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Leitch Technololgy Corporation was a Canadian corporation based in Toronto, Ontario specializing in the design & manufacture of equipment for the broadcast television and video post-production industries. Motto: Diversity Our Strength Map of Ontario Counties, Toronto being red Area: 641 sq. ... Post production is the general term for the last stage of film production in which photographed scenes (also called footage) are put together into a complete film. ...


On October 25, 2005, Leitch was acquired by the broadcast division of the Harris Corporation for the sum of $450 million USD, with former Leitch shareholders approving the acquisition by Harris for $14 CAD per share. Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) is an international communications equipment company. ...


Leitch was famous for developing the Viewguard system, (similar in function to VideoCipher I) used by networks such as ABC, Fox, and others for encrypting their analog network feeds. Jump to: navigation, search Television encryption, often referred to as scrambling, is encryption used to control access to pay television services, usually cable or satellite television services. ... VideoCipher is a brand name of analog scrambling equipment for satellite television invented in the early 1980s by Linkabit systems, which was bought out by MA/COM in 1985. ... ABC is a widely used three-letter abbreviation that may refer to: Organizations // Look up ABC and abc in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Jump to: navigation, search Italic text The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ...


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James Leitch (614 words)
Leitch, James, Barrister, Cornwall, Ontario, was born on the 2nd June, 1850, at the South Branch, in the.
Leitch was retained for the defence, in the Smith murder trial, and being largely instrumental in securing the acquittal of the prisoner, he established a reputation which at once brought him a large practice.
Leitch was elected reeve of the town of Cornwall for the year 1884, and was a candidate for the wardenship of the united counties for that year, but was defeated by F.D. McNaughton, by a majority of one vote.
William Leighton Leitch (379 words)
Leitch began his career as an apprentice to a sign painter in Glasgow.
While in his twenties, Leitch traveled to Italy where he stayed for several years, returning with a large collection of sketches and finished watercolors, extensive teaching experience, and numerous introductions to aristocratic families.
In 1862, Leitch was elected to the N.W.S. (New Society of Painters in Watercolours), serving as Vice-President for twenty years.
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