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Fashion One TV expands coverage GlobeCast, a leading provider of video content management and delivery, has signed a deal with premium fashion broadcaster Fashion One TV to bring Fashion One to millions of new homes across sub-Saharan Africa via its capacity on the Astra 4A satellite at 5E. The satellite, which has the most powerful Ku-band coverage in sub-Saharan Africa today, has a footprint that covers an estimated 70 percent of free-to-air, cable, and satellite audiences within Africa from Europe, reaching a community of potentially 50 million television www.globecast.com Entering public beta stage Singular Software, a developer of workflow automation applications for video production, has announced that the PluralEyes® for Apple® Final Cut Pro® X Public Beta is now available. The multi-award winning PluralEyes technology works alongside Final Cut Pro to instantly sync multi-camera video and audio tracks; saving hours of tedious, manual syncing during post. www.singularsoftware.com Traversing dune and desert for the 2012 Dakar Rally S tarting January 1, 2012, an estimated 456 drivers of specially designed off-road motorcycles, cars and trucks will race from the Atlantic coastal resort town of Mar del Plata, Argentina to Perus capital, Lima, located on the Pacific coast of South America, as part of the 2012 Dakar Rally off-road automobile race. Drivers from around the world will traverse some of the world’s most unforgiving environments, and along for the ride will be Leon Jansen who, with his crew at the Dutch Dakar Press Team, will photograph the race from start to finish. Anton/Bauer, a brand of The Vitec Group, and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, will also be on hand, as Jansen and his crew will rely on the companys DIONIC® HCX, DIONIC® HC, Solar Panel, and various other power and lighting accessories to help capture this competitive event. www.antonbauer.com Taking Chyron HyperX3 to the races C hyron have announced that graphics provider MOOV, a dedicated user of Chyron HyperX3 on-air graphics systems, will be working with leading sports television production company Sunset+Vine on its BBC Horse Racing productions. The contract began with the 2011 Welsh Grand National at the Chepstow Racecourse on Dec. 27, and includes the 2012 Grand National at Aintree, the Derby at Epsom Downs, and Royal Ascot. www.chyron.com Bournemouth Uni gains SADiE accreditation status Bournemouth University has been named as the first UK Accredited SADiE Training Establishment as part of a new scheme launched by SADiE to improve training for students using its editing equipment. The university, which was also the first in the UK to take delivery of the new SADiE 6 software, achieved its accreditation through the quality of its teaching. Pete Nash, Prism Sound and SADiEs Broadcast Consultant who is in charge of the Accreditation process, says: We established the accreditation scheme to give recognition to those training facilities that are offering exemplary lecturing standards in terms of technical and creative awareness of SADiE as a high end editing process. www.sadie.com or www.prismsound.com 06 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE