Broadcast News Archive for August, 2006
15/08/2006 JVC releases first ever camcorder single-sided 8cm DVD-R
JVC have announced the upcoming release of the world’s first single-sided 8cm DVD-R Dual Layer (DL) disc for camcorders. The blank media is available in two versions as a VD-RDL26GU single disc pack

15/08/2006 Long distance video extender from Gefen traverses 10 kilometres with pefect clarity
Sending digital video resolutions beyond a few hundred metres can be challenging, but Gefen’s new DVI-3000 HD extender bridges up to 10 kilometres in distance with ease. The DVI-3000 HD sender and re

15/08/2006 StormHD stays legal with eyeheight legalEyesMDi
StormHD, a newly formed post-production house specialising in high definition editing, audio processing and media transfer, has chosen an Eyeheight legalEyesMDi multidefinition legaliser for installat

14/08/2006 BBC pay and pensions deal accepted
Bectu's BBC members have voted to accept a 2.8% pay increase and watered-down changes to pension benefits. In a postal ballot 61.4% of members in the BBC voted in favour of the package, which was tab

14/08/2006 Cartoon Network Too unveils preschool block
Turner Broadcasting has revealed that it is set to launch a preschool block on Cartoon Network Too, for which it has acquired a major raft of programming. The brand new block will be called Cartoon

14/08/2006 Film fans across the UK get ready for cinema revolution
200 UK cinemas go digital in one of the biggest film advances in cinematic history. Film fans from St Ives to Inverness are about to experience unprecedented film choice at the cinema thanks to the r

14/08/2006 ITN Source opens for business in Germany
ITN Source (formerly ITN Archive), the world’s fastest growing commercial archive and moving image provider, continues its impressive global expansion by opening the doors of a German sales office.

14/08/2006 Launch of TV Skills Strategy to shape industry's future
The Television Skills Strategy and Action Plan, developed by Skillset in consultation with the television industry, has been launched by Minister for Creative Industries and Tourism Shaun Woodward.

14/08/2006 Prisma OB chooses Pro-Bel Sirius Gold router
Pro-Bel has announced that Sweden-based outside broadcast services provider Prisma has selected the company’s routing technology to sit at the heart of a brand new HD vehicle. The primary contractor

14/08/2006 Sport Video Group to hold reception at IBC
The Sport Video Group (SVG), a global organisation dedicated to helping the sports production community advance sports content creation and distribution, has announced that its Advisory Board and Spon

14/08/2006 Videotek products equip Game Creek Video’s latest HD production trucks
Harris Corporation has announced that its Videotek TVM series of precision test instruments with integral LCD displays has been chosen by Game Creek Video for the company’s latest high-definition (HD)

11/08/2006 'emuse absolutely' and Sky Media announce major interactive advertising agreement
Sky Media, the advertising sales division of BSkyB, and emuse absolutely, the UK's largest independent, cross-platform iAd operator, have signed an agreement that will offer increased reach and theref

11/08/2006 Artistic Licence continues Southeast Asian expansion
Artistic Licence Hong Kong announces its latest dealer appointment. Vichai Trading has been appointed as main dealer for Thailand. Vichai Trading is one of the leading AV and lighting integrators in

11/08/2006 Dan May named President of Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design has announced the appointment of Dan May as President of Blackmagic Design, Inc. May joins Blackmagic as the company begins the re-location of its US corporate headquarters to Milp

11/08/2006 FremantleMedia sells raft of factual titles to Israel
Fremantle International Distribution (FID), the distribution arm of global production outfit FremantleMedia, has licensed a number of notable factual titles produced by Sundance Channel and Atlantic P

11/08/2006 Shoot NI hunts down top locations
Ireland’s only locations company based in Belfast for under seven months has already helped five film productions and several television productions to find suitable shooting locations. Independent

11/08/2006 Subtitled screenings at a cinema near you
Over 200 cinemas across the UK offer subtitled screenings of the latest blockbuster films, meaning deaf and hard of hearing people can once again enjoy an outing to the cinema. Never before have ci

11/08/2006 TV Breizh broadcast centre runs SGT automation
The TV Breizh broadcast centre established in Lorient (France), based on an SGT automation, is now broadcasting five thematic TV channels. Originally, SGT employed a solution based on its DBOS Automa

11/08/2006 Watchdog investigates Big Brother vote
The premium rate phone watchdog is investigating the 'Big Brother' voting system after it was decided to allow housemates who had been evicted back on to the reality show. Regulator Icstis received 2

10/08/2006 'U.S. News & World Report' installs BureauCam
U.S.News & World Report, one of the world's most influential weekly news magazines, recently installed a BureauCam system at its magazine bureau in Washington D.C. BureauCam, manufactured by Media

10/08/2006 Bectu welcomes Charles Allen's departure
Bectu has welcomed the announcement that Charles Allen is to stand down as chief executive of ITV. During his reign, Allen has presided over mass redundancies and a dumbing down of programmes, said t

10/08/2006 BTS to showcase new version traffic software at IBC
Broadcast Traffic Systems (BTS) will be showcasing new products and software developments at this year’s IBC show in Amsterdam (Hall 3, Stand 312). BTS will launch a new version of its successful Ent

10/08/2006 E\T\C UK to exhibit at PALA India
E\T\C, the specialist large format projection company, with credits including the world famous projections onto Buckingham Palace during the celebrations for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, has announced

10/08/2006 Filming under way for series three of Doctor Who
David Tennant returns to his role as the tenth Time Lord and meets his brand new companion, as filming commences on the highly anticipated third series of Doctor Who for BBC One. The new series, whic

10/08/2006 FX Rentals provides recording package for final concert at Wembley Grand Hall
FX Rentals has provided a selection of recording equipment for a concert by Globus at the Wembley Conference Centre. The package was being used to record this unusual project for DVD release. Globu