Monthly Archives: September 2017

IBC Reflections: Croatel Zagreb works in parallel for UHD and HDR OB

Written on September 29, 2017 at 15:05, by

Doing parallel production in HD/SDR and UHD/HDR is tricky, but worth it, according to Zagreb-based Croatel, which now offers UHD production, although there are still few customers for it in its region. Croatel covers all the major sports in Croatia and south eastern Europe, and 95% of its production is sports, although it is also […]  More

IBC Reflections: NTT Electronics’ Fabi and Yoshida discuss HEVC and remote production

Written on September 29, 2017 at 13:25, by

NTT Electronics showcased a variety of encoding/decoding technologies at IBC2017, and much of the focus was on 4K, HDR and HEVC. Among the offerings was the HC1100 Series 4:2:2 10-bit H.265/HEVC real-time encoder, which has the capacity to transmit high-quality video images at low bitrate, low latency and low power consumption. Scalable, it handles SD […]  More

Cricket Hong Kong partners with Sunset+Vine

Written on September 29, 2017 at 10:15, by

Global TV sports producer and distributor Sunset+Vine, which is part of the Tinopolis Group, has been appointed by Cricket Hong Kong to provide host broadcast services for the 2017 Hong Kong World Sixes and 2018 Hong Kong T20 Blitz. The announcement comes as part of Cricket Hong Kong’s plan to promote the sport in the region […]  More

NGA Summit 2017: Sky’s Martin Black, Dolby’s Rob France and Avid’s Rob Tyler to discuss a year of progress in object-based and 3D audio

Written on September 29, 2017 at 05:50, by

Last year’s Next Generation Audio Summit depicted an industry approaching a paradigm shift thanks to the advent of object-based audio and 3D sound. But with some significant trials taking place at major sports events over the last 12 months, is mass adoption for NGA now an imminent prospect – and what can be done to […]  More

SVG Europe Sit-Down: Net Insight’s Martin Karlsson discusses remote production and benefits of a live OTT streaming solution

Written on September 29, 2017 at 05:35, by

Stockholm-based Net Insight predicted that the Internet was the future of television way back in 1997. This vision has guided the company’s progress for the past 20 years and has enabled it to provide a live and interactive media experience for broadcasters, service providers, content owners production and post production companies across the world. By […]  More

3D Rock in Rio with Lawo’s mc²96 Grand Production Console

Written on September 29, 2017 at 05:22, by

Attracting 1.5 million people to its first event in 1985, Rock in Rio ranks comfortably among the largest music festivals in the world. Having begun in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, it has since visited Lisbon, Madrid and Las Vegas. Its growing live audience is supplemented by TV broadcasts on Globosat – this year, supported by […]  More

DiGiCo helps Norwest deliver high quality audio for Southeast Asian Games ceremonies

Written on September 28, 2017 at 17:20, by

This year saw the Southeast Asian Games (SEA) Games 29th edition and the 9th edition of the ASEAN Para Games, held at the newly refurbished KL Sports City in Kuala Lumpur from 19th to 30th August. Australia-based Norwest Productions provided the audio for both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, with DiGiCo SD5s positioned at front […]  More

Exploring the French golf production landscape ahead of the Ryder Cup 2018

Written on September 28, 2017 at 11:05, by

In one year’s time, at the end of September 2018, France will host one of the most prestigious golf competitions in the world. Once again the Ryder Cup will feature American and European teams, and will take place at Le Golf National, situated some 30 kilometers south west of Paris. The golf course is spectacular […]  More

PlayBox Technology Neo scores high in UK football

Written on September 28, 2017 at 10:55, by

Two of Britain’s largest and most successful Premier League football clubs have upgraded their broadcast channel branding and playout systems to the latest-generation AirBox Neo series from PlayBox Technology. “Based in the UK Midlands, the larger of the two clubs has long pioneered the use of television as a medium for reaching out to supporters […]  More

IBC 2017 video: SAP’s Mike Kemelmakher discusses live stream brand awareness

Written on September 28, 2017 at 10:51, by

During the recent IBC Conference in Amsterdam, the founder of SAP’s Innovation Center IL, Mike Kemelmakher, took to the stage at IBC with SVG Executive Director Ken Kerschbaumer to discuss SAP’s Innovation Centre as well as new ways to measure brand awareness within a live video stream. Global sponsorship budgets in 2016 reached US$60B, with […]  More