Monthly Archives: April 2011

Pinewood to sell to Peel

Written on April 27, 2011 at 11:45, by

Televisual: Pinewood is to be sold to Peel Holdings in a deal that values the company at £96.1m. Following the deal, each Pinewood shareholder will be entitled to receive 200 pence in cash per Pinewood Share. The announcement of Pinewood’s intention to sell comes less than a week after Mohammed Al-Fayed expressed an interest in […]  More

Making a business out of the niche

Written on April 27, 2011 at 11:30, by

Italy: Telestudio8 has been producing niche sports broadcast programmes for regional channels since 1994. Italian Correspondent, Roberto Landini, examines a business model that has done very nicely out of relatively minority sports.  More

Behind the scenes of the Royal Wedding, 1981

Written on April 27, 2011 at 10:31, by

Party like it’s 1981 with this pdf issue of Eng Inf 6, the engineering quarterly publication for all BBC staff and its detailed, behind-the-scenes look at a Royal Wedding from yesteryear, that of Charles & Diana back on 29 July, 1981. Amazing to read how much has changed and how little. “The Royal Wedding on […]  More

ESPN’s 3D coverage of 2011 FA Cup Final confirmed on Sky 3D

Written on April 27, 2011 at 10:26, by

ESPN and Sky have confirmed the rumours and added to their 3D content syndication relationship with the announcement that this year’s ESPN 3D production of the FA Cup Final, between Manchester City and Stoke City, will be shown live in 3D on Sky 3D.  More

Switzerland’s RSI expands Chyron HyperX3 inventory

Written on April 27, 2011 at 09:35, by

Switzerland: RSI, Switzerland’s Italian-language public broadcaster, is upgrading and expanding its installation of HyperX on-air graphics systems. RSI introduced Chyron’s HyperX to its operations in 2007 for elections coverage and today uses 10 HyperX2 and HyperX3 systems across its broadcast studio, OB vans, and main playout department. The current RSI upgrade will result in a […]  More

PlayStation hack fires warning shot at Connected TV market

Written on April 27, 2011 at 09:31, by

The hack and subsequent suspension of Sony’s PlayStation Network points to a possibly uneasy future as the worlds of IT and TV mesh further together. Sony’s PlayStation Network, which as well as offering online multiplayer gaming also serves as a conduit for online services such as Netflix, has been a phenomenal success for the company, […]  More

SES to invest €34m in Luxembourg facility

Written on April 27, 2011 at 08:40, by

Luxembourg: In a foundation stone laying ceremony on Tueasday, SES celebrated its €34 million investment in a new state-of-the-art satellite control facilities at its Betzdorf campus as well as in an additional Business Centre.  More

Miranda routes around Telegenic’s latest 3D truck

Written on April 26, 2011 at 12:55, by

UK: More details about the kit list for Telegenic’s third 3D truck, T21, are emerging all the time, with the latest manufacturer to go public, Miranda, announcing that the OB specialist has ordered another NVISION 8500 Hybrid digital video/embedded audio router for the vehicle.  More

JPEG 2000 makes worldwide gains

Written on April 26, 2011 at 11:43, by

It wasn’t too long ago that the phrase JPEG 2000 would be met with a blank stare or someone saying “not good enough.” But, in the past 18 months, that has changed, and such sports broadcasters as Fox Sports and the Big Ten Network in the US and Sky, Mediaset, Scandinavian networks, and ORF Austria […]  More

More than 123 million connected TVs by 2014

Written on April 26, 2011 at 09:16, by

Rapid TV News: Leading video analyst DisplaySearch is predicting that the connected TV revolution will accelerate, growing by 30% to 2014 leading to a total of 123 million units.  More