Monthly Archives: February 2011

A night at the opera with Riedel

Written on February 23, 2011 at 16:46, by

Not sports, but of interest perhaps to anyone involved in the venue side of the industry: the Aalto-Musiktheater Essen, one of the most renowned music theatres in Western Europe, has exchanged its old communications gear for a Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom system.  More

ECJ protects ‘crown jewels’ sporting lists

Written on February 23, 2011 at 15:33, by

Sports Business: The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that European Union states are allowed to reserve major sporting events such as the FIFA World Cup for free-to-air viewing on a so-called ‘crown jewels’ list.  More

Europe determined not to miss out on 3D standards

Written on February 23, 2011 at 15:32, by

Broadcast Engineering: An examination of the efforts and problems inherent in trying to establish a 3DTV standard in Europe.  More

Canal+ churn at historic low

Written on February 23, 2011 at 15:31, by

Broadband TV News: Canal+ ended 2010 with a 169,000 increase in subscriber numbers across the board and a historically low churn rate of 11.6%.  More

Samsung sells more than 2m 3DTVs

Written on February 23, 2011 at 15:30, by

Rapid TV News: Samsung is keen to build on its 3D portfolio—claiming market leadership with what it calls the world’s first full HD 3D LED TV in 2010, selling more than 2 million 3D TVs and capturing 60% of the global market  More

Political instability costs Bahrain F1 opener

Written on February 23, 2011 at 15:29, by

Sports Business: The opening Grand Prix of the Formula One season in Bahrain has been called off after a wave of anti-government protests in the country forced Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa to forfeit the hosting rights to the event.  More

More 3D for Poland

Written on February 23, 2011 at 15:25, by


Polecam captures the entire stadium

Written on February 23, 2011 at 10:22, by

Following the company’s success in providing HD cameras to Camera Corps for last year’s World Cup in South Africa, Polecam has productised what it refers to as its Goalcam/Stadium Camera System, selling units to SIS LIVE and M-Net amongst others. The system comprises three Toshiba IK-HR1S cameras: two lightweight Goalcams are fitted with Theia 125° […]  More

DVB steering board approves 3DTV spec

Written on February 23, 2011 at 10:21, by

The DVB-3DTV specification was approved at the 67th Meeting of the DVB Steering Board held on February 17. The specification will be submitted immediately to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) for formal standardisation. The Commercial Requirements for the DVB-3DTV specification were agreed in July 2010 after consultation with key industry groups.  The Commercial Module’s […]  More

Net Insight transports Alpine World Ski Championships

Written on February 23, 2011 at 10:20, by

Germany: Net Insight’s Nimbra Platform was used by a wide variety of broadcasters to transport high-quality video of the recent Alpine World Ski Championships from Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany to key global media operators and major rightsholders. Nimbra has a slew of high-profile transport successes under belt, including the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, and […]  More