Broadcast News Archive for December, 2007
12/12/2007 Autocue To Extend Prompter Range At Broadcast Live & Video Forum
Autocue, a leading provider of newsroom automation and teleprompting solutions, will further extend their most comprehensive and innovative range of prompters at Broadcast Live/Video Forum at Earl’s C

12/12/2007 Bullseye Television Appoints Martin Oxley As Head Of Entertainment Development
Bullseye Television, part of the Zodiak group of companies, has announced its next step in a drive to expand entertainment output with the appointment of producer Martin Oxley as Head of Entertainment

12/12/2007 Miranda Technologies To Show HD Products At Broadcast Live & Video Forum
Miranda Technologies will be showing multiple new HD products at the Broadcast Live/Video Forum show (stand E30), including equipment for automated promo playout, incoming line processing, and multi-i

12/12/2007 Piers Wenger Takes Over The Role Of Executive Producer At 'Doctor Who'
BBC Wales has announced that Piers Wenger is to take over the reins as Executive Producer for Doctor Who's fifth series and will become the new Head of Drama, BBC Wales when Julie Gardner leaves that

12/12/2007 Studer's Vista 5 Conducts Swiss Football Broadcast Traffic
Ringier TV is one of the leading content producers for Switzerland’s television channels, notably SF and Sat.1 Switzerland, and its value-added sports packages are made available to the public via the

12/12/2007 Verizon Makes Video-On-Demand HD Available In FiOS TV Markets
Verizon has announced that it has made video-on-demand HD available in many of its FiOS TV markets. Markets where the high-definition VOD service is available include: Richmond and Virginia Beach, VA

12/12/2007 XL Video 'Take That' And Party
XL Video is supplying over 200 square metres of Stealth screen, six cameras, 70x lens, a Kayak HD PPU, 8 new Barco FLM18 HD projectors, three Hippotizer digital media servers, a three metre diameter M

11/12/2007 BBC In Talks With Channel Five To Get BBC 1 Controller Hunt
Jay Hunt, the newly appointed BBC 1 Controller may have to work a nine-month notice period at Five. Hunt joined Channel Five three months ago but was confirmed as the replacement for Peter Fincham la

11/12/2007 Blackmagic Design Appoint Stuart Ashton
Blackmagic Design have announced the appointment of Stuart Ashton as Business Development Manager for Europe, effective immediately. Blackmagic Design manufactures the world's highest quality video

11/12/2007 Granada International Secures Worldwide Rights To Distribute 'Old Skool With Terry And Gita'
Granada International has secured worldwide rights (excluding the USA) to distribute a brand new factual entertainment series, 'Old Skool with Terry and Gita'. The 5 x 30 minute series, created and pr

11/12/2007 Narrowstep Inc And TSS Cross Media Group Announce Partnership
Narrowstep Inc. and TSS Cross Media Group of Benelux has announced a strategic partnership to offer advanced Internet TV solutions for telecoms, broadcasters and advertisers to effectively monetize vi

11/12/2007 Portaprompt To Showcase Prompting Software At Broadcast Video Forum
Portaprompt the award winning manufacturers of the lowest priced professional prompting software the UK market has to offer has since 1976 been hiring and selling the lightest and brightest Portable P

11/12/2007 Screen Yorkshire Announce Three Key Appointments
Screen Yorkshire has announced that three key figures from the UK’s media industry will join the team in the New Year. The agency, which supports the growth and development of the screen industries in

11/12/2007 Studer's Vista 5 Wins Leading Role At BFM TV
Studer’s versatile compact digital audio mixing console, the Vista 5, is making inroads into the broadcast production market, and has won a leading role at BFM TV, France’s television news channel. H

11/12/2007 Toon Boom Animation Announces Availability Of Studio 4 Patch
Emmy award-winning Toon Boom Animation Inc. has announced that a Studio 4 patch is now available for all users running Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard), Apple’s latest operating system. All current Studio 4 Mac

10/12/2007 Arqiva OB Record Theatrical Productions
Arqiva has announced that its outside broadcasts team are recording four specially selected theatrical productions over the next two months - ‘Rhinoceros’, ‘The 39 Steps’, ‘Ikrismas Kherol’ and ‘Metam

10/12/2007 Framestore CFC Gives The 'Bear Necessities' To 'The Golden Compass'
'The Golden Compass' which opened on the 5 December 2007 in the UK is the big winter blockbuster of 2007/08. In the tradition of the Lord of the Rings and the Harry Potter series, the film brings to t

10/12/2007 Horror 'Hysteria' Nominated For First Light Movies Award
A group of 16-18 year-olds working out of the Nerve Centre in Derry, in conjunction with Off the Streets, has been nominated for the First Light Movies Awards 2008, which will take place in London's O

10/12/2007 Shrek Takes Over Small Screen On Christmas Eve
Loveable green ogre Shrek, and star of one of the most successful film franchises of all time, now comes to the smaller screen in his first Christmas special for BBC One. Playing to over 21 million v

10/12/2007 Telegraph Media Group To Co-Fund Landmark History Series
The Telegraph Media Group has signed an agreement with the History Channel to jointly fund ’50 Things Every Citizen Should Know About’ (working title). The five-part series will be presented by TV hi

10/12/2007 Two Nominations For 'Once' At 50th GRAMMY Awards
The award winning Irish film 'Once' continues its successful run this week with nominations in two different categories for the 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards. The film has received nominations in the Best

10/12/2007 Volkswagen Commerical Vehicles Release DVD
A free DVD is now available from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles demonstrating the features and benefits of the award-winning Caddy, Transporter and Crafter van ranges. The DVD incorporates innovative

10/12/2007 VRT Deploys Pro-Bel's Automation System
Pro-Bel’s Morpheus automation system has been selected and successfully deployed by VRT, the Flemish-language Belgian state broadcaster. The sale and installation has been overseen by Pro-Bel’s region

07/12/2007 'Kings' On General Release In Northern Ireland
Ireland's Official Submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Category of the 80th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) has gone on general release this weekend. Following a sell-out screening at the Foy

07/12/2007 ABS Chosen As UK Playout Centre For Set Asia
Sony Entertainment Television Asia has chosen Advanced Broadcast Services (ABS) as the UK-based playout hub for its SET-Asia channel. The contract was won following competitive tender and sees the rel