News Roundup

IBC Technical Papers stream is now open for submission

IBC has announced that the call for Technical Papers is now open for the IBC2019 Conference, with the deadline set at 4 February. IBC is renowned for the quality and innovative subject matter of its Technical Papers. The event is an opportunity for forward-thinking technologists and companies to unveil their ideas and research to media […]  More

Former NEP sales manager Adams joins Video Europe

Equipment hire, crew and live events company Video Europe has appointed former NEP sales and new business manager Jo Adams as its commercial director. In her new role, Adams will be charged with pursuing new business opportunities and growing Video Europe’s presence in the OB and fly-packs sector. Matt Marner, director at Video Europe said: […]  More

Wastcoat joins Zixi to lead alliances and marketing

Zixi has announced the appointment of former Aspera executive John Wastcoat to the role of senior vice president alliances and marketing. With over 20-years business development experience, Wastcoat brings valuable leadership to Zixi’s executive team as the company continues to scale to support the significant expansion the company is seeing. At Zixi he leads the […]  More

Miracle Channel expands with PlayBox Neo AirBox

Miracle Channel, Canada’s first over-the-air religious television station, has expanded its AirBox playout system to power an additional channel for cable and satellite viewers across Canada. “Miracle Channel has been operating AirBox for many years on its primary on-air channel,” commented Van Duke, US director of operations at PlayBox Neo. “It allows the station staff […]  More

First worldwide decline in television service subscribers

The total number of television subscribers to the 100 leading services in the informitv Multiscreen Index fell slightly by 0.11 million in the third quarter of 2018, down by 0.02%. Although small, it was the first worldwide quarterly contraction to date, with only 43 services reporting gains, which is the fewest seen so far. While […]  More

Broadcast Electronics debuts CCC-1 to connect Sony RCP with Teranex converters

Broadcast Electronics has announced the launch of CCC-1, a device interfacing Sony Remote Control Panels (RCP) with the colour correction features of standards converters including the Blackmagic Teranex product range. This puts colour correction at the fingertips of vision engineers. There are many situations where standards converters are used to adjust the colour balance and […]  More

AJA releases KUMO 1616-12G compact 12G-SDI router

Featuring 16x 12G-SDI inputs and 16x 12G-SDI outputs, the new AJA KUMO SDI router supports high frame rate and deep colour workflows over SDI, at up to 4K and 8K resolutions. Designed for broadcast, production and ProAV environments where size and capacity are crucial, KUMO 1616-12G mirrors the compact physical form of AJA’s production-proven KUMO […]  More

Sweden’s Berg handed key Eurosport tennis role

Discovery’s Eurosport has appointed the Swedish broadcaster and journalist Jonas Berg as its new executive producer for tennis. Berg, who takes on the role from 1 January 2019, will assume responsibility for all of Eurosport’s tennis output including every Grand Slam tournament. In his new job, Berg will also be tasked with developing Eurosport’s tennis […]  More

Apple exec to join DAZN next month

DAZN has appointed Apple exec Ben King as its senior vice president of global distribution and business development as it looks to extend its live and on-demand streaming service into new markets. King will join DAZN in February having spent 12 years at Apple working across the iTunes Store, the App Store and Apple Music. Most recently, […]  More