Headquartered in Newbury, UK, Quantel develops innovative, world-leading content creation systems for broadcast, post and DI. Its systems combine industry-leading performance with total scalability to enable productive workflows for post production, graphics, digital intermediate and news/sports production. Quantel news and sports production systems are relied on by more than 100 broadcasters around the world. Many hundreds of post production facilities use the creative power of Quantel workstations to produce countless TV dramas, commercials, documentaries and every other kind of programming, and more than 1000 movies have been touched by Quantel’s digital intermediate technology. The company’s Enterprise sQ technology has been chosen for fast turnaround productions such as news and sports broadcasts. Customers include the likes of Romania’s RCS & RDS who used the system for its central and regional news production needs, and TV2 Norway who selected the technology to power its transition to HD broadcasting and file-based working and to produce all of its news and sports programming. TVBEurope’s new Fast Turnaround TV 2012 conference looks at high pressure, collaborative workflows in live and as-live fast turnaround television broadcast productions. The one-day conference will study the technical deployments involved, whether for HD and/or 3D delivery, and how to combine teams, so that main show production, news teams and digital media can share assets. Delegates will hear about setting up and connecting camera positions, contribution, links, storage, sound, ingest, I/O, graphics, editing, crewing and new delivery methods. Presentations will discuss if there is still a role for videotape, the optimum mix of hardware-based and software-based systems, and what are the biggest delivery problems – path delays, compression limitations, profanity loops, and delivery via non-RF based technologies.