Broadcast News Archive for April, 2006
04/04/2006 Bectu members vote for BBC Human Resources strike ballot
Bectu members in BBC Human Resources have voted by 85% to be balloted for industrial action. Bectu balloted its BBC members who are threatened with an outsource to Capita. The members voted 100% aga

04/04/2006 Bectu to conduct indie working conditions survey
Bectu is to conduct a survey of independent production company staff about their work experiences. The survey, covering permanent and fixed-term contract staff in independent production companies, is

04/04/2006 FFV’s Recon ultra-compact DVR used in outer-space research
FFV, a recognised innovator of digital video recorder (DVR) technology for broadcast, surveillance, industrial video, presentation, and military applications, has announced that Kayser-Threde GmbH is

04/04/2006 FremantleMedia secures raft of international deals for Martha Stewart’s new daytime show
Fremantle International Distribution (FID), the distribution arm of global production outfit FremantleMedia, has secured a slew of global sales for ‘Martha’, the latest series from American lifestyle

04/04/2006 Lion Television launch new children’s division
Multi-award winning UK indie Lion Television have announced the formation of a new children’s programming division headed up by acclaimed children’s television producer, Karl Woolley (co-creator of Th

04/04/2006 MTV Networks Europe renews representation deal with Zone Vision
Zone Vision Networks has signed a five-year renewal deal with MTV Networks Europe to continue to act as its exclusive sales agent managing the music entertainment company’s distribution efforts throug

04/04/2006 Snell & Wilcox introduces Helios software-based conversion platform
Snell & Wilcox has announced Helios, a revolutionary software-based conversion platform that eliminates the boundaries between video formats, global standards, and new media display devices. Helios

04/04/2006 Sundance Digital puts Grass Valley K2 Media Server on-air at KGW-TV
KGW-TV, the Oregon NBC affiliate, has inaugurated service of its new six-channel Sundance Digital Titan automation system and became the first to take a new Grass Valley K2 media server to air. KGW-T

03/04/2006 Anton/Bauer at NAB 2006
The Worldwide Standard® for battery and chargers, Anton/Bauer offers the widest selection of choices to fit every professional shooting requirement – from broadcaster to event videographer. Gold Moun

03/04/2006 Evolutions buys Nats Post Production
Evolutions has announced that it has purchased Soho based facility, Nats Post Production for a seven-figure sum. Effective immediately, Evolutions will take over the running of their Soho Square and

03/04/2006 FremantleMedia takes Jamie Oliver global
Fremantle International Distribution (FID), the distribution arm of global production company FremantleMedia, has announced a raft of international sales for a number of series starring celebrity Brit

03/04/2006 KATA announces the opening of KATA UK Ltd
KATA, the renowned designer, developer, and manufacturer of quality Video and Photographic carrying systems is proud to announce the establishment of its own distribution business which will trade as

03/04/2006 Red Bee Media launches Digital Hive
Red Bee Media, formerly BBC Broadcast, has launched Digital Hive, a service for content owners, rights holders and distributors, which offers a one stop service to enable them to get their content ont

03/04/2006 TAS builds Arena HD OB unit
Bromsgrove based Total Audio Solutions has been toasting the success of its biggest truck build project to date; Arena TV’s Unit 7 High Definition OB truck. The brief was to produce a class leading p

03/04/2006 TV One expand sales into Ireland with SquareOne
TV One has announced that SquareOne Distribution as their chosen distributor for Ireland. Regarded as Ireland’s premier trade only AV distributor, TV One have long been looking for a such a company

03/04/2006 Zone Vision’s ‘Club Channel’ launches in Korea
Club Channel, owned and operated by Zone Vision Networks Ltd, has today launched in Korea. The Club Channel will air 24-hours a day, seven days a week, initially to one million cable subscribers. S