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Broadcast Vendors Gear Technology Toward Sports-Venue Market

April 24, 2014 | Comments Off

The line between venue technology and broadcast technology is blurring. As videoboard-control rooms become responsible for an increasing number of screens, ranging from the center-hung board to thousands of fan smartphones, venues must install the necessary infrastructure to handle the task. The result: venue control rooms that look more and more like broadcast trucks (if […]

John de Mol relies on Infostrada and EVS to achieve content Utopia

April 24, 2014 | Comments Off

Dutch video services provider Infostrada Creative Technology has selected solutions from EVS for a new Dutch reality TV format, Utopia. Integration between EVS’ XS Media Server and Infostrada Creative Technology’s online content management platform Centralparq enable continuous processing and delivery of audio and video content for the show. Utopia is a new year-long social experiment […]

Grass Valley says: “No compromise on live 4K”

April 24, 2014 | Comments Off

Grass Valley believes it has found the solution to live broadcast-friendly 4K acquisition but it must hope the market doesn’t move from under it while it puts the camera to customer test. Ever since Sony decided to rework the digital cinema-designed F55 for 4K live production, Grass Valley has made noises about going another route. […]

FOR-A switches to ITV’s new Coronation Street

April 24, 2014 | Comments Off

With the move of ITV’s flagship Coronation Street production to a new home at MediaCityUK, the accompanying technical facilities included a new FOR-A MFR-5000 as the master routing switcher. Although mostly furnished with new equipment, the new installation has retained the FOR-A vision mixers from the previous facility. The MFR-5000 master routing switcher, configured at […]

VITEC Spotlights 4K IPTV Workflow With Sony, Keeps HD in Mind

April 24, 2014 | Comments Off

At NAB 2014, VITEC announced a partnership with Sony and offered a live demonstration of its new end-to-end 4K IPTV solution for real-time, multicast distribution of Ultra HD video at the Sony booth. VITEC’s MGES-6000 Blade encoder ingests 4K content from professional 4K cameras via four HD-SDI ports and encodes and streams it over IP. […]

Ericsson Focuses on Delivering 4K for a Compelling User Experience

April 24, 2014 | Comments Off

The various pieces of the 4K-workflow puzzle continue to fall into place, but hurdles remain. No stranger to the buzz, Ericsson addressed a significant hurdle — content acquisition and delivery — by showing live, real-time “true” 4K/Ultra HD television (4K UHDTV) video contribution at NAB 2014. “If the whole point of having Ultra High Definition […]

Click Effects Preps for Busy 2014, Welcomes Back Return Clients

April 24, 2014 | Comments Off

Less than four months into 2014, Click Effects’ résumé boasts an impressive number of high-profile projects. The company recently powered the content delivery at AT&T Stadium in Dallas for the NCAA Men’s Final Four, using the full range of CrossFire, Blaze, and Backdraft systems already in place at the venue. Click Effects systems have also […]

Cisco Sports & Entertainment Partners With EVS, Integrates StadiumVision With C-Cast

April 24, 2014 | Comments Off

At NAB 2014, in addition to Cisco’s North Hall headquarters, where the company demonstrated advances in its Videoscape TV-service–delivery platform, Cisco’s Sports & Entertainment contingent set up shop in EVS’s South Hall booth. There, the two showcased EVS’s C-Cast at work within Cisco’s StadiumVision video– and digital-content–distribution solution, which uses the technology to make multicamera […]

Sony schedules War Horse 4K webinar for 29 April

April 24, 2014 | Comments Off

Sony is inviting SVG/E readers to view a far-reaching webinar next Tuesday (29 April) regarding its recent groundbreaking 4K capture of the National Theatre’s adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s acclaimed novel War Horse. As reported last month on SVG Europe, Sony, NEP Visions and Links Broadcast recently collaborated with National Theatre Live on a 4K six-camera shoot […]

GlobalSportsJobs.com Job of the Week: Social Media Specialist/Community Manager, KJUS

April 24, 2014 | Comments Off

Every week GlobalSportsJobs.com and SVG Europe join forces to bring you details of a new, sought-after employment opportunity in sports broadcasting and related disciplines. This week’s role is a full-time position as social media specialist and community manager at KJUS, based out of Hünenberg, Switzerland. Since the establishment of the Swiss company in 2000 the […]

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