Tour de France: Euro Media captures action with GV LDX cameras

July 28, 2014 | Comments Off

Euro Media Group – the firm responsible for the overall wireless coverage of the Tour de France – used five new LDX WorldCam cameras from Grass Valley to provide up-close footage from five motorcycles following the action throughout each stage of this year’s epic race. “Each year, the pressure to provide higher quality, ‘heat-of-the-action’ coverage […]

Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg places bets on Wellen+Noethen for new file-based facility

July 25, 2014 | Comments Off

Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb) has awarded the bid for installation of a file-based and networked production infrastructure at its Potsdam site to Wellen+Noethen. This order puts the systems integrator in charge of one of the currently most significant broadcast infrastructure projects across the German speaking countries. For the past six months German broadcaster rbb has been […]

Wireless camera challenge for Broadcast RF at The Open in Royal Liverpool

July 25, 2014 | Comments Off

Mark Twain once remarked that “Golf is a good walk spoiled”. Most enthusiasts will not consider that as the reason they either play or watch the game, but Twain’s comment does highlight the fact that it does involve a lot of walking. The total distance to get round the 18 holes of the Royal Liverpool […]

Cambridge Imaging Systems to preview new cloud-based object storage support for Azure, Amazon

July 25, 2014 | Comments Off

At IBC 2014 Cambridge Imaging Systems will preview the new version of Imagen as well as demonstrate relationships with companies including Microsoft, Quantum and Spectra Logic that will help users to create scalable, secure end-to-end workflows. The company will discuss these partnerships and present demonstrations of Imagen 3.4 at IBC 2014 on Stand 6.C23. The first look at Imagen […]

BSkyB unveils plan for European pay-TV giant

July 25, 2014 | Comments Off

BSkyB has announced an ambitious plan to create a European pay-television giant that will more than treble the company’s potential customer base. Announcing its full-year results on Friday, BSkyB confirmed that it had reached a deal with 21st Century Fox (21CF) to acquire its 100% interest in Sky Italia and 57.4% stake in Sky Deutschland […]

Cross ascends to NewTek presidency

July 25, 2014 | Comments Off

Dr. Andrew Cross has been named president of NewTek with responsibility for the overall strategic direction of the company’s video business. Dr. Cross will retain his current title and duties as chief technology officer and report to NewTek chief executive officer, Jim Plant. Dr. Cross joined NewTek in 1998 as a senior software engineer and […]

Viaccess-Orca issues recommendations after tracking illegal streaming during major football event

July 25, 2014 | Comments Off

Utilising data gathered by Viaccess-Orca’s Eye on Piracy solution – which helps content owners and service providers detect, fight, and legally stop piracy – the reports identify key challenges that content service providers and content owners face when delivering live television content, including sports events. The reports, put together by Viaccess-Orca, are based on an […]

Dimetis and L-S-B partner for live broadcast production and transport operation

July 24, 2014 | Comments Off

Operations Support System (OSS) supplier Dimetis has entered into a partnership with L-S-B Broadcast Technologies, a provider of broadcast control and monitoring systems. The new partnership gives broadcast customers flexible management tools for video production and live video transport. “By combining Dimetis’ BLM software solution with VSM, we are able to provide video broadcasters with […]

BBC Sport hails biggest ever digital month

July 24, 2014 | Comments Off

With the Glasgow Commonwealth Games currently under way, BBC Sport has announced record digital traffic driven by the major sporting events of the summer so far, including the World Cup, Wimbledon, British Grand Prix and The Open. June was BBC Sport’s biggest-ever month with 77.5m unique browsers, beating the previous record of 73.6m set during […]

Sunset+Vine unpacks Commonwealth Games host broadcast workflows in Glasgow

July 24, 2014 | Comments Off

The Host Broadcaster contract for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games was awarded to international television sports broadcast experts Sunset +Vine and Global Television in December 2011. The collaboration brings together two independent television production companies who, in their first joint venture as SVGTV, are charged with capturing the excitement and thrills of the Games for […]

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