Broadcast News Archive for March, 2006
14/03/2006 Eyeheight appoints distributors for Iberian peninsula
Eyeheight has announced the appointment of exclusive distributors for the Iberian peninsula. The company is now represented in Spain by Hicom and in Portugal by Amperel Electronica Industrial. Eyeh

14/03/2006 FHM launches 'FHM TV' channel for mobiles
EMAP has announced the launch of FHM TV for mobile broadcast - another groundbreaking addition to FHM's uniquely successful multi-platform strategy. FHM TV's content will consist of the very best of

14/03/2006 Pharos to introduce five new systems to US market at NAB
British company Pharos Communications, a developer of software architecture for broadcast process management, will introduce five new systems to the US market at this year's NAB. The new items are th

14/03/2006 Sitcom purchases eQ for its HD future
Italian independent satellite broadcaster Sitcom has purchased a Quantel eQ editing/ effects/ grading/ deliverables system as the hub for its editing and graphics operations as it readies itself for t

13/03/2006 Abbey Road Interactive joins Sonic High Definition Authoring Alliance
Sonic Solutions has announced that Abbey Road Interactive, the award-winning new media facility based at London’s Abbey Road Studios, has joined Sonic’s High Definition Authoring Alliance (HDAA). Ab

13/03/2006 Arqiva retains MF1 Racing Official Media Partner contract
Arqiva has renewed its official media partnership with the Midland MF1 Racing team for the second year running and will deliver SNG services throughout the year, including the 2006 British Grand Prix.

13/03/2006 E\T\C UK appoints Andy Joyes to head new High Power Video Division
The team at large format projection specialists E\T\C UK has expanded with the arrival of Andy Joyes as Video Development Manager. Joyes will head up E\T\C UK’s new high power video projection depart

13/03/2006 Flextech acquires Sumo world series
NBD TV, one of the UK's leading entertainment television distributors, has sold two 90 minute specials and the 26 x 60 minute sports entertainment series ‘World S.U.M.O. Challenge Tour’ to Flextech in

13/03/2006 Granada International hires new Factual Programming Executive
Leading distributor Granada International has hired Gary McDonagh as its new Factual Programming Executive. McDonagh, currently a freelance producer and director of factual programming with more than

13/03/2006 MotionFX complete shoot on ‘Highlander: The Source’
MotionFX, specialists in digital film production and postproduction continue their expansion into a unique scene-to-screen digital cinematography operation by completing principle photography on ‘High

13/03/2006 New digital film studio opens in Sheffield
Warp X, a new digital film studio designed to shake up the way feature films can get financed and produced in Britain, will officially launch on March 23. Backed by £4.5 million of funding from the N

13/03/2006 Roxio releases Blu-Ray Disc Technology Preview Kit
Roxio has announced the released of its Blu-ray Disc (BD) Technology Preview Kit. The Kit is a collection of software applications that enable PC and drive manufacturers to qualify a full range of BD

10/03/2006 Animazoo launch new Gypsy5 range of portable motion capture systems
Animazoo UK Ltd, a Brighton based manufacturer of motion capture systems used in film, TV and computer games development is launching the new Gypsy5 series, the latest models in their mechanical range

10/03/2006 BBC successfully defends High Court libel action
The BBC has successfully defended a libel action brought by a senior manager in the National Health Service who was accused of manipulating hospital waiting lists. The case had been brought under the

10/03/2006 Darlow Smithson expands production team
The expansion of multi-award winning indie Darlow Smithson Productions’ (DSP) senior production team continues with the appointment of RTS award-winner, former Head of Programmes at Folio Productions

10/03/2006 FID reports strong global sales for sketch show ‘Man Stroke Woman’
Fremantle International Distribution (FID), the distribution arm of global production company FremantleMedia, has agreed major deals with seven countries for the sale of series one of the sketch show

10/03/2006 Harris Corporation establishes new office in Dubai Media City
Harris Corporation’s Broadcast Communications Division has established a new office in Dubai Media City in the United Arab Emirates. Harris also has appointed two local industry experts - Jamal Kha

10/03/2006 Iraqi satellite channel Alsumaria TV chooses Miranda
Miranda Technologies has announced that Alsumaria TV, Iraq's leading satellite television channel, has taken delivery, via distributor Broadcast & Communication Systems, of an Imagestore 300 SD master

10/03/2006 MIPTV highlights from Off The Fence
Leading independent production and distribution company Off the Fence will present a raft of world-class documentaries at MIPTV 2006. Headlining Off the Fence’s MIPTV slate is the intriguing document

10/03/2006 Terry Pratchett’s ‘Hogfather’ starts HD production at 3 Mills Studios
Sky One and RHI Entertainment’s commission of Terry Pratchett’s worldwide best-selling fantasy fiction novel, ‘Hogfather’, is to be shot at 3 Mills Studios and nearby locations. Production on the 2

09/03/2006 £335,000 boost for northwest film industry
North West Vision (NWV), the regional film and TV agency for England’s northwest, has awarded £335,000 of funding to strengthen the film industry in the region. The annual HAFAD fund supports a varie

09/03/2006 ETC dimming and control for Dubai sports channel
Studio F is Dubai Media Inc’s latest television studio to benefit from a complete technical refurbishment. Accommodating seven sets and often broadcasting up to four live sports shows per day, seven

09/03/2006 FremantleMedia reports success with ‘Project Runway’
Fremantle International Distribution (FID), the distribution arm of global production outfit FremantleMedia, has announced that the hit US entertainment reality series ‘Project Runway’, has been sold

09/03/2006 HHB PORTADRIVE plays role in ‘King Kong’ Oscar win
Already an Oscar winner for his work on Peter Jackson’s ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’, ‘King Kong’ sound mixer Hammond Peek relied solely upon the HHB PORTADRIVE to record the drama

09/03/2006 OmniBus Systems launches OPUS news & sports logging solution
To address the demands of fast-paced news and sports production environments, OmniBus Systems has released the new OmniBus OPUS News & Sports Logging solution. An integrated set of tools that enable