Broadcast News Archive for October, 2007
23/10/2007 IFB To Invest €1 Million Developing New Film Talent
Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) have committed €1 million to a new project which will see the launch of a wide variety of new short film schemes aimed at encouraging new creative v

23/10/2007 Lion Television Sets Table For Longterm Growth
On the heels of a banner 2007, Lion Television Inc. has now positioned itself for even further expansion and revenue growth in the US marketplace. In addition to paving the way for a significantly inc

23/10/2007 MEDIA Service NI Brings SOURCES 2 To Belfast
MEDIA Service NI will be bringing SOURCES 2 principal advisor and script editor Gaby Prekop to provide intensive one-to-one consultancy sessions with at least four local feature film or single TV dram

23/10/2007 Pay-TV Pilot On DTT In Spain
TV producer Mediapro, the technology company SIDSA, the electronic manufacturer SIEMENS-InOutTV, the Consultancy firm SDIdigital and the operador Telecom Castilla-La Mancha, along with the Town Counci

23/10/2007 Pond Venture Partners Makes IPTV Startup Investment
Pond Venture Partners has announced it has closed a significant Series A investment round in TIOTI, Inc. (Seattle and London). TIOTI

23/10/2007 The Ambassadors Open Its Doors With Autodesk
Netherlands’ newest post house, The Ambassadors, which will officially open its doors in December has been kitted out with an Autodesk Flame visual effects system, an Autodesk Lustre HD digital gradin

22/10/2007 Applications Open For Irish Fiction Production International Fund
Following the announcement from the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, Seamus Brennan confirming the IFB supplementary funding of €2 million, Bord Scannán na hÉireann / the Irish Film Board (IFB) i

22/10/2007 Broadcast Networks Appoints Chris As Systems Engineer
UK Systems Integration specialist Broadcast Networks has employed a new systems engineer. After successfully completing a two-year broadcast engineering course at Ravensbourne College, Chris King was

22/10/2007 CNBC HD+ To Utilize Imagestore 750 Master Control And Channel Branding Processor
Miranda Technologies has announced that CNBC HD+, the new HD financial news channel from CNBC, is using an Imagestore 750 master control and channel branding processor to present more investor informa

22/10/2007 Off The Fence To Produce Shark Tale
Bristol-based independent production company Off the Fence Ltd. has received a commission from the BBC to produce a 1 x 60’ documentary for the prestigious Natural World strand. 'Feeding the Giants'

22/10/2007 RTÉ News Launched On Mobile Network 3
RTÉ Newsreader Anne Doyle has launched RTÉ News, a live news feed available to view on mobile phone handsets on mobile network 3. The new service is a first for Irish mobile users and means that 3’s

22/10/2007 Sony Bravia Does New York Bunny Hop
Some of the production problems associated with a major TV advertisement for Sony, which is on screen in the UK at the moment, have been revealed. Directed by Frank Budgen of Gorgeous, the six-camera

22/10/2007 Studer Vista 8 Consoles Chosen For France 3 Commissioned OB Vehicles
Identical Studer Vista 8 consoles have been specified for 'The Benjamins', two new HD OB vehicles commissioned by France 3, the second largest French public television network and part of the France T

22/10/2007 UK film Council Awarded £25 Million To Safeguard Nation And Regional Film Archives
As the curtain opens on the Times BFI 51st London Film Festival, Culture Secretary James Purnell has announced that the UK Film Council (UKFC) has been awarded £25 million to safeguard the future of t

19/10/2007 BBC Strike Action Halted
The BBC has suspended its voluntary redundancy trawl bringing a halt to threatened strike action. NUJ, Bectu and Unite were about to ballot their members on industrial action over the broadcasters’ p

19/10/2007 Digital Rapids Advances VOD Encoding For Major U.S IPTV Provider
Digital Rapids has worked closely with a premier U.S. telecommunications provider, along with leading content providers and post production facilities, to bring to market an advanced H.264 encoding pl

19/10/2007 Evolutions Completes Post On 'Long Way Down'
Evolutions, voted Best Post Production House by Broadcast in 2007, has completed the full post-production on 'Long Way Down', the second landmark documentary series which sees Ewan McGregor and Charle

19/10/2007 Gearhouse Broadcast Delivers 'The X Factor' Audio Solution
For the fourth consecutive series broadcast solutions provider Gearhouse Broadcast return to Fountain Studios to provide the audio systems for 'The X Factor', ITV’s successful, rating winning talent s

19/10/2007 O21 Television Appoint Ewen Hamilton
O21 Television has announced that it has appointed Ewen Hamilton as Managing Director. As a result of 021's continuing investment in new facilities and recent contract renewal with ITV Sport, the com

19/10/2007 PANALUX Created To Offer Lighting Facilities To Film And TV Production
A new company, Panalux - brought about by the merger between AFM Lighting and the Panavision-owned LEE Lighting - has been created to offer film and television producers the best in lighting rental fa

19/10/2007 RTÉ Appoints Roger Childs Religious Programmes' Editor
RTÉ has announced the appointment of Roger Childs as Editor of Religious Programmes (Radio and Television). In his new post Childs will be responsible for production and commissioning of programmes o

19/10/2007 Sydney Showcased For Indian Film Directors
The Iemma Government in New South Wales will showcase Sydney's strengths as a movie location to leading Indian film-makers visiting Australia for the 2007 Indian Film Festival, Minister for State Deve

19/10/2007 The Works To Distribute 'Closing The Ring'
Independent film distributor, The Works, has acquired the UK and Ireland rights to Richard Attenborough’s 'Closing The Ring', a film shot and produced in Northern Ireland and funded through Northern I

18/10/2007 Aspiring TV Makers Enjoy UTV 'Skills Focus'
Five aspiring TV makers have been selected from hundreds of applicants to participate in a new training scheme, Skills Focus. Funded by UTV in association with Northern Ireland Screen, Skills Focus

18/10/2007 BBC Film Network Launches Filmmaking Guide
The guide provides advice on the filmmaking and exhibition process, from pre-production through to marketing and distribution. In the new guide, answers to common questions that filmmakers ask will b