Broadcast News Archive for December, 2006
11/12/2006 Direct Access For New Filmmakers To View Production Process
The Directors Guild Trust has joined forces with Film4 and Skillset to launch Direct Access, enabling new filmmakers to observe established directors up-close during key stages in the production proce

11/12/2006 DK-Technologies Supplies Kaurus With Alpermann+Velte Timecode Equipment
DK-Technologies (UK) has supplied Post Production and Broadcast re-seller and systems integrator Kaurus Ltd. with a large order for Alpermann+Velte timecode equipment, which DK distributes in the UK a

11/12/2006 GearBox Announces Cream Music Recording Facility
GearBox has announced the ‘Cream’ music recording facility, a new business venture in partnership with Chris Dibble, former studio manager, and chief engineer of the world renowned CTS Lansdowne Studi

11/12/2006 Happy Feet Colour Graded Down Under
Digital Vision, a leading developer of advanced digital media applications specialising in film and video solutions, have announced that the highly anticipated Warner Bros. feature film 'Happy Feet' w

11/12/2006 Solid State Logic Announces Partnership With GearBox
Solid State Logic, a leading manufacturer of professional digital and analogue consoles, has announced a new strategic partnership with UK based professional systems hire & integration specialist Gear

11/12/2006 Total Audio Appointed As UK and Irish Dealers For Dangerous Music
Total Audio have announced their appointment as UK and Irish dealers for Dangerous Music's range of high-quality analogue stereo and multi-channel summing mixers, monitor controllers and mastering pro

11/12/2006 UTV In Fresh Merger Talks With SMG
UTV have confirmed that they are back in talks with Scottish Media Group (SMG) over a potential merger. In August SMG, the sixth largest programme producer in the UK, rejected an approach from UTV th

08/12/2006 'Breaking And Entering' Pays Homage To Transforming London
Director Anthony Minghella’s second London shot film, a story about relationships and burglaries, is set in a transforming King’s Cross. Jude Law plays Will Francis, a landscape architect whose compa

08/12/2006 'Miss Potter' Makes Silver Screen Debut As Children's Much Loved Author
The major new feature film, 'Miss Potter', about the legendary British children’s author Beatrix Potter, comes to the big screen in December thanks to £1.2 million of National Lottery funding through

08/12/2006 47th Annual Monte Carlo Television Festival Announced
The 47th Annual Monte Carlo Television Festival, presided over H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, has announced the U.S. drama and comedy series nominees (selected by the Producer’s Guild of America)

08/12/2006 Arqiva To Acquire BT's Satellite Broadcast Business
Arqiva has announced the signing of a Sale & Purchase Agreement (SPA) with BT to acquire the full-time service components of BT's Satellite Broadcast Services business for £25 million. The deal, whic

08/12/2006 Big Movies Boost Film Training Fund
The Skills Investment Fund (SIF) has hit the £4 million mark thanks to contributions from 'Casino Royale' (Sony Pictures), 'Bean 2' (Working Title) and 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix' (War

08/12/2006 CrystalRoc Dazzles On Kylie's Showgirl Homecoming Tour
CrystalRoc is the UK Company behind Kylie Minogue’s crystallised Sennheiser SKM 5200 microphones, used on the Showgirl Homecoming tour, which started in Sydney on Saturday November 11. Launched in

08/12/2006 Permission Given To Ealing Studios To Start Second Phase Of Redevelopment
Ealing Council has given consent to Ealing Studios for the second phase of their £50 million redevelopment of multi-media office space. The new office space has been designed by architects Pringle Ri

08/12/2006 TSL Awarded NRK Contract To Produce Tapeless Production Platform
Following a thorough bid management and technical review process, TSL has confirmed that it has been awarded the contract and is already underway with a major project to provide a unique tapeless prod

07/12/2006 Boost For UK Film Production As Colin Brown Is Appointed British Film Commissioner
The UK Film Council have recently announced the appointment of Colin Brown as British Film Commissioner. Brown, who recently stepped down as Chairman of Cinesite (Europe) Ltd, is replacing Steve No

07/12/2006 Irish Film Board Announces Recipients Of Multiple Project Development Funding
Bord Scannán na hÉireann / the Irish Film Board (IFB) has announced 10 successful recipients of its Multiple Project Development (MPD) funding, a new initiative that was announced in September this ye

07/12/2006 Kinepolis To Screen First Belgian Digital Film In JPEG 2000 Format
The Kinepolis complexes in Flanders and Brussels will present the latest Flemish production 'King of the World' (Koning Van De Wereld) in digital JPEG 2000 format. This is a major film first as King

07/12/2006 Off The Wall Gets Projected With Robe DigitalSpot
The first Robe DigitalSpot 5000 DT’s in the UK have been delivered to Leeds-based Zig Zag Lighting, with one immediately dispatched on tour in Europe with leading Pink Floyd tribute band, Off The Wall

07/12/2006 PBDS Gets Star Treatment
5 Star cases has supplied Professional & Broadcast Digital Systems with a selection of flightcases to complete the building of a flyaway television studio for a client in Russia. The order comprised

07/12/2006 Skillset Accepting Applications For Scotland Training Fund
Skillset is inviting applications from companies, organisations and individuals to the new Skillset Scotland Training Fund. The fund, established through a partnership between Scottish Screen and Sk

07/12/2006 Sky And Google Unveil Broadband Alliance
BSky and Google have announced plans to collaborate on web-based services to Sky's community of broadband internet customers. The collaboration will involve three key areas: video, communications and

07/12/2006 TAC And Pact Move Towards Merger To Develop Independent Television Sector In Wales
TAC (Teledwyr Annibynnol Cymru/Welsh Independent Producers) and Pact, the trade bodies representing the interests of the independent television sector in Wales and UK respectively, have announced the

06/12/2006 Barco Lights The Way With New High Power Lamps
Digital cinema pioneer Barco has announced that new high power lamps are available for its high end DP-100 digital cinema projector. Featuring a new 6.5kW lamp from OSRAM, the DP-100 delivers vibrant

06/12/2006 BT Vision Launches On-Demand Television Content Service
BT has launched its "next generation" television service, BT Vision that combines Freeview, a hard disk recorder, and broadband downloads. BT Retail Chief Executive Ian Livingston said: "BT Vision is