Broadcast News Archive for November, 2007
27/11/2007 BBC London Factual Expands
The appointment of 14 new executive producers for London Factual has been announced. Keith Scholey, Controller, BBC Factual, said that the new posts have been created as part of the BBC's Creative Fu

27/11/2007 CaribeVisión Network To Co-Produce 'The Knee Diaries'
CaribeVisión Network is co-producing 'The Knee Diaries' a new television series with Dr. Alimorad Farshchian, best know as Michael Jackson’s arthritis physician and the doctor to several popular celeb

27/11/2007 DK-Technologies Supplies Audio Meters To Welcome Post
DK-Technologies has supplied two MSD200C audio meters to Welcome Post, a new post production facility that opened in Copenhagen in October 2007. Housed in a restored building in the centre of Copenha

27/11/2007 Harris Corporation Names Vice President
Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has named broadcast industry expert Richard Scott as Vice President, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) o

27/11/2007 Strategy & Technology Open Office In Hong Kong
Strategy & Technology Limited (S&T), specialists in interactive TV playout systems and MHEG-5 middleware, has announced that it is further expanding its already considerable support for the Asia-Pacif

27/11/2007 Virgin Boss Tipped For GCap Media Chief Executive Role
A senior executive at Virgin Media, Malcolm Wall is being considered to succeed Ralph Bernard at GCap Media. Mr Wall, who is currently chief executive of Virgin Media’s Content Division, is one of a

27/11/2007 Zodiak Invests In Production Company 'Lucky Day'
Zodiak has further broadened its UK operations by investing in a new production company Lucky Day, headed by Damon Pattison, former head of development at Celador. Lucky Day will focus on entertainmen

26/11/2007 'Happy Feet' Dance Their Way To Best Feature At Children's BAFTA Awards
This year's British Academy Children's Awards ceremony has just taken place to celebrate the best in moving image for children, whether in film, television, video games or online. While the annual Aw

26/11/2007 Alliance Atlantis In Scanbox Takeover Talks
Alliance Atlantis is in discussions to purchase Nordic Distributor Scanbox Entertainment. According to media reports, the owner of Momentum in the UK is one of the interested companies along with Ent

26/11/2007 BBC Four Commission Tragic Drama 'Hancock & Joan'
Ken Stott (Rebus, Messiah) is to play troubled comic genius Tony Hancock in a new BBC Four drama entitled Hancock & Joan. Also starring Maxine Peake (Cinderella, Shameless) as Joan, this one-off poig

26/11/2007 Digidesign Eleven Available For Purchase
Digidesign’s eagerly anticipated Eleven guitar amp emulation plug-in for Pro Tools, Avid, and Digidesign VENUE systems is now available for purchase. Providing access to a connoisseur’s collection o

26/11/2007 Genelec Appoints Source As UK Distributor
Genelec has appointed Source as exclusive UK distributor of its professional monitor systems with effect from January 1, 2008. Since its inception in 1978, Genelec has grown to lead the world in act

26/11/2007 On2 Technologies Announce Agreement With Texas Instruments
On2 Technologies, a leader in video compression solutions, has announced an extensive agreement with Texas Instruments (TI), under which the two companies will collaborate on technology to implement O

26/11/2007 Prism Sound Appoints Eltest Ltd As Distributor For Its Audio Test And Measurement Products
Prism Sound has appointed Eltest Ltd as the Hungarian distributor for its full range of audio test and measurement products. Based in Budapest, Eltest was established in 2003 as the official Hungari

26/11/2007 Watson Gets Top Accolade At Grierson Awards
The winners of the Grierson Trust awards have been announced at a star-studded ceremony at Savoy Place in central London. The awards presented by Nick Ross recognise the best in documentary filmmaki

23/11/2007 'Doctor Who' Producer Verity Lambert Dies
The first Doctor Who producer, Verity Lambert has died at the age of 71. Lambert was the BBC’s only female producer in 1963 when she worked on the science fiction drama that has a cult following toda

23/11/2007 BBC Under Fire Again As Strike Action Looms
BBC unions have voted to ballot for national strike action, in protest at compulsory redundancies and other changes. Representatives of BECTU, NUJ, and Unite voted for industrial action ballots after

23/11/2007 Camera Corps Invest In Leader Software
Camera Corps Ltd, one of Britain's leading OB support facilities, has invested in a Leader LV5800 HD/SD-SDI multi-standard waveform monitor. The LV5800 was purchased via Thameside, UK partner of elQui

23/11/2007 Emotional Parkie Records His Final Show
It was an emotional finale for one of the most iconic of all TV interviewers. The much-respected Michael Parkinson had to fight back tears as he interviewed the final guests on his long-running TV ch

23/11/2007 Fund Backs Independent Brit Films
The UK Film Council’s Prints & Advertising Fund is backing 'Brick Lane', Sarah Gavron’s award-winning feature film debut. Her adaptation of Monica Ali’s best-seller about a Bangladeshi woman’s exper

23/11/2007 Ralph Bernard Steps Down From GCap Media
The Chief Executive of Capital FM parent company GCap Media, Ralph Bernard is to bow out. Bernard has been in charge of GCap since the merger of GWR and Capital Radio two years ago. He was in charge

23/11/2007 Rycote Help Cotswold Wildlife Park Deliver Crystal Clear Talks
UK-based manufacturer of microphone accessories Rycote has added Cotswold Wildlife Park to their growing list of happy customers after the parks’ adoption of the lavalier furry windjammer for use with

23/11/2007 Tom Lucas Appointed Director Of Marketing And Communications At UKTV
UKTV has appointed Tom Lucas in the new role of Director of Marketing and communications. The appointment marks the first time UKTV has created a role overseeing marketing communications for its nine

22/11/2007 'Perpetuum Mobile' Nominated For Goya Award
'Perpetuum Mobile', a short film produced by Silverspace, a 3D audiovisual company, has been nominated by the Cinematographic Arts and Sciences Academy for a Goya Award in the best animated short film

22/11/2007 'Skunk Fu!' Licenced To Cartoon Network Europe
Skunk Fu!, the IFB funded animated comedy action series, has been licensed by Cake Distribution to the Cartoon Network Europe. Produced by Irish animation house Cartoon Saloon with Telegael and Cake