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New Albanian director-general embarks on reforms at broadcaster   Geneva, June 2016:  The new Director General of RTSH Thoma Gellçi has met with representatives of the EBU Director General's office. Gellçi became Director General of RTSH in May having worked in the media...
JVC introduces robotic PTZ video-over-IP production camera  Japan, June 2016:   JVC introduced at this year's NAB Show its first robotic PTZ IP video production camera, ideal for studio or field applications – the KY-PZ100. In addition to its 3G-SDI and HDMI outputs, the KY-PZ100 features JVC’s unique IP-based communications...
ABC News facilities in Australia to receive a major technology upgrade Montreal, June 2016: Grass Valley has entered into a contract with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation to provide one of the largest single system technology upgrades ever undertaken in Australia. The long-term project represents a major technology refresh and replacement in its studios...
Opening of the world’s longest railway tunnel brought to the web via Blick webTV and LiveU  Hackensack, NJ, June, 2016: LiveU has announced that the opening of the world’s longest railway tunnel – 57.09 km (35.5 mi) - was brought live to online viewers by Blick web TV using LiveU technology. The Gotthard Tunnel was officially opened on June 1st after decades of...
Al Jazeera Media Network establishes a new digital division  Doha, June 2016: Al Jazeera Media Network has announced the establishment of a new Digital Division in alignment with the network’s objectives to innovate and lead in the development of digital products, services and platforms....
Reuters TV launches new version of its online video news service New York, June 2016:  Reuters, the world’s largest international multimedia news provider, has released version 2.0 of Reuters TV. This new version of the revolutionary connected TV service introduces Featured Programs – thematic programs curated and hosted by Reuters journalists...
Sat-Comm to offer TVU live streaming solutions in SNG trucks California, June 2016: TVU Networks has announced that it has entered into a partnership with leading UK-based satellite and broadcast systems integrator, Sat-Comm. Specialising in SNG vehicles, Flyaways and OB Systems, Sat-Comm will offer the entire range of TVU Networks IP-based live video...
Reuters-TIMA on the ground at Euro 2016 soccer tournament  Paris, June 2016:  As tens of thousands of football fans gathered in Paris for the opening game of the Euro 2016, Reuters-TIMA set up live positions near the Eiffel Tower fan zone and the...
Newstag to distribute CNN content on its video news service   Stockholm, June 2016:  CNN International will be syndicating its news, business, feature and entertainment content to Newstag, an award-winning 'mobile-first' video news service. The agreement grants Stockholm-based Newstag the right to share and distribute two hours of CNN video...
Anatel issues guidelines for satellite earth stations operating within Rio2016 venues Brazil, June 2016 : (Source: Anatel, the telecom regulator in Brazil) If you are a Rio2016 Rights-Holding Broadcaster (RHB), or will operate any earth station transmitting to a GSO satellite (C, Ku or Ka bands) during the event, it is mandatory that your station be previously authorized, holding...
VRT Sandbox LiveIP Studio wins first EBU Award for Technology & Innovation  Geneva, June 2016: The recipient of the 2016 EBU Award for Technology & Innovation, the VRT Sandbox LiveIP Studio, has launched a new age of convenience and flexibility in professional television programme production. In the future, the award will be given annually, based on an...
Broadcast studio facilities available for hire in the heart of London  London, June 2016:  Fleet Street Studio - which is new to promoting its services on TVZ - offers clients a multi-camera studio in the former Reuters building at 85 Fleet Street. The studio is fully equipped for live...
Thanthi TV in India expands its deployment of LiveU technology   Hackensack, NJ, June 2016: LiveU has announced that Thanthi TV, a 24-hour Tamil news television channel based in Chennai, India, is increasing its LiveU deployment to support its live newsgathering capabilities. Thanthi TV is adding eight LU500 portable transmission units and upgrading...
Spanish company, Bainet, offers news and sports coverage nationwide  Madrid, June 2016 : Bainet Broadcast Services in Madrid is a major supplier of live transmission and production facilities across Spain. New to promoting its services on TVZ, the company is part of the Bainet Group which...
SES to provide satellite capacity for TVP's newsgathering needs Luxembourg/Warsaw, June 2016:  SES S.A., one of the world-leading satellite operators, has announced a long-term partnership with Studiotech Poland, a leading audiovisual engineering company and manufacturer of digital broadcast solutions, to provide satellite capacity to the Polish public...
ITM supplies foreign broadcasters with coverage of G7 Summit and Obama's visit to Hiroshima  Japan, June 2016:  Tomoo ITOH, the founder of Tokyo's leading news production company, INTERTELEMEDIA, Inc. - together with his staff - was on site at last week's G7 Ise-Shima Summit to provide coverage to foreign broadcasters. In addition, they were also on hand for President Obama's...
CBTV offers satellite uplinks and studios in the USA and Canada Rhode Island, June 2016: Chris Borghesani is the 'CB' of CBTV - a company he set up to offer camera crew facilities, SNG services and live broadcast studios in North America. He has more than 20 years' experience in broadcast and corporate...
Eurovision steps up capacity on four Eutelsat satellites to deliver major news and sporting events  Paris, Geneva, May 2016 – The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the premier distributor of sports and news content for the world’s top broadcast and media platforms, and Eutelsat Communications announce the signature of capacity contracts on four Eutelsat satellites. The...
Harvard University uses new JVC IP camera to stream live sports events Boston, May 2016:  It has been a cold, rainy spring in Boston, but that hasn’t stopped the video team at Harvard University from hitting the Charles River and offering viewers a unique take on collegiate rowing. Having...
NZ broadcasters choose LiveU technology for live content gathering  Hackensack, NJ,  May, 2016:  LiveU has announced new wins in New Zealand, expanding the deployment of its portable transmission technology throughout the country. Used by all four national broadcasters, NZ’s largest Broadcast Services provider, leading radio stations and...
IHA announces a pricing policy change to its HD and SD broadcast services Istanbul/London, May 2016: [Source: IHA] IHA is pleased to announced that it is changing its pricing policy for some of the broadcast services it provides. As from 27 May 2016, IHA will be providing customers with one rate both for SD and HD services. Based on that, it will be entirely the...
Latest DSNG/OB truck from Hitachi Kokusai to appear at BroadcastAsia Singapore, May 2016 : Hitachi Kokusai Electric is to showcase its new DSNG/OB truck at BroadcastAsia 2016 which begins in Singapore on May 31st. This is the first time the unit will have been exhibited in Asia. The company says the...
Uplinker offers sports and news coverage in Slovakia  Bratislava, May 2016:  The broadcast services company, Frequency, offers satellite newsgathering facilities in its home base - Slovakia - as well as further afield in Europe. New to promoting its services on TVZ, Frequency has a...
First EBU International Broadcasting Assembly underlines importance of media freedom  Paris, May 2016: Delegates from 22 European public broadcasters gathered in Paris on 19 and 20 May to discuss the unique challenges, issues and opportunities relating to broadcasting for worldwide audiences. Europe-based...
SNG supplier, Megahertz, expands by opening an office in Singapore   London, UK  May 2016: Megahertz, which supplies SNG and OB vehicles to the broadcast industry, has announced the opening of an office in Singapore. A permanent presence in South East Asia considerably strengthens...
Broadcast Solutions receives orders for 4K/UHD OB vans for South Korea and Switzerland Bingen, Germany - May 2016: German based system integrator Broadcast Solutions GmbH announces two new orders for building 4K/UHD OB Vans for South Korean Broadcaster SBS (Seoul Broadcasting System) and NEP Switzerland, respectively. Both OB Vans are being built with the company’s...
Journalists sharpen their skills for online news production   Belgrade, May 2016: Public service media (PSM) journalists from 11 countries in Southeast Europe have gathered in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, to share best practice for online news production. 22 journalists exchanged ideas and...
Megahertz builds pair of SNG trucks for STV to be deployed in Edinburgh and Glasgow   London, UK,  May 2016: Megahertz Ltd. has won a contract to provide two new SNG trucks for leading Scottish channel 3 broadcaster, STV. The trucks will be based in Edinburgh and Glasgow. The units are being built on...
The new teleport of BCE opens new horizons to the European media companies  Luxembourg, May 2016: BCE has finalised the installation of its new Teleport in Junglinster (Luxembourg). This new centre opens new horizons to BCE’s customers with a worldwide coverage. The new teleport is directly connected to BCE headquarters in Luxembourg City, setting new...
LiveU Solo helps the Huffington Post live stream HD content directly to Facebook   Hackensack, NJ, May 2016: With the opening of the Facebook Live API, brands can now live stream video content directly to Facebook using high-quality production equipment. This has been extremely important to broadcasters and video content creators that want to deliver non-stop live video...
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