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Driving playout using Morpheus Automation Snell have announced that PLAZAMEDIA GmbH has extended its installation of Snell’s Morpheus broadcast automation solution to play out its entire lineup of 16 premium channels -- including the full roster of Sky SD and HD sports channels and, most recently, the Disney Channel. With the migration of the Disney Channel, PLAZAMEDIA’s Morpheus installation is now one of the most significant in Europe. Petrol supports Monsieur Du Lit M onsieur Du Lit is the name of a short film which was filmed by Fabian Weber for the Swiss Hotel Association with a Canon EOS 7D. It has been nominated for the Swiss Hotel Award 2011. As camera support, the DSLR Camera Rollpak from Petrol Bags was on the set and provided optimal protection for the camera and film equipment. In the 5-minute comedy, six actors appear, among them Gilles Tschudi, who is one of the most famous Swiss actors. However, the actual protagonist is a talking hotel bed, which has all kinds of stories to tell. After all, it is a bed in a luxury suite and therefore leads an especially varied and interesting life. Sola ENG Flight Kit L itepanels debuted the Sola ENG LED Fresnel lighting kit in an FAA Carry-on size case at the NAB recently The Sola ENG Flight Kit consists of three Litepanels Sola ENG Fresnel fixtures and accessories including stands, gels, power supplies and cables, barndoors, soft box, a custom rolling case and more. Battery or A/C powered, the Sola ENG is designed for on- camera and portable use. Each fixture offers focusable output comparable to a 125W HMI yet requires only 30W to power it. These versatile lights are designed for easy travel, quick set-up and operation. 22 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE At just 30 pounds (13.60 kg), the new Litepanels Sola ENG Flight Kit can be carried on board commercial planes and stows neatly in overhead bins. The compact, yet powerful fixtures offer a fully dimmable and focusable daylight balanced source, that’s ideal for working on the fly. Shooters on the go will appreciate the retractable extension handle and smooth- rolling polyurethane wheels on the custom Pelican case. Executive interim resource website launched M arquis Media Partners, previously Marquis Consulting, has recently launched a specialist website called Marquis People to supply both interim management and short term contract solutions to the broadcast and media industries. The Marquis People initiative has been developed from Marquis Media Partners extensive knowledge and experience in media and broadcast; having themselves been at the forefront of new technology innovation in the broadcast environment. The team has been responsible for delivering change to some of the world’s leading broadcast organisations.  Using this extensive experience to identify the relevant technical or commercial skills, experience and competencies of potential candidates, Marquis People now offers a portfolio of registered, pre- qualified personnel to match interim and project requirements.