ADVERTORIAL: Dielectric has taken part in its share of RF installations at iconic transmission sites, from atop Mount Wilson in Los Angeles to One World Trade Center in New York City. The latter is of course also home to the Empire State Building, which today hosts 18 FM and five TV stations on its multi-station master antenna system. Dielectric recently installed an antenna system to support transmission for WEDW-DT, part of the Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) PBS member network that now has improved reach into the coveted New York City television market. It’s a project that included its own unique challenges from initial design through final corrections and commissioning, and now has WEDW radiating through a much broader population. Read more here.
Vizrt and NewTek are joining forces under the Vizrt banner. Since the acquisition of NewTek by Vizrt in 2019, the organizations have focused on their respective broadcast and pro AV markets, largely operating separately under the umbrella of Vizrt Group. However, the company says with the markets of broadcast and pro AV now converging, the needs of customers and end users are changing. Vizrt and NewTek have been working to unify and grow their customer service, support, university, R&D, and product teams, giving all partners access to the entire portfolio. Vizrt says it will also extend its product portfolio and launch a new entry-level video production system for streamers and content creators, and new cloud live production systems. NDI will remain a standalone brand, but supported by Vizrt as a key partner. Vizrt is still owned privately by Nordic Capital, and its board and leadership team remain unchanged.