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Turkuvaz Media Group chooses Sony and Teratek to create the first all-4K IP HDR-based production centre in Europe Posted: 19/03/2020
Turkuvaz Media Group chooses Sony and Teratek to create  the first all-4K IP HDR-based production centre in Europe

Turkuvaz Media Group (TMG), Turkey’s largest private media group operating in television, radio broadcasting, as well as newspaper and magazine publication and printing, has chosen Sony solutions and services to build an ambitious new media centre in Istanbul, spanning 7 studios and control rooms, as part of a multi-million Euro deal with systems integrator Teratek. This project consolidates TMG’s distributed studios into one location to improve efficiency, future-proof its capabilities for 4K broadcasting, and create a scalable system ready for the group’s future growth.

Tags: Sony | Turkuvaz Media Group | HDC-3500 | 2/3-inch 4K CMOS sensor | global shutter technology | IP Live System Manager
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Salford University selects Sony to prepare students for media industry careers Posted: 12/03/2020
Salford University selects Sony to prepare students for media industry careers

With over 1,200 students a year enrolled on a range of courses from television and radio, to visual and animation, Salford University is well known for preparing students for the realities of the media industry. Central to this preparation are its dedicated studios, opened in 2011, which offer students practical experience and are also used by industry veterans including the BBC and ITV.

Since their opening, the studios have evolved Salford University’s capabilities substantially. Where previously they had one single older 4 camera, 4 mic system, the university now houses 3 industry compliant TV studios and a vast array of cameras, lighting and audio solutions.

“In this space we produce everything from 1 on 1 interviews all the way through to performances of 18-piece Latin bands. We have a large variety of different shows that come in and out. It’s not only for the students, it’s also for working with commercial clients like the BBC, CBEEBIES and ITV,” commented Ash Tidball, the TV studio manager.

Tags: Sony | Salford University | DWX Gen3 Digital Wireless Series
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Sony appoints Giles Wood as Head of Services for Professional Solutions Europe Posted: 06/03/2020
Sony appoints Giles Wood as Head of Services for Professional Solutions Europe

Sony has appointed Giles Wood as its new Head of Services for Sony Professional Solutions Europe.

Giles will lead Sony’s European Professional Services division, creating and delivering a wide portfolio of professional services from systems integration and through to consultancy and full managed services. Sony’s B2B customers extend across the Media, Corporate, Education, Healthcare and Sports sectors.

Sony has seen its services business grow to over one third of its B2B revenues in Europe and sees opportunity for further innovation and significant growth, complementing its renowned product strengths.

Adam Fry, Vice President, Sony Professional Solutions Europe, said: "Giles joins Sony at an exciting juncture for our professional business as we transform towards a true solutions company offering a broad technology and services proposition to our professional customers. His passion for innovation and his impressive track record in leading business transformation will be great assets to drive the next phase of our growth."

Giles brings over twenty years of experience in the B2B technology sector, having held leadership roles in organisations including BT, Fujitsu and Nortel as well as successfully overseeing start-up technology delivery businesses.

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TVN24 becomes first worldwide broadcaster to future-proof its news production capabilities with Sony PXW-Z750 Posted: 05/03/2020
TVN24 becomes first worldwide broadcaster to future-proof its news production capabilities with Sony PXW-Z750

TVN24, the largest and the most-watched 24-hours news channel in Poland, becomes the first customer to receive ten Sony PXW-Z750 4K camcorders to future-proof its infrastructure for advanced 4K/UHD output and increase the agility of its news broadcasting operations.

As an existing Sony customer, TVN24’s investment into the latest PXW-Z750 4K camcorders will help replace more than 80 PDW-700 and PMW-500 Sony shoulder camcorders currently in use. With the Z750 camcorders, the news channel’s production team will now be able to shoot in 4K, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and High Frame Rate (HFR), delivering 4K image quality with high sensitivity and vivid colour reproduction, ideal for news and live production.

Jarosaw Kielmel, Technology Department Director at TVN Discovery Polska explains: “Having invested in various Sony broadcasting solutions over the years, we were keen to work with Sony to help us future-proof our news production capabilities, ready to migrate to 4K in the years to come. We're incredibly impressed by the picture quality of the PXW-Z750, particularly when shooting in HD thanks to its 3CMOS sensors. Combined with the increased flexibility it provides us with, the PXW-Z750 is fast becoming our go-to camcorder for our 24-hour news broadcasting operations.”

Tags: Sony | TVN24 | PXW-Z750 | IP | 4K/UHD | HDR | IBC2019
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Snow Cats and Me: high-end TV wildlife series innovates with Sony BRC remote cameras Posted: 23/12/2019
Snow Cats and Me: high-end TV wildlife series innovates with Sony BRC remote cameras

Sony has announced that the Sony BRC Series PTZ remote cameras have been chosen to capture unique close-up footage of the heart-warming story of beautiful lynx cats in the high-end TV wildlife series, Snow Cats & Me.


Produced by Oak Island Films and Hello Halo TV, the two-part series pushes creative and technical boundaries to present an intimate portrait of animals in the wild. With the producer Ted Oakes, Managing Director of Oak Island Films commenting: “This was a tricky challenge: the Sony BRC cameras helped us capture amazing footage that expresses the unique character of these beautiful animals in their natural environment.”

Tags: Sony | BBC2 | Sony BRC Series PTZ remote cameras
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Sony and Verizon Demonstrate How 5G Stands to Transform Live Sports Production Posted: 10/12/2019
Sony and Verizon Demonstrate How 5G Stands to Transform Live Sports Production

Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc., Sony Mobile Communications Inc. and Verizon joined forces with NBC Sports to test how 5G can change the way live sports broadcasts are captured and produced. During the Houston Texans vs New England Patriots football game at NRG Stadium on December 1st, 2019, a camera person from NBC Sports captured video of the game on the field using Sony’s PXW-Z450 shoulder camcorder. The video was streamed through Sony’s prototype transmitter box and Xperia 5G mmWave device, via Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network to a production room in the stadium.

The test proved that 5G-connected cameras can be a reliable and beneficial option for future live sports broadcasts. Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband’s low latency and high bandwidth combined with Sony’s mobile device, video, and encoding expertise enabled low-latency high-quality video to be transmitted in near real time to producers. The test showed the potential for remote production teams to be located anywhere, regardless of where the game’s taking place. Furthermore, 5G’s essentially instant wireless connectivity means that cameras can be untethered, allowing for more creative camera positions and angles throughout the game and reducing set-up time and costs required for camera system integration.

Tags: Sony | Verizon | 5G | NBC Sports | PXW-Z450 | Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband
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Rory Peck and lsquo;Sony Impact Award for Current Affairs finalists revealed Posted: 28/10/2019
Rory Peck and lsquo;Sony Impact Award for Current Affairs and rsquo; finalists revealed

Sony announces three finalists for the ‘Sony Impact Award for Current Affairs’ category at this year’s Rory Peck Awards: Martin Boudot and Mathias Denizo for their film ‘Paraguay: Poisoned Fields’; Matthew Cassel for ‘The Missing’; and Rodrigo Vázquez for ‘Frontline Nicaragua’.

 

The Rory Peck Trust helps to safeguard and strengthen independent journalism by providing practical and financial support to freelance journalists and their families worldwide.

 

The Rory Peck Awards, established in 1995, are the only awards dedicated to the work of freelance video journalists, filmmakers and news camera operators who work independently to uncover stories that support today's international newsgathering and the public’s understanding of the world.

 

The ‘Sony Impact Award for Current Affairs’ aims to recognise the work of freelance camera operators who examine an issue, story or situation which has an impact on viewers, policies, or public awareness.

 

Tags: Sony | Rory Peck Awards | Rory Peck Trust
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Sony announces full compatibility with DCM new solution PARALLEL ADS Posted: 28/10/2019
Sony announces full compatibility with DCM and reg; and rsquo;s new solution PARALLEL ADS and reg;

Sony today announces full compatibility with PARALLEL ADS® a solution by AGS AG (Switzerland), enabling broadcasters of sporting events to simultaneously share tailored advertising content to different audiences around the globe. The solution is based on the DYNAMIC CONTENT MULITPLICATION® technology that can also provide the same benefits for music and other live events. The DCM® technology enables rights holders to broadcast up to four simultaneous feeds for event-based LED advertising from a single camera, helping them unlock new revenue streams by tailoring these advertisements to different markets. This also improves the customer experience by providing relevant content to different audiences. The new technology is part of an ambition from Sony to respond directly to broadcasters’ needs, address new industry challenges and drive efficiencies.

 

Tags: Sony | PARALLEL ADS | HDC-5500 | HDC-3500 | HDC-P50
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The National Library of Spain digitises its audiovisual archives with Sony Posted: 03/10/2019
The National Library of Spain digitises its audiovisual archives with Sony
Digital transformation experts Red.es and the National Library of Spain (BNE), an organisation dedicated to the collection, storage and preservation of audio-visual material published in Spain, launched a call for tenders to digitise analogic archives of cassettes and VHS tapes in order to preserve its valuable video and audio files. Digitalisation specialists Memnon, a Sony company, was selected to safeguard this part of the country’s heritage. Libnova collaborated in this project with Memnon.
Tags: Sony | Intelligent Media Services | Memnon | BNE | digitisation services
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Infront Productions uses Sony Virtual Production at BMW BERLIN-MARATHON Posted: 03/10/2019
Infront Productions uses Sony Virtual Production  at BMW BERLIN-MARATHON
Sony is pleased to announce that the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON, one of the biggest sports events in Europe, has successfully experienced a new wireless workflow with Sony Virtual Production in partnership with Deutsche Telekom and Infront Productions.
Tags: Sony | BMW BERLIN-MARATHON | Infront Productions | Deutsche Telekom
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IBC showfloor deal: Video Europe orders 30 flagship camcorders from Sony Posted: 23/09/2019
IBC showfloor deal: Video Europe orders 30 flagship camcorders from Sony
On the opening day of IBC 2019, Video Europe, one of the UK's largest rental houses, has placed an order with Sony for 20 PXW-FX9 camcorders with an advanced 6K* Full-Frame sensor as well as ten PXW-Z750 4K camcorders. Both products were only announced hours earlier at the Sony IBC press conference.
Tags: Sony | Video Europe | IBC 2019 | PXW-FX9 | PXW-Z750 | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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4K HDR Outside Broadcast Vehicles Posted: 13/09/2019
Europe and rsquo;s most advanced 4K HDR Outside Broadcast Vehicles to be used by Videe and Sony to and lsquo;Go Make Tomorrow and rsquo;
Videe, a leading provider of audiovisual production services for high-profile international live events, has partnered with Sony to scope, build and equip its new Regia Mobile OB-X mobile production unit.
Tags: Sony | Videe | HDC-4300 | HDC-4800 | PWS-4500 | XVS-8000 | HDC-3500 | HDC-P50 | PWS-4500 | BVM-HX310 | PVM-A250 | HDRC-4000 | BPU-4800 | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Sony VENICE used to capture latest Keira Knightley feature Posted: 13/09/2019
Sony VENICE used to capture latest Keira Knightley feature, and lsquo;Official Secrets and rsquo;
Sony’s next-generation motion picture camera system, VENICE, has been used for principal photography on a new political thriller ‘Official Secrets’, directed by Gavin Hood, and produced by Ged Doherty, Elizabeth Fowler, and Melissa Zuo. Entertainment One (eOne) produced and financed the film, with Screen Yorkshire and Zuo’s company GS Media. Boasting an impressive cast including Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes and Matt Smith, and captured by cinematographer Florian Hoffmeister BSC, the feature made its debut at Sundance Film Festival. It is scheduled for distribution later in 2019 through eOne across its territories. Sierra/Affinity represents all other international territories outside the US.
Tags: Sony | Official Secrets | VENICE | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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New London Screen Academy (LSA) and Sony join forces to support the next generation of film and television creatives Posted: 13/09/2019
New London Screen Academy (LSA) and Sony join forces to support the next generation of film and television creatives
Sony has joined forces with a new sixth form academy, the London Screen Academy (LSA), to arm the next generation of aspiring filmmakers with the hands-on experience and skills needed to thrive in the media industry.
Tags: Sony | London Screen Academy | PXW-FS7 | UWP-D11 | HXR-NX200 | Virtual Production | Ci Media Cloud Platform | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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DPG Media creates next-generation IP Live production studio with Sony Posted: 13/09/2019
DPG Media creates next-generation IP Live production studio with Sony
Sony Professional Solutions Europe has helped DPG Media, a Belgian media production company, to create a next-generation mobile IP Live production studio and control room based on SMPTE ST2110. Using the most advanced Sony solutions currently available, including a number of high-end Sony Studio cameras, Reference monitors, BRAVIA professional displays and a native IP multi-format switcher, DPG Media’s new studio can be deployed anywhere, at any time, to create engaging content for its TV channels, as well as its online newspapers, magazines and radio stations.
Tags: Sony | DPG Media | HDC-3500 | HDC-P50 | XVS-7000 IP Live switcher | BRAVIA professional displays | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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