Broadcast News Archive for October, 2006
23/10/2006 European Film Academy Documentary Nominations Announced
The European Film Academy has announced the nominations in the category European Film Academy Documentary 2006 – Prix Arte. There is a total of eight documentary films nominated. This year’s documenta

23/10/2006 New DVI/HD-SDI Scalers From Gefen Now Available
Connectivity solutions provider Gefen have announced the availability of two new scalers designed to enable a seamless, problem-free conversion of different digital interfaces in the studio. Both t

23/10/2006 Ofcom Report On Progress Of Digital Television
Ofcom recently published its Communications Market: Digital Television Progress Report for the second quarter of 2006 (April-June). The report shows that by the end of June 2006 70.2% of UK televisio

23/10/2006 Panasonic Go On European TV By IT Tour
Panasonic is off on a TV by IT Tour of all the major broadcasters in Europe with the aim to bring Panasonic’s current and future products right into Broadcasters own environments. This is part of the

23/10/2006 Plans Unveiled To Stage Iris Prize
The Festivals Company has announced plans to stage the Iris Prize – the world’s largest prize for a gay and lesbian short film. Working with film festivals across the globe including Los Angeles, Syd

23/10/2006 TIA Adopts DVB-H As Official Standard For Mobile TV In US
DVB has welcomed the decision by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) to adopt DVB-H as an official standard for Mobile Digital TV in the US. The publication of TIA-1105, 'Terrestrial

20/10/2006 'An Gaeilgeoir Nocht' To Premiere At Kerry Film Festival
This year’s Kerry Film Festival, which runs from October 23-28, will feature the premiere screening of 'An Gaeilgeoir Nocht', directed by Neasa Hardiman. An Gaeilgeoir Nocht, is a one hour drama comm

20/10/2006 Avid Ship Latest Versions Of DekoCast And Thunder On-Air Graphics Systems
Avid Technology has announced that it is shipping the latest versions of its Avid DekoCast and Thunder on-air graphics systems. Version 4.0 of the DekoCast system offers powerful new configurations w

20/10/2006 Berlinale Co-Production Event Call For Entries
The Berlinale Co-Production Market is a three-day event that brings together producers, financiers, world sales agents, distributors, broadcasting and funding representatives who are working in the fi

20/10/2006 Channel 4 Commissions Landmark Films To Produce Follow Up To 'Strangest Village In Britain'
Landmark Films has been commissioned by Channel 4 to produce a follow-up to their acclaimed documentary, Strangest Village in Britain, with a look inside the UK’s leading training hotel for the mental

20/10/2006 Information Today Announce 2007 Dates For Streaming Media Europe
Following the success of last week's Streaming Media Europe London launch, Information Today have already announced dates for the 2007 event. Conference Chairman and Executive VP,

20/10/2006 London Post Sets eQ In Rebranded Concrete
As part of a major re-branding exercise to extend the company’s reach from its current base of longform work into commercials and promotions, Soho-based London Post has re-launched itself with a new n

20/10/2006 New 25U XRackPro2 Server Rack Mount Cabinet From GizMac Accessories Begins Shipping
GizMac Accessories, designer and manufacturer of server rack mount cabinet enclosures for noise reduction, has announced that their new 25U XRackPro2 server rack mount cabinet has started shipping. B

20/10/2006 Red Vision Creates New Campaign For Seven Seas
Red Vision, CGI and visual effects production company, will see its latest advertising campaign hit the screens this week. Working with Principles Advertising Agency in Leeds and Commercials Unlimite

19/10/2006 Arqiva Installs Miranda Master Control And Channel Branding System At Media Centre
Miranda Technologies has announced that Arqiva, the UK-based provider of transmission services for broadcasters, has installed one of the largest Miranda master control and channel branding systems in

19/10/2006 BAFTA Scotland To Run Scottish Students On Screen
Scottish Screen has announced that BAFTA Scotland will now run Scottish Students on Screen, the successful project which showcases the work of Scotland’s student filmmakers and introduces them to the

19/10/2006 Blue Paints Portrait Of Boy George On Channel 4
Channel 4 has aired a 60-minute documentary tracing the steps of 80s pop-icon, Boy George, throughout his August 2006 trial for cocaine possession. The cameras follow Boy George’s five days' communi

19/10/2006 Kula Media Group Appoints Todd Bryant and John Pepe
Kula Media Group, a leading developer of advanced video processing technologies, has announced that it has appointed two leading digital video industry executives to assist the company in marketing it

19/10/2006 Mihir Bose Appointed as BBC's First Sports Editor
Mihir Bose, a respected sports columnist for the Daily Telegraph, will provide analysis and context to the major sports news stories across the BBC's news programming. Bose was born in India before m

19/10/2006 Red Bee Announce Sale Of Piero To Polish Broadcaster
Red Bee Media have announced at Sportel Monaco on stand D12 that it has sold its unique sports technology, Piero, to Polish broadcaster ITI Neovision for its nsport channel. The news follows Piero w

19/10/2006 Telestream Announce Availability Of Flip4Mac Components
Telestream, the provider of award-winning Flip4Mac digital media tools for the Mac, have announced immediate availability of its Flip4Mac Import and Export Components for Grass Valley Profile and K2 m

19/10/2006 VPoint.TV Awarded At Royal Television Society Midland Centre Awards
VPoint.TV were awarded the ‘Best Corporate/ Non-Broadcast Programme’ at the prestigious Royal Television Society Midland Centre Awards. The event, hosted by GMTV’s Ben Shephard took place on the Octo

18/10/2006 'Small Engine Repair' Wins Prestigious Award
The director of 'Small Engine Repair’ Niall Heery has won the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland Directors Finders Series Award 2006. Debut feature director Heery was selected by an international pane

18/10/2006 BBC Birmingham Steal Show At Royal Television Society With Seven Awards
BBC Birmingham took top honours in seven categories at the Royal Television Society (Midlands) Awards ceremony on Sunday, 15 October, hosted by TV presenter Ben Shephard. The prestigious event, stage

18/10/2006 First Consumer Trial Of Broadcast Mobile TV In Ireland Announced
O2 and Arqiva have announced the first consumer trial of broadcast mobile TV in Ireland. Beginning in December 2006, the trial plans to include the live broadcast of the main Irish TV channels. Sky co