Recent Posts by Heather McLean, Editor

Octopus Newsroom partners with Traco Systems

Octopus Newsroom, producer of computer newsroom systems, has announced a partnership with software developer and system integrator Traco Systems. The agreement centres on the introduction of a Traco Media Bridge plug-in enabling Octopus Newsroom users to browse and deploy content from Avid Interplay within an easy to use drag and drop graphic display. Media Bridge […]  More

Ross Video and The Future Group rewrite Playbook for virtual studios

Ross Video and The Future Group have announced the availability of Frontier, an innovative Virtual Studio Graphics Rendering platform.  “Frontier raises the broadcasting bar for virtual and augmented reality productions with incredible levels of creative design freedom that are combined with hyper-realistic rendering quality for virtual sets that are much more natural and convincing,” said […]  More

Stefan Weidner joins Grass Valley as sales director of Central and Southern Europe

Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has announced the appointment of Stefan Weidner as sales director of central and southern Europe, effective immediately. Weidner has held numerous senior roles in the broadcast communications industry for companies such as Imagine Communications and Harris Broadcast. Most recently, Weidner was the global sales director of media at Rohde & […]  More

Bexel Robotic Camera Systems and explore.org partner to bring nature footage to millions

Bexel, an NEP Broadcast Services Company and a provider of robotic technology, has joined forces with philanthropic media organisation explore.org to stream never-before-seen live video and audio from some of the world’s most remote and exotic locations. Founded by Charles Annenberg Weingarten, director and vice president of the Annenberg Foundation, explore.org has created the largest […]  More

Grass Valley equips CAMCAT-Systems with LDX C86N Compact Series Cameras

High tech Austrian company CAMCAT-Systems is a manufacturer and service provider for remote controlled cable car camera systems for live broadcast and film productions. Next to reliable high speed cable cars, one thing CAMCAT knows for sure is the importance of a versatile high quality camera. The company worked closely in partnership with ON-AIR Broadcast […]  More

Presteigne Broadcast Hire appoints RF specialist Ben Hawker

Presteigne Broadcast Hire, a dry hire and total multi-location production equipment provider, today announced the appointment of Ben Hawker as senior supervisor of RF and special cameras. Hawker comes to Presteigne from Broadcast RF, where he amassed a vast amount of experience as a senior RF engineer for major international news and sporting events including […]  More

Gravity Media Group appoints Paul Greensmith as CFO

The Gravity Media Group (GMG), which operates globally and acquires businesses serving the live broadcast sector, has appointed Paul Greensmith as its new chief financial officer to oversee GMG’s growth strategy. Following recent acquisitions and investment, GMG’s current companies include Gearhouse Broadcast, Hyperactive Broadcast and Input Media, companies trusted by the world’s most respected broadcasters, […]  More

More kit for internet-hungry content makers says Gearhouse Broadcast France

A rapidly growing business and demand from customers for the latest broadcast technology has led to Gearhouse Broadcast France, a supplier of technical facilities, crew and services, announcing a multi-million Euro investment this week. The business has added to its stock of new wireless camera systems, camera channels, 4K lenses and servers, tripods and mounts. […]  More