Broadcast News Archive for April, 2007
20/04/2007 Disney Channel Announce Senior Promotions
In recognition of Disney Channel’s successful performance over the past year, the Channel has announced a raft of senior promotions across the business: Casper Bjorner is promoted to VP Ma

20/04/2007 George Entwistle Announced As Acting Controller Of BBC Four For Six Months
Head of TV Current Affairs, George Entwistle, has been announced as Acting Controller of BBC Four for six months, effective from the beginning of May. Current Controller, Janice Hadlow has requested

20/04/2007 HSL Keeps The Golden Balls Rolling
HSL pulled out all the stops to deliver in excess of 700 Pulsar Chroma Heart LED fixtures to illuminate the set of the new ITV games show 'Golden Balls' for LD Tom Kinane. Golden Balls is an Initial

20/04/2007 QTV Announces Sale Of QNxt
QTV has announced the commercial launch and first sale of its IP-based, networked prompting solution, QMaster, part of the QNxt product suite. The system has been purchased by a European broadcaster

20/04/2007 Rushes And Snow Patrol Create Spiderman Promo
Snow Patrol’s latest release is the lead track for the eagerly anticipated motion picture ‘Spiderman 3’. ‘Spiderman 3’ reunites the cast and filmmakers from the first two blockbuster adventures for a

20/04/2007 Short Cuts Now Accepting Applications
Applications for the short film scheme Short Cuts are now being accepted. The Short Cuts scheme aims to develop Irish film talent entering the Irish film industry and to encourage new talent in all ar

20/04/2007 Teranex Show Results Of Strategic Alliance With Kodak At NAB
In September 2006 Teranex announced it had licensed proprietary film restoration and enhancement algorithms from the Entertainment Imaging Division of Eastman Kodak Company (EKC). “Using our powerful

20/04/2007 What's On At Broadcast Live 2007
For the second year running, Broadcast LIVE returns to Earls Court 2 from 19th – 21st June 2007. This key three-day exhibition and conference programme is integral to any successful and expanding bus

19/04/2007 ARRI Film & TV Purchases Three Nucoda Film Master Systems
Digital Vision has announced at the National Association of Broadcasters Conference that ARRI Film & TV Services, the post-production services division of ARRI Group, has purchased three Nucoda Film M

19/04/2007 Autodesk Provides Digital Colour Grading Services To EFILM
EFILM has entered into a professional services engagement with Autodesk. Autodesk and EFILM are developing customised next-generation DI solutions for EFILM’s facilities around the world. EFILM’s col

19/04/2007 Autoscript Gives Teleprompting The Green Light
At NAB Autoscript introduced ‘ClockPlus’, the latest in a wide range of teleprompting innovations. ClockPlus is an LED SMPTE/EBU time code display which has the added ability to change instantaneousl

19/04/2007 Blackmagic Design Showcase New Products At NAB
Blackmagic weighed in at NAB with three new cards for the professional broadcast sector: Multibridge Eclipse; Intensity Pro; and HDLink Pro. Multibridge Eclipse offers the world's first editing syste

19/04/2007 Pixel Power Showcases CG-3D At NAB
Pixel Power is offering real-time 3D animation without the need for specialist operators with the debut of CG-3D at NAB. CG-3D is the latest option for its Clarity range of SD/HD switchable graphics

19/04/2007 Sonic Teams Up With Microsoft On Professional VC-1 Encoding
At NAB Sonic Solutions announced an agreement to deploy Microsoft's advanced VC-1 encoding technology, known as the PEP Encoder, in the professional high-definition title creation industry. Already

19/04/2007 Vinten Unveil New Ranges At NAB
Vinten camera support systems and accessories introduced a range of innovative products at NAB 2007. The Protouch range, introduced primarily for those working in event videography with a highly func

19/04/2007 Xytech Systems Reveals Comprehensive File Based Media Capabilities At NAB
Xytech Systems has unveiled version 10 of its flagship software, Xytech Enterprise, which includes comprehensive expansion of its file based media (digital assets) support. These new capabilities wil

18/04/2007 Frank Hyman Appointed CEO Of Autocue Group
Autocue has announced that Frank Hyman has been appointed CEO of Autocue Group. Simon Philips, Chairman of Autocue, said: "Frank’s appointment heralds a period of aggressive growth for Autocue, with

18/04/2007 OmniTek Shows Dolby E Metadata Solution At NAB
OmniTek has launched its new Dolby E monitoring and metadata decoding package, which was demonstrated for the first time at NAB on booth SL 9705. The new analysis package will be available as an opti

18/04/2007 Pro-Bel Develops Interface With DG FastChannel Spot Box
Pro-Bel has announced that it has developed an interface that allows its Morpheus automation products to effortlessly communicate with DG FastChannel’s Spot Box edge-servers. DG FastChannel is the le

18/04/2007 Quantel Engineers Genetic Approach To SAN-based Workflow
Quantel has announced a more organic approach to distributed networking environments for Post and DI with the introduction of ‘Genetic Engineering’. Quantel see their new open technology approach as

18/04/2007 Quantel Weighs In With Free HD Newsbox HD
At NAB Quantel announced that Newsbox HD, its tapeless HD news system ‘in a box’ will now feature full HD capability for free. Newsbox HD systems will be available for the same competitive price as t

18/04/2007 Sonic And Digital Vision Team Up For HD Video Mastering
Sonic Solutions and Digital Vision have announced a strategic partnership to integrate Digital Vision Optics (DVO) HD finishing tools with Sonic's CineVisionT HD encoding platform for AVC, VC-1 and MP

18/04/2007 St. Anne's Post Add Finishing Touches To 'Mr Miss Pageant'
‘Mr Miss Pageant’ follows the runners and riders in the lead-up to the world’s most fabulous transgender beauty contest which this year features the first-ever British entrant. Gavin, a tool designer

18/04/2007 The Foundry Preview NUKE With Full OFX Support
The Foundry has previewed version 4.7 of its high-end compositing application NUKE at NAB 2007. The first major release of NUKE under The Foundry brand, NUKE 4.7 will feature support for The Foundry’

18/04/2007 The Zodiak Distillery Launched
The Zodiak Television Group (Zodiak) has announced the launch of a new group development initiative for the creation and exchange of programming ideas and expertise - The Zodiak Distillery. The Zodi