Broadcast News Archive for August, 2006
23/08/2006 ITV reaches agreement to sell its 45 % stake of TV3 to Doughty Hanson
ITV has announced that it has reached agreement, together with its co-shareholders, for the sale of Irish commercial broadcaster TV3 Television Network (TV3) to Doughty Hanson. ITV holds its interest

23/08/2006 Picture Canning anticipate HD Z-link
Picture Canning has been championing Cove Broadcast’s Z-Link since its release using the system on numerous locations. The lightweight cabling and end to end digital quality has made the rigging hass

23/08/2006 RadioScape to launch Integra at IBC 2006
RadioScape, a world leader in digital audio and multimedia broadcast and receiver technology, will be launching the innovative Integra range of products at IBC 2006. These are designed to further es

23/08/2006 TV executives compete for 'apprenticeship' in Evolution production
Evolutions has completed the full post-production on the opening to the Edinburgh International Television Festival, which will be an unmissable version of 'The Apprentice'. Screened at 12.30pm on A

23/08/2006 Xytech Education training programme now available for media professionals
Xytech Systems, a leading provider of media asset, scheduling and workflow software have announced the availability of a new and comprehensive training program, Xytech Education. This service consist

22/08/2006 Autodesk's community portal 'Area' goes live
Autodesk has announced that its new community portal, Area is now live. The site is intended to be a centralised repository of content created using Autodesk Maya and Autodesk 3ds Max animation, mode

22/08/2006 Colour-Tramp controller expands with latest release
Colour-Tramp is a versatile lighting controller for two and three dimensional arrays of colour changers. Since its launch, Colour-Tramp has become a market leader for large architectural lighting sy

22/08/2006 Dayang to exhibit latest range of equipment at Broadcast & Cable 2006
Dayang International Limited will be exhibiting the latest range of character generators, post-production equipment and display multiplexers at Broadcast & Cable TV 2006 in Sao Paolo. Brasil's larges

22/08/2006 Food Networks HD and HGTV HD networks launch on Omneon Spectrum
Omneon Video Networks have announced that Scripps Networks has launched its Food Network HD and HGTV HD networks, as well as its Great American Country (GAC) SD network, on new Omneon Spectrum media s

22/08/2006 Irish animation industry enjoys cartoon boom
The Irish animation industry has had a successful year and the most recent success has been the selection of the Irish animated feature film 'The Ugly Duckling and Me', for the prestigious Internation

22/08/2006 Scholars to establish association for literature on screen
Leading scholars will meet at De Montfort University (DMU) Leicester in September for a conference launching a ground-breaking association for literature on screen. The event is being staged thanks

22/08/2006 Steadicam launch Ultra2 for 'maximum precision and smoothness'
Steadicam have announced the launch of the the Ultra2 which enables operators to 'go further in achieving the maximum precision and smoothness, for every part of every shot'. As with the Ultra, the c

22/08/2006 Time Have Been A Bleeping Success This Summer
Time have supplied censorship for both Channel 4’s ‘Big Brother’ and ITV’s ‘Love Island’ simultaneously this summer. Time claim to be the UK and Europe’s only company dedicated to B

21/08/2006 'Kasting' makes the cut in short film competition
First time horror director Alyosha Saari of London is the £5000 winner of the Zone Horror CUT! Short Film Competition. Saari’s winning entry, 'Kasting', will be shown at a special August 26 screening

21/08/2006 Ascent Media Group to simplify its structure and streamline management
Ascent Media Group (AMG), a premier global provider of media services to the entertainment industry, have announced that it will simplify its structure into two global operating divisions – Creative S

21/08/2006 Chyron appoints broadcast graphics veteran Aldo Campisi as product manager
Chyron Corporation has announced the appointment of broadcast graphics veteran Aldo Campisi as Product Manager. Campisi will be an integral part of the team responsible for new product introductions,

21/08/2006 Chyron Corporation announce increased profits
Chyron Corporation announced that for its second quarter, the Company generated net income of $1.7 million on revenues of $8.6 million. For the first half of 2006 the Company reported net income of $

21/08/2006 Digital Rapids to showcase two new enterprise-level tools at IBC
Digital Rapids, a leading developer of solutions for content ingest, encoding, transcoding, protection and delivery will showcase two new enterprise-level tools; Stream Transcode Manager and Stream Br

21/08/2006 Fremantle International Distribution announce programme deals across Europe
Fremantle International Distribution (FID), the global distribution arm of FremantleMedia, have revealed a range of programme deals across the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Eastern Euro

21/08/2006 Quantum launches first tape drive for video use at IBC
Quantum, a leader in backup, archive and recovery, will be launching its new SDLT 600A, the first tape drive enhanced for professional video, at IBC 2006. Quantum's SDLT 600A is the first data tape

21/08/2006 Welsh summer school to develop students' media skills
Students from Gwent secondary schools have taken part in a summer school that is part of a pioneering First Campus project called ‘Media4Schools’. The project uses digital media and programme-making

18/08/2006 ATG Broadcast joins Danmon Systems Group
UK-based international system integrator ATG Broadcast Ltd announces its acquisition by Danmon Systems A/S as a wholly-owned subsidiary. Scandinavia's leading broadcast systems specialist, Danmon Sys

18/08/2006 Boris TV and Cove Broadcast to exhibit latest of Z-Link series at IBC
Boris and Cove will be exhibiting at the forthcoming IBC exhibition with an OB van fitted out with Z-Link and ImagePro in order for show goers to get some hands on time and talk with both user and man

18/08/2006 Censorship under spotlight at QFT workshop
The legal case surrounding the censorship of classic film 'The Tin Drum' is one of the issues which will be examined in a workshop by Director Gary D. Rhodes on Friday 18th August, as part of the 'Fra

18/08/2006 Film London launch funding scheme to develop and support media professionals
Film London have announced the launch of two new rounds of funding schemes to develop the capital’s film, TV and animation professionals and support the training sector. The Film London Film-makers’