9 episodes

The Broadcast Exchange features conversations with those leading the future of broadcast technology, design and content. From NewscastStudio with host Dak Dillon, the podcast dives into the changing world of media production with insights from those at the forefront.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

The Broadcast Exchange features conversations with those leading the future of broadcast technology, design and content. From NewscastStudio with host Dak Dillon, the podcast dives into the changing world of media production with insights from those at the forefront.

    Creating a dynamic virtual environment for BBC Olympics coverage

    Creating a dynamic virtual environment for BBC Olympics coverage

    BBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics in Beijing utilized the latest in virtual studio technology to transport presenters and viewers to a snowy ski resort.

    Using the Unreal Engine paired with the latest technology from Vizrt, the project's designers digitally sculpted mountains for the broadcast environment while carefully thinking through how to keep the visuals dynamic with data and highlights.

    Jim Mann of Lightwell and Toby Kalitowski of BK Design Projects join the Broadcast Exchange to take us inside the virtual set design, the development in Epic Game's Unreal Engine and the larger impact of the technology on the future of storytelling.

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    • 28 min
    The evolution of robotic camera systems in broadcast – AI, ML and volumetric capture

    The evolution of robotic camera systems in broadcast – AI, ML and volumetric capture

    While robotic cameras have been in broadcast facilities for decades, the Mark Roberts Motion Control team is pushing boundaries in storytelling.

    From volumetric capture for augmented reality production to precise camera moves for news, Mark Roberts Motion Control is bringing robotics technology once reserved for high-end special effects to broadcast television.

    Paddy Taylor, head of broadcast at Mark Roberts Motion Control, joins the Broadcast Exchange to talk about this merging of production toolsets, how Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are helping advance studio robotics and the shifted perspectives brought about by the pandemic.

    Plus, we look at recent studio installations including ZDF and Al Jazeera Arabic's digital studio.

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    • 39 min
    Building the home of hockey in Canada, Sportsnet's new broadcast facility

    Building the home of hockey in Canada, Sportsnet's new broadcast facility

    Working through the pandemic, Sportsnet was able to transform former office space inside its corporate headquarters into a new broadcast facility for hockey coverage, complete with two studios, a control room and the latest in augmented reality.

    Jason Harding, VP, creative at Rogers Communications, joins the Broadcast Exchange to take us inside the new facility, the technology and how they're evolving hockey coverage with augmented reality and massive LED displays.

    Plus, we take a look at the new motion graphics package and on-air design of Sportsnet.

    Transcript at broadcastexchange.show.
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    • 32 min
    The merging of film and broadcast storytelling technology

    The merging of film and broadcast storytelling technology

    From virtual fans in MLB ballparks for Fox Sports to the unique particle animation open at the Super Bowl and even Fox's digital avatars on "Alter Ego," Silver Spoon is at the forefront of live virtual production.

    Silver Spoon brings visual effects tools often found in film production, such as motion capture and real-time animation, to broadcast.

    Laura Herzing, executive producer at Silver Spoon, joins the Broadcast Exchange to talk about the merging of film and TV techniques, the rise of extended reality storytelling and the Unreal Engine. She also gives us an update on some recent projects.

    Transcript at broadcastexchange.show.
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    • 21 min
    David Ross on the road ahead for broadcasters, lessons from the pandemic and wage inequality

    David Ross on the road ahead for broadcasters, lessons from the pandemic and wage inequality

    Ross Video software and production hardware can be found in a who’s who of broadcasters across the country. With 29 years of consecutive growth and a variety of acquisitions, Ross has continued to innovate broadcast production while also committing to its 1000+ employees. 
    In this week's Broadcast Exchange, we speak with David Ross, CEO of Ross Video, joins to reflect on the lessons learned in 2020, the ever-changing broadcast technology stack, how broadcasters are further exploring the cloud and wage inequality. 
    Note that this episode was recorded earlier this year before Ross Video reaffirmed its commitment to the 2021 NAB Show in October.
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    • 24 min
    Building NewsNation and Nexstar's continued investment in local journalism

    Building NewsNation and Nexstar's continued investment in local journalism

    This spring, Nexstar Media Group went all-in on NewsNation, its national newscast first launched in September 2020, through a rebranding of cable network WGN America and retooling of its schedule.
    In this week's Broadcast Exchange, we speak with Blake Russell, Executive Vice President, Station Operations and Content Development, at Nexstar about the network, its broadcast technology stack and the metrics he's watching for success. We dive into building a newsroom and Nexstar's custom content sharing tool along with modernizing the now-former Tribune outlets.
    Plus, we look at Nexstar's continued investment in local journalism and how its 200 plus stations support and integrate with NewsNation.
    Transcript at broadcastexchange.show.
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Mike6872 ,

RECOMMENDED!!!

This is my favorite podcast, I listened to the episode "Building NewsNation" , It was great listening to Blake Russell talking about building a newsroom and Nexstar's custom content sharing tool along with modernizing the now-former Tribune outlets. Please brng more episodes soon!

William287 ,

Very Informative Podcast

I always wanted to learn about Silver Spoon in detail. It was great listening to Laura talking about merging of film and TV techniques, and the rise of extended reality storytelling and the Unreal Engine. I highly recommend this show to Tech lovers.

Daniel287 ,

Unique Content!!!

I listened to the episode "Building the home of Hocky in Canada" and i'm totally impressed by the content he shares with his audience. 5/5 stars for Broadcast Exchange. I'm looking forward to more episodes.

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