Monthly Archives: August 2011

Nevion MPEG-4 encoder offers HD in tight bandwidth

Written on August 31, 2011 at 17:56, by

Nevion is rolling out an advanced H.264 compression solution for broadcaster and service provider networks at IBC stand 8.B70. With the VS904-AIE-GE modular H.264 encoder, Nevion says broadcasters can deploy SD or HD video over bandwidth-limited infrastructures while ensuring the highest visual quality. Part of VideoIPath’s managed video services system and Nevion’s Ventura family of […]  More

200 hours of 3D confirmed for London 2012

Written on August 31, 2011 at 15:12, by

Panasonic, the IOC and Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) have announced their partnership agreement to make the London 2012 Olympic Games the first ever live 3D Olympic Games. The 3D broadcast will include major events such as the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, athletics, gymnastics, diving and swimming, and will be produced and delivered to participating rights-holding […]  More

South Africa replaces Libya as 2013 African Nations Cup host

Written on August 31, 2011 at 13:04, by

Inside World Football: South Africa will host the 2013 African Nations Cup instead of Libya after their respective football federations agreed a deal.  More

Serie A strike set to rumble on

Written on August 31, 2011 at 13:03, by

Sport Business: The new Serie A season fell victim to a player strike at the weekend, with officials warning that the action could continue for many weeks to come.  More

NAC expands its Sports Broadcast Business Unit

Written on August 31, 2011 at 13:02, by

Live Production: NAC Image Technology announces the expansion of its Sports Broadcast Business Unit.  NAC is pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Hayford as International Sales Manager for NAC Hi-Motion Products effective immediately.  More

Broadcast Solutions truck at centre of Daegu Championships

Written on August 31, 2011 at 12:20, by

With many of the world’s eyes bent towards Korea and the IAAF World Championships, Korea’s KBS is currently producing up to eight hours of live coverage a day with its 16-camera HD OB truck, HDTV-4, constructed by Germany’s Broadcast Solutions GmbH.  More

Al Jazeera sports channels join MENOS network

Written on August 31, 2011 at 12:00, by

Al Jazeera has invested in several Multimedia Exchange Network over Satellite (MENOS) TV interactive terminals from satellite communication company Newtec to ensure it receives video and data from key sporting events.  More

Inside BBC Sport’s ongoing move up to Manchester and file-based HD

Written on August 31, 2011 at 09:03, by

With the Olympics heading for the capital, it’s perhaps slightly ironic that BBC Sport is moving out of London and heading up to Manchester. But with a wholesale move towards file-based HD and 5.1 production as well, not to mention a dramatic improvement in working environment, it all makes sense. Besides, the BBC wheels were […]  More

Riedel takes aim at satellite uplinks

Written on August 30, 2011 at 16:57, by

As well as the previously announced European premiere of Mediornet Compact, which the company says is now also AVB-compatibile, Riedel Communications is also plannning to introduce a new service which, in the words of Andreas Hilmer, Director Marketing & Communications, “ will make satellite uplinks redundant.” It’s a bold claim but one that the company […]  More

Harmonic looks to multiscreen space

Written on August 30, 2011 at 16:40, by

Harmonic looks set to have a busy IBC, with additions to its Omneon Spectrum media server product line among other innovations already announced. But, according to Tom Lattie, vice president of product management, when it looks at sport it’s the opportunities presented by multiscreen that really light the blue touchpaper.  More