Broadcast News Archive for February, 2015
18/02/2015 PlayBox Expands AirBox With Dolby
PlayBox Technology has expanded the audio capabilities of its AirBox broadcast playout solution, following the addition of Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby-E encoding and decoding. Dolby E provides the

18/02/2015 Riedel Appoints Sales Manager For Spain
Riedel Communications has appointed Maribel Roman to the role of sales manager for Spain. Ms Roman will provide support with a focus on Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Greece. Ms Roman is an internatio

18/02/2015 Sound Devices' 970 Wins Cinema Audio Society Award
Sound Devices' 970 rack-mount, multi-track audio recorder has won the Cinema Audio Society (CAS) Technical Achievement Award in the Production category. The Cinema Audio Society was formed in 1964

18/02/2015 Vidcheck – Getting It Right From The Start
With the increasingly diverse array of media formats required for delivery to multiple platforms, controlling content quality for all of these is a time-consuming and costly pain, writes Thomas Dove,

18/02/2015 Video Clarity Ships ClearView
Video Clarity is now shipping its RTM real-time audio and video monitoring solution and ClearView line of video quality analysers, featuring optional built-in decoding of Dolby Digital and Dolby Digit

17/02/2015 Anevia Announces New Flamingo IPTV Module
Anevia has announced a new addition to the range of modules available for its Flamingo IPTV headend. Designed to fit the Flamingo XL/XS chassis, the XLDVBCM-A00 is a high-density module incorporati

17/02/2015 Axon Appoints Sales Director, Western Europe
Axon Digital Design has appointed Mina van de Pol as Sales Director, Western Europe. Ms van de Pol brings over two decades of experience to the newly-created role, with a track record of growth and

17/02/2015 Blackmagic Intensity Pro 4K Released
Blackmagic Design has released Intensity Pro 4K, a new PCIe card that allows 4K capture and playback video on Windows, Mac and Linux PCI Express computers. This solution includes all the features

17/02/2015 Demanding New Facilities from CIAB (Pt 1)
Since our last look at channel-in-a-box systems and integrated play out, Douglas I. Sheer, CEO and chief analyst of D.I.S. Consulting Corporation has published Channel in a Box WorldTM 2014, the third

17/02/2015 Demanding New Facilities from CIAB (Pt 2)
(continued from Part 1) The launch of GV STRATUS Playout at NAB 14 was aimed at delivering solutions to help broadcasters tap new markets and new sources of revenue. "The idea of having

17/02/2015 Demanding New Facilities from CIAB (Pt 3)
(continued from Part 2) Why is there still such a level of debate over CIAB values? "The prospect of squeezing all channel functionality into a single host stills holds an attraction. Ho

17/02/2015 Hitachi Brings OB-BOX To CABSAT
Hitachi Kokusai Electric Turkey has announced it will present the world’s first showcase of its new OB-BOX concept at this year's CABSAT show (Stand E2-10). Hitachi’s OB-BOX is a modular OB facilit

17/02/2015 Riedel Appoints Director For Asia-Pacific
Riedel Communications has appointed Cameron O'Neill as director for the Asia-Pacific region. Mr O'Neill will be based in Tokyo, working to build the Riedel presence there into an East Asian hub. He

17/02/2015 Telestream To Host DAI Demo At NAB
Telestream is to host its first dynamic ad insertion (DAI) technology showcase, featuring the new Vantage DAI software solution on stand SL3305 at this year's NAB show. The showcase will demonstrat

16/02/2015 Creative Film Talent Joins Avid At BVE 2015
The creative talent behind Cinderella, Sherlock and Happy Valley are just some of the Avid customers who will be joining the company at this year's BVE show in London, to demonstrate their success wit

16/02/2015 Creative Skillset Launches Media Archive Traineeship
Creative Skillset has launched its first Media Archive Traineeship and is currently looking for applicants to the programme. The body is working with Film London and FOCAL International to give 10

16/02/2015 Futures For Subtitling – A Manufacturer's View
If this piece was being written just three years ago it would be heavily influenced by 3D television and cinema and the implications for subtitling. Of course, in hindsight, the recent 3D revival w

16/02/2015 HARMAN's AKG K812 Headphones Scoop TEC Award At NAMM 2015
HARMAN's AKG K812 reference headphones have scooped a TEC Award for Technical Achievement in the 'Headphone/Earpiece Technology' category at the Winter NAMM 2015 show. The news marks the second yea

16/02/2015 I-MOVIX To Demo 4K Slow-Mo At NAB
I-MOVIX, supplier of slow-mo broadcast solutions, has revealed it will showcase the industry's first 4K ultra-slow motion system to support both continuous super slow motion and ultra slow motion at f

16/02/2015 In Praise Of Infortrend EonStor DS Storage Systems
At ImageStore the most frequent storage challenges raised by our customers are having sufficient storage space while maintaining reliability and quality. They are looking for complete reliability and

16/02/2015 Journey To The New World – Part 2
In the second of two articles, Tom Swan, Sales and Marketing Director at leading systems integrator dB Broadcast, considers the challenges of the transition to a digital, data-driven world and reflect

16/02/2015 Lyon Video Purchases FUJINON XA99x8.4 Ultra-Wide Lenses
Columbus, OH-based Lyon Video has acquired six FUJINON XA99x8.4 ultra-wide field production lenses for the Grass Valley LDX80 Worldcam cameras on its Lyon 14 mobile unit. The XA99x8.4 features a zo

16/02/2015 The CIAB Approach To Broadcast Playout
PlayBox Technology pioneered the Channel-in-a-Box approach to broadcast branding, scheduling, ingest and playout right from the company's inception, writes Don Ash at Playbox Technology. Key driver

13/02/2015 Audio And Expansion: The JoeCo Way
Audio solutions specialists JoeCo have been operating since 2007, expanding and producing industry-changing products such as the BLACKBOX RECORDER and the BLACKBOX PLAYER. Since the recorder hit

13/02/2015 BVE 2015: Are Exhibitions Like This Still Relevant?
It's a valid question. Every year Soho Editors Training, as an exhibitor, commits a lot of time and resources into producing a big theatre/stand at BVE, where we hope to promote our post-production ta