Broadcast News Archive for June, 2006
09/06/2006 Pact & C4 agree new media rights deal
Channel 4 and Pact have agreed a deal which will allow the broadcaster an exclusive 30-day window to exploit its programmes via on-demand platforms including broadband, mobile and cable. The deal has

09/06/2006 Pro Tools users stand to benefit from new apt-X licensing deal
Source Elements LLC, a leading provider of software solutions for the Pro Tools environment, has signed a licensing agreement with algorithm specialist APT to incorporate the highly-acclaimed apt-X al

09/06/2006 Red Bee creates 2006 World Cup Titles
Red Bee Media has created a cinematic title sequence for the BBC’s coverage of the World Cup. The sequence builds on the ambience and energy in Germany during the run up to the World Cup. The titles

08/06/2006 'Half Light' premieres on Angelsey
The first showing of the Hollywood thriller 'Half Light' will be on Sunday June 18 at the Ucheldre Centre Holyhead. 170 invited guests will be able to see this ghost-tale starring Demi Moore which us

08/06/2006 'Hell's Kitchen' USA goes east
Granada International has sold the US version of reality hit Hell’s Kitchen to a number of broadcasters in Asia. The Asia Food Network, UBC Thailand, Orion Media Korea, Discovery India and Solar in T

08/06/2006 APT helps Eleven Engineering deliver even better audio fidelity
Eleven Engineering has signed a licensing agreement with Belfast-based APT, which will enable the company to incorporate APT’s groundbreaking apt-X algorithm into its XInC2 wireless processor. Albert

08/06/2006 CBBC and CBeebies Independent Commissioning Exec and Head of Scheduling named
Richard Deverell, Controller, BBC Children's, has announced the appointment of Damian Kavanagh, Head of Planning and Scheduling for BBC Three, as Independent Commissioning Executive and Head of Schedu

08/06/2006 Digiturk selects Irdeto for end-to-end PVR and Push VOD solution
Irdeto, a world leader in content security for digital TV, IPTV and mobile networks and a subsidiary of multinational media group Naspers, today announced that Digiturk has selected the Irdeto Digit

08/06/2006 MAGIX introduces Goya Multimedia burning suite
MAGIX has announced Goya Multimedia, a comprehensive one-stop burning suite for photos, videos and music. Goya Multimedia is the perfect platform for editing, backing up, and burning multimedia con

08/06/2006 ProTV selects TSL for first Romanian HD channel
TSL has announced that it has been selected by ProTV, the leading channel in Romania, to provide systems integration for its new HD service. ProTV HD, which will launch later this year, will be the f

08/06/2006 Rushes brings blaze of glory to 2006 World Cup titles
Rushes Post Production and Red Bee Media have collaborated to create a glorious cinematic title sequence for the BBC’s coverage of the World Cup. Utilising one of their HD multiple Dual suites that R

07/06/2006 BBC Television appoints Diversity Executive
BBC Director of Television, Jana Bennett, has today appointed an Editorial Executive of Diversity to oversee the way BBC channels represent the audiences they serve. Jana Bennett said: "The creation

07/06/2006 Bectu condemn more cuts in ITV regional news service
An ITV decision to make further cuts in its regional news programming has been condemned by Bectu. At least 40 jobs are threatened as a result of the company’s plans for a new Thames Valley service w

07/06/2006 Envivio showcases MPEG-4 IP video systems for Quad Play with at GLOBALCOMM2006
At GLOBALCOMM2006, in its booth #47091, Envivio, the first company to have offered Quad Play ready IP video systems, is showcasing its MPEG-4 IP video systems working on a Sigma Designs based H.264 co

07/06/2006 First digital cinema screens in Iceland equipped with Dolby
Dolby Laboratories has been selected by Iceland’s SamFilm Group to provide the first digital cinema systems in Iceland. The SamFilm Group, the largest theatrical, video and DVD distributor in Iceland

07/06/2006 Keynote speakers for Showcomotion Children’s Media Conference announced
Richard Deverell, BBC Children’s Controller, and Tess Alps, Thinkbox CEO, will launch the Showcomotion Children’s Media Conference (July 7-8) with keynote presentations on the children’s media environ

07/06/2006 Moscow post production facility opts for SSL console
St. Petersburg-based system integration company and distributor Proline has been awarded the contract to completely modernise the main music and film scoring studio at Mosfilm, Russia’s largest film a

07/06/2006 Rogue Element Films shoots new 'X' music video for Liberty X in 4:4:4 RGB green screen
Footage for the red hot music video for the hit single 'X' from UK band Liberty X was operated by Daniel Mulligan, director of photography (DOP) at Rogue Element Films. In what is accepted to be th

07/06/2006 Total Audio open new systems build facility & begin second HD OB truck for Arena
Europe’s largest HD-capable OB truck, Unit 7, which was built for outside broadcast specialist Arena TV, is as large as is permitted under EU legislation for trailers. At 17.5 metres long (the maximu

06/06/2006 Arts Alliance Media announces the upgrade of 50 UK screens to JPEG2000 compatibility
Arts Alliance Media (AAM), Europe’s leading provider of digital film distribution services, has reached another European digital cinema milestone with the announcement that all 50 QuVIS servers instal

06/06/2006 Avitech reaches new depths with deep sea video monitoring
Avitech International Corporation, a leader in multi-image display processors has announced that their line of multiviewers will be utilised by Schilling Robotics in a variety of applications for subs

06/06/2006 Double Negative quest for visual effects led to Autodesk
Autodesk have announced that visual effects studio Double Negative turned to Autodesk technology in order to deliver stunning computer-generated imagery for the new thriller 'The Da Vinci Code'. Fro

06/06/2006 Granada International makes new Australia & New Zealand appointment
Nadine Nohr, Managing Director at Granada International, has announced the recruitment of a new VP of Sales for the Australia and New Zealand region, signifying the company's commitment to further est

06/06/2006 Hantro sets new benchmark for performance levels with software MPEG-4 encoder
Hantro has announced the release of its next generation 4200 MPEG-4 / H.263 software encoder for ARM based wireless devices. Significantly improving image quality, the encoder is particularly suited

06/06/2006 Lion TV receives royal nod from Five
Leading UK independent Lion Television has been commissioned by Channel Five to produce 'The Secret Life of Elizabeth I: Revealed', a drama-documentary aiming to delve beyond the carefully stage-manag