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ITV extends Ericsson playout contract

ITV has extended its playout contract with Ericsson until 2024.

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Cantemo adds customisable dashboard to Portal

IBC 2015: Cantemo will demonstrate the latest version of its asset management system at IBC, including a customisable dashboard and the ability to integrate with transcoders from other vendors.

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Trickbox TV invests in 4K production setup

Broadcast services provider Trickbox TV has bought the UK’s first 4K MultiDyne camera fiber system as part of its investment in a 4K portable production unit.

Cooke displays 65mm Macro anamorphic lens

A new 65mm Macro Anamorphic/i 2x prime lens from Cooke Optics will be on show in Amsterdam.

Vizrt demos 4K UHD Coder

Vizrt will demo Coder, a new 4K/ UHD VoD transcoder, at IBC. It can produce content for VoD, web and mobile distribution with UHD resolutions, including graphics.

Bluebell Opticom unveils robotic camera interface

Berkshire-based Bluebell Opticom has released the BN385, which it described as the industry’s first standalone remote robotic camera interface with dual GigE ports.

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Grass Valley creates two packages for GV Stratus

Grass Valley has put together two new packages for its modular video production and content management toolset GV Stratus.

Canon showcases 4K lens with 4.3mm focal length

Canon has unveiled a 2/3-inch portable 4K zoom lens with what it claims is the world’s widest focal length.

Evolutions hires two post-producers

Rachael Kett and Karine Wach- Donovan have joined Evolutions as post-producers.

Gearhouse hires former TSL managing director

Gearhouse Broadcast has appointed former TSL managing director David Phillips as business development director for its Systems Integration division.

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IBC: what the buyers want

In the second part of our IBC preview, delegates tell Neal Romanek what they are hoping to see

Forbidden showcases virtualised workflow

Forbidden Technologies has released what it described as the first end-to-end virtualised workflow for the post-production and distribution of video.

Visual Data upgrades UK and US tape storage

Digital media supply chain specialist Visual Data Media Services (VDMS) has upgraded its facilities in London and Los Angeles.

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IBC to make the case for IP

If 2014’s IBC appeared to promise delegates that an ‘all IP future’ was just around the corner, this year exhibitors are keen to show how they can help broadcasters that have been slower than expected in adopting the new technology.

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Halo set to open 4k finishing facility in Soho

Halo post production is to open a 1,000 sq ft facility opposite its Noel Street headquarters in Soho that will focus on 4K finishing.

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EVS to show off IP production tools in Amsterdam

IBC 2015: EVS will use this year’s IBC to demo the company’s IP-based live production solutions, including content contribution between venue and studio and remote production operations. 

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AP expands in North Korea, Cuba and China

The Associated Press is expanding its Global Media Services operation to include a new facility in North Korea. AP will also upgrade its existing live facilities in Cuba and China.

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Outside Broadcast

Growing demand for Ultra HD in live sport is driving change in OB technology, from IP delivery to remote production, writes Adrian Pennington

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Delivering a constant stream of news

The use of mobile streaming apps can help broadcasters engage with their audiences, says Jonas Vig

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Drama kit: the most popular cameras and grading systems

Survey shows the kit used to shoot and post the 30 highest-rating dramas of the second half of 2014

Stephen Fry in Central America

Post-production on a four-part series that follows Stephen Fry on his journey through Central America.

Cradle to Grave

Provide visual effect support for comedy series Cradle To Grave, which stars Peter Kay. Set in 1974, it follows the early life of Danny Baker and his family.

Football League Tonight

Create the full visual identity for Channel 5’s new Football League highlights show.

Digital Edition

Tech june 2015

Digital Edition: Broadcast TECH

In the May/June issue: the roadmap for UHD standardisation, UAV experts share their top tips, behind the scenes of Deutschland 83 and a roundup of key NAB product launches

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