Broadcast News Archive for January, 2007
31/01/2007 Alec Eves Joins The Club
Leading post-production house, The Club, have appointed award-winning visual effects operator Alec Eves as a senior compositor to work on special effects and graphics-based work. Having worked in tel

31/01/2007 BBC Trust backs plans for downloads
The BBC Trust has published provisional conclusions broadly backing the BBC Executive's planned on-demand services and opened a period of consultation. Speaking on behalf of the Trust, Diane Coyle, B

31/01/2007 Chimney Pot Sweeps Up Film Master Grading System
Digital Vision has announced that pioneering post-production company Chimney Pot has purchased a Film Master grading system for its recently launched Moscow facility. The new facility will join exist

31/01/2007 Dayang Reports High Interest At Vietnam Television Festival
Dayang has reported a high level of interest in its range of broadcast video products among delegates at the 26th Vietnam Television Festival, held this month in Ho Chi Minh City. Organised this year

31/01/2007 First Look International Expands Operations By Opening In London
Film distribution company First Look International has announced the expansion of its operations with the opening of a London office. Stuart Ford, President of First Look International said: "This is

31/01/2007 Kino Flo Releases High Output Soft Lights
Kino Flo has released a new line of wafer-thin, high output soft lights small enough to fit in the palm of your hand but bright enough to light a sound stage. The BarFly fixtures are available for sa

31/01/2007 Larry Jordan Teams With Panasonic At VideoForum
Internationally-renowned editor, director, and trainer Larry Jordan will speak at VideoForum 2007 at Earl's Court in London on February 6 & 7, 2007. He will be comparing DVCPro-HD and HDV video forma

31/01/2007 Ross Video Joins BAL Broadcast To Expand OpenGear Terminal Equipment
Ross Video and BAL Broadcast officially announced their partnership to expand the openGear terminal equipment platform. BAL designs, manufactures, and supplies products for the professional broadcast

31/01/2007 Stevens Appointed World-Wide Distributor For Chord Professional
Michael Stevens & Partners Ltd has been appointed the world-wide distributor for Chord Professional, including their SPA Series power amplifiers and outboard products. Chord power amplifiers are the

30/01/2007 Axis Post Purchases Quantel Pablo DI Grading System
Axis Post has purchased a Quantel Pablo DI grading system with the aim of extending its product offering and providing clients with a one-stop-shop for their production and post-production needs. Bas

30/01/2007 Colour Confidence Announces Launch Of Total Balance
Colour Confidence has announced the launch of the new Colour Confidence Total Balance, an almost indestructible white and grey balance chart ideal for outdoor use. This new product is a further addi

30/01/2007 Digital Rapids Completes Installation Of StreamZ Encoding Solution To Flextech
Digital Rapids, through London-based distributor ERA, has completed the sale and installation of their StreamZ encoding solution into Flextech Television Ltd, the content division of digital televisio

30/01/2007 Escape Studios Announces Launch Of Autodesk Flame Course
Escape Studios have announced the launch of a new in-depth Autodesk Flame course starting on 26 March 2007. This five week course is designed to introduce the student to Flame and provide a solid und

30/01/2007 Kasenna Launches Spanish VOD Service
Kasenna has announced that Jazztel, the Spanish telecommunications and data transmission provider has launched its video on demand (VOD) service across Spain using Kasenna’s PortalTV product suite.

30/01/2007 Norway To Refurbish Central Oslo Studio Premises
Norway's commercial television station, TV2, is engaged in a multi-million euro investment programme to refurbish its central Oslo studio premises. With the intention of future-proofing them for the

30/01/2007 Primera Announces Significant Increase In Disc Capacity
Primera Technology has announced its ADL-MAX Disc Autoloader. The ADL-MAX Disc Autoloader easily attaches to any of Primera’s best-selling Disc Publisher II or Disc Publisher Pro. It uses advanced ro

30/01/2007 Take That Shine With Golden Square
Golden Square worked around the clock in order to finish post work on 'Shine' Take That’s second single taken from their multi platinum selling album, Beautiful World in time for Channel 4’s exclusive

29/01/2007 Creative Link Between India And Wales Forged With High Profile Visit
One of the most influential figures in the Asian film and television industry is in Wales this week on a tour designed to forge closer links between the buoyant creative sectors in Wales and India. S

29/01/2007 First Light Movies Awards To Take Place In February
The UK's very own 'Mini Oscars', the First Light Movies Awards 2007, will take place in February. The judging panel includes Titanic star Kate Winslet, Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry and Britis

29/01/2007 Gearhouse Develops HD Flyaway Pack For Live Productions
Gearhouse, a UK-based equipment rental and production company, has developed a new HD flyaway pack for live sports and entertainment productions that is easy and cost-effective to ship anywhere in the

29/01/2007 Optibase Installs MPEG4 IPTV Solution For Lattelecom
Optibase has successfully installed the Baltic’s first turnkey MPEG4 IPTV solution for Lattelecom, Latvia’s leading provider of information technology and telecommunications services. Optibase will p

29/01/2007 Tradefair Double The Size Of The UK Pavillion At CABSAT
Tradefair, the event management company for the British technology industry, has announced that they have doubled the size of the UK Pavilion at CABSAT Dubai (March 6 – 8, 2007). With over 52 leading

29/01/2007 UK Films Win 16 Oscar Nominations
British films have received a total of 16 nominations for this year's Oscars, in a year when British talent is dominating the event. Lottery funded titles 'Venus' and 'The Last King of Scotland' are

29/01/2007 Unions Seek Stop To Up-Front Fee Scams
Bectu and Equity recently launched a joint campaign to ban up-front fees charged by agents to background artists. The two unions are campaigning for a change in the law to stop unscrupulous agents ch

29/01/2007 Young People Get First Hand Experience At Film-Making In Wales
Youngsters across South Wales are getting first hand experience of filmmaking thanks to an education project supported by the recently established Film Agency for Wales. This project has been support