Monthly Archives: July 2013

NTT Data provides encoding solution to Sky Italia

Written on July 29, 2013 at 15:43, by

Italian company NTT DATA has developed a solution, NRT Encoding, for Sky Italy that by applying innovative processes to the compression of linear channels broadcast via satellite can reduce bandwidth consumption by up to 40% whilst retaining the same quality. Since bandwidth consumption is fundamental to the overall cost of a channel, it is clear […]  More

Canal+, beIN SPORT prepare for Ligue 1 kick-off

Written on July 25, 2013 at 10:24, by

Friday 9 August will see the commencement of the next Ligue 1 French Championship, with Olympique Lyonnais playing host to Nice, and newly promoted Monaco travelling to Bordeaux. In addition to the on-pitch activities, it will be interesting to follow the ‘match’ played by the two different championshop broadcasters. Last year, the National Football League […]  More

Behind the scenes with TVP at the 70th Tour de Pologne

Written on July 25, 2013 at 07:03, by

This coming Saturday (27 July) will herald the start of the 70th Jubilee Tour de Pologne international bicycle race, which for the first time in the event’s history will commence in Italy, writes Tomasz Kolaczyk. Two of the initial stages will be held in Reggio Trentino, after which all participants and organising crew will fly […]  More

Riedel tech selected for Red Bull X-Fighters World Series

Written on July 25, 2013 at 07:02, by

Red Bull X-Fighters World Series, the planet’s biggest freestyle motocross (FMX) tour, has brought Riedel radio and intercom systems to Madrid’s Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, known as the home of bullfighting in Spain. The Riedel systems assured clear communications throughout the July 19 event. To maintain reliable and clear communication in spite of […]  More

Alcorn McBride launches Carbon 4K video player

Written on July 25, 2013 at 06:59, by

The new High Frame Rate (60 fps) UltraHD 4K player delivers the ultimate viewer experience to large video and LED walls; museum exhibits; theme park attractions; corporate centres; 4D theater; and digital signage. It joins the single channel model,  CARBON 1080p 60 player, in Alcorn McBride’s Carbon product line. CARBON 4K taps growing interest in […]  More

tvONE reveals 8×8 HDMI matrix switcher/router

Written on July 25, 2013 at 06:53, by

The MX-6388 8×8 HDMI matrix switcher/router from tvONE sports value-added features that maximise HDMI output signal integrity and aid recovery in the event of a power outage. “We created the MX-6388 to deliver no-compromise performance for professional end users in the broadcast, entertainment, education and commerce sectors,” said Andy Fliss, director of marketing, tvONE. “By […]  More

Sky never stumped for close-up coverage at the Ashes

Written on July 25, 2013 at 06:50, by

Innovative in-stump cameras developed by SIS LIVE are part of Sky’s technical armoury for its coverage of the 2013 Ashes. Beginning with two wins for England, the series is due to recommence with the Third Test at Old Trafford, Manchester, on 1 August. This year has seen SVG Europe run its most extensive coverage of […]  More

BT Sport reveals FA WSL broadcast plans

Written on July 24, 2013 at 07:22, by

BT Sport has announced the top matches it will show exclusively live from the FA Women’s Super League (FA WSL). Viewers will be able to follow the conclusion of the FA WSL, as BT Sport follows leaders Liverpool Ladies live three times and current champions Arsenal Ladies at least twice. The channels will also have […]  More

Anne Keothavong joining BT Sport

Written on July 24, 2013 at 07:19, by

Former British Number One female tennis player Anne Keothavong has announced she is to retire from professional tennis and will be joining BT Sport’s tennis coverage team later this year. Keothavon, 29, won a total of 20 International Tennis Federation (ITF) singles titles, eight ITF doubles titles and made seven WTA semi-final appearances.  She reached […]  More

New staff for Media Group International

Written on July 24, 2013 at 07:16, by

Dubai-based media systems integrator Media Group International has strengthened its management team with three key appointments. The new recruits include Matthew Perman, who joins the company as business manager, and Mohamad Othman and Mohamed Makki Ibrahim, who both join MGI as business development managers. A qualified chartered accountant, Matthew Perman was formerly with Sony Professional […]  More