MTG buys remaining TV 2 Sport shares after receiving approvals

December 21, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Modern Times Group (MTG), the international entertainment broadcasting group, has completed the acquisition of the remaining 49% of the shares in the Danish joint venture company TV 2 Sport from TV 2 Denmark. The completion follows the receipt of regulatory approval from the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority. The payment for the shares comprises an […]

RFU trialling ‘ref-cam’ this weekend

December 21, 2012 | Leave a Comment

The Rugby Football Union has revealed that it will trial a ‘ref-cam’ during the televised Championship game between Newcastle Falcons and London Scottish this Sunday (23 December). Matt Carley, the match official, will have a three-inch square HD camera attached to his shirt to show close-ups of on-the-field action. The footage, with audio, will be […]

EVS tests 4K over 3G in Japan

December 21, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Adrian Pennington writes: EVS is testing the ability of its XT3 servers to carry 4K live signals with Kyodo TV in Japan. The outside broadcaster is using networked EVS systems to manage a full 4K production including instant playout and slow motion of J League soccer matches. In October Kyodo TV equipped its new KR-advance […]

Media & Communication Systems buys seven Grass Valley LDX Première systems

December 21, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Media & Communication Systems GmbH Sachsen Anhalt (MCS), part of MDR in Germany, has ordered seven Grass Valley LDX Première camera systems to improve the flexibility and quality at its MDR Magdeburg broadcast centre. MCS selected the seven LDX Première systems to replace its existing SD cameras. Key elements for MCS were the LDX’s new, […]

BT Sport names preferred lead production partner

December 20, 2012 | Leave a Comment

BT Sport has named award-winning production company Sunset+Vine as its preferred lead production partner, following a competitive tender. Sunset+Vine will produce BT’s 38 live football games in the Barclays Premier League from the start of the 2013/14 season, along with 69 live Aviva Premiership rugby union matches and other sports programming. Sunset+Vine’s current production credits […]

Broadcast Solutions chooses Axon tech for new OB vehicles

December 20, 2012 | Leave a Comment

The Netherlands-based AV conversion, processing and compliance recording specialist Axon Digital Design has been selected by leading German systems integration company Broadcast Solutions GmbH to provide Synapse modular processing equipment for two new high definition (HD) outside broadcast (OB) vehicles. The 3Gb/s capable vehicles have been commissioned by Russian broadcast systems company, ANO Sports Broadcasting […]

ESPN UK continues broadcasting Turkish Airlines Euroleague

December 19, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Basketball followers in the UK and Ireland will be able to view the Turkish Airlines Euroleague from the beginning of the Top 16 phase of the season, following the news that ESPN and Euroleague Basketball have announced a new agreement for live and delayed coverage in the UK and Ireland. The relationship between ESPN UK […]

IMG, Australian Rugby League Commission in five-year deal

December 19, 2012 | Leave a Comment

The five-year agreement with IMG Media will ensure fans overseas have worldwide access to all Telstra Premiership matches as well as State of Origin, Test matches played in Australia, AAMI City-Country and the Harvey Norman All Stars. The partnership covers free-to-air television, subscription television, IPTV, mobile, in-ship, in-flight and gaming rights, as well as access […]

Ross Video installed at RTV Gelderland studios

December 19, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Dutch broadcaster RTV Gelderland has completed two studio renovations in Arnhem, Omroep using Ross Video technology. Omroep Gelderland invested in two Ross Vision 2 Production Switchers, one designated for the News Studio under the control of OverDrive, and the other for its larger Events Studio. Omroep Gelderland produces two daily news programmes, plus a weekly […]

BBC Sports Personality show attracts record audience

December 18, 2012 | Leave a Comment

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