Broadcast News Archive for January, 2006
18/01/2006 Granada International’s John Norman promoted to Senior VP International Sales
John Norman, a 13-year veteran of Granada International, has been promoted to Senior Vice President, International Sales, The Americas. He will report to Tim Mutimer, Director of Sales. Based in Gra

18/01/2006 Matt Schwartz orders his second Prism Sound ADA-8
Two years experience with Prism Sound technology has convinced producer Matt Schwartz that one is just not enough - which is why he has ordered a second ADA-8 convertor for his London-based studio. S

18/01/2006 Stage One lends own brand of magic to ‘The Magic Tree’
“We’ve gone back to our roots,” said Stage One’s Simon Wood, when commenting on the work the company completed for the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield and their impressive brand new Christmas pr

18/01/2006 Welsh Student Festival of Moving Image approaches
The fourth Ffresh - The Student Moving Image Festival of Wales - will take place in the picturesque west coast seaside town of Aberystwyth on February 16 & 17. This celebration of upcoming talent wil

17/01/2006 Ascent Media Network Services expands EMEA systems integration team
Paul Wilkins has joined Ascent Media Systems & Technology Services as Chief Solution Architect, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa). The announcement was made by the operating unit's Senior Vice Pres

17/01/2006 BEAM.TV expand management and sales team
BEAM.TV, the digital asset management company, has started 2006 by expanding its Senior Management team. Tom Horton has joined BEAM.TV as a business development director for ‘BEAM.TV Retail’ with a b

17/01/2006 Gravity Media Group acquire 021 Television
Gravity Media Group (GMG) has completed a transaction with ITV to purchase 021 Television (021). 021, based in Birmingham, is one of the area’s largest outside broadcast facility companies, with a

17/01/2006 ITV plc announces Finance Director and new Strategy Director
ITV plc has announced the appointment of John Cresswell as a Director of the company. Henry Staunton, current Finance Director of ITV, will be stepping down from the board after a short handover pe

17/01/2006 Scopus completes massive deployment across Russia
Scopus Video Networks, a provider of digital video networking products, has successfully supplied and installed various IRD receiver-decoders for the fourth stage of Russia’s RTRS (Radio Television Re

17/01/2006 Sit-up Ltd purchase Omneon Spectrum media server system
Omneon Video Networks has announced that sit-up Ltd, the UK's fastest-growing TV retailer, has brought online a new Omneon Spectrum media server system to provide a flexible and scalable production an

17/01/2006 Sterling Media engaged by Sony Entertainment Television for annual sports awards
Leading communication and events specialist Sterling Media is proud to announce its second year of managing the communications strategy for the Sony Entertainment Television Sports Personality of the

17/01/2006 WWII film archive project launched
The Big Lottery Fund has announced a £225,000 film archive project to create a dynamic and lifelong learning resource, as the final strand of the £10 million Their Past Your Future (TPYF) scheme. The

16/01/2006 BBC offers 80% subsidised conversion training to Final Cut Pro for freelance craft editors
BBC Training & Development is offering a unique opportunity to London based freelance craft editors; an 80% subsidised conversion course to professional editing system Final Cut Pro (version 5.0). T

16/01/2006 Effect Technology launch Rezzer R1
Effect Technology has launched Rezzer R1, an up/down serial digital format converter between standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) television video. It is designed to meet the quality ne

16/01/2006 George Dixon appointed Head of Broadcasting, BBC One
Peter Fincham, Controller of BBC One, has announced the appointment of George Dixon, currently Head of Planning and Scheduling at BBC Two, as the new Head of Broadcasting, BBC One. This is a new posi

16/01/2006 ID Distribution ink UK HD deals from Rainbow Media
ID Distribution has struck a major 18 hour sales deal with Artsworld, the arts channel from Sky, to provide a raft of high definition (HD) programming for Artworld’s high definition TV channel launchi

16/01/2006 Millions spent on production in Cornwall
Pippa Best, Project Director at Cornwall Film, has revealed that millions of pounds were spent on production in Cornwall in 2005. She said: “Cornwall Film supported four feature-length Rosamund Pilch

16/01/2006 National Geographic Channel goes HD with ATG Broadcast
National Geographic Channel has chosen ATG Broadcast, one of Europe's leading systems integrators, to add high-definition capabilities to the network's European Post Production facility in Shepherds B

16/01/2006 NCC calls for new laws to protect consumer rights to digital content
In its submission this week to an MP’s inquiry into Digital Rights Management (DRM), the National Consumer Council is to spell out its concern at current self-regulation, and call for new laws to ensu

16/01/2006 Union members at ITV back in-house security
More than 1,000 ITV staff have signed a petition against privatisation of the company's security operation. Security staff employed by ITV plc are being forced to live with continuing uncertainty abo

13/01/2006 Award nominations for MediaHYPERIUM and Pyramix
MediaHYPERIUM studios, well known as one of the top studios in the US for SA-CD and surround sound productions, has been nominated twice at the 2005 Surround Music Awards for 2 SA-CD productions: Will

13/01/2006 BSI joins forces with Axia Audio
Broadcast Software International, the makers of Simian Radio Automation and Stinger Instant Replay audio software, is the newest Axia Audio partner. BSI clients will now be able to purchase Axia IP-

13/01/2006 FOR-A score five major colour correction sales
FOR-A has announced five major sales and shipments of its DCC-70HS multi-format, multi-standard (HD/SD) colour correction system and DCC-700 serial digital colour correction system to major East Coast

13/01/2006 Korean Buyers take to Granada International
As digital television rolls out across South Korea, increasing the channel choice and bringing video-on-demand to viewers, Granada International has concluded a large number of deals with broadcasters

13/01/2006 National Lottery funding brings new films to more cinema-goers across the UK
Cinema-goers across the UK will be able to enjoy a wider range of British films during January thanks to National Lottery support through the UK Film Council. The UK Film Council’s Print and Advertis