Broadcast News Archive for April, 2007
25/04/2007 BBC Appoint New Head of Marketing For BBC Two And Factual
Lindsay Nuttall has been appointed as the new Head of Marketing for BBC Two and Factual. Nuttall, reporting to Head of MC&A for BBC Vision Helen Kellie, is responsible for leading the marketing and p

25/04/2007 Maxell Unveil XDCAM Professional Disc Optical Media
Maxell Corporation of America displayed its new Professional Disc optical media for XDCAM high definition video systems at NAB. This new Maxell media is designed to meet the needs of the increasingly

25/04/2007 Sky News Deploy Panasonic P2 For ENG
Sky News at BSkyB have committed to a tapeless strategy for all future news with P2 from Panasonic. Sky News will be using the all new AJ-HPX2100 shoulder mounted camcorder as well as the AJ-HPX2100

25/04/2007 Sony Creative Software Partners With AMD To Preview 64-Bit Version Of Vegas
Sony Creative Software in conjunction with AMD demonstrated a 64-bit technology preview version of Vegas editing software running on 64-bit Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor-based and AMD Quad FX comput

25/04/2007 Sony Expands CineAlta Line Up With F23 Camera At NAB 2007
Sony has launched its latest innovation for creating high-end digital production, the F23 camera. A versatile and durable production system, the F23 is the newest member of the CineAlta range of digi

25/04/2007 UK Film Council Unveil Top Ten Box Office Movies
'Casino Royale' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest' have catapulted into the top ten highest grossing films at the UK box office taking more than £50 million each in 2006, according to ne

25/04/2007 YLE To Use Kaleido-X Processor At Eurovision
Miranda Technologies have announced that YLE, Finland’s national public service broadcaster, will be using a Kaleido-X multi-room, multi-image processor to monitor the signals for the live broadcast o

24/04/2007 Avid Unveils Liquid Chrome Xe with AJA Support
At NAB, Avid unveiled Liquid Chrome Xe, the newest member of the Avid Liquid family. With support for the AJA XENA LHe board, the Avid Liquid Chrome Xe system offers customers a powerful, low-cost SD

24/04/2007 BBC Wins BWTVF Outstanding Achievement Award
The BBC has been named winner of this year's BWTVF Outstanding Achievement Award, becoming the first broadcaster to win the prestigious global award three times. The award winner is chosen annually f

24/04/2007 Fresh Programming From FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia Enterprises has announced a new slate of programming as it prepares to attend the LA Screenings. Armed with the best new dramas and factual programming, FME will entice buyers with its

24/04/2007 ITN On Launch Content Services On 3's Mobile Video
ITN On and Rhythm NewMedia has announce the launch of a range of new, free content services on 3’s recently announced ad funded mobile video service. ITN On’s content will be delivered to 3’s custome

24/04/2007 Manfrotto Takes Award-Winning Fluid Monopod Range To The Next Level With 561B
Manfrotto’s award-winning 560B fluid monopod for the photo and video industries has been joined by a bigger version in the 561B. Highly praised by professional and amateurs alike for its stable, flui

24/04/2007 Reflecmedia Launches 3D Rendering Package MoVieSet At NAB
Chroma key specialist, Reflecmedia launched its comprehensive real-time 3D rendering package MoViSet at NAB 2007. Developed in conjunction with Rt Software, Reflecmedia have developed a solution to c

24/04/2007 Ross Video Introduce Production Switchers At NAB
Ross Video announced the introduction of five new productions switchers at NAB 2007. The Vision Series is Ross’ next generation multi-definition production switcher, handling standard and high-defini

24/04/2007 Sony Further Strengthens HDCAM Line-up At NAB '07 With HDW-790P Camcorder
New design builds upon the performance of the HDW-750P with new features from the top-end HDW-F900R. Building on the success of the HDW-750P, the industry standard for high quality High Definition TV

24/04/2007 Sony Professional Services Contracted For GMTV Production Infrastructure Overhaul
Sony Professional Services has been contracted as the solution design consultant, systems architect and project manager for the overhaul of GMTV’s production infrastructure. The project aims to achie

24/04/2007 XL Video Light Up Lost Prophets
Lighting and visual designers Dan Hardiman and Dave Farmer of THC Design added fast moving visual coherence and plenty of optical energy to the Lost Prophet’s short UK arena tour. It was a case of th

23/04/2007 ARG Electrodesign Acquired By MAC
ARG Electrodesign has been acquired by a group of private investors led by Media Asset Capital (MAC). ARG is a UK based manufacturer of high quality line adaptors used to carry broadcast video, audio

23/04/2007 BBC Worldwide Announces Global Clips Deal With CCTV
BBC Worldwide has announced its first ever global clips deal with the Chinese state broadcaster, CCTV. The deal brokered by BBC Motion Gallery, the archive clips sales arm of BBC Worldwide, means tha

23/04/2007 IBIS Partners Reveal Further Advances In Key Areas Of Media Expertise
Integrated Broadcast Information Systems (IBIS) exhibited on a number of partner stands at NAB, demonstrating further advances in their commitment to asset management, news and sports workflow managem

23/04/2007 IDX Elite Powers 80 APTN Bureaus Worldwide ENG
Early in 2007, APTN became the first customer for ENDURA Elite batteries introduced by IDX Technology at IBC2006. These, along with new chargers, have been distributed to APTN’s news cameramen who wo

23/04/2007 Miranda Technologies Signs Agreement With NBC Universal
Miranda Technologies has announced that it has signed an agreement with NBC Universal to provide the primary signal and facility monitoring system for NBCU’s broadcast facilities, using the SNMP-based

23/04/2007 Screen Scene Uses New Grading System on ITV Drama
Digital Vision recently announced that Dublin based facility Screen Scene has installed a Film Master. The facility's 70 strong team provides post-production on high-profile BBC, ITV and C5 dramas in

23/04/2007 Sony Advances XDCAM Systems For Tapeless Environment
At NAB Sony unveiled the continuing evolution of its XDCAM line with a tapeless acquisition system based on a flash card storage and retrieval system. These technologies involve recording to ExpressC

23/04/2007 Twofour Digital Merges With Makeni
Twofour Digital, the technical and facilities arm of the Twofour Group, has merged with the leading Digital Rights Management and specialist webcasting and web development company, Makeni. Philip Hag