Broadcast News Archive for January, 2006
23/01/2006 New IBC Innovation awards to reward successful technology
This year IBC will be introducing four new awards for the innovative use of technology. The awards will be presented to broadcasters and the technology companies involved. “IBC’s aim is to celebrate

23/01/2006 The Foundry launches Furnace 3
Leading visual effects developer The Foundry kicks off 2006 with the launch of Furnace 3 for Shake, a major product release including brand new image processing plug-ins designed to significantly enha

23/01/2006 WSHM-TV selects VizRT 3D real-time graphics software
After carefully evaluating the top character generation (CG) systems on the market, WSHM-TV3 chose Vizrt’s Viz|Trio real-time 3D character generation and graphics system as the graphics platform for i

23/01/2006 WWI film scoops prestigious award
A film about a British soldier who was unjustly executed for cowardice during the First World War, has been awarded 'Winner of the Audience Poll' in the Imperial War Museum's Fifth annual Student Film

23/01/2006 XL Video complete record breaking corporate event
XL Video was poised to supply the NEC’s largest ever sit down meal event, 'Thomson’s Festive Fiesta' for 5, 800 people, with full video, audio and lighting production and technical services on 14 Dece

20/01/2006 Autodesk to promote Carl Bass to President and CEO
Autodesk have announced that Carl Bass, the company’s Chief Operating Officer, has been named president and chief executive officer, effective May 1 2006. Bass also has been appointed to the company

20/01/2006 C2-7200 set to ship from TV One
Built expressly to address the evolving needs of the broadcast market, TV One's new dual-channel C2-7200 multi-format processor supports virtually every Analogue-to-HDTV conversion imaginable, all wit

20/01/2006 Canadian sports network boosts on-air look with FOR-A’s digiWarp-EX II virtual studio system
The Score, Canada’s ‘Home for the Hardcore’ sports cable channel, recently acquired and implemented FOR-A’s digiWarp-EX II virtual studio system to boost its on-air look and feel, marking it the first

20/01/2006 Continued growth for, the web’s market place for broadcast, film and pro-video, have launched their on-line store. The store is stocked with new items from broadcast manufacturers such a Hamlet, Murraypro, Mi

20/01/2006 Joel Lam named Managing Director of Network Electronics Asian Operation
Network Electronics has appointed Joel Lam Managing Director of its Asian operation. Lam will be based in Beijing - the Company’s regional headquarters - and will be responsible for all activities cu

20/01/2006 New ‘Bond’ movie gets Root6 support
Soho-based root6 has been appointed to provide editorial support on the latest Bond feature ‘Casino Royale’, which goes into production in January 2006. Postproduction will be centred in Prague, Pine

20/01/2006 Scottish Screen support Creative Scotland launch
Scottish Screen has welcomed proposals set out before the Scottish Parliament for the establishment of Creative Scotland – a single, integrated development agency, with sole responsibility for leading

20/01/2006 UK film graduate wins worldwide distribution deal
A graduate from Canterbury Christ Church University has won a national film award and a worldwide distribution deal. Chris Hooper, from Canterbury, has won the 'Best Drama' category for his film 'Stu

19/01/2006 'Constant Gardener' leads BAFTA nominations
Political thriller 'The Constant Gardener' leads the line-up of nominations at this year's Bafta awards with ten nominations. The nominations for the thriller, which is based on John Le Carre's novel

19/01/2006 Alan Brown returns to BBC as Editor, Factual Entertainment
Alan Brown is returning to the BBC as Editor, Factual Entertainment, after one year at independent production company TalkbackTHAMES, where he was Head of Factual and Comedy Entertainment and is curre

19/01/2006 Bectu launch Learning and Skills Network
Bectu is launching a new Freelance Learning and Skills Network in February. The network will play a proactive role in influencing the quality and provision of training and development for freelancers

19/01/2006 Endemol Nederland and AllisBlue announce joint venture
Endemol Nederland has concluded a cooperation agreement with the Belgian company AllisBlue. In the new joint venture, AllisBlue Nederland, both parties will focus on the exploitation in the Netherla

19/01/2006 Gefen delivers all-fibre DVI and HDMI cables for shielded HD video play
In heavily populated electronics environments, most HD devices are subject to electromagnetic interference (EMI) that can corrupt data and slow down information processing - hardly ideal for cutting

19/01/2006 HHB FlashMic DRM85 to be showcased at CABSAT 2006
The revolutionary HHB FlashMic DRM85 – the world’s first professional Digital Recording Microphone – will receive its Middle East debut at CABSAT 2006. The winner of numerous awards in recent months

19/01/2006 Minivegas uses Nucoda Film Master to grade animated music video for award-winning house track
Digital Vision, a leading developer of advanced digital media applications specialising in film and video solutions, has announced that London based digital production specialist, Minivegas, has used

19/01/2006 Quantel eQ HD edit suite opens at Axis Films
Axis Films has teamed up with Ralston Humble, film editor, to bring a Quantel eQ edit suite to Shepperton Studios under the new brand of Axis Post. Axis Post will be opening its newly built facil

18/01/2006 Automated Television Playout for BBC English Regions’ new local TV services
ON-AIR Systems, international developer of software for broadcasters, is today announcing that BBC English Regions has implemented an automated television playout solution from ON-AIR Systems’ ‘K’ Ser

18/01/2006 BBC narrows shortlist for its new home in Greater Manchester
The BBC has launched the next phase of its plans to relocate key departments from London to Greater Manchester in 2010. The departments relocating from London are Children's BBC, including the TV cha

18/01/2006 Celtic Film and TV Festival announces 2006 shortlist
Following extensive jury deliberations, the awards shortlist for the 27th Annual Celtic Film and Television Festival - the annual international broadcasting event celebrating the cultures and language

18/01/2006 First Renault French Film Festival set to run in March
The biggest and starriest showcase of French cinema ever seen will be presented around the UK during March 2006 - in both independent and multiplex cinemas. The Renault French Film Festival 2006 - a