Broadcast News Archive for December, 2016
13/12/2016 Measuring Up To PROVYS
Accurate measuring of audience viewing behaviour has always been of crucial importance for a broadcaster's competitive advantage. Modern technology and software development enable the sophisticated co

13/12/2016 PanBox And PanRack 3G Fibre Links
Fibre specialist Mi Broadcast has introduced a low cost rugged fibre optic link for 3G/HD-SDI video. Whilst there are many low cost HD fibre links available, they mostly have vulnerable fibre conn

13/12/2016 Sky Selects FilmLight Colour Tools
Sky has increased its post-production department capabilities following an investment in colour tools and technology from FilmLight. The solutions enable the company to address the increasing technolo

13/12/2016 The New Systems Integration
It is likely that future major systems developments will be based around IP connectivity and software-defined workflows. The logical consequence of that is that the nature of systems integration in th

12/12/2016 Absolutely And Fundamentally Correct
I was gratified to read last week that another vendor was advocating the need to test things from first principles w.r.t. system infrastructure. Indeed test and measurement is the process enshrine

12/12/2016 Canford Launches Fibre Termination Service
Canford is celebrating reaching the impressive milestone of completing its 40th year in business, an achievement made possible through continuously evolving to design and manufacture distinctive produ

12/12/2016 Gavin Struthers ASC Invests In Leader Monitors
Gavin Struthers ASC has invested in two Leader LV5333 multi SDI waveform and picture monitors. Originally purchased for use on the US television series Black Sails, the monitors are now a permanen

12/12/2016 NewTek, Panasonic Unveil New Application
Panasonic and NewTek have unveiled the NewTek AutoLink; a new software application which detects and automatically connects to network based PTZ cameras. NewTek AutoLink is PC-based conversion sof

12/12/2016 TMD Teams Up With Quantum
TMD has announced a partnership with Quantum, which will see the integration of TMD's Mediaflex-UMS media service applications with Quantum's Xcellis. The company has also joined the Quantum Advan

12/12/2016 Trends In Broadcast Systems Integration
Watching NAB and IBC visitors trying the latest generation of immersive head-worn television displays this year was both informative and amusing, says Russell Peirson-Hagger, Managing Director, ATG Da

12/12/2016 Trickbox TV Helps Deal Or No Deal On The Move
Trickbox TV has supplied outside broadcasting facilities to Remarkable Television as the game show Deal Or No Deal goes on the move. For the first time, the show took to the road and travelled across

12/12/2016 UK Broadcast Industry Leaders Switch To DPA's d:screet Lav Microphones
Several large broadcasters and supply companies in the UK exchanged over 200 lavalier microphones for DPA's d:screet™ Miniature Microphones over a six-week period. A growing list of UK companies ar

12/12/2016 Video Services Forum Receives IABM Initiative Accreditation
The Video Services Forum (VSF) has received accreditation under the IABM ICG (Industry Collaborative Groups) Endorsement Program. Established in 1997, VSF has steered the development and adoption

09/12/2016 AFCCE, IEEE BTS Reveal Scholarship Recipients
The Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers (AFCCE) and the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society (BTS) have announced a total of 10 Spring 2017 scholarship recipients. The scholars

09/12/2016 BenQ Unveils New 4K UHD Monitor
BenQ has launched a new 4K UHD monitor with a range of advanced features. The 31.5" SW320 monitor has been designed for filmmakers and photographers that require accurate colour and a large viewin

09/12/2016 BFV's Big Interview: Qvest Media
Qvest Media is a leading international systems architect in the fields of broadcasting and media technology, specialising in the television, media and telecommunications industries but also providing

09/12/2016 BSC Expo 2017 Goes Back To Battersea
Following on from the success of the BSC Expo in January 2016, SCS Exhibitions Ltd. and The British Society of Cinematographers have confirmed that they will be bringing the BSC Expo back to Battersea

09/12/2016 IABM, BVE Announce Partnership For 2017
IABM has announced a partnership with BVE, which will see the two organisations working together throughout 2017. The collaboration will provide increased activity and more opportunities for membe

09/12/2016 Irish Film Board Welcomes Creative Ireland Launch
Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) has welcomed the launch of Creative Ireland. The five-year all-of-government scheme aims to improve access to cultural and creative activity in e

09/12/2016 Scottish Govt Welcomes Production Spend
Latest figures from the Scottish Government reveal that film and TV producers spent £52.7 million in the country in 2015. It added that the amount is an increase of almost £7m when compared with 2

09/12/2016 SIs Pour Their Hearts Into Software & IP Tech
Vendors don't want to fight with their SI partners: George Jarrett plays it again with SAM and talks to ATG Danmon and TSL Systems about the technical knowledge that keeps them ahead of the game...

09/12/2016 TVT Names Peter Elvidge As CTO
Peter Elvidge has been appointed CTO of TVT. Mr Elvidge joins the company from Globecast where he held a variety of roles including Head of Global Media Management. In his new role at TVT, he

08/12/2016 Arena Television Chooses Barnfind Gear
Arena Television, known as leaders in innovation for OB trucks, have introduced the world's first IP-based UHD High Dynamic Range trucks to their fleet and chosen Barnfind gear for their signal distri

08/12/2016 ARRI Completes ALEXA SXT Development
ARRI is pleased to announce that development of the ALEXA SXT cameras (Super Xtended Technology) is completed. ARRI will now make good on its promise to provide upgrades to all ALEXA XT EV, ALEXA

08/12/2016 BBC iPlayer To Stream UHD Footage
It has been announced that BBC iPlayer is to stream footage of Planet Earth II in Ultra HD and Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG). The experimental footage, which lasts for four minutes, will be available in