Forbidden supports IBC TV expansion
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Forbidden supports IBC TV expansion

Forbidden Technologies’ cloud-based video post production platform will serve as one of the core technologies behind IBC TV's expansion into year-round programming.

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ITV goes Nativ
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ITV goes Nativ

After a careful evaluation, ITV Studios selected Nativ’s Mio for its production transformation project. Adrian Pennington reports on the results.

dock10 joins Sohonet Network
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dock10 joins Sohonet Network

Media services provider dock10 has joined Sohonet Media Network, allowing the company access to Sohonet’s international community of over 400 media locations, including broadcasters, studios, post production houses and advertising agencies.

Gravity Media Group acquires ACTIS HF
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Gravity Media Group acquires ACTIS HF

Gearhouse Broadcast owner Gravity Media Group (GMG) has announced the acquisition of French radio frequency (RF) transmission specialist ACTIS.

Timeline TV selects Aframe for Channel 4’s The Mill
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Timeline TV selects Aframe for Channel 4’s The Mill

The post production of Channel 4’s historical drama The Mill was completed using a cloud video production platform from Aframe.

Nominate now for TVBAwards
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Nominate now for TVBAwards

There is less than three weeks to go to enter nominations for the TVBAwards 2014

NHK 8K image sensor still in prototype
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NHK 8K image sensor still in prototype

NHK will showcase the latest developments in its 8K Super HiVision broadcasting system at IBC, but has yet to perfect an image sensor with a sensitivity as high as that of HD.

4K boom drives Pablo Rio sales in Japan
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4K boom drives Pablo Rio sales in Japan

Although 4K is mainly seen as an experimental format in Europe, it is rapidly gaining hold as the medium of choice in Japan for movies, high quality TV programmes and large screen public displays.

24fps here to stay unless Avatar 2 jump-starts cinema (again)
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24fps here to stay unless Avatar 2 jump-starts cinema (again)

With the advent of digital cinema the movie industry is finally able to shift away from production and playback techniques that date back almost a century, yet silence has fallen on one such development – higher than 24fps rates.

World Cup transmitted in 4K HEVC
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World Cup transmitted in 4K HEVC

The World Cup Final was transmitted to cinemagoers in London in Ultra HD using the High Efficiency Video Coding compression format, the third match from Brazil 2014 to be shot in 4K.

IBC to assess health of TV
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IBC to assess health of TV

IBC’s conference opening keynote, looks specifically at the health of the broadcast sector. The session brings together David Abraham, CEO Channel 4, Bruce Tuchman, president AMC Networks International (pictured) and Imagine Communications CEO Charlie Vogt.

FIFA World Cup Final filmed in 360° Ultra HD
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FIFA World Cup Final filmed in 360° Ultra HD

The final of the 2014 World Cup was captured in 360º and in Ultra HD on the OmniCam developed by the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute in Berlin. [...] [...]

VideoStitch goes live for 360º video
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VideoStitch goes live for 360º video

VideoStitch, a Paris-based start-up specialising in 360º video products, has developed post production software to stitch videos together from several GoPro cameras.

CTV equips OB truck with Axon tech
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CTV equips OB truck with Axon tech

CTV’s 4K-capable OB11 has been fitted out with Cerebrum, AXON's monitoring and control software and its Synapse signal processing equipment.

TV3 Ireland strengthens relationship with ionoco
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TV3 Ireland strengthens relationship with ionoco

ionoco is to be the exclusive game-control and graphics-systems provider for the next generation of TV3 game shows.

DPA Microphones delivers for Scarlett Johansson’s Lucy
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DPA Microphones delivers for Scarlett Johansson’s Lucy

d:screet 4060 miniature microphones from DPA were used to capture Scarlett Johansson’s performance during the making of Lucy, a new film directed by Luc Besson.

Commonwealth Games plan
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Commonwealth Games plan

Philip Stevens talks to the Host Broadcaster about coverage plans – and the impressive training programme that will discover new talent.

BBC R&D claims broadcasting firsts for Commonwealth Games
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BBC R&D claims broadcasting firsts for Commonwealth Games

BBC Research and Development will conduct trials and public demos as part of its Commonwealth Games coverage.

TNS digital devices
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Digital devices drive new viewing habits

While TV viewing remains popular, consumption habits are changing rapidly. TV sets alone are no longer enough to satisfy viewers’ needs for content, driving the growth of online media and ‘screen-stacking’ as a result.

Global connected devices
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Global connected TV device ownership exceeds 1 billion

The global installed base of connected TV devices (including smart TVs, games consoles, Blu-ray players, digital media adapters and set-top boxes) will double over the next five years exceeding 2 billion units by 2018.

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Pay TV growth continues with gains in Middle East & Africa

The growth of pay television continues as providers embrace multiscreen services to offer subscribers more viewing options.

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