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Ofcom hails 'highly successful' local DAB trial

Local radio stations could begin broadcasting nationwide after Ofcom completed “highly successful” trials of a low-cost DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) system.

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Virgin Media extends Vubiquity content deal

Vubiquity has extended its licensing and digital content supply chain deal with Virgin Media.

Waller joins Splice as colourist

Shoreditch facility Splice Post has appointed Tim Waller to the role of colourist.

Nick Doff

The EPG Shop chief launches consultancy

Managing director of The EPG Shop and former chairman of TSI Post Nick Doff has launched a consultancy partnership that will advise broadcasters on various issues including compliance, distribution and technology.

DPP and NABA publish cyber security guidelines

The DPP and the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) have published a joint document to help manufacturers and suppliers develop products that adhere to modern cyber-security standards.

Magenta Broadcast hires Bird for systems role

Systems integrator and reseller Magenta Broadcast has recruited Dominic Bird to the position of senior systems engineer.

Gorilla secures post work for One Born Every Minute

Gorilla has won the contract to post-produce the next series of Channel 4’s fixed-rig factual series One Born Every Minute.

GoPro Karma

GoPro launches new Hero camera and Karma drone Video

GoPro launches new Hero camera and drone Action camera maker GoPro has launched a drone that can carry either a Hero 4 or a Hero 5 camera and folds up to fit inside a backpack.

Former Aurora MD sets up lighting boutique

Former Aurora Lighting Hire managing director Nick Edwards has launched a lighting rental business specialising in supplying moving lights and LED panels for use on light entertainment and studio shows.

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West End Post's future unclear as work shifts elsewhere

The future was looking increasingly uncertain for West End Post this week after it emerged that the majority of the post-production work it inherited from Blue 2.0 has been taken elsewhere.

Brazilian court orders seizure of Rio Olympics kit

Brazilian authorities have demanded the seizure of kit used by Rio host broadcaster Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS).  

Foundry Film Studios

Salford studio opens for business

A creative agency has opened a new £1.5m purpose-built facility in Salford.

SES teleport

SES to build teleport facility on Isle of Man

Satellite operator SES is to build a new teleport with several earth stations on the Isle of Man.

Ben Miles

Root6 Technology recruits Ben Miles

Root6 Technology has appointed Ben Miles to the role of business development manager for Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

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Pinewood opens China office

Pinewood Studios Group has opened an office in Beijing to provide studio design and build and production services to the Chinese film industry.

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Red Dwarf XI

Red Dwarf XI

Provide picture, audio post and VFX on the returning comedy

Vandone

Vandone gears up for F1

Italian production company Vandone Film has acquired three Blackmagic Studio 4K cameras to help it get under the bonnet of Formula One and Moto GP.

The Farm Newman Street grading

Building for the future

A new 90-suite, 33,000 sq ft facility on Newman Street will be the hub for all of post group The Farm’s UHD and HDR work.

Comment

IBC 2015

IBC in review: kit, collaborations and the need for quality VR

IBC 2016: The rate of change in so many aspects of our industry is mind-boggling, says Duncan Payne

RTE The Collectors

Going mobile is a good call

Shooting a primetime documentary with an iPhone was a technical milestone for RTÉ, writes Jean Devlin

Oliver Botti

Piecing together the media technology puzzle

European broadcast innovation is more than holding its own, writes Oliver Botti.

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INDEX: cameras and lenses

Whether it’s digital or the nostalgia of film, Arri’s range of cameras dominates drama production in the UK

Digital Edition

Broadcast TECH Sep Oct

Digital edition: Broadcast TECH

In the Sep/Oct issue: a bumper IBC preview, The Foundry’s Alex Mahon on her vision for the software firm, inside the Farm’s new UHD facility, a guide to HbbTV and the rise of televised e-gaming

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Hooten and the Lady

Hooten and the Lady, Sky 1

Production on our action romp took us around the world in search of adventure, says Simon Winstone

Alexandra Shulman

Inside British Vogue, BBC2 Video

The opportunity to make a series about a major British institution doesn’t usually just fall into your lap, says Katie Buchanan

Secrets of the SAS: In Their Own Words

Secrets of the SAS: In Their Own Words, Channel 5

Red Planet’s first factual commission demanded an astonishing level of trust in a closed-ranks organisation, says Dan Gold