Broadcast News Archive for July, 2007
23/07/2007 DVA Add '8-Core' Mac Pro To It's Editing Suite
Hampshire-based DVA has just added Apple-based editing and finishing complementing its existing Avid capabilities. A new suite at the company’s Bramley HQ will feature the most powerful Mac available

23/07/2007 Emmy Nominations And US Deal For Irish Film Talent
Four members of the Irish film and television industry have received Emmy nominations for their work on the first series of the hit TV series ‘The Tudors’ which filmed on location in Ireland last year

23/07/2007 Network TEN Selects OmniTek PQA To Test Video Signal Quality
OmniTek has announced that Network TEN has selected the OmniTek PQA to test the quality of different video signals in a range of HD video equipment currently being assessed for use the by the Australi

23/07/2007 Skillset Announces £500 Commitment For Freelancer Training Courses
Skillset has announced a £500K commitment to training courses for freelancers working in the television industry, alongside a £150K scheme for new TV Researcher talent. If your company's workforce in

23/07/2007 Welsh Film Makers To Visit 'Dragon's Den' To Pitch Documentary Ideas
Welsh documentary film makers will meet some of the UK’s most influential commissioning editors in a face to face ‘dragon’s den’ scenario. Eight established documentary film companies have been selec

20/07/2007 BBC Scotland Secure Five Year Deal With Scottish Premier League
BBC Scotland has secured a new five year deal with the Scottish Premier League (SPL) which will keep fans on top of the game – on television, radio and online. Viewers will be able to enjoy a 30-minu

20/07/2007 Dragon’s Lair Unveiled as First 1080p Game for HD DVD Players
After first appearing on Blu-ray earlier this year, HD DVD owners can now also enjoy the classic arcade game Dragon’s Lair in full high definition. Making his HD DVD debut this August, Dirk the Darin

20/07/2007 Harris Expands Playout Automation And Broadcast Sales Scheduling Platform At MBC
Harris Expands H-Class ADC Playout Automation and Broadcast Master Airtime Sales and Scheduling Platform at MBC. Harris Corporation has announced a major upgrade project at MBC, the Pan-Arab, free-to

20/07/2007 ITV Follows BBC Lead And Suspends Fresh RDF Commissioning
ITV will not be commissioning any new programmes until the independent inquiry into the RDF Queen trailer debacle is complete. In a statement issued today (Friday) RDF said: "Further to its announce

20/07/2007 Report Reveals Love of British Films Continues Unabated
Britain is a nation of film lovers with box office takings up 56% in the last ten years; British films are popular overseas with exports at an eleven year high; and British creative talent is in deman

20/07/2007 Sonic Extends Relationship with Adobe for High Definition Authoring
Sonic Solutions has announced that it has extended its relationship with Adobe Systems by licensing Sonic's AuthorScript BD for use within a range of the company's applications. Sonic said that Adobe

20/07/2007 SoundField Poised To Launch Latest Surround Microphone Systems At IBC 2007
SoundField, manufacturer of surround and stereo microphones for the broadcast and recording industries, will be launching several new products at IBC 2007. Joining the DSF-2 Digital Broadcast Microph

20/07/2007 Tickets On Sale For The Conch Awards 2007
Tickets for the UK Screen Association's popular post-production audio awards will go on sale on Monday July 23. Nominations for UK Screen Association's Conch Awards 2007 have now closed. The Conch c

19/07/2007 Hoegh Joins UK Film Council Board
Thomas Hoegh, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Arts Alliance, has joined the UK Film Council’s board. His appointment is for four years and starts with immediate effect. Hoegh brings inves

19/07/2007 Irish Prime Minister Opens Brown Bag Films Studio
Irish Prime Minister, Bertie Ahern, recently opened Brown Bag Films animation studio in Smithfield, Dublin. Douglas Wallace architects were engaged to create Ireland's first High Definition animation

19/07/2007 Mammoth Screen Enters Partnership With Granada International
Drama indie Mammoth Screen has entered into a partnership with leading distributor Granada International, part of ITV Worldwide, launching with a slew of drama commissions. 
Mammoth Screen is r

19/07/2007 Off The Fence And Bablegum Announce Distribution Deal
Leading independent production and distribution company Off the Fence and Babelgum, the new generation global Internet TV network, has announced an important distribution deal for around 200 hours of

19/07/2007 Portaprompt To Exhibit Ultra Light And Bright Units At IBC 2007
Portaprompt, is this year exhibiting the 'lightest and brightest' portable prompting equipment at IBC 2007. 

A New Matt Bar version of the 9" MicroPrompt, along with the complete Quasar

19/07/2007 Projectiondesign Sell Cineo3+ Series Projectors To Kanal 22 TV & Film AB
Norwegian-based projector specialist, projectiondesign has announced another major contract in the eCinema sector, with the sale of the company's cineo3+ series projectors to Kanal 22 TV & Film AB of

19/07/2007 Stage One Provide The Scene For New Fiat Bravo
The Stage One Interpretation Department was called into action for Event Management and Print Company, Tebays, when they were asked to provide the scenic elements for the press and dealer launch of th

19/07/2007 The Foundry To Release Next Version Of Nuke At IBC 2007
Digital artists attending this year’s IBC show should ensure that stand 7.528 is highlighted as a ‘to visit’. This is where leading visual effects developer The Foundry will be offering sneak preview

18/07/2007 'The Young Victoria' To Begin Filming In The UK In August
Rising British actor Rupert Friend takes his place alongside Emily Blunt’s young Queen Victoria as her Prince Albert, in the dramatic feature film 'The Young Victoria' set to begin lensing on location

18/07/2007 Anthony McCafferty Joins Rushes Second Time Round
McCafferty joined Rushes in 2000 for almost three years before leaving to go to BEAM.TV where he was an Account Manager. From March 2006 to June 2007 McCafferty joined The Sanctuary as Project & Busin

18/07/2007 BBC Halts Phone-In Competitions On 'Errors'
The BBC has announced that it will suspend all phone-in quizzes and interactive competitions, following a series of editorial errors. BBC Director General Mark Thompson made the announcement after "s

18/07/2007 Digital Anarchy Releases Award Winning Primatte Chromakey
Digital Anarchy has announced the release of Primatte Chromakey 3.0 for Photoshop. Primatte Chromakey is the award winning, best-of-breed green/blue screen solution for photography, bringing the power