Broadcast News Archive for December, 2005
08/12/2005 Union approves film tax breaks
Bectu has welcomed announcements by Chancellor Gordon Brown and Film Minister James Purnell on the future of the British film industry. In his Pre-Budget Report the Chancellor announced that the new

07/12/2005 Alpha TV acquires Ross Synergy MD-X
Ross Video has announced that Alpha TV, one of the top broadcasters in Greece, has invested in the Ross Synergy 4 MD-X multi-definition production switcher. “We chose the Synergy 4 MD-X for its high

07/12/2005 Bright Systems names Peter Lambert as Director of International Sales and Marketing
Bright Systems, market leader in file server and infrastructure technology for the postproduction industry, has announced the appointment of Peter Lambert as its Director of International Sales and Ma

07/12/2005 DK-Technologies supplies Jordan’s first independent TV station
dB Broadcast, one of UK’s leading independent systems integrators, has ordered three MSD600M++ surround sound audio meters from DK-Technologies. These are destined for installation in the new TV stat

07/12/2005 Front Porch Digital selected by Al Jazeera International
Front Porch Digital (FPD), the broadcast and media division of Incentra Solutions, has been selected by Al Jazeera International to streamline Al Jazeera International’s digital video archives at its

07/12/2005 IABM reveals details of Broadcast Manufacturing Summit 2006
The International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers (IABM), the trade association that represents vendors in the broadcast and electronic media industry, has revealed details of its forthcomin

07/12/2005 MBC Korea takes control of HD transition with Snell & Wilcox
MBC (Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation), Korea’s multimedia public-service broadcaster, is relying on Snell & Wilcox IQ Modular products to support a multistation expansion into digital and HD broadcast

07/12/2005 Plymouth Media-Partnership launches new business development funding
The Plymouth Media-Partnership has announced a second round of business support grants for its members, with the deadline for applications on Friday December 30. The scheme, supported by South West S

07/12/2005 Telecast CopperHead used for multicamera HD news segment live from SeaWorld
Telecast Fiber Systems' CopperHead camera-mounted fibre optic transceiver has been instrumental in obtaining live remote coverage of ‘Shamu’ the whale at SeaWorld park in San Diego. Freelance cinemat

06/12/2005 Balkan News Corporation chooses to deliver compliance recording
Bulgaria’s Balkan News Corporation, part of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, chosen as on-air system integrator of newly launched Fox International Channels – Bulgaria, is to implement automated com

06/12/2005 Chancellor announces tax credit for UK film productions
Chancellor Gordon Brown has announced a new film tax credit, which sees low budget films (with production budgets up to £20 million) receive a tax credit of 20% and higher budget films (with productio

06/12/2005 ITV plc acquires Friends Reunited Ltd
ITV will acquire the holding company of the group for an expected initial consideration of up to £120 million to be satisfied by a mixture of cash from ITV’s existing facilities and the issue of notes

06/12/2005 Mir Belogorya invests in Leader instrumentation
Mir Belogorya, one of the Russian Federation's newest television channels, has chosen a Leader LV5100D digital signal analyser for its headquarters in Belgorod. Founded by the regional government, M

06/12/2005 Private support for the industry reaches £8.2 million
The latest figures for private support in the arts published by Arts & Business, the national charity dedicated to encouraging and developing effective partnerships between business and the arts, show

06/12/2005 SysMedia announces new appointments
SysMedia Ltd, leading specialist in content management and production systems for interactive TV, teletext and subtitling solutions, has announced three new appointments – two sales and one technical

06/12/2005 Twin Head Tripod Mount from Hague Camera Supports
The new Hague Camera Supports Twin Head Tripod Mount enables two video heads to be mounted to one tripod, making it ideal for a two-camera shoot where space is limited. One operator can use one came

06/12/2005 Zandar Technologies launch multi-functional Predator with ZdHTM power
Zandar Technologies has launched the latest addition to its HDTV line of video and audio monitoring MultiViewers, combining an unprecedented level of functionality and industry leading display quality

05/12/2005 A new reference for SGT in the Netherlands
The new Dutch private television channel Talpa has been broadcasting since August 13, 2005, using products from SGT's Media Management and Transmission Management lines. Owned by John de Mol, Talpa

05/12/2005 Clear Cut Pictures make the grade
After extensive testing of various systems from five manufacturers, Clear Cut Pictures, one of London’s leading post-production companies, has purchased an Edifis f/stop grading and finishing system.

05/12/2005 Framestore CFC use Autodesk's Discreet Inferno visual effects system
In the blockbuster film ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’, Harry Potter finds himself representing Hogwarts School at the Triwizard Tournament. Amid strange events and the evil presence of Volde

05/12/2005 New Controller of BBC Three appointed
BBC Director of Television Jana Bennett has appointed E4 head Julian Bellamy as the new Controller of BBC Three. Bellamy, 35, who is also Head of Channel 4's Factual Entertainment commissioning, will

05/12/2005 Pixels UK announce agreement with MedeaWiz
Pixels UK Ltd specialists in computer display technology and digital video systems, has announced its latest representation agreement with US multimedia hardware solution manufacturer, MedeaWiz Inc, t

05/12/2005 SWR brings graphics to life with Chyron
Chyron Corporation has announced a major order from German public broadcaster, Südwestrundfunk (SWR). The contract, including training, commissioning and support, was handled by Chyron GmbH in Wiesb

05/12/2005 TMR boosts technical capabilities
TMR, part of the VTR Group, has boosted its technical capabilities with significant investment into its telecine department. The facility has replaced its Thomson Shadow telecine with a Thomson Spir

05/12/2005 Winning director scoops cash prize
Intel has announced the winners of the inaugural Intel Digital Home Short Film Competition, following a gala screening in London’s West End. A jury that included representatives from the film and tec