Broadcast News Archive for February, 2007
15/02/2007 Knifedge Extends Creative Network Via Merger with Bradburn TV
Knifedge, the creative network of designers, film-makers and music specialists, has strengthened its corporate production offering through a merger with independent film production outfit, Bradburn TV

15/02/2007 Nation On Film Series Returns To BBC Two
Nation on Film, the fully-funded Open University series made up of professional and amateur movie footage, and narrated by Sir David Jason, returns to BBC Two. The six-episode series begins with ‘Pac

15/02/2007 Roeg To Present BFFS 'Film Society Of The Year' Awards at BFI Southbank
The British Federation of Film Societies (BFFS) will be holding its 2007 Annual Awards ceremony on Saturday March 3. BFFS welcomes acclaimed director Nic Roeg (Performance, 1970, Don’t Look Now 1973,

15/02/2007 XL Launches New HD PPU At The Brits
XL Video chose one of the highest profile live TV events of the year – the 2007 Brit Awards – to launch its new high definition PPU. The newly commissioned PPU is based around a Grass Valley HD Kayak

14/02/2007 Autodesk 3ds Max 9 Extension: Productivity Booster Promises Efficiency
Autodesk 3ds Max 9 Extension: Productivity Booster will enable Autodesk subscription customers to work more efficiently with more than 30 productivity enhancements in the areas of animation and Biped,

14/02/2007 Cinema China In Edinburgh
A masterclass hosted by Asian acting star, Maggie Cheung, and the premier of Zhang Yimou's 'Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles' are among the highlights of the Cinema China programme which was unveil

14/02/2007 DayPort expand Carbon Publish at Sky News Active
DayPort has secured an order from Sky to expand the current Carbon Publish solution in Sky News Active at BSkyB in London. The existing Carbon Publish system has been operational for the past 8 month

14/02/2007 Dublin Gets Set For Jameson Film Festival
The Fifth Jameson Dublin International Film Festival boasts a stellar array of guests from almost every area of filmmaking; opening with one of Ireland’s greatest living actors Gabriel Byrne who gives

14/02/2007 Entry Deadlines for IBC Awards Drawing Near
Citizen journalism, digital cinema delivery and innovative sports graphics: they may not seem to have much in common, but they were the winners of the first IBC Innovation Awards in 2006. IBC organiz

14/02/2007 Finnish Broadcaster MTV Oy Installs Second SGL FlashNet
Southampton based Software Generation Ltd (SGL) has been selected by Finnish broadcaster MTV Oy to provide SGL FlashNet as a key element in its major newsroom archive upgrade. Mediatrade, SGL’s Finni

14/02/2007 Sennheiser Nordic Extends Business To Sweden
Sennheiser Nordic A/S, the Denmark-based subsidiary of German audio specialist Sennheiser, will extend its business to include Sweden, so all Scandinavian markets will now be served by Sennheiser Nord

14/02/2007 Smith & Foulkes Direct Orange Valentine's Spot
Smith & Foulkes’ recent campaign for Orange Pre-Pay that illustrates the ‘Share’ concept, featuring two distinct animated characters, has returned for another instalment, this time in the name of Love

13/02/2007 5th Element Announces Deal With MPS Broadband
5th Element, the mobile and IPTV development arm of Zodiak Television AB, has announced a significant deal with MPS Broadband which will see the release of the brand new concept Double Dare as a multi

13/02/2007 BBC Invest In 'Window On The World' 2 Idents
BBC Two has refreshed its on-screen identity with 14 new idents based on seven new themes, along with a new logo and colour palette which will work across linear and broadband. At a reputed cost of £

13/02/2007 Hatfield ODEON Goes Digital
Bell Theatre Services has announced the digital conversion of the 9 screen multiplex at ODEON, Hatfield. The equipment, which has been installed and maintained by Bell Theatre Services, is the first

13/02/2007 High Point Films Racks Up Deals In Berlin
David Gleeson's Irish thriller 'The Front Line', released in Irish cinemas last year, has sparked a number of deals for High Point Films, which sold the movie to Film Entertainment Group in Benelux af

13/02/2007 IFTA Golden Statuettes Presented To Cream Of Irish
The recent 4th Annual Irish Film and Television Awards took place recently at Dublin's RDS. Honouring Irish and international talent in front of a 1,100 audience, host Ryan Tubridy guided proceedings

13/02/2007 Lottery Funding For New Films Announced
The UK Film Council’s Development Fund has announced Lottery funding for several new films being in partnership with BBC Films. Jenny Borgars, Head of the UK Film Council's Development Fund said: "Th

13/02/2007 Rendez-Vous At Mayfair Showcases Best Of French Film
From 29 March to 1 April, the new look 'A Rendez-vous with French Cinema' will take place at the Curzon Mayfair cinema – a showcase for the best new French films. Twelve new French films, representin

13/02/2007 Sagem Communications Selects DVB-H Demodulator Chip For MyMobileTV
DiBcom has announced that its DVB-H demodulator chip (DIB70xx-H series) has been selected by Sagem Communication for integration in its new mobile phone myMobileTV offering users the possibility of vi

12/02/2007 British Film Tops Box Office Days After Release
'Notes On A Scandal' reached number one at the UK box-office just six days after its release. The British Oscar and Bafta nominated critical and commercial success was set to pass the £2 million mark

12/02/2007 DCP-2000 To Be Installed At Odeon Leicester Square Theatre
Doremi's market-leading JPEG 2000 DCI server, the DCP-2000, is to be installed at the prestigious Odeon Leicester Square theatre in London – Europe's largest auditorium with almost 2,000 seats. The v

12/02/2007 ElQuip BV Names Thameside.TV Leader Electronics' European Reseller Of The Year
ElQuip BV, Broadcast Master Distributor for Leader Electronics Corporation in Europe, has named Thameside.TV as Leader Electronics' European Reseller of the Year. An engraved trophy was presented by

12/02/2007 Hackenbacker Gives Sound To Life On Mars
With the BBC screening a second series of the hit drama Life On Mars, Soho-based post production facility Hackenbacker has just completed the four month schedule of sound editing and mixing the series

12/02/2007 Lighting Technology Projects Creates 'Field Of Play'
Lighting Technology Projects (LTP) has installed and programmed a new piece of interactive light art, composed from 10,000 nodes of ColorKinetics’ iColor Flex SL LED-based strand, custom produced for