Monthly Archives: November 2011

Riedel opens Moscow office

Written on November 30, 2011 at 10:20, by

As a reaction to the demands of growing East-European markets in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, Riedel Communications has opened a new branch office in Moscow, making it the tenth Riedel branch office worldwide. “Now that we’re starting our own office in the Moscow, we have the opportunity to establish a more direct contact with our […]  More

FOX NE&O moves into HD with Quantel

Written on November 30, 2011 at 10:11, by

FOX Networks Engineering & Operations, which provides technology and services to FOX Sports Media Group, has chosen Quantel Enterprise sQ technology to power its expansion. The new HD system will also enable FSMG to cover more events and offer new services, and includes the development of a new jog/shuttle controller.  More

Mediatec uses Norwia system for Rikstoto coverage

Written on November 30, 2011 at 08:06, by

Mediatec’s Oslo broadcast centre is a busy portal for international sports with repurposing facilities, as well as handling local and international feeds for Rikstoto horse racing operations. HD-SDI signal transport over the distance between the Bjerkebanen Race course and the Oslo broadcast center in Økern Torgvei has recently been made possible by installing an optical […]  More

3ality Technica pushing forward into 2012

Written on November 29, 2011 at 12:23, by

A handful of months since 3ality acquired Element Technica, the newly merged company is rapidly approaching full integration and is pushing ahead with some of its most important products to date: namely software that could dramatically reduce the cost of 3D production.  More

Sky to launch dedicated F1 channel

Written on November 29, 2011 at 09:54, by

Sky Sports is upping the ante for broadcasters all over Europe by planning an entire, dedicated Formula One channel when it starts broadcasting the series in March 2012, operating advert free (during races at least) on TV, online and mobile.  More

TeleArena Sport is born: and going ‘glocal’

Written on November 29, 2011 at 08:14, by

In a recent interview to Italian magazine Millecanali, engineer Alessandro Zelger, managing Director of Network TV and New Media of Gruppo Editoriale Athesis, among other things declared: “Networks like ours live with sports, and chronicle politics and information as a service.” And with TeleArena Sport covering Verona, Mantua (via Telemantova) and Brescia (via Brescia Punto […]  More

Czech TV rolls out latest OB vehicle

Written on November 28, 2011 at 12:14, by

Systems integrator Visual Unity has delivered Czech TV’s latest HD OB vehicle. Designed to capture mainly sporting and cultural events, the new vehicle is based on a 26 ton MAN chassis with a single expanding side. At 12 meters long and nearly four meters high, it is the second completely HD equipped vehicle in Czech […]  More

Organisations collaborate on 3D standards

Written on November 28, 2011 at 11:58, by

A letter of agreement confirming a liaison between the [email protected] Consortium and DVB was signed at the start of the month. According to the usual prepared statement, the purpose of the liaison between the two consortia is to encourage the development of standards for 3DTV, to share knowledge about 3D viewing, and to ensure that […]  More

ATG specs Custom Consoles kit for AP’s new MCR

Written on November 28, 2011 at 10:34, by

The Associated Press (AP) has chosen a large Custom Consoles ‘monitor-scape’ video display support system and Module-R desks for its new HD Master Control Room at its global media hub in Camden, London.  More

IAAF selects EBU for media distribution deal

Written on November 28, 2011 at 10:12, by

The IAAF has made the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) its exclusive media partner for the territories of Europe and Africa for the period 2014-2017. The newly signed partnership covers all IAAF World Athletic Series competitions, including the IAAF World Athletics Championships 2015, in Beijing, and the IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017, in London.  More