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WELCOME How to subscribe All subscription enquiries UK and overseas online at: www.tv-bay.com/ subscribe www.tv-bay.com ISSUE: 63 MARCH 2012 W Magazine Office PO Box 6090, Newbury, RG14 9BB, UK elcome to this month’s tv-bay Magazine, the broadcast equipment guide. With the Formula 1 season starting, cycle racing at the Olympic park velodrome (front cover), Euro football looming and of course the build up to the July games gathers pace. Planning for a summer of sport has never been more important and in this issue we aim to uncover a few of the issues involved in just that. There are only two ways to see a sports event, live or on TV (recorded when you know the result just doesn’t count!). Personally I’d always opt for live but am continually frustrated at the level of experience I get at the stadium. Not the travel issues, food or seats but the interaction available during event build up, replays and commentary. Given the plethora of coverage now available on different platforms, getting spectators on seats should be paramount, certainly some venues are embracing the fan experience but there is still a long way to go compared with USA stadiums for example. Premier football clubs are forging forwards in online video as fan bases are spread around the world with Manchester Utd for example having over 190 million fans in Asia alone. Just how clubs embrace the digital multiplatform age and take advantage of all the branding and advertising opportunities is an evolving subject; Ben Darby from Stream UK tells us how one premiership club has tackled it on page 64. BVE heralded the end of an era being the last at Earls Court 2 as 2013 sees the show moving to ExCel. During this year’s show tv-bay interviewed many exhibitors whose clips can now be seen on www.broadcastshow.com. Working with Garland Partners and StreamUK our camera crew donned the LiveU backpack and streamed the interviews live to several stands using the very latest cellular technology used for many live events and indeed the London riots last year. Take a look on page 54 for the new world of live acquisition. Amongst the news you’ll find our NAB previews as well as the many regular features. You may notice Bob Pank is removing his 3D glasses for a while to concentrate on cloud matters on page 36, your feedback and comments are, as always, very welcome. Enjoy this issue, Simon Tillyer, Tv-bay +44 (0)1635 237237 Switchboard +44 (0)1635 237 237 Editor Simon Tillyer, simon@tv-bay.com Production Editor Matt Robbins, matt@tv-bay.com Advertising Jonathan Highett,jonathan@tv-bay.com Accounts Lucy Turner, lucy@tv-bay.com Events Selen Sevket, selen@tv-bay.com Subscriptions subs@tv-bay.com Layout and artwork Dan Butler, dan@danbutler.co.uk +44 (0)1635 250 968 Back copies Can be seen online at... www.tv-bay.com/magazine. Hard copies available from the office on request. Website www.tv-bay.com Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of all advertisements and other items in this publication, TV-BAY can accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions or incorrect insertions. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written permission of TV-BAY. E&OE Terms & conditions available at: www.tv-bay.com/terms_and_conditions/ Copyright tv-bay.com 2004-2012. All trademarks acknowledged. NEED TO CALL US? +44 (0)1635 237 237 Technology, expertise, and opinion... David Kirk Bob Pank Robin Palmer Emma Hay Peter Savage Dick Hobbs Page 30 Page 36 Page 38 Page 42 Page 44 Page 98 Cover shot courtesy of Panasonic: UCI Track World Cup at London OLympic Velodrome TV-BAY MAGAZINE | 03