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BBC Will Test Super Hi Vision At London Olympics
The BBC will use next year’s London Olympics to test Super Hi Vision, the next-generation digital video format developed by Japan’s NHK that delivers picture resolution 16 times that of current high-def TV. Three 50-foot screens will be set up in London, Glasgow and Bradford for the broadcast. The BBC has been partnered with NHK on the format since 2008 and the Olympics have been a proving ground for emerging technologies in the past. Roger Mosey, who’s heading the BBC’s coverage of the Games, estimates that it will be another decade before the format will be available in homes. Japan’s Sharp Corp has been working on an 85-inch Super Hi Vision TV, but packing all those pixels into a standard screen is proving an Olympian task.

Reliance Raising Cash To Bolster Acquistion Efforts
Shares of Mumbai-based Reliance Broadcast Network were trading higher today on news of talks with investors to raise as much as $87M through a preferential (more…)

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