News Roundup

IOC and FIA team up for motor sport and road safety on the Olympic Channel

The Olympic Channel is set to broadcast fresh motor sport content as the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) President Jean Todt and International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach have stated they have signed an agreement to collaborate on motor sport and road safety content for the channel. Signed on Saturday 19 January in Lausanne, […]  More

DAZN opens media centre in Leeds

The DAZN Group will open a new media centre in Leeds later this month, providing an additional home for its editorial, product and design teams. The 40,000 sq ft space at the White Rose Office Park has the capacity to house up to 350 staff. The employees will come from across the company’s consumer brands including […]  More

LiveU seals $20M multi-year deal with Sinclair Broadcast

Sinclair Broadcast Group recently signed a multi-year lease agreement with LiveU that upgrades its fleet of hundreds of portable transmission units to LU600 HEVC bonded IP for its newsgathering operations. The agreement immediately upgrades Sinclair stations spanning 80 production locations in the US to LiveU’s flagship model of HEVC field units. Sinclair has been a […]  More

Globecast launches first CIS HD channel on Eutelsat HotBird

The biggest media company in the Republic of Belarus — the National State TV and Radio Company — has selected Globecast to launch the HD variant of its international satellite channel Belarus 24. TV channel Belarus 24 is building upon its decade-long relationship with Globecast with the launch of the free-to-air channel on Eutelsat’s HOTBIRD. […]  More

Hemme becomes Clear-Com broadcast sales manager for Germany

Clear-Com has appointed Alex Hemme as the company’s first regional sales manager solely focused on the German broadcast market. The new role cements Clear-Com’s commitment to further extending its reach in the region, enabling more local support for German customers and working closely with systems integrators across the country. Hemme has extensive experience in marketing, […]  More

BVE returns to London ExCeL under the theme ‘Here to Create’

Broadcast, production and media technology event BVE will return to ExCeL London from 26-28 February with over 250 seminar speakers in the line-up. “Every year, BVE provides a space for our community to unite and further advance the industry. With this year’s purpose of encouraging collaboration, the show will continue to facilitate knowledge-sharing and the […]  More

Arun Kumar to lead Genelec in Asia and Middle East

Genelec is set to expand its presence within the AV and home audio markets of Asia and the Middle East, following the appointment of Arun Kumar to the post of regional business manager. A respected audio industry veteran whose depth of experience stretches back more than 20 years, Kumar has already played a key role […]  More

Andøya Space Center calls Clear-Com for Arctic Circle rocket launch

Clear-Com has announced what is believed to be its northernmost installation in the world, at the Andøya Space Center (ASC) located two degrees north of the Arctic Circle in northern Norway. There is a separate rocket launch site several hundred kilometres away at Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard. The new Clear-Com installation is based around the HelixNet digital […]  More

ChyronHego and Grass Valley collaborate on graphics creation and switching for arenas

Major US sports venues are successfully using a new, single-point-of-control integration solution for graphics and production switching developed in collaboration between ChyronHego and Grass Valley. Designed for complex venue productions, this integration allows a technical director (TD) to switch shows with game-in-progress graphics delivered simultaneously to multiple displays. These include LED ribbon boards, scoreboards, and […]  More