Purchase confirms Canon as brand of choice for HD broadcast optics

Sydney 14 May 2012: Canon Australia and Global Television have today announced the purchase by Global Television of 17 Canon High Definition (HD) Box-style and Electronic Field Production (EFP)-type lenses with full controls. The purchase agreement was reached at the recent National Association of Broadcasters conference in Las Vegas.

“We are delighted to extend our relationship with Global Television through this agreement,” says John McInerney, National Sales Manager – Optical, Canon Australia. “It delivers Global the very best lens complement available in the industry today and confirms Canon as the brand of choice for HD professional optical products.”

The lenses expand Global Television’s inventory of Canon high-end HDTV lenses, which includes a vast number of XJ100:9.3, XJ86:9.3, XJ75:9.3 and XJ27x6.5 Box-style lenses as well as HJ22:7.6 and HJ14:4.3 EFP-type lenses. Global has acquired this lens inventory over the past three years as part of the HD upgrade of its outside broadcast fleet.

 Geoff Rudder, Global Television’s General Manager – National Resources, said the Canon lenses supported the facilitator’s ongoing investment in the latest technology and equipment.

“We decided on the Canon lenses as they offer the best picture quality and operator familiarity as well as the post-sales service you would expect from an industry leader,” said Rudder.” The flexibility of the Canon components also enables us to mix and match accessories for myriad uses."

Among its projects, Global will deploy the Canon lenses on a number of upcoming outside broadcast events including the new series of Big Brother.

About Canon:

Canon is the world's leading imaging brand that actively inspires with imaginative ideas that enable people to connect, communicate and achieve more than they thought possible through imaging solutions for business and consumers. Canon's Australian R&D company, CiSRA, develops and exports digital imaging technologies for use in Canon products worldwide. Canon has ranked among the top-four US patent recipients* for the past 20 years, and had global revenues of around $US46 billion in 2011. Canon Australia also operates Canon Finance Australia, which offers one-stop shopping for customers wanting leasing or finance services.

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* Based on weekly patent counts issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office

About Global Television

Global Television brings content to life. We are an experienced broadcast technical service provider to major Australian television networks and program producers and an increasingly significant player in the Asia-Pacific region and internationally. With state-of-the art outside broadcasting and studio facilities, Global Television facilitates more than 2,000 hours of television each year, including live sport (NRL, AFL, V8 Supercars, Cricket), live entertainment and event programs (Dancing with the Stars, The Footy Show the annual ARIA and Logie awards) as well as popular series and drama (My Kitchen Rules, Neighbours). More information at

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Andrew Giles

Canon Australia