This morning we upgraded TelVue Connect to version 1.5, featuring:
1) “Clear Storage Space” on each media pulldown menu helps users easily make room for more media in their library by deleting broadcast files that have already been uploaded to their server. Before you use this feature, PLEASE READ this addition to the TelVue Connect User Manual.
2) Metadata fields have been enhanced. All users can now see additional metadata fields such as “Categories”, Ratings, and the ability to add information like the licensing window, or the names of Actors, Directors and Producers. These fields are compatible with CableLabs ADI metadata requirements, but are optional, unless your organization uses the Cable Option.
Read a full version of the Release Notes, here.
TV shows on money, showbiz, satire, travel, science, health, and native culture — it’s all there for the taking, in the TelVue Connect Media Exchange. Take a look at some of the new and diverse syndicators who have recently contributed content to the TelVue Connect Media Exchange.
Sidewalks Entertainment produces a talk/music series of 30-minute shows featuring celebrity interviews, music and rising acts.
Will Roberts records a weekly commentary on current events, “Will Rogers style”.
Money Matters TV produces a half-hour business program that interviews business leaders about their take on the financial climate.
Experience Nirvana Productions often delves into the spiritual, with guests who explore alternative healing and lifestyles.
Travel Television is about “traveling for a purpose”.
These are just some of the most recent joiners to the Media Exchange. LOG IN or REGISTER NOW for full download access to all the Media Exchange syndicators, including Democracy Now!, the National Science Foundation, some beautiful underwater programs from the YourSanctuary TV (courtesy of Access Monterey), Native Voice TV, Perils for Pedestrians, and many more.
Hundreds of shows can be browsed, searched, previewed and downloaded from the TelVue Connect Media Exchange. If you don’t already have a free Media Exchange account, ask us for one.
TelVue is pleased to announce the release of HyperCaster 4.0, which represents several big steps forward in features and functionality for our 2nd Generation HyperCaster models, including:
* HyperCaster B100 (Gen 2)
* HyperCaster B1000 (Gen 2)
* HyperCaster B100-Analog (Integrated ProVue Decoder, Composite/Component/HDMI)
* HyperCaster B100-SDI (Integrated ProVue Decoder, HD-SDI)
* HyperCaster B1000-SDI (Integrated Quad ProVue Decoders, HD-SDI)
Enhanced multi-format, integrated decoding including Single and Four Channel models, and support for importing additional file formats are among the most important new features of the 4.0 release. Details as follows:
(Chris Perry is TelVue’s Director for Systems Engineering)
Over the past six or so months I’ve spent an increasingly large portion of my day talking about how to backhaul video across the public Internet. Before diving in let’s clarify what I mean by backhaul. In situations where you are shooting a game, parade, or other event in the field you have to transmit that video back to the station or whatever demarcation can get you back into your broadcast system. Traditional methods such as Satellite uplink and Microwave transmission have an extensive amount of testing, research, and development behind them; however there are two main downsides: cost and ease of use. Sat transmission prices start around $5/minute and require a trained engineer to setup and maintain. Microwave requires either an FCC license (for reliable transmissions) or unlicensed transmitter/receiver (more susceptible to interference); not to mention that you need line-of-sight or multiple hops in order to establish a connection.
Enter the Internet – prolific, speedy, and cheap. Sounds great, doesn’t it? And in many cases the Internet can prove to be an important part of a remote backhaul solution where traditional means are not available or affordable. However the Internet does not come without its own set of challenges for video transmission. In this blog post I hope to address some of the issues and strengths with using the Internet as a live video backhaul solution, as well as some of the products that I’ve tested recently and my findings from those tests.
Let’s begin with a bit of information about the Internet itself.
There’s more than just the World Series going on at Boston’s storied Fenway Park this week.
The Mass Access Fall Mini-conference is there too, sharing the billboard with TelVue, Premier Sponsor of the event.
TelVue President and CEO Jesse Lerman also took to the podium to discuss advances in cloud-based tools for broadcast, as well as HD options now available to PEG stations.
New 16-Channel Version of AdCaster for Smaller Markets
Oct 24, 2013 – (Mount Laurel, NJ) TelVue® Corporation (TEVE) – the innovation leader in Television and Internet Broadcasting for cable operators, media companies and communities – today unveiled the TelVue AdCaster A100 Digital Ad Server, the latest and most compact version of TelVue’s line of digital ad servers.
“Where the AdCaster A1000 is a great fit for effective digital ad insertion across larger channel line-ups, the new A100 was created in response to demand by the smaller operators and for edge applications,” said Jesse Lerman, TelVue President and CEO. “The AdCaster A100 creates opportunities to monetize new sources of local advertising in cable, telco, and broadcast markets across the country.”
The AdCaster advanced workflow features include automatic ingest of schedule files and ad spots from network storage, and generating missing file reports and email alerts so issues can be addressed well in advance. The AdCaster creates Traffic and Billing verification logs, and includes native As Run reports. The AdCaster includes an integrated, browser-based management interface that can be easily accessed remotely and displays real-time status across all channels. The management interface also allows local scheduling and real-time overrides, important for sports workflows such as overtime games.
The Newsroom’s Problem
Year after year, Pew Research reaffirms that local TV channels remain the dominant way Americans get their news at home, “a reminder of the central role television still plays in news consumption,” according to an Oct 2013 report. In response, more local TV stations have been adding news time to their programming schedules, resulting in a greater appetite for short-form, well-produced TV news content. Yet at the same time, most news directors surveyed by the annual State of the Media report say they have no plans to hire more staff.
So the problem presents itself: how do you fill a growing news “hole” with no additional resources? Read more …
One of the best-attended workshops at the recent ACM-NE conference was entitled “My Network’s A Mess…Help!“ – featuring TelVue’s Chris Perry, Director of Systems Engineering.
As we push further and further into truly non-linear, tapeless workflows, networking has become increasingly important. This workshop was about proper network design and construction, products available on the market, and some basic network troubleshooting tools. Chris Perry is pretty well-known among TelVue clientele, having helped a number of stations transition to all-digital, HD, tapeless systems.
Luckily for those who couldn’t make the workshop, we have recorded it. Chris’ handout is also available here.
Oct 8, 2013 – (Mount Laurel, NJ) TelVue® Corporation (TEVE), the innovation leader in Television and Internet Broadcasting for media companies, cable operators and communities, is proud to power an enhanced program viewing feature called “Catch Up” forVIZ Media, the leading distributor of premium anime in the U.S.
The new “Catch Up” feature allows viewers of the company’s 24/7 linear anime channel Neon Alley to search for and watch recently aired shows at their convenience. Neon Alley – a subscription channel – is available on PS3, XBox and on the web with HD linear programming.
The Neon Alley channel originates from the TelVue’s CloudCast™ Hosted Broadcasting facility, which offers media companies and broadcasters a completely cloud-based broadcasting solution for greater flexibility, reliability and multi-platform distribution options.
“This new enhanced viewing option for Neon Alley takes advantage of the versatility of TelVue’s cloud-based video services that support live, linear, and on-demand program viewing,” said Paul Andrews, SVP of Sales and Marketing for TelVue. “TelVue is excited to power VIZ Media’s new Catch Up on-demand feature, delivering high-definition video to the desktop with Digital Rights Management.”
TelVue’s suite of cloud-based services can handle every step of the broadcast workflow, from content aggregation, management, transcoding, scheduling, and distribution with digital rights management to multiple platforms.