Broadcast News Archive for June, 2005
03/06/2005 Deal closer on ntl: union recognition
Bectu and telecoms giant ntl: have agreed to explore ways of verifying support for union recognition at the company. Union representatives met management on May 24 to discuss the company's intention

03/06/2005 Engenius Prompting release Z-Prompter/Cartoni Tripod Package
With a focus on quality, Engenius Prompting has released a no-compromise specially priced system package to meet the exacting needs of busy videographers who do not have time to spend researching the

03/06/2005 Fact takes its message to trading standards event
DVD piracy and its connection to a wide variety of criminal activities will be brought under the microscope at this year’s Trading Standards Conference & Exhibition. The Federation Against Copyright

03/06/2005 Free ENPS software boost for broadcast journalism students
The BBC and Associated Press have joined forces with the UK's leading broadcast journalism courses to launch a major free training initiative for the next generation of television and radio journalist

03/06/2005 Irish Arts Minister visits set of ‘Lassie’
Irish Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism John O’Donoghue visited the set of feature film 'Lassie', currently shooting on location in Killruddery House, Co. Wicklow. Lassie is written and directed b

03/06/2005 Vizrt completes Curious Software acquisition
Vizrt has announced the signing of the purchase agreement with the shareholders of privately-held Curious Software Company Ltd. According to the agreement, and following the announcement on February

03/06/2005 WYSWYG software central to Hawthorn expansion
As part of Hawthorn's continuing expansion they have just launched a new design studio based around ‘WYSIWYG’, the lighting design and visualisation software. “WYSWYG was the logical next step in our

02/06/2005 Antony Collins takes the helm at Cintel
Cintel International, the leading manufacturer of film scanning and image manipulation equipment for the post production industry, has announced the appointment of Antony Collins as its Chief Executiv

02/06/2005 Digidesign announces Pro Tools TDM 6.9.2 Software for Pro Tools
Digidesign has announced the availability of Pro Tools TDM 6.9.2 software, a free update that delivers support for Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) on Pro Tools|HD systems and includes firmware updates for ICON

02/06/2005 EVS HD solutions play a major role in both UEFA Cup Finals
HD production in Europe took another significant step forward in May with both the UEFA Cup Final in Lisbon and the Champions League Final in Istanbul. The Finals were produced entirely in High-Defi

02/06/2005 Harris Broadcast Communications Division names new International Channel Development Director
Harris Corporation has announced the promotion of Cheng Fan to the new position of director, international channel development for the Broadcast Communications Division (BCD). "This position is an i

02/06/2005 London-based venture capital firm Root Capital buys Autocue
Autocue has sold its business in the UK and US, including QTV, to Root Capital, a London-based venture capital firm specialising in the technology sector. Simon Philips, partner of Root Capital and A

02/06/2005 Pioneer Production’s UK ratings winners go global
Pioneer Productions has capped the recent success of two of its major productions – 'The Wave That Shook The World' and 'Krakatoa' - with sales for the Channel 4 International distributed productions

02/06/2005 ROOT6 Technology to offer CyphaServe secure file encryption and delivery option for ContentAgent-XR
Following the recent launch of ContentAgent-XR, ROOT6 Technology has struck a deal with UK software developer CyphaWare to supply CyphaServe, its global file delivery and encryption system, as an opti

02/06/2005 Zimele Broadcasting launches new Ai-Pixel Broadcast solutions in Africa
Ai-Pixel BV, a leading European designer and developer of cost-effective advanced industrial digital video solutions and its South African reseller, Zimele Broadcasting Services of Johannesburg, have

01/06/2005 'Coronation Street' & 'Eastenders' compete for CRE Race In Media Award (Rima)
'Coronation Street' and 'EastEnders' are both strong contenders to win the 'TV Soaps' category at this year's Race in the Media Awards (RIMA) as the Commission for Racial Equality announces the 2005 s

01/06/2005 BBC unions call for more talks
BBC Unions have called on Director-General Mark Thompson to convene a further meeting with officials on an ACAS peace plan. The decision came at a meeting in London on May 31, where Bectu, the NUJ,

01/06/2005 Dubbs to demonstrate live Archangel restoration at the Broadcast Production Show
At The Broadcast Production Show, Dubbs will be putting on live restoration demonstrations and holding prize draws. Visitors to the Dubbs stand (B114) can bring along their masters for the Dubbs team

01/06/2005 FID to showcase high quality drama & factual titles at DISCOP 2005
Fremantle International Distribution (FID), the distribution arm of global production outfit FremantleMedia, will bring the best in factual and drama to DISCOP 2005 in Budapest this June, including Im

01/06/2005 Grass Valley Venom FlashPak solid-state system wins four industry awards
Following its formal introduction at the recent National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention, the Grass Valley Venom FlashPak solid-state recording system from Thomson has been recognised wit

01/06/2005 HoverlorD adopts Belgium’s first Discreet Lustre system
Autodesk has announced that Belgium’s new cinematography facility, HoverlorD, has selected Autodesk systems as the backbone of its postproduction pipeline, enabling its digital artists to realise thei

01/06/2005 IBIS provides unmatched control of sQ Zones
Following the recent joint development between automation experts IBIS and Quantel, which delivers seamless integration between Quantel sQ server-based production systems and Avid iNews-equipped newsr

01/06/2005 Siemens to address digital challenges at BroadcastAsia 2005
Siemens Business Services has announced that it will be addressing how broadcasters can respond to the opportunities provided by the new digital world, at BroadcastAsia 2005 (June 13-16, Singapore).