Broadcast News Archive for May, 2006
17/05/2006 BBC seeks suppliers for priority marketing campaigns
The BBC is looking to acquire the services of a small roster of suppliers to provide strategic and creative content for its priority marketing campaigns commencing on January 1 2007. This will be the

17/05/2006 Focus Enhancements simplifies digital signage with new DART management software
Focus Enhancements, a worldwide leader in media acquisition, management and delivery technology, has announced its new digital signage management software solution, DART. The DART solution helps ret

17/05/2006 Italy’s SBP selects Snell & Wilcox Kahuna
Italy’s SBP, a leading European broadcast services company with offices in Rome, Milan, and Turin, selected the Snell & Wilcox SD/HD Kahuna multiformat production switcher for an innovative new broadc

17/05/2006 SGL appoints new staff members
Software Generation Ltd (SGL), a leading provider of digital video storage/archive management software, has announced two new key personnel to its European sales team and a Technical Specialist, furth

17/05/2006 UK industry sets the pace at Cannes Film Festival
The British film industry is flying high at this year’s Cannes Film Festival with four films selected for official competition and a further 98 films selling in the market. In addition, the newly es

16/05/2006 Dayang reports successful NAB
Dayang has reported a successful and buoyant NAB 2006 convention with strong international attendance, particularly from Europe. Interest in HD remained at a high level with growing awareness of the

16/05/2006 Doremi DCI mastering and playback purchased by Deluxe Digital Cinema
Doremi Cinema has been selected by Deluxe Digital Cinema, Capital FX and EFILM London to provide its DMS-2000 DCI 1.0 JPEG2000 mastering station for encoding movies in 2K and 4K formats. The purchase

16/05/2006 First tourism Internet channel in US launches
Narrowstep, the TV on the Internet company, in partnership with Tourism Massachusetts, has developed, the first tour

16/05/2006 Framestore CFC complete BA spot
Created by Ed Edwards and Dave Masterman at BBH and directed by Daniel Kleinman for Kleinman Productions, 'Clouds' is a new spot for British Airways currently appearing in 30 and 40 second versions in

16/05/2006 Jampro VHF slot antennas selected to rebuild Afghanistan national television network
Jampro Antenna/RF Systems has been awarded a contract from Afghanistan's Wizara-e-Mukhaberat (Ministry of Communications) for 24 of its top-mount VHF Prostar series slot antennas. The Jampro purchas

16/05/2006 Red Bee Media appoints Head of Strategic Development
Red Bee Media has appointed Linda Summers as its Head of Strategic Development, which is a new role within the Business Development department and responsible for shaping the strategic direction of th

16/05/2006 Solid State Logic names new Product Specialist
Solid State Logic, manufacturer of professional digital and analogue consoles, has announced the appointment of Quinton Nixon as Product Specialist. Nixon will be based out of SSL’s Los Angeles offi

16/05/2006 Stagecoach Group wins communications awards
Stagecoach Group has won two top awards for the high standard of its corporate and investor communications. The Perth-based international transport group has received an Award of Distinction in the C

15/05/2006 dB Broadcast promotes Gareth Evans to Engineering Manager
Cambridgeshire-based dB Broadcast has promoted Gareth Evans to Engineering Manager. Evans will be in charge of a team of ten full-time system engineers. Contract engineers are used from time to time

15/05/2006 Granada International highlights Sir Carol Reed at Cannes
Three classic films from Granada International’s film library will be screened at the forthcoming Cannes Film Festival to celebrate the centenary of Sir Carol Reed’s birth. Granada International has

15/05/2006 HD 'settles' 1966 World Cup controversy
A forty year old argument over one of the most hotly disputed moments in football has finally been settled by modern high definition technology, according to ITN Archive Commercial Director, Chris O’H

15/05/2006 ITV signs high definition World Cup deal with ntl Telewest
ITV has announced a deal with cable operator ntl Telewest to provide ITV’s World Cup matches in high definition format, making it the only commercial platform to broadcast every live World Cup match i

15/05/2006 Land Rover G4 Challenge passes half-way stage
Following an event-filled two weeks in Thailand and Laos, the Challenge has now passed the critical half-way point with the Russian competitor leading the pack. On Sunday May 7, the second half of t

15/05/2006 Memory card protection from Lowepro
Lowepro has launched a range of memory card cases which prove that good things come in small packages. The compact PixelPak V1 and V2 cases hold all sizes of memory cards, keeping them safe, organise

15/05/2006 New version of popular console from Solid State Logic
With more than 100 Solid State Logic C-series consoles in the field, the C200 Digital Production Console is now a proven and popular console in applications as varied as post, broadcast and music prod

15/05/2006 UK's first industry standard training course for women film producers
Initialize Films, in association with BBC Film Network, BritShorts and The Hospital, has announced the UK's first industry standard training programme for women who want to produce short films. The p

12/05/2006 Autodesk Media & Entertainment strengthens its workforce
Following Autodesk’s acquisition of Alias earlier this year, Autodesk Media & Entertainment division has restructured its management and sales teams in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The

12/05/2006 Eyeheight introduce new products at Broadcast Live
Eyeheight will be introducing four new multi-definition products for HD and SD applications at Broadcast Live - a safe area generator, colour corrector, keyer and legaliser - plus a new SD multichanne

12/05/2006 Final Draft announce availability of AV 2.5.1
Final Draft has announced the immediate availability of Final Draft AV 2.5.1, an update to its dedicated multi-column script processor specifically designed for writing commercials, corporate videos,

12/05/2006 FotoKem speeds DI Workflow with Nucoda
Digital Vision, a leading developer of advanced digital media applications specialising in film and video solutions, has announced that FotoKem, one of the largest postproduction facilities in the US,