Broadcast News Archive for May, 2007
03/05/2007 Lion Television Commissioned By Channel 4 To Produce 'Athens'
Lion Television has been commissioned by Channel 4 to produce Athens, a 2x60 minute historical documentary series, presented by renowned historian and broadcaster Bettany Hughes, exploring the world o

03/05/2007 Rushes Finish Online Samsung Film
Samsung Mobile’s slimmest mobile phone range to date, Ultra II Edition, has launched online with an eye-popping and humorous film by directors Steve Downer and Richard De Aragues of Mad Cow Films with

03/05/2007 Socater Purchase Two Quantel Newsbox Systems
Socater (Sociedad Canaria de Television Regional, SA) has purchased two Quantel Newsbox systems for its news and sports production centres in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Th

03/05/2007 UK Post & Services Launch Database Resource 'MediaBase'
UK Post & Services, the independent trade body that represents the film and broadcast service industry, has announced the launch of MediaBase. The easy to use online resource is a searchable database

02/05/2007 AV Toolbox Product Line Expands With New CS-320 Scan Converter
The new CS-320 Scan Converter was designed with high performance and ease of use in mind, with many automatic features that take the hassle out of set up and use of the product. The award-winning COR

02/05/2007 Betts Appointed Head Of Commercial And Business Development BBC Vision
Nick Betts has been announced as Head of Commercial and Business Development in BBC Vision. He will report to Bal Samra, Director of Vision Operation and Rights. In this newly created role, Betts wil

02/05/2007 Chyron Corporation Installs Graphics Systems At NDR
Chyron Corporation has announced its continued commitment to the German broadcast market with a major installation at Nord Deutscher Rundfunk (NDR) based in Hamburg, Germany. The contract was managed

02/05/2007 Creation Club Choose SGL Flashnet As Part Of Content Management System
Software Generation Ltd (SGL), has been selected by one of Germany’s leading creative agencies for audiovisual production, Creation Club, to provide SGL FlashNet as part of a major Content Management

02/05/2007 FOR-A Smoothes SD/HD Transition At Broadcast Live
FOR-A is showing products from its range of video switchers as well as its new high performance frame-rate conversion and signal processing equipment. With all products on display capable of SD and H

02/05/2007 Quentin Howard Joins APT Board
Audio compression specialist APT has announced that Quentin Howard, Chief Executive of Digital One and President of the WorldDMB Forum, has joined its board of directors in a Non-Executive capacity.

02/05/2007 UK Uptake Of HD Dependant On Ofcom Says Report
A Strategy Analytics Forecast has speculated that 90% of UK homes will be watching HDTV by 2020 as long as the spectrum agency in the UK allocates spectrum on the digital terrestrial television (DTT)

02/05/2007 Welsh Student Film Wins At Bafta Cymru Awards
A performing arts student at the University of Wales, Newport is celebrating her first major acting success after playing one of the leading roles in a film made by students at the International Film

01/05/2007 Festival Of Science Fiction And Fantastic Film At Apollo West End
The annual international festival of science fiction and fantastic film returns to the Apollo West End from 2 - 6 May 2007. Britain’s only festival specializing in this subject area returns for a six

01/05/2007 FT2 Launches National Recruitment For Training Courses
FT2 has launched national recruitment for a series of new training courses funded by the Skillset Film Skills Fund and the Skillset TV Freelance Fund. Sharon Goode, Director of FT2, commented: "These

01/05/2007 IBC 2007 Marks 40th Birthday Of Event
What started as an event in a London hotel has now grown into the leading international convention for content creation, management and delivery. This year marks four decades of the event's exhibitio

01/05/2007 Irish Producer On The Move At Cannes Film Festival
Irish producer Martina Niland, whose credits include the successful Irish films 'Once' and 'Pavee Lackeen' has been selected as the Irish producer on the move for the Cannes International Film Festiva

01/05/2007 Register Now For Broadcast LIVE
Broadcast LIVE (19 to 21 June 2007) is the exhibition and conference for the broadcast and production industry. It will deliver the essential knowledge you need to future-proof your business. From th

01/05/2007 Rushes Launch Redesigned Website
London post production facility, Rushes has launched a new website which has been completely redesigned and rebuilt. Mind Corporation worked with the Rushes team and designed and implemented the supe

01/05/2007 Three Bilateral Co-productions Secure Government Approval
Ireland's Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism John O'Donoghue has secured Government approval for the signature of three bilateral film co-production agreements between Germany, Luxembourg and New Ze

01/05/2007 University Of Ulster To Offer Masters In Documentary Making
The University of Ulster is to become the first university in Ireland to offer documentary making at Masters degree level. A new Masters course is aimed at people who have or are working in the media