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TV 2 Norway and SterGen to Broadcast Live 3D Football to Web and IPTV Viewers Using SterGen’s Conversion Technology

Bergen, Norway, Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ)

Vizrt Ltd., a leading provider of content production tools for the digital media industry, announced today that TV 2 Norway – together with Vizrt partner SterGen High-Tech Ltd – will broadcast live football to TV 2′s IPTV and web viewers. On October 15th, using SterGen’s high-quality 3D conversion technology, TV 2 will broadcast the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool, pioneering 3D to the Norwegian sport viewers over IPTV infrastructure and over the web.

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TV 2 will also be the first to produce and broadcast a native stereoscopic 3D TV production in Norway, when Norway’s national football team will play against Cyprus in the UEFA Euro 2012 Qualifier on October 11th.

“The sale of 3D TVs is rising rapidly, and TV 2 already has a huge amount more

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FOR-A’S SUPER SLOW MOTION CAMERA WINS TVBEUROPE’S BEST OF IBC 2011 AWARD

Fort Lee, N.J. – FOR-A Company Limited, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, has been chosen by TVBEurope for the magazine’s Best of IBC2011 Editors’ Awards for its VFC-7000 HD Variable Frame Rate Super Slow Motion Camera. The VFC-7000 is a compact, lightweight, unit capable of high-speed HD recordings.

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“We’re tremendously proud to be acknowledged for our super slow motion camera, which we created to make it easy for anyone to capture the rich detail of action video in uncompressed HD,? said Hiro Tanoue, General Manager, Americas/Europe Group, Overseas Sales and Marketing Division, FOR-A Company Limited. “FOR-A is thrilled that the VFC-7000 has been recognized as a stand-out, innovative product with this award, at one of the largest and most significant tradeshows in the media technology industry.?

Since its more

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Vizrt and LiberoVision to Demo Fastest Sports Analysis Tool to Date at Sportel Monaco 2011

Bergen, Norway, Vizrt Ltd. (Frankfurt Prime Standard, Oslo Main List: VIZ)

Hailed as a success at IBC in Amsterdam this September, Vizrt and LiberoVision will demonstrate a sports analysis tool with unparalled speed – the Libero Playbook – at the Sportel convention in Monaco (Stand AO5). From October 10th to 13th, LiberoVision will showcase its new Libero Playbook, an ultra-fast version of Libero Highlight, offering 3D game analysis in less than 60 seconds.

Analyze the action as the game unfolds
Depending upon setup, in-game analysis can go live, on-air in as little as 30 seconds. LiberoVision’s powerful 3D annotations work in the same way as Libero Highlight, seamlessly combining live camera feeds. All major annotations are included, such as arrows, areas, player marks, etc.

?Instead of a typical replay, Libero Playbook provides its users with the option of telling the viewer at home exactly why a player’s more

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Carver Arena Relies on Broadcast Pix for Live Video Scoreboard During Hockey, Basketball

Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today announced that Carver Arena, part of the Peoria Civic Center (PCC), managed by SMG, in Peoria, Ill., installed a Slate 3016 live video production system as part of a complete overhaul of its video scoreboard display and control room. The new Broadcast Pix system replaced two servers and a basic eight-input switcher, plus its built-in CG provided the arena with live CG capability for the first time.

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With more than 12,000 seats, Carver Arena serves as the home of the American Hockey League’s Peoria Rivermen and Peoria-based Bradley University’s men’s basketball team. The arena regularly hosts other events as well, including concerts and rodeos.

Installed in Summer 2010 by Orlando, Fla.-based XOS Digital, the Slate was part of an upgrade of the arena’s 4:3 video capabilities that also included a new 16:9 Daktronics more

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KATSUAKI KIYOHARA APPOINTED NEW FOR-A PRESIDENT

Tokyo, Japan – FOR-A Company Limited, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, has named Mr. Katsuaki Kiyohara, former Vice President of FOR-A Company Limited, as its new President.

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He assumes an active role effective immediately. Mr. Kiyohara’s mission is to steer the company’s growth within today’s digital and network-based solution era and to perpetuate the company’s remarkable 40-year history.

Mr. Keizo Kiyohara, Founder and former president of FOR-A Company Limited, assumes his new role as Chairman of the Board of Directors of FOR-A Company Limited and continues on as the CEO of FOR-A Group.

About FOR-A
FOR-A is a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, postproduction and professional video markets. For more information about FOR-A’s product line, call 201-944-1120 or visit our web more

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ADVANCED BROADCAST SOLUTIONS HIRES INDUSTRY VETERAN DAN PAIXAO AS SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

SEATAC, WA — Premier systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) has hired Dan Paixao as senior project manager, effective Sept. 12. He will serve as a liaison and facilitator for ABS clients, in addition to designing and integrating systems.

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Paixao has worked in the broadcast industry for more than 25 years. Most recently, he spent six years as chief engineer of KTRV, where he was part of the station’s DTV transition. He oversaw the design, installation, and integration of an HD production control room and studio in 2009 and the station’s master control room in 2010. Previously, he spent 15 years as an assistant chief engineer for KRON and KSTS.

“Experience is such an important resource for our clients, and Dan has plenty of it,? said Mark Siegel, President of ABS. “Not only is he a veteran engineer who more

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FUJIFILM OPTICAL DEVICES POSTS NEW VIDEO TUTORIAL ON LENS CLEANING AS PART OF LARGER SOCIAL MEDIA INITIATIVE

Wayne, N.J. – Whether camera operators are seasoned pros or weekend videographers, they risk losing valuable shots or footage due to specks of dust or dirt on their lenses. While the urge is strong to wipe the lens surface with your T-shirt, FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division recently posted a video tutorial on “How to Clean A Lens? on its YouTube channel, Facebook page, and corporate blog.

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The three-minute video, the first installment of a multi-part video series on “Lens Care Maintenance,? features Thom Calabro, director of marketing and product development for FUJIFILM North America Corporation’s Optical Devices Division. Supported by on-screen graphics and illustrations, Calabro describes proper lens cleaning techniques including:
– Using a chemical-free, anti-static microfiber cloth
– Using an air gun and lens brush to wipe off loose dust
– Do not pour more

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Azzurro HD Acquires T-VIPS Gateways to Transport Real Time Video Over IP for Marist College

Millburn, New Jersey – T-VIPS America Inc, a global leader in professional video transport solutions for contribution, distribution, and digital terrestrial television, today announced that Azzurro HD, a New York-based provider of broadcast-quality video transmission services, recently purchased T-VIPS’ TVG430 HD JPEG2000 Video Gateways to facilitate real-time HD-SDI video contribution over an IP network between Marist College, in Poughkeepsie, NY and Azzurro HD in NYC

Azzurro HD was hired by Marist College to establish a high-performance video over IP connection to send HD video signals in real time between its New York “The Hub? facility and Marist’s on-campus television studio.

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The photo shows the Azzurro HD TOC (Technical Operations Center) located at 32 Avenue of The Americas in New York City. Azzurro HD, a provider of broadcast-quality video transmission services, recently purchased T-VIPS’ more

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Broadcast Pix Ships New Mica Live Video Production System

‘Powerful Punch’ Tour Demonstrates Mica, Granite Workflow

Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today announced that Mica™, its new cost-effective live video production system, is now shipping. Powered by native HD technology from Broadcast Pix Granite™ systems and Broadcast Pix Fluent™ software that tightly

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integrates video and file-based content, Mica allows even single operators to create compelling live productions. The company also announced its Powerful Punch Tour, which is stopping at a number of dealers and trade shows in cities worldwide this fall to demonstrate its Mica and Granite systems.

“With Mica, you pay for a switcher and get an HD control room. Our system is so well integrated that a solo operator can combine cameras, clips, and graphics to create compelling live video,? said Ken Swanton, president of Broadcast Pix. “Mica was a big hit with international audiences more

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T-VIPS Equips Forthnet’s New HD Video Transmission Service

· Forthnet selects T-VIPS TVG450 JPEG2000 Video Gateway for IP video transport across Greece
· T-VIPS solution chosen for its flexibility and HD capabilities
· Nova to be first to use video transport service for broadcast of Greek Super League Football

Oslo, Norway – T-VIPS, a global leader in professional video contribution and distribution solutions, today announced that its TVG450 JPEG2000 Gateway solution has been chosen by Forthnet, the largest private broadband and satellite service provider in Greece.

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The system delivers high quality IP transport solutions and will be used for the implementation of Forthnet‘s new business service; “TV Circuits On Demand?. Forthnet’s new service will transfer video content from stadiums or any other fixed locations across the country over its FO network to the Nova media center in Athens. Nova is a Forthnet owned satellite and terrestrial broadcaster. Forthnet will more

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