Broadcast News Archive for February, 2005
15/02/2005 Macrovision introduces RipGuard DVD protection solution
Macrovision, the world’s leading supplier of content and software value management solutions, has announced the worldwide availability of RipGuard DVD, a digital rip-control solution for DVD Video.

15/02/2005 New film skills website provides career information
Skillset has launched a new film website aimed at those who work or want to work in the UK film industry. The website at

15/02/2005 Quantel launches Eiger software for eQ and iQ
Quantel has announced the launch of ‘Eiger’, the latest toolset release for its market-leading eQ and iQ systems for post and DI. Eiger (Effects, Imaging, Grading and Editing Release) adds powerful

15/02/2005 Union slams Ofcom approval of ITV regional cuts
Broadcasting regulator Ofcom has been condemned by Bectu for approving cuts in ITV regional programming. In its recently published third review of public service television broadcasting, Ofcom confi

14/02/2005 Allegorithmic announces MaP|Time V.1.5
Allegorithmic, an award-winning company specialising in the development of innovative tools for motion graphics and visual effects, has announced version 1.5 of the MaP|TIME, the industry’s first full

14/02/2005 Artem help unravel the mysteries of life 'In The Womb'
Visual effects specialists Artem have completed work on a groundbreaking two-part special that explores the journey from conception to birth from the human foetus’ point of view. To be broadcast as '

14/02/2005 BAFTA triumphs for 'Aviator' and 'Vera Drake'
Martin Scorsese's sweeping Howard Hughes biopic 'The Aviator' and low-budget back-street abortion drama 'Vera Drake' were the main prizewinners at the 2005 Orange British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs).

14/02/2005 Genelec launches enhanced digital monitoring system
In March 2005 Genelec is to launch its 8130A digital monitoring system, featuring both AES/EBU digital and analogue inputs. The 8130A, which boasts 192 kHz/24-bit digital audio interface and automati

14/02/2005 Heggessey named CEO of talkbackTHAMES
FremantleMedia has named Lorraine Heggessey, currently Controller of BBC One, to the position of CEO, talkbackTHAMES, one of the UK’s leading independent producers of drama and entertainment programmi

14/02/2005 High Point secures raft of new distribution deals
At the Berlin Film Festival High Point Films has closed a distribution deal with Luis Bellaba of Spain’s Festival Films for the late Theo van Gogh’s hip-hop fuelled 'gangsta' drama, ‘Cool’. The film

14/02/2005 Tributes as Heggessey to depart as BBC One Controller
Lorraine Heggessey, Controller of BBC One for the last five years, is to leave the corporation to become Chief Executive of talkbackTHAMES. The BBC's Director of Television, Jana Bennett, said: "Lorr

14/02/2005 Welsh companies offered Cannes opportunity
MIPTV and MILIA 2005 in Cannes (April 11-15) are important markets for television, audiovisual and interactive decision-makers, and, two months before the events begin, WalesTrade International have b

11/02/2005 Animated Exeter 2005 attracts impressive crowds
Animated Exeter 2005, one of the South West’s fastest-growing film festivals, has been pulling in the crowds since it started up earlier this week. The festival, supported by South West Screen, is en

11/02/2005 Axon chooses Leader LV5700A HD/SD analyser
Axon Digital Design has selected Leader's LV5700A multi-standard HD/SD waveform monitor as a reference tool in its product research laboratory. The LV5700A will be used in the development of the Syna

11/02/2005 DGA research casts doubt of Ofcom findings
South West Screen has claimed that new research carried out by DGA Metrics into the value of regional documentaries and non-news features programmes is contradicting the findings highlighted in Phase

11/02/2005 GearBox appointed Digidesign ICON partner
GearBox, the London-based Digidesign audio/video professional dealer, has been appointed as an authorised partner for ICON, the innovative, high-resolution digital audio production system with integra

11/02/2005 Marquis Broadcast expands management team
Marquis Broadcast, specialist in broadcast workflow studies and software solutions, has announced three senior level appointments to expand its management team based in Pangbourne, Berkshire. From Ma

11/02/2005 Megahertz Broadcast Systems prepares BBC for a high definition future
UK-based independent systems integrator Megahertz Broadcast Systems has completed the management, wiring and installation of the BBC’s new Unit 12 outside broadcast vehicle – the first new vehicle of

11/02/2005 Torino Olympic Games selects Panasonic DVCPRO P2 solid-state cameras
Panasonic has announced that the Torino Winter Olympic Games 2006 has selected Panasonic as its supplier of standard and high definition recording equipment. According to the agreement, Panasonic DVC

10/02/2005 ADS Tech launches Central & Eastern European operations
ADS Tech, producer of hardware/software products for audio/video and home entertainment, has announced plans to expand sales and service in Central and Eastern Europe with the opening of a new German

10/02/2005 BBFC report notes public 'concern' at film portrayal of suicide and self-harm
The portrayal of suicide and self-harm in movies has been highlighted as a 'classification concern' by movie-goers in a new survey by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC). The survey, whic

10/02/2005 Discreet announces combustion 4 desktop compositing software
Discreet, the media and entertainment division of Autodesk, has released combustion 4, the highly anticipated upgrade to its visual effects desktop software solution. Combustion software for Windows

10/02/2005 Government moves to restrict access to violent pornography channel
The Government is to take steps to restrict access to violent pornographic broadcasts by the satellite television channel Extasi TV, Broadcasting Minister Andrew McIntosh has announced. An Order has

10/02/2005 Irish talent recognised at major international festivals
A host of Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (BSÉ/IFB) co-financed films have been selected to screen at the world's top International film festivals, including Berlin, Sundance, Rotterdam

10/02/2005 Megahertz moves to new state of the art premises
Megahertz Broadcast Systems has announced its move to new premises in Witchford, near Ely in Cambridgeshire. The company, which has experience in both 'turnkey' fixed projects and the design and cons