Broadcast News Archive for November, 2005
04/11/2005 IPV announces appointment of Worldwide Sales Manager
IPV, the largest independent supplier of browse and network technology to the broadcast market, has announced the appointment of Chris Gibbs as Worldwide Sales Manager. Gibbs was most recently Busine

04/11/2005 ITV chooses AP Entertainment
AP Entertainment now provides all four ITV channels with entertainment programmes, confirming its position as not only the world's leading entertainment video news provider, but increasingly a major f

04/11/2005 Sundance Digital to STAR in Hong Kong
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. STA

04/11/2005 Top Soho post facility backs Christie e-cinema experience
When Carole Humphrey and Ivor Taylor expanded their Soho-based Grand Central Sound Studio operation, and committed £5m to converting the premises at 50-51 Great Marlborough Street to a luxury post fac

03/11/2005 Avolites joins the Bloc Party and European tour
Lighting designer Craig Allnutt is using an Avolites Diamond 4 console on the current Bloc Party UK and European tour. The band are one of the most popular and talked about on the current UK art-rock

03/11/2005 FremantleMedia sells ‘The Story Of 1’ to PBS
David Ellender, Managing Director of FID, has announced that Fremantle International Distribution (FID), the distribution arm of global production outfit FremantleMedia, has secured an important deal

03/11/2005 Irish Short Film 'Burning The Bed' due for UK cinema release
Denis McArdle's atmospheric short film ‘Burning The Bed’ receives a select UK cinema release this month and marks the first Irish short film to receive a UK theatrical release since Thaddeus O’Sulliva

03/11/2005 Moonstone International takes Screenwriters’ Lab to Scotland
Moonstone International’s Artistic Director, Jean-Luc Ormières, has announced that the next Screenwriters’ Lab will take place in the Nairn, Scotland between November 13-18 2005. Ormierés said: “Scot

03/11/2005 ON-AIR Systems wins first order in Singapore
ON-AIR Systems, international developer of modular broadcast automation systems, has sold its first ON-AIR ’K’ Series family of software solutions in Singapore, having secured an order from a new Chri

03/11/2005 Pact members' scheme gets training award
At a National Training Awards ceremony held at the Banqueting Hall, Whitehall on the October 28, FT2 received for its Independent Companies Researcher Training Scheme a Greater London Training Award f

03/11/2005 Quantel eQ & iQ get new AAF tools
Quantel has announced new AAF offline-to-online interchange tools from Avid Xpress Pro and Avid Media Composer Adrenaline to its eQ and iQ Post and DI systems. Both eQ and iQ can now directly import

03/11/2005 UBC Thailand places second major order with Dayang
United Broadcasting Corporation, Thailand's largest broadcaster, has placed a US$4 million order with Dayang, in a major expansion of its Facility 2 production resource, Sports Production and Media As

02/11/2005 BBC Film Network - showcasing new British filmmaking talent
BBC Film Network, the interactive showcase for new British short film-making talent, has launched as a full service with new features and a new generation of films including the online premiere of Joe

02/11/2005 Belfast creative industries showcase talent in United States
Some of Belfast’s most creative companies are being given an invaluable opportunity to showcase their talents in the heart of the world’s most lucrative marketplace. The ‘Belfast Creative Showcase’,

02/11/2005 Irish Film Board appoint Perry as new Chief Executive
Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (BSÉ/IFB) has confirmed the appointment of Simon Perry, the well known producer and former head of British Screen, to the position of Chief Executive of t

02/11/2005 NUJ World Service campaign gathers pace
An NUJ campaign to save 10 language services under threat at BBC World Service is gathering support in Parliament. An Early Day Motion tabled by the NUJ Parliamentary Group expressing concern at the

02/11/2005 SGL chosen for Univision Television Group upgrade
Software Generation Ltd (SGL), a leading provider of digital video storage/archive management software, has been selected by popular US Spanish-language news channel, Univision 34 Los Angeles (KMEX),

02/11/2005 Steele purchases second eQ multi-res HD platform
California-based post boutique Steele has installed a second Quantel eQ editing/ effects/ grading/ deliverables system to cope with the ever-increasing demand for Steele’s special brand of creativity.

02/11/2005 The Pixel Farm announce recent UK sales
Following a series of major product launches in 2005, The Pixel Farm has announced recent sales to a number of principle UK postproduction facilities. A growing worldwide reputation for excellence ha

02/11/2005 Visual effects artist Dave Kiddie joins Rushes
Rushes Postproduction Ltd has announced the appointment of highly experienced and talented visual effects artist Dave Kiddie. Kiddie has built up an astonishing list of credits over the last seven ye

01/11/2005 Arqiva to deliver first major sport coverage to forces abroad
The British Forces Broadcast Service (BFBS) is to use Arqiva’s Satellite Media Solutions division and Scanners OB unit to broadcast the Combined Forces rugby team’s clash with the Barbarians in Newbur

01/11/2005 Bectu seeks membership lobby on film tax regime
Bectu is asking its members to urge their MPs to lobby for improvements in a new tax regime for filmmakers. Freelance members have been sent a briefing pack, including postcards that can be sent to t

01/11/2005 Dayang opens European office
Dayang International has announced the opening of Dayang Europe, based in Bedford, England. The new division has approximately 1,500 square feet of office space with a 300 sq ft technical support and

01/11/2005 Leitch appoints new Product Manager for Videotek test and measurement line
Leitch Technology Corporation has announced that Paul Keller has joined the company as product manager for its Videotek test and measurement product line. Keller will be a key member of Leitch's Vid

01/11/2005 Lonely Planet features Dublin for next series
The FILM DUBLIN Partnership, an Irish Film Board initiative aimed at ensuring Dublin remains an attractive location for film and television production, has recently been assisting the hugely successfu