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Heineken launches new Champions League iPhone app

insideworldfootball: Heineken has launched a new iPhone app which aims to involve viewers watching UEFA Champions League matches through a game, Star Player, which allows users to anticipate key moments during matches.  More

US broadcasters still have long way to go to complete HD transition

Broadcast Engineering: Much work remains to fully convert U.S. TV stations to HDTV technologies, and as they changeover their operations and infrastructure, broadcasters will have an opportunity to improve their overall cost structure, according to a study released days before the 2011 NAB Show by Positive Flux.  More

Sphinx-cam takes JVC GY-HM100 to new heights

TVBE: WWProd, an Alpe d’Huez-based production company specialising in extreme sports, particularly skiing, has bought JVC GY-HM100 ProHD camcorders for use in its Sphinx-cam miniature helicopter systems.  More

Riedel comms for ACE Prague’s new truck

Czech Republic: Broadcast provider ACE Prague has installed an Artist intercoms infrastructure from Riedel Communications in its new eight HD camera OB truck, the ACE 08 HD.  More

BBC examines The Sound of Sport

Much positive feedback over the weekend for the BBC Radio 4 documentary, The Sound of Sport. Hopefully we’ll have more about it all in the next couple of days, but in the meantime here’s the link to the programme and the Corporation’s blurb about it. Listen again: The Sound of Sport  More

RTBF moves towards HD with new DSNG vehicles

Belgium: Belgium’s national French speaking broadcaster, RTBF (Radio Télévision Belge de la communauté Française), has two new DSNG vehicles on the road which it’s kitted out with the Ateme encoding platform for video contribution from events such as the Belgian Grand Prix.  More

Unitymedia launches 3D channel

Broadband TV News: German cable operator Unitymedia has launched its first 3D channel, which is available free of charge to all subscribers.  More

Sport1+ expands into further countries

Rapid TV News: German pay-TV channel Sport1+ will become available in neighbouring Austria and Switzerland on 3 May: The largest cable operators of both countries, UPC Austria and UPC Cablecom, will add the high-definition version of channel to their digital packages.  More

Hulu launches on Xbox live

Rapid TV News: Ignoring the security nightmare facing Sony with the crack of its PlayStation network, OTT online video provider Hulu has launched on the Xbox LIVE platform. Read more: | News | Rapid TV News https://  More

Italy’s TIMedia-LA7 routes via Utah

Italy: TIMedia-LA7 is installing a large-scale Utah Scientific routing system, comprising two UTAH-400/528 video routers with integrated audio routing, at the heart of a technical infrastructure that is being thoroughly renovated to provide full 3G/HD/SDI signal distribution.  More