Broadcast News Archive for November, 2007
30/11/2007 'Neighbours' Continues To Do The Business For FremantleMedia
Scandinavia is the latest region to welcome FremantleMedia Enterprise’s (FME) hit Australian soap, Neighbours, into their neighbourhood. TV4 in Sweden, Norway’s NRK3 and MTV3 in Finland have bought i

30/11/2007 Audio Compression Specialist APT Wins Export Award
The audio compression specialist, APT has been awarded the prestigious Export Excellence Award at the 2007 Belfast Business Awards. Organised by Belfast City Centre Management, the awards showcase th

30/11/2007 Climber Marks Film Festival Highpoint For Second Time
Highpoint Professional Services' leading climber Dave Birkett recently scooped first prize in the 'People's Choice' award at the prestigious Kendal Mountain Film Festival for the second year running.

30/11/2007 Colorfront Selects Doremi DCI Mastering Systems
Post-production house Colorfront - which offers DI and VFX facilities to international filmmakers - has taken another pioneering leap with the introduction of Doremi Digital Mastering and Cinema Playe

30/11/2007 FlyingTV 'Wins' Grand National Aerial Coverage
Aintree's Grand National, one of the 'crown jewels' in sports broadcasting, will be covered live for BBC Sport, with FlyingTV providing aerial coverage of the event next April. The BBC has awarded ov

30/11/2007 Harris Corporation Acquires Zandar Technologies
Harris Corporation has acquired Zandar Technologies, developer and provider of high-quality multi-image display processors for television broadcast and professional video markets. Headquartered in Du

30/11/2007 Leyland Returns To Golden Square As Creative Director
Golden Square is delighted to welcome back Ben Leyland as Creative Director of Disqo, their digital design department, after a year’s absence. Leyland spent the last year at Profero, in Shanghai, fin

30/11/2007 Scott Fleary Move On Up To New Premises
Set construction company Scott Fleary are moving to larger premises. Having been based at Battersea for the last 15 years, Director, Matthew Scott said: “Sadly the time has come to leave Battersea. W

29/11/2007 'Fistful Of Euros' For UK Skillset Screen Academies' Collaboration
UK universities - including four Skillset Screen Academies - are the big winners this week with the European Union announcing more than €1.2 million euro (£863,300) funding to encourage collaboration

29/11/2007 Autodesk Launches Combustion 2008 Desktop Compositing Software
Autodesk has announced Autodesk Combustion 2008 software, the latest version of its desktop compositing and visual effects solution. Combustion offers digital media artists an easy-to-use interface,

29/11/2007 BBC South West Confirm Move To Sutton Harbour
The BBC has confirmed that it is to move to new, state-of-the-art, digital broadcasting premises at Sutton Harbour in Plymouth, putting it at the heart of the city's maritime heritage. The new buildi

29/11/2007 Boris FX Makes Boris Red 4.2 Available
Boris FX has announced the latest release of Boris Red 4.2 for electronic distributiuon. The award-winning Boris Red version 4 series offers 2D/3D compositing, titling, paint, rotoscoping, a full sui

29/11/2007 Gaelic Media Service Appoints Head of Content
Gaelic Media Service (GMS) has appointed respected broadcaster Alan Esslemont as its new Head of Content. Esslemont (49) joins GMS from the Irish language station TG4, where he is Director of Televis

29/11/2007 Rainbow Post Celebrates Hundredth HD Project
Rainbow Post recently completed their hundredth high-definition post project - 'Human Ape', a documentary for National Geographic. The two-hour special investigates the links between human beings and

29/11/2007 Sound Designer Nick Loe Launches New Identity And Showcase Website
Freelance film and TV sound designer, and 4rfv member, Nick Loe has launched a new website to promote his work. With graphics expertise from design agency, <A HREF= '' TARGE

29/11/2007 Trust Publishes 'Promise To Audiences'
The BBC Trust has published its 'Promise to Audiences', making clear how it will engage with the public to hear their views, understand their expectations, and inform them of decisions taken on their

28/11/2007 'Creature Discomforts' Highlights Disability Awareness
Leonard Cheshire Disability has teamed up with Aardman Animations to create a highly original campaign called 'Creature Discomforts' with Rushes working on the post-production for the television and o

28/11/2007 'Kangaroo' Poised To Leap Into On-Demand Provision
BBC Worldwide, ITV and Channel 4 have announced the creation of a joint venture to provide an on-demand content service in 2008. The service, with a working title of 'Kangaroo' - a brand for the new

28/11/2007 Chroma Opts For Film Master
Digital Vision has announced that Germany’s Chroma Film & TV GmbH has bought a Film Master for its Hamburg-based facility. Film Master is a resolution-independent, end-to-end, intuitive finishing sys

28/11/2007 Disney Channels Move Onto First HD Channel
Disney Channels EMEA have announced the launch of its first channel to be broadcast entirely in a high definition format. Disney Cinemagic, the premium family movie channel, will broadcast in HD in F

28/11/2007 IPTV Chooses Arqiva For UK DTH Distribution
US broadcast channel IPTV has chosen Arqiva as its key Direct-To-Home (DTH) content distribution platform to expand into the European market. Arqiva recently acquired two teleports and fibre networks

28/11/2007 Kodak Introduces New Motion Picture Film
The Eastman Kodak Company will unveil the first product in a new generation of colour motion picture films at the 2007 International Festival of the Art of Cinematography Plus Camerimage. The KODAK V

28/11/2007 Panasonic Collaborate With Broadcast Manufacturers On 'P2HD' Compatibility
Agreements were reached between Panasonic and industry-leading broadcasting equipment manufacturers, Fujifilm, FOR-A, Thomson Grass Valley, and Omneon, to collaborate in developing peripherals and sys

28/11/2007 Southern Africa Direct Delivered On Sky
Arqiva’s Satellite Media Solutions division has announced that it is supporting the delivery of Southern Africa Direct, a new free-to-air lifestyle and culture television channel, onto the UK Sky Digi

27/11/2007 Ascent Media Systems & Technology Announce Promotions
Ascent Media Systems & Technology Services (S&TS) a provider of consulting, systems integration, and technical support services for the electronic media and entertainment industry, has announced the p