Broadcast Tech & Engineering News – new Live Vertical smartphone solution converts standard TV streams


BFMTV, a 24-hour rolling news and weather channel, based in France, is the first to use Live Vertical – a new smartphone user experience developed in collaboration with French start-up Wildmoka and Altice France. The Live Vertical solution automatically converts the horizontal frames of standard TV streams to a vertical format better suited to smartphone screens, regardless of device, brand or model. Wildmoka says the innovation overcomes the mismatch between the fact that most smartphone users naturally hold their devices in a vertical position, whereas TV content continues to be broadcast for a horizontal screen. 

Nautel “Transmission Talk Tuesday” online roundtable sessions continue in August with discussions on project planning, backups/STL and “life on the road.” Hosted by Nautel’s Jeff Welton, the weekly events bring in featured guests to discuss a range of topics related to Radio transmission. Sessions will be held Aug. 11, 18 and 25. Register here.


Bob Orban hosts “Maintaining Audio Quality in the Broadcast Facility” on Aug. 27, discussing how to achieve excellent on-air and on-line quality audio. The live session will be followed by a Q&A. Find details in Broadcast Dialogue’s EVENTS section