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JVC brings 120Hz LCD panels to U.S.

Two new HD flat panel LCD televisions from JVC are the first to be available in the U.S. that produce 120 frames per second. Using the company’s Clear Motion Drive the panels double the typical rate and inserts an interpolated image. The result, says JVC, is a significant reduction in blurring or ghost images, often […]  More

Vinten stabilizes World Cup coverage

Vinten, with their head office in the UK has made many of the tripods supporting the TV cameras as they capture the action throughout the World Cup tournament. With eight outside broadcast trucks covering events at the 12 World Cup stadiums, the company estimates it has got around 200 pieces of its equipment out in […]  More

Donovan calls on sports leagues to take on DC legislators

By Ken KerschbaumerMSTV President David Donovan called on sports leagues and broadcasters to actively battle a government proposal to allow consumer wireless devices to be used in spectrum currently only used by broadcasters and industry wireless professionals. “It is incumbent on the people in this room and, more importantly, the people you work for and […]  More

Grass Valley, Sundance nail down K2 Server automation deal

Thanks to a new marketing relationship, the Grass Valley K2 Media Server from Thomson is now being bundled with FastBreak NXT XPress automation software from Sundance Digital, a leading provider of broadcast automation software, to offer customers unprecedented levels of performance at a highly affordable price. Sundance Digital is now offering its FastBreak NXT XPress […]  More

Sony, Apple tighten XDCAM/FCP bond

Sony Electronics and Apple Computer today tightened their relationship with Sony s unveiling of new transfer software that will provide native interoperability between Sony s XDCAM HD system and Apple s Final Cut Pro nonlinear editing software. The software will be available free of charge online from and will be demonstrated by both companies […]  More

Ardendo to help ingest 200,000 hours of sports content for M-Net

Electronic Media Network Limited (M-Net), South Africa s first private subscription television service, and SuperSport, M-Net s eight channels dedicated to sports programming, have selected Ardendo solutions for the ingest and asset management of over 200,000 hours of existing and new content. Using Ardendo s ARDOME for media management and archiving; DART for ingest scheduling; […]  More

UK’s ITV builds HD facility in time for World Cup

As part of the on-going expansion and updating of its infrastructure, ITV has installed a trial High Definition playout facility at its Southern Transmission Centre. The facility was installed by system integration specialists Broadcast Networks and was completed in May 2006 in time for ITV s HD coverage of the FIFA World Cup Football tournament […]  More

Univision sold for $13.7 billion to investor group

Univision Communications, the leading Spanish-language media company in the U.S., and a group including Madison Dearborn Partners, Providence Equity Partners, Texas Pacific Group, Thomas H. Lee Partners and Saban Capital Group, today announced they have signed a definitive agreement under which the group will acquire Univision for $36.25 per share in cash. The transaction is […]  More

Stratos Optical plays key role in NEP ND3 truck

The sweat on their brows, the dimples on the ball, the detail of the grass — this summer’s hot Pro Golf Tour has never looked sharper in the homes, clubs and sports bars of fans around the world. Behind these popular, high visibility HDTV broadcasts is NEP Supershooters. And enabling the vital fiberoptic connectivity needed […]  More

Eutelsat reaches German soccer league deal

Arena Sport Rechte und Marketing GmbH and Eutelsat visAvision GmbH, the German subsidiary of Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL), today announced the signature of a three-year agreement to bring all matches of the Fussball-Bundesliga (German Soccer League) live to cable network operators in Germany. The agreement opens the opportunity for Arena to reach cable homes […]  More