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Five Wins for Wētā FX at 22nd VES Awards

The 22nd Annual VES Awards were held at the Beverly Hilton on 22 February to celebrate VFX talent in 25 awards categories and special honorees. New Zealand's Wētā FX had nominees in nine categories and won in five of these: Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature: Nyad -...

Goldenduck Debuts Clear-Com Arcadia Central Station in Thailand with Lightsource and Creative Rock

Since its establishment in 1978, Goldenduck Group has been Southeast Asia’s leading systems integrator, consistently introducing new digital cinema and broadcast technologies to meet the increasing demand from clients such as Lightsource and Creative Rock. Lightsource recently deployed a Clear-Com system, which includes the FreeSpeak II digital wireless system and...

Optus Sport Awarded for FIFA Women’s World Cup Coverage

Optus Sport has been recognised for its coverage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 by being awarded Best Coverage of a Sporting Event at this year’s Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Media Awards. In a highly competitive field, Optus Sport’s coverage of the Women’s World Cup as the official broadcaster...

Sky NZ Reveals Talent and Broadcast Plans for Olympic Games Paris 2024

As the exclusive New Zealand broadcast partner for the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad Paris 2024, Sky has announced it will use all of its platforms to deliver the event with extensive coverage across Sky Sport and companion app Sky Go, streaming on Sky Sport Now, and free-to-air on...

Innovative Production Services Elevates 4K ONE OB Truck with LAWO MC2 36 Console

Innovative Production Services, a leading provider of event production and OB solutions, has announced the acquisition of the state-of-the-art LAWO MC2 36 audio production console for its 4K ONE Outside Broadcasting (OB) Truck. According to the company, this strategic investment underscores Innovative Production Services' commitment to delivering unparalleled production...

Singapore to Invest in 10Gbps Nationwide Broadband Network

Singapore's Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) will invest up to S$100 million (USD$74.57 million) to upgrade the country's Nationwide Broadband Network (NBN), enabling it to remain future-ready. More than half a million households are expected to sign up and benefit from higher speeds of up to 10Gbps by 2028. According...

Radio NZ and Mediaworks Share Content

A content sharing agreement between RNZ and MediaWorks comes into effect this week, with RNZ news stories available to run on MediaWorks radio stations and MediaWorks sports content soon to be available for use on RNZ’s channels. The organisations' signed a mutually beneficial agreement late last year that allows for...

Foxtel Group Unveils Hubbl Pricing and Retail Partners

While still awaiting an on-sale date, Foxtel Group has announced that its streaming aggregation platform, Hubbl, will be available in Harvey Norman and JB Hi Fi retail stores nationally and via https://Hubbl.com.au. Described as an “entertainment operating system and experience” Hubbl is available as a small device that plugs into...

Gravity and Supercars to Deliver More than 400 Hours of All-Screens Coverage

Supercars Media and Gravity Media have announced a broadcast and technology partnership to deliver coverage of this year’s Repco Supercars Championship across Australia and multiple international territories. This year, Gravity Media Australia and Supercars Media will travel more than 40,000 kilometres to deliver more than 400 hours of coverage across...

Malaysian World War II Drama Graded and Edited with DaVinci Resolve Studio

Blackmagic Design has announced that the Malaysian feature film "Pagari Bulan" was completed using DaVinci Resolve Studio editing, grading, visual effects (VFX) and audio post-production software. Industry veterans Nikhil Bhide and Nik Johan of Roh Screen Productions used a number of DaVinci Resolve Studio’s Neural Engine AI features, including...

ASTRO Sues Two Companies Over Content Theft

In another chapter of its crackdown on content theft, Malaysian subscription TV operator Astro has brought further civil claims in the Kuala Lumpur High Court against a food and beverage outlet in Kuala Lumpur and a Cameron Highlands-based boutique hotel after gathering evidence that these outlets were streaming and...

Victoria Racing Club, Tabcorp and Nine Sign Melbourne Cup Deal

The Victoria Racing Club (VRC), Tabcorp and Nine Entertainment (Nine) have signed broadcast, media and sponsorship deal for the Melbourne Cup Carnival from 2024 to 2029. The agreement will see the VRC and Tabcorp enter a partnership combining enhanced year-round sponsorship, and domestic and international media rights for the Carnival. The...

Japan’s Tokyo-Sanko Invests in DiGiCo Quantum 338 Consoles

Tokyo-based rental company Tokyo Sanko recently added two DiGiCo Quantum 338 consoles to its inventory. Already loyal DiGiCo users, with 10 years’ experience using the brand’s desks, Tokyo Sanko has now extended its brand portfolio with a next generation controller. “DiGiCo is a super machine. The company produces faultless consoles...

JMC Academy Rolls Out Audient Consoles

The ASP4816-HE compact console has been chosen for JMC Academy in Melbourne, the final of the three Australian JMC education facilities to upgrade to the Audient mixing desk. As studio/facilities manager, Marcus Hernan explains the setup, “We have five studios on campus as well as numerous smaller production suites and...

Major Streamers Join Foxtel Group’s Hubbl Aggregation Platform

Foxtel Group has announced that 18 global and local streaming apps will join its Hubbl aggregation platform. The global streaming services include Netflix, Disney+, Prime Video, video sharing platform YouTube, Apple TV+ and Paramount+. While local streaming apps available on Hubbl will include Kayo Sports, Stan, BINGE, Optus Sport and...

Community TV Licences Extended Under Regulator Review

Audiences in Melbourne and Adelaide will have continued access to local community television stations under a new Bill introduced to Parliament by the Australian Federal Government. The Broadcasting Services Amendment (Community Television) Bill 2024 delivers on the Albanese Government’s election commitment to extend the licences of much-loved community television stations...

Audio Visual Events (AVE) Brings Home Awards with Brompton Technology

Established in 2002 and based in St Leonards in Sydney's inner north, Audio Visual Events (AVE) specialises in providing a complete range of audio visual production services for everything from from small boardroom meetings through to large scale events. One such event is the the B&T Awards which acknowledges exellence...

Gravity Media and Supercars to Deliver Repco Bathurst 12 Hour’s Biggest Ever Production

Supercars Media and Gravity Media Australia have confirmed details for the Australian and global all-screens coverage of this year’s Repco Bathurst 12 Hour (16-18 February, 2024). This is the 9th year for Gravity Media Australia’s broadcast facilities and technology collaboration with Supercars Media which produces the global and Australian television...

Telstra World First 340 Mbps Uplink Over 5G

Telstra says it has achieved a new global record for 5G uplink speed of 340Mbps, using the latest software, spectrum, and technology innovation with partners Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. The new speed record is 100 times faster than typical 3G uplink speed. Telstra says this world first achievement will enable...

TVNZ Brings Election Coverage to Life with Vizrt 3D and AR Graphics

TVNZ brought its October 2023 election coverage to life with data-driven 3D and augmented reality graphics powered by Vizrt technologies. Some 1.4 million viewers – over 40% of the 3.5 million registered voters in New Zealand – tuned in to watch TVNZ’s coverage of the general election held in...
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