Broadcast News Archive for October, 2005
26/10/2005 ADS Tech launch Instant TV Deluxe
ADS Tech (, a leader in consumer video editing solutions, has announced the launch of the Instant TV Deluxe, an external TV tuner, video capture, and editing device that offers unprece

26/10/2005 BBC Films scores well at British Independent Film Awards
BBC Films co-productions scored well in the nominations for this year's British Independent Film Awards (BIFA’s). At the top is ‘Mrs Henderson Presents’ which received eight nominations: Best British

26/10/2005 Blackmagic Design announce DeckLink Extreme with PCI Express
Blackmagic Design announced DeckLink Extreme with PCI Express (PCIe) compatibility with the new Power Macintosh G5 systems. DeckLink Extreme PCIe is a PCI Express version of Blackmagic Design's famou

26/10/2005 Front Porch Digital expands Teleclub’s video archive
Front Porch Digital (FPD), the broadcast and media division of Incentra Solutions, announced today that it is expanding Swiss broadcaster Teleclub’s digital video archive with transcoding capabilities

26/10/2005 Harris completes acquisition of Leitch
Harris Corporation and Leitch Technology Corporation announced that Harris has completed its previously announced acquisition of Leitch following approval by Leitch shareholders and Court approval of

26/10/2005 ON-AIR Systems appoints regional sales manager
ON-AIR Systems Ltd, international developer of broadcast automation systems and playout services, is again reinforcing its sales team with the appointment of Eric Augereau as its newest regional sales

26/10/2005 Research shows piracy is of increasing concern
Digital Play‚ a new research report released today, shows casual piracy is of increasing concern for the entertainment industry, with consistency of approach to content protection becoming a strategic

26/10/2005 Top line-up for the Seagate Foyle Film Festival
Pop superstar Andrea Corr will launch this year’s Seagate Foyle Film Festival, now firmly established as one of Northern Ireland’s main cultural events. The dark-haired songstress, lead singer and ly

25/10/2005 BBC World Service announces 'biggest transformation in 70 years'
BBC World Service is to launch a television news and information service in the Arabic language for the Middle East as part of a wide ranging restructure of the international broadcaster, it was annou

25/10/2005 Fremantlemedia sells the latest reality hits to Scandinavia
Fremantle International Distribution (FID), the distribution arm of global production outfit FremantleMedia, has sold a slate of top US reality, lifestyle and factual programming to leading Scandinavi

25/10/2005 New £3 million interactive gallery to open at NMPFT
The National Museum of Photography, Film & Television in Bradford has announced that Experience TV, a new £3 million interactive gallery exploring the world of television, will open in Summer 2006.

25/10/2005 New Twin Head Tripod Mount from Hague Camera Supports
The New Twin Head Tripod Mount from Hague Camera Supports enables two video heads to be mounted to one tripod, making it ideal for a two camera shoot where space is limited. One operator can use one

25/10/2005 Pinnacle release new TVCenter software
Pinnacle Systems has announced the release of Pinnacle TVCenter, the software that powers its entry-level PCTV internal and external range of products. Amongst other features, Pinnacle TVCenter allo

25/10/2005 Pioneer to make ‘Challenger’ drama
Leading UK independent Pioneer Productions has been commissioned by Channel 4 in the UK and National Geographic Channel in the US to produce ‘Challenger’, a drama-documentary telling the true story of

25/10/2005 Pro-Bel acquires Vistek
Pro-Bel, the premier manufacturer and supplier of routing switchers, signal processing, master control, automation and workflow technologies, has announced the acquisition of Vistek Electronics Limite

25/10/2005 Telairity Semiconductor appoints new CFO
Telairity Semiconductor, a provider of solutions for high definition (HD) broadcast-quality video applications, has announced that John Wilhoite has joined its executive team as Chief Financial Office

24/10/2005 Arqiva tees off with TWI on the 2005 Golf Open Championships
Arqiva was central to TWI’s international golf coverage of both the 2005 Women's Weetabix Open and The Open Championship. For the events, Arqiva provided Occasional Mobile services (SNG) with both si

24/10/2005 BBC Scotland freelance recognition
BECTU have hailed the recognition of freelance staff working at BBC Scotland as a "major breakthrough". This makes BECTU the only union recognised for freelance staff by BBC Scotland. Until now BBC

24/10/2005 BBC shortlists four sites for Manchester move
Four possible sites have been identified in Manchester and Salford as part of the BBC drive to find a home outside of London for several departments and channels. A progress report on the BBC's plan,

24/10/2005 Celtic Film and Television Festival submission deadline nears
The Celtic Film and Television Festival heads to Falmouth, Cornwall in 2006 and next years' festival will take place from Wednesday 29 to Friday 31 March 2006. But the deadline for submissions is fas

24/10/2005 Club night for media industry at Umbaba
On Wednesday October 26 there will be a special one off event for the film, music and media industries at Umbaba, a brand new nightclub, restaurant and bar situated in the heart of Soho and located on

24/10/2005 HSL buys Soft-LED for ‘X-Factor’
Leading UK lighting rental house HSL Productions has invested in 150 square metres of Main Light Industry’s fabulous Soft-LED LED drape. This goes straight out on Fremantle Media’s new ‘X-Factor’ ser

24/10/2005 Sony launches new Bravia rear projection TV
October has seen the introduction of an exciting new Bravia rear projection television from Sony. These new models offer a flat screen TV experience that produces bright, natural images that are easy

24/10/2005 Sundance Digital Selects STAR
Sundance Digital has been selected by STAR, a leading media and entertainment company in Asia, to furnish a large-scale, multichannel automation system for their broadcast facility in Hong Kong. STAR

21/10/2005 BSkyB scoops up Easynet for £211m
BSkyB has scooped up Internet Service Providor Easynet in a deal worth £211 million. The purchase is part of an acquisition drive following a £1 billion bond issue by BSkyB earlier this year and give