Broadcast News Archive for February, 2008
29/02/2008 'Wave Riders' Surfs Up Audience Award
Irish surf documentary ‘Wave Riders’ has won the hotly contested Audience Award as part of the 2008 Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, inching out the early front-runner Dambé - The Mali Proj

29/02/2008 ATK Versacom Supports Top Acts At Grammy Awards
At the 50th Annual Grammy Awards ATK Versacom, a leading provider of full service intercom rentals, deployed a wide range of Riedel intercom equipment backstage. Three Artist Digital Matrix frames, ne

29/02/2008 BBC Brasil Celebrates 70th Anniversary
BBC Brasil will celebrate its 70th anniversary by hosting four special debates in the cities of Brasília and São Paulo starting Wednesday 12 March 2008. Head of BBC Brasil, Rogério Simões, said: "BBC

29/02/2008 European Commission Closes Public Funding Investigation
The European Commission has announced the closure of its investigation into the compatibility of the public funding arrangements for RTÉ and Teillfis na Gailge (TG4) and EU State Aid rules. Communica

29/02/2008 Normoyle Takes BBC Audience Post
Helen Normoyle, currently Ofcom's Director of Media Literacy and Convergent Media and previously its Director of Market Research, is joining the BBC as Head of Audiences. Normoyle was brought in as O

29/02/2008 Old Slogan For New Mars Campaign
Mars is set to resurrect its catchy slogan ‘Work, rest and play’ after 13 years in a new TV campaign. The 'updated' version of the iconic advertisement - which has seen just the 'and' removed - was

29/02/2008 Ross Video Appoints Denenfeld Sales Manager
Ross Video has announced the appointment of John Denenfeld, as Regional Sales Manager for the Northwest USA and Western Canada. Denenfeld will be based in Surrey, British Columbia and will report to

29/02/2008 Skillset And Magic Light Pictures Launch Placement Programme
UK training body Skillset and production company Magic Light Pictures have launched the Producer Placement Programme, which will put eight up-and-coming producers into a varied series of work placemen

29/02/2008 Tripp Lite Fantastic Range For Enterprise Applications
Tripp Lite, a leading manufacturer of power protection and connectivity solutions, has introduced a full line of rackmount KVM Switches and accessories for enterprise applications. The new KVMs prov

28/02/2008 'Kangaroo' Leaps Forward To June Launch
Kangaroo, the joint video-on-demand venture by BBC, ITV and Channel 4 is set to launch in June according to reports. News of the launch was leaked when BBC asked DoubleClick, the online advertising t

28/02/2008 'London Switch' July Launch
Beers Enterprises Inc (BEI) and Arqiva's Satellite Media Solutions division have announced an agreement to join forces in launching 'The London Switch', which is expected to commence operations in Jul

28/02/2008 Arqiva Contract With Afrique
Arqiva has announced a contract with Multi TV Afrique, subsidiary of Canal Overseas-Canal+ Group, to improve the transmission quality of Canalsat Horizons, its digital multichannel TV package. Unti

28/02/2008 BBC Relives Story Of Medical Heroine
BBC One will screen 'Florence Nightingale' this Easter in a full costume drama that tells the untold story of one of Britain's greatest heroines, based on her own words. Starring Laura Fraser, this f

28/02/2008 E/T/C Projects Itself With Christie Roadster Delivery
Large format projection specialists, E/T/C London, have taken delivery of another nine Christie Roadster S+20K high power video projectors. This follows a previous major investment in Christie just s

28/02/2008 ITV Announce Senior Management Shake-Up
ITV has announced that Michael Grade has agreed to stay in post as Executive Chairman until the end of 2010, one year longer than his original three-year term. Sir James Crosby, ITV plc's senior inde

28/02/2008 Micro Budget Horror Begins Shoot
This week, 'Salvage', one of the three films commissioned by the Digital Departures initiative, begins shooting on location in Liverpool. The Digital Departures scheme involves three films being fun

28/02/2008 Release Date Confirmed For New Terminator Movie
The latest Terminator movie, 'Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins', will be released on May 22, 2009, it has been confirmed. The movie, the fourth in the series, will see 'Batman' star Christian

28/02/2008 Science Fiction Film Fest Gets Global Entries
Film makers from across the globe have submitted science films to this year's Wrexham Science Festival Film Festival. Ten films have been short-listed showcasing the broad spectrum of films that were

28/02/2008 Stanwell To Lead IABM
The IABM, the organisation that represents broadcast and media technology suppliers worldwide, has announced that Roger Stanwell will take over the leadership of the association as of 10 March. With

27/02/2008 'Captain Mack' Goes Worldwide
Leading distributor Granada International (GI) has acquired worldwide distribution rights (excluding UK DVD) to the brand new children's live action series 'Captain Mack' produced by Fireback Entertai

27/02/2008 'Shabby Go Chic' Debuts On TG4
A news series is about to be launched on the Galway-based Irish language broadcaster TG4. The opening programme of Waddell Media's first Irish language commission goes out on TG4 on Monday 3rd March

27/02/2008 BBC Four Commission 'Chinese Schools'
Lion Television has been commissioned by The Open University for BBC Four to produce 'Chinese Schools', a 5x60 minute observational documentary series, which will follow a group of families, teachers

27/02/2008 BBC Manchester Jobs Under Threat
The BBC has come under fire again for threatening to cut entertainment production staff in Manchester. While the corporation is advertising for more senior executives in London, Manchester staff are

27/02/2008 Complaints Spread Following Nutella Ad
The Advertising Standards Authority has reprimanded a Nutella commercial for exaggerating the nutritional benefits of the chocolate spread. The advert, which features mothers giving children Nutella

27/02/2008 Fake Electrocution Sparks Panic For 'Untraceable'
An 'alternate reality game' (ARG) on video blogging community Seesmic (, was brought to a premature close last week after one of the site's moderators mistook the staged torture of a c