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Broadcast Solutions truck at centre of Daegu Championships

With many of the world’s eyes bent towards Korea and the IAAF World Championships, Korea’s KBS is currently producing up to eight hours of live coverage a day with its 16-camera HD OB truck, HDTV-4, constructed by Germany’s Broadcast Solutions GmbH.  More

Al Jazeera sports channels join MENOS network

Al Jazeera has invested in several Multimedia Exchange Network over Satellite (MENOS) TV interactive terminals from satellite communication company Newtec to ensure it receives video and data from key sporting events.  More

TV’s future looks long and strong

BBC News: Remember all those stories saying “TV is dead”? Google is full of them – about 949,000, according to its own calculation. Yet what once seemed the conventional wisdom now looks premature at least – as Google’s chairman Dr Eric Schmidt admitted at the weekend at the Edinburgh International Television Festival.  More

UK evolves into HD hothouse

Rapid TV News: Fast penetration of HD, with 94% of UK households HDTV-ready by 2016, is driving the UK towards the next generation of super HD viewing.  More

DutchView specs Axon for new 3D truck

OB and facilities provider DutchView has chosen Axon’s Synapse modular system for Europe’s latest 3D OB truck, due to hit the roads on the Netherlands and wider abroad in November this year.  More

Elemental powers deltatre highlights at RWC

deltatre is utilising Elemental Technologies’ Elemental Server to provide near realtime turnaround of match highlights for the official Rugby World Cup event website and various mobile applications. The workflow sees adaptive bit-rate game clips delivered via the Akamai HD Network to deltatre’s DIVA video player using Microsoft Smooth Streaming for Silverlight.  More

EBU and Futuresource to examine market

Futuresource Consulting, working with the august body of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), has announced the launch of new research into the key business challenges and future opportunities for European broadcasters in an evolving market.  More

Accreditation row threatens Rugby World Cup coverage

Sport Business: A row over media accreditation regulations is threatening to disrupt coverage in Australia of the upcoming Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. The two areas of dispute centre on the quantity of video that can be used for reporting news on digital platforms and video-based advertisements that accompany news coverage or match highlights.  More