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UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA SELECTS HITACHI CAMERAS AS PART OF FULL HD OVERHAUL OF GAME-DAY ENTERTAINMENT

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WOODBURY, NEW YORK – The University of Alabama, in Tuscaloosa, recently expanded its Bryant-Denny Stadium, one of the nation’s largest on-campus stadiums, and conducted a full high-definition video overhaul for game day entertainment within Bryant-Denny and its indoor stadium, Coleman Coliseum. more

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ADVANCED BROADCAST SOLUTIONS PROVIDES SOLUTION FOR NEW WASHINGTON STATE BAR ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE CENTER

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Video Production System Provides Live Webcasts, Improves On-Site and Distance Learning

SEATAC, WA, September 8, 2010 – Lawyers in the state of Washington must take continuing education courses to maintain their license to practice. Until recently, the majority of those course offerings were in Seattle, requiring travel for many lawyers. However, a video production system designed and installed by premier systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) in the Washington State Bar Association’s (WSBA) new 145-seat conference center in Seattle provides live, multi-camera webcasts of classes that allow lawyers to “attend? remotely from wherever they are while enhancing presentations for on-site participants. more

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JOYCE MEYER MINISTRIES DOCUMENTS WORLDWIDE HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS WITH 15 FUJINON LENSES

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WAYNE, N.J. – Joyce Meyer Ministries, a global nonprofit based in Fenton, Mo., communicates the gospel to people around the world through practical Bible teaching, humanitarian aid and sophisticated media technologies. With a potential broadcast audience of more than 4.5 billion people reaching two-thirds of the world, its signature program, “Enjoying Everyday Life,? airs daily on more than 400 stations worldwide in 39 different languages. For its recent transition to high-definition production, the ministry purchased 10 new Fujinon lenses through Houston-based Broadcast Technical Services. more

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Australian Election Coverage Goes Virtual at Nine Network

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In a first for Australian election coverage, the country’s Nine Network used virtual studio technology to enhance its 2010 Federal election coverage.

The in-studio Panel of Presenters at the Tally Centre in Canberra was complimented with additional reporting from a virtual environment at the network’s Sydney studios. From Sydney, Ch9’s political correspondent, Michael Usher, presented an array of live, data-driven graphics from a virtual Parliament house. more

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Major League Gaming Provides Live Webcasts of Pro Circuit Events with Broadcast Pix

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Billerica, Massachusetts (September 7, 2010)- Broadcast Pix(tm) today announced that Major League Gaming (MLG), a professional video game league based in New York City, is using three Broadcast Pix video production systems to produce simultaneous live webcasts of its MLG Pro Circuit events. more

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Vizrt Partners with Stergen to Offer Stergen’s 2D to 3D Conversion Software and Realtime 3D Graphics Insertion into 3D Video

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

At IBC 2010, Vizrt (Hall 2, Stand B10) will announce its partnership with Stergen, the maker of innovative 2D to stereoscopic 3D video conversion software. With this alliance, Vizrt will now offer tight integration between Stergen stereo 3D conversion software tailored to sports TV networks, sports leagues and webcasters and Vizrt’s own comprehensive stereo 3D graphics portfolio. The integration will be on display within Vizrt’s IBC 2010 booth. more

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Radio Television Suisse Chooses Escenic Content Engine as the Content Management Solution for Websites

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

Radio Television Suisse (RTS), www.rts.ch, a business unit within the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SRG SSR idée Suisse), Switzerland’s public broadcasting organization, has chosen Vizrt’s Escenic Content Engine 5 as the exclusive Content Management System (CMS) for its websites. Vizrt’s Escenic Content Engine 5 is now being used to manage RTS’ huge and growing media library, including over two million legacy assets residing on a Dalet media asset management system. more

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Ted Whittaker, Co-Founder of Broadcast Pix and Echolab, Passed Away

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Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ announced today that Ted Whittaker, 80, a co-founder of the company, recently died suddenly. He spent more than 50 years in the television industry, where he also co-founded switcher producer Echolab.

Whittaker served in the U.S Army in radio communications and was awarded three bronze stars in the Korean War. He was a radio technician for United Airlines and for WERS-FM at Emerson College. He made the transition to television at WTAO (now WLVI), Boston’s first UHF station. He then went into sales for Videonix and Shintron. In 1972, he co-founded Echolab, where he was its Sales Manager and President. In 2002, he co-founded Broadcast Pix. He retired in 2005, but continued to serve as a member of its Board of Directors. more

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Vizrt Partners with LiberoVision for 3D Virtual Sports Replay Solution

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

Vizrt (Hall 2, Stand B10), www.vizrt.com, has announced a new partnership with Zurich-based LiberoVision, www.liberovision.com, (Hall 2, Stand C19), a leading global developer of 3D virtual sports enhancements. LiberoVision is integrating its dedicated Libero rendering engine software with Vizrt’s range of content production software. LiberoVision is well known within the sports broadcast community for its Emmy-nominated 3D technology for sports analysis and virtual replays. Customers include ESPN, NBC, BBC, ZDF, Sky Italia and Televisa. more

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ADOBE PREMIERE PRO CREATIVE SUITE 5 UPDATE OFFERS NATIVE FILE SUPPORT FOR .MOV FOOTAGE SHOT WITH JVC PROHD CAMCORDERS

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WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products, a division of JVC U.S.A., today announced the new Adobe® Premiere® Pro CS5 software version 5.0.2 will provide native file support for .MOV files recorded by JVC ProHD camcorders. This version is a free update for Adobe CS5 customers and is available today at http://www.adobe.com/downloads/updates/. more

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