Broadcast News Archive for July, 2005
07/07/2005 Pyramix records Live 8 for BBC DVD
The only multi-track recording of Live 8 was made by the BBC for a major DVD release of the event in a few weeks time. The Hyde Park event, due to feature in the lion’s share of the DVD, was recorded

07/07/2005 Sonic Solutions named as one of the fastest growing companies by Fortune Small Business
Sonic Solutions, the world leader in digital media software, has announced that Fortune Small Business has selected it as one of the 100 fastest growing small companies in America in 2005. The compa

06/07/2005 Belfast based soap airs on NvTv free-to-air-community television service
'Life', the first Belfast based television soap to be produced by a local independent production company will be broadcast on NvTv on Wednesday July 6 from 5pm. With a cast from Belfast's Andersonsto

06/07/2005 Framestore CFC honoured at Midsummer Awards
Framestore CFC has won the Best Post Production award at the 2005 Midsummer Awards, held this year at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea on July 1. The Gold award was in recognition of the company's work o

06/07/2005 Metropolis chooses Prism Sound converters for Live 8 DVD
Following on from last weekend’s spectacular Live 8 gigs, London’s Metropolis Studios is gearing up for the marathon task of mixing, mastering, compiling and authoring the audio from the concerts for

06/07/2005 OmniBus and Masstech Group cooperate to deliver streamlined solution
OmniBus Systems and Masstech Group are working together to provide clients with tightly integrated automation and content management solutions that enable highly efficient multi-channel broadcast work

06/07/2005 Pixel Power at IBC 2005
At IBC 2005 Pixel Power will introduce its new High Definition Clarity platform, Clarity 5000, which offers HD functionality equivalent to the Clarity500 range of character generators including real-t

06/07/2005 Telecast's Viper facilitates broadcast of Victory Anniversary in Russia's Red Square
Telecast Fiber Systems' Viper family of fibre optic transceivers was used for transmitting video and audio of Russia's 60th anniversary celebration of the country's victory against Germany in the Grea

06/07/2005 The London Film School accredited as 'centre of excellence' by Skillset
The London Film School will be part of the UK’s Screen Academy Network. The LFS has been identified by Skillset as one of a small number of institutions which are 'centres of excellence' and offer t

06/07/2005 Todd-AO invests in HD with eQ
Todd-AO has invested in a Quantel eQ, which will allow the facility to offer clients end-to-end postproduction, from editing to deliverables, all under one roof. The eQ’s resolution coexistence mean

05/07/2005 Cànan wins award at Highlands and Islands Business Awards 2005
Skye based media company Cànan was one of eight companies presented with an award at the prestigious Highlands and Islands Business Awards 2005. The awards, sponsored by Ernst and Young, Highlands a

05/07/2005 IDX increases capacity in new generation battery line-up
Increased capacity is now available across the whole range of IDX Lithium Ion batteries. As a result, all Endura and NP-L batteries can run cameras for extended periods or keep more power-hungry HD

05/07/2005 Marquis Broadcast appoints Vice President, Operations, North America
Marquis Broadcast, specialist in broadcast workflow studies and software solutions, has appointed Richard Gorbutt to the newly created position of Vice President of Operations for North America. Gor

05/07/2005 New film academies planned for UK
A brand new network of screen academies to educate and train new filmmaking talent was announced today by Skillset, the Sector Skills Council for the audio visual industries. Seven academies in Engl

05/07/2005 Pharos announces major Mediator enhancement
Pharos has announced the addition of major new features to its Mediator media management system. Mediator is now based on a highly scalable J2EE enterprise-class server environment, and is able to m

05/07/2005 SISLink selects Hamlet Adept
SISLink is to implement 28 Adept A700WVA multi-format waveform monitors in new outside broadcast (OB) trucks. The satellite broadcast leader is to install the revolutionary compact test & measuremen

05/07/2005 Tern Television uproots to Northern Ireland for new gardening series
Scottish indie Tern Television has been commissioned by BBC NI’s Fergus Keeling to produce a gardening series based on the successful format of their long-running and much-loved 'The Beechgrove Garden

05/07/2005 Union members accept BBC offer of job talks
Bectu members across the BBC have voted to accept a formula for negotiations on job cuts tabled by the Corporation after a strike. In three separate ballots, which closed July 4, members have accept

04/07/2005 'Requiem Project' wins support from top film and music talent
This summer a host of major talent from the worlds of music and film will come together in a new project funded by Culture Online, part of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Billy Bragg, M

04/07/2005 BBC hosts European video journalism conference
BBC Nations and Regions is at the forefront of pioneering a radical new way of making television. Video journalism is capable of producing incredibly compelling content using small, hand-held digital

04/07/2005 Fianuis Shuil to be broadcast on Grampian and Scottish Television
The third programme of the Gaelic series 'Fianuis Shùil' - which looks at how technology changed people’s lives - will be broadcast on Sunday July 10 on Grampian Television and Scottish Television. T

04/07/2005 Irish documentary festival announces 2005 dates
The 4th annual Stranger Than Fiction documentary festival and market has announced that this year's event will run in Dublin, Ireland, from September 29 to October 2 2005. This year's event will host

04/07/2005 Irish short documentary wins LA festival award
Venom Film’s IFTA Award winning short ‘Undressing my Mother’ has won the Best Short Documentary award at this year’s Los Angeles Film Festival. The festival is an annual fixture that attracts many o

04/07/2005 Union recommends 3.5% BBC pay offer
BECTU, NUJ, and Amicus are advising BBC members to accept this year's pay offer in postal ballots. The offer, due to be paid from August 1, was made by management on June 30, after the unions reject

01/07/2005 Audio-Technica launches re-engineered UniPoint series
Audio-Technica’s industry leading installation microphone series, UniPoint, has been completely re-engineered, utilising breakthrough audio and mechanical design improvements, to set new standards for