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Vision247 hands reins to Racing UK’s audience and Vizrt announce partnership today announced it has signed a preferred partnership agreement with Vizrt, the leading provider of real-time 3D graphics and asset management tools for the broadcast industry. Under the agreement, both companies will promote and support each other’s products, which together give customers a unique, best-in-class solution for interacting with audiences in real-time via Facebook, Twitter, and second-screen apps, and then displaying the results of those interactions. Expanding EMEA operations Wohler Technologies today announced the appointment of U.K.- based Broadcast Service Center (BSC) as the company’s new EMEA technical support and service center. Under the new agreement, BSC will service the entire lineup of Wohler’s audio, video, and ancillary data solutions -- both warranty and non-warranty -- across the EMEA region. R Major Formula 1 deal with Gearhouse Broadcast W ireless audio specialists Raycom are delighted to announce the completion of a major deal to supply Wisycom radio microphone systems to Gearhouse Broadcast for their contract with Sky Sports for the new F1 HD channel. The all-new approach being taken by Sky Sports F1 HD has all audio being delivered wireless from pit-lane remotes to studio interviews. To achieve this, Raycom have specified a range of Wisycom radio equipment including the new intermod-free transmitters in belt- pack and hand-held form which feature the widest frequency tuning range in the world of 232MHz for global use. Racing UK is able to supply viewers with all this detail because of the dynamic way Vision247 uses the ConnectTV MHEG application, delivering interactive data and linear high quality broadcast video over the internet and onto the Freeview platform. Vision247 also supplies subscriber authentication for Racing UK, meaning once users have signed up for the service they will be automatically recognised when selecting channel 116, and given instant access to the channel. UK broadcasters talkback at MediaCityUK W ood & Douglas a leading creator of wireless products and services, has been selected by system integrator Dega Broadcast Systems to provide studio wireless talkback communications for BBC regional and sports programming at MediaCityUK, the BBCs new creative hub on Salford Quays. Degas contract with the BBC was awarded following competitive tender under EU regulations. 12 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE acing UK, the leading horse racing subscription TV channel in the UK, is now available to viewers of Freeview. Racing UK is the first channel to harness new interactive IPTV features delivered to internet connected television sets and devices by Vision247s unique video content delivery platform.