In Broadcast - July 2012 - 10
WWW.INBROADCAST.COM | ISSUE 10 - JULY 2012
Kelly Picks Up Emmy Awards
USA: Signiant’s Todd Kelly has received two Emmy Awards for his work on the series Jonathan Bird’s Blue World. Nominated in four categories, Kelly received awards for Outstanding Children/Youth Programme and Outstanding Magazine Feature/Segment. Todd Kelly, Solution Architect for Signiant, and member of the Blue World TV production team assisted leading media companies in designing effective production ﬁle-based delivery strategies.
Red TX And One Box Television Collaboration
A new collaboration between broadcast audio specialists Red TX and One Box Television has led to RED II with the ability to combine cost-effective HD broadcast facilities with mobile audio. The collaboration was made possible following the recent refurbishment of Red TX’s RED II mobile recording unit. Ian Dyckhoff, Director of Red TX, said: “We designed RED II with this additional space because we recognised that some broadcast clients wanted an area where they could set up fly-pack television facilities. After discussion with One Box Television, we recognised that the new truck provided a perfect opportunity to combine resources on certain projects where clients wanted the ability to ﬁlm as well as record high quality audio.”
Broadpeak Debuts BkA100 Solution
RED II – Sound and HD ready
Richard Stevenson, Director of One Box television, added: “The complexity of multi-track sound frequently means that an audio truck will be parked alongside a traditional OB truck on a concert. The ‘sound end’ of the OB truck, which the client is effectively paying for, is rendered redundant. By installing our highly
mobile ﬂyaway units into RED II we combine facilities and signiﬁcantly reduce costs for our customers.” Since launching their collaboration, Red TX and One Box Television has worked together on a number of concerts, including the Classic Rock Awards, MTV New Acts and Channel 4’s Streetdance.
Channel 24 Upgrades To Etere
Etere has participated in the launch of Channel 24, the newest Bangladesh TV channel. The broadcast and media organisation has provided Channel 24 with its famous Etere Automation thanks to Etere Clone. Channel 24 is Bangladesh’s 24hour entertainment TV channel set to join the ﬂeet of media stations frequenting its television sets. The new channel features hourly news updates and also showcases various entertainment programmes throughout the day. The name of the new station was chosen to open up the vision of 24-hour news and entertainment. Channel 24 focuses on professional journalism with a view to be the fastest and most trusted electronic media of the country. With the latest technology and most established jour nalists, the channel is hoping to change the media market. The basic need of Channel 24 was to achieve maximum security and protection for the on-air transmission – that is why besides Etere Automation playout software, Etere Clone advanced technology was added to the system. The goal was to make the system as faulttolerant as possible. Etere has been able to ensure the playout reliability thanks to the use of two synchronised systems for the automation controllers which run two independent copies of the same playlist thus enabling the system to be ready to switch in case of fault.
FRA: Broadpeak has introduced the BkA100 video delivery analytics solution designed to streamline an operator’s CDN. BkA100 enables operators to access information located in video streaming servers. It provides operational systems monitoring data and capacity planning details, plus analytical marketing results on which to build effective campaigns. Broadpeak claim that the BkA100 enables stakeholders to share and proactively analyse data for higher QoS.
CAN: Modus FX has opened a previs division at its Montreal production facility. The previs crew at Modus visualise how the shots could be done, then communicate that to the production team. Modus suggest camera angles and distance of the camera from the actors, making it easier for the director to determine the sequence of shots. The timing and number of shots is worked out in previs, so the director can accurately schedule shoots.