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Community Broadcasters Welcome Labor Election Pledge

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) has welcomed an Australian Labor Party announcement committing AUD$29m to a regional, local and community media package, should it win office in the upcoming Federal Election on May 21. Announced by Michelle Rowland MP, Labor’s Shadow Minister for Communications, the package promises $12m...

RSP Delivers Grad-Certificate in FX & Lighting in Brisbane

Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) has announced it is delivering its successful Graduate Certificate in FX and Lighting, in conjunction with the University of South Australia (UniSA), from its recently expanded Brisbane studio, commencing Monday July 25, 2022. If you're interested in knowing more or know someone that is, you can...

July Launch for Southern Cross NEXT Subsea Cable

Telstra has announced that the first direct subsea cable to connect Australia with the US will be ready for service in July 2022. The Southern Cross NEXT cable (SX NEXT) will enhance connectivity between Australia and New Zealand and the US, with branching units to Fiji, Kiribati, and Tokelau....

Telstra and Silver Trak Digital Launch 5G Cinema Content Delivery

Telstra and media asset management specialists Silver Trak Digital have launched a new 5G content delivery service, Cinema Direct. Described as Australia’s fastest, most robust, and most secure delivery of digital content over 5G for cinemas, content distributors and movie studios, Cinema Direct requires no cabling, can be installed and...

Marvel Stadium Goes AR with Telstra, Google and Accenture

Telstra, Google and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) have joined forces to develop a new 5G powered augmented reality (AR) wayfinding experience at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium that superimposes digital information onto a real-world environment. Showcased at the Google I/O developers conference, the AR wayfinding experience pioneers the latest in Telstra’s 5G developments,...

Japanese Oscar Winner Graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio

Blackmagic Design has announced that “Drive My Car,” an award-winning feature film directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, was graded using DaVinci Resolve Studio editing, colour grading, visual effects (VFX) and audio post production software. The grading was done by Yumeto Kitayama, colourist at IMAGICA Entertainment Media Services, Inc. “Drive My Car”...

LinkedIn Launches New Aussie TikTok Channel

Online professional career network LinkedIn has launched a new local TikTok channel designed to support the next generation of Australian professionals navigate the ever-changing world of work. The @LinkedInAU launch comes as part of the company’s plans to engage the next generation of working Australians and support them as...

That’s It Media Picks Pixotope for Live 3D Graphics

Pixotope, the open software developer of solutions for virtual studios, augmented reality (AR), and on-air graphics, recently partnered with production company Space Warp Engine studio (part of That’s It Media) to scope out possibilities for the first season of an experimental virtual character talent competition 2060. The 10-part series...

Malaysia’s Radio IKIM Upgrades to DHD SX2 Mixing Console

Radio IKIM, Malaysia celebrates its 21st anniversary this year with a major upgrade to the audio production facilities at its studio headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. Launched on July 6th 2001, Radio IKIM is owned and operated by the Institute of Islamic Studies Malaysia. It was the first Islamic radio...

LG U+ Picks Media Links for 4K UHD Network Expansion

Media Links, the manufacturer of media over IP transport technology, has announced a new agreement with South Korean telecommunications operation, LG U+. Media Links will provide the hardware and software for LG U+ to build out its new nationwide 4K/2K/HD/UHD media network backbone that will provide media transport services...

Free TV Calls Labor Policy a “Win for all Australians”

In the lead-up to the May 21 Federal Election, Free TV Australia has called the Labor Opposition’s commitment to keeping free sport on TV and ensuring that free television services are prominent on Smart TVs a major win for Australian viewers. Free TV Chairman, Greg Hywood said “Today’s statement from...

Lemac Bolsters Inventory with FUJINON Cine Lenses

Lemac Film and Digital is a company started over 40 years ago by a passionate cinematographer and a lover of technology. Known for always buying the best technology available for rental arm of their business, the company recently bolstered their inventory with the purchase of high-end FUJINON HK 75-400mm...

Digistor to Upgrade Post Production for National Broadcaster

In one of the largest contracts awarded of its kind, Digistor has won the nationwide post production upgrade for one of Australia’s major national broadcasters. The upgrade encompasses existing post-production facilities and the broadcaster’s editing platform, with Digistor providing and installing a hybrid on-premise and cloud solution with remote...

Free TV Australia says UK White Paper ‘Points the Way’

According to Free TV Australia, the recent release of the UK Government's Broadcasting White Paper, designed to update UK broadcasting regulation for the digital age, sets a clear direction for reform, with important implications for Australia, . Bridget Fair, Free TV Australia CEO commented: “ announcement from the UK Government...

2022 CBAA Community Radio Awards Open

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) has launched its 2022 CBAA Community Radio Awards — celebrating the sector’s innovation, perseverance, and its community champions. Across more than 30 diverse categories, community radio stations are invited to celebrate the people, programs and initiatives that make their stations excellent! Jon Bisset, CBAA’s...

Telstra to Buy 51% of Fetch TV and Adopt its Technology

Telstra has entered into an agreement with Fetch as its new platform for Telstra TV and to evolve Telstra’s home and entertainment proposition. Telstra Group Executive of Product and Technology, Kim Krogh Andersen, said Telstra TV launched in 2015 with a focus on bringing together a wide range of streaming...

Entries Open for 2022 AACTA Awards

Entries are now open across Film, Television, Documentary and Short Film categories for the 2022 AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel Group. The awards feature over 50 different award categories across film, television, documentary, and short film, celebrating Australian stories, culture, and creativity on the big and small screens. The 2022 AACTA...

Japan’s AEON Entertainment Deploys ‘IMAX with Laser’ Systems

Japan's AEON Entertainment and IMAX Corporation have announced plans to expand their partnership with an agreement for two new, state-of-the-art IMAX with Laser systems. Both new systems will be located at prime retail complexes in thriving suburbs of major Japanese cities, including the AEON Cinema Ichikawa Myoden outside Tokyo...

Commercial Radio Calls for Urgency in Regulating Big Tech

The commercial radio industry has warned of irreparable damage to Australian media businesses due to the expansion and market dominance of tech giants. In a submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), peak industry body Commercial Radio Australia has called for urgent regulations to stem the anti-competitive behaviour...

Astro Wins Analytics Award for Broadcasting

Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad (Astro) has won the Analytics - Broadcasting award in the Analytical Capabilities for Personalising Digital Advertising & Content category at the recent Malaysia Technology Excellence Awards 2022. In its pursuit to enhance users’ experience, Astro says it has been seeking to understand and identify customers’ preferences...
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