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WORLD NEWS Hunan TV goes S3D Investing in broadcast media centre WRN Broadcast, the international broadcast services company, has announced the investment of over £1million in its London-based media centre.  The investment, which will be completed by March 2013, includes a dedicated archive environment with an additional 2 petabytes worth of storage, a new master control room and a significant upgrade to the current MAM and mediator system. WRN Broadcast regularly evaluates the company’s technology and broadcast practices and the decision was made that certain key areas including the broadcast data centre and managed services were strengthened and future proofed. In addition, due to the on-going growth of the business, certain new technologies also warranted investment to increase the company’s future technology capabilities and better support existing clients and the wider broadcast market. www.wrnbroadcast.com Miranda Technologies acquires Softel Miranda Technologies, a Belden Brand, a global provider of integrated solutions for production, playout and delivery systems for television broadcasters and multi-system operators has announced the acquisition of Softel, a leading provider of captioning, subtitling, audio and video description, interactivity and other key video technologies for broadcasters and content producers worldwide.  www.belden.com H unan TV, China’s premier entertainment television channel, has purchased a third Quantel Enterprise sQ fast-turnaround production system for its Stereo3D program production. Hunan TV, a division of the giant Hunan Broadcasting Group, has been a Quantel customer since 2008 when the broadcaster chose two Quantel Enterprise sQ systems for the production of entertainment programming. Hunan TV later upgraded to a full HD workflow in 2010. The new Enterprise sQ system handles ingest, editing and output of S3D media within a totally integrated S3D workflow. The fast-turnaround production system will be used in Hunan TV’s new studio to produce 3D content in line with new regulations for China’s top broadcasters. www.quantel.com Pre-configured CustomCage for Sony F5 and F55 G erman precision manufacturer Chrosziel is well prepared for the launch of SONY’s new F5 & F55. The new 15mm light-weight support LWS 401-96 is designed specifically for the new Sony 5 Series cameras. Another version, a heavy duty long rod version, featuring an extended rod mount (LWS 401-96HD) is also ready. The 401-96HD LWS is also the adapter to the 19 mm rod system on the Bridge Plate DigiCine (401-F235). handle or the viewfinder as all control elements as well as the lens remain easily accessible. In the 700- 50 CustomCage Sony 5 Series, the usual CustomCage handle has been replaced with radial serrations at the bottom corner elements. These Hirth rosettes can be fitted with a pair of Chrosziel 403-06 handles and many other brands too. www.octica.tv Also for owners of a new Sony F5 or F55, Chrosziel offers a pre- configured CustomCage. The 700- 50 CustomCage Sony 5 Series fits onto the light-weight support rods in front of the camera body. There is no need to disassemble the camera Flawless Editorial Flexibility Marquis Broadcast, specialist in content workflows and media integration software, has announced that Zodiak Rights has saved time and improved editorial flexibility with Marquis Broadcasts archive and retrieve solution: Project Parking.   Zodiak Rights, the international distribution and rights exploitation division of Zodiak Media, known for award-winning scripted programming including: Being Human the supernatural hit for BBC Three and Syfy US; and Wallander the BAFTA award-winning drama series for BBC One starring Kenneth Branagh, has used Project Parking to help create multiple promos for various projects including material for miptv and mipcom. www.marquisbroadcast.com 08 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE TV-BAY074FEB13.indd 8 11/02/2013 16:59