Drone operator Measure is the first drone service provider to join the freelancer network of LiveU-equipped video professionals and broadcasters, LiveU announced today. Measure’s nationwide network of drone pilots is now integrated into LiveU’s freelancer network, linking video professionals with news media organizations around the world. Using LiveU, Measure recently live streamed video from […]
Sinclair Broadcast Group has launched drone teams in six markets and plans to have 80 trained and FAA-certified drone pilots in 40 markets by the end of next year. Currently, Sinclair has drone teams in Washington; Baltimore; Green Bay, Wis.; Columbus, Ohio; Tulsa, Okla.; and Little Rock, Ark. The Federal Aviation Administration began testing and awarding […]
The Liberty Cup, billed as the world’s first drone race set against the skyline of New York City, will take place July 30-31. One hundred of the world’s best drone pilots will take part in the race, event organizers say. The drones are expected to fly at speeds up to 100 miles per hour. Each […]
Drone maker today DJI welcomed the first step Congress has taken to set up a regulatory framework for the use of micro drones used in commercial applications. A House committee Feb. 11 approved regulations introduced by Rep. Rodney David (R-Ill.) covering the use of mico-UAS drones weighing less than 4.4 pounds. “Based on, but more conservative than, […]
NBC News is among the nominees for honors at the second annual New York City Drone Film Festival, event organizers announced today. The news organization along with Abraham Villela are under consideration in the News/Documentary category for coverage of the April 2015 Nepal earthquake. Some of the other nominees include: Cirque du Soleil’s Sparked, National Geographic’s […]
Time is running short to submit a cinematic masterpiece to the New York Drone Film Festival, March 4-6, 2016, in New York City. Submissions will be open until Dec. 31, the event organizer said Tuesday. Categories include: Narrative; Landscape/Architecture; Showreel; Technical Freestyle FPV; Dronie; Still Photography; Extreme Sports; X-Factor; and Featuring Drones. Details about the […]
Television broadcasters are likely to be joined in the skies by their radio brethren looking to use drones for newsgathering, including traffic reporting. Radio Ink magazine has published “Could Drones Be Used For Radio Reporting?,” which is an interesting story on where things stand.
A Las Vegas-based company specializing in airborne HD video acquisition will begin offering aerial electronic newsgathering from drones after receiving an exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration to rules prohibiting their use for commercial purposes. The company, ArrowData, said May 5 that it is the first in the nation to receive the go-ahead from the […]
Florida’s state legislature today sent a bill to the Governor Rick Scott that would prohibit drones from being use to photograph or record people on their own property. More information is available online.
There weren’t many American broadcasters at the European-based International Broadcast Show this past week in Amsterdam, but the ones who made the trip, were focused on the future of U.S. terrestrial broadcasting. Broadcast technology executives who traveled to IBC included, Robert Seidel, VP engineering and advanced technology of CBS; Kevin Gage, CTO of the NAB; […]