Broadcast News Archive for November, 2009
23/11/2009 Motorcyclist Makes Beeline For 3D Polecam Man
One of the world's most successful Polecam operators has spoken out about the dramatic moment when he came face to face with a stunt motorcyclist. John Gillan of JGBroadcast has owned and operated tw

23/11/2009 Oprah Deserts TV For Cable
The demise of the Oprah Winfrey Show after 25 years is likely to be one of the most disastrous things to hit US TV in years – but is to allow the star to create her own cable network. For America's t

20/11/2009 BBC Stars Salaries Not To Be Published
The BBC are currently rejecting calls to publish the individual salaries of top stars claiming that it is not regarded as a priority in the eyes of the licence-fee payers. BBC Managers are resisting

20/11/2009 Christmas Scripts For Eastenders Stolen
Scripts for the festive specials of Eastenders have reportedly been stolen. According to the BBC, a laptop containing the scripts was stolen during a burglary at a writer's home. It is now feared th

20/11/2009 E/T/C Sets UK Cathedral Projection Record
A leading specialist in high power projections has commissioned artwork to feature on Durham Cathedral. As part of the four day Lumière Durham Festival of Light event, Ross Ashton at E/T/C UK designe

20/11/2009 Presenting The 2009 Emmys Will Be….
It has been announced who will be gracing the screens in celebration of international excellence in television programming produced outside of the United States. The International Academy of Televisi

20/11/2009 Rory Peck Awards Winners Announced
The Rory Peck Trust has honoured the courage, enterprise and professionalism of freelance journalists in a major award ceremony. Burmese undercover team Z and T were honoured with the Rory Peck 2009

20/11/2009 Vaddio Records Rock and Roll History
The multipurpose Foster Theater at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum hosts everything from live performances by rock royalty, to intimate interviews and video screenings. With this in mind,

20/11/2009 X2O Media's Xpresenter Dazzles Guests
While luxury hotels are always 'dressed to impress', one leading hotel has taken the next step to attract new clients. The Hilton Montreal Bonaventure has employed dynamic electronic displays featuri

19/11/2009 Audio Added To Atlona's New Wireless USB
Innovative product lines are paving the way in the AV world with the introduction of the HDAiR - a wireless USB to HDMI or VGA converter. Atlona Technologies have caused quite a stir among computer

19/11/2009 Detroit 'Requiem' Composed For Two
An award-winning independent production company has been commissioned by BBC Two to produce a documentary that will tell the 'roller-coaster' story of a US city's automotive industry. Told through th

19/11/2009 Expert Reveals Power OF FX
Belfast is doing its bit to promote creativity and industry by welcoming a specialist workshop by one of the most highly respected professionals in the movie visual effects world. Brian Freisinger wi

19/11/2009 Recession Hits Regional TV Revenue
UTV, the Belfast-based media group, has said the recession is continuing to hit its business. A statement covering the 10 months to the end of October 2009 has reported that revenues are down 8%, co

19/11/2009 Region 'Missing Out' On Digital Britain
An important Westminster committee has been debating the impact of the digital revolution on regional brodcasters. It has been claimed that Northern Ireland's media has missed out on the only element

19/11/2009 Show-Stopping Production Gets Reel
This year a leading international film festival - presented by Leeds City Council - has been working with official partner Leeds Brewery to brew a special ale, just for the festival. Reel Ale is set

19/11/2009 Sky1 Dances Into Pineapple Studios
An integrated content production company, Pulse Films has announced that it has been commissioned by Sky1 HD to make a seven-episode 'observational documentary' series set around the world-famous Pine

19/11/2009 Subtitling From Itfc Boosts Encounters Shorts Festival
A leading West London-based media access services provider, itfc, has provided subtitling and audio description for a special screening of the Best of British: Made in the South West programme for the

18/11/2009 Archie Norman Is New ITV Chairman
ITV has announced that Archie Norman has been appointed as the broadcaster's new boss. Mr Norman, a former Conservative politican and the Asda Chief Executive - who is credited for turning the superm

18/11/2009 Berlin Wall Falls, With Riedel MediorNet
It was one of the major public events in Germany: the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. This month, Riedel Communications, one of the leading manufacturers of interc

18/11/2009 Broadcast Centre Gets Snell Video Routing System
Snell has announced that the company's Sirius 800 Series large-scale multiformat router will provide core video routing for the BBC within the newly redeveloped London Broadcasting House. Dubbed the

18/11/2009 D2 Video Produções Commits To Grass Valley For New HD Sports Production Facilities
Across South America, Grass Valley continues to be the vendor of choice for live high-definition production. As the most recent example, D2 Video Produções, a premiere live production company in São

18/11/2009 IDX Enter Post Production With New Multi-Format Play Out Server
IDX has announced the introduction of a new multi-format playout server being unveiled at the 2009 InterBEE show. The MFP-100, known as PlayMagic, marks IDX's formal entry into the post production ma

18/11/2009 Teams With Nobel Peace Centre For Interactive Civil Rights Exhibit
A leading provider of interactive video and mobile technology worldwide provider,,has announced its Interactivity Desk is powering part of a unique exhibit, From King to Obama. It is on disp

18/11/2009 Pay-To-Play 'I'm A Celebrity' Game Launched
ITV Studios Digital Productions has announced that interactive games for I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! have been released on Sky and Virgin Media's interactive red-button platforms. The game

18/11/2009 Rotana Builds Central Playout Facility With Harris
An international communications and information technology company, Harris Corporation, has provided an end-to-end, broadcast channel playout solution to the Rotana television network for the upgrade