Broadcast News Archive for July, 2006
21/07/2006 London facility chosen for crucial VFX work on Hollywood blockbuster
Directed by Bryan Singer, visual effects play a key role in Superman Returns. The previous set of four Superman films largely predated computer-based visual effects, so a new generation of VFX artist

21/07/2006 Megahertz expands to cope with client demand
Megahertz Broadcast Systems has expanded its facilities in Witchford, near Ely, Cambridgeshire, by taking an additional 10,000 square feet of workshop space. The expansion into an empty adjacent bui

21/07/2006 Positive experiences inspire broadcaster Vmma to buy a second SSL C100
Solid State Logic’s C100 digital production console has proved such a success for Belgium broadcaster Vmma (Vlaamse Media Maatschappij) that the company has now bought a second just one year after ins

20/07/2006 BBC reorganises for an on-demand Creative Future
The BBC has announced organisational changes to meet the challenges and opportunities of its Creative Future content strategy launched in April. The changes have been made following consultation wit

20/07/2006 FremantleMedia takes Live From Abbey Road to the world
Fremantle International Distribution (FID), the distribution arm of global production outfit FremantleMedia, has picked up the rights to distribute the groundbreaking music series, Live From Abbey Ro

20/07/2006 Granada International sends drama to France
Leading distributor Granada International has sold a number of contemporary mini-series to France’s key broadcasters, according to Nadine Nohr, Managing Director at Granada International. All produce

20/07/2006 ITN reach outline agreement with Avid
ITN, one of the world’s leading news and video content companies, has reached an outline agreement with Avid to provide a new media management system for ITN’s news and programme production departmen

20/07/2006 PALA Asia and IPALS merge to produce single major regional exhibition
IIR and Unusual Productions announce the merger of their respective international professional sound and lighting exhibitions for the South East Asian region. Under the agreement reached between the

19/07/2006 dB Broadcast to send staff to university
Independent system integrator dB Broadcast, which set up its own self-funded in-house apprentice programme for wiring technicians in 1999, has taken another major step in its educational programme by

19/07/2006 DK announces range of exciting new products for IBC 2006
DK-Technologies will be using the IBC 2006 platform to unveil a number of new metering products, including new video display technology that is set to transform taditional waveform monitoring. DK’s S

19/07/2006 Major new anti-piracy campaign target local councils
The UK’s video retailers have been joined by cinemas in the fight against DVD piracy by embarking on their first national campaign aimed at raising awareness among local authorities to the harm done b

19/07/2006 Solid State Logic moves into video
This year’s IBC Convention will give the European broadcast community its first opportunity to see products based on Solid State Logic’s new MediaWAN technology platform, which encompasses all aspects

19/07/2006 Sonic and Movielink team up to enable DVD burning of downloaded movies
Sonic Solutions and Movielink the leading broadband video-on-demand (VOD) service, has announced a licensing agreement for technology that, when authorised for use by content providers, will enable co

18/07/2006 Dolby JPEG 2000 digital cinema mastering facility open for business
Dolby Laboratories has announced the first European JPEG 2000 digital cinema encode completed by its European mastering team. Buena Vista International’s Secuestro Express was mastered, duplicated,

18/07/2006 Jampro designs turnkey antenna solution for Millcreek Broadcasting
When Millcreek Broadcasting needed to develop a new antenna site in Utah's Bountiful State Park, they called on Jampro Antenna / RF Systems of Sacramento, California to handle very sensitive site des

18/07/2006 Riedel’s seamless connectivity solutions to share the Spotlight at IBC 2006
Riedel Communications’ advanced, seamless connectivity solutions will be in the spotlight at IBC 2006, Stand 10.141. Known for pioneering advanced intercom and radio technology, Riedel will add Con

18/07/2006 Shanghai event set for record-breaking attendance in September
Sony Pictures, Fox News, ESPN and Warner Brothers - four of the world leaders in broadcast and content - are to speak as part of a world-class gathering of industry specialists at the IPTV World Forum

18/07/2006 Three new Heads of Development appointed in BBC Factual & Learning
Rachel Innes-Lumsden, recently appointed to the new role of Creative Director of Development in Factual & Learning, has appointed Heads of Development to work in three of the BBC's F&L's Studios. The

17/07/2006 Chroma-Q Color Web supplied to PokerFace
Lighting Designer Mark Kenyon has used 207 square metres of Chroma-Q Color Web for the set of new Ant & Dec TV gameshow PokerFace – the largest single application of the LED webbing system to date. P

17/07/2006 dB Broadcast commissions Jordan's first independent TV channel
One year after the first brick was laid, Cambridgeshire-based independent system integrator dB Broadcast has commissioned Jordan's first independent television station, ATV. Located in the heart of th

17/07/2006 Free Television training launches in Gloucestershire
A brand new scheme that will provide free training for media businesses, freelancers and new entrants in Gloucestershire over the next two years is announcing its first training initiative. This firs

17/07/2006 Modern adds three further Quantel Pablos boosting iQ fleet to six systems
Modern VideoFilm, a top post-production facility serving the Hollywood feature film community, has taken delivery of three 4K Pablo on iQ color correction/DI systems. The purchase allows Modern to se

17/07/2006 Sonifex showing new products at IBC 2006
On IBC stand number 8.561, Sonifex's Redbox range of audio interfaces continues to expand with some new additions. The RB-OA3 is a 1U rack-mount, unity gain on-air switcher, capable of switching four

14/07/2006 Enhanced DVB standard provides boost for mobile TV
BT has welcomed the approval of a revised DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) standard which now allows mobile TV and virtually any other content to be broadcast reliably using internet based technologie

14/07/2006 Industry giants enter the Mobile Zone at IBC 2006
Leading IT, Telecom and Broadcast companies are signing up to enter the Mobile Zone at IBC2006 as interest in Mobile TV starts to take off in Europe. Harris, Nokia, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments are