Broadcast News Archive for May, 2007
09/05/2007 Prague's TV Nova Selects TSL For New Production and TX Installation
TSL has announced that it has been chosen by leading Czech Republic TV station, TV Nova to provide systems integration for its new HD production and transmission facility based in Prague. TV Nova’s H

09/05/2007 SMPTE Announce Two Appointments
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has announced the hiring of two new staff members for key leadership positions. Peter Symes will join the Society as Director of Standards & Eng

09/05/2007 Stellar Cast In 'The Edge Of Love' Starts Filming In Wales
Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Cillian Murphy and Matthew Rhys are to star in John Maybury’s love story, 'The Edge Of Love' (formerly known as 'The Best Time Of Our Lives'). Principal photography ha

09/05/2007 US Cable Operator Reaffirms Relationship With Scopus Video Networks
A US multi system cable operator has reaffirmed its existing relationship with Scopus Video Networks, a provider of digital video networking solutions, as it expands to offer hundreds of channels int

09/05/2007 WDR Opts For Panasonic P2 System
Panasonic’s tapeless P2 system has made another inroad into news production. Germany’s Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) will now use solid-state P2 camcorders to produce its own news programming and cont

08/05/2007 DreamWorks In Association With Film 4 Acquires 'The Lovely Bones'
DreamWorks Studios in association with Film 4 has acquired 'The Lovely Bones', Peter Jackson's adaptation of the Alice Sebold best-selling novel. Peter Jackson will direct the film from a screenplay

08/05/2007 Electric Sky Extends Catalogue With High Definition And Factual Entertainment Titles
UK factual distributor Electric Sky has signed a deal to distribute a package of seven new documentaries produced for National Geographic Channel US including ‘Inside Saddam’s Reign of Terror’ (1 x 60

08/05/2007 Gefen Announces Three Dual Link DVI Solutions
Connectivity solutions provider Gefen has announced three new dual link DVI solutions offering flexibility and support for post-production and industry professionals using Apple or Dell 30-inch displa

08/05/2007 Lesley Douglas Appointed Controller BBC Popular Music
Lesley Douglas has been appointed Controller, BBC Popular Music in addition to her current post as Controller, BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music. She will take up her new role as the BBC's first Controller of

08/05/2007 Midsummer Awards Announces Call For Entries
The 23rd Midsummer Awards, London’s liveliest international creative advertising awards and the only festival judged completely by working Agency Creatives and Heads of Television, has announced its 2

08/05/2007 Rohde & Schwarz Lead The Path In Reducing Carbon Footprint
The switch from analogue to digital transmission is an opportunity for broadcasters to drastically cut their operating costs by adopting the latest, power efficient transmitter technologies. Rohde &

08/05/2007 Ross Video Vision Series Production Switchers Honoured At NAB
Ross Video has announced that the newly launched Vision Series production switchers were honoured at the National Association Broadcasters exhibition held April 16 -19 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Visio

08/05/2007 VeeSee TV Launches In UK
A web-based television service for British Sign Language (BSL) has launched in the UK. The VeeSee TV channel, which airs news and other programmes in BSL 24 hours a day, can be viewed on a computer o

04/05/2007 BBC Future Media And Technology Leadership Team Expands With Three Appointments
Ashley Highfield, Director of BBC Future Media and Technology, has announced three new and final appointments to the Future Media and Technology leadership team. Erik Huggers joins the BBC on the 21

04/05/2007 Brazilian Network TV Invests In Two Ross Synergy 1 Multi-Definition Production Switchers
Ross Video has announced that TV Bandeirantes, one of Brazil’s largest networks, has invested in two Ross Synergy 1 Multi-Definition (MD) production switchers. The switchers will be used for the netw

04/05/2007 Double Honours For Snell & Wilcox At NAB
Snell & Wilcox earned top honours at the NAB2007 exhibition this year, receiving the Broadcast Engineering (BE) Pick Hit Award for the iCR automated content repurposing workstation, and a Television B

04/05/2007 Harris And LG Electronics Unveil MPH In-Band Mobile DTV System At NAB
NAB 2007 established that broadcasters have an opportunity to exert greater control over their own programming and the advertising revenue associated with it when it comes to mobile TV. And they can

04/05/2007 IDX Endura Receive Accolades From Major US Industry Magazines At NAB
The IDX Endura Elite battery system received best-of-show honours from three major US industry magazines at NAB2007. Selecting from among over 1,500 companies attending the show, TV Technology, Video

04/05/2007 Scaling And Bi-Directional Conversion Of PC And HDTV Signals With IT-C2-400
The new 1T-C2-400 PC/HD Scaler is based on TV One’s exclusive CORIO2 technology and provides bi-directional, high-quality conversion between Computer and HDTV signals. Up-Scaling and Down-scaling of

04/05/2007 ScheduALL Enterprise Series System At BBC World Service
ScheduALL has supplied and implemented with BBC World Service a ScheduALL Enterprise Series system designed specifically for the complex needs of studio scheduling and personnel management at the Worl

04/05/2007 Zombie Thriller '28 Weeks Later' Shot In London's Iconic Trafalgar Square
'28 Weeks Later' is the sequel to 2002 film 28 Days Later, reuniting the creative team of Danny Boyle, Alex Garland, and Andrew Macdonald. Led by director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, 28 Weeks Later will

03/05/2007 'Garage' Selected For Director's Fortnight At Cannes Film Festival
The Irish feature film, 'Garage', has been selected for the prestigious Director’s Fortnight at the 60th Cannes Film Festival which runs from 16-27 May. This is the second year in a row that an Irish

03/05/2007 Andrew Pons Appointed Head Of Sales For SysMedia
SysMedia has announced that it has appointed Andrew Pons as Head of Sales and Marketing. As well as further developing sales channels and continuing the company’s growth across international markets,

03/05/2007 Cop Drama 'HolbyBlue' Gets St. Anne's Treatment
'HolbyBlue' is first production from Tony Jordan’s new company Red Planet Pictures for the BBC. The involvement of co-producers Kudos (Life on Mars, Spooks and Hustle) adds to the stellar creative te

03/05/2007 DutchView Orders HD OB Unit From Grass Valley Systems
The Grass Valley Systems group within Thomson is to build a new HD OB unit for one of the leading Dutch outside broadcasting facilities, DutchView. The turnkey order includes 10 new Grass Valley LDK