Broadcast News Archive for November, 2005
09/11/2005 Eleven honours for Red Bee Media
Red Bee Media, formerly BBC Broadcast, has started life under its new name by taking away a Gold from last week's British Television Advertising Craft (BTAC) Awards and 10 awards from Promax UK. “It’

09/11/2005 Global 'progress' campaign continues for Johnnie Walker
Johnnie Walker continues its global campaign theme of ‘personal progress’ and has launched the latest in a series of innovative films promoting the world’s best selling Scotch whisky brand. ‘Painting

09/11/2005 HDTV leader Evertz acquires Quartz
Canadian company Evertz has entered the master control market through the acquisition of Quartz Electronics Ltd., a privately held company headquartered in Reading, with over 450 master control channe

09/11/2005 New head of business development for blue
blue, part of the VTR Group, has bolstered its management team with new head of business development, Rachael Dudley. Dudley brings 14 years’ broadcast experience to the blue team. Most recently she

09/11/2005 Pinewood Shepperton buy three more VCubes
Pinewood Shepperton Studios have equipped their dubbing studios with three more of Merging Technologies’ highly successful VCube hard disk video player/recorder systems. This brings the total number

08/11/2005 AP Television News appoints new Head of Archives
AP Television News has bolstered its video archive business by appointing a new head, the former Managing Director of a main rival. Alwyn Lindsey, 37, will spearhead further growth in video archives

08/11/2005 BBC to trial HD broadcasts in 2006
The BBC is to trial broadcasts of high definition (HD) television in 2006. In the limited technical trials, it is planned to simulcast highlights of BBC One's peaktime schedule in HD on satellite and

08/11/2005 Double take for XL Video on ‘Jekyll & Hyde’
XL Video UK supplied video projection to Tim Saward’s lively and innovative production of “Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde - Make Mine a Double”, staged at theBROADWAY, Barking, by the Leytonstone-based Woodhouse

08/11/2005 Manfrotto focuses on the ENG lens market
Manfrotto is breaking further into the professional ENG lens market with the launch of a three-strong range of zoom remote controls. The 524 range uses the same popular pan handle design of the 523PR

08/11/2005 Mike Bryan joins Sat-Comm
Sat-Comm has announced that Siemens Business Services Project Manager Mike Bryan is to join the management team and will head up a newly expanded Projects Department. The new role as Head of Projec

08/11/2005 New dual power supply DAC from AKM
Asahi Kasei Microsystems (AKM), a leading supplier of audio ICs for professional and consumer markets, has introduced the low-cost AK4340, a dual power supply DAC with a built-in line amplifier for D

08/11/2005 Reef wins new commission for hit BBC Two series
Reef Television has won a new commission for its successful BBC Two Daytime show ‘Sun, Sea & Bargain Spotting’ – complete with a new presenter, Angela Rippon. The 15 x 60’ series combines shopping, a

08/11/2005 The Dozier Center opts for SSL consoles
The Dozier Center, a world-class performing arts center on the outskirts of Atlanta, will soon take delivery of two Solid State Logic C200 digital production consoles. The C200 consoles will join the

07/11/2005 ‘In Like Flynn’ to begin filming in Belfast
Producer Dominic Wright has confirmed the Irish feature film ‘In Like Flynn’ has been greenlit and will commence production later this month. Top names attached to the project include UK actors Iain

07/11/2005 Date announced for 26th awards of the London Film Critics’ Circle
Awards bestowed by the London Film Critics’ Circle to recognise and encourage talent and creativity in film are to be presented at a star-studded, charity ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel in London on

07/11/2005 Gaelic film to open English Festival
A Gaelic film, ‘Moladh da Bheinn’ (In Praise of Two Mountains), has been chosen to open the prestigious Kendal Mountain Festival on Saturday November 12, 2005. It will be shown twice more the follow

07/11/2005 Gillian Anderson wins IFTA Pantene Best International Actress Award 2005
Irish audiences have crowned Gillian Anderson the Pantene Best International Actress for this year’s Irish Film & Television Awards. Anderson has been awarded the title by Irish fans for her recent pe

07/11/2005 New Head of Television Current Affairs for BBC
The BBC's Director of News, Helen Boaden, has announced that George Entwistle will be the corporation's new Head of Television Current Affairs. George Entwistle, currently the Executive Editor, Topic

07/11/2005 Ofcom agrees terms for a Gaelic digital channel
Ofcom has announced an agreement with Scottish TV and Grampian TV to aid the establishment of the proposed Gaelic digital television channel by 2007. The regulator has agreed a contribution towards a

07/11/2005 Robe launches LEDBlinder 196 LT and LEDBlinder 148 LT
Robe has pioneered the launch of an LED version of the legendary 8-Lite Molefey unit - the LEDBlinder 196 LT. This and the brand new 4-lite version – the LEDBlinder148 - launched at PLASA 05, will b

07/11/2005 Seagate Foyle Film Festival to help promote creative careers
Anyone interested in a career in films, television or creative technologies will be given the opportunity to learn more about these industries during the 18th Seagate Foyle Film Festival which runs in

04/11/2005 'Chicken Little' to debut in Disney Digital 3D
Walt Disney Pictures is offering moviegoers a glimpse into the future of theatrical exhibition with the debut of ‘Chicken Little’ in Disney Digital 3D. Disney Digital 3D, presented exclusively in Dol

04/11/2005 BSkyB shares fall as subscriber figures disappoint investors
BSkyB shares fell back 39p to 488p today, as the satellite TV leader reported disappointing figures in its quarterly report. With only 57,000 new customers added in the three months July – September,

04/11/2005 Government announces 'seven steps' to boost creative sector
Creative Industries Minister James Purnell has spelt out Government plans to help make Britain the world's creative hub. The Creative Economy Programme will join together cultural institutions, polic

04/11/2005 Ikegami release HC-500 & HC-500W 12 bit dockable camera range
The HC-500 and HC-500W are the latest in the line of Ikegami portable dockable cameras, replacing the popular HC-400 series. The new HC-500 series of cameras are compatible with all the accessories f