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Broadcast Tech & Engineering News – CCBE accepting awards noms ahead of conference

CCBE (Central Canada Broadcast Engineers, Technologists & Technicians) will host their upcoming Career Development Conference, Aug. 22-24, at Kingsbridge Conference Centre. Some of the papers set to be presented include a talk on 5G broadcasting by Frank Capsidas of XGen Networks; Andrew Scaglione from Radio.Cloud will lead a Town Hall discussion on AI and Cloud Technology; while Eric Shen from Corus Entertainment will present on SMPTE 2110 in the Real World. CCBE is also accepting applications for its awards program, including the Bob Norton Ambassador of the Year, CCBE Lifetime Achievement, CCBE George McCurdy Bursary, and CCBE Engineering Excellence Awards.

Global News has announced the integration of Calrec’s Type R consoles into its facilities in Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver. The sale was handled by Calrec’s Canadian partner, True North A.V. The consoles replace Global’s old Calrec Omega desks, which had served its newsrooms for 15 years. The Calgary facility has one six-fader panel and one large soft panel, while the Edmonton facility has five six-fader panels and two large soft panels, and the Vancouver newsroom six six-fader panels and three large soft panels. The cores are largely controlled locally with ability to adjust levels and dynamics remotely using VPN and the Calrec Assist GUI. They’re connected to Viz Mosart, the automation system that allows one to two operators to control all aspects of news production, including cameras, playout, graphics, and audio. 

Aiir Inc., the radio station software provider, has acquired RadioNewsAI, an AI tool used to create news, sports, weather and traffic, using AI and cloned voices. The acquisition marks New York-based Aiir’s first push into AI with the company known for its products like the PlayoutONE automation system.

WP Media has launched new feature, RCP Sidekick, to its suite of format-specific content products in the Radio Content Pro family. The AI-powered personal assistant is designed to assist DJs and on-air radio talent in customizing and personalizing content found on Radio Content Pro, including tailoring posts to reflect unique voice or brand, rewriting stories to match character and style, and localizing to sound like your market. RCP Sidekick is free for all Radio Content Pro subscribers.

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