Broadcast News Archive for December, 2005
13/12/2005 Sonic AuthorScript selected by Pure Digital
Sonic Solutions, the leader in digital media software, has announced that its AuthorScript Video DVD creation engine has been selected by Pure Digital Technologies, Inc., for use in its new one-time-u

13/12/2005 Staff acquisition process change for radio and TV
Radio Talent launched its online career management tool in October, citing the need for a new paradigm for broadcasting recruitment. is the first website of its kind that showcases

13/12/2005 The Pixel Farm launches PFClean 1.0
Pixel Farm has announced the launch of PFClean 1.0. Built using The Pixel Farm’s extensive research in the areas of optical flow analysis and real-time play back technologies, this latest product is

12/12/2005 Antics Technologies adds to UK team
Antics Technologies, the developers of Antics Pre-Viz, have announced two new appointments to the UK team. David Stroud joins as Product Manager and Caroline Leonard has joined as Marketing Services

12/12/2005 BeldenCDT and Scion announce new technology partnership
UK company Scion Technology has developed a technology which incorporates BeldenCDT’s range of ‘low skew’ VideoTwist cables, which conform to all network cable standards for CAT5e (Belden P/No. 7988R)

12/12/2005 DreamWorks bought by rival Paramount in £1.6bn deal
Paramount Pictures has announced the purchase of rival studio DreamWorks SKG for $1.6 billion (£914 million). Under the wing of parent company Viacom, the acquisition brings Paramount key assets, inc

12/12/2005 Film London launches Company Placement Scheme for trainees
Film London is looking for dynamic London-based film and media companies to participate in an innovative new scheme providing paid work placements for trainees across London. Film London will provide

12/12/2005 Gilbert Viegas joins Eyeheight as Sales Manager
Eyeheight is expanding its management team with the appointment of Gilbert Viegas as Sales Manager. Born in Casablanca, Morocco, in 1952, he graduated in electronics and telecommunications at the Uni

12/12/2005 Irish Film Board receives 21% funding boost for 2006
John O'Donoghue, Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, has awarded the Irish Film Board a 21% budget increase for 2006, bringing the agency’s production and development funding to a sum of €15 million

12/12/2005 New tpc HDTV OB truck takes to the road with Zandar
Zandar Technologies, a leading innovator in MultiViewer technology, has successfully completed a project for Sony Professional Services which sees seventeen HD MultiViewers integrated into an advanced

12/12/2005 Voice of the Listener & Viewer Chairman to receive CBE Award
Jocelyn Hay, the Founder and Chair of Voice of the Listener & Viewer (VLV), who was made a CBE in the 2005 Queen’s Birthday Honours, will be at Buckingham Palace to receive her insignia on Tuesday Dec

09/12/2005 Award launched to recognise innovation in lighting design
PLASA and the PLASA Show have become the joint sponsors of a new Entertainment Lighting Award, designed to give lighting designers across the industry recognition for their creative work. The new Awa

09/12/2005 bfi Black World launches Nu-Visions Micro-site for aspiring young filmmakers
bfi Black World has aunched Nu-Visions, an internet micro-site designed by the bfi and developed by young people for young people hoping to break into the film and television industry. A comprehensiv

09/12/2005 First feature film shot with backing from new Wales Creative IP Fund
David Schwimmer, of ‘Friends’ and ‘Band of Brothers’ fame, and Simon Pegg, best know for his role in ‘Shaun of the Dead' and the television series ‘Spaced’, will star in the first feature film backed

09/12/2005 Innovative job share scheme launched for women in film
A groundbreaking initiative to help women film practitioners returning to work was announced today by Skillset, Sector Skills Council. Timeshift will provide job sharing roles on film productions for

09/12/2005 Minister O’Donoghue confirms supplementary funding for the Irish Film Board
Irish Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, John O’Donoghue, has confirmed an additional €1.5 million in supplementary funding for Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (BSÉ/IFB) for the curre

09/12/2005 New look for Robe UK
Robe UK has become a wholly owned subsidiary of Robe Show Lighting, following last week’s direct management takeover of the company by its Czech Republic based parent company, Robe Show Lighting. Dav

09/12/2005 Unions debate ITV pay offer
ITV representatives from BECTU, NUJ, and Amicus will meet in London today to decide their reply to this year's pay offer. The UK's leading commercial terrestrial broadcaster has offered its staff a 2

08/12/2005 Animazoo UK opens new motion capture studio in Brighton
Animazoo UK, manufacturer of the world famous Gypsy range of motion capture systems, has opened a new motion capture studio in Brighton. Already attracting a stream of international visitors, the stu

08/12/2005 DGP beefs up design department
DGP, the Soho based DVD and postproduction facility has announced the recruitment of a new key staff member who joined the design department of the 65 people strong company this month. Ben Rasmussen

08/12/2005 Hassan Ghoul named Ascent Media Middle East Director of Sales
Hassan Ghoul, an industry veteran with extensive sales and marketing experience in the Middle East, has agreed to join Ascent Media Systems & Technology Services as Director of Sales, Middle East. Th

08/12/2005 London ‘Movie Map’ launched for new Woody Allen film
Film London and Visit London have launched a movie map based on Woody Allen’s new film, ‘Match Point’. Starring Scarlett Johansson and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Match Point is a drama about a young man’s

08/12/2005 New 1560 transportable case from Peli
Peli Products have unveil their new 1560 transportable case. This pull-along Peli Case features durable wheels as well as an extension handle for easy transportation. Rubberised grips on the front an

08/12/2005 ScheduALL interfaces with Ardendo on WBU-ISOG metadata standardisation
ScheduALL recently presented their interface to Ardendo’s Ardome system at the World Broadcasting Unions (WBU) International Satellite Operations Group (ISOG) conference hosted by the BBC in London.

08/12/2005 SGL partners UK broadcast solutions provider TMD
Software Generation Ltd (SGL), a leading provider of video storage management software, has announced its partnership with UK based software solutions provider TMD based in Aylesbury, Bucks. TMD will