Broadcast News Archive for January, 2006
13/01/2006 PLAZAMEDIA chooses Snell & Wilcox MEMPHIS HD encoders
No fewer than three Snell & Wilcox MEMPHIS encoders have gone live at PLAZAMEDIA to enable flexible, high-quality ingest and mastering for PREMIERE PHILIPS HD SPORT, a dedicated HDTV sports channel fr

13/01/2006 SGL in strategic agreement with grass valley to sell FlashNet
Software Generation Ltd. (SGL), a leading provider of video archive management software, has announced a strategic agreement whereby Grass Valley, a business within Thomson, will sell SGL's FlashNet s

13/01/2006 Talks extended between union and BBC on job cuts
Industry unions have won another round of discussions over a threat of more than 200 compulsory redundancies. Senior union officials met BBC Director-General Mark Thompson yesterday, January 12, to r

12/01/2006 APR becomes Sony DADC distributor
APR Video Ltd has announced an agreement with Sony DADC. This agreement means that APR will hold in stock the widest range of CDR and DVDR for the professional user in the UK. The product range is su

12/01/2006 Furman IT-20 II balanced isolation transformer
Furman Sound, the most widely recognised and trusted name in AC power conditioning, has announced a new 20-amp balanced isolation transformer that provides two levels of noise filtration for sensitive

12/01/2006 Next-generation audio/video capture hardware encoder launched
ADS Tech, a leader in consumer video editing solutions, has announced the launch of the DVD Xpress DX2, a DivX-certified USB 2.0 external audio/video capture device. With support for all of the leadi

12/01/2006 Presentable’s William Hill Poker Grand Prix goes to Sky
Presentable, the production company which originated poker on television, has sold The William Hill Poker Grand Prix, 8x120 minute plus 1x180minute programmes, to Sky Sports for immediate transmission

12/01/2006 RTS award winning Hum launch website portfolio
Music Production Company Hum has launched its new website at, and has celebrated with an award at the Royal Television Society Craft a

12/01/2006 Scrub supplies St Anne’s with 16-Fader ICON D-Control
London post facility St Anne's has installed a 16-fader ICON D-Control console, supplied by Digidesign specialist Scrub. Already hard at work on the next series of the popular Channel 4 drama Shameles

12/01/2006 Seven Stones Media wins BBC daytime commission
Seven Stones Media, fresh from winning its recent 20-part commission from BBC Two, has won a further commission for another 10-part daytime series from the channel. ‘The Urban Chef’ (10 x 30mins) fol

12/01/2006 XL Video excels on A-Ha
XL Video UK supplied lighting and visual designer Andy Hurst with video equipment for A-Ha’s recent UK arena tour, in an interesting design merging both mediums into a tasteful eye-collage. Hurst wor

11/01/2006 Autodesk completes acquisition of Alias
Autodesk has completed the acquisition of Alias for cash consideration of $197 million USD. On October 4 2005, Autodesk announced a definitive agreement to acquire Alias – a leading developer of 3D gr

11/01/2006 Cross-platform access to Quantel workspace offered by Pixel Nation plug-in
Quantel partner Pixel Nation has released HttQ - a newly developed workflow plug-in for Quantel’s generationQ products that enables cross-platform access to media held in Quantel systems’ workspace.

11/01/2006 MovieTUBE now at South London Filters
South London Filter Ltd has been appointed UK distributors for Kinomatik’s 35mm Lens adaptor, known as MOVIEtube. This unit is for use on any Mini HDCAM and DVCAM cameras with a fixed lens. These in

11/01/2006 Narrowstep launch world's first global broadband sailing channel, the world's first 24/7 sailing broadband television channel, has been launched by Narrowstep. The channel is completely free of charge to anywhere in the world with a broadband connection an

11/01/2006 Panasonic to supply Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games
As the world’s top winter sports athletes push themselves to the limit at the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games, Panasonic will be using its technological expertise to help capture and deliver the in

11/01/2006 Popularity of Internet video highlighted
ITN Archive, one of the world’s largest archives for moving footage, has announced a 10% annual increase in the time spent viewing the British Pathé archive it manages. Widely regarded as a nationa

11/01/2006 Roxio showcases digital entertainment-to-go capabilities of Toast at Macworld Expo
Demonstrations and Show Specials also Available on The Boom Box, Popcorn and New Standalone CD Spin Doctor and Motion Pictures HD Software Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions, the leader in digital

11/01/2006 Snell & Wilcox announces launch of IMPAKT 3D DVE option
Snell & Wilcox has significantly enhanced the capabilities of the industry’s most advanced production switcher, the multiformat SD/HD Kahuna, with the launch of Kahuna IMPAKT, a powerful, easy-to-use

10/01/2006 blue scores with Mozart documentary
blue, part of the VTR Group, has completed full post-production for the upcoming feature-length documentary 'In Search of Mozart'. Five will broadcast the programme as a series comprising three 45-mi

10/01/2006 Deltron eMediamax routing suite provides full package
Deltron’s suite of routing products provides the complete solution for small OB trucks and island installations. The three main routers provide 32x32 crosspoints for digital video (SDI or ASI), digit

10/01/2006 Granada International boosts programming team
As part of its commitment to drama production and distribution, Granada International has boosted its programming team by appointing Noel Hedges as Head of Drama, it was announced today by Emmanuelle

10/01/2006 Hamlet at Video Forum 2006
Traditionally, video test and measurement equipment – like the vectorscope, waveform monitor and colour gamut display – is in a dedicated box, either with a built-in display or a video or VGA output f

10/01/2006 Irish 'shooting star' selected for Berlin International Film Festival
Young Irish actress, Ruth Negga, who features alongside Cillian Murphy in Neil Jordan’s 'Breakfast On Pluto', has been selected as the 2006 Irish Shooting Star at the International Berlin Film Festiva

10/01/2006 New products from BAL Broadcast
BAL Broadcast has developed a series of products for carrying serial data and GPI control circuits embedded in an SDI video signal. The one constant in TV is that the picture will always pass, so the