Monthly Archives: March 2011

Comvenient purchase on the cards for Verimatrix

Written on March 31, 2011 at 16:47, by

Broadband TV News: Verimatrix has announced the acquisition of Comvenient GmbH, the Munich-based conditional access specialist, once a part of Leo Kirch’s BetaResearch.  More

French rugby fans have wider World Cup choices

Written on March 31, 2011 at 15:29, by

France: French rugby fans will have a wide choice of how to watch the 2011 World Cup after commercial broadcasters TF1 and Canal+ and public broadcaster France Televisions signed a joint agreement on rights to the event. The TF1 Group owns exclusive rights to the international rugby union championships, being held in New Zealand from […]  More

Arqiva wins award in mixed year

Written on March 31, 2011 at 10:02, by

UK: Satellite uplink provider and media group Arqiva has been named Teleport Operator of the Year by the World Teleport Association for its work on international sporting and general entertainment events. The Award, presented at Satellite 2011 in Washington, reflects continuing success for Arqiva, although in recent months the group reorganised its operations with redundancies […]  More

The Cricket World Cup in numbers

Written on March 30, 2011 at 12:30, by

India: With the subcontinent set to grind to a halt as a forecast audience of around one billion people watch today’s Cricket World Cup semi-final match between India and Pakistan in Mohali, Broadcast Solutions has been highlighting some of the astonishing behind the scenes numbers involved in producing coverage from the six-week tournament.  More

IABM announces Lifelong Learning Manifesto

Written on March 30, 2011 at 12:18, by

The IABM (International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers) today announced that more than 80 leading companies and industry organizations have signed the IABM Lifelong Learning Manifesto — a call to action for the media industry to commit to creating genuine career development opportunities for broadcast and media technologists.  More

TV 2 Sporten goes close-up for training

Written on March 30, 2011 at 12:13, by

Ask anyone what the prime issue facing the sports broadcasting industry is, and, nine times out of ten, people will cite training as their major concern. Where is the next generation coming from and how do you ensure a freelance pool has the skills you need it to have? A recent training programme undertaken by […]  More

ITV secures new four year deal for IPL

Written on March 30, 2011 at 11:20, by

UK: Commercial broadcaster ITV has agreed a new four-year deal with Nimbus Communications for the UK broadcast rights to the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket competition. Under the new agreement, live coverage of IPL matches will be broadcast free-to-air on ITV4 and simulcast live on  More

Roma’s owner-elect plans stadium move

Written on March 30, 2011 at 10:15, by

Sports Business: American businessman Thomas DiBenedetto, who is set to lead a takeover of Serie A club AS Roma on Wednesday, has spoken of his goal of moving the Eternal City giant to a new stadium.  More

Double standard for Italian broadcaster La7

Written on March 30, 2011 at 09:06, by

Italy: SVG Europe’s Italian Correspondent, Roberto Landini, examines the recent 2D/3D production of Italian international rugby undertaken by La7.  More

‘Mother of all’ cricket matches diverts Mumbai, Karachi traders

Written on March 30, 2011 at 08:58, by

Bloomberg: Mumbai’s financial markets are set to grind to an early halt this afternoon as traders join what may be a record Indian television audience for the nation’s cricket World Cup semi-final against Pakistan.  More