Broadcast News Archive for July, 2005
26/07/2005 dB Broadcast commits to having Jordan's new independent TV station on-air by March 2006
dB Broadcast, one of the UK's leading independent systems integrators, recently won a multi-million pound contract to build a totally new TV station in Amman, Jordan, and has committed itself to an am

26/07/2005 Digidesign expands VENUE flexibility and functionality
Digidesign has introduced Digidesign VENUE D-Show 1.1 software. A free update for registered D-Show console owners, D-Show 1.1 adds new software features and support for a variety of hardware option

26/07/2005 FremantleMedia appoints Catherine Mackay New Platforms Division CEO
FremantleMedia has announced the creation of a new content division - New Platforms - to be led by Catherine Mackay, who has been promoted to CEO of this new business. In this role, Mackay will be re

26/07/2005 Safak Studios chooses SSL’s C200 Console
Safak Studios, a video and film post production facility, has become the first facility in Turkey to invest in a Solid State Logic C200 digital production console. Safak, which means ‘dawn’ in Turkis

26/07/2005 Skillset’s Inside Pictures launches
Skillset’s Inside Pictures, the film business training programme now funded by the Skillset Film Skills Fund, is now accepting applications. Based around three intensive one-week modules, Skillset’s

26/07/2005 South West Screen announces £1.1m funding boost
South West Screen has announced a £1.1 million project to grow the film, television and interactive media sectors in the South West of England and develop a powerful international profile. South Wes

26/07/2005 Strongroom Post and Bunch collaborate on Club TV’s new idents
Shoreditch-based postproduction facility Strongroom Post has completed the audio sound design for a series of 13 idents for Club TV, a European cable TV channel owned by Zone Vision. The idents were

25/07/2005 'Spirit of Soho' headed for Birmingham
Two companies will shortly be bringing to Birmingham the 'Spirit of Soho', when their combined, new, state-of-the-art film and television postproduction facility becomes fully operational. It will m

25/07/2005 Abit to showcases Time-Shift at IBC 2005
Abit is to showcase its innovative Time-Shift solution for flexible opt-outs in addition to enhanced secondary event handling at IBC 2005. The bespoke broadcast automation leader will also demonstrat

25/07/2005 CEO of FremantleMedia North America named
FremantleMedia has announced the appointment of Cecile Frot-Coutaz as the new CEO of FremantleMedia North America (FMNA), one of the United States leading producers of entertainment programming. Frot

25/07/2005 Custom Consoles M-Desk receives FIRA approval
Custom Consoles has announced the awarding of FIRA approval for the company's latest M-Desk series of studio furniture. The independent testing covers ergonomic and structural compliance with BSEN 5

25/07/2005 Digidesign ships MassivePack 4 and MassivePack Pro 4 bundles for Pro Tools|HD systems
Digidesign has introduced MassivePack 4 and MassivePack 4 Pro plug-in bundles for Digidesign Pro Tools|HD systems. From now until September 20 2005, customers who purchase a MassivePack 4 plug-in bu

25/07/2005 IDX Technology at IBC 2005
At IBC 2005 IDX will show its new high-capacity ENDURA V-Mount range of Lithium-Ion batteries, including the E-10 and E-10S (both 98Wh) along with the E-7 and E-7S (both 71Wh). This represents capac

25/07/2005 New Scottish feature to premiere at Glasgow convention
Pure Magic Films has announced that their new fantasy-themed comedy film 'gamerZ' will premiere in Glasgow on the opening night of the 63rd World Science Fiction Convention. Traditionally known as Wo

25/07/2005 Pyser-SGI adds new design Spotflux to range
Sole UK/Ireland distributor Pyser-SGI Limited has introduced the new design Spotflux system to its range of Balcar products for studio cool fluorescent lighting. Spotflux is used to create shadows a

22/07/2005 Autodesk releases new versions of its visual effects, editing and digital colour grading systems
Autodesk has released new versions of its visual effects, editing/finishing and digital colour grading systems. Used to create high-value feature film and television content, Autodesk’s systems have e

22/07/2005 BBC receives approval for the sale of BBC Broadcast
The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport has approved the sale of BBC Broadcast Limited (BBC Broadcast), clearing the way for the sale of the BBC subsidiary to Creative Broadcast Services L

22/07/2005 Beacon South West membership reaches 100 with Aardman Animations
Beacon company status has been awarded to Aardman Animations Ltd. in Bristol, bringing the total membership of Beacon South West to 100. Beacon company status is awarded to those companies who can de

22/07/2005 Facelift adds 30 more scissors to rental fleet
Facelift, one of the UK’s largest access rental firms, has made its second major investment for 2005 into the scissor lift sector with the purchase of 30 machines from Canadian supplier Skyjack. The

22/07/2005 Tern Television lands self-brokered PBS deal
Award-winning Scottish indie Tern Television are celebrating a self-brokered international sales deal with US broadcaster PBS (WNET New York) for 'Gutted', Tern’s award-winning 1x60 minute BBC documen

22/07/2005 The Mill complete post on new Boots campaign
The Mill London have completed post on a new brand campaign for Boots. The campaign, through Mother in London, features three spots; ‘teardrop’, 'translucent baby’ and ‘human plant’ – which shows a

21/07/2005 New James Thomas PixelBrick features latest 3W LEDs
The innovative new PixelBrick is the latest in James Thomas Engineering’s revolutionary Pixel range of LED fixtures. PixelBrick is available in two models - an indoor IP42 housing and an IP65 outdoor

21/07/2005 Pinnacle Systems tees up to deliver live graphics for US Open
Pinnacle Systems has announced that its Pinnacle Deko real-time broadcast graphics system was selected by the United States Golf Association and all broadcasters associated with the US Open. Deko sy

21/07/2005 Post specialist creates stirring images for World Food Programme
Postproduction specialist VTR was called into action to postproduce an emotive film that was distributed to the world as part of the BBC’s television coverage of the recent Live 8 concert in Hyde Park

21/07/2005 Public sector expert brings new insight to London’s film team
It has been announced that Martin Pilgrim, the Chief Executive of the Association of London Government and a central figure in London’s local government network, has joined the board of Film London, t