Broadcast News Archive for January, 2008
10/01/2008 Director Of Film Services Appointed At Ascent Media
Roger Beck has joined Ascent Media Group as UK Director of Film Services. In this new role, he will be assuming the management responsibilities of overseeing the film operations at Soho Images and To

10/01/2008 Lola Post 'Getting Off Cigarettes'
TV advertising campaign character Lola is currently 'Getting Off Cigarettes' - and helping thousands of other smokers to quit too. Lola's brief included photorealistic cigarettes in a cityscape dotte

10/01/2008 Panasonic P2 Camcorder To Chronicle Story of First Portuguese In Space
When the first Portuguese space explorer launches into orbit in 2008, a Panasonic P2 digital camcorder will chronicle the event. Portuguese tourism magnate Mario Ferreira is among the first to have b

09/01/2008 Autodesk Wins National Television Academy Awards for 3ds Max and Maya
Autodesk's 3ds Max software and Autodesk Maya software for 3D modelling, animation and rendering have picked up Technology and Engineering Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Science

09/01/2008 BBC1's Dance X Winners Launch Fitness Workout DVD
They captivated the nation with their outrageous moves and classy choreography as they stormed to victory in the BBC1 Dance X series - Young stars Phoenix, Marcquelle, Marie, Claire and Rana are back

09/01/2008 Digital Anarchy Releases ToonIt! For Avid Cartoon Makeover
Digital Anarchy has released ToonIt! for Avid, their first plugin for Avid Systems. ToonIt! will reliably and easily create cartoon-like images from film and video footage, giving Avid editors the ab

09/01/2008 Creates UK Channel Sponsorship Campaign For Five And Fiat
London-based creative agency has been commissioned by Five to create a unique on-air sponsorship campaign for the Fiat 500. The campaign is for a landmark sponsorship deal which will see Fiat

09/01/2008 ITV Appoints President And MD Of ITV Worldwide
ITV have appointed Peter Iacono as President and Managing Director of ITV Worldwide, which includes ITV’s international exploitation and ventures divisions. He joins from Sony Pictures Motion Picture

09/01/2008 RITEK Signs Qflix Technology Licensing Agreement with Sonic
Sonic Solutions has announced that RITEK has signed a Qflix technology and IP licensing agreement. RITEK is now taking orders on specialised DVDs that will enable the on-demand recording of digitally

09/01/2008 SAE Institute Joins Ranks Of Skillset Media Academies
SAE Institute has announced that, along with two of their educational partners, it has been awarded Skillset Media Academy status by the Government. (Picture from left: Culture Minister James Purnell

09/01/2008 St Anne's Complete Full Post On New ITV Drama 'Honest'
St Anne’s has completed full post-production on the new ITV drama ‘Honest’ for production company Greenlit Rights. Honest is an upfront comedy-drama about the wrong sort of people trying to do the r

08/01/2008 'SQUA.RE' And Stylish Internet TV Channel Launched
Square Media, a new London based media company, has announces the Beta launch of SQUA.RE, a community-generated TV, by invitation only, targeted at the 18-35 year olds interested in Luxury. The site

08/01/2008 Below the Radar Wins Valuable Contracts
A regional business investment agency has helped a new television production company to secure contracts worth over £500,000 with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Channel 4 and Radio Telefi

08/01/2008 Irish Censor 'Cuts' Own Title
The Irish Film Censor's Office is to drop the 'censor' part of its name. The official 'censored' his own title with news that the watchdog has revealed that very few pornographic films and just one v

08/01/2008 Orad Moves To Strengthen North American Operation
Orad has strengthened its sales and operational organisation in North America in response to growing demand for its broadcast graphics, virtual studio and sport solutions. In preparation for an antic

08/01/2008 QVC UK Adopts Akamai To Support VOD And Live Video Streaming
Akamai Technologies has announced that QVC, the UK's largest TV shopping channel and one of the UK's leading e-Commerce companies, is using Akamai to support the streaming of its Video on Demand (VOD)

08/01/2008 Rainbow Post Revamp On-Line Presence
Soho-based post-production facility Rainbow Post have unveiled their new website, which has been rebuilt from scratch. The revamped site shows off Rainbow’s stylish new black branding and includes vi

08/01/2008 Tcube Colour Correctors Gain Features
Tcube, the manufacturer of the TOMATO, FIG and KIWI image processing tools has announced new software features for sophisticated colour correction with the release of Version 1.3 Software. The latest

08/01/2008 Vicon Film Festival Site Open For Submissions
Vicon, developer of Academy Award-winning motion capture systems and part of the Oxford Metrics Group, has announced today that the Vicon Film Festival website is open for submissions. With a grand p

07/01/2008 Autodesk To Resell Quantum's StorNext File System
Quantum Corp has announced that Autodesk will resell Quantum’s StorNext File System. The world leader in design and entertainment software, Autodesk will begin offering Quantum’s open file system to e

07/01/2008 CITI Television Implement Dalet News Suite For VectorBox Turn-Key Package
Dalet Digital Media Systems has announced that Kiev-based CITI television implemented a Dalet News Suite for VectorBox turn-key package to digitize its production and playout operations. The infotain

07/01/2008 Digital Vision At Broadcast LIVE & VideoForum 2008
Digital Vision will be present at January’s Broadcast LIVE & VideoForum show on the Avid stand (Stand B20), where it will be highlighting the possibilities of grading using its technology in the Avid

07/01/2008 Golden Square Appoint Gilbert James
Golden Square have appointed Gilbert James to join their team as Senior 3D Producer. James moves to Golden Square from The Mill where he was Senior 3D Producer working on a diverse range of jobs incl

07/01/2008 Molinare Invests In OmniTek's XR Image Analysis System
OmniTek has announced that premier post production house, Molinare has invested in OmniTek’s XR image analysis system for monitoring and editorial quality control in its new FilmLight grading suite in

07/01/2008 TV One Unveil New Product Line-Up At ISE 2008
TV One have another exciting new product to unveil at the ISE 2008 Exhibition being held in Amsterdam in January. With the new arrival of the C2-7310 Dual Channel Video and Audio Processor, TV One ex