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SES Astra launches Blucom mobile

SES ASTRA has launched its new interactive mobile phone service Blucom. The innovative SES ASTRA tool for enhanced and interactive television (iTV) will be offered to broadcasters across Europe, Middle East and Africa and is based on Bluetooth technology. It enables the wireless transfer of broadcast data from the Internet or a Bluetooth-enabled TV receiver […]  More

Harmonic, Dolby reach Digital Plus deal

Dolby Laboratories, and Harmonic reached a deal where Harmonic will support Dolby(R) Digital Plus, Dolby’s next-generation audio technology for high-definition programming, in Harmonic’s future products. Harmonic and Dolby are closely collaborating on cost-effective, integrated solutions that would streamline the audio/video service provider’s delivery architecture with several key advanced audio features. Dolby Digital Plus offers the […]  More

Broadcast Pix powers high school, college sports

Small colleges and high schools looking to get into the sports broadcasting business have a a new low-cost production switcher option courtest of Broadcast Pix. Known as SLATE 100, the new system merges a video production switcher with a computer workstation for just under $10,000. While the low price point of SLATE 100 is a […]  More


Bruce Goldfeder has joined CBS Sports as the new Director of Engineering. Goldfeder, a seven-time Emmy Award winner, joins CBS Sports after working many years as an engineer with Madison Square Garden Network. Most recently he served as the Director of Engineering for Venue Services Group, where he directed a group of design engineers in […]  More

CBS Sports taps Utah Scientific

CBS Sports is using Utah Scientific master control and routing gear for a new prototype HD sports coordination room that was recently used for the NCAA 2006 Men’s Basketball tournament. CBS has nine SD sports coordination rooms, which it uses to coordinate the switching and routing operations of concurrent games and pre-game shows throughout the […]  More

Panasonic P2 powers sports productions

Sports was front-and-center at Panasonic s NAB press briefing on Sunday when the company announced that it has been named the official broadcast equipment supplier for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. It will be the first time the entire Olympics will be shot in HD and DVCPRO HD will be there, said John Baisley, […]  More

Sports deals are tops for Sony

Sony’s NAB booth features a ton of new products geared to the sports market, like the new three-times Super-Slo Mo system for HD broadcasts, but it was a number of sports sales announcement that were the focus of the company’s NAB press conference. Sports TV is the killer app for HD, says Alec Shapiro, senior […]  More

PanAmSat QuickSpot eases satellite xmission

PanAmSat and On Call Communications have developed a new satellite-based communications solution to enable the coverage of breaking news and live events by local and independent news stations. By using PanAmSat’s QuickSPOT on-demand satellite technology and On Call’s OnSPOT auto-deploying broadband satellite communications systems, broadcasters can now report on breaking news events as they happen […]  More

Canon HDcg lenses for tapeless cameras unveiled

Canon launched the HDgc family of lenses, Canon s first series of economical HD lenses specially engineered for tapeless HD camcorders. Other new lenses include an improved line of professional SD (IFpro) lenses, the first lightweight Super Telephoto HD lens, and a technology demonstration of Auto Focus capabilities for HDTV Studio and Field zoom lenses. […]  More

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