Broadcast News Archive for January, 2006
26/01/2006 Disney agrees acquisition of Pixar
The Walt Disney Company has announced that it has reached agreement on the acquisition of computer animation company Pixar in an all-stock transaction, expected to be completed by this summer. Under

26/01/2006 Eyeheight introduces legalEyesMDI multidefinition legaliser
Latest addition to the Eyeheight range of video legalisers, the new multidefinition legalEyesMDi accepts 1080i and 720p HD as well as 625i PAL and 525i NTSC SD. Based on Eyeheight's recently-introdu

26/01/2006 Record year for filming in London
Film London has announced a record-breaking 18% increase in filming in the capital, marking an upturn in London's filming fortunes for the second successive year. The figures, which include shooting

26/01/2006 Sterling Media announce five years of managing communications strategy
Leading communication and events specialist Sterling Media has announced its fifth year of managing the communications strategy and event management for the annual Eastern Eye Asian Business Awards, t

26/01/2006 Strong Hire to host Pro Tools event
On February 8, East-London based rental company Strong Hire present the latest devolpments in digital audio technology at an event designed to give postproduction and music industry figures a chance t

26/01/2006 Telecommunications manufacturers get ready for IEC
All of the world's major telecommunications manufacturers are to gather in London on March 27-30 for the International Engineering Consortium's (IEC) 21st Century Communications World Forum, making it

26/01/2006 Xstation provides turnkey solution for easy launch of DTV subchannels
Xstation, the channel-in-a-box solution now available from leading broadcast graphics software and hardware provider VertigoXmedia, contains all the resources needed to create, schedule, and broadcast

25/01/2006 30,000 served at Media 3 Ltd
First class service coupled with unmatched reliability and convenience keeps broadcasters coming back to LiveShots New York, the studio arm of Media 3 Ltd, for satellite media tours, news programs and

25/01/2006 EURALVA call for users to be protected from commercial exploitation
The European Alliance of Listener and Viewer Associations (EURALVA) has called for users of all audiovisual services in Europe, and their children, to be protected from commercial exploitation and exc

25/01/2006 ITN links up with MSN Video
ITN Multimedia has signed a deal with MSN to supply news and a variety of entertainment content for its new video channel, 'MSN Video', which launches in mid February. The new ITN service will feat

25/01/2006 Jampro donate FM antenna to Volunteer Radio Service
Although relief measures for the massive earthquake that hit Pakistan in October are well underway, the mountainous terrain and catastrophic devastation have sorely impeded progress. The desperate n

25/01/2006 Polar Graphics to hold showcase event at Pink Coconut Club*
Throughout Video Forum, Polar Graphics will be showcasing their latest products at The Pink Coconut Club, less than a minute's walk from the show's venue, Earl's Court 2. Polar Graphics will be showi

25/01/2006 Robe at the Y-100 Jingle Ball
Lighting designer Michael Ledesma has used Robe ColorSpot 1200 fixtures as mid and upstage effects lights and to ‘paint the scenery’ at the high profile Y-100 Jingle Ball, which featured top artists s

25/01/2006 The Media Agency opens for business
With media the buzzword in industry and colleges alike, it seems unbelievable that, until now, there have been few single recruitment agencies catering for the whole industry. That is all about to

25/01/2006 UK Film Council launches new mobile filmmaking competition
A pioneering filmmaking competition for filmmakers to use the latest mobile phone cameras and digital technology to 'shoot' a film, edit it, screen and stream it to audiences will take place as part o

24/01/2006 'Chicken Little' 3D hits Germany on Dolby Digital Cinema
Dolby Laboratories has announced that it will be supporting the forthcoming German digital 3-D release of Disney’s 'Chicken Little'. Following the success of the same film in the US, where Dolby equip

24/01/2006 Colour Confidence to launch new products at NEC
Colour Confidence, the leading independent colour management specialists, have announced the first showing of an array of new products on stand E40 at 'Focus on Imaging', NEC, Birmingham from 26 Febru

24/01/2006 das werk novalisstrasse purchase Resolve RT digital mastering suite
Das werk novalisstrasse GmbH, the Berlin based subsidiary of PICTORION das werk, a postproduction firm with facilities located throughout Germany, has purchased a Resolve RT digital mastering suite fo

24/01/2006 FremantleMedia takes 'Betty La Fea' around Europe
FremantleMedia, one of the largest international creators and producers of programme brands in the world, has announced that it has acquired the rights to roll out the hit Colombian telenovela format,

24/01/2006 Imperial War Museum awarded grant to digitise film archive
The Imperial War Museum has been awarded £997,000 from the Public Sector Research Exploitation fund (PSRE) to advance the digitisation of its collections, in particular significant parts of the Film a

24/01/2006 New Icelandic TV channel installs DK-Technologies’ products
Audio and Video specialist DK-Technologies has supplied Icelandic broadcasting corporation 365 Media with two PT5202 Varitime sync generators and two PT5664 waveform monitors for its recently launched

24/01/2006 Spectra supplies Nobel Prize Awards
Lighting specialists Spectra supplied creative design and production management services, plus all lighting and AV equipment for visual requirements at the prestigious 2005 Nobel Prize Awards Banquet.

24/01/2006 The Pixel Farm and Cooke Optics announce collaboration
The Pixel Farm, a company focused on innovation in the field of high-end digital postproduction, and Cooke Optics Ltd, a premier manufacturer of precision lenses for the motion picture industry, have

23/01/2006 Blackmagic Design announces new software update for Adobe Production Studio
Blackmagic Design has announced the immediate availability of a new software update with support for Adobe Production Studio and Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0. All of Blackmagic Design's DeckLink series ed

23/01/2006 Liverpool's film and TV industry continues to boom
New figures from Liverpool City Council's Film Office, part of North West Vision, reveal they organised the equivalent of 632 days of filming during 2005, beating the previous record of 612 days of fi