Tech Briefs

Feb 10, 2003  •  Post A Comment

In recognition of the growing demand for video on wireless devices, Telestream has partnered with PacketVideo to include PacketVideo’s MPEG-4 encoder in Telestream’s FlipFactory software. That means content creators and owners can use FlipFactory to automatically convert programs and news content into MPEG-4 for playback on wireless devices like cellphones and PDAs.
Tandberg, Raytheon system for news
NBC News began in late January to deploy new digital satellite technology from Tandberg and Raytheon to cover events in the Middle East. The system was developed with input from NBC and is a flyaway designed for audio, video and data transmission. The network plans to ship several systems to the region in the coming weeks.
ENPS, ParkerVision interface
Popular newsroom computer system ENPS from the Associated Press can now interface with ParkerVision’s PVTV news production automation system. PVTV can receive rundown production and story information directly from ENPS, allowing directors to make changes to scripts more easily and directly on the ENPS rundown.
Sportvision elevates executives
Sportvision, the creator of the 1st & Ten line, announced several new appointments to bolster the company’s business development following its merger with Ignite Sports. Steven Roberts has been promoted to executive VP, business development; Jeff Jonas to senior VP, business development; Steve Bridges to general counsel and VP, business development; and Adam Koopersmith to VP of business development.