Broadcast News Archive for October, 2007
18/10/2007 Class On Demand Announces Two Training Titles For Apple Final Cut Studio 2.0
Class on Demand, a provider of professional educational products for creative markets, has announced the availability of two new self-paced training titles for the Apple Final Cut Studio 2.0 release;

18/10/2007 Controversal Plans To Axe Jobs At BBC Announced
The BBC is to cut 2,500 jobs as part of a radical reform to recoup a deficit of £2 billion. The BBC Trust has approved the six-year plan to deliver a ‘smaller but fitter’ organisation. The plan, 'De

18/10/2007 Entry Open For British Animation Awards
Entries have opened for the 2008 British Animation Awards (BAAs). The prestigious awards are held every two years and cover all aspects of the UK animation scene from student work to commercials, ch

18/10/2007 Holdan Appointed Distributor For Sonnet Technologies
Holdan Limited has announced its appointment as a new UK distributor for Sonnet Technologies, a leader in storage systems for professional users. Holdan will be focusing on distribution of Sonnet’s

18/10/2007 LipSync Post Appoints Andrew Morley
LipSync Post has announced the appointment of Andrew Morley as its new Head of 3D/VFX Supervisor. Morley brings over ten years of experience from some of the leading visual effects facilities, includi

18/10/2007 Narrowstep Inc Upgrades TelvOS Platform And CDN Network
Narrowstep Inc., the TV on the Internet company, has announced that it has upgraded its telvOS platform and its CDN network. The Company is currently shifting the focus of its sales and marketing ef

17/10/2007 AS Levira Invests In ON-Air Systems' PlayKast Komplete Solution
Estonian broadcaster network operator AS Levira has invested in ON-AIR Systems PlayKast Komplete solution for its new multi-channel playout centre. The solution was sold through ON-AIR's reseller Medi

17/10/2007 Digital Switch Over Process Begins
Arqiva has confirmed that the Digital Switch Over (DSO) process in Whitehaven, Cumbria has begun successfully and a high-power digital TV signal is now being transmitted from three relay sites at Whit

17/10/2007 GearBox Release Digidesign C|24 Control Surface
GearBox has released the new C|24, offering full hands-on control of Pro Tools recording and mixing, a complete array of high-quality analogue inputs, and a 5.1 analogue monitor section to use with yo

17/10/2007 Nucomm Showcase GoPac2 Transmit System At Broadcast & Technology Expo 2007
Nucomm, Inc. is showcasing its GoPac2 multifunction portable COFDM transmit system at the Broadcast & Technology Expo 2007 (Stand A15). Designed to deliver the highest quality HD or SD video for elect

17/10/2007 Storyboard Artist Brings Expertise To Animation Festival
Storyboard artist, Benedict Lewis, from Whitstable, will be giving local people the opportunity to learn about his craft and his role on the new CGI Magic Roundabout series, at Canterbury Christ Churc

17/10/2007 Teddington Gears Up With Sony HDC-1500 Camcorders
Teddington Studios has acquired four Sony HDC-1500 camcorders with large lens adaptors demonstrating their first step into the HD production market. Initially, these camcorders will be used to record

17/10/2007 Top Irish Film 'Shorts' For Cork Festival
A number of award-winning Irish filmmakers will present their new short films as part of the Oscailt premiere at the Cork Film Festival on 20 October. Peter Foott returns to the Cork Film festival wi

17/10/2007 UK Launch for Spidercam
The Rigging Partnership Ltd (TRP) has secured the Spidercam System, which will be available in the UK from November. This is a very exciting new product that will see TRP’s Flywire division once aga

16/10/2007 'Atonement' Photography Director Joins Skillset
Critically-acclaimed director of photography Seamus McGarvey is the newest member of the Skillset Film Skills Strategy Committee, Skillset, the industry-led national skills and training body for the f

16/10/2007 Brighton TV Named One Of Top 10 UK Facilities Houses
Sussex-based facilities house, Brighton TV has been voted by producers as one of the top 10 facilities houses in the UK, according to a survey conducted by industry magazine, Televisual. Ranked 9th,

16/10/2007 Dean Street Studios Auctions 'Downtime' On Ebay
Dean Street Studios, which once belonged to legendary producer Tony Visconti, has become the first ever commercial recording studio to auction downtime on eBay. Dean Street Studio's first auction too

16/10/2007 Full Circle Studio To Benefit From Toon Boom Digital Pro
Full Circle Studio, a state-of-the-art design studio based in Trinidad, has equipped its facility with Toon Boom Digital Pro. Full Circle aims at becoming a major animation studio in the Caribbean, t

16/10/2007 New Setanta Sports News Editor-In-Chief Appointed
Setanta and Virgin Media have announced the appointment of Geoff Hill as Editor-in-Chief of the soon-to-launch Setanta Sports News channel, produced by ITN. Hill, a senior programme editor at ITN res

16/10/2007 QuStream Corporation To Exhibit Cheetah V5 DVI-I Tranmission Link At Video & Technology
QuStream Corporation will exhibit its Cheetah V5 DVI-I transmission link plus the latest Integrity 600 range of high-quality signal processing, conversion and distribution modules at Government Video

16/10/2007 Skymatter Assets Acquired By Autodesk
Autodesk, Inc. has completed the acquisition of substantially all the assets of Skymatter Limited, the New Zealand-based, privately held developer of Mudbox 3D modelling software. This acquisition

16/10/2007 World Cup Final Action To Be Brought To UK Screens By 021 Television
Coverage of the Rugby World Cup final this coming weekend - where England plays South Africa - will be delivered to UK screens on ITV, with technical facilities provided by O21 Television. By the tim

15/10/2007 'Blas Ceoil' Launches On BBC 2
'Blas Ceoil' a new 10-part Irish language music series launches on BBC 2 Northern Ireland on Monday 15 October at 10pm. Presented by Lynette Fay and Karen Kirby, it is a journey around each of the co

15/10/2007 Acht Frankfurt Invests In Autodesk Flame And Toxik
German post-production facility Acht Frankfurt has invested in two Autodesk Flame 2008 visual effects systems and Autodesk Toxik 2008 compositing software from Autodesk reseller Dreamwalks. “We decid

15/10/2007 ALFACAM Choose EVS For HD Production At Major Sporting Events
EVS instant tapeless technology has been chosen by ALFACAM, the leading Belgian TV-facilities and services provider, for HD production at various major events such as Beijing Olympics 2008 and the A1