Broadcast News Archive for March, 2006
28/03/2006 Axia Audio and Broadcast Electronics announce collaboration
Axia, the networked-audio division of Telos Systems, has announced an agreement with Broadcast Electronics, makers of the world-renowned AudioVAULT digital audio system. At the heart of the partnersh

28/03/2006 Celtic Film and Television Festival boasts impressive line up
The Celtic Film and Television Festival has announced that esteemed filmmaker Ken Loach will appear at this year’s festival on Friday March 31, where he will be taking part in the closing interview be

28/03/2006 Hughes unveils new comprehensive service brand
Hughes Network Systems, a leader in broadband satellite networks and services, has introduced its new HughesNetT brand, replacing DIRECWAY. Reflecting the company's heritage of technology innovation

28/03/2006 Landmark returns to ITV with ‘Scared To Death: Phobia Britain’
Oxford based indie, Landmark films, returns to ITV1 this year with a new commission. Titled ‘Phobia Britain’, the programme is a 1x60 observational documentary to be broadcast during ITV1’s ‘Scared t

28/03/2006 Sky HD on track for May launch
Sky has moved closer to the launch of its high definition television service with the announcement of pricing details and confirmation that the first installations of Sky HD are scheduled to begin in

28/03/2006 Somethin’ Else takes to the skies with Virgin
Somethin’ Else, the UK’s leading cross-platform production company, has strengthened its in-flight entertainment portfolio with its first commission for Virgin Atlantic. The company, which already pr

28/03/2006 VDS to introduce Promotor at NAB 2006
VDS, a leading developer of broadcast automation software, content design and plug-in products, will be introducing Promotor, a new system for the automatic generation of promos at NAB 2006 in Booth S

27/03/2006 Ascent Media installs Quantel Pablo at Digital Media Data Center
A top of the range Quantel Pablo on iQ4 is now in operation at Ascent Media Group’s (AMG) newly completed, 100,000-square foot Digital Media Data Center (DMDC). The Pablo Suite forms part of the DMDC

27/03/2006 Autocue sign contract with the BBC for prompter services
Autocue has signed new contracts with the BBC for the provision of prompting systems and operator services. The contract with BBC News is for two years, with an option for a further three years and w

27/03/2006 BBC Outside Broadcasts extend HD Fleet to support World Cup and Wimbledon
BBC Outside Broadcasts is extending its HD offering to support HD demand this summer. It has purchased fourteen new Sony 1500 HD cameras and will have a third HD-ready truck by the end of this month

27/03/2006 E\T\C UK launches Onlyview
Large format projection specialist E\T\C UK launched the revolutionary new Onlyview software for multi-screen format video projections in the UK last week, over three days of special demonstrations at

27/03/2006 Golden Square finish post on ‘Strictly Dance Fever’
Award winning postproduction house Golden Square has just finished the post on a fantastic trailer for the exciting new series, ‘Strictly Dance Fever’, presented by Graham Norton on BBC One. A camera

27/03/2006 Granada International names new Home Entertainment VP
Granada International has hired Brad Blain as its new Vice President, Home Entertainment, based in London, and is also set to appoint a home entertainment specialist in the US. Blain, who will report

27/03/2006 Nexus duo complete Renault Megane spot
Nexus Productions directing duo Smith & Foulkes have created a surrealist spot for Renault Megane in Spain that seamlessly blends a live-action car with CG animation. Created over a period of ten wee

27/03/2006 Zone Vision and Juice Mobile take Troma films to mobile
Zone Vision Network’s new mobile media division, Zone Mobile, has signed a deal with Juice Mobile to distribute material from Lloyd Kaufman's Troma films through mobile devices. The deal was announce

24/03/2006 Dayang introduces VIPS 3000 HD server
Dayang has announced a major new addition to its range of broadcast video servers. Designed for high definition or multiformat broadcast applications, the VIPS 3000 provides simultaneous output of H

24/03/2006 DECODE announces 35MM lens adapter MOVIEtube shooting kit for hire
DECODE hire has added a full 35mm lens adapter kit to its rate card. The MOVIEtube ST is the professional version which includes Walter grip handles, shoulder set, ARRI connectors, professional wide

24/03/2006 First sale of LinkHD in Italy announced
Intel SRL of Rome is supplying two LinkHD high definition wireless camera systems for the new HD outside broadcast truck for Telecinema Production SRL in Italy. This new vehicle, which is fully fitte

24/03/2006 Future Pixel Farm product releases to support Intel Macs
The Pixel Farm, a company focused on innovation in the field of high-end digital postproduction, is pleased to announce the transition of its technologies to the new Intel based Mac platform. The fo

24/03/2006 St Ivel Gold Omega 3 'School of St Ivel' completed at Framestore CFC
‘School of St Ivel’, the new 30-second spot for St. Ivel Gold Omega 3, finds a brilliant visual metaphor for the benefits offered by Omega 3 oil, an essential fatty acid contained in the product. A

24/03/2006 The Queen to launch digital television centre at Staffordshire University
Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, will visit Staffordshire University and open the UK’s newest TV centre. The Queen will officially unveil a plaque to mark the opening o

24/03/2006 VTR Group gets into the festival spirit
VTR and TMR, part of VTR Group, have completed postproduction on Julien Temple’s ‘Glastonbury’. The film documents the story of three decades of the world’s biggest and longest-running festival and

24/03/2006 Xytech Systems Corporation to unveil Enterprise 8.5 At NAB 2006
Xytech Systems, a leading provider of media asset and workflow management software, has announced that it will continue its tradition of unveiling the latest release of its flagship product Enterprise

23/03/2006 BBC to show World Cup and Wimbledon coverage in HD
The BBC will broadcast its 2006 World Cup coverage and major Wimbledon matches in high definition this summer as part of its pioneering trial. The BBC HD trial will kick off with the BBC's share of W

23/03/2006 Drama from FremantleMedia at MIPTV 2006
Fremantle International Distribution (FID), the distribution arm of global production outfit FremantleMedia, has unveiled its slate of drama programming to be featured at April’s MIPTV. David Ellend