Broadcast News Archive for March, 2006
09/03/2006 ScheduALL announces appointment of Director of Technology Services
ScheduALL, a leading provider of broadcast production and operations management software, has announced the appointment of Priscilla Boehme as director of technology services. In this role Boehme wi

09/03/2006 TV5 chooses Front Porch Digital for broadcast archive management
Front Porch Digital (FPD), the Broadcast & Media Division of Incentra Solutions, has announced that Sette Ltée has purchased a DIVArchive system as part of a TV5 Monde DIVArchive installation located

09/03/2006 VDS to release Twister HD V7 at NAB 2006
VDS, a leading developer of broadcast automation software, content design applications and plug-in products, is to announce the unveiling of Twister HD V7 at NAB 2006. Twister HD, which is the next g

08/03/2006 Amanda Walsh appointed to the board of the UK Film Council
James Purnell, Minister for Creative Industries and Tourism, has announced that Amanda Walsh has been appointed to the board of the UK Film Council. Her term of appointment will run for four years f

08/03/2006 Dubai-based broadcaster looks to HD future with Quantel technology
Just 12 months after taking delivery of their first eQ, MBC has purchased a second eQ editing/effects/grading/mastering system. The new system comes with the Pay as you Go HD option and will reside

08/03/2006 ITV unveils profits rise
Commercial television broadcaster ITV plc has announced a 36% rise in profits. The company announced that profits rose to £452 million, despite a fall of 3.3% to £1.5 billion in advertising revenues

08/03/2006 Kate Mordaunt to lead scheduling and planning for BBC Two
Kate Mordaunt has been appointed Head of Planning and Scheduling for BBC Two, Roly Keating, Controller of BBC Two, has announced. Mordaunt returns to the channel after nearly two years as Head of Pla

08/03/2006 Scottish Screen to present a feast of Scottish film in NYC
As part of the Tartan Week celebrations, Scottish Screen will present an eight-day festival of Scottish film in New York during the first week of April. Entitled ‘Scotland on Film 1942 – 2006’, the p

08/03/2006 Stage One helps performers take to the air in Turin
Stage One, one of Europe’s top scenic contractors, has brought its highly regarded technical and motion control expertise to bear on the opening and closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Turin.

08/03/2006 TSL completes new ITV4 facilities
TSL are to build new facilities for ITV4, comprising a programme preparation suite and two playout channels. ITV4, the first of the services played out from this facility, has been on air on Freevie

08/03/2006 TV One announces CC-300 CORIOconsole
As a part of a continually evolving series of product improvements and enhancements, TV One has designed a phenomenally powerful hardware based controller for the C2 series of Video Processor and Swit

07/03/2006 ART Network chooses DaletPlus News Suite for sports channels
Dalet, a French independent software vendor and leading provider of media management tools, has announced that the Arab Radio and Television (ART) network, the leading producer of premium Arabic famil

07/03/2006 Ascent Media strenghtens EMEA Systems Integration Unit
Ascent Media Systems & Technology Services has appointed Charlie McCaw as Director of Bids and Proposals for the EMEA region. McCaw will be responsible for managing all aspects of the bid process inc

07/03/2006 C4-Sports to host Sports Media and Technology Conference
C4-Sports, the first electronic media trade show dedicated wholly to sports technology and to run on July 18 and 19 at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, will feature an innovative Sports Media and Tech

07/03/2006 Dayang completes China's first dedicated HD/SD broadcast centre
Dayang has announced the completion of China's first dedicated HD/SD production and transmission centre. Newly built in the Dongcheng district of central Beijing for People's Liberation Army Televis

07/03/2006 Omneon names Regional Sales Manager for India
Omneon Video Networks has appointed Iain Wood as Regional Sales Manager, primarily responsible for the rapidly developing broadcast market in India. With the addition of Mr. Wood, Omneon will be abl

07/03/2006 Rushes complete VFX on new Sony Bravia Tube Ad
Rushes have completed a ground breaking new job for Sony, who have followed their recent television advertising work for Sony Bravia with a site specific advertising through Viacom Outdoor using the e

07/03/2006 Sgrîn closes doors after nine years
Sgrîn Cymru Wales, the Media Agency for Wales, which was set up in 1997 will be closing its doors on March 31 2006. The closure follows a decision by the Arts Council of Wales (ACW) to replace the ag

07/03/2006 Telestream FlipFactory HD automates workflows for 78th Academy Awards
Telestream has announced that its new digital media workflow automation application, FlipFactory HD, performed a major behind-the-scenes role in the production of the 78th Academy Awards ceremony held

07/03/2006 UK Film Council to sponsor RIMA film category
The UK Film Council is sponsoring the film category for the Commission for Racial Equality's Race in the Media Awards (RIMA). Now in its second year, the film category is hoping to attract entries f

06/03/2006 APT honours ‘Distributor Of The Year’ at Gala Dinner
Codec specialist APT has honoured South Korean digital solutions company Indigon as its Distributor of the Year for 2005. The company’s president Mr. KJ Lee was presented with the Award at APT’s Gal

06/03/2006 Fleetwood Mobiles tops the charts
Fleetwood Mobiles has topped the UK Music DVD chart with the first release to be mixed and mastered at its new Middlesex post production facility. James Blunt’s ‘Chasing Time – The Bedlam Sessions’

06/03/2006 Guiding Lights of UK film take on new mentoring role
Top names from the world of filmmaking are taking on a new mentoring role to help support the next generation of UK film talent. Guiding Lights, launched by Skillset and Brighton based training prov

06/03/2006 Hollywood A-List turns out to honour Jordan, Sheridan & Holmes
St. Patrick’s Day came early to Los Angeles when Neil Jordan, Jim Sheridan and David Holmes were feted Thursday night at a pre-academy party ‘Oscar Wilde: Honouring Irish Writing in Film’, hosted by t

06/03/2006 Leading post facility hires Head of Production
Blue, part of the VTR Group, has bolstered its management team with the appointment of Head of Production, Alan Cronin. Cronin brings 13 years’ postproduction experience to the blue team. He joins t