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Racetech horse racing

RaceTech adds operations director

Arqiva account director Paul Newman is leaving the communications infrastructure company to join RaceTech as its director of operations and engineering. 

Trust Me

The Look adds 4K kit for SVoD drama work

The Look has invested £100,000 in a Colorfront Transkoder, a third SAM Quantel Rio 4K grading system and a Tektronix WFM8300 4K high dynamic range (HDR) scope.

Kevin Murray

DVB approves TTML subtitling spec

The DVB Steering Board has approved a new subtitling specification that operates using the WC3 Timed Text Markup Language (TTML).

Ben Hawker

Presteigne recruits RF supervisor

Rental firm Presteigne Broadcast Hire has appointed Ben Hawker to the role of senior supervisor of RF and special cameras.

Broadcast TECH Young Talent Awards

Young Talent Awards entry deadline looms

Nominations are coming in thick and fast for this year’s Broadcast TECH’s Young Talent Awards with three weeks to go until the entry deadline.

Studer Micro series

Studer micro digital audio mixing system launched in UK

The Studer Micro Series, an “affordable digital mixing system for broadcast applications” is now available in the UK for the first time. It is being sold through pro audio distributor Sound Technology Ltd.

Pixit's new hires

Experienced duo join Pixit Media

Pixit Media has added two new members of staff as it continues to expand its workforce following the merger with ERA.

Green Rock

Green Rock embraces cloud working with Premiere Pro

Boutique production agency and post-production house Green Rock has made a £250,000 investment to turn itself into one of the UK’s first fully Adobe Premiere Pro facilities. It has also changed its workstations from Macs to PCs and invested in a dedicated high-speed internet line and faster infrastructure.

Jeremy Rees

TSL Systems appoints Jeremy Rees as managing director

Systems integrator TSL Systems, has taken on Jeremy Rees as managing director, to replace outgoing CEO Roger Henderson, who will remain at TSL as executive director until the end of the year.

Charlotte Loynes

Jellyfish Pictures recruits development producer Charlotte Loynes

Highly experienced development producer, Charlotte Loynes, who has more than 20 years of experience working in animation, is joining VFX and animation house Jellyfish Pictures.

Ikegami UHK-430

Ikegami appointed as SAM reseller

Equipment made by Snell Advanced Media (SAM) is to be made available via the camera manufacturer Ikegami after the two vendors agreed a reseller partnership.

TC Soho

TC Soho to close after 40 years

The digital dailies, content preparation and media duplication firm TC Soho is to close after almost 40 years in business, it has been confirmed.

Adrian Rhodes

Award winning sound mixer Adrian Rhodes returns to De Lane Lea

Much-acclaimed sound designer and mixer Adrian Rhodes, who has picked up BAFTA, RTS and Motion Picture Sound Editor awards in his career to date, has re-joined De Lane Lea after six years at Goldcrest and a brief stint at The Farm Group.

Phoenix

Trams buys NMR as founder departs

London-based reseller and systems integrator New Media Research (NMR) has been sold to Trams, the Apple reseller, in a deal that sees founder Jason Thompson depart the business.

EVA1

Panasonic reveals pricing and in-depth details about the EVA1 camera

Panasonic has announced its much-anticipated AU-EVA1 5.7K handheld camera will have a suggested retail price of €7,290 (£5,550), and has unveiled a host of features. It also revealed the EVA1 will begin shipping in autumn.

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TV3

TV3 adds Avid GFX kit in Studio One overhaul

Ireland’s TV3 has installed a new graphics system from Avid’s Studio Suite as part of a refresh of its daily studio output.

Arrowing in on audiences

Advertising is becoming more data-driven and targeted as broadcasters continue to branch out into OTT in a bid to combat the decline in ad revenues

Comment

Ransomware attack

WannaCry ransomware: Could it happen to your company?

If you have any centralised data storage or computer resource, like Network Attached Storage (NAS), you should be very concerned indeed about cybercrime, writes Jon Morgan.

Tuomo Tolonen

Why the future of wireless mic technology is objectively digital

The digital versus analogue debate is one of audio’s many endless subjective arguments, with die-hards on both sides. But in the field of wireless microphone technology, argues Tuomo Tolonen, an objective winner is starting to emerge.

Kodi

Battle against piracy goes on

Sales of adapted set-top boxes are a new threat to the film and TV industry, says Christopher Schouten

Digital Edition

Broadcast Tech June 2017

Digital edition: Broadcast TECH

In the June/July issue: How Sky Arts delivered IoW Festival coverage in UHD; The future of fixed rig; Paving the way for 5G; and has TV’s loudness problem been solved?

MORE Digital editions

No More Boys and Girls

No More Boys and Girls: Can Our Kids Go Gender Free?, BBC2

Can gender-neutral education improve equality?

Delhi Cops

Delhi Cops, Channel 4

Filming with the police in India’s most dangerous city

Catching The Tax Dodgers

Catching The Tax Dodgers, Channel 4

Revealing the work of a famous but secretly guarded institution