Broadcast News Archive for October, 2005
13/10/2005 Cinema scores a ‘first’ and breaks a record
The IMAX Cinema in Birmingham has pulled off a major festive coup – over the Christmas period it will be showing the first full-length feature film ever to be converted into 3D. For six weeks startin

13/10/2005 Granada International to distribute ‘Ballroom Bootcamp’
Granada International has been selected to distribute both the finished series and format of ‘Ballroom Bootcamp’, an entertaining family show from Original Productions, makers of worldwide hits ‘Monst

13/10/2005 NBD TV rocks MIPCOM
Nicky Davies Williams, Chief Executive Officer of NBD TV, one of the UK’s leading independent television distributors, has announced the launch of a raft of diverse entertainment programming at this m

13/10/2005 Sonic awarded key patents for advanced interactivity
Sonic Solutions has been awarded several new patents, the most significant of which is US Patent 6,944,621 for dynamic content revision. The Sonic technology covered in the ‘621 patent allows the upd

13/10/2005 SysMedia strengthens European commitment
SysMedia Ltd, a leading specialist in subtitling solutions and content management and production systems for interactive TV and teletext, has announced a partnership agreement with Italian broadcast d

12/10/2005 Arqiva helps launch Asian news and entertainment channel
Arqiva, formerly Inmedia, has delivered the successful debut of Asian news and entertainment channel DM Digital TV. Arqiva is providing satellite space segment and uplink services for the Manchester

12/10/2005 Bectu freelancers agree pay offer with BBC Natural History
Bectu wildlife camera freelancers have voted to accept a pay offer from BBC Bristol's Natural History Unit. Most will receive a flat-rate increase of £11.25 on their daily rate. This is the first

12/10/2005 Film London announces diverse funding round
From Hackney to Hammersmith, 12 cinema projects across the capital are to benefit from Film London funding and support. Londoners will have the opportunity to see a selection of films which otherwise

12/10/2005 ITV and Channel 4 join Freeview consortium
DTV Services Limited (DTVSL), the consortium which owns and markets Freeview, the fast-growing free digital terrestrial TV service, has two new shareholders: ITV and Channel 4. As of October 11, ITV

12/10/2005 Licence-fee payers should not bear the full costs of digital switch-over says VLV
Politicians and consumer groups have united in concern over the BBC’s proposals to increase the licence fee over the rate of inflation from 2007. Jocelyn Hay, Chair of the Voice of the Listener & Vie

12/10/2005 Off the Fence experiences non-stop sales
Ellen Windemuth, Managing Director of leading independent production and distribution company Off the Fence, has announced a raft of deals in Eastern Europe and Turkey for the company’s top factual an

12/10/2005 ON-AIR Systems wins fourth major order from SatLink Communications, Israel
ON-AIR Systems, international developer of broadcast automation systems, has won another major order for its ‘K Series’ broadcast automation solutions from SatLink Communications, Israel, one of the M

12/10/2005 TV triple for Compulite Vector
Stagetec Distribution have recently supplied Compulite Vector lighting control systems to three major TV Companies. RTE in Dublin have purchased a Compulite Vector Blue system complete with iControl

11/10/2005 BBC launches case for new licence fee settlement
The BBC has unveiled its case for an increased licence fee settlement to "ensure that it continues to deliver value to licence payers" as moves continue towards a fully digital Britain. The BBC propo

11/10/2005 BBC regions welcome licence fee proposals
Audiences in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland will benefit directly from enhanced local services as a result of significant investment from the proposed new licence fee settlement, according to BB

11/10/2005 Fire destroys historical Aardman artefacts
On the day that Aardman celebrated a chart-topping opening weekend in the US with Wallace & Gromit 'The Curse of the Were-rabbit', a fire tore through the company's warehouse in Bristol. The facility

11/10/2005 New from Hague Camera Supports
The new Hague Multi-Jib, £699 including vat, is a boom which can be used at three different lengths and will support up to 14kg. It is ideal for all ‘handheld type’ camcorders and most full size camc

11/10/2005 Snell & Wilcox Ukon becomes industry standard for flexible format conversion
With Ascent Media, HTV, and Sunset Digital among its worldwide users, the Ukon universal conversion platform from Snell & Wilcox has become the preferred choice of the broadcast and film industries fo

11/10/2005 Soho Editors Training teams up with Scrub to deliver Pro Tools training in Soho
Soho Editors Training (SET), part of the Soho Editors Group, has announced a partnership with Scrub to provide Pro Tools training to the audio post-production sector. Training will take place in SET’

11/10/2005 Stage One builds ITV regional news sets
Stage One, one of Europe’s leading scenic contractors, has been helping give ITV regional news programmes a fresh look with a series of brand new studio sets. Awarded the contract by ITV’s chosen des

11/10/2005 Unique scheme springboards local talent to top jobs
Five young and talented individuals have secured top placements at leading production companies in the South West, after seeing off competition from 450 other applicants. The South West Attachment S

10/10/2005 Autodesk ships 3ds Max 8 software
Autodesk has begun shipping Autodesk 3ds Max 8 software, the latest version of its award-winning 3D modelling, animation and rendering solution. Created to address growing 3D pipeline complexity with

10/10/2005 AZCAR opens Atlanta office
Stephen Pumple, President & CEO of AZCAR Technologies Incorporated, has announced that AZCAR has opened a third North American Operations office in Atlanta, Georgia. The Atlanta office will serve as

10/10/2005 Golden Square create a fresh new world for Neogum
Award winning post-production house Golden Square has recently completed post work on a fantastic new commercial for Intergum, the biggest chewing gum manufacturer in the Middle East. With Intergum l

10/10/2005 Holt Broadcast takes over from IPK
Following the closure of Ian P Kinloch & Co Ltd – trading as IPK Broadcast Systems – Holt Broadcast Services Ltd have secured the intellectual property rights and are therefore able to supply direct e