Broadcast News Archive for July, 2006
31/07/2006 Aspex at IBC 2006
Aspex Semiconductor is to launch its accelerated high definition H.264 encoder for IPTV, HD-DVD, video-on-demand, corporate, streaming and broadcast applications at IBC 2006. It’s also showing a PCI

31/07/2006 HHB announces new Røde Stereo VideoMic
Answering industry demand for a high-quality camera-mounted stereo microphone, Australian manufacturer Røde has announced the Stereo VideoMic (SVM) which is now available from UK distributor HHB Commu

31/07/2006 IFTA invites membership applications
The Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) is the all-Ireland organisation with full representation from across the industry; the Department of Arts and the Irish Film Board, Northern Ireland Film & T

31/07/2006 Jampro’s Injector to support Thailand’s inaugural HD transmission
Jampro Antenna / RF Systems of Sacramento, California has announced the shipment of the company's RCHA-323-10HD FM High Power Combiner to the Mass Communications Organization of Thailand (MCOT) to sup

31/07/2006 New look NBDtv announces key appointments
A new look, a new catalogue, a new website and a new sales structure kick starts the new sales year for the international television distribution company NBDtv. Following last years acquisition of N

31/07/2006 Preco to launch two new Dolby E monitors at IBC
At this years IBC exhibition in Amsterdam, Preco will officially launch two eagerly anticipated Dolby E monitors from Bel Digital Audio. In environments where available space is at a minimum, but you

31/07/2006 RadioScape’s new DAB/DMB/DAB-IP Field Monitoring Receiver
RadioScape, a world leader in Professional DAB and DMB Broadcast Systems, has now made available a low-cost, compact Monitoring Receiver for Eureka-147 Band III and L-Band DAB (Digital Audio Broadcast

31/07/2006 Zonemedia acquires Storm Stories
Zonemedia (formerly Zone Vision Networks) has acquired more than 90 episodes of The Weather Channel (US) hit series Storm Stories from Collegia Capital LLC, for its Zone Reality channels. Zonemedia

28/07/2006 Hawthorn rise to the challenge of the 10th Anniversary Ram Katha Festival in Leicester
Having worked on similar events in Leicester over the last eighteen years, Hawthorns secured the opportunity from the Jalaram Charitable Trust, Leicester, to provide the power, sound, video and lighti

28/07/2006 Irish OPW opens doors to film production
The Irish Office of Public Works (OPW) continues to play an active role in making Dublin a film friendly location for film and television production. Recent film productions using OPW property includ

28/07/2006 New generation of IP Audio Codecs launched at IBC
An exciting new series of audio codecs that are designed to meet the needs of broadcasters will be unveiled at this year’s IBC exhibition by compression specialist APT. Cost-effective and efficient

28/07/2006 Nick Knowles signs exclusive BBC deal
Presenter Nick Knowles has signed a new two-year deal to work exclusively with the BBC. Knowles will continue to present exclusively for the broadcaster, as a major face for BBC One, but the new cont

28/07/2006 PALA India gains further momentum
Laser System Europe, the leading international laser and multi-media sales, rental and event production company, has been appointed ‘laser showcase sponsors’ for PALA India. In this role, the compan

28/07/2006 Pharos expands web based router control
Pharos Communications has announced Version 2.0 of its industry-leading Pilot Ria web browser-based router controller. Pilot Ria provides full reactive control of broadcast routing equipment from an

28/07/2006 Short film production hot-house calls for new British film projects
Tomorrow’s award-winning British filmmakers are being called to submit their short film projects for funding through the highly successful Cinema Extreme short film initiative supported by FilmFour an

28/07/2006 Turner to open original production unit in UK
Turner Broadcasting Europe has announced the formation of an Original Productions Unit based in London, which will house a hotbed of creative talent with the aim of creating the best content in Europe

27/07/2006 BBC appoints new Political Adviser
Ric Bailey has been appointed as the BBC's Chief Political Adviser. He will leave his post as Deputy Head of Political Programmes to take over the role from David Jordan, who became BBC Controller of

27/07/2006 FOR-A to celebrate 35th anniversary at IBC 2006
Celebrating its 35th anniversary at IBC 2006, FOR-A will be showing its full range of products aimed at broadcasters and post houses - including leading-edge video switchers, frame-rate converters, fr

27/07/2006 IBC 2006 launch for International MHEG Promotion Alliance
IBC 2006 provides the launch pad for IMPALA (International MHEG Promotion Alliance), a new organisation formed by software manufacturers to promote the use of the MHEG-5 interactive TV standard. Foun

27/07/2006 IOV Annual Convention & Trade Exhibition
Now in its third year at Stoneleigh Park, near Coventry, the Institute of Videography is has announced that registration is now open for its Annual Convention and Trade Exhibition on October 18 & 19 2

27/07/2006 REALVIZ to launch Movimento at SIGGRAPH 2006
REALVIZ, a leader in image processing software development, has chosen the forthcoming SIGGRAPH Exhibition in Boston as the venue for the launch of Movimento, the latest addition to the REALVIZ softw

27/07/2006 Rebranded Angel Eye Media wins Channel 4 Commission
Leading Glasgow and London-based independent multimedia production company Angel Eye Film & Television, responsible for acclaimed shows such as The Last Chancers, The Estate Agents, Edinburgh Or Bust,

27/07/2006 Rob Jones joins Megahertz engineering team
Megahertz Broadcast Systems has announced the appointment of Rob Jones to the position of junior project engineer. After graduating from the University of York in 2005 with a degree in Electronic Eng

27/07/2006 Xytech Systems to introduce new modules at IBC 2006
Xytech Systems Corporation, a leading provider of media asset and workflow management software will launch at IBC 2006 of a number of new modules and options that are part of the new 8.5 release of Xy

26/07/2006 Chairman and CEO of EMI Music joins Film Business Academy of Cass Business School
Alain Levy, Chairman and CEO of EMI Music, has been appointed Chairman of the Film Business Academy’s Advisory Board at Cass Business School, London. Levy was formerly worldwide President and CEO of