Monthly Archives: April 2012

Telestream expands European operations

Written on April 30, 2012 at 14:03, by

Telestream has formed Telestream GmbH, a fully-owned subsidiary of Telestream, Inc with the aim of supporting long-term business growth in Europe. The expanded Germany-based operations provide European-based technical support services, managed by Michael Wambach, for Telestream’s enterprise-class video capture, transcoding, workflow automation and management products.  More

RTV Slovenia chooses Quantel for news and sports

Written on April 30, 2012 at 12:31, by

Slovenia state broadcaster RTV has chosen Quantel’s Enterprise sQ fast-turnaround production system to handle all of its news, magazine, studio clips and sports production needs. The system will be built around four Quantel sQ servers, providing a total of over 3000 hours of media storage using the latest HD MPEG4 AVCI compression.  More

Heavy rain forces Badminton cancellation

Written on April 30, 2012 at 11:37, by

BBC: The 2012 Badminton Horse Trials have been cancelled because of heavy rain. The trials, due to run from Thursday to next Monday, would have served as a trial event for the London Olympics.    More

France Télévisions to rely on Microsoft, Deltatre for Olympic Streaming, Mobile Services

Written on April 27, 2012 at 14:42, by

European broadcasters are beginning to make their Olympic strategies known and France Télévisions is the latest, announcing that it will embrace the Internet and mobile platforms in a big way in order to allow fans to share their Olympic Games experience. Deltatre of Torino, Italy, will play a major part in the offering and video […]  More

R&A mulls Open future

Written on April 25, 2012 at 11:10, by

The chief executive of golf’s governing body, the Royal and Ancient (R&A), has indicated that if the BBC does not increase its investment in sport and keep abreast of modern technology it could risk losing the rights to live coverage of  The Open tournament.  More

RTVE and deltatre ink Olympic deal

Written on April 25, 2012 at 10:20, by

Radio Televisión Española (RTVE) and digital media sport specialist deltatre have announced a partnership for the 2012 London Olympic Games, which will see Spanish viewerse able to access thousands of hours of live Olympic sporting competitions online and through mobile devices in HD, while interacting with realtime data on PC and mobile devices.  More

Pinewood opens 30,000 sq ft stage for both film and TV

Written on April 25, 2012 at 08:16, by

Televisual: Lord David Puttnam and Lord Michael Grade unveiled Pinewood’s second largest stage – The Richard Attenborough Stage – yesterday. The 30,000 sq ft stage [half the size of Pinewood’s famed 60,000 sq ft 007 stage] has been purpose-built to cater for both film and TV productions.  More

Encompass selects Signiant for playout business

Written on April 24, 2012 at 12:11, by

Encompass Digital Media has deployed Signiant software at its European playout facility based in London’s Stephen Street to support significant new playout business ahead of the Olympics, which is impressive as it already has transmission contracts for more than 400 television network channels.  More

Harris provides BBC with Olympic backbone

Written on April 24, 2012 at 11:14, by

A few more details on the news out of NAB that UK-based systems integrator, Dega Broadcast Systems, is building the BBC Production Centre for its coverage of the games in London this summer based on a Harris Corporation integrated broadcast solution.  More

Sport helps take off in Lower Saxony

Written on April 24, 2012 at 10:58, by

A few more details on the story we ran towards the end of March about Germany’s, highlighting the importance of sport at the regional level across Europe.  More