Monthly Archives: February 2016

Mobile Viewpoint develops mobile news app for BBC

Written on February 26, 2016 at 11:58, by

Mobile Viewpoint and the BBC newsgathering department have collaborated to develop a dedicated live streaming application for mobile journalism. Core to the BBC app is the WMT live app that Mobile Viewpoint developed two years ago. Special features have been added to accommodate BBC requirements. This app follows the demands of the newsgathering industry to […]  More

Fox Sports and NextVR take virtual reality to the next level at Daytona

Written on February 26, 2016 at 11:50, by

At the Daytona International Speedway on Sunday February 21 Fox Sports applied its virtual reality initiative to motor racing. Sponsored by Toyota, NextVR, Fox’s technology partner in the venture, followed the action around the track and the venue live with three of its proprietary 3D cameras, providing a compressed but still vivid 2,560×1,440 image to […]  More

European Tour Productions creates news distribution portal with Imagen

Written on February 26, 2016 at 11:39, by

European Tour Productions [ETP], the joint venture formed by IMG Media and the European Tour, has selected Imagen’s Enterprise Video Platform to create a secure web portal for video news distribution for the European Tour events and The Ryder Cup. Tournament and promotional content produced by ETP on a daily basis is transferred to Imagen […]  More

RR Media merges operations with SES PS in deal valued at $242m

Written on February 26, 2016 at 11:36, by

SES Platform Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, has announced an agreement whereby RR Media, a provider of global digital media services to the broadcast and media industries, will merge its operations with those of SES PS. SES will pay a consideration of $13.291 per share to acquire a 100% interest in RR Media. The […]  More

Korea to launch ATSC 3.0 broadcasts in 2017

Written on February 26, 2016 at 05:34, by

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Città Italia Sport goes live with comprehensive sports coverage

Written on February 25, 2016 at 07:18, by

Formerly a ‘niche’ Italian TV channel known as Città Italia and viewable on Sky (ch 820) and TivùSat (ch 57), the newly revamped Città Italia Sport is one of the few sports-dedicated channels in the TivùSat platform. “The main objective now is to make sure that the channel is being seen [by as many people […]  More

Lawo systems selected for new 31-camera Al Kass OB van

Written on February 25, 2016 at 04:54, by

With three OB vans already equipped with Lawo systems, six mc²56 mixing desks installed in OBs and Studios and several VSM Control Systems, Al Kass is Lawo’s most loyal customer in Qatar. Now German system integrator Broadcast Solutions has completed the construction and commissioning of OB-10 – the latest addition to the sports channel’s road […]  More

BASE Media Cloud deploys Aspera Files SaaS to manage clients’ global media distribution

Written on February 25, 2016 at 04:49, by

IBM has announced that BASE Media Cloud, one of the most innovative virtual managed service providers in the UK, has selected the innovative new Aspera Files SaaS platform from Aspera to provide its media clients with a fast, easy, and secure media storage and distribution platform supporting high-volume global media workflows and delivery. To meet […]  More

IABM report: media technology revenues decline 4.3% in 2015

Written on February 25, 2016 at 04:47, by

The total market for media technology products and services declined 4.3% t$49.3bn in 2015, according to the newly released 2016 Global Market Valuation and Strategy Report (GMVR), published by IABM DC, a joint venture between IABM and Devoncroft Partners. A number of factors contributed to the year-on-year decline in media technology spending. These include significant […]  More

Threepipe to serve ATP Media PR

Written on February 24, 2016 at 03:14, by

ATP Media, the broadcast arm of the ATP World Tour, has announced Threepipe as its PR agency for 2016. Formed in 2001, ATP Media has unrivalled expertise in the full service production of men’s professional tennis, incorporating rights sales, multi-platform production and worldwide broadcast delivery. ATP Media’s market-leading programming of the Barclays ATP World Tour […]  More