Blockbuster’s big downscaling

Whether it’s the recession or competition from Netflix, video-on-demand and kiosk operators, some 1,000 Blockbuster DVD, Blu-ray and video game rental stores will be closed by the end of 2010.

M-Net extends Egoli contract for 17th year

For the seventeenth consecutive year, pay-television operator M-Net and Franz Marx Films, producers of South Africa's evergreen soap, have renewed their production agreement on the production of Egoli.

Canon launches new flagship XF-HEVC capable XF705 camcorder

Canon Europe has launched the newest addition to its XF range of camcorders – the XF705

KCET’s tapeless broadcast

The largest independent US public television station, KCET, which serves southern and central California, has selected video servers and storage from SeaChange International for its new Burbank broadcast facility.

Imagine Communications showcases migration to IP at CABSAT 2015

Imagine Communications announced it is focusing on the mission-critical transition to IP technologies for the broadcast and media industry at CABSAT 2015...

Crystal Vision to introduce 16 new apps at IBC2019

Crystal Vision will be rolling out the latest software apps for its MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware, with MARBLE's mixed SDI and IP I/O making it easy to transition between SDI, ST 2022 and ST 2110

MySpace to offer top programming

Studio Briefing reports that News Corp-owned MySpace has signed a deal with "Blood Diamond' producers Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick and the producers of TV shows "thirtysomething' and "My So-Called Life' to produce a 48-minute drama to be offered on MySpace in six eight-minute installments.

South African delegation to attend Hot Docs documentary festival

Official delegates from South Africa, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Nordic Region and the USA are attending this year’s edition of Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market, which runs from 24 April to 4 May in Toronto...

SuperSport shows off OB City

Broadcaster SuperSport, part of the DStv pay-TV bouquet, invited the industry to visit the new premises for their Outside Broadcast (OB) services at the OB City Open Day on ...

UK film global boxoffice market share down

According to figures published on 25 March by the UK Film Council, Market share of British films at the global boxoffice in 2009 hit an eight-year low.
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