Recent Posts by Fergal Ringrose, Editorial Director, Europe

RCS fires Bullet for realtime World Cup graphics

Reality Check Systems’ (RCS) mobile Bullet graphics solutions hit the field last week as televised coverage of the 2014 World Cup kicked off from Brazil. Two of world’s largest sports programming networks, including Univision Deportes, have enlisted RCS’ Bullets to power graphics for live studio programming during the tournament. Univision’s four Bullet systems, which the […]  More

CBC Egypt boosts HD signal transport with Riedel MediorNet

Egyptian TV channel Capital Broadcast Center (CBC) has upgraded its Cairo facilities and operations with the installation of a MediorNet real-time media network. Riedel MediorNet frames enable transport of 10 HD video signals between two CBC buildings within the Egyptian Media Production City. “Riedel’s MediorNet solution is an ideal fit for our operations not only […]  More

HBS takes World Cup pitch with Sennheiser mics

During the World Cup tournament, production company Host Broadcast Services (HBS) is using wireless and wired microphones from Sennheiser — including the new Esfera surround microphone system — to capture stadium amosphere as realistically as possible and provide the matches with commentaries and pitchside reports. The equipment and teams required for Brazil have been on-site […]  More

VIVA Indonesia broadcasts World Cup with Cinegy

Based in Jakarta Indonesia, VIVA Media Group is a media investment holding company that owns free-to-air television channels TVOne and ANTV and online news portal Vivanews. Last month VIVA finalised its Cinegy installation in order to produce and broadcast the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 to its viewers in Indonesia. “As a DTH operator we […]  More

Hitachi Turkey introduces new OB capability

On its booth at Broadcast Asia June 17-19 Hitachi Kokusai Electric Turkey (HKT) is showcasing a new concept in outside broadcast production facilities. Designed and built at the company’s engineering facility in Istanbul, the vehicle offers a flexible mobile digital production environment complete with advanced DSNG capabilities. Based around a Mercedes Sprinter 516 CDI truck, […]  More

Giant Eurovision World Cup service includes 4K

As the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil gets under way Eurovision is mounting its largest-ever broadcast services operation, enabling viewers worldwide to experience the action during the tournament on and off the pitch. HD signals of all 64 games from 12 different stadiums around the country will be distributed to rightsholders throughout the month-long event. […]  More

M&A: Broadstream acquires playout company OASYS

Broadstream has announced its acquisition of automated playout software technology company OASYS. Already under common ownership and having spent some time in setting up the infrastructure, the time was suitable to bring the organisations and Intellectual Property of the companies together. The owners have chosen to combine all of the operations under a global holding […]  More

New RTL Netherlands studio is on-air with Orad AR

The new RTL Netherlands News Studio has gone live using a unique integrated solution based on Orad graphics systems. The installation features three large virtual green panels, in which video and graphics are perfectly keyed over thanks to Orad’s ProSet Virtual Studio and Maestro systems. RTL uses the ProSet system to key the high-resolution content […]  More