Broadcast News Archive for April, 2007
30/04/2007 BBC 'iPlayer' On-Demand Catch-Up Service Approved
The BBC has received the go-ahead for its 'iPlayer' on-demand television service. The BBC Trust issued approval for the BBC Executive's proposals for new on-demand services, with some modifications.

30/04/2007 Canon And Vinten Collaboration Maximises Image-Stabilisation Performance For HDTV
Canon's DIGISUPER 100xs and DIGISUPER 86xs long-field zoom lenses are world famous for their Optical Shift Image Stabilizer (Shift-IS) technology, which capture rock-solid images in crystal-clear HD e

30/04/2007 announce Point-HD 3.0 announced Version 3.0 of its Point-HD broadcast telestrator for presenter on-air screen graphics. Version 3.0 adds new eye catching graphics to the arsenal of telestration tools pro

30/04/2007 Editshare Introduces Version 5.0
EditShare has announced version 5.0 of their award-winning shared storage solution. The new release promises improved ergonomics, simplified administration, and expanded capabilities to the EditShare

30/04/2007 Europa Cinemas Returns To Cannes Film Festival To Award Label Prize
Europa Cinemas will return once again to this years 60th Cannes Film Festival from 16-27 May, awarding its Label prize to the best European film in the Directors’ Fortnight/Quinzaine des Réalisateurs

30/04/2007 NAB Announce Final Attendance Figures For 2007
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced that this year's Las Vegas show was its third largest. The events attracted 108,232 registered attendees up by about 3,000 from last year for

30/04/2007 RTT Shader Packages Offer Photorealistic Rendering For Vizrt
Vizrt has announced significant enhancements to its Viz|Artist 3.0 design software. Among them: RTT Advanced Materials plug-ins for photo-realistic rendering of 3D objects and materials, a database w

30/04/2007 Sony Vegas 7.0e Update Supports AVCHD Camcorders
Sony Creative Software has announced that the 7.0e update for Sony Vegas will provide further support for tapeless workflows by allowing users to edit files recorded on Sony’s AVCHD high-definition ca

27/04/2007 BBC Receives Go-Ahead For 'Freesat' TV Service
The BBC has today been given approval by the BBC Trust to launch a UK free-to-view satellite proposition as a joint venture with ITV. The 'Freesat' service will provide a Standard Definition and High

27/04/2007 BBC Trust To Apply Public Value Test to BBC's HD Service
Following a meeting on Thursday, April 26, the BBC Trust announced that it has decided to apply a Public Value Test (PVT) to the BBC Executive's proposal for a permanent high definition (HD) televisio

27/04/2007 DIRECTV Places Multi-Million Dollar Order With Quantel
DIRECTV has placed a multi-million dollar order with Quantel for a full Enterprise sQ server-based sports production system for its Red Zone Channel. The Red Zone Channel, an exclusive DIRECTV servic

27/04/2007 Hamlet Promotes Quality Control Maintenance At NAB
At NAB2007, Hamlet showed how quality control can be maintained in the analogue, digital and file-based world in its stand display. With all-digital instruments that need no routine realignment and s

27/04/2007 QED Productions Opts For Christie HD Technology
One of the pioneers of early HD projection technology in event staging, London-based QED Productions has adopted the latest generation 3-chip DLP technology with the purchase of eight Christie HD8K pr

27/04/2007 SoundField DSF-2 Digital Microphone System 'Surrounds' NAB
Explaining the benefits of their unique surround sound microphones to the broadcast community, SoundField exhibited at NAB for the first time. Broadcasters in the US lagging behind in the challenge t

27/04/2007 Thomson Unveils Major Boost To Grass Valley EDIUS At NAB
Thomson unveiled a major upgrade to its Grass Valley EDIUS multi-format editing platform at NAB. EDIUS 4.5 offers a new graphical user interface (GUI) design, support for even more formats and additi

27/04/2007 Virtual Katy Roll Out VK Branding On Version 2.5
With the release of VK version 2.5, Virtual Katy introduced an expanded product line and new VK branding at NAB. VK offers faster audio post workflows and speed productions with easy-to-use project m

26/04/2007 A-Designs Improves On Perfection With EM-PEQ Equaliser
A-Designs Audio has announced that it has improved the classic EQP-1A equaliser in a brand new product and one that fits in a compact 500 Series ‘Lunchbox’ module frame. Dubbed the EM-PEQ, A-Designs

26/04/2007 Autodesk Sponsor Awards And Events
Autodesk has sponsored several awards and events in recent months – including the ‘BAFTA Television Craft Awards’, the ‘Friday Late Animate Event at the V&A’ and the ‘Tate Modern’s Digital Art’ event.

26/04/2007 Dolby Digital Cinema Recommended For FIPS Validation
Dolby Laboratories has announced that its Dolby Digital Cinema server has been recommended for a Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 Level 3 validation certificate. InfoGard Laborat

26/04/2007 FremantleMedia Enterprise Spreads Jamie Oliver Series To 33 Territories Worldwide
FremantleMedia Enterprises CEO, David Ellender, has confirmed a raft of sales following MIPTV for a range of Jamie Oliver’s series and specials. Launched a year ago at MIPTV ‘06, 'Jamie At Home' (13

26/04/2007 ITV Commissions Third Series Of 'Daily Cooks!' From Prospect Pictures
ITV has commissioned a third series of 'Daily Cooks!' from Prospect Pictures. The new 40x1 hour series will air from Spring 2007. Currently airing on ITV1 series two regularly attracts audiences of o

26/04/2007 Link Research Wins Queen's Award For Enterprise For International Trade
Link Research has been merited with the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise for International Trade. It is a double celebration for Link Research as the company also won a Queen's Award for Tech

26/04/2007 SBP Commission Broadcast Networks To Refurbish OB Vehicle
UK system integration specialist Broadcast Networks has been commissioned to handle a third project for Italian broadcast facilities company SBP – refurbishing an existing 16-camera Outside Broadcast

26/04/2007 Significant Rise In International Attendees At NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters has released initial attendance figures for NAB2007, the association's annual convention and exhibition in Las Vegas. There was a significant increase in the

25/04/2007 Autoscript Win Broadcast Engineering Magazine Innovative Product Award
Autoscript, earned 'Pick Hit' honours from Broadcast Engineering magazine for 'ClockPlus' as one of the very best new products on show at NAB 2007. Pick Hit Awards are the industry's longest running