Broadcast News Archive for November, 2006
17/11/2006 CSS Media Acquire first4media As Ongoing Reseller Business
CCS Media, one of the UK’s major IT resellers has acquired the ongoing business of Leatherhead based company first4media, considered to be one of the leading tape media reseller to the broadcasting in

17/11/2006 Framestore CFC Gives ‘Casino Royale’ Digital Mastergrade And Title Sequence
The latest James Bond adventure ‘Casino Royale' directed by Martin Campbell and produced by Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson opened in the UK and the US recently. Framestore CFC not only collab

17/11/2006 ITV Executive To Brief Producers About Multi-Million Pound Initiative
A top ITV executive, Jane McCloskey, is in Belfast today (November 17) to talk to local production companies about a multi-million pound initiative to commission regional tv programmes. ITV’s Regiona

17/11/2006 Miranda Supplies Over 1000 Converters For HD To Rockefeller Center
Miranda Technologies announced today that NBC Universal has now installed over 1000 XVP-811i up/down/cross converters to handle HD/SD signal processing for its control rooms, production facilities, ro

17/11/2006 Surge In Satellite Phone Rental To Film Industry
Online mobile phone retailer mPhone has reported increased interest from the film industry in rental satellite phones in quarters two and three of 2006. This increased awareness of satellite phone te

16/11/2006 Avid Ships Latest Version of Studio Toolkit
Avid has announced the availability of version 5.6 of Avid Studio Toolkit, which delivers significant enhancements to a set of tightly integrated, industry-leading software applications, including Avi

16/11/2006 Big Finale For Cardiff Film Festival
The closing night gala film of the 2006 Cardiff Film Festival will be Pathe’s dark-comedy Big Nothing. Partly shot in south Wales and directed by Jean-Baptiste Andrea, the film starring Alice Eve, Si

16/11/2006 DIRECTV Orders Grass Valley Compression Systems To Support Growth In Programming Services
DIRECTV, the United States’ leading satellite television service provider, has placed an order, valued at nearly $8 million (US) for new Thomson Grass Valley MPEG-2 compression equipment, to significa

16/11/2006 FreemantleMedia Enterprises' IT Crowd Nominated for International Emmy
FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has extended its congratulations to the team behind The IT Crowd on their nomination at the prestigious 34th International Emmy Awards, to be held in New York. The I

16/11/2006 Gefen Add HDMI Super Booster Cables
Joining the Gefen line of high performance cables are a selection of HDMI Super Booster Cables, designed to deliver the most pristine high definition video resolutions with no additional sender and re

16/11/2006 Lighthouse ‘One Minute Wonders’ Screenings For Digital Shorts Scheme
Lighthouse is presenting ‘One Minute Wonders’ - seven animated ultra-shorts from the South East produced by Final Cut for the UK Film Council’s innovative Digital Shorts Scheme. Screenings will be he

16/11/2006 Marquis Broadcast and Ikegami Demonstrate HD Capture-Playout Workflow
At Inter BEE in Japan, Marquis Broadcast, specialist in broadcast workflow studies and software solutions, and Ikegami Tsushinki Co Ltd unveiled a technology world ‘first’ by demonstrating an end–to-e

16/11/2006 QI Series 1 DVD Gets The Evolutions Treatment
Evolutions, the largest independently owned post production facility in Soho, has announced that they have completed the graphics, authoring work and disc design for the highly-anticipated release of

15/11/2006 BBC Trust Holds Inaugural Meeting
The BBC Trust, the body set up under the new Charter to replace the BBC Governors as the BBC's sovereign body in January, recently held its first meeting. Michael Grade, Chairman of the BBC Trust, sa

15/11/2006 Bectu Strike Hits BBC News Production Facilities
According to Bectu round 100 members working for BBC News have taken strike action over new working patterns. A 24-hour strike in the department that provides engineering and IT support for BBC News

15/11/2006 Boris FX version 9.0 Boasts Enhancements
Boris FX has announced that Boris FX 9.0 is now available. Boris FX is a 2D and 3D compositing and effects creation plug-in solution that seamlessly integrates with industry standard non-linear editi

15/11/2006 Filmmakers Vie For Stella Artois Film Awards
Thousands of filmmakers world-wide have submitted entries to the Stella Artois Film Awards competition at the Seagate Foyle Film Festival. Organisers say that these have been painstakingly whittled d

15/11/2006 LOVEFiLM Launches Television Programme Downloads For UK Customers With Discovery Networks has added TV programmes from Discovery Networks to its product line up. The service, which already offers over 62,000 titles in its online DVD rental range, and over 2,000 movies and sho

15/11/2006 Root6 Named Re-seller For Backup And Archive Solution From Quantum
Creative technology reseller root6 has been appointed by global storage specialist Quantum as an authorised reseller for the company’s range of SDLT data tape backup and archiving solutions introduced

15/11/2006 The Mill Increases Grading Capabilities With A Second Film Cutter
Digital Vision has announced that The Mill has purchased a second Film Cutter effects system. Providing comprehensive editing, conforming, compositing, effects and primary colour correction, the syst

15/11/2006 Tim Eyles Appointed As Product Manager For Medway Media Highway
Marquis Broadcast, a specialist in broadcast workflow studies and software solutions, has appointed Tim Eyles as product manager for its Medway Media Highway systems integration solution. Eyles bring

14/11/2006 'Calon Gaeth' To Premiere At Cardiff Film Festival
'Calon Gaeth', a new S4C romantic period film based on the classic novel 'Small Country' by Siân James, is being premiered at the Cardiff Film Festival on Friday, November 17. Filmed on location in B

14/11/2006 021 Television Invest In Ground Breaking HD Production Truck
An established outside broadcast provider in both UK and European markets, 021 Television is making huge investments to upgrade and extend its broadcast facilities. Following the company’s acquisit

14/11/2006 Ben Ross Appointed Head Of Acquistions At
MercuryMedia and Aggregator Limited have appointed Ben Ross as Head of Acquisitions for their new co-venture broadband documentary channel With a motto of ‘independent films for i

14/11/2006 Call For Entries For Maysles Brothers Documentary Award And The Jameson Short Film Competition
2006 was the inaugural year of the Maysles Brothers documentary competition, established in association with Maysles Films, in honour of David and Albert Maysles' innovative work in documentary filmma