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SBS to Launch Free-to-Air Multilingual News Channel in 2022

Multi-cultural broadcaster SBS has announced that it will further expand its multilingual services in 2022, with the launch of a new free-to-air television channel providing news from around the world to Australian audiences. The new channel, to be called SBS WorldWatch, will feature an extensive line-up of bulletins from leading...

Fujinon Scores at MCG with AFL

MKTG Sports + Entertainment is a globally integrated agency which operates the MCG Scoreboard Control as part of the commercial rights agreement to deliver the AFL. It produces in-venue coverage of AFL matches for the two big screens separate from the broadcast coverage. The match coverage is provided primarily through...

ABC’s Clifton Named Technology Leader

The ABC’s Chief Digital and Information Officer Helen Clifton has been named one of Australia’s top three technology leaders by CIO Australia as part of their annual CIO50 awards. Some of the country’s sharpest minds from organisations such as Revenue NSW, Seven West Media, the Victorian Department of Health, Lendlease,...

NHK’s Masagaki Appointed as ABU President

NHK Executive Vice-President Masagaki Satoru has been elected to serve as the new President of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU). Mr Masagaki was born in 1960 in Sendai city, Japan and graduated from the Faculty of Political Science Economics of Waseda University. Since joining NHK in 1983 as news reporter, he...

Optus Trials Fixed Wireless 5G Service

Optus has announced that sports and entertainment business Oakleigh Indoor Sports & Inflatable World in Huntingdale Melbourne is trialling a Fixed Wireless connection powered by the new Optus 5G Max network, and reports initial average download speeds of 2.5Gbps. Optus says that with hundreds of visitors to the centre each weekend,...

Nine Adds Spectra Logic StorCycle to Streamline Workflows, Enhance Content Preservation

Nine has expanded its Spectra Logic storage ecosystem to include the new StorCycle software solution for storage lifecycle management. Following Nine’s 2018 upgrade from a legacy storage platform that saw it deploy replicating Spectra BlackPearl object storage solutions paired with Spectra T950 Tape Libraries, the company found that Spectra’s Storcycle...

NZ’s MediaWorks to Launch “Today FM” in 2022

New Zealand's MediaWorks has revealed the name of its new look talk brand - Today FM. The new radio station is set to launch in the first quarter of 2022. The Today FM weekday lineup will include: 5am-6:30am First Light with Rachel Smalley 6:30-9am Tova w/Tova O’Brien 9am-midday Duncan Garner Today ...

ARN Partners with AudioMob for In-Game Audio Ads

ARN has announced an exclusive, Australian-first partnership with UK company, AudioMob which recently raised $14M at a $110M valuation, to launch the first-ever in-game audio adverts for mobile games. This innovative product plays audio ads in place of visual ads that take over the screen during play, which is...

MOTO Group Launches Shanghai XR Studio

Part of the Aochi Production Resource Platform, MOTO GROUP is one of China’s largest commercial advertising resource platforms. It has offices and service teams in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Vancouver, as well as three large-scale production studios and a Fortune 500 clientelle and has recently announced its...

Vietnam’s VTV9 Boosts Playout with Etere

Vietnam's national television broadcaster, VTV9, has boosted its playout and distribution efficiencies with Etere playout technology that streamlines and integrates with the end-to-end workflow including automation, graphics, master control and media asset management. Etere has extended its long-running relationship with Vietnam's national television broadcaster, VTV, with a fully redundant playout...

TPG Telecom Sets World Record for 5G Video and Voice Call

Australian telco TPG Telecom says it has set a world record for a long-range video and voice call on a 5G network in a new demonstration that shows the reach and capability of the company’s recently switched-on 5G standalone core network. Working in partnership with its network equipment vendor Nokia,...

RFA Mandarin Wins Journalism Award in Taiwan

Radio Free Asia (RFA)’s Mandarin Service was named the winner of the arts and cultural news award for its video series on Hong Kong's resistance art community, which is using their pens, brushes and creativity to advocate for Hong Kong’s autonomy and freedom. The award was presented by the...

Japanese Travel Show Connects Live to Barcelona with Blackmagic

Blackmagic Design has reported that Ariyoshi Sekai doji chukei, an interactive travel show for Japan’s TV Tokyo channel, recently used the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K and an ATEM Mini Extreme ISO to stream live from Barcelona, Spain. Hosted by Hiroiki Ariyoshi, one of Japan’s well known MCs, the monthly...

Christie Lights Up China’s Huayi Brothers Movie Town

A movie-themed town in China's Shandong province is wowing visitors with stunning projections using Christie 1DLP laser projectors during its night tourism experience project aimed at injecting more vibrancy and excitement to this popular venue. Known as Huayi Brothers Movie Town, the filmmaking facility in Jinan city has a built-up...

Hong Kong Channels Count Down to Frequency Move

Six digital TV programme channels in Hong Kong will use new transmitting frequencies starting from 0.00am on 1 December this year. The HK Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) is urging property owners and managers who have not yet arranged with their contractors to reconfigure the common antenna broadcast...

Seven Amplifies Audience Engagement with AWS

As the global content marketplace grows increasingly crowded, the race to deliver standout live and video-on-demand (VOD) viewing experiences is on. Ahead of the pack, Seven West Media has fostered a climate of innovation that has ultimately resulted in the delivery of more engaging, premium video content for audiences...

ABC Emergency Broadcasting Readies for Bushfire Season

ABC teams have spent the winter months training and preparing for the summer peak of bushfire and storm activity while the expansion of reporters in rural and regional areas means comprehensive emergency broadcasting services for local communities. On November 22, the ABC is launching its new campaign to highlight emergency...

Sky NZ Selects Partners for New Hybrid Set-Top Box

Sky NZ reports that development of its new hybrid set top box is progressing at pace, with the selection of international partners to advance various components of the new Sky Box. The new Sky Box is expected to be in customers’ homes by the middle of 2022 and is part...

LiSTNR Partners with News Publisher Schwartz Media

SCA’s LiSTNR and Schwartz Media have entered into a strategic partnership for Schwartz’s existing podcast titles, 7am and The Culture, along with co-production opportunities between the companies to develop and publish new journalist-led podcasts. Schwartz Media is a highly respected independent news company, which publishes The Saturday Paper and The...

Optus Sport Extends Premier League and Women’s Super League Streaming Rights

Optus Sport has extended its rights to continue streaming exclusive coverage of the Premier League for six years until 2028, and FA Women’s Super League until after the FIFA Women’s World Cup into 2024. The announcement means Optus remains the Premier League’s exclusive Australian partner to almost the end of...
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