Broadcast News Archive for September, 2005
30/09/2005 BBC joins forces with Research Centre to create new Producer Programme
The BBC has strengthened its partnership with the Glasgow-based Research Centre for Television and Interactivity, by creating a new year-long Series Producer Programme for BBC and independent producer

30/09/2005 Bryant Broadcast and Belden CDT sign distribution agreement
Bryant Broadcast and Belden CDT have signed a strategic alliance for the distribution of Belden CDT cable products. Under the terms of the alliance Bryant Broadcast will be able to offer its custome

30/09/2005 Edifis introduce f/stop film grading system
Edifis, providers of system solutions to a wide variety of broadcasters, post production and film facilities based on proprietry hard disk technology has introduced the new f/stop system. With more e

30/09/2005 Entries sought for Brief Encounters' 'Mini Masterpieces'
The national competition which offers filmmakers the chance to screen their film at Brief Encounters International Film Festival, is still open for entries. For the third year, Calling the Shots is o

30/09/2005 Flexiscope picks up two top product awards at IBC2005
Flexiscope, the new handheld platform developed by test and measurement specialist Hamlet, won top awards from two leading international publications at IBC2005. The editorial team of TV Technology a

30/09/2005 Leader moves ahead in HD analysis sector in European market
"HD has finally arrived in Europe and it looks like being a big market," reports Paul Vos, Managing Director of European Master Distributor for Leader Electronics (elQuip). "Interest in HD signal an

30/09/2005 Studio aka collects another award for circus love story animated short
Studio aka has announced that ‘Jo Jo In The Stars’, directed by Marc Craste, has won the 15th Cartoon D'or. The Cartoon D'or rewards the best European animated short and the winner receives, in addit

30/09/2005 XDC boosts international development by launching XDC France
Claiming more than 80% of the European digital screens, XDC, the leading digital cinema company, is boosting its international development with the creation of XDC France. France is a specific market

29/09/2005 Announcement of the nominees for Irish Film and Television Awards 2005
The Irish Film and Television Awards have announced the shortlist of nominees in 30 strongly contested Jury categories for the 2005 Awards, taking place on 5th November 2005 in the RDS, Dublin. The n

29/09/2005 Arista launches programme for MA screenwriter graduates
Are you an MA screenwriter graduate in the UK looking for an accelerated introduction to the producers, directors, financiers, agents, distributors, journalists and other power brokers in the British

29/09/2005 Capital FX use Discreet Lustre to grade Asylum
London film facility, Capital FX has used Discreet Lustre to grade 'Asylum' at its new digital grading theatre. Set in England in the 1950s, Asylum tells the story of a woman who falls in love with o

29/09/2005 Cardiff Screen Festival attracts a record number of entries
The organisers of the Cardiff Screen Festival, which organises the prestigious DM Davies Award, have announced that this year's competition has attracted a record 69 entries. The Award, which is give

29/09/2005 KVVU purchase a Sundance Digital Newslink system
KVVU, a Meredith Broadcasting station located in Las Vegas, Nevada, has purchased and installed a Sundance Digital NewsLink system. The Fox affiliate will operate NewsLink in conjunction with Avid’s

29/09/2005 Omnibus install equipment at commercial channels
Omnibus Systems has consolidated its position at the heart of the Malaysian broadcast marketplace with new installations of its world-leading newsroom, content management, and playout solutions at com

29/09/2005 Snell & Wilcox appoint new regional head
Snell & Wilcox is further strengthening its long-term presence in China with the appointment of industry veteran Kevin Chen to the role of regional head. Chen has more than 20 years of experience wor

29/09/2005 Tern Television expands development team
Tern Television is reinforcing its reputation as one of the UK’s leading indies with a major new appointment. Award-winning programme maker Paul Gallagher joins Tern Television as an Executive Produc

28/09/2005 BBC receives 'phenomenal response' as thousands volunteer for iMP TV trial
The BBC has had a phenomenal response to its call for volunteers for the second phase of its iMP (integrated Media Player) trial, which begins rolling out to volunteers this week. Some 30,000 people

28/09/2005 Final Draft AV 2.5 now includes specialised script editing
Final Draft, Inc. has announced the release of Final Draft AV, version 2.5, a significant upgrade to their self-contained, full-featured word processor specifically designed for dual-column, audio-vis

28/09/2005 HBO appoints Granada International to represent HBO Documentaries and Family Programming
Leading distributor Granada International has been appointed by HBO to represent the award-winning HBO Documentary and Family programming slates, it has been announced by Nadine Nohr, Managing Directo

28/09/2005 Inmedia rebrands as Arqiva
Inmedia is to rebrand as Arqiva, following its acquisition in July by Arqiva (formerly ntl Broadcast). Inmedia is being merged with Arqiva’s Satellite and Playout unit to form the Satellite Media So

28/09/2005 OFT refers cinema merger to the competition commission
The OFT has referred the completed acquisition of Vue Entertainment Holdings (UK) Limited of A3 Cinema Limited (including its subsidiary, Ster Century (UK) Limited) to the Competition Commission (CC).

28/09/2005 OmniBus provides extensive automation solutions to new Kuwaiti channel
OmniBus Systems, the award-winning provider of comprehensive broadcast automation and content management solutions, has provided newsroom, media asset management, and playout technologies to a new TV

28/09/2005 Panasonic demonstrate AG-HVX200 P2 HD Palmcorder
Panasonic Broadcast introduced the first working model of the AG-HVX200, the world’s first 1080i/720p/576i, P2 multi-format palmcorder, at IBC 2005. Noting that this camera has caused more internet f

28/09/2005 SGL partners Ascent Media Systems & Technology Services
Software Generation Ltd (SGL), a leading provider of video storage management software, has announced its relationship with one of the leading global systems integrators, Ascent Media Systems & Techno

27/09/2005 Dayang wins major automation contract from Fubon, Taiwan
Fubon Television has placed an order for Dayang's D3-Air 2.0 master control system. The US$2.6 million contract is Dayang's second-largest project in Taiwan and will enable the automation of two new