Broadcast News Archive for October, 2007
05/10/2007 Adds Sparkle To Production Brokering
New online recruitment and production broker,, is promising to revolutionise the production industry, delivering the next step up from the traditional online production database a

05/10/2007 Sony Unveils MVS-8000G Series Of Production Switchers
IBC saw the unveiling of the latest addition to the highly successful MVS-8000 series of multi-format production switchers. With over 1,300 MVS family switchers currently delivered worldwide the syst

05/10/2007 Three-Part BBC Two Documentary To Examine Alternative Therapies
A new three-part BBC documentary series will see Professor Kathy Sykes on a personal and scientific journey to explore three popular, and fast-growing, alternative therapies: meditation, hypnotherapy,

04/10/2007 Diverse Shake Up Factual Division, Signing Crick And Roberts
In the first of what is tipped to be a series of strategic autumn moves, Diverse, part of Zodiak Television, has snapped up outgoing TLC Director of Development Ed Crick and Channel 4 Current Affairs

04/10/2007 European Producers Opt For Sony HD
Sony’s broadcast products continue to deliver HD milestones in Europe and in July, the Tour de France was shot in HD for the first time ever and the positive experience during the tour has seen France

04/10/2007 Lion To Re-create Life On The Farm In Victorian Era
Lion Television has been commissioned by BBC Two to produce 'Victorian Farm', a 6x60 minute historical observational documentary series, following a team of experts who will become ‘Victorian Farmers’

04/10/2007 Lite Alternative Tours With A Lighting Multicore System Built By VDC Trading
Keane’s recent concert at the O2 Arena in London gave stage and set lighting specialists Lite Alternative its first opportunity to try out a new lighting mulitcore system that was specifically built f

04/10/2007 Off The Fence Launches Joost Channels
Leading independent production and distribution company Off the Fence has partnered with Joost, the world's first broadcast-quality Internet television service, to launch two new channels via their on

04/10/2007 Pusan Strengthens British Asian Film Ties
The UK Film Council and UK Trade and Investment are supporting British companies attending this year’s Pusan International Film Festival in Korea comprising the Asian Film Market (AFM) and industry ev

04/10/2007 Satellite Television Service Branches Out
One of the industry's leading business television services, SatTV is set to further increase its presence within the market with a newly revamped website and media pack. The Satellite Evolution websi

04/10/2007 Sony's Blu-ray Disc Technology Showcased Online By Vividas
Video streaming company Vividas has announced that it has been chosen to showcase Sony's Blu-ray ad online to support and establish the BD format in Europe. Blu-ray Disc is the next generation of opt

03/10/2007 Canon And Vinten Win Joint Awards At IBC 2007
The revolutionary Vinten Vector 950 Active Pan & Tilt head and Canon's new DIGISUPER 100AF and DIGISUPER 86AF autofocus lenses, were awarded the coveted TV Technology Star Award and the TVB Europe 'Be

03/10/2007 DTS Digital Cinema Implements Philips CineFence Forensic Watermarking Technology
DTS Digital Cinema has announced that it has implemented the Philips CineFence forensic watermarking technology on its FilmStore Digital Cinema Player as part of its commitment to continue providing s

03/10/2007 French Government Move Forward With Nationwide Mobile TV Service
The French government is moving forward with plans for a nationwide mobile TV service based on the DVB-H and DVB-SH technologies. A soft launch of the service, based on the DVB-H standard, is expecte

03/10/2007 Golden Square Posts Macmillan Cancer Support Campaign
Golden Square have collaborated with directing duo Harvey and Carolyn on a new commercial for Macmillan Cancer Support’s new campaign. Using a combination of silhouetted live action shots with comput

03/10/2007 Messiah V Begins Filming In Belfast
Messiah V, the fifth story of the detective series has begun filming in Belfast. The BBC One network drama has been funded by Northern Ireland Screen and will transmit in winter 2008. Marc Warren (H

03/10/2007 Rushes Create VFX Shots For 'Exodus'
Written and directed by Penny Woolcock as part of a larger project that involved a day of live events and the burning 'Waste Man' by Antony Gormley 'Exodus' is a contemporary re-telling of the Book of

03/10/2007 Waddell Media Ink New Deal With Fremantle Media Enterprises
One of Ireland’s biggest independents, Waddell Media (WM), producers of the Discovery US hit series 'Future Weapons', has just signed a major development deal with FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME). T

03/10/2007 Zandar Predator II Series MultiViewer Wins IRDG Award
Zandar Technologies, a leading innovator and pioneer in MultiViewer systems have received the prestigious Irish Industry Research & Development Group (IRDG) R&D Project Award 2007 for their newly anno

02/10/2007 BBC Controller Announces BBC Films Board
Jane Tranter, Controller BBC Fiction, has announced the new structure for BBC Films, and reaffirmed the BBC’s commitment to the development and production of feature films. The day to day management

02/10/2007 BSkyB Under Spotlight As Watchdog Scrutinises ITV Stake
The Competition Commission has ruled that BSkyB’s purchase of a 17.9% stake in ITV restricts competition. The regulator, publishing provisional findings of its investigations into the stake, said it

02/10/2007 Digital Jungle Uses Quantel Pablo For Visual Journey
LA-based post house, Digital Jungle Post Production recently used its new Quantel Pablo suite to help tell a story of international adventure in providing post services for the Discovery/Travel Channe

02/10/2007 Investment Boost For Oakslade Studios
Oakslade Studios, one of the Midlands’ foremost film and video post production facilities, is under new management. The Warwick based facility’s new owners are already investing thousands in industry

02/10/2007 Off The Fence And Rolf Ernst Form Partnership With NICK Germany
Leading independent production and distribution company Off the Fence and long-term business partner Rolf Ernst have formed a strategic partnership with NICK Germany for the broadcaster's new prime ti

02/10/2007 Pitch Entertainment Group Enters As UK's No. 6
Pitch Entertainment Group, a global mobile entertainment company, founded in August 2000 by classical musician, David Warburton, has been listed 6 in the 2007 Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100 lea