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Time running out to find TV tenant for Hayes Point

Production space that was used to shoot Sky’s Fortitude could be lost to the TV industry unless a new tenant for the Hayes facility is found.

Fifty Fifty Post

Fifty Fifty lands first rig show for UKTV's W

Soho facility Fifty Fifty is managing and post-producing its first rig show.

Arqiva inks Red Bull Media distribution deal

Arqiva has signed a deal with Red Bull Media House to distribute live video sports content to international broadcasters.

500 Questions

Ionoco supplies gameshow tech for new ITV show

Ionoco will provide all the studio graphics and gameplay systems for new ITV gameshow 500 Questions, which launches this evening.

Emma Comans

Comans joins Molinare as post production manager

Molinare has hired Emma Comans to the role of post production manager.

Adam Poulter

Vubiquity extends Sky wholesale deal

Vubiquity has signed an extension to its wholesale content supply chain contract with Sky.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Avid releases connector for use with Premiere Pro

Avid has released a connector that allows Adobe Premiere Pro CC users to link into Avid’s production environment through the MediaCentral Platform.

Azimuth adds Baselight grading suite to facility

Azimuth Post has added a Baselight grading suite to its D’Arblay Street facility.

ITV Sport hands NEP UK contract for OB facilities

NEP UK has won the contract to provide ITV Sport with OB facilities for its coverage of UK horse racing.

DFT Scanity HDR scanner

DFT sells first Scanity HDR 35mm WetGate system

Film scanning company DFT has sold its first Scanity HDR 35mm WetGate system.

NHK kicks off 8K satellite service trial from Rio

Japan’s NHK has begun broadcasting an 8K Super Hi-Vision satellite service that includes coverage from the Rio Olympics.

Kaltura

Kaltura secures funding from Goldman Sachs

Kaltura has secured $50m (£38m) in pre-IPO funding from Goldman Sachs’ Private Capital Investing group.

Gearhouse builds Rio site for SABC Olympics coverage

Gearhouse Broadcast has built a temporary facility in Rio for the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) coverage of the Olympics.

Input ATG

Input Media turns to SIS Live for 1GB fibre network

SIS Live has installed a 1GB fibre network for sports production company Input Media.

Babcock Media

Babcock wins delivery deal for OTT sports service DAZN

Babcock Media Services has won a contract to provide delivery management facilities for the Perform Group’s new multi-screen OTT subscription sports service DAZN.

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Mo Farah: Race of His Life

Mo Farah: Race of His Life

Picture and audio post production on the 1 x 60-minute documentary

Mathias Coinchon

Coinchon exits EBU for CTO role at RTS

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

New Zealand: Earth’s Mythical Creatures:

Climate change: carbon neutral production

Bafta sustainability manager Aaron Matthews hears from three Albert ‘ambassadors’ about the efforts being made to raise awareness of environmental issues and make TV carbon neutral

Comment

Oliver Botti

Piecing together the 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

STFC

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

MORE Digital editions

The Collection

The Collection, Amazon / BBC Worldwide

An old car plant near Swansea makes an unlikely home for Amazon Prime’s lavish production about the golden age of French couture, finds Benji Wilson

Mega Shippers, Quest

Mega Shippers, Quest

Fires at sea, tidal changes, hurricanes, and old-fashioned bad planning were all issues, says David Notman-Watt.

Borderline, Channel 5

From location and choice of director through to the show itself, Borderline was all about getting the best out of improvisation, says Zoe Rocha