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Sun 11 Sep 2011

EMF, the provider for rugby

EMF, the provider for rugby

With its partnership with Canal+ now renewed for the next five years, Euro Media France started broadcasting the rugby season on 27 August (with the Heineken Cup, the French Top 14 and Pro D2 divisions and the World Cup in New Zealand).

Broadcasting is scheduled every week, with games coming from six French locations: Bayonne, Biarritz, Bordeaux and nearby Bègles, Brive, and the Paris area for the home games of Stade de France and Racing Métro, and all Premium matches will be shown for the Top 14, Pro D2 and the Heineken Cup.

EMF has been chosen by ...


Thu 28 Jul 2011

Athletics on Canal+ - a new Superloupe slow motion system to analyse Usain Bolt’s running!

Athletics on Canal+ - a new Superloupe slow motion system to analyse Usain Bolt’s running!

For the 2011 Diamond League meetings "Areva", at the Stade de France, and "Herculis", in Monaco, Canal+ has made use – exclusive worldwide – of the Superloupe NANO, the latest technical innovation from DVS.

It was installed on a rail to allow the Canal+ commentators to give a complete and precise analysis of Usain Bolt’s running.


Wed 13 Jul 2011

FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany – GOAL!

FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany – GOAL!

Both on the pitch and on the screen, the Women’s World Cup in Germany scored plenty of goals, breaking record after record.
Direct 8 entrusted EMF with the packaging for the international signal for quarter-final (France vs. England), semi-final (France vs. USA) and final (Japan vs. USA) matches.

EMF made use of OB truck HOL 270 from the Euro Media group.
The HOL 270 is a new facility, ideal for this type of packaging work, as it is both a HD control room (5 cameras) and a satellite station.
On Saturday 9th July, the quarter-final match between France and ...


Tue 28 Jun 2011

3D railcamera on the British GP speedway

3D railcamera on the British GP speedway

On June 25th, ACS achieved another first by using a 3D rail camera on the British Speedway Grand Prix at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff as part of Sky Sport’s live 3D coverage.
ACS’ Pulsar mirror rig was installed on a Stab-C mount to race along  with the speedway motorcycles from the start right up to the first corner.
Needless to say only a powerful high speed railcam can keep up with the bikes as they go off full throttle.
Convergence and Stereography for the rig were carried out in ACS’ dedicated 3D operating vehicle.
The combined effort of ...


Thu 16 Jun 2011

Nobeo - the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2011

Nobeo - the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2011

Featuring the cream of the world’s high-divers and the most daring jumps in the sport, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series is now in its third season. Athletes from eight nations battle for the title of world champion in seven events, staged in Chile, Mexico, the USA and Europe.

On 20 May 2011, during the third stage of the tour, the extreme sports specialists thrilled viewers at Lake Vouliagmeni near Athens with their exceptional body control and acrobatic perfection. After leaping from the platform, the divers have just under three seconds to coordinate their in-flight movements, before they ...


Wed 15 Jun 2011

World Table Tennis Championships

World Table Tennis Championships

Rotterdam's Ahoy was the centre of the world, or at least the world of table tennis world, for a whole week in May.
During the World Table Tennis Championships, the best players from around the globe competed against each other in five different events.
United Broadcast Facilities (UBF) was commissioned by Tokyo TV to record the championships, ensuring that viewers in Japan could also enjoy the matches.
The World Table Tennis Championships are an important qualifier for the 2010 Olympic Games.

UBF has worked for the Japanese before, recording the judo championships for Fuji TV for example.
For the ...


Wed 01 Jun 2011

EMF in pole position at Monaco Grand Prix

EMF in pole position at Monaco Grand Prix

Euro Media France has just returned from the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix, where, for the 10th year running, a great team was used to provide the international signal.

The Automobile Club of Monaco once again put its faith in us to provide the technical equipment for the most difficult race of the Formula 1 World Championship. 

OB trucks XXL1 and XL4 spent a week in Monaco to cover the circuit and the stands with 42 cameras, 10 slow motion systems, 3 HF systems and 1 DVS Superloupe camera.

And as François Lanaud will take over directing the Monaco Grand ...


Fri 27 May 2011

A success on every level

A success on every level

The Olympique Lyonnais women’s team won the greatest of European competitions, beating FFC Turbine Potsdam 2-0 in the final on Thursday at London’s Craven Cottage stadium.
Patrice Lair’s girls were able to enjoy the taste of revenge, having been beaten by that German team in 2010.
The other good news of the evening was the historic audience record achieved by Direct 8 yesterday evening.
The final of the Women’s Champions League drew 1,147,000 viewers, a 4.8% audience share.
The audience peak was reached at 22:36: 1,875,000 viewers watched this historic ...


Thu 26 May 2011

Euro Media France serves aces at the French Open

Euro Media France serves aces at the French Open

Euro Media France was at the Roland Garros tennis tournament from 23rd to 26th May to broadcast from courts 3 and 6 in OB truck XXL2, whose capacity allowed a double production.
EMF also provided a team of technicians for the France Television visuals, and the inescapable HF camera which followed Daniel Lauclair every day.


Mon 21 Mar 2011

Euro Media Group faces a new challenge: France –Wales in 3D

Euro Media Group faces a new challenge: France –Wales in 3D

Following the first that was the live 3D broadcast to cinemas of the France-England match in the RBS Six Nations (following by a similar operation for the Toulouse-Biarritz final of the H Cup), Euro Media France has taken the challenge once again for France Télévisions, official broadcaster of the RBS 6 Nations.

A double filming and broadcasting team was in place:
- 8 3D cameras, including one crane, a travelling camera (XD Motion) and a HF steadicam.
- 6 slow motion cameras
- OB truck OB 14 , from the Dutch subsidiary of Euro Media Group (Cinevideogroup).

On Saturday evening, you were ...


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