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Rebrand for NEP Visions and Roll to Record

The NEP Group has rebranded NEP Visions and Roll to Record under the collective title of NEP UK.

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UKTV extends playout and VoD deals with Ericsson

UKTV has extended its playout, video on demand (VoD) and access services contracts with Ericsson.

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SIS expands Anylive fibre network as TV embraces IP

SIS Live is continuing to expand and extend its Anylive fibre network as it prepares for a rush of broadcasters moving to IP-based remote production.

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Google builds three studios at Kings Cross HQ

The new Google HQ in London’s Kings Cross will include three studios that popular YouTube channel producers can use to create content.

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Ooyala offers server-side ad insertion platform

Telstra-owned Ooyala is to offer live server-side ad insertion (SSAI) to broadcasters.

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Hackfest to 'reimagine the future of cities'

IBC’s Hackfest theme for 2016 will be ‘Reimagining the Future of Cities Through Education, Entertainment and Sports’.

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Arqiva gears up for BBC's Rio Red Button service

Arqiva will carry an additional eight DTT services through its COM8 multiplex during August to allow the BBC to provide additional coverage of the Rio Olympics via the Red Button.

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Onsight's Richard Mills sets up VR consultancy

Former Onsight chief technology officer Richard Mills has set up a VR and 360-degree production consultancy and services company.

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Fix FX selects 10 Scottish graduates for training

Ten graduates from Scottish universities have been selected to undertake training with Glasgow-based visual effects studio Fix FX on a scheme created in partnership with The Foundry.

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Trickbox installs interactive video wall from MultiTaction

Trickbox TV has installed a MultiTaction interactive display video wall inside its Tower Bridge TV studio.

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Moov to provide graphics for C4 Paralympics coverage

Moov will provide broadcast graphics for Sunset + Vine’s live coverage of the Rio 2016 Paralympics for Channel 4.

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NEP acquires Danish OB firm

The NEP Group has acquired the assets of Danish outside broadcasting firm DBlux.

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Ericsson to cut broadcast jobs

A global cost-reduction and efficiency drive at Ericsson will result in job cuts at its Broadcast and Media Services division in the UK, Broadcast has learned.

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Gettens to lead Molinare's factual TV audio team

Molinare has appointed Greg Gettens to the role of head of broadcast factual sound.

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Pinewood posts record revenue as TV income falls again

The Pinewood Group has recorded a surge in revenue due to the strong performance of its film division, which has once again limited the opportunities for TV productions to use the company’s facilities.

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Robot Wars

Create a logo, title resolve and programme graphics for the new six-part incarnation of Robot Wars.

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Coinchon exits EBU for CTO role at RTS

Mathias Coinchon has been appointed chief technology officer at Swiss public broadcaster RTS. 

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Drama heads down 4K route

Netflix and Amazon are leading the charge into 4K/UHD, and producers are preparing for the transition, but the added cost of post-production is a concern.

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Oliver Botti

Piecing together the international media technology puzzle

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

Tristan Rose

Sound advice: setting the record straight on ADR

There’s more to capturing great ADR than technology, says Tristan Rose

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Playing the long game

Telcos must adjust their pricing to allow TV to take advantage of remote production, says Kevin Fitzgerald

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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 may june

Digital edition: Broadcast TECH

Inside the May/June issue: a run-down of the 8K and 4K trials at the Olympics and Euros, the technology that is helping content owners tackle streaming piracy and audio experts explain how to capture excellent ADR

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Robot Wars, BBC2

As Sir Killalot, Matilda and the rest of the Robot Wars gang prepare for their TV comeback, Olly Grant visits the giant set where the souped-up veterans will take on the next generation

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Eden, C4

If our participants were to succeed in building a new society, we had to let them make all the decisions – even if it meant we had no idea where to set up our rig, says series editor Liz Foley

Ross Kemp: The Fight Against Isis, Sky 1

Ross Kemp: The Fight Against Isis, Sky 1

We found many inspiring people in our journey to reveal the society the Kurds are trying to build in Syria, says Marta Shaw