Broadcast News Archive for June, 2005
14/06/2005 Robe launches ColorWash 250 AT moving light
Robe Show Lighting has launched its latest moving light, the ColorWash 250 AT. The addition completes Robe's AT line of fixtures, which now offers moving heads in 1200W, 575W and 250W models, in both

13/06/2005 BBC Broadcast acquires Broadcast DataServices from BBC Worldwide
BBC Broadcast has bought BBC Worldwide Ltd’s subsidiary Broadcast DataServices (BDS). The deal adds BDS’s broadcast data and listings business to BBC Broadcast’s range of services. BBC Broadcast is E

13/06/2005 Everyman charity advert campaign teases out 'plum' awareness
Rushes have recently completed work on the sexy new ‘Tease Me’ campaign for Everyman, the Testicular Cancer Charity. The advert stars a scantily clad Rachel Stevens - and a couple of plums. The gorge

13/06/2005 Ken Russell praises young film-makers at IFSW student awards showcase
Acclaimed film director Ken Russell was full of praise for the aspiring movie-makers of tomorrow when he presented the awards at Finest Films 2005, the third annual student showcase and awards ceremon

13/06/2005 London UK Film Focus to showcase top British features
London is rolling out the red carpet for the second London UK Film Focus, where over 40 of the best new British films, including 12 world premieres, from major film sales companies will be screened fo

13/06/2005 Mersey Television purchase Polecam for Hollyoaks
Mersey Television, producer of high-rating UK television programmes Hollyoaks (Channel 4) and Grange Hill (BBC), has purchased a Polecam to be used on location and at their Campus Manor, Liverpool hea

13/06/2005 Pinnacle Systems Deko graphics systems enhance televised beauty pageant
Pinnacle Systems, a leader in digital video solutions, announced that its Pinnacle Deko real-time graphics system was selected to deliver the new graphical look of the 2005 Miss Universe Competition,

13/06/2005 Production underway on London 2012 Olympic bid final film
A leading independent London-based commercials production company, New Moon, are behind London’s final filmic attempt to secure the 2012 Olympic Games. Facing tough competition, this highly confident

13/06/2005 Royal charity premiere calls for Imagination 3D to theme Imax Cinema as 'Mystic India'
Imagination 3D recently handled a brief ‘to transform and create an ambient and authentic Indian atmosphere’ at the royal world charity premiere of 'Mystic India: an Incredible Journey of Inspiration'

10/06/2005 10th Planet Post Production chooses Avid Symphony
10th Planet Post Production has added Avid Symphony online editing to the vast array of services available from its Newman Street outlet. As its growing client base testifies, there are recognisable

10/06/2005 BBC Outside Broadcasts to capture BBC Sport’s first HD project
BBC Outside Broadcasts is to capture top international women's tennis tournament, The Hastings Direct International Championships 2005, in High Definition (HD) for BBC Sport. Staged by The Lawn Tenni

10/06/2005 BBC peace offer to go to union ballot
Industry union Bectu plans to run a consultative ballot of BBC members on a package tabled at ACAS after the May 23 strike. The package includes a promise of no compulsory redundancies until July 200

10/06/2005 Channel 4 & Africa at the Pictures showcase African digital innovation
'Digital' and 'Africa' are, for those outside the continent, a potentially surprising pairing. Digital Africa will bring together dynamic, young film-making talent from South Africa and the UK, plus

10/06/2005 Darlow Smithson opens film division and announces a new Head of Film
BAFTA-award winning UK independent production company Darlow Smithson Productions (DSP) has announced the formation of a new feature film division creating documentaries and docu-hybrids for general r

10/06/2005 Digidesign introduces new ICON exchange programme
Digidesign has announced the new ICON exchange program, which offers registered owners of Digidesign ProControl or Control|24 control surfaces the opportunity to exchange up to an ICON D-Control or D-

10/06/2005 Maidstone Studios appoints new Head of Post Production
Chris Lewis has been appointed to head up post production for The Maidstone Studios. He will be responsible for the smooth running of its post facilities, which include six editing suites. These are

10/06/2005 New spot version of LitePanels Mini released
LitePanels Mini, the portable LED light system, is now available in a spot as well as the original flood version. The new spot produces daylight-balanced lighting, along with the benefits of a longer

09/06/2005 DTS appoints Vice President & General Manager for Lowry Digital Images
DTS has announced the appointment of Bill Neighbors as Vice President and General Manager of Lowry Digital Images (LDI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of DTS and innovator in imaging enhancement and resto

09/06/2005 Local government officials encouraged to join fight against DVD piracy
DVD piracy and its connection to a wide variety of criminal activities will be brought under the microscope at the eighth Local Government Conference and Exhibition. The Federation Against Copyright

09/06/2005 Mill creates seamless VFX for third '3' Spot
The Mill London's latest vfx adventure for Hutchinson '3' went on air on June 1 - this is the third spot for the campaign and the third outing for director Fredrik Bond. The commercial centres around

09/06/2005 MotionFX invests in a JVC DLA-HD2K projector for digital intermediate
MotionFX, specialists in digital cinematography, VFX, 2D & 3D animation, graphics and motion control are now the proud owners of a JVC DLA-HD2K. The HD2K was bought in early April and installed at t

09/06/2005 New BBC International Governor appointed
The government has announced that Sir Andrew Burns – former British High Commissioner to Canada - has been appointed to the BBC's Board of Governors as International Governor. Sir Andrew, who will t

09/06/2005 Serious Stages launches new Luna range of PA Masts
Serious Stages has designed and fabricated a complete new range of PA Masts for use with their stages and structures, meeting the new Work at Height Regulations 2005. The Luna PA mast is a specially

09/06/2005 TVNZ Teletext looks to the future with Sysmedia Plasma Magenta
SysMedia, leading specialist in subtitling solutions and content management and production systems for teletext and interactive television, has been awarded the contract to supply TVNZ – New Zealand’s

09/06/2005 VertigoXmedia and Lighthouse package top LED signage technology with Xpresenter graphics software
VertigoXmedia, a leading provider of graphics software and hardware, and Lighthouse Technologies, a leading manufacturer in full-colour LED screens, have joined forces to provide high-visibility digit