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WELCOME ISSUE: 73 JANUARY 2013 W Magazine Office PO Box 6090, Newbury, RG14 9BB, UK How to subscribe All subscription enquiries UK and overseas online at: www.tv-bay. com/subscribe www.tv-bay.com Switchboard +44 (0)1635 237 237 elcome to issue 73. Firstly a very Happy New Year. As a regular recipient of the tv-bay Magazine you would have received the annual wall planner in the December issue and hopefully have been busy plotting out your year. Given the manic 12 months that was 2012 then 2013 was expected by many as being a bit of a damp squib and one to hide under the duvet until things picked up. Kit left over from the 2012 games was expected to flood the market leaving distributors and manufacturers short of sales for the foreseeable future. A quick poll however shows that feelings are somewhat optimistic for the year ahead with kit finding homes in growing markets, assisted in some cases by incentives such as the Government Pupil Premium. In his monthly finance column Peter Savage touches on other avenues that will no doubt help boost kit investment, take a look on page 34. Since the mid 2000’s manufacturers have toyed with pay as you go services rather than selling for a one-off lump sum investment. This trend is now increasing with many renting their downloads or unlocking features by the day, week or month meaning freelance editors for example can access top end solutions when they need them for a feasible cost. Together with a plethora of post-production solutions, kit and information Will Strauss looks in this issue at the evolving face of post on page 32. 2012 heralded a number of “off shoots” for tv-bay which continue to grow with the live monthly show now a regular on the calendar (next show 22nd January 7pm www.broadcastshow.com/live) and also now streaming live from a number of trade shows including BVE South on 26th, 27th and 28th February as well as show floor interviews with exhibitors throughout. For those in the regions you may have visited the Look Listen Experience last year and the road show returns this year to Glasgow, Manchester, Bristol, Cardiff and London in March, for more details turn to page 57 where the events promise to bring a wealth of kit and knowledge to your area. For those yet to book then get out from under the duvet and sign up to the UK’s biggest broadcast event since IBC left our shores back in 1992 at www.bve.com/tvbay Enjoy the issue and best wishes for 2013. 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 2004-2013. All trademarks acknowledged. NEED TO CALL US? Simon Tillyer, Tv-bay +44 (0)1635 237237 +44 (0)1635 237 237 Technology, expertise, and opinion... Bob Pank Robin Palmer Will Strauss Peter Savage Dick Hobbs Page 28 Page 30 Page 32 Page 34 Page 98 Cover image courtesy of Post Asylum TV-BA073JAN13.indd 3 TV-BAY MAGAZINE | 03 11/01/2013 14:16