Broadcast News Archive for December, 2007
20/12/2007 Beatwax Buzz For 'Bee Movie'
To celebrate the release of one of this year’s hottest animated films 'Bee Movie', Beatwax - the ideas agency that’s part of The Picture Production Company Group - staged a nationwide tour featuring a

20/12/2007 Imageworks Utilises Autodesk For 'Beowulf'
Autodesk has announced that Sony Pictures Imageworks used Autodesk Maya and Autodesk MotionBuilder software to shape hundreds of 3D animation and visual effects shots for Beowulf, director Robert Zeme

20/12/2007 Junction Ltd Announce Speakers For IPTV World Forum
Junction Ltd. has announced the latest speakers for its industry leading event, the IPTV World Forum The announcement comes

20/12/2007 Ofcom Fine Channel 4 £1.5 Million
Media watchdog Ofcom has fined Channel 4 £1 million over misconduct involving competition phone-ins. It emerged that viewers had been urged to make calls after the competition winners had already bee

20/12/2007 Regulator Recommends BSkyB Downsize Stake In ITV
The Competition Commission has suggested that BSkyB be forced to sell its substantial 17.9% stake in ITV as it currently restricts competition in the TV market. The regulator also recommended that th

20/12/2007 RingNett To Expand IPTV Service Reach With Envivio MPEG-4 AVC Encoding Solution
Envivio has announced it is providing a Convergence Generation video headend to Norwegian ISP RingNett AS to enable the roll out of its Digital-TV IPTV service across its ADSL2+ infrastructure. RingN

20/12/2007 Sachtler FSB 6 Wins Award At Government Video & Technology Expo
The Sachtler FSB 6 fluid head with FSB CELL has won its fourth award. The head received the inaugural Government Video Salute Award for the best new products and technologies at the recent Governmen

20/12/2007 Travel Grants Available For IFB Trade Mission To LA
Bord Scannán na hÉireann / the Irish Film Board (IFB) is leading a trade mission to Los Angeles from 18 to 22 February 2008, and is encouraging Irish industry professionals to take part. This is an o

19/12/2007 Aardman Launches Digital Animation Degree At Falmouth
Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Aardman, David Sproxton CBE officially opened University College Falmouth’s new Digital Animation Studio at its Tremough Campus on Friday. David Sproxton also met

19/12/2007 Africa Channel To Premiere 'African Presidents: Robert Mugabe'
The Africa Channel, the US based television network showcasing the rich and diverse perspectives of Africa’s people, will premiere 'African Presidents: Robert Mugabe', on December 27 at 9pm on Sky Cha

19/12/2007 Andy Batten-Foster To Join Twofour
Former Top Gear Editor, Andy Batten-Foster, is to join Twofour as an Executive Producer. Andy has a strong broadcast production background. He started out as a radio presenter going on to direct th

19/12/2007 Autocue Debut Prompting System At Broadcast LIVE & Video Forum
Since its launch at NAB 2007, Autocue’s IP-based QMaster and QBox prompting system has become the fastest selling prompting software of the year. The product will make its UK debut at Broadcast Live/

19/12/2007 Digital UK Appoint David Scott Chief Executive
David Scott, former Managing Director of Channel 4 has been appointed Chief Executive of analogue TV switchover body Digital UK. Scott will step into the post when the current post holder, Ford Ennal

19/12/2007 J SPORTS Select FOR-A To Transmit 2007 Rugby World Cup Coverage In Japan
Japanese sports broadcaster, J SPORTS Broadcasting Corporation, selected FOR-A frame rate converters, signal processors and switchers to transmit coverage of the 2007 Rugby World Cup to viewers in Jap

19/12/2007 Off The Fence Appoints Head Of Business Affairs
Leading content company Off the Fence has appointed Adam Binns as its new Head of Business Affairs. The role is newly created due to the company’s recent growth. Adam will be responsible for managing

19/12/2007 UTV Buys Top Dublin Station
UTV has bought market-leading Dublin radio station FM104 for £37 million. FM104 - one of the most listened to radio stations in the city – is one of three that Irish radio group Communicorp bought fr

18/12/2007 BBC Trust Publish Remits To Deliver Charter
The BBC Trust has published final remits to guide the BBC in meeting each of the six public purposes laid down in the Charter. In a letter from the BBC Trust Chairman to the Director-General Mark Tho

18/12/2007 Bullseye Television Split 'Braindead' Four Ways
Bullseye Television, part of the Zodiak group of companies, announced today that Braindead its branded channel on Joost which was recently rated among the world’s top 20 channels on the platform, is t

18/12/2007 Deutsche Grammophon Announce Interim Download Figures Following DG Web Shop Launch
Deutsche Grammophon (DG) has announces impressive interim download figures following the launch of its DG Web Shop As a divis

18/12/2007 Fragments Upgrades To Autodesk
Oslo post house Fragments has upgraded its post-production systems to the Autodesk Smoke 2008 editing and finishing system, and the Autodesk Flint 2008 visual effects system, to benefit from the highe

18/12/2007 ITV Declines To Take Up Rights In SMG Fund Drive
ITV has confirmed that it will not take up its rights in SMG’s fund raising drive. SMG is planning to raise more than £95 million through a rights issue which closes this morning to cut debt and avoi

18/12/2007 Mike Senior Lecture At SAE London
SAE London is well known for the calibre of their audio courses, but they’re also gaining a reputation for their unrivalled Industry Lectures, which are becoming a focal point for students eager to au

18/12/2007 Preparations Underway For Telecom Finance 2008
Awards for leading players who specialise in financing and professionally advising telecoms, media and technology companies, and the runners-up, are now being prepared and will be announced at the for

18/12/2007 Root6 At Broadcast LIVE & Video Forum
root6 will host the TV Tech seminar programme and present workshops on file-based workflow and the convergence of broadcast and IT technologies. Mac and PC workstations on the stand will be used to d

17/12/2007 CNBC Europe Commissions Studer Vista 5 Digital Audio Console
Leading European business news TV channel CNBC Europe has commissioned a Studer Vista 5 digital audio console as part of a substantial refurbishment programme of its facilities in the City of London.