Archive | December, 2012

Update: Harris BCD Post Acquisition by Gores Group

18 Dec

Last week we published a report here from our poll and comments received regarding whether Harris Broadcast Communications Division would be negatively impacted at all by the sale to Gores Group. The following report adds the new data and comments we are continuing to receive on this topical subject. We encourage readers to leave comments at the end id you are so inclined. […]

Harris BCD Poll Results & Comments

11 Dec

The impending sale of Harris Broadcast Communications Division to the Gores Group has been followed by many in the industry with interest. The announcement last week that BCD has been sold at what some deem a “sale price” of $225 million, to industry outsiders, LA-based investment firm, The Gores Group, as well as the announcement that the Harris name would only be in effect for BCD for three years after which it would be rebranded, left us wondering what impact this would have on BCD going forward.

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Workstation market finds its groove in Q3’12

11 Dec

The clouds appear to be clearing. Workstation vendors had to be relieved by third quarter market results, as the industry found some sorely-needed footing, yielding some positive – and very welcome –  gains., according to the JPR Workstation Report market quarterly for Q3’12,.

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Harris Sells Broadcast Division to Industry Outsider

6 Dec

Harris has finally pulled the plug on all it’s years as one of the broadcast industry stalwarts for decades by selling its Broadcast Division to the Gores Group, a broadcast industry outsider and LA-based “private equity firm specializing in acquiring and partnering with businesses that can benefit from our operational expertise and flexible capital base”. Gore does have  Telecom technology firm Powerwave, a manufacturer of wireless telecom products in their portfolio

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Avid Transforms Media Production Workflow

4 Dec

Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced the availability of Interplay®Central 1.3, a user interface that extends the media production environment through Web-based and mobile devices.

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New Reports! Digital Content, Digital Cinema, Broadcast Industry, Product Reports.

4 Dec

SCRI is currently working on over 30 Reports for December 2012 & early 2013. Here is a summary:

  1. Digital Content Survey & Report with Pro Video Coalition
  2. Film/Video Production/Post with Digital Film Society
  3. Broadcast Industry Trends Study with Broadcast Engineering Magazine
  4. 2013-2014 Broadcast Pro Video Product Report – annually updated since 1984. Over 20 specific Product Reports plus  Macro & Micro Exec. Summary Reports.

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