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BBC backs HbbTV for interactive TV

The BBC has pledged its support to HbbTV for interactive TV.

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RTS Craft & Design Awards now open for entries

The Royal Television Society (RTS) Craft & Design Awards 2016 have opened for entries with an extension to the Director category which will now recognise achievement in three genres.

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Sherlock colourist joins Technicolor

Sherlock colourist Kevin Horsewood has left Blue 2.0 in order to join Soho rivals Technicolor.

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Panavision to add support for iTechnology to cameras

Panavision will support the iTechnology open metadata protocol in some of its future products.

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Vizrt hires chief executive as Burkhalter retires

Vizrt has appointed the former chief executive of a Swedish customer experience management company as its new chief executive.

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Wazee Digital Core to offer content management

Wazee Digital will be able to offer content management and distribution services via its Wazee Digital Core platform after agreeing a deal with Visual Data Media Services.

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Basketball body names evS as technical partner

Belgian manufacturer EVS has been named as a technical partner for the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), which acts as the governing body for the sport.

Networked Media task force starts next phase

The industry-wide Joint Task Force on Networked Media (JT-NM) has started work on the next phase of its drive to improve interoperability between IT-based media technologies and products.

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BBC Creative £7.75m post deal up for grabs

The BBC’s new in-house ‘agency’ BBC Creative is to outsource its post-production work to a third party in a deal that could be worth as much as £7.75m over three years.

ITV Studios extends Dock10 deal

ITV Studios has extended its agreement with Dock10 to use the MediaCityUK facility’s studios until 2018.

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NEP to acquire flypack provider Broadcast Solutions

The NEP Group has agreed a deal to acquire Singapore-headquartered Broadcast Solutions Group.

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CGI firm Axis appoints Neill as head of LRC

Glasgow-based CGI animation firm Axis has appointed Jon Neill to the newly-created position of head of lighting, rendering and compositing (LRC).

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Sony opens Pinewood IP test and training centre

Sony has added an area for IP interoperability testing and launched a new IP training course at its Digital Motion Picture Centre Europe (DMPCE) at Pinewood Studios.  

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Lambent boss: nothing to fear in UHD content

Producers don’t need to be fearful of shooting, post-producing and delivering Ultra High Definition programmes, according to Lambent Productions co-managing director Ollie Tait.

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Call Me Martina

Call Me Martina

Post-production of the 1 x 60-minute documentary about tennis legend Martina Navratilova.

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Coinchon exits EBU for CTO role at RTS

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

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Drama heads down 4K route

Netflix and Amazon are leading the charge into 4K/UHD, and producers are preparing for the transition, but the added cost of post-production is a concern.

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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

Sef Tuma

Dealing with digital Darwinism

Creating a modern IT platform is essential for the survival of traditional media firms, says Sef Tuma.

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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

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City in the Sky

City in the Sky, BBC2 Video

Russell Levin highlights the challenges of trying to film 300 tonne aircraft taking off from the coldest city on earth.

Battle of Jutland

Battle of Jutland: the Navy's Bloodiest Day, BBC2

What started as a personal story for executive producer Liz McLeod became a technical jigsaw puzzle for director Alicia Aarce

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Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories, Sky Arts

The trick to adapting four unconnected short stories from the pen of cult author Neil Gaiman was to give them a ‘shared grammar’, directors Jane Pollard and Iain Forsyth tell Olly Grant