International animation gathering underway

The 36th International Animation Film Festival got underway in Annecy, France on 4 June with the organisers reporting that there is already an 8% increase in accreditations for the festival and the International Animation Film Market (Mifa) which runs alongside it. Over 80 countries are represented at the events.

TFI’s new graphics installation

French broadcaster TF1 has implemented Orad’s 3DPlay channel branding solution across all of its channels. The new Orad graphics installation, which consists of four Orad 3DPlay systems, provides TF1 with a much more flexible on-air graphics production workflow.

New advanced cyber threat

Anti-virus company Kaspersky Lab has announced the discovery of a highly sophisticated malicious programme that is actively being used as a cyber weapon attacking entities in several countries. The complexity and functionality of the newly discovered malicious programme exceed those of all other cyber menaces known to date.

The Gray Model

As the US’ largest owner of stations in mid-size markets, Gray Television Group dominates broadcasting across Middle America. With 36 diverse affiliates spread throughout college towns and state capitols, Gray VP of Technology Jim Ocon recognised his company's crucial need to establish a common cost-effective, automated workflow across all its stations.

Pink Panther strikes again!

RGH Entertainment (a division of Rubicon Group Holding) has earned the top prize in the TV Episode category at the Los Angeles Animation Festival (LAFF) for A Very Pink Christmas, a half-hour Christmas special starring Pink Panther, which aired on ABC Family in December 2011.

Live graphics boost

At NAB Harris Corporation introduced two breakthrough systems for demanding live broadcast graphics that boost creativity and productivity for on-air broadcast and other video...

Local animation soars

A group of graduates from Cape Town-based The Animation School are gaining local and international acclaim for their 2011 final year project, Wing It.

Bridging the digital divide

The Intel Learning Series Alliance in partnership with Jasco, Custom Technologies and the Xavier Group have delivered a completely solar powered "Classroom on Wheels’ to Victorious Primary School in Uganda.

Mac’s “Backdoor’ threat

The notorious Flashfake Trojan that helped to create a botnet of 700k+ Mac computers may be the most prominent example of vulnerabilities in a Mac OS X environment, but it is certainly not alone. Kaspersky Lab’s researchers have discovered another malicious programme that targets Apple computers, which has subsequently been confirmed as an Advanced Persistent Threat.

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