Broadcast News Archive for February, 2007
20/02/2007 BBC To Commission Short Films For The One Show
The BBC is to spend £2.3m commissioning short films for The One Show from regional independents. The live magazine series was piloted for four weeks last summer on BBC1 and has since been commission

20/02/2007 BBC Vision Studios Make Two Senior Appointments
BBC Vision Studios have announced two new senior appointments to Vision Studios, the BBC's in-house production base. The new appointments place multi-platform content creation at the heart of the BBC

20/02/2007 HanWay Films Announces Casting For 'Dirt Music'
HanWay Films announced today the casting of Oscar-winner Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener) and Colin Farrell (Miami Vice and currently shooting In Bruges for Focus Features) in Phillip Noyce’s film

20/02/2007 London UK Film Focus Seeking Breakthrough Feature Films
Film export event London UK Film Focus (LUFF) is looking for completed British feature films unrepresented by a UK sales agent to screen in its Breakthrough strand, supported by UK trade & investment.

20/02/2007 Rushes Complete Sky Idents
Rushes have recently completed two, fifteen second sponsorship idents for Sky, the Sky channel and associated website. The idents depict the hero, a regular guy, playing Sky Poker on his la

20/02/2007 Sky DTT Proposals To Be Subject To Ofcom Consultation
Sky's announcement that it proposes to launch a new service on the digital terrestrial television (DTT) platform has provoked a series of requests for clarity on the regulatory process regarding the p

19/02/2007 Ascent Media Selected For mtvU's Support Services
Ascent Media Systems & Technology Services has signed a multi-year agreement with MTV’s 24-hour college network mtvU to provide comprehensive satellite technical support, including receive-site equipm

19/02/2007 Framestore CFC explore the art of darkness
Director of Photography Ben Davis's striking cinematography for 'Hannibal Rising' was complemented by a Digital Intermediate created at Framestore CFC. The film, which opened on February 9 in the UK

19/02/2007 NetBlender Releases DoStudio To HD DVD And Blu-ray Developers
NetBlender released DoStudio to its global audience of next generation DVD developers this past weekend. DoStudio (DVD One Studio) is the latest component added to DVD OneT, NetBlender's first-of-kin

19/02/2007 Pharos Announces Key Advance In DAM Implementation
Pharos Communications announces a new development in digital archive management which greatly accelerates the speed of data-intensive video file distribution. Working in partnership with Cambridge-bas

19/02/2007 Planet Video Launch Cinematic 2K HD Editing On A Laptop
Planet Video Systems announced the launch of the world's first Laptop based Cinematic 2K HD1080p Video Editing System at VideoForum 2007. Using an Apple MacBook Pro together with a ProAVIO Editbox 10

19/02/2007 Professional Video-maker Reveals Tricks Of The Trade
A Romford corporate video-maker has received rave reviews from his peers for his latest release. Peter Walters, of the Power Visual video production company, brought out ‘Cash From Your Camcorder’ la

16/02/2007 Bewegte Bilder Are Leaders In Digital Cinema Mastering
Bewegte Bilder Digital Cinema, a branch of Bewegte Bilder Medien, is a German full-service postproduction company and one of the leaders in Digital Cinema Mastering. During the last four months the c

16/02/2007 Bradford International Film Festival Announces Further Highlights
The 13th Bradford International Film Festival, which takes place on 9-24 March 2007, has announced more elements of its line-up of previews, premieres, guests and special screenings. Previews and pre

16/02/2007 Film Culture Gets Boost With Launch Of BFI Southbank
The BFI has confirmed that its revitalised destination for film on London’s South Bank will open to the public on Wednesday 14 March 2007. The redevelopment work has been completed thanks to signific

16/02/2007 France 3 Selects Sony XDCAM To Upgrade Its Outside Broadcast Equipment
XDCAM is the new format chosen by France 3 to replace the Betacam SX equipments in its regional and Parisian centres. The company has based its decision on previous experience with XDCAM over the la

16/02/2007 Jampro Enables Emergency Shipments Of Coax And Components
Jampro Antennas of Sacramento, California recently responded successfully to urgent requests for its Pro Line™ rigid transmission line and related components from three stations located in California

16/02/2007 Miranda HD System Selected For HDTV Trial On A Terrestrial Platform
Miranda Technologies has announced that MediaCorp TV (MCS), Singapore's largest terrestrial broadcaster, has installed a Miranda HD system for its new Channel 38, which is South East Asia's first HDTV

16/02/2007 Rushes Team Up With Straight 8 At Cannes
Straight 8 has teamed up with Rushes Postproduction and the APA to appear at Cannes Lions for the first time this year. Rushes are pleased to announce their continued support for Straight 8, not only

16/02/2007 Schools Out For Film Club
Chancellor Gordon Brown, Thandie Newton and film directors Kevin Macdonald (Last King of Scotland) and Beeban Kidron (Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason) joined forces at St Augustine’s Church of Engla

16/02/2007 Virtual Katy Rolls Into Las Vegas With New VK Products
Virtual Katy™ Development Limited, a Digidesign® development partner delivering workflow solutions for audio professionals, has announced they will be exhibiting their latest VK solutions at NAB 2007.

15/02/2007 Big Scale Win For Framestore NY At VES Awards
Framestore NY recently stepped up to the podium at the 5th Annual Awards given by the Visual Effects Society (VES), held at the Kodak Grand Ballroom in Los Angeles. The award for 'Outstanding Animate

15/02/2007 Envivio And GlobeCast Bring High-Quality Mobile TV To Orange Subscribers
Envivio Inc. and GlobeCast have announced that they have reached a deal with Orange to deliver high-quality MPEG-4 television broadcasts to its mobile TV subscribers in France. The new solution, bas

15/02/2007 Gefen Equips Avantgarde Acoustics Hi-Fi Showroom With HD A/V Solution
When Avantgarde Acoustics, based out of Frankfurt, Germany, wanted to showcase its elite audio system augmented by stunning high definition visuals, it turned to Gefen. Setting up the audio in Avantg

15/02/2007 i lab Push New Film Processing Facility
i lab (UK), the newest Film Processing Laboratory and Post Production Facility, has awarded a contract to Kind of Blue Media for their Marketing and PR. Kind of Blue Media, who offer a range of servi