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The VariCam LT used for live eSports broadcast at Fremont Studios.

Fremont Studios Buys VariCam LT 4K Camcorders with CineLive for Mobile/Studio ProductionAugust 21st 2018 - 01:00 PM

Fremont Studios, Seattle, has purchased four VariCam LT 4K camcorders for diverse mobile and studio projects. Offering an upgraded shading mode, as well as tally and return video management, the VariCam LT with CineLive is set up for live and “near live” multi-cam use for events, television shows, corporate productions and concerts.

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The BBC streamed 29 games of the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Ultra HD

BBC Ready To Become Full Internet Broadcaster After Concluding Live Ultra HD Streaming TrialsAugust 2nd 2018 - 01:50 PM

The BBC has declared itself ready to become a full Internet broadcaster after completing trials of live Ultra HD sports streaming over the FIFA 2018 World Cup and Wimbledon tennis championships.

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Sony Virtual Production Service Launched at Red Bull EventJuly 24th 2018 - 01:50 PM

Although OTT delivery has created a mature market for on-demand scripted shows that leverages the public internet for distribution, the ever increasing and IP-enabled bandwidth available that uses public wireless networks and the public cloud, is opening a new market for live events.With their global reach, the OTTs have the budget to create polished shows, localised for global distribution. However, there is a huge, largely untapped market for minority events that could potentially use social media for distribution, as long as the production costs can be constrained. This is not the world of double-expando mobile units, but a director with a handful of camera operators. An announcement from Sony would seem to address this very market. The company has announced an on-demand cloud production service that provides a complete toolset for multi-platform content creation and delivery. Sony Virtual Production was used to cover Red Bull’s Alpenbrevet motorcycle race in Switzerland. Using only a number of camcorders and a single laptop to access the Virtual Switcher UI, Red Bull could stream the event live direct to social media.

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Broadcast For IT - Part 12 - LensesJune 25th 2018 - 12:05 PM

In this series of articles, we will explain broadcasting for IT engineers. Television is an illusion, there are no moving pictures and todays broadcast formats are heavily dependent on decisions engineers made in the 1930’s and 1940’s, and in this article, we look at camera lenses, why, and how we use them.

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Broadcast For IT - Part 11 - SensorsJune 18th 2018 - 12:05 PM

In this series of articles, we will explain broadcasting for IT engineers. Television is an illusion, there are no moving pictures and todays broadcast formats are heavily dependent on decisions engineers made in the 1930’s and 1940’s, and in this article, we look at the most fundamental element of video – sensors.

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be played in Russia and include teams from 32 nations.

Fox Sports Posts the 2018 FIFA World Cup from L. A.June 6th 2018 - 12:05 PM

It’s estimated that well over three billion people will watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup Championship on TV this year, with one billion predicted for the final match alone. FOX Sports, the sole English language broadcaster, wants to get this job done right-but also on budget.

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The EDIUS 9 nonlinear edit system can probably handle more different codecs than any other NLE on the market.

A Look at Grass Valley’s Sports Editing CapabilitiesMarch 20th 2018 - 05:00 PM

Grass Valley is one of the foremost providers of sports and news post production equipment around the world. And with their acquisition of SAM, their solutions are just going to get better. Here’s a snapshot of where the company’s technology is just prior to NAB 2018.

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Telefonica wants to switch spending from high priced sporting rights to original TV series production.

Telefonica Kicks Back Against Football Rights Inflation in SpainMarch 7th 2018 - 12:05 PM

Further evidence that the inflationary spiral in premium sporting rights is ending has come from Spain, where Telco Telefonica has refused to bid for the next round of Champions League and La Liga TV football rights in the country.

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