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Sky Deutschland investor rejects BSkyB buyout

The biggest minority shareholder in Sky Deutschland, Crispin Odey, has rejected BskyB’s offer to buy his share in the business

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Newstag – you’re it

There was good news for Swedish-based Newstag last week, when the crowd-curated video news service announced it had secured $1.3 million of seed funding.

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Piksel’s first year

Showcasing how its product suite has developed since the company’s launch a year ago, Piksel will be demonstrating solutions which build on its Piksel Palette modular service-orientated architecture framework to give what the company claims is maximum flexibility, cost efficiencies and unprecedented time to market.

Taking innovation to task
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Taking innovation to task

The new report from the Future of Innovation in Television Technology taskforce is testament to the resolve that exists within the industry to deliver innovation that consumers and viewers want, and to keep the UK TV technology industry globally competitive, writes David Docherty, chairman of the Digital TV Group (DTG).

Harmonic launches “industry first” encoder
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Harmonic launches “industry first” encoder

Harmonic has expanded the Ellipse 3000 family of contribution encoders for digital satellite newsgathering and fixed contribution applications. The new Ellipse 3102 and Ellipse 3202 contribution encoders offer 4:2:2 10-bit encoding of 1080p60 content and dual power supplies.

Ericsson: building the TV Anywhere ecosystem
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Ericsson: building the TV Anywhere ecosystem

IBC2014 will be the first time the industry sees the increased scope and capabilities of Ericsson's media business as the company builds on its TV and broadcast offering with the addition of recently acquired Azuki Systems, Microsoft Mediaroom and Red Bee Media.

Sony unveils new 4K-ready PXW-X70 camcorder
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Sony unveils new 4K-ready PXW-X70 camcorder

Sony has unveiled a new 4K-ready XDCAM, the PXW-X70. TVBEurope got an exclusive sneak peek at the new camera at Pinewood Studios yesterday

Rabobank Hockey World Cup supported by Riedel
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Rabobank Hockey World Cup supported by Riedel

The Netherlands' Heuvelman Sound and Vision used Riedel equipment to provide an interconnected digital TETRA system and intercom system for the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014, which concluded 15 June in The Hague.

Warner Bros selects Baselight for Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys
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Warner Bros selects Baselight for Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys

The Warner Bros MPI team, with colourist Maxine Gervais chose Baselight colour suite for dailies and DI, for the film adaptation of Jersey Boys.

NEC elementary choice for Holmes exhibition
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NEC elementary choice for Holmes exhibition

IBC exhibitor NEC Display Solutions has been chosen as Technology Partner for the eagerly anticipated Sherlock Holmes exhibition at the Museum of London.

Bobby Moss
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RTS reveals winner of Young Technologist Award 2014

The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the winner of the annual RTS Young Technologist Award, which is presented in memory of A.M. Beresford-Cooke.

Beverley Horne
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BBC dramas The Ark and The Passing Bells get the Lipsync treatment

BBC dramas The Ark and The Passing Bells get the Lipsync treatment LipSync will provide full post production services and equity investment for two major TV productions from Red Planet Pictures.

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Grass Valley LDX covers Tour de France

Euro Media employed five new Grass Valley LDX cameras to cover the 101st running of the Tour de France. The LDX WorldCam cameras were used to provi [...] [...]

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I-MOVIX extends performance of X10 UHD ultra slow-mo

I-MOVIX has extended the performance of its X10 UHD, dubbed as the industry’s first 4K ultra-slow motion system to support both continuous super slow motion (SSM) and ultra slow motion (USM) at frame rates of up to 1,000fps.

NewTek names Dr Andrew Cross as President
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NewTek names Dr Andrew Cross as President

Cross will have responsibility for the overall strategic direction of the company’s video business.

DPA's pendant powers safe sound
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DPA’s pendant powers safe sound

A robust wearable mini-mic from DPA aims to give control of microphone placement to non-technical actors or reality show contestants without compromising sound quality.

Western Europe from space
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European fiction programming 52% American, says study

The European Audiovisual Observatory has published the Volume 2 of its 2013 Yearbook. In it’s 19th year, the reference publication, Television, c [...] [...]

Viaccess-Orca tracks illegal World Cup streaming
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Viaccess-Orca tracks illegal World Cup streaming

Viaccess-Orca has released detailed information about live-streaming and piracy during the World Cup in Brazil. Utilizing data gathered by Viaccess [...] [...]

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Tumble flips for BBC S&PP

BBC S&PP will provide full studio and post services for BBC One’s new gymnastics show, Tumble. The primetime reality show, featuring [...] [...]

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BSkyB acquires Sky Deutschland, Sky Italia

BSkyB will buy Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia from 21st Century Fox for £4.9 billion. BSkyB has entered into agreements with 21st Century Fox to a [...] [...]

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UPC Hungary chooses Metrological for apps

Dutch cloud platform Metrological has deployed a cloud-based TV app store for cable operator UPC Hungary. The TV app store was launched, in partner [...] [...]

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