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SHOW NEWS The KitPlus Show, held annually at Manchester’s MediaCityUK, reported a very successful day where a 25% increase in visitors from last year flooded into the heart of the North’s creative hub to see numerous UK firsts many of which were unveiled at IBC in September. Over 100 brands were represented with floor space once again expanding to fit in manufacturers, distributors, workshops and seminar sessions with both visitor and exhibitor feedback being wholly positive. “We’d like to say a huge thank you to all the exhibitors and sponsors who have in the past and continue to support the north of England’s biggest industry show, also to the many hundreds of visitors who came out on the coldest day of the year so far!” commented KitPlus’ Matt Robbins Check out the gallery and exhibitor highlights video at and save the date for 7th November 2017 which is now confirmed for next years show. PRODUCTION The National Film and Television School (NFTS) is using Blackmagic Design products as part of a new diploma in Sports Production. Blackmagic’s URSA Mini 4k PL camera, equipped with the Blackmagic URSA Mini B4 Mount, and ATEM live production hardware are included in the school’s system set-up. The diploma is delivered in partnership with IMG, the independent sports production company, and aims to equip students with the editorial skills required to produce sports and live event coverage as well as highlights content. At the same time it has been announced that director, producer and writer John Ridley, best known for the movie 12 Years a Slave, is using the URSA Mini 4k digital film camera on several television and film projects, including a TV mini- series called Guerrilla that is currently filming in London. SGL has an established history serving the archive needs of broadcast facilities around the world. At SGL we focus on our strengths: creating industry leading content archive and storage management software. Our focus ensures we create field defining solutions that streamline file-based workflows and incorporate new technologies as they evolve. T: +44 (0)1489 889930 | E: | W: Global leaders in Archive & Storage Management KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 120 December 2016 | 7