Monthly Archives: July 2011

BBC and Sky to share F1 coverage

Written on July 31, 2011 at 14:58, by

UK: Just in case you were on holiday like we were at the tail end of last week, it was announced to much general surprise that Sky and the BBC will share the joint rights for Formula One coverage in the UK in a new five-year deal from next season. The financially-strapped BBC is terminating […]  More

Newtek shows BMX on big screen

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

NewTek’s 3Play was used to broadcast the 2011 BMX French National Championship on big screens to more than 10,000 spectators at the event.  More

Panasonic lights up Trafalgar Square

Written on July 27, 2011 at 16:43, by

The ‘One Year to Go’ to the London 2012 Olympic Games celebrations commenced today with live images from the Olympic Park being displayed in London’s famous Trafalgar Square on two 33.6sqm ultra bright LED displays supplied and installed by Worldwide Olympic Partner, Panasonic.  More

France Télévisions covers Le Tour

Written on July 27, 2011 at 13:29, by

France: Another year, another unpredictable Tour, with Cadel Evans the surprise winner of the malliot jaune. Far less surprising is that France Télévisions managed once more to deliver some astonishing coverage of every wheel-turn of the 3430.5km race.  More

Tracking race horses in realtime

Written on July 27, 2011 at 12:10, by

UK: The upcoming Champions Day at Ascot in October – set to become Britain’s richest day of horse-racing – will mark the relaunch of the TurfTrax Tracking System which, in combination with graphic elements from Wurmsers Graphics, will attempt to explain some of the intricacies of the sport to the wider BBC audience.  More

Events mark one year to 2012 Olympic Games in London

Written on July 27, 2011 at 07:54, by

BBC: Events are being held in London to mark the start of the 2012 Olympic Games in one year’s time.  More

Panoramic interactive sports video action

Written on July 26, 2011 at 11:30, by

TVBE: A TV service that allows viewers to customise live coverage of sports by selecting different camera angles will be shown at IBC.  More

Editec expands SprintCam fleet

Written on July 26, 2011 at 11:14, by

UK-based broadcast production and hire specialist Editec has placed additional orders for an unspecified number of I-MOVIX SprintCam ultra-slow motion systems, making Editec’s SprintCam fleet the largest in Europe.  More

BBC to upgrade iPlayer for 2012 Olympics

Written on July 26, 2011 at 10:01, by

Broadcast Engineering: The BBC has just issued a £300,000 Request For Proposal (RFP) for a new higher capacity version of its iPlayer catch-up service to be ready for the 2012 Olympics in London.  More

Snell kit earmarked for Sochi 2014 OB

Written on July 26, 2011 at 09:50, by

Russia: ANO Sports Broadcasting (Panorama) is building Snell’s Sirius routers and Kahuna multiformat production switchers into the fleet of OB vans will support delivery of a national HD signal to millions of viewers across Russia.  More