Broadcast News Archive for March, 2006
23/03/2006 Legal issues for independent filmmakers seminar to be held at BBC Manchester
The Commonwealth Film Association, the BBC and Addleshaw Goddard will be hosting the second part of a seminar on legal matters in filmmaking at the BBC in Manchester, aimed at independent filmmakers.

23/03/2006 Pebble Beach Systems at NAB
At NAB Booth SU244 Pebble Beach Systems will be showcasing significant new enhancements to its Anemone and Neptune automation products. Pebble Beach Systems will be demonstrating improved secondary

23/03/2006 Piero technology enables better sports clips for mobile phones
Red Bee Media’s Piero system, the first technology of its kind that enables better analysis of sports games, can now be applied to archive footage and can be used to repurpose clips for mobile phones.

23/03/2006 Sony IXS-6000 series offers SD/HD hybrid routing system
Sony's IXS-6000 series integrated routing system is a new hybrid matrix that offers flexible SD and HD video, AES digital audio, timecode and RS-422 routing all within the same mid-size matrix chassis

23/03/2006 The hive gets off to a flying start with BBC Two
The hive, part of the VTR Group, has created animated elements for a new BBC Two campaign. The animations will be used on the channel’s newly refreshed website where viewers can watch their favourite

23/03/2006 UK Film Council welcomes new tax relief system for British film industry
The UK Film Council has welcomed the Government’s new tax relief system for the British film industry, which it says will help to consolidate its position as the most important film industry in the wo

22/03/2006 Autodesk announces MotionBuilder 7.5 software
Autodesk has announced the release of Autodesk MotionBuilder 7.5 character animation software. Designed to tackle the challenges of working with motion capture, the software features real-time produ

22/03/2006 Canopus offers new trial version of EDIUS Pro3
Canopus has launched a new 30-day trial of its EDIUS Pro3 v3.61 NLE software, which gives customers access to EDIUS Pro3 features, including native 1080i, 1080p and 720p HDV support and realtime mixed

22/03/2006 Cornwall Film launches Location Brochure
Cornwall Film has launched Cornwall’s first ever Location Brochure, showcasing the wide range of locations and landscapes to film producers wanting to film in the region. The brochure showcases dram

22/03/2006 New HD conference to take place in London
A unique HD technology event is to take place on May 17-18 at the BFI Imax theatre in London. TVBEurope has joined forces with two of the premier societies supporting the broadcasting industry, BKST

22/03/2006 Prehistoric Park headlines FremantleMedia’s MIPTV 2006 slate
Fremantle International Distribution (FID), the distribution arm of global production outfit FremantleMedia, has announced its line-up of programmes to be offered to MIPTV buyers in Cannes this April.

22/03/2006 Reality TV gets real with RDF rights
Zone Vision Networks has acquired three reality series from leading distributor RDF Rights for its Reality TV channel. The acquisition was announced by Steve Cole, Senior Vice President Channels at Z

22/03/2006 Sony's robotic cam designed for reality point of view
On show at NAB, Sony's BRC-H700 pan-tilt-zoom High Definition video camera Sony’s new BRC-H700 robotic pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera has been designed for applications such as Reality TV, point of view /

22/03/2006 Technicolor Network Services purchases Marquis’ Medway Media Exchange System
Marquis Broadcast, a specialist in broadcast workflow studies and software solutions, has won a major order from Technicolor Network Services for the company’s Medway media exchange system and workflo

21/03/2006 BBC New Media must 'innovate through strategic partnerships'
Ashley Highfield, the BBC's Director of New Media & Technology, has set out what he saw as the key business and technology challenges for the BBC as it enters the on-demand world. He was sharing a ke

21/03/2006 Custom Consoles introduces upgraded System Two workstation
Custom Consoles, Europe's leading manufacturer of specialised furniture for studio, office and security applications, has announced a major upgrade to its System Two motorised workstation. Developed

21/03/2006 Forbidden announces European Editing Partnership
Video streaming and editing specialists, Forbidden Technologies, have announced a strategic partnership with Vizor, a leading provider of web and mobile television and video services. Vizor has impl

21/03/2006 Marquis appoints Pacific Perspective as business partner for SE Asia
Marquis Broadcast, specialist in broadcast workflow studies and solutions, has appointed IT consultants to the media and entertainment industries, Pacific Perspective Pte Ltd, as its business partner

21/03/2006 PolyformZ forms partnership with Yellow Earth Theatre
PolyformZ, a London based maker of polystyrene props and sets, has agreed to in-kind sponsorship of the Yellow Earth Theatre Company. YET is a London based international touring company that promotes

21/03/2006 Sony's HD playback/record systems on show at NAB
Sony will have the HVR-M25 and HVR-M15 HDV videocassette recorder systems on show at NAB2006. These new HDV videocassette recorders capable of 1080i recording and playback and which support both stan

21/03/2006 Sparrowhawk Media installs SysMedia technology
SysMedia has provided an innovative, cost-effective and time efficient solution to Sparrowhawk Media, owners of the international (non-US) versions of the Hallmark Channel, for the creation and carria

21/03/2006 The Pixel Farm Ships PFClean 1.5
The Pixel Farm has announced the release of PFClean 1.5. Since its release in 2005, PFClean has already been adopted by a growing number of DI and postproduction facilities worldwide, including Holl

20/03/2006 Blackout makes a debut at the BAFTA Awards
Blackout, specialists in rigging and drapes, worked alongside Production Designer, Bill Laslett and set company, Atlantic Enterprise Ltd, to create a spectacular and glamorous Awards Night for The Ora

20/03/2006 Cheltenham Film Studios launch for International Screenwriters' Festival
Representatives from local businesses, government organisations and the media community will be out in force for the launch of the first International Screenwriters' Festival at Cheltenham Film Studio

20/03/2006 Digita's wireless camera network goes live for news in Helsinki
Digita's new service, Live@City was used for the first time in a live broadcast when the Finnish broadcaster, Channel Four Finland, used the new digital service to cover the Finnish presidential elect