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King rejoins Bexel for broadcast and live events market

December 11, 2018 | Comments Off on King rejoins Bexel for broadcast and live events market

Bexel, an NEP Broadcast Services Company, has announced that industry veteran Mike King has rejoined the company as manager for strategic accounts. In his new role, King will manage and support key client accounts with Bexel’s extensive range of broadcast rental equipment and engineering solutions, as well as collaborate with the NEP Worldwide Network on joint […]

Cloudian certifies with Milestone on survellance and data retention

December 11, 2018 | Comments Off on Cloudian certifies with Milestone on survellance and data retention

Users of Milestone Systems’ XProtect video management software can now employ Cloudian’s exabyte-scalable object storage platform to accommodate growing data volumes and meet retention requirements at up to 70 per cent less cost than traditional storage. Video surveillance users in both the public and private sectors are challenged with rising storage costs and complexity, which […]

ITV secures three-year deal to show PBC boxing

December 11, 2018 | Comments Off on ITV secures three-year deal to show PBC boxing

ITV has agreed a deal with Haymon Sports and Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) that will see the commercial broadcaster show exclusive coverage of PBC boxing events for the next three years. The agreement will guarantee a minimum of 15 televised events each year, drawing from PBC’s stable of 160 boxers. Matches will be staged both […]

LaLiga scraps Miami league game after Barcelona pull out

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Global OB8 UHD HDR truck rolls out for World Volleyball and Ferrari Challenge

December 10, 2018 | Comments Off on Global OB8 UHD HDR truck rolls out for World Volleyball and Ferrari Challenge

One of the first commitments for Global Productions’ new OB8 unit was the Ferrari Challenge held at Monza last month. The first official outing of OB8 was in Rome for the World Volleyball Championships in September (pictured, above), while the first presentation to the major Italian broadcasters was the Monza race, where all the production power […]

NTV Russia turns to Imagine Communications for transition to IP playout

December 10, 2018 | Comments Off on NTV Russia turns to Imagine Communications for transition to IP playout

Looking to expand its operations to support new channels, Russian broadcaster NTV decided to take the opportunity to move to an IP infrastructure for all-HD distribution. NTV’s new playout facilities have been designed and implemented by Moscow-based systems integrator OKNO-TV in collaboration with engineers from NTV and Imagine Communications. Entirely software-based, the new playout platform […]

Ventre and Dair join Ncam to strengthen senior team

December 10, 2018 | Comments Off on Ventre and Dair join Ncam to strengthen senior team

Phil Ventre has joined Ncam as VP sports and broadcast, while Ben Dair joins the company as head of product management. Ventre’s considerable industry experience spans sales, marketing, business development, partner and channel management, and project management, working for such names as Apple, Avid, Ross Video and most recently AE Graphics. As Ncam’s VP sports and broadcast, Ventre will […]

IABM announces 2018 award winners at annual business conference

December 10, 2018 | Comments Off on IABM announces 2018 award winners at annual business conference

The IABM awards have recognised outstanding achievement in 2018 in key areas of the broadcast and media technology industry. This includes the fostering of young talent; outstanding women in broadcast; technology leadership; technological innovation; broadcaster/media company innovation; and creative collaboration between technology vendors and end-users. A final award – Honorary Membership of IABM — is […]

Deutsche Telekom pushes boundaries of 6K immersive live event viewing on Magenta VR

December 10, 2018 | Comments Off on Deutsche Telekom pushes boundaries of 6K immersive live event viewing on Magenta VR

The world’s first multi-channel 6K 360-degree live sports stream demonstration took place last weekend at the Telekom Dome in Bonn. A collaboration including Deutsche Telekom, MediaKind, Tiledmedia, and Magnum Film streamed the match between Telekom Baskets Bonn and EWE Baskets Oldenburg on 9 December. The live streams were delivered to customers of Deustche Telekom’s commercial […]

China Mobile and Huawei in world first UHD 5G mobile live broadcast

December 10, 2018 | Comments Off on China Mobile and Huawei in world first UHD 5G mobile live broadcast

Last weekend’s Migu Music Awards in Shanghai saw the first application of 5G network slicing in global large-scale live broadcasting. Real 4K UHD video has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 and a frame rate of 50 fps. Such video transmission requires a high bandwidth and low latency. The transmission rate of 5G networks can […]