Monthly Archives: February 2011

Camera Corps highlights Q-Ball success

Written on February 28, 2011 at 15:45, by

Camera Corps sold 120 of its Q-Ball HD/SD robotic pan and tilt minicam system systems during 2010. Recent new orders include 33 Q-Ball systems in the USA, 36 in Australia, over 40 in Europe and 20 in South Africa, and it’s been right at the heart of several recent high-profile sports productions.  More

Millions tune into India’s Cricket World Cup opener

Written on February 28, 2011 at 09:37, by

Rapid TV News: Figures show 33 million viewers in India watched the opening match from Dhaka on Star Cricket; 28 million watched the state channel Doordarshan 1; 25 million tuned into ESPN; and 17 million to Star Sports.  More

Leading Russian sports sites sells to Ukraine

Written on February 28, 2011 at 09:29, by Russian sports news site‘s founders are selling to United Media Holding of Ukraine for between $1.5 million and $2.5 million, RBC reports (via Quintura).  More

NAB 2011: Panasonic ups commitment to 3D

Written on February 25, 2011 at 16:50, by

Panasonic is promising the usual surprises once the NAB show floor opens, but it has laid out developments that lower the cost of 3D production and build on the company’s momentum with the AG-3DA1 3D camcorder. There will be three key introductions: a low-cost solid-state P2 deck, a new 9in monitor that can be used […]  More

NAB 2011: Harmonic to highlight collaboration

Written on February 25, 2011 at 14:09, by

With the first year anniversary of Harmonic’s acquisition of Omneon approaching in May, the company is understandably playing a lot of its cards close to its chest in the run up to NAB. But the indications are that the meshing of the two companies together has so far been a relatively smooth process.  More

NAB 2011: Evertz taps into servers

Written on February 25, 2011 at 13:56, by

Evertz will showcase its Media Server (EMS) in combination with its OvertureRT LIVE and Pharos’ Mediator content and workflow manager, offering a completely integrated facility solution that provides asset-management workflow to file-/non–file-based multichannel ingest and playout systems.  More

Sky Deutschland to launch Sky Sport News HD

Written on February 24, 2011 at 18:08, by

Germany: Sky Deutschland will launch Germany and Austria´s first live 24/7 sport news channel, Sky Sport News HD, next winter. The channel’s focus will be on high-energy, dynamic, around-the-clock sport coverage with an emphasis on live and breaking news reporting across Germany and Austria. As part of Sky Deutschland’s multi-platform strategy, Sky Sport News HD […]  More

Panasonic announces new RRPs for P2 cards

Written on February 24, 2011 at 17:46, by

Panasonic has announced new reduced RRPs for its entire line-up of high-capacity, high-speed P2 cards. From this February, the company’s E-Series of 64GB, 32GB and 16GB P2 cards will be available with RRPs of €505, €350 and €276 excluding VAT, respectively.  More

New HD trucks roll out to Croatia and Belarus

Written on February 24, 2011 at 10:14, by

Croatia: The HD rollout continues to spread its way east across Europe, with new HD trucks delivered in Croatia and Belarus. Reflecting the usual diversity of the continent, however, the two are very different vehicles and kitted out by different manufacturers. Croatian satellite-service provider Croatel’s OB2, a Mercedes Azor OB truck, is built around Miranda’s […]  More

Sports Video Group Launches SVG Europe

Written on February 23, 2011 at 19:28, by

In an effort to better serve the production needs of sport broadcasters, teams, and leagues in Europe and the UK, the Sports Video Group (SVG) has launched SVG Europe, a newsletter and Web site dedicated to meeting the information needs of the European community. “European sport broadcasters and leagues have been an important part of […]  More