Monthly Archives: August 2011

New owner for Arena sports channels

Written on August 30, 2011 at 12:27, by

Broadband TV News: Telekom Srbija has become the majority owner of the Arena Sport TV channels, paying €7.7 million for a 51% stake.  More

TV’s future looks long and strong

Written on August 30, 2011 at 12:19, by

BBC News: Remember all those stories saying “TV is dead”? Google is full of them – about 949,000, according to its own calculation. Yet what once seemed the conventional wisdom now looks premature at least – as Google’s chairman Dr Eric Schmidt admitted at the weekend at the Edinburgh International Television Festival.  More

Doha bid for 2020 set for go-ahead after date change agreed

Written on August 30, 2011 at 12:16, by

Inside the Games: Doha is set to bid for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics after their request to hold the Games outside the desginated window if it is successful was approved here today, insidethegames has been told.    More

UK evolves into HD hothouse

Written on August 30, 2011 at 12:15, by

Rapid TV News: Fast penetration of HD, with 94% of UK households HDTV-ready by 2016, is driving the UK towards the next generation of super HD viewing.  More

DutchView specs Axon for new 3D truck

Written on August 30, 2011 at 12:08, by

OB and facilities provider DutchView has chosen Axon’s Synapse modular system for Europe’s latest 3D OB truck, due to hit the roads on the Netherlands and wider abroad in November this year.  More

Elemental powers deltatre highlights at RWC

Written on August 30, 2011 at 11:41, by

deltatre is utilising Elemental Technologies’ Elemental Server to provide near realtime turnaround of match highlights for the official Rugby World Cup event website and various mobile applications. The workflow sees adaptive bit-rate game clips delivered via the Akamai HD Network to deltatre’s DIVA video player using Microsoft Smooth Streaming for Silverlight.  More

BBC plans Super Hi-Vision screenings for London 2012

Written on August 30, 2011 at 11:11, by

Confirming long-established speculation, Roger Mosey, the BBC executive in charge of the corporation’s London 2012 efforts, has revealed it is planning to experiment with capturing elements of the Olympics in Super Hi-Vision. Mosey was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the Edinburgh International Television Festival, and, quoted in The Guardian, also admitted that 3D […]  More

Wohler announces AMP2-E16V Version 5

Written on August 29, 2011 at 15:49, by

Wohler Technologies announced functional and operational enhancements to the company’s flagship AMP2-E16V audio/video processing monitor. On display at IBC2011, the new AMP2-E16V version 5 features a new automation configuration menu and hot keys that allow the unit to recall presets automatically based on a predefined set of conditions, greatly simplifying operations for a broader range […]  More

ViewCast develops streaming media appliance, software

Written on August 29, 2011 at 15:42, by

ViewCast will unveil its latest in video streaming and media management at IBC 2011. ViewCast’s Niagara 7550 streaming media appliance and Niagara SCX 6.4 streaming media management software will be making their world debut at the event. ViewCast will also be hosting live demonstrations of its award-winning ViewCast Media Platform (VMp), Niagara 4100, and Niagara […]  More

Telecast Fiber Systems releases Cobra II

Written on August 29, 2011 at 15:27, by

Telecast Fiber Systems announced the release of Cobra II, the latest version of the company’s triax-to-fiber camera interface. The Cobra II is the first technology to extend the industry’s newest digital triax-based camera chains using simple, inexpensive fiber optic cable. “First launched in 1996, the tried-and-true Cobra D has become a mainstay of triax-to-fiber connectivity […]  More