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WORLD NEWS Expanding Vizrt’s role T o ensure that viewers have the most current business news, Sky News has expanded its use of Vizrt’s Viz Content Pilot to create real-time, data-driven graphics for its Business Bulletins, presented at regular intervals throughout the 24-hour news day. While Sky News has been using Viz Content Pilot template-based graphics and video management system and the Viz Artist design workstation to create full-frame graphics and 3D animations for some time, in May 2012 the network began using Content Pilot and Artist to embellish its Business Bulletins with full-screen graphics, side panels (for HD viewers), lower third supers and scrolling tickers that contain financial data updated in real-time. Spare parts made simple V inten® will make ordering spare parts even simpler with its new online store. IFB systems arrive at Emmerdale UK Lectrosonic’s agents Raycom have recently supplied a Lectrosonics IFB system comprising 40 IFB-R1a receivers and 8 IFB-T4 transmitters to ProVision in Leeds; part of ITV in the North. These systems will be used on the flagship soap Emmerdale which is filmed at ITV Leeds and on location at a purpose built outdoor set on the outskirts of Leeds. www.raycom.co.uk In just a few clicks, Vinten’s customers can visit the online store and buy camera support spare parts to fit themselves, without any special tools or training. The store has gone live across Europe, including the UK, Germany and other selected EU countries. The site will be available to customers in France in the coming weeks and will be rolled out worldwide in the near future. Editors Keys nominated at the ‘Ecommerce Awards 2012’. http://store.vinten.co.uk/ spares The glitzy black tie awards event, will be held in London on the 2nd October 2012, where Editors Keys hopes to pick up its first major award. www.vizrt.com Botswana TV upgrades B otswana TV (BTV) has purchased a major upgrade for its Quantel Enterprise sQ news production system. BTV is the state broadcaster for Botswana in southern Africa and has been using Quantel news production tools since 2001. The upgrade provides BTV with the latest Quantel V5 software which makes all journalist and editing PC’s compliant with the latest Windows 7 operating system as well as adding a host of new editing, workflow and management facilities. Editors Keys.com, which is run by Entrepreneur Mark Brown, has been nominated in this year’s prestigious Ecommerce Awards 2012 for the Best Social Media Engagement Award. Editors Keys, which is famous for its shortcut editing keyboards and USB microphones, is only a small company however, it’s up against global players Vodafone, ASOS.com, Jessops and Virgin Media. The company has been nominated for the ‘Best Social Media Engagement Award’, which was chosen by a judging panel which included the UK director of Google, Peter Fitzgerald, Joanna Stephenson, Senior Online Marketing Manager at Debenhams and Frazer Locke, Trading Director at Asda WalMart to name a few. You can follow Mark Brown at the awards using the twitter handle @ editorskeys www.editorskeys.com www.quantel.com Performance and Safety for Peace of Mind * Cost Effective Unpopulated Raid Storage * Prices Starting From £40 + Vat * 1TB Up To 24TB Capacity * Raid 0/1/5/6/10/50/60 Distributor www.polar-graphics.com Tel: +44 (0)20 8868 2479 info@polar-graphics.com TV-BAY MAGAZINE | 09