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SVG Europe’s Sport Production & Technical Achievement Awards honour Sochi Olympics, World Cup, Sportvision

September 17, 2014 | Comments Off

SVG Europe closed out an exciting Saturday (13 September) at IBC with its annual Sport Production & Technical Achievement Awards ceremony at the RAI in Amsterdam. This year’s awards celebrated the best in global live sport production, and – in many ways – the three honourees were easy selections. During the event – which attracted […]

IBC 2014: Hitachi announces landmark 4K camera sale to Gearhouse

September 17, 2014 | Comments Off

During IBC 2014 – which drew to a close yesterday (16 September) – Gearhouse Broadcast agreed a multi-million pound deal to buy the first 50 of Hitachi’s new broadcast 4K Ultra HD TV SK-UHD4000 camera systems. Gearhouse Broadcast, which already has a sales partnership with Hitachi for its broadcast production cameras, expects to take delivery […]

GlobalSportsJobs.com Job of the Week: Accreditation Officer, England & Wales Cricket Board

September 17, 2014 | Comments Off

Every week GlobalSportsJobs.com and SVG Europe join forces to bring you details of a new, much sought-after employment opportunity. This week’s (London-based) role is accreditation officer at the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB). Reporting to the head of media operations, the successful applicant will be responsible for the provision of the ECB’s accreditation operation […]

TV Skyline gears up for League of Legends with new flypacks

September 15, 2014 | Comments Off

German remote-production–services provider TV Skyline’s presence at IBC marks the end of one busy period that involved the rollout of the OB7 vehicle as well as a massive effort at the World Cup and a new busy period as it rolls out two flypacks that are already lined up for the massive League of Legends […]

Oracle acquires Front Porch Digital as a separate business unit

September 15, 2014 | Comments Off

Asset management system provider Front Porch Digital was acquired by Oracle today and Rino Petricola, Front Porch Digital COO and general manager, told SVG that Oracle plans to have Front Porch Digital operate as a separate business unit in order to not disturb its ongoing business and current customers.

BT Sport selects LiveU for first cellular newsgathering fleet

September 15, 2014 | Comments Off

LiveU has announced that BT Sport has chosen its cellular uplinking technology to create Europe’s first cellular newsgathering (CNG) fleet of vehicles. The deal has been led by LiveU’s UK partner, Garland Partners. BT Sport has worked with LiveU and Garland Partners to equip three Vauxhall Astras with the LU500 and Xtender remote antenna technology. […]

Grass Valley Xtreme camera, new LDX 4K system find fans

September 15, 2014 | Comments Off

Grass Valley’s IBC stand is highlighted by a number of technology innovations, but it is the LDX Xtreme Speed camera, with up to six times super-slow-motion playback, and the LDX 4K/UHD camera system that relies on 2/3-in. sensors that are turning heads among sports-production professionals. “Until now, there has been a clear border between live […]

Harman’s Studer shows sports-friendly Ball Chaser prototype

September 15, 2014 | Comments Off

IBC 2014 has seen Harman’s Studer showcase a prototype unit designed to provide a more rewarding audio experience for television viewers. Known as the Studer Ball Chaser, this product allows broadcast engineers to use a joystick to open the shotgun microphone closest to the action on the playing area, while keeping the other microphones closed. […]

Gearhouse Broadcast, Belden partner to cut SMPTE fibre lead time

September 15, 2014 | Comments Off

Gearhouse Broadcast is to hold stock of Belden’s pre-built SMPTE fibre camera cable in a move that is set to significantly cut lead times that outside broadcast companies are currently facing. With the wait for delivery usually between four to six weeks, this new partnership will see Gearhouse stock Belden’s SMPTE fibre, complete with Lemo […]

Formula E world feed globally distributed by RR Media

September 15, 2014 | Comments Off

The inaugural Formula E Grand Prix took place on Saturday in Beijing with RR Media providing all equipment and oversight of the links that distributed the world feed to broadcasters including Fox Sports and BT Sport. The one-year deal for all ten races with Formula E Holdings, part of the FIA, is the first time […]

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