Technology

Live from Wimbledon: NEP refines operations for WBS and ESPN

This year’s Wimbledon tennis Championships is year two of a four-year relationship between Wimbledon Broadcast Services (WBS) and NEP whereby the latter is providing technical gear and engineering services for the tournament. And while year two of deals can occasionally see some major changes and overhauls, the Wimbledon technical plan has seen only minor changes […]  More

Live from US Open: Fox Sports embraces HDR and expands Toptracer at Pebble Beach

FOX Sports coverage of the 2019 U.S. Open Championship, being held at Pebble Beach Golf Links this weekend, offered up some new technology and will continue to roll out new things as the tournament progresses. Zac Fields, Fox Sports, SVP graphic technology and innovation, says the network is planning its most comprehensive and technologically advanced […]  More

IBC 2018 Reflections: Quantum’s Molly Presley on new StorNext features, the power of NVMe, and more

Fresh off naming Jamie Lerner president/CEO in June, Quantum arrived in Amsterdam for IBC 2018 with enhancements to the Xcellis scale-out storage-appliance portfolio, including the latest version of StorNext (v6.2) with plenty of new features and the addition of Excelero private-labelled NVMe (non-volatile memory express) storage to accelerate ingest and other high-performance media tasks. NVMe […]  More

IBC 2018 Reflections: Masstech Innovations’ Mike Palmer on the benefits of software-defined storage and the move to the cloud

Last year at IBC 2017, the Masstech Innovations moniker debuted following the merger of SGL and Masstech. One year later, the fruits of that merger are becoming apparent. Both companies’ flagship products, SGL’s FlashNet software-defined storage and Masstech’s MassStore engine, are now under the same portfolio. With the merger process completed, Masstech Innovations hit IBC […]  More

IBC 2018 Reflections: Square Box Systems’ Dave Clack on new AI and object-storage features in CatDV MAM system

At IBC 2018, Square Box Systems rolled out new and updated features for its flagship CatDV media-asset–management solution, including the launch of AI features (previewed at NAB 2018 in April) for speech-recognition and image analysis, ingest capabilities from S3 object-based storage, a new notifications service for multisite/multi-user workflows, and more. During the show, SVG sat […]  More

IBC 2018 Reflections: Intelsat’s Rob Cerbone on CellSat, EpicNG, 4K/8K Contribution, and the Impact of 5G on Satellite

Intelsat was at IBC 2018 showcasing its latest transmission and contribution services, including the CellSat hybrid bonded-cellular/satellite solution (in partnership with Dejero) and the launch of the EpicNG High Throughput Satellite service. In addition, Intelsat highlighted several recent customer wins, including a contract extension for satellite services with Mexico’s Grupo Televisa. During the show, SVG […]  More

IBC 2018 Reflections: Arista’s Ed Chapman on the benefits of IP infrastructure for live sports production

Arista was at IBC last month preaching the power of IP for broadcasters. As sports-content creators look to streamline their operations by implementing IP-based infrastructure, Arista believes, its IP switches and technology will play a key role. In addition, Arista gear has already been deployed in several IP migrations by major sports broadcasters, including NEP […]  More