Recent Posts by Jason Dachman, Chief Editor

Live From NAB Show 2022: Grass Valley’s Steve Stubelt shares the latest with AMPP, the cloud and the future of live production environments [VIDEO]

At the 2022 NAB Show, Grass Valley is taking visitors to its booth on a journey through the company’s vision of what the future production environment looks like, following video content from acquisition and contribution through to asset management, editing, and playout via GV AMPP (Agile Media Processing Platform). Steve Stubelt, VP of sales, Americas […]  More

Live From NAB Show 2022: Canon shares its new flagship field zoom 4K lens and a video-first DSLR [VIDEO]

The Canon US booth at the 2022 NAB Show is loaded with new goodies, including the company’s new flagship field zoom lens for 4K broadcast cameras, the UHD-DIGISUPER 122 AF, as well as a video-first DSLR, the EOS R5 C. At the company’s Central Hall hub, we caught up with National Accounts Sales Director Richard Eilers for […]  More

ESL Gaming brings back big-time, in-person esports events with IEM Katowice in Poland

The esports industry was among the first to get live broadcasts rolling again after the pandemic arrived, but the events have largely been online and without fans. That changes this weekend: ESL Gaming’s Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Katowice event has taken over the Spodek arena for the largest LAN esports event with in-person fans in […]  More

NBC Olympics’ Chip Adams reports on new tech at Winter Olympics venues and living life in a ‘closed loop’

Every Olympic Games has its own set of new and unique challenges, but the onsite operation for the Beijing 2022 Winter Games has faced the unprecedented hurdle of operating in a closed loop. Designed to prevent the spread of COVID, this bubble has made NBC Olympics’ onsite operations even more complex than usual.  More

Beijing 2022: NBC Sports to deliver live 4K HDR Atmos primetime and Prime Plus broadcasts of Winter Olympics for the first time

For the first time ever for a Winter Olympics, NBC Sports will provide live coverage of the NBC broadcast network’s Olympics primetime and Prime Plus shows in certain markets in 4K UHD with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Atmos sound. NBC previously delivered the Tokyo 2020, PyeongChang 2018 and Rio 2016 Summer Games in 4K HDR […]  More

Riot Games takes esports production global with ‘Project Stryker’ remote broadcast centres in Dublin, Seattle and APAC

For more than a decade, Riot Games Esports has helped blaze the trail when it comes to remote-production workflows and centralised-production models. Now Riot is taking it to the next level with plans to launch three remote broadcast centres (RBCs) strategically located around the world to create a “chase-the-sun” broadcast-operations model. The first of these […]  More

With unified IO sports platform for XRtools, Vizrt charts course for the future

Today, more live sports productions are in UHD and HDR than ever before, and broadcasters are increasingly keen to produce graphics natively in these high-end formats. At the same time, sports broadcasters have embraced IP-based workflows to enable virtualised and remote production models. With these trends in mind, Vizrt has launched a unified IO sports […]  More

NBCUniversal operations and technology delivers Tokyo Olympics to viewers in 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos

NBCUniversal efforts in 4K HDR video and Dolby Atmos audio date to the Rio 2016 Olympics, but the Tokyo Games mark the widest distribution — by far — of live 4K HDR Olympics content to U.S. viewers. Although NBC’s production model to create this content in Tokyo represents a giant leap forward in the evolution of live […]  More