The Promise of 5G And How It Is Changing IP Video Contribution

It seems impossible to turn on the television, go online or pick up a magazine and not see a commercial or news story about 5G. The general public is being told to expect faster download speeds, especially when it comes to music and movies. Typical is an October 2018 story in PC magazine online by […]

Why Remote Commentator Is Right For Sports Rightsholders

The outbreak of COVID-19 and subsequent declaration of a pandemic in March 2020 forced changes on sports and television few could have imagined were possible. Cancellation of March Madness, postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, sequestered tournament play and stands filled with a range of virtual fans—from cardboard cutouts to video images streamed […]

TVU Remote Commentator Offers Mobile Facilities Companies New Opportunities

The aphorism “necessity is the mother of invention” best describes what will be the lasting effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on TV production workflows, especially remote workflows. Television production of live sporting events came to a halt in spring 2020 due to the pandemic, leaving massive holes in programming schedules and grounded many of the […]

Why Live Streaming Makes Sense For Houses of Worship

The word “congregation” is rooted in Latin, the operative part being “greg,” which means “group” or “flock.” Hence, we have words like “aggregate,” “segregate,” “gregarious” and “congregate.” Paired with the Latin “con,” meaning “with,” it’s easy to comprehend the word—coming together with other people in a group or flock. Unfortunately for churches, temples, mosques and […]

Five Reasons Remote Calls and Comments Makes Sense

Many words have been written in this space over the past year about why multicamera productions leveraging the cloud and a REMI (remote integration model) production strategy make sense for TV producers, especially as a way to respect social distancing guidance and protect the health of staff. But there’s more to TV than how cameras […]

Why A Remote Collaboration-Based Workflow Makes Sense In Broadcasting

Live television production is a collaborative process much in the same way that orchestral music is collaborative. Both bring together multiple people with specific talents working in harmony to produce captivating entertainment experiences for their respective audiences. Until the past year, most live TV productions were done onsite at a sporting or entertainment event venue. […]

How To Choose An Industrial Wireless Router

For most urban dwellers, most of the time, internet connectivity can seem ubiquitous. But even today, when carriers have built out their 4G LTE infrastructures and are rapidly deploying 5G service, the truth is there are places in most cities where it can be hard to get connectivity. For a mom driving her kids to […]

What Equipment Do I Need For Live Streaming?

Live streaming is on the minds of many video producers these days as they look for ways to meet production demands even while the pandemic has brought with it never-before contemplated requirements like social distancing. The good news is it’s never been easier to stream live video and get high-quality results. The first step, however, […]

The Importance of Drones in Public Safety

The role of drones in public safety is growing –both in the number of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in the air and the importance of their missions. A May 2018 report from the Center for The Study of Drones at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., found that 910 state and local police, sheriff, fire and […]

Five Successful Virtual Event Productions

Believe it or not, it’s only been just over a year since thousands of people gathered for live events that were televised—like sporting events, concerts and other sorts of entertainment. Big trailers outfitted to be mobile TV production studios rolled up to venues and produced those events for mass audiences to watch at home. But […]

Choosing A Remote Commentary Solution

If the last year has taught the Media & Entertainment (M&E) industry anything, it’s the value of not doing something simply because that’s the way it’s always been done. Increasingly, success has favoured those who are creative, flexible and open to trying new things. In fact, it’s hard to find any M&E workflow that hasn’t […]

How To Run a Successful Virtual Awards Ceremony

Like many other aspects of daily life, awards ceremonies have not been immune to the effects of COVID-19. With the need to maintain proper social distancing, the idea of congregating in an auditorium shoulder-to-shoulder with people is a non-starter. As a result, awards ceremonies have taken a page from business, education and many other walks […]