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WORLD NEWS Country’s first HD broadcasts Thomson Broadcast have announced that B&B TV Communication, the entity responsible for wireless- cable broadcasting of radio and television channels in Azerbaijan, has purchased Thomson’s latest DVB-T/ DVB-T2 Elite 100 GreenPower transmitters. B&B TV will use the air-cooled transmitters to help introduce high-definition digital broadcasting to the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan. In the first phase of HD broadcasting, B&B TV will deploy three DVB-T2 television transmitting systems up to 2kW in a 6+1 redundancy configuration. The systems will be completed and on the air during Q4 2012. www.thomson-broadcast.com Tender to build Oracle TV studio Leading Broadcast Systems Integrator VSC Design has been awarded the contract to build a 3 camera HD television studio for Oracle Corporation UK Limited at the company’s Reading headquarters. The contract was offered for competitive tender and VSC Design was successful against stiff opposition. Work on the studio begins imminently. VSC Design’s Managing Director; Martyn Hales added: We are of course very pleased to have added The Oracle Corporation to our growing list of blue-chip clients. www.vscdesign.com Bridging the data gap W ireless data links are becoming common-place in the production community: with cameras now featuring proxy file streaming and H.264 on-camera encoders delivering full HD images live. With the launch of IntraTec’s range of wireless transmitters and receivers, portable data devices are taken to a new height, with its new devices able to send fast streams of live data over distances of up-to 10 kilometres and enabling remote production crews exceptionally fast internet connectivity. Distributed in the UK and Europe by Holdan Limited, IntraTec’s solutions are ideal for camera crews that need live HD feeds from remote cameras such as in airborn or extreme sports productions - or backhaul data over significant distances without the benefit of wired connections. IntraTec also delivers powerful direct-to-the-internet data solutions for remote production crews that need to upload and download large media files. www.holdan.co.uk. 1080p functionality at no extra charge I n a bold move designed to facilitate the transition to fully progressive workflows, Snell have announced that it will now offer 1080p functionality at no additional charge for all 1080p-capable products, thereby bringing down one of the most significant barriers to the adoption of 3Gbps equipment: extra cost. Many Snell products currently operate internally at the 3Gbps bandwidth required for 1080p formats, including the company’s Kahuna production switchers, Sirius routing switchers, Alchemist Ph.C-HD frame-rate converters, KudosPro signal-processing products, and the industry-leading IQ Modular range. www.snellgroup.com. Partnership with root6 Front Porch Digital, the global leader in content storage management (CSM) solutions, have announced a reseller agreement with technology supplier root6 to distribute Front Porch Digital’s full line of products and services to the broadcast, film, and post-production communities in the U.K. The agreement extends root6’s range of file-based workflow solutions while helping Front Porch Digital address new markets in the active U.K. territory. fpdigital.com 18 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE TV-BAY071NOV12.indd 18 06/11/2012 18:09