Broadcast News Archive for May, 2005
25/05/2005 BBC buys rights to new Aardman feature
The BBC has acquired the exclusive UK terrestrial TV rights to the new Aardman feature-length animated movie 'Wallace and Gromit - The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit'. Comedian Peter Kay, Helena Bonham Car

25/05/2005 FilmLight recognised With Queen’s Award
FilmLight Ltd., a leading provider of digital filmmaking technology, has been recognised with The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2005. The award relates to the Northlight motion picture fi

25/05/2005 Four bidders through to next phase in sale of BBC Broadcast
The BBC has announced a shortlist of four bidders for the sale of BBC Broadcast Limited. The four companies which have been selected to enter the final stage are Apax Partners, Exponent Private Equit

25/05/2005 New HD video extender from Gefen
Gefen has released a new version of an old favourite, the DVI-1000 ST, which operates like the DVI-1000 HD video extender but is equipped with more durable fibre optics cable connectors to accommodate

25/05/2005 PixelDrive chosen for One Big Weekend
The latest version of James Thomas Engineering’s PixelDrive software was in action at the Radio One One Big Weekend event, used by lighting and visual designers Nick and Joey Jevons to programme and c

25/05/2005 RPS name new Commercial Manager
RPS Film Imaging have appointed John Ward as their Commercial Manager. Ward has been involved in the feature film production and postproduction sector for more than 25 years, and has spent the past 1

25/05/2005 University of Wales lecturer wins coveted Cannes Prize
A film by a lecturer at the University of Wales, Newport has won one of the most coveted prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, following its world premiere at the prestigious event. Florence Asiyi’s fe

24/05/2005 'Wilderness' to begin principal photography in Belfast at the end of May
'Wilderness', a horror feature film starring Sean Pertwee (Dog Soldiers, Goal, Event Horizon and Alex Reid (The Honeymooners) is set to begin principal photography in Northern Ireland at the end of Ma

24/05/2005 BBC Post Production completes first tapeless delivery for transmission
BBC Post Production has completed the first tapeless delivery for transmission to BBC Broadcast. CBBC Extra Interactive content travelled direct from an Avid editing system at the Children’s Village

24/05/2005 BBC publishes response to Government Green Paper on Charter Review
The BBC has unveiled its response to the Government's Green Paper on the Corporation's future, published last March, saying it was positive about the paper and welcomed many of the proposals. Howeve

24/05/2005 BBC to meet with unions for talks at ACAS on Thursday
BBC management will meet with union members at the offices of government conciliator ACAS on Thursday, following yesterday’s 24-hour strike by staff across the country in protest at Director-General M

24/05/2005 Former Ofcom official to advise BBC Board of Governors
The BBC Governance Unit announced today that Sarah Thane has been engaged as an independent external adviser to the Board of Governors. Sarah Thane, who until April was Content and Standards Advisor

24/05/2005 OFT accepts competition commitments from TV Eye
The Office of Fair Trading has accepted binding commitments from TV Eye and its member broadcasters to amend certain arrangements regarding the sale of advertising airtime. This is the first time th

24/05/2005 RaveTrain to run Sony Z1 training course
RaveTrain, the commercial training arm of Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, is to run two one-day conversion courses for Sony's Z1 HD camera. The benefit from this intensive course de

24/05/2005 TASCAM interfaces now compatible with Final Cut Pro 5 & Soundtrack Pro
With Apple's unveiling of the Final Cut Studio production suite, which includes the Final Cut Pro 5 upgrade TASCAM's full line of FireWire audio control surfaces and interfaces are now compatible with

23/05/2005 AJA's Io chosen for 'Naked Cannes' series
AJA Video has announced that three Io's are being used by Prime Cut Productions for editing 'Naked Cannes', a five-part series featuring hosts Sarah Lelouch and Thierry Colby delivering daily chronicl

23/05/2005 Digidesign and IK Multimedia offer free update to SampleTank 2 SE
Digidesign and IK Multimedia have announced a free update to SampleTank 2 SE from SampleTank SE — a sample playback plug-in that is part of the Music Production Enhancement Suite software and plug-in

23/05/2005 Jersey to host major film production
Channel Television and Jersey Tourism have secured the opportunity for Jersey to host a film production of Thomas Hardy’s 'Under The Greenwoood Tree'. Ecosse Films, who made the announcement, are an

23/05/2005 Lightworks new NLE Audio Interface improves and speeds operation
Lightworks has announced that Touch M.E.(Mixer Enhancement), its compelling audio upgrade introduced at NAB in April, is now shipping. Touch M.E., in combination with the Touch console, reinforces Li

23/05/2005 Miranda wins four awards for HD-Bridge DEC
Miranda Technologies has won four broadcast-industry awards for technology innovation for its new HD-Bridge DEC, an HDV to HD-SDI 1080i/720p interface that provides easy HDV conversion for uncompresse

23/05/2005 Polar to introduce new products at the Broadcast Production Show
Polar Graphics are to exhibit at the Broadcast Productions Show, which takes place from June 1-3 at Earls Court in London. Polar's decision was based on the fact that they have so many new products

23/05/2005 South West film locations to be showcased
South West film locations are being shown off next week as South West Screen, Bristol and Bath Film Offices and Cornwall Film join forces to promote the region to producers and directors. All four or

23/05/2005 Strike seriously disrupts BBC news programmes
BBC programmes and news were among the worst disrupted BBC output today as staff took industrial action in protest at plans to cut nearly 4,000 jobs. Thousands of journalists and technicians stopped

20/05/2005 CNBC Europe selects Pebble Beach automation
Pebble Beach Systems, a leading provider of automation software solutions to the broadcast market, has announced the installation of its multi-channel Neptune system at CNBC Europe in London. This s

20/05/2005 Fischer release optic connector for HDTV cameras
Fischer Connectors has introduced the industry’s first fibre-optic HDTV broadcast camera connector that meets the broadcast industry’s requirements for an effortless transition to fibre-based HDTV cam