Broadcast News Archive for November, 2007
22/11/2007 Disney Channel Make Deals With UK Producers
Disney Channel has announced programming deals with UK producers Coolabi and Blue-Zoo Productions. The announcement will be welcomed in the industry which has suffered a decline in British children’s

22/11/2007 EditShare Announce Roll Out Of 'EditShare Workshop' Series In Europe
EditShare, a technology leader in cross platform collaborative editing and shared media storage systems, has announced the roll out of the 'EditShare Workshop' series in Europe. Hosted by certified E

22/11/2007 Eileen Gallagher Appointed Chair Of TRC
Eileen Gallagher, CEO of one of the UK’s most successful indies, Shed Media, has been appointed Chair of TRC (formerly The Research Centre), the leading talent and business development centre. Based

22/11/2007 France Television Conscripts EVS To Produce 'France 2 Foot'
After the success of Roland Garros and the Tour de France, France Television has reiterated its confidence in EVS technology by conscripting EVS to produce 'France 2 Foot', a new and unique television

22/11/2007 Local Film 'No Go - The Free Derry Story' Shortlistted for Grierson Documentary Awards
The spotlight of the documentary-making world will be on Derry on Friday 23 November as a local film goes head to head with a host of international films at the Grierson Documentary Awards in London.

22/11/2007 S&T Expand Freesat Technology
Strategy & Technology Limited (S&T), specialists in interactive TV playout systems and MHEG-5 middleware, has announced its extended commitment to the Freesat project – the UK’s planned free-to-air sa

21/11/2007 Avi Drome Select OmniTek XR Image Analysis System
Leading test and measurement manufacturer OmniTek has announced that Netherlands based, post production facility, Avi Drome, has selected the OmniTek XR image analysis system for its new colour correc

21/11/2007 BBC TWO Commission Icon Films To Produce Natural World Series 'Tiger Kill'
Bristol-based factual indie, Icon Films has been commissioned by BBC TWO to produce 'Tiger Kill' as part of the Natural World series which will broadcast in early 2008. Tiger Kill is a 1x50 minute do

21/11/2007 BBC3 Recommissions Critically Acclaimed 'Touch Me, I'm Karen Taylor'
BBC3 has recommissioned Bafta-winning comedian Karen Taylor's irreverent comedy 'Touch Me, I'm Karen Taylor'. Lucy Lumsden, the BBC controller of comedy commissioning and Danny Cohen, the BBC3 contro

21/11/2007 Down Doubles For Devon In 'Desperados'
'Desperados', a new comedy drama series by William Ivory is currently filming in Ballywalter, Portaferry and Bangor - doubling for Devon - where the story is set. Boasting an impressive cast line up

21/11/2007 Ed Williams Appointed BBC Head Of Corporate Communications
Former director of corporate affairs at Reuters, Ed Williams, is to take on the role as the new BBC head of corporate communications. Williams will begin in the first quarter of 2008, succeeding Sall

21/11/2007 Lola Posts Documentary 'Earth: The Power Of The Planet'
'Earth: The Power Of The Planet', a new five-part documentary series, on BBC2, presented by Dr Iain Stewart reveals the role natural forces have played in the creation of the planet Earth. Each of th

21/11/2007 MPC Post House Adopts 10-Gigabit Ethernet Standard For Network Infrastructure
Leading UK post house MPC has become the first facility in the UK to adopt the 10-Gigabit Ethernet standard for a new network infrastructure. The installation was recently completed by the systems int

21/11/2007 Terrestrial Channels Step Closer To HD
The BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Five has announced that they have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding that, if agreed, would deliver High Definition (HD) channels on Freeview by the projected

20/11/2007 BBC Trust Approve Mixed-Genre HD TV Channel
The BBC's proposals for a mixed-genre high definition television channel, BBC HD, have been approved by the BBC Trust following a Public Value Test. Mark Thompson, BBC Director-General, said: "We are

20/11/2007 Class On Demand Launch Training Title For TriCaster Studio
Class on Demand, a provider of professional educational products for creative markets, has announced the availability of the self-paced training title 'Complete Training for TriCaster STUDIO'. Releas

20/11/2007 Connemara's 'Kings' Crowned In America
London based High Point Media Group have been celebrating their success in bringing Tom Collins's heart-felt film, 'Kings', about dispossessed Irish immigrants living in Kilburn, London to North Ameri

20/11/2007 DigitalFilm Tree Selects Tektronix Waveform Monitor
DigitalFilm Tree (DFT) has selected the Tektronix WFM7120 waveform monitor to ensure the quality of standard-definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) content and improve workflow throughout the digita

20/11/2007 French And German Duo To Host European Film Awards
The hosts for this year's European Film Awards on 1 December will be French actress Emmanuelle Beart and German actor Jan Josef Liefers. They will be leading the 1,400 guests at Berlin's Arena throug

20/11/2007 Irish Expenditure Figures for the Film and Television Industry Increase By 13%
Figures released by IBEC confirm that there has been an overall increase of 13% in Irish expenditure in Film and TV production for 2007. Figures have increased for the second year running, from €96.9

20/11/2007 Projects For Short Cuts Scheme Announced
The five successful projects for the Short Cuts scheme have been announced by the Irish Film Board. The Short Cuts scheme is aimed at fostering new talent and encouraging innovative short film making

20/11/2007 Warner TV To Launch In UK
Warner Brothers has joined forces with Virgin Media and BT Vision to launch the first branded UK entertainment channel Warner TV. Popular Warner programmes such as 'The West Wing', 'The OC' and 'Nip

19/11/2007 Christie Appoints New Director Of International Business Development
Christie, a global leader in visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, has announced the appointment of George D. Scheckel, Jr. to the position of Director, International Business De

19/11/2007 France 3 Purchases SDR7 DVB Subtitle Inserter/Transcoders From SysMedia
France 3, the second largest public television network in France, has purchased SDR7 DVB subtitle inserter/transcoders from SysMedia for deployment across its network. The deal was overseen by SysMedi

19/11/2007 Indian And UK Producers To Visit 'Bollywood' For 'Production Tournament'
Sixteen producers, from the UK and India, have made it through to the Film London's 'London-Mumbai Production Tournament' which takes place on 18-20 November in Mumbai. The city is the hub of 'Bolly