Broadcast News Archive for December, 2006
06/12/2006 Channel 4 Launches 4oD On-Demand Service
Channel 4 has launched its 4oD on-demand programme catch-up service. The service offers access to around 500 of Channel 4's archived programmes for 99 pence per programme and £1.99 for films. Under

06/12/2006 New Vice President To Head BBC Motion Galley
BBC Worldwide has appointed Clara Fon-Sing as Vice President America East Coast and Latin America to its Motion Gallery business, as announced by Simon Gibbs, Managing Director, BBC Motion Gallery. F

06/12/2006 NTL Drops ITV Bid On Rejection
NTL has dropped plans to bid for ITV after its £4.7bn proposal was rejected by the broadcaster. As expected by industry analysts rival BSkyB has swooped to take a blocking stake in ITV. According to

06/12/2006 Panasonic AG-HVX200E Improves Vision With Century Xtreme Fisheye
Users of the Panasonic AG-HVX200E, as well as the DVX100E and 100AE/BE camcorders can enjoy the ultrawide field of view and pronounced barrel distortion of the broadest fisheye on the market. Schneid

06/12/2006 Pro-Bel Equips New HD OB Truck For SOFT, France
SOFT, France has extended its relationship with Pro-Bel with the purchase and installation of routing and control equipment for their flagship HD truck. Supplied by Pro-Bel France, the technology - S

06/12/2006 Sound Control Installs New Sennheiser Evolution Store Displays
Sound Control, the UKs biggest musical instrument retailer, has taken delivery of 18 new Sennheiser Evolution stands, each displaying five Evolution handheld microphones, five instrument mics, two wir

05/12/2006 Autocue Shows Dedication To Asian Market With New Partnership
Autocue, the leading provider of prompting and newsroom automation solutions, has further strengthened its dedication to the Asian market with the announcement that it has partnered with major systems

05/12/2006 E\T\C UK Projects For Night Of The Proms 2006
E\T\C UK is supplying PIGI projection to the 2006 Night of The Proms spectacular. The event is a three month sold out arena-sized show that combines classical and pop music. It tours Belgium, Holland

05/12/2006 Floatcam FC11 Camera Stabiliser To Be Showcased At Videoforum 2007
Floatcam (UK) Ltd have announced the launch of the new FC11 camera stabiliser (steadycam) system for cameras up to 11kg. Designed to accommodate cameras from 1–11kg, the Floatcam Pro FC11 is the idea

05/12/2006 Norman Lockhart Appointed BBC Worldwide Head Of Production
BBC Worldwide has appointed former Endemol and ITV producer Norman Lockhart as head of production. In his new post Lockhart will oversee the management of all BBC Worldwide's overseas format producti

05/12/2006 Panasonic's P2 Takes Another Step Into Worldwide News Production
Panasonic's P2 system has made another significant move into worldwide news production. The Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) will now produce its news and its contributions for the ARD political magazine

05/12/2006 Rory Peck Awards Recognises Powerful Film-Making
Excellence in highlighting humanitarian situations through the medium of film-making has been recognised by The Rory Peck Awards. Held in London on November 10, 2006 The Rory Peck Awards is the only

05/12/2006 The Apartment Studio Launches Christmas Party
The Apartment Studio Christmas Party and official launch of the website will take place on December 9, 2006 at the photography studio. This will be a unique occasion for models, photographers and ind

05/12/2006 Two Appointments At Irish Film Board
Emma Scott has been named as the new Production Executive at Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB). Working closely with CEO Simon Perry and Alan Maher, also a production Executive at t

04/12/2006 Cameraman Scoops Award For African Mine Action Documentary
Army cameraman Kevin Capon has won a prestigious award in the tri-Service Defence Video Competition for his two-part news documentary on an international mine action project in Africa. Capon, 49, is

04/12/2006 Espresso TV Signs Deals With Rai TV And Fox International Channels
UK independent factual and history distributor, Espresso TV, has signed its first distribution deals with two of Italy’s biggest broadcasters Rai TV and Fox International Channels Italy, in collaborat

04/12/2006 Evolutions To Install Avid Interplay System
Evolutions, the largest independently owned post production facility in Soho, has announced that it will be the first facility in the UK to install the Avid Interplay system. Launched at NAB 2006, Av

04/12/2006 FremantleMedia Enterprises Secures Controversial Drama '638 Ways To Kill Castro'
FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has announced a deal securing worldwide television distribution and home entertainment rights to the controversial documentary feature, '638 Ways to Kill Castro', to c

04/12/2006 Gaumont To Offer Next Feature Films In Digital
From December 1, Gaumont will offer its next feature films in digital format to be available for theatres equipped with digital projection systems. “Gaumont is the first French producer and distribu

04/12/2006 Granada Productions Uses DK Technology For Accurate 5.1 Dubbing
Audio and video metering specialist DK-Technologies has supplied ITV subsidiary Granada Productions with an MSD600M++ audio meter, which has been installed in the company’s post production facilities

04/12/2006 HSL Lights The Way For Electric Fly Productions
Leading UK lighting rental specialist HSL has supplied lighting equipment for a number of high profile shows and events for Electric Fly Productions, headed by LD Nick Jevons. The first significant s

04/12/2006 ITN Pension Cut Prompts Strike Ballot
Bectu have announced that union members at news provider ITN are balloting for strike action to protect their pension rights. At a meeting near ITN's London HQ today, November 30, members of Bectu, N

01/12/2006 HDTV Resolution Projector From Projectdesign
The cineo3+ 1080 projector from projectiondesign is a true 1080p HDTV resolution projector that uses 1920 x 1080 DLP technology. “Offering the best possible reliability and accurate picture detail, t

01/12/2006 MainConcept Licence MPEG-2 Codec Technology To On-Air Systems
MainConcept, a world leader in codecs and video technology, has announced that it has licensed its MPEG-2 codec technology to On-Air Systems, an international software developer for broadcasters. The

01/12/2006 Marketplace Due To Organise Umbrella Stand Of MEDIA Programme In Berlin
Subject to EC finance, The Marketplace will again organise the 170 sq m umbrella stand of the MEDIA Programme of the EU at the EFM (Berlin, February 8-18, 2007). The European Film Market (EFM) is one