Broadcast News Archive for July, 2007
26/07/2007 First Irish Sporting HD Broadcast Launched At Croke Park
Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources, Eamon Ryan, recently launched the first broadcast of an Irish sporting event in High-Definition TV (HDTV). The Leinster GAA Football final, wh

26/07/2007 GMTV Managing Director To Resign Following 'Unfair' Phone-Ins
The Managing Director of GMTV, Paul Corley, is to resign following revelations over ‘unfair’ phone-in competition. He appeared on the show in April to apologise to viewers after BBC’s Panorama progra

26/07/2007 K-Tek Avalon Traveler Available in New Colours
K-Tek offers the Avalon Traveler in muted red or blue anodized aluminum tubing – the only coloured professional boom poles on the market. With their distinctive hues, these attractive poles are an ex

26/07/2007 REALVIZ MatchMover Pro Plays Leading Role In 'Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix'
Framestore CFC Turns to REALVIZ MatchMover Pro for 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix' REALVIZ, has confirmed that their tracking software, MatchMover Pro, played a pivotal role in Framestore

26/07/2007 TV One Announces Debut Of C2-7260 Dual Channel Video Processor At IBC 2007
IBC 2007 is fast approaching and TV One has announced the first ever showing of the C2-7260 Dual Channel Video Processor within Europe. This extraordinary product has a total of 17 inputs, including

26/07/2007 Wohler Europe Satellite Office Opens In England
Wohler Technologies has announced the opening of Wohler Europe, a satellite office located in Bedford, England. The facility will serve as an extension of the company’s headquarters in Hayward, CA, e

25/07/2007 Belfast Born Director's Film In Toronto Film Festival Special Presentation Line-Up
Terry George’s new film ‘Reservation Road’ will be featured in the line-up of Special Presentations at the Toronto Film Festival. The film is the director’s follow up to the Ocar nominated historical

25/07/2007 FremantleMedia Enterprises Clinch Sponsorship Deals For 'Austrailian Idol'
FremantleMedia Enterprises’ (FME) Asia Pacific Licensing team has clinched a raft of high profile off-air sponsorship deals for ratings hit, Australian Idol, as the show prepares for its fifth season,

25/07/2007 Golden Square Create 'Specklie' For Specsavers
Golden Square’s character development department has followed up its work on Mr and Mrs Rabbit for Airwick with a new character for Specsavers in Ireland. Based on an illustration from director Geral

25/07/2007 Granada International Gains Worldwide Rights To Distribute 'David Beckham: New Beginnings'
Granada International has secured worldwide rights to distribute the documentary 'David Beckham: New Beginnings', which tracks the football superstar’s recent high profile move to Los Angeles. After

25/07/2007 Lipsync Post Checks Into Stephen King's '1480'
Lipsync Post has just completed 170 vfx shots for '1408', a film adapted from the terrifying short story by suspense master, Stephen King. Directed by Mikael Håfström (Derailed), 1408 stars John Cusa

25/07/2007 London The Scene For 'Do The O2' Commercial Campaign
The O2 Arena recently opened and part of their marketing strategy was to promote the new events venue through TV advertising. The ‘Do the O2’ commercial shows a giant bubble bouncing through and abov

25/07/2007 Nu Horizons Wins Prestigious Quantel Supplier Of The Year Award
Nu Horizons (formerly known as DT Electronics) has won for the third time in a row The Quantel Supplier of the Year Award. The scheme measures all Quantel’s suppliers against a wide range of criteria

25/07/2007 Rushes Soho Shorts Festival Hits The Big Screen In London
The Rushes Soho Shorts Festival is once again set to be a dazzling showcase of UK film talent. Short films by both acclaimed directors and new talent will grace screens throughout London as the week

24/07/2007 Autocue Announces European Sale Of QMaster To TV5
Autocue has announced another European sale of its IP-based, networked prompting solution, QMaster to TV5, based in Latvia. The sale was carried out by Autocue's Baltic partner, Hannu-Pro.

24/07/2007 Evolutions Completes Post On 'Top Gear: Polar Special'
Evolutions, voted Best Post Production House by Broadcast in 2007, has completed the full post on 'Top Gear: Polar Special' for BBC Vision. This 60 minute special is Top Gear’s most ambitious and ard

24/07/2007 Film Industry Contribution To UK GDP Up 39% In 2006
The UK film industry contributed £4.3 billion to UK GDP in 2006, up from £3.1 billion in 2004, a 39% increase in two years according to an independent report by Oxford Economics. This figure takes a

24/07/2007 Fisher Communications Acquire Pegasus News
Fisher Communications, a Seattle-based communications company that owns and manages 19 television stations and eight radio stations in the Pacific Northwest, has acquired Pegasus News in a move to exp

24/07/2007 Røde M3 Microphone Now Shipping
Exclusive UK distributor Source Distribution has announced that the new Røde M3 microphone is now shipping. The M3 is the first in a new series of microphones designed to make high quality recording

24/07/2007 Stage One Build MoonBase
As part of the launch campaign for the Indesit Moon washing machine, Stage One were called in by Production Company, Out of the Blue, to build ‘Moonbase,’ a freestanding pod unit, designed to resemble

24/07/2007 Twofour Takes On One Dozen Trainees
Twofour's 2007 Talent Day has proved the most successful yet and resulted in the company taking on 12 trainees to work at its Plymouth headquarters. Over 50 young people were invited to attend a day

24/07/2007 Vivadas Group Plc Announce HandMade Films International Collaboration
Vividas Group Plc has announced a collaboration with HandMade Films International to build a fully interactive movie portal, due for launch later this summer. The portal at <A HREF= 'http://www.4rfv.

23/07/2007 Autoscript Announce Aaviksaar Appointment
Autoscript Limited has announced the appointment of Eva Aaviksaar as Autoscript Studio Operator. Aaviksaar brings more than 30 years' experience as one of the UK's most sought-after prompt operators.

23/07/2007 BBC To Establish Editorial Standards Board
The BBC is to establish an Editorial Standards Board to oversee the Corporation's response to the announcement of serious editorial breaches in a number of programmes. Chaired by the Deputy Director-

23/07/2007 Call For Submissions To Digital Debut Showcase At The Phoenix Cinema
An exciting new project in its second year is calling all young talented film makers to submit their short films to the 2nd Digital Debut showcase at the Phoenix Cinema in London on the 21 September 2