Taking innovation to task

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 by

The new report from the Future of Innovation in Television Technology (FITT) 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). The highly anticipated conclusion

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. Bobby Moss (pictured), graduate software engineer, BT Group, was chosen to receive the award by a panel of judges chaired by Terry Marsh, digital media consultant. Moss joined the BT graduate

LipSync will provide full post production services and equity investment for two major TV productions from Red Planet Pictures (Death in Paradise, The Nativity), both written by Tony Jordan. The Ark, a retelling of the biblical story of Noah, is a one-off TV drama for the BBC, with a stellar cast including David Threlfall and

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 provide up-close footage from five camera motorcyles tracking the action throughout each stage of the race. To optimise connectivity of the new cameras, Grass Valley also developed a custom-made

The European Audiovisual Observatory has published the Volume 2 of its 2013 Yearbook. In it’s 19th year, the reference publication, Television, cinema, video and on-demand audiovisual services – the pan-European picture, provides figures and analyses on the position of the European audiovisual industry on the global market, on the developments of distribution platforms, TV services

Viaccess-Orca has released detailed information about live-streaming and piracy during the World Cup in Brazil. Utilizing data gathered by Viaccess-Orca’s Eye on Piracy solution — which aids content owners and service providers in fighting piracy — the reports identify key challenges that content service providers and content owners face when delivering live television content, including

Tumble flips for BBC S&PP

Friday, 25 July 2014 by

BBC S&PP will provide full studio and post services for BBC One’s new gymnastics show, Tumble. The primetime reality show, featuring celebrities competing in gymnastics events, will use Elstree Studios’ George Lucas Stage 1 to accommodate Tumble’s large-scale production requirements. The 15,200 square foot studio will houses a diverse range of gymnastic routines to be

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 acquire the company’s 100% stake in Sky Italia and its 57.4% interest in Sky Deutschland. For Sky Italia, the company will pay £2.45 billion in cash and the rest of

Dutch cloud platform Metrological has deployed a cloud-based TV app store for cable operator UPC Hungary. The TV app store was launched, in partnership with ActiveVideo, on UPC Hungary’s HD existing mediaboxes. The Metrological cloud solution allowed the deployment to be completed in a short time and has allowed the company to avoid the costly,

The very latest versions of Emotion Systems’s eFF and Engine will be on show in Amsterdam. These tools let users open a range of video and audio files as well as make measurements and adjustments and handle transcoding without conversion to baseband. Supported file formats include MXF, P2, LXF, QuickTime, WAV, AIFF and DPP, as