Broadcast Tech & Engineering News – Corus invests in CGI’s OpenMedia platform

Corus Entertainment has invested in the OpenMedia platform from CGI to drive efficiencies in the back end of its news operations as it shifts focus “to a true multi-platform content-centric news organization,” according to Geoff Franklin, Director, News Architecture for Corus’ Global News division, in a case study provided to Broadcast Dialogue. Global News’ implementation of OpenMedia has been designed as part of a multi-year project that services three different content areas within the Global News video output — linear TV, pre-packaged shows, and OTT — and is currently being rolled out to all of Corus’ stations and locations across Canada as the central tool for its newsroom planning and rundown management. Further rollouts to radio and online are planned for the future and a full national deployment is envisaged to be complete by the end of 2020. Franklin says the project provides new rundown and planning functionality, allowing Global News to collate information sources into a single interface and provide a single view into all aspects of the organization’s content gathering, editorial, curation, and distribution, as well as the building of new workflows from the ground up. 

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) has launched a new website dedicated to the alliance’s new Internet Protocol Media Experience (IPMX) proposed set of open standards and specifications. IPMX addresses the Pro AV industry’s need for a single set of ubiquitous, standards-based protocols that ensure interoperability for AV over IP. Implementing a standards-based approach built on SMPTE ST 2110, IPMX proposes open standards and specifications designed to enable carriage of compressed and uncompressed video, audio, and data over IP networks. The proposed IPMX roadmap also includes specifications beneficial to Pro AV installations, such as AMWA NMOS IS-04 for discovery and registration and AMWA NMOS IS-05 for connection management, as well as others for copy protection and security. The new AIMS website details the proposed IPMX roadmap and offers educational and reference materials including AIMS presentations, news, and white papers focusing on IP for the media and Pro AV industries.

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has announced that CES 2021, set for Jan. 6-9, will be an all-digital experience. “Amid the pandemic and growing global health concerns about the spread of COVID-19, it’s just not possible to safely convene tens of thousands of people in Las Vegas in early January 2021 to meet and do business in person,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA, in the announcement. “Technology helps us all work, learn and connect during the pandemic – and that innovation will also help us reimagine CES 2021 and bring together the tech community in a meaningful way.” The event plans to return to Las Vegas for CES 2022.

Nautel has released an eBook titled “9 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Transmitter.” Geared toward general and engineering managers, the eBook discusses details that could be overlooked during the decision-making process, including space requirements, potential delivery issues, site preparation and more. Access the download link, here.

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