Broadcast News Archive for July, 2005
29/07/2005 Advanced Broadcast Services choose Pinnacle Systems
Advanced Broadcast Services is using Pinnacle Systems’ MediaStream 8000 server to help double channel capacity as it swells from 15 to 30. Situated at Advanced Broadcast Services’ West London headq

29/07/2005 BBC launches 'soap' to help teach English
BBC World Service is to launch an online soap opera aimed at English language learners around the world. ‘The Flatmates’, which begins on August 1, features a multi-cultural cast of young people who

29/07/2005 Composite Video broadens product line-up
Composite Video has announced the release of their 2005/2006 Catalogue which features more than 350 new products. As one of the leading video and audio equipment and accessories suppliers, with over 3

29/07/2005 High definition system integration is easy with Gefen’s new HDMI Switcher
For video walls, system testing, dual display setups, home or office integration, Gefen’s new 4x2 HDMI Switcher is designed to deliver high performance audio/video switching with no signal interruptio

29/07/2005 India's Amrita TV launches with VertigoXmedia's Graphics Automation Suite
VertigoXmedia, a leading provider of broadcast graphics software and hardware, have announced that Amrita TV of India is using the Xmedia Suite to drive an impressive array of data-rich graphics for i

29/07/2005 Northern Ireland highlighted as a 'superb' film location
Northern Ireland's Arts Minister David Hanson turned the spotlight on the province as a superb location for the film industry during a visit to the set of ‘Johnny Was’, a contemporary feature film cur

29/07/2005 Scriptnaked course almost fully booked
Places on the Scriptnaked – Professional Development for Screenwriters course are now getting booked up the UK Film Council has announced. The syllabus for this course provides writers with foundatio

29/07/2005 Young people from Wales get their first break on TV
Eight young people from Wales have beaten off fierce competition to win a coveted place on this year’s Television and Young People initiative (TVYP) and will be now be going to the Edinburgh Televisio

28/07/2005 BBC Broadcast signs three-year 'Teleport' deal with Telewest Broadband
BBC Broadcast will be working with Telewest Broadband to make it possible for millions of digital TV viewers to watch movies and programmes just like a DVD following the signing of a three-year deal w

28/07/2005 Bectu concerned that BBC is 'selling family silver'
Bectu says that "unions remain concerned about the long-term impact on the BBC of 'selling the family silver' as officials have dubbed the process of privatisation which began with the sale of the BBC

28/07/2005 HHB supplies Digidesign ICON to Metropolis Studios
HHB Communications has supplied a new ICON integrated console to London’s Metropolis Studios. Part of a major upgrade at what is now Europe’s largest independent recording facility, the newly-install

28/07/2005 Moonstone International announces deadline for screenwriters’ lab and filmmakers’ lab
Moonstone International’s Managing Director Fiona Kinsella has announced at the recent Karlovy Vary International Film Festival that its next Screenwriters’ Lab will be held in the UK between 13 and 1

28/07/2005 Pink Film Company transports Ford to 'Summer of Love'
The latest retro Ford commercial from Pink Film Company revolves around a pretty girl and her slightly shy boyfriend celebrating the joys of motoring during the summer of love. The spot transports th

28/07/2005 Prism Sound’s Italian distributor achieves remarkable success
Prism Sound’s Italian distributor, Paolo Orizio, of Funky Junk Italy, has notched up significant sales success since he was appointed to handle the company’s range of AD/DA converters earlier this yea

28/07/2005 Turner Studios selects PESA Cheetah for second hybrid HD/SD OB unit
PESA has announced that Turner Studios has installed a Cheetah Flexi-Frame routing switcher in its newest HD/SD hybrid mobile production truck, 'HD2'. The unit will enable flexible and reliable HD an

28/07/2005 TV Pro Gear to open New York facility to serve east coast clients
TV Pro Gear has announced the opening of a new east coast facility in Manhattan, New York. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the company specialises in engineering and building broadcast master control r

27/07/2005 Audience for Creative Channel Network grows
An exciting new digital television channel is celebrating this week as audience figures grow to over 100,000 per month in less than a year. The Creative Channel Network, the brainchild of Birmingham

27/07/2005 Filming underway for series two of 'Doctor Who'
David Tennant has stepped into the role of the tenth Time Lord, as filming commences on the highly anticipated Christmas special and second series of 'Doctor Who' for BBC One. Billie Piper returns a

27/07/2005 Grass Valley Kalypso selected for HD space shuttle coverage
Soaring to new production heights, the Grass Valley Kalypso HD vision mixer from Thomson was used earlier this week by the US-based 24-hour high-definition (HD) network HDNet to assist in capturing br

27/07/2005 Macrovision to acquire Trymedia Systems
Macrovision Corporation, a leading provider of content value management solutions, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Trymedia Systems. Trymedia is the leading provider of secure digital d

27/07/2005 Riedel IBC plans include major technological advances
Riedel Communications, a leading manufacturer of communications equipment and a major supplier to the 2004 Olympic Games, will present the industry's next generation of advanced intercom technology at

27/07/2005 Telecast's POV modules complete unique camera shuttle system for major Polish news studio
Telecast Fiber Systems has announced that Trust Automation, a motion control and systems engineering company based in San Luis Obispo, California, is integrating two Telecast POV (point of view) fibre

27/07/2005 US distribution showcase opportunity for Irish directors
The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland in association with The DGA (Directors Guild of America) is offering an exciting opportunity for an Irish director to present a film as part of the US Director's

27/07/2005 Wynn Resort chooses Projected Image Digital PixelMAD
Projected Image Digital, the UK based digital media and control solutions specialists, have supplied, installed and commissioned a customised version of PixelMAD software to playback low resolution vi

26/07/2005 Advanced Broadcast Services to showcase enhanced playout facilities at IBC 2005
Advanced Broadcast Services, an independent provider of low-cost, full-service playout, transmission and broadcast facilities, will be at IBC 2005 to meet new and existing broadcasters looking for the