCS via the industry standard MOS software protocol.
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Raycom Media Improves News Efficiency with JVC Cameras Posted: 16/08/2018
Raycom Media Improves News Efficiency with JVC Cameras

JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Raycom Media, one of the largest privately owned media companies in the United States, has more than 260 GY-HM660 ProHD mobile news cameras in use throughout its local news operations. With built-in IP capabilities, the cameras have improved workflow efficiencies for multimedia journalists (MMJs) in the field.

Tags: ENG | broadcast news | news over IP | video production
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JVC Showcases CONNECTED CAM for Texas Broadcasters at TAB 2018 Posted: 25/07/2018
JVC Showcases CONNECTED CAM for Texas Broadcasters at TAB 2018

JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will demonstrate the new GY-HC900 CONNECTED CAM broadcast camcorder and other products at the Texas Association of Broadcasters 2018 convention and trade show on Aug. 2 at the JW Marriott in downtown Austin. Designed for high-end EFP, ENG, and studio applications, the new 2/3-inch camera features a new communications engine that optimizes both image processing and video-over-IP performance.

Tags: ENG | broadcast news | news-over-IP
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Octopus Goes Live at News Channel Nebraska Posted: 28/06/2018
Octopus Goes Live at News Channel Nebraska
News Channel Nebraska (NCN), an independent television and radio network serving Nebraska state and Sioux City, is the latest addition to the rapidly expanding number of broadcasters choosing Octopus as the core of their newsroom operations. Operated by Flood Communications LLC, NCN comprises six TV stations transmitting across eastern Nebraska and parts of Siouxland. The program output includes local news, live sports and live events. The Telemundo Spanish-language network was added to the cluster in 2017.
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