Broadcast News Archive for February, 2006
23/02/2006 Dedicated Met Film Piracy Unit launches
A new police unit dedicated to combating film piracy and the organised criminal networks sustaining the manufacture and distribution of counterfeit film product was launched today by the Metropolitan

23/02/2006 Houplain directs series of Mastercard idents
Nexus Productions Director, Cyril Houplain, has directed a series of Mastercard idents commissioned for the Champions League. The four idents feature black and white characters and red and yellow bub

23/02/2006 Jos Stam honoured by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Jos Stam, Principal Scientist at Autodesk, has been honoured with a Technical Achievement Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The award acknowledges Stam’s research on subdivisi

23/02/2006 K Street Post uses eQ For HD USO spots
Paul London, President and eQ artist of Washington DC-based boutique editorial and design house K Street Post, has just completed six high-profile HD Public Service Announcements (PSAs) for the United

23/02/2006 Red Bee Media builds HD playout solution
Red Bee Media has been contracted to playout the BBC’s High Definition (HD) technical trial that will launch this summer. The trial will be transmitted from Broadcast Centre in West London where Red

23/02/2006 Yemen’s first ever feature film premieres in the northwest
A premiere of Yemen’s first ever feature film, 'A New Day In Old Sana’a', will present an opportunity to question the director of the film, Bader Ben Hirsi, on Monday February 27 2006 at the AMC Cinem

23/02/2006 Zaxcom expands wireless microphone transceiver family
Zaxcom has expanded its patent-pending wireless microphone transceiver family to include the new TRX900AA. The TRX900AA operates for up to 12 hours on just two AA batteries and provides integrated re

22/02/2006 BBC and UK Film Council announce new film partnership
The BBC and the UK Film Council - two of the biggest stakeholders in British film - have joined forces to put film and broadcasting at the centre of a brand new partnership. The BBC and the UK Film C

22/02/2006 Canon launch new DC100 camcorder
Canon has launched new, easy-to-use entry-level DVD camcorder, the DC100, capable of recording both video and still images straight to disc. Engineered for true widescreen recording, the camcorder’s

22/02/2006 da Vinci and SGI complete qualification testing
da Vinci and SGI has announced that the two companies have completed qualification testing of SGI InfiniteStorage Shared Filesystem CXFS on a storage area network (SAN) with da Vinci Systems' Resolve

22/02/2006 Digital Anarchy products now compatible with After Effects 7.0
Digital Anarchy, a leading provider of cost-effective special effects software for Adobe, Apple and Discreet products, has announced that all of their plugins for Adobe After Effects are now compatibl

22/02/2006 IDX to show full range of power solutions at NAB 2006
IDX is to show its full range of power solutions and accessories for broadcast and professional video at NAB 2006. This includes the ENDURA V-Mount Lithium-Ion batteries, E-10 and E-10S (both 98Wh) a

22/02/2006 Playlogic and Macrovision to co-operate on digital distribution
Interactive games publisher Playlogic Entertainment and Macrovision's Trymedia Games division has signed an affiliate agreement for the digital distribution of Playlogic's entertainment products. As

22/02/2006 Snell & Wilcox introduces Quasar motion compensated HDTV upconverter
Snell & Wilcox has announced Quasar, the world's finest ever HDTV upconverter and the first to integrate motion compensation technology. The new Quasar platform utilises motion estimation techniques

22/02/2006 TVP choose DaletPlus news suite
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of media management tools for more than a decade, has announced that the Polish national broadcaster, Telewizja Polska (TVP), chose DaletPlus News Suite

21/02/2006 Air Charter Partners launch new website
Air Charter Partners, the dedicated aircraft brokerage division of ACP Worldwide Limited, has launched a new interactive website to enable the film and TV industry to seek out suitable aircraft withou

21/02/2006 Audio-Technica introduces new Wireless Systems at Pro Light & Sound
Audio-Technica (Stand D41) is introducing its new 3000A Series UHF True Diversity Wireless Systems with Automatic Frequency Scanning functionality, complete with the ATW-T371 handheld transmitter with

21/02/2006 Channel 4 and Belfast City Council join forces
Channel 4’s IDEASFACTORY Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council have joined forces to launch a series of free masterclasses in Belfast for 16 to 34-year-olds wishing to understand and enter the cre

21/02/2006 EZ News launches in Europe
As NAB 2006 approaches Jim Lucas and Engenius Prompting are proud to be selling one of the smartest News Production and Automation Systems in Europe. EZNews is a fully-integrated News Production sof

21/02/2006 Guy Gampell boosts APT’s efforts in the Far East
Codec manufacturer APT has appointed Guy Gampell to the position of Asian sales manager with immediate effect. Gampell joins the company from AMS Neve where he was involved in sales. He has also prev

21/02/2006 Megahertz Broadcast Systems to transform Mercedes Sprinter van
Megahertz Broadcast Systems is currently transforming a Mercedes Sprinter van into a state of the art Outside Broadcast vehicle for Nigerian communications supplier, Ponglomerape Nigeria Ltd. For the

21/02/2006 Race in the Media Awards now open for entries
The Commission for Racial Equality's (CRE) 'Race in the Media Awards' (RIMA) - is now open for entries. The prestigious awards attract entries from across the media industry and seek to reward outs

21/02/2006 Vinten partner Autoscript to produce two iScript Systems
Vinten have teamed up with industry leaders Autoscript to offer two portable production solutions that are conveniently packaged, reliable, fast to set-up and simple to use. The systems promise a hos

20/02/2006 Brokeback Mountain wins big at the Baftas
Gay cowboy drama 'Brokeback Mountain' has continued its tremendous run of awards success, winning four prestigious awards at the Baftas. British hopes were dashed as Ang Lee's much-acclaimed film pic

20/02/2006 EditShare version 4.0 to be unveiled at NAB 2006
EditShare, the pioneer of cross platform collaborative editing and shared media storage systems, will be unveiling the next generation (version 4.0) of its award-winning EditShare family of systems at