Broadcast News Archive for August, 2006
28/08/2006 Autodesk's '2007' visual effects and editing systems to be launched at IBC
Autodesk have launched new '2007' versions of its Inferno, Flame, Flint, Fire amd Smoke visual effects and editing systems. Focusing on connectivity and productivity, these latest versions streamline

28/08/2006 Commercial broadcasters receive Jampro treatment
Bill Bordeaux, Chief Engineer for American General Media's KBOX-FM and KPAT-FM, recently turned to Jampro Antennas/RF Systems of Sacramento to fulfill an urgent need for the rigid transmission line he

28/08/2006 Framepool to open offices in London and Paris
Framepool is inaugurating new offices in London and Paris on its fifth year anniversary in November 2006. Vanessa Lewis, a native of Toronto, Canada and a former Sales Manager at Getty Images, is the

28/08/2006 Framestore CFC picks up Emmy Awards
The 58th Annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards, held in Los Angeles on August 19th 2006, saw two Framestore CFC projects pick up the coveted awards. 'Walking With Monsters' (U.S. title: Before the Dinosau

28/08/2006 IBC conference promises 'HDTV Lift-Off'
The packed conference schedule at IBC 2006 includes a conference theme day from producer David Wood who is responsible for the Friday, September 8, in-depth look at HD television. Wood said: “There a

28/08/2006 Irish Film Board awarded over €2 million
Irish Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism John O'Donoghue has granted a supplementary funding award of over €2 million to the Irish Film Board, with the aim of continuing to increase film production

28/08/2006 Photon Beard head for a record year
With strong sales on the books for 2006 Photon Beard secured an order for over £250K (US$475K) for its Highlight range of energy efficient fluorescent lighting luminaires. Added to some similarly lar

25/08/2006 BKSTS celebrates its 75th anniversary
BKSTS, The Moving Image Society - an institution that remains one of the cornerstones of the moving image industry - celebrates its 75th Anniversary. The Moving Image Society was founded in 1931 to

25/08/2006 Cinesite Europe Ltd makes acquisition of an Isilon
Cinesite Europe Ltd, one of London’s leading visual effects houses has recently made the acquisition of an Isilon IQ4800i 3 node cluster through Ovation Data Systems. Cinesite’s recent work includes:

25/08/2006 DK-Technologies launches a new colour analysing and calibration service
Smaller post production houses that need to calibrate their LCD screens and monitors can now tap in to a new service from DK-Technologies that will allow them to access the latest high quality colour

25/08/2006 Grupo Televisa to use Envivio for its digital satellite news gathering operations
Envivio have announced that Grupo Televisa has selected its standard definition encoders and decoders for Televisa’s digital satellite news gathering (DSNG) operations. By deploying the high quality

25/08/2006 Harris Corporation to deliver High-Power AM Systems to Radio Ethiopia
Harris Corporation have announced a turnkey radio transmission sale to Radio Ethiopia, a segment of the Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency (ERTA). Harris will deliver high-power AM transmitters t

25/08/2006 Ian Mottashed and Tim Jobling appointed as Directors of Cambridge Imaging System
Ian Mottashed and Tim Jobling have been appointed Directors of digital asset management company Cambridge Imaging Systems. Both joined the company five years ago, Mottashed as a web designer and Jobl

25/08/2006 Jim Armstrong to take up position of Director of Eastern Sales for Telos Systems
Telos Systems have announced the appointment of Jim Armstrong to the newly-created position of Director of Eastern Sales. The new position is part of an extensive corporate expansion designed to acc

25/08/2006 Media 100 to support Apple Intel-based Macs
Media 100, a leading provider of advanced editing systems for the corporate, broadcast, postproduction and multi-media industries, have announced that it plans to support the new Apple Intel-based Mac

24/08/2006 BFFS to relocate to Sheffield
The British Federation of Film Societies, BFFS, announced today that from September 4 its headquarters will be relocated to The Workstation, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Chairman David Miller commente

24/08/2006 Cartoon Network to keep Orange customers entertained
Turner Broadcasting System Europe Limited (TBS) has announced that Cartoon Network mobile TV will soon be available to Orange subscribers across Europe, following a successful deal with France Telecom

24/08/2006 Edinburgh International Film Festival launches scriptwriting competition
A nationwide competition to encourage and support young British scriptwriting talent has been launched by Nik Powell, Director of the National Film and Television School. The Make Your Mark in Film w

24/08/2006 UK technology to the fore at IBC 2006
British company Fighting Bull Broadcast Technologies (FBBT) (1) will introduce version 2.0 of Matador™, its OSS (operational support system)/monitoring tool, at this year’s IBC, which takes place in A

24/08/2006 VCI announce acquisition of DTG
Video Communications (VCI) have announced the acquisition of Digital Transaction Group (DTG), Austin, TX, supplier of automation software systems for the broadcast and cable industry. DTG’s automati

24/08/2006 Welsh companies step up to IBC challenge
Two Welsh companies TVonics and Technium Digital@Sony are participating under the UK Group umbrella at this year's IBC. TVonics designs and manufactures digital set top boxes and digital video record

24/08/2006 WST consultancy and West Country Broadcast make IBC debut
Making its first appearance at IBC is Wave Science Technology (WST), an independent technology consultancy in the fields of sound, audio visual, media and ICT. According to WST, its consultants have

23/08/2006 Europa Cinemas return to 'Label' awards Venice Film Festival
Europa Cinemas will once again award its Label prize to the best European film in the Giornate degli Autori/Venice Days section in the upcoming Venice Film Festival from August 30 to September 9. Thi

23/08/2006 Foyle Film Festival to host Stella Artois Film Awards
The 19th Seagate Foyle Film Festival will host the competition for the prestigious Stella Artois Film Awards. Categories will include:Best Irish ShortBest International Short<LI

23/08/2006 Gefen to be awarded for HD solution at CEDIA
Leading connectivity solutions provider Gefen have announced the formal recognition of its HDMI CAT5 Extreme as one of Electronic House magazine’s Products of the Year for 2006. Distinguished from am