News Roundup

PTO partners with Austria Triathlon Podersdorf and Sportradar LAOLA1 to deliver Collins Cup coverage in Austria

The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) has agreed to establish a strategic partnership with Austria Triathlon Podersdorf and Sportradar LAOLA1, a leading sports platform in Austria, that will see The Collins Cup screened across its digital platform ‘Home of Triathlon’ in Austria. The Collins Cup is the PTO’s inaugural flagship event taking place on 28 August […]  More

Douglas Russell joins TVU Networks as northwest regional accounts manager

TVU Networks has hired Douglas Russell as the northwest regional accounts manager, North America sales. Based in Seattle, Russell comes to TVU Networks from a varied audiovisual background, including holding senior level engineering positions at Amazon Prime Sports and Keycode Media and spending time as a field engineer at Raytheon. While at Keycode Media, he […]  More

AJA Desktop Software and SDK v16.1 debut with native Apple M1 support

AJA Video Systems has rolled out Desktop Software v16.1 for its Kona, Io, and T-Tap Pro products, alongside AJA SDK v16.1 for Developer Partners. Both releases include native support for the Apple M1 chip and feature enhancements that are said to optimise audio, broadcast and production and post workflows, and third-party tools built with AJA […]  More

Trio of new hires for The Collectv

Broadcast solutions and workflows consultancy The Collectv has made three additions to its UK team. Perrie Codling and Tom Evans join as media systems engineer and junior media systems engineer, respectively, while Patrick Nealon joins as technical runner. The three new hires come at a time that sees The Collectv expanding its business. “The increase […]  More

Motion Impossible launches Agito Academy for operators globally

Motion Impossible has launched the Agito Academy, dedicated training on the remote control modular dolly that will be offered to operators globally. The academy delivers a dedicated training programme to gain hands-on experience with the system and is designed for users of all abilities. The Agito features multiple configurations, allowing smooth motion from slow, precise dolly […]  More

Rise secures funding from ScreenSkills, adding a new mentoring programme to its 2021/22 UK schemes

Advocacy group Rise has launched its second UK mentoring programme in 2021, the ScreenSkills Rise Mentoring Programme, after securing funding from ScreenSkills. This programme, supported by ScreenSkills as part of the BFI Future Film Skills programme using funds from the National Lottery, will support Rise’s 2021/22 expansion and growth of its mentoring schemes within the […]  More

IABM announces expanded board to better reflect its membership

IABM has increased the number of elected member companies represented on the board from 15 to 20. This follows the unanimous approval of a special resolution at IABM’s annual general meeting on 22 July to ‘widen representation and better reflect the level of diversity in IABM’s membership: including for example representational diversity in size of […]  More

IABM launches Diversity Action group to ‘make a real difference’ to diversity and inclusion across the industry

IABM has announced that it will form an industry-wide Diversity Action group with the aim of championing diversity and inclusion in the broadcast, media & entertainment industry and providing a forum for Diversity Action group members to share knowledge, experiences and best practices to drive change and equal opportunity for all. The decision to form […]  More

British rally fans to enjoy live WRC for three more years on BT Sport

British rally fans can continue to follow the all-action FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) on BT Sport until 2024 under a new agreement between the broadcaster and WRC Promoter, which owns the championship’s commercial rights. The network has screened the WRC since 2014. BT Sport will show every round of the championship live. The new deal […]  More

Clear-Com Arcadia Central Station integrates entire range of digital partyline products

New from Clear-Com is the Arcadia Central Station, a scalable IP platform that integrates all wired and wireless partyline systems, including the FreeSpeak family of digital wireless solutions and HelixNet Digital Partyline. The system can licence up to 96 IP ports in a single RU device, with further licensing add-ons anticipated in the future, making […]  More