July 30, 2021
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NAB Lists 'COVID Protocols' for Fall Show
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When the National Association of Broadcasters returns to Las Vegas this fall for its first face-to-face conference since the pandemic began, attendees will be asked to follow safety health guidelines and allow for physical distancing due to COVID.
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Dish Finally Adds HBO Max
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Dish Network and WarnerMedia have ended a lengthy three year carriage dispute that will allow subscribers to access the HBO Max streaming service and will restore HBO and Cinemax to Dish TV’s channel line-up. Dish is the last of the major operators to add HBO Max. HBO has not been available on Dish since 2018.
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A new report from Persistence Market Research on the broadcast equipment market predicts that it will top $ 6.2 billion in global sales in 2021, up 7.7% from 2020, and that growth will be even faster in years ahead, growing at 9.4% CAGR through 2031, when the market will be worth $15 billion.
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AccuWeather later this summer will launch AccuWeather NOW, a video streaming service dedicated to all things weather from across the U.S. and the world,
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OneStream TV Launches Free TV, Movie Aggregation Site
Tech startup OneStream TV has launched a streaming aggregation site to allow consumers to use a single platform to discover thousands of free movies and TV shows that are normally scattered across many streaming apps.
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Gannett today announced the relaunch of its over-the-top (OTT) properties in partnership with media technology company Amagi, which is providing the platform for the USA TODAY News and USA TODAY SportsWire 24-hour streaming channels.
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Taming Content Sprawl in Modern, Agile Media Production
With demand for new video entertainment surging, a content sprawl is developing that left unmanaged will hurt the bottom line. Small to mid-sized production companies in particular have a lot to lose. This white paper examines the weaknesses of today's practices and offers an attractive alternative.
Blackmagic Design Launches a New Line of Studio Cameras
Blackmagic Design has announced a variety of new products, including a new family of Blackmagic Studio Cameras for live production, three new HyperDeck Studio models and a new Blackmagic Web Presenter 4K model that has an upgraded Ultra HD resolution H.264 encoder for live streaming in native Ultra HD.
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Magewell this week announced Magewell Cloud, multi-device management software that provides centralized configuration and control of multiple Magewell IP encoders and decoders as well as stream management features, such as protocol conversion and SRT gateway functionality.
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EA Competitive Gaming Deploys Evertz’s DreamCatcher
Evertz has announced that its DreamCatcher BRAVO Studio live production replay platform has been deployed for use in the EA Sports FIFA 21 Global Series and Apex Legends Global Series broadcasts.
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In 2017, Hackers revealed they had stolen data from HBO, including episodes and scripts of Games of Thrones.
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Comcast's streaming service, which now has 20 million active users in the U.S., will soon reach another 20 million Sky customers in the U.K., Ireland, Germany, Italy, Austria and Switzerland.
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Film star says decision to release film simultaneously on Disney Plus and in theaters cost her $50 million.
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Despite the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on the current Tokyo Olympics, NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell said that NBCU is still on track to have a profitable Olympics.
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TV Tech’s Special Guide to PTZ Systems
The ability to control cameras remotely has become increasingly important as enterprises seek to lower costs and manpower and increase the range and flexibility of imaging. Pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras have found homes in many professional settings, from broadcast and houses of worship to sporting arenas, distance learning and surveillance and security. Even radio is now adopting the systems to offer listeners an up close and more personal look for their announcers. Our latest guide offers a look at the increased role of PTZs.
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