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IABM shortlists Design & Innovation Awards

August 19, 2014 | Comments Off

The IABM has announced the shortlist of nominees for its annual Design & Innovation Awards. With a high level of entries this year, approximately 120 judging decisions were made across the nine categories. The awards will be casting the spotlight on new solutions or products that bring benefit or create new opportunities to the broadcast […]

Sky Sports ups its game for football, golf and F1 in face of constant competition

August 19, 2014 | Comments Off

Sky Sports is under pressure to innovate. Partly from new competition from BT Sport (particularly for football and rugby), but also from within. “Each of the sports drives each other on” to innovate more, said Steve Smith, director of Sky Sports production. Once a technology such as touchscreen analysis is used to cover one sport, […]

New study: over 820 UHD channels by 2025

August 19, 2014 | Comments Off

NSR’s new study, ‘UltraHD via Satellite, 2nd Edition’, forecasts over 820 channels of UltraHD content via satellite by 2025. With Direct to Home (DTH) leading the way, this next generation technology will not only lead to higher ARPUs but also greater customer retention, according to NSR. By 2025, all regions will see some UltraHD content […]

Elemental upgrades network for horse racing video services provider

August 19, 2014 | Comments Off

Elemental Technologies has announced that it is powering over-the-top TV (OTT), IPTV and desktop and mobile streaming video services for Roberts Communications Network, LLC (Roberts), the world’s largest provider of simulcast horse and greyhound racing video services. Roberts standardised on Elemental video processing following an intensive six-month competitive shootout in which Elemental systems demonstrated the […]

German Bundesliga stadia equipped with high-end LED displays

August 19, 2014 | Comments Off

At various German soccer stadiums this year, Bundesliga fans are able to watch what is happening on the playing field in a startling level of detail. The German company Grundig which is the official technology partner of the German Bundesliga, and its merchandising partner, Sportfive, have provided the soccer stadia with gigantic cutting-edge video screens […]

UCI unveils new website to drive cycling awareness

August 19, 2014 | Comments Off

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has launched an innovative new website at www.uci.ch as part of its aim to strengthen existing relationships, inspire and connect with new audiences around the world, and grow the profile of cycling globally. The dynamic website, which provides exclusive news, broadcast footage and a comprehensive results service from events across […]

STAGETEC gear supports European Athletics Championships in Zurich

August 18, 2014 | Comments Off

Technology and Production Center Switzerland (tpc) was in charge of the technical implementation of the clean feeds for all 47 finals of the European Athletics Champtionships in Zurich last week, on behalf of host broadcaster Swiss radio and TV corporation SRG SSR. All audio feeds for the event, followed by an estimated 370 million TV […]

Plura acquires Alpermann+Velte

August 18, 2014 | Comments Off

Plura has announces the acquisition of Alpermann+Velte, a manufacturer of timecode products, production timers and studio clock systems for digital broadcast and production environments. Effective immediately, Plura will sell Alpermann+Velte products worldwide alongside its existing portfolio of studio and portable video monitors, test and measurement equipment and software and graphics generators — extending Plura’s reach across […]

MTV Finland selects Ericsson for Broadcast and Media Services

August 18, 2014 | Comments Off

As a result of a new five-year agreement, Ericsson will provide media and broadcast services such as media management, playout and studio facilities management for Finnish media company MTV. Ericsson will provide these services to both MTV and other local and international customers from a purpose-built media hub in Helsinki. MTV broadcasts news and entertainment […]

4EVER to shoot 4K/UHD content at Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy

August 18, 2014 | Comments Off

The French 4EVER UHD-TV project plans to shoot UHDTV phase 2 content during the upcoming Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games taking place in Normandy from August 23 to September 7. According to 4EVER audiovisual quality assessment engineer Julien Libouban, the project will concentrate on the show jumping discipline in the d’Ornano Football Stadium and the […]

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