Broadcast News Archive for August, 2006
31/08/2006 Bridging The Gap 4 Re-Launched UK-Wide
The Scottish Documentary Institute’s new call for proposals on the theme of 'White' will be open to all UK-based filmmakers. Bridging the Gap is understood to be the only documentary talent initiativ

31/08/2006 KONAN Digital Announces OEM Version Of DigitalArc
In support of feature-rich, customised asset management applications, KONAN Digital has announced DigitalArc OEM, an OEM version of its proven DigitalArc media asset management (MAM) system. The offe

31/08/2006 Liberty Completes First Stage of IDT Acquisition
Liberty Media Corporation has completed the first stage of the acquisition of IDT Corporation’s Entertainment division, parent of Anchor Bay Entertainment. The deal encompasses all of IDT Entertainme

31/08/2006 Quantel Chooses OmniTek XR Systems
OmniTek have announced that Quantel has chosen to equip its demonstration facilities with multiple OmniTek XR systems. The OmniTek XR image analysis system specifically designed for colorists and pos

31/08/2006 Roaring Success As Lion Commissioned To Co-Produce TV3's The Box
Lion has been commissioned to co-produce 'the biggest ever' reality event for TV3 in Ireland. A first for Lion to co-produce programming in Ireland, the commission is also one of the largest projects

31/08/2006 SMG Rejects Merger Proposals With UTV
Scottish Media Group (SMG) has rejected a merger proposal advanced by UTV. UTV, which owns the Ulster ITV licence and radio station TalkSport, made its second merger proposal on the 21 August and was

31/08/2006 XL Video Supply Projection For Trafalgar Square Festival Art Installation
XL Video supplied projection for public artist Martin Firrell’s 'I Want To Live In A City...' installation work, beamed along the wall of the steps leading up to the National Gallery as part of the Tr

31/08/2006 Zenith Entertainment Goes Into Administrative Receivership
Zenith Entertainment, one of the UK's longest established independent TV producers, has gone into administrative receivership. Zenith North, the subsidiary that is working on a final series of long-r

30/08/2006 Animation Magic To Take Top Award At IBC 2006
The 2006 IBC International Award for Excellence will go to Aardman Animations, the British animation studio most famous for its stop motion models including Wallace and Gromit and Creature Comforts –

30/08/2006 Ascent Media Appoints Henderson As Managing Director
Ascent Media Network Services have announced that it has appointed Roger Henderson as Managing Director of its content distribution business in Europe. Henderson, who will be based in London, will ha

30/08/2006 Europe's First Commercial HD DVD Uses Sonic Solutions' Technology
Sonic Solutions, a leader in digital media software, has announced that Europe’s first commercially-available HD DVD title was produced using Sonic’s Scenarist advanced interactive authoring and CineV

30/08/2006 London Films To Compete For Golden Lion At Venice International Film Festival
Two major London-shot films 'Children of Men' and 'The Queen' will be competing for the Golden Lion in the 63rd Venice International Film Festival. Alfonso Cuaron’s futuristic thriller Children of Me

30/08/2006 QuVIS Preferred Digital Cinema System Provider To Venice Film Festival
QuVIS have announced that their Digital Cinema System is the preferred digital mastering and playback system for the 63rd Venice Film Festival. The annual event, organized by the Venice Biennale, wil

30/08/2006 RDF Media Confirms Talks To Buy The Comedy Unit
Independent production company RDF Media has confirmed it is in talks to buy Scottish firm The Comedy Unit, according to a London news source. The RDF Media Group is a group of companies that creates

30/08/2006 Red Kite Takes To The Skies With Best Short Film Award
Red Kite Animation has won the award for best mobile short film at this year’s Talent Circle Super Shorts Film Festival. The winning entry, ‘The Imp’ is the first animation to feature the voices of b

30/08/2006 Time Out Celebrates London On Screen
Over 30 classic London films will screen in 20 venues across London throughout September 2006 as part a special season, Time Out London on Screen, backed by Film London and The Mayor of London. From

29/08/2006 'Microwave' Project Launched For London-Based Film-Makers
Film London has recently launched Microwave a new project for London-based film-makers to produce ten micro-budget feature film projects in the capital. Microwave challenges film-makers to shoot a fu

29/08/2006 BAL SPECTRUM Offers Truely Flexible 19" Rack System
BAL introduces SPECTRUM, a 19” 3U high rack frame system which will accept up to 16 multi-function cards with twin power supplies. It provides a high density, easily maintainable mix and match system

29/08/2006 Burgett Joins Broadcast Electronics As Vice President
Broadcast Electronics has announced that Michael Burgett has joined the company as Vice President of Global Sales. Effective from September 5, Burgett will oversee market delivery of BE’s studio and

29/08/2006 Envivio Introduces Advanced Encoding System For Mobile TV
Demonstrating its commitment to empower a converged IP world, Envivio has introduced its new version of the 4Caster M2, the world's first and only multi-rate, multi-resolution and multi-standard encod

29/08/2006 Hit Drama Makes 'Impression' On World-Wide Broadcasters
Granada International has sold the ratings hit drama series 'The Impressionists' to more than 100 territories around the world. The series, produced by the BBC and aired on BBC One earlier this year,

29/08/2006 Spanish Film-Making Celebrated On London Screens
Aiming to reflect the quality and diversity of Spanish film-making today, the London Spanish Film Festival returns to London screens. This year’s festival at the Ciné Lumière will run from September

29/08/2006 Top Flight DVD Authoring And Duplication From Viscom
Based in the North East of Scotland Viscom are a video and multimedia company serving the corporate and aviation market. Producing a range of visual communication solutions for companies of all sizes

29/08/2006 WFCJ-FM Adds HD-1 Channel With Jampro Space-Combining Antenna
WFCJ-FM, a 50.0 kW Christian broadcaster serving the greater Dayton market, has announced that it has successfully powered up and tested its new HD-1 channel using a Jampro space-combining JLST model

28/08/2006 AJI marks first complete European HD TV station
As High Definition becomes the future of television broadcasting, Dreamtek step up to the mark and complete an HD project at AJI ahead of schedule due to excellent planning and delivery. Ahead of all