Recent Posts by Heather McLean, Editor

Bexel Robotic Camera Systems and 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 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, 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

Focus Forward: Tightening interdependencies between technology and business

Imagine Communications has released the findings of its third annual media and entertainment industry survey, Focus Forward: 2017 Media & Entertainment Industry Report, which explores the tightening and dynamic relationship between technology innovation and the ability of media companies to generate additional revenue and improve competitive positioning through new business models. Key findings include a […]  More

Sunset+Vine ready for challenges as host broadcaster for London 2017 World Athletics Championships

The London 2017 World Athletics Championships gets underway 4 August at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with a spectacular opening ceremony, watched by a crowd of over 50,000 in attendance at the Stadium. Behind the scenes, host broadcaster Sunset+Vine is getting ready to provide constant coverage of the event that runs to 13 August. As […]  More

NEP UK adopts Riedel’s MediorNet MicroNs for high profile live productions

NEP UK has brought onboard Riedel’s MediorNet real time signal transport, processing and routing technology for use in a range of high profile live productions. With 26 MediorNet MicroN high density media distribution network devices in inventory, NEP UK is able to use the modular devices in unlimited configurations to support productions ranging from fixed-rig, multiseason […]  More

Arqiva works to get sports broadcasters ahead in OTT

Mobile content viewing is up, while watching programming from a fixed TV set is down. Those are the facts according to Ericsson Consumer Lab’s Report 2016. Since 2012, the average consumer globally has increased their viewing on mobile devices by four hours a week, while their fixed screen viewing has declined by 2.5 hours a […]  More