Broadcast News Archive for November, 2006
22/11/2006 Create Media Partners Seize 'Precious' Opportunity To Make Film On Sporting Legend
Specialist video production company, Create Media Partners, is producing a cinema film based on a true story of Precious McKenzie, MBE, the four-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist in weightlifting

22/11/2006 Debut Of Hawk Woods 'Link Battery System'
UK based Hawk-Woods, the industry specialists in camera adaptors, have announced what they claim to a world first for the DV Camera market. Their new DV 'Link Battery System' is the answer to many c

22/11/2006 ITV Pensions Plan Sparks Strike Threat
Unions are threatening to take industrial action at ITV over proposals to close the company's final salaries pension scheme. The three main ITV unions, Bectu, NUJ, and Amicus have promised to call a

22/11/2006 Latino Fever As Discovering Latin America Film Festival Kicks Off
In its fifth edition the Discovering Latin America Film Festival (23 November - 3 December) is London’s leading Latin American film showcase. The festival exhibits around 40 films from over ten count

22/11/2006 News Strikes Called Off As BBC Agree Talks
Trade union Bectu has called off strikes in BBC news this week after an offer of reconciliatory talks from management. Strikes were due on November 23 and 24 as part of a continuing industrial action

22/11/2006 Visual Voodoo Wins 'Inspector Morse's Musical Mystery Tour' For ITV3
ITN’s factual entertainment arm, Visual Voodoo, has won its first commission for ITV3. ‘Inspector Morse’s Musical Mystery Tour’ will look at how classic scenes of nail-biting drama and classical musi

21/11/2006 Bectu General Secretary Loses Long Battle With Cancer
Roger Bolton Bectu General Secretary passed away on Saturday November 18 at home in Woking Surrey, aged 59. Roger had been suffering from cancer since a diagnosis in Spring 2005, and spent many month

21/11/2006 Cinemagic Young Filmmaker Masterclasses
Young filmmakers from across Northern Ireland will be sharing their talent with captive audiences at Cinemagic Young Filmmaker, in association with First Light which runs from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 N

21/11/2006 Granada International To Distribute UK Indie Production 'Instinct'
Granada International is to distribute the brand new drama to be produced by UK indie Tightrope, 'Instinct', it has been announced by Nadine Nohr, Managing Director. Instinct is a 2 x 70 minute dram

21/11/2006 HD On Freeview Edges Closer To Reality
Successful first trial of high definition services on digital terrestrial platform reveals HD ready households can expect HD on Freeview in the future. Encouraging findings from the UK's first ever t

21/11/2006 ITV Board Rejects NTL Merger Proposal
The Board of ITV has rejected a merger proposal from NTL as one with "little strategic logic." In a statement, the Board said it believed that "whereas there is obvious appeal to NTL in gaining contr

21/11/2006 Media NI Announce December Dates For Documentary Workshop
MEDIA NI has announced its next intensive professional workshop will take place from December 4-5, 2006. The workshop DocSales, held in partnership with the NIFTC, will focus on the work of internati

21/11/2006 UK Film Council Seeking Views On Policy And Funding
The UK Film Council is seeking views on its policy and funding priorities over the next three years in a consultation document published today - Film in the Digital Age. Film in the Digital Age looks

21/11/2006 Vizrt Sells Viz|Arena System To Major Asian Production Company
Vizrt has announced that the company sold another Viz|Arena system to a major Asian production company. Viz|Arena is the company's Sports Graphic solution enabling the flexibility and speed required

20/11/2006 'A Good Year' Graded On Resolve And 4K DI Work
da Vinci Systems has announced that the newly released motion picture 'A Good Year' was graded on Resolve within a complete 4K Digital Intermediate (DI) workflow. The film's colour enhancement was pe

20/11/2006 60 Seconds of Fame Competition Launched For Budding Film-Makers
The British Academy of Film & Television Arts has launched a new short film competition today – 60 Seconds of Fame, run in association with Orange. This new BAFTA competition has the support of BBC

20/11/2006 Barco Digital Cinema Solution Provides Big Screen Gaming
From Saturday 18 November onwards, gaming enthusiasts at Kinepolis Bruges will be able to play on the big screen with the help of Barco’s latest Digital Cinema Solution. The gaming concept is also t

20/11/2006 Clear Journeys With Red Bee Media For Jackanory
Jackanory – the much-loved children’s story-telling programme that has wooed many generations – is getting a 21st century revamp. Clear (Post Production) shared in the project by embellishing the new

20/11/2006 Cosgrove Hall Films Receives Accolade At RTS
Award winning animation company ‘Cosgrove Hall Films’ received the coveted judges award at the annual North West Regional Television Society Awards (RTS) at Manchester’s newest landmark, the Hilton Ho

20/11/2006 Foyle Film Festival Reveals Stella Artois Film Awards Winners
As the 19th Seagate Foyle Film Festival concluded on Sunday 19 November, the winners of the Festival’s Stella Artois Film Awards stepped into the spotlight. The awards presentation ceremony is an ann

20/11/2006 Set The Year In Motion With VideoForum 2007
Now in its fifteenth year, the 2007 show will see over 120 manufacturers demonstrating the very latest solutions for television broadcast & IPTV workflow, including Avid, Canon, Cirro Lite, Crystal Vi

20/11/2006 Winners Of 2006 Grierson Awards Announced
The winners of the 2006 Grierson Awards were announced at a ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society, in London on Friday, 17 November 2006 hosted by Rageh Omaar. The 2006 awards saw a record numbe

17/11/2006 Action Underwater Studios Provide Flexible Water Scene Faciilty
Action Underwater Studios is an unique underwater Studio for all types of surface and underwater filming. After accommodating many productions large and small the company have now enhanced their Stud

17/11/2006 Ascent Media Network Services Appoints Global Marketing Executive
Ascent Media today announced that Sally Reid has been appointed Vice President Global Marketing for the company's Network Services division. Reid, who will be based in London, will focus on building

17/11/2006 Class On Demand Launches Boris Red 4.0 Training
Class on Demand (COD), a provider of professional educational products for creative markets, has announced the release of 'Complete Training for Boris Red 4.0'. Endorsed by the team at Boris FX, this