Online Production: Breaking The Coronavirus Isolation Issue

Broadcasting and production are no more isolated from the effects of the Coronavirus than any other industry. Yet, as Video-On-Demand explodes, even for broadcast TV, projects in various stages of development, pre-production and production are shut down or put on hold. Who knew that a Finnish public broadcaster's efforts to combat this problem would help U.S. media companies?

Mic Hygiene A Station Need? This Can Help

As a way of helping to enhance microphone hygiene in these challenging times, a California-based tech company has added extra windshields into every microphone it sells. Standard mic packages that had typically included one windshield have been upgraded to six.

Best Practices For Safe Cleaning of Broadcast Studios, Equipment

Johns Hopkins Medicine warns that “Studies suggest that coronaviruses may stay on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days.” As such, keeping common areas sanitized to protect on-air staff and production personnel is a top concern. Here are some tips for a clean work environment, protecting the remaining staff in your radio or TV station, courtesy of tech company LAWO.

Qligent Picked For TV Company’s Vision Compliance Monitoring, Analysis

From the Space Coast of Florida, Qligent has established itself as a source of monitoring, visualization and delivery analytics tools for broadcasters. Now, it has secured its largest U.S. broadcast project to date, and it involves one of the nation's biggest broadcast TV companies.

Telos Alliance Adjusts Prices To Help Broadcasters During COVID-19 Crisis

The Telos Alliance, known for its broadcast audio tools, is helping its customers in need of going on-air from anywhere by offering a temporary price break on a selection of its products best-suited for the task.

How Hitachi’s Camera Division Is Coping With Coronavirus Concerns

Hitachi Kokusai is following recommendations by the U.S. government and health authorities to minimize risks for its employees, customers and their families during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

GatesAir To Expand Maxiva Transmission Family

GatesAir is broadening its range of Maxiva transmitters and next-generation software innovations for digital broadcasters. And, while the NAB Show has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is moving forward with bringing to market the first Maxiva liquid-cooled transmitter line for VHF television.

Free Access To Veritone’s Flagship Applications

Veritone Inc., known for its AI-powered audio and visual attribution platform, is extending free access to its core applications — Veritone Essentials, Attribute, and Digital Media Hub — for 60 days.

A Free Radio App, In Response To COVID-19 Crisis

RadioMax, a mobile app technology provider for the commercial radio industry, is agreeing to provide at no cost a mobile app to any station in need of one to better help serve and inform their listeners and community during the coronavirus pandemic.

New AR Integration From Matrix, WideOrbit

Media sellers now have real-time visibility into Accounts Receivable aging data through Matrix’s media ad sales platform, Monarch, from WideOrbit’s traffic and billing system, WO Traffic. The new integration is designed to improve media companies’ bottom line by expediting cash flow.

New From Dielectric: A DCR-Q VHF TV Antenna

The DCR-Q design was adapted from the existing Dielectric DCR Series FM antenna family, with the goal of producing a more affordable and space efficient low-band VHF solution – a solution needed by broadcasters moving from a UHF to VHF channel during the TV repack. 

PILOT Awards 2020 Media Technology and Innovation Scholarships

The awards, valued at $5,000 each, will be presented to four college students—two undergraduate and two graduate—for pursuit of studies related to broadcast or media technology and innovation. The scholarship program launched in 2019 and is administered in partnership with the Broadcast Education Association (BEA).

Point Source Audio Adds Educator, Sales Pros

Point Source Audio, which manufactures and distributes their SERIES8, EMBRACE and CONFIDENCE collection of miniature microphones, has added to its education team while bringing in two new individuals to its customer service department.
StreamGuys

Missing Song Metadata in Live Radio Streams? This Can Fix It

Does your radio station suffer from metadata holes in its audio streaming? A new service from Northern California-based StreamGuys could provide the solution you've been looking for.

A Cord-Cutting Infomercial Brings Another OTA Boost To TV

In late February, an Orlando-based operation led by chief executive William Mobley responded to the continued surge in consumers saying farewell to hefty MVPD bills by going to a digital broadcast TV antenna and perhaps a OTT service of two. It did so by investing in informercials, in which a "cord-cutting kit" was being offered. It's a direct response campaign that could very well give broadcast TV a self-ignited lift.

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