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YouView turns to HTML5 and cloud tech for revamp

YouView is putting its faith in cloud-based technology and HTML5 with the rollout of a re-engineered infrastructure and redesigned viewer experience for the hybrid DTT and broadband TV service.

Tony Hall

BBC looks to license technology behind myBBC

The BBC is looking to recover some of the £75m it has spent developing its personalisation platform myBBC, by selling it to other broadcasters.

Grand Tour

DVB hails UHD-1 Phase 2 as tipping point for adoption

The inclusion of High Dynamic Range (HDR), higher frame rates and object-based audio in the latest specification for Ultra High Definition (UHD) could provide the “tipping point” for adoption of the technology, according to the chair of Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB), which agreed the specification.

Blackmagic Design Video Assist

Blackmagic Design updates Video Assist

Blackmagic Design has released a “major” update for its Video Assist monitor and recorder that adds 3D LUTs to the 5-inch HD model and the 7-inch 4K device.

BSI RF

BSI UK revamps RF cameras

BSI UK has overhauled its Real Freedom RF camera system to integrate the unit’s antenna inside the camera back unit.

Arena TV supplements OB trucks with VSM system

Arena TV has added Lawo’s VSM control system to its fleet of outside broadcast vans.

TVT suite

TVT takes on Scripps' Bains for finance role

Media services and post-production facility TVT has appointed former Scripps Networks group financial controller Richard Bains to the role of vice-president of finance.

NEP Europe to add Grass Valley cameras to OB trucks

NEP Europe has committed to purchasing all Grass Valley native 4K cameras for its new underconstruction trucks.

Sky Sports puts faith in Ooyala's Flex for PL clips

Sky Sports is using Ooyala’s Flex media logistics platform for the delivery of in-game clips and highlights of Premier League games to 40 international licensee partners.

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Freelance sound editor launches talent agency

A talent agency focused on sound post-production has been launched by freelance sound designer and editor Milos Stojanovic.

SoundField SPS200 mic

TSL Products sells SoundField line to Freedman Group

TSL Products has offloaded its SoundField surround sound audio product line to The Freedman Electronics Group, which includes the Røde microphones range.

Restoration and Archive Forum

Restoration and Archive Forum speakers revealed

The producer/director of the recently-released Power of The Daleks and the director of upcoming documentary Spitfire are among the industry leaders lined up to speak at next week’s Restoration and Archive Forum (R&A Forum).

Halo Broadcast Awards

Broadcast Awards 2017: Best Post House shortlist revealed

The shortlist for the Best Post Production House category at the 2017 Broadcast Awards has been revealed.

Kevin Rabbitt

NEP Group set to acquire events services firm Avesco

Outside broadcast giant the NEP Group has agreed a £124m takeover of audio visual equipment and services provider Avesco, which owns events business Creative Technology and services company mclcreate.

Figure Nine Ollie Laker

New tenants join media village at Bottle Yard Studios

Rigging firm Figure Nine and agency Briz Kidz Casting are the latest additions to the media village at The Bottle Yard Studios in Bristol.

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Whites vs Blacks How Football Changed a Nation

Whites vs Blacks: How Football Changed a Nation, BBC2

Full post-production on the documentary about a 1979 football match between a team of black players and an all-white side.

Calrec Summa HD Protek

HD Protek opts for Summa

Turkish OB company HD Protek has installed a Calrec Summa audio console as part of an upgrade to its HDP 04 outside broadcast (OB) unit.

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

Brexit

Cross-border freedom is key

Ensuring firms can continue to work across territories must be a Brexit priority, says Ron Downey

Apple FCP X

The latest version of FCP X ticks all the boxes

There are those who talk about Final Cut Pro X and there are those that use Final Cut Pro X, says Rory Cantwell

John Maxwell Hobbs

The changing role of the broadcast engineer

Broadcast engineers are no longer just boffins who configure kit, says John Maxwell Hobbs.

Digital Edition

Broadcast TECH Nov Dec

Digital edition: Broadcast TECH

The November/December issue contains a behind-the-scenes look at the VFX and post-production of Netflix’s The Crown, an examination of the impact of artificial intelligence on the editing process and the increasing cyber threat to broadcasters.

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Time Commanders, BBC4

Rebooting the format a decade on allowed the use of much more powerful software

The Crown

VFX and post-production of The Crown

With big budgets comes big responsibility

Lowri Morgan: Her 333

Lowri Morgan: Her 333, S4C

Running 150 miles up three mountains in three days not enough? Try being presenter and assistant producer too