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US allows TV and film companies to use drones

September 26, 2014 | Comments Off on US allows TV and film companies to use drones

UCI deploys geolocation, on-board cameras for the UCI Road World Championships

September 26, 2014 | Comments Off on UCI deploys geolocation, on-board cameras for the UCI Road World Championships

The UCI Road World Championships – taking place in Ponferrada, Spain from 21 to 28 September – are continuing to lead the way in terms of innovation for broadcast coverage of cycling. In 2014, after almost two years of R&D, the RF teams from Euro Media France are implementing a new technology, dubbed SMACS, for […]

Facilis Technology, Marquis Broadcast confirm TerraBlock compatibility

September 26, 2014 | Comments Off on Facilis Technology, Marquis Broadcast confirm TerraBlock compatibility

Shared storage provider Facilis Technology and Marquis Broadcast, specialists in content workflows and media integration software, have announced that they’ve joined forces to qualify Medway and Project Parking products with TerraBlock shared storage. The partnership will help Facilis customers take advantage of Medway’s extensive media and metadata tracking features for enhanced project management in Avid […]

Leader reports growing interest in 4K

September 26, 2014 | Comments Off on Leader reports growing interest in 4K

Leader lnstruments reports a buoyant IBC 2014 with strong interest in its LV5490 waveform monitor which allows standard-definition, high-definition and 4K ultra-high-definition to be checked from a single compact unit. Leader was represented at IBC 2014 by Hiro Sawa (president, Leader America), Richard Heath, Koichi Fukugawa and Christian Young. “IBC show traffic was healthy this […]

Custom Consoles supplies furniture to BT International Media Centre ahead of the Commonwealth Games

September 26, 2014 | Comments Off on Custom Consoles supplies furniture to BT International Media Centre ahead of the Commonwealth Games

Custom Consoles has announced the completion of a new Module-R desk and Media Wall monitor-support installation at the BT International Media Centre (IMC). Located in the BT Tower, one of London’s tallest buildings, the IMC provides technical facilities for practically every television company broadcasting in the UK. BT recently awarded the contract to rebuild the […]

Live from the Ryder Cup: Sky Sports leads out the European broadcast team

September 26, 2014 | Comments Off on Live from the Ryder Cup: Sky Sports leads out the European broadcast team

As the 2014 Ryder Cup tees off here at Gleneagles in Scotland this morning, the UK’s Sky Sports is putting its best foot forward in what’s viewed as its blue riband event. While European Tour Productions (through production services provider CTV Outside Broadcasts) is the Host Broadcaster at the Ryder Cup, Sky Sports is very […]

Live from the Ryder Cup: ETP, CTV OB ready to deliver for world’s golf fans

September 25, 2014 | Comments Off on Live from the Ryder Cup: ETP, CTV OB ready to deliver for world’s golf fans

Today’s opening ceremony of the Ryder Cup in Gleneagles, Scotland, ends a long planning and set-up period for the event for host broadcaster European Tour Productions (ETP) and its production services provider CTV Outside Broadcasts. It also begins a weekend of challenges as, for example, the location of the ceremony near the Gleneagles Hotel required […]

Cobham receiver systems selected by Broadcast Rental

September 25, 2014 | Comments Off on Cobham receiver systems selected by Broadcast Rental

Videosys Broadcast, a leading supplier of broadcast solutions for film, television and A/V, has announced that Hiverlsum, the Netherlands-based Broadcast Rental has purchased four of Cobham Broadcast’s new dual-encoder, eight-way diversity PRORXD-2RU receiver systems. GP Slee, founder and CEO of Broadcast Rental, says: “Our portfolio of Cobham RF technology through Videosys is growing rapidly and […]

BBC appoints new Sports Editor

September 25, 2014 | Comments Off on BBC appoints new Sports Editor

Dan Roan had been the BBC’s chief sports correspondent since April 2013 after joining the corporation as a sports correspondent in March 2010. Previously Roan worked for Sky Sports News as chief news reporter, but he began his career in journalism as a BBC News trainee in 1998. Barbara Slater, director BBC Sport, says: “Dan […]

Lawo, VSM technology much in evidence at the Asian Games

September 24, 2014 | Comments Off on Lawo, VSM technology much in evidence at the Asian Games

Commencing on 19 September and running through to 4 October, the Asian Games – taking place in Incheon, South Korea – feature a typically high-spec A/V infrastructure, including audio and IP networking technology from Lawo. Approximately 110 IP-based Lawo Commentary Control Units (LCU) are guarantee smooth broadcasting of the commentators’ audio, from the opening ceremony […]