January 25, 2022
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CBS Revamps Its Streaming News Operations
As part of a strategy to make streaming an even more important part of its operations, CBS News and Stations has revamped and rebranded its streaming news service, announced an expanded slate of new programming and built a new studio to support the service's ambitions. The expanded investment in streaming comes at a time when the major news organizations are pouring more money into streaming operations, with CNN planning to launch its direct-to- consumer service CNN+ in March.
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IBC Project Reveals It’s Possible To Green Live Video Production
A trial aimed at determining whether live video production workflows can achieve net-zero carbon emissions in the future has found they can meet sustainability objectives and reduce the environmental impact of live production. The initial results of a December 2021 trial also found that the required tech infrastructure can be reduced by 70%.
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Film and TV industry union SAG-AFTRA said last week’s incident in West Virginia in which a TV journalist was nearly sideswiped by a car while on-air is just the latest example of how dangerous broadcast journalism has become in recent years.
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AccuWeather Acquires Plume Labs
AccuWeather has announced it has acquired Paris-based environmental technology company Plume Labs and that the company has been integrated into its operations. Plume Labs is best known for its air quality maps and data, its AI/ML air pollution forecasts and its Flow device, a personal air pollution sensor.
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CBS News and Stations has launched the CBS News Miami streaming channel, making it the 13th local direct-to-consumer streaming news channel owned by the ViacomCBS division. CBS News Miami features anchored programming and coverage of live breaking news events in the region, produced by WFOR-TV.
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Adobe Premiere Pro Used in 61% of the 2022 Sundance Films
Adobe has announced that for the fourth year in a row, Adobe Premiere Pro is the most prevalent video editing software at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Creators used it in 61% of films, including “Jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy,” “God’s Country,” “I Didn’t See You There,” “Palm Trees and Power Lines,” “Something in the Dirt,” and many others. Adobe also reported that 78% of the 2022 films were made with Creative Cloud tools, including After Effects and Photoshop.
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Comcast Business has announced that it is partnering with Nokia to deliver 5G private wireless networks using Nokia DAC (Digital Automation Cloud) private wireless solution and digitalization enabler platform. The first Comcast Business and Nokia deployment will be showcased at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia after it launches during the first quarter of 2022. The deployment will illustrate how private LTE and 5G networks can help organizations improve critical operations and infrastructure while enhancing the fan experience, Comcast said.
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Hall of Fame Returns for 30th Anniversary
Paying tribute to the pioneers, innovators and stars of broadcast, cable and broadband television, #BCHOF is taking place April 14, 2022 at Ziegfeld Ballroom, NYC.
Join us for an unforgettable evening of celebration and networking!
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Pixotope Enhances Presence In Asia
As part of a push to expand its position as a global solution provider for virtual production used in live broadcasting, Pixotope has announced the hiring of Matthew Ma as general manager for North Asia, including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan, and Andrew Tan as Asia-Pacific (APAC) vice president.
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Industry Roundup
Williams simply isn't interested in the evening news job -- which says a lot about not only Williams' turn-of-fortune, but also the diminishing allure of anchoring a nightly broadcast news program, once considered to be one of the most prestigious positions in journalism.
Full Story: CNN (1/25) 
Networks like CBS and CNN are leaning on "iconic franchises" and "old-school" reporters in a bid to transition linear audiences to digital viewers.
Full Story: The Hollywood Reporter (1/25) 
Spokesperson for Commerce Committee chair cites recess for change in timetable.
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