Broadcast News Archive for April, 2007
13/04/2007 Three London Organisations Successful In First Round Of Mediabox Applications
Three London organisations have been successful in the first round of Mediabox applications. Mediabox is a £6 million Department for Education and Skills fund for disadvantaged 13-19 year olds to mak

12/04/2007 'White Dress' Adds To Award Collection
Short film 'The White Dress', directed by Vanessa Gildea and funded by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board (IFB) scooped 'The Jameson Best Short Film Award' at the Belfast Film Festival on Sunda

12/04/2007 47th Monte-Carlo Television Festival
'Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee,' an HBO Films presentation of a Wolf Films/Traveler’s Rest Films production, has been selected to open the 47th Monte-Carlo Television Festival. The epic television mov

12/04/2007 Elan Closs Stephens Joins The Board Of The Film Agency For Wales
Elan Closs Stephens CBE has joined the Board of the Film Agency for Wales and used the first meeting of the new Film Foundation Forum, hosted by the Film Agency, to encourage the various factions of t

12/04/2007 Go Green With Toon Boom Storyboard Pro
Emmy award-winning Toon Boom Animation has announced the release of Toon Boom Storyboard Pro, the only digital storyboarding software for films, documentaries, gaming, advertising, and animation proje

12/04/2007 IATAS Announce Ambassador Program Outreach Initiative
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced the launch of its newest outreach initiative, the Ambassador Program. Ambassadors are active members who volunteer on behalf of t

12/04/2007 Mental Health Film Lined Up For Film Festivals
New short film, 'Sick', dealing with the sensitive subject of depression, has linked up with Samaritans. Through seeing the film it is hoped that people will come forward to the charity earlier for h

12/04/2007 OmniTek Announce '708' Closed Caption Monitoring Module
Test and measurement manufacturer OmniTek have announced the launch of a new decoding package for CEA-708-B closed caption data services, which will be demonstrated for the first time at NAB. The new

12/04/2007 Skillset Film Skills Fund Success
Cyfle’s first successful bid for Skillset funding towards four full time film trainees is set to start in September. The Skillset Film Skills Fund is designed to develop film making talent in Wales a

11/04/2007 'Under The Mud' Receiving Critical Acclaim At International Film Festivals
A Liverpool production is on a world tour promoting the city and getting a phenomenal response at a trio of high-profile film festivals. 'Under the Mud' was written by Liverpool teenagers from the Sp

11/04/2007 Arqiva Secure Cricket World Cup Support Contract
Arqiva has announced securing a contract with TWI, the sports production arm of IMG Media, to provide production support for the BBC’s coverage of the Cricket World Cup. Arqiva will provide both Occa

11/04/2007 Bectu Welcomes BBC Trust Chair Appointment
Bectu has welcomed the appointment of Sir Michael Lyons as the new BBC Trust Chair. Following the debacle surrounding BBC Jam, the union said it believed that in the absence of a Chair the Trust has

11/04/2007 Colour Management and Extension 2 Add To Autodesk Lustre Colour Grading
Lustre Colour Management, now included in Autodesk’s visual effects, editing and finishing, and colour grading solutions, ensures that everyone across the Autodesk Systems products pipeline is working

11/04/2007 Matrox Announces Support for Adobe Creative Suite 3 and Realtime Panasonic P2 MXF 720p Editing on RT.X2
Matrox has announced that the forthcoming software release 3.0 for the Matrox RT.X2 editing platform will support the recently announced Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium and Adobe Premiere Pr

11/04/2007 Panasonic AV-HS300 Portable HD/SD Switcher For Live Events
Panasonic’s AV-HS300 is a portable HD/SD switcher intended for live production of sports and entertainment events, and for use in any venue, such as a theatre, lecture hall, or college auditorium, in

11/04/2007 Pinewood Studios Group Launch Website For 007 Stage
The Pinewood Studios Group has launched the official website for the revitalized 007 Stage to mark the reopening of Europe’s largest sound stage. Nick Smith said: “It’s fantastic news that our larges

11/04/2007 Ross To Introduce DashBoard Control System For openGear
Ross Video will introduce the DashBoard Control System for the award winning openGear terminal equipment platform at NAB 2007 on Booth SU6010. DashBoard is a software application, that is OS independ

06/04/2007 ATG Broadcast Complete Contract For Financial Institution
ATG Broadcast has recently completed a prestigious new media control facility and video conferencing reference room for one of the world's largest financial institutions. Located in London, the new i

06/04/2007 Autodesk Announces Shipping Of Extension 1 For Effects And Editing Systems
Extension 1 for Autodesk’s visual effects and editing and finishing solutions offers improved workflows through various features and additions such as Quicktime support for the Linux platform, enhance

06/04/2007 Panasonic BT-LH80W 7.9-Inch LCD Monitor/Viewfinder Provides Production-Quality HD Monitoring
Small enough for use as an electronic viewfinder, the new BT-LH80W 7.9-inch LCD monitor/viewfinder from Panasonic offers high-performance HD/SD production monitoring in field production. The BT-LH80W

06/04/2007 Ross Video’s OverDrive Production Control System Launches V5 Software
Ross Video will introduce version 5 software for the OverDrive Integrated Live Production Control System at NAB 2007. OverDrive’s version 5 offers many new features including integration with CG MOS

06/04/2007 XRackPro2 Server Rack Enclosure Receives Design Improvement
GizMac Accessories, designer and manufacturer of the XRackPro2 server rack enclosure cabinets for noise reduction, has announced that shipping has begun for a new XRackPro2 design. GizMac has release

05/04/2007 BBC World Service chooses IBIS for Arabic Channel
BBC World Service will be launching a new channel - BBC Arabic TV in autumn 2007, broadcasting in Arabic to 22 countries across the Middle East from a 1.8 million euro tapeless facility. IBIS playout

05/04/2007 DIGI TV Mobiltelevision Installs Soundcraft V16 Digital Audio Console
Germany-based DIGI TV Mobiltelevision has installed Soundcraft's new Vi6 digital audio console into an outside broadcast vehicle. Supplied by Audio Pro Heilbronn, the Soundcraft Vi6 has been installe

05/04/2007 DVD Highlights Digital Cinema Initiative Clipster Fulfilment
DVS Digital Video Systems are set to demonstrate how the high-performance Clipster DI workstation fulfils the requirements of the Digital Cinema Initiative (DCI). The DI system Clipster performs esse