Broadcast News Archive for October, 2005
21/10/2005 FID sell US programmes to Scandinavian broadcasters
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

21/10/2005 ISIS expands changeover protection switcher line
ISIS Group have announced the release of a new critical path changeover switcher. The ARTS-201B functions as an input transfer unit that can switch between two sets of analogue input signals, A and B

21/10/2005 Kodak orders two Leader SD/HD test instruments
Kodak has ordered two Leader SD/HD high-quality test instruments for its newly-opened telecine suite at Boyana Film Studios in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia. The test equipment was purchased via Lead

21/10/2005 New York Daily News installs BureauCam system
The New York Daily News, one of the largest circulation daily US newspapers, recently installed a broadcast-grade BureauCam system at their 33rd Street headquarters to conveniently transmit live inter

21/10/2005 Ross Video scoops prestigious award
Ross Video has won the prestigious Better Business Bureau of Ottawa, 2005 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics in the large business category. David Ross, President, accepted the award during the annua

21/10/2005 Solid State Logic launch LMC-1 plug-in
Solid State Logic, the world's leading manufacturer of professional analogue and digital consoles, announced the LMC-1 Plug-In at the recent AES Convention in New York. Capturing the signature sound

21/10/2005 Sonifex Distributor of the Year Awards 2004-5
Sonifex's distributor of the year awards were a repeat of last year with Canford Audio, based in Washington, near Newcastle, UK, awarded the best UK distributor award and Comcon Industries of New Delh

20/10/2005 AKM launches a single chip audio CODEC with integrated capless headphone amplifier
Asahi Kasei Microsystems (AKM), a leading supplier of audio ICs for professional and consumer markets, has introduced the AK4665, a 20-bit stereo A/D and D/A converter with a built-in microphone and a

20/10/2005 Australian caption centre supports restoration and captioning with Omneon Spectrum
Omneon Video Networks has announced that the Omneon Spectrum media server system is being employed by the Australian Caption Centre, Australia's leading media access organisation and one of the larges

20/10/2005 FremantleMedia and Silver River sign global agreement
FremantleMedia, a leading international content creator, producer and distributor, has signed an exclusive international output deal with Daisy Goodwin’s new London-based independent production compan

20/10/2005 Gefen awarded 5-star recognition in DisplayMate Best Video Hardware Guide
Leading video testing, evaluation and optimisation company, DisplayMate Technologies, recognised digital video solutions provider Gefen as a premium source for add-on digital video solutions with a pr

20/10/2005 Inlet Technologies joins AV2P at SATIS 2005 in Paris
Inlet Technologies, a leading provider of professional encoding solutions for next-generation content distribution, will join channel partner AV2P at SATIS, the premier French event for professionals

20/10/2005 Off The Fence in major co-production deal with Bang Singapore PTE
Leading independent production and distribution company Off the Fence has confirmed a significant co-production and output deal for a high volume of high-end documentary programming with Bang Singapor

20/10/2005 Sony Pictures Digital partners with Kayak Interactive
Sony Pictures Digital has signed a worldwide multi-year agreement with Kayak Interactive, a leading global mobile entertainment publisher. With this deal in place, Kayak Interactive will develop, pub

20/10/2005 Spanish state station TVE relies on DNF Controls for OB trucks
DNF Controls has announced that Madrid-based Meditel, one of Spain's most established dealers of broadcast equipment, has provided state television station TVE with six ST304-EDIT-T slow-motion contro

19/10/2005 ‘The Tale of Jack Frost’ nominated for a children’s BAFTA
Zoo Films and Jack Frost Productions Ltd have announced that their co-production, the CGI animated Christmas special ‘The Tale of Jack Frost’, has been nominated for a children’s BAFTA. The show air

19/10/2005 Coleridge Productions name new Head of Development
Coleridge Productions have appointed Tod Grimwade to their team as Head of Development. Grimwade has recently produced series for C4, BBC and ITV, as well as satellite and cable channels. With a car

19/10/2005 David Kelly to be honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at Irish Film and Television Awards 2005
The Irish Film & Television Awards 2005 have announced that David Kelly will be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s ceremony on November 5. Mr Kelly’s film and television car

19/10/2005 Film delivers massive benefits, Mayor says, at start of The Times bfi 49th London Film Festival
London Mayor Ken Livingstone is supporting The Times bfi 49th London Film Festival for the fifth year running, including the Mayor of London Gala screening (Monday October 24) of ‘Separate Lies’, dire

19/10/2005 Frost & Sullivan honours Grass Valley with 2005 Market Leadership Award
For the fifth consecutive year, global growth consulting company Frost & Sullivan (F&S) has awarded its Market Leadership Award to Grass Valley technology and products from Thomson. This year’s 2005

19/10/2005 ITV launches local broadband 'narrowcasting' television service pilot
ITV has announced the launch of a pilot broadband television service aimed at viewers in Brighton and Hastings. Available online, the new 'narrowcasting' channels will include local news, weather, lo

19/10/2005 Mitcorp launches HD rental operation with Grass Valley Cameras
Continuing to lead the way in HD services for Europe, Grass Valley has won an order from leading UK products and services provider Mitcorp for six LDK6000 mk II WorldCam high definition cameras. The

19/10/2005 New Head of BBC News Interactive appointed
Pete Clifton has been appointed Head of BBC News Interactive. The role is responsible for all of BBC News' interactive and on-demand services including the BBC News website, Ceefax and Digital Text,

18/10/2005 BBC films at The Times bfi 49th London Film Festival
BBC films to be featured at the upcoming The Times bfi 49th London Film Festival are Michael Winterbottom's ‘A Cock & Bull Story’, based around the novel ‘Tristram Shandy’, starring Steve Coogan, Jere

18/10/2005 chellomedia announces interactive partnership with Ascent Media Network Services.
chellomedia interactive services and Ascent Media Network Services Europe (AMNSE) have announced a partnership to offer interactive TV (iTV) capabilities at AMNSE’s London-based playout facilities, th