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WORLD NEWS Iconic status during a great summer of sport C amera Corps reports a highly successful summer of sport both in its role as a broadcast production service-provider and as manufacturer of robotic camera systems.  “One of the high points of our year to date was seeing a number of Camera Corps Q-Balls achieving global publicity as the winners of a major motor racing event celebrated their UK leg triumph in June” states Shaun Glanville, Business Development Director. “The Q-Balls were so close to the action that they were showered with champagne on the winners podium. Images of this event, and of two Q-Balls looking no bigger than a microphone, were broadcast live around the world and throughout the international press. Earlier in June, Q-Ball captured close-up high definition images of Andy Murray at the climax of his success in the 2013 Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships. This was a moment the nation had been waiting for since Fred Perry’s win in 1936, in particular the moment Murray went to hug his mother.”  EbonyLife TV goes live E bonyLife TV has chosen a complete broadcast system from PlayBox Technology for a new channel transmitting in high definition by direct satellite to subscribers in sub-Saharan Africa. The installation includes ingest, storage, content management, channel branding and playout automation using PlayBox Technology’s flagship AirBox and TitleBox servers. EbonyLife TV is based at Studio Tinapa, Nigeria’s ultra- modern Nollywood movie production centre at Calabar in Cross River State. www.playbox.tv www.cameracorps.co.uk Continuing to grow with Quantel L New production control room for ITN I ndependent Television News (ITN) has chosen a large studio control desk from Custom Consoles as part of a technical upgrade at its headquarters in Gray’s Inn Road, central London. More than 8.8 metres in breadth, the desk is an in-line design occupying almost the full width of Studio Control Suite A. www.customconsoles.co.uk eading European media production company, Woods Media Group, has purchased three Quantel Pablo Rio color correction and finishing systems to boost its post-production capabilities. Woods Media Group was formed in January 2013 following the merger of Woods TV and Lylo. Woods Media Group is has a leading international supplier of multi-language program localization and post-production services from its offices in Paris, Brussels and Los Angeles. Woods Media Group has purchased two Pablo Rio software systems and a third turnkey system with a Neo color panel. The systems provide post-production services to theatrical releases, TV programs and commercials for prime time television, for clients including Discovery, Nickelodeon and France Televisions.  www.quantel.com 12 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 81 SEPTEMBER 2013