Broadcast News Archive for February, 2005
10/02/2005 Pinewood Shepperton goes HD Accel with GearBox
The sales division of GearBox has recently supplied and installed fifteen Apple Power Mac G5 based Digidesign Pro Tools|HD Accel systems to the world-renowned Pinewood Shepperton Studios. To date th

10/02/2005 UK survey reveals film industry remains a 'man's world'
Women working in the film industry earn less than their male counterparts, despite being better qualified, according to the most in-depth survey of the UK’s film production workforce ever published.

09/02/2005 Edinburgh Film Focus launches new website
A new online initiative to entice film productions to Edinburgh, the Lothians and the Scottish Borders was launched on Tuesday February 8, 2005. Edinburgh Film Focus, the region's film office, has de

09/02/2005 Landmark Films announces ID partnership
Fast-growing indie Landmark Films has joined forces with ID Distribution for the first time, awarding it the rights for 'Extraordinary Pets USA'. This one-off documentary, made in the UK for five, l

09/02/2005 Omneon establishes Middle East operations in Dubai
Omneon Video Networks has established operations in the Middle East with the opening of a new Dubai office and the appointment of Harout Torossian as the new Regional Sales Manager for the Middle East

09/02/2005 Prime Television purchases new Sony HDV camera
Prime Television, one of the UK's leading HD broadcast facilities companies, has purchased 12 new Sony HVR-Z1 camcorders and three recorders, plus accessories. Prime has invested £30,000 in the new e

09/02/2005 RTS honours for Graber and 'Byker Grove'
The makers of children’s television series 'Byker Grove' won top honours at this year’s prestigious Royal Television Society North East & The Border Regional Awards. There was also a Lifetime Achiev

09/02/2005 SCV London announced as exclusive UK distributor for Frontier Design Group
SCV London, the UK’s premier distributor of high-tech recording equipment and software for professionals and hobbyists, are now the UK distributors and representatives for the new TranzPort control su

09/02/2005 Smart AV appoints Klotz Digital Asia/Pacific distributor
Smart AV has announced the appointment of Klotz Digital, the German manufacturer of audio/media platform technology, as distributor for Smart AV's Elite Series Smart Consoles in the Asia/Pacific regio

09/02/2005 Zandar expands with relocation to new headquarters
Following a decade of product innovation and continuous growth, Zandar Technologies has announced its move to prestigious new premises in the heart of one of Dublin's fastest growing business district

08/02/2005 100 years of T-Rex to be celebrated in ground breaking documentary
Nadine Nohr, Managing Director of Granada International, has announced that the company has acquired international distribution rights for the brand new Impossible Pictures' documentary 'Tyrannosaurus

08/02/2005 APTN Library and CTV sign representation deal
London-based APTN Library has agreed a mutual representation deal with CTV Archive Sales in Toronto, Canada. The deal means that for the first time Canadian producers will be able to access APTN Lib

08/02/2005 Da Vinci Systems names new Director of Marketing
Da Vinci Systems has announced that Tony Fox has been promoted to Director of Marketing from his previous role as Sales Manager of eastern North America, a position he has held for the past five years

08/02/2005 Government to restrict access to 'violent' porn channel
A satellite television channel, which has been accused of broadcasting "violent pornography" is to face government restrictions, it was announced today. Broadcasting Minister, Andrew McIntosh, announ

08/02/2005 Mixed blessings for regional programmming in Ofcom PSB report
The BBC must remain the cornerstone of Public Service Broadcasting (PSB), Channel 4 should not receive a portion of the licence fee and ITV1's quota for regional production should be increased to 50%,

08/02/2005 NECN opts for Network Electronics routers
NECN (New England Cable News), the largest regional cable news network in the US, is using routers from Network Electronics’ compact VikinX range to remotely transport audio and video signals from a r

08/02/2005 PPT Webcasting choose ATG encoder
ATG Broadcast has supplied a web streaming system to PPT Webcasting Services, as the communications core of an OB webcasting unit built by Barracuda. The encoder is integrated with other equipment i

08/02/2005 Red hires new Senior Producer
Red, a leading full service boutique postproduction company, has appointed Debbie Darby as Senior Producer. Darby has over 20 years experience in the advertising industry and joins Red after over si

08/02/2005 Skillset announces sponsorship of Berlinale Talent Campus
Skillset is sponsoring the 2005 Berlinale Talent Campus (February 9-20) as part of 'A Bigger Future', the UK film skills strategy. Together with the UK Film Council, Skillset is staging daily speed n

07/02/2005 Cove adds HD option to Z-Link
Cove Broadcast has added +HD, an HD option for its Z-Link fibre optic camera link system. Working with the standard definition Z-Link, +HD operates in parallel with the existing SD services to add a

07/02/2005 dB Broadcast announces further expansion
dB Broadcast, one of the UK's largest independent systems integrators, has announced a further expansion, of both its workforce and its manufacturing facilities. Tom Swan, dB's Director of Sales and

07/02/2005 Hebden Sound HS3000 Series now available from FX
The new Hebden Sound HS3000 series microphones are now available for hire from leading pro audio rentals company, FX Rentals. Roger Evan, FX Rentals Chairman, said: "Having been developed from Calre

07/02/2005 Lowepro Photo Trekker AW 11 scoops award
Hot on the heels of Lowepro's Photo Trekker AW 11 winning the converted 'Best Accessory' Award from the readers of Practical Photography Lowepro has 'bagged' another accolade. With the laptop becomin

07/02/2005 Multimedia Direct gears up to meet huge HD demand
The release of Sony's Z1 camera and deck is set to bring professional HDV into the mainstream, and Multimedia Direct, the central London-based specialist reseller, is offering customers two editing so

07/02/2005 Premiere control for Final Cut by JLCooper
JLCooper is offering more powerful and flexible hardware control of Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro workstations with the release of Version 2 of the interface application for its MCS3-USB desktop cont