Broadcast News Archive for December, 2005
02/12/2005 Bandit supply tour lighting solution
Bandit Lites UK supplied the full lighting production and crew to cult heavy rockers Dream Theater for their UK and European tour. Dream Theater’s worldwide lighting requirements have been looked aft

02/12/2005 First British video soap exclusively for mobile
Farringdon Road Films has announced the UK launch of ‘Brick-it’‚ the first soap series to be made exclusively for mobile phones. The series will launch at the end of January 2006 with a new five minu

02/12/2005 FusionPro+ is positively enhanced
Following in the footsteps of earlier generations, the all new FusionPro+ extends the boundaries and sets new standards for monitoring and control. This innovative product includes a host of unpreced

02/12/2005 Germany's first free-to-air HD broadcaster selects Snell & Wilcox
Germany's first free-to-air HD broadcaster, ProSiebenSat.1 Group, is now using Snell & Wilcox Ukon to enable integration of SD archives and content into HD programming, and joins some of the country's

02/12/2005 ITV reveals plans for tech operator terms
ITV plc's long promised review of technical operator terms and conditions has at last produced proposals from the company, say Bectu. The review was part of the terms of settlement of the Bectu pay d

02/12/2005 Omneon Video Networks to establish new Moscow Office
Omneon Video Networks has announced plans to establish new offices in Smolenskaya Square, located within the commercial district west of Central Moscow. By establishing a physical presence in Russia,

02/12/2005 Pixel Power delivers live information to At The Races
At The Races is the first racing broadcaster to deliver live graphical information on race, form and odds through an automated television graphics service. The UK and Ireland’s most watched dedicated

02/12/2005 Red Giant Software releases Key Correct Pro
Red Giant Software, publisher of a line of professional desktop tools including the award-winning Magic Bullet technology, has announced the availability of Key Correct Pro, a set of 15 tools to help

01/12/2005 BBC 'community news' pilot launches in West Midlands
The BBC's pilot for its new local television 'community news' service was launched in the West Midlands on 1 December. The initial nine-month pilot scheme will exploit the latest broadcasting technol

01/12/2005 Canon look to launch of XL H1 for HDTV market in Europe
Canon are looking forward to HD broadcasts taking off in Europe within the next 12 months. The French Canal+ Group, German Premiere, and UK BSkyB are gearing up to launch dedicated HD channels, which

01/12/2005 Channel 4 opts for Pro-Bel technology for More4
Reading-based Pro-Bel, a premier manufacturer and supplier of routing switchers, signal processing, master control, automation and workflow technologies, has announced that major UK broadcaster Channe

01/12/2005 Five signs ITFC in new seven year deal
Five is to continue its successful association with post production facility ITFC in a new seven year deal. Announced today, the deal will provide the Channel with VT, Materials Management and Compli

01/12/2005 Irish film celebrated at major Greek festival
The new generation of Irish filmmakers were recently placed under the spotlight during a special celebration of their work at the International Thessaloniki Film Festival held in Greece. Feature film

01/12/2005 PC World commercial falls foul of advertising standards
An advert for PC World showing a woman visiting a PC World store and asking an assistant for a laptop described as the latest model with a "connection to the internet wherever you are" has breached ad

01/12/2005 Top award for BBC's Storyville Series Editor
Nick Fraser, Series Editor of BBC Storyville, has been awarded the Trustees' Award by the Grierson Trust in recognition of his "outstanding contribution" and enthusiasm for documentaries. Acknowledgi

01/12/2005 UK Film Council provide £1m backing to ‘Venus’
The UK Film Council has announced its support for 'Venus', the latest feature film from the acclaimed director, Roger Michell. The film reunites Michell with screenwriter and author Hanif Kureishi an