Broadcast Tech & Engineering News – CP makes Sony its exclusive camera provider

The Canadian Press (CP) is making Sony Electronics its exclusive provider of cameras. The deal equips CP photojournalists and videographers with Sony devices and lenses including the Alpha 1 and Alpha 9 II. Megan Leach, who manages CP’s visual journalists, said the deal will bring a unified look to CP’s coverage since all staff photographers and reporters will shoot with the same brand of cameras for the first time. Sony Europe announced a similar partnership in August with the news agency PA Media Group, based in the UK and Ireland. That followed a two-year deal with The Associated Press in July 2020 to supply its photojournalists with new video and still cameras.

The North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) has released the NABA Radio In-car User Experience (UX) Guidelines, produced by the NABA Radio Committee in collaboration with the WorldDAB Automotive Committee. This is a “North American version” of the latest edition of the WorldDAB UX Guidelines which have also been updated. The guidelines inform automotive manufacturers and broadcasters on how to deliver the best possible radio user experience and largely based on the results of consumer research. Consumer use cases in the UX Guidelines include users wanting to find radio stations easily, for the list of stations to be up to date, to be able to easily set a station as a pre-set, and to keep listening to a station if it is available. The guidelines also provide input on hybrid radio (which seamlessly combines broadcast radio and the internet with the ability to switch between broadcast platforms and IP, following the strongest signal), improved visuals, and the potential for interaction.

Integral Ad Science has expanded its IAS Signal reporting platform and launched a new CTV dashboard that delivers advanced, live insights on media quality. Advertisers can now measure media quality with CTV data based on device, app, channel, genre, content category, and rating for their campaigns, subject to publisher disclosure – a first for the industry – all within IAS Signal.