Broadcast News Archive for August, 2005
15/08/2005 Prime time German TV drama to commence filming in Ireland
Ireland has been chosen as the location for a major new German feature length TV drama, ‘An Ocean Apart’, to be directed by Robin Pilcher. With the assistance of the Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Iri

15/08/2005 Sales success for Professional Broadcast HD Test Signal Generator from Wohler Technologies
The World's Smallest professional broadcast HD test signal generator from Wohler Technologies is experiencing record success from online website sales at <A HREF= '' TARGET = '_NE

15/08/2005 Union ballot on ntl: recognition
Staff in ntl:'s Field Operations Division are currently voting in a ballot on Bectu recognition. The outcome of the ballot will decide whether Bectu continues to provide collective representation fo

12/08/2005 Al Jazeera International opts for Vizrt graphics
Vizrt Ltd has announced that Al Jazeera International, the 24-hour English-language news and current affairs channel, which will broadcast globally from the 1st quarter of 2006, has ordered a sophisti

12/08/2005 Efficiency savings at Telenor with ScheduLINK
Telenor has begun scheduling its international satellite inventory with ScheduLINK, running from two main locations (UK and Norway) and in several currencies. Telenor needed the flexibility of Sched

12/08/2005 EPM commits to JVC Pro HD for Edinburgh Tattoo Archives
For the past 10 years Scottish Borders based EPM Production have been producing promotional videos and CDs for the highly successful Edinburgh Military Tattoo. In 2003, DVD entered the scene and sin

12/08/2005 FOR-A names Assistant Sales Manager of Eastern and Midwestern region
FOR-A, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, has named video professional John Antolino as Assistant Eastern and Midwestern Regional Sa

12/08/2005 Green inc. wins landmark RTÉ commission
Green Inc. Film and Television, the biggest independent production company in Northern Ireland, has scooped one of the largest commissions ever given to an indie, with a new series of RTÉ’s flagship m

12/08/2005 Green ogre eats into DreamWorks Q2 figures
Poorer than expected sales of DreamWorks Animation's 'Shrek 2' DVD have been blamed for eating into the US animation studio's profit margin and tipping it into the red. However, DreamWorks had alread

12/08/2005 Record confiscation order awarded against convicted DVD pirates
A record confiscation order, resulting from the importation and sale of pirated DVDs, has been awarded against two men who were imprisoned for the crimes in 2004. The subsequent detailed financial en

12/08/2005 South Korea’s MBC Network selects Leitch’s Videotek TVM-950HD
The Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) of Seoul, South Korea, has agreed to purchase 23 TVM-950HD Multi-format, High-Definition SDI monitors from Leitch’s Videotek test and measurement product line

11/08/2005 APTN nominated for International Emmy
International video news agency Associated Press Television News (APTN) has been nominated for the prestigious International Emmy Award for its coverage of the Beslan school siege. The National Acade

11/08/2005 blue make an impression at Soho Shorts
Full-service facility blue has completed full postproduction for ‘Mercy’, which won the Short Film Festival main Award at the recent Rushes Soho Shorts Festival. Directed by Candida Scott-Knight and

11/08/2005 Digidesign introduces two new Avid hard drives and lowers prices on existing drives
Digidesign now has available two new Avid MediaDrive standalone SCSI hard drives (146 GB and 300 GB) and a new MediaDock Shuttle 146 GB removable SCSI drive. Digidesign is also lowering prices for t

11/08/2005 Film industry agrees to levy for training investment
The British film industry has given its unanimous support to a levy on film production to help train filmmakers of the future. The investment in education and skills will develop the talents of film

11/08/2005 Framestore CFC invests in Digital Vision technology
Digital Vision, a leading developer of advanced digital media applications specialising in film and video solutions, today announced that Framestore CFC, London has purchased a DVNR HD RGB with AGR4 M

11/08/2005 NEOTION unveils groundbreaking MPEG-4-AVC NEOTION Processor 4 (NP4)
NEOTION, a technology leader developing products and services for the digital television market, will present its first silicon implementation of the MPEG-4-AVC, the NEOTION Processor 4 (NP4), at IBC

11/08/2005 Smith & Foulkes direct animation for Motorola
Multi award-winning directing duo Smith & Foulkes of Nexus Productions have created one of their trademark captivating animations for ‘The Grand Classics’ series, presented by Motorola and in collabor

11/08/2005 Zandar Technologies announces biggest ever IBC line up
Zandar will have its biggest line up of products ever at IBC 2005, following the introduction of some exciting new products. The highlights of the additions include the NEW FusionPro+ product line a

10/08/2005 'Johnny Was' completes principal photography
Johnny Was, a thriller feature film set in Brixton, has finished 31 days of principal photography in Belfast and London. Despite its modest budget, the $4 million indie attracted an impressive cast:

10/08/2005 Coast to coast with BBC Post Production
BBC Post Production Birmingham is postproducing ‘Coast’, the new highly acclaimed BBC Factual and Learning series for BBC Two, which explores Britain’s coastal heritage. With post production spread

10/08/2005 DR purchases Harris H-Class automation system
Harris Corporation has won an important contract to supply Danish Broadcasting Corporation (known as 'DR') with Harris' revolutionary H-Class Broadcast Presentation Manager (BPM), a next-generation pl

10/08/2005 Framestore CFC complete Dairy Crest spot
'Cityside', the new spot for Dairy Crest's Country Life Spreadable butter - created by Grey Advertising, produced by Outsider Films and directed by ‘Dom and Nic’ - features some truly amazing creature

10/08/2005 New Zealand-based post house chooses Quantel’s eQ for HD multi-res editing
Flying Start Pictures has taken delivery of a Quantel eQ advanced multi-res post production system. eQ is the resolution co-existent, HD/SD system that Quantel claim has everything a post house need

10/08/2005 Sonic launches DVDit Pro 6
Sonic Solutions has launched DVDit Pro 6, the latest version of its pioneering DVD authoring solution, designed for creative professionals and enthusiasts alike. Representing the most significant up