Broadcast News Archive for December, 2005
16/12/2005 BBC announces extension of broadband iMP trial
Christmas has come early for the 5,000 broadband users participating in the BBC's integrated Media Player (iMP) trial, as the BBC announced a two-month extension of the service. It will mean that tho

16/12/2005 Cube selects Arqiva for Toni & Guy in-store TV
Cube is to partner with Arqiva’s Satellite Media Solutions division, to deliver hybrid satellite and ADSL in-store TV services to leading hairdressing group Toni & Guy. Arqiva is to deliver a techn

16/12/2005 FremantleMedia to fill the floor with factual at NATPE 2006
Fremantle International Distribution (FID), the distribution arm of leading global content company FremantleMedia, is set to return to the floor at NATPE 2006, bringing with it a raft of world-class f

16/12/2005 SSL buys Prism Sound dScope
Solid State Logic, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of high-end analogue and digital consoles, has taken delivery of its 11th Prism Sound dScope Series III audio test and measurement tool. The u

15/12/2005 Acrobatics for Robe
Robe Show Lighting's moving lights are being used as the key lighting element of the long-running Italian touring production of ‘Reverie’, performed by the Beijing Acrobatic Troupe of China. This ama

15/12/2005 China Central TV orders Dayang D3-CG-HD character generators
China Central Television, one of the world's largest broadcasters, has ordered five Dayang D3-CG-HD graphics and title production systems for installation at its new HD production studio in Beijing.

15/12/2005 Freudenstein to leave COO post at BSkyB in 2006
British Sky Broadcasting Group has announced that Richard Freudenstein, its Chief Operating Officer, intends to return to his home country of Australia in the summer of 2006. Freudenstein joined Sky

15/12/2005 Front Porch Digital’s DIVAworks honoured with RTS Technology award
Front Porch Digital (FPD), the Broadcast and Media Division of Incentra Solutions, has been awarded a Royal Television Society (RTS) Technology Award for its DIVAworks solution, which won in the conte

15/12/2005 New ITV series coming to Belfast
The Northern Ireland television sector looks set to have a happy New Year as the province is poised to welcome one of Europe’s biggest television production companies to its shores in January. Emmy A

15/12/2005 Projected Image Digital hosts festive open days
Digital media solutions specialists Projected Image Digital threw open their gates and hospitality in West London for two pre-Festive Open Days. These were designed to illustrate the range of both d

15/12/2005 Tern Television unveils animation raft
Tern Television has announced a raft of high-profile animation projects involving such leading talents as Oscar-nominated animator Sylvain Chomet (Belleville Rendez-Vous) and Hollywood writer Brian Wa

15/12/2005 XL Video survives Buncefield blast
Miraculously, XL Video’s Hemel Hempstead HQ sustained only superficial damage, despite being located just 600 metres from the epicentre of the Buncefield oil terminal explosion that triggered Europe’s

14/12/2005 Autodesk solutions used on ‘King Kong’
Colour grading for Universal Pictures’ ‘King Kong’ was realised using media and entertainment technology from Autodesk. Visual effects facility Weta Digital relied upon Autodesk’s Discreet Lustre sys

14/12/2005 Compulite Vector dominates Saturday night TV
The Compulite Vector lighting control system is currently being used on the three major Saturday night TV productions: ‘X-Factor’, ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and the new national lottery show ‘Millionair

14/12/2005 Dedicated ITV News Channel axed
ITV has announced that following a "strategic review" it is to invest £2 million in its news programming but the axe has fallen on its 24-hour rolling ITV News Channel. The company said that the deci

14/12/2005 Forbidden wins Royal Television Society Technology Award
Video streaming and editing specialist, Forbidden Technologies, has won the Royal Television Society Award for Technology in the Post Production Process for its flagship product, FORscene. The award

14/12/2005 Granada International strikes deal with Nova TV
Leading European distributor Granada International has inked its first finished programming deal with Nova TV in Croatia. The terrestrial broadcaster has acquired 34 Hollywood TV movies in a substant

14/12/2005 John Whiston to head up ITV Productions
ITV plc has announced today that John Whiston has been appointed to the role of Director, ITV Productions. He will be responsible for the creative, financial and commercial aspects of the business.

14/12/2005 New hybrid optical fibre cables at Bryant
Using the very latest in polishing and testing technologies, Bryant Broadcast and Data Communications now manufactures and stocks a complete line of hybrid optical fibre camera cables to the SMPTE 311

14/12/2005 Rumor Mill choose Gefen
When J. Ralph, owner of The Rumor Mill, needed to extend editing equipment throughout his cavernous studio located in New York City's lower east side, he turned to Gefen. Built in the 1800s, the one-

13/12/2005 FX supplies ProTools to Yusuf Islam
The FX Group has sold a ProTools rig to Yusuf Islam, the singer formerly known as Cat Stevens. The system is now being used to record his first commercial album in almost three decades, which will b

13/12/2005 ImaginAsian Entertainment chooses ON-AIR K Series
ON-AIR Systems, developer of broadcast automation solutions, has further strengthened its position in the US broadcasting industry having fulfilled an order from multi-media entertainment company, Ima

13/12/2005 ITV security could go private
Security staff at ITV sites across the UK are waiting to hear if their jobs are being handed to a new employer. The company is set to confirm in the New Year whether the security operation at the maj

13/12/2005 Jason King joins Pharos Communications
Pharos Communications has announced a new addition to its management team, based at the company's headquarters in Reading. Jason King joins as Product Manager for the Mediator broadcast process cont

13/12/2005 Robert Peston joins BBC News as Business Editor
Sunday Telegraph associate editor and former Financial Times financial editor, Robert Peston, has been appointed as the BBC's new business editor. Peston, also a former City editor at The Sunday Tele