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  • 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL™ A RESOUNDING WIN FOR HBS

    2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL™ A RESOUNDING WIN FOR HBS

    The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ ended a few hours ago with Germany claiming the trophy, and can now safely be called a “best ever”…

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  • FINAL COUNTDOWN IN BRAZIL

    FINAL COUNTDOWN IN BRAZIL

    With around 4,200 hours of footage already in the bank, and more to follow with the final two games of the tournament still to be played…

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  • MAKING THE RIGHT CONNECTIONS

    MAKING THE RIGHT CONNECTIONS

    When it comes to business, it’s good to have the right connections; when it comes to the Commentary Switching Centre (CSC), it’s essential…

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  • ANALYSING THE ANALYSTS

    ANALYSING THE ANALYSTS

    Media Rights Licensees (MRLs) at the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ have a very powerful tool at their disposal: the Extended Basic International Feed (EBIF) Show, a re…

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  • BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME…

    BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME…

    The Construction team at the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) in Rio de Janeiro are presently operating a Help Desk to ensure Media Rights Licensees’ (MRLs’) construction-related issues are solved…

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  • MARK OF QUALITY

    MARK OF QUALITY

    “Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching,” said Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States, and while he may not have had the FIFA World Cup™ in mind his sentiment certainly…

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  • SURROUNDED BY SOUND

    SURROUNDED BY SOUND

    The great images of the FIFA World Cup™ might be what is imprinted in the mind of the viewer, but would they have as much meaning without the sound of sheer elation, or groans of despair…

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  • EYE IN THE SKY

    EYE IN THE SKY

    With a country as diverse and as picturesque as Brazil hosting the FIFA World Cup™, it is impossible to capture all of its majesty from the ground. Enter the aerial camera…

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  • SUGARLOAF NEVER LOOKED SO SWEET…

    SUGARLOAF NEVER LOOKED SO SWEET…

    When broadcasters with space at the Outside Presentation Studios welcomed their audience for the Opening Match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ there was no mistaking their presence…

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  • COUNTDOWN TO KICK-OFF

    COUNTDOWN TO KICK-OFF

    While the TV audiences around the world may be primarily interested in the action at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ stadiums on Match Days, the broadcast community are equally as involved and busy…

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  • KEEPING THINGS UNDER CONTROL

    KEEPING THINGS UNDER CONTROL

    Despite all the screens showing the matches there is little time to enjoy the finer points of the FIFA World Cup™ action when you are working in the Production Control Room (PCR)…

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  • IBC: THE 13TH VENUE

    IBC: THE 13TH VENUE

    With all the action starting to begin at the 12 venues around Brazil it can be easy to forget that a large percentage of MRLs covering the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ will spend the duration of the event at the…

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  • LET THE FOOTBALL CARNIVAL BEGIN…

    LET THE FOOTBALL CARNIVAL BEGIN…

    The 2,417 days since Brazil were awarded the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ have passed, all the years of preparation, planning and fine-tuning by HBS, FIFA and the LOC come down to this moment as the tournament begins w…

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  • INFORMATION & LIAISON TEAMS HEAD TO VENUES

    INFORMATION & LIAISON TEAMS HEAD TO VENUES

    Broadcast Information Managers (BIMs) and Senior Broadcast Liaison Officers (SBLOs) gathered in Sao Paulo this week to undergo orientation and training sessions and receive last minute instructions before being…

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  • ENG CENTRE – THE GATEWAY TO BRAZIL

    ENG CENTRE – THE GATEWAY TO BRAZIL

    The FIFA TV Electronic News Gathering (ENG) crews have been going through their final preparations at the International Broadcast Centre (IBC)…

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  • IBC OFFICIALLY OPEN

    IBC OFFICIALLY OPEN

    The International Broadcast Centre (IBC) for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ has been officially opened following a ceremony at the Riocentro complex in Barra da Tijuca…

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  • HBS TEAM GROWS BIGGER AND BETTER

    HBS TEAM GROWS BIGGER AND BETTER

    In the weeks and months before the actual tournament, literally thousands of new and returning staff members join HBS…

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  • BIRDS TAKE FLIGHT AT THE IBC

    BIRDS TAKE FLIGHT AT THE IBC

    IBC users passing through Hall 4 may have been momentarily concerned that some members of Brazil’s colourful natural wildlife had found their way in …

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  • FEEL IT, IT IS HERE…!

    FEEL IT, IT IS HERE…!

    The sense of anticipation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ stepped up a gear at the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) as the screens of the Master Control Room (MCR) began to light up…

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  • GOING INTO PRODUCTION…

    GOING INTO PRODUCTION…

    HBS teams from each department have been steadily filling their space within the IBC for the past few weeks…

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  • EMOTION AS IBC ACCREDITATION CENTRE ISSUES FIRST PASS

    EMOTION AS IBC ACCREDITATION CENTRE ISSUES FIRST PASS

    The IBC Accreditation Centre for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ has this morning issued the first accreditation badge in an emotional ceremony…

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  • FINAL PREPARATIONS AT FWC VENUES

    FINAL PREPARATIONS AT FWC VENUES

    With 28 days to go until the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ the final preparations are being made at each of the 12 venues…

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  • IBC OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

    IBC OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

    The International Broadcast Centre (IBC) for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ opened its doors on 12 May to the first Media Rights Licensee (MRLs) arrivals ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ …

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  • A TOUR OF IBC HALL 4

    A TOUR OF IBC HALL 4

    Hall 4 of the IBC will house many of HBS’ most fundamental technical facilities and all of its MRL-oriented service counters…

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  • BUSY BUSY ALL OVER THE IBC

    BUSY BUSY ALL OVER THE IBC

    The International Broadcast Centre for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ continues to come along nicely…

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  • HBS MOVES FORWARD ACROSS BRAZIL

    HBS MOVES FORWARD ACROSS BRAZIL

    With 44 days to go until the kick-off of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, HBS teams are hard at work across the country…

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  • HBS TECH TEAMS TUNE IN AND TURN ON

    HBS TECH TEAMS TUNE IN AND TURN ON

    With tomorrow marking 75 days left until the kick-off of the Opening Match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, HBS teams are busy literally around the world…

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  • HBS PROVIDES CONSULTANCY TO UCI, RCN

    HBS PROVIDES CONSULTANCY TO UCI, RCN

    A year ago, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the governing body for world cycling, contracted HBS to provide broadcast consultancy and support…

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  • A SWEEPING PANORAMA IN SOCHI

    A SWEEPING PANORAMA IN SOCHI

    The Russian TV production company Panorama, also known as ANO Sports Broadcasting, played a major part in the just concluded Sochi Winter Olympics…

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  • ONE NIGHT IN QUALITY CONTROL

    ONE NIGHT IN QUALITY CONTROL

    HBS is among others responsible for the quality control of all Ligue 1, Ligue 2 and Coupe de la Ligue feeds. But what exactly does quality control entail? …

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  • REDUCING THE BROADCAST FOOTPRINT

    REDUCING THE BROADCAST FOOTPRINT

    The future of sports event host broadcasting was up for discussion at Sportel Monaco earlier this week, as one of the topics debated during the International Symposium…

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  • WORLD RECORD PREMIERE FOR HBS AT BMW BERLIN MARATHON

    WORLD RECORD PREMIERE FOR HBS AT BMW BERLIN MARATHON

    It was a record-breaking start for HBS’ involvement in the BMW Berlin Marathon as Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang shaved 15 seconds off of the world best time with his run of 2:03:23 on Sunday…

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  • 4K BRINGS SPORT INTO SHARP RELIEF

    4K BRINGS SPORT INTO SHARP RELIEF

    Several 4K productions took place these last weeks at Roland Garros, Wimbledon (together with 3D) and at the just-concluded FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013…

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  • READY-MADE ERC MAKES FCC A PLUG-AND-PLAY OPERATION

    READY-MADE ERC MAKES FCC A PLUG-AND-PLAY OPERATION

    The FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 allowed HBS to test a new — and vitally important — engineering concept: the Equipment Room Container (ERC)…

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  • HBS TO PROVIDE CONSULTANCY FOR POLISH EKSTRAKLASA'S TV PRODUCTION

    HBS TO PROVIDE CONSULTANCY FOR POLISH EKSTRAKLASA'S TV PRODUCTION

    Poland’s premier football league, the T-Mobile Ekstraklasa, has chosen HBS to provide consultancy services regarding its TV production…

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  • HBS' IRONMAN PRODUCTION HONOURED

    HBS' IRONMAN PRODUCTION HONOURED

    HBS' Ironman production for the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) was rewarded during the Golden Podium Awards, at Sportel Monaco…

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  • SONY TO PROVIDE HBS WITH PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT FOR 2014

    SONY TO PROVIDE HBS WITH PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT FOR 2014

    HBS signed its biggest ever equipment provision contract today at the IBC Amsterdam…

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  • HBS BROADCAST ACADEMY TAKES ON NEW CHALLENGE: ATHLETICS

    HBS BROADCAST ACADEMY TAKES ON NEW CHALLENGE: ATHLETICS

    Following a number of training sessions around the world devoted to football broadcasting, the HBS Broadcast Academy has just expanded its repertoire…

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