Broadcast News Archive for August, 2009
28/08/2009 Artel Video Systems Appoints Gary Schutte As Vice President of Sales
A leading provider of video over fiber optics equipment, Artel Video Systems, has announced the apppointment of Gary Schutte to the position of Vice President of Sales. Gary will join Artel in an exe

28/08/2009 Communications Concepts Upgrades To Ross Vision Switcher
US-based Communications Concepts (CCI) has upgraded to a Ross Vision 3 Multi-Definition Production Switcher for their new HD/SD mobile truck. The Florida company's mobile has been retrofitted to run

28/08/2009 Digit Picks Up Former Technicolor CEO
Former Technicolor Creative Services Chief Executive Roger Beck has joined Digit as its new Director of Business Development. In his new role, Beck will help to strengthen and build upon the boutique

28/08/2009 Grass Valley Delivers End-To-End News, Studio And Playout Solution To Murr TV
As part of its ambitious project to return to air in time for the national elections earlier this year, independent Lebanese broadcaster Murr TV turned to Grass Valley for a systems solution for its n

28/08/2009 Kane Computing Becomes An Authorised Actus Distributor
Actus Digital, a market leader in media monitoring solutions has taken Kane Computing to be its reseller in the UK. They will also be providing local service for all Actus proucts to new and existin

28/08/2009 NETIA Expands Latin America Presence
NETIA has announced that it has signed an agreement naming systems integrator and reseller, Viditec S.A. as the company's distributor in Argentina. Viditec will represent the full range of NETIA solu

28/08/2009 NTP Take Penta 725 Hardware Platform To IBC
NTP's Penta 725 series is a new generation of compact modular audio routing equipment designed for use in sound recording studios, audio post-production facilities, mobile production trucks and in tel

28/08/2009 Universitaires Saint-Luc Uses HaiVision HD Encoding Solution
HaiVision Network Video has announced that its hai1020 series network video systems, equipped with the company's low-latency MAKO-HD H.264 codec, are being used by Belgium's Cliniques universitaires S

28/08/2009 UTV Hit Hard By Recession
A regional TV station is reporting a sharp drop in advertising revenue. UTV Media in Belfast has this week posted a sharp drop in pre-tax profits for the first six months of the year, blaming the ong

28/08/2009 Web Enhancements Boost ADS Suite And TV Platform has announced it has enhanced its Auto Dialog System (ADS) suite so it can be used with Twitter and YouTube in addition to being more functional and faster both for businesses and end users.

27/08/2009 Action Looms On Unlawful File-Sharing
New ideas to allow for swifter and more flexible measures to tackle unlawful peer-to-peer (P2P) computer file-sharing have been published this week by the UK Government. They are seeking views on the

27/08/2009 BBC Opens WWII Archive Online
A new online archive collection - dating back to 1939 - has gone onto the Internet. It is part of the BBC's plans to mark the 70th anniversary of the Second World War. It includes documents, a new i

27/08/2009 Big Brother 'You Have Been Evicted'
Channel 4 is to ditch reality TV show Big Brother after one more series next year. The broadcaster is ending a decade in which the show has dominated summer viewing. Ratings have plummeted in recen

27/08/2009 Dr Who Materialises In 'Toon' Land
The BBC has this week released the first image of an animated cartoon Doctor Who. This is as he will appear in the new animation, Dreamland, which is due for broadcast later this year. The six-part

27/08/2009 Film4 Screen 2009 A 'Sell Out'
A London film event has proved to be a 'box office' hit. Film4 Summer Screen 2009 at Somerset House broke attendance records with 20,000 ticket holders enjoying ten sell-out nights in the open-air se

27/08/2009 Legal 'Mess' Over Underage DVDs
Anyone who sells violent video games or 18-rated DVDs to children below that age cannot be prosecuted. The legal blunder was discovered during work on the Government's Digital Britain project, which

27/08/2009 Penta 725 Hardware Platform To Show At IBC
A Danish company that develops, manufactures and distributes broadcast-quality digital audio routers and control software for the world market is to demonstrate Penta 725 hardware platform at IBC 2009

27/08/2009 SeaSun Underwater Housings Make A Splash
The LED lighting pioneer that revolutionized the film and video production business 'above sea level', Litepanels, has now teamed with Hollywood-based underwater motion picture specialist HydroFlex, I

27/08/2009 Tektronix Picture Quality Analyzer 'Proves A Winner'
A top worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, Tektronix, Inc. has announced that Fnac Laboratories has selected the company's PQA500 Picture Quality Analyzer to help as

26/08/2009 Anton/Bauer's EledZ And ULHM-Modules 'Light Up' IBC
A premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, Anton/Bauer - a brand of the Vitec Group - is introducing

26/08/2009 Atlona Technologies Release New HDMI V1.3 Extenders
The solutions based manufacturer of audio video accessories, Atlona Technologies, has officially released their newest HDMI V1.3 over single CAT5/6/7. This new and updated unit is designed to replac

26/08/2009 Chyron Steps Up To The Plate At Great American Ball Park
Chyron has announced that the Great American Ball Park, home of the Cincinnati Reds, has installed Chyron's HyperX² and MicroX graphics systems to generate and manage promotional player clips, graphic

26/08/2009 Dielectric Receives ISO 9001:2008 Certification
A leader in broadcast antenna systems, Dielectric Communications - a division of SPX - has announced that it has received its ISO 9001:2008 certification. By meeting the stringent requirements outlin

26/08/2009 Ev3's 3D Content Solution Revealed
Electric Sky, Brighton TV and Vision 3 have announced the formation of a brand new company, Ev3. Ev3 is a ground-breaking business model which can provide a total solution to 3D content creation and

26/08/2009 Frank Ekern To Tackle Content Security At IBC
Content security will be on the agenda at IBC next month. Frank Ekern, Senior Development Engineer of Bridge Technologies, will be a speaker at IBC 2009 on September 11 from 3:45pm to 5:15pm during a