January 15, 2021
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TV Tech Introduces the Tech Leadership Series
As the broadcast and media industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace, TV Tech is hosting a week-long series of events in March to discuss how the industry is responding to these changes. We’re calling it “The Tech Leadership Series.”
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In the News
NAB has launched an online toolkit designed to provide journalists with information and resources to create messaging on vaccine safety, effectiveness and distribution to their audiences.
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A number of E.W. Scripps Company multicast networks are set to move over to Ion stations. Per Scripps, Bounce, Court TV, Court TV Mystery, Gritt and Laff networks will be carried on Ion stations starting on March 1.
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ViacomCBS and Dish Media have taken a step forward in the ushering in of addressable advertising, announcing that they delivered addressable impressions within a live national broadcast via MVPD set-top boxes.
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Streamland Media Purchasing Technicolor Post Business
Streamland Media and Technicolor have come to an agreement that would see the Technicolor Post business transfer to Streamland.
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News organizations have sent a joint letter to federal law enforcement agencies requesting greater transparency and timely information about the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riots and the possibility of further violence, particular in regards to the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden.
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Fujifilm Launches Fujinon Premista 19-45mm Lens
Fujifilm has unveiled its new Fujinon Premista 19-45mm T2.9-inch lens, a wide-angle zoom lens that supports large-format sensors and can deliver high resolution, bokeh and tonal images with HDR.
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Avid has made available a new software-only system that enables the ingest of incoming IP streams for television news and remote live TV production in both on-premises and cloud-based workflows.
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On This Day
In 1967, Super Bowl I was played, simulcasted on NBC and CBS.
Industry Roundup
‘Guide to Virtualized Playout’ Ebook Now Available
Broadcasters’ transition to IP and the cloud is essential if the industry is to remain relevant in the decades ahead. Virtualized playout—a key part of this transition—provides far more flexibility and time savings, and—if done right—more security for stations deploying new channels.
Full Story: TV Technology (12/9) 
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