Broadcast News Archive for July, 2006
26/07/2006 Custom Consoles completes major SMG contract
SMG, owner of broadcaster stv, has chosen Custom Consoles furniture for a large-scale studio installation. The contract forms part of a major investment in new technology at SMG's recently-competed s

26/07/2006 EUE Screen Gems Studios chooses SSL C100
EUE Screen Gems Studios, the New York-based division of multimedia company EUE Screen Gems Ltd., has chosen a Solid State Logic C100 Digital Broadcast Console as part of a complete facility renovation

26/07/2006 Genelec launches new mounting system for 8000 series
Genelec, pioneer of active monitoring systems, has launched a range of so-called ‘slot-wall’ mounts for its acclaimed 8000 range of speaker systems. The mounts, co-designed with König & Meyer, are id

26/07/2006 Handheld HDV1080i camcorders broaden Canon’s range for professionals
Canon, leader in photographic and imaging technology, has announced the launch of two highly portable 1.67 Megapixel 3CCD handheld High Definition (HD) camcorders – the Canon HD Video Camera Recorder

26/07/2006 Industrial Light & Magic adopts Vicon MX
Vicon, a leading developer of Academy Award-winning motion capture systems and part of Oxford Metrics Group plc has announced that visual effects facility Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) has upgraded i

26/07/2006 Prehistoric Park at Framestore CFC
Prehistoric Park, a new series of dinosaur adventures currently being aired on ITV, is the latest collaboration between Impossible Pictures and Framestore CFC. The partnership has previously produced

26/07/2006 Sonic delivers first Blu-ray disc software for Mac
Sonic Solutions has announced the release of Toast 7 with Blu-ray Disc (BD) support - the first application of its kind for the Mac. The software ushers in a new era of advanced optical disc recordin

25/07/2006 BBC announce new filmmaking initiative
The BBC have launched a new filmmaking initiative, BBC New Music Shorts. BBC Electric Proms, BBC Film Network and BBC New Talent are offering a challenge to new filmmakers to develop original and cr

25/07/2006 bmi commission Impact Image to promote long haul routes
Impact Image, a leading corporate communications production company, was selected to create a film to promote bmi's long haul routes to destinations such as Las Vegas, Nevada, the Caribbean, India and

25/07/2006 Dayang hosts 2nd annual Thai broadcast seminar
Dayang's second annual Thai broadcast seminar, 'Broadcasting to the Future', was hosted at the Spring Field Country Club in Cha-Am, a coastal resort near Thailand's capital city. Held from July 14-1

25/07/2006 Driving HD monitoring forward with Zandar at IBC
Zandar Technologies will be Driving HD at IBC 06 as they demonstrate enhanced HDTV monitoring capabilities in their MultiViewer range in outside broadcast applications. The Zandar stand #8.411 will

25/07/2006 Gefen extenders eliminate noise in Belgium’s 2FRAME
The whirring sound of computers may be welcome in some industries, but for 2FRAME studios, it was more of an editorial hazard. Creating and refining music and sounds for commercials, videos and tele

25/07/2006 Solid State Logic shows its latest C Series developments at IBC
Solid State Logic, the world's leading manufacturer of professional digital and analogue consoles, will be showing the latest versions of its C100 and C300 digital production consoles at this year's I

25/07/2006 The Foundry at IBC 2006
Leading visual effects developer The Foundry has announced Tinderbox 4, a major new product release for After Effects, the European debut of Furnace 3 for Discreet, and its much acclaimed Forge automa

25/07/2006 TV One appoints new Field Sales Executive
TV One has announced the appointment of Jon Hubery as a new Field Sales Executive for TV One Europe. Responsible for maintaining and developing new business within the North of England, Wales, Scotl

24/07/2006 Arqiva links up with Nickelodeon to deliver Nick Jr. 2
Arqiva has secured a contract with Nickelodeon to uplink Nick Jr. 2, a Nickelodeon TV channel aimed at children aged 2-5 years old. The five-year contract will see the channel uplinked to the Eurobi

24/07/2006 Artistic Licence Hong Kong expands
Artistic Licence Hong Kong announces its first dealer appointments. Desisti Asia has been appointed as main dealer for the Singapore market. Desisti has a strong reputation in the TV, theatrical and

24/07/2006 Autodesk Technology used in Summer blockbusters
From computer-generated sea creatures to entire virtual cities, digital artists relied on Autodesk's media and entertainment solutions to realise stunning visual effects for this summer’s hottest film

24/07/2006 Irish Film and Television Academy established
Minister John O’Donoghue TD has announced the establishment of the Irish Film and Television Academy, an all-Ireland organisation for the Irish film and television industry. The Academy is now open

24/07/2006 Lion Television commissioned by BBC
Lion Television has been commissioned to produce two new entertainment programmes for the BBC, Let Me Entertain You, a new talent show, and The Wedding Show, presented by Nick Knowles. Let me Enterta

24/07/2006 Megahertz boosts sales presence in Eastern Europe and Africa
Independent systems integrator Megahertz Broadcast Systems has appointed Bernd Kaltenschnee to the position of sales manager for Eastern Europe and French speaking Africa. Kaltenschnee, who is a nati

24/07/2006 Prism Sound and FX Rentals help new signing with HD
In the dog eat dog world that is the music industry talented new bands need all the friends they can muster, which is why Prism Sound and FX Rentals were only too delighted to step in when asked to he

24/07/2006 Two new disc-based Sony HD camcorders launched
Sony continues to define the future of the Camcorder with the launch of two new High Definition models and a new standard for HD video recording. AVCHD was developed to provide a way of recording 108

21/07/2006 Castaway to return to BBC
The original reality television programme, Castaway, is set to return to the BBC five years after the first series was broadcast. Just like before, the new programme will feature people going to live

21/07/2006 Grass Valley offers 30-day trial of EDIUS Pro version 4
To kick off the availability of EDIUS Pro version 4, the Grass Valley business within Thomson has announced a free 30-day trial of this latest version of the realtime, multiformat video editing softwa