Updates about the roll-out of UHD services, trials and delivery specs dominated our list of most-read stories.

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BBC tech projects in spotlight
The government backed a proposal for the BBC to adopt a Technology Advisory Board (TAB).

Avid to cut jobs and close offices in latest restructure
Avid closed some of its offices as part of its efforts to make £48m of savings.

BBC inks £100m network deal with BT
The BBC awarded a £100m, seven-year contract to BT to provide its broadcast network.

C4 tech chief: digital distribution too complex
A lack of standardisation has made delivering content to online audiences “hard work” and “expensive”.

BBC to stream UHD and HDR Planet Earth footage
The corporation made four minutes of Planet Earth II footage available via the iPlayer.

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Sky News updates kit with Sony XDCAM camcorders
Sky News opted for XDCAM PXW-X400 shoulder camcorders, PXW-X200 handy camcorders and PXW-X70 palm camcorders.

Adobe updates Premiere Pro workflows for VR and HDR
Adobe added new proxy workflows and virtual reality crafting capabilities.

Blackmagic reveals two acquisitions with deals for Fairlight and Ultimatte
The deals for the audio specialist and green screen compositing hardware firm were announced at IBC in Amsterdam.

NAB 2016: the tech that impressed
Attendees of the trade show revealed their pick of the products on show in Las Vegas.

Ross debuts green screen camera
The Acid camera was the Canadian manufacturer’s first move into studio cameras.

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Red to ship 8K Epic-W and Weapon
Red began shipping the cameras, both of which feature the company’s new Helium 8K sensor, in October.