Broadcast News Archive for May, 2007
31/05/2007 'The Train' Speeds Into Yorkshire For IIFA Weekend At Cineworld
In keeping with the tradition of IIFA over the years, the International Indian Film Academy has announced Shyam Bajaj’s ‘The Train – The Inspiration’ as the World Premiere Film. ‘The Train’ directed

31/05/2007 Cork Film Festival Secure Corona Sponsor
Cork Film Festival has announced a major new sponsor in Barry Fitzwilliam Maxxium, importers of Corona Extra and other products. The event will now be known as the 'Corona Cork Film Festival'. Recent

31/05/2007 FremantleMedia Enterprises Deal With CAV Warner Entertainment For 'Prehistoric Park'
FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has announced a ground-breaking home entertainment deal for 'Prehistoric Park' in China, struck with CAV Warner Entertainment Co., a joint venture between Warner Home

31/05/2007 Intensity Pro From Blackmagic Design Now Available
Blackmagic Design has announced Intensity Pro is shipping and is available now from Blackmagic Design professional video resellers worldwide. Intensity Pro is a new low cost and high quality video ca

31/05/2007 Kodak Digital Cinema Enters 'The Hospital'
Kodak Digital Cinema has announced that 'The Hospital', a private members club for creative professionals, has installed a Kodak Content Player JMN3000 in their 30-screen cinema in London. The player

31/05/2007 Lion Television Scotland Commissioned To Produce BBC Four Drama 'Consenting Adults'
Lion Television Scotland has been commissioned by BBC Drama to produce 'Consenting Adults' for BBC Four. The 75 minute special is set against the deliberations of the Wolfenden Committee, established

31/05/2007 SysMedia Launch Teletext-to-DVB Subtitle Transcoder
SysMedia has announced the launch of its new teletext-to-DVB subtitle transcoder, the SDR7. The SDR7 extracts teletext subtitles from an analogue video signal and converts them to the equivalent DVB

31/05/2007 Zonemedia Supplies To Internet Television Service Joost
Zonemedia has confirmed it will supply content to Joost, the world’s first broadcast quality internet television service. Zonemedia will offer an array of programming from its Extreme Sports Channel

30/05/2007 'Garage' Pulls In Another Award At Cannes
Following the positive response to its screening at the Directors Fortnight in the Cannes Film Festival, the Irish feature film, 'Garage' has been awarded the 'Cicae Art And Essai Cinema Prize'. Alth

30/05/2007 Carolina Panthers Invest In First Vision Multi-Definition Production Switchers
Ross Video has announced the Carolina Panthers have invested in the first Vision 3 multi-definition production switcher for stadium game day applications. After evaluating what the major manufacturers

30/05/2007 Galway Film Fleadh To Showcase Filmmaking Home And Abroad
2007 is shaping up to be another busy year for the Galway Film Fleadh, as it celebrates 19 years of screening the very best in new and classic Irish and World Cinema. Following on from the great succe

30/05/2007 Gearhouse Broadcast Launch Company Website
Gearhouse Broadcast have announced the launch of their new company website. The newly created site, designed by Gearhouse Broadcast’s award winning web developers, Optix Solutions, will provide nume

30/05/2007 Kerry McCluggage To Deliver Keynote Speech At The IFTA Production Conference
Entertainment industry veteran Kerry McCluggage, chairman of Allumination FilmWorks, will deliver the key note speech at the Independent Film & Television Alliance’s (IFTA) annual Production Conferenc

30/05/2007 The Chimney Pot Invest In Digital Vision
Digital Vision has announced that top post production facility group The Chimney Pot has made a substantial investment in new Digital Vision equipment for its sites in Norway, Poland and Sweden. The

30/05/2007 Thomson To Exhibit Grass Valley Systems At Henry Stewart XVII Digital Asset Management Conference
At two upcoming Henry Stewart XVII Digital Asset Management conferences, one in New York and the other in London, Thomson will exhibit its latest Grass Valley systems and technology for managing workf

30/05/2007 Twofour Digital WebTV Solutions To Use Microsoft Silverlight
Twofour Digital has announced that its next generation of webTV solutions will utilise Microsoft Silverlight, a new cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering rich interactive and media expe

29/05/2007 Channel 4 Commissions Bobby Sands Story 'Hunger'
Channel 4 has commissioned Turner Prize-winning artist Steve McQueen’s first feature film, a highly evocative and impressionistic interpretation of the last six weeks in the life of Bobby Sands, leade

29/05/2007 Colour Confidence Expand ColourStore Programme
Colour Confidence has announced the expansion of its ColourStore programme, with Wilkinson Cameras the latest retailer to commit to the scheme. The 2006 Pixel Trade Awards Independent Retailer of the

29/05/2007 Hat Trick Production 'Billy Goat' Commissioned By BBC Northern Ireland
Bernard Hill, Paul Nicholls, Mathew Horne and Sarah Smart star in 'Billy Goat', the first of four comedy dramas brought to life by contemporary writers, as part of a modern anthology of fairy tales fo

29/05/2007 Impressive Line-Up For Broadcast Live 07
Apple will be showing the multifunctional, multitalented Final Cut Studio 2 in the UK for the first time. Based around Final Cut Pro 6, which introduces Apple's ProRes 422 format for uncompressed HD q

29/05/2007 Leaf Deal Sows Pop Culture Seed With FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has announced the signing of an exclusive first-look deal with award-winning writer, director and producer, David Leaf. The deal with Leaf, who is best known for his

29/05/2007 Northern Ireland Film And Television Commission Announce £12 Million Package
At an event billed as 'Building on Success', The Northern Ireland Film and Television Commission announced its new 3-year strategy and revealed the main elements of its restructured funding programmes

29/05/2007 Observe Broadcast Facilities Chooses Eyehight For 'Nolan Live'
Dublin-based Observe Outside Broadcast Facilities has chosen Eyeheight legalising colour correctors to assist in televising the popular BBC television show 'Nolan Live'. Observe's HD1 vehicle was ca

29/05/2007 Royal Television Society Launches 2007 Innovation Awards
The world’s oldest and most respected forum for discussion and debate in the television community, The Royal Television Society (RTS), has launched the 2007 Innovation Awards. Formerly the Technolog

29/05/2007 Spokespeople Announced For The Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival
Rushes Soho Shorts has announced that British actress Geraldine James OBE and British documentary maker Nick Broomfield, are the official spokespeople for The Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival 2007. F