Broadcast News Archive for August, 2006
18/08/2006 First Light takes flight as independent
First Light has become an independent company following substantial growth over the last five years. The Birmingham based young people's filmmaking initiative was set up in 2001 by Hi8us Projects Lim

18/08/2006 London International Animation Festival kickstarts August 22
The annual London International Animation Festival (LIAF) swings into motion on August 22 and climaxes with the ‘best of the festival’ programme on August 27. LIAF aims to be bigger and better than e

18/08/2006 Propellor TV offer filmmakers new oppourtunities
Propeller TV, a non-for-profit organisation actively works to support emerging film and television talent. Propeller is the national channel for new film and television talent and is developing at a

18/08/2006 UTV confirm merger approach to SMG at 'early stage'
UTV have confirmed that it has approached SMG with a merger proposal. Following press speculation about the possible merger, a spokesperson for UTV stressed: "Discussions are at an early stage and th

17/08/2006 BIFAs to take centre stage in November 2006
In its ninth year, the British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) have established themselves as one of the most imporant awards ceremonies in the British film industy. Nominations and this year's jury

17/08/2006 Kerr Duffy to join Digital Rapids
Kerr Duffy is to join Digital Rapids as EMEA Marketing Manager. Duffy takes up his appointment on September 1 and will be part of the Digital Rapids Team attending IBC 2006. Digital Rapids is a lead

17/08/2006 McCaskill to join Ascent Media's European team of consultants
Ascent Media Consulting Services have announced that Allen McCaskill has joined its European team of consultants, technologists and analysts as Senior Manager, with a primary focus on the implementati

17/08/2006 Mobile Multimedia exhibitions push 'fourth screen' at IBC 2006
With 2.5 billion mobiles in use worldwide, the emergence of the 'fourth screen' is one of the biggest topics of debate at this year's IBC. Featuring exhibitors from IBC's Mobile Zone, all early pion

17/08/2006 Nordic Co-Production Forum to enlist ten UK producers for European film funding
Film London is taking ten UK producers to participate in the first ever Nordic Co-production Forum, held in Haugesund as part of the Norwegian International Film Festival, 21-22 August 2006. Selected

17/08/2006 Sonic enables new High Definition capable computers
Sonic Solutions, a leader in digital media software, has announced that its Roxio digital media software for Blu-ray Disc (BD) has been selected by Sony to power BD data-burning capabilities for two n

17/08/2006 TVE Spain acquires multiple Synergy switchers as upgrades
TVE Spain has purchased 16 Ross Video Synergy 100 SD digital production switchers. The switchers will be installed in facilities throughout Spain as part of several digital upgrades. The switchers we

17/08/2006 Version 4 of MTI Film's Control Dailies system to be revealed at IBC 2006
MTI Film will unveil Version 4 of its Control Dailies system at the 2006 IBC show in Amsterdam. This latest version includes many enhancements which include popular aspect ratio matte overlays for S

16/08/2006 Autodesk Lustre 2007 digital colour grading solution launched
The launch of the Autodesk Lustre 2007 digital colour grading solution has been announced. Lustre has shaped hundreds of films, including 'King Kong', 'Clerks II' and the upcoming films 'Macbeth' and

16/08/2006 BIRTV 2006 Exhibition to include Dayang International Limited
Dayang International Limited will be exhibiting on booth 4006 at BIRTV 2006. The prestigious broadcast and film industry exhibition and conference in south-east Asia, BIRTV will be held from August 2

16/08/2006 Custom Consoles Limited now commercially independent
Custom Consoles Limited (CCL), one of Europe's leading manufacturers of control room furniture and equipment support housings, has announced that it has become a commercially independent company. Est

16/08/2006 Duplication tower latest product from
UK-based CD and DVD duplication equipment provider has launched a new duplication tower with the ability to copy up to 21 discs at a time. Marketed by CD-Writer's StorDigitial brand, th

16/08/2006 DVDA UK select Timbers to oversee global development
Dedicated to fostering the development and application of DVD and related technologies across the globe, Will Timbers has been tasked to formalise the administrative side of the DVD Association in the

16/08/2006 Miranda Technologies selected by NHK Technical Services for channel branding
Miranda Technologies have announced that NTS (NHK Technical Services), Japan's Mobile TV service provider, has installed an Imagestore master control and channel branding processor and a Presmaster 2

16/08/2006 Partnership with Sonic Solutions to expand reach of Akimbo Systems
Sonic Solutions, a leader in digital media software, and Akimbo Systems, creator of the first Internet video-on-demand service for television, have announced a marketing and licensing partnership that

16/08/2006 Vicon collaborates with Mainframe Entertainment for animated movie
Vicon, a leading developer of motion capture systems and part of Oxford Metrics Group, has announced the use of a Vicon MX40 motion capture system by Mainframe Entertainment for the 70-minute animated

15/08/2006 'Reaching Higher' as young people co-produce new feature film
Following a successful call in January by First Campus and Tornado Films, a new feature film co-produced by young people in South Wales has now gone into production. The feature, 'Reaching Higher', w

15/08/2006 Channel 4 chooses Pharos Communications to advance networks operations
Channel 4 has chosen Pharos Communications to provide the infrastructure for a major advance in the network's operations. Designated the Media Access Project, the new installation will centre on a Ph

15/08/2006 Fleetwood Mobiles opens new post production facility
Fleetwood Mobiles has opened a new post production facility at its headquarters in Denham, Middlesex, enabling it to offer a full service incorporating live sound recording, mixing, mastering, sound t

15/08/2006 Horror film set to be Alto Films first feature
Alto Films’ supernatural horror feature film entitled 'Credo' is set to start production next week in London’s West End. Credo is described as a "modern supernatural horror film that explores the dar

15/08/2006 Imagine Communications appoints cable leader Jamie Howard
Broadband industry leader Jamie Howard has been appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of Imagine Communications, developer of the industry's most powerful and scalable PersonalisedTV plat