Broadcast News Archive for May, 2006
25/05/2006 DK-Technologies signs distribution agreement with Alpermann+Velte
Audio and video manufacturer DK-Technologies (UK) has been appointed sole distributor for the UK and Ireland by German manufacturer, Alpermann+Velte Electronic Engineering. Alpermann+Velte was establ

25/05/2006 Granada International and Time Life forge output deal for Austrailia and New Zealand
Granada International Managing Director Nadine Nohr has announced that the company has signed an output deal with Time Life in Australia. The multi-year contract gives Time Life Australia first look

25/05/2006 Grass Valley announces Indigo AV mixer
Bringing broadcast functionality – including mixes, dissolves, keys and 2D and 3D effects – to the professional AV market for the first time in an extremely competitively-priced switcher, Grass Valley

25/05/2006 Harris announces key appointment to NEXIO server systems team
Harris Corporation has announced a key addition to its Leitch NEXIO server systems team with the appointment of Fred Schultz as senior marketing manager for news solutions. In this new position, Schu

25/05/2006 Seven Stones & Cornwall Film launch 'PILOTS' scheme
Regional indie Seven Stones Media has teamed up with Cornwall Film to launch PILOTS, the first scheme of its kind launched in the UK. The scheme will help develop taster tapes for factual programmin

25/05/2006 The Mill takes its Flames to a new level
The Mill, one of the world’s most influential and pioneering post-production groups, has boosted the firepower at its London and New York offices by upgrading all of its 17 Discreet Flame systems to F

25/05/2006 Twofour Digital chooses Avid Unity ISIS
Twofour Digital have just purchased an Avid Unity ISIS system; the first to be sold into a post production house in the UK. This was bought directly from Avid, with assistance from Altered Images, a

24/05/2006 Axis Films showcase 4:4:4 workflow
Axis Films, in collaboration with Rouge Element Films. staged an innovative workshop in May at Shepperton Studios, London. A complete high definition production capability was demonstrated to an in

24/05/2006 Bectu NEC elections complete
The result of Bectu's NEC elections have been announced at this year's union Annual Conference. As well as the NEC (National Executive Committee) election result, it has also been announced that Tony

24/05/2006 Creative Archive pilots content from the BBC regional archive
Every region has been shaped by the iconic news stories of its past, and through the Creative Archive Licence pilot the BBC is opening its archive of news clips from Devon, Cornwall, Lincolnshire and

24/05/2006 Digital Anarchy announces Knoll Spark Pack 3.0
Digital Anarchy, a leading provider of cost-effective special effects software for Adobe, Apple and AutoDesk products, has announced version 3.0 of the acclaimed Knoll Spark Pack. The new features i

24/05/2006 Doherty syringe incident condemned by Bectu
Bectu has condemned musician Pete Doherty for squirting the contents of a syringe at a camera during an interview. The incident happened during an interview with MTV when a syringe of what is believe

24/05/2006 Framestore CFC completes 'Ocean Odyssey' spectacular
Framestore CFC has announced the successful completion of over 420 underwater digital visual effects shots for 'Ocean Odyssey', an adventurous new documentary. This groundbreaking television spectacul

24/05/2006 Minister flies the flag for Irish film at Cannes
John O'Donoghue, Irish Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, personally launched the Irish Pavilion at Cannes and confirmed that a new Irish film office will open in LA in September. Cast from 'The

24/05/2006 Pharos Communications expands sales team
Pharos Communications has announced a new addition to its Reading headquarters staff with the appointment of David Barnes as Director of Sales and John Walmsley in Presales Support. "David Barnes and

23/05/2006 BBC Wales selects SGL FlashNet for networked digital news system
Software Generation Ltd (SGL), a leading provider of digital video storage/archive management software, has announced that BBC Wales is installing SGL FlashNet as part of its networked digital news sy

23/05/2006 DTS announces DTS-HD Master Audio Suite and DTS Surround Audio Suite
DTS has announced the introduction of DTS-HD Master Audio Suite and the DTS Surround Audio Suite, two new software suites to prepare audio streams for next generation and current optical disc media fo

23/05/2006 Dubbs/Eyeframe to demonstrate HD DVD & Blu-ray at Broadcast Live
Dubbs and sister company Eyeframe have announced that they will be exhibiting the newly installed HD DVD & Blu-ray DVD authoring equipment at Broadcast Live. Visitors to the stand (B112) can be some

23/05/2006 Gloucestershire to benefit from media skills development programme
A brand new scheme that will provide free training for media businesses and freelancers in Gloucestershire over the next two years has been announced. Managed by industry group, the Gloucestershire M

23/05/2006 Multichoice Group selects Grass Valley’s DVB-H solution
Grass Valley has been selected by Multichoice Group, the largest satellite broadcaster in Africa, to provide the headend and service platform for the delivery of 20 television and radio services to mo

23/05/2006 New IPTV channel brings global research community together
Datmedia has partnered with The Institution of Engineering and Technology, a new IPTV research channel, using datpresenter software - the very latest in streaming media technology. a

23/05/2006 RTL selects Quantel for second generation server-based system
Luxembourg’s national broadcaster, RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg, has selected a Quantel sQ integrated production system for all its news and magazine programme production needs. RTL chose the Quantel system

23/05/2006 Zone Vision acquires 'Ghost Stories' for The Horror Channel
Zone Vision Networks has licensed the award winning US drama series 'Ghost Stories' for The Horror Channel in the UK, it was announced today by Chris Sharp, Chief Programming Officer at Zone Vision Ne

22/05/2006 APTN establish office in North Korea
AP Television News (APTN) has become the first Western news organisation to establish a full-time office in North Korea. The announcement follows four years of negotiations with the state broadcaste

22/05/2006 BBC News gets a make-over
BBC News and current affairs productions from London studios N6 and TC7 received a “make-over” at the beginning of May. Using Geevs MR+ servers from Gee Broadcast Systems Ltd to provide High Definit