Broadcast News Archive for May, 2006
12/05/2006 Irish film industry at Cannes Film Festival
With Irish Civil War story 'The Wind that Shakes the Barley' directed by Ken Loach in Official Competition and thirteen Irish films selling in the Cannes Market, the Irish film industry is very well r

12/05/2006 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

12/05/2006 Screen Yorkshire launch new programme
Regional screen agency Screen Yorkshire has launched a new and exciting four-year programme, following the announcement of £10 million of funding from Yorkshire Forward. The programme aims to make Yo

12/05/2006 Venaca and Isilon Systems join forces
Venaca, a leading provider of Media Asset Management (MAM) systems for large media enterprises, and Isilon Systems, the leader in clustered storage, have announced the companies have joined forces to

11/05/2006 BBC drama 'The Line of Beauty' post completed at St Anne's
Ascent Media facilities St Anne’s Post and Todd-AO have completed full picture post on 'The Line of Beauty', the new BBC drama based on Alan Hollinghurst’s Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name,

11/05/2006 Fresh talks held on BBC staff pension scheme changes
Unions have agreed to meet BBC management to discuss controversial changes to the staff pension scheme. Responding to an ultimatum under which a strike ballot was planned if the Corporation refused t

11/05/2006 ITN Multimedia links up with T-Mobile to produce World Cup Channel
While England’s football team are warming up for the World Cup in Germany this year, ITN Multimedia has announced the launch of the T-Mobile World Cup channel. This exclusive, 24-hour made-for-mobi

11/05/2006 New Adapters from Gefen link DVI/digital audio and component sources to HDMI displays
The various audio/video interfaces on most of today’s HDTV sources and displays do not always connect easily to each another. DVI, for example, does not transmit audio with its high definition resolu

11/05/2006 Portaprompt wins new prompting contract with the BBC
Portaprompt has signed a new contract to continue providing prompting services, including equipment and operators, across all regions and departments of the BBC. Helen Kingsbury, Managing Director o

11/05/2006 Post It bears fruit and becomes Tangerine
Dublin based post production facility Post It has re-branded as Tangerine and expanded with a major re-install of six online edit suites, two of which are HD. Set up in 1999, Post Its' continued suc

11/05/2006 TVSet’s DVD Department quadruples in size
Due to the increasing demand for DVD in the market place, the TVSet has rapidly expanded its DVD department. The DVD authoring facility on Newman Street has nearly quadrupled in size this year and

11/05/2006 Zone Vision launches bespoke fantasy channel on SKY Italia
Zone Vision Networks is set to launch a brand new entertainment channel on the SKY platform in Italy. The tailor-made channel will air on SKY Italia from May 15 2006 and will feature a raft of divers

10/05/2006 APT puts the focus on post production at AES Paris
APT (Audio Processing Technology), the Belfast-based audio compression specialist, will be displaying an ever-increasing range of state-of-the-art audio codecs and licensing opportunities for its apt-

10/05/2006 dB Broadcast completes TV studio for Ealing Institute of Media
dB Broadcast, the leading UK system integrator, has completed a 130 square metre TV studio, with adjacent control room suite and separate vision control, sound control and apparatus rooms, for Ealing

10/05/2006 DK-Technologies introduces a new concept for monitoring video signals
After more than 40 years of traditional waveform monitoring, DK-Technologies is set to re-invent the wheel by launching a new ‘Spinner’ display that will literally have video professionals seeing colo

10/05/2006 Final Draft Version 7.1.2 released
Final Draft, has announced the immediate availability of Final Draft 7.1.2, an update to its top-selling scriptwriting software. This release includes Universal Binary support for PowerPC and Intel-

10/05/2006 FOR-A wins “STAR” award from editors of TV Technology
The FA-9000 HD/SD signal processor, dubbed “The processor,” manufactured by FOR-A is the recipient of the 2006 STAR (Superior Technology Award Recipient) Award given by the editorial staff of TV Techn

10/05/2006 Fraser Jones heads Merging Technologies’ new US operations
Swiss based Merging Technologies has appointed Fraser Jones to head their expanded and restructured operation in the USA. Merging’s original Chicago office gives way to two new sales and support off

10/05/2006 New faces at Scottish Screen to drive fresh approach
Scottish Screen has appointed two new communications professionals to join their Inward Investment and Communications team based in Glasgow. Linsey Denholm will head up the new Communications team w

10/05/2006 Streambox and Inmarsat set new standard for real-time delivery of broadcast video over global satellite network
Streambox, a leading supplier of real-time video transport solutions for broadcasting, satellite, and cable, has partnered with Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications

09/05/2006 BBC and Channel 4 programmes triumph at the Baftas
The BBC and channel 4 celebrated multiple successes at the Baftas, with several of their shows winning top awards. 'Eastenders' was named best continuing drama, beating ITV rival 'Coronation Street',

09/05/2006 BBC to launch free HD broadcasts via Sky
The BBC will give the UK's first high definition viewers a curtain-raising treat of the whole of 'Planet Earth' part one, followed by classic Dickens drama 'Bleak House' over the Whitsun Bank Holiday

09/05/2006 BSkyB and Setanta agree deal for commercial customers
BSkyB and Setanta Sports Holdings have reached an agreement that will allow pubs, clubs, sports centres and other commercial premises to receive as part of their Sky subscription Setanta's live covera

09/05/2006 Digital Anarchy updates ReSizer 2.0 for Final Cut Pro
Digital Anarchy, a leading provider of cost-effective special effects software for Adobe and Apple products, has announced the immediate availability of ReSizer 2.0 for Final Cut Pro. ReSizer is a pl

09/05/2006 NTL announces staff outsourcing programme and 6,000 jobs cuts
Cable TV operator NTL, which recently acquired Virgin Mobile, has announced that it is to cut 6,000 jobs in the UK by 2007 as it trims back and outsources staff. The company said that the merger with