Monthly Archives: April 2011

Digital+ launches 3D demo channel on SES ASTRA

Written on April 29, 2011 at 09:25, by

Broadcasting & Cable: Spanish multichannel operator Digital+ has launched a 3D demo channel on SES ASTRA, boosting the total number of 3D channels handled by the direct-to-home satellite system to eight.  More

Euromedia equips latest OB truck with Apantac multiviewers

Written on April 28, 2011 at 13:03, by

France: Euromedia has equipped its latest OB Van 740 with Tahoma-LE high definition multiviewers and MT HOOD DVI Receivers. Ten high definition Tahoma-LE Multiviewers are used with slim high resolution LCD displays to replace CRT monitor stacks and are being used to visually monitor HD video and audio signals throughout the vans’ four operational areas.  More

IPTV battles with 3D in Spain

Written on April 28, 2011 at 12:53, by

Rapid TV News: Forget Mourinho and Guardiola: there’s a bigger grudge match in Spain between IPTV and 3DTV. Experts differ about which platform will emerge victorious and the latest market research says that IPTV sets will gain ground over 3D TV sets in three years time, with IPTV sets growing by 30% a year during […]  More

Sky Sports and ITV secure Champions League till 2015

Written on April 28, 2011 at 10:27, by

UK: UEFA has announced the renewal of media rights agreements for the UEFA Champions League 2012-15 in the United Kingdom, with the coverage being jointly awarded to ITV and Sky Sports.  More

BSkyB figures chart impressive growth

Written on April 28, 2011 at 10:13, by

UK: BSkyB has released its figures for the recent quarter, which it’s subtitling with some justification ‘strong demand in a challenging consumer environment’. Confirming an extension to its deal for screening Champions League coverage in the UK (see above), other highlights include a total of 10.1 million customers with 51,000 net additions in the quarter, […]  More

IABM opens 2011 Innovation Awards

Written on April 28, 2011 at 08:52, by

The IABM is now accepting nominations for the 2011 Design and Innovation Awards. Open to all global manufacturers and suppliers, the awards program recognizes products and solutions that tangibly aid the progression of the broadcast and media technology industry. From the pool of nominees, five will be chosen at the IBC2011 show in Amsterdam to […]  More

London 2012 Olympic ticket demand passes 20m

Written on April 27, 2011 at 16:41, by

BBC: London 2012 organisers have revealed that they received applications for more than 20 million tickets from 1.8 million people for the Olympic Games. That figure is more than three times the 6.6 million tickets available to UK sports fans for the event.  More

Political row threatens new Lyon stadium

Written on April 27, 2011 at 13:46, by

insideworldfootball: An escalating row between Lyon mayor Gérard Collomb (pictured) and France’s Sports Minister Chantal Jouanno is threatening to derail plans for Olympique Lyonnais’ proposed new stadium, the Stade des Lumiéres, which is a probable venue for the 2016 European Championships.  More

Royal Wedding to be ‘London’s biggest OB to date’

Written on April 27, 2011 at 11:56, by

UK: The Union Flag bunting is going up, the cucumber sandwiches are being cut and the urns of tea are being warmed. It can only mean one of two things: either Channel 4 is filming another documentary about living in 1940s Britain, or the UK is making plans for a Royal Wedding. With 8000 staff […]  More

The Royal Wedding in numbers

Written on April 27, 2011 at 11:46, by

2 billion – expected number of TV viewers 400 million – expected number of online viewers 1.2 – distance in km that the royal carriages will travel 8,000 – number of journalists and technical staff due to cover the event 140 – number of OB trucks in situ. 1000 – the estimated number of FX […]  More