According to the Global Digital Solidarity Fund (DSF), revolutionary technologies will make it possible to overcome the digital divide by 2015, the deadline set for achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.
The technical group DVB TM-T2 that is currently working on the development of the next DTT (Digital Terrestrial Television) technology generation. The aim is to define and specify a new technology standard, more advanced than the current DVB-T. To this end, modulation and signal encryption, among other things, are being under consideration.
Avid Technology announced that all of the nominated – and award winning – films in the Best Motion Picture, Directing, Film Editing, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Documentary Feature, and Animated Feature categories at the 79th Annual Academy Awards® were created with at least one Avid®, Digidesign®, or Softimage® system.
Citizen journalism, digital cinema delivery and innovative sports graphics are all part of the IBC Innovation Awards which held its first event in 2006. The IBC is now caling for entries for the 2007 Awards.
The prestigious Odeon Leicester Square theatre in London – Europe’s largest auditorium with almost 2,000 seats – is to acquire Doremi’s market-leading JPEG 2000 DCI server, the DCP-2000
mediatech africa 2007, South Africa’s only all-inclusive broadcast, media, entertainment and AV exhibition is building momentum for a truly innovative and well timed event in 2007, as the country prepares for some big events in the near future.
Digital Rapids’ StreamZHD media encoding and streaming system was used by Washington, D.C. CBS affiliate W*USA to deliver President George Bush’s January 23 State of the Union Address live on the Web in high definition. The Web simulcast of the HD pool feed marks the first time a television station has streamed a live event publicly over the Internet in HD.
Spescom Media IT has been awarded a R15.5m contract by the Swaziland Television Authority (Swazi TV).
Kodak has announced that its Kodak Digital Cinema content player and new Theatre Management System (TMS) will be the heart of the digital cinema solution being installed at the UK’s largest cinema chain. The power of Kodak Digital Cinema will bring movies to audiences on all nine screens at the popular Odeon Theatre in Hatfield, beginning in early February.
New research from Informa Telecoms & Media shows that in 2011, 435 million homes will take VOD (video-on-demand) or NVOD (near-video-on-demand) services, equivalent to 38% of the world’s TV households. These homes will generate revenues of US$11.4 billion.
Lightworks film editor Thelma Schoonmaker won her third Academy Award on 25 February for her work on Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning, “The Departed”. Her previous wins were also for Scorsese films, namely “The Aviator” and “Raging Bull”.
The IABM, the industry trade association, reports supplier confidence at an all time high this quarter according to the results of its latest quarterly IABM Industry Trends Survey. It also reveals that the US$11.6bn global broadcast technology industry is growing from strength to strength
The Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) Steering Board has approved the DVB-SH (Satellite services to Handhelds) specification.
Company 3, a leading post-production house located in Santa Monica, California, and part of Ascent Media Group, deployed the da Vinci Systems’ 2K Plus® color enhancement suite for digital intermediate (DI) color grading of the film "Dreamgirls," starring Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles, and Eddie Murphy.
HDTV: A Global Analysis, a new research report from Informa Telecoms & Media, forecasts that there will be 151 million HDTV homes worldwide by the end of 2011 - more than three times the number at the end of 2006.
According to research undertaken by African ICT and analysis firm BMI TechKnowledge, the African continent is slowly moving to the uptake of broadband services from a business and consumer perspective.
GlobeCast announced on 31 January that the new 100% North African channel nessma had been launched via satellite. The channel is now available via Direct-to-Home satellite reception throughout North Africa and the Middle East. GlobeCast will also supply nessma with an access to its GlobeCast Content Exchange service, an IP-based video exchange and collaboration tool.
Arts Alliance Media (AAM), a provider of digital distribution services in Europe, has announced that it is to purchase up to 240 units of the DCP-2000 digital cinema server from Doremi Cinema for installation in the UK Film Council’s Digital Screen Network.
TV engineering company Tandberg Television, which is to supply the equipment for the first-ever interactive experience for viewers of the forthcoming Academy Awards, is to be bought by Atlanta-based broadband VoIP company Arris.
According to the Q3 Industry Index published by the IABM, the organisation that represents broadcast and media technology suppliers worldwide, broadcast and media technology suppliers in Europe and North America are experiencing a 40% year on year profit growth with European manufacturers revealing better return on sales figures than their North American counterparts over the period.