Broadcast News Archive for June, 2006
30/06/2006 Capita staff strike at BBC
Dozens of ex-BBC staff now employed by Capita in West London have joined a one-day strike. Bectu called for strike action today, June 30, after their new employer threatened to move them onto non-BBC

30/06/2006 Dutch facility Valkieser Capital Images orders systems from Digital Vision
Digital Vision, a leading developer of advanced digital media applications specialising in film and video solutions, has revealed that Valkieser Capital Images, the Netherlands, has purchased a Nucoda

30/06/2006 Eyeheight reports highly successful Broadcast Asia
Eyeheight has reported a highly successful Broadcast Asia 2006 exhibition, held at the Singapore Expo June 20-23. The event was organised as a trio including CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT which coll

30/06/2006 Fujifilm Motion Picture appoint new sales person
Fuji Photo Film (UK) Ltd have announced the appointment of Colin Ricardo as Business Development Manager for Motion Picture Products in the UK. Ricardo has worked for Fuji’s professional film departm

30/06/2006 Granada International appoints Head of Formats
Nadine Nohr, Managing Director at Granada International, has announced the key appointment of Jennifer Harrington as Head of Formats. Based in London, Harrington, currently Sales Director at Twentiet

30/06/2006 Head of Religion & Ethics named at BBC
Michael Wakelin has been appointed as the new Head of Religion & Ethics for the BBC. Wakelin, 45, is currently Acting Head of Development for the Religion & Ethics Department and has been Series Prod

30/06/2006 Panasonic extends engagement with Priocept
Panasonic Avionics Corporation, the world's leading supplier of in-flight entertainment and communication systems, has extended its engagement with Priocept to include software development services.

30/06/2006 Upgrade offers for Autodesk Maya 7 and Autodesk 3ds Max 8 software
Autodesk is offering Maya users the opportunity to save 30% on the upgrade price when they upgrade to Maya 7 and subscribe to Platinum Membership. The offer expires on 28 July. To welcome Maya users

29/06/2006 AP Broadcast Services Announce Tibetan Contract
Following on from AP Television News' opening of an office in Pyongyang, North Korea, AP Broadcast Services are finalising details to be the first provider of a satellite uplink in the Tibetan capital

29/06/2006 Australian post-production facility adopts Autodesk’s Discreet Flame
Autodesk has announced the first purchase in Asia Pacific of its flagship Discreet Flame visual effects system running on the Linux operating system. The purchase was made by Frame, Set & Match (FSM

29/06/2006 da Vinci Promise Full Product Line At IBC 2006
da Vinci will be featuring demonstrations of its full product line at IBC, confirming the company’s presence in DI and commitment to nonlinear processing. Set to be highlighted at the show is the Res

29/06/2006 HHB Celebrates 30 Years In Business
2006 sees HHB Communications, Europe’s leading independent supplier of professional audio equipment, celebrating 30 years in business. The occasion was marked with a party at the Belvedere in London’

29/06/2006 Kinema Digital Adopts Discreet Lustre For Digital Grading
Spanish post-production facility Kinema Digital has chosen the Discreet Lustre system for the digital grading of feature films, commercials and broadcast projects. It has also hired Pepe Cruz, a wel

29/06/2006 Profile Supports Filmmakers Of The Future
At Blenheim Palace, Profile Video has received an Investors in Education Award in acknowledgment of a particular and distinctive contribution to education in East Oxfordshire. The Media Department at

29/06/2006 Toolfarm Acquires Buena Software
Toolfarm has announced the acquisition of Buena Software, a plug-in developer for Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro, and Autodesk's Autodesk Combustion. Buena's products co

29/06/2006 UK Launch Set For Pride TV
Pride Television Networks is to launch a revolutionary new TV channel that is specifically targeted at the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. The Pride TV channel will provide

28/06/2006 £300,000 'BOOST' for creative industries
A new £300,000 project called ‘BOOST’ (Building On Original Somerset Talent) is being launched at the Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton on July 6. This exciting new opportunity will provide the best in a

28/06/2006 Barco and Dadi Digital Cinemas agree large scale digital cinema deployment in China
Digital cinema pioneer Barco and Guangdong Dadi Digital Cinema China Ltd. have signed an historic agreement to roll out digital cinema across Guangdong province in China. Dadi digital cinemas will d

28/06/2006 BBC Worldwide profits double in two years
BBC Worldwide Ltd has published its Annual Review for 2005/06 and announced record profits of £89.4m for 2005/06, a year on year increase of 62%, and sales up by 11% to £784.4m. The increase in overa

28/06/2006 Cream of Cornwall short films to be showcased at Channel 4
The latest creative talent and films to emerge from Cornwall will be showcased at ‘The Cream of Cornish Films’ in London on Wednesday June 28. The interactive event, held at Channel 4, includes a ‘Dr

28/06/2006 HMV Chief condemns DVD piracy
Steve Knott, Managing Director of HMV was joined by Lord Sainsbury at the annual Trading Standards conference in London’s Royal Victoria Dock last week to talk about the impact of DVD piracy on the re

28/06/2006 Market success for Audio Ltd’s DX2040
Audio Ltd's new DX2040 true diversity receiver has been well-received by the market, with sales increasing steadily. “The flexibility delivered by the wider switching bandwidth offers a significant a

28/06/2006 Pixel Power expands international sales team
Pixel Power is to expand its international sales effort with the recruitment of Francois Cavalade as Regional Sales Manager. With broad experience of the broadcast and high-tech industries, Cavalad

28/06/2006 Presteigne supplies Grass Valley cameras for BBC’s HD Wimbledon coverage
Leading rental house Presteigne Broadcast is supplying Grass Valley LDK 6000 HD cameras and LDK 6200 Super Slo-mo HD cameras to the BBC for its coverage of the 2006 Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships

27/06/2006 Avid Sign Pacific Quay Contract With Siemens Business Services
Avid Technology and Siemens Business Services (SBS) have announced the signing of a contract to supply the complete news, interactive and production system for BBC Scotland’s new state-of-the-art broa