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Political row threatens new Lyon stadium

insideworldfootball: An escalating row between Lyon mayor Gérard Collomb (pictured) and France’s Sports Minister Chantal Jouanno is threatening to derail plans for Olympique Lyonnais’ proposed new stadium, the Stade des Lumiéres, which is a probable venue for the 2016 European Championships.  More

Royal Wedding to be ‘London’s biggest OB to date’

UK: The Union Flag bunting is going up, the cucumber sandwiches are being cut and the urns of tea are being warmed. It can only mean one of two things: either Channel 4 is filming another documentary about living in 1940s Britain, or the UK is making plans for a Royal Wedding. With 8000 staff […]  More

The Royal Wedding in numbers

2 billion – expected number of TV viewers 400 million – expected number of online viewers 1.2 – distance in km that the royal carriages will travel 8,000 – number of journalists and technical staff due to cover the event 140 – number of OB trucks in situ. 1000 – the estimated number of FX […]  More

Pinewood to sell to Peel

Televisual: Pinewood is to be sold to Peel Holdings in a deal that values the company at £96.1m. Following the deal, each Pinewood shareholder will be entitled to receive 200 pence in cash per Pinewood Share. The announcement of Pinewood’s intention to sell comes less than a week after Mohammed Al-Fayed expressed an interest in […]  More

Making a business out of the niche

Italy: Telestudio8 has been producing niche sports broadcast programmes for regional channels since 1994. Italian Correspondent, Roberto Landini, examines a business model that has done very nicely out of relatively minority sports.  More

ESPN’s 3D coverage of 2011 FA Cup Final confirmed on Sky 3D

ESPN and Sky have confirmed the rumours and added to their 3D content syndication relationship with the announcement that this year’s ESPN 3D production of the FA Cup Final, between Manchester City and Stoke City, will be shown live in 3D on Sky 3D.  More

Switzerland’s RSI expands Chyron HyperX3 inventory

Switzerland: RSI, Switzerland’s Italian-language public broadcaster, is upgrading and expanding its installation of HyperX on-air graphics systems. RSI introduced Chyron’s HyperX to its operations in 2007 for elections coverage and today uses 10 HyperX2 and HyperX3 systems across its broadcast studio, OB vans, and main playout department. The current RSI upgrade will result in a […]  More

Sky 3D pioneer joins Deutsche Telekom

Former BSkyB director of strategic product development, Gerry O’Sullivan, one of the driving forces behind Sky’s stereo 3D sport coverage, has joined Deutsche Telekom AG as its vice president of global TV and entertainment, writes UK Correspondent, Will Strauss.  More

London 2012 issues first sustainability report

Setting out the ways in which London 2012 is taking sustainability considerations into new areas, ‘A Blueprint for change‘ covers the key themes set out in the original plan, first published in 2007.  More