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Media City

The Landing to return post hub to landlord

MediaCityUK digital enterprise incubator The Landing is to return its post-production department to Peel Media following a revision of its business plan.

Milk Doctor Who

Milk eyes global expansion after securing £2m BGF deal

Doctor Who and Sherlock visual effects house Milk is considering drawing up global expansion plans after receiving an initial investment of £2m from the Business Growth Fund (BGF).

Editshare Object matrix

EditShare completes Object Matrix integration

Object Matrix and EditShare have completed a technology tie-up that sees EditShare Flow integrated with the MatrixStore digital governance technology.

Ealing Studios

Fremantle steps in at Ealing Studios as Stone retires

Charlie Fremantle has been named as the new studio manager at Ealing Studios following Gary Stone’s decision to retire.

Media Production Show

Media Production Show hailed a success

Last week’s Media Production Show (MPS) has been declared a success after attracting more than 4,500 visitors over its two days.

Leader Presteigne

HDR in the spotlight as Presteigne secures Leader deal

Leader Electronics has appointed Presteigne Broadcast Hire as a rental channel partner.

Evolutions Bristol

Wetz becomes MD of Evolutions Bristol

Evolutions has promoted general manager Gabriel Wetz to the role of managing director at its Bristol facility.

Milk Doctor Who

Milk VFX receives £2m boost from BGF

Doctor Who visual effects house Milk has received a £2m cash injection from the BGF (Business Growth Fund) and appointed former Pinewood chief executive Ivan Dunleavy as non-executive chairman.

SAM switcher web

Boxer secures SAM partnership

Snell Advanced Media (SAM) has signed a deal that will see its equipment made available via Boxer Systems.

SGO VR Mistika stitch

VR app becomes first Mistika spin-off for SGO

The first of the standalone products that SGO is spinning out of its Mistaka system has been made available in beta form.

Andrew Condie

Former Pixit COO joins Escape

Reseller Escape Technology has appointed former Pixit Media chief operating office Andrew Condie to the role of professional services director.

Alex Mahon

Mahon to chair Foundry board after joining C4

Alex Mahon will become nonexecutive chairman of Foundry when she succeeds David Abraham as boss of Channel 4 in the autumn.

John Newton

GMG to follow Input deal with further acquisitions

Gravity Media Group (GMG) is planning further acquisitions in the wake of its purchase of London-based sports producer Input Media.

Ericsson playout

Media chiefs leave in Ericsson re-shuffle

A reorganisation at the top of Ericsson’s media divisions has seen its two figureheads, head of broadcast and media services Thorsten Sauer and head of media solutions Elisabetta Romano, depart.

Eric Cooney

Cooney replaces Thorsteinson as SAM chief

Snell Advanced Media (SAM) has appointed former Tandberg Television president Eric Cooney as its chief executive, replacing Tim Thorsteinson who has stepped down for personal reasons.

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Richard Ayoade

The Crystal Maze

Complete picture and audio post-production, as well as the design of new titles, for a return of the cult gameshow.

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.

TV's quiet revolution

Following the introduction of the EBU’s R128 standard seven years ago, loudness complaints have fallen dramatically. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t work still to be done.

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?

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Casualty

Casualty, BBC1

Dial 999 for non-stop drama

Theresa v Boris

Theresa vs Boris: How May Became PM Video

The very epitome of a political drama

The Crystal Maze

The Crystal Maze, Channel 4

A new twist on a cult classic