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BBCS&PP To Open Post Facility
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BC Studios and Post Production (BBCS&PP) will open a standalone post-production facility on Charlotte Street in the heart of London’s vibrant W1 post community. Open from early January 2013, the new HD-based, fully tapeless facility will give BBC Studios and Post Production the central London launch-pad to offer full-service postproduction facilities to its growing range of TV and corporate clients. The facility, formerly home to Editworks, will be renovated throughout and additional cutting rooms will be built in the basement. Once renovations are complete, it will initially house nine Avid Media Composer offline suites, nine Avid Symphony Nitris DX finishing suites, an Avid Pro Tools 5.1 audio suite and voiceover booth and an Autodesk Smoke visual effects and grading system. The facility will be linked to BBC S&PP’s studios at BBC Elstree

Strategic Deal For Marquis & Quantel
GBR: Marquis Broadcast, a specialist in content workflows, has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Quantel. The partnership will make it easier for Quantel customers to fully integrate workflows with third party editing, server and archive platforms. Quantel’s recently launched sQ Fileflow application exposes a RESTful API, allowing it to be controlled by the Medway interoperability engine, enabling third party systems to freely exchange content with Enterprise sQ.

The cast of Mrs Brown’s Boys

NEP Forges Ahead With Acquisition
of BBC Television Centre will service productions into early 2013. BBC Studios and Post Production have already signed three postproduction projects for the new site – including Mrs Brown’s Boys, The Matt Lucas Awards and the upcoming series, Beat The Pack. USA: NEP has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Corplex, a Chicago-based provider of digital and HD mobile broadcast production facilities and services. Building on their longstanding relationship, the two companies expect to consummate the transaction on or around December 17, by which date NEP will acquire Corplex’s entire fleet of production vehicles including its three HD trucks: Chromium, Iridium, and Platinum. In addition, Corplex’s engineering and support staff will join the NEP Mobile Unit division.

and Elstree Studios - and to BBC Television Centre until the company vacates the site in March 2013 - so it can directly serve live studio productions that require inserts. A phased migration is currently in operation and BBC S&PP’s postproduction facility on the fourth floor

Two-Year Czech TV Deal For Visual Unity
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roadcast and multiscreen systems integrator Visual Unity has signed a new, two-year contract with Czech TV. Visual Unity will supply the technical services needed to operate Czech TV’s online and mobile service, iVysilani. The new contract, which was awarded through a public tender process, will run until December 2014. Visual Unity’s vuMedia integrated content management and delivery platform is already used by iVysilani for content delivery, live streaming and Video on Demand services. Under the terms of the new contract Visual Unity will deliver various enhancements to the platform and supply additional

Visual Unity will continue to provide Czech TV with streaming services.

back-end encoding, streaming, transcoding and media management services. “Visual Unity has extensive experience of designing, delivering and integrating turnkey TV systems, broadcast-IT convergent and multiscreen solutions,” says Tomas Petru, President of Visual Unity. “In recent years we have

undertaken a variety of successful projects for Czech TV, including the design and build of an eight-camera High-Definition Outside Broadcast vehicle and the enhancement of the broadcaster’s online and mobile services, enabling it to deliver unprecedented coverage of the recent Olympic Games in London.” The new contract will see Visual Unity increasing Czech TV’s live streaming capacity from 60Gbps to 88Gbps in 2013 and 110Gbps in 2014, to support the broadcaster’s 12 live streaming channels. Czech TV has also asked the company to increase storage capacity for its Video on Demand archive, a service Visual Unity has been providing since 2005.

Facility Move For Vaddio
USA: Vaddio has moved all its operations to a new 67,000-squarefoot facility, nearly doubling the size of its current space. Mark Steen, COO of Vaddio said: “We needed a larger facility to not only house existing employees, but to plan for future growth in all areas of the company. Located in Minnetonka, Minnesota, the building will significantly expand Vaddio’s manufacturing facilities.


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In Broadcast - January 2013
Contents
InNews: Harris Corporation Agree Sale of Broadcast Communications
InNews: Grass Valley Opens Solutions Center in Boulogne Office
InSound
InFocus
InStudio
InPlay
InFile
InTest
InMedia: Evolution of the Broadcast Systems Integrator
InMedia: Swedish Film Institute Chooses Divarchive 7.0
In Broadcast - January 2013 - Intro
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In Broadcast - January 2013 - Contents
In Broadcast - January 2013 - InNews: Harris Corporation Agree Sale of Broadcast Communications
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In Broadcast - January 2013 - InNews: Grass Valley Opens Solutions Center in Boulogne Office
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